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How to Cook Easy, Healthy-ish Weeknight Dinners If You’re Busy AF

In the kitchen of Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest, she works with classic ingredients and encourages readers of her blog to do the same. Be it butter, bread, sugar, or pasta, the kitchen staples she relies on have been central to the cuisine of humans for centuries. “My goal is to create a …

Why I tweeted the Starbucks arrest video

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Thursday, I was thrust, or rather, I inadvertently inserted myself into a national conversation about race. Me -- a middle-aged, upper-middle-class white woman who has never had to worry about where I go, what I do, or how I act. And now that I'm here, in this conversation, I have a few …

Small Spaces

Make This Ridiculously Easy Instant Pot Soup to Eat All Week Long

If you only have 20 minutes for your nightly meal prep and an Instant Pot (AKA man’s best friend after Fido), then look no further than this hearty and healthy Tuscan white bean soup recipe. As a bonus, this one-pot meal will only become more and more delicious as the week progresses. Make it vegan …

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

8 Bourbon Cocktails You Need to Try

Bourbon. One of those exquisite, tantalizing liquids we can drink any time, in any weather, in any place on Earth. Sometimes we like it neat, …

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

36 Dump-And-Cook Crockpot Recipes You Need To Try

Make chicken tetrazzini the easy way with this breezy recipe. The only thing you have to do when you get home at the end of the day is add cream …

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski becomes first to win 1,000 games at single school

DURHAM, N.C. -- Make it another 1K for Coach K -- with all of these coming at Duke.<p>Mike Krzyzewski became the first men's Division I coach to win …

College Sports

Starbucks Is Handing Out FREE Holiday Drinks Starting This Week!

Shortly after Starbucks released their much-anticipated (customizable!) holiday cups, the Seattle-born chain is blessing us with some more holiday cheer. Everyone’s favorite green mermaid is dishing out FREE holiday drinks!<p>Starting this Thursday, November 9 through Monday, November 13, between the …

Want to Make Better Pasta Sauce? Use Your Instant Pot

Making authentic bolognese is a daylong affair — a cooking commitment whose extended simmering mellows the acidity of tomatoes and melds flavors. …

Italian Food

How to break carb cravings, once and for all

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're like many people I know, the thought of giving up pasta and bread in an effort to shed a few pounds (or more) might seem like an unfair punishment -- perhaps even a tease, especially when those foods seem to be on everyone else's plates.<p>The truth is, despite the popularity of …

Nutrition

Eminem unleashes on Trump: The 11 fiercest lines

<b>(CNN) —</b> In what is perhaps the fiercest and the most exhaustive attack against Donald Trump in hip-hop, Eminem "came to stomp" Tuesday night, calling the President everything from "Donald the b----" to a "racist grandpa" in an explosive 4.5-minute freestyle rap.<p>The Detroit rapper challenged his …

Donald Trump

Download 400,000 Free Classical Musical Scores & 46,000 Free Classical Recordings from the International Music Score Library Project

The pleasure of listening to classical music, as every classical music aficionado knows, goes well beyond listening to one's favorite piece. You …

This Sorority’s Swimsuit Pic Is Basically Taking Over the Internet

<i>Every Body celebrates inclusivity and the representation of human beings in every shape and form.</i><p>With one epic Instagram pic, a group of Florida sorority sisters has gone viral. The Florida A&M chapter of Delta Sigma Theta’s class of 2007 had a reunion holiday in Costa Rica. While there, this …

7 tips for podcasting on the cheap

Ready to dip your toe -- er, voice -- into the wonderful world of podcasting? You can do it for next to nothing. Here's how.<p>Just as anyone with a keyboard and an opinion can start a blog, anyone with a voice can start a podcast. Ideally it should be a nice voice with something original to say, but …

Music Production

Adults playing ‘the floor is lava’ is the latest over-the-top internet challenge

Remember the childhood game “the floor is lava,” where the object was to avoid the floor by any means necessary, jumping and climbing over the …

Everything coming to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and HBO in June

Season finales galore<p>It’s a good month for comedy.<p>[<b>Warning:</b> The following contains spoilers for the end of <i>Orange is the New Black’</i>s fourth season.]<p><i>Orange is the Black’</i>s fourth season ended on pretty big cliffhanger that has been teased as a main focal point for its upcoming fifth season: Did Diaz …

U.S. Quietly Lifts Limit on Number of Refugees Allowed In

WASHINGTON — Despite repeated efforts by President Trump to curtail refugee resettlements, the State Department this week quietly lifted the department’s restriction on the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States.<p>The result could be a near doubling of refugees entering the country, …

Immigration

How to install Kodi on Amazon's Fire TV Stick the easy way

Kodi on Amazon Fire TV Stick: The ultimate install guide<p><b>How to install Kodi on the Amazon Fire TV Stick: The easiest ways to download and install the</b> …

Scientists Actually Prove That Psychedelic Drugs Create An ‘Elevated Level Of Consciousness’

British scientists use brain scans to officially prove for the first time ever that drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms truly do open the mind.<p>Brain …

13 TV Shows You Won't Want to Miss This Month

Many of our favorite TV series wrap up their seasons in March (like <i>The Bachelor</i> on Mar. 8 and <i>This is Us</i> on Mar. 9), but lucky for us, there's a fresh …

9 ways to watch movies online for free

Only the popcorn will cost you. Well, that and the internet connection for your phone, laptop or set-top box.<p>No money in the budget for a Netflix subscription? Or Amazon Prime? Fear not: As long as you have an internet connection, you can still enjoy movie night. Granted, you may not be able to …

Smart TV

Secrets of the soda bread masters

The most surprising one: the importance of letting the fairies out of the bread before baking to ensure good luck.<p>For decades, I assumed the cross my Irish grandmother cut into the top of her round loaves of soda bread in her upstate New York farmhouse was a traditional blessing. It was a natural …

Soda Bread

The Three-Body Problem

• <b>Author:</b> Cixin Liu & Ken Liu<p><i>The Three-Body Problem</i> is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.<br>Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project …

The complete list of Siri commands

(Almost) everything you can say to Apple's virtual assistant.<p>There's a lot you can do with Apple's virtual assistant -- and some things you can't do. For example, while Siri can send texts, search Twitter, and open up your front-facing camera, she can't adjust your device's ring volume (something …

Tech Trends

Watch: Here's the first trailer for Ron Howard's upcoming Beatles documentary

Fans of iconic British rock and roll band The Beatles have had a lot of blessings befall them in 2016. After over eight months of jamming out to the …

You can help stop human trafficking with the TraffickCam app

In a world where the phrase “oh god, not another app” often springs to mind, along with “Yeah, yeah, I’m <i>sure</i> you want to make a world a better place” TraffickCam is a blast of icy-fresh air.<p>TraffickCam is an app developed by the Exchange Initiative, an organization fighting back against sex …

Heartbroken girl spends 18th birthday alone – the internet had an amazing response

A heartbroken teenager who celebrated her 18th birthday alone is smiling again after thousands of kind-hearted strangers responded to a Facebook appeal.<p>Hallee Sorenson invited classmates to her party last year but was left “heartbroken, beyond sad and hurt” when nobody turned up.<p>Her cousin made it …

Jigsaw Puzzles

Kickstarter For A Real Game Of Thrones Hodor Door Stop

This is the Kickstarter for a real Game Of Thrones 'Hodoor' doorstop. Now I don't watch Game Of Thrones because I'll get grounded if my parents catch …

Hold the Door With Your Very Own Hodor Doorstop

Well, this was inevitable: someone is paying tribute to our favorite <i>Game of Thrones</i> character with a doorstop in his likeness. Hodor!<p>The Kickstarter …