Julia Cottrell Johnson

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Tennant announces online voter registration in West Virginia

<b>SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. —</b> West Virginians will soon be able to register to vote online through the Secretary of State’s website.<p>Carrie …

Democrats Push Universal, Automatic Voter Registration for New York State

Queens State Senator Michael Gianaris and Manhattan Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh today joined the New York City Campaign Finance Board to push an …

Government

Voter Registration Day: I've Been Registered for Years, But a Kansas Clerk Turned Me Away

Two months ago, I relocated to Kansas City, Kansas. Since then, I have been scouting houses, boxing my belongings, and planning to transition myself …

From Carter To California: Automatic Registration Is The New Endgame For Elections

California could automatically enroll millions of new voters -- but will they participate?<p>WASHINGTON -- President Jimmy Carter took office in 1977 with the conviction that it should be easier for citizens to register to vote. To accomplish that goal, he wrote to Democratic secretaries of state that …

How America can fix its voter turnout crisis

<i>Andrew Young, a former member of Congress, mayor of Atlanta and ambassador to the United Nations, is chairman of Why Tuesday?, a voting-reform organization. Martin Luther King III is president and co-founder of the Drum Major Institute.</i><p><i>F</i>ifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed …

31 Quick and Easy Recipes For Fall

You'll want to bookmark these easy weeknight recipes that embrace the cooler weather.<p><b>17 Simple Fall Weeknight Meals</b><p>Simple dinners that will soon become staple favorites. <b>See the recipes</b>.<p><b>Slow-Cooker Pulled Chicken</b><p>Just the recipe to transition from summer to fall. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Veggie-Filled …

15 Bucket List Recipes for Fall

How many can you make?<p>Don’t mourn the end of summer—celebrate the start of fall by planning out all the seasonal parties you can host, tailgates you …

12 Simple and Delicious School Night Suppers

Now that school's back in session and everyone's schedule is a little more hectic, easy weeknight dinners are a must. These simple and delicious recipes will help you get dinner on the table fast.<p><b>1. Grilled Chicken Fajitas</b><p>Families love fajitas because everyone can pick their favorite fixins'. In …

From Peach Cobbler to Banana Pudding: 10 Delicious Labor Day Desserts

Labor Day--the last summer hurrah. Next week, pumpkin lattes and apple spice muffins will be everywhere, so make your weekend extra sweet with these delicious summery treats.<p><b>1. Southern Peach Cobbler</b><p>In this classic Southern dessert, sweet summer peaches and warm spices are topped with buttermilk …

Pancake Recipes For All Your Breakfast Needs

YUM.<p>There are a few foods that make us swoon, but pancakes are definitely one of them. Despite their simplicity -- they're made with nothing more than common items we have stored in our pantry -- they bring us happiness like only the most perfect of foods can (such as chocolatey brownies and …

27 Cream Cheese Recipes To Use What's in the Back of Your Fridge

These 27 cream cheese recipes offer savory and sweet options.<p><b>We love cream cheese for its serious tang</b>. But we're also guilty of holding onto that tub or package a bit too long. Here's what you should do with it.

14 Scrumptious Summer Crock Pot Recipes

There’s seriously nothing better coming home to the sweet smell of dinner waiting for you. No, you don’t have to hire a butler to make this a reality. We’re talking crock pots, the ultimate kitchen appliance when it comes to stress-free meals. If you can chop an onion and open a few cans, you can …

Cooking

Things to do this fall in NYC

Munch on a pumpkin doughnut from Doughnut Plant.gsz/Flickr<p>New York City is a magical place in the fall.<p>There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmers markets, and football.<p>Plenty of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food …

How Not to Buy Shoes, Ever

I don't like buying shoes. The transaction of someone going to fetch boxes from a back room, then kneeling down in front of me like I'm the ugly stepsister trying to squeeze her foot into Cinderella's slipper, makes me feel all the bad feelings. Buying them online is no better—scrolling through …

Clothing

Brisket Recipes That'll Fall Off Your Fork And Into Your Heart

You're going to want to try all of these.<p>Brisket enjoyed at Hanukkah is a thing of tradition ― just like latkes, kugel and jelly donuts. More often than not, the same recipe has been made year after year, if not generation after generation. While we’re all about honoring traditions, we also …

The 6 Looks You Need to Score from Forever21's New Work Line

Calling all #girlbosses: Your work wardrobe is about to get an upgrade, without the professional price tag, thanks to Forever21's new fall line. The …

Savory and Sweet Bites From the Winners of Vendy Awards 2015, Plus a Few More of My Favorites

As someone who spent the majority of her senior year in college chasing after food trucks, I was extremely thrilled to attend this year's Vendy Awards - an annual street food competition that determines the "best of the best" food on wheels. You would think that writing a 140-page thesis on this …

Automatic voter registration advances in key state

It’s been about six months since Oregon flipped the traditional model for voter registration on its head. Though the trend in recent years has shown …

Splish-Splash: Summertime Cocktails

When I think of a summertime cocktail, I think of something cool and refreshing while I chill on a sultry evening. Light, of course. And filled with delicious seasonal ingredients. Perhaps citrus, or maybe fruit flavors such as peach or watermelon or berries or, um ... Avocado?<p>Seriously? Avocado? …

California Is About to Fix Democracy

On Thursday, California's Senate advanced a new reform bill that would automatically register all state residents to vote when they apply or renew …

Hey Chef, What Else Can I Do With Risotto Rice?

Everyone loves a rich, creamy risotto. But big, pricey bags of special arborio and carnaroli rice take up precious pantry space, and unless you're making enough risotto for an army, you're going to have leftover grains. So we asked a panel of pro chefs from around the country for other ways to make …

The Stars Who Taught Us How To Wear Red Lipstick

One shade is just never enough.<p>Nothing makes us feel sexier than wearing red lipstick. It's amazing how something that's packaged in a tiny tube can bring about a sense of grandeur. Plus, it's way more affordable than a pair of red-bottom Christian Louboutin heels.<p>Since the 1940s, red lipstick was …

Bell Pepper Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

So good.<p>Bell peppers are one of the least exciting options in the produce aisle, but this is a wholly undeserved reputation. Sure, peppers hardly ever take center stage in a recipe -- unless of course they're stuffed -- but they are the reason so many of our favorite recipes are so great. (Ahem, …

6 Easy Outfit Ideas For Those Mornings When You Just Can't

One word: leggings.<p>We all have those mornings, when getting up seems almost as terrible as walking over hot coals in bare feet, and getting dressed seems even worse than that. But unfortunately, the whole nudity movement hasn't quite caught on, and unless you work in a <i>very</i> liberal environment, …

Secrets of travel agents: Experts share insider tips for your next vacation

In a world where you can just buy a vacation package online, you may think the needs for a travel agent are outdated. Think again.<p>Today’s luxury travel advisers are steps ahead of us in the game of getaways. They’re looped in to the best tourist destinations before the tourists even find out about …

10 Incredible Adventures in Kenya

Not too many months ago, I spent eight days traveling through Kenya. It was my first visit to the country, and because of experiences like these 10 adventures--from a walking safari in an under-the-radar conservancy in the Mara to breakfast with wildlife in The Samburu National Reserve and an …

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Online Life

How Do Princesses and Kate Middleton Sit So Perfectly and Ladylike? Here's the Trick

When Kate Middleton made her transition from commoner to the world's most popular royal, there had to be some sort of crash course in castle-appropriate etiquette where she learned essential skills like waving from the Buckingham Palace balcony, greeting dignitaries and heads of state (from …