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24 Recipes to Savor the Flavors of Summer

© Photo: Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall<p>Braised Chicken Thighs with Slow-Cooked Marinara<p>© Photo: Greg …

Country Lifestyle

Grilled Pizza Is the Easiest Dinner Ever (and Here Are 22 Amazing Ways to Make It)

In our books, pizza’s pretty darn great no matter how you slice it. But if we’re going to make it at home, the results better be mind-blowing. …

Refreshingly Simple Watermelon Recipes for Summer

Watermelon is as intimidating as it is delicious. It's the ultimate summer fruit, yet its refreshing charm can be diluted by the sheer obstacle of dealing with one. Lugging it, chopping it, storing it—it's so daunting.<p>The hulking melon, like most things in life, is always scarier before you dig in. …

Foodies

Delicious Ways to Use Up Summer Fruits & Vegetables

This is a time of plenty, when backyard gardens and farmers' markets spill over with corn, basil, tomatoes, peaches, and zucchini. So maybe you've …

Foodies

The Year That Ernest Hemingway Got His Act Together

The future Nobel Prize winner turned 18 in 1917, became a newspaper reporter, and went off to war, where he almost got killed. Somewhere in all that, a novelist was born.<p>One hundred years ago, on July 21, 1917, Ernest Hemingway turned 18 years old.<p>The recent high school graduate from Oak Park, …

Literature

Jane Austen Is Everything

As beloved as Shakespeare, she shaped a vision of personal flourishing that still feels thoroughly modern.<p>On the bicentenary of her death, Jane Austen is still everywhere, often where one least expects to find her. Most of her devotees will have their own story; mine occurred in a Manhattan …

Literature

Amazon discounts are misleading you, consumer group says

The Federal Trade Commission reportedly is looking into Amazon's discount policy after a Consumer Watchdog complaint.<p>The US Federal Trade Commission is investigating charges that Amazon's pricing policy is misleading customers, according to a report by Reuters. That follows from a complaint by the …

Amazon

Exclusive: Mueller asks WH staff to preserve all documents relating to June 2016 meeting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House to preserve all documents relating to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort had with a Russian lawyer and others, according to a source who has seen the letter.<p>Mueller sent a …

Donald Trump Jr

Trump Aides, Seeking Leverage, Investigate Mueller’s Investigators

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, looking for conflicts of interest they could use to discredit the investigation — or even build a case to fire Mr. Mueller or …

Donald Trump

Spicer resigns, Scaramucci to be White House communications director

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday following the appointment of wealthy financier Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director.<p>Spicer’s deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was promoted to the press secretary role several hours later.<p>Spicer’s abrupt and angry departure …

Anthony Scaramucci

Aboard the USS Brooklyn

The lives of Victorian sailors in a newly modern naval power<p>Commissioned in December 1896, the USS <i>Brooklyn</i> was the Navy’s third armored cruiser, after the <i>New York</i> and the famously ill-fated <i>Maine</i>.<p>Weighing in at more than 9,000 tons, <i>Brooklyn</i> boasted eight 8-inch guns, 12 5-inch guns, and four …

A veteran ethics watchdog just revealed something striking about Trump and transparency

Walter M. Shaub Jr., the recently departed director of the Office of Government Ethics, offered a startling revelation on CNN this morning. He recounted that a few months into President Trump’s term, the president’s lawyer asked Shaub if Trump could file his federal financial disclosure forms …

Donald Trump

The Great Wagon Train Heist

For the rebels, Cabin Creek proved too little, too late. But the victory was fun while it lasted. n a bright moonlit night, Confederate Brig. Gen. …

Military History

Discovery just rewrote Australian history

NEW proof has been found showing Aboriginal people lived in Australia up to 18,000 years earlier than once thought, at the same time now-extinct …

Anthropology

How a dab of canned cat food protects your dazzling dahlias

These long-blooming perennials are hard to beat — and fun to eat for earwigs

Gardening

6 Steps to Better Nature Photographs

Nature photographs are a firm favorite among photographers, both professionals and amateurs. They offer endless possibilities for travel and …

Photography

The Elements of a Christopher Nolan Film

Wes Anderson's color palette. Quinton Tarantino's trunk shots. Every director has signature trademarks that make their film's uniquely their's. …

Christopher Nolan

10 Creatives Reveal Their Weird and Wonderful Sources of Inspiration

Creative genius strikes in the strangest places.<p>Whether you work in the arts, science, technology, medicine, or business, creatives constantly have to use their abilities to invent. It would be pretty nice to be able to turn on creativity like a faucet and effortlessly solve every problem that …

Inspiration

Trump’s plot to shrink the EPA isn’t going as planned

<i>This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>President Trump is having a …

Environmentalism

The One Skill All Plant Lovers Should Know

Cat Meschia of ctrl + curate is a craft blogger based in Gainesville, Florida where she spends her time creating beautiful things that encourage …

Plants

This Cave Holds a Spectacular Record of 5,000 Years of Tsunamis

A layer cake of bat poop and sand reveal the history of tsunamis in the Indian Ocean.<p>Benjamin Horton remembers being in southeast Asia just months after the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. “They were still dealing with a disaster,” he says. “The roads were in a terrible state.” But in those …

Tsunamis

This Vegetable Improves Eyesight, Cleanses the Liver and Colon and Helps You Lose Weight

Not all vegetables are made equal, some have the amazing benefits of protecting your body from chronic diseases.<p>We all know that eating plenty of …

Healthy Eating

28 WTF Pictures From Vladimir Putin's Crazy Life

He's a judo master, deep sea diver, and tamer of wild beasts — you can't make this shit up.<p>Posted on July 19, 2017, 21:15 GMT<p>Vladimir Putin, president of Russia and former KGB spy, has led quite the life. Since taking office in 1999, his knack for controlling his public image in the media has been …

Russia

AP FACT CHECK: On a doubt voiced about 2016 election result

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thought the 2016 presidential election settled the hard-fought campaign once and for all? Not everyone is there yet.<p>An advisory committee that President Donald Trump created to examine the integrity of U.S. voting systems held its first meeting Wednesday. And its vice chairman, …

Elections

Discarded oyster shells can help us grow food, make cement, and fight climate change

Solutions on the half shell.<p>After that oyster slides into your mouth, and you’ve tossed another empty shell onto your plate, do you ever think about where those shells end up?<p>Probably not. Yet that pile of mollusk shells contributes to more than 7 million tons of “nuisance waste” discarded every …

Oceans

Ex-CIA Director: Russia Wanted Hillary Clinton ‘Bloodied’ By Her Inauguration

The FBI learned Russia had hacked the Democratic National Committee back in the summer of 2015. In the spring of 2016, security agencies became aware …

Hillary Clinton

The Tragic Tale Of Balloonfest '86

When I first came across articles discussing "The Balloonfest tragedy in Cleveland" I assumed the reports were referring to something involving hot …

Cool Stuff

Women's mental health could suffer from 'breastaurant' work, study says

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Could working as a waitress at restaurants like Hooters or Twin Peaks be bad for your mental health?<p>Two researchers in the Psychology Department at the University of Tennessee here published research that they say shows a link.<p>Psychology Professor Dawn Szymanski and graduate …

Las Vegas

Tomb Of King Tutankhamun’s Wife’s Discovered? Ankhesenamun Lies Next To Her Second Husband

A team of archeologists has found evidence of a tomb which may belong to King Tutankhamun’s wife Ankhesenamun. The group, led by renowned …

Egypt

You Can Draw a Straight Line from the 2000 Recount to 2016 Voter Suppression

The American voting system is broken—on purpose.<p>Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens could see a church by daylight. In his dissent in the case of <i>Bush v. Gore,</i> Stevens saw through the obfuscation and the tinpot legalese of that egregious miscarriage of justice and into the future. What he saw …

Democracy