Karen Akukwe

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The 25 Toughest Colleges to Get Into in 2018

As many students from the class of 2018 look forward to college, the next year's seniors are gearing up for the application process. The school and …

Pop Culture

17 Jokes That'll Have Any Aunt Or Uncle Snort-Laughing

"Most kids have a stuffed animal or blankie. My niece has one of those plastic owls you put outside to scare away birds"

Jokes

15 Delicious Ways To Turn Zucchini Into A Hearty Meal

All I'm saying is if Bubba Gump was a vegetarian, he would be all about zucchini.

Food

George Washington handwrote a craft-beer recipe — Budweiser now brews it

Mass-market brewer Budweiser is going small batch of late, whipping up this month a limited-edition beer recipe found in George Washington’s military …

Craft Beer

7 Dairy-Free Desserts Better Than Store-Bought Sweets

While low-cal ice cream is a weeknight go-to, it's not exactly hosting material (although, I, for one, wouldn't turn down a pint of Halo Top or Yasso …

Dessert

14 Winnie the Pooh Quotes That Will Make You Smile, Then Cry

As a child, I saw Winnie the Pooh as an adorable honey-loving bear with amazing friends and adventures. And while that still holds true, it wasn't …

Cute

This Macronutrient Cheat Sheet Is Key to Helping You Lose Weight

Counting carbs and calories unfortunately doesn't always equal weight-loss success, and that's because it's all about the <i>quality</i> of the foods you're consuming. Tracking your macros (protein, fat, and carbs) instead may actually be key. Macronutrients are what make up the caloric content of what you …

Nutrition

I'm a legislator and a mom. Tammy Duckworth is my hero

Michelle Wu is a Boston City Councilor At-Large. She is a former president of the City Council. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. …

Hamburger Potato Casserole Recipe

"This is a recipe that my Grandmother used to keep me and my finicky cousins well fed! It is very kid friendly, and adults like it too!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 …

Casseroles

10 Amazon Prime Mother's Day Gifts That Can Be Ordered Just In Time

Hopefully you won't forget Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 13 this year, but if you do, thank God for Amazon Prime and it's free two-day (and …

Sensational Recipes to Celebrate Spring

Fast, fun, and easy ways to brighten up your weeknight suppers and spring parties alike.<p>Now that April showers are finally giving way to May flowers, …

Cooking

Sheet Pan Pancake Recipes That Will Feed a Crowd

1<p>Buttermilk<p>Serve everyone at the table a warm stack of pancakes all at once. We’ve made the breakfast favorite hassle-free by baking the batter in a …

A Reddit User Asked People To Choose The Book That Best Represents Their Country & The Answers Are Incredible

There's a reason why comparing books to windows — or doors, or portals — to other worlds is such a common metaphor; literature is both a …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

Stop treating students like customers and start working with them as partners in learning

University is a big investment. Students want value for money because a future of debt is scary. But there is also a danger when we talk about higher …

Meet the Student Who Got Into All 20 Top Colleges He Applied To. Here's How He Did It

"I got nervous, because I don't think anyone ever wants to be rejected."<p>It's the time of year when the nation's top colleges are letting applicants know once and for all whether they've been admitted. A lot of students are probably hoping against hope for just one top choice. But one Texas high …

College & University

We Found a Way to Have Cookies for Breakfast (You’re Welcome)

Can you hear the angels singing? The day has finally come where eating cookies for breakfast is not only acceptable, but wholly encouraged. Today, we …

8 Tasty Anti-Inflammatory Soup Recipes You Should Make This Month To Lose Weight

Everyone knows that a healthy diet is the most important part of losing weight. Once you’ve developed a good diet and healthy eating habits, you’re …

Why You Should Put Eggs on Your Pizza

Pizza is the culinary definition of versatility—you can personalize it as much or as little as you’d like, and still, whatever you choose is what <i>you</i> …

Stephen Hawking’s brilliance in 9 quotes

Disability

30 Old-School Parenting Rules That Still Apply

Tried-and-true childrearing wisdom never goes out of style.<p>We walked to school alone, rode our bikes across town, and knew talking back to our …

20 Refreshingly Festive Recipes to Put a Hop in Your Step This Easter

11 International Breakfasts That Go Way Beyond Bacon and Eggs

10 Breads from Around The World to Try Other Than a French Baguette

I Tried Cooking Like a 1940s Housewife. Here's What Happened

In the first couple decades of the 20th century, many women worked primarily in the home, taking care of children and making meals that took a lot of …

Unusual Furniture Design: These Super-Beds from China Come Loaded With Accessories

Shockingly, most of them are less than USD $500<p>I think the hours we spend sleeping are enough time to spend in a single piece of furniture. But for …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Math class techniques can fix the writing class culture that leaves too many students behind

The notion that math and writing ought to be taught in a similar way feels simultaneously obvious and completely untrue. Most of us who teach writing publicly admit that math was never our thing. Many of us even panic at the idea of having to ‘do’ math, despite knowing intellectually that we engage …

This couple invented a clever piece of luggage so you'll never have to check your bags again — here's how it works

Over the past two years, Johnathan Webster has taken nearly 60 flights and successfully avoided one bane of airline travel: checking his luggage.<p>Webster and his wife, Gizem Mut-Webster, have evaded checking luggage on flights since they backpacked through Europe in college. As students traveling on …

A Visual Tour of 35 Literary Bars and Cafés from Around the World

In our habitual fantasies, writers do nothing but sit at small café tables, sometimes meeting with their friends, other times gazing wistfully into a …