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3 tips for the home cook from Thomas Keller

Somehow it’s hard to imagine chef Thomas Keller heating up veggie burgers or tossing together a quick Friday-night supper for the kids. In case you …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Literature

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)<p>But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, says …

Don't hate the woman behind the 'world's worst selfie'

It's the most selfish "selfie" ever! While police officers tried to talk down a man who was preparing to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge, a woman in the park below took out her phone and posed for the type of photograph that recently gave Oxford Dictionaries its word of the year.<p>She made the cover of …

Nelson Mandela in Pictures

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

Childhood Ruined: 10 Offensive Cartoons Of Our Youth

Our grandparents and parents' cartoons were clearly offensive. The Siamese cats from <i>Lady and the Tramp</i>? The whole "Indian" scene in Disney's <i>Peter …

17 Things Only Girls With Natural Hair Will Understand

Many African-American women with natural hair view their locks as both a blessing and a curse. But ever since I stopped chemically straightening my hair 12 years ago, I have grown to love my curls just as they are.<p>Of course, there have been plenty of days where I've broken combs while detangling …

Midwives and nurses are as good as docs -- and sometimes better, WHO finds

Midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other non-doctors do as good a job as MDs in the care they deliver — and patients often like them better, a World Health Organization team reported on Thursday.<p>These non-physicians are especially effective in delivering babies, taking care of …

What We're Reading This Weekend: True Stories

The hunt for Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Chinese smuggling rings in New York City, a transformative drama program in Levittown – these unfamiliar worlds …

Go Now: 5 Spectacular Fall Drives

(photo: Blue Ridge Parkway by NCBrian/Flickr Creative Commons)<p>America has so many breathtakingly scenic highways, it's no wonder that the family road trip is a national obsession. But summer isn't the only season to pack up the family and hit the pavement. With cooler weather comes the brilliance …

Hiking

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Butternut

Nick Cannon Writes Open Letter To 'Sister' Amanda Bynes About The Hardships Of Fame

While Bynes may have many foes, one of her most vocal fans has been her former "All That" co-star, Nick Cannon.<p>Cannon and Bynes worked alongside each other on the fifth season of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show.<p>In an open letter posted on his website to the troubled actress, Cannon says Bynes is …

Angela Corey’s Overzealous Prosecution of Marissa Alexander

The Florida state attorney’s prosecution of a battered woman who was trying to defend herself is grossly unjust, writes Kirsten Powers.<p>Angela Corey …

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

39 Salads To Make On The Grill

Vegetables deserve grill marks, too.

Facial Cleansers Our Editors Swear By (PHOTOS)

Between germy cell phones, greasy hands and grimy sunglasses, our faces come in contact with quite a lot of filth. So we count on facial cleansers to get rid of the gunk.<p>Finding the best facial cleanser isn't as easy as strolling the skincare aisle of your local drugstore. Sometimes it takes …

Weekend Brunch Recipe: Tortilla Española

This Tortilla Española, or Spanish Tortilla, is a classic Spanish recipe. Thinly sliced potatoes mixed with beaten eggs, fried in a skillet for a crispy outer shell then finished in the oven for a smooth and creamy consistency make a perfect dinner or brunch recipe.<p><b>Tortilla Española Recipe</b><p>Servings: …

Recipes

Teen Boys Wear Skirts to School to Protest Ban on Shorts

A group of schoolboys have decided to protest an administrative ban on short by wearing skirts to class.<p>A heatwave currently washing over the UK has …

Clothing

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'

President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at the White House Friday to discuss African-Americans' reaction to last weekend's verdict in the George Zimmerman case, saying that "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."<p>"You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this …

How To Fight Racial Bias When It's Silent And Subtle

In the popular imagination and in conventional discourse — especially in the context of highly charged news events such as the shooting of Trayvon Martin — prejudice is all about hatred and animosity.<p>Scientists agree there's little doubt that hate-filled racism is real, but a growing body of social …

Rocket Fizz Soda Taste Test: These Flavors Are Not Your Everyday Soda

If there's one thing you can say for sure about Rocket Fizz it's that their soda flavors are inventive. They don't stick to the traditional Cola or lemon-lime flavors. No, the folks at Rocket Fizz are pushing the limits when it comes to sodas. And it doesn't look like they're going to stop any time …

Recipe Of The Day: Crab Chowder

There are a lot of great ways to eat crab. At a boil, in a rich tomato sauce, on potato chips and in soup too. In the summer, when crabs are at their finest, crab chowder is one of our favorite ways to enjoy them. Paired with fresh summer corn, this crab chowder recipe makes those long summer …

Zagat

Eric Holder condemns self-defence laws in wake of George Zimmerman acquittal

Eric Holder, the US attorney general, launched an attack Tuesday on self-defence laws he said encouraged more violence, and used George Zimmerman's …

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