Chris Thomas

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'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. <i>Lies My Teacher Told Me</i>, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the …

Southern States

Why Aren't You Watching These Netflix Hidden Gems Yet?

Remember the feeling of flipping through channels aimlessly, and not landing on anything interesting enough to stop scrolling? Two hundred channels, …

TV

The 9 Best True Crime Shows On Netflix

Ranked by their Rotten Tomatoes Critic Scores!<p>Photos: NETFLIX ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><b>The Confession Tapes</b> <br>Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%<br>Why would …

5 Weeknight Dinners Under $3

This week, we're making dinners that are all under $3 per serving. But that doesn't mean there's any skimping on flavor!<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Monday: …

15 Veggie Sandwiches That Are Actually Exciting

Even though sandwiches aren't something I usually associate with lots of veggies, it turns out there are kind of a lot of veggie-packed sandwiches …

A simple upgrade made my 10-year-old computer run like new, and it costs less than $70

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider<p>I've been telling friends and family members for years to upgrade their old computer instead of buying a …

11 Short Stories You Can Read In Under 10 Minutes, But Will Stay With You Forever

Is there anything better than settling down for a languid afternoon of reading your favorite novel cover to cover, perhaps on a park bench or in a …

Someone wrote a kids' book to explain bitcoin and blockchain

At around 7 p.m. every night you can catch me reading bedtime stories for my two children. On current rotation: Dave's Cave, a weird Avengers book and a million bedtime stories about dinosaurs.<p>But those books can go straight in the trash because finally -- <i>finally</i> -- someone has written a children's …

Kids

How Emily Steel toppled TV titan Bill O'Reilly — the inside story

Emily Steel has been described as the kind of reporter many might underestimate. Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly may have done so at his …

This Laundry Soap Has Saved Me Hundreds on Dry Cleaning Charges

In the words of the theme song to <i>Cheers</i>, “Making your way in the world today, takes everything you’ve got.” And, if you’re a woman with a …

13 High-Protein Meal Prep Recipes to Make This Sunday

13 meals in only four hours.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Spoon U and was written by Jennifer Wilcox. It has been given minor edits before re-posting.</i><p>Meal prep and I have a love-hate relationship. I really enjoy it throughout the week, because it makes my life easier. It allows me to sleep a …

Healthy Eating

11 Must-pack Items, According to Full-time Travel Writers

As a travel journalist, I often feel I've hit the career jackpot. I travel as often as my passport allows — 28 countries and counting! — and I’m able …

New York City

How to Detox (Without Cutting Out Fun) in Buenos Aires

It’s summer in Argentina’s capital, so you’ll want to continue your fitness regime outdoors.<p><i>Porteños</i>, as Buenos Aires residents are known, love …

The One Restaurant You Can't Miss in Buenos Aires

Named one of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants, Aramburu in Buenos Aires is the best dining experience I've had so far. A closed-door restaurant hiding behind an apparently closed facade, Aramburu is located in the neighborhood of San Telmo. Your cab might find it suspicious that you are going to …

Argentina

Top 10 Authentic Foodie Experiences in Buenos Aires

Argentina, famous for its steaks and malbec wines has more to offer foodies and travelers in the gastronomy scene. Our mission at Authentic Food Quest is to transform travelers experiences through the discovery and knowledge of authentic food. After 3 months in Argentina, we have put together our …

Argentina

Toronto’s top 10 burgers, according to a guy who has tried 187 of them, and counting

Not all heroes wear capes

Toronto

Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

Happiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”<p>PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as …

Happiness

This Twitter Thread About an Office Lunch Thief Is Absolutely Gripping

There are certain workplace rules that are infallible. For instance, you can't go into the communal fridge in your office and purloin someone's …

Donald Trump Gets Brutally Honest With Himself In New 'The Simpsons' Short

The president takes a hard look in the mirror, but there's a twist in the tale.<p>President Donald Trump endures a cartoon nightmare in a new short from “The Simpsons.”<p>Trump takes a hard look in the mirror in the amusing “A Tale Of Two Trumps” clip that Fox shared online Friday.<p>“You’ve been acting …

Donald Trump

The only 5 exercises you need to get fit

The only 5 exercises you need to get fit<p>We all want to start a fitness regime, but with our busy lives it becomes difficult, we feel it is a time …

Workouts

27 Easy Pasta Recipes That Don't Use Sauce From A Jar, Because You Deserve Better

There's a time and a place for jarred tomato sauce. This is not it.<p>You want to make dinner with your eyes closed and both hands tied behind your back, right? It’s just a guess, based on the internet’s mass hysteria over sheet pan dinner recipes and 3-ingredient weeknight wonders.<p>There’s only one …

Cooking

The deal hunter’s guide to getting the lowest mortgage rate

Whether it’s a palatial residence, a trendy condo or a tiny bungalow, a home is the most expensive thing most Canadians will buy in their …

17 True Crime Documentaries To Watch Before They Leave Netflix

The current pop culture fascination with true crime documentaries is real, and it is not going anywhere. If you're one of the many, <i>many</i> people …

Lose Weight by Planning Ahead With These 45 Lunch Meal-Prep Ideas

Maybe you've been meal prepping like a badass for years, or maybe you're just starting this week. Wherever you are in your meal-prep journey, here are some delicious, nourishing lunch ideas for inspiration. We're already looking forward to lunch next week!

Healthy Eating

17 Hidden Shows On Netflix With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Is there such a thing as <i>too much</i> of a good thing? Peak TV is certainly putting that theory to test, overwhelming viewers with myriad content and …

Jimmy Fallon Rewrites Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are a-Changin’’ for 2018

In a very special post–Super Bowl edition of <i>The Tonight Show,</i> filmed at Minneapolis’s Orpheum Theatre, Jimmy Fallon paid homage to Minnesota’s own …

The Minimalist: The Only 10 Toys You’ll Need for Baby

With the latest research touting the benefits of play, it’s natural for parents to want to gear up on every gizmo and gadget that promises to …

How to Make a Week’s Worth of Dinner For Two For Under $100

<b>* Get to know SPY’s new video series, Life Hacks (For $100 Or Less)</b> <b><br>* See how to make seven meals for two people (or more), for less than 100 bucks</b> <b><br>*</b> …

The Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake

Preheat oven to 475°F. Place a large pan filled with 1/2 inch water in oven.<p>Make crust: Mix graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon; add butter or …

The $50 Dinner Party You Can Completely Make Ahead

That's right: 10 guests, $50 worth of groceries, and nobody will even see you cook.<p>I’ve been hosting dinner parties for over ten years now, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: <b>I don’t really want anyone to see me cook</b>. It was cute and all, at least when I lived in a big shared …

Cream Cheese