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This is the Best Cheese for Mac and Cheese

The time has come to graduate from Cheddar. Don’t get us wrong, Cheddar’s rich mouthfeel and sharp and mild varieties make it a wonderful cheese to …

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20 Best Beaches in California

1 of 20<p>Coronado Beach<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 20<p>La Jolla Shores, La Jolla<p>3 of 20<p>Treasure Island Beach, Laguna Beach<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 20<p>Newport Beach …

'Black lives don't matter,' lawyer says after jury awards $4 in police killing

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida family is "heartbroken" after a jury awarded $4 in damages for funeral expenses and pain and suffering in a case in which a St. Lucie County deputy fatally shot a father of three through his garage door, the family's attorney said Thursday.<p>Deputy Christopher Newman killed Gregory …

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Bodycam Footage Shows Milwaukee Police Using Excessive Force Against the NBA’s Sterling Brown for No Reason

On the same day the National Football League decided to obfuscate the real reason its players were kneeling during the national anthem, Milwaukee …

In 1912, This Georgia County Drove Out Every Black Resident

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Becky Little<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2018<p>Title<p>In 1912, This Georgia County Drove Out Every Black …

Want to Instantly Become a Better Writer? Stop Using These 7 Words in Emails

Where good writing is concerned, the words you don't use often matter more.<p>If you think you're not a good writer, you've probably gotten hung up on the "craft" of writing. Worry too much about <i>how</i> you write and it's hard to write well.<p>But that's okay: Style doesn't matter (unless you're Nicholas …

The portable home theater projector the size of a soda can is back down to its lowest price

There are a bunch of different portable projectors you can use to beam a nice big picture from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and plenty of …

The 40 most breathtaking lines from Donald Trump's NRA speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Friday, President Donald Trump traveled to Texas to address the annual convention of the National Rifle Association.<p>The speech capped a week that included revelations about the questions special counsel Robert Mueller wanted to ask Trump, allegations that Trump had dictated a note to his …

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'This Muffin Recipe Helped Me Lose 90 Pounds And Keep It Off'

You have to see her incredible transformation.<p>Rachel Graham, whose Instagram account @losinggravity boasts 200,000+ followers, lost 90 pounds by cooking nutritious, satiating recipes she found online. She bakes these hearty muffins in double batches when the mood strikes, then keeps half in the …

The 10 Most-Saved Recipes from Kitchn This October

One of my most favorite features on the site is the ability to save recipes. And I can see I'm far from alone! You, dear readers, have been clicking …

Could you pass this test given to black people registering to vote in America in 1964?

If you were a black American in the 1950s and early 60s, chances are you wouldn’t have been able to vote.<p>It was the height of the Jim Crow era, and …

Cranberry, Orange, and Pistachio Muffins

Wheat bran and yogurt bump up the protein and fiber so you'll stay fueled. Mashed banana adds moisture and sweetness without noticeable banana …

A Brilliant Way To Cook Sweet Potatoes In Half The Time

So simple, yet so good.<p>The great taste of a perfectly roasted sweet potato is hard to beat. It’s sweet, it’s hearty and it doesn’t even need any seasoning to taste great (though it is always welcome). The problem is, sweet potatoes take a long time to cook. Sometimes, we don’t have the hour it …

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Everyday Roast Vegetables Recipe - Health

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°F. In a bowl, toss carrots, parsnips, beets, and onion with olive oil; season with salt and pepper.<p>Step 2<p>Spread vegetables …

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

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One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you've read about the latest wellness trends, you may have entertained the idea of a diet detox.<p>But whether you've considered juicing, fasting or cleansing in an effort to lose weight or improve your well-being, you're probably aware that drastically cutting out foods is not effective as …

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A history of sanctuary cities: How Black Americans protected fugitive slaves

Frederick Douglass called on free and enslaved people to defy state and federal laws that protected slavery<p>Barbara Krauthamer<p>February 9, 2017 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Over the past few days, the national climate has grown increasingly tense over the …

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19 Gruesome Halloween Food Recipes That Will Freak Out Your Friends

You’ve sent out the haunted house invites and combed through Pinterest and YouTube for the most ghoulish makeup. Your corpse bride costume is at the ready and you’ve got a boozy halloween cocktail bar planned that will be utterly Insta-worthy. All you need now to really *freak* out your friends is …

Lifehacker Pack for iPad: Our List of the Essential iPad Apps

It took a little while for the apps to come into their own, but we’re at a place now where the iPad has nearly as good of a selection of apps as the …

Cleveland turns out to celebrate NBA champions

<b>(CNN) —</b> From the looks of it, every single person in Cleveland turned out for the city's first world championship parade in more than 50 years on Wednesday.<p>The once title thirsty city celebrated the NBA champion Cavaliers with a nearly two-mile parade that saw crowds at some points about 40 or 50 …

Grandma Dorothea's Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

<b>Makes 8</b><p>8 Tbsp. (1 stick) butter, divided (2 Tbsp. melted; 6 Tbsp. cold, cut into small cubes)<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting<p>1 Tbsp. …

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7 Crispy, Crunchy And Crave-Worthy Vegetable Recipes

The reason many people (especially kids) don't like vegetables is because of their texture. Mushy, soft veggies are the worst! That's why roasting makes a world of difference. From Broccoli with Chipotle Honey Butter to Curried Carrots, you'll actually crave these dishes.<p><b>1. Roasted Broccoli With</b> …

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7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

15 Homemade Pancakes That Will Make You Skip Diner Brunch

It may seem <i>totally</i> necessary to hit up brunch every Sunday, right when that mad pancake craving hits you like clockwork. But before you know it, you’ve had too many mimosas, your bill is up to $40 and somehow it’s 3PM and you’re wondering where the heck the day has gone. The simple solution to this …

28 Ridiculously Amazing Products That’ll Make Your Life Easier

Add some things that you’ll actually use to your wish list.<p>The comments for this post have been edited for length and clarity.