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Mueller's Message to America

The clear goal of the special counsel is to speak to the American public about the seriousness of Russian interference.<p>With yet another blockbuster indictment (why is it always on a Friday afternoon?), Special Counsel Robert Mueller has, once again, upended Washington. And this time, it is possible …

Political Science

How to Care for Potted Orchids Indoors

Potted orchids make beautiful, exotic houseplants.<p>Step 1<p>Hang grow lights 6 inches above the top of your orchids to provide the necessary supplemental …

Gardening

The Enormous Appeal of Georgian Cuisine

Takeaways from a month spent pleating dumplings, chopping herbs, and pounding walnuts<p>The inside of my fridge looks nothing like it did before I …

Recipes

Blueberry cake with vibrant glaze the 'best cake ever'

Blueberry, lemon and coconut cake with blueberry glaze.<p>Blueberries are my husband's favourite fruit. But try as I might to grow them bountifully, so …

Quick 15-Minute Dessert Recipes

Need something sweet but no time to spare? Whip up one of these desserts in just 15 minutes from start to finish.<p>1 of 15<p>Berries and Coconut …

What's the difference between a cobbler and a crisp, a buckle and a Betty?

As a lover of desserts, I am always excited to scan a dessert menu and find a warm, baked fruit dessert topped with a buttery, crispy topping and a …

Baking

This Super-Simple Orange Cake has a Kooky, Genius Secret Ingredient

For all of us who can't get enough of juicy-sweet citrus season, there is a cake for us. I don't think we could make a brighter, moister, more deliciously-riddled-with-orange cake if we tried.<p>You might be thinking this is one of the genius breed of cakes made with whole citrus boiled for hours to …

Dessert

Pie Crust Recipes

Discover delicious and easy-to-prepare pie crust recipes from the pros.<p>After this, you'll never buy the store-bought kind again.<p>Follow this …

Recipes

Perfect Pie Crust

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:55 minActive:25 min<p>Yield:Makes two 9- to 11-inch crusts<p>Level:Easy<p>Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten<p>Recipe courtesy of …

Cooking

Coconut Cake

This Coconut Cake recipe is a family favorite. Check out all the ways I infuse coconut flavor into this delicious cake!Finding a delicious coconut …

Dessert

Lemon-Orange Pound Cake Recipe

Lemon-Orange Pound Cake Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan.<p>Step 2<p>Beat sugar, …

Ronan Farrow: My 'Family Background' Helped Me Understand 'Abuse of Power'

Son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen who wrote 'New Yorker' expose last fall says, "I'm a reporter, not an activist"<p>Ronan Farrow's game-changing <i>New</i> …

Ronan Farrow

The Difference Between Speaking ‘Your Truth’ and ‘The Truth’

Oprah Winfrey’s hugely impressive rise illustrates the constructive possibilities of her mantra. Her biggest missteps reveal its limits.<p>On Monday, as Oprah Winfrey’s stirring acceptance speech at the Golden Globes secured a place in the national conversation, Byron Tau of <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i> …

Recy Taylor

Make Sorrel Punch for a Taste of the Caribbean During the Holidays

For the few times of year we bring out the punch bowl, we like to make something special.<p>This year, veteran New York bartender Jackie Summers gave us …

West Africa

7 Cult-Favorite Facial Serums That Actually Do What They Say

Once upon a time, skincare was simple; cleanse, tone, moisturize, and go. Today, not so much. In the past 10 years there’s been an explosion of new …

Skin Care

Picking Apples on a Farm With 5,000 Rules. Watch Out for the Ladders.

ALTAMONT, N.Y. — For eight weeks every fall, Indian Ladder Farms, a fifth-generation family operation near Albany, kicks into peak season.<p>The farm sells homemade apples pies, fresh cider and warm doughnuts. Schoolchildren arrive by the bus load to learn about growing apples. And as customers pick …

Here's the Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder

It’s no wonder that baking soda and baking powder are easily confused, considering their similar names and appearance, plus the fact that they’re …

Everything You Need to Know About Buying and Using a Rolling Pin

Let’s rock and roll, folks.<p>The key to an evenly (and perfectly) rolled pie dough is using using the right rolling pin. Dough can be very …

Your guide to Georgian food

Georgia is one of the most charismatic places I have ever been to. Its landscapes, people, wine, and food exude boundless energy, unrivaled by …

Make Galette Instead of Pie for a Less Stressful Holiday

Pie is one of those things that some people just have a knack for. I am not so blessed. For those like me, there’s a lot of stress surrounding the …

Baking

White Cake with Cranberry Filling and Orange Buttercream

A classic white cake layered with cranberry filling makes for a holiday showstopper.<p>If you’ve ever picked up a December issue of Southern Living, you …

The Difference Between Baking Powder vs Baking Soda

Know the difference between baking powder vs baking soda.<p>December 14, 2017<p>I can't tell you how many times I've gone to grab baking soda, only to …

How to Clean Up Your Holiday Messes

<i>Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter. Editor Tim Herrera emails readers once a week with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Monday morning.</i><p>The holiday season is here! Decadent parties, festive decorations, once-a-year meals and …

Classic Apple Pie with All-Butter Crust

Make the dough: Cut the butter sticks into 1⁄2–inch cubes. Set in the freezer while you mix the dry ingredients. Place ½ cup water in the freezer, …

Baking

Sorrel Rum Punch

In a large pot, bring 8 cups of water to a boil. Add the cane sugar, hibiscus blossoms, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, stir, and …

Recipes

14 Grooming Gift Ideas That Go Beyond Body Wash

He'll love everything from the hair trimmer to the beard oil<p>Some guys like a pared-down grooming regimen: No need to stock the sink with a dozen products; no sense in buying something he won’t use to fruition. We get it.<p>But when it comes to maintaining healthy skin and hair, smelling great, and …

A berry tart in under an hour, using a olive-oil cake base

During the holidays, we could all use a fantastic tart recipe in our hip pockets. Tarts are a perfect festive end to any dinner party, and they make a lovely gift for a neighbor. If the thought of making homemade crust intimidates you, or if you just prefer not to take in so many fat calories …

Baking

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat oven to 425°F. In a large bowl, combine the apples, flour, sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, …

Female facial hair: if so many women have it, why are we so deeply ashamed?

Female facial hair a series of contradictions – common yet considered abnormal – and the pressure to remove it represents the most basic rules of the patriarchy<p>Women like me have been keeping a secret. It’s a secret so shameful that it’s hidden from friends and lovers, so dark that vast amounts of …