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Vintage 70s Selfies Show an Artist Discovering Her Sexuality

Playing dress up and shooting self-portraits at her parents' house in the suburbs coaxed Meryl Meisler out of the closet and into herself.<p>Growing up in Long Island during the 1950s and 60s, Meryl Meisler had the typical suburban life: girl Scouts, ballet and tap dance lessons, and prom. But while …

Art

Grilled Salmon with Bacon and Corn Relish Recipe

Recipe by: Chef John<p>"You are really going to love this exciting and vibrant new way to use salmon. It's dressed up with an easy and summery relish. …

Recipes

10 Recipe Ideas for Mozzarella Cheese

Say “cheese”! This beloved Italian standby is a happy addition to so many dishes.<p>1 of 10<p>Chicken and Olive Bread Panzanella<p>Advertisement<p>2 of …

Cooking

What's the Difference Between Creole and Cajun Food?

There's a lot of history involved.<p>Chowing down on gumbo for Mardi Gras? We know and love Louisiana food to be zesty, flavorful, and hearty—but the …

Cooking

10 Essential Recipes for Celebrating Mardi Gras

Not heading to the Big Easy for the celebration and revelry of Mardi Gras? Thankfully it's quite easy to enjoy the festivities at home, and as with …

Cooking

You Should Be Cooking with Cheap Beer

Cheap beer gets a bad rap, but I’ve been choosing it over the fancy stuff more and more these days. Unlike heavy IPAs, generic lagers don’t compete …

Cooking

White Supremacy and the Dangerous Discourse of Liberal Tolerance

Watching Donald Trump speak about the violent white-supremacist rally that took place in Charlottesville last summer was a surreal experience. Not the first press conference where he referred to neo-Nazi protestors as “very fine people.” I mean the second time, when he repudiated those fine people. …

Rights & Freedoms

Slow Cooked Jalapeno Corn

Now Playing<p>Flamin' Hot Cheeto Mozzarella Hearts 00:51<p>Learn how to make these gooey Flamin' Hot Cheeto and mozzarella snacks.<p>Now Playing<p>Broken Heart …

Cooking

How to roast Brussels sprouts to crispy goodness

He’s not a fan of vegetables, she confided via encrypted email. Too mushy, he claims. Could I help?<p>I didn’t know her. I didn’t know him. But it sounded serious. Sometimes a cook has to step out of her kitchen and stare down trouble. I took the case.<p>I packed my tools: knives, aprons, scale; I packed …

Recipes

Choose the perfect colour palette for your website

While there are many steps in creating a website, branding is one of the most important. Whether you're working for another company or simply …

Graphic Design

Americans reveal the things they find strangest about traveling in Europe

Travelers from other countries who visit the US are mystified by many things — the ridiculously large portion sizes, squirrels, and the gap between toilet stall doors, to name a few. (You can read the full list here.)<p>But American tourists are just as bewildered by some aspects of life in European …

Italy

X-Files Photoshoot From The 90’s That You’ve Probably Never Seen Before

90’s were the time when everyone went crazy for Tamagotchis, guys sported frosted tips, and denim ruled everyone’s wardrobes. It was also the time …

TV

Photographer Shares Polaroids of NYC’s 1970s Punk Rock Scene on Instagram

Like many photographers living in 1970s New York City, Julia Gorton used her craft to capture everyday life in the city. What sets her portfolio apart from others, however, is that Gorton's “everyday life” happened to feature some of punk rock's most iconic figures.<p>A transplant from Delaware, …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Carnival Strippers • Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas Shortie on the Bally. Barton, Vermont, USA. 1974. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos<p>From 1972 to 1975, Susan Meiselas spent her summers …

Cruise Ships

Peeling back the layers of Hillary Clinton’s deceit

For law enforcement, Congress and even journalists, exposing misdeeds is like peeling an onion. Each layer you remove gets you closer to the truth.<p>So …

Government

‘Reason is non-negotiable’: Steven Pinker on the Enlightenment

In an extract from his new book Enlightenment Now, the Harvard psychologist extols the relevance of 18th-century thinking<p>• Read an interview with Steven Pinker on Enlightenment Now here<p>What is enlightenment? In a 1784 essay with that question as its title, Immanuel Kant answered that it consists of …

German Philosophy

Why Brainstorming Groups Kill Breakthrough Ideas (and What To Do Instead)

In a nutshell, they simply don't work.<p>Over a half a century ago, Alex Osborne wrote an influential book called <i>Applied Imagination</i> that opined that "the average person can think up twice as many ideas when working with a group than when working alone." Managers must have been convinced because …

Creativity

Vitamin pills and supplements aren't helping most people, doctors say

The vitamin pills you think will do your body good aren't actually doing very much to keep you healthy, doctors want to remind you.<p>More than half of Americans, or 52 percent, report using at least one dietary supplement, but supplements aren’t a substitute for a healthy diet and provide little if …

Vitamin D

10 Adults-Only Card Games You'll Want To Have At Your Next Party

Gone are the days of family-friendly rounds of UNO, where your only backlash against a skip card was playing a wild plus four <i>and</i> changing the color …

Board Games

A Road Trip to the 19 Best Pizza Places in America

While it isn’t American by origin, we’ve done everything we can to perfect and retool the classic Italian dish to the point where it is hard to call …

Road Trips

The most breathtaking destinations on the Amalfi Coast

Italy

6 Recipes That Prove You Should Be Eating Eggs for Dinner

Enjoy these creative twists on a favorite staple for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.<p>Poached Eggs With Chile Butter and Yogurt<p>This recipe is guaranteed …

Cooking

Snakes Could Be Spreading Flowers By Pooping Mice

You probably have this image of the circle of life in your head where a zebra eats a plant, a lion eats the zebra, the lion dies and fertilizes the …

Biology

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Ingredients:<p>3 pounds cubed chicken<br>• 2 pounds smoked sausage, sliced<br>• 1/4 cup shortening or bacon drippings<br>• 2 cups diced onions<br>• 2 cups diced celery<br>• 1 cup …

Recipes

The Seven Myths Of Logo Design Busted

Most entrepreneurs have limited financial resources and very limited time, yet far too often, I see business owners investing both their hard-earned money and their time into aspects of their business that don’t matter if sales do not occur.<p>As a 37-year-old entrepreneur, I have been self-employed …

Small Business

Smoky Baked Rice with Chorizo & All the Garlic (No Peeling, Chopping, Mess)

Tucked inside Claudia Roden’s <i>The Food of Spain</i> (a massive tome that encompasses the country’s regional cuisines) is a recipe for Baked Rice with Chickpeas and Currants (Arroz al Horno con Pasas y Garbanzos). What caught my attention wasn’t a picture or any unusual ingredients, but the instruction …

Recipes

Starman has gone dark

Starman and his space Tesla have sent their last selfie from Earth orbit, Elon Musk announced. The car and its mannequin driver (in working SpaceX spacesuit) launched yesterday atop the Falcon Heavy rocket will eventually escape Earth orbit and travel outwards through the solar system — but not in …

Tesla Roadster

Tracing the roots of Araki’s obsession with the erotic image

Dubbed Japan’s most-controversial photographer, Nobuyoshi Araki has, for nearly half a century, pushed the boundaries of respectability to near-buckling point – and beyond.<p>A new retrospective exhibition co-curated by Maggie Mustard and Mark Snyder at New York’s Museum of Sex celebrates the …

Art

This Taxi Driver Spent 20 Years Photographing His Passengers In NYC Starting 30 Years Ago

The back seat of a cab in New York - his was, for Ryan Weideman, a “photographic studio” for decades.<p>When Ryan Weideman arrived at New York in 1980, …

5 Instagram Lessons from Magnum Photographers

Christopher Anderson Cherries spilled on crosswalk. New York, USA. 2014. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos<p>As part of an ongoing pursuit of …

Marketing