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7 Common Fried Chicken Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them

<i>Rochelle Bilow</i><p>There’s a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there’s that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you get through that, you’re rewarded with super juicy, moist meat—no dry, tastelessness here. But let’s face it: Most of us save fried chicken …

On this date in 1863... #neverforget The New York City draft riots (July 13–16, 1863; known at the time as Draft Week were violent disturbances in New York City that were the culmination of working-class discontent with new laws passed by Congress that year to draft men to fight in the ongoing American Civil War. The riots remain the largest civil insurrection in American history, aside from the Civil War itself. President Abraham Lincoln was forced to divert several regiments of militia and volunteer troops from following up after the Battle of Gettysburg to control the city. The rioters were overwhelmingly working-class men, primarily ethnic Irish, resenting particularly that wealthier men, who could afford to pay a $300 (equivalent to $5,746 in 2014) commutation fee to hire a substitute, were spared from the draft. Initially intended to express anger at the draft, the protests turned into a race riot, with white rioters, mainly but not exclusively Irish immigrants, attacking Blacks wherever they could be found. At least 11 Blacks are estimated to have been killed. The conditions in the city were such that Major General John E. Wool, commander of the Department of the East, stated on July 16 that "Martial law ought to be proclaimed, but I have not a sufficient force to enforce it." The military did not reach the city until after the first day of rioting, when mobs had already ransacked or destroyed numerous public buildings, two Protestant churches, the homes of various abolitionists or sympathizers, many Black homes, and the Colored Orphan Asylum at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue, which was burned to the ground.

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50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re sitting at your desk, daydreaming to start your own business, this is the article for you.<p>You already know that launching a company can be an intimidating process requiring tons of hard work. But the …

Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter.

The way most students study makes no sense.<p>That's the conclusion of Washington University in St. Louis psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel — who've spent a combined 80 years studying learning and memory, and recently distilled their findings with novelist Peter Brown in the book <i>Make It</i> …

Teaching low-income kids the power of entrepreneurship

<b>In a conference room full of potential investors, Tyrique Lancaster nervously introduces his business, an eco-friendly landscaping company called GreenScape.</b><p>He stumbles through some of the introductory remarks, but when it comes to the details of his enterprise he's whip smart and no nonsense, …

Small Business

One final shot from our Summer Grilling video shoot: Mexcan grilled corn (AKA elote). Check them out mid-late June on BonAppetit.com! #baTV

Maya Angelou: Remembering Our Most Beloved Lines

Maya Angelou left behind a legacy that cannot be contained in a single tribute. Her own memoirs spanned six volumes and didn't cover even half of her …

Must-Try Delicious Pies From Around the World

Most of us know the saying "as American as apple pie," right? It's an old classic but, unfortunately, also completely inaccurate. Apple pies actually come from England, and even then that's really just another take on the German apple strudel, which dates all the way back to the later 17th …

Baking

It wasn’t just Abraham Lincoln: The policies beyond Emancipation Proclamation which really helped end slavery

Historians focus on Emancipation Proclamation, and it was important. But other activists and policies mattered too<p>The men and women who struggled to abolish slavery were not counting on a war to get the job done. Of course they knew about military emancipation. Freeing slaves as a “military …

Michael Jordan Says He Influenced the Way Kobe Bryant Plays

There's an uncanny resemblance between NBA heavyweights Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. From the style to the swagger to the success, the two all-time great shooting guards are near mirror images of one another.<p>According to Jordan, that didn't happen by accident.<p>The six-time champion dished on the …

Basketball

Dirt Bombs

Makes 12 Servings<p>Like a cinnamon-sugar doughnut in muffin form. You’ve been warned.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>muffins<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>¾ cup sugar<p>1 …

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Pig Heart Transplants For Humans Are On The Way

One lab baboon has had a pig heart in its body for more than a year now.<p>She's got the heart of a pig—and that's a good thing. Researchers are reporting that a baboon is still alive after receiving a heart transplanted from a pig, <i>The Telegraph</i> reports. The baboon has lived with the heart in its …

Genetic Engineering

Google buys Word Lens makers: Can you say better translations on more devices?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Quest Visual introduced its augmented reality Word Lens app in 2010, and it’s now owned by Google(s goog). The small company …

10 things every BBQ nerd should know

If your idea of "barbecue" involves a gas grill, a Crock-Pot, or recipes your girlfriend found on Pinterest, read this very slowly, very carefully, …

BBQ

The Best BBQ Joints in Memphis

In the U.S., Southern barbecue was originally cooked in earthen pits, mostly by African-American men, who stoked fires with hickory logs, swabbed whole hogs with vinegar, and tended them in a swirl of smoke for long hours.<p>As 20th-century jobs shifted from farms to factories, those pit masters moved …

The history of Beats Electronics: from inception to Apple

Before Apple makes its Beats acquisition truly official, join us for a trip down context lane.<p>Sure, every tech pundit with Internet access has weighed in on why the $3.2 billion deal is good or bad for Apple, but before you make up your mind, here’s a look at how Beats Electronics evolved into the …

7 Not-So-Sweet Lessons About Sugar

Think you know how to live a healthy life? <i>Fed Up</i>, a comprehensive, 98-minute investigation into how sugar became so prevalent in everything we eat …

Mihealth Blood Glucose System by Tom Hudson

<b>Mihealth Blood Glucose System</b> is a wireless medical device that allows you to measure and record your blood sugar level, fast and easy. The portable …

Diabetes

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Improve Your Diabetes Health With These 7 Must-Dos

Each year, we spend upward of a dozen hours with our healthcare providers, leaving more than 8,700 hours that we must take care of our diabetes.<p>The …

Diabetes

Thinkarete lifestyle

Thinkarete lifestyle added a new photo — with Melissa Nolan Thomas and 43 others.

Canon PIXMA iP100 mobile printer $120 shipped (Reg. $249)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>As part of its Deal of the Day, Best Buy is offering the Canon PIXMA iP100 Mobile Printer (silver) for $119.99 shipped. That’s …

Easy Delicious Recipes

Learn how to cook yellow squash with this easy sauteed yellow squash with garlic…<p>Garlic Herb Chicken and Zucchini - a quick and easy one-pan recipe …

How Your Blood Sugar Could Be Wrecking Your Marriage

We’ve all known people who should have to wear a flashing red DANGER! sign if they miss lunch, though even without the warning we instinctively know to steer clear if someone is running on empty. A grumbling stomach means a drop in blood sugar, and through excruciating experience most of us realize …

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …

Smoked Pastrami Recipe

To make Pastrami you first need a good piece of corned beef. I look for a corned beef flat in the 4lb range. Many places also sell the point, but …

BBQ