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Carrot Coffee Cake

This one goes out to everyone who doesn't like cream cheese frosting (guilty) and prefers cake at breakfast instead of dessert, no matter how much …

Dessert

Mom Claims Son's Agonizing Eczema Was Transformed By Lush's Dream Cream

You may remember late last year when troubled sleepers went wild over Lush’s Sleepy lotion, claiming it helped them drift off in as little as 15 …

Dry Skin

Sensational Recipes to Celebrate Spring

Fast, fun, and easy ways to brighten up your weeknight suppers and spring parties alike.<p>Now that April showers are finally giving way to May flowers, …

Cooking

The 7 Tips You Need for Making Any Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe Better — Tips from The Kitchn

No matter what kind of slow cooker chicken dinner you have slotted in your meal plan, it's bound to be both easy and delicious. And to make it even …

Cooking

A movement to boycott the NRA is growing — here are the companies that haven't cut ties with the gun-rights group

On February 14, gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The shooting swiftly reinvigorated a national debate on gun control, with the teenage survivors leading the charge on demands for reform.<p>The backlash has centered on the National Rifle …

Guns

Every time Trump flies to his New Jersey golf club, it costs taxpayers more than $15,000 an hour

Newly released records show that President Donald Trump's flights to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey cost taxpayers $15,994 per hour, and his recent flights have racked up a total of over $3 million dollars — and that's not even taking into account trips he made in the first six months of …

Donald Trump

Valiant Donald Trump keeps umbrella to himself while Melania and Barron are rained on

Who said chivalry was dead? Donald Trump went to great lengths to make sure that his own hair was protected as he boarded Air Force One but left wife …

Why Walmart's bait and switch matters

<b>(CNN) —</b> If the man sitting in the Oval Office honestly admitted he made his fortune from exploiting thousands of people, he'd likely be enraged when people pointed out he's small-time compared to the Walton family. Year after year, the Walmart heirs prove no one comes close to their brand of …

Poverty Rate

Barack Obama Unplugged: Former W.H. Photographer Pete Souza Shows Off Never-Before-Seen Shots

During his time as White House photographer, Souza snapped 1.9 million photos, some at official events, and others in off-the-cuff moments. This …

Trump’s Trade Policies Keep Backfiring

One of Donald Trump’s first acts as president was quitting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the nearly completed free-trade agreement between the U.S. …

Globalization

Brave Enough to Be Angry

Last month, an Access Hollywood correspondent asked the actress Uma Thurman to comment on abuse of power in Hollywood, presumably in light of the sexual assault allegations against the producer Harvey Weinstein. Speaking slowly and deliberately, through gritted teeth, Thurman responded, “I don’t …

Feminism

I'm the descendant of a founding father and I have two black daughters — and I am racist

<i>About US is a new initiative by The Washington Post to cover issues of identity in the United States. Look for the About US newsletter launching this winter.</i><p>I am the co-owner of a successful business with clients across the U.S. and in 27 countries. We have a racially diverse staff of 22. Over the …

Black History

What’s the Matter With Republicans?

Thirteen years ago, in the midst of a different Republican administration, the liberal book of the moment was Thomas Frank’s “What’s the Matter With Kansas?” In answering his title’s question, Frank argued that hardworking heartland Americans were being duped by a Republican Party that whipped up …

Political Science
Donald Trump

Trump, Chieftain of Spite

It must be cold and miserable standing in the shadow of someone greater and smarter, more loved and more admired. It must be infuriating to have risen on the wings of your derision of that person’s every decision, and even his very existence, and yet not be able to measure up — in either stratagem …

Donald Trump

Hollywood’s Most Decent Fella on Weinstein, Trump and History

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — In 2006, when Tom Hanks wanted to get a story published, he sent it to his friend and sometime director Nora Ephron.<p>Having had my own writing critiqued by her, I know just how daunting that could be.<p>“Oh, petrifying, horrifying, yes, yeah,” Mr. Hanks said, grimacing.<p>The piece …

Tom Hanks

The report Trump officials don’t want you to see

<i>Psst.</i> Hey, you. Wanna read something dangerous?<p>It’s a government document so incendiary that the feds have tried to suppress it. They’ve purged it from their websites and disavowed its claims.<p>But it’s not about Roswell, or who killed JFK. It’s not even about climate change.<p>It’s something far …

Donald Trump

One Photo Stands Out After Trump Says Puerto Rico Wants 'Everything Done For Them'

When President Donald Trump went after local officials in Puerto Rico, accusing them of wanting “everything to be done for them,” one TV writer had the perfect response.<p>Using Trump’s own words and a single photo from 2011, former “Tonight Show” writer Jess Dweck offered Trump some ice cold tea.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Biopharma valuations--onward and upward?

Companies focused on biopharma have done well in capital markets. A closer look at performance helps explain why.<p><b>Over the past few decades,</b> the …

Donald Trump

91-year-old former congressman shows millennials how to tweet about Trump

91-year-old former congressman John Dingell has been quick, witty, and on fire with his 140 characters for years.<p>Despite his age, he knows how to use …

The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

Princeton University

You Won’t Like Mexico When It’s Angry

President Trump’s insults are pushing the Mexican political system into dangerous territory.<p>In his landmark 1985 book, <i>Distant Neighbor</i>s, Alan Riding, then the <i>New York Times'</i> Mexico City correspondent, wrote that the Mexican president, in the days of the one-party state, was all powerful except for …

Mexico

Our Most Beautiful Photos of 2015

Well I must say that 2015 didn't really start out the best, recovering from my broken back and all, but it sure turned into a stellar year for …

Photography

Interview: An Introvert's Dark and Emotive Self-Portraits by Melania Brescia

Melania Brescia is an introvert, but that hasn’t stopped her from creating a bold and dark body of work that places herself both behind and in front of the camera. Inspired by bouts of sadness and depression, her self-portraiture started as a constructive way to deal with emotions she couldn't …

Street Photography

10 Trendy Foodie Christmas Traditions to Start This Year

Every family has traditions come the holidays, from baking cookies to re-watching your favorite Christmas movie for the 100th time (<i>Elf</i>! <i>Love Actually</i>! The list goes on!). While some traditions have been around so long it’s hard to remember how they started, there are new ones that can be made every …

Decorations

Top Ten Dumb Arguments

In giving my list of top ten dumb arguments, let me offer my sincerest apologies to David Letterman. After listing the arguments, let me comment briefly on each.<p>1. "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."<p>2. The IRS ought to be abolished and the tax code ought not …

Top 10

How a Young Couple Transformed an Empty Suburban Lot Into a Fantastical Food Oasis

If you head west out of Denver along the six lanes of Alameda Avenue, after passing about 15 fast-food joints, nine auto repair shops, seven …

One-Third Of Congressional Districts Could Be Affected By Supreme Court Ruling

On the final day of the Supreme Court's term on Monday, they will issue a ruling that could affect as many as one-third of congressional districts — possibly dramatically remaking the partisan makeup of the next Congress ahead of the 2016 elections.<p>The case at hand, <i>Arizona State Legislature v.</i> …

Government

After momentous week, Obama's presidency is reborn

He sang. He wept. He cheered. And many say they finally saw the man who inspired them in '08.<p>Grace.<p>Amazing grace.<p>This came very close to being the worst week of Barack Obama’s presidency, and, effectively, the last: a possible repudiation from both Congress and the Supreme Court, from his own …

Human Rights