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Byaldi (Provençal Vegetable Casserole)

<b>Ingredients</b><p>4 medium yellow onions, peeled, quartered lengthwise and cut into thin slices<br>• 1/4 cup canola oil<br>• 1 tablespoon butter<br>• Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper<br>• 4 ripe Roma tomatoes, cored and sliced 1/8 inch thick<br>• 1 medium zucchini, cut 1/8 inch thick<br>• 1 medium yellow squash, cut 1/8 inch …

7 Easy Dinners That Basically Make Themselves

Minimum effort, maximum payoff.

Trump’s war on Islam: The White House is under the sway of anti-Muslim extremists

<b>Frank Gaffney (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)</b><p>An Islamophobic crank with close ties to top White House officials reportedly views Muslims as “termites”<p>Simon Maloy<p>February 2, 2017 9:20pm (UTC)<p>The New York Times this week put out a bracing report on the “dark view of Islam” that currently animates policy …

Why Fake News Targeted Trump Supporters

Multiple studies suggest social conservatives are more attuned to threats—even when they are not real.<p>One of the few comforts liberals had in the aftermath of the election was the anecdotal reporting that fake-news purveyors found it easier to get conservatives to believe their baloney.<p>As one such …

Torch Fat and Build Muscle With Jen Widerstrom’s 7-Minute Dumbbell Circuit

Widerstrom’s dumbbell circuit workout torches fat and works muscles all over your body in just seven minutes.<p>Who says you need to spend hours in the …

Workouts

The Best Pore-Minimizing Products to Try Now

Pores. We've all got 'em. And while experts agree unilaterally that there's really no way of shrinking them for good, there are primers and products that cover, blur, and minimize the appearance of dusky divots right on the spot. Here, we've rounded up the best of the bunch to purge those tiny …

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Donald Trump

Embarrassing bodies: what did the Victorians have to hide?

Why did Charles Darwin grow a beard? What was wrong with George Eliot’s hand? Kathryn Hughes examines the physical secrets kept by our 19th-century forebears<p>It turns out that the story about Victorians wrapping little trousers around their indecent piano legs is apocryphal or, at the very least, a …

George Eliot

The Right Way to Sit at Your Desk, According to Science

One study says women who do it wrong are 1.4-times more likely to die.<p>If you work on a computer all day, there are a few things you can do to mitigate the effect of a position that is not normally very good for strong posture.<p>You really want to do this, because according to Steven Weiniger, author …

Forget Nineteen Eighty-Four. These five dystopias better reflect Trump’s US | Alex Hern

George Orwell’s tale of doublespeak and Big Brother is flying off the shelf after the president’s inauguration. But other imaginary worlds are closer to reality<p>Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has shot up the bestseller …

Donald Trump

Professionalism, Propaganda, and the Press

The Trump administration seems wedded to a political strategy of lying to the public, challenging the media to adjust.<p>Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s senior counselor, called Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s first official press conference a “tour de force.” That’s not strange, because Trump advisers’ main …

Donald Trump

35 Snacks That Prove Italians Do Appetizers Best

When you think "Italian" you may already envision pasta, but there's so much more to the cuisine than that. If you're dreaming up appetizers to serve at a party, permit these Italian palate pleasers to inspire your spread. While most of them lean more toward the traditional route, a few are …

The 1 yoga pose to strengthen your arms

Your shoulders and upper arms can be a tough area to target with regular arm exercises like curls or dips. But adding a little yoga to your routine can help!<p>Meet the dophin push up. If you do these every day for a week or two, you will see beautiful definition in your shoulders and arms. Bonus: …

Yoga

Try this spicy Moroccan carrot salad recipe for Meatless Monday

This salad may look rather simple, but Yotam Ottolenghi's spicy Moroccan carrot salad is packed with bright and robust flavors. Tender but crunchy carrots are combined with caramelized onion, garlic, chile, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, cumin, preserved lemon and fresh cilantro leaves. …

Recipes

18 drugstore moisturizers that beauty editors can't live without

Beauty editors share their favorite drugstore body lotions to buy now.<p>One perk of being a beauty editor: You get to test out all the latest (and greatest!) beauty and skin care products. So, who better to ask than a bunch of top editors for their favorite hydrating body lotion?<p>Check out their …

Skin Care

Can you be a "pro-life feminist"? The Women's March on Washington offered some insights.

WASHINGTON, DC — TheWomen’s March on Washington drew at least 500,000 people to Washington, DC, Saturday to affirm that “women’s rights are human rights,” and to protest the threat to those rights that they see in President Donald Trump’s new administration.<p>The march also took place the day before …

No deal for the arts: It’s no surprise that Donald Trump wants to tell the arts and humanities “you’re fired”

<b>(Getty/Alex Wong/Mireia Triguero Roura)</b><p>Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget will eliminate the NEA. It’s more of a statement about values than money<p>Noah Charney<p>January 22, 2017 7:00pm (UTC)<p>With all this talk of walls and allegations of sexual assault, not to mention speculation on Russian …

Museums

The World’s Top Hospitals Have Been Enabling Quack Medicine

From the Cleveland Clinic to top university hospitals such as Harvard, an eagerness to cash in on the alternative medicine bonanza has encouraged the …

A 10-Minute Legs Workout That Will Leave You Sore And Satisfied

If your go-to legs workout just isn't making you feel the burn like it used to, this 10-minute challenge will bring new life to leg day. Developed …

Top 10 books about wild women

From a 17th-century sci-fi utopia to an autobiographical vampire novel, all these great books were written by women who busted boundaries social, personal and literary<p>I first came across 17th-century writer Margaret Cavendish in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own: “What a vision of loneliness and …

22 French Pharmacy Products That People Actually Swear By

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How the USSR’s effort to destroy Islam created a generation of radicals

By Amanda Erickson<p>, Reporter<p>In 1929, Soviet leader Mikhail Kalinin laid out his vision for Central Asia: "teaching the people of the Kirgiz Steppe, the small Uzbek cotton grower, and the Turkmenian gardener the ideals of the Leningrad worker."<p>It was a tall order, especially when it came to …

Central Asia

Conquer Your Stomach Pooch: The Best Stretch for Flat Abs

Noticed how many celebs with great bodies say they do yoga and Pilates? They may be on to something. An Auburn University at Montgomery study found …

The Top History Books of 2016

This detailed account of the battles for control over the great expanse of the American plains brings nuance and new details to a moment that needs …

Great Depression

Healthy baking ingredient swaps

Who doesn't love warm cookies or muffins right out of the oven? Feel good about indulging in these occasional treats by swapping in healthier …

Breakfast

More than 2.3m families living in fuel poverty in England

Tories urged to act as one in 10 households is fuel poor, rising to about one in five for those renting from private landlords<p>More than 2.3 million families are living in fuel poverty in England – the equivalent of 10% of households, according to government statistics.<p>Almost 60,000 households in …

Bought during the Cold War, Russian mansions in Maryland and New York suspected of housing spies

It wouldn't be a bad opening for a Tom Clancy novel about the Cold War:<p>Without warning, American agents descend on a Russian-owned compound in rural Maryland. A similar surprise unfolds at an estate on New York's Long Island. Both locations are accused of hosting Russian spies on American soil, and …

Russia

Ab workout: 3 exercises that will challenge your core

Who doesn’t want a flatter belly? I often hear people say that a toned stomach is simply not attainable — however, with the right knowledge and a little discipline, it can be achieved.<p>A crucial step is to re-condition the deep abdominal muscle or transversus abdominis. The first step is to find the …

Workouts

Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis

<b>Doctors have confirmed a diagnosis made more than 200 years ago by one of medicine's most influential surgeons.</b><p>John Hunter had diagnosed a patient in 1786 with a "tumour as hard as bone".<p>Royal Marsden Hospital doctors analysed patient samples and case notes, which were preserved at the museum named …

Tumors

The U.S. tried to change other countries’ governments 72 times during the Cold War

By Lindsey A. O'Rourke<p>The CIA has concluded with “high confidence” that Russia intervened covertly during the presidential election to promote Donald Trump’s candidacy. They based this assessment on the discovery that Russian security agencies had hacked the Republican National Committee, the …

Russia