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Chewy & Dairy-Free Cookie Dough Brownies

Step 1<p>Blend together the boxed brownie mix with the eggs, water, and oil.<p>Step 2<p>Grease a large rectangular pan and pour in the mixture.<p>Step 3<p>Use …

7 Bread Bakers on What They Wish They Would Have Known

I am still quite a novice when it comes to baking sourdough bread, but fortunately I have lots of friends and books to consult. Community goes hand …

Bread

How Hiplet, a Powerful Fusion of Hip Hop and Ballet, Is Redefining the Dance World

After founding the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center in 1981, Homer Bryant realized that by blending rap and ballet he might be able to get kids interested in dance, and thus Hiplet was born. In the two years since Homer Bryant first posted a video online of his students performing Hiplet, a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

I Hid In My Bathroom From Anti-Semitic Marchers in Poland — In 2017

I came to Warsaw because I didn’t believe what I’d been told about anti-Semitism.<p>Growing up as a Jew in New York, I often felt bombarded by elders, …

Gluten-Free Pierogi Recipe

For those whose bodies can't tolerate gluten and for those who choose to eliminate gluten from their diet for whatever reason, this gluten-free …

The Intractable Irish Question

The Irish border issue has emerged as a key stumbling block in Brexit negotiations.<p>The issue is where to locate a hard border post Brexit.<p>There are …

Go Ahead, Fill Up On These Buttery, Pull-Apart Thanksgiving Rolls

When they're this good, it's worth it.<p>If there’s one thing I’m sure of after years of testing <i>Bon Appétit</i> Thanksgiving recipes every July—and then making it all again for the real deal in November—it’s that people universally like carbs. Which is why, despite the preponderance of stuffing, mashed …

Sweet Potatoes

What Mueller's org chart reveals about his Russia probe

Workload for the special counsel’s team — now 17 prosecutors — shows how he’s conducting the probe and what may come next.<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller has not publicly uttered a single word about the direction of his high-stakes Russia probe.<p>But the way he’s assigned the 17 federal prosecutors on …

Donald Trump

Pork Wonton Soup Recipe

"Steamed pork-filled wontons and steamed vegetables make a hearty and satisfying soup."<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon rice wine<p>1/2 teaspoon cornstarch<p>3/4 …

Food & Dining

The Guardian view on white nationalism: a rising danger

In Britain, 11 November is known as Armistice Day, but in Poland the same anniversary of the end of the first world war is remembered as Independence Day. In the west it is a memory of futile victory, but in the east it commemorates a moment of triumph, although one that would be followed by still …

World History

Garlic Lemon Butter Parmesan Shrimp

<b>Ingredients</b>Garlic Lemon Butter Parmesan Shrimp1 lb extra large or jumbo shrimp<br>1 stick butter<br>1 tbsp italian seasoning<br>2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese<br>1 …

The Most Popular Green Bean Casserole Recipe on Pinterest

Everyone knows Thanksgiving is all about the side dishes. People like to fuss over how they cook the turkey and whether or not it will be juicy …

Cooking

‘White Europe’: 60,000 nationalists march on Poland’s independence day

Tens of thousands of nationalist demonstrators marched through Warsaw at the weekend to mark Poland’s independence day, throwing red-smoke bombs and carrying banners with slogans such as “white Europe of brotherly nations”.<p>Police estimated 60,000 people took part in Saturday’s event, in what …

Europe
Comedy

Pasta recipes from the north and south of Italy

That Italians love their pasta is no news. Few things unite the country like a daily bowlful of spaghetti, and few dishes are so socially and geographically pervasive, and as representative of the Italian food culture, as pasta. And yet, as often happens with Italian food, regional differences are …

Italian Food

UK government tensions rise after leak of Johnson-Gove letter to May

The tensions in Theresa May’s government have intensified ahead of this week’s vital votes on the Brexit bill, as ministers accused Boris Johnson and Michael Gove of sending an “Orwellian” set of secret demands to No 10.<p>As an increasingly weakened prime minister faces the possibility of …

United Kingdom

Why Alabamans Are Defending Roy Moore

Partisanship often overrides religious or moral values in the state. But Moore’s scandal could be a new litmus test.<p>After the <i>Washington Post</i> reported Thursday that Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama had allegedly tried to initiate sex with a 14-year-old girl when he was a 32-year-old county …

Roy Moore

I tracked my spending every day for a week — these are the costs that made me cringe

I pride myself on being a pretty frugal guy. I have a reputation among friends of turning down any event that costs over $30. I used my last laptop for nine years, only replacing it after it died. I still use a 10-year-old classic iPod that I got for Christmas in 2006. I am a pro at denying myself …

Personal Finance

14 documentaries on Netflix that are scarier than fiction

When you think of scary movies, images of monsters and unstoppable killers come to mind. But documentaries can also tell some horrific stories, …

Staten Island

I tried the Instant Pot that everyone's obsessed with — and it totally changed the way I cook

• <b>- An Instant Pot is a pressurized cooker that prepares food very quickly.</b>• <b><br>- People have become obsessed with it.</b>• <b><br>- I tried it and also loved it.</b>• <b><br>- It's</b> …

The Most Popular Butternut Squash Recipe on Pinterest

Pumpkin gets all the glory this time of year, but let's not forget all the other kinds of squash we can play around with in the kitchen. While …

Butternut

What Mueller's move means

As soon as Monday, the Mueller investigation begins a new phase that moves it from background music in national politics to center stage, with …

Donald Trump

Trump lawyers scramble to prepare for new stage of Russia probe

The president’s legal team is bracing for the first charges just five months into the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>President Donald Trump’s White House and personal lawyers scrambled Saturday to learn where the knife might fall in the investigation by special counsel Robert …

Donald Trump

A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India. This is what she learned.

NEW DELHI — In India, many consider them “monsters.”<p>Madhumita Pandey was only 22 when she first went to Tihar Jail in New Delhi to meet and interview convicted rapists in India. Over the past three years, she has interviewed 100 of them for her doctoral thesis at the criminology department of …

India

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

European Travel

Do you know how to identify well-made clothes?

<b>It is increasingly difficult to find high-quality clothes that will last and look good for years, but it's worth putting in the effort.</b><p>Forget brand …

Sewing

How I Made $10,000 a Year Reselling Old Clothes on eBay

And how you can too.<p>When I graduated from college and started my first job, I was on a strict budget. I was always looking for ways to make extra …

Personal Finance

Best online fashion boutiques

From catwalk collections to mongrammed pyjamas, we bring you our favourite websites for online fashion shopping.<p><b>1stdibs</b><p>An astoundingly good source of vintage clothes and jewellery, from extremely rare fashion finds to precious costume jewels, from specialist dealers across Europe and America.</b> …