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This week, it was colder in Florida than it was in Alaska

But don’t let the weather fool you about the climate.<p>Though it sounds like a factoid ripped straight from <i>Ripley’s Believe It Or Not</i>, experts confirmed that Jacksonville, Florida really was colder than Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday. With strange weather fronts and severe storms blowing across the …

Weather

Warren to Carson: Without a blind trust, Trump might benefit from HUD money

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) used her first round of questions to HUD nominee Ben Carson to highlight an issue Democrats have struggled to bring to a vote.<p>“Can you assure me that not a single taxpayer dollar that you give out will financially benefit the president-elect or his family?” asked …

Donald Trump

Obamacare takes first real step closer to repeal after Senate vote

WASHINGTON — After debating seven hours through the night, the Senate voted early Thursday to take the first real step toward repealing Obamacare — a top goal of congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump.<p>Senators voted 51-48 to approve a budget resolution that Republicans will use …

Health Care

“Hidden Figures” Is a Subtle and Powerful Work of Counter-History

The basic virtue of “Hidden Figures” (which opens on December 25th), and it’s a formidable one, is to proclaim with a clarion vibrancy that, were it not for the devoted, unique, and indispensable efforts of three black women scientists, the United States might not have successfully sent people into …

Black History

Hemingway on Writing, Knowledge, and the Dangers of Ego

<i>“Writing, at its best, is a lonely life,”</i> <b>Hemingway</b> proclaimed in his short and memorable 1954 Nobel acceptance speech. In <b>Death in the Afternoon</b> (<i>public library</i>) — Hemingway’s exquisite 1932 meditation on the tradition of bullfighting, “the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty” …

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Plants bring a new dimension of liveliness into the home, varying in their beauty, adding much-needed color, and interplaying beautifully with the …

Free Scripts! Download Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence,’ Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Red Turtle’ and More

Others included are "The Girl on the Train," "Captain Fantastic" and "The Secret Life of Pets."<p>Last year IndieWire shared free scripts available to …

Universal Pictures

7 Picture Books to Teach Children About Giving to Others

Generosity is one of those simple-but-big concepts that manifests itself in many ways — explaining to children that it goes way beyond gifting big …

Kids

16 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They’re Most Thankful For

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the books Joyce Carol Oates, R. L. Stine, Lemony Snicket, Colum McCann, Rainbow Rowell, Chuck Palahniuk, and more of your favorite authors are grateful for.<p><i>In honor of Thanksgiving, we asked writers we love to tell us about the book they’re most thankful for. Here’s what</i> …

Books

Fidel Castro: A Life in Pictures

Beijing

15 Grammar Tips to Make You Smarter, From the World's Coolest Word Nerd | Inc.com

Does this sentence need another comma?<p>What's the difference between emoticons and emoji?<p>How do I make product names (like the iPhone 7 or 6s) plural?<p>That's a sample of questions that Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, answers on a weekly basis.<p>Fogarty is the founder and managing director of Quick …

Linguistics

40 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home

Going through a home renovation is actually the worst. Time to take matters into your own hands.

Home Improvement

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9 Gardening Diagrams Every Gardener Needs to Pin

We predict beautiful blooms in your future.<p>As soothing, rewarding, and therapeutic as gardening can be, it can also be challenging. This plant needs <i>how much</i> sun? Tomatoes can't be planted next to <i>what</i> vegetable? Thankfully, there are tons of gardeners on Pinterest who are here to save the day with …

Simple Gardening Tips and Tricks - Quiet Corner

Here, the latest simple gardening tips from Paul James<p>From using leftover coffee beans to preventing dirt from getting underneath fingernails, master …

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Call it Toni Morrison week: Banned Books Week 2016 will celebrate banned writers of color

Maybe they should call it<p>Toni Morrisonweek. In 2016, Banned Books Week will spotlight works by authors of color. And Morrison, winner of theNobel Prize in Literature, is one of the authors of color whose works are now most banned and challenged.<p>Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" was in the top 10 most …

Books

Chimamanda Adichie Interview: The Right to Tell Your Story

The Harlem Renaissance: The Rise of African American Literature, Art, and Music

WHAT is African American Literature?

21. African-American Criticism

Current Obsessions: Coming to Bloom

From Susan Orlean to unique center pieces, here’s a look at what’s been inspiring us this week.<p>If you’re in NYC this weekend, come see us at our …

How Urban Farmers Can Earn $75,000 on 15,000 Square Feet

Two surprising things happened to Curtis Stone the year he decided to start Green City Acres, in Kelowna, British Columbia. First, he became a town …

Urban Agriculture

10 Urban Gardeners You Should Follow on Instagram Right Now

Goodbye snow boots and chilly nights: Spring is here to stay! Along with breaking out our favorite pastel colors and springy floral manicures, springtime means getting our butts back in the garden and growing some delicious veggies and beautiful greens. But for us apartment dwellers, saying we’re …

The One Nutrient-Dense Vegetable That Can (Nearly) Feed Your Family For An Entire Year

Image source: Pixabay.com<p>It can be hard to decide on crops for sustenance farming, but growing beans is an easy decision. Beans have a long tradition …

The best dwarf fruit trees to grow in pots #Fruit_Gardening

Gardening<p>A list of the important Miniature Fruit Trees in a limited space is as follows:<p><b>Dwarf apples tree</b> is a sort of resilient and tough tree type …

HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

Avocados are one of the wonderful fruits of summer. High in nutrition and flavor, nothing signals the start of summer like a zesty lime guacamole dip …

Plants