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Trump gives bizarre, impromptu press conference in Florida

With boxing promoter Don King by his side in front of the Mar-a-Lago resort, Trump opined on a handful of current events, including US Secretary of State John Kerry's final plea for peac e between Israelis and Palestinians.<p>Saying Kerry's assessment "speaks for itself," Trump declined to go into …

White supremacists urge trolling Clinton supporters to suicide

<i>Corrections & clarifications: This story has been updated to remove the name of one of the women on the Daily Stormer's list.</i><p>Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States has emboldened white supremacists to target Hillary Clinton supporters and others with online harassment.<p>The …

12 Rejected Designs For America’s 50-Star Flag

In the 1950s, American citizens sent Eisenhower unsolicited designs for the new flag. One made the cut; nearly 3,000 didn’t.<p>The Star Spangled Banner has had many iterations since Betsy Ross’s first design. The American flag’s 50-star design as we know it today became official in 1960, but one of …

You Will Never Unsee This Wondrously Strange Fake Japanese Advertisement for Donald Trump

Mike Diva is, per his Facebook page, a “MAKER OF VIDEOS/MUSIC/MEMES/DREAMS” and he has bequeathed the pre-apocalyptic world its eighth wonder, a …

Donald Trump

28 Best and Worst Foods for Acid Reflux

For those who are not familiar with the wrath that is acid reflux, here is a rundown of what this bothersome, digestion-related disorder entails. The …

Nutrition

Why France must accept reform or face disaster

We all know that the UK is sometimes bedevilled by labour unrest. Indeed, London has been affected several times this year by transport strikes.<p>But we have nothing on the French. Last week there was severe disruption in France with petrol stations running out of fuel and strikes by air traffic …

Labor Economics

Memorial Day weekend movie guide: What to see

Memorial Day weekend may mark the official start of summer — but it also means that it’s officially summer movie season, too.<p>If you, like us, prefer …

12 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses were the civil wars fought in England and Wales between the Yorkist and Lancastrian dynasties between 1455 and 1485. Though …

Elizabeth of York: a Tudor of rare talent

She may not have sought the limelight as much as some of her contemporaries, but Henry VIII's mother, Elizabeth of York, was a Tudor of rare talent, …

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Bernie Sanders' rebellion isn't really about Democrats

As presidential primary season nears its end, Democrats are struggling with a party split between supporters of insider Hillary Clinton and the army of dogged insurgent Bernie Sanders.<p>It's a gap that seems to be getting wider even as Mrs. Clinton closes in on clinching the nomination.<p>Over the …

Middle-class

Trump says he'd allow 'rich Muslims' to enter U.S.

During Donald Trump's Wisconsin town hall Wednesday — where he said women should face 'punishment' for illegal abortions — the Republican front-runner revealed another interesting tidbit: His proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the country, the cause of much controversy, would not apply to …

Why You Should Be Putting Maple Syrup on Everything Right Now

Become a maple syrup connoisseur.<p>The height of maple syrup season is upon us, and you only have a few weeks left to make the most of it! No, I’m not …

The Edinburgh revolutionary who led the Easter Rising

<b>James Connolly is the most famous revolutionary socialist and trade union leader Edinburgh ever produced but he is a controversial character in the city of his birth. That is because he was one of the main leaders of the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916.</b><p>It is seen now as a founding moment for …

Ireland

Almond Flour Recipes

From savory almond flour-crusted chicken piccata to sweet almond flour fudge brownies, here are Food & Wine's best almond flour recipes.

11 Horror Movies for People Who Don’t Like Scary Movies

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PERSI: The most potent genealogy resource you haven't used... until now!

What if you were sitting on a goldmine of genealogical information and you didn't know it?<p>The kind of information that could help you locate rare …

Genealogy

How did people sleep in the Middle Ages?

It seems normal that people go to sleep for seven to nine hours (or at least we hope we can sleep that long), straight from evening to morning, but …

‘Doggy bag’ law introduced in France

French restaurants forced to offer doggy bags under new regulations to cut food waste<p>Doggy bags have long been frowned upon in France as an affront to gastronomic etiquette, but restaurants are now legally obliged to provide them if requested by diners, in a move to cut food wastage.<p>The new …

My Top 5 Medieval Books of 2015

2015 Medieval Books. Photo by Medievalists.net<p><i>2015 was a great year for books on Medievalists.net, and 2016 promises to be better. Of all the books I</i> …

Pilgrim completes 'medieval' journey from Southampton to Canterbury

All of Steven Payne's clothes were made in the same way they would have been in 1365<p><b>A former physics teacher has completed a 700-year-old pilgrim's journey using only medieval clothing and equipment.</b><p>Steven Payne began walking from Southampton's Mayflower Park to Canterbury on 16 December, carrying …

Archaeology

Perfect your punctuation: 4 TED-ED Lessons on commas, semicolons and more

Let’s face it: Punctuation is hard. Even the most seasoned writers can get tripped up on the rules. Should that comma really be there, or is it just …

20 Questions to Ask This Holiday Season

<b>Our friends and family know what to expect when they come to our house</b> for a meal: Jeffersonian conversations. Thomas Jefferson seated all his guests at one table for dinner, where he asked each guest a single question for all to hear ...no side conversations or small-talk allowed. Sounds rigid, …

Grandparents

Make 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge in the Freezer

When I think of fudge, my mouth immediately waters.<p>Unfortunately, those little symmetrical squares of happiness are often laden with sugar and other processed ingredients. What if I told you that you can make your own fudge, in your apartment or dorm, with only 5 ingredients and none of that nasty …

Dessert

10 Best Fruit Cutting Hacks Because Life Is Hard

Enjoy the fruits of your labor.<p>We owe a lot to many of our ancestors, but whoever discovered how to cut a watermelon and bag it in thirty seconds was a real pioneer.<p>We don't know why the best-tasting, most nutritious fruits have to be the hardest to get into, but we no longer have the right to …

Hacking

8 Tips to Make Your Stir-Fry More Exciting

<i>With a little creativity and a little planning, Catherine Lamb shows us how to make the most of a tight budget—without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Stir-fry—the broke kitchener's weeknight standby—just got a little more interesting.</i><p>You get home and you open your fridge. Your crisper holds …

Recipes

General Tso's Cauliflower

When it comes to tonight's dinner, you can either call your local Chinese takeout joint, or you can make this recipe for General Tso's Cauliflower. It's spicy-sweet like the original but will please meat-eaters and vegetarians alike.<p><b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>19 Of The World's Best Cauliflower</b> …

Cooking

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The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

Entertainment

In Paris, A Kebab House Puts a New Spin on a City Favorite

It’s often said that the French are formal eaters and that, until the very recent arrival of <i>les food trucks</i> in Paris, they had no real tradition of …

France