Lisa Shafer

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The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>.</b> The International Monetary Fund expects Greece to make its €1.5 billion euro (£1.06 billion, $1.7 billion) debt payment on June 30, as Greece and its creditors continue to negotiate a bailout deal.<p><b>2.</b> French President Francois Hollande said UberPOP should be "dissolved and declared illegal" …

The Coolest Hotel in Every State (and DC!)

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Unless your name happens to be Arthur Fonzarelli (in which case, that's crazy!), it's hard to define the word "cool." And even harder to apply the label to hotels, when "cool" could mean historic, or trendy, or that the place is actually a decommissioned Coast …

The 18 Chicest Coffee Shops in New York City

Get your daily caffeine fix in style...<p>Getting your java fix isn't just a way to stay awake around the dreaded 3pm work slump, it's a ritual that people take seriously...very seriously. Don't be annoyed by the Starbucks on every corner, there are loads of cafes that are worth you time- warm, cozy …

31 Awesome Dips for Football Noshing

31 dip recipes, from guacamole to salsa to hummus, that are good for serving at football parties.<p>Dips are the best thing to serve at a football party (other than wings). Here's why:<p>They require one hand. (This is important: This means a beer can remain in your other hand at all times.)<p>You can …

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5 Styles of Ramen You've Never Seen Before

Anyone who has ever been to college, Japan, or upscale New York grocery stores knows that ramen is the most delicious food on the planet. Sorry, pizza, Mexican food, and that kind of spicy snack stick that comes in good bar mix.<p>And as ramen's popularity increases around the world, so do …

31 Truly Unfortunate Food Product Names

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5 Free iPhone Apps That Make Grocery Shopping a Little Easier

The biggest hurdle for me in cooking is grocery shopping. I often have to go to multiple stores to get what I want for dinner, and invariably I …

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NBC Drops Hillary Clinton Miniseries Starring Diane Lane

NBC has canceled its planned Hillary Clinton miniseries.<p>The project, which was announced in July with Diane Lane attached to star, was officially killed after months of headlines and threats from the Republican National Committee.<p>"After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/mini-series …

Poll: Congress approval at 10 percent

Congress’ approval rating is at an all-time low, according to a new poll released just hours before a likely government shutdown.<p>The CNN/ORC poll shows that only 10 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, while 87 percent disapprove. The approval rating is the all-time lowest …

Why Aren't Washington Leaders Negotiating to Avoid a Shutdown?

The White House and Democrats say it's up to a divided GOP to sort out the government-funding mess. And no one wants to be the one to pick up the phone.<p>A government shutdown looms, and none of the politicians who are in a position to stop it are talking to one another. Why not?<p>Both Democrats and …

Baked Polenta and Vegetable Parmesan {Gluten Free}

A few days ago I picked up an organic eggplant at the grocery store. I was thrilled since eggplant is really a summer crop, and one of Yummy Hubby’s …

FDA to Regulate Gluten Free Labeling

For the first time, and after six years of debate, the US Food and Drug Administration has agreed to regulate what a label of "gluten free" means on foods. Before the new guidelines, food manufacturers could include traces of gluten at their discretion. The news will come as a relief to parents …

Best Healthy Lunch Box Snack Recipes

I do a lot of talking about how to compose a healthy lunch box. But, at the end of the day, none of my tips or recipes mean a thing if your kid won't eat what you pack. One way to get my kids excited about what's inside their lunch bags is to include a healthy snack with mega kid appeal. Something …

5 Gluten-Free Pizza Spots

Scooped: Mulled Wine Ice Cream

Let's face it: most mulled wine is boring. It's over-cinnamoned, over-allspiced, over-sweetened. If there's a holiday drink Not Looked Forward To as much as your average mulled wine, I don't know what it is.<p>A couple years ago I spent a very lovely weekend mulling and tasting several bottles' worth …

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Shutdown Politics, Bill Clinton-Style

If the government shuts down on Oct. 1, hundreds of thousands of federal employees could be temporarily forced out of their jobs — and we will almost certainly begin to hear a few of their stories soon after.<p>On NPR's <i>Tell Me More</i> Friday, Ron Elving, NPR's senior Washington editor, reminded us of a …

Walter White’s sickness mirrors America

“Breaking Bad” strikes such a nerve because Walt’s ills of body and soul are also those of our country<p>It is safe to say that as "Breaking Bad" comes to a close, Vince Gilligan's series is the moment's Best Show In the History of Television. Incredibly, the show isn't even over yet, and it is …