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Is Cooking With an Air Fryer Healthy?

Advertised as a healthy, guilt-free way to enjoy your favorite fried foods, air fryers have experienced a recent surge in popularity.<p>They are claimed …

Nutrition

The 10 best places to visit in the US this year, according to Lonely Planet

1/<p>10. Southeastern Utah<p>Southeastern Utah encapsulates Americana road-trip country — not only are two of Utah's five national parks located in …

Travel

Buttermilk-and-Honey Chicken Kabobs

Buttermilk-and-Honey Chicken Kabobs<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large bowl until smooth; whisk in buttermilk, next 3 …

Recipes

If Presidents Were Women

No woman has ever been President of the United States because, as we learned in 2016, they aren’t allowed to be. So we are left to look back at history and imagine: What if some of our Presidents <i>had</i> been women?<p><b>George Washington</b><br>Washington marries the richest widower in Virginia and is promptly …

Calvin Coolidge

How Louisiana Buried the History of the Nation’s First Black Lieutenant Governor

Back in 1976, when Brian Mitchell was eight years old, a teacher in his Louisiana school system asked if anyone in the class was related to a famous …

Black History

This One-Pot Chili Cheese Pasta Is a Weeknight Wonder

I have yet to hear anyone exclaim from the rooftops with passion and gusto that washing dishes is their most favorite activity of all time. This …

Cooking

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 One-Pot Wonders for the Week Ahead

My husband does all the dishes in our house. Which is fantastic, except for when he's out of town and then not only do I have to make dinner, but I …

Cooking

13 Movies To See If 'Mudbound' & Its Harrowing Story Left You Reeling

Over the past few months, Dee Rees' <i>Mudbound</i> has picked up several nominations from awards shows like the Oscars and Golden Globes, and for good …

Zoe Kravitz

Jordan Peele, Greta Gerwig, Guillermo del Toro on Keys to Writing WGA, Oscar-Nominated Films

“Get Out” writer-director Jordan Peele reminded several hundred of his fellow scribes of the need to stay away from the misery that’s associated with …

Jordan Peele

Cinema new releases for Friday 2nd February including Phantom Thread

Cinema new releases for Friday 2nd February<p>Phantom Thread<p>An exquisite weave of gothic romance and haute couture comedy, There Will Be Blood director …

Phantom Thread

Black Excellence: The Legacy of Donyale Luna | V Magazine

To kick off Black History Month, we honor the heiress of avant-garde. She’s been referred to as “the reincarnation of Nefertiti”, was the muse of …

Andy Warhol

Free Things to Do in February Across the U.S. and Around the World

Winter weather may seem to be shouting “Stay home and cuddle up with a book,” but there are loads of great deals, free festivals and cheap eats for …

Travel

13 spectacular places to party around the world

It's carnival time in Brazil but Rio de Janeiro's not the only place for party fun. Here are 13 other amazing ways to dance the winter blues away.<p>1. Carnival in Santa Cruz<p>Nothing says “buckle up for six more weeks of winter” like Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, or whatever you want …

Festivals

40 seconds cycling, three times per week: That’s how much you need to ride to get fit, says BBC documentary

<b>Volunteers in BBC documentary see upp to 14 per cent improvement in fitness over five weeks</b><p>Two minutes of riding per week isn’t a lot, but apparently …

Exercise

How To Redecorate Your Room For Under $100

We all want to look better, eat better, drink better and feel better, but it’s not always easy to do it on a budget. Or is it? From food and …

Home Decorating

Caramel Walnut Chocolate Tart (16-Minute, No-bake Dessert)

It’s never too late, no matter if is spring or summer – with a nice caramel and nut dessert like this one! If you like creamy-chocolatey-caramel …

Dessert

Special Sauce: JJ Johnson on Embracing the Food of the African Diaspora

My guest this week on Special Sauce is chef and cookbook author JJ Johnson. When I say he gravitated to kitchen work at an early age, I mean really early. He started cooking with his grandmother when he was four: "I didn't really watch cartoons...I'd step on like a milk crate. She would give me a …

Black Culture

Pink Reacts To Grammy President Suggesting Female Artists Need To "Step Up"

Although dozens of female artists flooded the Grammy Award red carpet wearing white roses in support of the Time's Up initiative and achieving parity in the industry, the notion of gender equality and female solidarity sadly wasn't reflected in this year's winners.<p>Or in the derogatory remarks made …

Neil Portnow

5 Ways to Write Romance With Respect

Romance is a rich, diverse genre with a loyal following of readers and a firm place at the top of the genre fiction market. Since the explosion of …

Writing

My Must-Have Digital Media Tools: 2018 Edition

Every year, I update this post with tools that have indispensable to my business, productivity, and well-being. Here’s my 2018 list. There are no …

Jessica Chastain Fought to Get Octavia Spencer More Money for Their New Movie

Jessica Chastain is one of the most vocal advocates for gender pay equity in Hollywood. Last April, the actress revealed exactly how she asks for salary parity for her own projects. Spoiler alert: It's nothing complicated. She just directly inquires about her pay in comparison to the male …

Octavia Spencer

Small Bites And Toothpicks Appetizers For Game Day

recipe<p>"These pizza wontons were very tasty. My family loved them and I had fun making them."<p>-SharonChen<p>recipe<p>"I made these for a tailgate and they …

Cooking

How can a man and a woman have such polar opposite takes on the same date?

Almost everyone can imagine an Aziz Ansari situation, because so many of us have been on one side or the other<p>“Ask a man for his worst date story, and he’ll tell you something that will make you laugh,” a female friend said to me a few years ago. “Ask a woman, and she’ll tell you a story that will …

Aziz Ansari

“Mind-blowing” unreleased Prince music is on the way

The late artist left behind a huge archive of unreleased material when he passed away in April 2016<p>“Mind-blowing” music from Prince‘s ‘vast vaults’ …

Warner Bros

30-Minute Wicked Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

This wicked chocolate fudge cake is so rich, chocolatey and packed delicious flavor, ideal for chocoholics everywhere! Plus, it is very simple and …

Desserts

Kimora Lee Simmons addresses sexual-misconduct allegations against ex Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons' ex-wife, Kimora Lee Simmons, has finally addressed the sexual-misconduct allegations which have been piling up against him since late November.<p>Simmons, 60, has been accused of sexual misconduct ranging from assault to rape by 11 women on the record, including model Keri Claussen …

Jenny Lumet

Chances Are You're Not Living Up to Your Creative Potential. Here Are 3 Things You Can Do to Fix It Today

Creativity takes practice and intention. The more space you give yourself to practice ideation without the threat of failure, the better you'll get at it.<p>Coming up with new ideas can be hard. But no matter what field you're in, a little bit of creativity can take you a long way. Over the years, …

Creativity

Rupi Kaur on how she found her voice through verse, and poetry's power to connect - Firstpost

It’s day one of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival in the colourful and sunny city which gives the event its name. In front of me walks a group of …

Literature

Erykah Badu’s Hitler Comments Highlight The Problem With The ‘Woke Vs. Trash’ Binary

Erykah Badu, the self-professed spiritual guide, and humanist, caused a huge stir when Vulture published a conversation between her and the writer in which Badu expressed a sense of empathy for maligned, possibly even evil figures.<p>“I see good in everybody,” she claimed. “I saw something good in …

Erykah Badu

Cocoa Nib-Infused Tequila

Preheat an oven to 350° and spread ½ cup of raw cocoa nibs out on a baking sheet. Toast the nibs till fragrant and glossy, 6–7 minutes. Cool to room …