Lena Hammack

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Rosa Parks Was My Aunt. Here's What You Don't Know About Her.

This week would've marked her 105th birthday — it's time to move beyond the quiet seamstress narrative.<p>This is how you know her: She was the tired …

Black History

‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Director Takes the Coward’s Way Out

The next film in the new <i>Fantastic Beasts</i> franchise, <i>The Crimes of Grindelwald</i> is pulling a magic trick of its own by making Albus Dumbledore’s …

Movies

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Amaretto Caramel Sauce

This white chocolate cheesecake with Amaretto caramel sauce is made in haven! So rich, so creamy, and very delicious! If you like the sweet …

Dessert

The Secret Ingredient That Makes Boxed Cake Mix Taste Homemade

Recently, my roommate’s boyfriend lost a bet (we were trying to cut down on our dessert consumption, but he caved on vacation), and, somewhat …

Dessert

Why I Write

I’m usually awake by 6 am every day. Today I got up at 5 am. I meditate, spend some time with my wife, and then I write. My first real task each …

Writing

Make This Greek Avocado Chicken Salad and Eat It All Week

Chicken salad and tuna salad are tried-and-true lunch staples. I don't think there was ever a time that I went to my grandparents' home and opened …

Healthy Eating

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

Creative Writing

Guy calls up radio station to complain about gay people, host demolishes him by asking the same question 27 times

LBC radio host James O’Brien was taking no prisoners during an on-air segment about gay sex this week.<p>Scroll down for the clip. <p>Mr O’Brien was …

LGBTQ

9 things I wish I knew before traveling to London

For one glorious year, I lived in student housing right near Liverpool Street in London. The city remains my favorite of all time: it could win on …

Samsung may have just listed its foldable Galaxy X handset

There have been plenty of rumors in recent years about Samsung’s plans to release a smartphone with a foldable display, but solid evidence that such …

Electronics Industry

Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

Baking

Alcohol Banned For U.S. Forces In Japan After Fatal Car Crash

After a Japanese man was killed early Sunday in a car crash involving a U.S. service member, U.S. forces in Japan are prohibited indefinitely from purchasing or drinking alcohol.<p>Police in Okinawa say the service member "had an alcohol level that was three times the legal limit" at the time of the …

Japan

Woman solves mystery of man who left flowers at her 12-year-old brother's grave for nearly 70 years

A mystery man who left flowers at a 12-year-old boy scout's grave for nearly 70 years has been revealed to be a childhood friend who was with him just before he died.<p>Ronald Seymour-Westborough, 84, has been visiting the grave of Karl Sharp, who died in 1947 on a Scouting trip, since he was 18 …

Archaeology

Texas church gunman once escaped from mental health center

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman who carried out the massacre at a small-town Texas church briefly escaped from a mental health center in New Mexico in 2012 and got in trouble for bringing guns onto a military base and threatening his superiors there, police reports indicate.<p>Devin …

Crime

A Great Baking Trick

The secret to making no-hassle desserts that can feed a crowd is in your cupboard…Sheet pan cooking has taken the food world by storm for good …

Dessert

These Mini Apple Pies Baked in an Apple Make Us Want All Fall All the Time

This one goes out to all the fall lovers who get more excited for in-season apples than the ever-popular pumpkin. Because really, what could be more …

Baking

Excavation opens to public after Roman streets and artefacts found

One of the largest archaeological excavation sites in Leicester has been opened to the public.<p>On Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May, visitors are invited to …

Why 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 2' Is The Most Important Marvel Movie In Years

<i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2</i> will change the way we watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies forever.<p>The Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU) is an impressive undertaking. It spans superhero franchises as tiny as <i>Ant-Man</i> to behemoths like <i>The Avengers,</i> weaving together everything from Dr. Strange …

Marvel Universe

New haul of Homo naledi bones sheds surprising light on human evolution

Early human relativelived at same time as Homo sapiens and could have made stone tools, scientists suggest<p>When fossil hunters unveiled the remains of a mysterious and archaic new species of human found deep inside a cave in South Africa two years ago, the scientific community was stunned. Since …

How to learn a language in super-fast time

Last week, the war of words between the EU and Britain over Brexit took an unexpected turn – when Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, elected to deliver his in French instead of English.<p>Addressing a conference in Italy, Junker claimed that “slowly but surely English is losing …

Language Learning
Donald Trump

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>On the face of it, President Trump’s decision to attack Syria doesn’t make a lot of sense. Launching 59 missiles at a single airbase, as Trump did, is not going to seriously change the outcome of a years-long civil war. So what’s the point of doing it …

As warplanes return to scene of sarin attack, Trump defends missile launch

President: US did not target airbase runways as ‘they are easy to quickly fix’ Could Britain have sold sarin chemicals to Assad’s regime?<p>In the quiet streets of Khan Sheikhun, people mourned the dead from a sarin attack, bracing for the next raid. At an airbase near Homs, government warplanes …

J.K. Rowling calls out Piers Morgan after he claims he's never read 'Harry Potter'

Piers Morgan, a man who has always had trouble with criticism, responded to a brutal Saturday burn from J.K. Rowling by saying he's "never read a …

Marvel has given us our first look at Avengers: Infinity War

Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Star Lord, all on the same stage<p>Cameras began rolling for Marvel’s upcoming ensemble film <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> back in January. To commemorate the occasion, the company has released a production trailer featuring interviews with some of the crew and cast of the ensemble …

19 Of The Most Savage Things Teachers Have Ever Done

So savage.

'Potter' vs. Piers: Author J.K. Rowling and media personality Piers Morgan trade insults on Twitter

The world of social media can have an air of being a great leveling force, where anyone anywhere can feel he is talking directly to some of the most celebrated, powerful people in the world. Or, it can be a place where famous people can yell at each other.<p>Such was the case Saturday as “Harry …

J. K. Rowling

Guy Hamilton: The James Bond director who went undercover in WW2

<b>That James Bond creator Ian Fleming drew literary inspiration from his wartime work in espionage is relatively well known. But the heroic World War Two exploits of the director of Bond films including Goldfinger and Live and Let Die are less well documented.</b><p>Guy Hamilton, who grew up in France but …

Ian Fleming

Finding a lost city, and also a flesh-eating illness, with Douglas Preston

Abandoned cities, deadly snakes, and flesh-eating diseases<p>In January, author Douglas Preston released his latest book, <i>The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story</i>. In 2015, Preston had been part of an expedition to Honduras that located an unexplored city deep in the rain forests of the country, …

Archaeology

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Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta well.<p>Meanwhile, whisk …

Recipes