Lena Hammack

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A Texas Democrat has one of the best ads — and most effective opponent attacks — you’ll see in 2018

By JM Rieger<p>Video editor<p>Rep. John Carter (R-Tex.) hasn’t won a race by fewer than 20 points in a decade. Veteran MJ Hegar (D) is trying to change that, and she made a big splash over the last few days with an ad that includes a subtle but brutal jab at Carter.<p>Hegar served three tours in Afghanistan …

Obama Administration

Archaeologists Dig Up An 800-Year-Old Native American Pot. What They Found Inside Is Changing History

In 2008, on a dig in the First Nation’s Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin, archaeologists made a small but stunning discovery: a tiny clay pot. …

Mike Kerrigan: I thought I had enough friends, then a stranger did this on my flight home

John Lennon said life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. It’s taken me only 47 years, but I am beginning to understand what he meant.<p>Into my early forties I was busy planning every detail of my life. This now, that later. I wrote the script and starred in the production. …

How Special Paint On The Hood Of The World War II Jeep Protected Soldiers' Lives

If you’ve ever seen a picture of a World War II Jeep with brown paint between the points of its “invasion star,” you might have assumed it was just …

Chilling mountaintop find may confirm dark Greek legend

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists have made a sinister discovery at the top of a Greek mountain which might corroborate one of the darkest legends of antiquity.<p>Excavations this summer on Mount Lykaion, once worshipped as the birthplace of the god Zeus, uncovered the 3,000-year-old skeleton of a …

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him (30+ New Pics)

Tom Bob (previously here) refuses to simply <i>live</i> in the world. He's reshaping it. Creating clever street art on common objects in the urban landscape, …

Instagram deletes photographer Dragana Jurisic's account and Facebook censors her work

UPDATE: Instagram has reinstated Jurisic's account this evening (14 May), so that it is publicly on view, and apologised for the inconvenience. …

How to Be a Better, More Efficient Editor of Your Own Writing

We need to edit our own writing — even if we have real editors — but we don’t have to take all day on it.Ideally, behind every great writer is an …

Everything I did wrong — Self-Publishing

Everything I did wrong — Self-Publishing<p>Many first-time authors focus on publishing the way a pregnant woman focuses on birth. The soon-to-be mother …

Writing

This Spy Survived Torture to Make the Nazis Pay for Their Crimes

Wearing a gray flannel suit and a thick scarf around her head, Odette Sansom shielded her eyes from the salty ocean spray as the fishing boat scudded …

Easy 9x13 Cobbler Recipes That'll Make Sure Everyone Gets Seconds

Because if we're being honest, the 8x8 is never really enough.<p>Though cobblers may be seen as an easy Southern classic, it takes the perfect balance …

Dessert

The One Anti-Inflammatory Drink You Should Have First Thing When You Wake Up In The Morning

The food and drink choices we make in the morning can set the stage for a day of great eating. Provided we’re selecting the right anti-inflammatory …

Antiinflammatory

Black Panther: Here's Who T'Challa Marries in the Comics — No, It's NOT Nakia

<i>Warning: spoilers for Black Panther below!</i><p>Lupita Nyong'o and Chadwick Boseman's chemistry in <b>Black Panther</b> is undeniable. The devastatingly gorgeous costars play ex-love interests in the record-breaking film, and the lingering question of whether T'Challa (Boseman) and Nakia (Nyong'o) would rekindle …

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 …

‘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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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><p>Mr O’Brien was …

New Testament

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 …

Mobile

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 …

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 …

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 …

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