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Oprah Winfrey’s TV network provided footage of interview tied to Andrew Puzder’s labor secretary nomination

Oprah Winfrey and her eponymous television network provided senators last month with footage of a 1990 interview with the ex-wife of Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, in which she discussed allegations of domestic abuse that she has since recanted.<p>The interview with Lisa …

Patt Morrison asks: 'The Left Hand of Darkness' author Ursula K. Le Guin

Comic-Con, that massive San Diego convention that spawned an international franchise for fans of sci fi and fantasy comics, films, television and genre books, began in 1970, in the basement of a San Diego hotel. The year before, the singular writer Ursula K. Le Guin had already published the best …

Literature

26 years ago, Carl Sagan gave us an incredible perspective on our planet

As NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft was about to leave our Solar System in 1989, Sagan, who was a member of the mission's imaging team, pleaded with officials to turn the camera around to take one last look back at Earth before the spaceship left our solar system.<p>The resulting image, with the Earth as a …

14 Interior Design Trends To Watch For In 2016

We talked about what home decor trends we were ready to part with in 2015, so we thought we would chat a little about some trends we predict to be wildly popular in 2016. Here we go!<p><b>1. CUSTOM TILES</b><p>We shared our love for patterned tile with you before, and shared some beautiful inspiration. They …

15 Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches That Are Nothing Short Of Epic

YUM.<p>A regular old turkey sandwich is nothing to write home about, but come Thanksgiving ― equipped with a fridge that is overflowing with fresh-roasted turkey, tangy cranberry sauce and gravy ― they can be epic. There’s something about those classic Thanksgiving side dishes that really gets …

The oil guide: which to use for frying, drizzling and roasting

Thought you knew which oil to drizzle over your salad and which to roast your potatoes with? Think again.<p>Scientists have discovered that heating up vegetable oils leads to the release of high concentrations of chemicals called aldehydes, <b>which have been linked to illnesses including cancer, heart</b> …

Recipes

11 Foods You Always Avoid That Don’t Necessarily Mess with Your Weight

No, they don’t instantly make your jeans tighter.<p>Whether you’re debating ordering dessert or slipping into a <i>How to Get Away with Murder</i> marathon, it helps to remember this: everything in moderation. Yes, indulging in the following items with abandon can make your skinny jeans become the jeans that …

The Weird Way Alcohol Makes You Fat

Sorry, but it's time to ditch the before-dinner aperitif. Not only is alcohol often super high in calories and sugar, but it may also cause you to overeat, finds a recent study in the journal Obesity.<p>Turns out that eating under the influence is bad news for your diet because alcohol affects the …

The Scandalous Lady W: why the BBC's new period drama sounds peculiarly modern

The language in a dramatisation of Lady Seymour Worsley's extraordinary life is as colourful as the woman herself<p>For audiences used to genteel period drama, hearing 18th century characters utter the f-word might come as something of a shock.<p>But the writer behind BBC Two’s latest offering, based on …