Tonja Richards

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Want to better understand the Trump presidency? Give 'Moby-Dick' another read

I have spent many anguished hours pondering how it is that a man of such low character and dubious qualifications occupies the Oval Office. I've spent even longer trying to understand his presidency. I've pored over polls and research papers, absorbed an ocean of think pieces. None has solved the …

Literature

Apple Cobbler Crumble Recipe

"This super-easy cobbler is great for unexpected company or spur-of-the-moment cravings. The juice from the fruit cooks out to produce enough …

Yes, we’ve lost our faith in God, but we’ve lost our faith in reason too

Our failure to create social movements that fill the space vacated by the church has left people feeling helpless<p>Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. So runs the inscription above the gates of hell in Dante’s Inferno. Through those gates walks Dante with his guide Virgil:<p>Now sighs, loud wailing, …

Religion

Why are white men stockpiling guns?

Research suggests it’s largely because they’re anxious about their ability to protect their families<p>Since the 2008 election of President Obama, the number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. has tripled, while imports have doubled. This doesn’t mean more households have guns than ever before — …

Deleting Facebook Won’t Protect Your Information, But Doing This Will

This week, news broke that the data analytics company Cambridge Analytica (which worked with the Trump campaign) had illegally mined data from 50 million Facebook users to spread disinformation. As a result, many internet users are decrying the platform, and the hashtag #DeleteFacebook is trending …

This $20 HDTV Antenna Is Cheaper Than Cable, Will Help You Make The Cord-Cutter Transition

Sure, you might be able to get a lot of your favorite shows on Netflix or Amazon. But sometimes you want to watch a cable series while it’s actually …

Getting to the Middle of Nowhere: On Jon K. Lauck’s “From Warm Center to Ragged Edge”

JON K. LAUCK’S LATEST BOOK is a deeply researched analysis of how Midwestern literature — and by extension, the Midwest itself — has been written out …

10 Quotes On Style, Love, And Life from Iris Apfel And Her New Book

“Why not wear something that says, ‘HERE I AM TODAY!’”<p>Iris Apfel is ‘An Accidental Icon,’ or so says the title of her new book. We prefer to think of her as a forever icon who just had to wait for us wallflowers to catch up to her.<p>Since the star first slipped into celebrity with her show at the …

Love Stories

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

15 Foods That Increase Blood Pressure and Should Be Avoided

High blood pressure can damage your heart, brain, kidneys, and cause a number of other complications such as disabilities. There are certain foods …

I Didn’t Find My Passion Until I Was 50 Years Old

“Follow your passion” is advice we hear so often, it almost seems like a cliché. It sounds fabulous, except for one thing: What if you don’t have a …

So You Want to Read Southern Gothic: Here’s Where to Start

Deep in the swampy backwaters of Kingdom Come, its richest resident, Thomas, shoulders the dual responsibilities of caring for his conjoined triplet …

Salmon, Two Ways: One Epic, One Everyday

Recently, I have been spending time simplifying some old recipes.<p>“Not everyone has a couple of hours to spare in the kitchen on a school night,” my sister once said to me, voicing a familiar complaint about the time commitment demanded by some of my dishes.<p>“I know, I know,” I said, and offered my …

Seafood

How to Write Like an Architect: Short Primers on Writing with the Neat, Clean Lines of a Designer

We have another national crisis on our hands.<p>Our children are not only ill-equipped to read maps and tell time with analog clocks, their handwriting …

Notre Dame Cathedral: Complete Visitor Information

Arguably the most stunning gothic cathedral in the world, Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral is undoubtedly the most famous. Conceived in the 12th century …

Rare Van Gogh sketches go on public display for first time in 100 years

Drawings, together with works by Govert Flinck, on show at the Singer Laren museum in the Netherlands<p>Art lovers are in for a rare treat as four forgotten works by Dutch masters Vincent van Gogh and 17th-century painter Govert Flinck have gone on display, after gathering dust for more than 100 years.<p>…

Art

These Are the 18 Best Trader Joe’s Products of 2017, According to Customers

The popular grocery store just released the winners of their 9th Annual Customer Choice Awards. Did your favorites make the cut?<p>On January 2, Trader …

3 Calming Questions to Ask Yourself When You're Feeling Worried or Anxious

Worry suddenly washes over me sometimes, and I find it hard to explain to other people. I worry about my mum getting sick. I worry that I’m spending …

20 Sunday Dinner Ideas With Easy Recipes

Chicken Pot Pie with Bacon-and-Cheddar Biscuits<p>A chicken pot pie casserole is the most comforting dish for any night, and this recipe is topped with …

The 1 Thing Nobody Understands About Suffering (and How To Overcome It) | Inc.com

Everyone experiences suffering. No matter who you are--regardless of your identities, political affiliation, age, or income--you will suffer in this lifetime.<p>Physical pain. Mental anguish. Psychological torment. Excruciating emotional turmoil. In this life, there are many ways to suffer.<p>And unlike …

Self-improvement

'Nervous' Prince Harry Interviews Barack Obama for Radio Show

A “nervous” Prince Harry of Wales interviewed former U.S. President Barack Obama for BBC Radio 4 — though listeners won’t get to hear the whole …

A 15-Minute Bodyweight Workout for Crazy Core Strength

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

11 Fascinating Nonfiction Books To Give The Reader Who Already Has Basically Everything On Their Shelves

It's a fact that all readers love to receive new books. But finding the right books to gift to bibliophiles is actually much more difficult than one …

Learn How to Blend With Colored Pencils

Get Better Results With the Right Blending Techniques<p>Working with colored pencils is a lot of fun and you can create amazing drawings with this …

Tutorials

Want Your Boss to Be a Better Leader? Persuade Them to Try Any of These Top 5 Habits of Smart Leaders | Inc.com

Years ago, Gallup estimated quite shockingly that 75 percent of the reasons people quit comes down to their managers.<p>In my own research pouring over mountains of literature as well as my own client data to get to the bottom line of the most likely reason employees quit their managers, I found the …

Leadership

11 Billion Reasons The Self Help Industry Doesn't Want You To Know The Truth About Happiness | Inc.com

Most Americans are unhappy. Despite the abundance of material wealth, the idealism of democratic values, and flashy new iPhones, most people are suffering. And the brutal truth is that several industries--including the self-industry--are profiting off of the emotional pain of people seeking quick …

Happiness

The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now

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11 Exercises That Will Help You Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Going through daily life with back pain is a serious downer. When a heavy squat snatch triggered something in my lower back during the CrossFit Open …

This Fried Chicken Is the Easiest, and Best, I’ve Ever Made

I’ve made fried chicken for as long as I’ve been cooking, but I might go five years without making it. I began with a Paula Peck recipe that …

Hudson Valley

General Gilbert's California Fried Chicken with Pan Gravy