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  • This Easy Fruit Tart Will Make You Feel Like An Artist For Epicurious, by Katherine Sacks. A classic French fruit tart is one of those understatedly beautiful desserts that just about everyone loves. It’s the perfect make-ahead dinner party desert, the perfect wow ‘em dessert, the perfect looks-harder-than-it-is dessert. Because really, a fruit tart comes down to two things: the tart shell and the filling. And while you ...
  • Trump Treats American War Like After-Dinner Entertainment Cross-posted by TomDispatch.com Wilbur Ross put the matter… well, mouth-wateringly. At a Milken Institute Global Conference in California, the commerce secretary recalled how President Trump was hosting a dinner for China’s president, Xi Jinping, at his Mar-a-Lago club at the moment when a bevy of Tomahawk missiles were being dispatched against an airfield in Syria. Ross ...
  • How To Hold A Town Hall (A Quick Guide For Republicans) Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes a town hall as “an event at which a public official or political candidate addresses an audience by answering questions posed by individual members.” Very cool! Some even say that the first town hall meeting can be traced back to 1633 when Kathleen Martell, town clerk, held an event in Massachusetts. And I thought I ...
  • Muslim Travel Ban Legal Fight Is Almost Irrelevant Today, arguments were heard by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals over President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on a handful of Muslim countries. Next week, the Ninth Circuit will chime in as well. But we’re fast approaching the point where the entire argument becomes irrelevant, to both sides. Lost in all of the politics surrounding ...
  • Is Health Insurance A Right Or A Privilege? function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Now more than ever, health insurance is a staple story in the 24-hour news cycle. Opinions vary widely on the issue, as do politician’s thoughts on the matter. Debates rage, tensions grow, and deeper divides are formed as our government wrestles with this colossal dispute. Nestled at the heart ...
  • George RR Martin, Before He Was Famous function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); With “Game of Thrones” set to return for its second-to-last season this July, HBO already has its eye on several spinoffs. So let’s all take a moment to send good vibes to George RR Martin as he begins work on several new projects that will inevitably delay “The Winds ...
  • The Health Care Vote Further Exposed A GOP Empathy Gap Thursday’s vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that passed by a four-vote margin in the U.S. House of Representatives further exposed a growing empathy gap between the majority of House Republicans and the tangible realities of their constituents. The bill would strip at least 24 million people of their health insurance. The ACHA ...
  • The Anatomy Of Courage “It takes courage not to be discouraged.” That was Benjamin Ferencz, the last surviving Nazi war crimes prosecutor who, at the age of 27, prosecuted two dozen death camp supervisors and who, now age 97, was interviewed on 60 Minutes. He was responding to questions as to how and why his experience had not left ...
  • The Anti-Aging Ingredient You’ve Never Heard Of That Will Transform Your Skin For W magazine, by Gillian Sagansky. Two years ago, non-profit entrepreneur Leila Janah strolled into a small marketplace in Northern Uganda in search of a cure for her parched skin. She came across Nilotica balm, a cold-pressed oil which is derived from the locally grown Nilotica nut. Within hours she found her skin moisturized and glowing ...
  • The Stigma Of The Unworthy Unhealthy There is something sublimely degrading about the beer bash President Donald Trump reportedly threw May 4 for House Republicans who passed his health care bill by the narrowest of partisan margins. Start with the alleged host, who will say or do anything. By now it’s apparent that the president is untethered to reality. If he were ...
  • Macron’s Election Signals Victory Of A New Kind Of ‘Mainstream Populism’ Alain Minc is a French businessman, author and political advisor who was one of French President-elect Emmanuel Macron’s earliest prominent supporters. His most recent book is “Vive l’Allemagne!” He spoke with The WorldPost from Paris about the French election. How do you read the significance of Macron’s election? Does it signal the possibility of a new ...
  • The 5 Best Beaches In Florida For Condé Nast Traveler, by Paul Rubio. Here, our favorite spots along the Sunshine State’s 1,197-mile coastline, from the Panhandle to the Keys. There’s no shortage of powder-fine sand, national parks, and scenes that are both cocktail-friendly and kid-friendly. 1. South Beach, Miami Why we love it: Art Deco, A-listers, hot hotels, some of the best cocktails in ...
  • What’s It Like To Be On The Flip Side? Comedian Eugenio Derbez is so famous in Mexico he can barely walk down the street without being swarmed by paparazzi. So what did it feel like to try to make it in Hollywood as an unknown? On this episode, we hear from people who find themselves in situations they never thought they would be in. ...
  • We Swore We Would Never Become Our Mothers I was 16 years old. It was a Tuesday night, and I had just got done cheering at my high school’s soccer game. I was tan. My waist was much smaller back then. Heck, I did not have “hips.” My hair was in place with a perfect cheerleader bow high on my head. My lip ...
  • Sorry, Zombie Trumpcare, But That’s Not Freedom Freedom. It’s what the Freedom Caucus is all about, their name suggests. And the Freedom Caucus is the group that made its voice heard, the group of Congress members that forced changes to the Trumpcare bill that would, in their minds, enhance our freedoms as Americans. But they’ve got a funny definition of freedom. Funny ...
  • The Scottish National Party Has Failed And Must Be Held Accountable Wherever one stands on the issue of Scottish independence, or whether and when we should have a second referendum, Scotland does have a devolved administration and it is the Scottish Parliament who we need to hold accountable over the devolved areas, in proportion to their devolved powers. In particular, the major areas of health, education, ...
  • Best Cleansers For Oily Skin, According To Reddit For Allure, by Devon Ableman. Even if your skin is as oily as a slice of New York-style pizza, the most grease-combatting cleanser can work too hard on skin. Instead of eliminating excess oil, it rids skin of all moisture in general — leaving skin with dry, flaky patches, as well as redness. No thank you. A ...
  • 11 Adventure-Ready Mother’s Day Gifts For The Mom With Wanderlust For Glamour, by Lynsey Eidell. For the mom who loves travel, thrills, and experiences, skip the fall-back Mother’s Day gifts (ahem, flowers and card) in favor of something that speaks to her adventure-loving soul. But be warned: The 11 gifts that follow are likely to inspire wanderlust, so don’t be surprised when she starts packing her ...
  • News Roundup for May 8, 2017 Two out five ain’t bad! 1. France didn’t blow it in their presidential election on Sunday, voting in centrist Emmanuel Macron over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Looks like only 33.94{8883afff3f996f915e4087502a0d4bc0cab7d523e6eee37ef51ae9a6c529a071} of France are Nazis… More here. 2. More than one million children are now refugees, fleeing from war in South Sudan. More here. 3. Stephen Hawking predicts ...
  • Not Just Cities: We Can Become A Sanctuary Nation For millions of undocumented individuals living, working, and raising families in the U.S., January 20th 2017 is a rigid moment in time. On that day, Donald Trump took office as President of the United States, immediately putting those families at risk of being torn apart. As Americans – especially those of us who might be ...