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  • Tom Perriello Would Be A Governor With A Backbone The US Congress is a great representative body, but that doesn’t mean that all its representatives are great. During my 40 years in Congress, there were many occasions when I was proud of my colleagues, but there were more times than I can count when a colleague would tell me he or she wanted to ...
  • Justin Trudeau Nailed This Ryan Gosling-Approved Style Move By Liza Corsillo for GQ. Canada's Prime Minister and one of Canada's most famous Ryans are both fans of this next-level neckwear move. It’s rare that a politician and a movie star share tastes in fashion but Justin Trudeau isn’t just any politician, especially when it comes to dressing for a big event. Last night, while delivering ...
  • A Nation Made By War And A Citizenry Unmade By It Demobilizing America Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com On successive days recently, I saw two museum shows that caught something of a lost American world and seemed eerily relevant in the Age of Trump.  The first, “Hippie Modernism,” an exploration of the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s (heavy on psychedelic posters), was appropriately enough at the Berkeley Art ...
  • #EqualPayDay: The Wage Gap Is What Happens When Women’s Time And Money Are Valued Less Co-Authored with Kevin Miller, Ph.D. Imagine for split second a world where the jobs that women do are as valued as the jobs that men do. Mothers wouldn’t be penalized for having children. Men would gladly take paternity leave. Salary negotiations would be a breeze. The two extra hours of chores that women do every ...
  • Nothing Brings Couples Together Like Donald Trump My wife despises Donald Trump. In fact, she would probably urge me to find a stronger word than “despises” if my vocabulary had no bounds. And, while I may not be 45’s biggest fan, I feel like she often resents me for not obsessively loathing him enough. If I came home from work someday wearing ...
  • Filling In The Magic Asterisk: The Republican Reform Proposal For years Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan wowed the Washington pundit class by pushing his balanced budget proposals. Not only did he outline a plan for taxes and spending that balanced the budget and paid down the debt, he actually got the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to score the proposal, verifying his claims. As a practical ...
  • 7 Things That Always Go On Sale In April ‘Tis the season for weeding through your closets and cabinets, which means you’ve officially got extra room for some new spring goodies. Here, seven on-sale things to treat yourself to this month. Related: How to Be Better With Money in Just 30 Days PAINT COLORS April is full of spring-cleaning vibes, but it’s also the time of year ...
  • These Prominent U.S. Institutions Have Installed Transgender Bathrooms For Architectural Digest, by David Foxley. The ongoing national debate over gender-neutral bathroom use in public buildings continues to make front-page news across the country. Seizing a banner issue of our time that throws the vast political divide into relief, lawmakers on either side of the aisle are wont to dig in their heels over the ...
  • Inside Donald Trump’s $2.1 Million Childhood Home For Architectural Digest, by Jennifer Tzeses. Though Donald Trump was real-estate mogul before becoming President, his childhood house was not a Manhattan skyscraper. In fact, it’s a Tudor-style residence in Jamaica, Queens, that Trump once called home. His parents lived there when he was born in 1946, reports StreetEasy. Located on a treelined street, the property ...
  • The Ultimate ‘Big Little Lies’ Travel Guide For diehard fans and newcomers alike, the best-selling novel turned HBO series about the scandals and secrets of a tiny seaside community is one of the most addictive shows out there. But aside from the juicy gossip, sexy husbands and Reese Witherspoon’s all-around perfection as the token mom-you-despise-but-also-kinda-want-to-be, there’s something else that keeps us coming ...
  • Statues Of Celebrities That Look Nothing Like Them For Architectural Digest, by Nick Mafi. It’s one thing to be a celebrity; it’s something else to be a celebrity with a statue erected in your honor. Indeed, it’s one of the highest ways in which we can praise our heroes, whether they are athletes, writers, politicians, or actors. By publicly casting their likenesses in metal, ...
  • What’s The Truth About The Gender Pay Gap? Search “Gender Wage Gap,” and the suggestion that Google’s algorithm immediately spits out is “Gender Wage Gap Myth.” Meaning that a considerable number of people seeking information about the gender wage gap are skeptical about its very existence. Realizing that many intelligent, knowledgeable Americans still question whether women and men in America are genuinely compensated ...
  • Yes, You Have A Role To Play In Preventing Sexual Violence (In All Its Forms) Whether you have been an advocate for decades or have only recently been inspired by the powerful stories of survivors coming forward, in a society where sexual violence is normalized there are daily opportunities to interrupt rape culture. And while some forms of sexual violence — such as sexist jokes, catcalling or vulgar gestures — ...
  • Does The Club Soda Trick Actually Work For Red Wine Stain Removal? For Epicurious, by Tommy Werner. In my experience, there are really only three skills a good host really needs to master: greeting everyone at the door with a smile, making a good punch, and removing a red wine stain. This article is about that last skill. There are three common cures for a red wine spill: water, water ...
  • These Coloring-Book Eggs Are The Coolest Easter Craft Ever For Epicurious, by Diana Yen. A few months back, I met up for coffee with a friend, and discovered her in a trancelike state, hunched over one of those trendy adult coloring book with a handful of markers. I laughed at her at first, thinking she was way past the age of coloring with markers. She ...
  • Here Are All The Thoughts You Have During Each Year Of Your 20s This post was originally published on Forever Twenty Somethings by Samantha Matt. Progressing through your twenties is fun, until you get to your late twenties and realize it’s almost over. Basically, once you get passed the fun stuff, things get kind of serious, and you realize that your former fun self really screwed over your older, ...
  • This Chocolate Macaroon Cake Is The Ultimate Passover Dessert For Bon Appetit, by Alex Delany and Claire Saffitz. This is not your average flourless cake. It’s also not the chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons that have historically graced Passover seders. It’s a gluten-free and dairy-free hybrid of the two. Which tastes insanely good. Senior food editor Claire Saffitz tested a lot of different versions of this cake to ...
  • Here’s The Easy Way To Make Hummus At Home For Bon Appetit, by Alex Beggs and Claire Saffitz. If you’ve never made hummus at home, or tried and failed because why is this tahini I bought so bitter? Then today is the day that all changes. Senior food editor Claire Saffitz has the most basic, low-key hummus recipe and she’s here to show us how ...
  • This Is How Long Wine Actually Lasts After It’s Opened For Bon Appetit, by Marissa A. Ross. I used to be one of those people who never left a bottle unfinished. But when drinking wine became my job, I found myself with more half-full bottles than ever; wines I loved and couldn’t bear to throw out just because they had been open for a day or ...
  • Trump And Xi Can Reach Mutually Agreeable Solutions On North Korea And Trade SHANGHAI ― Rex Tillerson has just finished his East Asia tour as the U.S. secretary of state. The main purpose of his last stop and probably the most important one was to meet with Chinese leaders to prepare for the upcoming summit meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday and Friday ...