Four Ways You're Cooking Pasta Wrong

February 26, 2015

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Pasta is one of the easiest foods to make . . . except there's a good chance you're doing it WRONG.  Here are four myths about cooking pasta . . . Myth #1:  You should put oil in the water to keep the noodles from sticking together.  It DOES work, but it also makes them… Read More

On This Day In Black Hstory

February 25, 2015

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February 25, 1989; Boxer Mike Tyson becomes the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World by defeating challenger Frank Bruno of England 1991;  Adrienne Mitchell, first African American woman to die in combat in the Persian Gulf War is killed in her military barracks in Dharan, Saudi Arabia 1978;  Death of Daniel ("Chappie") James Jr. (58),… Read More

Do This One Thing, and You'll Be Happier . . . Supposedly

February 24, 2015

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  According to a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, there's a simple trick you can do every day to make yourself a happier person, and it only takes ten minutes a day.  Here's what you have to do . . .     Each night, write down three things that went well that day. … Read More

On This Day In Black History

February 23, 2015

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February 23, 1929; Baseball catcher Elston Gene Howard was born in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1965, Howard signed a $70,000 contract with the NY Yankees and became the highest paid player in the history of baseball at the time. 1995; Bass Singer Melvin Franklin of The Temptations died of complications following a brain seizure in… Read More

Here Are the Favorites to Win the Major Oscar Categories

February 22, 2015

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If you haven't filled out your office Oscar pool yet, we've got you covered.  Here are the odds-on favorites to win the major categories on Sunday . . . plus the nominee with the second-best odds, if you want to change it up a little. We even listed some of the more obscure categories, since… Read More

Four Things People Decide Within a Minute of Meeting You

February 20, 2015

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  How long does it take to really know someone?  Well, here are four things people subconsciously THINK they know, within a minute of meeting you.    1.  Whether or not they can trust you.  Researchers as Princeton recently had students look at people's faces, and decide whether they were trustworthy or not. One group… Read More

On This Day In Black History

February 19, 2015

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  February 19.1992; John Singleton,the first African American director to be nominated for the Academy Award is nominated for best director and best screenplay for his first film Boyz N the Hood.   1864; Knights of Pythias established. Confederate troops defeated three Black and six white regiments at Battle of Olustee, about fifty miles from… Read More

On This Day in Black History

February 17, 2015

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February 17, 1963: Michael Jeffrey Jordon, 36, Basketball player, former minor league baseball player, and sports icon was born 1891; A. C. Richardson, a black inventor, invented the churn, patent #466,470 1997; Virginia House of Delegates votes unanimously to retire the state song, "Carry me back to old virginia" , a tune which glorifies slavery… Read More

On This Day In Black History

February 12, 2015

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  February 12, 1793; Congress passed the first Fugitive Slave Law to implement the provisions in the Constitution. It stated that to reclaim an escaped slave a master needed only to go before a magistrate and provide oral or written proof of ownership. 1962; Bus boycott started in Macon, Georgia 1909; Founded in New York… Read More