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Music | Music News

The Clash's 'London Calling': 10 Things You Didn't Know

The band didn’t write “Revolution Rock,” Joe Strummer started “Lost in the Supermarket” on the back of a guitar-string package, and Paul Simonon smashed his bass a day…

    News | News

    Construction begins on USNS Harvey Milk

    Construction will begin on a Navy vessel that will bear the name of LGBTQ activist Harvey Milk.

    Sports | Cycling

    Major city bikeway project to break ground

    The San Diego Association of Governments will break ground Thursday on the first phase of a series of projects to install more than a dozen miles of bike boulevards and protected bikeways in North Park and Mid-City.

    Recipes | Recipes

    Pimiento Cheese Crackers Recipe | Bon Appetit

    The addictive cheddar cracker is all grown up, thanks to a little heat from the cayenne and a hint of sweet pepper from the pimiento. The cheese and butter lend a decent amount of fat, so their melt-in-your-mouth texture keeps you coming back for more. Th

    Food & Drink | Food & Drink

    10 Hacks For Cheap Starbucks Drinks That'll Save You Big Time

    While Starbucks drinks might as well be part of our bodies at this point, buying a Peppermint Mocha every day during the holiday season (and every day after that) can get pretty expensive over time. And while you could always cut back on coffee to…

    Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

    Q&A with Maria Goodavage author of Doctor Dogs | The Bark

    In conversation with a writer whose focus on working dogs has contributed mightily to our understanding of the canine skill set and how it’s harnessed for our benefit. Bark: In the course of researching Doctor Dogs, did you learn anything that surprised

    Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

    47 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. (12-13-2019 to 12-15-2019)

    This weekend in L.A. from Friday, December 13 to Sunday, December 15 features Union Stations Cocoa Concerts, Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade, Echo Park Community Parade, a Gremlins Holiday Party, ThriftCon LA, Hanukkah Festival at the Skirball Cultural

    Food & Drink | Recipes and Food Related

    Baking From the Heartland: A Tribute to the Great Baking Traditions of the Midwest

    From Belgian pie to Swedish flop, Shauna Sever’s new cookbook is a love letter to the American Midwest.

    Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

    Dealing With a Negative Person

    Negative people can drain us. It's tempting to just cut them out of our lives. But there is another option: take the experience as something to savour.

    Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

    How the Loss of the Landline Is Changing Family Life

    The shared phone was a space of spontaneous connection for the entire household.

    History | History

    'Nuts!' US troops thwarted Hitler's last gamble 75 years ago

    BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Pvt. Arthur Jacobson was seeking cover in the snow behind a tank moving slowly through the wooded hills of Belgium's Ardennes, German bullets whizzing by. That was...

    Entertainment | Entertainment

    ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Will Be DC Films’ First True Sequel

    'Wonder Woman 1984', whose trailer debuts today, will be DC Films’ first conventional sequel and won’t have to face the questions of competence and commercial viability that plagued the first 'Wonder Woman'.

    Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

    Following Your Intuition Can Transform Your Decision Making

    How tuning into your body’s intuition can help you make informed decisions and change your life in the process.

    Entertainment | Entertainment

    Hugh Grant hated iconic Love Actually dance scene and describes filming it as ‘absolute hell’

    Hugh Grant has revealed he hated his iconic Love Actually dance scene to Jump by the Pointer Sisters in Richard Curtis' Christmas film.

    News | News

    Chicago among top 5 cities for organized retail crime - Chicago Tribune

    Seeing empty shelves at the store? It could be the holiday rush – or organized retail theft. Chicago is one of the U.S. cities most affected by organized retail theft, according to a 2019 report from the National Retail Federation.

    News | National News

    Millennials only hold 3% of total US wealth, and that's a shockingly small sliver of what baby boomers had at their age

    When boomers were roughly the same age as millennials are now, they owned about 21% of America's wealth, compared to millennials' 3% share today.

    Recipes | Recipes

    Fried Brussels Sprouts with Smoky Honey Aioli

    I did something fabulous with Brussels sprouts. Or something sacrilegious, depending how you feel about it. But we’re BFFs. So you’ll probably be into it. Or get into it. So we have a new restaurant here and it’s owned by the same people as one of m

    Recipes | Recipes

    Soft Ginger Cookies - Southern Plate

    Soft Ginger cookies have just the right balance of spices, not too strong but just right! Y’all, my baby girl is turning fourteen in a few days. Where have the years gone? While they’ve flown by we sure have made some wonderful memories and looking back,

    Gaming | Pokemon Go

    December 2019 Legacy Moves Update | Pokemon GO Hub

    As a part of their recent Community Note, Niantic announced that select Kanto region Pokemon will be able to re-learn some of their legacy moves. We went through the newly available move sets and analysed their impact in PvP and Raids. Complete list of re

    Science & Technology | Social Media

    How Facebook learns what you buy at physical stores to show you ads

    Facebook learns about what users are buying in order to serve them ads that reflect what they're likely to spend money on.

    Politics | Politics

    Judge blocks Los Angeles law requiring potential city contractors to disclose NRA ties

    A federal judge Wednesday temporarily blocked a new Los Angeles law that requires potential city contractors to disclose any ties with the National Rifle Association.

    Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

    8 advertising trends experts predict will die out in 2020 | AdAge

    It's a new year, a new decade and a new opportunity for some different trends to thrive.

    Recipes | Recipes

    Butter Pecan Cookies Recipe | Bon Appetit

    It looks like cake. It tastes like butter pecan ice cream. You don’t need a baking sheet to make it. But don’t let anyone try to call you out on a technicality—one bite and it’s clear this big sliceable round boy is all cookie. Maple-syrup-glazed pecans i

    Business & Finance | Business

    This new startup claims it will help you buy a home without a mortgage

    Los Angeles-based investor-backed startup Fleq buys the house of a customer’s choice and sells it back to them in shares, piece-by-piece.

    News | News

    It's Official: Israel Heading to Third Election in Less Than Year

    Benny Gantz, leader of Israel’s centrist Blue and White party, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, head of the right-wing Likud …

    Entertainment | Entertainment

    Soldiers, survivors and lovable rogues: the new wave of Jewish cinema

    Uncut Gems is one of a host of upcoming releases, also including Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit, that prove Jewish characters can be more than kvetching cosmopolitans

    Recipes | Recipes

    Why Resting Cookie Dough Makes For Better Cookies | Bon Appétit

    Resting cookie dough is an essential step of some of the best cookie recipes because it improves the texture and flavor of the final product.

    Politics | Politics

    U.S. Wage Growth Eclipses Mortgage Rate for First Time Since 1972 - Bloomberg

    The U.S. economy reached an important milestone in October that ought to put it on a more sustainable footing going forward: wage growth eclipsed mortgage rates for the first time since 1972.

    Miscellaneous | Judaism

    16 Menorah Facts Every Jew Should Know!

    The word menorah is Hebrew for “lamp,” and generally refers to the eight-branched candelabra that we light on the Jewish holiday of Chanukah.

    News | Israel & The Jewish Community

    How Trump’s executive order on antisemitism originated in Harry Reid’s office

    President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order today that will formally adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.  Details: The measure, which penalizes colleges and universities under federal

    News | Antisemitism Watch

    Israeli Student Badly Beaten on Paris Metro by 'Antisemitic, Anti-Zionist' Assailant

    Israeli student B. Yogev was beaten up on the Paris Metro by an ‘anti-Zionist, antisemitic’ assailant. Photo: Meyer Habib Twitter …


    Jersey City Gunmen Targeted Jewish Grocery for Lethal Attack, Mayor Says

    Police responding to a shooting incident in Jersey City, New Jersey, Dec. 10, 2019. Photo: Reuters. Police in the New …

    Entertainment | Entertainment

    Tarantino Says ‘Kill Bill Vol. 3’ Is ‘Definitely in the Cards’ but Would Be Years Away

    "I have an idea now that could be interesting," Tarantino tells Andy Cohen about a third installment of his beloved "Kill Bill" franchise.

    News | Israel & The Jewish Community

    Elder Of Ziyon - Apparently, protecting Jews from antisemitism is now considered antisemitic

    From the NYT (I am not going to fisk the article itself, which is biased towards BDS in unreal ways:)

    Entertainment | Podcasts

    Why Podcasts Should Be Your Top Marketing Priority Next Year

    If 2019 was the year audiences discovered podcasts, 2020 is shaping up to be the year marketers follow suit.

    Science & Technology | Tech News

    iPhone 12 Shock As Six ‘All-New’ Apple iPhones Revealed

    Apple's stunning (and surprisingly large) new range of iPhones has been revealed...

    Politics | Politics

    Trump to sign order to interpret Judaism as a nationality

    President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Wednesday to interpret Judaism as a nationality and not just a religion, a move that the Trump administration believes will fight what they perceive as anti-Semitism on college campuses, a White House


    Three Jews Among Dead in Shootout at Kosher Supermarket in New Jersey

    Police responding to a shooting incident in Jersey City, New Jersey, Dec. 10, 2019. Photo: Reuters. At least six people …

    Entertainment | Entertainment

    Every Song From The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3, From Soulful Bops To Chinese Pop

    From Frank Sinatra in Vegas to all Shy Baldwin's songs, you can hear the soundtrack right here.

    Health & Fitness | Sleep

    Hypnosis Changed My Life and my Sleep

    When my anxiety and insomnia returned, my therapist suggested a new form of treatment. The results challenged my inner skeptic.

    Entertainment | Entertainment

    What George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode 7, 8 and 9 would have looked like

    The Skywalker Saga is about to come to an end with J.J. Abrams’ The Rise of Skywalker. But before it does, we look back at George Lucas’ own vision for the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Midi-chlorians and The Whills were involved.

    Miscellaneous | Shopping

    Online Holiday Shopping Hacks That Will Save You Big | Mental Floss

    Check out these incredible shopping hacks to find out how to buy your gifts online without breaking the bank.

    Recipes | Recipes

    Chewy Molasses Cookies Recipe | Bon Appetit

    The molasses cookie recipe you need to bookmark for every holiday season. These things are perfectly chewy for days and days.

    Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

    Diners, truck stops and cafés: America’s best road trip eateries

    When the miles of road ahead of you seem endless nothing beats stopping for a good meal.

    News | News

    Confidential documents reveal U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan

    For nearly two decades, U.S. leaders have sounded a constant refrain: We are making progress. They were not, and they knew it.