Make Holiday Meals Smooth and Special

A holiday meal shared with family and friends is a special occasion, and it calls for special touches in the kitchen. Cooking with olive oil is one way to achieve exceptional flavors that taste as good as they are good ...

Spice Up Game Day

It’s “game on” this tailgate season with taste sensations that add an extra kick of flavor and spice, without having to go into overtime in the kitchen.

Vanessa Williams to return to Miss America after 3 decades

Three decades after she gave up the crown amid a nude photo scandal, Vanessa Williams is returning to the Miss America pageant.

A Hearty Twist on Homemade Meals

When you think of fall comfort foods, you think of those hearty meals from home: rich stews, soups and chili, pot pies and one-pot dishes. This year, put a new twist on those tastes of home.

Meet the Plastic Surgeons: Three Atlanta-Area Doctors Check In for a New Lifetime Series

Atlanta has reality show fatigue. Shows like The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and Married to Medicine, just to name a few, haven’t exactly painted the city in the best light for many.

Autumn Baking Trends Worth Falling For

(Family Features) As the seasons shift from summer to fall, you can begin looking forward to warm flavors and fresh inspiration with new takes on favorite comfort foods inspired by the 2015 Baking and Decorating Trends from the Wilton Test ...

5 Ways to Guide Your Family to Better Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your zip code is a greater predictor of your health than your genetic code. It not only impacts access to healthy foods, but also your ability to stay active.

Marketing Aggravates Obesity in Black Children

Today, close to one in four Black children – as young as 2 years old – is obese. And the $161 million spent on advertising unhealthy foods to Black and Latino youth at most recent count is not helping.

Legacy of ‘First Lady of the Black Press’ Still Relevant Today

When James McGrath Morris set out to write his latest book, he didn’t know how timely it would be. When Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press hit shelves, Essence magazine had just released ...

College Bound Make your personal space pop

Academics aside, gearing up for college is a big job. Whether you’re headed to the dorms or sharing an apartment or house with friends, making your surroundings comfortable and functional will let you focus on your studies.

Q & A: Angela Bassett talks playing boss in ‘Rainbow Six’ game

Angela Bassett is taking on the mantle of "Six,’’ the codename for the leader of the elite counter-terrorism group depicted in the video game series ``Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six.’’

American Consumers Need Better Protection Understanding fraud prevention technologies

Data theft has become an issue that affects the lives of nearly everyone in the United States. At least six bills active in Congress this year aim to help mitigate problems with data security standards and practices.

5 Freezer Hacks that Save Time & Money

As much as 30 to 40 percent of all food in North America is wasted, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. That’s about 20 pounds per person every month! In terms of money, that’s an alarming $165 billion in ...

Healthy Living Begins with Ample Sleep

Taking steps to improve your mental and physical well-being may fall flat if you’re not spending enough time recharging your body.

Travel with Your Taste Buds

Grilling season is already in full swing, but there are plenty of options to take your grilling menus to another flavorful level.