Emmy Fashion 2014: Best Red Carpet Dresses

TV stars walked the Emmy Awards red carpet in rainbow of dresses, but red and coral were the hot colors for 2014. ...more
Angela Basset and Claire Danes--classy amidst the cleavage, etc.more

Stories and Photos That Show What Racism in the U.S. Looks (and Feels) Like

Sixteen days after he was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri, thousands of mourners packed the church for Michael Brown's funeral, while thousands more watched online. ...more
sgamer0425 Shellireads  Hi, Sarah. I agree with you 100% that racism is vile and disgusting. ...more

6 Fabulous Canning, Preserving, and Pickling Blogs to Follow

Alas, there are only so many tomato salads to arrange, loaves of zucchini bread to bake, and peaches to eat out of hand. If you've got summer produce you don't know what to do with—or if you just want to try some new food techniques and have a taste of summer later in the year—follow these blogs for expert advice on canning, pickling, and preserving. ...more

Follow These BlogHers Who Are Writing About Ferguson

Since Aug. 9, we've watched Ferguson, Missouri, go from little-known suburb of St. Louis to the scene of a police shooting of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown to the scene of daily protests and a flashpoint for a national discussion of racist systems in police and government, and how to respond to civil unrest. Follow these BlogHers for important commentary and analysis of the events in Ferguson. ...more
I want to say that I am saddened and disappointed in BlogHer over the last week. Many stories ...more

Police Use Tear Gas on Ferguson Protesters, Arrest Reporters and Officials, As Nation Watches on Twitter

Tonight, I watched a live stream from a KARG Argus Radio reporter in Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was shot to death earlier this week. The footage showed heavily armed police calling for the media to turn off their cameras. Then the police advanced on a crowd of protesters using a sonic weapon the reporter described as "earsplitting," threw tear gas, and, according to the reporter's narrative, fired rubber bullets into the crowd—and into neighboring homes. Here's the video. ...more
As the wife of a police officer, one who has never shot anyone or had a complaint against him ...more

RIP, Robin Williams: A Comic Genius Lost to Suicide

When I learned that Robin Williams died at his home in Northern California today, I couldn't believe it, so I went online looking for sources to confirm. I found the release by the Marin Sheriff Department, with the heartbreaking phrase that "at this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia."...more
ArthurCurley Depression isn't being "sad'.... it's an illness that doesn't come and go with ...more

Back to School: 7 Teacher Blogs to Follow and Learn From

Back to School time is here … already. While you're getting prepared, take a minute to celebrate the K-12 teachers and educators by following these blogs. ...more
I blog about teaching on my site: www.rudeysroom.com. I teach elementary (K-8) French in ...more

11 Gorgeous Chocolate Chip Desserts That Go WAY Beyond the Cookie

National Chocolate Chip Day is upon us! What's that? You seem to remember celebrating this holiday already this year? Ah, no, Grasshopper. National Chocolate Chip COOKIE Day falls in May, while National Chocolate Chip Day is August 4. Are we not blessed to live in such a world as this? To honor the holiday, I submit 11 relentlessly delicious chocolate chip treats for when you're ready for something more fascinating than a Toll House cookie. ...more

10 Summery Lasagna Recipes for National Lasagna Day

Just like Garfield, I hate Mondays and love lasagna. National Lasagna Day falls on a Tuesday this year—so I am practically purring with delight. I've collected 10 ideas that run from cheesy classic to super-vegan, with lots of smart variations (and even dessert!?) in between. ...more

The 2014 Photos of the Year and Voices of the Year Readers!

They're here! Read on for the bloggers who read their amazing, passionate, hysterically funny, and poignant posts at BlogHer's Friday night Voices of the Year Community Keynote—and see all 10 brilliant pictures honored in BlogHer's very first Photos of the Year. ...more
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