How to Make Better (and Bluer!) Blueberry Muffins

There’s an ongoing argument in my house this summer—which summer berries are the best summer berries. I flounder on spots two and three, weighing the juicy merits of raspberries vs. blackberries vs. strawberries, but the number one spot in my ranking remains the same. The berry to rule all berries is undoubtedly, consistently, unwaveringly blueberries.

Plump, precious blueberries.

I feel much the same when it comes to muffins. The only muffin that matters in my mind is a blueberry muffin. Keep your banana nuts and morning glories; it’s blueberry muffins or bust, as far as I’m concerned.

Sure, it may be a limited view, but it’s mine. And it’s what’s driven me ever onwards in my quest to build a better blueberry muffin. There are great blueberry muffin recipes out there, but with most, I find myself wanting for more blueberry essence.

I was thinking about this recently when it

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Dennis Quaid Teases ‘Innerspace’ Reunion, Recalls Meeting ‘Parent Trap’ Co-Star Lindsay Lohan for the First Time

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Earlier this week, the cast of 1998’s “The Parent Trap” reunited for the first time since the movie was made. The film’s stars Dennis Quaid, Lindsay Lohan (who played twins Annie and Hallie) and Elaine Hendrix (Meredith Blake) joined Katie Couric to reminisce.

Variety caught up with Quaid, who plays Nick Parker in the film, to talk about his memories, what he remembers about meeting Lindsay Lohan for the first time, whether he’d want to do a “Parent Trap” sequel and his memories of the late Natasha Richardson, who played Elizabeth James. Quaid also talks about his new podcast production company Audio Up and teases a new animated podcast series.

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Rep. Clyburn says this is the first thing Biden should do as president

EXCLUSIVE: The highest-ranking Black Democrat in the House has become a tastemaker in the 2020 presidential election

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Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the House majority whip, has become a bit of a tastemaker in this year’s presidential election.

The 27-year congressman’s endorsement of now Democratic presidential presumptive nominee, Joe Biden, arguably tipped the scale in his favor in February just days before his South Carolina primary win.

Since then, Clyburn, whose district includes one of the most populous Black cities in the country, has since become a confidant to the former vice president who surely can’t clinch the White House without strong Black voter turnout.

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(L-R) Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) as he leaves the South Carolina Democratic Party “First in the South” dinner on February 24, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
(L-R) Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) as he leaves the South Carolina Democratic Party “First in the South” dinner
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Cash and 21 Other Everyday Things Wiped Out by COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has radically altered nearly every aspect of everyday life that people once took for granted. Activities and commodities that were standard just a handful of months ago have become scarce, if not impossible to access. Everything from paper money and coins to buffet restaurants and live concerts are becoming dim and distant memories for Americans. It’s quite possible that future generations won’t recognize a handshake or any of these 21 other items that are disappearing rapidly.

Long before COVID-19 battered the globe, e-commerce and the proliferation of payment apps have been replacing cash transactions. According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., cash represented just 30% of all payments in 2017. The fear of handling paper money contaminated with the coronavirus has accelerated the digital marketplace. With so many brick-and-mortar businesses closed, there’s a tremendous decrease in in-person transactions.

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Google ad portal equated ‘Black girls’ with porn

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Google’s Keywords Planner, which helps advertisers choose which search terms to associate with their ads, offered hundreds of keyword suggestions related to “Black girls,” “Latina girls,” and “Asian Girls” — the majority of them pornographic, The Markup found in its research.

Searches in the keyword planner for “boys” of those same ethnicities also primarily returned suggestions related to pornography.

Searches for “White girls” and “White boys,” however, returned no suggested terms at all.

Google appears to have blocked results from terms combining a race or ethnicity and either “boys” or “girls” from being returned by the Keyword Planner shortly after The Markup reached out to the company for comment about the issue.

These findings indicate that, until The Markup brought it to the company’s attention, Google’s systems contained a racial bias that equated people of color with objectified sexualization while exempting White

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Arizona won’t make schools reopen in mid-August

PHOENIX — Arizona’s governor says public schools won’t be required to reopen for in-person learning as expected in mid-August as the coronavirus pandemic continues at a high level.

Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday that the state Health Services Department will develop a set of scientific guidelines that school districts and local public health officials can use to determine if it is safe to reopen classrooms.

The governor also says bars and gyms that he ordered to close a month ago won’t be allowed to reopen.

Arizona has topped 3,000 deaths from the coronavirus and has nearly 153,000 confirmed virus cases.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— Trump administration’s $21 million gamble on heartburn medication as virus remedy fizzles.

— Virus sends jobless claims u p for first time since March

— White House drops its bid for payroll tax cut in COVID-19 rescue package

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Yahoo Mobile is just $40 per month

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Reliable wireless service is always important—but during uncertain times like these, it feels like a higher priority than ever. The wireless industry is currently pulling out all the stops to make sure Americans stay connected, according to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA). The FCC has even coordinated with major carriers to launch the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, which protects customers who are having trouble paying their cell phone bills.  

Staying connected personally and professionally is paramount right now

There’s a lot at stake, like the ability to keep tabs on vulnerable family members, stay on top of important school announcements, and even secure our professional reputations, to name

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Meet 5 Dads Who Have Upped Their TikTok Game Amid Coronavirus

With families around the world staying home amid coronavirus, more and more parents are becoming breakout stars on TikTok as the video-sharing app continues to grow in popularity. But while there are, of course, plenty of TikTok moms who deserve recognition — like the mom with the stereotypical Jersey accent who makes the best schmear — today we’re spotlighting some of the dads who have entertained millions of viewers in recent months.

Even in the midst of a pandemic, it seems as though dads can be counted on to keep their kids laughing with stereotypical dad hijinks ranging from dancing to Ariana Grande to impersonating a dinosaur. As one dad who TIME spoke to put it: “I love to make the kids laugh. I’d pretty much do anything to make them laugh. It’s like jet fuel.”

As TikTok has transformed into a hub for activism in recent months, TikTokers have

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‘It’s vital that we be critical of the things we love’

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Hank Green is a busy man. So busy, in fact, that there exists a website solely dedicated to counting the days since he started a new project. At the time of our interview, the counter stands at 15 – the number of days that have elapsed since Green created a newsletter about “creation, media, money, community, education, and power”. Two days later, it resets. Green is working on a “book of good times”, a prompt journal for those looking to live a connected, mindful, grateful existence.

You might know Green, 40, from the 13-year-old, ongoing YouTube channel Vlogbrothers, which he shares with his brother John. (Yes, The Fault In Our Stars author John Green – more on that later). You might know him from one of the many other online projects he has got involved in over the past decade, from the educational channel Crash Course to The

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Clint Eastwood sues over false cannabis endorsements

Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood is suing a host of cannabis companies that he says have falsely used his name to endorse their goods.

The 90-year-old accuses the firms of spreading fake articles and tagging their websites with his name to make it look like he had backed their products.

Nearly 20 firms are named in the suits, accused of trademark infringement and defamation among other violations.

One firm, Sera Labs, said it had stopped the fake ads “immediately”.

All of the companies sell goods with CBD, an extract from the marijuana plant that does not have psychoactive properties. It is used in products such as creams, oils and food.

However lawyers for Mr Eastwood – who has starred in films such as Mystic River and Dirty Harry, as well as been a director – said he “does not have and never has had” any association with CBD.

‘No association with

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