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William, Kate Have ‘Been Talking’ A…

Prince William very thoughtfully responded to a question about how he and his wife Kate Middleton would react if any of their three children came out as LGBTQ+ to them.

BA Test Kitchen Solves 12 Common Cooking Mistakes

It's a regular powerhouse of cooking pros. You got Brad, Priya, Andy, Gaby, Chris, Carla, Amiel and Molly and they want to help you fix your cooking mistakes. What should you do if you've oversalted your food? How do you fix a dish that's too spicy? The Test Kitchen has the answers (though they may not always agree with each other).

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says it was easier for…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says it was easier for her to become a representative than pay off her student loans

Julian Castro and Beto O'Rourke Had the Only Real…

MIAMI, FLORIDA-Every NFL season, somebody watches a game with a stopwatch and concludes that, in a four-hour broadcast, there are approximately 11 minutes of actual football being played. The rest is beer commercials, hanging around, and concussion protocols. As the Democratic National Committee put its two-night SummerSlam together here, a similar dynamic played out. With 10 candidates on the stage each night, at the end of each two-hour broadcast, the candidates all had spoken for approximately eight minutes each, and that includes all the times that New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio came lumbering in shouting about the working class. Still, there were enough signifying moments to draw some conclusions.1) Congressman Tim Ryan should get out of this thing before he does himself an injury. He spouted off the usual bafflegab about how the Democratic Party has to move away from being "coastal" and "elitist" and get back in touch with his fellow salt-of-the-earth Ohioans and, in doing so, he seemed to suggest that the party needs to find a white guy to run against Lindsey Graham in South Carolina instead of the very charismatic Jamie Harrison, who already is spoiling for a brawl with Senator Huckleberry. Then, Ryan bungled his way into a slugfest with Tulsi Gabbard in which he demonstrated that he knows nothing about military policy at all and, into the bargain, gave Gabbard her only good line of the night.2) Senator Professor Warren, the clear favorite coming into the hall, left it pretty much the same way, having weathered some truly banal "howyagonnapayforit" questions from Savannah Guthrie and some "there are people who think you coastal elitists are going to take away their guns and make them drink their own pee to save the planet" posers from Chuck Todd. She handled them with her customary aplomb, pivoting to her basic campaign pitch, and demonstrating that she indeed must have been a simply murderous high-school debater. GUTHRIE: Are you picking winners and losers?WARREN: So the way I understand this, it's there is way too much consolidation now in giant industries in this country. That hurts workers. It hurts small businesses. It hurts independent farmers. It hurts our economy overall. And it helps constrict real innovation and growth in this economy. Now, look, we've had the laws out there for a long time to be able to fight back. What's been missing is courage, courage in Washington to take on the giants. That's part of the corruption in this system. It has been far too long that the monopolies have been making the campaign contributions, have been funding the super PACs, have been out there making sure that their influence is heard and felt in every single decision that gets made in Washington. Where I want to start this is I want to return government to the people, and that means calling out the names of the monopolists and saying I have the courage to go after them.However, the two surprises of the night both came from Texas. Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, heretofore a mild presence in the general free-for-all, proved himself to be a formidable counterpuncher, and he proved it by taking all of the air out of Beto O'Rourke, who spent the evening looking as though he had to be tied down to keep from floating out the door. Teed up by moderator Jose Diaz-Balart, who summoned the image of Oscar and Valeria Martinez face down in the Rio Grande, Castro went all electric all at once.CASTRO: I'm very proud that in April I became the first candidate to put forward a comprehensive immigration plan. And we saw those images of Oscar and his daughter, Valeria, [were] heartbreaking. It should also piss us all off. On day one, I would do that executive order that would address metering. And then I would follow that up in my first 100 days with immigration reform that would honor asylum claims, that would put undocumented immigrants, as long as they haven't committed a serious crime, on a pathway to citizenship. And then we'd get to the root cause of the issue, which is we need a Marshall Plan for Honduras and Guatemala and El Salvador so that people can find safety and opportunity at home instead of coming to the United States to seek it. Later, in Spanish and in English-both O'Rourke and Cory Booker went bilingual in their answers, which was rather cool-O'Rourke tried to climb into the discussion with some airy generalities, and Castro completely flummoxed him.O'ROURKE: We would not detain any family fleeing violence, in fact, fleeing the deadliest countries on the face of the planet today. We would implement a family case management program so they could be cared for in the community at a fraction of the cost. And then we would rewrite our immigration laws in our own image, free Dreamers forever from any fear of deportation by making them U.S. citizens here in this country, invest in solutions in Central America, work with regional stakeholders so there's no reason to make that 2,000 mile journey to this country.CASTRO: Let's be very clear. The reason that they're separating these little children from their families is that they're using Section 1325 of that act which criminalizes coming across the border to incarcerate the parents and then separate them. Some of us on this stage have called to end that section, to terminate it. Some, like Congressman O'Rourke, have not. And I want to challenge all of the candidate to do that. I just think it's a mistake, Beto. I think it's a mistake. And I think that -- that if you truly want to change the system, that we've got to repeal that section... If not, then it might as well be the same policy.O'ROURKE: Let me respond to this very briefly. As a member of a Congress, I helped to introduce legislation that would ensure that we don't criminalize those who are seeking asylum and refuge in this country. CASTRO: I'm not talking about -- I'm not talking about the ones that are seeking asylum.O'ROURKE: If you're fleeing -- if you're fleeing desperation, then I want to make sure...CASTRO: I'm talking about -- I'm talking about everybody else.O'ROURKE: ... I want to make sure you are treated with respect.CASTRO: I'm still talking about everybody else.O'ROURKE: But you're looking at just one small part of this. I'm talking about a comprehensive rewrite of our immigration laws.CASTRO: That's not true.O'ROURKE: And if you do that, I don't think it's asking too much for people to follow our laws when they come to this country.CASTRO: That's actually not true. I'm talking about millions of folks -- a lot of folks that are coming are not seeking asylum. A lot of them are undocumented immigrants, right? And you said recently that the reason you didn't want to repeal Section 1325 was because you were concerned about human trafficking and drug trafficking. But let me tell you what: Section 18, title 18 of the U.S. code, title 21 and title 22, already cover human trafficking...I think that you should do your homework on this issue. If you did your homework on this issue, you would know that we should repeal this section.In a week in which the issue of this administration*'s cruel immigration policy was all over the television and at the top of the news, Julian Castro was the one Texan who knew what he was talking about, and this was the only real moment of actual debate in the entire evening's exercises. This was the actual NFL football being played between the beer commercials.Respond to this post on the Esquire Politics Facebook page here.

10 Stadiums Built Just for Major League Soccer

There are a growing number of gorgeous, soccer-specific stadiums across the country. Plan a trip to one of these ten and catch a match.

Inside David Dobrik's $2.5M Los Angeles Home

David Dobrik takes us on a tour of his $2.5M home in Los Angeles. His house features a functional flamethrower, an in-house recording studio and a thorough security system (a nail in a sliding glass door to prevent break-ins). David also shows us his cars, including his Ferrari and Tesla. Read the story here: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/david-dobrik-la-home?mbid=youtube-description-dobrik

100 Years of Hair Accessories

Take a look back at the last hundred years of hair accessories, from the decorative pins and combs of the 1910s and the bobby pins of the 1920s, to the afro picks of the 1970s and the scrunchies of the 1980s, here's how hair accessories transformed over the last century.

Rep. Moulton Banks on Military Experience to Take…

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) is trying to stake out a position among the two dozen Democrats running for president as an anti-war candidate who has the cred ー in the form of four tours of duty in Iraq ー to back it up. He spoke to Cheddar's Megan Pratz from South Carolina about his plans to attack President Trump's national security bona fides.

Teaching Teens About Credit

Teenagers… you gotta give em credit. Or do you? If you're thinking about preparing your teens for plastic, here's how to go about it step by step.

How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal…

Brad Hunts Boar in Hawaii

Join Brad as he hunts and traditionally prepares wild boar, an invasive species on the big island of Hawaii. It's a whisper fest as Brad and his new hunter friends Kiley Umeda and Justin Lee show him the ropes and teach him how to quietly hunt with a bow and arrow. Afterwards, Brad learns how to traditionally cook the boar in a hole in the ground using burning hot rocks.

Curtiss Cook Went from Living on Mac and Cheese…

Curtiss Cook Went from Living on Mac and Cheese to a Breakout Role on Showtime's 'The Chi.' Here's His Best Money Advice

You Can Now 'Try On' Gucci's Signature Ace…

There's no question the internet has completely transformed the way we shop. But now, technology is taking things a step further and changing not only how we buy things but how we try them on. Welcome to the future. In fairness, when I talk about trying things on, what I really mean is "trying things on" through a new augmented reality app offering from Gucci that lets you preview how a pair of the fashion house's signature Ace sneakers would look on your own feet. But even though you're not actually conjuring a physical object out of a series of ones and zeroes, it's still pretty damn cool. SHOP GUCCI SNEAKERSHere's how it works: First, you download the Gucci app. (Rabid fans of the brand can skip this step; yeah, I know you already have it.) Second, you open it up and click on the Ace Sneakers button. Then it's just a matter of pointing your phone at your feet, now swaddled in AR Aces. Developed by Belarus-based company Wannaby, the tech is pretty impressive. You can move around, look at different angles, and switch between different Ace styles. When you've landed on a favorite, you can take and save a photo, plus click through directly to the Gucci site, where your chosen kicks will be cued up and ready for purchase. (A couple notes: The feature is only available on iOS right now, and while it works with your shoes on, going with just socks gives a better idea of what the scale of the sneakers would be in real life.)There's one obvious and enormous upside to this: You can now, from the comfort of your home, office, or wherever, see how an investment-level pair of shoes will look with any number of outfits. It's genuinely handy! But there is a downside: an inevitable wave of what I have just now deemed Ace-Fakers. So, play around to your heart's content. Get some new shoes. Enjoy! But when you suddenly see a bunch of dudes you went to high school with rocking "new Gucci sneakers" on Instagram, be wary. It might just be the app.

Inside an $85M NYC Penthouse That Comes With 2…

Join Atelier owner Daniel Neiditch as he takes you on a tour of this $85M apartment that includes a private chef for a year, a private butler, three exotic super cars, a $1M yacht, floor seats at Nets games at the Barclays Center, dinner for a year at the Michelin star restaurant Daniel, a summer house in the Hamptons and perhaps most impressively, two tickets to outer space.

8 Iconic Cars From Classic Movies

Do you remember these 8 iconic vehicles from classic movies?

Riverdale's Cast, Queer Eye's Cast and More…

The cast of Netflix's Queer Eye, the cast of Riverdale, The Try Guys, Troye Sivan and Lauv, and Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo and Joe Keery do trust falls as a part of the "Friendship Test" series.

21 Dems Try to Hook 'Fish-Fry' Voters in South…

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: Democratic presidential hopefuls descended on South Carolina Friday to meet voters and chow down at House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn's "World Famous Fish Fry."

How Not to Borrow Money

When it comes to almost anything, there's a smart way to get it done and a not so smart way. And that's definitely true when it comes to borrowing money. Here in no particular order are some dumb ways to go about it.

Chocolate Pizza Puts Red Sauce To Shame

This easy Chocolate Pizza is perfect for an anytime dessert!

50 People Try to Draw Their State

In this episode of 'Culturally Speaking,' 50 people from the 50 United States attempt to draw the shape of their state. Does your state look like a boot or a frying pan? Is your state coastal or land locked? Which states have the strangest shapes?

$50 for a box of cereal? Travis Scott doesn’t…

$50 for a box of cereal? Travis Scott doesn’t think that’s out of this (astro) world

‘Stranger Things’ Pool Floats Are Here to Turn…

Our 4th of July plans, you ask? Sitting on the couch binging the entire third season of Stranger Things that drops on Netflix the same day. The only fireworks we'll be watching are the ones at the fairgrounds Eleven and the gang are seen running around under in the trailer. You'll be excited to find out Big Mouth Inc. just released a slew of Stranger Things-themed pool floats, towels, and more. Now, after you finish the final episode, you can digest all the crazy madness that goes on in Hawkins while you're relaxing on a waffle float or riding an inflatable Dart. No pool? No problem. There's an inflatable sensory-deprivation tank where you can float like Eleven and enhance your inner psychic abilities. Just don't get attacked by the Demogorgon sprinkler. After you've had you time in the water, towel off with the "missing Barb" milk carton beach towel or the iconic alphabet wall towel. This drop just turned the summer upside-down, and we couldn't be more excited. Check out the whole line below and make sure you get them before the 4th of July!Read More: 17 Gifts for ‘Stranger Things’ Fans Living in the Upside DownGet Your 'Stranger Things' Halloween Costume Early This YearI Spent an Hour in a Sensory-Deprivation Tank Like Eleven from 'Stranger Things'Follow BestProducts.com on Facebook, Instagram , Twitter , and Pinterest!