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How the World’s Oldest Person Is Celebrating Her 116th Birthday

Courtesy of Michael Kinloch Jeralean Talley and godson Tyler Kinloch pictured with one of the seven catfish she caught at the Spring Valley Trout Farm in Dexter, Mich., on June 16, 2012.

She got a letter from President Obama

The world’s oldest person is laughing and feeling “good” about turning 116 on Saturday.

“I feel good, I just can’t get around like I would like to,” Jeralean Talley told TIME on the eve of her birthday in a phone call from her Inkster, Mich. home aided by her 77-year-old daughter Thelma Holloway. The Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group named the Montrose, Ga. native the oldest person in the world last month after the two women who held the title before her died within the same week—Misao Okawa of Osaka, Japan at 117 and Gertrude Weaver of Camden, Ark. at 116.

On Thursday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in Inkster threw her a birthday party and gave her $116 as a birthday present—one dollar for each year of her life. She also received a letter from President Obama. “The breadth of your experiences and depth of your wisdom reflect the long path our Nation has traveled since 1899,” the message said. “You have been an important part of the great unending story that is America.” In addition, her physical therapist gave her a bouquet of roses Friday morning, and she is gearing up for two more birthday parties this weekend, including one this Sunday at her church, the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church.

When she isn’t going to party after party, she is home watching Jeopardy! and The Ellen DeGeneres Show and clapping along to whatever is playing on the radio. Over the years, her hobbies have included fishing for trout and catfish, sewing dresses, making quilts, playing casino slot machines and bowling—scoring 200 in one game before she stopped at 104 years old because her legs got too weak. She can still eat her favorite foods like chicken wings and potato salad, and while her specialty dish has always been Hog Head Cheese (made from pigs’ ears and feet), her daughter Thelma Holloway says Talley “stays away from butter and cheese” now.

But that’s because her tastes have changed, not because of any health reasons. Holloway claims Talley’s doctor “didn’t find anything wrong” with her during a check-up earlier week and says blood pressure pills are the only medication that she takes regularly. “She’s still in her right mind,” according to Holloway.

It is not unheard of for people over 110 to be this healthy. As TIME previously reported, some experts think a rare combination of genes might explain why super-centenarians age more slowly and don’t develop age-related diseases like dementia, heart disease, or cancer, to name a few. It is also possible that these genes are on the X chromosome, and because women have two of those, that would explain why almost all of the verified super-centenarians are female.

Talley maintains the secret to long life is faith in God and being kind to others, but her family still can’t believe Talley is celebrating her 116th birthday this week.

“I want to be able to live that long myself,” Aisha Holloway, her 39-year-old great-granddaughter, said in a phone call. “I work at a rehab center where I see older people that give up, so it’s kinda emotional because I see my grandma at this age and still fighting.”

Likewise, Talley’s daughter Thelma adds Talley’s long life “is something her grand children and great-grandchildren can be proud of, history for them to read about.”

Courtesy of Christonna CampbellTalley holds great-great grandson Armmell Holloway at home, May 13, 2014.
Courtesy of Michael KinlochTalley pictured with her fishing buddy Michael Kinloch’s family the day after Thanksgiving, November 29, 2013. (L-R) Michael’s youngest son and Talley’s godson Tyler, Michael’s wife Elaine, and Michael’s oldest son Ramon and his fiancé Andrea (both doctors), and Michael.
Courtesy of Michael KinlochTalley puts the bait on her fishing pole at the Spring Valley Trout Farm in Dexter, Michigan, May 25, 2013.
Courtesy of Michael KinlochTalley with (L-R) the owners of Spring Valley Trout Farm in Dexter, Michigan, her friend Mary Kennedy, and her godson Tyler Kinloch, May 25, 2013.
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Here’s What Happened to Other TV Shows Embroiled in Controversy Like 19 and Counting

As the fate of 19 and Counting is debated, a look at the outcomes of similar cases

On Thursday, Josh Duggar, the eldest of the 19 siblings on the TLC reality show 19 and Counting, resigned from his post at the Family Research Council amidst allegations of child molestation. In a statement to PEOPLE, Duggar confirmed that the allegations are true, saying that he is deeply regretful for his actions as a teenager.

In the wake of Duggar’s statement, focus has shifted to TLC, which has yet to make a statement about whether 19 and Counting will continue to air. On Thursday night, as the controversy picked up steam, TLC aired a marathon of the show, causing a minor uproar on social media. On Friday afternoon, the network removed the show from its schedule but still hadn’t confirmed what the future holds in store for the series. As the show’s fate hangs in the balance, many are calling for TLC to permanently cancel it—lodging comparisons to another TLC series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which was pulled in 2014 under similar circumstances.

For insight into what might happen to 19 and Counting—notwithstanding the question of what should happen—here’s a look at the fates of several other TV shows that came under fire when a star became embroiled in allegations of sexual abuse and assault.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: The Toddlers & Tiaras spin-off, which centered on the sassy child beauty pageant star Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, ran for four seasons before TLC canceled it, in 2014, in response to allegations that Alana’s mother June was dating a man convicted of child molestation.

As details surfaced, the allegations were confirmed; Alana’s older sister Anna had been the victim. The man, Mark McDaniel, had already served 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated child molestation. TLC had filmed a fifth season of the series, which remains unaired.

7th Heaven: In 2014, seven years after the final episode of the WB family drama—which aired from 1996 until 2007—the New York Police Department began investigating actor Stephen Collins, the show’s fictional patriarch. The police had obtained a recording of a man, alleged to be Collins, confessing to having sexually abused a minor. Two months later, Collins disclosed to PEOPLE that he had, in fact, had “inappropriate sexual conduct with three female minors.”

The television network UP, which had been airing reruns of 7th Heaven since 2012, pulled the series immediately after the allegations surfaced. UP quietly began showing the series again in 2014 in response to requests from viewers, but quickly pulled it. In a statement, the network explained its on-again, off-again relationship with the show: “We brought the show back because many viewers expressed they could separate allegations against one actor from the fictional series itself, as it turns out they cannot.” Collins was never prosecuted due to the expired statute of limitations on all of the incidents.

Bill Cosby 77: Bill Cosby had a long list of credits to his name—from the long-running Cosby Show to Cosby to hosting Kids Say the Darnedest Things—before the allegations of rape and sexual assault began accumulating. More than 40 women have levied accusations against the comedian since 2000, with incidents reportedly dating back to 1965.

In 2014, media attention increased significantly, due in part to the comedian Hannibal Buress remarking on the allegations in a stand-up routine. Following a number of new accusations, a stand-up comedy special called Bill Cosby 77 slated to air on Netflix was postponed indefinitely just ten days ahead of its release. Netflix made the announcement on the same day that model Janice Dickinson accused Cosby of rape.

CeeLo Green’s The Good Life: In 2012, singer, producer and then-coach of The Voice CeeLo Green was accused of sexual assault, leading to a lengthy police investigation. The following year, he pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of providing a controlled substance to the woman involved in the sexual assault controversy, though no charges were brought for the assault itself. Despite his checkered past, TBS green-lit a reality show starring Green, CeeLo Green’s The Good Life, which premiered in June 2014. But when Green took to Twitter to express a slew of controversial opinions about rape and consent, TBS canceled the show.

Read Next: What the Josh Duggar Fiasco Can Teach Us About Pedophilia

 

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The Hands-Off Way to Create Ideal Burger Patties

All you need is ground beef and two takeout container lids

One of F&W’s top burger commandments is thou shalt not overwork the ground beef. If you take too much time to form the patty, the heat from your hands emulsifies the fat and results in tough, chewy burgers. In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W Test Kitchen hamburger helper Justin Chapple demonstrates his easy hands-off approach to forming a perfect patty. All you need is ground beef and two takeout container lids.

For more smart cooking hacks, watch all of F&W’s Mad Genius Tips videos.

This article originally appeared on Food & Wine.

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Take a First Look at Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

New photos from the Netflix prequel series

In the new photos for Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, all your favorite Camp Firewood counselors look fresh-faced, eager to take on the summer, and, well, older. Time is an abstract concept in the Netflix series, a prequel to Michael Showalter and David Wain’s 2001 movie, which took place on the last day of camp.

The movie’s original stars are back for the eight episodes. So you’ll see Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper’s musical theater enthusiasts Susie and Ben sharing a keyboard, Christopher Meloni’s nutty Gene doing the splits with a precariously placed knife, Paul Rudd’s jerk Andy massaging Marguerite Moreau’s Katie, and more familiar—if more mature—faces.

The series debuts on July 31.

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Why You Should Spiralize Your Hot Dogs This Summer

And add some DIY condiments

Cutting hot dogs into a spiral isn’t just fun—it makes the hot dog better, because it gets crispier on the grill and condiments like relish and mustard fall into the meaty grooves. In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W Test Kitchen grilling guru Justin Chapple reveals an easy way to spiralize your hot dogs using a sharp knife and a wooden skewer.

Here, three great DIY toppings for spiral hot dogs:

Chicago-Style Salsa
In a bowl, toss 1 finely chopped Persian cucumber with 1/2 cup celery leaves, 1/2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup thinly sliced peperoncini, 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season with salt and pepper; serve on hot dogs.

Apricot Mostarda
In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup each of apple cider vinegar and water with 1 cup chopped dried apricots, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 minced shallot and 1 minced garlic clove. Bring to a boil, then simmer over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the apricots are soft and coated in a light syrup, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard and 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard. Season with salt and let cool; serve on hot dogs.

Pickled Pepper Slaw
In a bowl, toss 1 cup sliced sweet and/or hot pickled peppers with 1/2 cup shredded romaine, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/4 cup each chopped parsley and dill. Season with salt and pepper; serve on hot dogs.

For more smart cooking hacks, watch all of F&W’s Mad Genius Tips videos.

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New Magic Mike XXL Poster Features More Abs Than You Can Count

Just unbelievable

Is there a law against showing too many six-packs in one photo? If so, the latest Magic Mike XXL poster ought to be illegal.

Six of the cast of the early anticipated sequel – including Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer – are featured shirtless in the new poster in all their ab-tastic glory.

The male stripper movie, which hits theaters July 1, features Tatum and his crew hitting the road for one last show, three years after the last film left off.

While Matthew McConaughey isn’t reprising his role as club owner Dallas, the film features former So You Think You Can Dance star Stephen “tWitch” Boss as well as Jada Pinkett Smith and Andie MacDowell.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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Grilling Tips for Your Summer Barbecue

Become the grill master

  • Fennel-Garlic Chicken Legs

    Food And Wine
    Con Poulos June Grilling

    Tip: Cut slits for better flavor.

    To get the most from a marinade—like the fennel-garlic one used for the chicken here—slash the skin and meat so the flavors can seep in.

    Go to recipe.

  • Juicy Grilled Tomatoes

    Con Poulos

    Tip: Grill tomatoes in a foil packet.

    The only way to grill tomatoes without losing their delicious juices is in a foil packet. Flavor the tomatoes with any fresh herbs or aromatics, then use them in a briny summer clam chowder or crostini.

    Go to recipe.

  • Harissa Chicken

    Con Poulos

    Tip: Add smoky ingredients.

    Grilling gives foods a great smoky flavor, but for even more of that flavor, turn to wood-fired ingredients like smoked paprika and chipotle chiles.

    Go to recipe.

  • Grilled Glazed Salmon

    Con Poulos

    Tip: Add sweet glazes at the end.

    As with any sweet glaze, brush the honey-horseradish-mustard sauce on the salmon in the last minutes of grilling, or else the sugars in it might burn.

    Go to recipe.

  • Smoky Glazed Asparagus

    Quentin Bacon

    Tip: Use mayo in marinades.

    Chef Nate Appleman swears by coating vegetables with a mayonnaise-based marinade; it creates a beautifully blistered crust when grilled. Here, he offers a marinade for asparagus that is also fabulous on broccoli and fennel.

    Go to recipe.

  • Middle Eastern Lamb Skewers

    Quentin Bacon

    Tip: Tenderize in onion juice.

    Chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav in Philadelphia adds onion juice or pureed onions to his Middle Eastern-style marinades to tenderize and caramelize the meat. The marinade is great on chicken breast as well as lamb.

    Go to recipe.

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6 Best Cheeses for Burgers

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Go beyond cheddar

As chefs Michael Chiarello and Sang Yoon discuss in their Chefs in Conversation video, there are a lot of ways to screw up a burger. One way to make sure you’re treating a burger right is to top it with really great cheese. Here, the six best cheeses for burgers.

Cheddar
Perhaps the most popular option behind American cheese, salty cheddar holds up to strong flavors like the barbecue sauce on these incredible chicken burgers or the bacon and Russian dressing on these BLT burgers.

Brie
Ultra-gooey, creamy Brie takes any burger to the next, luxe level. Try it melted on top of these bacon burgers or stuffed into these scallion-flecked burgers.

Goat Cheese
Tangy goat cheese is a lighter choice for cheese. It’s great on these salty, sweet, piquant green-chile bacon burgers or these simple but super-filling double-decker burgers.

Smoked Gouda
Smoked Gouda and smoky barbecue sauce are a perfect match. Try the pairing on these messy burgers from Slows Bar-B-Q. It’s also a perfect complement to spicy horseradish on these flavorful turkey burgers.

Monterey Jack
This is one of the best cheeses for melting, which makes it perfect for a super-gooey cheese sauce like the one on Bobby Flay’s nacho burgers. Thanks to its mild flavor, Monterey Jack can also handle bold Italian flavors like those in Michael Symon’s 50/50 burgers made with hot Italian sausage and ground chuck.

Stilton
Pungent, salty and stinky, Stilton is for real cheese lovers and big, bold burgers like these topped with an insanely good port reduction. Or try it in small doses, like on these mini cheeseburgers topped with onion jam.

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Watch Martin Short Hit The Streets With Billy Eichner

A special 'Billy on the Street' for Red Nose Day

You can’t say that Martin Short didn’t try to do his part to raise money for Red Nose Day. The comedy legend hit the sidewalks of Manhattan with Billy Eichner for a special episode of Billy on the Street, but unfortunately very few people were willing to cough up some cash for the charity.

In the video, which was part of NBC’s imported fundraiser, Red Nose Day, Eichner escorted Short through the city. While normally Eichner will give people a dollar if they recognize David Letterman, plan to watch the Emmy Awards, sing with Amy Poehler, or promise to sleep with Paul Rudd, for this video, Eichner asked for cash for a good cause.

While some people might consider it an honor to have Eichner yell at them, others seemed intimidated by the entourage of a yelling Eichner, Short, and a cameraman. Others simply refused to believe that Short was actually the Martin Short and wouldn’t make a donation to an imposter.

 

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Model Breastfeeds Her Son on Cover of Elle Australia

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Elle Australia

The Australian model hopes the image will make moms more comfortable about breastfeeding in public

A cover of the June 2015 issue of Elle Australia, which is only available to subscribers, is going viral because it shows model Nicole Trunfio breastfeeding her son Zion Rain Clark. The issue also features a story about Trunfio and new motherhood, as the 29-year-old and fiancé Gary Clark, Jr., welcomed Zion to the world four months ago.

“This wasn’t a contrived situation: Zion needed a feed, Nicole gave it to him, and when we saw how beautiful they looked we simply moved her onto the set,” Elle‘s editor-in-chief Justine Cullen said on the magazine’s website.

Supportive comments started trending on social media via hashtags #normalizebreastfeeding and ‪#‎weareonlyhuman:

Others, however, think it was cowardly of Elle Australia to only make the cover available to subscribers. An example of the outraged comments on Elle Australia‘s Facebook page:

“How sad you were not brave enough to use the image of a women’s body at its most beautiful on all of your mags.”

“You’re sending an incredibly negative message about the suitability of breastfeeding in public by choosing this image as a cover, yet only making it available to subscribers (ie only women). Yes, men will surely be offended by the photo, but 1) they don’t buy your magazine and 2) THIS ATTITUDE IS WHAT WE NEED TO ELIMINATE IN SOCIETY!”

Trunfio wrote on Facebook that she is proud of the photo, taken by photographer Georges Antoni, hailing it as a “positive and healthy” statement:

There is nothing more powerful and beautiful than motherhood. The last thing I want to do is be controversial, so please take this for what it is, let us‪#‎normalizebreastfeeding‬ there is nothing worse than a mother that is judged for feeding her hungry child in public. ‪#‎weareonlyhuman‬ I’m so proud of this cover and what it stands for. I obviously don’t look like this or wear [this] while I am breastfeeding but this stands for all women out there, whether you breastfeed or not, we gave birth, we are women, we are mothers.

It is the latest magazine cover of a breastfeeding mom to go viral, from Brad Pitt’s photo of Angelina Jolie breastfeeding for the Nov. 2008 W magazine cover to a May 2012 TIME cover “Are You Mom Enough” showing a mother breastfeeding her 3-year-old son, photographed by Martin Schoeller.

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