Abby Gross

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The secret history of caffeine: Starbucks science and the back story of everyone’s favorite morning habit

Caffeine doesn’t give you energy. Here’s the amazing, real story of its discovery — and how it works on your brain<p><i>If I can’t drink my bowl of coffee three times daily, then in my torment I will shrivel up like a piece of roasted goat!</i> <i><br>— Johann Sebastian Bach and Christian Friedrich Henrici,</i> <i><br>Schweigt</i> …

36 Ways to Eat Sandwiches for Every Meal

There's a sandwich in here with your name on it.<p>Whether you like your sandwiches hot or cold, savory or sweet, these recipes will have you rollin' in bread from breakfast to dessert.

Cooking

Why animals don’t get schizophrenia (and people do)

Research reveals an evolutionary link between the disorder and what makes us human<p>Many of us have known a dog on Prozac. We've also witnessed the eye rolls that come with canine psychiatry. Doting pet owners—myself included—ascribe all sorts of questionable psychological ills to our pawed …

Oh sh*t, I’m the 1 percent: Secrets of the super-wealthy

<b>(Volt Collection via Shutterstock)</b><p>I grew up poor. My kids now live in Fairfield County. We all think we’re middle-class because we always feel behind<p>Paul Sullivan<p>March 29, 2015 9:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super-Wealthy”<p>I came to writing about money by …

Great Depression

Emeril Lagasse Looks Back on the Restaurant That Started It All

"The Food Network is not why I have 12 restaurants," says chef <b>Emeril Lagasse</b>. He's reflecting on the dozen-restaurant empire that sparked 25 years ago this month, with the opening of his eponymous New Orleans classic, <b>Emeril's</b>. While television watchers everywhere have witnessed the majority of …

Meet the real Don Draper

Ahead of a London exhibition of his work, 101-year-old illustrator Mac Conner tells Hermione Hoby about life as one of the original Mad Men on Madison Avenue<p>The Upper East side of Manhattan can feel like a place that time forgot. Here are the green curves of Central Park, same as they ever were, …

Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

We take the packaging our food comes in for granted. Yet many of the boxes, bags and bottles that protect our edibles were once groundbreaking — both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Sometimes, packaging is so distinctive, it transforms food from mere …

What the Real Irish Eat on St. Patrick’s Day

Ready for another round of watery green beer and corned beef with limp cabbage? Me, neither. St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be all about bad food. In fact, the quality of Irish food is on the rise as more people are beginning to discover the island nation has much more to offer than cliches.<p>For …

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Reduction Redux: How to Simmer Your Way to a Silky, Spoonable Sauce

Here's how to go from "braising liquid" to homemade sauce perfection.<p>One of the simplest ways to add flavor—not to mention, a more impressive presentation—to your home cooking repertoire is to reduce braising liquid and pan drippings into lush, thick, spoon-coating sauces. It's a simple technique …

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Our toxic remake culture: Why do we insist on making the same old white-guy movies over and over?

Paul Feig’s vision of an all-female “Ghostbusters” is a welcome step away from recycled stories and tired tropes<p>Like it or not -- despite the many, many hectoring jeremiads by the people who fall on the “not” side of the argument — "remake culture” seems to be here to stay. The most anticipated …

Most Britons do not know how to make a cup of tea, say scientists

Scientists at University College London say Brits do not let tea infuse for long enough to bring out the complex flavours<p>It is enough to send teaspoons clattering into saucers across the country, but according to scientists, four out of five Britons do not brew their tea correctly<p>Despite drinking …

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Opting Out of Motherhood

Why I decided not to have kids.<p>I've never wanted children, but I've always had names picked out for them anyway. Some might say that's a sign that I live in some sad state of unconscious regret now that, having freshly turned 45, I haven't had them. But it mostly just means there are pets I've …

Parenting

This Is Your Brain on Magic

Psychologists and neuroscientists have an unlikely ally in their quest to understand human nature: professional magicians.<p>“I’m going to flip through here and I want you to glance at a card in the middle,” Jay Olson tells his volunteer, offering the deck of cards in his hands. “Not the bottom …

Consciousness

This affordable, ancient grain gives bite and substance to soups, breads and stews and imparts a nutty, wholesome flavour to traditional rice dishes like pilaf and risotto<p>A variation on rice pudding: the plump grains in this comforting dessert are enveloped in sweet cream but offset with a dollop …

Recipes

Egg, olive and cumin potato salad recipe

Savoury, fresh, musty and spicy, this is, quite simply, the Best Potato Salad Ever<p><b>SERVES</b><br>6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>750g/1 ¾ lb waxy potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 3cm/1in chunks<br>3 eggs<br>4 tbsp olive oil, plus extra, to serve<br>1 tbsp cumin seeds<br>Juice of 1 lemon, plus extra to taste<br>150g/5oz large green olives, …

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How craft beer has set struggling pubs free from the nachos

Independent British brewers are buying up premises to release them from pubco ties – and give them new life, writes Sean Farrell

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Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins & Walnuts

Servings: 6<p>Prep Time: 10 Minutes<p>Cook Time: 40 Minutes<p>Total Time: 50 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)<br>• 3/4 cup light …

Kohlrabi and Watercress Salad with Yogurt Dressing

4 cups lightly packed watercress, washed and trimmed<p>2 medium (or 1 large) kohlrabi, peeled and cut into matchsticks<p>1 fuji or gala apple, cut into …

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Spicy, Peanutty Udon with Kale Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> An exceedingly simple but truly delicious quick meal, with possibilities for variation galore (more Sriracha! more peanut butter! different greens!). To make it vegetarian/vegan, omit the fish sauce. —Laura<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> WHO: Laura is just as excited about dark, leafy greens as we …

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Healthy Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake

Breakfast<p>It is such a breath of fresh air when the holidays are over. Don’t get me wrong, I love everything about Christmas, it is just so busy! The …

Eggplant and Kabocha Miso Gratin

Preheat oven to 400ºF.<p>Slice eggplant in half and using a knife, score the inside in small squares.<p>Slice kabocha in half, scoop out the seeds and peel …

Dashi Tamagoyaki - Japanese Style Omelet

Shares 558<p><i>Make this colorful and delicious Tamagoyaki Recipe for breakfast, brunch or dinner! Soy sauce and bonito flakes bring the umami to this</i> …

Quinoa Salad with Orange and Pistachio Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p>Ingredients<p>½ tsp. grated orange zest<br>• 3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice<br>• 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil<br>• 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar<br>• ¾ tsp. sesame oil<br>• ½ …

Quick and Easy Carb-Based Weeknight Meal Ideas: Pasta, Rice, and Bread

As the temperature dips even lower this season, there's nothing I want to do more after a long day at work than hurry home and snuggle up on the sofa. But after a half dozen rounds of holiday feasting in the past couple of months, the last thing I feel like eating is anything meaty or rich—no ham …

12 Boozy Tea Drinks to Toast the Return of Downton Abbey

For so long our lives have been devoid of lords, ladies, drop-waisted dresses and dowager countesses. That will all be remedied soon. This Sunday …

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

Baked Cauliflower Custards

You can also make this as one large gratin by baking it in a shallow two-quart dish for 40 minutes.

Harissa

Once on hand, this homemade mixture is great for adding flavor to dressings and lentil soups.