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The best quinoa recipes

It's quick. And it's so healthy, scientists reckon a bowl every day could save your life. But most importantly, it's delicious in everything from a salad to pilaff<p>It's not a good idea to tell me I 'must try' something. I am fashion-averse. Sarah Lund had disappeared in a hail of gunfire (and her …

Xelflex smart fabric gives intelligent feedback for athletes

Technology developers from the UK have designed a new wearable technology where the garment itself becomes an active motion sensor. Xelflex uses …

How to induce kids to eat more fruits and veggies? Hire a chef

This news will not blow back any foodies' aprons, but is a useful reminder to lunch ladies and school boards everywhere: When it comes to making the good-for-you parts of school lunches delicious enough to actually eat, chefs really do earn their keep.<p>That finding emerged from a trial designed to …

Daily bowl of quinoa could save your life, says Harvard University

People who ate around 34 grams of whole grains per 1000kcal per day lowered their risk of premature death by 17 per cent<p>It is the news that middle-class foodies across Britain have been waiting for: quinoa could save your life.<p>A study by Harvard Public School of Health had found that eating a daily …

Study to sequence genes of 100,000 people from Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities to identify genes resilient to heart disease, diabetes and cancer<p>Scientists are planning to sequence the genes of 100,000 south Asian people in London, in an ambitious project to track down rare beneficial genes …

Genetics

How to Clean Wood

The experts tell us how to keep wood looking new.<p>Shiny wood floors and delicate antiques are lovely, but how to keep them in good condition? We asked some experts to tell us the secret to caring for wood.

Cleaning

My Photos Helped Sell a Home in 8 Days After It Was on the Market for 8 Months

See this house? It languished on the Orlando, Florida, market for 224 days. It’s no wonder; with a photo like that who would want to come see it? A …

15 cities you can reach by train in under six hours from London

European Travel

The 5 Tastes & How to Cook with Them

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>It turns out, everything you need to know about balancing flavors is on the tip of your tongue.</i><p>Your taste buds know more than you think they do: They are …

Recipes

You Won't Believe What's Hidden In This Floor

A hidden feature makes for a bold design decision.<p>Most people display the collections they love in their home—stacks of coffee table books, worldly finds from their travels—but this home displays the owner's beloved collection in a new and unexpected way.<p>The KRE house in Tokyo, designed by Takuya …

Sports Cars

What a Handshake Smells Like

A new paper argues that the gesture may have evolved to allow people to judge one another's scent signals.<p>In 2010, to prepare its dealers for the launch of a new sales promotion, the U.K. arm of Chevrolet commissioned Geoffrey Beattie, a professor of psychology at the University of Manchester, to …

Body Language

9 Strategies For Battling Stress

Don't let tension take over your life<p>A little stress can be a good thing, but it’s important to keep it under control. These strategies will help you retain your Zen.<p>1. Bounce Back<p>Some people are naturally resilient, but it’s also a learned skill. Stress inoculation gradually exposes people to …

Goat Cheese Tarts

Delicious pastries are easier than you think.<p>Ina Garten's delicious goat cheese tart recipe saves you the trouble of rolling out all that pastry!

A fistful of dates will add a toffee-like texture to any number of dishes. Drop them into your breakfast smoothie, stir them into your cakes or dot them across a simple pizza<p>Dates bring that satisfying sweetness you get from caramelising onions, without any of the faff, and complement beautifully …

Recipes

Make a Better Baked Pasta With These Can't-Ignore Tips

Baked pasta is always good—but with these tips, it can be a whole lot better.<p>Baked pasta is, hands down, one of the best comfort foods we know. Done right, this classic is the perfect combination of cheesy, starchy, saucy, hot, and salty. Pair it with a bottle of red, and you’ve got a darn fine …

Italian Food

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

How to keep off lost weight

Shedding the pounds is a great achievement, but the next challenge is preventing them coming back. There is no one rule, says our writer – it’ll only work if it works for you<p>Pity Kate Moss. The one memorable sentence she has ever uttered serves merely to demonstrate that she is alienated from the …

Fitness

Deliciously Ella's creamy mango and banana overnight oats

Blitzing mango and banana with ground flaxseed and a splash of almond milk is a delicious way to incorporate fruit into an oaty breakfast<p><b>SERVES</b><br>2<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b> <b><br>For the mango puree:</b><br>1 mango<br>2 ripe bananas<br>1 tbsp ground flaxseed<br>a splash of almond milk (enough to make it blend)<p><b>For the oat mix:</b><br>1 ripe banana<br>⅔ …

Breakfast

After These 39 Chicken Thighs Recipes, You Can't Turn Back

Using chicken thighs, the most flavorful parts of the chicken, these recipes will have you cooking soups and skewers to tacos and paella.<p><b>We'll admit it: Chicken thighs trump chicken breasts any day of the week</b>. Not only are they more succulent than white meat, chicken thighs even stand up to …

Cooking

13 Things That Make a House a Home

We're talking can't-live-without, warm-fuzzy stuff here. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.<p>A house provides shelter, but a home is where you weather all of life's little storms — and revel in the sunshine. Here are a few of our favorite things that transform a mere shelter into …

Christmas Eve

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Not all kids 'outgrow' math struggles - Futurity

Taking a "wait and see" approach to young children's math difficulties may set them up to fail, new research suggests.

19 Cheesy Recipes that Prove Everything's Better with Cheddar

Everything's better with cheddar cheese—these 19 recipes prove it.<p><b>You know what they say:</b> Everything's better with Cheddar (oh wait, or feta.). It's true! These recipes for queso, waffles, sandwiches, toasts, and popovers (to name a few) star one of our very favorite cheeses.

Cooking

How my father inspired me to travel

Justin Egli follows his father's footsteps to Japan, and ponders the influence that parents have on how – and why – we travel<p>As a young man, my dad …

Just one week off will set a child back in school

New research suggests just one week's holiday in term time can significantly hamper GCSE performance<p>Taking just one week’s holiday a year during term time can significantly harm a child’s academic performance, ministers have warned.<p>New research from the Department for Education suggests children …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Top 10 eats: munch your way through Morocco

Morocco is home to one of the world’s greatest and most diverse cuisines. Making the most of seasonal ingredients, dishes are a mix of cultural influences forged over the centuries, including Berber, Jewish, Arab and French. They say the best traditional Moroccan food is served at home, so eat with …