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The Summer Pasta We Can't Stop Making

The super-indulgent-tasting pasta that is mostly made of vegetables.<p>You're only one technique away from your new favorite summer pasta: <b>caramelizing zucchini</b>. Often people treat zucchini like it's precious, but the squash can actually take a lot of heat. Once zucchini is cooked down, all of the …

Cooking

Some Childhood Desserts Never Leave You

I was pregnant for about 15 minutes when people started giving me how-to-bring-up-­baby books and advice. I read everything and listened to everyone. I needed all the help I could get, and I knew it, because the instant the kid arrived, I would be starting my first babysitting job. I got good at …

Baking

12 Glorious Grilled Tacos for This Summer’s Tuesdays

At one point, it was thought that Taco Tuesday was just another food trend that would die out as soon as the next craze began. Um, can we get a collective “hell no” on that? Tacos aren’t going anywhere… except onto our plates. With such a grand selection — including fish and vegan tacos — we’ve got …

You'll Want to Pour This Avocado Dressing Over Every Salad You Eat — and You Should!

[1]<p>Creamy Avocado Dressing<p>Sprinkle of Green [2]<p>Notes<p>This sauce is also great to use as a dip. Sweet potato chips go perfectly with this, and it's a nice variation from the usual guacamole.<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 ripe avocado<br>• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard<br>• 1 cup water<br>• Handful of coriander (cilantro) leaves<br>• 1 …

Compliance is Not the End Goal of Education

Recently, I was listening to a teacher talk about their more “traditional” view of education, and how “compliance” wasn’t a bad thing for students. …

Pedagogy

8 Ways to Get Middle School Students to Care About Their Grades

Fifteen years ago, I stepped into my classroom excited and full of energy. I couldn’t wait to change lives and make a difference. Then several years …

Harvard Scientists Discover How to Repair DNA Damage and Reverse Cellular Aging — What It Means for Skin-Care

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you your skin is aging. (I don’t care if you’re 20 — your skin has taken some hits since infancy.) But it does take one heck of a geneticist to figure out how to throw that whole chain reaction into reverse. Scientists have known for a while that the …

Skin Care

Fried Halloumi Recipes Whenever You’re Feeling Cheesy

When you hear fried cheese, you probably imagine gooey deep fried mozzarella sticks or balls of macaroni and cheese. Both of which are equally delicious, obvi. But, if you really want to show off to a crowd, you need to break out the halloumi. Halloumi is a Greek sheep’s milk cheese that has an …

The Best French Pharmacy Mascara Just Landed Stateside—And 7 More Super-Gentle Formulas

Finding a mascara that manages to simultaneously lift, separate, thicken, and plump lashes is something of a lifelong pursuit. But for those with sensitive eyes, unearthing a formula that satisfies all of the aforementioned criteria and also happens to be ultra-gentle and non-irritating has seemed …

Step up: How to turn your walk into a workout

"Feel the peel. Feel the peel,” coaches sports scientist Joanna Hall. As absurd as it may sound, Hall is teaching me how to walk. This means learning how to use the entirety of my foot; heel, ball, toes and all.<p>The human foot has 26 bones in it, but how many of us use them? From Hall’s experience, …

Mayo Clinic

Here's What The Lettuce In Your Salad Actually Does For Your Body

Are you choosing the right greens?<p>We all know that salads are great for us ― they aid in digestion (thanks to fiber) and they’re full of antioxidants ― but it’s a good idea to make sure you’re building that salad with the best greens.<p>There’s a reason kale salads have taken off in popularity; …

Healthy Eating

Linda Evangelista on the Cure for Dark Eye Circles and Having a Beauty Fridge

Every week, Linda Evangelista tests a new moisturizer. She’s on number 52 right now — the 52nd prototype of a soon-to-be released new product that’s …

Skin Care

A graphic history of sex: ‘There is no gene that drives sexuality. All sexuality is learned’

Changes in sexuality over time have made the modern family what it is. What next? Homa Khaleeli asks the authors of a groundbreaking graphic guide, The Story of Sex<p>Philip Larkin famously announced that sexual intercourse began in 1963 (“Between the end of the ‘Chatterley’ ban / And the Beatles’ …

Domestic Violence

A 10-Minute Fat-Burning Plyometric Workout You Can Do At Home

Plyometric exercises are the current fitness darlings. And what makes them so effective also makes them extra brutal. That's because plyometric …

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

One way they do this is by asking seemingly simple questions that get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal; queries that …

To Move Your Relationship To A Higher Level. You Must Ask These 10 Questions

Let’s face it… we all love taking short cuts. And, if we aren’t careful, our relationships are often taken for granted.<p>But too many short cuts can …

This illustrator is turning sad facts about animals into hilarious cartoons

LONDON — We might think most animals have simple, care-free lives, but the truth is much, much sadder than that.<p>Did you know, for instance, that …

Cows

6 Stoic Rituals That Will Make You Happy

<i>This post originally appeared on bakadesuyo.com</i><p>People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more …

101 Gardening: #Gardening : How to Grow Your Own Garlic Chives

CollectCollect this now for later<p>imad karrari How to Grow Your Own Garlic Chives<p>Gardening<p>CollectCollect this now for later<p>Hairstyle Tutorials How to …

Gardening

Healthier Chicken Marsala Recipe

Marsala is a popular wine in Sicily, Italy. Chicken Marsala is made with a wine reduction sauce and originated in the late 1800's with families …

Food

Save space in your garden by knowing which plants make good neighbors

It was getting to be late summer one year, and the cucumber vines had reached the top of the strings on which they were growing. We had even looped them over the metal bar from which the strings were suspended, and they had begun their descent downward. At the bottom of the vines, we removed any …

Gardening

Honey Yogurt Loaf

<b>Whip up this quick cake in no time and let the softness from the yogurt and delicate aroma from the honey elegantly satisfy your sweet tooth.</b><p><i>Giuseppe</i> …

Breakfast

Avocado Carbonara Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients<p>for 2 servings<p>1 avocado<br>• 1 egg yolk<br>• ½ cup (118 mL) heavy cream<br>• 1 clove garlic<br>• ½ lemon, juiced<br>• ½ cup (70 g) parmesan cheese, grated<br>• 3 strips bacon<br>• ½ lb (227 g) spaghetti<br>• 1 tablespoon olive oil<p>Preparation<p>Blend avocado, egg yolk, garlic, and lemon juice in a powerful blender or food processor.<br>• Pulse …

Italian Food

Mathilde, The French Perigordine Walnut Cake (Gâteau aux Noix)

Are you stuck in a cake rut? Here's a beauty for you. This French walnut cake or Gâteau aux Noix from the Perigord region is a super light cake that …

Dessert