Andrea Jesney

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The Science Behind Making the Perfect Cup of Coffee

<b>The Right Equipment</b> <br>Carguilo likes the clean, robust taste that comes from a manual dripper, since it filters out oil and sediment. And she’s not …

Coffee

Optimize Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

See how a few simple tweaks could turn your bedroom into an oasis of restful sleep and sweet dreams.<p>Did you know that your bedroom can affect your quality of rest? From temperature to light and more, scientific studies and sleep researchers have found that our environments have real and measurable …

28 Christmas Cocktails for a Jolly Good Time

Raise your glass with these festive ideas.<p>It isn't a party without one of these tried-and-true cocktail recipes, featuring classic holiday flavors like cranberry, candy canes and even apple pie!

30 Things to Before Bed to Lose Weight

What’s the best place in the world to lose weight? <i>The gym!</i> say the muscle-bound personal trainers, raising their hands (but not really getting that …

7 of the best ways to get back to sleep

<b>We've all been there. Looking at the ceiling, listening to the clock tick past 4am, knowing how tired we're going to be at work tomorrow.</b><p>It's a …

These Are the 19 Products I Put on My Face in One Day

As a beauty editor, I admit, I don’t exactly have a streamlined beauty routine. I’m often testing out products as part of my job. Plus, I'm obsessive …

Skin Care

The Oddest Sauce Around Is Also the Most Awesome

“Is that ketchup... on your mac and cheese?”<p>I can’t recall who said this to me, but I do remember I was in elementary school, it was a classmate, and I was horrified. Shielding my mac and cheese behind a carton of milk and a juicebox, I ate my noodles trepidatiously while remaining on the lookout …

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Slow Cooker White Chili.jpg<p>Slow Cooker White Chili<p>“Convenient” may be the word most often associated with slow cookers, but “creative” should be …

30 Of The Smartest Quotes About Human Sexuality That You’ll Ever Read

1.<p>“NO. No no no. I don’t want to screw you. I just love you. When did who you want to screw become the whole game? Since when is the person you want …

One Pot Wonders: 7 Delicious Dinners Without The Mess

Minimize the mess! From succulent beef stew to easy chicken chili, you only need one pot to create these classic comfort meals.<p><b>1. Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes</b><p>In this classic French beef stew, otherwise known as Beef Bourguignon, chunks of beef are slowly braised with garlic and onions in a …

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Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

takeout-style sesame noodles with cucumber

Is there anything more inspiring than a farmer’s market at the height of the summer, piled high with funky heirloom tomatoes, eggplants from …

Your Next Lunch Needs This Thai Salad in a Jar

Given a choice between sandwiches or this Thai beef noodle salad, we’re pretty confident that you’re going to pick the salad (cue shocked face). This salad has it all: layers of fresh crunchy veggies, leftover beef (or any other meat/fish/tofu), slurpy vermicelli noodles and the only spicy Thai …

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4314-1.jpg<p>Mexican Red Lentil Soup with Cilantro-Almond Pesto<p>With school just over the horizon, I’ve been practicing our weekly meal routine. This …

Healthy Eating

Fertility clinics destroy embryos all the time. Why aren't conservatives after them?

Last month, my husband and I signed forms donating an embryo we had conceived to medical research. Meanwhile, conservative Republicans are vowing to defund Planned Parenthood for allowing women who have abortions to make the same choice.<p>My husband and I used in vitro fertilization to conceive both …

Three Strange But True Ways Christians Justify Starving Children – A Response Post

Every once in a while a post or a tweet grabs my attention and I simply cannot contain my response to 140 characters. This was one of them: “3 …

7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Slow the Aging Process

Is age really only a number?<p>That’s the old cliche, but it turns out it really is the truth. Recent research has shown that there is a vast difference …

Medicine

The One Thing Dermatologists Wish You'd Stop Doing

<b>The difference between good and bad skin comes down to this.</b> <i>By Hannah Morrill</i>, SELF<p><i>Photo: Delphine Achard</i><p>You know to wash your face after the gym and wipe off your makeup before you go to bed at night. But did you know that avoiding magnifying mirrors and putting away your brushes can be just as …

8 vegetables it’s better to eat raw

You’ll get the most out of these cancer-fighting cruciferous veggies if you don’t cook them<p>Cooking vegetables is usually a good idea: Heat breaks down cell walls, releasing antioxidants. But heating cruciferous vegetables (part of the Brassicae family) actually destroys their unique …

Why Is The Birth of a Second Child So Hard On Marriages?

After a reader wrote in about her husband messaging women online after the birth of their second child, a few readers asked why the time immediately following the birth of the second child is usually so hard on marriages. This is a known low point for many marriage. To be honest, I don't often see …

I’m raising my children atheist in the Bible Belt

My neighbors can think whatever they like. I don’t need God to teach my children right from wrong<p>My son M, 8 years old, is growing up in Atlanta. This is a fine thing: Atlanta has wonderful food, glorious natural beauty, and some of the most genuinely friendly people you will ever meet.<p>It’s also …

5 Healthy and Quick Lunches You Can Make For $5

Prep a few minutes the night before and you’ll eat like a king come noon—without straining your wallet<p>It’s no secret that brown-bagging your lunch is cheaper, healthier, and all around better than buying an overpriced, oversized sandwich at the corner deli. But even so, most of us don’t have much …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier Every Day

Would a boost in positivity help your career and relationships? These studies show how to get an improved outlook.<p>Regardless of who you are, what you do, or how much money you have, life in this world will never be perfect. People die, accidents happen, and things break. Even so, it's possible to …

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10 Truths About Motherhood

As a smug married and not-yet-mother, I had it all figured out for when I became a mother.<p>Of course I did.<p>You know what happened of course -- I did NOT have it all figured out, I still don't, and probably never will. There are motherhood truths that I never imagined, and are ever evolving. The list …

The 10 must-read YA books

Authors John Boyne and Jenny Valentine have drawn up their list of nine must-read YA novels – and the Hay Festival audience chose the final one<p>There has been a "massive explosion" in Young Adult fiction over the past 30 years, according to Daniel Hahn, editor of the Oxford Companion to Children's …

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

<i>By Dan Buettner</i><p>For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live to 100 and beyond. They are the Greek island of Ikaria; the highlands of Sardinia; the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; Okinawa, …

Planning Your Vegetable Garden

Good planning is essential to a successful vegetable garden. Vegetables have specific requirements, and you must choose your site carefully to ensure a bountiful harvest. Here are the basics you need to consider before you select your seeds. ( at her home in Bedford, New York, is at left.)

Why diets don’t actually work, according to a researcher who has studied them for decades

For centuries, men and women have worked tirelessly to fit the physical molds of their time. Diets, which have ranged from the straightforward to the colorful and kind of silly, have produced a wide range of results -- and all sorts of followings.<p>Not long ago, the Atkins diet villainized …

The 20 Most Weight Loss Friendly Foods on the Planet

Different foods go through different metabolic pathways in the body.<p>They can have vastly different effects on hunger, hormones and how many calories …

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