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The best dessert from every state

From custard on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, to gooey butter cake on the streets of St. Louis, Missouri, here are the treats worth making a trip for.

Low-carb and Mediterranean diets beat low-fat plans for losing weight – report

Analysis published under the Lancet banner involved more than 68,000 people and finds that sugar was used to bulk up ‘low-fat’ foods<p>Low-fat diets are not as effective as low carbohydrate or Mediterranean diets for losing weight, according to a major new study, but it also concludes that no diets …

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Sweet Potato Recipes That'll Last You Through The Cold Months

Orange is better.<p>Sweet potatoes are a very special kind of spud. They offer all the comfort and starchy goodness of a regular potato, but they're loaded with sweetness, too. Often times these root veggies show off their sweet flavor with a bright orange color -- though, not always -- which only …

Never Eat Dry Chicken Again with The NoMad's Foolproof, No-Brainer Roasting Method

Chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park and The Nomad makes the case for a technique that eliminates dry roast chicken, now and forever.<p>No matter which way you carve it, a whole roast chicken's white meat is always going to finish cooking before the dark meat. Nailing one (moist dark meat, for …

8 Foods These Experts Avoid At All Costs

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

3 simple habits for building long-term wealth

We receive emails from readers every day.<p>We can't respond to all of them, of course… but we think about them a lot.<p>Recently, we got two particularly interesting emails. One was from a woman who felt she had been badly handled in a divorce and now struggles to stay afloat financially.<p>Another came …

This Is What Happens When You Waffle Iron Everything

Yes, even gyoza.<p>Getting creative with a waffle iron isn't a novel idea. People have been sneaking hash browns and cheese into our favorite kitchen appliance for a little while now. But the creative folks at ChefSteps have taken it a step further when they went on a waffle iron cooking frenzy. …

Doing renovations? Update your home insurance

Homeowners need to regularly check and update their home-insurance policies or risk having insufficient coverage when disaster strikes, insurance experts say.<p>The need to review and update a policy is especially important for those who have done renovations because changes to the property could …

How Your Gut—Yes, Your Gut—Affects Your Skin

Turns out, the secret to a blemish-free complexion lies in your tummy.<p><i>This article was written by Katie Mulloy and provided by our partners at Women's Health U.K.</i><p>High above No.10 Harley Street, London, in the squishy-cushioned, heavy-draped offices of holistic skin care specialist Claudia Louch, a …

How to Have the Best Sex Possible with Yourself This Weekend

Enjoy our "handy" guide.<p>When it's a bajillion degrees outside, there's absolutely nothing better than pumping up the air conditioning, pouring a nice tall glass of water (white wine), and having yourself a good old-fashioned Netflix marathon. But may we suggest an alternative, or at least something …

Following your dream and having a 5-year plan WON'T make you happy

How following your dream, being a 'yes' person and having a 5-year plan WON'T make you happy... expert reveals six pieces of self-help advice to …

What You Need To Know If You're In A Sexless Marriage

<i>By Elena Mauer</i><p>Jennifer* didn't have sex with her ex-husband on their wedding night. "I chalked it up to fatigue," she says. But should it have been a red flag?<p>Well, maybe.<p>It's not that it didn't happen that one night that was the problem; it's that it was the first of many sexless married nights. …

7 Ways to Get Happier in Less Than a Minute

Having a blah day? Try these super-quick mood boosters to get happy fast.<p>Some days go really well and some not so much. If your day is taking a turn for the worse and you need to stop the downward slide, you don’t want to add to the stress by eating up your valuable time. Sometimes you don’t really …

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Healthy Living: How to Eat a Healthy Diet

If you are what you eat, it follows that you want to stick to a healthy diet that’s well balanced. “You want to eat a variety of foods,” says Stephen …

Myth Busted: Pinot Noir Is Not the Only Grape That's Legal for Making Red Wine in Burgundy

<i>This article originally appeared on VinePair. If you love wine, beer and spirits and the lifestyle that revolves around them, read VinePair.</i><p>Contrary to popular myth, Pinot Noir isn't the only red grape that's allowed to be grown in Burgundy. Sure, there's the Beaujolais region of Burgundy, whose …

Bumble Bee Foods Will Pay $6M After Worker Was Cooked to Death

Bumble Bee Foods, which is best known for its eponymous canned tuna line, has agreed to pay $6 million to settle criminal charges after an employee was killed in an industrial oven. It's the largest-ever payout in a California workplace-violation death, reports the <i>Associated Press</i>.<p>Jose Melena was …

The 4 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Grilling Veggies

Grilled vegetables are so easy, you could make 'em with your eyes closed…right? Wrong. Here are the most common mistakes people make when grilling veggies.<p>Grilled vegetables are one of summer's simplest pleasures. From hearty mains to simple sides, a good batch of grilled veg is the answer to …

Tips for a Good Night's Sleep

<i>by Susi Amendola</i><p>It's 4 a.m. and I'm starting to regret that green tea I had after dinner. I'm sure that late night detective movie before bed didn't help matters either. Frankly, I know how to take care of myself, but sometimes I just think I'm immune to the common ailment called insomnia.<p>The truth …

This Guy Lost 30 Pounds and Got Absolutely Shredded. See How He Did It

His training and nutrition plan may shock you<p>A year ago, Jonathan Montgomery, a 37-year-old firefighter with the Hillsborough County Florida Fire Rescue, was overworked, overweight, and sluggish. “I was strong, but slow and fat,” he said.<p>Fast-forward to today, and Montgomery is a physical specimen. …

The Psychology of Procrastination and How to Avoid It

Paul is a productivity blogger who loves helping people improve their productivity so they can get more out of life. Learn more about how Paul works …

Compared to the rest of the world, the US food policy on GMOs is gnarly

Recently, the White House announced that it would begin updating government regulations around genetically modified crops. They admitted that the …

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8 Spritzer Recipes for Hot Summer Days

No longer just for ladies who lunch, the ever-classic, ever-fizzy spritzer gets a reboot with fresh spirits and fruity infusions. Consider it your sangria alternative.<p><b>Fruity White Wine Spritzer</b><p>Garnished with blue and red berries, the original spritzer (equal parts white wine and club soda) makes …

What Your Favorite Gatorade Flavor Says About You

Whether you're an athlete, a victim of food poisoning or otherwise, most people have tried Gatorade. If you've tried enough flavors, chances are you have a favorite.<p>Talk of which flavor <i>tastes</i> the best guarantees a heated debate, but regardless of which one you prefer, certain truths exist about the …

Review of My Sleep 101, a Johns Hopkins sleep disorder app

Johns Hopkins app that helps physicians with managing sleep disorders.The post Review of My Sleep 101, a Johns Hopkins sleep disorder app appeared …

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Knowledge is king. The first step to creating change in your life is to know what you're doing wrong or why you need to change. We've picked out 41 books that will better your life in a dramatic way. Whether it's figuring out how to get out of debt, learning how to be happier, or trying to find …

In A Taste Test Of Vegan Foods, Do They Ever Taste Better Than The Real Thing?

Here’s the beef (groan) with going vegan: bad-tasting products. Faux meat, faux cheese, faux ice cream -- the list goes on and on for omnivores who just can’t ditch their faves as they get on the plant-based bandwagon. So if you don’t <i>have</i> to be a vegan for health reasons, do any vegan substitutes …