Belinda Francis

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18 Northern French Dishes So Good You'll Want To Move There

Cheers from Hauts-de-France!

Breakfast

Grill Chicken the Lebanese Way!

Marhaba! Given it’s summer and the weather is perfect for having barbecues, today I want to share a recipe that my family has been using for …

Language Learning

How to Get the Perfect Post-Braid Waves

Next-day hair is usually just a tousled retread of what you went to bed with. But these cool Dutch braids unravel into a whole new look. Depending on your natural texture, you'll wake up with either smoother curls or newfound waves.<p>Rake a palmful of mousse (like Pantene Pro-V Volume Body Boosting …

Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting Recipe

"Banana bread bars with brown butter frosting."<p>Ingredients<p>Bars:<p>1 1/2 cups white sugar<p>1 cup sour cream<p>1/2 cup butter, softened<p>2 eggs<p>1 3/4 cups mashed …

The Jeans of the Future Are Self-Cleaning, Never Stink or Stain

The Jeans of the Future Are Self-Cleaning, Never Stink or StainAnd aren't a total eyesore.On the one hand, we've never fully subscribed to the belief …

Wearable Tech

Super-Simple, Super-Spicy Mongolian Beef Recipe

"This is a great-tasting recipe that is easy to prepare ahead and takes minutes to actually cook it! Serve with rice and veggie side for a nice …

15 Holiday Drinks That Taste Delicious Over Ice

Just because it’s time for the holidays doesn’t mean you need to say goodbye to those delicious iced drinks for good. There’s nothing like a cool caramel pumpkin spice shake or an eggnog smoothie to put a pep in your step. Why not try your favorite holiday drinks cold? Say hello to 15 holiday …

Healthier Comfort Food Recipes

Dig in.<p>When it’s cold outside and we feel the chill in our bones, or when something traumatic happens in the news, all we want to do is warm our body and soul with warm, hearty, cheese-filled comfort food recipes. Give us the mac and cheese, the ziti and the lasagna. Two servings of them if we can. …

Cooking

19 Ridiculously Funny Church Signs

"Stop drop and roll won't work in hell."

MTV

How to piss off a Belgian

Ask if Brussels is in Germany.<p>Be completely oblivious of geography, history, and politics. Ignore the fact that it’s actually the capital of a …

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3 Easy Ways to Style No-Heat Beach Waves Without the Beach

Lazy-girl styling hacks are sought after in all facets of life these days, and when it comes to your hair, this is definitely a train you will want to jump on. With summer in full force — and by that we mean providing plenty of natural heat — it’s time to ditch your hot tools and achieve your …

Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!</i><p>Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the …

Dessert

Ancient Snake Ancestor Gripped Prey With Four Feet

The oldest snake fossil on record looks almost like a modern snake, except for one glaring difference: It has four feet, each with five digits, a new study finds.<p>The roughly 120-million-year-old snake, dubbed <i>Tetrapodophis amplectus</i> (literally, four-legged snake), likely didn't use its feet for …

Paleontology

If You Only Learn One Cake Recipe, Let it Be This One

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Can you count to 4? Great! You know a fantastic cake recipe.</i><p>My mother makes the best birthday cakes. …

Dessert

Follow These 5 Yoga Poses To Reduce Stubborn Belly Fat

Belly fat can be so stubborn and one of the hardest areas on the body to eliminate that fat. Sometimes it might even be the first thing someone …

Yoga

Controversial T. Rex Soft Tissue Find Finally Explained

The controversial discovery of 68-million-year-old soft tissue from the bones of a <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> finally has a physical explanation. According to …

12 tips every photographer should know

A big dSLR can seem daunting for beginning photographers. Before you get going, make sure to take the time to get to know your camera. Preparation includes strapping your camera correctly, formatting memory cards in-camera and changing the image quality setting so you’re not shooting in low-quality …

Mobile Photography

10 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas (That Aren't Eggs)

Kick-start your daily grind with delicious high-protein recipes—including overnight oats and French toast—that pack up to 30 grams per dish.<p>Eating …

With Just 2 Ingredients, This Chocolate Mousse Will Change Your Life…It’s The Best We’ve Ever Had!!

As far as dessert goes, sometimes there’s nothing better than a rich and decadent dish that feels perfectly indulgent and really hits the spot. When …

ICON_SEARCH

Coconut-Oil-Whole-Foods-Market.jpg<p>Coconut oil is (still!) trending — and for good reason. It can be used in sautés, in cakes and cookies, or even in …

Coconut

Whoa: Should You Be Conditioning BEFORE You Shampoo?

But hair-care brands have started rolling out lines that ask us to do the complete opposite: condition <i>before</i> shampooing. And according to them, it's a pretty easy trick to achieving a killer mane. "Conditioning before you shampoo is great for adding nourishment to fine hair without weighing it …

Banana peels are your new weight-loss weapon, seriously

We’re serious: Banana peels are the new weight-loss weapon. Best of all, you can just toss them into your morning smoothie along with that whole …

12 Foods You Can Put in Your Hair

You may love the effects of professional hair treatments (shiny, healthy hair is always in style). But it can be such a hassle to get to the salon--or it can end up costing you a fortune in fancy products. Instead, try these easy at-home fixes from your pantry.<p><b>TO ADD SHINE: AVOCADO. Here's how to</b> …

Amnesia researchers use light to restore 'lost' memories in mice

Researchers have gained new understanding on the workings of amnesia through research that used light to revive lost memories in mice, a study published Thursday reported.<p>Amnesia remains a controversial subject in the field of neuroscience, with some researchers arguing that it occurs when cells …

The Brain

Banish Your Belly Pooch With 3 Ab-Sculpting Moves

Crop top and bikini season is nearly upon us! You can't spot reduce belly fat, but strengthening and sculpting the muscles underneath will only help you feel more confident in your skimpy styles. Add these three effective moves to your strength-training routine for big results. And you'll be glad …

26 Lazy Girl Hairstyling Hacks

These time-saving tips are basically your hairway to heaven.<p>Thumbnail image: Myriam Fares.

Hair