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Sweet Potatoes Four Ways

It's a sweet potato party!

Gin health benefits: Boosts metabolism, eases arthritis and is safe for diabetics!

Gin is also to be extremely low in calories; a shot of gin comprises just 97 calories, but mixing it with sugary liquids can adversely impact its …

Here's when fruits and vegetables are actually in season

Sure, those glistening strawberries might look tasty, but if they're not in season where you live, you're better off with the frozen or canned version.<p>So here's a simple guide to when produce is in season, so you know when to splurge on fresh fruits and veggies and when to save with frozen or …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Treat Roasted Broccoli Like Nachos, Save Yourself a Trip to the Bar

Recipes like this are for those nights when you get home from an extra-nasty long day at work and it’s late and you’re exhausted and you <i>really</i> don’t want to cook.<p>You may be dreaming about the cozy bar on the corner where you can settle in with some nachos and beer. But reality intrudes and you …

The 3-ingredient Japanese cheesecake that everyone is obsessing over

It may look fancy, and it may taste like it came straight from a 5 star restaurant, but this Japanese cheesecake only requires three ingredients.<p>Youtuber Ochikeron posted a how-to video of the delicious-looking treat a few years back. But over the past few months, the simple recipe has resonated …

These Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes Make Weeknight Cooking a Cinch

By the end of the year, even the simplest tasks can start to feel like a chore. As holiday deadlines reach a fever pitch, daylight hours shorten, and …

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The superfoods you need to eat to improve sleep and relieve stress

Her L.A health bar, Moon Juice, counts Hollywood royalty (including Rachel Mc Adams and Gwyneth Paltrow) among the fan following. So when Amanda …

Wellness

Make Crispier Roasted Potatoes by Roughing Them Up First

Boiling your potatoes with salt or vinegar before you roast them can help make your roasted potatoes come out crispier, but there’s an even better …

What a Man's Poo Says About Him

<b>1. The Straining Cannonballs</b><p>Those little lumps are stubborn and hard to please. Always making a splash without much relief.<p><b>FEATURES</b>: Separate hard …

Wellness

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Wellness

How to make rich broth for ramen — plus a fast shortcut

Egg noodles. I love this innocuous pasta. The rich, tender noodles comfort me when I have a cold, have suffered a challenging day or need to recover from a week of "research eating." When they are buttery and cheesy, or topped with chicken paprikash, my childhood feels close. Fried crispy and …

Recipes

An Illustrated Guide to Charcoal Grilling

Welcome to Grilling 101: Here's how to make the most of a charcoal chimney's worth of fuel, from blazing flames to the last dying ember.<p>There's something so satisfying about cooking an outdoor feast on a charcoal grill. But knowing what to grill—and when to grill it—can be a little intimidating, …

BBQ

Here's How To Make An Authentic Bowl Of Pho

A hearty beef noodle soup that's *so* worth the wait.<p>For the uninitiated, it has a clear chicken- or beef-based broth, thinly sliced meats, and — depending on the region — a small mountain of fresh herbs. The flavorful broth takes two days to make, which is why homemade pho is reserved for only the …

25 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track in 2016

Preparing meals just for yourself can seem like a ton of work, but there’s always one kitchen gadget you can lean on when you want your meal to be as easy as ordering takeout or hitting up the nearest drive-thru, but <i>way</i> healthier: the slow cooker. When you’re looking for a fuss-free way to stick to …

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