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Beyond Harry Potter—10 of the Best Fantasy Book Series

When I was in the third grade, my teacher began reading the <i>Harry Potter</i> series to us out loud in class every day. I was enthralled by the story of …

Harry Potter

The Best Olive Oil Treatments for Winter-Wrecked Hair and Skin

EVOO—it's not just for shattering all over your kitchen floor anymore.<p>Even though one of our skin experts might be rolling in her exam chair right now, we're gonna go out on a limb here and say, sotto voce, we still love a good DIY—operative word being "good." That being said, we're sure even the …

Coconut

8 Character Traits Mentally Strong People Avoid in Social Settings

Character Traits Mentally Strong People Avoid<p>We all feel mentally strong in ordinary situations and in our comfort zone. But in the adverse …

Agua fresca, refreshing and easy to make at home, takes off in Chicago

'Agua fresca.” Even saying it conjures visions of sandy vistas, straw hats blocking out tropical sun, and technicolor Collins glasses sweating beads of condensation.<p>The name is translated as “fresh water,” but the drink is so much more than simple H20. The basic formula: Use water as your base and …

The Advanced Pilates Workout That Takes Classic Moves to the Next Level

Want to change up your fitness routine? Look no further.<p>Practicing Pilates has benefits beyond flexibility (see: 7 Things You Didn't Know About …

A Simple Declutter Habit: Leave No Trace

“When you do something you should burn yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.” <b>~Shunryu Suzuki</b><p>Zen master Suzuki Roshi …

Minimalism

The 3 Simple Steps to a Perfect Daily Routine (and how they can change your life)

You're reading The 3 Simple Steps to a Perfect Daily Routine (and how they can change your life), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation …

24 Healthy Ways to Use a Can of Coconut Milk

Whether you’re vegan, following the Whole30, lactose intolerant, or just looking for new ingredients to experiment with, there’s a good chance that …

13 New Lassi Recipes You Haven’t Tried Before

Everyone loves a good smoothie — it’s creamy, packed with flavor and oh-so satisfying on a hot day. But if you’re tired of the standard milk-based recipes and want something different, a lassi is the way to go. A traditional Indian drink, lassis are made with a yogurt base and aromatic spices and …

Flavors

Biryani is Better Than Americans Know

The authentic version is South Asia’s best kept secret.<p>Hyderabadi chicken biryani, a fragrant mix of rice, spices and meat. (Photo: Garrett …

19 Hearty Vegetarian Soups and Stews

Few things are as gratifying on a cold day as a warm bowl of soup, and this is one arena in which vegetarian dishes can really stand out. Remember all those root vegetables, brassicas, grains, and beans we showcased in our collection of winter salad recipes? Many of them are perfectly appropriate …

Drugstore Disruptors: New From Suave, Yes To Coconuts & More

So many drugstore gems, so little time. Here are my favorites of late.<p><b>Suave Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner (coming soon)</b> …

Peels For Wimps

The key to embracing peels (and you should embrace peels), is simply to forget the word peel ever existed in your vocabulary. The sheer concept of a …

The Drugstore Products Celebrity Hairstylists Always Use

When you see Jennifer Lopez walking the red carpet with her gorgeous hair, you probably think about all the time it took for her hairstylist to create the look and all the fancy, expensive products he used on her. But what if she's really just wearing drugstore hair spray? What if she lathered up …

Hair

This DIY Color Trick Makes Fine Hair Look Thicker

If you have fine hair, you can actually use color to make it look denser and thicker. I use this technique on my clients all the time, but with all the products available at the drugstore these days, you can also do it at home.<p>You'll need a box of ammonia-free, permanent hair color that is about a …

Hair

Japanese Research Exposes Statin Scam: People with High Cholesterol Live Longer

<b>by Brian Shilhavy<br>Health Impact News Editor</b><p>Four Japanese researchers published an analysis on cholesterol guidelines and statin drugs in the April …

Your Diet Is Not Normal: Here's Why

<b>The differences between us change everything, from how we digest food to how we recover from exercise</b>. In "You Are Not Normal: Here's Why", I …

Diets

Healthier Chicken Marsala Recipe

"This was a great recipe and I make it a little healthier by cutting down the wine and sherry and only frying in butter instead of butter and …

How to Make a Disgusting Cookie Sheet Look Brand New

<i>This piece originally appeared on PureWow.</i><p>The umpteenth batch of sugar cookies left your trusty sheets looking gross and patchy. Bring them back to …

The Japanese Seasoning You'll Want to Sprinkle on Everything

Furikake, the savory and salty Japanese seasonings for sprinkling on rice, merits an entire section even in Manhattan’s tiniest Japanese markets.<p>And if you’ve tasted one, you understand why: Furikake enlivens a plain bowl of rice: Add some mayo and a fried egg and you can call it a meal. <b>I relied</b> …

Recipes

An Easy Hack to Keep Your Knives Sharp

There is nothing worse than trying to prepare a meal with a dull knife. If you’re knife isn’t sharp you might as well just try ripping apart your …

Fall Soup Recipes To Warm You Up On Those Chilly Nights

Coziness in a bowl.<p>The end of summer is always met with bittersweet emotions. It's hard to say goodbye to the endless sun, but it's really nice to cuddle up in a blanket and eat heart-warming meals again. Fall promises the reintroduction of many great foods, and one of its humblest is possibly one …

13 Harissa Recipes (aka What We Want to Eat With Everything)

Harissa. We can never get enough of this stuff. Especially in these 13 recipes.<p><b>We'll admit it—there are certain flavors and ingredients we reach for time and time again</b>. And one of those ingredients is harissa. We basically live on the stuff at BA. We put it in our yogurt, on our meats, and with …

Cooking

Fall Movie Preview 2015: Biopics, Bond and ‘The Force Awakens’

‘Black Mass’ (September 8th)<p>Johnny Depp kicks off the fall season on a high with a scary tour de force as Whitey Bulger, the Boston gangster …

Philippine Noodle Stir-fry (Pancit Bihon)

Make the sauce: Bring chicken stock to a boil in a medium saucepan; add soy sauce, 1⁄3 of the minced garlic and ginger, the fish sauce, mushroom …

Chicken Marsala

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>This Chicken Marsala recipe uses sweet Marsala wine and heavy cream for a velvety, luscious sauce that's a twist on the traditional. This is an elegant entrée that can be served with Parmesan risotto or a side of linguine.<p><b>Serves: 2</b><p>8 ounces fresh button or cremini mushrooms, stems …

Recipes

Coconut Milk and Curry Make for Juicy, Flavor-Packed Chicken Kebabs

If kebabs were the cast of a high school coming-of-age movie, beef would be that kid who has the looks <i>and</i> the substance to back them up, pork would be the goofy-yet-lovable fat kid, and vegetables might be the nerd with the heart of gold. So where does that leave chicken breast? Chicken is the …

Sambal Chicken Skewers

4 Servings<p>Kebabs get a bad rap. (Decades of alternating zucchini coins and cherry tomatoes can do that.) But this Asian take, with a spicy, sticky glaze, makes for a very convincing comeback.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup hot chili …

Recipes

11 Cream Pies That Have Got It Going On

10 Great TV Shows You're Not Watching

Look, everyone is excited about "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp." And for good reason: It rules. So does "Mr. Robot" and "Ray Donovan" …