Crystal Robert

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18 Struggles Only Over-Thinkers Will Understand

1. Your need to find meaning in everything usually culminates into crafting conspiracy theories about what the period placement in a text means.<p>2. …

Technology and Kids: Startling Statistics Every Parent Should Know About Addiction to iPhones & Screens

<i>Image courtesy of Shutterstock</i><p>Addiction. It's a strong word. Yet you hear, "Kids are so addicted to screens" often. But are they? Are screens a real …

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 …

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Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes That Prove This Mighty Machine Isn't Just For Meat

Slow cookers have the reputation of being meat machines. While they have the unique ability to tenderize meat with minimal effort, the assumption that slow cookers are best for meaty dishes overlooks the amazing ways they can transform your vegetables.<p>First of all, it recently came to our attention …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Ingredients (7)<p>1 large spaghetti squash (about 5 pounds)<br>• 4 tablespoons olive oil<br>• Kosher salt<br>• Freshly ground black pepper<br>• 2 medium garlic cloves, finely …

How to Make Queso Fresco, the World's Easiest Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Let's face it, there are some skills that are just cool to have. Being able to weld things, very cool. Ability to moonwalk? Always cool. And being able to turn everyday milk into wicked good cheese definitely belongs …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Spiced Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

• Butter a 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Heat oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4).<br>• In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk or beat on low speed …

60+ Family Tradition Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Last week we published an article that discussed why and how to establish family traditions. Traditions offer numerous benefits: they strengthen your …

53 Healthy One-Pot Meals So You Spend Less Time Cleaning, More Time Eating

There are fast meals, and then there are one-dish meals. Most people love eating, quite a few enjoy cooking, but almost nobody gets their kicks from …

30 Indulgent Winter Recipes to Help You Add that 'Extra Layer'

As the temperature drops, you *could* buy a new winter coat to stay warm—but it'd be much more fun to add on layers with these mega-indulgent recipes.<p>With bathing suit season months away and nothing stretching before us but a cold, gray, blustery, and desolate winter (ugh), we're setting aside the …

Coffee Science: How to Make the Best Pourover Coffee at Home

There seem to be new coffee brewing gadgets showing up all the time, but sometimes it's hard to separate what's worthwhile from what's a waste of money. It's helpful, then, to back up and try to understand how coffee brewing works and how brewing equipment differs. Then, you can make an informed …

5 Fall Soups to Warm You Up

Feel that chill in the air? Warm up with these soul-satisfying autumn soups.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you throw everything in a pot, simmer it, purée it and you're done. But …

Guinness Gingerbread Cake Recipe

Ingredients (10)<p>For the gingerbread and caramel drizzle:<p>1 recipe Guinness Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Salty Caramel Drizzle<p>For the pears:<p>3 cups …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …

47 Fall Soup Recipes That Are Cozy & Warming

Fall is PSL and pretty leaves season, sure, but it's also the start of soup season—and here are 47 of our favorite recipes for autumn.<p><b>Soups, stews, bisques, chilis</b>—now's the time to make them in the chunky knit sweater you've been storing in the back of your closet since this time last year. It's …

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12 plants that repel unwanted insects

These herbs and flowers can shoo pests from your garden and skin.<p>Are you an insect magnet? If you aren’t, you probably know one. Insect magnets …

Gardening

A Guide to Tofu Types and What to Do With Them

Tofu: Either you love it, or you haven't had it prepared well. The jiggly soybean product has been around for eons—William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi's <i>History of Tofu</i> digs up a mention of tofu in a Chinese text dating to AD 950. Buddhist monks spread the good word about tofu across Japan and Korea, …

The Serious Eats Field Guide to Chinese Pastries

The first time you walk into a Chinese bakery is a little like stepping into Willy Wonka's factory. Buns come with dozens of fillings. Cakes are stacked with cream and fruit and decorated with geometric frosting. There's little English signage; all you can tell is that everything seems to cost a …

The Only Pumpkin Bread Recipe You'll Ever Need

Love pumpkin bread? Here's how to bake the best loaf you've ever had—or turn it into muffins or cake<p>We'll say it: <b>We love pumpkin bread</b>. We love the roasty, toasty spices that go into a good loaf (allspice, nutmeg, and cloves, oh my!) and we love how it takes us effortlessly from breakfast to …

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41 Salmon Recipes for All Your Roasting, Grilling, and Pan-Searing Needs

Salmon just never seems to get old. Here are our best easy salmon recipes to make with our favorite weeknight dinner protein.<p>We love salmon for a million reasons, but #1 is definitely salmon's versatility. Whether grilled, roasted, pan-seared, or smoked, this weeknight dinner all-star never gets …

Seafood

"One Pot" Meals: A Sneak Peek of Our Newest Book!

How gorgeous are the colors of this beet hash? The entire meal can be prepared in as little as 30 minutes -- and all in one pan! Be sure to look for beets with the greens still attached, as these are delicious sautéed with a little garlic and olive oil.<p>Get the Beet Hash with Eggs Recipe

10 Reasons It's True That Having 3 Kids Is Pretty Darn Stressful

I found this obvious article from a year ago about how having three kids is the "most stressful." My baby is 13 months old, so it was already late in the game for me to have decided against him had I seen the piece when it came out.<p>Although he is the sweetest little guy in the world, I also have …

Sautéed Shrimp and Okra

Chef BJ Dennis combines two staples of Gullah/Geechee cuisine to create a classic Lowcountry dish<p>“I eat okra every week—some way, somehow,” says BJ Dennis. “I’ll make a gumbo. I’ll eat okra by itself, just sautéed. I’ll deep-fry it, too. It’s my favorite vegetable.” It’s also a powerful symbol of …

Hearty Soups and Stews Perfect for Chilly Days

There's a recipe in here with your name on it.<p><b>There's nothing like a bowl of hearty, hot soup or stew</b> to warm you up from the inside-out. Whether you go vegetarian (Italian veggie soup) or meaty (hello, braised oxtail), there's a recipe here with your name on it.

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The True Origins of 'X-Men'

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

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