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The Right Plants Will Make Your Home Look Better—And Make You Happier and Healthier

So, why don't you have any yet?<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>I have a long and, frankly, impressive history of killing every plant I've ever owned. Flowers stayed alive for fewer than 24 hours. …

Plants

Hot dogs and other cured meats may cause mania, new study finds

Hotdogs and other cured meat such as salami and beef jerky may be causing manic episodes, according to a new study.<p>Scientists say they suspect the chemical preservative nitrate is causing the disorders.<p>They found people hospitalised for an episode had more than three times the odds of having ever …

Research

Best Breathing Techniques For Anxiety, According to These Experts

When you're in the throes of severe anxiety, it feels like you're trapped inside your own brain: your thoughts race, your heart beats a mile a minute, you get nauseated, and it's hard to get a grip on reality. And while a dose of CBD oil or, in severe situations, an anti-anxiety prescription can …

Yoga

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place sweet potatoes in a 5- to 6-qt. slow cooker. Stir together orange juice concentrate and next 4 igredients in a small bowl. …

Slow Cookers

Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

"This is good served with French bread and a salad."<p>Ingredients<p>3 zucchini<p>1 pound pork sausage<p>1 cup dry bread crumbs<p>1 clove garlic, minced<p>1 (32 ounce) …

Recipes

Here's What It Takes to Hike the John Muir Trail

A few months ago, I summed up the lessons from a study of mountain hikers in the Austrian Alps. In a nutshell, people tend to fall when they’re descending, even in good weather and good trail conditions, and especially when they’re male. That’s useful to know (even if some of those risk factors are …

Backpacking

Why You Should Try Teff, The Gluten-Free Grain for Weight Loss and Stronger Bones

If you haven't heard much about teff or maskal teff flour yet, you probably will soon. Teff is set to be the latest trendy superfood for weight loss …

Nutrition

Stop Disgusting Hair Clogs With This Handy Product

My daughter has long hair, which means constant drain clogs. So I tried the SinkShroom. Bottom line: It works. The SinkShroom catches hair before it …

Cleaning

An Astrophysics 'Breakthrough' Will Be Unveiled Thursday. Here's How to Watch.

An international team of astrophysicists will reveal a "breakthrough" discovery Thursday (July 12), and you can watch the announcement live.<p>The U.S. …

University of Maryland

Slow-Cooker Brisket Chili

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together flour, ancho chile powder, cumin, salt, and oregano in a small bowl. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly on each side of …

Slow Cookers

How to Make Ice Cream Bread (Using Only 2 Ingredients)

You can make a two-ingredient quick bread in only 30 minutes! How do I know this for sure? Because I whipped up a batch (or six) myself!<p>When I first …

Baking

25+ Incredible Design Ideas to Give Your Home New Life

Looking to shake up your home decor? Or love fantasizing about how you would decorate your dream home? If you're looking for some innovative home interior ideas—whether it's a creative children's bedroom or the best pool in the neighborhood—we've got you covered. Over the years, we've seen some …

Furniture

Grilled Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Recipe

"This is a summer favorite at my house. So easy and tasty, and complements steak, ribs, chicken or fish. By the way, these can be done in the oven …

Recipes

This sweet and spicy rub makes the tastiest pork tenderloin

Cooked properly, pork tenderloin in one of the juiciest, most flavorful cuts of meat you’ll ever eat – and it’s simple and cost effective. So how do …

BBQ

10 cheap ways to make your home smarter

Smart Homes

Rustic Marinara Sauce Recipe

"I've been perfecting this recipe for over 10 years. Melting just a little cheese in the sauce adds great richness without overwhelming the tomatoes. …

Recipes

Simple Slow Cooker Jambalaya Recipe

"Chicken, sausage and shrimp simmered with rice & veggies for a one-pot meal that's perfect for family gatherings."<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds chicken …

Recipes

Hash Brown Casserole for the Slow Cooker Recipe

"The traditional hash brown casserole side dish is made even easier. Prepare ahead of time and start cooking when you need to. This dish is also …

Cooking

Fresh Strawberry Sheet Cake

This simple, fresh strawberry cake is the perfect springtime dessert. Besides being wonderfully easy to slice and serve for a crowd, sheet cakes …

Recipes

This chicken recipe is so good it could bring back the balsamic craze

I share with you a go-to recipe that's so simple and versatile that it actually dropped out of my weeknight rotation, because (a) it's "just …

Recipes

Sausage pasta with broccoli, chilli and tomatoes by Jamie Oliver

Yield4<p>This sausage pasta recipe from from Jamie Oliver's <i>Super Food Family Classics</i> is a tasty solution for a family supper.<p>INGREDIENTS<p>350g broccoli<br>• 4 …

Italian Food

5 Weeknight Dinners Under $3

This week, we're making dinners that are all under $3 per serving. But that doesn't mean there's any skimping on flavor!<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Monday: …

Cooking

6 quick slaws to satisfy all the mayo haters out there

Mayonnaise tends to bring out strong feelings in people, both for and against. So if you happen to sidle into your next cookout with a mayo-based slaw, you run the risk of creating unintended division in the party ranks. I don’t hate mayo, but I do think it tends to weigh down slaws. Especially in …

Cooking

Never Eat a Dry Burger Again with This Buttery Hack

There are few things more disappointing than biting into an overcooked, dry burger. Hard as you try to douse it with ketchup to mask it, you’re …

Food

5 Home Improvements That Can Save You Money on Homeowners Insurance

With home-improvement season in full swing, this is the time of year when you might make upgrades that can protect your home from burglaries, fires, …

Home Improvement

Vinegary Montreal Slaw - The Washington Post

1 medium head green cabbage (about 2 1/2 pounds, quartered, cored and thinly sliced<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more to taste<p>2 cups coarsely grated carrots (4 to 5 thin carrots)<p>1/2 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced<p>1/2 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced<p>1/4 cup …

Recipes

15 Life Hacks That Successful People Use To Make Their Life Easier

Starting and keeping up a business takes an extraordinary measure of work, and time is a valuable asset. That is the reason successful entrepreneurs …

Success

30 Photos of Meadows in the Mountains That Prove It's the Festival of Our Wildest Dreams

Picking wildflowers in the greenest fields with festie friends. Watching the mists roll across the distant mountains while a DJ spins gold on the …

Hiking

Air-Fried Ratatouille, Italian-Style Recipe

"Traditional ratatouille vegetables, such as zucchini, are mixed with Italian herbs then air-fried to create a quick and easy side dish that is …

Recipes

Easy Garlic Chicken Recipe

"Baked chicken breasts coated with garlic/butter 'sauce' and bread crumbs."<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves<p>1/4 cup …

Recipes