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Earn Your Dinner at These 10 Mountain Restaurants

Ski or snowshoe by moonlight, and you’ll deserve the gourmet feast that follows<p>You won’t feel guilty eating a second helping of dessert at these mountaintop lodges and huts from Vermont to Colorado. You’ll earn your dinner with a guided, nighttime cross-country ski or snowshoe before sitting down …

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Here's a simple explanation for what just happened to the stock market

<b>Why is this happening, and should you be worried?</b><p>Well, I talked to our Markets team. It is inarguably made up of the smartest, best people covering markets in the world.<p>Here's what I can tell you.<p>In terms of worry, that's really up to you, what you do for a living, where you live, and your …

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Egg recipe ideas for your packed lunch

For many people, us included, breakfast isn’t breakfast without an egg or two (a recent report shows we’re eating 10% more). But this portable and perfectly packaged food shouldn’t be confined to soldiers and fry‑ups. Their versatility, relative cheapness and high protein content make them ideal …

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How to Stop Worrying

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

The 5 Moves You Need to Feel Like a New Person by the End of Summer

"I'm feeling more comfortable with the weight and more confident in my technique." <i>—Kara Bryant</i><p>"I’ve noticed in workout classes—I can hold a plank longer, do more pushups." <i>—Lindsey Benoit,</i> Women's Health<i>'s communications and special projects director</i><p>"I saw my sister for the first time since I …

America's 8 Most Overlooked Small Cities

<i>By: Gianni Jaccoma</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>Let's be honest: size matters. Being a small city isn't sexy, what with lacking name recognition of a New York or the quaint charm of a tiny town like Carmel-by-the-Sea. Falling somewhere inside the bell curve usually means a middling metropolis is …

5 Things I've Learned From My Husband About Parenting

When we were 18 and 19, my (future) husband traveled to my hometown with me because we were in a band together and were playing a concert in town. He stayed with some of my mom's friends.<p>"You'll marry that man," my mom's friend told me on the last day.<p>It was before I was even interested in him THAT …

The Secret to the Best Ever French Onion Dip

<i>By Matt Duckor, Epicurious</i><p>The last thing I expected Cortney Burns to make was the best French onion dip I've ever had.<p>A bit of background: Burns is one half of the duo behind San Francisco's Bar Tartine. Along with co-chef Nick Balla, the pair has garnered all sorts of critical acclaim for melding …

21 Grilled Chicken Recipes for Your Memorial Day Grill

Properly grilled chicken is truly delicious—tender and juicy, with a smoky flavor and charred grill marks. But most of us have had our fair share of disappointments—if you're not careful, chicken can wind up dry and stringy. Luckily, we've got tried and true methods for the most flavorful, juicy …

9 Fun and Delicious Recipes Kids Will Love

Easy and fun recipes kids (and adults) will love.<p><b>Biscuit Doughnuts</b><p>The easiest (and prettiest) doughnut recipe ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mini Tortillas</b><p>Homemade tortillas kick the store bought kind to the curb. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mini Chicken and Waffles</b><p>Guaranteed crowd pleaser. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mocha Milk …

Breakfast in Bed: 6 Fun Recipes to Make for Mom

Moms deserve to be spoiled on their special day, so ditch the burnt toast and soggy cereal this year and whip up one of these yummy recipes. They're so easy, kids can help dad make the morning meal. (And don't forget to clean the kitchen for mom when you're done!)<p><b>1. Strawberry Muffins</b><p>Loaded with …

What to Eat Before and After Every Kind of Workout

You'll be amazed at the difference it makes.<p>While eating clean, balanced meals is a great way to supplement any exercise regime, when you think about it, it doesn't really make sense to fuel up for yoga the same way you would for a long run. Curious as to what kind of foods <i>do</i> make sense to eat …

20 Easy, Vegan Recipes to Inspire You and Your Family to #EatForThePlanet - One Green Planet

To continue the love for plant-based foods through our #EatForThePlanet movement, we thought we’d rally up 20 of our favorite, easy recipes you can …

7 Social Media Marketing Mistakes to Avoid With LinkedIn

With over 329 million members, LinkedIn can provide invaluable networking opportunities for professional services firms. Since it is a social network …

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A 4-Step Plan to Satisfying Salads

<i>By Anna Stockwell, Epicurious</i><p>To really understand my four-step process when building a great salad, I have to first explain how my brain works in relation to food. I crave food not just by flavor but by texture and temperature. In creating a new recipe or a meal, I imagine how I want each bite to …

9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the mountains of Nevada on a railway dating back 100 …

29 Ways To Eat Vegetables That Are Actually Delicious

Eat yer veggies, no salads necessary.

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How to Make Our Best-Ever Chicken Noodle Soup

Our double-dark chicken noodle soup begins with a deeply flavored stock made from chicken wings.<p>Nothing channels "warm and cozy" like a bowl of chicken noodle soup. And although we're not going to allege that our version is better than your grandma's, <b>digital food editor Dawn Perry</b> has some tips and …

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Pancake Day 2015: Alternataive Apple And Cinnamon Or Breakfast Maple Bacon Recipes

Bored of lemon and sugar? We've got some alternative pancake recipes for you to try out this pancake day.<p>For those who enjoy fruity treats give Kate …

Quick And Easy Soup Recipes To Help You Through The Cold Spell

If you're still stuck in winter-mode and not yet ready to embrace the summery salad, then fear not, there are other ways to get your daily vegetable …

6 Simple and Satisfying Puréed Soups

Get out your blender! Puréed soups are simple, silky and satisfying -- and a great way to enjoy your vegetables.<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 basically throw everything in a …

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6 Easy Hacks for the Best Homemade Fries

Homemade fries are worth the effort. Make 'em even better with these DIY fry hacks.<p>If it's comfort food you're after, there's nothing quite like a pile of hot, fresh, salty French fries. It also happens to be just the sort of cooking project we love: Easier than it looks, and more satisfying than …

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What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

How Congress Can Compromise on Climate Change Legislation

In June 1975, a Yale economist named William Nordhaus published a paper for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, an Austrian …

Slow Cooker Asian-Style Chicken Thighs Recipe - Printer Friendly

1In the crock of a slow cooker, stir together the tamari or soy sauce, chicken broth, brown sugar, orange zest, star anise, cinnamon, and ginger. Add …

Urban Without Limits: Finding Adventure in America's Big Cities

Urban life is a thrill, but it can lose its luster when you're stuck in the same old routine. This month, we remake the metropolis in our own active image, celebrating the new, the cool, and the classic, with an emphasis on nonstop adventure, sports, and style. Join the revolution: <i>Outside</i> is going …

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10 Soup Recipes That'll Make You Go 'MMMMM'

No matter where you live in America, the winter months call for bowls full of soup all day, everyday. Here are ten recipes that will fill you up--and warm you from head to toe.<p><b>ULTIMATE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP</b><p>A little bit of spice and a whole lot of comfort. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>CAULIFLOWER SOUP</b><p>Made with just …