Christopher Senecal

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The Five Basic Sauces

Knowing the five basic “mother sauces” is as helpful to the food lover as it is to the chef. Understanding these sauces will help you read menus, …

Blimp Style Pancakes

Light, fluffy, <b>big</b> and <b>round</b> ... yeah, I'm talking about pancakes. But not those flat things that look like a round napkin that you cook on a griddle, …

The Easiest Roast Chicken You'll Ever Make

By Alyse Whitney<p>You don't even need a thermometer to know when it's done.<p>Roasting a whole chicken sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is. You don't have to be <b>Ina Garten</b> on a Friday night to make it happen—this easy roast chicken recipe has six ingredients (including salt and pepper), can …

Cooking

Low-impact exercises to target your butt - TODAY.com

Sick of squats and lunges? Though those two exercises are great for your glutes, they can be hard on the knees. Instead, try these three lower-impact training exercises. They're guaranteed to tone and shape your legs and glutes, while leaving you sore in all the right places.<p>Each move is crafted to …

Anne Hathaway

Evacuation lifted for 200K Californians living below dam

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 200,000 Northern Californians who live downstream of the country's tallest dam were allowed to return home Tuesday after two nights of uncertainty, but they were warned they may have to again flee to higher ground on a moment's notice if hastily made repairs to the …

Oroville Dam

Judge Rules States' Case Against Trump Travel Order Can Proceed

The federal judge in Seattle who halted President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration ruled Monday that the original lawsuit challenging the order can go ahead while an appeals court sorts through a thicket of issues.<p>U.S. District Judge James Robart — who issued the temporary restraining …

Immigration

Flynn resigns amid controversy over Russia contacts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, an abrupt end to a brief tenure.<p>His departure came just after reports surfaced that the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials …

Donald Trump

Are We Fundamentally Good or Evil? Neuroscience Has an Answer

What underlies every box office hit, bestselling novel, and most compelling video games? A fight between good and evil, of course.<p>The argument over …

Psychology

This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.<p>Engineers from the University of …

Diabetes

Kim Jong-un says North Korea has miniaturised nuclear warheads

First time that Kim Jong-un has explicitly claimed thermo-nuclear warhead breakthrough, which experts see as a game-changing step for the North's nuclear capabilities<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says his scientists have successfully miniaturised thermo-nuclear warheads to place on a ballistic …

North Korea

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

Brain damaged violinist makes music for first time in 27 years with mind-reading technology

Violinist Rosemary Johnson has spent the last 27 years coming to terms with the reality she would never make music again, following a devastating car crash. A member of the Welsh National Opera Orchestra she was destined to become a world class musician before the road accident in 1988, which left …

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

From roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta to sweet potatoes with apple butter, here are fabulous and healthy Thanksgiving side dishes.

Cooking

Natalie Morales' slow-cooker chicken and dumplings is comfort in a bowl - TODAY.com

I love using my slow-cooker — as a busy mom, it's a lifesaver! And there's nothing quite as comforting as a bowl of chicken and dumplings, especially as the weather cools down. My kids are picky eaters, but this is one of the dishes that even they can't get enough of!<p>Related: Get Natalie's 2-minute …

Cooking

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

Peanut Curry Chicken - How to Make Chicken with Peanut Curry Sauce

The Best Cutting Boards & How to Care for Them

By Leslie Stephens<p>Today: Cutting boards are some of the most-used kitchen tools, so it's important to choose the best one for your cooking style. Here's everything you need to know about each material.<p>More: How to care for a wooden cutting board<p>In the realm of kitchen tools, cutting boards get the …

Diabetes nation? Half of Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes

About half of all Americans have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a new report. And experts in the field say that's <i>good</i> news.<p>That's because the study finds that after two decades of linear growth, the prevalence of diabetes in the United States has finally started to plateau.<p>In a paper …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

Health Watchdog Group to Challenge E-Cig Manufacturers in Court

A health watchdog group will challenge e-cigarette manufacturers in California court over cancer-causing chemicals in their products.<p>The Center for …

Public Health
Baking

Black Solar Cells Reach Incredible New Efficiency Record

The bright world of photovoltaics<p>Renewable energy is the future. All over the world cities and countries are vowing to go quit fossil fuels and commit to getting their energy fix from 100 percent renewable sources.<p>One of the most popular renewable options is solar—especially in areas that are, …

How to Jump Start a Car in 13 Easy Steps

Step-by-step instructions for learning a valuable skill you should already know.<p><i>Whether it's the rattling that comes and goes with the moon phases, a timing belt that obeys only changes in barometric pressure, or the sudden flickering of that dreaded check engine light, certain car problems require</i> …

Study Skills

Google Granted Patent for Smart Contact Lens

Google has been granted a patent for a contact lens with an embedded chip,<p>The patent, which was discovered by WebProNews, features a sensor in the …

Contact Lenses
Anime

Solar Power Towers Are 'Vaporizing' Birds

But they aren't the deadliest energy source for our feathered friends<p>The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada is set to come online in March. Once completed, it will use thousands of mirrors to focus sunlight on a tower, melting millions of pounds of salt contained inside. The molten salt …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

National Academy of Sciences

8 Chicken Dinners That Are Anything but Boring

<b>1. Thai Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups</b><p>If you like Thai food, you'll love these minced chicken lettuce cups boldly flavored with fresh ginger, lime, chili pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar. The recipe is easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Middle Eastern</b> …

Cooking

7 Common Cooking Mistakes

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

Nutrition