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This Boiled Egg Diet is Successful Worldwide - You Can Lose Up To 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks

If you want quick results in your fight to lose weight, the boiled egg diet is perfect.<p>At least this is what its practitioners, spread throughout the …

Nutrition

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Each month, NPR Music invites DJs from public radio stations across the country to share the songs they can't get enough of. The result is a consistently diverse and infectious mix of songs from established stars and up-and-coming artists.<p>This month's playlist features a rollicking collaboration …

Leon Bridges

Banana Sour Cream Bread Recipe

"I know, you're probably thinking, 'Oh no! Another banana bread recipe!' But this one is a little different: the sour cream makes this one so moist …

Life, Death, and John Prine

When my wife had been in labor for 16 hours, I played her John Prine’s “Everything Is Cool.” She’d begun gasping instead of breathing, climbing into the tub to gather herself. As Prine’s fingerpicking rang out from a tiny speaker, she closed her eyes and smiled.<p>The song is simple, like all Prine …

This One-Pot Parmesan Chicken & Rice Is Calling Your Name

Sometimes a recipe seems too good to be true. Take this one, for example: It cooks in one pot, in under 30 minutes, with only a handful of …

Cooking

Melt - In - Your - Mouth Shortbread Recipe

"This quick and easy shortbread will literally melt when you take a bite. Great for Christmas parties with a little bit of decorating."<p>Ingredients<p>1 …

These Healthy Sweet Potato Brownies Are Magical

You can thank Ella Mills for the recipe.<p>Here’s a common baking conundrum: You want to bake brownies, but you dread the temptation of eating the entire batch. Oh, and one other thing: You don’t want to share.<p>We’ve found a healthy compromise.<p>In case you didn’t know, Ella Mills is the queen of healthy …

5 High-Protein, Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie Recipes You Should Try To Lose 5 Pounds Fast

Not all smoothies are created equal. Many of the ones you can buy at stores contain added sugar and fat – the exact opposite of what you want in a …

Nutrition

The Easy Weeknight Recipe That Gets Me To Eat Fish

Confession: I don’t love fish. Or, rather, I don’t love fishy fish. Give me your groupers, your tilefish, your long-line cod. But mackerel, sardines, …

Lemon Garlic Salad Dressing + Video

Flavour up your salads this summer with this lip-smacking <b>Lemon Garlic Salad Dressing</b>. It has a refreshing shot of dijon mustard, olive oil, lemon …

Recipes

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole Recipe

"I got this recipe at a church potluck. All the flavors blend really well. I've made it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So far every time I've …

A Dominatrix Reveals the Secret to Power Dynamics

A recent New York Times article featured Kasia Urbaniak, a former dominatrix who teaches a sold-out course in New York called “Cornering Harvey: …

Mindfulness

Did Simon & Garfunkel Write The Jewish ‘Sgt. Pepper?’

In the late spring of 1967, the release of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” hit the world like a paisley paint bomb. Its …

To Get Over a Breakup, Change Your Mindset

Most of us have experienced a romantic breakup at some point in our lives and it’s no surprise that breakups hurt. You may feel hurt, angry, betrayed …

Breakups

9x13 Classics That You'll See At Every Southern Family Reunion

It’s just not a true Southern shindig without these creamy, cheesy creations.<p>Nothing brings a Southern family together quite like a delicious spread …

A to Z of oil paint techniques

Martin Kinnear, head of Norfolk Painting School, walks us through the world of oil paint, one letter at a time<p>A – Alla prima<p>Painting wet-on-wet or …

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

Literature

White Almond Wedding Cake Recipe

"A secret ingredient of sour cream makes this cake so moist, dense, and delicious! I use this recipe for my kids' birthdays, but it's a favorite for …

Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Baby Tomatoes Recipe

"I love this recipe. It's great paired with salad and/or brown basmati rice. So Paleo. So delicious!"<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup balsamic vinegar<p>1 tablespoon …

Eat Your Way Out of Sleeplessness With Any of These 7 Melatonin-Rich Foods

Sleeplessness is tough to deal with. Although sleeping pills work in the short term, they can wreak havoc on your sleeping pattern when taken for prolonged amounts of time — leaving you worse off than when you started. Sleep issues like insomnia and fragmented sleep vary in severity, so if your …

15 Ways to Get Someone Out of Your Head

Have you ever found that you just can’t stop thinking about someone—what they did or said, and how bewildered or hurt you were by their actions? When …

Sourdough Starter II Recipe

"Prepare the starter in a glass container. Store the covered container in the refrigerator when the starter is done. The starter dough may smell very …

My Chicken and Dumplings Is the Best on the Internet (No, Really)

In the fall of 2013, I wrote a Chicken and Dumplings recipe. I wouldn’t say I was the biggest fan. Like meatloaf, Chicken and Dumplings is one of …

Pastiera

Scott Conant has only one thing in mind after Easter dinner: his family's Italian cheesecake.<p>Make the crust: Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, …

Dessert

Some Of The Best Rock Songs Of 2018 You Might Have Missed

Rock music gets a lot of criticism these days for falling behind hip-hop and pop in the public consciousness. But just because fewer rock bands are crossing over with big pop radio hits doesn’t mean that excellent rock songs aren’t being released. In fact, so much good rock is coming out regularly, …

Music

The Mini Irish Soda Bread Recipe You’ll Eat All Year Round

Traditional Irish Soda Bread is, like all “authentic” recipes, subject to strong opinions. Each household has their own version. They evolve over …

Breakfast Sausage Recipe

"Makes a delicious, homemade breakfast sausage using ground pork and an assortment of spices."<p>Ingredients<p>2 teaspoons dried sage<p>2 teaspoons salt<p>1 …

Creamy Vanilla Bean Custard

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Get out a large, shallow casserole and six custard cups or ramekins that fit inside it comfortably.<p>Bring a kettle of water …