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The No-Bake Cookie Secret: It's Just Fudge

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>When I was growing up in Kentucky, no-bake cookies were a summer staple—a simple combination of sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa, boiled on the stove and then mixed with peanut butter and rolled oats. Dolloped into bite-size portions, …

Dessert

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

21 No-Bake Cookies So You Don't Have to Turn On the Oven

When it’s summer and it’s hot and you want cookies, you have a few options: 1) Turn on your oven for baking and risk your kitchen turning into the …

Dessert

The absolute best way to grill chicken

How many times have you been to a barbecue only to be served sad chicken? What, you may ask, is “sad chicken”?<p>Oh, we think you know.<p>Burnt chicken, dry chicken, chicken with no discernable flavor, chicken that looks alright at first and then turns out to be raw in the middle — ah, that might be the …

Cooking

The Only Thing Standing Between You and Chocolate Cake Is One Pot and 40 Minutes

Baking is a very soothing activity for me. I like standing in my kitchen quietly, cracking eggs, measuring flour, swirling butter on a stovetop pan as it browns and starts to smell nutty and fragrant. I like the feeling of making something with my hands, and I love bearing witness to the alchemy of …

6 Vitamins And Minerals That Boost Brain Power

The human brain is a complex organ requiring many different nutrients to function properly. Nutritional deficiencies have been shown to contribute to …

50 Bar Cookie Recipes

Bar Cookie Basics<p>1: Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides; coat the foil with cooking spray. Preheat the …

I Brought 2 Skincare Secrets Home From Japan — and They Transformed My Complexion

The rumors are true: Asia is a skincare paradise, and its women have flawless complexions. I was able to witness this IRL on a press trip to Okinawa with beauty brand SK-II. The company was hosting an event to discover Asia's next top beauty creator, and thus hundreds of influencers from across the …

Skin Care

10 Awesome Pack-And-Go Lunch Recipes (For Grown-ups)

Packed lunches are just for the kids. Whether you’re preparing a picnic or packing lunch for work, these easy recipes will leave you feeling happy and satisfied — no reheating required!<p>1. Golden Gazpacho<p>This unique recipe is adapted from Oleana chef Ana Sortun’s inspiring cookbook, Spice: Flavors …

Food

Our kids will face a workplace that is completely different from today's — here's how to prepare them

It regularly tests these abilities and, if you do well, you are promised to get into a good college, have a successful career and live a happy, prosperous life.<p>Unfortunately, those promises have become empty. Today, when we all carry around supercomputers in our pocket, tasks like remembering facts …

Communication Skills

How To Lose Weight: The Military Diet And 5 Things To Know About The Strict 3-Day Regimen

Want to lose weight fast and believe you have the discipline of a solider? Try the three-day Military Diet that promises a 10-pound weight loss if …

19 Pictures You'll Understand If You're Always The Only Person Who Wants Dessert

The four worst words in the english language: "Just the check, please."

Dessert

12 Healthy Food Swaps For Your Favorite Refined Carbs

Make no mistake: Carbohydrates are essential—they’re the body’s main energy source. But the more refined a carb is, the worse it is for you: “Refined …

Healthy Eating

4 Nail Polish Removers That ACTUALLY Work

If you've ever tried to take off your nail polish only to end up with a pile of dirty cotton squares and blue, glittery stained fingers — then you …

Nails

We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future | Inc.com

Our education system was designed for the 20th century. It is largely focused on teaching kids how to retain information and manipulate numbers. It regularly tests these abilities and, if you do well, you are promised to get into a good college, have a successful career and live a happy, prosperous …

Education

Today in Science: Your Genes Determine Which Exercise Is Best for Your Body

Power exercises are those that use your own body weight—including push-ups, sit-ups, lunges, weight-lifting, and working with resistance bands. Any …

Weightlifting

Doctors Are Working on an Acne Vaccine

I wrote a story on acne for the April issue of <i>Allure</i>, and was shocked to find out that about 50 million Americans are diagnosed with acne every year. That’s more than the entire population of Australia or Canada. And you know what’s even more surprising? “The incidence of adult female acne is …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

10 Easy Dinner Recipes That Will Become Family Favorites

A recipe that the <i>entire</i> family loves is priceless — mainly because you won’t hear “I’m hungry” five minutes after clearing the table. From Grilled Chicken Fajitas to Turkey Burgers, these easy recipes will become some of you’re most requested. The best part? They’ve all been tested, perfected and …

Cooking

18 Classic Japanese Dishes You Can Make At Home

Drop the instant ramen and bookmark this right now.

I Tried Linda Evangelista’s Skin-Care Secret, and It Saved My Face

If Linda Evangelista told me that cement would take away undereye circles, I’d be cruising aisle 6B of Home Depot stat. If she told me that drinking peanut butter and beets makes your hair stronger, I’d get the Vitamix going (and probably pick up a bottle of Pepcid). Lucky for me, the OG supermodel …

10 Vegetarian Food Hacks that will Change the Way you Eat

Looking to take your cooking game to the next level? Look no further than the following vegetarian food hacks that will keep your food delicious and …

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

Fasting could prevent aging and transform your body, but it goes against everything we think of as healthy

For his breakfast on July 11, 1966, 27-year-old Scotsman Angus Barbieri ate a boiled egg, a slice of bread with butter, and a cup of black coffee. It was the first food he'd eaten in 382 days.<p>According to a report published in the Chicago Tribune, the next day he told a reporter, "I thoroly [sic] …

Holistic Medicine

12 high-paying jobs college students can do in their spare time

The key to finding a part-time job for a busy college student is to look for high-quality positions with a flexible schedule that are from a trustworthy source, says Brie Reynolds, a senior career specialist at FlexJobs.<p>"There are a lot of scams in work-from-home jobs, so college students should be …

Employment

11 insights that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives without improving their methods.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Self-confidence

9 Valuable Lessons School Never Taught Me That the Real World Did

Formal education, you failed me.<p>Let me tell you a story:<p>When I was in the 3rd grade, we had to write a paragraph about something we loved, and then draw a picture in the box above it. We were first asked to draw and write in pencil, and then once the teacher had checked our work, we were supposed …

Teaching

This Video Will Make You Think Twice About The Way You Talk To Kids

Video tries to show how the way adults talk to kids matters<p>A video about the way adults talk to kids is causing debate. It focuses on the ways adults …

19 Life-Changing Baking Tips From Professional Bakers

These are pretty sweet.