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8 DIY Holiday Gifts Your Friends Will Actually Want

You're welcome.<p>Have you ever opened a gift and had to fake a smile despite your severe disappointment? This tragic situation is the ultimate *womp, womp* and we've all sadly been there.<p>This year, be a real pal and don't put your friends through such misery. Great gifts are those that are …

12 baking hacks that will seriously improve your next batch of cookies

Due to sheer amount of office holiday parties, family meals, and last-minute homemade gifts for friends, chances are you've spent at least one chilly night indoors whipping up batch after batch of cookies.<p>But just because two people make chocolate chip cookies doesn't mean both will taste equally …

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Deer-Resistant Shade Plants

1 of 19<p>Pieris<p>Sometimes it seems that deer will eat about anything, but <i>Pieris japonica</i> is an exception. This shade-loving broadleaf evergreen has …

Give your door LIFE with a fresh flower wreath for the holidays. http://go.br...

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Art Miami Continues to Grow and Flower

Marc Quinn, <i>Sunrise Sunset</i>, 2010, Oil on canvas,169 x 270 cm (66 ½ x 106 in.).<p>This super-sized photorealist-inspired composition of orchids and contrasting flora has a mesmerizing attraction to viewers, who inspect Quinn's work for clues to its complicated process and skilled perfection. (Courtesy …

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101 Cookie Recipes To Fulfill Every Craving You Could Possibly Have This Holiday Season

<i>Photo Credit: Ravi Bangaroo</i><p>From our kitchen to yours, here are our picks for cookie recipes perfect for edible food gifts and cookie platters.<p>There is something about the crisp fall air that year after year pulls us into the kitchen with nothing on our mind but baking trays and trays of cookies. …

The Best 63 Christmas Cookies to Try These Holidays

As soon as December hits, we start thinking about Cookies. Christmas cookies are the best when it comes to holiday baking!Baking Christmas cookies is …

The 2015 holiday cookie round-up from Washington Post Food

If we had a cookie for every time one of you asked us about our annual issue devoted to the holiday sweets, well, we’d have a lot of cookies. Which is kind of the point, right? This year, we have 26 for your baking consideration. There are vegan, gluten-free and no-bake options, as well as flavors …

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Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies That Are Really Delicious

A total crowd-pleaser: Santa’s secret ingredient for these sweets is gluten-free oats. Be sure to check the label of your oats to verify that the product has been processed in a plant that does not process wheat.

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15 Red Velvet Dessert Recipes to Sweeten Up the Holidays

When it comes to the holidays, we’re all about the festive colors. Yep, red + green FTW. The obsession doesn’t stop at gift wrap and ornaments. The holidays are the perfect time to whip up your favorite red velvet dessert. Need a sweet treat to tote to your next holiday dinner party? Check out 15 …

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Holiday cookie recipe: Almond candy cane cookies

Nothing says Christmas quite like candy cane cookies. Kristen Johnson, a reader from Santa Monica, as well as a finalist one year in our L.A. Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off, submitted this recipe, flavored with aromatic almond extract. She writes:<p>"My mother, Wendy Johnson, had me brainwashed as a …

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Ackman’s $5.5 billion Mondelez stake shows junk food’s staying power

Corrects spelling of analyst name in sixth paragraph<p>All the talk of organics, juice cleanses, locavores and kale may create the impression that …

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Target May Be Removing the Junk Food from Its Checkout Stands

Instead of Milky Ways and obscure flavors of gum, you could be falling victim to last-minute purchases of KIND bars and other "healthy" snacks.<p>The checkout line's where they get you.<p>You've made it <i>so</i> far and been <i>so</i> good, your cart loaded with bags of fresh spinach, a bottle of organic window …

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Junk food advertising faces ruling on marketing to children

Committee of Advertising Practice to evaluate if ban on advertising junk food online, in press, on billboards and poster sites should be introduced<p>The body responsible for setting UK advertising rules is to launch a public consultation that will evaluate whether a ban on advertising junk food to …

Watch This Brilliant Takedown of the Double Standard for Plus-Size Women and Junk Food

"If I were 120 pounds eating a pizza in my underwear on Tumblr I would be 'quirky,' and 'cute,' and 'real.'"<p>Last week, Youtuber Meghan Tonjes posted a video called "Hate the Donut, Not the Fatty," in response to #donutgate (aka the infamous recently leaked video in which pop singer Ariana Grande …

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A disgusting amount of junk food is being consumed as the US negotiates a nuclear deal with Iran

The US negotiating team hammering out the Iranian nuclear deal in Vienna, Austria, has reportedly eaten tens of pounds of junk food in the past five weeks.<p>Indeed, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that the negotiating team has gone through:<p><b>10 pounds of Twizzlers</b> (strawberry flavored)• <b><br>20 pounds of</b> …

America might finally be ready to kick its junk food habit

US food firms and restaurant chains have been lining up to banish items perceived as unhealthy or unethical -- from additive-laden snacks to industrially-farmed meats -- in what experts see as a powerful trend.<p>"It's kind of like a whole bunch of things happening, snowballing," said Penny …

Nutrition

Scientists figured out what's making these California shoppers buy more junk food

To buy or not to buy that pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream?<p>It's an all-too-familiar recurring dilemma that surfaces every grocery run. And if it's not ice cream then it's cookies, candy, chips, or something else that is delicious but also packed full of salt and sugar, which is neither good for your …

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