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All About Yuca and How to Put It to Good Use

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We’re talking about another tropical root while we wait out spring's arrival.</i><p>Let's clear this up right off the bat: Yuca is pronounced YOO-ka. And, although you might sometimes …

Cancer: The mysterious miracle cases inspiring doctors

A few patients have made rare and unexpected recoveries leaving doctors scratching their heads, says David Robson. Can these cases provide vital clues for tackling cancer?<p>It was a case that baffled everyone involved. The 74-year-old woman had initially been troubled by a rash that wouldn’t go away. …

Cancer

Jurassic Period

During this period, Earth's climate changed from hot and dry to humid and subtropical.<p>Dinosaurs, birds, and rodents. Crumbling landmasses and inland seas. Sea monsters, sharks, and blood-red plankton. Forests of ferns, cycads, and conifers. Warm, moist, tropical breezes. This was the Jurassic, …

It's Crock-Pot time! 5 chicken chili recipes you can make in a slow cooker

Chicken chili lends itself to the slow cooker so well: After a long simmer, the chicken gets pull-apart tender, with practically no effort on your part. Plus, one batch makes healthful dinners for days. Check out these five fabulous twists, including a Buffalo version, a verde variety and more.<p>1. …

Cooking

How to Make Baked Brie Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Skip the cheese plate and opt for a simple, oozy baked Brie that anyone can make -- and everyone will enjoy.</i><p>A …

Brie

What To Eat After You Work Out

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>As a sports nutritionist, I consult for pro teams and privately counsel professional and competitive athletes in numerous sports, as well as fitness enthusiasts. Pros and weekend warriors definitely have different nutrition needs, but they do have one thing in common: In …

Nutrition

The P**sy Test: How to Know If You're With the Right Person

<i>Note: The following blog contains graphic language.</i><p>If you want to know if you're really with the right person, the person you could actually partner with forever more, the one who could really love and trust and respect and admire and grow with you -- not the one who does -- but the one who could, …

Lips

Piltdown Man, Beringer’s lying stones, dinosaurs… are they all hoaxes?

Palaeontologists of the past have fallen for some barely believable fakes. So what to think about ultra-sceptics who still question the existence of dinosaurs?<p>The history of palaeontology is littered with examples of famous frauds and fakes, often with eminent researchers in the field being …

Paleontology

Dark matter may have killed the dinosaurs, claims scientist

Earth passing through areas of dark matter might have triggered the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs<p>Dark matter may have been responsible for the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs, a scientist has suggested.<p>Earth, as well as spinning around the Sun, is also moving around our own …

Dark Matter

How To Make Coffee Syrup At Home And Save Money On Starbucks

Coffee shops offer a lot of special drinks that give us little reason to brew our own coffee at home. They serve our lattes with fancy art. They pour chocolate syrup on top of our mochas. They even add fun flavors to our regular cup of joe. It's great, but there's something you should know: you can …

Coffee

Iran's ayatollah threatens to withhold gas unless sanctions lifted

Iran's supreme leader warned Wednesday that Western sanctions are unlikely to be lifted even in the event of a nuclear<p>dealwith six foreign powers because the West opposes the fundamental principles of the country's Islamic revolution.<p>In a speech to economists and officials from the western city of …

17 Of The Most Sought-After Craft Beers In America, And How To Find Them

For a certain type of craft beer geek (hop-loving, competitive and possibly residing in California), this time of year means one thing: Pliny the Younger. The legendary Russian River Brewing Co. releases its most acclaimed beer -- a more intense version of its flagship Pliny the Elder -- at the …

Beer

A Better, Truer, More Southern Way to Make Grits

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: You're doing grits wrong. Here's how to do them right. (Hint: It will involve some coddling.)</i><p>I’d be wise to trust a chef with three restaurants, a marquis spot on an …

Spices

22 American Foods You've Never Had

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>Hopefully we're all familiar, by now, with Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. It's supposedly a regional food, but that's a difficult designation to stand by when there's a Pizzeria Uno franchise in about half of the states in the country (and three in Puerto Rico!). It's become an</i> …

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Assad Interviewer Finds Syrian Dictator Too 'Delusional' To End War, Work With U.S.

NEW YORK -- Foreign Affairs magazine may have just given Syrian dictator Bashar Assad his biggest opportunity to promote himself in recent months, but the outlet's managing editor wants to make clear that he didn't buy Assad's rhetoric.<p>Jonathan Tepperman, who interviewed Assad in Damascus on Jan. …

The Recipes You Need To Cook This Weekend

The weekend is upon us, and it's no ordinary weekend. Sunday is the Super Bowl, which means it's time to loosen the belt a notch or two and gather all the chips, beer and fatty food you can fit in your kitchen. The weekend, like the big game itself, requires strategy. You'll need to pace yourself …

Cooking

Paleo? Vegan? 36 Super Bowl Snacks to Satisfy *All* Your Guests

Entertaining can be tricky when special diets come into play, but it doesn’t have to be that way. These 36 Super Bowl-worthy recipes work for all kinds of allergies and preferences, from gluten-free to paleo to vegan to vegetarian — and everything in between. The best part, though? Even those folks …

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Alex Stupak’s Necessary Salsa Recipes

For Chef Alex Stupak’s Midnight Snack, tacos al pastor, you need salsa verde, salsa roja, and adobo sauce. You can use store-bought salsa, but if you want the real deal you should make it yourself.<p><b>Salsa Roja</b><p>Ingredients:<p>2 plum tomatoes<p>10 Guajillo chiles<p>1 Chipotle Morita chile<p>½ teaspoon dried Mexican …

Food Preservation

How A Tiny Brewery Run By Monks Came To Make The Best Beer In The World

But fame found them anyway in the mid-2000s, when the beer-information website RateBeer.com named their dark, quadrupel-style 12 the best beer in the world.<p>RateBeer executive director Joe Tucker, who put together the beer ranking based on reviews from the site's users, said he had no idea how much …

Acquainted

New Tools Let Police See Inside Peoples' Homes

Federal agencies and local police are using a new device to look inside homes and buildings, reports USA Today.<p>The device, called the Range-R, operates like a stud-finder except instead of detecting studs inside a wall, it detects motion beyond the wall, including breathing as far as 50 feet …

Surveillance

Building the Ultimate Nachos, One Chip at a Time

The keys to our ideal nachos are a house-made bean dip, evenly layered chips, and a killer roster of add-ons.<p><i>By Matt Duckor</i><p>Tortilla chips and cheese on a tray, baked together in perfect harmony within the confines of a hot oven until melted, garnished with any combination of ingredients you …

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15 Spicy Hangover Cures From Around the World

<i>by Josh Scherer</i><p>There are certain questions in life for which we have no scientific answers.<p>Why does the moon exist?<p>Where did all those so-called "dinosaurs" go?<p>How has Little Caesar's been able to survive as a national chain by slinging $5 Large pizzas almost exclusively to stoners?<p>When we wake up …

Alcohol

The Best Hot Sauce: The Official Epicurious Taste Test

<i>by Gabriella Vigoreaux</i><p>These days, it seems like there are a million hot sauces on the market. In honor of Epicurious' deep dive into spicy content (all week long -- check out some of our favorite stories, right here), we selected more than 20 Tex-Mex hot sauces in hopes of pin-pointing the ultimate …

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The Simple Trick That Can Boost Your Confidence Immediately

Smile, don't slouch. And don't cross your arms. Your parents probably taught you to use certain body language to appear friendly and polite.<p>But new research shows that your body language does much more than change the way other people see you -- it can change how you see yourself. Psychologists …

Robert Reich: Harvard Business School is complicit in America’s widening inequality

The former secretary of labor calls out the famed university for the way it’s educating our country’s future CEOs<p>No institution is more responsible for educating the CEOs of American corporations than Harvard Business School – inculcating in them a set of ideas and principles that have resulted in …