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40 Meals You Should Never Eat After 40

Finally hitting 40 comes with a lot of perks. You’ve mastered the arts of confidence and resilience, and you’re at your peak career- and family-wise. …

Nutrition

The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Inflammation

Some foods cause inflammation, but these may actually tamp it down.<p><i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> 100 Most Healing …

Nutrition

The Mediterranean diet is so easy to follow that anyone could do it — but there's one thing you should know before trying it

When nutritionists rank popular diets, the Mediterranean diet often comes out at or near the top.<p>Its well-touted health benefits include everything from improved memory function to a longer life.<p>It's also a favorite among celebrities like Christie Brinkley and Penelope Cruz.<p>The diet includes:<p>Its …

Healthy Eating

An Irish Glossary

Irish Glossary - A<p><b>Amrhann na Fiann</b> - originally a popular "rebel song", that later became the Irish national anthem by default. The original text was …

3 Secrets To The Best Carrot Cake

There is no shortage of carrot cake recipes out there—and for good reason. The soft and almost wet cake carries all of our most beloved spices in its …

The Ultimate Carrot Cake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Toss together first 3 ingredients; spread in a single layer in a foil- lined pan. Bake 10 minutes or until …

Dessert

Traditional Spanish Paella

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>To prepare the herb blend, combine the first 4 ingredients, and set aside.<p>Step 2<p>To prepare paella, combine water, saffron, and …

Cinnamon Roll Swirl Cake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together except for the butter.<p>Step 2<p>once mixed ...slowly pour in the butter.<p>Step 3<p>Pour …

An Outdoor Market in Thailand That Shuts Down Eight Times a Day to Let a Train Run Right Through It

Great Big Story visited the Maeklong Railway Market in Samut Songkhram, Thailand to learn more about its rather unusual arrangement. Because the …

Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of A Bad Plan

You're in your car, heading for an intersection. The light turns yellow, so you decide to hit the gas. Then you see a police car.<p>Almost instantly, you know that stomping on the accelerator is a big mistake. But there's a good chance you'll do it anyway, says Susan Courtney, a professor in the …

Johns Hopkins University

Don't Forget This If You're Roasting Turkey in a Foil Pan

If you're making your turkey in a foil pan this year for the ease of cleanup it promises, there's one smart tip you need to make this cooking method …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Start Your Morning Off With These 12 Porridge Upgrades

If you’ve been on Insta lately, you know that bowls of grainy goodness are all the rage. With the weather turning cooler, a hot bowl of porridge (complete with all of the fixin’s) strikes the perfect balance between hearty, hygge, and healthy. If you feel stuck in an oatmeal and raisin rut, there …

9 High-Protein Dinners With 5 Ingredients or Less

Dinner is my favorite meal to eat, but not my favorite meal to cook. Nothing brings me more comfort at the end of a long day than curling up with …

How Jaime Lannister Could Play a Major Role in Game of Thrones’ War Against the Dead

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains spoilers for season seven of <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p>Jaime Lannister finally got out from under the influence of Cersei in <i>Game of</i> …

‘Stranger Things’ Season 2: Everything You Need to Know Before Returning to the Upside Down

The Demogorgon was just the beginning.<p>It’s been more than a year since “Stranger Things” became an out-of-nowhere cultural phenomenon. Now that …

The secret to baking the perfect sourdough (and Bread Ahead's famous doughnuts)

‘This is the place that does the doughnuts,’ a visitor whispers eagerly to her friend as they approach Bread Ahead’s stall at Borough Market. Moments later they each hold a sugared orb that oozes salted-caramel custard and a hunk of honeycomb – the signature deep-fried creation of this London …

Baking

Why You Should Spend a Whole Day in Copenhagen on One Street

There's a lot to see in Copenhagen. But if you're looking for where the locals are, try this street.<p>Follow the bikes northwest of the city center, past the botanical garden and over the lakes where ducks feed and couples amble, and you'll find Copenhagen's hippest neighborhood. The once-gritty …

This Indian Butter Chicken Is the Perfect 30-Minute Meal

There's something magical about picking up some spicy Indian takeout and pouring yourself a cold glass of Riesling on a night when you really don't …

This music production tool is the reason why all new music sounds the same

Imagine music as a recipe. Would you be able tell whether it had been made with artificially engineered ingredients or fresh produce from the farmer’s market? Canned tomatoes might work just fine—but maybe you wouldn’t know what you had been missing until you tried the same dish with heirlooms, …

Music Production

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Many Scientists Say There’s No Purpose To Life — But A Theoretical Study Suggests There Could Be

Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose? Conventional scientific wisdom says no. As physicist Lawrence Krauss puts it in his …

Best Ever Coconut Chocolate Cake

1<p>Done<p>For the cake:<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 2 9-inch round cake pans then line bottom with a round of parchment paper. Butter parchment …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Cookie Monster's Famous Sugar Cookie Dough

Special equipment: A medium sized mixing bowl Measuring cups and spoons Measuring cups and spoons A fork<p>Put 3/4 cup of butter or margarine (that's a …

The scariest part of an asteroid hitting Earth probably isn’t what you think

If you have a lingering fear of an unseen space rock slamming into our planet and wreaking havoc on an unimaginable scale, your nightmare scenario …

Geophysics

Double Coffee Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Pre-heat the oven to 180°c and grease and line 2x 20cm cake pans.<p>2<p>Done<p>In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.<p>3<p>Done<p>In a …

A Fancy Blackberry Croissant Bake You Can Make Ahead

Blackberry Croissant Breakfast Bake<p>Serves 8 to 10<p>8 croissants, cut or torn into 2-inch pieces<br>Butter or cooking spray <br>1 pint blackberries (about 3 …

9 High-Protein Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

If there's one thing I've learned from Pinterest, it's that you can make just about anything in a muffin tin. And it was a pretty amazing discovery …

Breakfast

Taste Beyond The Tongue