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Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

The new year marks the 150th celebration of Canadian Confederation, and to commemorate the country’s birthday, Parks Canada is offering free …

National Parks

Shoot This 52 Week Photo Challenge in 2017 to Improve Your Skills

My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration …

Photography

This double-chocolate espresso cookie recipe is a must-make for any chocolate lover

When you're craving a little — or a lot — of chocolate, it's hard to turn down a double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie from Julienne in San Marino. The cookie recipe, which combines melted semisweet chocolate with chunks of bittersweet chocolate folded in at the last minute, makes for a cookie …

Dessert

10 Italian Cookies You Can Make Without a Nonna to Teach You How

I’m not Italian, nor have I ever been to Italy. I can’t share my favorite Italian wine bar to tuck away in or make you feel like you’re standing in an Italian market. I wouldn’t know the first thing about navigating the country and I don’t know how to cook a steak half as good as the ones that are …

Dessert

Here's how negative interest rates can change people's attitudes about money

The Fed has warned banks to get ready. We had all better do the same.<p>Earlier this month, my good friend David Kotok sent around links to several academic and central bank negative-rate studies.<p>One was a 2012 article by Kenneth Garbade and Jamie McAndrews of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. …

Crispy Mashed Potato Casserole With Bacon, Cheese, and Scallions Recipe

Mashed potatoes don't generally reheat well, but with the help of sour cream, this mashed potato casserole can be made days in advance, and reheated with no loss in quality. A crispy topping of <i>panko</i> bread crumbs, bacon, cheddar cheese, and scallions adds crunch and the flavor of fully loaded baked …

Bonfire-night treats: the recipe for a show-stopping creme brulee

With bonfire night just around the corner, here are a couple of recipes to move the fireworks into the kitchen. Using a cook’s blowtorch is daunting stuff, and even though I’ve grown brave enough to use my mini blowtorch, I still wince at the rasp of that knife-like jet of blue flame, holding it at …

Baking

Magic cakes: the miraculous recipes that make three cakes in one

WHAT IS A MAGIC CAKE?<p>Magic cakes are made simply of eggs, sugar, flour, butter and milk. So what’s magic about that, you might ask. There may be nothing unusual about the ingredients, but the magic in these cakes happens in the baking. The batter of the cake is very liquid, so it divides into three …

Dessert

Doctor’s Orders: Eat This Breakfast Today

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; it revs up your metabolism, builds up your energy for the day and makes you just feel good. The key? …

Breakfast

Portland, OR

From a bookstore that bans cell phones to a food truck that sells the tastiest lingonberry lemonade this side of Stockholm, here is the definitive …

Portland, OR

Ditch the butter and make Hilaria Baldwin's healthy berry nut cookies

<i>Hilaria Baldwin swaps out butter for olive oil and adds in plenty of good-for-you ingredients to make these power-packed cookies.</i><p>Berry Nut Cookies<p>Brandon Goodwin / TODAY

Brussels Sprouts and Kimchi Are an Unlikely But Delicious Pair

I've had a lot of kimchi in my house recently. I mean a <i>lot</i>. See, a few weeks back, as I was tweaking my recipe for fried chicken sandwiches, I got to thinking. I'd been experimenting with using pickle juice as a brine for my fried chicken. It's a quick and easy trick that helps your chicken retain …

How to Make Halloween Witch Finger Cookies That Actually Bleed

Halloween is, without doubt, my favorite holiday of the year. I plan for it months in advance. My decorations go up in early October and don't come down until well into January (okay, maybe March). And as for the day itself? It's all about the costumes—even for my food.<p>Last week, I tried my hand at …

The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Thinking back on it, I must have cooked more instant ramen than any other food in my life (with the exception, perhaps, of chocolate chip cookies). It's what I cooked when I was home alone as a kid. It was a staple that took me through college. It's what I make …

Clams Casino Has Every Reason to Be a Great Dish. Now It Is.

Know what <i>casino</i> means in Italian? It means "a big mess." That's funny, because you know what your average plate of clams casino usually is? Yeah: It's a mess. Despite being made from ingredients that should be nothing short of spectacular together—clams, bacon, butter, and bread crumbs—most …

Are You Covering Yourself in Germs Every Time You Flush the Toilet?

Essentially, when you lean over the bowl to flush, you could be shooting poop particles and germs directly into the air around you.<p>Take a second to let that sink in.<p>The toilet plume was first discovered in 1975 by microbiologist Charles Gerba after he put germs in a toilet to test if they still …

9 Ways to Burn More Fat When You Run

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Homemade Croque Madame Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 967

What to eat with the curtains closed: Milk's ooey-gooey chocolate cookies

Have you ever had something that tasted so good you were almost embarrassed to eat it in public? These chocolate cookies are that something.<p>You might consider closing the curtains when you bake a few batches of these, from chef Bret Thompson's bake shop at Milk. (They're the ones in the …

Dessert

Almond Croissants Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 964

The Top Pieces of Advice Couples Therapists Tell Their Clients

Experts explain how to keep your love alive.<p>Getty Images<p>The idea of taking the plunge into couples therapy can be terrifying. Can you really work up the courage to dissect your most important relationship in front of a stranger? What if you break down into Piper Chapman-level hysterics? Does even …

Scientists think they’ve found the reason you’re overeating

Do you ever realize that you’re full, but finish that burger and fries anyway? There may be a scientific reason for that: too little of a hormone called GLP-1, which is thought to play a role in obesity (paywall).<p>Researchers from Rutgers University have found that when GLP-1 is released in the …

Neuroscience

9 Super Smart Ways to Save Big on Your Wedding Flowers

Between bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and more, you’ll likely have more flowers at your wedding than you ever imagined possible. And the fact is, all those beautiful blooms aren’t always so easy on your budget… If you’re looking to minimize your spend, we’re here to help with nine smart …

This No-Gym Workout Gets the Job Done in 10 Minutes

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Blueberry crumb bars taste more complicated than they are, making them an ideal baked good

Print<p>Let’s say you need to make something for work and write about it. And the deadline is later that day. And then let’s say you’ve just been given …

Baking

Stunning Underwater Restaurant Lets Guests Dine next to Ocean Life

At the Subsix restaurant, located in the PER AQUUM Niyama resort in the Maldives, guests can dine with the fishes. The subterranean locale descends six meters below the waterline, and it was recently transformed by Poole Associates from a nightclub into a trendy dining spot. Its updated decor draws …

Speedboat

18 Clever YouTube Food Hacks to Make You a Smarter, Faster Cook

Perfect poached eggs, softened butter in a flash, and more hacks from the internet.<p>We've learned lots of interesting food hacks (we usually call them...tips) over time, and many of them come from the depths of the internet. Some people fall down the YouTube rabbit hole while watching music videos …

Hacking

How To Do A Complete Portrait Edit Part 2 (Photoshop)

Since the rough edit in Lightroom is complete, I can now take a dive in Photoshop and finish with the final touches. Make no mistake, there is a lot …

16 Truths Your Wedding Planner Will Never Tell You

Planning a wedding is hard. One professional planner lets you in on her secrets.<p>You're getting married! Congratulations! That's amazing. I'm sure you're going to be very happy together. But now it's time to plan. The whole process can feel like a series of progressively more obscure customs, …

App Shows You Which Surgeons Are The Most Dangerous

ProPublica's new software allows users to view surgeons' complication rates<p>In 2012, 71-year-old LaVerne Stiles had spinal fusion surgery to repair a small fracture caused by a car accident a few weeks before. When she chose between the three surgeons at her nearby hospital in central Florida, she …

Medicine