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Is Organic Meat Better?

U.S. organic food sales have grown from $1 billion in 1990 to $31.5 billion in 2011 (1), and the demand for organic meat products has steadily …

Debunking Common Sunscreen Myths for Parents

Many parents get confused about how to protect their kids from the sun. "Which sunscreen should I use?" "How much do I need to apply?" "When should I …

How to Make Rich, Flavorful Caramel Without Melting Sugar

Want to know something crazy? Sugar doesn't melt; it undergoes thermal decomposition. That may sound like a pedantic distinction, considering we've all watched sugar effectively melt into a pool of caramel atop crème brûlée, but the implications are huge—worthy of far more explanation than a mere …

Probiotic Goods Are a 'Waste of Money' for Healthy Adults, Research Suggests

<i>An ad promoting a probiotic product. (Cory Doctorow / CC BY-SA 2.0)</i><p>In a review of existing studies, Danish scientists found no evidence that …

9 Easy Italian Recipes Your Family Will Love

Everyone loves Italian. From homemade pasta sauces to homemade bread, these recipes are serious family pleasers.<p><b>1. Homemade Tomato Sauce with Basil</b><p>Jarred tomato sauce is fine in a pinch, but if you've got a little extra time, this homemade sauce is totally worth it. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Parmesan Crusted</b> …

The Best Oils for Cooking, and Which to Avoid

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Canola, grapeseed, olive, hemp, avocado, vegetable… the world of cooking oils is a big, confusing place. Here's how to make sense of it all.<p>When it comes to the performance and flavor, not all cooking oils are created equal. Some perform well at high temperatures, making them ideal …

Recipes

Make Perfect Homemade Granola by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Avoid these common mistakes to turn out perfect batches of golden-brown homemade granola every time.<p><b>Granola is the blank canvas of breakfast foods.</b> A simple base of oats and nuts plus a little oil or butter and your sweetener (hello, maple syrup) of choice, and you've just paved the way to dozens …

Breakfast

17 Granola Recipes for Breakfast and Anytime-Snacking

Granola is great. These homemade recipes are better.<p><b>Granola</b> <b>is one of the world's most perfect snacks</b>: Crunchy, chewy, and salty-sweet. We particularly like these recipes for homemade granola.

Winter Soups

20 Recipes That Make Healthy Taste Good

There's no denying that this is the worst time of year for eating fresh. Not only is there almost zero fresh, seasonal produce to be found, but the majority of people are trying to eat healthy -- at least until the end of the month. It's that post-holiday slump that leaves those of us who really …

Introducing the Best of CES 2015 finalists!

CES 2015 is finally here and boy, have we been busy the past few days. Engadget's editors have been hard at work pounding the show floor here in Las Vegas to bring you what we think should win the coveted Best of CES awards. Now, we're ready to announce our finalists for all 15 categories, which …

Sling TV

Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time

Researchers say it’s OK to break with hardliners—provided you’re interacting right along with your kids. A look at new guidelines that defy …

10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Chromecast

Advertisement<p>36 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Fruehauf/Shutterstock<p>Someone put a new Chromecast for you under the tree, or maybe you just bought one for …

Blueberry Scones with Lemony Glaze by Chef David Lawrence - Laura's Best Recipes

<b>Blueberry Scones with Lemony Glaze</b><p><i>by Chef David Lawrence</i><p><i>Makes 8 scones</i><p><b>FOR THE SCONES</b><p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting board<br>• 5 teaspoons …

The 24 restaurants foodies loved in 2014

This was the year of crisp doughnuts and slurpy ramen, two trends heavily reflected in the world of food blogging.<p>From Sydney to New York, bloggers …

9 Inventive Lasagnas: No-Boil Noodles Are Just the Beginning

Traditional lasagna is delicious—nobody would ever deny that. But sometimes you want to do something more interesting than just heat up a Stouffer’s …

27 Delicious Ideas For Weeknight Pasta Dinners

All ready in 30 minutes or less.

How to Make Olive Oil Granola, Step by Step

<i>This article is brought to you by our friends at Electrolux as part of an ongoing series focusing on seasonal ingredients.</i> <i>This month we're talking cranberries.</i><p><i>Today: We're walking you through how to make perfect granola at home -- as clumpy or as uniform as you like it.</i><p>There's something about the …

6 Ways to Top Your Pancakes

Turn pancakes guest-worthy by making your own topping. Here are six ideas that go beyond the usual maple syrup.<p><i>Turn pancakes guest-worthy by making</i> …

11 Amazing, Time-Saving Thanksgiving Hacks

Now, stop stressing. This article originally appeared on redbook.com<p>We know what you're thinking. Hacks? For Thanksgiving?<p><i>YouTube</i><p>Well, they're out there, and we've found them to help celebrate this joyous holiday. From food prep to handing out leftovers while<p>kicking the extended family out the …

Kitchens

13 Breads For Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is basically the Starch Family reunion. Everyone's accounted for, with stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pie crust all making an appearance at the big meal. But amidst the din and the chatter, the bread—the root of this family tree—is often pushed aside for another scoop of something more …

10 Beauty Products That Are a Waste of Money

Commercials and the latest trends tend to become our guide to achieve our goal to become the most beautiful we can be. However, these usually lead us …

Facebook Reveals Huge Psychology Experiment on Users

Facebook is more than just a social network, it is also officially an online science laboratory. The company has revealed in a research paper that it carried out a week-long experiment that affected nearly 700,000 users to test the effects of transferring emotion online.<p>The News Feeds belonging to …

Tablets Are Making Waiters Obsolete — And Chili's Is Leading The Way

The casual dining spot has recently introduced tablets in dining rooms nationwide that customers can use to place orders, browse the menu, and entertain otherwise noisy children.<p>These tablets, as The Verge notes, aren't the high-end Apple and Samsung devices we've become accustomed to seeing, but …

How Many People in the World Are Actually Poor?

Good news: Economists at Oxford have come up with a better method for measuring global poverty. Bad news: There are way more poor people than previously thought.<p>Poverty got redefined this week.<p>The Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) released a report, the Global Multidimensional …

Getting Familiar With Color Relationships for Impactful Photography

The topic of color relationships in photography is somewhat akin to the topic of composition in that there are no set-in-stone rules governing these …