Ian Godfree

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How To Make The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, According To 5 Expert Bakers

YUM.<p>There’s no cookie more universally loved than the chocolate chip cookie, so we all owe it to ourselves to bake the best darn chocolate chip cookies we can possibly make ― for us, for our friends and family, and for the dignity of the chocolate chip cookie itself.<p>We’re here with help. We reached …

Are you one of the 60% who can’t sew a button? Here’s how to do it

Many British people don’t know what to do with a needle and thread, according to a new survey. Follow this crafty guide to get your self-respect back<p>It appears needlework is an art lost on the British, with a survey of more than 2,000 people for the British Heart Foundation revealing that a mere …

Sewing

Taste Beyond The Tongue

What We’re Reading with Our Kids This Summer

I read to our twins at breakfast, which has the advantage of the “Time for school!” hard out. (Bedtime is a boggy netherworld of “Just one more!” special pleading.) Now that the twins are nearly ten, we’re assaying “Johnny Tremaine,” by Esther Forbes—a book I loved as a kid. It’s even better than I …

Books

Inside the Blockbuster Trade That Stunned Troy Tulowitzki, Baseball World

NEW YORK — Troy Tulowitzki looks just fine in blue.<p>He looks comfortable. He looks happy. He looks like he really was just what the Toronto Blue Jays needed.<p>Two weeks on, the trade that rocked this baseball summer looks like the best thing that could have happened to him, the best thing that could …

All The Directions Batman Video Games Could Go Now That The ‘Arkham’ Series Is Finished

<i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i> is, according to Rocksteady Studios, the final game in their groundbreaking <i>Arkham</i> series. That’s a sad thing for Bat-fans and gamers alike, but it could also represent an opportunity. The <i>Arkham</i> series showed the world just how good Batman games could be, but now that Batman’s …

Batman: Arkham

Extreme picky eating may portend mental health problems in preschoolers | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Preschoolers who are extremely picky eaters may also be more prone to mental health problems, a study suggests.<p>Children with severely selective eating habits were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression or social anxiety than kids who consumed a wide variety of …

‘Do It For Her’: 5 ‘Simpsons’ Episodes That Made Fans Cry

If you’ve been watching <i>The Simpsons</i> for their entire 26-year run — or even if you’ve just watched the first eight seasons — you know they’ve done some serious tearjerkers over the years. But which one was the saddest of them all? Let’s look at some classic <i>Simpsons</i> episodes and determine which was …

Comedy

You Can Train Your Brain to Become More Confident

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How to Be a Better Father

Our kids look up to you—take advantage of it while you can<p>Games of catch are a good start, but it's the deeper lessons that count. The best way to start: Minimize you kids' Wii-time in favor of we-time, no matter what activity you're engaged in. There are teaching opportunities everywhere—whether …

10 Things You Should Give Up To Boost Happiness

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

15 Facts About the First Episode of The Simpsons

On December 17, 1989, <i>The Simpsons</i> premiered on FOX. Nearly 30 years later, the Simpson family and their fellow Springfield residents are still going …

Pop Culture

It's Time to Stop Cooperating With Those Who Mistreat You

Do you know why the people who do the wrong things in our lives, and bring the wrong things into our lives often get away with it?<p>It's because we teach them how to treat us. We allow them to silence us. To control us. And to even abuse us because we cooperate unwittingly with our passivity and …

5 Must Dos to Strengthen Your Sense of Self and Increase Your Confidence

There are days when you feel confident and happy, and there are others when you feel as if something is missing. Those other days are the days when that "something" causes you to feel less than and uncertain of yourself. During those days you also find yourself questioning your abilities: Do you …

How Your Fridge Can Save You Thousands of Dollars

We've all been there -- examining the mound of mush in a takeout container at the way back of the fridge, questioning whether it is edible. Or worse, cramming in dinner's leftovers only to find yourself with no way to close the fridge. It's food, and money, wasted. An organized refrigerator can …

7 Effective Questions That Will Kick You Into Taking Action Right Away

The difference between extraordinary people and ordinary people is the little “extra” that extraordinary people do more than normal people. And you …