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7-Day 1200-Calorie Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Think a 1200-calorie diet is impossible to follow? Think again.<p>We’ve made sure you won’t feel deprived with these hearty lower-calorie breakfasts, …

Healthy Eating

Smashed Cucumbers

Smashed cucumbers, or <i>pai huang gua</i>, is a Sichuan dish that is typically served with rich, spicy food. We started with English cucumbers, which are …

Recipes

Anna Jones’s vegetable tart recipes

Nothing tempts like a tart. The buttery crumb of the pastry that gives way under your fork, the soft quiver of the filling within, the crumbs you can dab into your mouth with a finger. I make tarts far less than I should considering how much I like them.These two may not be quick, but they are …

Recipes

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Having a repertoire of great salad recipes is key. This is a list of many of the best salads I’ve prepared over the years. You’ll see a mix of green …

Food

Has wine gone bad?

If you were lucky enough to dine at Noma, in Copenhagen, in 2011 – which had just been crowned as the “best restaurant in the world” – you might have been served one of its signature dishes: a single, raw, razor clam from the North Sea, in a foaming pool of aqueous parsley, topped with a dusting of …

Wine

Interlocking indoor and outdoor levels bring Japanese house close to nature

For this lakeside house in Japan, Tokyo-based studio Sugawaradaisuke used five interlocking levels to create multiple viewing platforms both inside …

Architecture

Chasing the Pearl of Lao Tzu

A tale of ancient philosophers, alien abductions, murder-for-hire—and how the world’s largest pearl came to be the centerpiece of an 80-year-old hoax<p>Legend says the diver drowned retrieving the pearl. Trapped in a giant <i>Tridacna</i> clam, his body was brought to the surface by his fellow tribesmen in …

Los Angeles

Gossip explains our culture. And nobody explains it like Lainey Gossip.

As Elaine Lui Ubers across downtown Toronto one Thursday night in March, the phone of the Internet’s most trusted gossip glows with a tip: Some grimy website has obtained naked pictures of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s bride-to-be.<p>Lui isn’t tempted to run them on Lainey Gossip, the website she runs …

This 400 Square Foot 'Tiny House' is My Dream Home

Here at Apartment Therapy, we write about tiny houses a whole lot. Sometimes, I find myself wondering if we've reached peak tiny house. Are these …

This Macronutrient Cheat Sheet Is Key to Helping You Lose Weight

Counting carbs and calories unfortunately doesn't always equal weight-loss success, and that's because it's all about the <i>quality</i> of the foods you're consuming. Tracking your macros (protein, fat, and carbs) instead may actually be key. Macronutrients are what make up the caloric content of what you …

The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right

It’s beyond strange that so many humans are clueless about how they should feed themselves. Every wild species on the planet knows how to do it; …

Nutrition

How to Perfectly Cook Chicken Breasts on the Stovetop

Comforting, affordable, and incredibly versatile, chicken breast is the quintessential dinnertime staple. Cooking a crispy, pan-seared chicken breast …

Low-Calorie Lunch Recipe: Courgette, Pea And Broad Bean Tortilla

As long as you make every meal count, hitting five portions of fruit and veg a day is easy. But all too often we end up arriving at dinner time with …

57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

Peruvian Lomo Saltado Recipe

"This is a traditional, very easy dish to make. I might add that it's very popular with finicky kids and adults as well."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (16 ounce) …

The best recent crime novels – review roundup

Given the current preoccupation with housing, the property-porn thriller looks set to become a staple of crime fiction, and <b>Our House</b> by Louise Candlish (Simon & Schuster, £12.99) is an excellent example of this burgeoning subgenre. Fiona Lawson arrives home to find a family busy moving into the …

Books

This Creamy Miso Dressing Will Have You Licking Your Bowl in Front of All Your Coworkers

By Emily Schultz<p>With very little shame.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the miso dressing recipe that associate social media manager Emily Schultz just couldn't live without.</i><p>A couple of months ago my coworker, Alex …

Food

Be a Person Who Makes Focaccia on the Regular

Top it with crunchy flakes of Maldon salt, thinly sliced red onion, a big red ribbon—you do you.<p>I hear that if you say “classic focaccia” three times aloud on the night of a full moon, it might appear hot and puffy from the oven right before your eyes. And if that doesn’t work, we’ve got a …

Baking

Can You Hack Coral to Save It?

On September 10, 2017, as Hurricane Irma drowned the Florida Keys with a five-foot storm surge and shredded houses with 130 mph winds, David Vaughan, a 65-year-old marine biologist, and Frank Slifka, a 67-year-old maintenance man, huddled inside the Elizabeth Moore Center for Coral Reef Research …

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read | Inc.com

Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p>Dear Jeff,<p>I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I plan to spend at least part of the day having fun with …

Body Language

Japanese “forest medicine” is the science of using nature to heal yourself—wherever you are

The fountain of youth is a forest. Trees cast off years and grant health and cheer, or so transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson claimed in his 1836 essay “Nature.” “In the woods,” he wrote, “I feel that nothing can befall me [. . .] which nature cannot repair.”<p>Indeed, research shows that trees …

Immune System

15 Chef Secrets to Making Restaurant-Quality Risotto

Ordering risotto out or making it at home often feels like a gamble: What if you (or the chef) hasn’t cooked the rice <i>just so,</i> so it’s crunchy or …

A Kingdom from Dust

On a summer day in the San Joaquin Valley, 101 in the shade, I merge onto Highway 99 past downtown Fresno and steer through the vibrations of heat. …

At the beginning, we hunted frantically for any medical breakthrough that might hint at a cure. Then hope gave way to the unbearable truth. By Peter Savodnik<p>One night several years ago, I checked out of a hotel in Cairo and hailed a cab to the airport. It was just after 1am. I had been in Egypt for …

Mind

Diagnosed at 58, Mitchell was determined not to be beaten: ‘Why feel ashamed of having a complex brain disease?’<p>The word can seem like a sentence, and the sentence can bring a sense of helplessness, dread, despair. Dementia – the D-word – is the illness we fear the most. Many people, at the …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Mind Meld of Bill Gates and Steven Pinker

The first two things you notice when you walk into Bill Gates’s private office, just outside Seattle, are a wall-size installation of the periodic table with a sample of each chemical element in its own glass-fronted vitrine and handsome bookshelves that reach nearly to the ceiling.<p>Science and the …

Bill Gates

This incredible map shows the undersea cables that keep the internet alive — and security services are worried Russia could cut them

This map shows how the huge, complicated network of undersea cables which keep the internet running is spread around the world.<p>The map, by telecom analytics company TeleGeography, uses coloured lines to show how there are many hundreds of fibre optic cables running under the world's oceans.<p>It shows …

A home-baked loaf that’s quickly made and slathered in a salty flavoured butter is a treat for any night of the week<p>I bake bread. Not every day, or even every week. I bake when I need to feel dough in my hands or to witness the pure joy of taking a handmade loaf from the oven. The New Year has …

Food