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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 …

Cooking

Cuthand: Christopher Columbus was no hero

This month we went south to the Dominican Republic for some sun and R&R. I couldn’t help but research the history of the country and the role it …

Dominican Republic

7-Day Meal Plan: 30-Minute Spring Dinners

On a sunny spring afternoon, the last thing you want to do is spend too much time inside cooking dinner. In this 7-day meal plan, 30-minute recipes …

Healthy Eating

Easy Sheet Pan Recipes for Chicken, Fish, Tofu, Pork—Even Pizza!

These healthy dinner ideas make cleanup a breeze.<p>Maybe you’ve finally gotten used to busting out the sheet pan when you are in a recipe rut, or …

Cooking

8 Lean Proteins You Should Start Eating To Get Rid Of Belly Fat, According To Nutritionists

The saying “abs are made in the kitchen” couldn’t be more true. You can do crunches for hours, hop on a stationary bike and spin for miles, or as …

Nutrition

Some foods better for your brain, memory

<b>(CNN) —</b> You may be aware of foods that protect our hearts and bones and even keep our weight in check as we age. But which foods keep our brains in top shape? Below is an evidence-based list of brain foods that may help pre-empt senior moments and more.<p>Berries<p>Berries may do more than add sweetness …

Nutrition

This One-Pot Chicken Lemon Pasta Is a Weeknight Wonder — Delicious Links

Quick, easy, delicious dinners: We all want them, we all need them. There are so many recipes online that promise to deliver on all three of these …

Cooking

Protein Powder Supplements, Explained: Your Complete Guide to the Smoothie Bar Menu

You know protein is good for you. But what type should you use? And why? GQ has answers to all your burning questions about the supplement guys can't seem to consume fast enough.<p>Protein powder consumption and working out seem to go hand-in-hand, like Vans and checkers, pour-over coffee and Sunday …

Everyone On The Keto Diet Is Obsessed With This Sugar Replacement

But like...is it even safe?<p>Sweets and the keto dietdon't exactly go hand-in-hand. After all, if you can only eat 30 grams of carbs a day—as much as you'd get from one cup of Honey Nut Cheerios—then you might assume that dessert is pretty much out of the question. Womp womp.<p>And yet...keto fiends on …

The protein-packed brownie recipe you can totally eat for breakfast

There are some moments in life (weekend movie marathons, celebrating after you cleaned your entire apartment, waking up with a random chocolate …

Eat yourself to sleep: the foods that can help get a good night’s rest

According to one study, eating kiwi fruit before bed helps deep sleep. But which other foodstuffs may aid a long and peaceful slumber?<p>Ahead of World Sleep Day next week – an awareness-raising exercise that should surely be renamed World Sleep Night – there has been increased focus on how much sleep …

Nutrition

The Goal - Center for Action and Contemplation

Heaven<p><b>The Goal</b> <b><br>Sunday, December 17, 2017</b><p>The purifying goal of mysticism and contemplative prayer is nothing less than divine union—union with what is, …

Spirituality

What Is Coconut Sugar and Why Is Everyone Using It?

In addition to the abundance of coconut oil and shredded coconut, coconut sugar is growing in popularity. According to an article entitled “Coconut Sugar: A Healthier Alternative to Artificial Sweetener,” it’s made from the sap of the coconut tree, and because of its origins, it’s also called …

Nutrition

One-pot (sheet pan, casserole dish, pressure cooker and dutch oven) main meals

Everything new is old again.It’s a trope of cultural analysis to note “there’s nothing new under the sun,” as when a fashionista remarks, “Look, wide …

Slow Cookers

The Best Steak Tips from the Pros

When it comes to cooking meat, give me a pot roast or pork shoulder and I’m golden: I’m plenty comfortable with a lovely long, slow braise. But when …

BBQ

How to Make Classic Potato Salad Recipe at Home

This homemade potato salad recipe is a Southern staple for the perfect easy potato salad. Make this classic potato salad yours by adding chopped …

Country Lifestyle

Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage and Peppers

Broil -- instead of boil -- gnocchi in this quick sheet pan dinner. Peppers, onions, tomatoes and sausage are the perfect bed for the little potato …

Medieval Text Resolves Mystery of Viking-Irish Battle

The famous Irish king, Brian Boru, is widely credited with defeating the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf more than 1,000 years ago. But not …

The Complicated History of Race and Mardi Gras

Another carnival season is underway. In New Orleans it can be a time of eager anticipation during the historic, festive occasion. Not only does the …

Inside the Vasari Corridor, where Medici feet once trod

The story of this passage atop the Ponte Vecchio cuts right through the heart of Florence’s history<p>The best-known secret in Florence is known of by many, but visited by almost none, and its story runs through the heart of Florentine history, literally and figuratively. Every tourist in Florence …

Italy

The Axeman of New Orleans Preyed on Italian Immigrants

By August of 1918, the city of New Orleans was paralyzed by fear. In the dead of the night, the Axeman of New Orleans (as he came to be known) broke …

Crime

Top 10 People Who Possibly Explored The Americas Before Christopher Columbus

At this point, it’s well-known and accepted that Christopher Columbus was not the first explorer to reach the Americas. So who got there before him? …

High Protein Breakfast Ideas For Weight Loss - Protein Rich Breakfasts That Can Help You Lose Weight | Women's Health

34 Easy High-Protein Breakfasts That'll Help You Lose Weight<p>Jumpstart your results with the right breakfast.<p>Getty Images<p>Eat breakfast. Eat protein. If you're trying to lose weight—or just eat and live a bit healthier—those are two tips you shouldn't ignore. And, if you combine them by starting each …

Jambalaya Recipe

Easy55 mins<p><i>This authentic jambalaya recipe is surprisingly easy to make, and full of bold Cajun flavors that everyone will love!</i><p>Some people make …

Seafood

10 Interesting Things You Should Know About The Medieval Knight

Whenever we talk about a medieval knight our reveries cling on to the resplendent image of a chivalrous warrior incredibly armored from head to toe, …

Abraham Lincoln's Secret Visits to Slaves

In the mid-1930s, the Federal Writers’ Project interviewed thousands of former slaves, some of whom claimed the president came to their plantations disguised as a beggar or a peddler, telling them they’d soon be free.<p>Shortly before the election of 1860, a man came upon a plantation near Marlin, …

Black History

Cupich speaks: The church must learn from the faithful about married life

(RNS) — The Catholic Church needs to learn about married life from the faithful, said Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich in an important address at the …

Theology