Jen Erale Jones

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The toxic myth that working moms fail their kids is fueled by decades-old bad science

At some point in the last three decades, the clock became the measure for judging parents. How much time do <i>you</i> spend with your kids? The more the better, right?<p>My first daughter was born in 2012, when nearly every mother I knew–and the majority of moms in America–held jobs. But from the moment I …

Parenting

From Chicken Guns to Testing Cobra Venom: The Strange World of Military Science

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War <i>by Mary Roach.</i><p>The chicken gun has a sixty-foot barrel, putting it solidly …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Literature

This Spaghetti Recipe Is Going Viral

And for a really good reason.<p>One of the best things about working at a food website is being so close to our readers. On Facebook, you guys exclaim "Making this for dinner!" and "Looks so yummy!"—and never hold back from sharing when you think something I've made looks absolutely foul. (Thanks for …

The Best Way to Cook Different Cuts of Beef, in One Chart

With so many different cuts of beef—from the 7-bone chuck roast to the tri-tip roast—figuring out the best way to cook a piece of beef can be …

How To Pick A Lock With Just A Hairpin

Editor's Blog Photo credit: NightHawkInLight/YouTubeWe’ve all seen the movies where a lock is poked around with a hairpin and the door miraculously …

Video Tutorials

When to throw away olive oil, flour and more pantry staples

If your pantry is anything like mine, there are a couple staples lurking in the back that haven’t seen the light of day in months. And if you’re like me, you agonize over questions like, “Can I still use the half-empty can of baking powder I bought three years ago?” or “Why the heck is my apple …

Best Corned Beef Recipes for St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with delicious corned beef.<p>Stock up on Guinness and lay out all your best green clothing, St. Patrick’s Day is just …

8 Impossible-to-Botch Breads

Making homemade bread sounds intimidating. No one wants to invest the time, only to have the bread come out of the oven totally different than what they expected. But these simple recipes are so straightforward, they're actually <i>impossible</i> to botch.<p><b>1. Rosemary Focaccia</b><p>Focaccia is a flavorful and …

What's the Difference Between Ragù and Ragout?

Do you know what sets them apart?<p>They’re both saucy, both hearty and both pronounced the same way, but ragù and ragout are not the same thing. Let’s …

The Face Mask That Triggered Two 'You Look Refreshed' Compliments

"How was your weekend? You look refreshed."<p>Two very different people (my new boss, who has quite the pedigree in beauty, and a skincare-clueless young man) said these exact words to me to me the morning after an application of Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque. The only …

Beauty

Will Ferrell Hilariously Acted Like A Cat For His "SNL" Audition

Clearly, it worked.

Will Ferrell

Facebook says its 1.59 billion users are connected by way less than six degrees of separation

“Six degrees of separation” is a longstanding theory, first suggested by Hungarian author Frigyes Karinthy in 1929, that everyone on Earth is only six introductions away from meeting everyone else on Earth.<p>On Facebook, though, the connections are significantly tighter.<p>New research from the company …

Sheryl Sandberg

7 Solid Beauty Products You Should Keep in Your Purse

So it's not a total mess in there.<p>I'm going to level with you, dear reader. At this very moment, the inside of my 2-year-old fringe messenger bag is lined with loose powder, slashes of liquid liner, lip color stains, and a whole makeup bag's worth of other residues. It's a hot mess and it's because …

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

7 Showstopping Prime Rib Roasts to Make for Christmas

A tender, juicy prime rib roast is the perfect Christmas dinner centerpiece.<p>The roast will not only be the most impressive (and delicious) thing on …

The All-Too-Common Mistakes People Make With Thanksgiving Turkey

Don't let them happen to you this year.<p>The problem with cooking up a Thanksgiving turkey is that there aren’t many opportunities to practice. The need for making a huge bird really comes but once (maybe twice) a year. It’s a big job, and there is a lot to consider.<p>Learning how to cook a turkey is …

BBQ

Working Out With Victoria’s Secret Model Cindy Bruna: The 5-Step Guide to Flat Abs

On the fifth floor of a Neo-Gothic tower in New York, where large picture windows and free-weight stations overlook the city’s Nomad neighborhood, Cindy Bruna is bouncing eagerly from toe to toe. The 21-year-old French model has just arrived at trainer David Kirsch’s Madison Square Club for one …

Workouts

How To Make Marshmallow Clouds For Hot Chocolate Season

Hot chocolate at its cutest.<p>Hot chocolate season is one of the greatest seasons of all. It means many, many cups of rich, chocolatey mugs that are basically filled with dessert in drinkable form. We are always looking for ways to make our hot chocolate even more decadent (with much success), but …

Dessert

Fully Loaded Huevos Rancheros: Sizzle chorizo sausage and potatoes over med-high till crisp. Scoop onto two warmed corn tortillas. Top with two fried eggs, avocado, thinly sliced red sweet peppers, and a hit of Mexican oregano. #recipes #putaneggonit #breakfast #cooking #sizzledchorizosausage