Jessica Colucci

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Home Roasting: The Easy Way to Take Your Coffee Obsession to the Next Level

Once you master the art of the pour-over, the next step in coffee nerdery is to start roasting your own beans. But it’s the sort of thing that can …

Australian researcher discovers promising treatment for depression

David* has lived with depression on and off since he was 19. At times over the past 15 years it has arrived without warning, whereas other episodes …

99 Peanut Butter Recipes That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Better

Anyone who knows anything knows that peanut butter is the best food on the planet. It's the greatest filling for a sandwich, perfectly offsetting the sweetness of jam and fluff. It's the star of the most delicious candy known to man (ahem, Reese's). And, it's chocolate's best friend. Not to mention …

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

Dessert

Refuel The Right Way: Boost Your Workout With These Pre-Excerise Foods

Life<p>by Lucy Dunn | 20 01 2015<p>Refuel The Right Way<p>Refuel The Right Way With These Pre-Excerise Foods<p>Refuelling Post Workout<p>So you’ve finally signed up …

Nutrition

The World's Most Breathtaking Waterfalls

Waterfalls aren't just cascading tons of water over the edge of a cliff, they are an example of the power of nature, an earthly wonder and a reminder that something as dainty as water has the power to erode something as tough as rock.<p>The falls are majestic beauties, sure, but they're more than …

Heartwarming Before-and-After Photos Show the Difference a Day Makes in the Life of a Pet

To pets who have been abandoned, abused, neglected, or deprived of love and affection, nothing means more than finding their forever homes. After months or even years of living on the cold, wet streets or in the stressful environment of a crowded shelter, an animal may bear physical as well as …

Pets

3 Ingredient Red Velvet Brownies

We are brownie lovers at our house (brownie edges are coveted over here), so I thought it was only fitting that Valentine’s Day should include red …

Low-Fat Recipes & Ideas

Find healthy low-fat recipes for any meal, any day of the week. This is wholesome food made easy!

Low Fat

Norwegian Recipes: Easy to Make Apple Cake

I love anything apple-cinnamon flavored and with a touch of vanilla ice cream. Apple Cake is heavenly! I actually like to bake, but I am all for the simpler recipes. I don't have the patience if you have to fly through hoops and hassles to get the result. After all, I am in it for the baked goods …

3 Captivating Novels For A Long Winter Weekend

<i>Because the weather outside is frightful, and an engrossing, fast-paced novel is so delightful...</i><p>By Stephanie Klose<p><b>The Thriller So Engrossing, You'll Pray For Snow</b><p><b>The Girl on the Train</b><p>By Paula Hawkins<p>336 pages; Riverhead Hardcover<p>Send in the blizzards, because nothing as mundane as work, school or …

The Science of First Impressions (and How to Use It to Your Advantage)

If there's one thing I've learned over the past five years of working as a journalist, it's that success can come down to the two seconds after you …

Psychology

The Experimental Cookie: Teaching Kids Science Through Baking

If you spend any time around cooks, you might hear some version of this comment: “Cooking is an art. But baking… ooh, that’s science.”<p>What people mean, usually, is that baking requires precision and relies on chemistry. Neglect kneading your bread dough, and you’ll forego the development of the …

Dessert

AeroBed Pakmat - Portable Airbed Stores Inside Pump

The cool new AeroBed Pakmat let's you take a portable inflatable airbed with you just about anywhere. Whether you're out camping, visiting friends …

Portable

The cool girl's guide to meditation: 5 easy steps you should consider adding to your daily routine

The cool girl’s guide to meditation: 5 easy steps you should consider adding to your daily routine<p>Date January 9, 2015<p>The thought of sitting …

Meditation

Recipe: Peanut Butter Brownies, Toffee Popcorn, Ritz Cracker Mendiants

Ashley Rodriguez started her career in the food industry plating desserts at the world-famous celebrity haunt Spago in Beverly Hills. Now she's the founder and author of the beautiful food site Not Without Salt, a cooking instructor, food photographer, and mom to three adorable kids.<p>Rodriguez's …

Panda Playing in Snow Goes Viral: How Do Zoos Plan for Weather?

Bao Bao, the 16-month-old cub at D.C.'s National Zoo, warmed hearts with her wintry romp.<p>A video of the Smithsonian National Zoo's young giant panda, Bao Bao, tumbling down a snowy hill in Washington, D.C., has become a warm and fuzzy distraction amid this week's frigid U.S. cold snap.<p>As the year's …

Air Pollution

Hiking in Honshu, Japan

Trekking through bamboo forests, around glorious lakes – accompanied by tinkling 'bear bells' – Japan is one of our favourite walking spots. Here's …

Hiking

9 of the best trips for under £700

Travel budget looking tight? Sign up to one of these great-value trips – and go further than you ever thought possible for £700<p>1. Discovering</b> …

Top 10 healthy Dog Breeds

5. Labrador Retriever<p>Obesity is the major disease. Any dog can become overweight, but Labradors are especially prone to it. And just like with …

Pets

The Ultimate Guide to Good Skin

Steven Macari, holistic health practitioner, nutritionist at Drive 495 and founder of the SLVRBK mat, shares his tips to getting your best skin ever.<p>Everyone wants great skin, some people have it naturally, others have to work really hard to maintain a clear complexion. While topical remedies or a …

Dos and don’ts for common colds

Many of the methods advised to ward off the common cold are based on pseudoscience rather than fact. David Robson looks at what works and what doesn’t<p>Covering your chest with brown paper and vinegar, soaking your feet in hot water, or wearing wet socks – the old cures for the common cold can seem …

Alternative Medicine

This All-Glass Building Is Designed To Lower Stress And Improve Sleep

Photon Space uses an advanced type of glass that blocks harmful UV rays and darkens when you need privacy. Spend some time there, it’ll brighten your mood.<p>Natural light makes us more productive, less stressed, and, if we get enough of it during the day, helps us sleep better at night. The problem, …

Ergonomics

Flourless chocolate cake with Irish-coffee cream recipe

A rich, dense chocolate cake to serve with whisky-laced whipped cream<p><b>SERVES</b><p>8<p><b>INGREDIENT</b><p>320g (11½oz) plain chocolate (70 per cent cocoa solids), broken into pieces<br>• 160g (5½oz) butter<br>• 145g (5oz) caster sugar<br>• 5 medium eggs, separated<br>• 40g (1½oz) ground almonds<br>• icing-sugar for dusting<p><b>for the cream</b><p>½ tbsp …

Dessert

Life with Nest Thermostat

Programs itself.<br>Then pays for itself.<p>Meet the 3rd gen Nest Learning Thermostat. It has new rings and a big, sharp display. And it saves energy. …

Home Automation

7 foods to help you sleep better

The CDC calls insufficient sleep a public health epidemic, those who suffer from insomnia know it more as an awful vexing nuisance that hampers …

Slow Cooker Recipe: Chocolate Chip Bourbon Banana Bread

Connect with Us<p>On Pinterest<p>Slow Cooker Recipe: Chocolate Chip Bourbon Banana Bread<p>You might first look at this recipe and think, why would I use a …

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Before I get to the requests that are rolling in for my 30 days of chocolate campaign for Valentine’s Day, I thought I would fulfill my own request …

How to Make Homemade Chocolate "Munchkins"

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Grab a tall glass of milk and get ready to dunk a few homemade chocolate "munchkins". Samantha</i> <i>Seneviratne of Love, Cake is explaining the</i> …