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15 Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes Perfect for Dinner Tonight + Lunch Tomorrow

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Female hormones and weight loss

A quick glance at a male versus female body tells you right away something is different. While we can certainly recognize the obvious, we ignore …

10 Bedtime Hacks That'll Help You Lose a LOT of Weight

Would you envy someone who consumes a good amount of calories during the day and wakes up losing weight?<p>We know, we would...<p>The guilt of mindless …

15 uses for your phone's camera (other than taking selfies)

Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your 'fitness age,' and you can try it right now

But if you exercise pretty frequently and eat right, then you might be a lot younger than you think — at least as far as something called your "fitness age" is concerned.<p>The "fitness-age calculator," which determines your fitness age based on how physically fit you are — rather than how many years …

Dozens suffer burns after walking across hot coals at motivational speaker event

<b>The act of walking across hot coals purportedly symbolises overcoming fear, and it is one of the staple features of events held by the motivational</b> …

Wisdom from a ‘vegetable butcher’ can get you through farmers market season

I’m sure this has happened to you: You spy some piece of produce that looks great and interesting at the market (farmers, super or otherwise), and then you get home and think, “What the heck do I do <i>now</i>?”<p><i>[Make the recipe: Eggplant Steaks With Salsa Verde]</i><p>Cara Mangini knows you well, because you’re …

Recipes

Practically Magic: DIY Projects Using Rot Resistant & Insect Repelling Cedar Wood

Cedar is known for its rot resistant properties, not to mention its ability to repel insects. It comes in a nice smelling package to boot! All this …

40 Pasta Salad Recipes You Need to Try This Summer

You'll want to whip these up every chance you get.<p>A summer picnic, potluck, or barbecue — these easy pasta salads will be your go-tos. And watch it be the first bowl to go empty. They're packed with a colorful mix of veggies, homemade dressings, and cold pastas.

9 Charts That Will Stop You From Botching a Recipe Ever Again

The World's Easiest Cookies: The Video

Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.<p>Whisk the almond flour and …

22 Traditional Cuban Recipes That Will Wow Your Tastebuds

Maybe you’re wondering how to vacation like Katy Perry in Cuba, or maybe you even have a favorite restaurant that serves up a mean Cubano sandwich. Regardless, there’s no denying that Cuban food is a favorite. There’s that shredded beef dish you still dream about from your trip to Miami, the …

Make this Spanish shrimp dish for dinner tonight

For something a little different for dinner tonight, try shrimp poached in a rich sauce flavored with garlic and spice, fresh lemon, coconut milk and a few dashes of hot sauce. It's a memorable dish from España Restaurant on Amelia Island in Florida.<p>Don't forget to serve the shrimp with plenty of …

How to Eat Healthy in a World Filled With Processed Food

Picture a wholesome meal: lots of veggies, maybe some pastured meat or free-range eggs, lovingly cooked at home from scratch. Do a quick count of how …

Nutrition

18 Winning Recipes for Shrimp Lovers

Shrimp are among the most popular fish consumed in the US, and for good reason: High-quality, well-prepared shrimp are sweet and flavorful, with a satisfyingly crisp yet tender texture. But shrimp can also go very, very wrong when prepared poorly, becoming rubbery, mushy, and in any case totally …

3 Easy Dishes You'll ALWAYS Have Time To Make

At this point, we all know our way around a slice of avocado toast. Maybe we've even gotten fancy a few times with a fried egg or some crushed chili …

How to clean toothbrush holder - TODAY.com

We all know to clean certain areas of our homes regularly — the kitchen sink, toilet, floors — but there are five areas that you might have overlooked.<p>By not cleaning these items, you are not only allowing pesky germs to thrive, but in the case of appliances, you are also affecting their …

Cleaning

7 Ways To Make Mac and Cheese In A Crock-Pot

We're going to take a wild guess and say that after a long day at work, spending five hours cooking macaroni and cheese from scratch isn't high on your priority list.<p>Slow-cooker mac and cheese to the rescue: Just throw in the ingredients before you leave in the morning and when you get home, a pot …

7 Salad Bowl Recipes That'll Make You Want to Eat Your Veggies

Salads are a super easy way to get your veggie fix, but they don't exactly make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. That's why it's time to start …

38 Healthy Things to Eat If You Absolutely Hate Salad

You never have to settle for limp lettuce again.<p>Yes, you *can* be healthy without eating a salad. Our friends at Spoon University have proved that you never have to settle for limp lettuce again.

Food

To Lose Weight, Stop Trying

A Princeton neuroscientist says he lost 50 pounds in a few months. His technique? Expending no effort whatsoever.<p><i>Aeon</i> has an intriguing new essay by …

What to do if your computer has a virus

It can be a gut punch to realize that your PC may be infected with malware (the catchall term for viruses, Trojans, worms, and other nasties). If you don't have antimalware software installed and ready to clean your system, the situation can deteriorate quickly. But we have tips for basic damage …

What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Dating Life

Apparently it's more than just swipe right, swipe left.<p>Dating, hooking up, hanging out—whatever your approach to relationships, like all things, the stars come into play. Here, astrologer Kelli Fox of TheAstrologer.com reveals the one word to describe your dating style, as well as how you connect …

You Can Get the Zika Virus Through Sex, Plus 6 Other Must-Know Facts About It

Just how worried should you be?<p>There’s a lot of scary buzz around the Zika virus lately. But how dangerous is it really? To make sure you’ve got your bases covered without slipping into paranoia, we went to the experts to get a handle on what you need to know and what you should (and shouldn't) be …

The Internet Has Gone Crazy for This Spaghetti Recipe

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, people exclaim "Making this for dinner!" and "Looks so yummy!" — and never hold back from sharing when you think something looks absolutely foul. It's our jobs to bring …

Here's How To Make The Only Birthday Cake You'll Ever Need

Which means yellow cake with chocolate frosting, obviously.<p>And yes, of COURSE we will give you the Funfetti variation.<p>1. Arrange the two racks in your oven so that one is in the top third of the oven and one is right in the middle: You'll need both to bake all three layers.<p>2. Get all your …