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19 stunning photos that show just how amazing US National Parks are

The United States is home to some of the most incredible natural sights and wonders in the world — from towering mountains to otherworldly rock formations — and we're grateful the National Park Service honors and preserves many of these unique sights.<p>The agency proudly fosters outdoor exploration …

National Parks

Find the Best Spots for Houseplants In Your Home With the "Shadow Trick"

If you want to brighten up your home with some lush greenery, it’s important to consider what level of lighting those houseplants will need. This …

13 Easy, Flavorful Grain and Rice Salad Recipes

We rely heavily on grain and rice salads in the wintertime, packing them with the filling, nutrient-dense ingredients they need to become a hearty meal. But then again, the prospect of a dish that requires just one round of cooking, yet can last for days in the refrigerator, is pretty enticing when …

Healthy Eating

17 Vegetarian Recipes That Will Steal the Show at Your Next Cookout

When throwing a cookout, I'm as guilty as anyone of treating vegetables as an afterthought, while the meat gets the lion's share of my devotion. I'll scare up a quick slaw or skewer a few mushrooms or peppers, sure, but my focus will largely remain on the barbecued ribs or spatchcocked chicken. But …

Cooking

13 No-Cook, No-Bake, No-Sweat Summer Dessert Recipes

With summer in full swing, I prefer to keep my oven usage to a minimum—and, on the hottest days, even turning a burner on doesn't appeal. That may spell trouble for my long-term eating plans (though, with this collection of hearty salad recipes, I'll still be pretty well set), but it's no obstacle …

Dessert

19 Recipes for Beach-Friendly Snacks and Drinks

I recently moved to a new apartment in Los Angeles, and one of its major perks is its proximity to the beach—I can hop on my bike and be on sand in half an hour. Needless to say, I've been spending a lot of time there—sometimes just a few hours, sometimes an entire day. Either way, you can bet I'm …

11 Frosty, Fruity Sorbet Recipes

Ice cream is the classic choice for dessert in the summertime, yet it's not necessarily the best. You don't have to try too hard to sell me on the stuff, but, beyond being <i>cold</i>, ice cream doesn't have many of the attributes we tend to look for in a warm-weather dessert—it's rich and, obviously, …

Flaky, Crisp, and Fast: How to Make a Peach Galette (Freeform Pie)

Ever since I shared the science behind my foolproof cherry pie, folks have wanted to know if the same ratio of sugar, fruit, and starch could be used for a peach pie instead. My answer has always come with an unfortunate caveat: While the formula itself will thicken any fruit from frozen cherries …

Baking

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Chili & Cornbread Recipes and Inspiration on feedfeed

The dishes featured here were shared with us by members of the feedfeed community who added #feedfeed to images of their chili & cornbread posts. …

Grab a Forkful of Happiness by Making This Garlicky Spaghetti Immediately - Hifow - Quick & Easy Recipes

Ingredients<p>Salt<p>1/2 pound spaghetti<p>2 large lemons, zested and juiced<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>5 cloves garlic, minced<p>1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes<p>1/3 …

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23 Hearty Vegetarian Dinners

When I first started getting a CSA box, I was overwhelmed by all the vegetables I was getting every week. There seemed to only be so many ways to …

Cooking

Coffee Cake With a Twist!

When I'm about to leave the City for a trip, I usually prepare a quick snack to carry with me using the leftovers in the fridge. The first thing I saw was a cup of sour cream so I opted for a dessert (of course!). After a quick research online, I discovered the fantastic food blog of Alexandra …

Coffee

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15 Layered Smoothie Recipes for a Beautiful Morning

Mornings (Mondays in particular) are a battle for *most* of the human population. You’ve tried getting on top of your game with make-ahead breakfast recipes, but hey, life happens, and sometimes you just want to keep it simple. You know there are benefits to drinking coffee, but you need something …

Breakfast

How to Make Korean Fried Chicken Wings at Home

Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, Korean Fried Chicken, which is said to have been invented by one of two Korean restaurant chains (Pelicana Chicken and Mexican Chicken), has expanded from its Seoul origins to achieve international recognition. And it's no wonder why: Doused in a salty-sweet …

What I Learned from Trying the Taco Cleanse—a.k.a. the Best Non-Diet Ever | Women's Health

The Taco Cleanse was developed by four Austin-based vegans and self-proclaimed “taco scientists.” While the authors <i>did</i> eat nothing but tacos, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert for a whole month, that’s not really what the taco cleanse is all about. They wanted to poke fun at today’s diet …

How to Wrap Your Sandwiches for Better Eating on the Go

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>I love almost everything about buying a sandwich—it's easy, it's cheap, it's customizable, and, at the very end, I get to watch in awe as the sandwich-maker performs rapid-fire origami, wrapping my lunch in a snug little parchment …

Sandwiches

9 Healthy Breakfasts for Two (Because the Morning After)

There are times in life when you have a breakfast buddy. Maybe it's a roommate or your significant other. Maybe it's someone you met last night. …

Breakfast

Wildlife Photo Adventure in Costa Rica!

A great surprise came when Tony asked me if I wanted to join as a participant on the TTL tour with Greentours – Natural History Holidaysto Costa Rica …

16 Unique Chili Recipes for Rainy Days

There’s nothing quite like curling up with a steaming bowl of chili on a rainy day to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But even when it’s not cold and dreary outside, a big pot of chili is the ultimate lazygirl option for a busy week. We all wish we could come home to a hearty meal ready …

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Eating fruit every day could have a surprising benefit to your health

Good news, fruit lovers: It turns out the food group has some strong associations with heart health.<p>In a large study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers in China found that people who consumed fruit regularly had lower blood pressure and blood-sugar levels, as …

Holistic Medicine

A monster black hole was found in an unexpected part of the universe

Astronomers have found a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy in a "sparsely populated" area of the universe, NASA announced yesterday. The finding is important because black holes that size were believed to exist only at the core of very large galaxy clusters. The newly found black …

Universe

10 Raised Garden Beds That Fit Any Backyard Space

Just add soil, seeds, and sunshine.<p><b>$22,</b> <b>homedepot.com</b>[link …

The Ins and Outs of Growing Your Own Strawberries - One Green Planet

Strawberries make people happy. They do it when they are fresh and juicy, warm from the sun. They do it when they are freeze-dried and reconstituted …

Gardening