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How To Coach Your Brain To Stop Being Mad At Someone

You’re mad as hell and you can’t take it anymore! Lucky for you, you don’t have to.<p>You and a coworker–or, for that matter, a relative, partner, or friend–had a falling out. The wounds are still fresh. You’re still angry. And every time you see or even think of that person, you seethe. Maybe plenty …

Self-help

Colombian scrambled eggs with avocado

This is a recipe I picked up in Miami, and it’s now our top-selling breakfast dish.<p>Back in March 2012, when I was working at our sister restaurant Sugarcane, in Midtown Miami, one of the Colombian chefs was making breakfast to aid his tender feeling after quite a heavy night. He told us about a …

International Bacon Day: What's the formula for the perfect bacon sandwich?

Today is International Bacon Day and to celebrate we give you the formula for the perfect bacon sandwich according to research released earlier in the year.<p>The nation's favourite bacon butty recipe is - drum roll, please - white un-toasted sliced bread, smoked bacon and brown sauce. Shockingly, …

How to Use Up the Rest of a Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk

My mornings these days start off with a cup of freshly brewed coffee and a scoop of thick sweetened condensed milk. I skip the cream and sugar all together, since sweetened condensed milk—milk that's been concentrated and heavily sweetened; its viscosity is like molasses or honey and it moves just …

10 Carbs You Don't Have to Cut During Your Quest for a Six Pack

Turns out, there are some you're going to want to keep around.<p>For <i>years</i> we've been hearing that cutting carbs should be a cornerstone of most diets when you're trying to lose weight—but not so fast.

Nutrition

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

Cooking

Eating the 5:2 way: healthy and delicious recipes for fasting days

More easy brunch, lunch and dinner dishes under 360 calories to pep up your fast days<p>5:2 is the most flexible approach to weight control and health you'll ever find.<p>On two days a week you cut your calorie consumption to around 25 per cent of what your body needs, and the rest of the time you eat …

Make-Ahead, Take-Along Breakfasts

Jumpstart your day with nutrients and flavor.<p>Smoked Salmon Blini<p>Rye is rich in fiber, and smoked salmon delivers heart-healthy omega-3 fats.<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>¾ cup milk<br>2 large eggs<br>1 cup rye flour<br>½ tsp. baking soda<br>½ tsp. baking powder<br>Pinch of salt<br>4 oz. cream cheese<br>1 Tbsp. honey<br>2 tsp. grated lemon …

Breakfast

Three ingredient desserts: Nutella fondant puddings

Devised by Telegraph food writer Xanthe Clay, these tasty and oh-so-simple recipes require only a trio of ingredients to complete.<p>Our ‘three-ingredient recipes’ series has so far included a rich Mars bar cake, a sticky marmalade and ginger pudding, gooey hazelnut brownies and creamy raspberry …

Gluten-free double chocolate mousse cake

A rich, decadent chocolate cake that also happens to be flour-free<p>Rachel Allen comes up with this recipe for “a rich, flour-free chocolate mousse cake covered with a thick blanket of rich chocolate mousse. This is a no-holds-barred onslaught of chocolate deliciousness.”<p><b>SERVES</b><br>Eight to</b> …

This Chocolate Skillet Brownie Is Just What You Need to Power Through the Week

Mondays are no match for this treat.<p>Need an indulgent dessert right about now? Look no further.<p>This brownie recipe is super rich and fudgy; it's definitely <i>not</i> a cakey brownie. It has a classic melted chocolate base, plus cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, <i>and</i> white chocolate …

I ate 40 teaspoons of sugar a day. This is what happened

For three years, Damon Gameau cut out sugar from his diet - then, for a documentary, he reintroduced the white stuff. The results were shocking<p>In the warm Australian summer of 2008, I was pretending to enjoy life as an early 30s single male. My love of self had certainly been applied well to …

5 companies trying to help you sleep better

The average worker loses 8.5 days of work annually because they can’t catch a decent night’s sleep. That’s probably because your phone is sending you push notifications from all the different services and social networks you’re part of.<p>As a result, we’re suffering at work with loss of focus and …

18 Easy Desserts That Only Look Impossible

3-Ingredient Cocktails Everyone Should Know How To Make

There's a golden ratio to making the perfect cocktail, and it only requires three ingredients.<p><b>It's 2:1:1</b> (two parts liquor, such as gin, one part tart, such as lemon juice, and one part sweet, such as honey) -- that's how you make the delicious Bee's Knees, by the way.<p>With all the home-grown …

artisanal

13 Recipes to Help Reduce Stress

At some point or other, I think we’ve all had that feeling of overwhelming stress – the one where your heart is pounding too fast too much, you can’t …

Wellness

We've Cracked Panera Bread's Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Trust us: You're going to want to try these ultra-chocolaty treats.<p>Super-sized cookies usually turn out one of two ways: you-might-just-break-a-tooth crunchy, or so cakey they're practically scones. Yet, every batch of Panera Bread's Chocolate Chippers (their term, not ours) turns out chewy and …

Dessert

Matcha Recipes for Those Who Love the Green Stuff

As a food blogger, as well as full-time foodie, I am connected with many others who share my creative passion. I have several Instagram foodie friends who are often posting about Matcha. I didn't even know what it was for a while... but it kept popping up. So I decided to investigate.<p>Matcha is, …

Dessert

13 Healthy Chicken Recipes That'll Make Dinner A Breeze

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with chicken. While it's an easy, go-to choice for dinner, when was the last time you really devoured a chicken dish you made?<p>After all, simple, baked chicken has become synonymous with joyless, dry dieting, and anything else -- we're looking at you coq au …

Here's What You Should Eat For Dinner Tonight

Weeknight magic.<p>Makes 4 servings<p>Estimated active time: 10 minutes<p>Estimated total time: 30 minutes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 tablespoon canola oil<p>1 pound ground pork<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper<p>1 medium onion, chopped<p>4 cloves garlic, chopped<p>2 tablespoons tomato paste<p>1 tablespoon dried oregano<p>1 14-ounce …

BA's Best Hot Chocolate

4 Servings<p>If you’re feeling really decadent and fancy (as you should), add a splash of half-and-half or heavy cream just before serving. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>December 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-processed), plus more …

Dessert

24 Valentine's Day Desserts That Are Better Than A Date

Unless you're one of the lucky few, Valentine's Day sucks. It either makes you feel like you're all alone (don't worry, you're not) or it convinces you that the romance from your relationship has simmered to a neutral (not true, either). The expectations of love for this one single day of the year …

Dessert

16 Biscuits, Shortbreads, and Scones That Prove Butter Is Always Better

Say hello to our favorite 16 recipes for fluffy, flaky, and buttery biscuits, scones, and shortbreads.<p><b>Whether sweet or savory</b>, topped with fried chicken or flowers, these recipes prove that biscuits, shortbreads, and scones are the fluffy, flaky, buttery breads of our baked-goods dreams. Here we've …

Breakfast

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

Cooking

The Powerful Predictor Behind Successful Relationships

When does a broken relationship start to go wrong?<p>Whatever you’re thinking — an awkward conversation with your boss, the white lie you told about …

Self-help

According to the Qur'an, Can Jews and Christians 'Partake in the Blessings of Heaven and Earth?'

Many Christians and Jews, ignorant of what the Qur'an proposes, instead project on Islam a version of intolerance and aggression from their own religious history. In this projection, Islam must be at least as intolerant as medieval Christianity was! Now the self-proclaimed ISIS appears and confirms …

Religion

How To Eat Chocolate For Breakfast And Feel Good About It

We're not usually encouraged to eat chocolate for breakfast. It doesn't find itself in the typical nutritious meal options in the morning. Often times it's drizzled on top of waffles, or snuck into pancakes, which gives the whole chocolate-for-breakfast thing a bad rap. But it doesn't have to be …

Breakfast

Crazy-Fast Ramen with Bacon, Egg, and Kimchi

Dinner tonight: This spicy, 30-minute ramen with kimchi, bacon, and a poached egg.<p>Look in my fridge and you'll almost always find a package of fresh ramen noodles from Sun Noodle. Discovering these changed the way I cooked during my first post-college years, when I was still learning to wean myself …