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Ina Garten's Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms

<b>Ingredients</b><p>4 (2-inch-thick) filets mignons, tied (10 to 12 ounces each)<br>• 2 tablespoons canola oil<br>• 1 1/2 tablespoons fleur de sel<br>• 2 teaspoons coarsely cracked black peppercorns<br>• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter<br>• 12 ounces cremini mushrooms, stemmed and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces<br>• 2 tablespoons dry sherry<br>• Kosher …

9 Slow Cooker Hacks That'll Come in Handy This Fall

You could just set it and forget it, but these tips are going to completely up your slow cooking game.<p>Now that fall is in full swing, it's the ideal time to start firing up your slow cooker on the regular. It's a lifesaver on busy weeknights, especially when you're craving comfort food on a chilly …

Slow Cookers

No, You're Not In A Common-Law Marriage After 7 Years Together

So you've been with your partner for a long time. It's time to start considering yourselves common-law married, a sort of "marriage-like" status that triggers when you've lived together for seven years. Right?<p>Nope. That's all bogus.<p>For one, common-law marriage, which traces its roots to old English …

Relationships

11 Traditional Wedding Vows to Inspire Your Own

Vows are a incredibly meaningful — and personal — part of a wedding ceremony. There are powerful, traditional wedding vows from many different faiths and cultures to choose from. We've compiled a sampling of vows from major religions throughout the world. Use them in full or as inspiration as you …

Ultrasound Technician Career Requirements

How women in their late 20s and early 30s can test their fertility

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more women are waiting until later in life to start a family. As of 2014, the average age of first-time pregnancies reached a record high of 26.3. The report suggests a decline in women having babies in their teenage years and an …

Pregnancy

How The 'Yelp' Of Fertility Treatments Got Its Start

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Four years ago, San Francisco newlyweds Deborah and Jake Anderson-Bialis booked an appointment at a fertility clinic.<p>Deborah was just 26 and Jake 32 at the time, and neither was quite ready for parenthood. Deborah had some health issues as a teenager that …

Pregnancy

Acupuncture doubles chance of having a baby with IVF, study suggests

Acupuncture could dramatically boost the chances of IVF treatment working, a study suggests.<p>A British study found that rates of success were twice as high among those having the alternative therapy. Fertility experts said the findings were interesting and statistically significant.<p>However, they …

The Beauty Vitamin Cheat Sheet

Navigating the supplement aisle and cracking the code of which vitamin does what for your hair, skin and nails can be overwhelming, so we tapped beauty and health expert Tracy Piper of The Piper Center to take the guesswork out of it and give us the ultimate cheat sheet.<p>Vitamins are essential for …

Here's Your Hotel Exercise Routine from Three Top Celebrity Trainers

There is no vacation from exercise, no business trip that should preempt your workout routine or hotel room that can't accommodate a few squats or …

How to Use Dumbbells to Tone Your Entire Bod | Women's Health

Exercise 1 Reverse Lunge and Press<p>Stand with your feet together with five-to 10-pounds dumbbells at your sides. Pull the dumbbells up so that you are holding them naturally at your shoulders, with your elbows directly underneath. Take a large step back with your right leg and lower into a lunge <b>(A)</b>. …

21 Crock-Pot Dump Dinners For Winter

Don't let the name scare you.<p>• <b>24 Dump Dinners You Can Make In A Crock-Pot</b><p>• <b>21 Vegetarian Dump Dinners For The Slow Cooker</b>

Cooking

These Shoes Are Made For Urban and Outdoor Adventure

If you’re in the market for a pair of shoes that are versatile enough to both hike a trail and be worn to dinner with friends, than you’ll want to …

How to Make Any Kind of Banana Bread in 6 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes—but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Make banana bread just like Mom used to—slightly underbaked and full of add-ins from the pantry—without a</i> …

Breakfast

How to Scale Yourself and Get More Done Than You Thought Possible

The following is a detailed write-up of a popular productivity talk delivered by Scott Hanselman. Visit his blog, hanselman.com, for more …

Productivity

Next Fitness Star Emily Schromm Shows You How to Get a Rock-Hard Body Like Hers

Exercise 1 Pushup Row<p><i>"This combo hits your entire upper body and core like no other move."</i><p>Start in a plank position with your hands resting on a pair of dumbbells directly under your shoulders and your body forming a straight line from head to heels <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your core tight, bend your elbows to …

6 spectacular spring travel deals

<b>Now that we are approaching the slower shoulder season, which runs from roughly Easter to Memorial Day, I’m starting to see some nice last minute deals pop up– quite good bargains for those flexible enough to travel in April or May. [More…]</b><p>Take a look and please note that these rates are subject to …

The 12 Most Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

Let's face it -- all-inclusive vacations really take the worries out of travel. No matter the destination where you're heading on your all-inclusive getaway, it's nice to know that once you get there, everything will already be taken care of; that is, as long as you pick a top-notch spot that won't …

Crockpot Italian Meatballs and Marinara

<b>Tender cheesy meatballs are slow cooked in a flavorful sauce made with ingredients from your pantry. There is a time and a place for fresh tomatoes</b> …

Cooking

The 2016 R8 is the fastest and most powerful Audi ever

Available in 540 or 610 hp flavors. Quattro is standard, but there's no manual. The R8 e-tron is coming, too.<p>Where there's a new junior Lamborghini, there must necessarily be a new Audi R8, so with the Huracan comes this: the 2016 Audi R8, shown off in V10 and V10 Plus trims. Audi claims the car is …

Watch: Full Tour of the One-Off McLaren 650S "Project Kilo"

A couple of weeks back, we pondered over the naming origins of the one-off McLaren 650S “Project Kilo”, which was custom-tailored to a mystery buyer’s every demand by the British automaker’s Special Operations division. Now, YouTuber Shmee150 gives us a guided tour of every little carbon-fiber …

McLaren

19 Beauty Tips That'll Transform Your Routine

#Beauty #Tip: Use a foundation w/reflecting ingredients to minimize the appearance of large pores by diffusing light. <i><br>—dermatologist Fredric Brandt</i>, @drfredricbrandt<p>Need a fast, new beauty look for the weekend? Get semiglossy lids by swiping peachy-nude lipstick on your eyelids. DIY! #BeautySchool</i> …

Road Testing the 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS: Moonlight Drives and Mountain Climbs

Storm passed, diamond-studded clouds eddying over high meadows, windows up, airdam between the roll hoops creating a tranquil bubble of warm air in the cockpit—and no one in the canyon but a few cyclists and a lone Caltrans crew shoveling away a rockslide. Boxster GTS completes this romantic sports …

Alfa Romeo

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Bench Press<p>Lie faceup on a bench with your arms straight, a dumbbell in each hand <b>(A)</b>. Lower the dumbbells until they’re close to the sides of your chest <b>(B)</b>, then press them back up to the starting position. That's one rep. Do 10 reps, then go to move 2 without rest.<p>Exercise 2 …

10 Thoughts Every Woman Has After Mind-Blowing, Phenomenal Sex

<b>2. "Where did he learn to do that?"</b><br>Did he come up with those moves on his own, or did a girl from his past teach him? Either way, you're not mad about it.<p><b>3. "I'm so glad I don't know my neighbors."</b> <br>Loud sex is awesome sex. Still, you hope you don't need to borrow a cup of sugar anytime soon.<p><i>Giphy</i><p><b>4.</b> …

2015 Ducati Scrambler

Famed Italian Bikemaker Goes Affordable 'Lifestyle'... Authentically?<p>Just past the ping-pong table and the pop-up barbershop, a live graffiti artist splashes color across a makeshift wall while Bruce Brown's <i>On Any Sunday</i> plays on a bigscreen. If it weren't for the odd motorcycles and accessories …

Chipotle Pepper Crockpot Shredded Beef Recipe

Chipotle Pepper Crockpot Shredded Beef<p>Prep time<p>15 mins<p>Cook time<p>8 hours<p>Total time<p>8 hours 15 mins<p>Author: Kim @ Today's Creative Blog<p>Recipe type: Slow …

Chicken Meatballs with Tomato-Balsamic Glaze

Servings: Makes 14 meatballs (or 28 hors d'oeuvres size meatballs)<p>Total Time: 45 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>For the Meatballs<p>1 large egg<br>• 3 tablespoons freshly …

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