Kathy Buhler

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11 Peanut Butter Recipes That Are (OMG!) Perfect for Dinner

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of peanut butter is jelly, then you’re doing something wrong. Don’t just let that jar sit lonesome in your cupboard for the day you might want to smear it on a slice. Think outside the bread box and make the seemingly impossible, possible. Check …

Healthy Eating

Best Ever Chocolate Mudslide Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>For the cake:<p>Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease three 8-inch cake pans with Crisco and dust with cocoa powder to help easily release the cake …

Pain de Campagne - Country French Bread Recipe

"I got this recipe out of a novel and made some minor changes. It is a yummy French bread that is worth the wait."<p>Ingredients<p>For the Poolish:<p>1/2 …

Baking

Xi Jinping Pushes China’s Rise Despite Friction and Fear

BEIJING — No part of the world seems too small, too near or too far for China’s globe-trotting president, Xi Jinping.<p>He has traveled to the tiny Pacific islands of Fiji, toured the neighboring nations of Central Asia and signaled his interest in Antarctica with a visit to Tasmania, off Australia’s …

China

Three-ingredient Toblerone chocolate mousse that will 'make you weep'

Toblerone is delicious. Chocolate mousse is delicious. So Toblerone chocolate mousse would almost certainly be doubly delicious.<p>Rejoice, then, that …

Dessert

Learn a new language on your phone

Use your commute to pick up a foreign lingo.<p>We think of our phones as time wasters. But you might be surprised at how much you can gain from the apps on this pocket computer. With five minutes here and five minutes there, you can even pick up a new language, or polish up your existing knowledge. …

Language Learning

The Personal History Behind One Hundred Years of Solitude

<i>This post is in partnership with the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. A version of the article below was originally</i> …

Literature

'Beren And Lúthien' Reflects Tolkien's Real Life Love Story

One night in December of 1993, I stood in a frost-bound churchyard in Wolvercote, near Oxford. The tombstone in front of me bore the names of Edith Mary Tolkien and her husband John Ronald, but underneath each name was another: "Lúthien" and "Beren."<p>Young Tolkien had fallen in love with Edith when …

Literature

19 Three-Ingredient Lunches So Easy You Can Bring Them to Work

How many times have you vowed to pack lunch more often, but ended up falling off the wagon and going back to …

Healthy Eating

Outstanding Pasta Salad Recipes, Because You Deserve Better

Pasta salad draws to mind images of sad, cold noodles, haphazardly chopped veggies and maybe some diced ham packed into a plastic tub. It’s filling, it’s fine, but it’s not even remotely exciting. It shouldn’t be that way though, because pasta is delicious, which means pasta salad should be …

Healthy Eating

Detecting Alzheimer's disease before symptoms emerge

Cognitive tests can detect early Alzheimer's disease in older adults without symptoms according to a new study.

Dementia

At Risk For A Premature Heart Attack Or Stroke? Consider Estrogen.

Over a decade ago, a contentious debate arose regarding the most common medication used in middle-aged women—estrogen—and whether that hormone was protective of the cardiovascular system, or dangerous to it.<p>Studies in the 1990s concluded that hormone replacement made women not only feel better, but …

Women's Health

An exclusive extract from Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness

Chapter one: Where do old birds go to die?<p>* * *<p>She lived in the graveyard like a tree. At dawn she saw the crows off and welcomed the bats home. At dusk she did the opposite. Between shifts she conferred with the ghosts of vultures that loomed in her high branches. She felt the gentle grip of their …

Books

Inside the quietest place on Earth

Microsoft has built a chamber so quiet, you can hear the grind of your bones – and it’s helping to fine-tune the next-generation of electronic goods.<p>If LeSalle Munroe stands still for a few moments in his “office”, something unsettling can happen – he can hear the blood rushing around his body and …

British Columbia

Yogurt Is the Key to Perfect Grilled Chicken

Happy Memorial Day! What are you grilling this afternoon? If your answer is just burgers and hotdogs, may I suggest these chicken kebabs? No, this is …

Food

Sweetening connection between cancer and sugar

Dallas
New Orleans

Jlin is Making the Most Aggressively Beautiful Music You've Ever Heard

After getting her start in footwork, the Indiana producer breaks the grid.<p>Chicago's relationship to its eastern neighbor, Indiana, is one of selfish convenience. For starters, gasoline is basically free in comparison to the nearly $3 per gallon you pay in the city. Those living on Chicago's South …

Cape Town

The Best Running Tech of 2017

Go faster, train smarter.<p>Strava Premium ($60 per year)<p>In addition to advanced metrics, post-race analysis, and the infamous Suffer Score, Strava Premium now offers an emergency service called Beacon, which lets three designated safety contacts follow your location on a map in real time.<p>Buy …

Trail Running

This weed won’t get you high, but it has other perks

Tricia D., 65, thought that pot use was deep in her past. Then she found out about cannabidiol.<p>Hemp-derived and nonpsychoactive, the substance, also …

Cannabis

Intact Spine of Hominin Toddler Revealed for 1st Time

The lonely fossil of a 2.5-year-old early human ancestor has revealed for the first time that the spines of ancient hominins were a lot like ours — …

Humanity

'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk

<b>Further evidence has emerged of the link between alcohol consumption in women and an increased risk of breast cancer.</b><p>According to a report from the World Cancer Research Fund, half a glass of wine or a small beer a day increases the risk of breast cancer.<p>It also backs up research showing that …

Cancer

73 percent of sunscreens don't work

The Environmental Working Group's 11th annual sunscreen guide rates the safety and efficacy of more than 1,400 products.<p>I recently took a trip to …

FDA

​History rewritten, with Europe the birthplace of mankind

It looks like we humans may have evolved from an ape-like creature found in Bulgaria and Greece, not Africa.<p>The history of human evolution continues to evolve.<p>Up until now, experts have believed human lineage split from apes some 7 million years ago in Africa. But now scientists have traced the …

Evolution

High blood platelet count 'as good a cancer predictor as a lump in the breast'

A common blood test could help diagnose cancer earlier, according to research suggesting a high platelet count is strongly associated with the disease.<p>Platelets are tiny blood cells that circulate in the body, helping wounds to clot. But in some individuals too many platelets are produced – a …

Cancer

15 Classic Baked Goods Every Cook Should Know

Even realtors know that there’s nothing that makes a house feel like a home as much as the smell of fresh baked goods. That’s why they always use cookie-scented candles or pop a pie in the oven right before showing a new listing. A plate of fancy stuffed cookies sitting on the counter is oh-so …

Dessert

North Korea ready to mass produce medium-range missile as 'answer' to Trump

North Korea says it's ready to deploy and start mass producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases, …

North Korea

Seattle Climbs but Austin Sprawls: The Myth of the Return to Cities

Be skeptical when you hear about the return to glory of the American city — that idealized vision of rising skyscrapers and bustling, dense downtowns. Contrary to perception, the nation is continuing to become more suburban, and at an accelerating pace. The prevailing pattern is growing out, not …

Urban Design

In British Columbia, a strange pattern in humpback whale behaviour raises the stakes for conservation

In a fjord system of northern British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province, a team of scientists, non-profits and an indigenous monitoring group …

British Columbia

Chai Cake With Cinnamon Buttercream [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Dessert