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Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Our favorite part of these creamy, sweet-and-salty bars is the crust: Melted chocolate and just a little bit of butter make it crunchy without …

Dessert

The 7 Best Fantasy Books for the Holiday Season

Whether you're looking for a last minute holiday gift or want a story for yourself, here's fantasy that isn't grimdark.<p>Thanks to the popularity of</i> …

Books

An Age-by-Age Guide to Entertaining Children

GIF<p>Before I had kids of my own, I always felt awkward around youngsters at family gatherings. Sure, I <i>wanted</i> to play with somebody else’s baby, or …

She Turned 2 Simple Ingredients Into a Cure For Cancer, Then the Government Shut Her Down

Dr. Johanna Budwig was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine six times, meaning that we should treat her work with respect. During her career …

The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2016

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2016. (Ranked in no particular order.)

30 Medieval Texts Translated in 2016

From biographies of the leading warriors to the grumbling of a government official, here are thirty medieval texts that have been translated in 2016.

Ancient History

French parents know how to teach their kids to love food without overeating

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make is to lose weight by dieting. The idea is that restricting the pleasures of tasty foods will lead to greater fitness and a finer physique. But if these rewards are so valuable, why is it so hard for us to stick to our resolution? Maybe the …

Parenting

Post-its on New York subway provide post-election therapy – in pictures

An art installation has been set up on the walls of a 14th Street subway stop, encouraging people to put their thoughts on Post-it notes to protest Trump’s election win. The idea was created by the artist Levee, and hundreds of people have participated

Art

19 Pictures Of Cute Cats Being Cute Like They Are Everyday

Forget everything and just enjoy these cats.

Top Tourist Attractions and Sights in Colorado | Amazing Vacation Tips

The most famous location of visitors Colorado is the lovely zone of fantastic traits, sightseeing as well as natural beauty to delight in throughout …

The 15 best cookies in America

They may not be the fanciest of sweets, but a good cookie can easily outshine the mash-up dessert du jour. Like other all-American favorites (see: …

This four-ingredient beer ice cream may change dessert forever

It's now easier than ever to find excellent ice cream in Los Angeles. From McConnell's to Carmela and Salt & Straw, great ice cream is everywhere, and the flavor possibilities are almost endless.<p>But making ice cream at home can be just as easy — and you can go nuts with the toppings.<p>For most …

Ordering coffee in Italy: the 10 commandments

I once met an Italian who didn’t drink coffee. He made light of the fact, but you could see that he was tired of having to explain his disability every time some new acquaintance uttered the standard Italian greeting: “Prendiamo un caffè?” (“Fancy a coffee?”). His breezy but faintly …

Our 12 Most Popular Recipes Ever!

This recipe made the cut for obvious reasons! Who doesn't adore chocolate chip cookies? And you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry already!

This Malted Coconut Cake Is the Most Delicious Way to Celebrate Easter

There's no better way to welcome spring.<p>With the start of spring comes a slew of gatherings: Mother's Day luncheons, Easter brunches, bridal and baby showers, and then some. If this sounds like your social schedule, we wanted to humbly suggest a cake so beautiful, it just might put all your other …

Did You Notice This Weird Thing About Monica's Apartment in Friends?

So subtle, yet SO WRONG.<p>I can't fault <i>Friends</i>, more or less. Give or take a few weird story lines ("The One With the Inappropriate Sister," I'm looking at you) and a couple of fake Monicas and Rachels along the way, it's basically perfection, in my eyes.<p>Well that's what I <i>thought</i>, until the following …

Interior Design

25 Delicious New Takes on Coffee Drinks

When you can make chocolate-almond coffee at home, who needs Starbucks?<p>When you can make chocolate almond milk coffee at home, who needs Starbucks?

Coffee

Is Organic More Nutritious? New Study Adds To The Evidence

It's often a split-second decision.<p>You're in the produce aisle, and those organic apples on display look nice. You like the <i>idea</i> of organic — but they're a few bucks extra. Ditto for the organic milk and meat. Do you splurge? Or do you ask yourself: What am I really getting from organic?<p>Scientists …

Nutrition

10 Mess-Free Recipes for Baked Wings

Skip the fryer.<p>Frying wings is fast, but using this traditional cooking method has its downsides. The biggest, of course, being the searing-hot, …

Cooking

How to make the simple cake that’s a household standard in France

I’ve been a part-time Parisian for almost 20 years, but you wouldn’t know it if you judged my assimilation by how lightly I tread in high heels, how stylishly I toss a shawl over my shoulder or how capable I am of eating a croissant without covering myself in buttery crumbs. However, there’s one …

Dessert

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s'mores, here's everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

13 Healthy Egg Recipes For Every Meal of the Day

For years, I ate an egg or two for breakfast almost every day. A few months ago, I started drinking Shakeology in the morning instead, and while I …

Breakfast

21 Totally Breathtaking Trails To Hike Before You Die

Hit the dusty road.

Hiking

Container gardening: Earthbox vs Rubbermaid Tote

Self watering containers super charge my garden. Which works better, however, store bought or DIY?<p>Self watering containers are great. They help …

Discover Our Aged and Fresh Organic Cheeses

Mt Tam<p>Our most popular cheese is named for a Northern California landmark: the majestic Mt. Tamalpais. Made from Straus Family Dairy’s fresh organic …

7 Ways to Attract More Butterflies to Your Garden (and Save Them From Extinction) - One Green Planet

Monarch butterflies could soon be protected under the Endangered Species Act. Monarch populations have plummeted in the last two decades, dropping an …

Alternative Produce Labels: Faux Organic or Just as Good?

Last fall, after wondering for years about whether I should buy produce from farmers who claim that they are “organic, but not certified,” I dug into …

Agriculture

6 Mobile Apps for Sustainable and Ethical Food Shopping

Since 1990, mandatory nutrition fact labeling on packaged food products in the U.S. has made it easier for consumers to shop for foods based on …

Agriculture

The 10 American Cities Most Obsessed With Eating Organic Food

Stereotypically, organic leafy greens washed down with a recycled jar of kombucha might be considered a typical meal for those hippie Californians. But those earthy West Coasters aren't the only ones interested in eating organic anymore.<p>A new study commissioned by Campbell Soup Company and …