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These 33 Vegan Comfort Food Recipes Might Be Even Better Than the Originals

Whether they’re childhood favorites, restaurant staples, or party snacks, so many classic dishes we grew up eating and loving seem inaccessible to …

This Is The Cutest Mini Pig Compilation Ever!

Who Discovered Coffee?

Almost everyone needs a good cup of joe in the morning to get them going, and, according to legend, it’s all because of a 9th-century Ethiopian …


I Was a Food-Bubble Baby (And I Turned Out OK)

Why growing up in a food bubble can eventually turn out okay.<p>Oh, how times have changed. These days, sending a kid to school with a lunch of almond butter on multigrain bread and a side of organic carrot sticks won’t generally result in an afternoon of relentless teasing from uncomprehending …

Experienced Herobaby

27 People Confess To The “Fattest Thing” They’ve Ever Done

It might not count because I was massively pregnant but I woke up in the middle of the night, poured an entire box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch into a …

Want to Be Good at Oly? by Chad Vaughn

<i>Two-time Olympian Chad Vaughn details four areas of focus if you really want to add weight to your snatch and clean and jerk.</i><p>Most athletes dive into …

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Broccoli and Spaghetti Squash Gratin

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat 2-qt. baking dish with cooking spray.<p>2. Pierce squash in several places with knife. Microwave 3 minutes on high power …

A Photographer Revisits the Forgotten Land of Song | National Geographic

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …


14 Lettuce Wrap Recipes You Need in Your Lunch Rotation

Look no further, lettuce wraps don’t get much better than the 14 recipes rounded up here! Regardless of whether a lettuce cup serves as a lower-carb swap for pita or is simply the traditional way to serve up a dish — as is the case with Thai larb — it certainly doesn’t sacrifice anything in the …

Healthy Eating

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …


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Making a Sashimi Dinner for a Cat

Proud cat owners Adeline and Kenneth wanted their cat to enjoy sashimi as mush as they do, so they lovingly created a special cat-friendly sashimi dinner for her.<p>Cats can’t eat raw fish, so we constructed everything out of ‘fish-type’ cat snacks that we found in our local pet store.<p>[via Laughing …

How-To: DIY Hanging Pot Rack

Build a DIY hanging pot rack in custom colors to match your kitchen decor with this tutorial from Lowe’s Creative Ideas!<p>New to woodworking? This beginner-friendly project is a great place to start.<p>Click here to see the full how-to.

How-To: Simple Gathered Half Apron

A good apron is definitely the unsung hero in both my craft studio and kitchen, quietly spending its day preventing messes and stains while I go on about my life. For most of my projects, I’ve found that a half apron is just about the right size, and this simple gathered half apron tutorial from …

How-To: Kitty Cat Greeting Card

This adorable kitty cat greeting card from Mayholic in Crafts is my new favorite thing. Click here to make one of your own!

How-To: Hexie Lion Pillow Tutorial

My very talented pal Abby Glassenberg from While She Naps took a short break from her wonderful stuffed animal designs to create this utterly adorable hexie lion pillow tutorial.<p>This pillow is so sweet that I can’t help but smile every time I see it!<p>Feeling charmed? Head on over to While She Naps …

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