Laura Jensen

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These Crispy Chicken Thighs Are the Only Way to Start the Year

By Alex Delany<p>Chicken thighs, with garlic-honey, are here for the first Rent Week of the year. Breathe. You're in a safe space now.<p>My wallet is not doing well. To be completely frank, it's more depleted than my iPhone's battery after a new software update. That’s what the holidays do; they strip …

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20 books that will change your life

Oprah, Warren Buffett, and more reveal the books that changed their lives

This Skirt Steak and Pan Sauce Recipe Is My Friday Night Plan for Eternity

By Alex Beggs<p>Skirt steak is delicious. Pan sauce is delicious. (And also I don't really like to leave the house, TBH.)<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the skirt steak recipe that senior web editor Alex Beggs</i> …

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6 Great Spanish Apps for Kids

Learning Spanish has bever been easier: These bilingual apps help kids brush up on their español while promoting cultural diversity. A win-win!<p>Spanish School Bus for Kids<p>Inspired by the Montessori approach of self-guided activity and collaborative play, this app has fast-paced games to help kids …

7 Protein-Packed Veggie Bowls That Will Keep You Full For Hours

Maybe it was a garden salad, a beanless vegetable soup, or a smoothie without any nut butter or milk. At some point, we've all had a veggie-based meal that was so low in protein it left us reaching for a snack sooner rather than later.<p>(Find out how to stop the craving cycle before it starts and …

The 1-Pan, 3-Ingredient, High-Protein Recipe You Can Eat Any Meal of the Day

Looking for an easy high-protein, high-fiber meal that's perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? All you need for this recipe are basically three ingredients, one pan, and your oven.<p>For just over 400 calories, this roasted tofu, sweet potato, and bell pepper dish offers 34 grams of protein and 7.9 …

Food

3 Tough Truths About Our “Priorities” No One Wants to Admit

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”<br>― Annie Dillard</i>Fifteen years ago he walked into my dorm room on the verge of tears.“I …

Computer Science

Quinoa-Banana Muffins

Makes 12<p>Call us persnickety, but we generally disagree with the basic cooking instructions given on quinoa packages, which usually call for too much water, and might explain why you don’t like quinoa. See below for our favorite approach.<p>March 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup white quinoa<p>1 teaspoon kosher …

Google Just Introduced Family Link to Help Manage Your Kids' Digital Lives

I don't know about you, but my digital life is a mess. Google is attempting to fix that.<p>After a decade being a mother—nearly all of that time working at <i>Parents</i>—I seem to have gotten a lot under control. Thanks to working on hundreds of stories about managing family life, I have a system for kids' …

Thich Nhat Hanh recommends 5 meditation techniques that rewire your brain to live in the present moment

To become successful and joyful, you must succeed in generating inner peace. But when our lives are full of chaos, it can be difficult to work out …

Try This Easy 4-Ingredient Artisan Bread – Real Food

I love the way that is smells when it’s baking. I love the sweet, yeasty flavor it adds to soup, salad, and homemade sandwiches. I love the crispy …

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7 Life-Changing Books That Are Required Holiday Reading

With so many incredible novels released in 2016, it’s safe to say that fiction is having a major moment. So many incredible novels, in fact (and so …

How to Unleash Positive Change in Your Life Immediately | Inc.com

You see people succeed all around you and it seems effortless for them. You feel you've stalled, or worse -- you feel like you've wasted your time doing what you're doing, and time is running out. I get it. I've been there, and I can help.<p>So now what? Now it's time to unleash positive change in …

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Lamb and Lentil Soup With Lamb Meatballs - The Washington Post

The author uses the bone left over from a roasted leg of lamb or lamb chops to help flavor this soup; we tested it with her Roasted Chicken Stock and were pleased with the results.<p>If you're packing this soup to go, stash the parsley and cheese toppings and the meatballs in separate containers.<p>Serve …

Food Preservation

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand's chilies and Italy's tomatoes — despite being central to their respective local cuisines — originated in South America. Now, for the first time, a new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops …

Agriculture