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18 Homemade Cereal Bars to Make Back-to-School a Breeze

Just like that, summer is almost over, and soon the kiddos will be heading back to school. You already have a ton of bento box ideas for their lunch, but what about breakfast? No-bake granola bars are great, but nothing gets kids excited *quite* like their favorite cereal. If cereal bars are your …

Breakfast

Chef's recommendation: a variation on the Caprese salad

The traditional caprese salad (pictured) is a mix of burrata cheese, tomatoes and basil, but Chrissy Teigen's recipe switches out the leafy herb with …

Tomatoes

Wickedly easy 3-ingredient desserts that satisfy in no time

1 /20: Peanut butter cookies<p>1/20 :Peanut butter cookies<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>Rich and moist peanut butter cookies come together in a flash thanks to this …

Dessert

Corner Bright Light

Once known for being dark and shadowy, <b>corners are about to be seen in a whole new light</b>. In developing the Corner Bright Light, furniture designer <b>Scott Klinker</b> reevaluated the role of the corner in brightening a room. His elegant floor lamp is comprised of a single exposed LED bulb on a thin frame …

15 Easy Dinners for When You Don't Really Feel Like Cooking

We've all had those nights — the ones when you get home and the last thing you want to think about is what to cook for dinner. The easy answer feels …

Cooking

21 Things to Make in the Blender (Besides Smoothies)

If you're in the habit of only using your blender to make smoothies in the morning, you're missing out on all the soups, sauces, and desserts you can …

Food

This Synth Lets Anyone Compose Just Like Bach

Meet Luisa Pereira’s Counterpointer, a synth that creates three-voice melodies according to the rules of counterpoint.<p>Classical music is a rarefied field of study. But technology has put synths and drum machines into the hands of people who’ve never learned to read music, democratizing composition …

Synthesizers

NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Pie Recipe

"NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Pie features the sweet, creamy richness of a brown sugar base combined with chopped nuts and delicious chocolate …

Dessert

China's Giant 'Alien-Hunting' Telescope Comes With a Human Cost

China is building the biggest radio telescope on Earth. And the country is displacing over 9,000 people to do it.<p>As headlines like “China uproots …

10 Gorgeous Indie Engagement Rings Under $6,000

You can have anything you want in New York City: a loaded hotdog at 5am, the chance to attend the premiere to a Kanye West fashion show, or a truly unique engagement ring from a wealth of indie-leaning designers whose studios are just a subway ride away. Because your engagement ring is no small …

Jewelry

NASA Just Released More Awesome Space Tourism Posters

Pack your bags, we're moving to Jupiter.<p>Can we just take a moment to appreciate how incredible our Solar System is? Sure, pretty much everywhere …

Astronomy

Easy Brownie Mix Cookies Recipe

"Delicious, soft, and chewy brownie cookies that are quick and simple!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 (19.8 ounce) package brownie mix<p>1/4 cup all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup …

Dessert

11 Novels So Amazing, You Can't Tell What Genre They Are

Some of the most powerful reading experiences are the ones that refuse to fit into just one pigeonhole. They defy categorization, because they’re …

Cooking

Rich People Now Want Wine Tasting Rooms in Their Homes, Not Just Wine Cellars

Do you enjoy hosting events in your personal wine cellar? How quaint. According to a recent <i>Wall Street Journal</i> piece, wine cellars are out and …

Wine Tasting

21 Unique Contemporary Staircases with a Flair for the Dramatic!

How often have you looked at the staircase in your home as an aesthetic addition instead of being just a way to connect various levels indoors? …

Interior Design

Plant-Based. Meat-Minimal. Vegetable-Forward. 16 Recipes That Are Kinda Sorta Not Really Vegetarian

Where's the beef? These plant-based recipes treat meat as a condiment, not the main event.<p><b>These days, it seems like everyone's eating less meat.</b> But we still have fierce allegiances to our pork products, our beef, our chicken, and our charcuterie. The solution: plant-based recipes that treat meat …

Cooking

7 Fall Slow Cooker Recipes Perfect For Dinner

There's something about fall and slow cookers that go hand-in-hand. Maybe it's because school is back in session and easy prep meals are a must? Or maybe it's the cool breeze making me crave something extra warm? Either way here are seven of my favorite slow cooker recipes to heat up this fall.<p><b>1.</b> …

A DIY Face Mask Recipe That Fixes Acne and Makes Skin Glow

We turned to Tiffany Masterson, founder of additive-free skin care line Drunk Elephant, for some help in turning our kitchen into a skin rehab clinic. And, luckily for our complexions, she obliged and gave us her at-home face mask recipe. Based on the brand's popular TLC Framboos Glycolic Night …

Sofa

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. We’re going to be better at expressing loving sentiment,” Kurzweil said …

Singularity

20 Easy Comfort Food Recipes To Feed Your Soul

There is no season for comfort food -- we need it all the time. It's there for us on the hardest of days and to celebrate the happiest ones, too. But it's definitely during the fall that our craving for a big plate of comfort strikes most frequently. Maybe it's because we're sad that summer's over. …

Cooking

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Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

20 Quick Meat Recipes Because You Need Some Food, Stat

These meat recipes are for when you need to get dinner on the table... fast.<p><b>We get it</b>—you don't always have time for a slow-cooked meat dish, or you don't always think ahead to marinate something a day in advance. Guess what: We don't either. These 20 recipes are for those times: when you just …

Cooking

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Tailgating Recipes That Are The Real MVPs

Football season? More like hot wings season.<p>This fall is the perfect time to flex your snack and appetizer preparation skills. According to Pinterest, foods like pizza pinwheels and cheese and ham rolls are suddently super popular -- so trendy that "party roll" snacks have been pinned 260 percent …

Cooking

Popcorn Toffee Crack Bars

30 Servings<p>The toffee mixture will harden as these cool, transforming into a snappy, crunchy layer that holds everything together.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>15 graham crackers<p>4 cups popped popcorn (from ¼ cup kernels)<p>1 cup coarsely chopped salted, roasted peanuts<p>¾ cup puffed rice …

Dessert

Healthy Salad Recipes Perfect for a Main or Side Dish

We used chicken breast and turkey bacon for a leaner version of this popular salad. If you prefer, you can use roasted turkey breast instead of poached chicken.

9 Baked & One-Pot Pasta Recipes We're Not Waiting Until Fall To Make

Is there anything more comforting than a big plate of pasta? Whether it's midsummer or the dead of winter, there are plenty of delicious, …