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A Buttery Hazelnut Cookie to Make All Season Long

<i>Welcome to The Cookbook Cookie Parade: a new cookie from a new cookbook every Friday. Are your sheet pans (and stomachs) ready?</i><p><i>Today: Golden, buttery cookies that get their crunch from hazelnuts and caramel.</i><p>Cookbook author Cenk Sönmezsoy knows all about transitions. The Turkish baker (and …

Dessert

Forget Hygge: Ikigai Might be the Secret to Finding Longevity and Purpose In Life

This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.<p>By now, you're probably familiar with the buzzword <i>hygge</i>, the …

Put Crumb Topping on Everything

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or greased aluminum foil.<p>Step 2<p>Grate the cold butter on the large …

In New Cookbook, Acclaimed Indian Restaurant Finally Spills Its Secrets

Rasika, an Indian restaurant in Washington, D.C., has won just about every recognition possible. <i>The Washington Post</i> called it the No. 1 restaurant in the city. The chef has won a James Beard award — basically the Oscars of the food world. President Obama celebrated his birthday there — twice. And …

Indian Recipes

Fluent City picks up $3 million to revolutionize language learning

It’s a tale as old as time. Entrepreneur meets VC. VC shells out a bunch of dough. Entrepreneur operates under threat of failure to turn that cash into a profit. And the cycle repeats.<p>But James Rohrbach, a serial founder who sold his previous company to Noodle in 2010, wanted to try something …

Best Ever Baked Brownies

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9×13-inch baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper.<p>2<p>Done<p>In a …

How to Make Every Type of Chocolate Chip Cookie, with Tips from Pastry Chefs

If you're going to treat yourself to homemade chocolate chip cookies, they'd better be damn good. But trying a new chocolate chip cookie recipe can …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Stylish Walk-In Closet Ideas From Inspired Designers

The walk-in closet is at the very core of a well-organized home. It’s probably the area where space is optimized as best as possible and where …

Interior Design

4 Surprising Facts About the Universe We Just Discovered in a Cosmic Breakthrough

News from space always arrives late — and in a discovery announced Monday, that meant 130 million years late.<p>It was that long ago that two neutron …

Two stars crash into each other, wobbling the universe and flinging out huge amounts of gold

Scientists have observed two stars slamming into each other deep in space, sending out huge amounts of gold in an alchemical explosion.<p>The …

Universe

Recipe: Lemon Butter Cake

Lemon Butter Cake<p>Serves 12 to 16<p><i>For the cake:</i> <br>2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour <br>1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder <br>1/2 teaspoon baking soda <br>3/4 teaspoon salt …

5 Snack Recipes That Are Almost Like Eating Cookie Dough

It's safe to say that fat, so long considered our nutritional enemy, is back in a big way. The once-shunned macronutrient has gone from playground …

Amazing Western Wall discovery

In a stunning discovery, archaeologists in Jerusalem have uncovered a new section of the Western Wall that has been hidden for 1,700 years.<p>Recent excavations at the holy site, which were announced Monday, revealed eight stone courses, or horizontal layers of stones, buried under 26 feet of earth. …

Take your ab workout anywhere with this 2-minute Pilates move

Keeping up your exercise routine while traveling is hard enough, but when your go-to sweat sesh is Pilates, that can complicate things further. A …

Confession Of A Planetary Scientist: 'I Do Not Want To Live On Mars'

I am a planetary scientist and once astronaut candidate finalist (read: space nerd).<p>But I have something to confess: I do not want to live on Mars.<p>While certainly interesting scientifically (e.g., seasonally-varying polar caps; transient methane plumes; permafrost), Mars is not particularly …

Mini Pecan Monkey Bread Loaves Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Thaw yeast roll dough according to package directions; cut the rolls in half. Stir together sugars, cinnamon, and ginger in a …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Tasty Banana Dream Cake Dessert

This banana dream cake is so rich, moist and delicious! The taste is a real dream! It is very simple and easy to prepare! So, if you are a banana …

Dessert

Every Michelin-starred restaurant in the UK where you can dine for £30 or less

The Michelin Guide associates itself with the very best of fine-dining across the world — often bearing a hefty price tag.<p>However, while some …

England

The best sticky toffee pudding - delicious. magazine

INGREDIENTS<p>160g whole dates, stoned and roughly chopped<br>• 150ml boiling water<br>• 1 tsp vanilla extract<br>• 90g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing<br>• 150g …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Here's The True Story Behind The Collapse of The Mysterious Easter Island Culture

No, they didn't destroy their island.<p>For a long while it wasn't clear whether the island's native population originated in Polynesia or South America.<p>…

Cupcakes and Cashmere Launches Limited Edition Cookie

The treat is a collaboration with Extraordinary Desserts pastry chef Karen Krasne.<p>Cupcakes and Cashmere, the unapologetically feminine lifestyle blog …

A Brilliant Way to Create a Color Scheme for Your Dream Home

Have you ever been invited to a painting party? Yes? No? Well, if you’ve never attended this event of a lifetime, let me explain.<p>Friends buy their …