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Nobody has ever heard of Oxford Dictionary's word of the year

Online dictionaries like Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com pick their words of the year based on the frequency of lookups, hence the presence of …

The Secrets of Russian Honey Cake, Revealed

When Michelle Polzine opened 20th Century Cafe, a tiny pastry shop in San Francisco in 2013, her majestic Russian honey cake enchanted sweet tooths everywhere. Food writers and pastry chefs flew in from across the country to marvel at the gravity-defying stack of airy cake layers slathered with …

Dessert

Make Galette Instead of Pie for a Less Stressful Holiday

Pie is one of those things that some people just have a knack for. I am not so blessed. For those like me, there’s a lot of stress surrounding the …

These Three Ingredients Will Brighten Any Vegetable

My father got his first tattoo at 63. The number three, in black ink, on the palest part of his arm. “A three?” I asked him, as he rolled down his sleeve. “Why a three?” Because he was the youngest of three siblings, born on the third day of the month, and three had always been his favorite number, …

Coconut

The search for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe is over

A pastry chef, a cannabis connoisseur and a 10-year-old walk into The Washington Post. There's no punchline. That's who we asked to judge some of the most popular chocolate chip cookie recipes on the web.<p>Arguably more American than apple pie, this cookie - which celebrates its 80th birthday next …

4-Layer Cookie Bars

Line the bottom of a buttered 13"x9" baking pan with a single layer of crackers; set aside. Melt margarine in a heavy saucepan; add sugars, graham …

Dessert

Travel | The Gentleman's Journal | The world's finest destinations

Lifestyle ―2 weeks ago<p>Which airline has the best luxury cabin?The ticket's booked, the Out of Office is on and your gear is Rimowa-ready. It’s time …

5 Veggie-Packed Dinners I Eat When I Have My Act Together

You might assume that food bloggers cook big dinners every night, but that's not how my life works these days. I photograph my recipes in the …

Cooking

All-Star Holiday Cookie Recipes

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies<p>If you crushed up Christmastime and baked it into –– and sprinkled it on top of –– a cookie, this would be it. G. …

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat oven to 425°F. In a large bowl, combine the apples, flour, sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice and …

Baking

3 Places You Have to Visit in 2018, According to National Geographic Editors

You might feel more inclined to stay in and watch Netflix, but the winter months are also a great time to start planning your first vacation in the …

My Grandmother's Meatballs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a small saucepan, cook the potato in salted boiling water until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain well, then pass through a …

Country Lifestyle

World’s Most Dangerous Countries Revealed, And It May Change Your Travel Plans

Just like last year, International SOS and Control Risks have released a map that shows just how tourist-friendly all countries are, and it’s worth …

12 Mind-Blowing, Affordable Adventures for Your Bucket List

Start planning your next vacation now.<p>Are you an adventure hound who lives for trips that test your physical limits? Have you fantasized about …

Cabo San Lucas

Is Boat Noodle Soup a Thai Alternative to Pho?

A Thai Alternative to Pho<p>It's judgment time, will Pho win?<p>May 02, 2017<p>Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge Pho lover. For those of you who don't …

DIY Detox: Simple Recipes to Master Your Cleanse, Naturally

A handful of years ago detoxing was approached with curiosity and maybe a little skepticism. It has now become a popular method for jump starting a …

Nutrition

12 Things I Learned Working on the New Edition of How To Cook Everything Vegetarian

<i>What can we say, we love vegetables. And we're always on the lookout for new ways to cook our favorites standby, and new ingredients that will elevate our vegetarian and vegan dishes. So we've partnered with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to celebrate the completely revised 10th anniversary edition of</i> …

The Best International Cities for Food

To savor the best food in the world, you're going to need your passport.<p>No matter where in the world you’re traveling, you’re going to eat. And if …

Chiang Mai

Same Vegetables, New Flavors

How traditional do you want your Thanksgiving meal to be? It’s a good question to ask when planning a menu. The original New World Thanksgiving dinner — a several-days-long feast — was lavish, but it is likely that green vegetables were not abundant.<p>Gourds, melons, pumpkins and squashes were the …

Flavors

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

The Most Dangerous Countries in the World for Travelers, Mapped

Just last week, three suicide bombers tragically killed 45 people at Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul in what was just one of many hate …

Hate Crimes

How To Cook Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs

Every Southerner should master the art of fall-off-the-bone, melt-in-your-mouth ribs; it’s a tell-tale sign of a true Southern cook. Lucky for all of …

BBQ

'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear

At the end of every summer, scientist Li Zhongqin takes his seasonal hike near the top of a glacier in the Tianshan mountains in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang.<p>Li scrambles over a frozen ridge and heads toward a lone pole wedged in the ice. Clouds emerge from a peak above and quickly …

Global Warming

Faded Yukon Gold Rush Town, Population 20, Mines Its Weirdness

KENO CITY, Yukon Territory — The journey to the heart of Yukon’s historic mineral wealth started with a question posed to a waitress at the aptly titled Gold Rush hotel in Whitehorse, the territorial capital: What’s the weirdest place in Yukon?<p>Her answer was a patch of pay dirt around 290 miles …

Sea Level

Vintage Photos Reveal What America Looked Like Before Pollution Was Regulated

We've come a long way.<p>The Trump administration plans to try to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's main initiative to fight …

Pollution

Fly Around the World for Just $1321

If you've ever dreamed of packing in your day job for an around the world trip, this flight deal might just make your dream become reality. Perfect …

Abu Dhabi

Slab Quiche with Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onions

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Adjust an oven rack to the lower-middle position and preheat the oven to 300°F.<p>Step 2<p>Place the red onion on a rimmed 10 x 16-inch …

Baking

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

High-Protein, Low-Carb Vegan Breakfasts

Plant-based food gets a bad rap for being too high in carbs. But that doesn't have to be true for all vegan food. If you're trying to lose weight, …

This 2-Ingredient Chocolate Soufflé Is A Piece Of Cake To Make

Soufflé only SOUNDS difficult<p>View this post on Facebook<p>½ cup chocolate hazelnut spread<p>2 eggs<p>1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F (190˚C).<p>2. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and place into two bowls.<p>3. To the egg yolks, mix in the chocolate hazelnut spread.<p>4. In the second bowl, whisk 2 egg whites …