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The 7 Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness

How to Make Jalapeño-Bacon Mac and Cheese (Even When You're Drunk)

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I can count the number of times I've been involved in physical violence over food with two fingers on one hand. When I was 10 years old, I threw one of the metal legs of a mini trampoline at my older sister's door …

Cooking

Butterscotch Dessert Recipes That'll Make You Melt

Butterscotch is a go-to topping for many ice cream lovers -- and it's easy to understand why. It's gooey, sweet buttery goodness at its best. But all too often butterscotch gets skipped over in other sweet treats. This is silly, because butterscotch is good on <i>and in</i> everything.<p>Butterscotch makes …

Dessert

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread (Topped with Cinnamon Streusel)

Word on the street is that a canned-pumpkin shortage is pretty likely this year (the horror).<p>Now's the time to indulge in pumpkin-laced desserts. Like this recipe for pumpkin quick bread, which just happens to have a swirly cream-cheese filling and cinnamon streusel on top.<p><b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Get the</b> …

Breakfast

These Foods Might Be The Secret To A Happy Brain

The human gut is home to trillions of bacteria that affect not just our digestion, but also the way we think, feel and behave. Research increasingly suggests that gut bacteria imbalances may play a significant role in mental and neurological health problems.<p>The good news? A <i>healthy</i> gut can boost …

Wellness

5 Phrases The Happiest Couples Use To Stay Crazy In Love

<i>By Coach Todd Reed</i><p>Who knew that just a few little words could make all the difference in a relationship?<p>In my work with couples, I've found that repeating certain phrases is key to staying close and connected to the one you love most. Here are five magic phrases that help keep happy couples feeling …

Relationships

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<i>This month, Tasting Table celebrates all things salad. Keep your cool with us.</i><p>Today is a good day for the fruit salad. I wanted this dish (see the …

Beyond the Taco: 30 Mexican, Mexican-Inspired, and Tex-Mex Recipes

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Mexican food isn't exactly a well-kept secret in America, but we do tend to emphasize only a small portion of the country's diverse food landscape. While tacos and enchiladas are undoubtedly great (and don't worry, …

Cooking

Beach-side Yucatan towns offer ‘Mexico-lite’ living

A three-bedroom beachfront condo in a complex located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, valued at $1-million (U.S.) (American Realty)<p>Mexico may take regular beatings in international news cycles, but when it comes to vacation housing, the country remains a top choice for investors. The Yucatan, …

Mexico

The Best And Worst Booze To Drink If You Want To Lose Weight

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(Main photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Alcohol can either give you a beer belly or help you uncover your abs. After all, while one Archives of Internal Medicine study shows that people who put back one or two drinks a day are less likely to gain weight, research in The American …

Alcohol

This Is Why Your Garlic Always Burns

There are many foods that taste a better with a little char -- steak, ribs, even salad -- but garlic is NOT one of those. Garlic doesn't even brown, it burns. And burned garlic means losing that mellow and delightful flavor to something acrid and pungent that no one wants to eat. In sum, burned …

Onions

13 Refreshing No-Bake Desserts to Beat the Heat

In the midst of a summer heat wave, the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven to bake. But a sweet tooth knows no season, and all those picnics and barbecues you're bound to attend this summer call for shareable treats. If you're looking for something that goes beyond a melty tub of Breyer's, …

No Grill? No Problem. Fake It With These 13 Indoor Grilling Recipes

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>When you live in a tiny city apartment like mine where your outdoor real estate is limited to a fire escape and the area by the …

Recipes

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62 Thoughts Every Woman Has When She Gets Her Period

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It beat Trader Joe's and Aldi yet again, according to a Temkin Customer Experience survey.<p>In case you missed it, the grocery store has its own …

Trader Joe's

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Etymology

15 Traditional Cleaning Tricks You Never Knew

<i>This story was originally published on February 19, 2015</i><p>One of the biggest Lunar New Year traditions in China — besides the red envelopes and parades …

14 Photos That Will Want to Make You Fly to Maui Now

When you think of Maui, gorgeous beaches with enormous waves that are perfect for surfing come straight to mind. This Hawaiian island has even more to offer than its abundance of beaches and crystal blue water. If thinking about that doesn't make you want to head to the airport now, then these …

Maui

21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

San Francisco

How to Make the Best French Onion Soup

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>In my very first test for this French onion soup recipe, I had a realization: There's no good reason why so much bad French onion soup exists in the world. The thought arrived after I had caramelized a variety of onions in butter, then added some homemade chicken …

8 Poached Egg Recipes for a Crowd

In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin Chapple revealed the incredibly easy way to poach a dozen eggs in one go using a muffin tin. …

Breakfast

Start the New Year Off Right: 7 Healthy, Fast Weeknight Dinners

<b>1. Blackened Tilapia</b><p>This is one of my favorite fish recipes, and it's super quick and easy. Mild tilapia fillets are dusted with a bold Cajun spice rub, then sautéed in olive oil until crisp and flavorful on the exterior and tender and flaky within. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. White Chicken Chili</b><p>Made with …

Cooking

Beyond Salad: 11 More Creative Ways to Eat Kale

Kale is a superfood that is not going away anytime soon. Popular because of its super nutrition -- more than 1,000 percent of your daily vitamin K, more vitamin C than in an orange, and more calcium than a glass of milk, kale is a great veggie to incorporate into your weekly meals. But it doesn't …

Healthy Eating

15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day

Gallery15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day<p>We adore a freshly squeezed glass of OJ—especially in winter, when citrus is at its peak—but sometimes you want something a little more unusual. Ever tried to juice a kumquat? Or a sweet potato? Curious about how to make good-tasting green juice? <b>Here</b> …

Recipes

10 Most Popular Recipes of 2014

It seemed like 2014 was all about Cronuts and other crazy hybrid foods. But when you look at the recipes people searched for the most, it was …

Cooking

The Top 10 Hair Trends of 2014

Once you find a good hairstyle, it’s easy to get stuck on it for years. But 2014 wasn’t so much the year of signature locks as it was the time when you changed up your tresses in what seemed like the blink of an eye (or the very next snapped Instagram). Hair went from blonde to blonder (but still …

Hairstyling

Make the Best Protein-Loaded Cold Weather Feast | Men's Health

And for a meal so flavorful, it’s surprisingly easy to prepare. In fact, you can make it all in one pot and it cooks in about an hour. If you can’t find tasso ham, just ask the guy at your deli counter for a half-inch slice of Black Forest or another smoked ham.<p>A batch serves eight, so it’s perfect …