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Want your skin to look healthy? Consider these seven foods

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>Are there certain foods I can eat to help my skin look younger? Do some foods slow down skin aging?<p><b>THE ANSWER</b><p>We've heard the adage that beauty comes from the inside. While research on nutrition and skin health is in the early stages, scientists are learning that what you eat can help …

Nutrition

Skradinski buk: Croatian officials limit visitor numbers to its most famous waterfall

Officials have announced that access to one of Croatia’s most beautiful – and Instagrammable – destinations will be tightly controlled from this …

European Travel

Stop Screwing Up Your Pie Crust | MyRecipes

A quiche is like a frittata with a bit more pedigree and a lot more butterfat. You begin with a rich pie dough, then fill it to the brim with chopped …

Pork and Beans Pasta Is My Weeknight Dinner Masterpiece

A creamy, wannabe bolognese you can make with 5 ingredients.<p>I’ve always believed that a great pasta is more alchemy than recipe. It just kind of...comes together. At least when it all goes right, like it did for me a few weeks back.<p>My wife and I stopped at an Italian market just before it closed up …

Cooking

Can You Guess the Trick to Making the Best Grilled Shrimp?

<b>Soak the skewers:</b> If using wooden skewers, soak in water while preparing the shrimp.<p><b>Make the marinade:</b> Combine the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and …

Seafood

What Are the Cheapest Days to Fly?

It seems like this advice changes all the time.<p>If you track airfares regularly, you’re probably convinced prices are set by a group of chimpanzees throwing darts at a newspaper somewhere outside Toledo. That seems like the only way to explain why a flight from Chicago to Dallas costs $300 on …

Long Haul

How to Clean Your BBQ Grill

A clean grill prevents bacteria build up and just works better.<p>Grilling season is upon us, and if you are as disgusted as we are about what you've found after uncovering your grill, then read on for a simple and fast way to get your BBQ grill back into cooking mode.<p>Here in Southern California we …

The absolute best way to grill chicken

How many times have you been to a barbecue only to be served sad chicken? What, you may ask, is “sad chicken”?<p>Oh, we think you know.<p>Burnt chicken, dry chicken, chicken with no discernable flavor, chicken that looks alright at first and then turns out to be raw in the middle — ah, that might be the …

Cooking

These robots are milking cows without any humans involved, and the cows seem into it

Stensland Family Farms, which sits in the northwest corner of Iowa, has 170 dairy cows, but nobody milks them. Robots do.<p>Aided by sensors, lasers, and data collection, automated technology is cropping up on dairy farms around the world. The shift offers benefits for farmers who struggle to find …

Forestry

The Only North American Mountains That Blow Colorado Away

My parents were professional photographers, and not coincidentally I grew up in the shadow of the most gorgeous mountains in the hemisphere. Work …

A Chicken-Roasting Method All Good Cooks Know

Everyone’s looking for the perfect roast chicken, yet spatchcocking still seems like a secret of those in the know. Suffice it to say, it’s a skill worth learning, and not just because spatchcocking is a fun word to bandy about with authority.<p>Also — and less amusingly — known as butterflying, …

BBQ

How to Cook with Hot Peppers

If you're someone who likes things spicy—like set-your-mouth-on-fire spicy—then you've come to the right place. Adding peppers or chiles to a recipe …

Curries