Michelle Bracher

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Baked Chocolate Mousse Cake

Step 1<p>Caramelise The White Choc<p>Preheat the oven to 120ºC. Roughly chop the white chocolate and spread it over a baking tray lined with greaseproof …

Dessert

Daim Bars

Step 1<p>Start Caramel<p>Weigh the butter, sugar and syrup into a saucepan and heat on the hob, without stirring with a spoon (just occasionally swill the …

One of the fattest cities in America declared a war on obesity — and lost one million pounds

This friendly woman, a mother of two children, is a living embodiment of the obesity culture cursing the world's wealthiest country.<p>"In Guatemala it is rare to see people who are very overweight, but it could not be more different here," she said. "I saw this when I came here."<p>As soon as she …

Taco Bell

My Manic-Depressive Cereal Spoon Just Lost Consciousness

I’ll get to the spoon in a minute. But first I’d like to mention zippers. Because the guy who made the spoon once had a problem with zippers. He thought he could make a better zipper. Here’s what he came up with:<p>OK, the advantage gained may be awkwardly small (or just awkward), but that’s Dominic …

Size 6 model hits out after being told by her agency she was 'too big'

A model has written an open letter on Facebook after apparently being told by a modelling agency that she was "too big".<p>Charli Howard's response to being pressured by the agency became an online hit, with thousands of people offering their support.<p>Howard, 23, who has modelled for <i>Harper's Bazaar</i> and …

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

Pregnancy at 20, 30, 40

Women’s Problems And Everyday Lives In Hilariously Honest Comics

Sarah C. Anderson takes a funny look at what it's like to be a modern woman in her web-comic “Sarah's Scribbles.” Anderson graduated from the …

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FIND YOUR ORIGIN<p>Would you like to know the Origin of Your Last Name and the Coat of Arms of your family? Now It’s easy and free!<p>Our database contains …

How to Make Biryani Without a Recipe

<i>This rice dish from the Indian subcontinent is amenable to whatever spices and proteins you have on hand.</i><p>Growing up in a Pakistani home where all the women of the family held their biryani techniques close to their hearts, I had a romantic notion that it—a rice dish with spices, vegetables, and/or …

The newest dog whisperer on the scene is (wait for it) a cat

Anyone who has ever been the owner of a yappy dog (or, let’s be real, been within a mile radius of a loud pup) knows that the constant …

18 Fabulous Cookie Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

I am a cookie monster. Therefore, I feel the need to share all of these amazing cookie recipes with you today.<p>I grew up with a single mom who was way …

Paraplegic man walks with own legs again

American man, 26, completes 3.5-metre course thanks to computer system that reroutes signals from his brain to electrodes on his knees<p>A man who lost the use of his legs to a spinal cord injury has walked again after scientists rerouted signals from his brain to electrodes on his knees. The …

Brainwaves

Everything You Can Do With a Container of Sour Cream

With the texture and tang of great yogurt and the richness of buttery cream, it's no wonder we love adding a dollop of sour cream to everything from fully loaded nachos to classic baked potatoes and chili. It's the kind of versatile ingredient that pairs equally well with hot, spicy foods and …

Cooking

The Power of Citrus: 12 Recipes That Get Extra Zing From Zest

Citrus zest -- the outermost, colorful skin on citrus fruits -- is the ultimate flavor booster. Whether you're cooking a main course, a salad or a dessert, a little bit of zest goes a long way in brightening up a dish. Here are 12 ways to add some <i>zing</i> with zest!<p><b>1. Cranberry Nut Bread</b><p>Sweet, …

Grilling

One-Hour Workout: Six-Mile Run With Tempo Intervals

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!).</i><p>This week’s run workout comes from coach Katie …

How to Cook Farro (and Literally Every Other Grain) Perfectly, Every Time

By Christina Chaey<p>Follow these steps to perfectly cook any grain, from farro and millet to wild rice and quinoa.<p>Grains and grain-like seeds (lookin' at you, quinoa) are the healthy, versatile, and filling backbone of many of our home-cooked meals. In fact, we make it a point to cook hearty grains …

Food

10 Deskercises You Can Do at Work

1 of 12<p>A spate of new research has found that prolonged sitting—like the kind you do all day at work—is sabotaging your health and turning you into a …

Health

11 Easy Crock-Pot Desserts

You already know your slow cooker is good for stews, chilis and even chicken wings. But turns out, it's also the ultimate appliance for cooking dessert. Here: 11 sweet recipes to get you started.<p><b>Pumpkin Pie</b><p>A pie is a pie even if it's served in a bowl. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Gooey Chocolate Cake</b><p>Idiot-proof!</b> …

Cooking

Overcoming the Odds: How Patch the Cat Went From Injured and Homeless to Happy and Loved - One Green Planet

Having grown up in the city, I often imagined what country life would be like. I dreamt of the quiet and peaceful settings, surrounded by nature. …

I Ate Like a Preteen for a Week | Women's Health

Here, all of the things I learned by eating like a middle-school kid for five days.<p><b>Pop-Tarts are the tastiest invention of all time.</b> Sorry, but it's true. These were my favorite thing growing up, and it's nice to know that my go-to flavor, s'more, is still as amazing as it as in 2002. If you've …

30 Essential Apple Recipes to Make This Fall

With the official start of autumn around the corner, it's just about that time to hit up the orchard for the season's best activity: apple picking. I …

Breakfast

The 15-Minute HIIT Workout That'll Build Strength—Fast

These days lots of HIIT workouts happen at a frenetic, all-out pace, jumping between exercises without even giving you a chance to wipe the sweat off …

Workouts

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

Cooking

Easy Chinese recipes to cook at home

Crispy aromatic duck<p>You may be surprised to learn that the roots of this dish are not to be found in the Forbidden City in Beijing, but in the kitchens of 1960s north London. A former chef from the Chinese embassy, who was a master in the traditional methods of making Peking duck, set up his own …

Food & Dining

21 Cats Who Are Still Figuring Out This Whole Cat Thing

It's a lot harder than it looks.

Pets

Earth is a marble in this scale model solar system in the desert

You probably know that our solar system is <i>big</i>. But do you have a grasp on just how big it really is? No.<p>A filmmaker and his buddies went to a dried-up lakebed in Nevada to do just that. The vast expanse of the Black Rock Desert gave the crew the space needed to construct a to-scale model of the …

Black Rock

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for smoky roast vegetables with whipped goat’s cheese and autumn pudding with blackberries and bay

I recently came back from Baja California, the north-western state of Mexico. There, vegetables are celebrated as much as the extraordinary local seafood and game. In the restaurant of one vineyard, I was served a plate of wood-smoked vegetables that were so good, I’ve been talking about them ever …

Bread

How Scientists Use Hidden "Camera Traps" to Get Incredible Cameos of Animals in the Wild

By now you’ve probably heard of camera traps, and if you haven’t, you’re definitely familiar with the photos they take.<p>Camera traps are small cameras …