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Hidden Figures: How Nasa hired its first black women 'computers'

<b>The Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures tells the story of African-American women whose maths skills helped put a US astronaut into orbit in the 1960s. But the history of black women working for Nasa goes back much further - and they were still struggling to get the best jobs in the 1970s.</b><p>In 1943, …

The truth about the Sound of Music family

<b>When it was released 50 years ago, The Sound of Music became one of the most successful films of all time. It was based on the true story of the von Trapp family (above) - but what did they think of it and was their life really like it was portrayed in the movie?</b><p>"Everyone thinks the Sound of Music …

Sound of Music

The best fries from every state

No longer just a side dish, great fries deserve recognition in their own right. So we consulted expert reviews and local recommendations to find the true standouts from every state.<p><i>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments.</i>

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Homemade Marinara Sauce Is Easy to Make—If You Avoid These Common Mistakes

Jarred marinara sauce can't hold a candle to the homemade version. Avoid these common mistakes and whip up a batch tonight.<p>Is there any dinner that's easier to make and more satisfying than pasta and marinara sauce covered in a flurry of shredded Parmesan? We think not. But before you reach for a …

Vintage Icons' Holiday Style

From Elizabeth Taylor to Sophia Loren, how the glamorous style set of the '50s and '60s dressed for Christmas.<p>From Elizabeth Taylor to Sophia Loren, how the glamorous style set of the '50s and '60s dressed for Christmas.

This No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie Tastes Better Than Reese's

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, you will love this pie. It tastes like a frozen Reese's peanut butter cup and is even shaped like one. Oh, and it's super easy to make. There are only seven ingredients -- three of which are peanut butter, chocolate and Cool Whip -- and you don't have to …

Dessert

20 Easy Comfort Food Recipes To Feed Your Soul

YASSS.<p>There is no season for comfort food -- we need it all the time. It's there for us on the hardest of days and to celebrate the happiest ones, too. But it's definitely during the fall that our craving for a big plate of comfort strikes most frequently. Maybe it's because we're sad that summer's …

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11 Pecan Recipes That Go Way Beyond Just Pie

While pecan pies are all the rage during the holidays, their main ingredient is delicious all year round. With a crunchy texture and a buttery flavor, pecans can be tossed in with almost any dish, sweet or savory, to give it a more complex flavor. Whether you’re looking to up your appetizer game or …

The 5 best exercises to do if you're stuck in a workout rut

Feeling demotivated? Re-vamp your training with these top moves<p>When it comes to getting fit (and staying that way), one of the biggest obstacles to …

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The Untold Stories of the White House Kitchen Cabinet

<i>A note from the Food52 editors:</i><p>When Adrian Miller was special assistant to President Clinton, he didn't have much exposure to the inner workings of the White House kitchens. Only towards the end of his tenure did he have privileges to the White House Mess, where he strongly recommends you get the …

A Shockingly Gruesome History of Beauty Marks, Real and Fake

In the 18th century, mouse fur was commonly made into facial patches.<p>The history of fake beauty marks goes back quite a while, and like most beauty history (and history of femininity, in general), it involves gruesome death, witch trials, definitely some puritanical political philosophies, divine …

Latest Scientific Research Shows That Coffee Is Actually Good For Your Brain

Summer is a fantastic season to get creative with local produce. Using refreshing fruits, veggies, and lean proteins for your recipes provides the …

Chefs' Favorite Chinese Restaurants in the U.S.

For chefs like Momofuku's David Chang, “Chinese food is a comfort food. It’s what I want to eat after I've spent 48 hours traveling, or have worked a …

These Chewable Coffee Cubes Help Nerds Feel Like Pro Athletes

Mmm, softcore Soylent.<p>The lobby of the WeWork on San Francisco’s Market Street looks like <i>The Truman Show</i>, but for startups: It’s the middle of the afternoon, and people are actually playing ping pong. The jug of complimentary “fresh fruit water” is icy and glistening. Stay in the same place long …

Latest Scientific Research Shows That Coffee Is Actually Good For Your Brain

Dragon what? No, this is not a medieval-times myth where knights save princesses from fire-breathing dragons and win the coveted dragon fruit from a …

Digestion

The Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free Dessert That Anyone Can Eat

It's a Thanksgiving miracle: This dessert will satisfy even the most restrictive diet—and it's easy to make.<p>My sister, bless her, has decided to embark on the Whole30 diet. She's on week three of the 30-day grain-free, alcohol-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, legume-free, meat-and-veggie-focused meal …

My Thanksgiving Menu for the Train (& for Two)

When my boyfriend and I decided to go to Montreal for Thanksgiving (sorry Mom!), I had the brainy idea to take the 12-hour train there—on Thanksgiving day.<p>I dreamt of bringing meaty sandwiches and snacky things—some cider being the most Thanksgiving-appropriate part of the haul. But, unlike my …

Bobby Flay's Ultimate Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich

Chelsea Morse shares the history and recipe for Bobby Flay's Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich.<p>The Hot Brown originated in 1926 at the Brown Hotel in …

You’ll Never Believe How Many Cups of Coffee Science Says You Can Drink a Day

Whether you take your java on the go or sip a festive blend inside, over 54 percent of Americans reach for a trusty cuppa joe every single day, despite it being a healthy living faux pas. Well, faux pas or not, coffee drinkers can rejoice after Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health released a …

7 Must-Know Basics for Prepping Your Thanksgiving Ingredients

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

Last Minute (& Stress-Free) Ways to Decorate for Thanksgiving Dinner

No matter how much you've tried to plan this week to a T—with everything from oven time and every grocery visit to guest room pillow-fluffing scheduled to the minute—some things are bound to fall through. For food conundrums that arise (i.e., for cakes that <i>don't</i>), hit us up on the Hotline at any …

10 completely legitimate lost pages from Charles Darwin's seminal journals

Charles Darwin famously kept a journal that held his notes, sketches and details of his personal life. Much of the important work recorded in his …

The Dinner Roll Recipes You'll Actually Want To Bake

It's time to pull out the flour.<p>For many people, baking bread to go along with a dinner they've already put so much effort into is just not going to happen. No matter how easy the recipe might be, how much better fresh-baked bread is than store-bought, it's just one step too many.<p>But what if we …

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Brining turkey is the worst, according to science

It’s a topic of perpetual debate, especially this time of year: To brine or not to brine?<p>Common wisdom says that brining a turkey, or soaking it in a bath of saltwater (plus extras, depending on the recipe), is the best way to make a juicy bird. Heck, even Martha Stewart says to do it that way. But …

10 Best Airport Hotels for the Stranded Traveler

<i>© Hyatt Hotels</i><p>Forget falling asleep on a terminal bench -- to find stranded travelers the ideal airport hotel for waiting out the nightmare of holiday delays, hotel search trivago.com analyzed every hotel close to 10 of America's most notoriously weather-delayed airports.<p>Requiring a minimum rating …

Turkey Tips and Sweet Potato Gravy

<b>Have you heard the news about the best cooking idea for Thanksgiving 2015?</b><p>Wolfgang Puck says to make a delicious and simple gravy do the following:<p>Roast your turkey on top of sweet potatoes. Wolfgang Puck says he roasts his turkey for 55 minutes, which is the perfect amount of time for roasting …

6 Genius Tricks That Will Make Thanksgiving a Total Breeze

Everything's going to be all right. See these six genius tricks that will make Thanksgiving a total breeze.<p><b>The Absolute Best Way to Make a Turkey Crispy</b><p>How to get the ultimate crisp without sacrificing flavor? Here's our not-so-secret trick.<p><b>The Secret Trick to Making a Pie Crust Look Amazing</b><p>A …

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Taste, Toil and Ethnicity

Tastes travel and they travel well, obviously in terms of produce as the history of potatoes, chilies, and tomatoes show, or as stimulants such as coffee, tea and chocolate. Not so obviously tastes have also travelled well via immigrant-designed food businesses in global cities that sell pizza, …

Whole Vegetable Cooking At Home Is Way Easier Than You Think

Whole vegetable cooking, or using all parts of vegetables -- roots, skins, leaves and stalks -- has been practiced by chefs and serious cooks for years. But thanks to the explosive growth in organics ($998M in Q2 2015 sales according to United Fresh Produce Association), it's gaining popularity at …