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Caramel Nut Tart with Chocolate Recipe on Food52

• 1 recipe for your favorite tart or pie dough<br>• 3 cups nuts (I use walnuts, pecans, slivered almonds, and pine nuts)<br>• 1 cup white sugar<br>• 1/2 cup heavy cream<br>• 3 tablespoons unsalted butter<br>• 1 tablespoon good-quality vanilla extract<br>• 1 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate<p>Choose your tart pan. A 9- or …

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Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Makes 10 cupcakes<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cupcakes<p>6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces<p>1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips (about 8 ounces)<p>3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped<p>1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar<p>1/3 cup sugar<p>2 large eggs<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>1/2 cup all purpose …

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How I Got Over My Fear Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

On November 21st, three years ago, I walked in the door of my therapist’s office for the first time. I didn’t know she was going to be “my therapist,” or that I’d go to see her almost weekly for the next few years. She was simply the counselor on call that Monday afternoon.<p>I checked myself in as a …

An Ohio transgender teen's suicide, a mother's anguish

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Josh Alcorn voiced a desire to live as a girl, the Ohio teenager's parents said they wouldn't stand for that.<p>"We don't support that, religiously," Alcorn's mother told CNN on Wednesday, her voice breaking. "But we told him that we loved him unconditionally. We loved him no matter what. …

The First Time

Basic Instincts: A genteel disquisition on love and lust in the animal kingdom.<p>For humans, sexual initiation can be a big deal—obsessed about, romanticized. The loss of virginity, it's said, leaves one forever changed.<p>"Tell me about it," says the male hump-winged grig. The first female he mates …

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

Antarctic penguin genomes sequenced for study on adaptation

International researchers have analyzed the DNA of two Antarctic penguin species for the first time to find out what it is in their genetic makeup …

Evolution

Joey's Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

"My boyfriend's special recipe makes the peanut butteriest tasting cookie I have ever tasted. These soft and chewy peanut buttery cookies are the …

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

<i>Updated on</i> <i>by</i> Averie Sunshine<p>I normally don’t like nuts in desserts, but I recant everything I’ve ever said after these.<p>They’re some of the best bars …

Cookie Dough Brownie Bites

The gene of genetically modified foods can be transferred into human blood/DNA researchers say

In a recent study published by Public Library of Science (PLOS), researchers have discovered compelling evidence that the DNA of genetically modified …

Genetic Megaproject Traces the Evolutionary 'Big Bang' for Birds

The demise of the dinosaurs touched off an evolutionary “big bang” that lasted 15 million years or less and gave rise to all the types of birds we see today, according to the findings from a massive research effort involving hundreds of researchers from 20 countries.<p>Over the course of more than …

Biology

Do You Really Lose a Pound of Fat for Every 3,500 Calories You Burn?

When it comes to weight loss, math can't solve every problem.<p>Years ago, scientists played around with a pound of squishy, slimy human fat and found …

Snow, deep freeze coming to southern Alberta

Bad weather is on its way to southern Alberta, and residents should brace for heavy snow and plunging temperatures.<p>"Snow makes it way in to southern …

How Vultures Can Eat Rotting Flesh Without Getting Sick

Vultures' faces and large intestines are teeming with bacteria that would be toxic to most other creatures, but these birds of prey have evolved a strong gut that helps them not get sick from feasting on rotting flesh, according to a newly published study.<p>The study's researchers found that vultures …

Vultures

Climate 101: How global warming is making heat waves and precipitation more extreme

Extreme weather and climate events are one of the most tangible impacts of global warming so far. Such extremes hit close to home, whether you live …

5 Uncommon Signs of Depression You May Be Overlooking

Things have changed a lot in the past 30 years when it comes to our ideas about depression. In the 1980s and even the 1990s, people often still saw …

STOP! Before You Clean With Vinegar, Read This

This kitchen staple is handy around the house — just not in these spots.<p>We're huge fans of having vinegar in our cleaning arsenal. It's great at lifting stains, freshening laundry, cleaning windows, and much more. Plus, it's inexpensive and all-natural. But vinegar is also acidic, which means that …

The Key to the Best Chicken Fingers Ever

<i>by Matt Duckor</i><p>Photo: Romulo Yanes<p>"Aren't chicken fingers basically just fried chicken?" you might ask.<p>Absolutely not.<p>The chicken fingers of our childhood were glorious sticks of white breast meat, coated in a dubious, yet totally delicious breading that contained who-knew-what but got fried in oil …

My Grandmother's Recipes | Chocolate Butter Rolls

The second I dug this recipe out I knew it was old, I also had every ingredient on hand.<p>I'm mentally placing this in the cake category, it's …

5 'Harry Potter' Fan Theories You'll Think Are So Crazy They Might Just Be True

This is not a part of the Hogwarts curriculum. The last <i>Harry Potter</i> book may have come out in 2007 and the last movie in 2011, but fans still debate the intricacies and nuances of J.K. Rowling's masterful and magical series. True Gryffindors, Ravenclaws, Hufflepuffs and Slytherins alike will …

4 Reasons You're Still Struggling with Acne

Nix these behaviors to score beautiful skin.<p>You expect to have to load up on zit cream when you’re in high school. But heading to the checkout lane with anti-acne treatments in your 20s and 30s—or beyond—just seems like a cruel joke.<p>Dermatologist Bobby Buke, M.D., is the section chief of …

Underwater Robot Makes Puzzling Find on Antarctic Sea Ice Thickness

Antarctica's ice paradox has yet another puzzling layer. Not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year, but an underwater robot now shows the ice is also much thicker than was previously thought, a new study reports.<p>According to climate models, the region's sea ice should be shrinking each …

Global Warming

Lone Gray Wolf Traveled 450 Miles to Grand Canyon, DNA Confirms

A DNA test has confirmed that a lone gray wolf is roaming Arizona, just north of the Grand Canyon, a long way from its home in the northern Rockies.<p>The animal, which is protected under the Endangered Species Act, is the first known gray wolf to visit Arizona in about 70 years. The species …

Wildlife

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

peanut-butter-hot-chocolate<p>Hot, rich and creamy, this peanut butter and chocolate beverage is the perfect drink for a cold winter day.<p>Servings: 2 …

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Complementation (genetics)

For complementary DNA generated from RNA though reverse transcription, see complementary DNA.<p>In genetics, <b>complementation</b> occurs when two strains of …