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20 Quick and Easy One Pot Meals

Gallery20 Quick and Easy One Pot Meals<p>Time, effort, and dishes? Making dinner on a weeknight can be a challenging prospect, especially for those hoping to steer clear of labor-intensive meals. But whether you're saving money or simply can't resist a home-cooked meal, we've dipped into our recipe …

The Food Lab: Easy Chicken and Ginger Soup With Rice Cakes, Chives, and Quick-Pickled Garlic

It's time for another round of The Food Lab. Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he'll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook or follow it on Twitter for play-by-plays on future kitchen tests and recipe</b> …

Should France follow our lead on Sunday trading?

Agnès Poirier, journalist and commentator based in Paris<p>You may have heard of the fracas in France on the question of Sunday trading. It's become almost an existentialist fight between those who claim that the French labour market cannot afford this kind of antiquated regulation any more, namely …

‘Revenge porn’ law in California could pave way for rest of nation

A bill that would criminalize "revenge porn" — nude or sexual photos, generally of former wives or girlfriends, posted online by an angry ex — could pave the way for other states to adopt similar laws, putting perpetrators in jail for six months if convicted a first time, and up to a year for …

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

Look at This Giant, Record-Setting German Baby

Meet Jasleen, a giant baby born in Leipzig last week. At 13.47 pounds and 22.6 inches, Jasleen is the largest-ever baby born in Germany.<p>Unlike most …

Study Finds Only 28 Percent of Millionaires Think They're Rich

If you had investments worth a million dollars, would you consider yourself rich? How about $5 million? Well, hold on to your wallet because a new …

23 Unexpected Cultural Delicacies From Asia

A small sampling of the most unusual foods from Asia. Warning: may not be for the faint of heart or stomach.

Summer Fest: Cucumber and Mint Lemonade

A trip to my mom's house in Westchester, N.Y., means stocking up on all of the great produce she grows in my childhood backyard. When I arrived this …

5 New Beauty Products You've Probably Never Heard Of

Remember the good 'ol days when beauty products were easy to understand? Products clearly stated what they were, and there was very little confusion …

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

Home Decorating

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

Snowden's nightmare comes true

Edward Snowden’s nightmare may be coming true.<p>Not exile; not the danger of imprisonment or prosecution; and not his newfound association with dictators, lawyers and impresarios.<p>Snowden’s worst fear, by his own account, was that “nothing will change.”<p>“People will see in the media all these …

What's the 'Internet of Everything' worth? $613 billion, Cisco reckons

Cisco Systems wants its customers to know that there is a huge amount of money to be made if they focus their strategy and IT budget on what the company and others call the Internet of Everything.<p>That's the idea that more than half of the people and 99 percent of the things on the planet are …

Internet of Things

Dark Girls: OWN Documentary Spotlights Skin Color

A new documentary on skin color airs this weekend. TV and film star Tika Sumpter on the film, her own dark skin, and breaking the color barrier, …

Infographic: This Chart Will Turn You Into A White Wine Snob

Not too long ago I met a winemaker who said, “I believe all grapes would be red if they could.” Harsh words if you happen to be a white grape. Say we chalk it up to a simple misunderstanding, in which case this infographic from graphic designer Sean Seidell should provide some clarity.<p>Seidell, who …

5 Private Island Resorts for Honeymoons

Looking to get away with your extra-special somebody—and, preferably, nobody else? These five romantic private island resorts deliver sun, surf, …

Will the latest NSA surveillance scandal be a wake-up call about the power of data?

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Candida.Performa (on vacation)<p>Remember when the <i>New York Times</i> tried to make that whole, …

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …

How Pink And Blue Became Gender-Specific

It actually wasn’t until the 1940s that the colors became set in stone.<p>Pink is for girls. Blue is for boys. Of course our society allows exceptions now and again, but imagine showing up to a boy’s baby shower with a pink bib and matching pink shoes. There would be whispers that either you’re nuts …

Soften Hyperpigmentation Naturally

by Dawn Michelle of Minimalist Beauty<p>Hyperpigmentation is no fun! There are natural ways to reduce dark spots or dark pigmentation in the skin …

4 DIY All-Natural Facial Cleansers

Shares 87<p>As more information comes to light regarding the damaging effects of chemicals and other unnatural ingredients in many commercial skincare …

The Best Natural Make-up Remover

Mar 19, 2012<p>Many people asked me about natural eye make-up remover when I posted about washing my face with honey. I mentioned that straight up honey …

Honey Face Mask for Clear, Glowing Skin

Sep 26, 2011<p>I recently visited the Honey Hive in Taupo, New Zealand and now I’m fascinated by bees! I’ve always loved honey, but now I have an even …