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12 Middle Eastern Recipes, From Baba Ganoush to Zhug

Some of my earliest food memories involve driving to the home of my Palestinian grandmother and being stuffed with food: rice, falafel, pita, and whatever else she had spent the previous days cooking for us. While I don't visit as often as I did when I was a kid, I still look forward to eating my …

14 Protein-Packed Lunches for Plant-Based Eating

They say breakfast is the most important part of the day. Well, sorry chia pudding, but we want to argue that by highlighting the fact that lunch is pretty dang important too. Once our morning coffee wears off and we’re headed into the afternoon, we *need* a healthy dose of protein to help us motor …

The strawberry business is just one example of how Trump’s promises would change the economy

In it he outlined a theory of international trade based on the notion of comparative advantage. The idea is that each country does something, maybe many somethings, relatively well, and they can therefore specialize and trade with each other to their mutual benefit.<p>Economics has since gone well …

Agriculture

16 things your successful friends have given up

Sit down and think, for a moment, about what your successful friends do<p>comparedto your loser friends that complain. If you don't have any successful …

Motivation

14 DIY Treats If You're Obsessed With Peanut Butter

Snack factor: high.<p><i>Original article written by Jedd Marerro for Spoon University.</i>

Dessert

22 small towns near Philly you need to visit right now - Curbed Philly

<i>Editor's note: This article was last published in May 2017 and has since been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>There's so much to see and do in Philly, but we get it: Sometimes you just need to get away. So good thing there are plenty of charming small towns scattered within two hours of …

These are the best places to eat in the culinary capital of California

In 1838, George Calvert Yount, a settler from North Carolina, planted California's first vine in Yountville, the town that today bears his name. Soon other transplants, lured by the promise of fertile land and wide-open spaces, followed. For years Yountville, nee Sebastopol, was a sleepy little …

How A Color Designer Creates The Perfect Backdrop For Famous Art

At major museums around the world, the color experts at Farrow & Ball train their discerning eye on the walls behind the artwork.<p>White walls may reign supreme at art galleries, but at major art museums, colored walls are standard practice. And while you might be hard-pressed to remember what color …

An Open Letter to Those Whose “Flaws” Are Holding Them Back

<i>This weirdness about you that you think is your flaw – it’s the reason someone is falling in love with you.</i><p>This article was inspired by a short email …

Museum of Lost Objects: The Winged Bull of Nineveh

<b>One year ago a man took a pneumatic drill to the statue of a winged bull at the gates of the ancient city of Nineveh, near Mosul in modern Iraq. It's one of countless treasures destroyed by vandals, militants or military action in the region in the past 15 years. This is the first of 10 stories</b> …

Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Parmesan

Are you in the habit of calling any grated Italian cheese parmesan? Then you are mistaken. Or perhaps not, the important thing is that you know what’s behind the name. There are two aged Italian cheeses that have become internationally famous and are exported by the ton: Grana Padano and Parmigiano …

The Duke’s Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate holds on the stove for an hour or longer, and can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 days.<p>This hot chocolate has a pedigree. It dates …

Dessert

This Company Will Help You Travel the World for a Year While You Keep Your Job

Here’s the deal: You love your work. You love to travel. Unfortunately, you can’t always have the best of both worlds (at least not with out a major career change) – but what about when you can? Enter: Remote Year, a company that will essentially arrange a trip around the world for you while you …

Genius Pork Shoulder Ragu (a.k.a. The Instant Dinner Party)

For me, and maybe for you, entertaining feels like a hurdle to be buckled down against—and I'm the Creative Director of a food and lifestyle company. Something is wrong here.<p>Maybe it's the swirl of unattainable scenes on Instagram and Pinterest, or the Genius Recipes moniker to live up to, or my …

Cooking

World’s Best Éclairs

From luscious chocolate éclairs to savory éclairs made with foie gras and fig jam, here are the world’s best éclairs.—Maisie Wilhelm

Love at First Bite: 7 Scary-Good Sweets for Halloween

Think beyond candy corns and snack-size Snickers this Halloween and indulge in some of these homemade sweets. Not only are they scary-good, they're easy to make.<p><b>1. Ghost Cupcakes</b><p>You don't have to be "that mom" to make impressive Halloween treats. These adorable ghosts are made with lollipops and …

Travel in Style on the World's Most Luxurious Trains

To truly take the scenic route, book passage on these trains that are as beautiful as the scenery they pass through.

Trains

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

Why Riding Down 'The Devil's Nose' Is The Best Way To See Ecuador

We're on board with this.<p>Sometimes the best way to see a country is to ride its tracks.<p>Case in point: Ecuador's Tren Crucero -- or train cruise -- is a luxury train that takes travelers from the Andes to the Pacific ocean (or vice versa, depending on your route) over the course of four days. The …

Luxury Lifestyle

Our copycat In-N-Out Burger recipe lets you go 'Animal Style' anywhere

<i>Although — or maybe because — In-N-Out Burger has outlets in only five states, the small chain has achieved serious cult status. People (including us) are obsessed with the burgers, especially anything off the not so hush-hush secret menu. Here, Camila Alves presents a TODAY original recipe for a</i> …

Outstanding Ice Cream Shops in 23 Eater Cities

A Week's Worth Of One-Skillet Recipes To Make Your Life Easier

Turn up the heat.<p>There are tons of excuses we use to talk ourselves out of cooking at home -- it's messy, complicated, it heats up the apartment. And there's always Seamless.<p>But cooking at home can seriously improve your life, according to science.<p>Julia Wolfson, a lead author of a 2014 <b></b>study at the …

Cooking

17 Graphs That Are Way Too Real For Introverts

You say party o'clock, I say bedtime.

Personality

A nutritionist explains when it's worth buying organic — and how much more it will cost you

The experience got me thinking about whether or not it's worth it to go the organic route, especially for items where there is a more significant price difference.<p>I decided to consult an expert, and turned to Rania Batayneh, MPH, nutritionist and author of "The One One One Diet."<p>Batayneh told me …