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12 Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thigh Recipes That'll Save You From Yourself

Back away from the whole chicken. Cut yourself some slack (and speed up dinner) by sticking to the thighs.<p>Weeknight fantasy: a beautifully bronzed whole roast chicken, on your table at 7. Weeknight reality: fire detectors, hot tears, dinner at 11.<p>While it might be <i>possible</i> to roast an entire bird on …

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A Super Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe For St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

What’s a St. Patrick’s Day dinner without some Irish Soda Bread? After you decide on which easy way you’ll make your corned beef and cabbage this …

Reverse Searing Is The Best Way To Cook A Steak

Most people have never heard of it.<p>Cooking a steak is an art form. You have to be precise, attentive, diligent. Most people prepare steak by first searing the meat in a skillet, then transferring it to the oven to finish cooking. But if you can't seem to get that T-bone exactly how you want it, …

Panasonic Made A TV That's Totally Invisible When It's Not In Use

This is no magic trick—it's the real-life television of the future. Panasonic revealed a TV at CES in 2016 that is indistinguishable from a clear …

A neuroscientist explains the 5 most effective methods to keep your brain healthy

Neuroscientist and leadership coach Dr. Tara Swart spoke with Business Insider about some of the most effective methods to keep your brain healthy.<p>She picked her five key areas: sleep, nutrition, hydration, oxygen, and meditation.<p>When talking about nutrition, Dr. Swart said: "My top five …

Humans Are Being Taught to Echolocate Like Dolphins - And It's Surprisingly Easy

Unlocking hidden skills.<p>Scientists have successfully taught a small group of blind and sighted people how to navigate their surroundings using …

The 2 Main Reasons You're so Bad at Time Management

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

The Best Make-Ahead Appetizer Recipes For Your Super Bowl Party

After Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl is the greatest food holiday of the year. Of course, the game is important, but the food is crucial. It’s the one day of the year when not only is it allowed, but it’s in fact encouraged, to consume all of the best gameday foods in existence. Sliders, cheesy dips, …

Cabbage cooked up sweet and tender turns into kapusta

Cold weather calls for sweater, fire and cozy tradition, like staying in bed all day, or at least until someone needs a meal or begs to be walked. Then you can rouse yourself, pull on your gear and stomp out into the chill, grateful to know that it's really not so bad to be alert, in daylight, in …

We Quit Our Jobs to Travel the World. This Is Exactly How We Pay for It.

Three Instagram travel couples break down how they make and spend money on the road.<p>Chanel, 32, and Stevo, 30<p><b>Blog:</b> How Far From Home<b><br>Pre-travel jobs:</b> Both were in advertising.<b><br>Home base:</b> South Africa<b><br>When they started traveling:</b> March 2015<b><br>Where they went:</b> Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, …

11 Grilling Hacks to Try This Summer

HIDE ICE CUBES IN BURGERS<p>At a cookout, a dried-out burger is as unwelcome as a swarm of mosquitoes, so some barbecue gurus like to add a single ice …

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The Chord That Changes Everything

Writing music happens in many different ways. Inspiration from your favorite artists, an emotional life experience, and a simple noodling session on …

9 Biscuit Recipes for Better Mornings

Nail your biscuit basics and make towering breakfast sandwiches<p>Comforting, warm, and oh-so buttery, homemade biscuits are hard not to love. And while …

The 6 Things You Absolutely Need to Know Before Buying a TV

So you're shopping for a new television. You enter a big box store and find yourself standing in front of a synchronized wall of flashing monitors, a …

Mexican-chocolate cake is blow-them-away fabulous and super easy to make

It all started with a recipe in Michael Solomonov's <i>Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking</i>. The recipe, for a flourless chocolate cake – in which Solomonov …

12 Things That Can Really Influence What People Think of You

You will never get a second chance to make a first impression.<p>From the moment you walk into a room or meet someone one on one, you're being sized up and judged.<p>Some researchers speculate that the human brain is hardwired to judge so it can evaluate and interpret important information.<p>We often form …

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

Want a Lifetime of Better Brain Function? Science Says Stop Doing This (It's Not What You Think)

It's a simple change. But not an easy one.<p>We all want brains that function at their best, today, tomorrow, and--we hope--for the rest of our lives. What can we do to make that happen? To try and answer that question, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital studied 17 "superagers," people over …

Fragrant, delicious homemade chicken soup is easier to make than you might think

<i>Editor's note: This story was originally published Nov. 29, 2016. We're bringing it back because it's getting that kind of weather for hot soup.</i><p>How …

14 Insanely Delicious and Festive Waffle Recipes to Make on Christmas Morning

Christmas dinner may be an important part of the holiday, but Christmas morning is really where the magic’s at. Some people simply <i>can’t</i> imagine anything other than cinnamon rolls for their Christmas morning spreads, but for everyone else, there’s another option on the table: waffles. Carb-lovers …

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Guide to Reducing Your Household Energy Costs (Infographic)

As we all know that saving energy is important and when saving energy, you should not think about the things like where you live, who is your energy …

Return to the Teenage Brain

There’s a reason adults don’t pick up Japanese or learn how to kite surf. It’s ridiculously hard. In stark contrast, young people can learn the most difficult things relatively easily. Polynomials, Chinese, skateboarding — no problem!<p>Neuroplasticity — the brain’s ability to form new neural …

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The Things You Don't Remember Shape Who You Are

If the brain doesn’t get adequate stimulation during critical years, there may be everlasting consequences.<p>What is the earliest memory you have?<p>Most people can’t remember anything that happened to them or around them in their toddlerhood. The phenomenon, called childhood amnesia, has long puzzled …

Top 15 Amazing DIY Bathroom Design and Remodel Ideas

Your bathroom isn’t just a pit stop room, it’s a sanctuary for relaxation, an oasis of self, and a retreat from reality. The bathroom is not only one …

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The world economic order is collapsing and this time there seems no way out | Will Hutton

Financial sector,Economic recovery,World news,Banking,Economics,Brics,China,Global recession,Politics,UK news,Chinese economy,Economic policy,Financial crisis,Business,Global economy<p>The refugee crisis is paralleled by the savage fallout from a global financial system running out of control<p>Europe …

10 Habits That Help You Learn Twice as Fast

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world is in constant change due to advances in technology, science, and innovation. What was considered “hot” a year ago may no longer be relevant today. Just look at all the new social media platforms that have sprouted since …

9 Ways to Live Big in a Small Home

Large homes are looked at as a measure of one’s success but nowadays, it’s all about the address. With land becoming scarcer in India’s urban areas, …