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The Ultimate Crispy Fried Chicken | America's Test Kitchen

Step-by-Step<p>Cutting it Down to Size<p>1. With a sharp chef’s knife, cut through the skin around the leg where it attaches to the breast.<p>2. Using both …

Knives

If You're Not Eating This Food, You'll Never Be Able To Heal Your Gut

If you think all carbohydrates are bad, resistant starch might change your mind. This <i>healthy carbohydrate</i> boasts a ton of gut-healthy benefits. It's …

Nutrition

21 lessons for how to get the most out of life, from a guy who retired at 50

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Six years ago, at 50, I took early retirement, sold almost everything I owned and began …

Happiness

Ready to Achieve Your Dreams? It Comes Down to Making 1 Simple Change

Too many people think dreaming big is the way to success. It's not, unless you have a process to back it up.<p>At some point in your life, you've probably heard the following advice:<p>When it comes to setting goals, dream big and shoot for the stars--because, you know, why not? I mean, if others can do …

Motivation

How to Bounce Back After Hitting Rock Bottom In Your Career, According to Walt Disney and Steve Jobs

These three lessons from those who have been there can show you the best way out.<p>Like most people, I relish the feel-good stories of successful people who overcame setbacks to make it to the top. But what about when you have a complete career breakdown? I mean a time when you hit rock bottom and …

Motivation

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Do Just 1 Thing Differently to Learn Faster and Remember Longer: No Extra Time, Effort, or Technology Required

You don't even have to change the manner in which you study or practice. You only have to do this.<p>Even though many people feel that success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why so many people want to learn faster, retain more information, and …

Learning

You can actually learn to be wise, and it can help you feel less lonely

Most people were either stunned or amused when British prime minister Theresa May appointed a Minister of Loneliness a few months ago, acknowledging that, “for far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life.” Yet, this should not have come as a surprise or a joke. In study after …

Psychology

The Wellness Podcasts You Need in Your Life

There are some things in life we know to be true, and one of those things is that successful people listen to podcasts. Seriously, talk to anyone …

TED Talks

What is 'ikigai' and how could it help you boost your well-being?​

First there was hygge, then lagom, and now the Japanese concept of ikigai. But what is ikigai, and how could the latest trend in well-being help …

Three Quick Steps to Making a Photo Pop Using Photoshop

A lot of people are fans of the portrait look in which the subject really seems to "pop" off the image, as it's a striking and attention-grabbing …

7 books every job hunter should read before sending out résumés

It doesn't matter whether you're a college student or a mid-level professional — making a career change can be intimidating.<p>Sure, sending out cover letters and going on job interviews is panic-inducing. But perhaps the scarier part is figuring out what you <i>really</i> want to do and how you can best …

Employment

This Self-Sabotaging Behavior Slows Your Growth. Do These 5 Things Instead

Five tactics to tackle procrastination from a New York Times bestselling author and success coach.<p>We all have our procrastination horror stories. Mine almost kept me from graduating college.<p>It was my senior year. For my marketing final, my group had to come up with a new branding strategy for …

Procrastination

This 7-Word Mantra Saves Me Every Time I Feel Anxious

You would never meet me and think, <i>this woman has anxiety</i>. I walk into rooms wearing electric-berry lipsticks, flamboyant outfits (I’ve never met a …

9 High-Protein, Low-Carb Recipes That You'll Want to Devour

Restricting yourself when it comes to what you eat can be challenging, but what about when you’re looking for high-protein, low-carb recipes? The …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

Readers’ 23 All-Time Favorite Real Simple Recipes

We asked, and thousands of you answered. Here are the dishes most bookmarked, dog-eared, clipped, shared, and enjoyed—from once-a-week slow-cooker …

How a password changed one man's life for the better - TODAY.com

“How could she do something like this to me?” said the voice in my head, over and over.<p>It was 2011 and I was stuck in middle of a pretty bad depression due to my divorce.<p>Thankfully, I think I was smart enough (and had great people around me) so I managed my way out.<p>One day I walk into the office, …

Time I

13 Book Club Suggestions If You Want To Introduce Your Friends To Science Fiction

The future is now, so obviously you and all of your book-nerdy friends should be reading science fiction. If a book like <i>I, Robot</i> or <i>Dune</i> is a hard …

How often you should wash everything in your home, according to science

A cleaning guide for your inner germophobe.<p>Cleanliness can be somewhat subjective: some folks wear things once and feel compelled to wash them, while others wear them five times before exposing them to some kind of soap. But when it comes to cleaning your home, there are some standards to consider, …

E.coli

This Essential Oil Stops Cancer In Its Tracks

Even scientists now recognize the power agents that exist within some essential oils which stops cancer spreading, and which induces cancerous cells …

Cancer

Eight Gmail add-ons you didn’t know you needed

Upgrade your inbox.<p>Gmail is one of the strongest email clients currently available. But you won't unlock its true potential until you start installing some of its add-ons: free third-party plug-ins that integrate neatly into the Gmail interface and help you do more with your messages. And with the …

Halloween 2017: 15 Spooky Makeup Ideas That Only Require Eyeliner (But Look Like You Made An Effort)

We've got your back.<p>Every year we promise ourselves we’ll finally make an effort for Halloween.<p>But tradition dictates we will inevitably forget until …

Beauty

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Exercise

20 Slow Cooker Dinners to Add to Your Meal Plan

If a slow cooker night isn't already slotted in at least once in your upcoming week's meal plan, it should be. That's because utilizing it makes …

Cooking

10 Easy One-Pot Vegetarian Dinners for Fall

When you start with a single Dutch oven or skillet, adding a meat-free night to your meal plan couldn't be easier. These warming dinners embrace all …

Cooking

Make Teriyaki Chicken in the Slow Cooker, Win Dinner

Arrange the chicken in a single layer in the bottom of a 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Scatter the onion and garlic over the top. Whisk the soy …

Slow Cookers

Make-Ahead French Toast That Tastes Like the Best Apple Pie

Apple-Cinnamon French Toast Casserole<p>Serves 10 to 12<p><i>For the French toast casserole:</i> <br>4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted <br>6 large eggs <br>2 cups …

Baking

10 DIY Pantry Staples You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

You already know the slow cooker is the shining star that effortlessly tackles dinner on busy nights, but it is also the tool that can help you …

Slow Cookers