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Our 15 Most Popular Entertaining Recipes from 2014

Did you throw dinner parties in 2014? Did people gather around your table and pass plates and laugh and ask for seconds and linger over final bites of cake and sips of wine? Did you spend your Saturday afternoons baking, or rolling pasta dough, or braising things, then welcome friends with an apron …

Recipes

Christmas Morning Casserole Everyone Will Love

Christmas Morning Casserole is perfect for long lazy mornings with family and friends. A super simple casserole made with refrigerated biscuits, eggs, cheese, and bacon.<p>Are you excited for the holidays? <i>I</i> am excited.<p>Christmas morning is obviously the peak of all the holiday excitement, and in our …

The women’s voices that make men feel all tingly – and why

Scientists say that have discovered that a man’s skin really does tingle when he hears a woman speak.<p>From Lauren Bacall’s killer line “You know how to whistle don’t you?” in the 1944 classic To Have and Have Not, to Mariella Frostrup’s honey-on-gravel huskiness, women’s voices have renowned powers …

Our Favorite 'Back of the Package' Recipes, From Cookies to Meatloaf

Some of our favorite recipes come from the backs of ingredient packages. From cookies to meatloaf, here are our staff's and reader's picks.<p></head>It's no secret that we like to riff on recipes. Case in point: These cookies with big chunks of bittersweet chocolate and flakes of sea salt turn a …

Dessert

Stonehenge discovery could rewrite British pre-history

The most important discovery at Stonehenge for a generation could be destroyed by David Cameron's plan to build a tunnel at the World Heritage Site<p>Archaeologists have discovered the earliest settlement at Stonehenge - but the Mesolithic camp could be destroyed if government plans for a new tunnel …

Archaeology

32 best new theme park additions of 2015

Looking ahead to 2015, theme parks around the world are planning to add a host of new attractions designed to thrill ride enthusiasts.<p>Consider this a tentative and fluid list of new attractions on tap across the globe. As is often the case, some projects may get delayed while new ones get announced.<p>…

Walt Disney Company

Everything You Need to Know About Bok Choy

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Meet your new favorite winter green.</i><p>If you’re playing a word-guessing game (think Taboo or Pictionary -- or increasingly more tech-friendly versions like Catch Phrase or Ellen …

Choy

Edible Gifts Actually Worth Sending this Holiday Season

There are edible gifts and then there are really great edible gifts. These are the ones worth giving this year.<p><b>Edible gifts are great</b>. They're the best option for the person who has everything (cookies won't clutter a space). We spoke with <b>Dawn Perry</b>, <i>Bon Appétit</i> digital food editor and <b>Jesse Damuck</b>, …

Dessert

9 Easy Holiday Cakes and Quick Breads

<b>1. Gingerbread</b><p>Old-fashioned gingerbread is the perfect treat to keep on hand during the holidays. There are many different kinds -- from the darkest, densest cakes made with robust molasses and stout beer to the lightest, most delicate cakes flavored only with brown sugar and a hint of ground …

12 Days of Cookie Recipes: Peppermint Chocolate Chip Meringues from Baked Occasions

Nothing says Christmastime quite like boatloads of peppermint. And while we can all get on board with candy canes and mint bark, the airy texture of …

Weird Animal Question of the Week: Oddest Eggs of the Animal Kingdom

From the horn shark's "drill bit" to the lacewing's sticky stalks, eggs come in all shape and sizes.<p>Eggs across the animal kingdom range from simple to spectacular—even among the most common of barnyard animals, the chicken.<p>Our Weird Animal Question of the Week came to us via Danny Huynh, who …

Geminids meteor shower – in pictures

Sky-watchers have braved freezing temperatures to enjoy one of the year’s most spectacular meteor showers. Clear skies, which sent the thermometer plunging, ensured a good view of the Geminid meteor shower<p>• Share your pictures of the annual Geminid metor shower

Thousands march in Cologne to protest xenophobia | DW | 14.12.2014

Around 15,000 people marched through Cologne on Sunday afternoon to promote tolerance and open-mindedness, under the motto: "You are Cologne - no …

Unions

17 Things That Happen When You Skip Winter Entirely

People dream of living in a tropical paradise to avoid the frozen hell known as wintertime, but it's not so easy to live in an endless summer. It really plays with your mind.<p>So crank the A.C., heat up some cocoa, cuddle up to the one you love (aka Netflix), and let us commiserate with you:<p><b>1. When</b> …

The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Rihanna, Willow Smith, and More

There's so much to admire in a face—expression, emotion, beautiful features—and this week on Instagram, a host of selfies gave us intimate glimpses at some of our favorite personalities. **Rihanna’**s close-up gave us a bout of brow envy with her clean arches, and **Willow Smith’**s contemplative …