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The RIGHT Way To Clean Mushrooms

There are many myths being told about mushrooms. To be fair, mushrooms are the most mysterious of ingredients that frequent the kitchen counter -- from the way they grow to the way they are best prepared. For many of us cooking with these fungi, it feels like we're working in the dark.<p>We're here to …

Five Fine Florida Island Escapes

<i>Follow your bliss to an island adventure! Photo courtesy of Collins Vacation Rentals on St. George Island</i><p>It's called island time for a reason.<p>When you escape onto a tract of land completely surrounded by water, you escape more than the mainland.<p>It might be the sand, sprinkled with shells, or the …

The Best Food Instagram Accounts For The Super Bowl

If you're not planning on feasting this Sunday, change your agenda. Whether you're a sports fan or not, the Super Bowl is the most American occasion after Thanksgiving to throw caution to the wind and stuff yourself silly. Here at HuffPost Taste, we've been preparing accordingly: collecting recipes …

7 Super Bowl Recipes for New England Patriots Fans

Don’t just cheer for the Patriots this Sunday—cook for them. Here, seven incredible New England recipes that will make your Super Bowl party wicked …

7 Game Day Recipes for Seattle Seahawks Fans

Rooting for the Seahawks? Make your whole Super Bowl party Seattle-centric with these delicious recipes.<p>Rooting for the Seahawks? Make your whole …

Paleo? Vegan? 36 Super Bowl Snacks to Satisfy *All* Your Guests

Entertaining can be tricky when special diets come into play, but it doesn’t have to be that way. These 36 Super Bowl-worthy recipes work for all kinds of allergies and preferences, from gluten-free to paleo to vegan to vegetarian — and everything in between. The best part, though? Even those folks …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

One Year After the Launch of the Animals Are Not Things Manifesto, Over 50 000 Quebec Citizens Demand a Revision of the Legal Status of Animals

January 22, 2015Exactly one year ago, the Montreal SPCA, in collaboration with food ethics author and blogger Élise Desaulniers and moral philosophy …

13 Coolest-Looking Dog Breeds

There are many interesting kinds of dogs out there, and if we tried to feature all of them, we’d be here all day. So here are 13 of the most unique …

How I Brought Positive Balance to 2014, One of the Worst Years of My Life

I hope this time of the year is finding you well. For most of us, the approaching new year is a time of reflection, a time when we pause to assess the past year and look toward the future.<p>We take time to evaluate our projects and dreams, enjoy the dreams fulfilled and pave a path for those we did …

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

The Year Ahead: 2015's Most Anticipated Movie Adaptations

For the literary-minded moviegoer, this coming year looks to be a typical smorgasbord of rich, print-based material in the world of movie …

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac detail plans for 3% down-payment mortgages

Housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Monday detailed plans to once again back mortgages with down payments as low as 3%, saying the move to make home ownership more accessible contains safeguards to protect against abuses that led to the subprime housing market crash.<p>The loans would …

Engineer Reimagines Solar Energy With Stick-On Panels

In Xiaolin Zheng's version of the future, installing solar panels could be as simple as applying a sticker.<p><i>Editor's Note: Xiaolin Zheng is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, part of a program that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and</i> …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Best foods for happiness

Some foods taste so good while we're eating them, but can leave us feeling blah, bloated and feeling guilty just moments after we've brushed away the crumbs. But other foods are scientifically shown to lift our spirits. Here are five foods that will make you feel good right away!<p>1. Raw walnuts and …

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6 Canned Beers You Need to Drink this Winter

The craft brewing world has seen a huge increase in the number of canned beers. In 2002, Oskar Blues became the first craft brewery to independently …