Rachel Touchatt

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10 Terrible Things A Good Guy Would Never Do To The Girl He’s Dating

I find lately that any time I write an article outlining certain traits of men or how we “should” or “shouldn’t” act in a relationship (I have to be …

Science says these 5 daily rituals will make you happy

17%.<p>Via "The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work:"<p>Only 17% of the adult population is said to be flourishing, fulfilling their potential for happiness, success, and productivity.<p>Less than one in five. And the question that follows is, of course: <i>how do I become one of those …

18 Desserts With 50 Calories Or Less

A slice of pumpkin pecan cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory contains 1,080 calories. There is a time and a place for such a rich dessert, maybe, but the time is not every day after dinner. Just a single serving amounts to over half the recommended daily calorie intake for the average adult. Yeesh.<p>…

The Ultimate Healthy Vanilla Cupcakes

Oh goodness.<p>You have no idea how big a deal this is for me.<p>So as you may have heard, I’m a food writer. I love food a whole heck of a lot. The …

Dessert

How to Make Any Steak Tender

In the West we are blessed with great steaks. Many are intrinsically tender, especially the so-called "noble cuts," like filet mignon, strip steak, and rib steak). But even our fibrous steaks, like flank and skirt, chew easily compared to the meat served on much of Planet Barbecue, where livestock …

Savory Granola

Makes about 3 cups<p>A new restaurant trend, these grain, nut, and seed clusters add a satisfying crunch and healthy hit to salads, veggies, and more.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup old-fashioned oats<p>½ cup raw shelled pistachios<p>½ cup walnuts<p>½ cup raw sunflower seeds<p>¼ cup raw sesame seeds<p>1 tablespoon …

How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs (Yes, There's a Super-Easy Way)

It's an important technique to nail<p>There's a wide gulf between an expertly hard-boiled egg and just any hard-boiled egg. Do it wrong and you'll get a rubbery white and a chalky yolk with an unsightly green ring. Do it right and you'll get a just-set white and a wonderfully creamy, bright-yellow …

Salted, Seedy Chocolate Bark

Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)<p>2 tablespoons hemp seeds<p>2 tablespoons sesame seeds<p>1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt or kosher salt<p>8 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate (at least 70% cacao)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Heat a dry skillet over medium-high heat; add pepitas. Toast, …

Crispy Spiced Chickpeas

Makes 4 Servings<p>Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed, drained, patted dry<p>1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin<p>1/2 teaspoon ground toasted fennel seeds<p>1/4 teaspoon paprika<p>1/8 …

The Most Incredible Use Of 425 Square Feet You've Ever Seen

It’s really hard to make 425 square feet look spacious but Specht Harpman Architects managed to do just that in this once awkward New York City …

New York City

Zucchini Bread with Oats

Makes two 8 1/2x4 1/2" loaves Servings<p>For a slightly more virtuous quick bread—more like breakfast, less like dessert—reduce the amount of granulated sugar to one cup. This zucchini bread recipe is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Non-stick vegetable oil spray<p>…

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

11 Practically Labor-Free Dishes to Make for a Labor Day Cookout

Have the most relaxing Labor Day weekend.<p>Labor Day weekend is not about labor. Here are 11 fast and easy recipes that will leave plenty of time for …

7 new tricks to banish late-night food cravings — for good

If your cravings at night make you resemble a rabid raccoon picking through a dumpster, you're not alone. "Nighttime is by far the most common time to have cravings or feel hungrier," says Dr. Scott Isaacs, an endocrinologist at Emory University and author of Beat Overeating Now!<p>Blame your hunger …

Holistic Medicine

California bill demands college students get 'affirmative consent' before sex

A California bill that demands college students get “affirmative consent” before engaging in sexual activity passed in the state’s legislative chambers on Thursday.<p>The state’s so-called “yes means yes” law passed unanimously in the state senate and will become law if it is signed by Governor Jerry …

11 Ways to Spot Bogus Coffee

Even when loaded with a mound of sugar substitute, all coffees are <i>not</i> created Equal. The world's second most popular commodity varies in quality, and, when you're staring at a shelf, it can be hard to detect the cream of the (unfairly traded) crop.<p>So to help identify a legit bag of beans, we …

Acorns Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

There’s a growing arsenal of apps that integrate with your daily spending habits to deliver smart tips on how to make the most of your money. BillGuard, for example, helps you combat credit card fraud and hidden merchant fees. But a new entrant to the personal finance space is looking to go the …

All The Cakes You Can Make With Just A Box Of Cake Mix And A Bottle Of Soda

It would appear that no cake recipe is as easy to follow as the one printed on the back of a cake mix box.<p>Eggs, butter (or oil), water. Heat, beat, bake. Easy as cake from a box pie.<p>But there <i>is</i> something easier, dear cake-lovers. Swap all but the cake mix for a bottle of soda. As Youtuber Mind Over …