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Kay's Shortbread Recipe

"This simple shortbread cookie is baked in a nine inch round cake pan, and cut into wedges."<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1/4 teaspoon baking …

Dessert

An Open Letter To My Shelter Dog's First Owner

Yesterday we put our dog down. When I say “our,” I mean me and my husband ― but also you, our dog’s first owner.<p>For the more than eight years that I’ve known Lestat, I’d held contempt for you. Less than a week after his fifth birthday, you left him at the shelter with the excuse that you were …

Pets

This Creamy White Bean Soup Is So Satisfying

Looking for something healthful, comforting, and extremely satisfying? It's really hard to beat a good bean and vegetable soup. Yes, it is the middle …

Food Preservation

These Dark Crystals Might Be The Most Necessary

If Spencer Pratt has taught us anything, it's that no matter how pretty a crystal may be, it's how you use them that counts. That's especially true …

Jewelry

This is how to drink water during a workout, according to a master trainer

Have you ever been in the middle of a super-intense (read: sweaty) workout and felt the urge to down your entire bottle of water in one gulp? Same, …

Palm Springs

Rescued bear cub finds new home in Arunachal zoo

A Himalayan black bear cub, rescued two months ago by a conservationist near the India-Myanmar border, has been successfully translocated to a zoo at …

Bear Cubs

What Persian and Indian Women Know About Good Hair That We Don't

Impossibly glossy, long, lustrous, and unequivocally healthy-looking… We've yearned to know the deepest, juiciest secrets behind the gorgeous strands …

Hair Care
Wildlife

There's now scientific evidence to suggest there are real health benefits to fasting — and they're not just related to weight loss

Intermittent fasting was one of the most talked-about diet trends in 2017, and now new research from the University of Surrey suggests that following such a diet could have real health benefits.<p>In a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers assigned 27 overweight participants …

Holistic Medicine

Top 10 foods for healthy eyes

People often believe that failing eyesight is an inevitable result of aging or eye strain. In truth, a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the …

Nutrition

Why Ravens and Crows Are Earth’s Smartest Birds

Their brains may be tiny, but birds have been known to outsmart children and apes.<p>Until the 21st century, birds were largely dismissed as simpletons. How smart can you be with a brain the size of a nut?<p>And yet the more we study bird intelligence, the more those assumptions are breaking down. …

Why This New Protein Powder Is a Game Changer, According to a Nutritionist

<i>This content originally appeared on Health.</i><p>A new type of protein powder is about to hit the market, and it’s going to be a total game changer: A …

Tempeh Tikka Masala [Vegan] - One Green Planet

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Please stop to appreciate all these perfectly imperfect pups

Dogs are blessed creatures.<p>Even when they have certain ‘imperfections’, they’re perfect bundles of furry joy – as photographer Alex Cearns is proving.<p>…

Savory Hazelnut Chestnut Spread [Vegan] - One Green Planet

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Flavors

Meet Yogi, the dog with a human face

You might not be able to see it at first, but this dog really does look like a man.<p>The one-year-old shih-poo has incredibly humanlike features that …

Make this bountiful bean stew (it could help you live to 100!)

Recipes<p>Make delicious yogurt-marinated chicken thighs, grilled potato salad<p>04:23<p>Make green pea risotto with scallops and Parmesan to celebrate spring<p>03:33<p>Make delicious wine-glazed cake in honor of KLG and Hoda’s anniversary<p>02:29<p>Giada De Laurentiis makes easy short ribs (with help from daughter …

Cooking

Grandma's Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

"A wonderful loaf cake that is chock full of apples. It also contains raisins and nuts."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking soda<p>1 …

Baking

Treacle & Ginger Tart

Ingredients<p>A little bit of glacé ginger adds subtle heat and spiciness to this classic. If you use shop-bought shortcrust pastry, choose an …

10 Health Benefits of Avocados

<b>Avocados</b> are said to be one of the few whole foods which can provide your body with all the essential amino acids<br>that your body needs to create its own proteins. Because of this, mashed avocados are often given to babies as their first solid food.<p>Avocados are a fruit that is unusually high in …

4 Vitamins You Should Be Taking For Younger-Looking Skin, According To A Dermatologist

Your skin is more than just a reflection of every pricey cream or amazing drugstore cleanser you score. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can affect …

Skin Care

Cardiologists Set the Record Straight on Eggs, Coconut Oil, Gluten, and More

While the big pillars of a heart-healthy diet haven’t changed much over time, it <i>can</i> be difficult to keep track of those smaller details that seem to …

Holistic Medicine

6 Busy-Mom Workout Mistakes For Women :Bodybuilding

I know firsthand what it feels like to juggle health, fitness, family, and finances. Balancing things is tough! But in my book, <i>Busy Mum Syndrome: How</i> …

Are You Squatting Correctly? Perfect Technique And Common Mistakes Explained

It's one of the most common exercises with poor technique.<p>Squats are one of the most common exercises with poor technique in the gym. Yet they’re …

5 Vegan Foods You Might Not Know Are Packed With Protein

Protein is an essential part of a healthy, balanced diet. For many fledgling vegetarians and vegans, the first question that will often pop up is</i> …

The Chocolatey-est Shortbread, Thanks to a Technique You Didn't Know You Needed

You might imagine that making a chocolate version of a favorite non-chocolate cookie (or cake, or whatever) is not only a splendid idea, but also simply a matter of adding cocoa powder or melted chocolate to dough or batter. If it were only that simple! That's why I keep my food processor on the …

13 Genius Cocoa Powder Uses (Other Than Making Brownies)

13 Ways to Use Cocoa Powder Other Than in Brownies<p>Think outside the brownie.<p>February 27, 2018<p>I have three boxes of cocoa powder in my kitchen …

Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Trick Can Help Your Children Feel More Fulfilled

It takes just a couple of minutes, but studies show this mindfulness exercise can boost compassion, resilience, and positive emotions. And it's not just for kids.<p>Say you get a nasty email from a client. Or you have to fire an employee. Or you're pitching to investors on zero sleep.<p>Entrepreneurs …

Mindfulness

15 Products That Are the Closest Thing to Botox in a Bottle

In the quest for smoothing wrinkles and plumping lax skin, going under the needle (whether for neuromodulator or filler) reigns supreme. That said, if you wince at the thought of sharp objects or don't have hundreds (thousands!) to drop on in-office treatments, there are pain-free, subtle, and …