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Allsorts Sugar Cookies

In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter and sugar together until just incorporated.<p>Add the egg and vanilla extract (or …

Mint Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Bars Recipe

These easy to prepare bars are perfect for those who love cheesecake but hate the prospect of fussing around with a water bath.<p><b>Read more: American Classics: Mint Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Bars</b><p>Ingredients7 ounces chocolate graham crackers, finely crushed8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted16 …

Zucchini Noodles With Peanut Sauce | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

<b>Make the dressing:</b><br>Place all ingredients in a small blender and blend until smooth. That’s it! Keep sealed and refrigerated until ready to use.<p><b>Make</b> …

How To Actually Be A Good Listener

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S. News</i><p>What's more frustrating than speaking without being heard? We've all been there: confiding in a friend as she paws at her phone; pitching an idea to a co-worker as he interrupts with his own; telling your mom about your day as her eyes glaze over -- apparently …

Cocaine 'rapidly changes the brain'

<b>Taking cocaine can change the structure of the brain within hours in what could be the first steps of drug addiction, according to US researchers.</b><p>Animal tests, reported in the journal Nature Neuroscience, showed new structures linked to learning and memory began to grow soon after the drug was …

Neuroscience

Why video games may be good for you

Games have long been accused of making players violent, but evidence has been building over the years that they can have positive effects. Scientists say they are not only understanding why, but they also trying to put these observations to the test.<p>The spreadsheet was seven feet long. Printed in …

5 Ways to Help a Depressed Friend

Your friend has suddenly clammed up on you. You ordinarily speak, email or text each other every day, but when you called her three weeks ago after she was recently laid off from her job, she curtly said she was taking a nap and would call you back later. Your next phone message went straight into …

10 Things You Might Not Know About Caffeine

Most of us consume it every day, but how much do we <i>really</i> know about caffeine?<p>The naturally-occurring substance with a bitter taste stimulates the central nervous system, making you feel more alert. In moderate doses, it can actually offer health benefits, including boosts to memory, concentration …

Realistic Optimists May Have More Success And Happiness, Study Suggests

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer<p>Published: 08/24/2013 12:01 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Are you a "glass half-full" or a "glass half-empty" kind of person?<p>As it turns out, some people can be both. So-called realistic optimists combine the positive outlook of optimists with the clear-eyed perspective of …

Is Happiness Preventive Medicine?

That probably depends on how you define it. If you think of happiness as fleeting and resulting from factors outside of yourself, like a new job or a Hawaiian vacation, well then it's probably not so beneficial. But if you see it as inherently within you -- something you give, rather than get -- …

A Lesson From the Dalai Lama

No, I did not go to Tibet.<p>That's the first question that people ask when I tell them that I got to see the Dalai Lama recently. His Holiness the Dalai Lama was in the U.S. for several appearances, including a couple of days in Madison, Wisc., where I got to see him.<p>The second question is usually …

3 Ways Meditation Helps You Deal With Adversity

When adversity strikes, meditation can be our best friend. Not as an escape, but as a secret weapon to fortify our minds and bodies, to create resilience and perspective. In his new book, <i>The Gift of Adversity</i>, world-renowned researcher, psychiatrist and author Dr. Norman Rosenthal tells us, "If you …

How to Help a Friend Who Is Grieving

When my dad suddenly died in 2010, I felt enveloped in support from friends and family during those horrible days following his death. The words, the hugs, the letting me sob on their shoulders -- it was all incredibly appreciated.<p>I walked in a heavy, sad fog those days. But I felt like love …

10 Factors That Promote Intimacy

<b>The desire and the resistance of deep intimacy.</b><p>Emotional intimacy is a foundational aspect of all great relationships. The word "intimacy" refers to the experience of being fully seen and comes from the Latin "intimus" meaning innermost. When we share this experience with another, we feel whole, …

Relationships

Dengue Fever Pops Up In Florida

Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne illness, is back in Florida.<p>A handful of cases have been confirmed in Martin and St. Lucie counties in the past week. The cases there prompted a public health alert. Another case was seen in Miami-Dade, where officials issued a mosquito-borne disease advisory.<p>Dengue …

Breast Lesions Classified As 'Probably Benign' Rarely Turn Out To Be Cancer, Study Finds

<i>By Laurie Stoneham</i><p>There’s a lot of talk these days about screening for, diagnosing and treating cancer. One argument is that Americans are being over-screened, over-diagnosed and over-treated for the disease. A new study adds evidence to this argument.<p>A recent study found that abnormal breast …

Tiramisu Charlotte

Sink into layers of cocoa-dusted mascarpone, coffee syrup and sweet, light cake in this <i>Say It With Cake</i> tiramisu charlotte. An edging of ladyfingers lends an elegant presentation.<p>Reprinted with permission by Edd Kimber. Copyright © 2013. Published by Kyle Books. Available wherever books are sold. …

Crêpes With Herb and Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs Recipe

At once delicate and substantial, savory crêpes are perfectly suited for brunch. Softly scrambled eggs make a wonderful filling, especially with the addition of creamy goat cheese.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Brunch: Crêpes with Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Crepes</b>:1 cup all purpose flour1 1/2 …

The Weekend Dish 8/24/2013

Home > The Weekend Dish > The Weekend Dish 8/24/2013<p>August 25, 2013 // 26 <i>Comments »</i><p>Happy Saturday to you! I know the Weekend Dish has been on hiatus …

Zucchini-Corn Fritters

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 14 to 15 fritters<p><b>Prep:</b><p>20 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>25 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>45 minutes<p>Quick zucchini and corn fritters make a perfect …

What's the best oil for cooking?+ Mushrooms with Lentils | Stonesoup

The other day got a great question via my ‘Stonesoup by request’ survey. It also included a lovely compliment. So of course I was compelled to put it …

Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever

I shared this recipe with you a couple of weeks ago in stripped-down, printable form, but I’m just now getting around to doing the step-by-step for …

key lime pie popsicles

[Welcome to <b>Popsicle Week</b>, wherein I admit that I had something of a popsicle incident this summer, wherein incident = gotta a little carried away, …

Grain-Free Banana Bread

<i>Every week, Shauna Ahern of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef -- and Gluten-Free Girl Everyday -- will be sharing smart tips and smarter recipes that will please even the most devout gluten-eaters among us. Come one, come all -- we're going flourless.</i><p><i>Today: Shauna shows us that a classic like banana</i> …

Blueberry Pizza with Whipped Ricotta + Caramelized Shallots

Blueberry Pizza with Whipped Ricotta + Caramelized Shallots.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 26, 2013 89<p>Don’t freak out.<p>This isn’t weird. I swear.<p>But this pizza? …