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19 Banana Recipes for Breakfast and (Mostly) Dessert

Bananas are good for so much more than banana bread (which we also love). Here's what to do with them.<p><b>We love a good banana bread</b>, but sometimes we forget about all the <i>other</i> great recipes derived from this humble fruit. No more. Check out these 19 banana recipes—which run the gamut from breads to …

Breakfast

Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs | Recipe

Lean Mediterranean chicken meatballs by Cook Smarts are a versatile food you can serve up for lunch or dinner. They’re also an excellent way to hide …

Food

19 Cheesy Recipes that Prove Everything's Better with Cheddar

Everything's better with cheddar cheese—these 19 recipes prove it.<p><b>You know what they say:</b> Everything's better with Cheddar (oh wait, or feta.). It's true! These recipes for queso, waffles, sandwiches, toasts, and popovers (to name a few) star one of our very favorite cheeses.

Cooking

New Pebble smartwatch raises $1 million on Kickstarter in record time

Smartwatch maker Pebble has struck gold twice.<p>The company started taking preorders for the new Pebble Time smartwatch Tuesday morning on Kickstarter and raised $1 million in 49 minutes, easily setting a new record.<p>"It's clearly the fastest funding project in Kickstarter history," a spokesperson for …

How Smartphones Hurt Sleep

Blue light makes the brain think it's time to wake up, just as you're getting ready for bed.<p>The answer to the question "How'd you sleep?" has, for most of human history, been "not too well." Even before the advent of electric light, people slept two or three to a bed, next to a chamber pot, and …

Sleep

How to Make Our Best-Ever Chicken Noodle Soup

Our double-dark chicken noodle soup begins with a deeply flavored stock made from chicken wings.<p>Nothing channels "warm and cozy" like a bowl of chicken noodle soup. And although we're not going to allege that our version is better than your grandma's, <b>digital food editor Dawn Perry</b> has some tips and …

Why you should never eat a bacon sandwich: what you can – and can't – eat

February, 2015, was the month when everything we thought we knew about eating and drinking healthily was turned on its head.<p>First, a damning study in the British Medical Journal showed that – after all we have been told to the contrary – saturated fat is good for you. Far from being the great risk …

Lance Armstrong is a pathological liar. What if he knows no other way? | Philippa Perry

We all tell lies. But sometimes we learn from our upbringing that lying brings rewards or that we’re special and above the law<p>Lance Armstrong has been caught lying. Again. He got his girlfriend to take the blame for a car accident that was his fault. Why do some people seem to habitually lie?<p>What …

Video game tattoos and the fine art of self-expression

Tattoos hold a dark fascination for me. The idea of celebrating the self, in permanent art bound into one's own skin, is both repulsive and strangely attractive.<p>To be absolutely clear, I am not judging anyone else's choices. I enjoy looking at tattoos. I admire the tattoos many of my friends have …

What’s Up With That: Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much?

Author: Bryan Gardiner. Bryan Gardiner Science<p>Date of Publication: 02.03.15.<p>Time of Publication: 6:45 am. 6:45 …

Pets

Jellyfish House by Wiel Arets Architects

Situated right on the coast of Spain in Marbella, the Jellyfish House, designed by Wiel Arets Architects (WAA), utilizes a cantilevered design so …