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How To Make Tense Holiday Conversations Civil (Or Even Productive)

Avoiding hot-button issues isn’t always possible, so we asked the experts how to steer clear of a screaming match.<p>Remember last Thanksgiving? It was just a few weeks after the presidential election, and emotions were running high. But if conversations with your extended family were tense and …

Self-help

5 Rules for Friendly Fighting

All couples fight! But do you know how to fight fairly? It can be the key to a long happy relationship.<p>Facing challenges in your relationship in a …

Self-help

Want to Thrive? Be Creative Every Day

One of the unexpected things observed when I was writing REST was that many very creative people have really regular schedules. We often think of …

How To Bake Chicken Breasts in the Oven

<b>Heat the oven to 400°F and prepare the pan:</b> Heat the oven to 400°F with a rack in the middle position. Rub the pan and one side of the parchment …

35 Times Germany Was So German It Had To Call The Police To Complain

Peak Germany.

Magic mushrooms "reset" key brain circuits in depressed people

‘Shrooming Through Sadness<p>Psychedelics like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin are popular for their use as party drugs, but less so for …

Why it’s good to be full of emptiness

It doesn’t excuse immoral actions, but helps to see clearly what’s actually there<p>If you spend any amount of time reading books on Buddhism, or hanging out with Buddhists, you’re likely to encounter the mysterious idea known as the “doctrine of emptiness”. I’ve never understood it, yet always liked …

We’ve Found the Tiny Home of Our Dreams (and It’s for Sale!)

The location alone would make us swoon. Set on a western-facing clifftop on Washington’s San Juan Island and surrounded by rugged vegetation, this …

Pacific Northwest

Since Your Brain Constantly Compares You With Everyone Else, Try This

Social comparisons sometimes make us feel better and sometimes don’t. Here’s how to use that tendency to actually get better.<p>Your brain is a comparison engine. In every new situation, it automatically rifles through your memory of every other situation you’ve encountered in the past. It swiftly …

Blueberry and gin jellies recipe

A fabulously-coloured blueberry jelly, given a kick by gin<p>Okay, it is boozy (sugar), but this is a ‘treat’ dish. You will probably think there’s a lot of gelatine in the jelly, but alcohol inhibits the setting properties so you need more. The Angostura bitters isn’t absolutely necessary but it …

Recipes

7 Ways to Decorate Your Tiny Living Room Corners

Don't let that small space go to waste!<p>Sometimes small living room spaces or corners provide you with just the right amount of room to work with to make it feel truly unique. And although my current home isn't quite as spacious as I'd like it to be, over the past couple of years I've found ways to …

The 10 Instant Pot Dinner Recipes Moms Swear by

Combining the functions of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice maker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer, the Instant Pot is one magical …

This Is The Apple Crisp Recipe That Made Me Ditch My Mom's

Sorry, mom. I still love you.<p>For almost every single one of my 37 years on planet earth, I've had apple crisp on my birthday.<p>I'm an October baby, and …

15 Soups to Make in the Slow Cooker and Eat All Week Long

After a steamy summer of living without soup (besides the occasional gazpacho), the cooler days of September immediately bring a serious craving for …

This Is the Most Popular Salmon Recipe on Pinterest

It's no secret that salmon is a favorite among many home cooks. It's healthy, it's versatile, and it's readily available. The most popular iteration …

How To Roast Any Vegetable

<b>Heat the oven to 425°F with a rack in the middle position.</b><p><b>Chop up the vegetables.</b> Peel the vegetables if desired, then cut into uniform pieces so …

Recipe: French Bread Pesto Chicken Pizza

French Bread Pesto Chicken Pizza<p>Serves 4<p>1 tablespoon olive oil <br>1 medium boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 8 ounces), cut into 1-inch pieces<br>Salt<p>…

How to make chocolate spread

With only four ingredients, this spread is simple to whip up and keep in your fridge<p>MAKES<p>1 jar<p>INGREDIENTS<p>142g chocolate, chopped<br>• 166g double cream<br>• 47g sugar<br>• 2g salt<p>METHOD<p>Bring the double cream, sugar and salt to a boil. Pour over the chopped chocolate; whisk until smooth.<p>Emulsify with a hand …

Dessert

DIY Projects That Will Change Your Cat's Life

(Image Link)<p>Cats tend to get really bored hanging around the house all day, so unless we want shredded couches and torn curtains we have to provide …

Preserved lemons: Discover these golden orbs from the Middle East - and make them yourself

Sometimes it isn’t the taste of a food you fall in love with, but the idea of it.<p>I’d never had a preserved lemon, despite owning <b>Claudia Roden</b>’s <b>Book Of Middle Eastern Food</b> for many years, until, in my 20s, I read a passage describing an Egyptian breakfast in <b>Palace Walk</b> by Naguib Mahfouz. Beans and …

Recipes

Get On the Plant Trend With 11 Easy DIY Hanging Planters

The plant parents of the world are all about taking good care of their green children, from "Watering Wednesdays" to giving each houseplant their own …

The Dish: Rabo de toro oxtail stew recipe

A Rabo de Toro Oxtail Stew Recipe<p>on March 11, 2010 at 11:59 am<p>Over the past couple of years I’ve developed an obsession with what different cultures …

Book Giveaway: Contemporary Furniture

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “rjhanby” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if …

Woodworking

8 household items toxic to pets

From antifreeze to batteries, these everyday things can pose a threat.<p>You know that chocolate is off-limits and there are plenty of other potentially …

The 20 questions that will save your relationship

Everyone in a long-term relationship knows there’s a price to be paid for security. All-night sex sessions are traded for a good night’s sleep, and “lovey-dovey” chats cede to logistical briefings. (When did you last have a conversation that didn’t end with: “You forgot to buy BIN BAGS?!”) As the …

Tina Fey

8 Genius Ways to Stow Your Foil & Plastic Wrap

You probably use aluminum foil, parchment paper and plastic wrap on a pretty regular basis, but do you have a dedicated storage system for them? …

How to Quickly Create Attention-Grabbing Social Media Images in 3 Simple Steps

Social media – it’s not just a B2C marketer thing. It should come as no surprise that 83 percent of B2B marketers today use social media content. …

Infographics

14 Ikea hacks to transform your bedroom

You know what's better than Ikea's cool and cheap furniture? How versatile it is - because with these 14 hacks from Pinterest, you can create super chic DIY fittings that look like they cost 10x more.

House Design

Buttermilk pancakes with passion-fruit curd

The curd can be made a few days in advance.<p>MAKES<p>12 pancakes<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the curd</b><p>8 passion fruits<br>• 150g caster sugar<br>• 6 egg yolks, lightly beaten<br>• 150g unsalted butter, cut into chunks<p><b>For the pancakes</b><p>250g plain flour, sifted<br>• 1½ tsp baking powder<br>• good pinch salt<br>• 2 tbsp caster sugar<br>• 500ml buttermilk<br>• 50g …

Breakfast

Do as the Romans do: the secrets behind Italian cooking

When Rachel Roddy moved from east London to Rome, her life changed for the better – and so did her diet. Here she shares tips and recipes from her first book, Five Quarters<p>The quarter of <b>Rome</b> that I call home, Testaccio, is shaped like a large wedge of cheese. Although it is in the heart of the …

Recipes