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17 Books That Kids Say Have Helped Them Find Their Own Voice

Reading is important for so many reasons. It’s linked to academic success, it builds empathy, it’s fun, it’s relaxing, it teaches us things. One of …

Books

How to Make Harissa Paste at Home

<b>Soften the chiles.</b> Place the chiles in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand for 30 minutes.<p><b>Toast the spices.</b> While the chiles are …

Recipes

19 Healthy Soups That Won't Weigh You Down, Literally

Between the seven-layer dip you housed on Saturday night and polishing off a box of chocolates on Sunday (worth it), there’s a good chance you might …

Healthy Eating

9 Paleo Salad Dressings So You Know Exactly What's Going Into Your Greens

When you’re eating Paleo, chances are a fair amount of lunches will include salads. Yes, there are plenty of other meals to cook (like these Paleo …

Healthy Eating

How to lose weight faster, but safely

No gimmicks, no lies — just 15 science-based nutrition strategies to jump-start your slim down.<p>Making small, specific goals is key to losing weight …

Nutrition

After Cheddar Man: How the mongrel English found their home during the Dark Ages

Two archaeological finds caught my eye recently, for they seemed to shed light on what we often call the “Dark Ages”. This was the period between the …

Archaeology

How to make sourdough bread using homemade yeast starter

Julie Van Rosendaal shares her secret for making a delicious loaf<p>If you've been pondering playing around with a sourdough starter — creating a …

Baking

Starting Seed Indoors: A Personal Seed Starting Planner - Organic Gardening

<i>Learn about this personal seed starting planner you'll need when starting seed indoors for early blooms and cropping.</i><p>Your Personal Seed-Starting …

Gardening

9 Alkaline Foods That Fight Cancer, Pain, Gout, Diabetes And Heart Disease

<b>1. INTRODUCTION</b><p>Attempting to go alkaline?<br>It’s much easier when you understand which foods assist your get to and remain in an alkaline state. A basic …

Nutrition

Want To Have The Best Tomatoes? Put These Things In The Holes Before Planting Them

When dealing with gardening and planting all of those fruits and veggies, the greatest satisfaction of every gardener is to see the final outcome or …

Gardening

25 Thirty-Minute Vegetarian Meals for Busy Weeknights

Our arsenal of 30-minute meals is your ticket to getting a satisfying dinner on the table, fast. From stir-fries and curries to pastas and salads, …

Cooking

25 Romantic Recipes to Make for Someone You Love (Including Yourself)

Skip the hustle for dinner reservations this Valentine's Day and spend the night in making a delicious meal for the ones you love.<p>Whether it's your …

Cooking

Use Your Dutch Oven: 25 Recipes to Make Right Now

A Dutch oven is a beautiful thing. Its heavy weight means food cooks evenly, whether on the stovetop or in the oven. It's perfect for soups such as …

Cooking

5 Vegetables Fries That Don't Make Me Feel Like I'm Eating Cardboard

I have nothing against regular french fries, or even sweet potato fries — you'll definitely never catch me saying no to either one of them. But fries …

Recipes

Britain's Dark-Skinned, Blue-Eyed Ancestor Explained

Thanks to technological advances, scientists can see ancient DNA in new detail.<p><i>Learn how your family history is connected to the human journey with National Geographic’s Geno 2.0 DNA Ancestry Kit.</i><p>A recent facial reconstruction of a 10,000-year-old skeleton called the "Cheddar Man" has revealed a …

Archaeology

First modern Britons had 'dark to black' skin, Cheddar Man DNA analysis reveals

The genome of Cheddar Man, who lived 10,000 years ago, suggests that he had blue eyes, dark skin and dark curly hair<p>The first modern Britons, who lived about 10,000 years ago, had “dark to black” skin, a groundbreaking DNA analysis of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton has revealed.<p>The fossil, …

Anthropology

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

National Parks

I Bring This Salsa to Every Party, Then Eat It Alone in a Corner

It's 157% better than the jarred stuff, and it's always a party sensation—when I share.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade salsa recipe that BA.com senior editor Alex Beggs couldn’t live …

Cooking

This Is the Most Popular Dip Recipe on Pinterest

The Super Bowl is this weekend, and you have a couple big tasks to tackle before your party. First you need to find the very best recipe for wings …

Cooking

Recipe: Gingery Tofu Slow Cooker Soup

Gingery Tofu Slow Cooker Soup<p>Serves 4; makes about 2 quarts<p><i>For the ginger broth:</i> <br>3 1/2 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, scrubbed <br>1 medium lemon <br>8 …

Recipes

3 Recipe Hacks to Get Kids to Eat Greens

The phrase “eat your vegetables” has been famously ineffective for generations. Even the most masterful negotiator at work—tasked with convincing a …

Healthy Eating

Why Thomas Jefferson Owned a Qur’an

Two hundred and three years ago this month, President James Madison approved the act of Congress purchasing Thomas Jefferson’s private library. …

Religion

3 Hearty One-Dish Vegan Recipes a Nutritionist Makes for Dinner

One of the trickiest things about going vegan is learning to put together balanced meals, with a good mix of healthy fat, complex carbs, and protein. …

Recipes

Healthy Dips You Can Make with Basically Any Vegetable

Your Super Bowl snack plan is here.<p>Super Bowl Sunday definitely doesn't need to be a day for healthy eating, but we can still add a few more veggies to the spread. The best place to sneak them in? A couple healthy dips. There's a lot to love about this easy roasted vegetable dip recipe: the …

Healthy Eating

Our Soup Diet Melts Off 24 Pounds in a Week

There’s a science-backed, all-you-care-to-eat diet that helps folks lose nine,15, even 24 pounds in a single week. And that’s not even the best part. …

Nutrition

How to Make Ginger-Chile Bok Choy

The secret to tender, lightly bronzed bok choy is to brown first, then reduce the heat and gently sauté until tender. We kick up the heat with red …

Food & Dining

This Cabbage, Sausage, and Potato Soup Is Perfect for Chilly Nights

Soup is a warm and comforting hug during the winter months, but making a soup that is truly satisfying is something of a fickle beast. If you're like …

Cooking

11 Recipes You Can Make This Week To Banish Those Winter Blues

If I see another slow cooker recipe again...<p>Winter food is great—come December, there’s nothing more exciting than using winter produce, cooking …

Cooking

One Perfect Cake, Unlimited Ways to Customize It

I love an everyday cake. Not necessarily a cake that you eat every single day—just one that you <i>could</i>, and one that doesn’t require much fanfare or intense grocery shopping. One that you can whip up with ease, even on a Tuesday; one that you’d be proud to take to a dinner party; one that is low-key …

Dessert

Dead Sea Scrolls: New Fragments Translated After Years of Deciphering

"... not mentioned in the Bible."

Theology