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17 Super Cute Themes for Your Kid’s Next Birthday Party

If your child’s birthday falls in late summer, why not take advantage of the season with a tropical fruit-themed fiesta? Say they really love Pokémon Go. Try and turn it way up with a PokéBall-inspired cake. No matter what age your little one is turning, make their big day extra special with a …

One Skillet Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe

One skillet lobster mac and cheese is a huge win, but an even bigger win for the cast iron skillet. This recipe marks the start of my “journey” to …

Cooking

You're Hurt - You're Not Dead

It's like watching a train wreck over and over and not being able to prevent it. A lifter blows his shoulder and is forced to take three months off …

The Core-Strengthening Moves That Will Make You A Better Athlete

If you’re a runner and your pre-workout routine includes simply lacing up your sneakers and heading out the door, hold up. The high-impact, …

The Ultimate Devil's Food Cake

I dreamt about chocolate cake the other night.<p>Chocolate cake plagues me unlike any other baking project. There are so many versions, from buttermilk to cocoa to flourless. Until now I’ve been sticking with my go-to recipe (from the back of the Hershey’s box), but can one person ever be satisfied …

Dessert

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

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10 Italian Cookies You Can Make Without a Nonna to Teach You How

I’m not Italian, nor have I ever been to Italy. I can’t share my favorite Italian wine bar to tuck away in or make you feel like you’re standing in an Italian market. I wouldn’t know the first thing about navigating the country and I don’t know how to cook a steak half as good as the ones that are …

Dessert

13 Mother's Day Gifts for Book Lovers

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Mother's Day

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …

Fallen Chocolate Cake

8 to 10 Servings<p>The late Richard Sax, celebrated cookbook author and champion of home cooks the world over, inspired this flourless chocolate cake—a riff on his iconic chocolate cloud cake.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1” pieces, plus more, room …

Dessert

17 April Fools' pranks for couples brave enough to test their relationship

Nothing shows your loved one how much you truly care like a good April Fools' Day prank.<p>Now, before you get any brilliant ideas, just remember that …

17 morning pranks to start April Fools' Day right

Pranks are more successful first thing in the morning, before the person being tricked has had enough coffee to suspect anything.<p>Most people tip-toe …

16 People Share Their Funniest, Cruelest, And Completely Crazy April Fools’ Day Pranks

<b>1. Piece of opaque tape over the lazer on everyone’s mouse. I.T. was pretty pissed, I need to take that one to the grave with me.</b><p><b>2. I told my mom I’d</b> …

Bra Fitting 101 For Women With Small Busts

Every woman knows that having great bras is important; it's a necessity, not a want, and one that can be a bit costly these days. When choosing a great bra quality should be at the top of the list, but we all love to look and feel sexy. Who knows when we may need to "suddenly" toss our shirts off, …

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Gorgeous Skin

Yes? Sound familiar? In that case, good news for you: We asked Brooke Sikora, M.D., a dermatologist for SkinCare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, what you <i>really</i> need to do to in life to look fresh-faced and rosy—but, you know, minimalist style. We're talking the essential tips to get it …

12 Recipes that Celebrate the Chocolate Chip Cookie

As cookies go, the chocolate chip cookie is an icon. Everyone's got a recipe from their mom or grandma or Aunty-So-and-So. It's very likely that they're all good, different in their own way, but nonetheless dependably excellent. Here at Food52, we like to celebrate the chocolate chip cookie in all …

Dessert

Irresistible Gnocchi Casserole

Gnocchi casserole couldn't be simpler. This comforting dinner is great for any weeknight, and we know the kids will love it!<p>You know, I think it’s pretty clear that I’m from the Midwest. I mean, based on the number of casseroles I make in a week, it’s pretty obvious.<p>You fancy Californians with your …

How to Change Your Mood With a Breath

The complete yogic breath is a practice that allows us to take in seven times the amount of oxygen as with a normal breath. It can help us to transition from activity to a more restful state, and in turn it also allows us to transform a shallow unproductive breath to a deeper more productive …

Yoga

21 Recipes That Are Way Cuter Baked In A Muffin Pan

Hold on to your muffin pans, friends. Baking just got easier. And teensier. And cuter.<p>In the past, you've put your muffin pans and cupcake tins to work, making delicious bite-sized, itty-bitty treats. But if that's all you use the bakeware for, you're not letting it live up to its supreme potential.<p>…

Chocolate Hamantaschen

The cookies can be stored at room temperature for up to a week.

Chocolate

12 Super Easy Hair Looks Every Woman Can Do in 5 Minutes

You might be lazy, but these five-minute hairstyles will make you look otherwise.<p>You might be lazy, but these hairstyles won't leave you looking that way.<p><b>1. Party-Perfect Hair:</b><p>Headed to one of your BFF's birthdays and want to kick your look up a notch? Click here to try this gorgeous glam roll …

Hairstyling

16 Recipes That Prove Raspberries and Chocolate Are A Match Made In Heaven

Looking for an elegant dessert for your next dinner party? Here's 16 perfect raspberry-chocolate dishes.<p><b>1. Glazed Dark Chocolate Donuts</b><p>These donuts are truly decadent: Blogger Deliciously Yum glazed simple cake donuts with a combination of chocolate and raspberries — best served warm so the icing …

Dessert

5 Ways to Lose 5 Pounds—From the Guy Who Gets A-Listers in Shape

<b>RELATED:</b> 7 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight<p>Part of the problem is that bigger bodies burn more calories, so the smaller you get, the harder you have to work in order to drop pounds. But that doesn't mean you have to starve or kill yourself at the gym to lose more fat.<p>We called up celebrity trainer …

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods

Healthy Eating

6 Super-Smart Eye Shadow Hacks You NEED to Try

<b>Use a Large Oval Brush to Apply All Your Shadows</b><br>You can forget using a separate brush for every different color of your shadow look. Waitesmith says that you can use the <b>Artis Oval 3 Brush</b> ($32, artisbrush.com) to apply each layer, including under the lower lash line. Simply sweep your base color …

Rotisserie Chicken Round-Up: 4 Gourmet Upgrades

When you need a quick family-pleasing dinner, the rotisserie chicken is an obvious choice. But can you really "wow" your crew with this easy ingredient? Yes! Try these four fast chicken fixer-uppers.<p><b>1. Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas</b><p>These crisp tortillas filed with gooey melted cheddar and chicken in …

How to Get the Most Out Of Your Next Bedtime

One day I received an email from a young woman who worked in corporate investment research (let's call her Chloe). The message read like this:<p>I have trouble sleeping and I feel like this has a huge impact on my productivity and motivation. I cannot even think right now because I am so exhausted. I …

7 Avocado Swaps To Make Virtually Any Meal Healthier

When news broke that an avocado a day could keep cholesterol at bay, squeals of joy from guacamole-lovers were audible.<p>The exuberance was warranted: Beyond the fruit's inimitable deliciousness, the avocado has a lot to brag about, nutritionally speaking. It's packed with monounsaturated fat (the …