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Outsider Art Gains Its Place Inside the New York Art World

Ever since the term “outsider art” was coined decades ago, museum curators and gallery owners have debated its merits. Some say it unfairly casts the self-taught artists who typically fall into the category as unworthy of legitimate consideration. Others think the label is simply too vague.<p>But when …

This Teen Decided To Re-Create A Painting On Her Leg Instead Of Self-Harming

"No matter how bad everything may be, it's not worth physically hurting yourself," Amelia Hall told BuzzFeed News.<p>If you are feeling at risk of self-harm or if you are worried about someone else call the Samaritans: 116 123 (UK) / 116 123 (ROI)<p>If you’re in the United States you can call the …

Mental Health

A Visual Guide to the 12 Most Popular Pasta Shapes and What to Make With Them

A favorite among college bros and four-star chefs alike, pasta is the great equalizer of foods. While there’s not much variation in taste when it …

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Customer Service

Test These 8 Signs To See If Your Partner Is Really In Love With You...

Know what the scariest thing in the world is?<p>No. No it’s not a snake made out of spiders. No, shut up, you’re ruining my article.<p>OK, I get it, a …

Save electricity with this super-easy cooking tip

Saving the Earth can be hard, but this little tip is so easy it's a no-brainer. When cooking on your electric range, turn off the burner a few minutes before the dish is done.<p>According to the California Energy Commission, the burner will still release enough heat to finish up the cooking process, …

The World's Best Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Restaurants

Book your reservations now.<p>Imagine you're one of the best chefs on the planet. You likely travel all the time, and even if you get out of the kitchen less often than you'd like, when you get to, you do it in world-class fashion. Which begs the question: Where are you eating?<p>Earlier this year at the …

This One Pan Pizza-Topped Chicken Is Genius!

Today we’re blinging up our breasts! Chicken breasts that is. We’re pizza-fying our dinner in a healthy way (though if you simply can’t resist that pizza dough, try one of these healthier pizza recipes instead). Chicken topped with pizza sauce, gooey cheese, pepperoni and crunchy veggies. Oh yes! …

Food & Dining

This Catnip Wine Lets Your Cat Be Your New Drinking Buddie

You know how it is. You get home late. It’s been a stressful day at the office. All you want to do is unwind with a bottle of wine. But you’ve got …

The Diet That Experts Say Is the Best For Weight Loss

A study has delivered the news we've been waiting our whole lives to hear: a high-fat diet doesn't cause weight gain — just as long as those fats are the kind you find in the Mediterranean diet, and especially in olive oil. This isn't the first study to claim that the Mediterranean diet is the best …

Research Shows This Is How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Repeat: Every little bit counts!<p>The weight-loss news making headlines these days is anything but hopeful. The recent article in New York Times …

How to Make Authentic Italian Pizza at Home

The only way to get the smoky essence and crisp crust of a Neapolitan pie? Install a wood-fire oven at home.<p>It’s the cold truth of making pizza on …

7 Quick And Healthy Lunch Recipes For Busy People

I remember the first time I got my hands on a self-improvement book. I was baffled. At that moment I realized my fate was not set in stone. I could …

Self-improvement

8 phrases that are more powerful than 'I love you'

Love is one of the most remarkable things in the world. We work so hard to find it. We write tales and songs praising it. We do things people would …

Stephen Harris: pizza perfection in your own home

In 1973, two young Americans walked into my father’s office in Canterbury and asked to see the restaurant properties that he had on his books. As he was the main commercial property agent in the city, they had come to the right place. I remember him coming home that night and describing the two …

5 Secrets Every Photographer Should Learn

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of advice is for</i> …

16 Fun First Date Ideas from Single Women

First dates are the dentist appointments of the social world: They’re pretty much a non-negotiable if you’re looking for love (or just want to get …

The epiphany that turned me into a good baker

By Kathy Gunst<p>When I attended the Cordon Bleu School of Cookery in London in the late 1970s, I learned the foundations of French cuisine. But even as Ms. Cadbury was teaching us the proper way to fold butter into puff pastry and the technique for making silky béarnaise sauce, I made a silent vow to …

This $6 Piece of Aluminum Will Change the Way You Cook

Meet the simple, chef-y tool that will revolutionize your weeknight dinner.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.</i><p>Sometimes the simplest chef-y tool can …

Cooking

The Lazy Guide To Weight Loss

If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also …

The Three Pizza Recipes All Italians Swear By

Even in Italy, not all pizzas are alike. There’s the kind “al taglio”—cut into squares—that are usually a little thick. This pizza is made by putting the dough in enormous greased baking pans and it is then sold at the windows of little shops around town. There’s the super-thin kind that Roman …

19 Low-Stress Pasta Dinners You Can Make In One Pan

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How to Get Perfect Crispy Skin on Roast Chicken With Negligible Effort

Juicy meat and crackly skin can be yours with lots of salt, a big-ass knife or kitchen scissors, a few spatchcocking instructionals on YouTube, and a little bit of time.<p>In the hands of the uninitiated, a roast chicken can be genuinely terrible: gummy skin on chalky, flavorless meat. But done well? …

Recipes

Healthy Chicken Recipes Are a Clean Eater’s Delight

When we’re cooking with good health in mind, chicken is a go-to ingredient for us. It’s an inexpensive (relative to other meats) source of protein, hearty and delicious. But we love it most for its versatility and never tire of the many ways it can be served up. Need inspiration? Here are 25 things …