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This Mindfulness Trick Could Help You Keep Your Anxiety On Lock

By now we’ve likely all heard the term mindfulness thrown around a bajillion times (rough estimation). It’s been a buzzword in wellness circles for …

Mindfulness

59 Dope Things On Amazon Prime That Have A Cult Following

It's hard to imagine that knife sets and hair brushes could inspire such fanatical enthusiasm, yet scroll through some of Amazon's highest-rated …

Shopping

Game-Day Dips

Food Network Magazine mixed up a dip to please every fan on your guest list.<p>Fondue (No. 1)<p>Rub a small pot with garlic; add 1 cup white wine and …

The *One* Foolproof Way to Cook Fish at Home

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>Overcooked and under-seasoned fish — can you slap …

Recipes

Readers’ 23 All-Time Favorite Real Simple Recipes

We asked, and thousands of you answered. Here are the dishes most bookmarked, dog-eared, clipped, shared, and enjoyed—from once-a-week slow-cooker …

Great Easy Waffles Recipe

Recipe by: Cooking Mom<p>"This recipe has been handed down in my family and has become a favorite. If you have leftover waffles, they are great to …

This school librarian teaches students about (actual) fake news. Here’s how parents can, too.

Recently, congressional committees summoned executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google to Capitol Hill to explain their company’s roles in the national security issue of fake news planted by the Russians to manipulate our last presidential election. Congress wants something done to protect U.S. …

Teaching

This Impossibly Easy Appetizer Starts With a Bag of Oyster Crackers

Humble oyster crackers—what do you do with them? Pour them in a bowl of soup? Snack on them? There’s just not much there. Certainly not anything to …

14 Lazy Holiday Appetizers That Are Actually Impressive

Impress without stress.

Read this before you give your kid his or her first smartphone

While it might not bring parents as much joy as a first step or first word, the right time to introduce kids to a smartphone is an important moment.<p>Smartphones have become the most important piece of technology we own, connecting us with friends, keeping us updated on the world around us, and …

Apps

18 Super Doable Recipes For The Inevitable Holiday Potluck You're About To Be Roped Into

Slow cookers at the ready.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

50 Holiday Cookies

Fill your cookie tins with batches and batches of classic cookies and creative variations.<p>Classic Sugar Cookies (No. 1)<p>Beat 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup …

Dessert

The 7 Exercises One Yoga Teacher Swears By To Heal Even Your Worst Back Pain

I don't know about you, but especially when I'm sitting all day for work, my back <i>really</i> feels it. Hunching over a computer with my shoulders all …

Yoga

27 Dump Dinners That Basically Cook Themselves

Winner, winner, slow-cooked dinner.

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

How to get rid of a foul odor coming from the dishwasher

<i>Q: My high-end Bosch dishwasher sometimes emits a very foul odor when the door is open, a problem that has been happening since I purchased it about three years ago. The odor comes and goes; sometimes it smells like sewer gas, and other times it smells very rank. During the manufacturer’s warranty</i> …

Home Improvement

36 Dump-And-Cook Crockpot Recipes You Need To Try

Make chicken tetrazzini the easy way with this breezy recipe. The only thing you have to do when you get home at the end of the day is add cream …

Cooking

Tank vs. tankless heaters: Why tankless is not always the best choice

When it comes time to rent, buy, or make smart renovations to your home, it feels like you have a million decisions to make. What type of flooring …

Home Improvement

7 breakthrough winners from Allure's 'Best of Beauty' list

Get Stuff We Love<p>Subscribe to our newsletter.<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>It's that time of year again and Allure is sharing their "Best of Beauty Picks" for 2017.<p>Michelle Lee, the magazine's editor-in-chief, stopped by TODAY to share some of the breakthrough products that made this year's list, including everything …

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

How to make a great first impression -- and a great lasting impression.<p>There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely …

Self-improvement

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

This One-Pot Ranch Chicken & Rice Is a Weeknight Win

Chicken with a side of rice and sautéed spinach sounds like a nice dinner, doesn't it? But cooking all of those elements separately can be a lot to …

Make One Pot (Or Sheet Pan!) Dinners When You Don't Want To Fuss With Sides

When I was growing up, my mom made dinner almost every night. And I mean full dinner: protein, salad, vegetable, carbohydrate, and sometimes dessert. I know: I’m incredibly (incredibly!) lucky. Flash forward to today, where I struggle to cobble together a dinner/lunch-tomorrow meal in a …

Cooking

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength.<p>Of course, helping kids build mental muscle isn’t easy — it requires parents to be mentally strong as …

Self-help

Want a Happy Marriage? Do This 1 Thing, According to a Clinical Psychologist

It won't be easy, but it will be worth it.<p>You already know that a strong marriage can be an important boost to your career. But are you wondering if your own union is as solid as it could be? Is there something you can do to make a new marriage last or an already-pretty-good marriage even …

Self-help

How To Make The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, According To 5 Expert Bakers

YUM.<p>There’s no cookie more universally loved than the chocolate chip cookie, so we all owe it to ourselves to bake the best darn chocolate chip cookies we can possibly make ― for us, for our friends and family, and for the dignity of the chocolate chip cookie itself.<p>We’re here with help. We reached …

The 12 Slow Cooker Classics Every Cook Should Know

My younger brother just bought a slow cooker and texted me late one night asking for advice on classic slow cooker recipes he should know. Of course …

The 25 Greatest Kitchen Hacks Every Cook Should Know

Genius ideas from the <i>Cooking Light</i> brain trust show you how to save time, minimize effort, make do deliciously, and not let anything get in your way …

Pico de Gallo

Nothing rounds out a taco party like a bowl of fresh pico de gallo. We make ours with fresh plum tomatoes, but you can use any good looking summer …

Recipes

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …