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11 Things Every Adult Should Know How To Make (And Not Buy)

Listen, we know you're the busiest. And we know that at 9 p.m. that tub of grocery-store hummus is calling your name. But you know something? Homemade hummus is so easy to make. And so. Much. Better.<p>Ahead, 11 recipes you should keep in your arsenal and be able to whip up from scratch (at any given …

Power to the Party: 21 Labor Day Main Dish Recipes for Your End-of-Summer Bash

By now you should be all set with sides and desserts, so now it's time to start thinking about the main event. The old standbys like burger and grilled chicken are great, but Labor Day is a time to pull out the big guns and send off summer right. To that end we've got show-stopping grilled mains …

Cooking

50+ amazing resources for listening to (and learning!) Spanish

I’ve said before that listening is one of my biggest challenges when learning a language. My Speak from Day One approach to learning langauges, means …

Beyond Ramen: 9 Japanese Noodle Recipes to Know Right Now

<i>Header image: Soba Noodles with Swiss Chard–Miso Pesto from CHOW</i>The ramen craze of the last few years has certainly accomplished a lot. Not only has …

Banana on a stick? Tricks to making easy breakfasts and lunches

When you’re short on time, try these tips to make breakfast and lunch stress-free.<p><b>Breakfast</b><p>Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, right? And yet it's so hard to do anything as you and your family rush out the door. With a just a few minutes, you can make it happen.<p><b>Banana</b> …

Healthy Eating

The 2 Best Ways to Make Simple Fresh Tomato Sauce (Tomato Coulis)

When it comes to tomato sauce, we here at Serious Eats have you covered,* but I noticed recently that we hadn't yet offered a recipe for a tomato <i>coulis</i>. It's about as simple as tomato sauce gets—essentially just a puree made from fresh tomatoes, which you can then go on to use as you wish.<p>*There's …

Italian Food

How to make the perfect burger: Oxford food scientist claims to have answer

Oxford University chef says perfect burger is 7cm tall, should be eaten to music, given a name and should feel as good as it tastes<p>A leading food scientist claims to have created the perfect burger - and says that its smell and feel are more important than the taste.<p>The best burgers are 7cm tall, …

9 Reasons Why "Paris Is ALWAYS a Good Idea"

On her most recent trip to Paris, BT's photo editor captured unforgettable images of the City of Light, from gorgeous public spaces to intimate, …

Rise ‘n Shine to These 10 Breakfast Recipes from Around the Globe

Surprising breakfasts are one of the joys of foreign travel, even if you’re just armchair traveling. Here are 10 recipes that, though they skew a wee …

Your kids will love these homemade chicken tenders with sweet and sour sauce

<i>Need a fun, kid-friendly recipe? Look no further. Roger Mooking, chef and owner of Twist restaurant and co-host of Food Network's "Heat Seekers," shares his recipe for homemade chicken tenders made with just a few ingredients as well as a yummy sweet and sour sauce for dipping.</i><p>Sweet & Sour Scratch …

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10 Soups to Drown Your End-of-Summer Sorrows In

We're always sad to see summer go—but it's not gone <i>yet</i>. We're in that lovely late summer stretch when the days are still long but the evenings are getting cooler. And the best part about cool August evenings? Soup! <b>Here are 10 that both celebrate summer and make us excited about fall:</b><p>Tarragon Lemon …

9 Curry Recipes You Need to Add to Your Repertoire

Curry is a dish with global reach and almost endless variation. When it comes to the meals we like to fix, though, curry has a pretty specific …

Put an Egg on It: 20 Great Ways to Eat Fried or Poached Eggs

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I can't tell you how many times a simple egg has saved my life, or at least my day. That's because adding a perfectly fried or poached egg, its runny yolk surrounded by creamy white, can turn just about anything into a …

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This Is Why You Should Not Aim At A Happy Life Anymore

Happiness is different things to different people. Philosophers believe happiness is about living a good life and flourishing, not simply defining …

8 Tested and Perfected Summer Grilling Recipes

Summer grilling season is in full swing. Branch out from the usual hot dogs and burgers with these delicious and foolproof recipes.<p><b>1. Grilled Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they look -- and if you haven't …

We now have a way to objectively determine how upset someone is

When a patient walks into a therapist’s office, there’s no way to know just how upset he or she is feeling. A serious bout of depression in one patient could look like a bad day for another. Unfortunately, there’s no good objective measurement for emotions, but that could be about to …

Psychology

25 Tourist Traps We Love

Sure, these iconic destinations are mentioned in every travel guide. Sure, they're teeming with tourists. But we firmly believe that some spots are …

Can you make 3 meals for $4 a day?

<i>Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day</i> started as Leanne Brown's thesis project for her master's in food studies at New York University. "$4 a day means …