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This Chai Recipe is Easier Than Leaving Your House to Buy Chai

By Emily Schultz<p>It’s so gingery and perfect I could drink a gallon of it in one sitting.<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 chai recipe that associate social media manager Emily Schultz just couldn't live</i> …

Chai

You’ve Been Making French Toast All Wrong (Here’s How to Do It Right)

A plate of perfect French toast—crispy round the edges, custardy in the center, and capped off with an amber kiss of maple syrup—is a thing of …

I Ate This Entire Batch of Pistachio Cookies in 3 Days Because They’re That Good

Do you know what goes really well with pistachio cookies? Wine. And Fleetwood Mac.<p>Some people call this time of year cuffing season, but I prefer cookie season instead. For as long as I can remember, my mom would turn her kitchen into a chocolate chip cookie factory in December. But I’m at that …

Dessert

Salt-and-Butter-Roasted Pecans

Makes about 2 cups<p>For the holidays, Vivian Howard, chef at Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, NC, makes her mom’s salt-and-butter-roasted pecans. "We share them with special customers, my kids’ teachers, and friends. Plus, I keep a few tins in the car for moments when I feel like I should have a gift …

Spices

14 Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Desserts That Everyone at the Table Will Love

Dessert

Blackout Cake

12 servings<p>According to legend (a.k.a. the Internet), this decadent chocolate cake was first created by Ebinger’s bakery in Brooklyn, New York, and named after the blackout drills during World War II. To re-create it, we learned that patience is key: giving all the separate components time to chill …

Dessert

Health Care Is So Expensive Because You Don't Pay For It Yourself

Almost everyone involved in health care will tell you that the greatest problem in our system is that we pay on a fee-for-service basis. Almost …

Young, healthy and demanding blood tests: The Americanisation of Aussie patients

"Which blood test?"<p>"You know, all of them."<p>Point to <i>Manual of Use and Interpretation of Pathology Tests</i> on bookshelf. Two inches thick, small print. …

The Crispy Corn and Chickpea Bowl You'll Want to Make After a Long Day

This bowl will always deliver so you don't have to order in.<p>The funny thing about bowl recipes is, despite how simple they might seem, they can actually be a lot of work. In the amount of time it'll take you to make rice, mix a dressing, roast some vegetables, and soft-cook an egg…well, you could …

Chickpeas

This Roasted Pork Shoulder Is the Easiest, Most Impressive Dinner Party Dish Ever

By Meryl Rothstein<p>The crowd always goes wild for this sweet-salty, fall-apart-tender roasted pork shoulder, and it's basically impossible to mess up.<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 roasted pork shoulder</i> …

Cooking

Best and Worst Flowers to Plant for a Pet-Friendly Garden

Every pet owner knows their dog or cat will chew on anything it can sink its teeth into, whether that’s a toy, shoe, or ball of yarn. And at some …

The secret ingredient to make any room feel more inviting

You know the feeling of walking into a room and immediately feeling drawn to a certain area — whether it’s a cozy seating nook or an interesting collection on the mantel? If you can’t quite put your finger on what it is about the space or group of objects that seems alluring, there’s a good chance …

Home Decorating

Here’s What Happens To Your Brain Under Anesthesia

If you’ve ever had surgery, your anesthesiologist has likely told you to count back from 100. You don’t get too far before you’ve drifted off. Hours …

Here's the cold LinkedIn message that prompted a CEO to give the sender a job

Then she received a LinkedIn message from Elliott Bell that changed her mind. Bell was hired as the director of marketing a few months later. He worked at The Muse for four years.<p>Here's the full text of the LinkedIn message he sent Minshew. It's reprinted in "The New Rules of Work," the new book …

Employment

5 things every adult should know how to do around the house

Part of being an adult is creating a well-functioning place to call home. If you want to add a personal touch, like artwork on the walls, you need to hang it. If something breaks, you have to be able to fix it — or hire someone to do it, which burns through cash fast. Luckily, the more tasks you …

Home Improvement

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

IKEA for Grownups: 5 Next-Level Scandinavian Shops

Although we would never want to put an age limit on shopping at everyone's favorite Swedish superstore, a new study by the lending company Earnest …

Research

Romantic Bedroom Decorating Ideas You'll Both Love

To sleep or not to sleep, that is the question.<p>Set a more romantic scene in your bedroom with relaxing scented candles, soft sumptuous bedding and …

10 Ways to Decorate Your Home If You Have Anxiety

If you weren't a fan of blue rooms before, you will be now.<p>There's a reason people say your home should be a reflection of you. You see, your physical environment plays a major role in your mood and mental well-being. So if you're a person who suffers from anxiety, embrace these decor ideas that …

Paying doctors bonuses for better health outcomes makes sense in theory. But it doesn't work.

It can even lead doctors to shun treating the sickest patients.<p>For decades, the costs of health care in America have escalated without comparable improvements in quality. This is the central paradox of the American system, in which costs outstrip those everywhere else in the developed world, even …

7 Living Room Ideas For Designing On A Budget

Furnishing and decorating an entire living room can be an expensive task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of ways you can personalize …

Home Decorating

These Hoisin-Glazed Cocktail Meatballs Are Hoi-Sinfully Delicious

There's a reason why cocktail meatballs have been a perennial party favorite since the 1960s: They're incredibly tasty and exactly the kind of snack you want to munch on while holding a martini glass in one hand.<p>Warm, savory, and usually a little sweet, these little meatballs are pretty much always …

Stunning Coffee Tables Designed to Look Like Ethereal Rivers

Every living room needs the right coffee table. It’s pretty much an essential to make your design work, so you really need to choose the perfect one. …

Furniture

This Medicine Ball Workout Will Work Your Butt Like Never Before

While a zero-equipment squats and lunges routine can be a great way to work your butt, a medicine ball workout adds in a seriously versatile piece of …

Best air-purifying houseplants, according to NASA

NASA recommends one air-purifying plant for every 100 square feet of space<p>While architects are raving about the benefits of plant-covered facades, you don’t need to entirely mask your building with greenery in order to get the same benefits. Starting in the 1980s, NASA scientists began to study the …

Samer Nashef: 'Understanding the healthcare system is a matter of life or death'

The cardiac specialist reveals how what really goes on behind the operating door inspired his book The Naked Surgeon<p>So you’ve been told you need an operation. Can you be sure that you really should go under the knife? What is the risk of having surgery? Or the risk of not having it? Is the timing …

Medical Technology

How a 27-Year-Old College Dropout Is Simplifying Health Care

At the risk of inducing hives, I would like to ask you to take a moment to think about your health care plan. Do you know all the benefits you’re …

11 House Plants So Good for You They’re Approved by NASA

Adding some green to a space can do a lot of good — both for your health and your style. Although we’ve been loving 2016’s trending house plants (we’ve even DIYed a Sharpie watercolor planter to keep them looking fresh in our office), we almost lost it when we heard that space plants (yes, space …