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Chewy Brownies

Looking for Chewy Texture? Don't Try This<p>In our efforts to create a brownie as chewy as the box-mix kind, we tried a range of unusual techniques and …

What’s New on Netflix in February

Hello, Danny Ocean; see you later, Burn Notice.<p>Love is in the air next month, or so we’re told. While you’ll have to wait until March for the third (and final) season of Netflix’s <i>Love,</i> there’s plenty to admire on the streaming service in February. Whether you prefer to turn to Netflix for chills or …

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The Crown: Did Prince Philip Have an Affair with a Russian Ballerina?

The Crown’s second season implies Prince Philip was romantically linked to dancer Galina Ulanova; was he?<p>“You married a wild spirit,” <b>Queen Elizabeth</b> is told in the Season 2 premiere of <i>The Crown.</i> “Trying to tame [him] is no use.”<p>As the Queen of England, though, <b>Claire Foy’s</b> character finds herself …

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The Crown: What Really Happened When Queen Elizabeth Met John and Jackie Kennedy

In The Crown’s second season, Queen Elizabeth catches wind of Jackie Kennedy’s unflattering remarks about her and Buckingham Palace.<p>British and American icons collide in <i>The Crown</i>’s second season when John and Jackie Kennedy visit Buckingham Palace in June 1961, just months after Kennedy began his …

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The Best No-Bake Holiday Cookies and Bars

No bake? No problem.<p>Between the cookie swaps, church potlucks, and holiday parties we have on the calendar this season, it’s hard to keep up with all …

Dessert

Recipe: The Easiest Chicken Pho You Will Ever Make (Really)

One of my best friends — let’s call her Lilly — is always trying to get me to go out for noodles. In the middle of July she’ll text, “Hey! Let’s hang out. I could really go for some soba...” In the dead of winter, when the sun sets on Manhattan at 4 p.m. I’ll see messages from her about a pho place …

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Flat Belly and Tight Booty Cardio Dance Workout

Celebrity trainer JJ Dancer takes dance workouts to a new level and makes your sweat sesh feel like a party. She trains Jenna Dewan, so JJ knows how to make her grooves double as strength-training moves. Get ready to pop, kick, and burn calories when you press play.

The Top 10 Genius Recipes of 2016

With 2016 coming to an end, one of the more gratifying ways to take stock is to look back on all that we've cooked—and the recipes we'll pocket to keep feeding each other and ourselves on repeat.<p>The ten recipes below are the Food52 community's very favorite Genius Recipes of the year. Like every …

Christmas Window Displays Around the World: Pictures

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Kodak’s moment may have passed, but it just proved it can still tug at our heartstrings

Its new short film, “Understanding,” is a testament to a father’s love and the power of a printed photo.<p>Even bankruptcy can’t kill the Kodak Moment.<p>Sure, nobody you know buys film anymore and Kodak just licenses its brand for consumer cameras and phones, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still produce …

Kodak

3 Low-Calorie Crockpot Recipes Straight From Gwyneth Paltrow's Kitchen

As the poster child for health and wellness, Gwyneth Paltrow certainly knows a thing or two about making comfort food healthy. Case in point: her …

No-excuses fitness: New exercise apps help you get your sweat on

Demands on your time can be overwhelming this time of year. But a few new fitness options mean no more excuses for skipping a workout:<p><b>Listen to your trainer</b><p>Popular audio fitness app Aaptiv provides some 17,000 "classes" a day to its users, who pay $10 a month for unlimited access to trainers …

Don't Give Up on Eggnog Until You Try George Washington's Recipe

Don't buy the stuff from the grocery store. Drink like our founding fathers would have.<p>For a few short days every year, it is perfectly acceptable to drink creamy, booze-laced punch from a dainty cup. Especially if it's a version of the creamy, booze-laced punch George Washington used to serve over …

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The 10 Minute Workout Everyone Can Do

If you're a follower of Kardashian workout routines, you've probably noticed Kourtney and Khloe spending a fair amount of time with a classic piece of playground equipment—the jump rope. And trainers love jump ropes too, because jumping rope is a complete, total body workout. “It tones both your …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

17 hidden useful tricks and shortcuts for your new Apple TV

The Apple TV 4, which came out last fall, is one of the most advanced media streamers on the market.<p>As opposed to older Apple TV models, the latest version can install apps and is a fairly sophisticated computer that you can hook up to your flat screen television.<p>You can tell if you have the latest …

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10 Best Brunch Recipes For Holiday Houseguests

The big feast is behind us, but there are still hungry houseguests to feed. Treat your company to a homemade brunch, from an elegant spinach and cheese strata to muffins bursting with fresh blueberries.<p><b>1. Spinach & Cheese Strata</b><p>This elegant brunch strata -- really a savory bread pudding with …

Breakfast

Learn How to Prepare, Cook With, and Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

Cast iron skillets is a fantastic tool for most stove-top cooking. However, like all the best tools, they can require a little extra care to get the …

Cast Iron Skillet

The Science Behind Baking the Most Delicious Cookie Ever

<i>This post originally appeared on Time and Ozy.com.</i><p>You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a chocolate chip cookie …

Dessert

27 Side Dishes to Go with Whatever You Grilled for Dinner

Summer is prime grilling season. Any main course you make in the presence of a smoky flame immediately takes on the taste of the season, but the real …

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13 Things Designers Notice the First Time They Enter Your Home

It only takes minutes for them to reshuffle all of your furniture in their minds.<p>The first rule of design is: everyone's taste is different. But interior designers know so much about trends and style that they can't help but make some judgments (good and bad!) when they enter someone's home. In …

40 Best Dream Bedroom Design Ideas In All Colors And Sizes

A perfect dream bedroom design ideas can be created in many cases of paint colors and decor styles. First choice is good quality comfortable bed with …

Interior Design

Inside ‘Stranger Things’: The Duffer Bros. on How They Made the TV Hit of the Summer

The brilliant minds behind Netflix series, a rollicking remix of 1980s coming-of-age classics, take us inside summer’s most addictive show.<p>Twin …

There’s No Way to Cancel Recurring Donations to Donald Trump

Once you get on the Trump train, you can't get off.<p>After declaring for months that he would bankroll his own White House bid, <b>Donald Trump</b> is going grassroots. The billionaire Republican nominee claims to have raised $35.8 million in July from small donations alone, his message of Making America …

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What the Data Really Says About Police and Racial Bias

Eighteen academic studies, legal rulings, and media investigations shed light on the issue roiling America.<p>As the nation reels from a series of high-profile fatal shootings of black men by police officers, many have decried the lack of readily available data on how racial bias factors into American …

Law Enforcement

Watch This Stunning Timelapse of Grand Teton National Park

Filmmakers Will and Jim Pattiz want to share their love of America’s national parks with the world. They’ve started a video series called "More Than …

15 Foods and Recipes You Never Knew You Could Freeze

These days we’re all trying to be super humans by eating better, planning better and just <i>doing</i> better in general. But even when you’re trying to maintain a healthy work-life balance, making time for meal planning can be tough (despite all the meal prep inspiration out there). If only we had the …

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