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The 100,000 Project

<b>The result of decades of intensive research into the causes of cancer has started to come to fruition in the last few years. In 2009, on publication</b> …

Cancer

15 Things You Learn About Love When You Find Your Soul Mate

Your soul mate is the person who inspires you to be a better person each and every day.<p><b>1. No love is perfect.</b> It has its highs and its lows — and some of them are very high, and very low — but the lows are not a sign of weakness or that you shouldn't be together. Rather, they're something that …

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

Learning

Tom Odell - Grow Old with Me

Insider’s Guide to Cold War Berlin

During the Cold War, the <b>Berlin Wall</b> came to represent Germany’s divided nation and capital. Though mostly dismantled now, it remains a potent presence, marked by sites that hark back to a sinister time in the city’s history.<p><b>> What to See:</b><p>The <b>Bornholmer Street border crossing</b> is where the Wall first …

Istanbul and around Guide | Turkey Travel

Explore Find out more Books Features<p>Uniquely among the world’s cities, Istanbul stands astride two continents, Europe and Asia. As if its spectacular …

Ancient History

8 Ways to Make Any Pasta Sauce Instantly More Amazing

Pasta with basic tomato sauce is a weekly — ok, sometimes nightly — occurrence in our house. To keep things interesting, I'll finish the sauce off …

Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe

Wow! I’m doing a happy dance just thinking about this apple pie smoothie. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and it’s GREAT. Anytime you have that …

Breakfast

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Soup Recipe

<b>Note:</b> When puréeing your soup, you can use a food processor, blender, or hand blender. Regardless, make sure to wait until it's cooled a bit to prevent a messy explosion. I tend to divide my soups into halves or thirds to make sure it doesn't overwhelm the appliance.<p>Although the lemon juice may …

Carrot-Coconut Soup with Harissa and Crispy Leeks

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Heart-healthy coconut oil adds delightfully nutty, aromatic flavor to this creamy, sweet soup. If you can't find harissa to garnish with, drizzle it with hot sauce or sprinkle with a pinch of chili flakes instead.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons coconut …

The Food Lab: How to Make Creamy Vegetable Soups Without a Recipe

When I was a totally green cook with my first serious restaurant job, working under Chef Jason Bond at what's now a landmark Boston restaurant, No. 9 Park, there were many moments when I learned a new technique or perfected an old one and said to myself, "holy crap, I just made this?" But the very …

20 Spring Soups to Get You Through 'Til Summer

Because it rains a lot in spring.<p>You know that moment when you realize spring is finally here, and your heart swells with joy, your cheeks take on a rosy glow, and the birds start to sing? And then you know that moment right after when you realize that it's raining and that your favorite suede …

Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 medium butternut squash, halved, seeded<p>2 garlic cloves, peeled<p>1 onion, chopped<p>2 teaspoons grated peeled ginger or 1/2 teaspoon dried ground ginger<p>2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more for seasoning<p>1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric<p>1 28-oz. can whole …

3-Ingredient Tomato Soup For The Laziest Among Us

Remember earlier this year, when you stocked your pantry and printed out recipes and planned your meals and decided to cook responsibly, virtuously, …

How to Make Bread Pudding Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: If you have bread and a touch of creativity, you're only a hop, a skip, and a jump away from bread pudding</i> …

Chunky Chocolate Chip-Walnut Cookies Recipe

Thick and chunky chocolate chip cookies, with walnuts for crunch.<p>adapted from <i>Baking Illustrated</i><p><b>Read more: Cookie Monster: Chunky Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies</b><p>Ingredients2 cups (10 ounces) all purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted1 cup light …

Oldie but a Goodie: Giant Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chunk Cookies (nut-free)

This recipe is a oldie because it’s one I posted in my notes section of my Facebook when my website was being a b*tch. But if you don’t have …

Sizzling Spicy Rib Eye Steaks Recipe

Blake and I must have had the exact same idea. Since I have rib eye steaks so rarely, I usually just opt for a simple coating of salt and pepper, but after finding a good deal on these, I wanted to see if a dry rub would help add dimensions of flavor and actually improve the taste of the great cut …

Make Ali Larter's Meyer Lemon Cake with Lavender Sugar Recipe - Great Ideas : People.com

“Meyer lemon cake with lavender sugar. Want this recipe?” reads the caption on <b>Ali Larter</b>‘s latest drool-worthy Instagram. <br>The resounding response …

Bailey's Fudge Squares

Mmm, fudge. A hit of Irish cream liqueur in the base and the topping makes these squares a very boozy treat indeed. Dark and white chocolate are swirled together to make the base, their richness interrupted only by chopped nuts of your choice.<p>Recipe reprinted with permission from IRISH PANTRY: …

Kimchi Chicken and Cabbage Stir-Fry Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> To cut the chicken into 1/4-inch strips, cut chicken into 1/4-inch slices, then cut each slice into 1/4-inch strips. This shape ensures minimum cooking time and maximum flavor. Kimchi is a Korean fermented cabbage. It can be found, along with chili sauce, in the refrigerated section of your …

Great Balls of Cheese: 22 Epic Cheese Ball Recipes

Is the cheese ball reminiscent of something your mom would have pulled out for a potluck years ago? You’re not alone. Cheese balls were totally a thing in the ’80s. They’ve made their rounds, and they’re back and better than ever. We’ve got 22 incredible cheese ball recipes that prove it: What was …

Thomas Keller's Chicken Breasts with Tarragon Recipe

As tough as chicken breasts can be to cook—there's no fat or bone to help mitigate dryness—a pounded chicken "paillard" is as easy. It's a technique that becomes a no-brainer once you learn it, whenever sauteeing the old boneless, skinless standby. By pounding the breast into uniform thickness and …

15 Sweet, Savory, and Totally Amazing Tart Recipes

Move over, pie.<p>Making a tart is like making a pie, but <i>much</i> easier. There's no top crust to trap the heat, so your filling won't become a soupy mess that makes your bottom crust all soggy. There's no wondering whether it's done, because you can look at it and tell. In short, it's a perfect …

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Full of down-home flavor, this classic soup can be on your table in 20 minutes or less.

Chicken Pasta e Fagiole with Smoked Paprika Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> Garbanzo beans or white beans can be substituted for the kidney beans.<p><b>Read more: Chicken Dinners: Chicken Pasta e Fagioli with Smoked Paprika</b><p>Ingredients3 tablespoons olive oil, divided3 ounces pancetta, finely chopped (optional)2 medium onions, finely chopped (about 1 3/4 cups)1 bay leaf6 …