Amy Rutherford

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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Fall is supposedly here in Santa Barbara, but with temperatures in the triple digits, one would never guess Autumn is technically in full swing. Never-the-less, it's my husband's birthday today and every year for his birthday, he requests one of three desserts: carrot cake, strawberry shortcake or …

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FYI: Why Do I Poop More When I Have My Period?

I mean, it's not just me, right?<p>The answer is prostaglandins. These are the chemical signals girls' and women's bodies make and send to the uterus to tell it to contract, thus expelling the uterine lining at the end of the menstrual cycle. Prostaglandins aren't super picky about whom they talk to, …

The Mason Jar, Reborn

How a container once integral to farming culture came to be the hipster vessel of choice: an Object Lesson<p>In the mid-1970s, my parents fled the New Jersey suburbs to build a house in rural New Hampshire, where my mother tended a large vegetable and herb garden. The growing season in New Hampshire …

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The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Titanium Rings Tough To Crack In Emergencies

When the patient showed up in the emergency department, he was hurting. He'd taken a nice long soak in a warm tub, and a few hours later his fingers swelled enough to trap his ring. Now that finger was painful and swollen. The ring needed to come off, since restricted blood flow can lead to tissue …

A Week's Worth Of One-Skillet Recipes To Make Your Life Easier

Turn up the heat.<p>There are tons of excuses we use to talk ourselves out of cooking at home -- it's messy, complicated, it heats up the apartment. And there's always Seamless.<p>But cooking at home can seriously improve your life, according to science.<p>Julia Wolfson, a lead author of a 2014 <b></b>study at the …

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These Avocado Taco Boats Are the Perfect Addition to Your Summer Barbecue

<i>By Phil Mutz, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>Summer is in full swing and that means I have plenty of barbecues coming up.<p>I love firing up the grill and enjoying a hamburger and hot dog with good friends. I am always looking for new recipes to try out at my summer parties. So when I saw this incredible …

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FocusMotion lets any wearable become your fitness trainer, no matter how obscure the exercise

There are no shortage of fitness wearables on the market, but many of them do roughly the same thing in different packaging: Sleep tracking, motion detecting, heart rate measuring and the like.<p>FocusMotion wants to be the “Siri for understanding human movement,” by offering an SDK that turns any …

10 Breakfast Ideas to Make You Foodgasm

Breakfast is not something anyone should skip, so why not make it luscious? From <i>superfood smoothies</i> to <i>breakfast bowls</i>, I've got a few mouthwatering ideas to get you in the mood. As The Sensual Foodie, making food sexy is my specialty. No more boring egg and stale toast breakfasts. You can forget …

Archaeologists find 'very significant' 4K-year-old home in Ohio

One tribe lived in Ohio so long ago we don't even have a name for them. Archaeologists recently uncovered one of their 4,000-year-old homes in Lorain County and say it belonged to hunter-gatherers who visited periodically during the fall and winter, the <i>Cleveland Plain Dealer</i> reports.<p>"There's …

Space Saving Solutions for Every Room in Your House

When you first moved in, you had good intentions: You bought a filing cabinet, carefully folded your clothes into closets and bureaus, and vowed that your kitchen countertops would never be (too) cluttered. But before you knew it (or had even finished moving in), life happened: Opened letters and …

So What Exactly Is Tapioca, Anyway?

Most of us who've ever had tapioca know it to be the chewy, small pearls found in a bowl of pudding. Or maybe the bigger, still chewy balls floating around in the now-globally-popular sweet Asian bubble teas. But not many of us actually know what these little pearls are -- what they're made of or …

9 Delicious Chicken Dinners From Around the World

Spice up your repertoire with these delicious chicken dinners. They come from all over the globe, but are easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket.<p><b>1. Asian BBQ Chicken</b><p>Think of this dish as Chicken Teriyaki with a South Asian flair, or India meets the other flavors of Asia. It …

16 Ways to Eat Lots of Pita Bread and Chips

Pita is for lots more than lunch sandwiches. Think salads, burgers, dips, and more.<p><b>The perfect pita bread</b> should be warm, fluffy, and not fall apart with piled with dips or meat. Test out your favorite brand with these 16 recipes.

Meal Prep These 60 Big-Batch Recipes and Eat Well All Week

A little extra work on the weekend means you can eat well for days.<p>Nothing makes us feel more at the top of our game than meal prepping big batches of grains, beans, proteins, and sauces to mix and match for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Make a few of these recipes—from basics like roast chicken or …

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12 Brownies That Are Totally OK To Eat For Breakfast

Want permission to eat brownies for breakfast? You're an adult, so you can make brownies part of your morning meal in any way you please.<p>And if you want a little help, we've rounded up some smarter ways to go about it. A few of these chocolate recipes are made healthier with snuck-in oats or …

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Can you solve it? Is beehive Hidato the new Sudoku?

Not long ago a puzzle with an exotic name appeared, asking solvers to fill out numbers on a grid. Sudoku then became a worldwide craze.<p>Now there’s a new one with similar aspirations. <b>Hidato</b> is the creation of Israeli inventor Gyora Benedek. (The name comes from <i>hida</i>, the Hebrew for riddle.)<p>The aim of …

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9 Awesome Frittata Ideas to Make for Breakfast (or Right Now!)

Frittatas are so easy and healthy, why wouldn't you make one for a weekday breakfast?<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a</i> …

Real life 'Pac-Man' satellite will clean up space junk

The Swiss aren't big on littering, and that philosophy apparently applies to space, too. After the nation's EPFL Center for Space Engineering launched its first satellites (the tiny SwissCubes) into orbit, the very next mission planned was "CleanSpace One" to get them <i>out of</i> orbit. For one, the …

36 Blueberry Recipes We’re Completely Obsessed With

From cobbler to pancakes to pies, here are our favorite blueberry recipes.<p><b>We're not saying we have a favorite berry</b> or anything, but we'll gladly admit that blueberries are one of the best. Try out these blueberry recipes now (now!), especially when blueberries are in season.

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Meat Is Murder—but It’s People Being Killed (and Not How You Think)

One evening in June 2011, at their home in a suburb of Portland, Ore., Melissa Lee and her husband sat down to a dinner of spaghetti and meatballs …

Coconut Toast: The Best Way to Start Monday Morning

Like coconut? Try using coconut manna instead of butter on your toast.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a chance to eat</i> …

Feeling Anxious? Have a Pickle

The Plate<p>I’m from northern Vermont, and am the descendant of a long line of uptight Puritans and taciturn ice fishermen. Chattiness is not our bag. At parties, we’re big on nail-biting reticence and we tend to have an over-developed concept of personal space. A lot of us, as kids, hid behind the …

A Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Whiskey

Bourbon, Scotch, and rye whiskey, oh my! In the wide world of whiskey, there exist many classifications, styles and origins—and these labels can be hard to grasp, particularly for those who are just beginning to dabble. What separates <i>whiskey</i> from <i>whisky</i>? How do single malts and blends differ? Below, …

Why the grain bowl is your easy, budget-friendly, healthy dinner solution

I love dining on a buffet of items like vegetables, cheeses and nuts, and can make a whole meal out of foods I like to graze on. That's why the trend of grain bowls is right up my alley. To me, there is nothing better than digging a spoon into a deep dish full of my favorite flavors and …

10 Ways Restaurants Manipulate Our Spending And Eating Habits

<i>What are some examples of restaurants using psychology to manipulate our spending and eating habits?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and</i> …