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38 Ways to Be a Better Cook in 2016

<i>by The Epicurious Editors, Epicurious</i><p>PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE<p>Some people make New Year's resolutions to start running five miles a day. Some folks vow to never touch another pepperoni-covered French bread pizza. But if you're anything like we are, your 2016 bucket list is all about the cooking skills …

Cooking

Why Insanely Successful People Never Reveal Their Dreams and You Shouldn’t Either

You may think that sharing your dreams is the first step to successfully achieving them. You’ll have more motivation and people will be able to hold …

Who are Generation Z? The latest data on today's teens

Gender fluid, hyper-stressed, politically engaged, connected but lonely: what do we know about modern teens?<p>• Read more from the magazine’s teen takeover<p>Today’s youngest generation with a label, born after 2000, are connected yet isolated, savvy but anxious, indulged yet stressed. They have grown …

London School of Economics

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

Psychology

Has Europe Been Right All Along to Renounce GE Crops?

By Reynard Loki<p><i>Editor's note: The terms GE (genetic engineering) and GMO (genetically modified organism) are often used interchangeably, but their</i> …

Impact of Chicago's violence on girls in toughest neighborhoods often overlooked

Her 3-inch-thick court file reveals a dark and violent world the teen is navigating: multiple arrests and stays in the juvenile detention center, repeated violations while free on electronic monitoring.<p>The girl was sexually abused. She has experienced violence in her own relationships, suffers from …

The Only Way to Stay in Love

Most of us have experienced this scenario. Someone, perhaps a friend or relative, is venting to us about their partner. They're registering an endless list of complaints and qualities their partner has that drive them crazy. They tell stories of shouting, insulting, accusing, and stonewalling. Yet, …

Relationships

Spike Lee's right: black people should wake up to 'Brother Bernie'

The director endorsed the Vermont senator on Tuesday. He’s the latest in a series of black intellectuals to recognise Sanders’ superiority over Clinton<p>Spike Lee is the latest black public intellectual to endorse Bernie Sanders and to question the sanity of black voters and politicians pledging …

Middle-class

Poorer students benefit less from a bachelor’s degree than the wealthy

Conventional wisdom holds that a bachelor’s degree is a worthy investment because it should help provide you with more earning potential than if you …

College & University

10 Super Bowl Sweets That Will Win Over the Crowd

No one will care who's winning the game when they taste one of these delicious desserts. From Chocolate Chip Blondies to Lemon Pound Cake, all of these touchdown treats are easy to make and fun to eat.<p><b>1. Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies</b><p>Part cookie, part brownie -- who doesn't love blondies? And the …

Dessert

Listen to astronaut Sally Ride discuss all the sexist questions she was asked by the press

In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel to space. Her accomplishment came two decades after Russia had sent the first woman to space in 1963. It was a progressive step for NASA, but unfortunately, the rest of the country wasn't so forward-thinking about it. In an interview …

Women in Science

Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake Is An Instant Success

<i>Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake may be the easiest cheesecake you'll ever make. It's the perfect size for a small family celebration too!</i><p>I am typically not one to jump on board with trends -- especially food-related trends. But when I stumbled across a Facebook page full of home cooks raving about the …

Dessert

Your Horoscope: Are You Going to Meet a Lover or a Loser?

Have you ever asked these questions about your relationships?<p>• "Why do I seem to attract relationships with people who take advantage of my kindness?"<p>• "Why do I seem to attract relationships with people who are abusive?"<p>• "Why do I end up in relationships with men who are either alcoholics, …

Astrology

Power Wars: How Obama justified, expanded Bush-era surveillance | Ars Technica

Review: Veteran national security reporter has inside scoop on Obama White House.<p>Over the winter holidays, I took some well-needed time offline, away …

Surveillance

Secret Teacher: let the government think I'm a failure, I've got my own success criteria

My measures of success focus on what’s important – the students. They remind me that, whatever the system thinks of my teaching, I am damn good at at my job<p>This term I had the most soul destroying conversation of my career. I was told by my ever supportive line manager that although the school …

Teaching

How to Make a Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Eating a healthy breakfast in the New Year doesn't have to mean a boring bowl of oatmeal. In this video, watch how to make a hearty banana-nut …

Breakfast

How to Speak Like Superwoman | Inc.com

It's an experience that, sadly, just about every woman business leader has had: at a meeting or event you present what you know to be a truly awesome idea, but your words seem to sink like a stone, making barely a ripple in the room. Then, only minutes later, some man says either the same thing or …

Consciousness

Vegetarian Fast Food: Not an Oxymoron

Superiority Burger’s Brooks Headley on the joys of opening a vegetarian fast-food joint—and the one dish that’s kept him sane. (Hint: It’s not the burger.)<p><i>In this edition of Back of the House, Superiority Burger’s Brooks Headley on the joys of opening a vegetarian fast-food joint—and the one dish</i> …

Vegetarian Food

10 Hard Things You Need To Do For Success (While Many People Are Unaware)

Not everyone is ready to do what it takes to attain success, but if you are serious about it, doing these 10 things will give you a head start.

Poll: Whites and Republicans are the angriest people in America

Often, 2015 felt like the year of outrage. The reasons for this were large and small — from police brutality to all manners of microaggressions, from terrorism to the color of a coffee cup. Americans of every race, economic background and political leaning seemed to share a common gift: the ability …

Race Relations

20 Easy, Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2016

<b>1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day.</b> Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's worth celebrating.<p><b>2. Gossip less.</b> Frequent gossiping can be detrimental to your relationships and …

Self-help

3 Recipes You'll Cook Constantly in 2016, Courtesy of Pinterest Superstar Bonnie Tsang

Food and lifestyle photographer Bonnie Tsang has been on Pinterest for five years—she was using an early, invitation-only version before most people had even <i>heard</i> of it. Though her influential account has led to creative projects with tastemakers such as Oprah Winfrey and companies like Estee …

33 Fast Facts About Love

• In every interaction, we're all asking the same question: "Will you show me what real love is?"<br>• Whether we're creating a special dinner or starting an argument, we're looking for an opportunity to share love.<br>• If we don't love ourselves first, no one else will -- not because we're not lovable, but …

Relationships

How to Build Exceptional Relationships: 9 Traits of Your Favorite People

Because no one ever does anything worthwhile alone.<p>Where success is concerned, lots of things matter. Education, experience, connections ... they all matter.<p>But one thing matters more. True success, the kind of success that also leads to happiness, is impossible without building great relationships.<p>…

Self-improvement

10 Homemade Stocks for All Your Soup Needs

Don't ever throw those bones away—utilize them to make these 10 flavorful, long-simmering stocks.<p><b>There's nothing like a large pot of simmering goodness</b> to welcome you home after a long, tiring day. In case you didn't know, stock, as opposed to broth, is made with bones, and the collagen from those …

Cooking

This 5-Recipe Meal Plan Will Get You Through The Week

During the stress of the holidays it's easy to forget about dinner. But making this meal a last-minute afterthought isn't the best way to fuel your body for another ugly sweater party. No, what you need is a plan. A recipe plan. And that's what we have for you right here.<p>Five quick, tasty, healthy …

Cooking

5 Topics for…Republican Debate No. 5

The final Republican presidential debate of 2015 will take place Tuesday, about seven weeks before the first votes of the 2016 election are cast in Iowa and over five months since Donald Trump rose to the top of the GOP field. Aside from Trump’s consistent lead, the candidates will take the stage …