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Cookies, Cookies, Cookies: All the Christmas Cookie Recipes You'll Ever Need

There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.

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6 Things Weight-Loss Experts Want You to Know BEFORE You Start Trying to Drop Pounds

Don't walk into a diet blindly.<p>Learning the hard way sucks—especially when that lesson is about weight loss. "People have so many misconceptions and get so many things wrong when it comes to weight loss," says dietician Rachel Beller, M.S., R.D., author of <i>Eat to Lose, Eat to Win</i>. Luckily, that's …

37 Roast Chicken Recipes to Learn, Make, and Master

A good roast chicken is one of the most important recipes you can master—here are some of our favorite versions of the classic.

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3-Ingredient Recipes You Can Whip Up in a Flash

Talk about short and sweet: Each of these treats uses only three ingredients, most of which you likely have on hand.<p>Peanut Butter Cookies<p>Biscuit and …

3 Soul-Warming Soup Recipes from Sunny Anderson

When the weather is chilly, Sunny Anderson swears by soul-warming soups.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Photo: Andrew Purcell<p>Southern Pasta e Fagioli<p>Photo: Andrew …

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7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss

And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!

What's Best for Weight Loss: Cardio or Strength Training?

An expert weighs in on how you should spend your gym time<p><b>The question:</b> To lose weight, should I spend my gym time doing more cardio or more strength training?<p><b>The expert:</b> Personal trainer Mike Donavanik, C.S.C.S., C.P.T.<p><b>The answer:</b> It depends what you mean by "lose weight." If you are in an epic …

6 Apps To Help You De-Stress In Minutes

There's no doubt that technology can be stressful. While 24/7 connectivity certainly makes some things more convenient, a plugged-in life can take a toll on our well-being. Scientists have linked heavy tech use with decreased focus and productivity, increased stress, disrupted sleep and stunted …

Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive

Whether trying to conquer Mount Everest or just pick up your laundry, learning these quick facts will make it easier to be super productive -- or at least understand why you're not.<p>And if you're the type of person who is likely procrastinate instead of reading the rest of this article, then you …

How To Turn Negative Emotions Into Your Greatest Advantage

In our relentless pursuit of happiness, it's easy to shove aside, make light of, or otherwise evade negative emotions. But the truth is that unpleasant feelings are not only inevitable, they can also play a key role in health and well-being.<p>A small study from Olin University published earlier this …

Mac & Cheese With Potato Chips: The Ultimate Recipe

Photo: Courtesy of <b>Dinner: A Love Story</b>.<p><i>Let's face it: You're busy — too busy to mess around with complicated cooking at the end of the day. Still,</i> …

6 Trainers Share Their Favorite Ways to Strengthen Without Using Weights

See ya never, barbells.

61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.

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