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11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

12 Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas Under 300 Calories

<b>Cut carbs without cutting flavor.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Audrey Bruno.</i><p>Photo: Karina Carrel via cafedelites.com<p>Breakfast is more than just a meal -- it's a way of life. The right recipe will help keep you feeling happy and full straight on through to lunchtime. And having something tasty planned for your …

Here's What Personal Trainers Actually Eat After A Workout

Get some delicious snack and meal ideas from pros who get just as hangry as you.

25+ Chicken and Rice Recipes Perfect For Any Night of the Week

If you grew up eating chicken and rice, you know it's one of the best comfort foods there is. You might not even realize how many variations there are (one-pot, slow-cooker, Mexican, Thai, and more), but these 26 recipes will convince you they belong in your weekly dinner rotation.

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How to Make Frozen Yogurt Bark

There's something about food in "bark" form that makes it infinitely more snackable. The varying broken shapes and sizes of bark make it so easy to …

11 Salmon Recipes to Make Your New Go-Tos

Salmon might something that you already lean on heavily (thus removing some of its specialness). But since it's hearty and rich-tasting and fresh and quick to prepare, it's worth refreshing what recipes you already have in your salmon roster.<p>Now that salmon is coming back into season, pick a new …

Everything You Thought You Knew About Breakfast Is Wrong

Where breakfast's concerned, your mom might have been off base -- and so is a lot of research.<p>Most people think breakfast is important -- ask five to name the "most important meal," and three or four will say breakfast.<p>Science seems to back that up. Studies show that kids who eat breakfast tend to …

Toasted Sugar Recipe

Toasting sugar in a low oven allows for a range of caramelization without ever sacrificing its crystalline structure. The result is a sort of "granulated caramel" that can be used in any recipe as a one-to-one substitution for plain sugar. A mere hour of toasting will dramatically tame the sugar's …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled<br>• 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract<br>• 1 cup granulated sugar<br>• 1 teaspoon fine sea salt<br>• 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour<br>• 1 cup unsalted, roasted cashews or pecans, chopped<br>• 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (60% cacao)<p><b>Preparation</b><p>Position a rack in the center …