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Readers’ 23 All-Time Favorite Real Simple Recipes

We asked, and thousands of you answered. Here are the dishes most bookmarked, dog-eared, clipped, shared, and enjoyed—from once-a-week slow-cooker …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

How binge listening to podcasts helped me get through my breakup

On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to be my president. Two days later, my boyfriend broke up with me out of the blue and, to top it all …

14 of the Best Butt Exercises You Can Do Without a Gym Membership

Extreme Sports

The 20 Best Books Of 2016

Read ’em all<p>Now is the time of year when we’re supposed to look back on everything that happened and celebrate the best of it. This has been a particularly challenging task this year, because, well, there’s little about 2016 which immediately springs to mind as being all that great. And yet, …

15 Cornbread Recipes That Stomp Buttery Rolls

Warm and buttery rolls are a staple at every festive family dinner. However, when it comes to Thanksgiving, it’s *all* about that moist and crumbly cornbread. Whether you’re into a classic corny cornbread or like to add a unique spin with sweet and savory components, Thanksgiving dinner just isn’t …

Cooking

12 Workout Myths That Just Need to Die

For every two fitness truths, there's a lie, and sometimes it's hard to determine which is which. (Especially when it's something many of us have just assumed for as long as we can remember.) So, now presenting: <i>Mythbusters, Fitness Edition</i>. Letting go of these 12 fitness misconceptions will help …

Exercise

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

From Thai to Indian: 9 Easy Ethnic Recipes Your Family Will Love

From Shrimp Pad Thai to Chicken Curry, all of these recipes are deliciously family-friendly, with flavors mild enough for the kids but authentic enough for more adventurous eaters.<p><b>1. Shrimp Pad Thai</b><p>Everything you need for this delicious Shrimp Pad Thai, you can find at your local grocery store -- …

6 satisfying soup recipes for chilly winter nights

There are times when it's just too cold out to cook anything other than a comforting bowl of soup. We've combed our recipe database to find six of our favorite soup recipes, perfect for those chilly winter nights.<p><b>Soupe a l'oignon gratinee</b><p>Start with a generous amount of slowly caramelized onions, …

5 health foods that aren't worth the money

There's a special kind of pain you feel when you turn over a bag of kale chips at the health food store and realize that they cost <i>ten dollars</i>. I mean, we all want to eat better, but ten bucks for a 2-oz bag of dehydrated cabbage? It's enough to make you choke on your veganic carrots.<p>I had a feeling …

Shopping

How We Achieved the Banana Bread of Our Dreams

Everybody has a recipe for banana bread, right? And most of them are actually pretty good. But for the Epicurious test kitchen team, good was not …

Jacky Willis Huhn

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right

No matter how this past year went for you, use these 101 motivational quotes to start 2016 off right.<p>Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a …

Motivation

Eat This, Not That! 9 Best Yogurts | Eat This Not That

Packed with protein, crammed with calcium, popping with probiotics, yogurt has all the makings of the best weight loss foods.<p>But tread ye carefully …

Nutrition

The Worst Carbs For Your Metabolism

Our internal works change carbohydrates into glucose, then use this type of energy for cells, tissues and organs, storing any extra sugar in the …

The Best Breakfast Cereals to Eat for Weight Loss

In fact, despite reports of the breakfast staple’s declining popularity, cold cereal is still the most popular breakfast in America, according to …

Nutrition

18 Ways To Actually Keep Your Closets Organized

You're still going to have to get rid of that sweater you haven't worn in three years.

11 Best TV Shows to Binge-Watch When You Cant Leave Your Couch

Snow days are the best days.<p>Winter weather means many, many hours spent lying on the couch discussing the eternal question: What to watch???<p>Here, 11 shows to indulge in, from quick one-season hits you can devour in a single sitting to multi-season series you can make a dent in while half comatose …

The 10 Best Face Moisturizers For $30 Or Less

These picks prove it pays to stay hydrated. 💧<p>You don't have to break the bank to have great skin, especially when it comes to moisturizers and creams. In fact, some of the best in the biz can be bought on the cheap. You just have to know what you're looking for.<p>To help you navigate the world of …

The 20 BEST Weight Loss Foods From The Biggest Loser

But as I always explain at the ranch, when you fill up on foods like these, you have little room left for the fare your body needs. Generally …

Nutrition

The only 15 foods worth buying organic

Instead we're faced with awkward produce-aisle decisions every time we step foot into a grocery store — is this worth paying 50¢, $1, $5 more?<p>What are the health implications, and is organic equally important across the board?<p>Let's get real here: Most organic food has not been proven to be "better" …

Nutrition

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

Nothing beats the slow cooker for tender ribs

Many people love the idea of a slow cooker because it seems so simple — open the pot, insert ingredients, cover the pot, turn on the heat, then leave …

Cooking

11 Drinks to Start Your Morning

In the world of morning beverages, there are a lot of personal preferences. There are hot drink drinkers and cold drink drinkers: Some people will adamantly order a cold coffee, even in the dead of winter, while others can never give up their hot latte, even as they sweat through an August commute. …

Perfect French Toast

Good cooks in many cultures have found delicious ways to revive stale or leftover bread. But the French take first prize with their simple recipe for pain perdu, literally "lost bread," which we have come to know as French toast. Once you've mastered the basics -- coating slices of bread in an …

Breakfast

Emily's Famous Hash Browns Recipe

Recipe by: your mom<p>"Good old fashioned restaurant-style hash browns. Perfect with hot pepper sauce and ketchup!"<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Added to shopping list. …

Recipes

Pancakes With Bourbon Maple Sauce and Toasted Pecans Recipe

After a few bites you'll feel warm and ready to tackle the cold. But because it's late in the day and the sauce is spiked, you can skip the chopping wood part, and instead plop down on the couch and fall asleep early.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. …

25 iPhone Apps That Could Change Your Life

There are too many silly apps to choose from, but these are actually super useful.