Brandy Smith

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Delicious Side Dishes That’ll Steal the Show at Your Next Potluck

Guaranteed to please.<p>When it comes to any potluck, the side dishes can make all the difference between a ho-hum supper and a real crowd-pleasing …

Cooking

20 Recipes for People Who Are Obsessed with Mushrooms — Recipes from The Kitchn

I believe I survived my years as a vegetarian because of mushrooms. Their sturdy texture and hefty flavor were such an easy substitute for meat, …

Cooking

11 Sweet Scone Recipes You'll Want to Bake Immediately

Wherever you stand on the age-old debate of which comes first, jam or cream, one thing is certain: scones are truly delicious. And if you're open to a few lively flavors, we've found some rather worthy additions to add to your repertoire alongside the classic British scone recipe. From chocolate …

Breakfast

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Chicken, According to Chefs

While there are whole schools of thought on cooking steak—grilling evangelist Meathead Goldwyn pushes the reverse sear method, for example—chicken, …

24 Hilarious Comics About Sibling Relationships

Here's to all the bickering, bonding and hijinks.<p>Sibling relationships are really special.<p>You may have your disagreements (likely a <i>lot</i> of disagreements), but they can also be your ultimate partners-in-crime. You may give them a hard time, but if someone else utters a negative word about them, …

Relationships

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

5 Simple Ways to Detox Your Body

If you like the idea of cleansing your digestive system, but don’t want to do it with extreme diets, laxatives, herbal teas, or colonics, there are …

This Coffee Mug Is Made For Moms Who Curse – And Those Who F*cking Judge Them For It

Cursing has become a commercial art form – those who love to swear can now click twice in Etsy and find an endless stream of coffee mugs, aprons, oven mitts, cross-stitched pillows, and "vintage" china emblazoned with their favorite curse word, namely "f*ck."<p>But, it appears that the moms who …

How to Perfectly Cook Chicken Breasts on the Stovetop

Comforting, affordable, and incredibly versatile, chicken breast is the quintessential dinnertime staple. Cooking a crispy, pan-seared chicken breast …

Cooking

15 common math questions from the SATs that everyone gets wrong

1/<p>Many people misread this question about the original price of a laptop.<p>When people read this question in a rush, they assume that it's asking about …

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

Italian Food

26 Side Dish Recipes That Pair Perfectly with Pasta

Pasta pairing 101: Keep your sides light and fresh. So we found some fun veggie dishes and salads (there’s no boring piles of lettuce, don’t worry) …

Avocado Recipes

These delicious recipes include gooey cheese-topped guacamole and chilled avocado soup with crab.

This 4-Ingredient Naan is the Easiest Bread You'll Ever Make

A foolproof recipe for the college fool.<p>March 18, 2018<p>Unexpected Origins...<p>Over winter break my boyfriend came to visit me for a few days in Los …

17 healthy foods that can actually cause you more harm if you overeat

1/<p>Broccoli<p>First off, it's worth highlighting that most people don't even come <i>close</i> to getting as many vegetables as they should in their daily diet, …

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions. He died at the age of 76 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.<p>A brief history of Stephen Hawking's Brief …

Physics

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

Physicists Just Stuffed an Atom Full of Atoms And Created a Brand New State of Matter

Here's what you need to know.<p>An international team of scientists have provided the first proof of an exotic new state of matter, known as Rydberg …

All Parents With Young Kids Should Know About These 23 Hacks

How to handle finger paints, blocked sinuses, and muddy strollers like a boss.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

DIY

How to Make Energizing Banana Bread With Avocados

Avocados give this grain-free loaf a moist texture and tons of fiber and nutrients.<p>Banana bread ”it can be a sugar bomb thinly disguised as healthy …

These 14 Instant Pot Recipes Will Knock Your Family's Socks Off — and Won't Cost You More Than $20

Let's be honest, the Instant Pot is a busy parent's BFF. You can make pretty much anything your little heart desires — from rice to seafood to yogurt and beyond — and you don't have to sit around waiting for water to boil or an oven to preheat. So what could be better for moms and dads who have to …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

First-Ever Video of Baby 'Dumbo' Octopus Is So Adorable We Can't Deal

It really does seem to have giant ears.<p>If there were a competition for the most adorable ocean creature, the dumbo octopus - named for the ear-like …

10 Popular Mushroom Recipes to Make Right Now

Mushrooms are a severely underrated vegetable. They're often hiding in the background, playing the supporting role instead of having their time in …

Cooking

10 Egg Recipes That Will Make You Skip the Snooze Button

No one knows why these bees build incredible spiraling hives

Caution: after what you are about to see, you may never be satisfied with run-of-the-mill beehives again. These design-savvy bees weren’t content to …

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

This Tattoo Pain Guide Will Help Determine Your Next Ink

Let's get one thing straight: tattoos hurt — plain and simple. On an objective level, this should be self-explanatory; after all, a tattoo is a form of body modification that involves using a needle to penetrate pigment through and into multiple layers of skin (fun!). But that still doesn't stop …

Woman Gets Pregnant After 1,5 Years Of Trying, Tells The Big News To Her Husband In The Geekiest Way Possible

Breaking news deserves special announcements. So when this wife found out that she was pregnant, she knew something unique had to be done. After all, …