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30 Ways to Use a Can of Chickpeas

Chickpeas are such a versatile ingredient. You can roast chickpeas and add them to salads, use them as a substitute for croutons in soups, or turn …

Chickpeas

17 Vegetarian Grilling Recipes That Aren’t a Frozen Veggie Burger

Meat is always the star of the barbecue. But we think that’s unfair—fresh veggies (and fruits) work perfectly on the grill, too. Instead of resigning …

Healthy Eating

Metaphors can change our opinions in ways we don’t even realize

What has the ability to influence your opinions, in some cases, even more than your own political party? A metaphor, as it turns out.<p>When we think about metaphor, we might think about how we typically learn about metaphor in school: as a poetic device or a rhetorical flourish. But, metaphors are …

Psychology

This Flower Cruise Through Japan Is the Best Way to See the Cherry Blossoms

<i>Hanami</i>, the Japanese spring ritual of picnicking among the vibrant pink cherry blossoms, creates a heightened sense of magic for the lucky travelers …

Japan

Yotam Ottolenghi’s chicken recipes

In my house, where the children forever negotiate what they’ll be given at mealtimes while the grownups keep pledging (in vain, obviously), “I’m not getting into this conversation”, chicken is the one food that unifies the family ranks. It appears on our table in endless configurations, the simple …

Onions

The Legacy of the Original 9 | by Billie Jean King

Y ou don’t reach the top of your sport without standing on the shoulders of those who came before you.<p>As the tennis world starts to gather in New …

Tennis

The 33 Cheapest Places To Travel In 2018

Looking to take a cheap vacation in 2018? You’ve come to the right place. While experts are predicting that travel prices are on the rise this year, …

A Breakdown of the Coolest Neighborhoods in Mexico City

Once the heart of the ancient Aztec civilization, Mexico City has since grown into a vast metropolis with more than 20 million people living in and …

Mexico

21 Ways to Get More Protein Without Eating Meat

There are lots of wholesome ways to increase your protein intake without resorting to meat.<p>fThese days, protein seems to be the superstar nutrient – …

Nutrition

7 International Cities Where You Could Live in Luxury Without Breaking the Bank

The idea of picking up and transporting your life to another part of the world can be daunting. But if you can summon all your strength, language …

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Getting an MFA is admirable and useful, but it's also incredibly time-consuming and costly. There are other ways to get a similar education to start …

The Definitive Guide to Oaxacan Cuisine in Los Angeles

Most people don’t know that LA’s collection of Oaxacan restaurants is the second largest on the planet — second only to Oaxaca itself. Famous chefs from around the world have been running to Oaxaca for years to unlock the secrets of its moles, ancient pre-Hispanic techniques, and ingredients. …

10 Essential Shabu-Shabu Restaurants in Los Angeles

Shabu-shabu is tearing across LA with its unique style of Japanese hot pot. With Koreatown’s all-you-can-eat scene creating a bevy of new fans, the traditional Japanese meal has its origins in Osaka. Shabu-shabu literally means “swish-swish” and starts with raw meat, seafood, and vegetables dipped …

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Employment

How to Freeze and Thaw Every Kind of Meat

Whether it’s surplus ground beef, chicken breasts, or fish fillets, the freezer can be an extremely useful tool for saving time and money when you …

Country Lifestyle

Are you ready for the tacro?

It’s been a while since we’ve had a strange and wonderful food hybrid.<p>After the mass mania caused by the cronut, others have tried to smush …

18 Small Bites to Serve at Holiday Parties

Sometimes the multi-tasking of the holiday season—eating <i>and</i> mingling—can be tough to juggle. Fear not. These appetizers are perfect for grabbing in …

A Map Showing How Much Time It Takes to Learn Foreign Languages: From Easiest to Hardest

Do you want to speak more languages? Sure, as Sally Struthers used to say so often, we all do. But the requirements of attaining proficiency in any …

Language Learning

4 Under-the-Radar Countries Where You Can Retire for Cheap

Travel tops the bucket list for many retirees. But what if your wanderlust is of the more permanent variety?<p>According to the Social Security …

Ho Chi Minh City

Tenderloin Eats: 3 New Neighborhood Restaurants To Check Out

The Tenderloin has been in a years-long restaurant boom, as restaurateurs lured by the promise of lower rents flood into the neighborhood. Here are …

Texas

Andy Murray's Brother-in-Law Is Trying to Set an 'Incredible' Record at the South Pole

Here's what he'll face on the record-breaking trip.<p>Tennis great Andy Murray isn't the only one in the family who is cool under pressure.<p>Murray's …

This Everything Seasoning Avocado Is, Well, Everything

This isn’t so much a recipe as it is a lifestyle choice, because I honestly cannot understand the phenomenon that is Avocado Toast. Yes, this is not …

Breakfast

Things in Common Between India and Mexico

<b>If India and Mexico made love, they could give birth to something beautiful!</b> <br>No doubt <i>the newborn</i> would dress colorfully and adorn its everyday things …

The Next Generation of Men’s Tennis Has Arrived

It was a sight long anticipated but rarely seen: Rafael Nadal, the greatest clay-court player in history, in the middle of one of his best-ever seasons, getting soundly beaten—not by Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, or Stan Wawrinka, but by a young player, Dominic Thiem. At the Italian …

Free Things to Do in Tokyo

With a population that simultaneously embraces unapologetic trendiness and centuries-old traditions, Tokyo presents travelers with paradoxical experiences at every turn. Kimono-clad women amble past contemporary architectural masterpieces. Well-dressed young professionals enjoy a tea ceremony …

The Best Capsule Hotels in Tokyo

Japan

How to Spend 7 Days Japan That Will Leave You Utterly Inspired

Looking for the ultimate Japan itinerary? We’ve mapped out a seven-day schedule that takes you from Tokyo’s neon-lit streets to Kyoto’s …

Japan

10-yen sushi? Such wonders do exist at new Tokyo restaurant in Shinjuku

See that mouth-watering plate of yellowtail <b>sushi</b>? It cost us <b>less than a buck</b>.<p>They say that every good thing comes to an end, but no matter how much …

Japan

Japanese Street Food Tour of Tsukiji Market – 10 Best Things To Eat!

Tsukiji Market in Tokyo is one of the best places where you...The post Japanese Street Food Tour of Tsukiji Market – 10 Best Things To Eat! appeared …

Japan

EVERY FINGER IS CONNECTED WITH 2 ORGANS: JAPANESE METHODS FOR CURING IN 5 MINUTES!

Did you know that the Japanese people have an excellent and extremely effective healing technique, which will help you treat and cure many different …