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14 Make-Ahead Halloween Treats for a Stress-Free Party

Halloween is arguably one of the most fun holidays. There are no gifts to buy, there’s candy corn recipes galore and you get to be someone you’re not for a night! That means you want to spend most of your time partaking in the party and *not* slaving away in the kitchen. The solutions to this are …

Decorations

8 delicious slow cooker recipes for the summer

Just because it's not snowing doesn't mean you should be ignoring your Crock-Pot for the season. If anything, it may be the best time of year to bust …

Cooking

9 Casseroles to Keep in Your Dinner Rotation

There are definitely recipes I reach for more often during the week because they pack flavor and take little to no time to prepare. Below are those recipes! Add them to your arsenal of weeknight meals and I'm certain you won't be disappointed. xo, Rach<p><b>BBQ Chicken Pizza Pasta Bake</b><p><b>Shepherds Pot</b> …

5 Tex-Mex Snacks That Are Super Bowl Party Must Haves

<i>BY BON APPETIT</i><p>The Monday after your Super Bowl party, will your friends be talking about who won the game? Possibly. That "controversial" commercial? Most likely. And how about <b>the</b> <b>chorizo-studded queso</b> they inhaled by the chipful? Definitely. This addictive Tex-Mex staple, from chef <b>Josef Centeno</b> of …

What to Make With Rye Whiskey: 23 Delicious Cocktails

If I'm having whiskey, my first choice is rye. I love its spicy flavor and the way it cuts through a drink, whether you're working with budget bottles (I'm partial to Redemption) or fancier options.<p>I also love that rye cocktails can be as simple or as complex as you like—just dress it up with sugar …

The Best Breakfast Recipes You Can Make Right Now

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Perry Santanachote/Thrillist</i><p>Now that the holidays are over, it's a perfect time to move into the kitchen -- away from the reality of heading back to work -- to make these beautiful brunch recipes from Perry Santanachote, Thrillist's recipes editor.<p><b>More: The Best Pillsbury</b> …

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

12 Easy Recipes for a Delicious, Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Make life easy on yourself this Thanksgiving -- and avoid being a frazzled host -- by selecting dishes that are easy and/or make-ahead. When your guests arrive, you'll be ready to celebrate rather than slaving away in the kitchen or, worse, nodding off at the table.<p>From my Carrot & Sweet Potato …

38 Ways to Be a Better Cook in 2016

<i>by The Epicurious Editors, Epicurious</i><p>PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE<p>Some people make New Year's resolutions to start running five miles a day. Some folks vow to never touch another pepperoni-covered French bread pizza. But if you're anything like we are, your 2016 bucket list is all about the cooking skills …

Dozen Best Cookbooks for 2015

This year, 2015, has seen a constant flow of excellent, exciting cookbooks in all possible flavors. There surely are books that you want for yourself or perhaps to share as holiday gifts.<p>I've written over 200 cookbook reviews this year, some here at Huffington and more over at Suzi's Blog over at …

5 Amazing Breakfasts To Make Christmas Morning

<i>BY BON APPÉTIT</i><p>Credit: Nicole Franzen<p>Once the gifts have been torn open and the stockings unstuffed, it's a glorious, indulgent breakfast -- think cornmeal biscuits bathed in chorizo-studded gravy -- that makes the day. Hey, Santa came and went, you can be a little bit naughty.<p>Credit: Nicole</b> …

15 Holiday Recipes You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

You already know that your slow cooker is your kitchen's most valuable appliance. But did you know it's your secret weapon for holiday entertaining? Here, 15 amazing recipes you can make in this miracle appliance--from Christmas ham to candied almonds.<p><b>Slow-Cooker Glazed Ham</b><p>Let your roast cook on a …

The True Stories Behind 10 Unforgettable Horror Movies

Whether you're a fright fanatic, a middle-of-the-row horror fan, or a "someone-dragged-me-here" who barely watches from between terrified, trembling fingers, you've probably noticed an interesting trend: a lot of recent horror movies are based on true stories. At least that's what the filmmakers …

Wes Craven

Confucius’ Top 7 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>“It is better to play than do nothing.”</i><i>“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”</i><i>“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never</i> …

Self-help
Recipes

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Streams from Flying Lotus, Disclosure, DJ Snake and more<p>By , , , , , ,<p>There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing …

Miami Beach

7 Places You Can Legally Drink on the Street in the U.S.

There are few things better than strolling down the street with a cold drink in hand. Unfortunately, for a country founded on independence and freedom, the United States restricts this simple pleasure to only a few dozen spots--and the laws aren't always clear. For example, some towns allow public …

21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. Unfortunately, a lot of impromptu burgers wind up dry, flavorless, overcooked, and all-around …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Criminal Justice

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

9 Sensational Sides That Will Dress Up Any Dish

Side dishes are often an afterthought, but they can be just as memorable as the main course. These sensational sides will have people scrambling for seconds.<p><b>1. Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Butter</b><p>Build a meal around this flavorful broccoli. The florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy, and smoky …

In autism, the brain's response to speech speaks volumes

When language delays or social detachment mark a baby for a diagnosis of autism, dark clouds cast that child's future in shadow. But researchers have discovered a test that can reliably forecast, some time between a baby's first and second birthday, whether those dark clouds will linger or …

Autism

Melody on the menu: how a sprinkle of Mozart might give your meal zing

Psychologists have found that colours and certain types of music can enhance the enjoyment of wine and food<p>Professor Charles Spence is trying to come up with a sound for salty.<p>“We are not quite there yet,” says the Oxford academic. “Bitter, sweet, sour – we have those. But salty is the hardest …

How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety

An inability to live with life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress.<p>After nine years writing <i>Slate</i>’s “Dear Prudence” advice column, Emily Yoffe has noticed some recurring themes: “Mothers in law, husbands addicted to porn, impossible officemates, crazy brides.”<p>Sometimes, Yoffe says, …

Psychology

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

The Brain

10 Easy Ways to Detox

The word detox makes us think restriction, hunger and mood swings. We asked health experts how to reap the benefits of a cleanse without actually committing to one.<p><b>Start your mornings with a glass of room temperature lemon water.</b> (Room temperature is important, since cold foods and drinks can shock …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Slice Steak The Right Way

Cut your meat like this and it will reward you with extreme tenderness<p>Maybe it’s happened to you: You slap down a pricey Jurassic-sized slab of meat on a grill and cook it to juicy, medium-rare perfection. Then, after you finally sink your teeth into the steak, you realize something is wrong.<p>It’s …

Beers to Drink at Your Summer Lobster Bake

Nothing says summertime like a seaside crab or lobster bake (or, as far as I'm concerned, why not both?). Fresh seafood, salty air, and plenty of classic dishes and desserts make for the kind of evening you don't want to ever end. You'll need something to drink alongside this summer fare—how about …