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A Sommelier Chooses His 10 Favorite Wines For $16 Or Less

So we asked an expert: Sommelier Jörn Kleinhans, the owner of the Wine Elite Sommelier Company.<p>"We've found that appreciation of wine usually comes with deeper knowledge, which you can gain when a specific wine is a good representation of its grape varietal," Kleinhans says. He explains that such a …

Shedding My 'Ugly' Truth Through CrossFit

For most of my life, I hated my body. Ashamed. Embarrassed. Ugh. Imagine not liking the only body you've got -- for 35 years. It wasn't until one year ago, after I enrolled at the San Francisco CrossFit box (that's lingo for gym) and faced my mental and physical fears, that I can really say I LOVE …

This S'mores Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Is Insanely Awesome

Summer just got serious.<p>First there was the Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookie. An Oreo, covered in a chocolate chip cookie. That's right. The Oreo is baked IN the chocolate chip cookie. The earth stood still and cookie-lovers rejoiced.<p><b>See here for an Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from</b> …

The Perfect Homemade Chicken Nugget (Gluten-Free, Paleo Recipe)

The best and crispiest homemade chicken nuggets you can imagine. (Bonus: gluten-free and Paleo.)<p>I have always been proud of my Paleo "Chick-fil-A" nugget recipe from a couple years back, and it has definitely been a hit with readers. If fact, I'm sure a few of you stumbled upon my little blog …

Recipes

How to Combat Crow's Feet At Any Age

Stressing over signs of aging on the tender skin near the corners of your eyes? Keep calm and smile on! We reached out to the experts and came up …

Healthier Peanut Butter Cookies

Personally, I don't even like going a day without dessert, let alone a year. Enter Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies.<p>Like many of you, I've made myself a few promises this January. In 2014, I am going to try to be on time, pause to be grateful each day, and call my family more frequently. I am <i>not</i> going …

Butter Cookies

Seven big mistakes couples make in retirement

Getting ready for retirement? Just salivating at the thought of you and your spouse getting in that RV and roaming around the country? Or is your dream sitting on that deck in the morning with your spouse, a cup of coffee and a good book?<p>If you and your spouse haven't yet sat down and talked about …

Abandoned Pit Bull Learns To Love Again, Reminds Us Of The Power Of Forgiveness

An abandoned dog who's had the courage to love again is teaching us about the power of forgiveness.<p>In the video above, captured by Annie Hart, Gideon the pit bull undergoes a tremendous transformation after being rescued from starvation and sickness.<p>Hart, the executive director of animal rescue …

The Strange Fashion Choices Of European Men

All year round American tourists flocks to European cities and towns to sample regional delicacies and experience the local culture.<p>While navigating the unfamiliar cobble stone streets and botching the local language, another strange element of street life that stands out is fashion.<p>For men in …

Fashion Trends

You've Probably Been Screwing Up Your French Press Coffee All Along

A new wave of coffee drinking has swept across the country.<p>Coffee houses like Stumptown Coffee in Portland, Oregon and Intelligentsia in Chicago and Los Angeles, turned what used to be a simple cup of Joe into something between an exact science and an art form.<p>We stopped by Maialino, a restaurant …

Coffee

The French way of cancer treatment; it's entirely humane

I’m still switching to climate writing, and have two strong piece in the works. One details the inevitable death of South Florida (yep), and the …

18 easy Paleo diet recipes

Does the Paleo Diet work? Some men will answer that quesiton with a “Hell, yes!” Others? They’re more skeptical.<p>But whether you’ve gone full Paleo, …

Man Accused Of Killing His Wife Has Support Of His In-Laws

A man accused of killing his wife in a drunk driving accident has his partner's parents in his corner.<p>Ryan Quinton, 28, was charged on Thursday with vehicular homicide, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane. The charges stem from a Dec. 29 crash in Canton, Ga. that killed Kali Dobson, 25, …

Banana Pudding Parfaits

4.5 stars based on 13 votes<p>Banana Pudding is an old-fashioned Southern dessert traditionally made with layers of Nilla wafers, vanilla pudding and …

Banana Pancakes

Servings: Makes twelve 4-inch pancakes<p>Total Time: 20 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>For Pancakes<p>1-1/2 cups all purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and …

Chocolate Banana Bread

5 stars based on 91 votes<p>I usually think of banana bread as something to eat for breakfast (or, let’s be honest, something to cut a tiny slice from …

Travels on the Run: Florence

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>From Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, topped by Filippo Brunelleschi’s magnificent dome, I pound cobbled streets through the Piazza della Signoria and its replica of David.<p>Along the arched colonnade of the Uffizi, a line of Renaissance-era glitterati stare down from stone …

How to Get the Most out of Medicare - Consumer Reports

Starting Medicare has never been as simple as signing up when you turn 65. If you time your enrollment wrong you can end up paying extra money for …

Winter Wonderful Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

Christy loves all things sugar, but especially pies, cakes and tarts. She blogs about those and more on My Invisible Crown. She adores cheesecake most of all, so if you do too, you'll definitely want to see more from our Cheesecake Fanatic.<p>Hiya! I'm Christy from the blog My Invisible Crown. It's so …

Recipes

Best Popcorn Method: Revealed (VIDEO)

The worst movie I've ever seen in a theater is <i>District 9</i>. How clever. How "ironic." What a commentary on humanity. A South-African culture many years beyond the brutality of Apartheid is invaded by aliens (who, surprise!) are subjugated, denied rights and forced to live in ghettos like black South …

7 Tips to Sleep Better Without Medication

A lack of sleep is a bigger problem of course than just being tired. People with insomnia are four times as likely to suffer from depression and are at greater risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. It causes more time lost at work and lowers enjoyment overall.<p>When it comes to sleep, this is …

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Visual Workout: Five-Minute Plank to Abs of Steel

The Five-Minute Plank uses relative inactivity to challenge the abdominal muscles and strengthen them. In five minutes you get to exercise as many parts as possible of the muscle wall. The result: strong abs, a strong core, more power, better coordination... plus you get to look good on the …

Exercise

We Don't Need To Tell You Golden Retrievers Are Amazing, But We Will Anyway

There's something golden about retrievers. They've got that canine secret sauce that makes them irresistible, lovable, cuddly and cute all at once, all the time. We wouldn't go so far as to say they're the world's best pooch (because we love dogs of all shapes and sizes here at HuffPost Green), but …

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