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How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

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Cooking

Best Ever Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar until combined. Add egg, …

Beef It Up: Our Top 10 Beef Recipes of 2017

If you ever need some convincing to add beef to your meal plan, these recipes are sure to do the trick. From ground beef casseroles to stir-fries to …

Cooking

Our Best Chicken Slow Cooker Recipes of 2017

If there's one thing better than chicken dinner, it's when that chicken dinner is made in the slow cooker. Whether my meal plan includes lean chicken …

Kate Hudson Reveals Her Family's One Dinner Rule and Shares Pie Recipe Perfect for Thanksgiving

Kate Hudson's home life isn't that out of the ordinary.<p>Upon the release of her second book, <i>Pretty Fun: Creating and Celebrating a Lifetime of</i> …

7 Bread Bakers on What They Wish They Would Have Known

I am still quite a novice when it comes to baking sourdough bread, but fortunately I have lots of friends and books to consult. Community goes hand …

Bread

How to Make Perfect Shortcrust by Hand or Machine

There really is no need to be afraid of making shortcrust pastry. The pastry can be made either by hand or with a food processor. Shortcrust pastry …

Baking

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Hillary Clinton used 'alternate nostril breathing' after election loss. You should, too.

Hillary Clinton revealed this week that she turned to an esoteric breathing technique popular among yogis to heal from her devastating election loss.<p>She has spoken in the past about using meditation and yoga for calm and balance. During an interview Wednesday with CNN's Anderson Cooper to promote …

Yoga

This Is How You Make Chocolate Chip Cookies from Scratch

<b>Preheat the oven to 375°.</b> Spray the cookie sheet with nonstick spray or you can use a liner. Silicone liners (like silpats) and parchment paper both …

Dessert

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Thick & Chewy Better Than The Boxed Brownies

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 8x8 inch pan with parchment or foil, set aside.<p>2<p>Done<p>In a microwave safe bowl, add the butter and sugar. …

Meet the Slablova: Pavlova for a Crowd

Truth time: I seriously love meringue. I could skip ice cream and eat a bowl of the stuff (if that was, you know, socially acceptable). But I love it most for its adaptability. It can form the lofty base of a delicate cake, it can be the soft beginnings of a rich buttercream, or it can be baked all …

Must Try Chocolate Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 350°F.<p>2<p>Done<p>Grease 2 9-inch round cake pans.<p>3<p>Done<p>Dust with flour and tap out the excess; set pans aside.<p>4<p>Done<p>Place the cake …

Best Ever Ultimate Fudge Bundt Chocolate Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.<p>2<p>Done<p>In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat all ingredients (except chocolate …

Best Ever Chocolate Buttermilk Layer Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 9-inch cake pans with nonstick spray, and line the bottoms with parchment paper.<p>2<p>Done<p>Place …

40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow. We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are …

Mind

The Best Ever Chocolate Cake Recipe

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring.<p>2<p>Done<p>For the chocolate …

Baking at High Altitudes

Baking

Apricot Banana Bundt Cake

First puree the apricots if you haven’t done so yet: rinse them, half them and remove the stones. Puree in a food processor until smooth.<p>In a large …

Traditional Flan Recipe

Flan, a creamy custard topped with caramel sauce, dates back to the Roman empire and was often made to use up extra milk and eggs. It became popular …

The 1-Pot Pasta Recipe You'll Make on Repeat From Ina Garten

Ina Garten, aka The Barefoot Contessa, can do no wrong. Any time I see a recipe of hers that looks promising for dinner, I pounce. Such was the case when I spotted her weeknight bolognese, a recipe that gives you al dente orecchiette topped with homemade tomato sauce in fewer than 45 minutes. This …

Mason Jar Salad Dressing 9 Ways by Tasty

Paleo Sweet Potato Fudge Brownies

Wash and pat dry the sweet potato. Poke it several times with a fork, wrap it in foil, and roast at 400 degrees F for 60 to 70 minutes, or until very …

Dessert

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for cherry and ricotta tart

Depending on the day, the top of the sour cherry and ricotta pie from the Jewish bakery in the Ghetto may be deep gold, or black. The first time I visited they were unequivocally black, and cracked, pastry fault lines revealing the white ricotta beneath. This would have been offputting if I hadn’t …

Dessert

Skewer This: 16 Kickass Kebabs for Your Cookout

I love putting kebabs on the menu when I'm planning a cookout—they're infinitely variable, easy to prep ahead of time, quick to cook, and pre-portioned for easy serving. We've got plenty of recipes to make sure all your guests are happy, from Thai- and Balinese-style chicken satay to pork kebabs …

When self-improvement is self-destruction: The 4 warning signs

In the age of Instagram, self-help and wellness have never looked more glamorous and appealing, says inspirational speaker Danielle LaPorte.<p>But as she points out in her new book, "White Hot Truth," sometimes the path to self-improvement can become self-destructive.<p>"So much of the self-help space …

Spiced Pumpkin Mocha

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