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Avocado Bowls with Citrus Herb White Bean Salad

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: Bowls are more fun if you can eat them -- and if they're filled with this bright bean salad.</i><p>I …

Easy Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 25, 2013 184<p>Let’s get out of our comfort zone.<p>If you know me, and for all intents and …

Penne with tuna and cherry tomatoes recipe

This is a super simple dish that is ideal for children, and can be served hot or cold. You can sneak vegetables into it andcucumber works well in …

Lost And Found: 5 Forgotten Classics Worth Revisiting

I don't remember when I first realized that books could go away, that they could — and did — pass into obscurity or out of print. <i>Myra Breckinridge</i> by Gore Vidal, <i>All</i> <i>About H. Hatterr</i> by G.V. Desani, <i>Speedboat</i> by Renata Adler, the sublime <i>An Armful of Warm Girl</i> by W.M. Spackman. Each of them, snuffed …

Nigel Slater's tomato recipes

The tomatoes I grow, "Sungold" (sweet-sour, the size of a marble), "Marmande", with its warts, folds and ridges, and green "Zebra" (flashes of green …

How to make the perfect tabbouleh

Anissa Helou describes tabbouleh as a "global salad" – one of those dishes that can be found on menus and deli counters around the world, often in a …

Here Are the New Indies (Hopefully) Playing In a Theater Near You: ‘Crystal Fairy,’ ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘V/H/S/2’ and More

Here Are the New Indies (Hopefully) Playing In a Theater Near You: 'Crystal Fairy,' 'Fruitvale Station,' 'V/H/S/2' and More<p>While “Pacific Rim” is …

Breastfeeding a Toddler? Should You Be Concerned About Iron Deficiency?

You may have heard about a study published in Pediatrics last week (Maguire et al. 2013) showing an association between iron deficiency and …

What Your Kid Will Learn in Preschool

Find out the key learning milestones of the preschool years and how you can help your child achieve them outside of pre-K.<p>What Your Child Will Learn in Preschool<p>Your child's first years of school are filled with many wondrous moments. It's a time of tremendous social, emotional, physical, and …

Kids

Healthy Snacks Kids (and Moms) Love

These super healthy snack ideas are easy to make and even more fun to eat.<p>Give them a superhero pick-me-up with this power food smoothie that's high in vitamins, potassium, fiber, protein, and calcium.

Snacks

Spot That Rash: Causes and Cures of Rashes

It's scary when your child's skin is suddenly red and itchy. This guide will help you figure out the cause and the cure. The pictures aren't pretty, but you'll be glad you looked.<p>1 of 16<p>What Does Contact Dermatitis Look Like on a Baby?<p>1 of 16<p>2 of 16<p>Measles<p>2 of 16<p>Courtesy of CDC/Jim Goodson, MPH<p><b>Eww</b> …

Skin Care

50 amazing films you've probably never seen

When The Last Sword Is Drawn (2003)<p><b>The Plot:</b> When merciless samurai Sait Hajime encounters a money-grubbing fellow warrior who appears to be …

It's Frustratingly Rare to Find a Novel About Women That's Not About Love

"Literary girls don't take road-trips to find themselves; they take trips to find men."<p>I came of age without a literary soulmate. Growing up, I read every book recommended to me. Nick Carraway's lucid account of the 1920's seduced me. Huck Finn's journey up the river showed me the close link …

My Favorite Parenting Strategy

A few weeks ago, I blogged about Cee’s long, drawn-out process of getting ready in the morning. She was maddeningly slow at changing from pajamas to …

36 Things You Obviously Need In Your New Home

In case you wanted some inspiring ideas for all that disposable income you've got just sitting around.

Why Does Time Go By Faster When We're Older?

Why do traumatic events seem to last forever? A new book explores the science of time.<p>I've been thinking a lot about time lately. I reached a significant birthday last year and then, a few months later, gave birth to my third (and final) child. You'd think that a baby would focus you on …

Time I

When we last left Dexter at the end of season 7 things were worse than ever. Once again Dexter had come very close to getting himself caught and he …

Why Do Kids' Books Matter? Here, Look

A New York Public Library exhibit tackles the historical, social, and artistic importance of reading materials meant for children over the centuries.<p>The New York Public Library<p>A good children's book is a young person's earliest exposure to art and design, a conduit for parental bonding, a means to …

Rachel Joyce: 'I'm drawn to people who find themselves on the outside of things'

<b>Rachel Joyce</b> <b>was an actor before she began writing award-winning radio plays for the BBC and then novels. Her first,</b> <b>The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold</b> …

16 Ideas For Amazing Fruit Salads

What to do (and what to don't) if you're interested in making pretty, delicious, totally non-lame bowls of fruit.

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 26: The Halfway Mark

Twenty-six weeks ago I set myself a task: I would read a <i>New York Times Bestseller</i> a week and blog about it in the hopes of re-connecting myself to popular book culture and (hopefully) read some great books.<p>It hasn't quite worked out as I planned.<p>First off I didn't account for the fact that books …

Three of Europe's Most Hedonistic Cities: Part 2 - London

<b>Just Back from London...</b><p><i>Part 2 of a 3 part series</i><p>London has a variety of things to do for people of all ages and interests. I lived in South Kensington for 10 years until 3 years ago and still discover new little nooks. From having a staring contest with the royal guards at the Buckingham Palace to …

From the finest brunch to the best-kept secret in the city, Luke French, chef-director of Jöro restaurant, picks his favourites places to eat and …

Happy Family Habit #5: Making Family Traditions

It’s been another 21 days guys – which means it’s time for “Happy Family Habit” #5. So far we’ve tackled sharing you story, writing down your …

The Right Way to Treat an Ear Infection

Ever wonder what goes into the decision to prescribe antibiotics? A pediatrician and mom explains all the factors to consider before deciding on the best treatment.<p>When to Worry: Ear Infections<p>When you have a child with an earache, you want to make it go away. Now. Completely.<p>Ear infections are the …

Immune System

Fun Ways to Get Picky Eaters Trying New Foods

Shares 725<p><i>This article is sponsored by NatureBox</i><p>One of my kids is challenging to feed, so I’m always looking for creative ways to diversify their …

Social Development Milestones: Ages 1 to 4

Not sure if your child is on the right track for developing social skills? Be on the lookout for these indicators.<p>Whether you have an outgoing or shy little one, socialization is an important part of your child's overall development. "[A] baby's social development is tied to so many other areas," …

Parenting

Where there's a will, there's a whey

One man's trash is another man's treasure; and the by-product from one food can be perfect for making another. Ricotta is not so much a cheese as the …

Unexpected bonuses

Way back when I was a junior pastry chef, I'd bake loads of muffins every morning, as many as 120 or so, while operating on autopilot. On one …

Why Does the World Exist? One Man's Quest for the Big Answer by Jim Holt – review

"Don't worry about why there's a world – it's an ill-conceived question!" That's the philosopher of science Adolf Grünbaum's advice to Jim Holt. He …