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12 Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thigh Recipes That'll Save You From Yourself

Back away from the whole chicken. Cut yourself some slack (and speed up dinner) by sticking to the thighs.<p>Weeknight fantasy: a beautifully bronzed whole roast chicken, on your table at 7. Weeknight reality: fire detectors, hot tears, dinner at 11.<p>While it might be <i>possible</i> to roast an entire bird on …

Cooking

Is Inflammation Bad For You Or Good For You?

Chronic, low-level inflammation seems to play a role in a host of diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, cancer and even depression. And even though the science on inflammation and disease is far from settled, tests and treatments are being promoted that claim to reduce …

Holistic Medicine
Authoritarianism
Robotics

'In Some Respects, We're A Nation In Crisis Right Now,' Former CIA Director Says

Leaving federal government service after decades can be, well, liberating.<p>Just ask James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, and John Brennan, the former leader of the Central Intelligence Agency. They unloaded on President Trump and the "baffling" way he has embraced Russia …

Donald Trump

Yes, Some Comics Are For Kids — And They're Big Business

Any self-respecting comics fan cringes at the phrase "comics aren't just for kids anymore." But any self-respecting comics fan also has to admit there are some great kids' comics out there — especially right now.<p>Before I left for San Diego Comic-Con this week, I checked in with Lucy Strother, a …

Graphic Novels

21 Delicious Recipes To Make With Overripe Bananas

<i>As part of HuffPost’s “</i><i>Reclaim</i><i>” project, HuffPost Taste will focus on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.</i><p>Of all the produce that can go bad in the kitchen, the banana is the only one to get excited about. Overripe strawberries and peaches are destined for the compost bin, but …

Breakfast

10 Super Foods to Help You Quickly Build Muscle and Lose Weight

In order to build muscle and lose weight you need a variety of veggies, carbs, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats. In order to quickly build muscle …

Brain training may forestall dementia onset for years, new study says

If you're intent on keeping dementia at bay, new research suggests you'll need more than crossword puzzles, aerobic exercise and an active social life. In a study released Sunday, researchers found that older adults who did exercises to shore up the speed at which they processed visual information …

The New MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

<i>Dear Savvy Senior,</i><p>I've heard that there's a new diet that can help prevent Alzheimer's disease. What can you tell me about this? My 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer's and I want to do everything I can to protect myself.<p>--Concerned Daughter<p><i>Dear Concerned,</i><p>It's true! Research has found that a new diet …

Alzheimer's Disease

How to Get Started With Sous Vide Cooking

Let's say that you were a good little boy or girl this past year (or maybe you're just really good at faking it) and somebody slipped a brand-new sous vide cooker into your stocking. Problem is, you've never cooked sous vide before, and it's unlike any kind of cooking you've done in the past. Where …

The Best Chocolate Cake Recipes You'll Ever Make

It's always a good time for chocolate cake. You don't need to wait for a holiday or birthday to have an excuse to bake one up. Chocolate cake has the ability to make so many people happy -- the cake lover, the chocoholic, the sweet tooth -- that it will never lead you astray. Choosing to bake …

Dessert

All About Chiles

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Chile 101. How to cook with, identify, and enjoy (yes, enjoy) chiles.</i><p>If there's one ingredient that yields polarizing opinions, it's the chile pepper: …

Everything You Need To Know About The Apple Watch

Apple has finally revealed all regarding the Apple Watch, the wrist-based wearable it first introduced last September. Many of the Apple Watch’s particulars were already known, but here, for the first time, is a comprehensive look at what will no doubt become the world’s most popular …

Smartwatches

How To Make A Cheesecake That Doesn't Crack

Rich, creamy and decadent, cheesecake is one of the most luxurious desserts we know. Just because it's fit for the most special occasions, however, doesn't mean it's difficult to make. Cheesecake is actually a lot easier to make than you might think. The tricky part is avoiding one that ends up …

Dessert

Pastrami Sandwich Recipes, Because You Need More Than One

Friends, let's talk about pastrami. This ultra smoky, super-seasoned meat is a Jewish delicacy that's particularly delicious when served between two slices of rye bread. But that's not the only way it's glorious. Pastrami is awesome on its own, delightful with pesto -- yes, try it -- and a natural …

Cooking

10 Best New Los Angeles Restaurants of 2014

Instead, I'll have to make do with yearly visits, and the hope that these lists are helpful in another way. If I can't be a regular, perhaps you …

The Best Burgers In Los Angeles

<i>One of the best things about living in L.A. is that we've got some of the best chefs out there grilling up some badass burgers. There's nothing more</i> …

Author's journey inside ISIS: They're 'more dangerous than people realize'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Juergen Todenhoefer's journey was a tough one: dangerous, but also eye-opening. The author traveled deep into ISIS territory -- the area they now call their "caliphate" -- visiting Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in Syria, as well as Mosul in Iraq.<p>Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, was taken by ISIS …

Stunning Vintage Photos of Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and More

Throughout his storied career, photographer Terry O'Neill has mingled with some of the biggest names in show business. It was his comfortable, easy-going attitude that earned the now 76-year-old such incredible access to his famous subjects. "Getting to know my subjects and [forming a level of] …

Robin Williams Talks Sex And Comedy In Newly Unearthed Recordings

It’s been four months since comedic titan Robin Williams tragically took his own life, and just as he will always be remembered for his legendary acting roles, he’ll also be remembered as someone who was emotionally attuned to the world–something PBS’s <i>Blank On Blank</i>, a web series that animates …

Robin Williams

Detox Soup to Make You Feel Awesome

Detox Soup is a great way to kick the new year off. This gluten-free recipe can be used during an official "cleanse" or to kick-start a conscious eating plan for 2015!<p>Ok, so if you’re going out on New Year’s Eve, do yourself a favor and make this soup one or two days before the festive first, and …

Gluten-Free

'There are no words': Dad sings 'Blackbird' to dying baby son in beautiful video

A new dad who lost both his wife and baby boy in a matter of days found some comfort from the inconceivable heartbreak through a tender song he performed for the tiny infant.<p>A video of musician Chris Picco singing the Beatles’ classic “Blackbird” to his son Lennon James in the neonatal intensive …

Pregnancy

The Images That Moved Them Most: Photographers on America's Veterans

Corporal Brian Knight. David Guttenfelder, July 3, 2009. Helmand province, Afghanistan."In 2009, I joined the 2nd Marin<p>... VIEW MORE<p>David …

Stay Calm and Carry On: Why it’s nearly impossible for Ebola to spread in the US

Well, it finally happened: The US just got its first case of Ebola. Health officials have confirmed that a man recently admitted to a Dallas hospital has come down with the deadly virus, which has already killed more than 3,000 people in West Africa. The patient was admitted based on both symptoms …

Disease

Resilience: How to train a tougher mind

Can you learn to be mentally tougher? Emma Young investigates the science of mindfulness and other techniques promising to foster resilience in the face of extreme stress.<p>“It was one of those perfect days. I think that’s what everyone remembers. And now whenever the day’s too perfect and the sky’s …

Middle School

Reports Suggest iPhone 6 Plus May Bend in Your Pocket

Consider this a PSA: Don't keep the iPhone 6 Plus in your front pants pocket for too long. It just might bend.<p>Reports of slightly bent iPhone 6 Plus …

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal makes a more complete and heartier breakfast when …