Jane Samuels

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31 Delicious Things To Cook In January

All you need to start the New Year right.

Are Private Schools Immoral?

A conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones about race, education, and hypocrisy.<p>Public schools in gentrifying neighborhoods seem on the cusp of becoming truly diverse, as historically underserved neighborhoods fill up with younger, whiter families. But the schools remain stubbornly segregated. Nikole …

Robert E. Lee

A Gift for Every Type of Dad (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

Just as with moms, there’s no one type of dad. There’s the outdoorsy dad, the techie dad, the designy dad, the healthy dad, the young dad, the (ahem) …

Shopping

4 Easy Weeknight Dinners for People Who Work Too Hard

Scallops in 10 minutes, and more awesome recipes that our food director makes time and time again.<p>Being the food director of <i>Bon Appetit</i> is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, I get to eat delicious dishes all day that are in the works for the magazine and website. On the other hand, by …

Cooking

How to Tell When Literally Every Baked Good Is Done

From pies and cakes to cookies and muffins, you'll never have to guess again.<p>One of the most difficult things about being a recipe developer is translating all the sights, smells, sounds and feelings that I experience when I'm cooking into words. When I'm writing a recipe, I always try to include …

Dessert

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Don't waste your bread on motor oil<p>Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t …

The Showstopping Desserts You Actually Want to Eat on Friendsgiving

Chocolate Pumpkin Magic Cake<p>When it comes to Friendsgiving, desserts like classic apple and pumpkin pie are just the tip of the iceberg. And in fact …

Dessert

This Trick For Cleaning Sneakers Gets Mind-Blowing Results

If clean sneakers are what you're into, that is.<p>Ah, there’s nothing like a new pair of sneakers. So clean, so bright, so full of life. And so fleeting.<p>Anyone who has ever owned a pair of Converse, Keds, or other white canvas sneakers signs a sort of mental contract with themselves that explicitly …

This One-Pan Cheesy Chicken and Rice Is Calling Your Name

Looking for something comforting that won't weigh you down? This cheesy chicken casserole, with mushrooms, apple, spinach, and wild rice, is just the …

7 ways to brighten up dark rooms

If there are any areas in your home that feel a little dingy, you need to know all about colors for dark rooms, not to mention ways to light up dark …

Home Decorating

How To Make The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, According To 5 Expert Bakers

YUM.<p>There’s no cookie more universally loved than the chocolate chip cookie, so we all owe it to ourselves to bake the best darn chocolate chip cookies we can possibly make ― for us, for our friends and family, and for the dignity of the chocolate chip cookie itself.<p>We’re here with help. We reached …

Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost.

Toss a dart at a map of Detroit, and the bull’s-eye, more or less, would be a tiny city called Highland Park. Only three square miles, Highland Park is surrounded by Detroit on nearly all sides, but it remains its own sovereign municipality thanks largely to Henry Ford, who started building Model …

Betsy DeVos

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Crispy on the outside, soft and gooey in the middle--the way a good chocolate chip cookie should be.<p>Makes about 12<p>Prep: 10 minutes<p>Total: 1 hour 30 minutes<p>Ingredients<p>4 1/4 cups|685 grams all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking soda<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 1/2 cups|340 grams unsalted butter, softened, …

Dessert

The prosperity gospel, explained: Why Joel Osteen believes that prayer can make you rich

The long, strange history of a quintessentially American theology.<p>In the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey, which has resulted in the deaths of at least 46 people, few narratives have captured the public imagination — or anger — like that of Joel Osteen and his Lakewood Church, one of the largest …

Unlearning the myth of American innocence

When she was 30, Suzy Hansen left the US for Istanbul – and began to realise that Americans will never understand their own country until they see it as the rest of the world does<p>My mother recently found piles of my notebooks from when I was a small child that were filled with plans for my future. …

16 One-Pot Dinners That Are Actually Healthy

Because easy and good-for-you don't have to be mutually exclusive.

These Overnight Oats Make The Perfect Grab And Go Healthy Breakfast

'Cause ain't nobody got time to make breakfast in the morning.<p>View this post on Facebook<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 ripe banana, mashed<p>½ cup rolled oats<p>1 tablespoon honey<p>2 tablespoons unsalted creamy peanut butter<p>⅓ cup almond milk<p>6-8 banana slices<p>2 tablespoon chopped peanuts<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>1. In a medium-size bowl, …

Beef and Chicken Satay Recipe

Brush grill pan lightly with oil to prevent sticking, and add skewers. Grill skewers until meats are just cooked through. Serve immediately with …

21 Energy-Boosting Breakfast Recipes That Are Easier Than Making a Cup of Joe

Breakfast is touted as the most important meal of the day. While that may not be entirely true, there’s no downside to starting your day with a …

How a Chicago Program Cut Violent Arrests in Half

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy thinks emotional well-being can help reduce gun deaths.<p>On an average day, 93 Americans are killed with guns—more than in any other developed country. National reforms, such as closing loopholes around background checks, might help curb that, former Surgeon …

Public Health

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Check Out This Chickpea Lettuce Wrap Recipe

Inspired by Leah Garrad-Cole’s new cookbook <i>It All Begins With Food: From Baby’s First Foods to Wholesome Family Meals</i>, we collected recipes designed …

Healthy Eating

14 Protein-Packed Dinners Made With A Can Of Chickpeas

Did you know chickpeas have 15 grams of protein PER CUP?! That's about 30% of your daily intake!

Recipes

10 Slimming (Yet Totally Satisfying) Recipes For Swimsuit Season

Warm weather is upon us and, like it or not, swimsuit season is here. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up good eating. Summer meals can be lighter and less caloric, but still delicious. From soups to salads to entrees, all of these recipes are light, full of flavor, and totally satisfying.<p>1. …

Why you can’t blame mass incarceration on the war on drugs

The standard liberal narrative about mass incarceration gets a lot wrong. A new book breaks through the myths.<p>There’s a “Standard Story” that many Americans, particularly on the left, believe about mass incarceration: During the 1970s and ’80s, the federal government dramatically escalated its war …

The 15 Most-Pinned Healthy Dinner Recipes on Pinterest

When I'm strapped for new and exciting recipes, Pinterest is the first place I look for inspiration (pinspiration?).<p>Pinterest is especially helpful …

Cooking

5 Recipes For Nights When You Think You Have No Time to Make Dinner

Take-out doesn't hold a candle to these recipes<p>Sometimes I scroll through a recipe and just shake my head. <i>Who actually has the time or patience to make that?</i> Most nights, I want dinner now. Like: I want to walk through the door and have it greeting me on my kitchen counter. Instead, I often find …

Cooking

How To Make Brussels Sprouts Taste Way Better

Please, whatever you do, just don't boil them.<p>Brussels sprouts have a wretched reputation. Their reputation is so bad that my own mother never served them to us as kids ― and she still won’t touch them to this day ― because her own childhood memories of eating them boiled, stinking of feet, has so …

We created a song that makes babies happy

Plenty of research has looked at adults’ emotional responses to music. But research with babies is more piecemeal and eclectic, perhaps reflecting …

Parenting

The Psychology of White-Collar Criminals

A researcher reflects on conversations with nearly 50 convicted executives about why they did what they did.<p>Two leading executive headhunters once wrote a book called <i>Lessons From the Top: The Search for America’s Best Business Leaders</i> that celebrated 50 titans of industry. Readers were encouraged …

Corruption