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Save Your Money: Dermatologists Say These Are the 10 Best Drugstore Moisturizers

I love Sephora as much as the next woman. And those pink Glossier bags? I reuse them, too. But as high-end and brand-forward as these two outposts …

Skin Care

The $1.89 Lunch Our Editor-in-Chief Swears By

I’m not one to go on about the power of The Universe, but certain things are clearly meant to be. Like meeting your best friend, or your true love—or a humble yet oddly compelling little sandwich. (Just me?)<p>I can’t with total confidence tell you how this sandwich came into my life (that Universe …

Acquainted

A Fancy French Chocolate Cake You'd Never Guess Is One-Bowl

Pastry chefs are tinkerers. I wouldn’t be surprised if a disproportionate number of us had engineers or scientists or inventors for parents. If you own or are in charge of a pastry kitchen, you probably have endless tales of re-inventing, re-jiggering, and “hacking” various tools, equipment, and …

Dessert

The Baking Soda Cure

The three trillion-dollar income stream produced by the medical industrial complex is about to come demolished by a home remedy – baking soda. Buy …

Immune System

Yotam Ottolenghi’s tray bake recipes

I’ve been making lots of tray bakes recently. I am not sure I like the term – 1970s convenience food springs to mind – but I love what it stands for: the idea that, after doing the prep, you can sit down with a cuppa or a glass of wine and relax for an hour or two while your meal more or less cooks …

Extreme Sports

The 25 Most Important Cheeses in America, According to Cheese Experts

Unique, quintessentially American cheeses you need to track down and try immediately.<p>The phrase <i>American cheese</i> used to mean only one thing: that floppy, pale orange plastic-wrapped slice of processed perfection. But when I use the phrase American cheese now, that’s not what I’m talking about (save …

Hudson Valley

Come Home to These Slow Cooker Chicken Parm Meatballs

Want the cheesy, tomato-y goodness of chicken Parmesan without all the breading and frying? With the help of ground chicken and the slow cooker, you …

Food

The Most Beloved Genius Dessert of All Time

The most popular dessert in Genius Recipes history? Why, surely it must be Dorie Greenspan & Pierre Hermé’s World Peace Cookies! (Everyone’s <i>still</i> talking about them.)<p>Or maybe it's Alice Medrich’s fudgy Best Cocoa Brownies, or some other recipe that’s already been celebrated hither and thither …

Dessert

Cook smart: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipe cheats

I used to cheat much less in the kitchen. As a young cook, full of ideas – and of myself – things had to be done ‘properly’, even at home: tins were a no-no and the freezer a no-go; fancy appliances were a last resort. Only pure, raw ingredients were acceptable, and every bit of prep had to be done …

North Africa

9 Cheeses You've Never Heard of But Need to Try Immediately

Even if you're a self-proclaimed cheese lover, odds are you could still stand expand your cheese horizons. If you’re limiting yourself to the safety …

Breakfast

These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and ingredients. I know that some combination of black or pinto …

Sweet Potatoes

The Dish that Made My French Mother Fall In Love with Cream Cheese

<i>Every so often, we scour the site for cool recipes from our community that we then test, photograph, and feature. This one comes from longtime community member AlainB, who shares a recipe starring his mother's favorite ingredient: cream cheese.</i><p>My mom has French origins and always cooks in typical …

Breakfast

11 Sweet Scone Recipes You'll Want to Bake Immediately

Wherever you stand on the age-old debate of which comes first, jam or cream, one thing is certain: scones are truly delicious. And if you're open to a few lively flavors, we've found some rather worthy additions to add to your repertoire alongside the classic British scone recipe. From chocolate …

Breakfast

Meet Salvador Dalí–Style Chocolate Glaze (It's Easier Than It Looks)

Even the shyest pastry chef craves attention. Instead of seeking it directly, some of us hide behind our work. I love the “oohs” and “aahs” that come when people taste a dessert that I’ve made. I also love to hear “wow” and “gorgeous,” especially when followed by: “How the heck do you think she did …

Dessert

This Easy Sheet Cake Recipe Doesn't Seem Like It Should Work, but It's Incredible

By Claire Saffitz<p>Our new favorite sheet cake recipe is a little unconventional, but the result—fluffy, lighter-than-air yellow cake cloaked in dreamy chocolate-cream cheese frosting—is the stuff of birthday dreams.<p>If you’ve ever made a cake before, then you might look at the recipe for our Easy …

Dessert

Why Grandma Piggyback's Coffee Cake Was *That* Good

<i>Good food is worth a thousand words—sometimes more! In My Family Recipe, a writer shares the story of a single dish they've inherited, and why it's meaningful to them.</i><p>My grandmother Henrietta Ring, aka Grandma Piggyback—because she gave piggyback rides—was the most idolized cook in our family. …

Dessert

10 Stunning DIY Egg Tutorials for the Prettiest Easter Basket Around

Decorating Easter eggs is a quintessential holiday activity—we look forward to it with as much as excitement as we do pumpkin carving in the fall. Whether you want to dye eggs with your whole family or do it as a relaxing solo activity, why not take your Easter decorations to the next level this …

Eggs

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

17 Inspiring Quotes From Stephen Hawking

Sadly, Stephen Hawking died today at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, this morning Hawking passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live after he was …

Physics

11 Incredible TV Shows That No One's Talking About

We're bringing the buzz for these unsung gems<p><i>Game of Thrones</i>, <i>Stranger Things</i>, <i>Black Mirror</i>... yadda yadda yadda.<p>If you're looking for some new pub ammo, we recommend checking out these 12 brilliant TV shows and recommending them to all your friends. Talk up these underrated gems and everyone will …

TV

What Are Adaptogens, and Why Is Everyone Talking About Them?

You've heard the word, but do you really know what an adaptogen is and which one is right for you?<p>If you've ever chilled in a salt cave or stockpiled supplement powders, you've definitely heard about adaptogens. They're the supposed panacea for anxiety, depression, insomnia, hormonal issues, sex …

Alternative Medicine

Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Coffee Cake Recipe

"A friend of mine gave me this recipe years ago. Sometimes I lower the fat content by using fat-free sour cream or yogurt instead of the sour cream. …

Bourdain’s Seattle Episode of ‘Parts Unknown,’ Mapped

Anthony Bourdain has long loved Seattle: Four years ago, the food celebrity toured the Emerald City and declared that it had “one of the best and most interesting food scenes in America” on the final season of his TV show <i>The Layover.</i> Last fall, Bourdain returned in the penultimate episode of CNN’s</i> …

These Crispy Pesto Smashed Potatoes Are an Easy Side Dish

When you're whipping up a weeknight meal, you want the side to be as quick and easy as the main. Enter: these pesto smashed potatoes. Between the …

Cooking

Instant Pot Coq au Vin

4 servings<p>Browning the bacon, vegetables, and chicken in a skillet before adding them to the Instant Pot is the most efficient way to get good color on each ingredient without making yourself crazy trying to use the machine’s “Sauté” setting. Instead of hours in the oven, this classic French braise …

Instant Pot

Sheet Pan Cuban Chicken With Citrus Avocado Salsa.

Taking sheet pan dinners to a whole new level with this Sheet Pan Cuban Chicken With Citrus Avocado Salsa. I didn’t mean for this to happen, but …

Cooking

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

These crispy, spicy Brussels sprouts are crazy addictive—and easy to make at home.<p>Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned …

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

Sheet Pan Roasted Salmon with Tomatoes and Fennel Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> A combination of garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, capers, dill, and Dijon mustard makes an intensely flavored—and speedy—sauce for both the fish and vegetables. <i>This recipe is an excerpt from our partner Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's new cookbook,</i> Whole30 Fast & Easy<i>, by Melissa Hartwig.</i> …

Seafood