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16 Audio Books That Will Improve The Way You Live, Work And Love

If there's an area in your life that could do with some improvement, a good audio book might be able to steer you in the right direction. Best of …

Self-improvement

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

Home Decorating

How to Make Perfect Carbonara: Mistakes to Avoid

You want perfect strands of pasta glossed with a rich, silky sauce—not noodles tossed with scrambled eggs. Here's how to get it right, every time.<p>Pasta carbonara is the ultimate there's-no-food-in-the-house dinner. No matter how bare your cupboard or unfortunately under-stocked your fridge, there's …

Cooking

Top 18 Romantic Getaways

Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CA<p>Book your room at Post Ranch Inn<p>The most dramatically situated and architecturally ambitious of the Big Sur inns, Post …

San Mateo County

An 8-Point Guide to a Feng Shui House

Stand inside your home with your back to the front door.* Look forward. The part of your home in the far left corner is the money sector. The far …

Home Decorating

We found 8 fitness gurus who will help you get back on track — for free

It's a new year and a new you: one that's highly motivated to hit the gym… until you quit going three weeks later.<p>We have a solution. We scouted out eight fitness gurus — who use their YouTube channels and Instagram feeds — to serve up free full-length workouts every week, along with healthy …

Fitness

7 Romantic Palm Springs Getaways

Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your special someone? Plan a trip to Palm Springs for rest and relaxation in retreats that evoke the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Chile

9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

Happiness

The Essential Travel Guide to Costa Rica (Infographic)

Costa Rica is home to rainforests, national parks and idyllic coastlines. With a number of beautiful spots and plenty of local dishes to try, it’s no …

Travel

36 Taco Recipes So Good You’ll Never Want to Make Anything Else

Need a standout “Taco Tuesday” recipe? With these cheesy, meat- and veggie-packed tacos on the menu, you’ll want to have one (or three) every night.<p>1 …

Cooking

Neurodegenerative disease: Restricting eating times may boost life quality

Eating meals at the same time each day may be an effective way to improve quality of life for individuals with neurodegenerative disorders, a new …

Diet Strategy That Counts Time, Not Calories

Stop counting calories. It’s the clock that counts.<p>That’s the concept behind time-restricted feeding, or TRF, a strategy increasingly being studied by researchers as a tool for weight-loss, diabetes prevention and even longevity.<p>In TRF, you can eat whatever you want and as much as you want—just not …

Holistic Medicine

Laser shoes get Parkinson's patients moving

One of the more debilitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease is something known as "gait freeze," wherein the person temporarily loses the ability to …

This device can calm symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This device can calm symptoms of Parkinson's disease. It's called Deep Brain Stimulation therapy.<p>A surgically implanted device delivers electrical stimulation to the brain. It targets specific areas of the brain to help patients regain control of their …

Parkinson's Disease

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

<b>The defect that causes the neurodegenerative disease Huntington's has been corrected in patients for the first time, the BBC has learned.</b><p>An experimental drug, injected into spinal fluid, safely lowered levels of toxic proteins in the brain.<p>The research team, at University College London, say there …

Dementia

6 of the Best Beaches in Italy

In Italy, beaches come with historic towns, tasty seafood, and fascinating backstories. While many locals flock to the sea in July and August, the …

Italy

Classic Cannoli

Classic Cannoli<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place flour, shortening, vinegar, salt, 1 egg, and 2 tablespoons of the granulated sugar in bowl of a heavy-duty …

Orecchiette With Brussels Sprouts and Hazelnuts

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 425°. Toss sprouts with 1 tablespoon oil; arrange cut side down on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, …

10 Absolutely Delicious Ways to Cook with Mushrooms

When it comes to adding vegetables to dinner, there are two camps: the ones I pick in an effort to feel like I'm doing something good for myself (aka …

Could LSD Be the Right Prescription for the Terminally Ill?

Opiates are the drugs of choice in battling pain in the terminally ill, but opiates render such patients dull and unresponsive. Hallucinogens could …

The Ultimate Guide to Kauai

Kauai’s stunning natural beauty—lush green valleys and jagged mountaintops—is legendary, and for good reason. Explore this verdant paradise for …

Hawaii

A 45-Minute Roast Turkey

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Picked up the turkeys, plural, this weekend, two big ones that I thought would go …

Baking

Forget Positano—This Picturesque Town Is the Amalfi Coast’s Best-Kept Secret

Think of the Amalfi Coast and visions come to mind of verdant hillsides brimming with pastel-color buildings reflected in the coruscating Tyrrhenian Sea. But just a few turns off the main drag is a relatively obscure town that might be the best-kept secret on the famed Italian <i>costiera</i>. Tucked in …

Italy

How to Do Kaua'i, Hawai'i, Like a Local

<b>Famous and Worth It: The Nāpali Coast</b><br>Kaua‘i’s Nāpali Coast blows your mind when it appears in <i>Jurassic Park;</i> it will blow your mind forever when you …

Grand Canyon

Could intermittent fasting help to prevent Alzheimer's?

Diets can help you lose weight, improve your eating habits and focus on more nutritious foods. But could one particular diet actually help fight aging — and boost your brain health?<p>Some people believe intermittent fasting, where you dramatically reduce the amount of food you eat for short periods …

How to Pan Sear Salmon Perfectly, Because You're Worth It

Do you know how to pan sear salmon perfectly? Totally, 100%, perfectly? Every time? Well, the time to learn is now.<p>We’ll bet that you’ve eaten overcooked fish. Hell, we’ll narrow the field. <b>We’ll put money on that fact that, in your lifetime, have eaten overcooked salmon</b>. Because most people don’t …

Seafood

Picada is the Catalan-Style Pesto You Can Use on Everything

It’s a rite of fall: I’ve started my list of “must make” seasonal dishes. I’ve saved recipes in my Food52 collections; clipped sections of magazines and newspapers; bookmarked cookbooks stacked high on my bedside table. Chances are good that most of us have similar lists, even if the recipes in …

Recipes

This song is so relaxing, scientists recommend NOT listening while behind the wheel

The next time you need to unwind, there’s one song in particular that’s likely to relax you. Its effect is so strong, in fact, that one doctor …

Winning Pasta with Garlic, Lemon, Capers and Tuna

Even before I worked at <i>Cook's Illustrated</i>, one of my all-time favorite recipes from the magazine was a simple pasta dish ostensibly invented to make …

Scientists Are Testing Psychedelic Drugs on Human Minibrains, With Surprising Results

So cool.<p>New research using human minibrains has revealed that a hallucinogenic compound known as 5-MeO-DMT triggers changes in neuronal signalling …

Neuroscience