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No-Bake Energy Bites Are The Little Healthy Snack Your World's Been Missing

Snackers, rejoice! The no-bake energy bite is everything you never knew was missing from your snack routine. Sure, the office vending machine will miss you, but you'll have confidently moved on.<p>This delightful treat is entirely customizable, portable and -- most importantly -- delectable. To craft …

Top 3 Healthy Restaurants in Portland, OR

Here are some of our favorite healthy restaurants in Portland's sea of great food.<p>In F&W's survey of America's Favorite Food Cities, you chose …

Stone Fruit Cobbler

10 Servings<p>Don’t peel the peaches; simply rub off the fuzz with a damp paper towel.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>filling<p>3 pounds peaches, nectarines, or plums, each cut into 6 wedges<p>½ cup granulated sugar<p>2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>¼ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon kirsch (clear cherry brandy) or …

Baking

Classic Deviled Eggs

You know deviled eggs have made a comeback when they're on almost every hipster menu in America.<p>I love that something like a deviled egg can be a hipster favorite while also being the most coveted item brought to a potluck, usually by an older woman who dishes out advice as good as her food. I'm …

The Healthy College Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> Alexandra Nimetz and Others<p>If the pizza-delivery guy is in your apartment more often than your roommate, <i>The Healthy College Cookbook</i> is exactly what you need. Whether you’re a meat lover, vegetarian, or vegan, you’ll find simple and adaptable recipes for quick breakfasts, portable snacks, …

Eat Salad For Breakfast. Yes, Salad. For Breakfast.

Coffee, cereal, juice and bread are among the most popular foods Americans eat for breakfast.<p>The coffee part is justified -- no morning is complete without a piping hot (or cold) cup of the stuff. The other items on the list are a bit underwhelming.<p>So how about salad? Yes, salad. The dish is not …

This S'mores-Stuffed Sweet Potato Is The Dessert Potato Of Your Dreams

This is a smortato. It is a sweet potato stuffed with s'mores ingredients. That's marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate melted into a baked sweet potato. It is immaculate.<p>The Vulgar Chef<p>The flavor combination, of course, is nothing new. You've surely stuck a chocolate-dirtied fork into a …

The Spicy Tuna Roll Corn Dog Is What America Does With Sushi

If your first reaction to seeing a spicy tuna roll turned into a corn dog on a stick is complete and total horror, you're not alone. It's scary. It feels wrong. But, trust us, it's not. Hear us out.<p>We know that this particular combination of Japanese and American cuisines is bold. Some might even …

Ginger and Cashew Stir Fry

(Reprinted from <i>Edible Memphis,</i> Spring '14)<p>I still remember how the shiny, enameled red lid of the electric wok would catch my eye as I sat on the …

Easy Carrot Cake with Whipped Icing

<i>Trigger Warning: While I’ve tried to make the details of disordered eating behavior mentioned in this post very vague, they still may be triggering.</i> …

Banana Bread

This banana bread has been the most popular recipe on Simply Recipes for over 10 years. Thousands of people make it every day. Why?Because it really …

Breakfast

A Kale Salad with Grilled Stone Fruit, Prosciutto, and Feta

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day -- on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: A grilled peach and apricot salad brings the powers of the grill to the salad bowl -- and lights a fire inside pyro-inclined children.</i><p>If there …

Greek Yogurt with Spiced Pepita and Cashew Crunch and Mango

Breakfast

A Fruit Crumb Pie for Late Summer

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: A late-summer dessert that's equal parts pie and crumble -- and all parts delicious.</i><p>Summer is pie season and in my kitchen, …

Journalists Arrested at McDonald's in Ferguson, Missouri

Two journalists covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri say that they were arrested inside a local <b>McDonald's</b>. They were later released. Citizens are protesting Saturday's police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old boy named Michael Brown. According to CNN, <b>Wesley Lowery</b> of the <i>Washington Post</i>, and</b> …

Your fear of crime might keep you safe - Futurity

A new study challenges the idea that it's unhealthy to be afraid of crime. Researchers say a little fear may help keep you safe.

Vaquita Porpoise Faces Imminent Extinction—Can It Be Saved?

Drastic measures are needed to rescue vaquitas in the Gulf of California.<p>The vaquita, a small porpoise found only in the Gulf of California, is rapidly going extinct, an international team of scientists reported earlier this month.<p>The researchers say that the marine mammals—whose name means "little …

Video: It’s giant panda triplets!

They are the world’s only known surviving set of giant panda triplets, born at a zoo in southern China. All three are adorable … and expected to …

Cute Animals

How Shark Week screws scientists

Discovery is alienating the very people who supply its content: scientists<p><i>This post was originally published last year. With this year's Shark Week programming beginning tonight, we thought this would be a good reminder of some of Discovery's more unpleasant tendencies.</i><p>Discovery’s Shark Week …

Will Atlantic Ocean Oil Prospecting Silence Endangered Right Whales?

Companies have been cleared to seek seismic noise permits in the Atlantic, but ocean researchers fear for whales.<p>Whales talk. But what makes them stop talking?<p><b>Scientists have long known that the marine mammals use creaks, groans, growls, and buzzes to communicate with each other—often over long</b> …

Newly launched commercial satellite has zoom view of Earth | Reuters

(Reuters) - An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Wednesday to put a sharp-eyed, Earth-watching satellite into orbit for DigitalGlobe.<p>The 188-foot (60-meter) tall booster, built and flown by United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin …

Vertical Takeoff Plane Design Flies Three Times Faster Than Helicopters

Zoom zoom<p>Does this illustration look a little sci-fi to you? It should: It's a design for a plane that takes off vertically, like a helicopter, but that flies about three times faster than any helicopter today. Yes, those are rotors in the wings.<p>A team of graduate students from the Georgia …

The Internet Is Getting Too Big, And It's Becoming A Problem For Some Service Providers

Recent reports suggest the system that routers use to share the map of the internet with one another has grown too large for some older routers to handle — which could result in poor connectivity.<p>The problem is, older routers can only process a certain number of routes contained in this internet …

Net Neutrality

The beautifully engineered gecko foot: What makes it so sticky?

What gives geckos the remarkable ability to run upside down across ceilings and stop short on smooth vertical surfaces? You could call it "the hierarchy of hairs."<p>In the last 15 years, it has been determined that geckos make use of a relatively weak intermolecular force that exists between atoms …

Underwater 'street view' planned for Florida Keys

It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders.<p>United States government scientists are learning to use specialised fisheye lenses …

Chris Soules: Confirmed as The Bachelor!!

The cat is out of the bag. Or in this case, the barn? Farmer Chris Soules will star as The Bachelor for the 2015 season, sources close to the …

Giant panda 'believed' pregnant at Edinburgh Zoo

LONDON (AP) — A giant panda at a Scottish zoo appears to be finally pregnant after months of dashed hopes and anticipation.<p>Edinburgh Zoo said Tuesday the latest scientific data it has suggests that Tian Tian — Chinese for Sweetie — has conceived following artificial insemination in April, and may …

Robin Williams dies at 63; Oscar-winning actor, comic genius

When Robin Williams graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County, his classmates couldn't help themselves: They voted him both "most humorous" and "least likely to succeed."<p>He topped them.<p>Williams became one of the world's most successful entertainers, an actor and comedian whose energy …

Bee, scorpion and snake venom may hold cancer cure

It's ancient medicine with a sci-fi-sounding twist.<p>A scientist at the University of Illinois, Dipanjan Pan, and his team say they may have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, according to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society conference this week.<p>The work is in very early stages, …