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Make These Chicken Parm Meatballs In Your Slow Cooker

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 …

Why Highway 395 is California's Most Underrated Road Trip

Roads trips have become a staple of American culture! There is no better way to see this great nation and spend time with family and friends, then …

This Chart of How Long Foods Last in the Freezer Will Blow Your Mind

If you've ever reached into your freezer for something — anything — to make for dinner and spent a good 15 seconds wondering how long it's been in there (and the follow-up question: Is it still good?) before anxiously deciding if it belongs on your plates or in the garbage, you are going to want to …

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Why are children’s authors eccentric?

The writers of Eloise, Goodnight Moon and more pushed boundaries of behaviour. Dark episodes in their pasts may have proved fruitful, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>As new parents and anyone who’s ever gone rummaging through their old childhood libraries quickly realises, much of the best literature for …

You're a Jerk If You Don't Love Libraries After Watching This Documentary

Frederick Wiseman's doc about the New York Public Library is nearly four hours long—and it's utterly essential.<p>There's perhaps no greater observer of institutions than Frederick Wiseman. Over his 50-year career of making documentaries, Wiseman has spotlighted the inner workings of everything from a …

How to Make Perfect Carbonara Every Time

Step 1: Abandoned doubt and fight your instincts<p>It has bacon, it has eggs, it has cheese, it has carbs. Why isn’t spaghetti carbonara the most …

This gorgeous national park in Canada is hosting a Dark Sky Festival

Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies boasts turquoise lakes, soaring mountains and incredible forests, but an upcoming festival will celebrate another of its natural wonders, an expansive and star-filled night sky.<p>The Jasper Dark Sky Festival will run from 13 to 22 October with events that …

5 Energy-Efficient and Stylish Ways to Shade Your Windows

Louvers, jalousies, frits, awnings, and exterior shutters—learn about some of the best-looking and effective ways to achieve a passive solar design in your home.<p>When it comes to designing a sustainably oriented building, one of the most important aspects is using design to selectively minimize …

Revealed: This is the most beautiful country in the world

Rough Guides asked its readers to vote for the most beautiful country in the world – and it’s hardly surprising to hear that Scotland came right on …

100 Lunch Ideas on What the Heck to Pack for Work

Are you in a lunch rut? We can help you out.<p>The familiar grumble of your stomach hits every day at 11:30 a.m. as you sink further down into your desk chair. You need some fresh lunch ideas. And oh, we've got 'em—a whopping <b>100 ideas on what to pack for office lunches</b>, to be exact. Some are recipes, …

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7 inflammation-fighting foods to add to your diet

The word "inflammation" is thrown around during healthy water cooler chatter probably as much as the word "superfood." But I think most people aren't quite sure what it means. Essentially, inflammation is the body’s reaction to stress — like an alarm bell alerting all of your cells to a problem …

Is dried fruit healthy?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yes, dried fruits -- including dried apricots, dried cranberries, raisins, dried dates, dried figs and prunes -- pack a big nutrient punch for their shrunken size.<p>The reason is that nutrients and fiber are more concentrated when water is removed from fruit. For comparison, a half-cup of …

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs That Taste Like Real-Deal BBQ

You could easily take a rack of ribs, drown them with a bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce, set the slow cooker to low, and come back to tender, …

5 Ways Vertical Farms Are Changing the Way We Grow Food

No soil? No problem. From Japan to Jackson, Wyoming, plucking fresh lettuce is as easy as looking up. Vertical farms have been sprouting around the …

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