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The Lazy Girl's Guide to Staying Svelte

For the lazy girl in all of us, here's a guide on how to stay slim.<p>Eating clean and consistent workouts are proven to boost metabolism, increase muscle (and therefore after burn) as well as blast fat. But if the Polar Vortex has you skipping both in the name of maintaining mental and stay warm …

Miami Art Week 2013: Beasts and Birds

From the earliest noted iterations of art—paintings upon cave walls—to today's cat-obsessed internet, animals have provided the inspiration behind culture of all kinds. We are awash in imagery of beasts and birds and domesticated pets. But during this most recent Art Week Miami—across all fairs and …

Beauty and the Beast

25 Sweet Potato Recipes That Go Beyond Mini-Marshmallows

The sweet potato is so much more than just a vehicle for mini-marshmallows in these recipes.<p><b>It's the perennial debate: Do your sweet potatoes need marshmallows or not?</b> Strong arguments have been advanced on both sides, but if you're looking to experiment, these sweet roots can be much more than …

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Infographic: Just How Dangerous Is The Dye In Your Food?

Americans still consume food dyes banned elsewhere–charted here as the cause of some serious health issues.<p>They used to put cocaine in Coca Cola. Vegetables were once routinely covered in deadly DDT. Ever wonder what poisons you eat that will make future generations look back in horror?<p>In case you …

Dog Food

Stream Katy Perry’s new album, Prism

Katy Perry’s new album, <i>Prism</i>, is streaming in full ahead of its official October 22nd release via Capitol Records. Stream it below (via …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Yellowstone National Park

Here Is a List of the Best 50 Bars in the World

Cocktail industry publication <i>Drinks International</i> has just unleashed its 2013 list of the <b>World's Best Bars</b> — determined by "the most influential and knowledgeable bar industry professionals on the planet" — during a (live-Tweeted) ceremony in London. For the second consecutive year, London's …

27 Quick And Cozy Fall Dinners

The Season of Roasted Food and Bottles of Red Wine has arrived. Rejoice and be glad.

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30 Homemade Candy Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Candy is awesome. Homemade candy is better—here are 30 recipes we love.<p><b>Is there anything better than eating handfuls of candy</b> until you teeter on the edge of sheer bliss and belly-aching agony? We say no. There's only one way to make this time-honored pastime better, and that's indulging in …

Dessert

Grilled Salmon with Lemon Dill Butter

August 19, 2013 by Laurie McNamara<p><i>This grilled salmon is topped with a lemon dill butter that melts and instantly coats the tender salmon in so much</i> …

Flatbread with Feta, Thyme and Oven-Roasted Tomatoes | Williams-Sonoma Taste

This beautiful flatbread is inspired by ingredients from the Mediterranean — the feta adds a salty, slightly tart taste that balances the sweet, smoky flavors of the oven-roasted tomatoes. Cut it into pieces and serve it as an appetizer with a light, fruity white wine, such as <b>Albarino</b> or <b>Pinot …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

The actor appeared on Hart's 'What The Fit' workout show.<p>Hawking, who had ALS, defied the odds and became a world-famous scientist.<p>Dying in Longyearbyen has been illegal since 1950. Here's why.<p>Keep an eye out for these red flags.<p>Everything has a "fresh and woody aroma," and we're betting it's …

Elderflower Champagne

It isn't often that in the middle of working on getting an issue put to bed for the printer that something in an article makes us stop in our tracks …

Sunday Supper: Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs With Lemon-Herb Gremolata

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>The ultimate comfort food, short ribs infuse a slow-cooked sauce with sultry flavor. The trick? Searing meat …

People in Seattle Are Outraged By This $2,000 'Homelessness Tour'

12 Tips for Perfect Fried Chicken, Plus a Master Recipe

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

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How to Make a Knockout Chili Without a Recipe

Chili

Cook the Whole Fish You Just Caught

Marcus Nilsson<p><i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>How to Make Bryan Caswell's Whole Fish</b> <i>Reef, Houston</i><p><i>Serves two.</i><p><i>Tip: Most whole-fish recipes call for dry roasting — stuffing with herbs and baking. But it usually turns out exactly that: dry. Caswell poaches fish in its liquidy natural habitat.</i><p><b>This is a</b> …

Fishing

Something to Cook: Champion Lamb Pupusas

9 Canned Foods That Are Actually Worth Buying

<b>I've eaten my fair share</b> of soup out of a can, mostly consumed in my college years because I decided to be smart and spend the most virile part of my semi-adult life studying in snowy, freezing, lake-affected Upstate New York. Though I no longer live on a college-kid budget, I still consume plenty …

Food

How to Cook an Entire Salmon: Gill to Tail

<b>We dare you to find a restaurant</b> that doesn't lay claim to its "farm-to-table" mission. We get it. Chefs everywhere are sourcing from farms — although we're not sure where we thought they were getting these ingredients before. Add to the list of foodie buzzwords: nose-to-tail. Or perhaps you've …

Seafood

"Minute" Chocolate Mug Cake - Chocolate Almond Coconut Cake in Less Than 60 Seconds!

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Cheap food is an addiction we must break

The brilliant American writer Wendell Berry once wrote that "eating is an agricultural act". His point was that since we all eat, we're all …

How To Make Healthy Flavored Water At Home

<i>Full disclosure: sometimes, we're lazy girls. So, whether it's seven ways to simplify our morning routine or how to make our time at the gym actually</i> …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Mindfulness

Why You Should Stop Touching Your Face

How many times a day do you touch your face? What about rest your chin or cheeks on the back of your hands? It's probably a lot. But between turning door knobs, typing feverishly on iPhones and tying shoelaces, our hands come in contact with millions of germs. Does this make hands our greatest …

Taste Test: The Best Italian Combo Sandwich in Little Italy

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>What's the greatest icon of Italian American cuisine in New York?<p>Pizza's so beloved it's gotten a culinary green card. Pasta and meatballs? You could make a case for it, but you could make the same case for it anywhere in the U.S. …

FACT: ripe peaches, ginger, and coconut is simply irresistible. You don't even need to turn on the oven to make this beauty! No-Bake Dessert Recipe: Peach Tarts with Ginger and Coconut - http://bit.ly/10MWhHe