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‘These are all fake news,’ said the honor student. He was wrong.

This fall, 16-year-old Chris will be taking IB Math, IB Business, IB Literature and IB Physics at Annandale High School. "IB" means the classes are part of the rigorous International Baccalaureate program, which means Chris is, as he put it, "super smart." So committed to being smart is Chris that …

Journalism

22 cute animal GIFs that are escapism at its finest

In between reports about depressing political discord and shocking celebrity breakups (can no one stay together?!), sometimes you just need to take a …

The 50 Best New Travel Apps for 2017

Choosing the right app can be just as confusing as deciding where to stay or how to get there. So we’ve combed through dozens of the latest travel …

Apps

Basic Roman-style pizza dough

Place the flour in a mixer with a dough hook attachment.<p>Dissolve the yeast in 100 ml (3½ fl oz) of the water and add to the flour along with 400 ml …

This Tangy Carrot Slaw Goes with Whatever's for Dinner

Tangy Carrot Slaw<p>Serves 6 as a side dish<p>1/4 cup Dijon mustard <br>1/4 cup olive oil <br>3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice <br>1 …

Espresso Caramel Bars

Special equipment: a candy thermometer<p>For the crust:<p>Position an oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the …

Dessert

The #1 Ingredient for Better (Read: Fudgier) Brownies

Every classic brownie, even a foolproof go-to, could use a little improvement. Whether you like them fudgy or cakey, brownie recipes tend to be simple and short. Most of them are one-bowl, and they don't require many ingredients or steps. (Therefore, it's even more important that you use …

Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokumbap)

Kimchi fried rice <i>(</i><i>bokumbap</i> or <i>bokkeumbap</i>) makes for a simple meal that helps you use two items commonly found in Korean pantries and …

10 Cool Cucumber Recipes to Make Right Now

Cool, crunchy cucumbers are at their absolute best in summer. Whether you picked up one too many at the farmers market or your garden is overflowing …

The 10 Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

When you're searching for easy, nourishing meals for your family, slow cooker chicken recipes are the answer. From classics like chicken noodle soup …

8 TED Talks to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Failure

Eight videos that will help inspire you to go for your dreams.<p>Guest Writer<p>Author and Brand Storyteller<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Debbie Millman told me her biggest regret was not “going for it” after she graduated college. She took the “safe” option, got a job and …

TED Talks

Try Baked Falafel to Skip Calories, Not Flavor

Deep fried falafel not in your diet? Try it baked! Baked falafel is still crunchy on the outside and delicious on the inside.<p><b>Serving Baked …

Deep Frying

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Classic Snickerdoodles

These cinnamon-coated snickerdoodles are a big favorite for Christmas and winter holidays, and one of our most popular cookie recipes. As a bonus, …

Dessert

10 Books With The Best Twist Endings

It’s lit<p>When it comes to real life, the last six months have brought just about all the crazy twists that I can handle. Like, seriously, I don't need any more surprises. Boring is good! Boring is fine. Boring is preferable to waking up in the middle of the night in a blind panic because something …

Books

10 Genius Cookie Recipes for Dads Who Love Cookies

For all the dads out there who love cookies (which has to be pretty much all dads) and especially for my dad, who loves all cookies indiscriminately, I present to you the ultimate in edible gifts: 10 genius cookies—from a salty-sweet genre-defying shortbread to the butteriest chewy-crisp macaroons, …

Quinoa Salad Recipes For When You're Feeling Extra Healthy

Eat well AND feel good.<p>Of all the great ways to make quinoa ― the nutritional powerhouse seed that grows plentifully on the other side of the equator ― the quinoa salad is perhaps the most perfect. Yes, we’re saying it’s better than quinoa breakfast hash. And even better than quinoa nachos. Why? …

Baked Halibut and Parmesan Crumb Topping Recipe

This crumb-topped halibut is a fast and simple way to prepare the mild, delicious fish. The tasty, buttery crumb topping gives the halibut nice …

Halibut

I Used to Think No-Bake Desserts Were BS—Then I Found This Recipe

I grew up in Southern California. Not by the beach or in glitzy L.A., but way, way far inland where it gets VERY hot during the summer. Like, 118 …

Chicken Pad See Ew (Broad Rice Noodles Fried with Soy Sauce)

Pad See Ew is a delicious Thai noodle dish made with flat, wide rice noodles fried in soy sauce with meat, egg and vegetables. This recipe for pad …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How to Make Coconut Rice

01 of 08<p>Step #1: To Make Coconut Rice You Will Need:<p><b>For a one-page printable version of this recipe, see:</b> Thai Coconut Rice Recipe.<p>To make coconut …

Recipes

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The Noodle Salads We're Bringing to Every Summer Party

These pasta salad recipes are so good, you'll forget to miss the mayo.<p>Whenever I see a pasta salad at a summer potluck or barbecue, I want it to be <i>so good,</i> but it never is. Often, those fusilli-or-cavatappi numbers are mayonnaise-y and heavy with with weird bits of carrot and bell pepper. For our …

Glazed Lemon Cream Scones

Lemon scones make a delicious breakfast treat, or make them for a mid-morning or evening snack and serve them with preserves or lemon curd. Blueberry …

Want to Raise Inspired Kids? A Navy SEAL Commander Says Teach Them These 10 Things

Rule No. 1: Make your bed, so you'll start the day with a consistent accomplishment.<p>A few years ago, a retired Navy SEAL commander named Bill McRaven gave a graduation speech at the University of Texas. His words went viral, starting with his advice that no matter what you do, if you want to be …

mcraven

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How to Make a Potato Salad That'll Upstage the Classic

Classic potato salads are fine and good (sometimes even wonderful)—but every once in a while (maybe for the start of barbecue season?), you want a chance to play, create, impress, and use up some of the items in your pantry, too.<p>Behold: <b>our guide for building the potato salad of your dreams!</b> Whether …

23 Totally Cringeworthy Home Inspection Nightmares

Devious contractors and ill-informed homeowners have been known to take shortcuts, but these faux pas are downright dangerous.<p>Home inspectors have the eye and experience to catch code violations and household damage before the home buyer gets stuck with them. Some problems, such as dirty filters …

50 Bar Cookie Recipes

Bar Cookie Basics<p>1: Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides; coat the foil with cooking spray. Preheat the …