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Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes That Everyone Will Love

No meat? No dairy? No problem.<p>Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is all about the sides (and pie, of course). This might not be what the cook wants to hear, since he or she probably woke up before the sun came up to cook the turkey. But it IS good news for vegans, who don’t have to miss out on the …

Best sweet and fortified wines for Christmas

Complete your holiday wine stocks with the best moscatos, ports and sherries money can buy<p>What will you drink with your Christmas pudding? What will you leave out for Santa Claus? It’s not Christmas unless there’s a bottle of port sitting on the mantelpiece and one of sherry in the fridge. Here’s …

The Ideal Crackers for Dipping, Eating with Cheese, Secret Snacking, and More

A good snack is hard to find. We tasted over 20 crackers to find the best.<p><b>We love crackers. Love 'em.</b> While we understand that the average person ____ does not feel as strongly as we do about these snacky delights, we are coming up on prime cracker season (holiday parties, you know). With countless …

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7 Cleaning Myths--BUSTED!

Don't believe any of these 7 cleaning myths--they'll only slow down your routine.<p><i>Steven Lam / Getty Images</i><p><b>Myth #1: "Don't make your bed in the morning—let it air out!"</b><p>No-clean activists use this to shame bed-makers into giving up their tidy ways. And they have a point, even if they're not actually …

The Bon Appétit Holiday Survival Guide

The holiday season means lots of good times, but with those celebrations sure comes a whole lot of crazy<p></head>Welcome to the most wonderful time of year: sleigh bells ringing, dreidels twirling, and your weird cousin pushing food around his plate because—who even knew?—he’s Paleo now. So yes, the …

What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.<p>"Superbug" bacterial infections that are …

Surprise! 20 Percent of Neanderthal Genome Lives On in Modern Humans, Scientists Find

Two new studies suggest that the contribution from Neanderthal DNA was vital.<p>When modern humans migrated out of Africa some 60,000 years ago, they found the Eurasian continent already inhabited by brawny, big-browed Neanderthals. We know that at least some encounters between the two kinds of human …