Krystal Murphy

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I start to get a little restless this time of year. With spring so close at hand — the first blossoms already blooming, and a deceptive string of warm days last week — it’s hard for me to keep my feet and my psyche firmly planted in winter. Food is a great way to connect with the season. And while …

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The beginning of every season is really the most exciting part, don’t you think? I love my winter squash and my brussels sprouts, but they’ve got nothing on the tender first blush of spring vegetables: delicate peas, slender stalks of asparagus, ruby red strawberries, and all sorts of gorgeous, …

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Growing up, Easter was always one of my favorite holidays. There were scavenger hunts, the neighbor who dressed up like a (scary) bunny, the terrible poufy Easter dresses my mother would make me wear, pastel-colored desserts and lamb. There was always delicious lamb.<p>This lamb can be served as an …

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Once in a while, my under-informed forays into baking turn out marvelously. A friend recently gave me a small collection of vintage Jello molds. I misunderstood their purpose and thought that they were baking molds. Determined to make them work in that context, I baked these lovely little Rhubarb …

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Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” While more than 2,000 years have passed since the flight of the first kite, you can recreate that magic moment (and add a …

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I’m three months away from submitting the manuscript for my first cookbook, which is about color, and being inspired by color creatively when cooking. I had thought that I’d horde any inspiration around colorful food for my book, but instead I find that I notice color everywhere. Perhaps because I …

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I always try my hardest to do something special for Mother’s Day; it’s a weak attempt at apologizing for all the years of fussiness, rebellion and bratty moments I put my mother through as a child. (It really is the least I can do.) Mother’s Day is also a great opportunity for brunching: my …

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As a person who adores comforting and cozy food, gnocchi is high on my list. It makes for a delicious meal that’s hearty, filling and super inexpensive.<p>Gnocchi is far from difficult to make, but it is very touch and feel. Knead it too little and it won’t hold together; knead it too much, and you’ll …

The Lazy Person's Guide To Not Being Lazy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you feel dead tired after work? Can’t wait to sit down in that comfortable sofa of yours? Basically, you feel lazy, right?<p>You see, what I have …

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Neuron growth in children 'leaves no room for memories'

<b>The reason we struggle to recall memories from our early childhood is down to high levels of neuron production during the first years of life, say Canadian researchers.</b><p>The formation of new brain cells increases the capacity for learning but also clears the mind of old memories.<p>This could be behind …

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Stop Giving Your Brain the "Sugar Blues" | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Refined sugar has been called poison, toxic, and the “anti-nutrient”. It’s said to be more addictive than cocaine. Is it really that bad? How much …

How to Perform Pistols

Page: 1Next »<p>Perhaps, at this point in your CrossFit career, you have mastered the air squat and you are starting to add some serious weight to your …

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Tips for Juicing Ginger

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p>Going to the Hotline is like stepping into the best classroom you could ever imagine; …

50 Ways to Use Coconut Oil

Scientific research on coconut oil has revealed health benefits that affect your entire body, inside and out. You’ve heard good things about it and …

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Scientists Have Solved The Mystery Of The White Tiger's Coat

The strikingly beautiful, milky coats of white tigers are caused by a single change in a known pigment gene, a new study finds.<p>Since their discovery in the Indian jungle centuries ago, white tigers, a variant of Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris), have had a certain mystique. Captive white …

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Moon dust gathered by Neil Armstrong discovered in warehouse after 40 years

While tidying up a storage space at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, an archivist makes a cosmic discovery.<p>Several miscellaneous bits and pieces of the first moon mission have orbited back into view lately.<p>In March, it was pieces of the rocket that propelled Apollo 11 spaceward, kindly …

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New light cast on dark matter

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, perhaps the most pressing problem in particle physics is to determine the nature of dark matter. The …

3 Ways to Harness the Power of Affirmations | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When I first started using affirmations I didn’t really know what I was doing. I figured that if I said a statement enough times, I’d start to …

Eric Weinstein may have found the answer to physics' biggest problems

Two years ago, a mathematician and physicist whom I've known for more than 20 years arranged to meet me in a bar in New York. What he was about to …

AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS MUSCLE LOSS AWAY

One important but little-publicized reason for bodybuilders to hit fruits and veggies hard is the ability of these foods to help maintain muscle and …

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Work Out Like a Winner

13 Jay Culter-approved training techniques.<p>Ready to reveal a champion-inspired physique of your own? Apply these techniques and maybe you'll follow …

70 Ways to Eat for Muscle

Tips for building quality size & strength.<p>No matter your genetics or the goals you've set for yourself, you need to follow the rules of bodybuilding …

9 Tricks to Burn Fat Fast

Fat-burning secrets to get you ripped in a hurry.<p>If you want to get ripped, you know the well-established dietary rules that need to be followed: eat …

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4 Killer Kettlebell Moves To Supplement Your CrossFit Workout

It’s no secret that Kettlebell exercises are crucial to building strength and endurance. But add them to your pre-established CrossFit workout, and …

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Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Pull Ups

The pull up is one of the greatest muscle building exercises in existence, which is precisely why it’s been called the upper body squat.<p>Lat pulldowns …

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