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Five Ways To Say “No” So You Can Finally Reclaim Your Focus

Staying productive is all about consciously deciding what not to do. Here’s how.<p>It isn’t news that culture is obsessed with <i>doing</i>–with being in motion, with being occupied, with being busy. But the upshot of all this doing is that we spend very little time deciding exactly what we should be doing in …

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Don't Feel Like Cooking? These Quick Recipes Will Save You.

When the temperatures climb into the triple digits, cooking is the last thing on my mind. But since one can't subsist on watermelon and Popsicles …

7 Ways to Salt-Bake a Fish

Learn how to master this amazing fish preparation.<p>Baking a whole fish in a salt crust makes it insanely moist and delicate and leaves it perfectly …

The Food Lab: Use Chickpeas to Make the Easiest Egg-Free Mayonnaise

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>When I last worked on making vegan mayonnaise, I tried a whole slew of egg replacements before I finally settled on soft tofu. It works, but it requires a good amount of tofu—enough that you can taste the tofu a bit in …

The Ultimate First Anniversary Dinner: En Papillote

The best way to celebrate the paper anniversary.<p>The first anniversary is the paper anniversary, and to us that means there's just one appropriate way …

The Best Chicken Wings Recipe

Whip up these Kung Pao wings for game day and never go back to the delivery bucket<p>This March Madness, avoid the deep fryer. These oven-made wings come out just as crispy and the secret sauce, built on Sichuan peppercorns, fires up your taste buds in ways your local bar’s Atomic Butt Blow Sauce …

The Dry-Age Shortcut: How to Fake 45 Days in 48 Hours

Meet koji, the miracle grain that's going to change your steak game forever.<p>You could shell out $75 for a 45-day dry-aged rib eye, and then even more for the bottle of red that goes with it. Or you could—stay with me—make it for yourself, at home. Look, dry-aged meat is amazing and certainly worth …

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‘We don’t take a lot of lessons on tolerance’ from Americans: Ontario housing push to avoid ‘poor doors’

Imagine two kids walking home from school. They’re heading to the same building, but they have to take separate entrances.<p>One goes up to the costly, …

Federal homeless census hopes to illustrate depth of disparity in Canada | The Star

THUNDER BAY, ONT.—Stephane Boyer’s nostrils flare and his breathing quickens, his lips failing to separate, when he thinks about Doreen — his partner …

Thunder Bay

How One Doctor Is Waging War On Bulls**t Science

It's about time.<p>We all know science is a fantastic tool for explaining our world. But as medical doctor-turned-editor Ivan Oransky knows all too well, it's not perfect.<p>Oransky, global editorial director of the news site MedPage Today and co-founder of the website Retraction Watch, has made a career …

Never Mess Up Blanching Vegetables Ever Again

Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. One reader confessed how hard it is to cook different size vegetables (of the same type) all at once, and get it right. Here's our advice.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting</i> …

How to Plate (and Instagram) Like a Pro

The look of a dish matters more than ever in the age of Instagram. We’ll teach you how to smash and swoosh with the best of them.<p>The look of a dish matters more than ever in the age of Instagram. We asked four chefs to teach us how to smash and swoosh with the best of them.<p>The Yin & Yang<p><b>The Pro:</b></b> …

Stephen Harper running out of tricks to win back Canadian voters

<i>Gerald Caplan is an Africa scholar, a former NDP national director and a regular panelist on CBC's</i> Power & Politics<i>.</i><p>Is Stephen Harper kaput? Is his goose finally cooked? It sure looks that way.<p>According to the latest polls, only 27 per cent to 31 per cent of Canadian voters intend to vote for his …

How to Make Really Tasty Raw Vegan Food (for Real)

Raw vegan food isn't exactly a culinary darling. But it can be great—here's how to make uncooked veggies taste…amazing.<p>Okay, so uncooked vegan food isn't exactly a culinary darling. And sure, phrases like, "If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen" probably didn't originate in a raw …

You Haven't Seen Pizza Like This Before

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: With two crusts and an onion filling, this focaccia-like "pizza" will broaden your understanding of Italy's most famous dish.</i><p>In Salento—the …

3 Painless Ways to Start Eating Right When Nothing Else Will Work

You know what you're supposed to eat.<p>You don't need another blog post telling you this food is good and that one is bad... those rules seem to change every day anyway. (Hint: "Eat whole foods" is one that's a constant.)<p>It's not that you don't want to eat healthy. You even understand that, over …

Food Trends We Hope Don't Make It All The Way Through 2015

The thing about food trends is that we're over them. There's nothing more annoying than a cupcake, there's no one more annoying than a foodie. If a food is trendy, then by nature we've had enough of it. We never want to put another Brussels sprout in our mouths again, especially if it's accompanied …

Recipe: Easy Pad Thai

Soak noodles in hot water for 15 minutes or until soft. Drain.<p>Mix the palm sugar with tamarind liquid, vinegar, fish sauce and 2 tbsp water in a bowl, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside.<p>Heat oil in a wok over medium heat. Fry shallots until fragrant and beginning to colour (about 3 …

3 Amazing Juices for Weight Loss

As an added bonus, they all taste amazing.<p>Let us be clear: We're not advocates of purely liquid diets for weight loss. Most juices are missing fiber and protein—both of which are key to feeling satisfied and dropping pounds. That said, enjoying a juice with a meal or as a snack can help you …

John Doyle’s fall TV preview: 10 shows you should be watching

First, the big picture. Yes, the best, most innovative and serious minded of TV shows are still on cable. Add a handful of satisfying or arresting series on network TV to the mix. There's no bonanza of brilliant TV this fall, but some new cable series of startling quality will debut, with many more …

Train your brain to crave healthy food - CNN.com

A superfood is easy to find in the grocery store, contains nutrients that are known to enhance longevity and has other health benefits that are backed by peer-reviewed, scientific studies. Broccoli makes the list because it's one of nature's most nutrient-dense foods, with only 30 calories per cup. …

The Chicken Dinner to End All Chicken Dinners

With toasted bread and creamy ricotta cheese, this just might be the ultimate roast chicken recipe.<p>"This is how I want to make chicken all the time," says <i>Bon</i> <i>Appétit</i> assistant food editor <b>Claire Saffitz</b>. With toasted bread, melty ricotta cheese, and a bracingly bitter green salad, we couldn't agree …

A Trip With Her Folks Turned Barbara Bush Into A Global Activist

Barbara Bush may be known as the quieter of the Bush twins, but when it comes to global health, she's anything but. At 32, the Yale graduate is co-founder and CEO of Global Health Corps, a nonprofit organization that pairs young volunteers — she calls them "fellows" — with health and development …

7 Strategies Healthy, Lean People Employ for Lasting Fat Loss

You have that one friend, and I do too. She enjoys delicious food but stays lean and healthy. She ages gracefully, with glowing skin and a vibrant smile. She radiates confidence and turn heads in her little black dress, yet she could do the same thing in a simple cami and pair of skinny jeans.<p>Once …

The No-Fail Way to Cook Steak (Hint: It Involves Butter)

<i>by Adina Steiman</i><p>By the end of summer, you've probably hit your fair share of barbecues, spent a fair amount of time at the grill, and made your way through an avalanche of (often contradictory) advice on how to master the time-honored art of outdoor cooking. But there's a truth that the most honest …

5 Great Meats for the Grill

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: When you want something a little more special than burgers and</i> …

Journal questions validity of autism and vaccine study

The debate over a link between autism and vaccines continues.<p>A study published earlier this month concluded African-American boys are more at risk for autism if they're given the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before the age of 2. The study author says researchers at the Centers for Disease …

20 Essential Kitchen Hacks

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Put away your appliances -- today, we're hacking everything.</i><p>Some days are meant for lingering in the kitchen -- for tempering chocolate on a marble slab …

Smoked Salmon and Whitefish Salad Melts

Sometimes you wake up feeling depressed and heat up some frozen macaroni and cheese for breakfast, schlep to the couch to watch <i>America’s Test Kitchen</i> …