Laura Leipakka

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10 Delicious Snow Day Recipes to Make With Kids

When the kids are home on a snow day, they need fun indoor activities to keep busy after sledding. Keep them happy and warm in the kitchen with these simple and delicious recipes.<p><b>1. Soft Pretzels</b><p>These soft pretzels taste just like Auntie Anne's, and they're as much fun to make as they are to eat.</b> …

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10 Things Guys Can Wear To Win Over A Woman

Guys, listen up: Getting dressed is not that complicated. In fact, we can pinpoint certain items that will make you catnip to the opposite sex. Seriously.<p>Ditch your white socks, throw away your stained hoodie and start taking notes. We found 10 items that are so good, they are practically …

10 Little-known Historical Facts About American Chinese Food

If you've ever been to a Chinese restaurant in any suburb in America, you know the joys of crab rangoon, chicken fingers, and sweet & sour everything. But where do they come from? Turns out it's definitely not China: most of what we eat today from paper takeout boxes would confuse the living hell …

Watch This Pop Singer Transform During Real-Time Photoshopping

Okay, yes, there's been a lot (a lot!) of talk about retouching lately. About whether it presents an unrealistic and therefore dangerous depiction of beauty. It's certainly a worthwhile thing to debate but lately, the whole thing feels talked and meme'd to death. So we totally get it if you're …

Why Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight showdown must go on

For every cinephile that delights in Quentin Tarantino's penchant for opulent dialogue and magpie film-historian's eye, there's another who sees the US director of Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill movies as a garish charlatan who survives on a habit of plundering the past. But the …

A Tiny Step Toward Statehood for Puerto Rico

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Puerto Rico is closer than it has ever been to becoming the 51st American state — which is to say, …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

11 Amazing Things That Happen When You Don't Wear Makeup

Everyone is always talking about the terrible things that happen when you don't wear makeup. Yes, glamming up can be a lot of fun, and we'd never tell you to stop playing with new makeup trends.<p>But the truth is, going makeup-free every once in a while is not the worst thing in the world. In fact, …