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How to Make a Bird's Nest Cake

This adorable, edible nest looks impressive, but is so easy to bake and assemble.<p>Dress Your Nest<p>It may look like it came from a fancy bakery, but …

The Magic of Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe

The magic of dark chocolate cake is something that you can feel if you try this delicious chocolate cake! So rich, chocolatey, and moist! It will …

Why You and Your Fiancé Should Consider a Wedding Day Contract

Your wedding day is something that you and your fiancé plan for months and that you may have been dreaming of for years. But on the actual day, the hours you share with your closest friends and family members, busting out dance moves on the dance floor and clinking together glasses of celebratory …

15 influential art and design movements you should know

Art and design movements: Quick links<p>As a designer, inspiration can come from anywhere. But sometimes influences, attitudes and approaches converge …

9 Soups To Make If You're Trying To Lose Weight

They're nutritionist-approved.<p>When it comes to weight loss, soup is your one-pot secret weapon—especially if you’ve just about had it with the whole salad scene.<p>After all, research published in the <i>British Journal of Nutrition</i> shows that, on average, people who get their soup on have lower body …

Nutrition

Scientists Discover an Entirely New Biological System That Regulates Body Fat

Independent of diet and exercise.<p>New research has identified a mechanism in the body that appears to act as a kind of internal bathroom scale, …

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Recipes

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

Books

25 Things You Didn’t Know Your Microwave Could Do

Microwaves make everyone’s life a little easier. In fact, if you’re just using yours to heat up your frozen dinners, you’re missing out on a whole …

Want Your Best Workers to Never Quit? Research Says It Comes Down to Asking Them 6 Simple Questions | Inc.com

A question I get asked a lot is how to go about getting teams or whole workforces "engaged." It's a legitimate question pondered by head-scratching managers, execs and HR people everywhere looking to architect workplaces that produce results by motivated employees.<p>Well, lets first remove the nap …

Employee Engagement

Sick of Feeling Full and Bloated? Make This Light, Detoxifying Soup ASAP

The day after an indulgent Thanksgiving weekend calls for a bona fide detox meal—and we're drooling over this turkey soup recipe from The Modern …

Recipes

31 Vegetarian Recipes So Satisfying You’ll Want to Go Meatless for an Entire Month

Whether you’ve been a vegetarian for years, are just starting to think about going meatless, or simply looking for a few more veggie meals, get …

Healthy Eating

Boeuf Bourguignon

If there's anyone in the world who will be remembered for changing how Americans cooked, it's, of course, Julia Child. With the publication of her …

Crushing an egg into your coffee sounds disgusting — but it makes an amazing-tasting drink

Crushing an egg (shell and all), whisking it with freshly ground coffee, and boiling the mixture sounds gross. The result looks terrifying, too — like a hideous swamp creature gurgling in your pot.<p>However, the umber-red-colored drink that results, called "egg coffee," is almost free of bitter …

Coffee

These 3 Recipes Will Soothe Your Gut (and Bloat) in 24 Hours, a Doctor Explains

Is there anything worse than eating a delicious meal only to suffer from painful bloating or a trip to the bathroom soon after? I've experienced this …

Wellness

7 Epsom Salt Benefits That Will Make You Want to Take a Bath ASAP

Epsom salt is by no means a new-market product—take a peek in your grandma’s bathroom cabinet or any athlete’s shower and you’re bound to find a bag …

Amazing bonsai made of thousands of miniature origami

Here are the creations of the Japanese artist <b>Naoki Onogawa</b>, who realizes bonsai consisting of thousands of miniature origami! By meticulously folding …

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Human Skin Doesn't Leak

Despite us losing 500 million skin cells per day.<p>Our skin might give us grief sometimes, but one thing we can always depend on it to do is not start …

Wallpaper Window Shade

A length of wallpaper is all it takes to turn a plain roller shade into a work of art -- complete with its own frame.

Just Got Engaged? Here Are the First 11 Things to Do

Congrats! If you’re reading this article, it’s highly likely that you are one of those lucky humans who, against all odds, has found someone you hope to spend the rest of your life with — and you’re excited AF. There are lots of decisions to be made, and everyone (repeat: everyone) is going to want …

Weddings

8 Ways To Stop Being 'So American' When You Travel Abroad

The first time I went to Europe, I was visiting a friend who had been studying in the Czech Republic for six months. I'll never forget our epic …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

8 fashion choices that could be hurting your health

When we get dressed in the morning, our main focus tends to be on what makes us look good. However, we may need to start thinking about how our style affects our bodies, as there are certain fashion choices that can hurt our health. Many of us enjoy picking out cool outfits, but for those of us …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Quick Budget-Friendly Recipes

Your taste buds and wallet will achieve perfect harmony with our selection of quick meals, including stovetop mac and cheese, braised pork chops, meatballs, and roasted chicken tacos.

Jeni Britton Bauer's Oddball Cooking Tip: Put Ice Cream in It

The fast, fun way to add creaminess and sweetness to recipes: swirl in a little melted ice cream or sorbet.<p><i>The fast, fun way to add creaminess and</i> …

12 Brilliant Ways to Use a Dehydrator

Chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth are both dedicated to classic Southern dishes as well as addicted to modern technology. Here, they share a …

Blogs | Food & Wine

Go behind the scenes at the Oscars of the food world.<p>"I think sometimes people go a little crazy with gadgets," said Izard. But there's one she loves.<p>…

Week 11: A Wine Tour of Texas Hill Country

Writer Dan Dunn winds his way through Texas in this week's installment of his wine-centric road trip across the country.<p><i>Dan Dunn is taking an</i> …