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50 Christmas Cookies You Don't Even Need an Oven to Bake

Your secret's safe with us!<p>What's guaranteed to be the hit of your holiday buffet but hardly requires any effort? These festive, impressive-looking treats. (Your secret's safe with us!)

Science: Here's How You Motivate People to Do Really Boring Tasks

Recent research reveals the best way to motivate your team to do donkey work.<p>Every job in the world has boring bits. That's true no matter how impressive the job title or exciting the industry. So as a manager, how do you best motivate your people to slog through the necessary but stultifying …

University of Chicago

Cheers! 11 Boozy Desserts You Need To Make

From Baileys Cheesecake Brownies to Chocolate Bourbon Bread Pudding, these boozy desserts are guaranteed to be the life of the party. They won't make anyone tipsy, but they sure are fun.<p><b>1. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies (Baileys Irish Cream)</b><p>Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, these brownies with …

Dessert
Beer

This scientist found a way to make battery parts with bread mold

Fungi can do all kinds of weird tricks — even make battery parts.<p>Meet <i>neurospora crassa.</i> It's commonly known as red bread mold, and it can perform a magic trick: It can take household chemicals and turn them into components for rechargeable batteries.<p>Let me explain.<p>Geoff Gadd, a professor of biology …

Clean Energy

Einstein’s musical talent helped propel his scientific breakthroughs

As we marvel at science’s latest extraordinary breakthrough, it’s also an opportunity to ponder what kind of thinker Albert Einstein was.<p>Born two decades before the beginning of the 20th century, what kind of mind was his that could come up with ideas that would have to wait until the second decade …

Flute

How To Make an Ice Cream Cake (Even Better than Dairy Queen!)

<b>Set up your pan:</b> Lay a sheet of parchment or wax paper on a baking sheet, and place your cold springform ring (without the bottom) on top.<p><b>Whip the</b> …

Dessert

Watch a Fighter Jet Get Built From Scratch In Under 4 Minutes

An F/A-18F Super Hornet.<p>The Wright Brothers never could have seen this coming. Unlike its glider ancestors, the F/A-18F Super Hornet weighs over 16 tons and boasts a max speed of Mach 1.8, thanks to its twin General Electric F414-GE-400 turbofan engine. It's a marvel of engineering, and this is …

Aviation

Lego Sets Are a Better Investment Than Gold

And these five are especially prized.<p>It's no secret the world loves LEGO (after all, the average person on Earth owns 86 bricks). But apparently the bricks aren't just for play, they're also a decent financial investment. Since 2000, the average LEGO set has increased in value by 12 percent each …

Lego
Jokes

This Boozy Cake Proves Gingerbread Isn’t Just for Christmas

The ultimate in sticky-cake deliciousness, this indulgent cake has all of the dark, spicy flavors that make it perfect for those cold winter nights. We’re talking black treacle, muscovado sugar, candied ginger and plenty of spices, not forgetting the good glug of whiskey that goes into the …

Dessert

5 Simple Tactics to Never Let People Intimidate You Again

Stressful, isn’t it?Dealing with people who intimidate you.It can be as nerve-wracking as a job interview, or even speaking in public. And, unless …

Self-help

15 DIY Gift Ideas

We are still early on enough where you can make gifts this year at a leisurely pace while plopped down with a cup of hot cocoa and watching Elf as …

Chemicals

25 Amazing Vegan Desserts for Your Thanksgiving Table - One Green Planet

With all the incredible dishes served on Thanksgiving, it seems hard to believe anyone would have room for dessert, but they are a must-have on the …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Self-improvement

7 Highly Effective Ways to Overcome Fear | Inc.com

Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor.<p>That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary journey that can yield epic highs.<p>But mountain climbing is not the only metaphorical stand-in for the thrills and chills of the …

Customer Service

John Oliver Gets Nick Offerman, Kristen Schaal, and Laverne Cox Teach You About Sex Ed

Even Mike from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul shows up in a hysterical, decades-old clip.<p>On Sunday's <i>Last Week Tonight</i>, John Oliver pointed out that the state of sexual education in America is inconsistent at best, and that's dangerous. "Human sexuality, unlike calculus, is something you actually …

TV

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

Cinnamon Apple Crisp Muffins [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Breakfast

13 Gourmet Slow Cooker Recipes You Won’t Believe Came Out of a Crock Pot

<i>Pictured: Slow Cooker Pork Enchilada recipe from CHOW</i>I'm not gonna lie. I'm kind of a snob about slow cookers. For me, cooking is a meditative, …

Cooking

Is the Craft Beer Marketplace Becoming Oversaturated?

It’s a familiar story.<p>An onslaught of new craft beer brands launched in the last three years has heightened an already competitive retail …

Homebrewing Finally Legal In All 50 States

As Mississippi’s ban on homebrewing was lifted today, for the first time since Prohibition made brewing illegal in 1919, homebrewing is finally …

Drinking

Bottling A Better Beer With New Yeast Strains

How science can give us more diverse and flavorful brews<p>Of all the fermented foods and drinks, none appears to be as ubiquitous as beer. This frothy beverage has been enjoyed for millennia and has become part of American lifestyle. When it comes to spending some time with buds, enjoying a high …

Beer

Irish Guinness Beer Bread

This Irish Guinness Beer Bread recipe is tender, moist and incredibly easy! A little sweet and malty it’s the perfect partner to irish stew!<p>You …

Food

22 Cheers-Worthy Ways to Cook (and Bake) With Guinness

We hope you’re ready to improve your St. Paddy’s Day luck with these Guinness-enhanced eats. Before the celebrations get underway, whip up a couple of these 22 recipes boasting a splash or more of the famous Irish brew, and you’re sure to have an extra special holiday. Featuring sweet and savory …

Cooking

The Vegan Experience: Over 100 Flavor-First Vegan Recipes!

The fourth year of The Vegan Experience has come to a close, though I hesitate to use that term. How can a lifestyle or a series of decisions ever <i>really</i> come to a close? Veganism is a full time reality for many of our readers and a lifestyle that affects my personal food choices throughout the …

Vegan

Secret Passageways to Hidden Rooms

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Whether you are going out to dinner or having a nice romantic dinner at home, you can't forget about …

Alfajores Are The Best Cookie You've Never Heard Of

It's no secret that we here at HuffPost Taste have a bit of a sweet tooth. We relentlessly put together one dessert round-up after another (ahem, like this collection of 100 chocolate recipes or this one of the best flourless cakes). We discover bakeries we love, and then obsess about them …

Dessert

Why reading fiction makes you a better person

Reading novels has all kinds of benefits for the mind — and maybe even the spirit.<p>Ask any reader who their favorite fictional character in a novel is …

Psychology