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Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart and the 20 other best power ballads

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5 Ways to Make Your Kids a Healthier Breakfast

Tips for making kids' breakfasts healthier (and still tasty), according to Bon Appétit food and features editor (and mom) Carla Lalli Music<p>Cereal: The staple of most kids' breakfast (and occasional midnight snack of adults). This week, however, a study came out that analyzed over 1,500 …

Recipes with peas, little green spheres of joy

It’s the time of year when peas are at their best – just don’t waste them on the roast dinner<p>Peas are on the way. The young, fresh varieties have just started coming in from our European neighbours and our home-grown ones won’t be far behind. You can start a meal with a bowl full of fresh peas in …

15 Pastas Absolutely Perfect for Spring

Our 15 favorite pasta recipes for spring, from gnocchi to lasagna to fettucine.<p>We're going to be eating a lot of seasonal ingredients around this time—we're firm believers that there's no such thing as too much asparagus. But you know what makes everything better? Pasta. Here are our favorite …

Olive oil recipes: polenta and olive oil orange cake

The olive oil seems to fit really well with the slightly savoury corn in the polenta in this cake<p>The oil provides the richness, while the polenta provides the texture and the oranges give it a fragrant sweetness. A super, very pretty cake. This is gluten and dairy-free.<p><i>Serves 10</i><p>5 large oranges or 7 …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Choose a Rug?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is about choosing rugs for any room. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future</b> …

10 Tasty Ingredients to Combat Bloating

Start eating these 10 tasty ingredients, and you'll be fitting in your skinny jeans in no time<p>The last eight weeks were pretty great, eh? From Thanksgiving to Christmas to Hanukkah to New Year’s Eve, it seemed like the feasting would never end, right? Well, now it has. The holiday parties and …

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How to Prepare Lemongrass for Cooking

Unlocking lemongrass's potent essence from its tough stalk takes a little doing, but it's worth it. A quick bit of knife work exposes the tender core.<p>Unlocking lemongrass's potent essence from its tough stalk takes a little doing, but it's worth it. A quick bit of knife work exposes the tender …

24 Citrus Recipes with Orange, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit

Winter is citrus season, and these 24 recipes use lemons, limes, grapefruits, and oranges in every which way possible<p>Winter is citrus season, and these 21 recipes use lemons, limes, grapefruits, and oranges in every which way possible.

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How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

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Where the Swastika Was Found 12,000 Years Before Hitler Made Us Uncomfortable About It

The earliest known swastika was found in 10,000 B.C. in the Ukraine, carved on mammoth ivory.<p>Its meaning has been a good one for thousands of years. …

King Senebkay: how did the Egyptian pharaoh stay undiscovered for so long?

These are exciting times to be an Egyptologist. Earlier this month, archaeologists disclosed that everybody's favourite mummified teenage pharaoh, King Tutankhamun, had been buried with his penis at 90 degrees to make him look more like Osiris, god of the afterlife, for reasons too complicated to …

Archaeologists find remains of previously unknown pharaoh in Egypt

The 3,600-year-old remains of a forgotten pharaoh unearthed this month in southern Egypt may be the first of several significant discoveries in a previously ignored burial ground that rivals the Valley of the Kings, the find's lead archaeologist said on Wednesday.<p>The discovery of King Senebkay is …

12 Paint Color Ideas for Bedrooms

Designer-tested hues.<p>With just the right hue, you won't lose any sleep — and you'll wake up ready to go. Designers choose the best bedroom paint colors.

A New Way to Make Your Life Even More Organized

Post-it Brand and Evernote team up to bring those beloved sticky notes into the digital age.<p>Can't function without your trusted Post-it Notes? Good news: Now you can access them anywhere and you don't have to worry about losing them. A new collaboration between Post-it Brand and the popular …

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 …

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