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12 plants that repel unwanted insects

These herbs and flowers can shoo pests from your garden and skin.<p>Are you an insect magnet? If you aren’t, you probably know one. Insect magnets …

Gardening

Man Loses It After Burger King Denies Him Breakfast

According to the Hartford Courant, Gary Kuhn ordered breakfast this morning at a Burger King in Manchester, Conn. It was 10:55 a.m., however, and the restaurant stopped serving breakfast at 10:30 a.m. That's when Kuhn got mad, and asked the cashier if they had ever seen the movie <i>Falling Down</i> with …

Hartford Courant

Choose the Left Line Instead of the Right for a Possibly Shorter Wait

No one likes waiting on line, especially when it seems like everyone else's line is moving faster. If you have to choose a direction—left or …

Guide Books

Don't Waste the Crumbs

One of two Canadian soldiers hit by 'radicalized' driver dies of his injuries

One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car driven by a Quebec man whom authorities said had been "radicalized" by Islamists has died of his injuries.<p>The Associated Press, citing Quebec provincial police, reported that the soldier had died of his injuries early Tuesday after being struck by the car …

Earth's magnetic field could flip in our lifetime

A pilot looking down at her plane controls and realizing magnetic north is hovering somewhere over Antarctica may sound like a scene from a science-fiction movie, but new research suggests the idea isn't so far-fetched in the relatively near future.<p>A magnetic field shift is old news. Around 800,000 …

Ancient human skulls reveal when Europeans could drink milk

The DNA from ancient human bones is shedding new light on the prehistory of Europe, such as when changes in skin color and lactose tolerance occurred, researchers say.<p>This research unexpectedly revealed that ancient Europeans started dairying thousands of years before they evolved genes to make the …

Use Your Cast Iron Pan and a Tortilla for Extra-Crispy Pizza in Just 12 Minutes

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I've gotta tell you: In the catalog of easy, cheaty pizza recipes that start with some form of pre-baked bread base, flour tortilla–based pizzas have historically ranked pretty low on my list. Certainly lower than French bread pizza, lower than English muffin …

7 Foods I Prep Each Week to Make Sure I Eat as Healthy as Possible

Keri Glassman, R.D., shares the 30-minute routine that helps her make more nutritious choices all week long.<p>Sure, you <i>want</i> to reach for a healthy snack—but if you forgot to pack cut-up veggies and the vending machine is <i>right there</i>, then odds are you're going to go with the bag of pretzels. If you …

Healthy Eating

Ways you're cooking eggs all wrong

From frittatas to baked Alaska, eggs are a staple ingredient in many classic dishes. On their own, eggs are often over-cooked and become dry and tasteless. Common mistakes like over-cooking eggs are easily fixable, and these quick fixes will improve your cooking techniques for tastier eggs.<p>The …

I fucking love science

Unicorns: a scientific explanation.

22 Crazy-Delicious Quesadilla Combinations

Napoleon Dynamite’s grandma said it best when she declared, “Make yourself a dang quesadilla!” Because not only are these tasty tortilla treats easy …

Cooking

How to Get Smells and Stains Out of Tupperware

<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: It's time to put a lid on our Tupperware woes.</i><p>Easy to store, economical, and available in a bevy of sizes and shapes, reusable plastic storage …

40 Ways to Wake Up Looking Gorgeous

The importance of a good night’s sleep isn’t lost on any of us. Besides keeping the mind healthy, it also plays a huge role in making sure you’re looking your very best. And while a solid eight hours of beauty rest can go a long way, why not put those hours spent in bed to good use and get even <i>more</i> …

Skin Care

The 8 Best Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss

Food that helps you sleep like a baby...without making you bloated in the a.m.<p>Just so you know: While Women's Health editors independently select all products we feature, product links may be from affiliate partners. That means if you buy something, Women's Health gets a portion of the …

"Getting Organized Isn’t Your End Goal, Saving Your Sanity Is"

Getting organized is great, and it's better than never knowing where anything is. However, there's a point when you spend more time organizing than …

Productivity

How to Make Dinner Faster, Simpler, and Better—with 4 Tips from Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman of the New York Times knows how to get dinner on the table in a hurry—here are his tips for cooking everything fast<p>It's late. You've been awake since <i>before</i> sunrise, and now that you've finally arrived home, it's dark and you're tired. You've been through the ringer at work, shuffled …

Cooking

Summer and Fall Produce Guide: What to Can, Freeze, Dry, Store, or Eat Right Now

The farmers' markets are overflowing with fruits and vegetables; our summer produce guide lets you know which to can, store, dry, freeze, or eat right now<p>Harvest season is high time for fresh produce. Between the leafy greens, juicy tomatoes, sweet berries, brassicas, and, well, just about …

Tomatoes

Six Warning Signs Your Hotel Is Not What It Seems

It has probably happened to everyone at least once: That charming B&B or upscale hotel turns out to be not quite as advertised when you see it in person. To avoid that kind of disappointment in the future, watch for these six warning signs that your hotel isn't quite what it seems.<p><b>The Pictures Are</b> …

Hospitality

17 Easy Hacks For Fresher Food

The secret to fresher food? Dedicating a few extra minutes to prepping and storing your groceries.<p>We partnered with Fresh & Easy, a <i>new</i> kind of market, to bring you 17 of the best hacks we’ve seen for keeping your favorite foods fresh. Put them to use and you’ll start mistaking your kitchen for your …

Top 10 Ways to Banish Bad Smells from Your Home and Your Body

Pet odors, stinky shoes, mildew-y wet laundry, and your everyday household odors: A spray of Fabreeze might not be enough to conquer them. Here's how …

The 14 Best Breakfast Restaurants in the U.S.

If you’ve demoted breakfast to slamming a glass of orange juice and rushing out the door with a granola bar, <i>Travel + Leisure</i> invites you to savor …

Breakfast

4 New Ways to Eat Fresh Peanuts

Peanuts don’t emerge from the earth salted and roasted. Fresh peanuts exist, though you won’t see them on many grocery shelves. They are incredibly …

China's “Supercave” Takes Title as World's Most Enormous Cavern

China's immense Miao Room cavern is announced as the world's largest cave chamber.<p>China's immense Miao Room cavern, hidden beneath rolling hills and reachable only by an underground stream, is the world's biggest cave chamber, an international mapping team reported on Sunday. (Related: "China's …

16 International Takes On The Mighty Pancake

The world of pancakes is vast, and not just in the chocolate chip to Double Stuf Oreo way. We're talking about international pancakes (not to be confused with IHOP), because pancakes are popular in almost every country across the globe. Of course, they're all made differently; in France, for …

11 Best-Ever Apple Recipes for Brunch

From decadent apple pancakes to savory ham and cheese sandwiches, here are 11 amazing ways to use apples for brunch.<p>From decadent apple pancakes to …

A Protein-Packed Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Makes Every Day a Good Day

• 1/2 cup pumpkin (canned or freshly cooked)<br>• 1/2 frozen banana<br>• 3/4 cup almond milk<br>• 1/2 scoop (approximately 2 tablespoons) vanilla protein powder<br>• 1 …

Get Perfect French Toast by Drying Your Bread in the Oven First

French toast is a classic breakfast staple, but it's hard to find the perfect balance of moisture. Drying out your bread slices beforehand can keep …

Breakfast