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Tian Provençal

• 2 small to medium size zucchini<br>• 2 small eggplants (any color)<br>• 2 large tomatoes<br>• 1 garlic clove<br>• some fresh thyme<br>• some fresh basil<br>• 2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• sea salt<br>• freshly ground black pepper<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.<br>• Finely slice the clean vegetables cross or lengthwise, using a mandoline slicer. …

Recipes

How to Troubleshoot a Fluidmaster Fill Valve

Troubleshoot your Fluidmaster, and make your toilet work like new!<p>Low Water Level<p>Step 1<p>Check the black vinyl refill tube that attaches to the …

DIY

The rare blue the Mayans invented

The colour survives in the work of 17th Century Spanish colonial painters, a symbol of the wealth that ultimately doomed the Mayans, writes Devon Van Houten Maldonado.<p>In 17th Century Europe, when Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and Peter Paul Rubens painted their famous masterworks, ultramarine …

Art

Why You Should Stop Throwing Away Used Tea Bags

From neutralizing odors to de-puffing tired eyes, we unlock tea’s secret powers.<p>Photo by Meredith<p><i>This article originally appeared in</i> …

Cleaning

Plot Twist: These 15 Low-Light Indoor Plants Actually Crave Dark Corners

My tiny studio apartment gets an insanely low amount of natural light. Though the sole window in the apartment is large and generous, it's also …

Plants

57 Funny Jokes for Kids (And Adults Who Like Dumb Jokes)

You can never have too many knee-slappers in your repertoire of bad puns.<p>Question: A pun, a riddle, and a knock-knock joke walk into a, umm, room …

Jokes

Espresso machines are the ideal tool for THC extraction, scientists discover

In an article recently published in The International Journal of Pure and Applied Analytical Chemistry, a group of researchers have hailed your …

Cannabis

How to Create a Morning Routine that Supercharges Your Productivity

Your morning routine is the set of actions you do right after waking up to prepare yourself for a more productive and focused day. Since your morning …

Productivity

3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom

Photosynthesis is the process in which the plants produce oxygen essential for our living. So, they have an extremely important role, right?<p>Also, …

Plants

21+ Things That Are Much Bigger Than You Always Thought

My favorite section of the 'Guinness World Records' book was always the biggest things. I marveled at the Blue Whale, the skyscrapers vying for the …

World Records

The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

University of California

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Yoga

These homemade pretzel bites will ruin all other pretzels

Photo via Thanksgiving.com<p>America loves pretzels. They’re a great accompaniment to watching TV, pair well with beer and, of course, what baseball …

Dessert

Homemade Worcestershire Sauce Recipe

"This is a quick and easy recipe I made with my son."<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup apple cider vinegar<p>2 tablespoons water<p>2 tablespoons soy sauce<p>1 tablespoon …

Recipes

Here's the technique Navy SEALs use to overcome fear and adversity

The three of us are picking through the desert hardscrabble, collecting the packs another platoon stashed here earlier, when we hear a sound. We turn and look up the ravine toward the dirt road where we parked our truck a few minutes ago. A crowd of maybe 50 Afghan guys is standing up there, seven …

Military

Using a Fork to Hang Pictures Is the Home Decor Tip We All Need

Who among us hasn't gotten totally fed up while hanging pictures on the wall? One of the most aggravating experiences in home decorating is when …

Home

Sweet Potato Soufflé

No time for baking sweet potatoes? Check out our easy recipe for microwaved sweet potatoes! It'll save you time, and more importantly, oven space. …

Caring for a Cast-Iron Skillet Is a Lot Easier Than You Think

Just follow these rules<p>When I first started cooking, the utensil I feared most was not the razor-sharp mandoline, nor the …

Cast Iron Skillet

5 Bakery-Borrowed Secrets That Made Me a Better Baker

We went to the same bakery every Sunday. It was a short drive from our apartment, a longer bike ride, an even longer jog. We ate ham croissants and rye cookies and seeded bread. We drank too much coffee. We stayed awhile.<p>Somewhere along the way, we stopped calling it “Sunday,” started calling it, …

Baking

The Ultimate Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Throw in a glass of cold milk and you may have just discovered sugary nirvana.<p>A good old chocolate chip cookie is my ultimate party trick. Last-minute dinner guests? No-brainer. Need to bring a dessert or thank-you gift to a party? A perfect choice. Late-night munchies? You bet your ass I’m making …

Dessert

10 of the best words in the world (that don't translate into English)

One of the many great things about languages worldwide is the sizeable number of words for which there is no real English translation. Often they tell us about concepts and ideas that we are missing out on in the anglophone world.<p>As the northern hemisphere heads abroad in the coming holiday season, …

Language

Grandma’s Best Breakfast Recipes

Try our best breakfast recipes to start the day off right. We’ve rounded up hot and hearty classics like pancakes, biscuits and gravy, egg casseroles …

Breakfast

16 Egg Cooking Methods You Probably Haven't Tried Yet

These are all eggcelent.<p>View this post on Facebook

Breakfast

People with depression use language differently – here's how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the …

Depression

Why Dogs and Humans Love Each Other More Than Anyone Else

<i>This is excerpted from TIME How Dogs Think: Inside the Canine Mind</i><i>, now available at retailers and on Amazon.</i><p>You speak dog better than you think you …

Pets

7 Summer Anime to Put on Your Watchlist

Nothing says summer vibes like staying inside and binging your favorite anime. This summer’s anime season is coming in hot, with the return of fan …

How to mow your lawn the right way

No one wants to spend their weekend in the hot sun mowing the grass. If you go in with a plan, though, you can make your lawn care process quick and painless. Here are some tips on when to mow, how to mow and how to maintain your lawn mower that will have you enjoying a cold drink in lounge chair …

The One Reason Why You're Not Losing Weight is Simpler Than You'd Think

Just because you’re working your butt off in the gym, sweating profusely, gasping for oxygen, experiencing all the post-workout soreness and seeing your weight dramatically decrease, doesn’t mean you’re burning fat. Yes, the truth really hurts, even more than your muscles do after a week at the gym.<p>…

Body Fat

This Animated Short Puts Some Samurai Jack in The Witcher

Geralt and Jack aren’t incredibly alike, but this mashup really works.<p>Directed by Jason Dewey and Liam KcKeown, with animation by Liam McKeown, …

5 tips for fresh, tasty herbs

Homegrown herb harvests are beyond compare. Not only is the flavor of fresh-picked herbs far superior to store bought, it’s also a whole lot cheaper …