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10 Foil Packet Chicken Recipes for Easy Dinners

Foil packet dinners are a lazy cook's best friend. All you have to do is place your ingredients in the center of a large piece of tin foil, seal it …

Cooking

19 Three-Ingredient Lunches So Easy You Can Bring Them to Work

How many times have you vowed to pack lunch more often, but ended up falling off the wagon and going back to …

Cooking

26 Inexpensive Beauty Products That Are Better Than The Expensive Versions

Super duper dupes. The products in this post were updated in October 2017.

15 Most-Pinned Healthy Snacks on Pinterest

If you're tired of eating store-bought healthy snacks, you might want to consider making your own. Why? Well, first of all, DIY-ing snacks is a …

Healthy Eating

20 Dinners to Work into Your Meal Planning ASAP

Need a little help with next week's meal plan? Not only do we have some fresh and truly delicious dinner inspiration, but these are also the meals …

Sarah Kieffer’s Dutch Baby

The other day, I posted on Facebook, “Anyone else feel like they’re just barely holding their shit together?” It may have been my most commented on …

Baking

The 3-Ingredient Pizza Crust That Rocks Our World

If you've ever made your own pizza crust, it was probably either for a special occasion or during a cooking class. It just feels so... gourmet. Which …

Baking

9 Overnight Oatmeal Recipes That Are Perfect for Meal Prepping

Just grab and go, no cooking required<p>I f you already know how to make oatmeal, you'll have no trouble making overnight oatmeal. And if you <i>don't</i> know …

29 Pressure Cooker Recipes for Quicker, Easier Dinners

Life is a little crazy right now, and I don't have quite as much time to spend in the kitchen as I might like. Fortunately, I have a secret weapon that I can turn to when I want to make awesome food with minimal effort: a pressure cooker. There's a reason that these things have become an object of …

Cooking

20 Ways to Look Younger — Without Looking Like You’re Trying

Your Daily Stretches: #1 Hip Flexor<p>Stiff joints aren't Inevitable as you age (despite any evidence you've seen at family reunions). "Release tight …

Yoga

Churro Pancakes with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Crispy at the edges and coated with cinnamon-sugar, these pancakes highlight the best qualities of Mexican churros, complete with a warm chocolate …

Breakfast

Our Hottest Recipes on Pinterest Right Now

Textbook tikka masala. Spicy green chile enchiladas. Crab dip that makes us weak in the knees. Just a few of the recipes you're loving on our …

Cooking

13 great board games for your next date night

The couple that plays together stays together, right? But when you’ve had enough of screaming at each other over <i>Mario Kart</i> matches, maybe it’s time …

7 Easy Veggie Chili Recipes That Prove You Don't Need Meat to Make It Hearty

Chili is one of those cozy dinners we make once a week come wintertime. We’re pretty much always craving a spicy, warm bowlful. Bonus: It’s one of …

Keep warm with this easy broccoli and roasted garlic soup recipe

Keep it simple for dinner tonight with this broccoli and roasted garlic soup recipe. The dish uses only a handful of ingredients — garlic, broccoli, butter, onion, potato and broth — along with a little oil and seasoning, but you'd never guess it from the soup's rich flavor. Best of all? Each …

Recipes

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

This 3-Minute Squat and Plank Workout May Be Short, but It's Intense

This total body workout is devoted to two types of exercises that you might despise because they're so hard, but man, they are effective at strengthening your thighs, butt, core, and abs!<p>It's just six moves, done for 30 seconds each, for a total of three minutes. So you can do this short workout …

31 Quick-and-Easy Recipes to Help You ROCK Your December Meal Plan

Quick and easy recipes aren’t *just* important around the holidays — there’s no doubt that, come December, they’re absolutely crucial to have on hand. You’ll probably be spending lots of time and energy on Christmas cookie recipes and other holiday noms (candy cane recipes, anyone?), so dinnertime …

Cooking

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.<p><i>Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

National Parks

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. These 20 hacks will make you a serious cooking pro if you're not already. Keep reading to …

This 6-Step Morning Ritual Will Change Your Life

Imagine what your life would be like if you woke up every morning inspired and ready to take action. This 6-step morning routine will show you how.<p>"You are what you do every day, not once in a while."<p>It's no secret that the most successful CEOs, entrepreneurs, and high performance athletes start …

Time Management

Lamb and Lentil Soup With Lamb Meatballs - The Washington Post

The author uses the bone left over from a roasted leg of lamb or lamb chops to help flavor this soup; we tested it with her Roasted Chicken Stock and were pleased with the results.<p>If you're packing this soup to go, stash the parsley and cheese toppings and the meatballs in separate containers.<p>Serve …

Food Preservation

16 different ways people drink coffee around the world

Where the ritual diverts, however, is in the coffee's preparation, and sometimes its ingredients.<p>For instance, Americans probably wouldn't consider pepper, lemon, and cheese appropriate java mix-ins, but in other cultures these are the norm.<p>Here's a breakdown of how coffee is drunk around the world.

Coffee

Did The Language You Speak Evolve Because Of The Heat?

English bursts with consonants. We have words that string one after another, like angst, diphthong and catchphrase. But other languages keep more vowels and open sounds. And that variability might be because they evolved in different habitats.<p>Consonant-heavy syllables don't carry very well in …

Linguistics

Fluffy Scones From Scratch

There are two kinds of scones in this world: the dense kind that are more like Irish soda bread and the fluffy kind served in Britain and its colonies on proper tea trays.<p>In Australia, what's traditional is a version of the fluffy ones Australians call lemonade scones, which use a sweet soda in the …

The Best Pillsbury Hacks You Can Make Right Now

<i>By: Perry Santanachote</i><p><i>Credit: Drew Swantak/Thrillist</i><p>Pillsbury doughs are the Sorcerer's Stone for lazy cooks: they won't make you live forever, but they will make you feel unnaturally powerful because you're able to whip up incredible caramelized-on-the-outside, warm-and-soft on-the-inside cinnamon …