Jila Mansourpour

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30 Keto Chicken Recipes You’ve Never Tried

You’ve decided to give the ketogenic diet a whirl, but it’s so easy to fall into a dinner rut: Douse some chicken and veggies in olive oil, roast ’em …

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Iran, Deeply Embedded in Syria, Expands ‘Axis of Resistance’

BEIRUT, Lebanon — When an Iranian drone flew into Israeli airspace this month, it set off a rapid series of strikes and counterstrikes that deepened fears over whether a new, catastrophic war was brewing in the Middle East.<p>That flare-up ended quickly, if violently, with the drone destroyed and an …

The disease that could change how we drink coffee

For years, researchers in Colombia have been engaged in a little-known battle against a disease that could disrupt coffee drinking everywhere.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>If you landed in Bogota in the 1960s, one of the first things …

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Cherry and Brie Pie Pops Recipe

30 Indulgent Winter Recipes to Help You Add that 'Extra Layer'

As the temperature drops, you *could* buy a new winter coat to stay warm—but it'd be much more fun to add on layers with these mega-indulgent recipes.<p>With bathing suit season months away and nothing stretching before us but a cold, gray, blustery, and desolate winter (ugh), we're setting aside the …

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Beat jet lag: top tips for travellers

You notice the warning signs - red eyes, irritability, heart-pounding wakefulness in the dead of night. It strikes without warning, transforming travellers into dead-eyed, shuffling automata. Once you glimpse your gaunt reflection in the hotel mirror, the transformation is complete.<p>Have you joined …

Jet Lag

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Olomouc: the Czech Republic's best kept secret?

A nice-to-have dilemma for visitors to the Czech Republic is where to go after Prague. There are loads of worthy candidates (Český Krumlov and Karlovy Vary come to mind), but the often-overlooked Moravian city, Olomouc, has quietly pushed itself into the conversation. Olomouc (pronounced …

European Travel

Crispy Jerusalem Artichokes with Aged Balsamic

8 Servings<p>When shopping for this sunchokes recipe, you may find them under the name Jerusalem artichokes. Balsamic vinegar smacks some sass into them.<p>November 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 pounds small Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes), scrubbed, quartered<p>Kosher salt and freshly …

Make Your Own Gorgeous Bamboo Bike for Under $200

It’s no secret that bamboo is one of the strongest, lightest materials out there. We’ve seen it turned into jewelry, sunglasses and of course furniture, and it’s about time someone made it rideable. Right now on Kickstarter you can fund a project to make BIY (Build it Yourself) bamboo bikes that …

20 Hearty Fall Recipes That'll Warm You Up

When you need comforting, these are the only things that'll do.<p>Comfort food season has arrived, so skip the summer salads and opt for hearty soups, casseroles, and roasts. These autumn dishes are filling, easy to make, and perfect for a cold fall day. We also threw some baked goods in here, too, …

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7 Clever Uses for Dryer Sheets

This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>You probably already know that fabric softener sheets work wonders for getting rid of staticky hair, but that's not all they're good for. Here are a few more reasons to add them to your cleaning arsenal:<p><b>1. Make your shower door sparkle.</b>Skip …

10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …

Kitchen Tip: Keeping Your Brown Sugar Soft

I’m doing something I’ve never done on my blog before…reposting a post! But I have a very good reason: this Kitchen Tip is <i>awesome</i>. I almost wrote …