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The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

Wellness

These homemade Twix bars taste like the real thing—but are super low-sugar

No matter how committed you are to keto, Paleo, Whole30, or whatever your eating plan of choice is, sometimes, you just can’t shake a craving for a …

Dessert

21 Lentil Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals

We love lentils here at The Kitchn. They are magically easy to cook on the stove, and versatile enough to go into a wide range of cuisines. Plus, …

Healthy Eating

3 important career tips most people never hear

<b>• Success is ultimately about deciding what's important to you in life — and pursuing that.</b><p><b>• Some of the best advice out there on achieving success is also relatively unheard of.</b><p><b>• These career tips are simple, but insightful.</b><p>The career advice we receive changes as we age. As children, we're …

Self-improvement

15 Vegan Instant Pot Recipes That Make Weeknight Cooking a Breeze

Cooking

12 Things You Need to Know Before Going Vegan

Switching to a vegan diet? Here's what you need to know before making the change.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Lasagna

Transform a favorite soup-and-sandwich pairing into one comforting casserole that can feed a crowd or hungry family.<p>Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.<p>…

42 Best Quick Bread Recipes

These easy quick bread recipes are leavened with baking soda or baking powder, so they rise quickly when compared to traditional yeast breads with …

Eight great tricks for reading people’s body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn’t wanted to read …

Fresh Blackberry Cake Is a Summer Spectacle

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>When I was growing up in Kentucky, blackberry jam cake was something that turned up at just about every picnic and potluck I ever attended, usually in the form of a Bundt cake with caramel frosting. It's really just a spice cake sweetened with blackberry jam, but …

This Ice Cream Is So Healthy You Can Eat It for Breakfast

We've officially hit the height of summer, otherwise known as peak ice cream consumption season. While ice cream usually falls into the category of …

Dessert

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

How to Finally Start Living on Your Own Terms

Start by cutting out the caffeine.<p>1. Stop consuming caffeine.<p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is they don't. Actually, we've become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we're off it, we underperform and become …

Self-improvement

Watch: The Poison Squad dined on borax and formaldehyde

A government-sponsored experiment in food safety<p>In turn-of-the-century America, industrial food production accelerated. But Dr. Harvey Wiley, a …

Food Safety

What to Cook This Weekend

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Did you read Tejal Rao’s story about how to picnic, a while back? I think it’s worth revisiting today, in advance of …

Japanese Manners Made Easy 

Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper to lose weight, scientists confirm

It is said that the best way to live is to breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper, and now scientists have proven the historical maxim correct.<p>A study of 50,000 people found that those who made breakfast their largest meal of the day has a lower Body Mass Index (BMI) than …

Nutrition

4 Face Exercises to Get a Natural Facelift Without Surgery

Who needs the pain and expense of a face-lift when you can get the same effect naturally at home? “Exercising the face firms muscles so skin stays …

Your Mighty New Mindful Habit: Learn to Respond, Not React

Whether you're talking with friends, family, romantic partners or even coworkers or employees, how you communicate means a lot, especially when it …

Mindfulness

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation <i>ad nauseam</i>. Those disciplined enough to practice regularly are rewarded with increased control over the brainwaves known as alpha rhythms, which leads to better focus and may help ease pain. In addition to calming the mind and body, meditation can …

Meditation

Get Flatter Abs In 2 Weeks With This Fat-Blasting Workout

Seriously, it works.<p>So... we were going to kick off this article by reminding you (as we often do in a nifty little parenthetical) that HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training. But in 2017, that sort of feels as unnecessary as explaining that OMG is an acronym for Oh My God. HIIT is now a …

Unconditional relationships are the only real relationships

We sit silently. My friend stares deeply into her empty glass, occasionally shuffling the ice around with her straw. “Wow,” she says. I sit and wait for her to say something else. What started out as a festive night somehow became a long, deep discussion about love, what it consists of, and how …

Relationships

How To Overcome Insecurity and Change Your Negative Relationship Patterns

<b>“Sometimes our thoughts are backed by so much insecurity that they create lies we believe.” ~Unknown</b><p>After nearly a year of being single and after …

Healthy Fig Newtons (GF)

This recipe is a reader request (yay!!).Plus, it’s actually one I’ve been meaning to take a swing at for a while now because fig newtons are kind of …

Dessert

50 Of The Best Healthy Dessert Recipes Of All Time

All the sweetness, without all that extra junk.<p>There’s no getting around it, sooner or later the craving for something sweet is going to hit. And when it does, be ready with the best healthy dessert recipes out there. Sure, a little indulgence here and there doesn’t hurt, but eating these healthy …

Before you make an emotional decision, ask yourself these four questions

The average person makes about 35,000 decisions every day—from choosing an outfit to deciding which seat to take at a meeting. In fact, we make 200 judgments each day about food alone.<p>But research shows that all that decision-making can be mentally and physically draining. Although the idea of …

Loneliness

Being Your True Self in a Relationship Matters Less Than Being Your Best Self

There’s a lot to be said for having a partner that “gets” you: Research has shown that feeling understood in a relationship makes for a happier …

Psychology

WikiLeaks's CIA hacking trove doesn't live up to the hype

For most people, secure message apps are just as secure as we thought<p>What, exactly, did WikiLeaks reveal yesterday in its new trove of purported Central Intelligence Agency documents? As is standard practice for the online clearinghouse of former (and mostly American) secrets, the claim was bold …

This Simple Ancient Japanese Technique Can Relieve Stress and Anxiety in Under 10 Minutes

Researchers taught this acupressure technique to nurses and measured their stress levels before and after one month of daily practice.<p>They found that …

Mindfulness

17 Easy Dinners That You Can Cook And Eat For A Whole Week

Treat yo' (future) self.<p>Instead of spending hours at the stove and with the dishes, or giving up on your best-laid plans and grabbing McD's on the way home, you should batch cook — or cook enough for several meals so that you can save some for later. The recipes below are designed to make 6 to 10 …