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How Europeans became tall and fair-skinned 8,500 years ago

When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes.<p>Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical School, analyzed the DNA of 230 ancient humans who lived between 3,000 and 8,500 years ago and …

Anthropology

OMG! Coconut Pound Cake Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This irresistible pound cake is so easy and so luscious, everyone who meets it falls in love. I think I’ll be remembered for this recipe whether or not I want to be. It has become my favorite cake, and it’s most requested by my favorite person to cook for. —ChefJune<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> …

Dessert

The 7-Minute Routine for Back Pain Relief

Few things in life are as frustrating as back pain (aside from maybe coffee shops with no Wi-Fi ). If you're dealing with it, you're not alone: One …

Waffle tips

When was the last time you made waffles?A long time ago, huh? And why is that?Oh, because they’re too much fuss on a weekday, when everyone’s buzzing …

Breakfast

50 Bar Cookies

Bake for a crowd: We came up with dozens of new one-pan treats.<p>Justin Walker<p><b>Bar Cookie Basics</b><p>Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with foil, leaving a …

Dessert

Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

Hello yummy chocolate goodness! This Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe is oh so delicious! It is one of those recipes that you really have to control …

Dessert

Hot Milk Cake Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe comes from my grandmother, and my mom has been making it for my dad's birthday/Father's Day (which tend to fall on the same weekend) for as long as I can remember. I would describe it as having a flavor similar to pound cake, but with a lighter crumb. It's wonderful plain …

Dessert

27 Household Cleaning Tricks Every Parent Should Know

Living with kids is dirty business.

Celebrate the New Kids Baking Champion with a Cake — Cook Along with the Winner

Cook along with the winner of Kids Baking Championship and try one of these 32 cake recipes at home.<p>Cook along with the challenges of Kids Baking …

Dessert

Five Star Buttermilk Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting - Whipped

March 6, 2008<p>Five Stars. Top Dog. Fireworks Worthy. Blue Ribbon. Top Drawer. Best in Show.<p>These are the best cupcakes that have ever come out of my …

60+ Popular Restaurant Dishes — Hacked!

From Magnolia Bakery's classic vanilla cupcakes to Red Lobster's addictive Cheddar Bay Biscuits, we've rounded up the best restaurant copycat recipes. (Some even come straight from the source!) Keep reading for 68 tempting options, but be warned: you're about to get very, very hungry.

Cooking

Best Breakfast Recipes

January 15, 2015<p>While most of my morning meals consist of a bowl of yogurt and granola, I really do adore baking something special for breakfast. A …

Breakfast

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Shares 0<p>Fear not dear friends: these lovelies are not the time-intensive (although completely worth it) French macaron. There is a difference, …

13 Boneless, Skinless, Anything-but-Boring Chicken Breast Recipes

It's true that 'boneless' and 'skinless' are often equated with flavorless—and that skin and bones are what breathe life and soul into many of our favorite chicken recipes. But prepared thoughtfully, they can be just as appealing as other cuts of the meat. Not buying it? <b>Here are 13 boneless,</b> …

Cooking

The Miranda Lambert Workout: Get Fit Anywhere, Anytime

Exercise 1 Jumping Jack<p>Stand with your feet a few inches apart and your arms at your sides <b>(a)</b>, then raise your arms out to the sides and over your head as you jump your feet out so they are slightly more than shoulder-width apart <b>(b)</b>. Quickly reverse the movement without pausing. That's one …

Equipment-Free Total-Body Workout

Ready to go? Follow along with <i>Women's Health</i> fitness director Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>:<p><b>Here are the moves you'll be doing:</b><br>1. Lateral Lunges<br>2. Pushups<br>3. Switch Lunges<br>4. Body Walks<br>5. Side Hurdles<p>Want more five-minute workouts? Try out these time-savers:

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

Bake up early: breakfast recipes

Baking in the morning can be disorienting. While everyone sane is still asleep, you might be blearily squinting at the oven dial and pressing pastry into moulds with heavy fingers. You nap on your feet, only to be jolted awake by the oven timer. You’re soaring into the first sugar rush of the day …

Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

Exercise 1 Plyometric Jump Squat<p>Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip width and extend your arms in front of you at shoulder height; sit back and bend your knees until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor <b>(A)</b>. Press through your heels as you push and jump into the air <b>(B)</b>. Land …

Workouts

Orange Chiffon Cupcakes (香橙雪芳蛋糕)

Growing up in Hong Kong, I had my fair share of a very famous bakery’s chiffon cupcakes. They were individually packaged and available in most …

10 ways to make holiday baking easier

Shortbread cookies. (Photo, Sian Richards.)<p>Holiday baking is wonderful. The nostalgia, the aroma, the sugar — it brings back memories and allows us …

Churro Cookies

Do you love Costco? I do. I have so many memories of Costco trips when I was growing up. We loved to go because you never knew what exciting thing …

The Absolute Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almost everybody has their favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Some people swear by it, that there simply is no better possible chocolate chip …

Love the Cronut? Try Dominique Ansel's Mini Madeleine Recipe

Our first installment of 12 Days of Cookies, where we highlight some of our favorite cookie recipes for the holiday season, kicks off with a …

Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookies

<i>by</i> megan <i>on</i> December 11, 2014 2<p>Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Treats! How good do these triple chocolate fudge cookies look?? And, I can tell you …

Easy and Impressive Holiday Dessert: Chocolate Meringue Cake With Whipped Cream and Raspberries

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>The winter holidays call for a very specific type of dessert recipe: delicious, easy, and <i>definitely</i> impressive-looking. Well, this cake is just that. Layers of moist chocolate cake sandwiched by crisp, light meringue are filled with …

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A Cookie a Day: Moist and Chewy Double Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Chocolate is something that seems to be forgotten this time of year. Our preoccupation with chocolate chip cookies and rich chocolate cakes falls by the wayside, ushering in a season filled with tons and <i>tons</i> of cinnamon.<p>Don't get me wrong, I am a massive fan of sugar and spice and everything nice, …

5 Holiday Cookie Recipes You Need to Know

It's the most wonderful time of the year...kind of. If you're hitting a bunch of holiday parties and cookie swaps, December can be fun but overwhelming. Guess what. You've got this! Try simple, tasty, and even gluten-free (yay!) festive holiday cookie recipes.<p><b>1. Peppermint Oreo Truffles</b><p>Gaby Dalkin …