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Idaho High School Football Players Accused of Raping Disabled Teammate: Lawsuit

<i>Editor’s note: This story contains graphic details about an alleged sexual assault.</i><p>A tiny Idaho town is in turmoil following shocking allegations of racism and a brutal rape ripping apart what many consider the heart of the community: its high school football team.<p>Three white football players in …

Crime

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

How to Cook the Moistest* and Tenderest* Chicken Breasts

* And by "moistest" and "tenderest," I mean <i>driest</i> and <i>toughest</i>...<p>...because, let's be honest, moist and tender chicken is for "foodies," and nobody here wants to be mistaken for one of <i>those</i>, right? We want our chicken how most people (including the United States government) want it: dry. (And I'm …

This Cuban-Style Crispy Chicken Is So Easy You Don't Even Need a Recipe

A photo editor shares the super simple dish that quells her Cuban food cravings every time.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>When I moved away …

Cooking

Kerry: ISIS Is Committing Genocide Against Yazidis, Christians and Shiite Muslims

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that ISIS has been committing genocide against religious minorities in the Middle East — just the second time the executive branch has used the term in relation to an ongoing conflict.<p>The formal designation comes days after the House passed a nonbinding …

Middle East

7 Types of Fruit Trees You Can Grow in Your Living Room

There are decorative house plants and then there are edible plants that you tend to in a tiny kitchen garden. But what about in between?<p>If you're looking for an indoor plant that's both decorative <i>and</i> edible, look to the world of fruit trees! <b>While many grow to be enormous in the wild and are native</b> …

Plants

How Video Games Can Help With Anxiety and Depression

Video games get a bad rap. We’re told staring at screens for too long can ruin our sleep, hurt our eyesight, and stunt our social lives. Not to …

Gallery: Step-by-Step: The Food Lab's Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

8 Easy Appetizers for Thanksgiving

Let's face it -- the turkey is almost never ready on time. But that's okay because the holiday hors d'oeuvres are half the fun. These crowd-pleasing appetizers are all incredibly easy to make (but no one needs to know that).<p><b>1. Baked Brie en Croûte with Honey, Dried Cherries, Rosemary & Pecans</b><p>Thanks …

7 Easy Dinners For People Who 'Don't Cook'

You can be a complete stranger to the kitchen and still pull off an amazing meal. Here are seven foolproof recipes that will wow your entire family.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken with Mango Chutney</b><p>Chicken tandoori is easy to make, and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with …

Butterscotch Dessert Recipes That'll Make You Melt

They're even better than you think.<p>Butterscotch is a go-to topping for many ice cream lovers -- and it's easy to understand why. It's gooey, sweet buttery goodness at its best. But all too often butterscotch gets skipped over in other sweet treats. This is silly, because butterscotch is good on <i>and</i> …

Dessert

Doctors Reattached Toddler’s Decapitated Head

An Australian child suffered internal decapitation. And survived.<p>We’ve all heard stories of near misses with paralysis after a broken neck. An …

New Jersey

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Fall is supposedly here in Santa Barbara, but with temperatures in the triple digits, one would never guess Autumn is technically in full swing. Never-the-less, it's my husband's birthday today and every year for his birthday, he requests one of three desserts: carrot cake, strawberry shortcake or …

Many Employees Don't Know What's Expected of Them at Work

Helping employees set and achieve goals is a manager's key responsibility. But many managers don't really own this task.

13 House Cleaner Habits You Should Totally Steal

Anda Tanaka is a pro (literally) at mopping, dusting, and stain-removing. Here are her secrets.<p>Anda Tanaka didn't set out to become a house cleaner — but after listening to her geek-out about cleaning tips, you realize its the sort of job that couldn't <i>not</i> find her.<p>Tanaka is actually an artist …

Here's How to Take Care of Your Feet

Let’s be real: Sometimes our feet don’t quite draw the proper attention and care they require. Aside from squeezing in a salon pedicure appointment …

Paleo-Friendly Apple 'Pie'? It's Possible!

<i>by guest blogger Stephanie Eckelkamp, senior associate editor at</i> Prevention <i>magazine</i><p>I've been craving pie lately because, well, it's fall, and eating pie is what you do. The only problem is that for the most part, I try to stick to a grain-free, Paleo-style diet. This makes any baked goods, let …

Master D.I.Y. Stir-Fry by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Achieve takeout-level stir-fry at home by avoiding these common mistakes.<p>Just what <i>is</i> it about take-out stir-fries? They're somehow always perfectly cooked—no raw veggies, but no mushy or soggy ones, either. They're satisfying without being heavy. They're big on flavor, combining salty, spicy, sour, …

Food & Dining

9 Quick Changes That Make Your Bedroom Healthier

A better night's sleep might be just a few tweaks away.<p>A better night's sleep might be just a few tweaks away.

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Coats

Healthy and Frosted (!) Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies

These paleo carrot cake cookies let you enjoy all the classic flavors of the cake minus the grains, dairy and sugar in one healthy bite! You even get that cream cheese frosting flavor too.<p>I feel like we all have that <i>one</i> food we absolutely can’t pass up if it’s in front of us on the table or on the …

9 Surprising Things You Can Cook in the Microwave

We know, we know: you're thinking fish sticks and Hot Pockets. But look below for nine surprisingly fancy foods you can cook from start to finish in the microwave.<p><b>Mushroom Risotto (28 minutes)</b><p>Stirring stove-top risotto can be a real drag. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Sweet Potato Chips (5 Minutes)</b><p>Because all …

Penis transplant patient to become a father

Doctor behind world’s first successful operation of its kind announces man’s partner is pregnant less than a year after surgery<p>A South African man who had the world’s first successful penis transplant is to become a father less than a year after the breakthrough surgery.<p>Prof André van der Merwe, …

South Africa

The Safest Way To Defrost Meat And Poultry, In One Easy Chart

The freezer is one of the greatest appliances in the home kitchen. It keeps seasonal spring strawberries with all their sweetness at your beck and call throughout the year. It will happily hold a ready-to-eat lasagna for one of those rainy nights when you just don't have the energy to cook dinner. …

7 Natural Fabrics That Are Softer than Your Pets

<i>One of our favorite aprons in the Food52 Shop is made of a uniquely heavyweight chambray that wears like a great pair of jeans, which got us thinking of all the fabrics we love around the home. For upholstering, accenting, and covering, these are some of our favorite softies.</i><p><b>The Dependables: for</b> …

Home Decorating

Here's How To Make The Perfect Homemade Salad Dressing

Let's be honest here, the only thing many of us really care about when it comes to salad is the dressing. That's where all the flavor is, and that's what makes a salad memorable. Heck, that's often what makes salads edible.<p>But if you don't make your own dressings, you're stuck with the store-bought …

Kothu Paratha: A One-Pot Indian Dish for Rainy Nights

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Aysha of The Malabar Tea Room shows us how to make one-pot kothu paratha, a dish for nights when it rains and pours.</i><p>It’s been raining where I …

tea room

Build The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich | Men's Health

It’s time you reclaim the breakfast sandwich. This recipe from 25 Degrees, a boutique burger shop with locations in Los Angels, Chicago, and Bangkok, proves that even when you’re pressed for time, you can whip up a superlative hand-held breakfast.<p>Make the herbed mayo in advance, fry up some …

How to Make Your Own Knotted Rope Trivets

<i>As satisfying as a well-written recipe, a smart and thoughtful DIY is our kind of lunch break reading. Bonus points if it's an easy project AND teaches us how to make something beautiful.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Follow along as Laura Kaesshaefer shares how to make summery, nautical trivets—just by knotting …

Crafting