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The Secrets of the Juiciest, Most Tender and Flavorful Italian-American Meatballs

This week at Serious Eats is all about meatballs in all of their glorious forms. We'll share some of our favorite restaurant meatballs (from all different cuisines), and we'll feature recipes for great ones to make at home. Kicking it off this week is none other than the Italian-American meatball, …

9 Outstanding Barrel Aged Beers

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>You've seen the term 'barrel aged' all over your local beer shop. Barrel aged stout, barrel aged barleywine, barrel aged IPA...you name it. But what are you getting when you pick up a bottle? For the most part, a barrel …

Crockpot, Skinny Tomato Beef Macaroni Stew

This is a super meal in itself! So rich and satisfying. <b>Each main course serving has 251 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 6 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.</b> Although this is a Crockpot recipe, I've included directions for making it on the stove-top.<p>Prep Time: 15 minutes<p>Cook Time: 6 hours on low heat or 3 …

Weight Watchers

Tips for the Struggling Meditator.

Meditation is a practice that is designed to train the mind.<p>Meditation practice comes with several benefits including increased concentration, …

Meditation

Five essential ingredients to doing what you love for a living

When I decided to leave my own corporate job years ago to pursue the culinary arts, I couldn't think much further than doing what I love on a daily basis: cooking. But it soon became clear to me that leaving the safety of one career to take up another is not quite that simple.<p>Doing something you …

The Most Popular Recipes of 2014

2014 was a stellar year for recipes here at Serious Eats. We're talking an epic series on waffling...just about everything, ridiculously gorgeous crown roast rack of lamb, and a massive collection of some of the best vegan food you'll ever eat. Out of the hundreds of recipes we brought to you over …

The January Hit List: 10 Game-Changing Beauty Products You Need for the Year Ahead

It’s January 1—and if your 2015 resolutions involve investing in a truly transformative skin cream, mastering an Instagram-ready makeup job, or saying good-bye to split ends, you’re in luck. The latest wave of beauty breakthroughs to hit shelves this month harnesses the kind of innovative …

45 Important Life Lessons People Learn Too Late

ShareEmailComments<p>Recently I stumbled on a question in quora about important life lessons we need to know and I enjoyed one of the answers so much …

Motivation

10 Things Most Successful People Do At Night Before Sleep

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

Self-improvement

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

The Mystery Of God & The Brain

Natural Law (Part 1): A Reformed Satanist Illuminates Our Natural Power To Create<p>Published<p>2 days ago<p>on<p>July 29, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>As human beings, …

Make Homemade Candy Cane Fudge Like a Boss

Candy cane fudge will be beautiful on your dessert table this year. Sweet peppermint fudge is all decked out for the holidays!<p>Well, here I am as the candy contributor FINALLY bringing you a holiday treat. I say it all year long, that fudge can be enjoyed any time of year.<p>But, if you’ve been waiting …

Dessert

Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes with a Bourbon Drizzle Recipe

To Make the Cupcakes:<p>1. Preheat oven to 350F.<p>2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.<p>3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix just to …

The Clammiest Chowder: How to Make Rhode Island-Style Dairy-Free Clam Chowder

Last week, I headed up to Cape Cod for my cousin's wedding. My aunt had rented a house for the family and it had its own little private beach where we could go clamming. Our first attempt, at high tide, was a total failure.<p>The next day I arranged my plans around the tide charts. My dad asked me to …

7 Weight Loss-Promoting Foods That’ll Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

These sweet treats pack fiber, protein, and other nutrients you need to lose weight.

10 Healthy Foods That Boost Energy AND Weight Loss

Amp up your grocery list with these overachievers.

The 20 Best Weight-Loss Foods

Looking for an easy way to lose a few pounds? We’ve got the program. It’s simple, and it works. So get with it.<p>Many runners would like to lose a pound or two. Maybe five. Maybe more. Why? That's easy: to feel better, look better, improve their health, and run farther and faster.<p>However, losing …

The Top 10 Fall Foods For Weight Loss

When it comes to weight loss, diet plays a bigger role than you might imagine. Instead of relying on processed low-calorie foods that don't satisfy your appetite — or taste buds — let these seasonal (delicious) eats support your goals. Load up on these healthy foods the next time you're at the …

The 8 Best Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss

Food that helps you sleep like a baby...without making you bloated in the a.m.<p>When it comes to snacking within an hour or two of your bedtime, there's a few things to consider: First, research does link late-night calories to the potential for weight gain. One study found that eating right before …

24 Delicious Healthy Lunches That Will Help You Lose Weight

No sad brown-bag lunches allowed.<p>Quiz time! Which of the following comes to mind when you hear the words "weight-loss lunch":<p><b>A.</b> A low-cal TV dinner that contains approximately three bites of chicken and five bland green beans<p><b>B.</b> Cottage cheese and celery sticks<p><b>C.</b> Kale salad with a side of kale<p><b>D.</b> All …

Healthy Eating

24 Coconut Desserts We Love

Gallery24 Coconut Desserts We Love<p>I don't remember the food that made me dislike coconut, but I do remember the oatmeal cookie that changed my mind. Nutty, sweet, and chewy, the coconut flakes added just the right amount of texture and flavor to make me an instant convert...over and over again. …

Chewy Gluten-Free Granola Bars Recipe

Inspired by classic Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, this gluten-free version made with marshmallows, almonds, and chocolate chips nails the textbook chewy texture and delicious, candy bar-like flavor. While these bars contain dairy, they can easily be made dairy-free by using an equal amount of coconut …

One-Bowl Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

This easy one-bowl chocolate cake is dairy-free and tastes great iced with a fluffy coconut buttercream. If you're allergic to coconut, or just don't like it, any icing finishes this cake nicely. Simply use whatever you love.<p><b>Read more: Gluten-Free Tuesday: One Bowl Chocolate …

Why You Should Stop Boiling Your Oatmeal and Start Baking It

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>When one thinks of cooking oatmeal, it's often either on the stovetop or in a microwave. Add water to your oats, and cook until they've softened. I've been doing it this way all my life, never giving the process …

Does Short-Term Meditation Work? Here's What New Research Found

I regularly encourage the people I work with to practice meditation. It builds a kind of inner "shock absorber" that helps you maintain calm and focus in the midst of daily stress and the multiple demands of living in today's world. While that's not the true <i>purpose</i> of meditation (another subject …

The Meditation Diet

What is the simplest, surest, safest way to diet? You just concentrate on losing weight for a few minutes every day. It couldn't be easier if you do as Dr. Solomon tells you to and follow the Meditation Diet he has worked out exclusively for BAZAAR—and you, from our May 1972 issue.<p>Ninety percent of …

Study: Meditation Improves Memory, Attention

Students who did about an hour of "mindfulness training" for eight days subsequently did better on the GRE as well as tests of working memory and mind-wandering.<p>(chez_sugi/flickr)<p>Athletes Perform Better Under Pressure When They Make a Fist With Their Left Hand<br>• Black Children Are Less Likely to Be …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Treating Chronic Pain With Meditation

In some cases, the holistic practice could replace narcotics. Integrating meditation into regular treatment could significantly cut healthcare costs.<p>Sarah Kehoe tried Aleve for her back pain. She tried stretching. She tried yoga. She tried forgetting about it. She tried pain patches. She tried …