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The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

No-bake, 15-minute desserts for a sweeter, cooler summer | NOLA.com

If just the thought of turning on your oven has you perspiring, I'm with you. I can hear my AC chugging along to keep up with the rising temperatures …

Don't Wait Till the Holidays to Make Vermont Spice Cake

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, uncovers the recipe for the one cake you should make this fall.</i><p>My job requires spending part of my time in Vermont, which is lucky for me: At this time of year, it's the only place I want to be. The leaves are changing, …

How to Make a Provençal Vegetable Tian (a.k.a. That Dish From the Ratatouille Movie)

You know the final scene of the 2007 Disney movie <i>Ratatouille</i>, when the rat cooks up an amazingly inspired reinterpretation of a classic ratatouille, transforming the humble summer vegetable stew into a gorgeous layered construction that melts a bitter restaurant critic's heart? Wasn't it wonderful? …

8 Lazy Dinner Ideas For Those Nights When We Just Can't

So easy, but so good.<p>Some evenings we get home and we're fired up, ready to take on life. Those nights are perfect for whipping up complex meals with multiple courses. But most nights, after a long day out, dinner is the last thing we want to tackle. Unfortunately, we still have to eat.<p>For these …

The Easy Weeknight Recipes Our Top 50 Chefs Actually Make at Home

We asked five chefs plucked from our 50 Best New Restaurants of the year to share the simple recipes they actually make at home.<p>We asked five chefs—all plucked from our 50 Best New Restaurant nominees—to share the simple but stellar recipes they actually make at home. In the mix: the easiest energy …

6 It Girls on the Body Sculpting Secrets to Wearing a Crop Top

Crop top mania can be one of summer’s greatest pleasures, as proven by fashionable women like <b>Sofía Sanchez de Betak, Hannah Bronfman,</b> and <b>Lily Kwong,</b> who are often spotted baring a swath of abdomen on the beach, the street, and in the front row. According to these stylish subjects, the success of …

15 No-Heat #LazyGirl Weekend Hairstyles

Lazy weekend days call for chillaxing on the couch, cuing up Netflix and sipping a cozy cocktail or two in the park — not spending hours in the bathroom wrestling with your hair dryer or flat iron. If you’re ready to ditch the heat and rock wet locks in style, these 15 fresh ideas offer the perfect …

How to Look Good After a Weekend of Partying

10 nutrition and beauty tips to help you bounce back by Monday.<p>You may have spent Saturday night dancing on tables until the lights turned on, but give yourself 24 hours of antioxidants, vitamins and reparative skin treatments and no one will be the wiser come Monday. Here's your hangover cheat …

If You Only Learn One Cake Recipe, Let it Be This One

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Can you count to 4? Great! You know a fantastic cake recipe.</i><p>My mother makes the best birthday cakes. …

11 apps that will make you smarter

Despite the constant hand-wringing that smartphones will lead to the downfall of society, there’s mounting evidence that your phone habit may not be so bad after all.<p>In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We’ve compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your …

5 Ways to Make Your Homemade Pizza Better

<i>Today: Pat Clark—homemade pizza dare devil and head baker at Marta—shares his pizza wisdom for a successful home-baked pie.</i><p>Whether by pie or slice, piled with toppings or minimalist, pizza is a classic dinner staple. The combination of blistered crust, gooey cheese, and fresh ingredients tastes …

Turmeric Tofu & Wild Rice

I remember just how excited I was when I first discovered Yoga House in Mumbai a couple of years ago. Each time I've visited the city since then, I have spent hours in this space, starting off with a yoga class and then whiling away time writing in the café whilst indulging in wholesome healthy …

The Secret to Delicious Tofu (Really!) in 3 Steps

Poor tofu: After a bad experience, many people vow to never taste the fermented soy protein again--a shame because the nutritious ingredient can be especially handy in the kitchen when trying to whip up easy meals that don't center around meat.<p>But when cooked properly, carnivores can even learn to …

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

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Comfort Fest: Top 5 Chocolate Cookies

Churning out a batch of gooey or crispy chocolate cookies means you can get a weeks' worth of desserts done all at once. Or, freeze the dough and …

Vegetarian Comfort Foods That Won’t Make You Miss the Meat

Tara Donne<p>America’s meat dependency deserves a break. Sure, meaty meals can taste great and satisfying, but eating less of it is a smart choice, both …

Chipotle Introduces New Vegan Burritos and Tacos Across the Country

They're called "Sofritas," they're made of tofu, they're 100 percent vegan, and they're pretty darn delicious. The saucy, crumbled, sausage-like filling, which can be ordered in any of Chipotle's burritos, tacos, or salads, has thus far been available in select markets (find out where at …

Customise Your Ice Cream (Or, how to create 15+ flavours from a tub of vanilla ice cream)

When I moved to the UK, I immediately noticed a serious lack of interesting vegan ice cream flavours. Sure, there are a few different flavours of …

150 Classic Recipes

To celebrate our 150th issue, we present this special collection: 150 of our very best classic recipes.<p>To celebrate our 150th issue, we present this …

Molten Chocolate Cakes Are Forever

<i>Like many of the finer things in life,</i> Bon Appétit <i>only gets better with age. In Cooking From The Archives, we revisit recipes from the magazine's past</i><p>1999, Y2K, The Millennium - Some of us remember this as a time spent singing along to "No Scrubs" while dressed in leopard-print pants. Others of us, …

Make Salted Caramel Sauce from Scratch

Take on the challenge of homemade salted caramel and drizzle over anything and everything<p>There are a lot of important milestones in life: riding a bike, earning your first paycheck, getting married and...making caramel from scratch? Yup. It's a daunting challenge, but you can do it. Come on, you …

Peppermint Brownies ⋆ Sweet C's Designs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.<p>Lightly grease silicone muffin pan with cooking spray or butter.<p>In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter and mix until …

Meyer Lemon Eclairs

<i>Every other Friday,</i> <i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co.</i> <i>shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Eclairs are classic and elegant -- adding a citrusy cream makes them the perfect dessert to tackle on a gloomy January …

9 Gooey, Cheesy, Comforting Lasagna Recipes

From Bolognese-style to gluten-free to vegetarian, here are 9 awesome recipes for everyone's favorite Italian comfort food, lasagna<p>Garfield was onto something: Lasagna might be one of the single best foods ever. It's the ultimate comfort concoction, with its saucy layers of cheese and pasta, …

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11 Game-Changing Chips and Dips

Game day is fast approaching. Yes, we're talking about football. But, we're <i></i>also <i>not talking about football</i>. This is about the other playing field; this is about your kitchen. Most of us will watch to see who reigns victorious on that fateful Sunday (whether in sport, advertising, or cuteness), but …

Double Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

Cupcakes in disguise… also known as Double Chocolate Baked Doughnuts.<p>Perfectly cakey and soft with extra drippy chocolate glaze. Basically, I’ll …