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This Is the Taylor Swift–Harry Potter Mashup You Didn't Know You Needed

Anyone who’s a fan of Taylor Swift and <i>Harry Potter</i> — just a <i>f</i>ew people — may wonder what the two have in common. Here’s the latest answer.<p>YouTuber …

Your first look at Melissa McCarthy’s fun, empowering clothing line

Melissa McCarthy can finally stop teasing us now that we have the first look at her clothing line.<p>After announcing her “Melissa McCarthy Seven7” line …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Diet Soda and Weight Gain: It's Not Your Imagination

Drinking diet soda doesn't do your waistline any favors, research is suggesting.<p>In a May 2016 study published in the journal <i>JAMA Pediatrics</i>, …

This Vietnamese Vegetable Peeler Is One Of The Coolest And Cheapest Cooking Gadgets Of All Time

What if you could julienne, grate, shred, peel and make decorative cuts with only one vegetable peeler? What if that peeler was ridiculously cheap, lighter than your phone and small enough to fit in your pocket? It may sound like a fantasy kitchen gadget, but this peeler exists -- and it can be …

Kitchens

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

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11 Basic Cooking Rules Even The Most Avid Cooks Forget

Even if you cook every single day of your life -- and even if you've gone to culinary school or work in the food industry -- there are certain basic rules that elude even the most avid cook every once in a while. You might end up Googling the temperature of a medium-rare steak, or how many minutes …

17 Best-Loved Holiday Cookies and Bars

<b>1. Almond Biscotti</b><p>Inspired by the almond biscotti served at the celebrated Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, these Italian-style cookies are are made by forming a fragrant, almond-studded dough into loaves, partially baking it, slicing it and then baking it again. They are everything you want a good …

Dessert

5 easy sugar cookies to make this holiday season

A Christmas cookie plate is not complete without a batch of sugar cookies. Since these simple cookies are made with little more than pantry ingredients, adding good quality butter and fresh spices — if using — will only make them better. Common wisdom says to chill the dough before rolling it out, …

Dessert

75 book ideas for Christmas, for everyone on your list (and we mean everyone)

<b>From the explorer to the weirdo, here are Globe Books’ plentiful holiday picks for everyone in your life</b><p>(© M. Sasek, from This is the World, Universe, 2014.)<p><b>For the explorer</b><p><i>The Canadian Geographic Atlas of Canada</i>, (HarperCollins, 304 pages, $79) Constantly confusing St. John’s and Saint John? …

17 Wall Trees for Small Space Living

Putting up a Christmas tree before Thanksgiving is kind of like the “no white after labor day” rule… except people actually abide by it. So we’re just going to start brainstorming our decor and then have this thing up tomorrow by 6 a.m. Whether you’re using it as a space-saving, allergen-free …

The Outrageous Dessert You Can Make in a Slow Cooker

We've heard about all kinds of techniques for getting fudgy brownies, from simply using less flour to baking them for a short amount of time at a …

Slow Cookers

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need: Exercise & Workout

If you're the type spending hours at the gym—chest fly, back row, biceps curl, repeat—it's time to reconsider your routine. Find out how to get …

How to Be Efficient: Dan Ariely’s 6 New Secrets to Managing Your Time

It’s hard to be efficient.<p>Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes youdon’t make any sense. And sometimes it feels like …

crispy sweet potato roast

I have a <i>complicated</i> relationship with sweet potatoes. I think they’re one of these wonder vegetables — impossible to mess up cooking, pretty …

Surprise-Inside Cakes for Birthdays & Beyond

Are you looking for a way to spruce up your homemade cakes without adding too much work? Food blogger and author Amanda Rettke and McCormick share …

Best Toys of 2014

Tired of watching your child only play on phones or tablet apps? We've gathered a list of the best toys to get your child interacting with something …

Crispy Green Bean Fries

It's 3 p.m. You're well aware that you should be reaching for something virtuous to snack on.<p>Luckily, we've figured out how to make vegetables more alluring when hunger strikes.<p>These oven-baked green beans are the answer.<p>They're easy, satisfying and not at all bad for you.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound fresh …

Recipes

A Scary-Sounding Soup That Will Make You Feel Amazing

Skincare<p>It's actually not as hard as you'd think.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Sales<p>There’s still time to score big.<p>19 Photos3 days agoView …

13 Problems Easily Solved With Tension Rods

Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, theyre super helpful around the house.<p>Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, they're super helpful around the house.

If Your Kid Loves Temple Run, Angry Birds or Cut the Rope

<i>By Ingrid Simone, Senior Apps Editor, Common Sense Media</i><p>Is your kid addicted to endless runners? Can't stop flinging birds across the screen? Slicing and dicing is a way of life? These top app genres and themes are popular for a reason: The games are challenging, fun, and super-engaging. But we've …

9 Time-Saving Beauty Shortcuts

How to look flawless even when you have ZERO time<p>If your daily hair and makeup regimen rivals Beyonce’s, it’s time to lighten your load: An overblown beauty routine could be making you late in the morning and keeping you up longer at night. Use these time-saving tricks to look gorgeous in a …

Parmesan Bread Pudding with Broccoli Rabe and Pancetta

4 to 6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>There's a lot packed into this savory bread pudding recipe: pancetta, broccoli rabe, Parmesan cheese, and of course, eggs.<p>April 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced<p>1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes<p>1 medium …

A 5-Day Weeknight Dinner Game Plan for Feeding Your Family Well

Life is full of stressors; getting dinner on the table shouldn’t be one of them. Here, a five-day guide to feeding your family well<p>When it comes to parenting, there are times to be ambitious. Planning a first birthday party, for example, or tackling <i>The Golden Compass</i> together. But getting a meal on …

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20 Delicious Donuts You Need Immediately

Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme, you've just been replaced.<p>Donuts. Who doesn’t love them? Nobody, that’s who. Whether you like your donuts rich and chocolaty, light and fluffy, or somewhere in between, everybody has a weakness for donuts. Being able to make them at home just means even more …

The 7 Craziest PB&Js on the Internet

These six recipes for seriously kooky PB&Js take the classic combo way beyond white bread<p>Typically, on a Thursday, Kookery brings you just one insanely kooky recipe to ogle, drool over, and ultimately (we hope?) make. But in the spirit of going back to school, we thought we'd come up with the best, …

Coffee "S'mores" Pie

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Graham Cracker Crust<p>9 whole graham crackers, ground finely in a food processor<p>2 tablespoons heavy cream<p>2 tablespoons Nutella<p>1 ounce semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>Coffee Ganache<p>12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (do …