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Elevate Your Chocolate-Chip Cookies

It takes me forever to get anywhere in Paris. It’s not the traffic, or the strikes — which are almost as reliable as the church bells tolling the hours — or the weather, or the bumpy cobblestone streets. It’s the pastry shops: There are so many of them, and I can’t keep myself from lingering in …

Dessert

foolproof cacio e pepe

Bring a pot of well-salted water to boil. Cook pasta to one minute shy of package instructions and taste for your desired doneness, cooking a minute …

Recipes

What’s happening to our weather? The answers are hiding in Arctic air

The ice is ​fickle​​, and everyone working on ​it must be accompanied by a guard against polar bea​rs.<p>I am standing on the ocean. Ahead of me, the world is split into two perfect halves: blue sky above, white sea ice below. The view is clean and simple, but a continuous waltz of swirling and …

North Pole

Brexit: What is the 'no deal' WTO option?

<b>The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, says the chances of a "no deal" Brexit are "increasing by the day". The International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, has been quoted as saying the chances of no deal are "60-40". And the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, says they are "uncomfortably high."</b><p>…

Here Are Alton Brown's Most Nerdy (And Brilliant) Cooking Hacks

From pasta to coffee to meatballs.

Ever Wonder How Many Calories You Burn From Rowing? Here's Your Answer

If you're all about multitasking during your workouts, the rowing machine is where it's at. Rowing uses over 80 percent of the muscles in your body. We're talking calves, thighs, hamstrings, butt, core, arms, shoulders, and upper back. It's an efficient workout that can burn more calories than …

This 20-Minute Full-Body Workout Will Give You Results in Just 4 Weeks

Start making fitness a priority by incorporating these strength training exercises into your daily routine. It’ll leave you looking and feeling …

17 Easy Ways To Save Money On Food And Still Eat Well

Because there are ways to treat both yourself and your bank account well.<p>View this post on Facebook

Cooking

Reshaping the Future World Economy

The Belt and Road Initiative is intended to improve the infrastructure of overland and maritime routes to drive trade and capital flows between the …

The 5 most popular workout videos on YouTube right now

January has got people inspired<p>Judging by YouTube's new data, people are still kicking January's butt and staying thoroughly on the health bandwagon, after the video sharing platform revealed the top 5 most popular workouts right now.<p>Because while a lot of people start out the new year hoping to …

Real Southern Cornbread Recipe

"This is the real stuff! Find your cast iron skillet and whip up a batch of cornbread tonight!"<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups cornmeal<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1/2 …

'I Did Wall Sits Every Day For 2 Weeks—Here's What Happened'

If you're going to sit all day, make sitting work for you.<p>Did you know the average American spends more than 12 hours of a 16-hour waking day sitting, according to the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i>? That means I spend more time sitting than I do sleeping. Not only is sitting one of the least active …

Comfort Food Update: Bourbon Meatloaf With Mashed Potatoes

BROOKLYN-BORN CHEF Edward Lee found his footing, professionally and creatively, in Louisville, Ky.—not to mention his home, his wife and his love of bourbon. Mr. Lee’s first Slow Food Fast recipe, a bourbon-infused meatloaf on a bed of mashed potatoes, reveals both his deep respect for American …

20 best Christmas recipes: part 2

From a traditional British cold ham to a Mexican bacalao for Christmas Eve, you can’t go wrong with these festive dishes<p>Serves 4<b><br>Little Gem lettuce hearts</b> 2, finely shredded<b><br>mayonnaise</b> 4-5 tbsp (see below)<b><br>tomato ketchup</b> 1-2 tbsp, or to taste<b><br>Tabasco sauce</b> 3-4 shakes<b><br>cognac</b> a dribble or two<b><br>spring onions</b> …

Christmas Recipes

Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

<i>This video was originally published on October 29, 2017.</i><p><i>Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of</i> …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

Eight moves to improve strength, endurance, and tone.<p>There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves …

Exercise

6 Habits That Are Making You Lose Muscle, Not Fat

Even the best-intentioned plans can backfire.<p>You know the routine: Losing weight means chowing down on fewer calories than you’re burning. But if you’re not smart about it, even the best-intentioned plans can backfire. That’s because dropping pounds always means shedding a mix of both fat and …

The Best Weeknight Recipes

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i> <i>Download the NYT Cooking app here.</i><p>Weeknight cooking is a drag.<p>Even if you have the best intentions, went to the market yesterday, …

Recipe: Cream of Celery Soup with Bacon

Lay the bacon in the bottom of a large stock pot or dutch oven. Cook over low heat for about 15 or 20 minutes, until crisp (cooking time will depend …

Recipes

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

Superfoods

How To Make The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, According To 5 Expert Bakers

YUM.<p>There’s no cookie more universally loved than the chocolate chip cookie, so we all owe it to ourselves to bake the best darn chocolate chip cookies we can possibly make ― for us, for our friends and family, and for the dignity of the chocolate chip cookie itself.<p>We’re here with help. We reached …

Is the UK’s economy really as strong as the government says it is?

The latest UK unemployment figures showed unemployment at its lowest level since the 1970s, but there has also been a decline in real wages of 0.4% …

Michelin-Starred Chef Reveals A Surprising Secret To His Scrambled Eggs

Never scrub a pan again.<p>Many food gurus have attempted to perfect scrambled eggs, some by adding ingredients and others by altering cooking times and methods. But instead of making things egg-stra complicated, this restaurateur’s hack simplifies them, with a beautiful result to boot.<p>Chef Daniel …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How do governments impact the economy?

Taxes, welfare, immigration, conflicts – all types of government policy have big implications for the economy. And they affect almost everything in …

Bernie Sanders’s Campaign Isn’t Over

In Trump’s America, the Independent senator is fighting to win back the heartland for Democrats.<p>Bernie Sanders’s Presidential race ended a year ago, but his campaign never did. Since the election, he has staged events in Michigan, Mississippi, Maine, West Virginia, Arizona, Nevada, Ohio, Kentucky, …

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

World Economic Forum

FAT BURNING + TONING Full Body Perfect Workout | Danielle Peazer Compilation

Style Guides

We Got A Ton Of Nutritionists To Share The One Tip They Give Clients Who Want To Lose Weight

Drop a few pounds—without totally overhauling your life.<p>Losing "just five pounds" may sound easy in theory. All it takes is a good buffet and Netflix to gain five pounds in a weekend so why shouldn't it be that easy to lose it again?<p>Unfortunately nothing in weight loss is that easy. (Question for …

Nutrition

This Week in Health: Why Weight Training Is So Good For You

This week brought good news about strength training: you don’t need to be a bodybuilder to reap the many benefits of weight lifting, according to new …