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13 Breakfasts that Take Literally 5 Minutes to Make

On weekday mornings, time is of the essence. I've got to get dressed, brush my teeth, maybe work out (<i>maybe</i>), do my makeup, eat breakfast, and …


Milk bread: How to make the addictive, iconic bread

Bread: it’s one of life’s most simple but greatest pleasures. Bread is always there for you, whether sandwiching together delicious fillings or just …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Let Them Fail

A clinical psychologist explains how playing the role of parental protector sabotages kids' ability to soar as adults.<p>Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: …


Why it’s important to read aloud with your kids, and how to make it count

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with …


The Most Important Money Lesson You Should Teach Your Kids

My son tells me I eavesdrop on random parent conversations too much. I just can’t help myself. It’s endlessly fascinating. Take this one.<p>Recently, a dad and his daughter entered a small shop where I was browsing. The girl, who looked maybe nine, immediately grabbed a bracelet from a display and …


Want to Raise Well-Adjusted Kids? Host an Exchange Student

Hosting an exchange student teaches your kids the life lessons they can't get at school or soccer practice.<p>Growing up as an only child, I missed out on the many great experiences other kids were having with their brothers and sisters. That is, until we decided to start hosting exchange students. As …

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Make Your Kid an Investing Genius

Because who else is going to support you?<p>A woman once told me she had come up with a great idea to educate her 14-year-old son about investing: She …


Another YouTube Trend Has Sucked My Kids In: Slime-Making Videos Are Now All The Rage

My kids asked me this summer if they could use cornstarch to make slime. “To make slime?” I asked. All I could think of was the green snot-looking …

How Do You Raise Responsible Children? Try This Single, Brilliant Tactic

It's one way to show them you're really on their side.<p>In today's society, it's all too easy to get caught up in our jobs. It's even easier when you work for yourself.<p>That's why I've found the advice from one of my mentors so valuable. Alex runs a successful company and has been happily married for …


Kids turn violent as parents battle ‘digital heroin’ addiction

<i>On August 28, The Post published a piece by Dr. Nicholas Kardaras,“The Frightening Effects of Digital Heroin,” that was based on his book “Glow</i> …

Does the coffee cake you make look (and taste) this good?

When I’m visiting, especially for an overnight stay, there’s one hosting gift I turn to every time: coffee cake. Specifically, a familiar-tasting, cinnamon-swirl treat that can hold up for a few days — not that it ever hangs around for that long.<p>Yum Yum Coffee Cake was my grandmother’s secret …


The Most Important Advice We Can Give Our Daughters

As a father of three daughters, I think about them and their future constantly, especially now that my eldest daughter is headed off to college. I am …

Cranberry-Lime Pie

The spirit of a Key lime pie in the guise of a luscious cranberry curd. The contrast between the snappy press-in crust and the tart filling in this recipe is pure genius.<p>Ingredients<p>Crust<p>4 ounces gingersnap cookies (about 16 if using Nabisco)<p>1 cup pecans<p>4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted<p>3 …


5 real portion sizes that will blow your mind

Portion distortion in America is one of the main reasons why 70 percent of our country is considered overweight or obese. A review published in the Journal of Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition showed that when people are presented with larger portions, they consumed more despite hunger …


Our Best Finger-Lickin' Chicken Wing Recipes

From bourbon-glazed to Korean-style, these chicken wing recipes—including our very best Buffalo wings—will satisfy your every gnawing desire.


How to make grain bowls for a healthy work lunch

Photo, Erik Putz. Food styling, Miranda Keyes. Prop styling, Rayna Schwartz.<p>How to build a grain bowl for a healthy work lunch:<p><b>1. Create a base</b><br>Brown …

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2013 Bordeaux white wines on market and here are some to try

2013 wasn't great for red wines, Master of Wine says, but white wines came out great<p><i>On The Coast</i> wine columnist Barbara Philip says this past weekend …

2016 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards crown Maenam and chef David Gunawan

Judge says she ate at three to four restaurants a week to sample as many of them as possible<p>After a year of taste-testing, 18 judges have decided who …

The 31 Best Sriracha Recipes of All Time

Over the years, we've created a lot of recipes using Sriracha—and these 31 are, we've decided, the absolute best of all time


Fuel right! 9 triathlon nutrition rules

A solid nutrition strategy will help your body make the most out of all your hours swimming, biking and running.<p>We asked registered dietitian and multiple Ironman finisher Lauren Antonucci for her top nine rules for beginner triathletes looking to maximize their training. She shared advice she …

Beef Panang Curry

The more chiles you use, the closer you’ll come to the tear-inducing flavor of the dish as it’s served at Thai-Khun.<p>Ingredients<p>panang curry paste<p>6–12 dried bird chiles (¼–½ oz.)<p>6 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped<p>2 ounces galangal, coarsely chopped<p>Peel and pith of 1 lime, finely chopped<p>½ lemongrass …


How to Make the Grain Bowl of Your Lunchtime Dreams

Still searching for the tricks needed to get your grain bowl to taste as great as the one at your favorite little luncheonette? Search no more.<p>These days, it seems like <b>Instagram-ready grain bowls</b> are popping up everywhere at spots like Egg Shop in NYC and Baker Miller in Chicago. Still searching …

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How to Make Addictive Flaky Bread—Plus Dips!

The warm, buttery, pull-apart 'flaky bread' at Brooklyn’s Glasserie is versatile and easy to throw together


Make Perfect Homemade Granola by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Avoid these common mistakes to turn out perfect batches of golden-brown homemade granola every time.<p><b>Granola is the blank canvas of breakfast foods.</b> A simple base of oats and nuts plus a little oil or butter and your sweetener (hello, maple syrup) of choice, and you've just paved the way to dozens …


What Nutritionists Eat When They Only Have 5 Minutes to Prep a Meal

Hear that? It's the sound of all your healthy-eating excuses going out the window.

Blistered Green Beans with XO Sauce

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a small bowl, cover the dried shrimp and scallops with the boiling water and let stand until softened, about 15 minutes. Drain …

The 2015 Food Lover's Cleanse Guidelines

Here's all the guidelines you need to know for the 2015 Food Lover's Cleanse<p>Happy New Year! Champagne-filled revelry and holiday excess has hit hard the past few weeks, but the official start of the 2015 Food Lover’s Cleanse is upon us (January 2). I would imagine that most of us are ready for a …


55 Bean Recipes You'll Be Making All Year Long


The New Healthy 2015: Good-for-You Recipes