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15 vegan zucchini recipes for every meal that can help keep your metabolism healthy

Zucchini squash doesn’t garner the same amount of love as, say, sweet potatoes and avocados, but they are just as worthy of space in your crisper. …

Zucchini

Scientists Give Ecstasy To Octopuses And Are Astounded By What Happened Next

The Molly-coddled octopuses were "very playful, doing water acrobatics."<p>A couple of scientists have taken MDMA out of the clubs and into the aquarium by giving ecstasy to octopuses.<p>Gül Dölen, a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has been studying the effects of MDMA for “a …

Ecstasy (Drug)

The 2008 Financial Crisis Ten Years Later With Adam Tooze | Council on Foreign Relations

Adam Tooze, the Shelby Cullom Davis chair of history at Columbia University and director of the European Institute, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss …

The True Lessons of the Recession

(Sh4rp_i/flickr)<p>According to the conventional interpretation of the global economic recession, growth has ground to a halt in the West because demand …

15 Foods That Pack More Protein Than an Egg

Go beyond your typical scramble with these high-protein foods.<p>The incredible edible egg is an extremely popular protein that goes well with virtually any dish—stir fry, salad, casseroles, and toast (of course) to name a few. With 6 grams of protein and 13 essential vitamins and minerals—including …

Immune System

This is what it’s like inside the Portuguese castle described as 'Disneyland for adults'

I almost didn't go.<p>After spending several weeks running around Lisbon, Porto, the sun-drenched beach region of Algarve, and everywhere in between, I …

European Travel

9 Apps to Try if You Want to Learn Something New Every Day

Sure, smartphones and smartphone apps can waste our time and bring out the worst in people, but they can most definitely also be a force for good: …

Apps

Foodies Reveal the #1 Crockpot Recipe They Make on Repeat

After months of summer salads and light dishes, we'll admit we're just a bit excited to take out a crockpot and make a hearty meal as soon as the …

Slow Cookers

Recipe: Vegetarian Taco Salad

<b>For the dressing:</b> Whisk all the ingredients together in a large bowl.<p><b>For the salad:</b> Place the beans in the bowl with the dressing. Separate the …

This Blood-Sugar-Balancing Meal Prep Will Help You Avoid Hanger All Week Long

Whether you're diabetic, looking to increase your energy levels and alertness, or trying to maintain a happy weight by preparing your body to burn …

Read This Before You Pick Out Your Kitchen Counters

We run through the pros and cons of some of the most popular picks for the kitchen.<p>The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but it’s the countertop …

How to Eat Clean for Less Than $10 a Day

It’s a myth that clean eating is prohibitively expensive and unrealistic. How do we know for sure? Because we planned a week’s worth of breakfasts, …

Our Favorite Lentil Recipes

Protein- and fiber-rich lentils are among the world's oldest cultivated crops. Here, our favorite recipes featuring the most convenient dried …

27 Chicken Meal Prep Recipes That Never Get Boring

We love the <i>idea</i> of meal prep. But eating the same soggy leftovers three days in a row? Not exactly our thing. So we’ve found 27 recipes that are so …

Recipes

How Toast Aims To Build The Moët Hennessy Of Cannabis: Colorado Edition

Today’s estimated $75 billion legalized marijuana market enjoyed the highest of times in 2014, two years after recreational weed became legalized in Colorado. Dispensaries opened their doors to the delight of millions of Americans who could finally partake legally in the United States. Growers, …

Cannabis

Buying Property in Portugal as a Non-Resident

From taxes to average prices and down payments., here’s what you need to know<p>The Nitty Gritty

Portugal

Here's How to Pick a Perfect Melon Every Time

There's no feeling quite as good as cracking open a perfect melon. There's also no feeling quite as bad as cracking open a bad melon. One is like …

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

International group of scientists suggest that octopuses might actually be aliens

Normally when you see a story about someone claiming that aliens are hanging out here on Earth its origins can be traced to a misguided conspiracy …

Conspiracies

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

This Knockout Midcentury in the Bay Area Will Run You $1.9M

Designed by acclaimed Bay Area architect Joseph Esherick, this magnificent midcentury modern in Oakland, California, communes with its wooded setting.<p>Situated in Oakland's secluded Montclair Hills on two extremely large lots—that are being sold together, and one of which is buildable—this stunning …

Here's How to Make Your Roasted Veggies Mind-Blowing

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to cook vegetables. I love how you just toss everything on a baking sheet, walk away, and come back to …

Food

7 Easy, Healthy Lunches You Should Cook This Week

These days, stepping out midday and buying a to-go lunch often seems easier than packing one yourself. There are dozens of quick lunch places within …

Healthy Eating

Our Vegetarian Remake of Chicken Salad Is So Good You Won’t Miss the Meat

The secret ingredient is chickpeas and, when combined with a few other ingredients, make an irresistible sandwich filling.<p>Whether you take your …

21 Artichoke Recipes That Aren't Just Dips for a Change

Artichokes are supposed to be good for gut health and full of antioxidants, but it's hard to look at a can of these funky-looking veggies and be …

7 Bok Choy Recipes That Prove It Should Be the Next Trendy Green Veg

It can be easy to get into a veggie rut. Maybe you buy the same two bags of spinach and kale each week, or are more of a …

How To Cook Asparagus You'll Actually Want To Eat

You'll want to put it in (and on) *everything.*<p>If you don’t like asparagus, it’s possible you just <i>think</i> you don’t.<p>(It’s also possible you truly hate it, but let’s just give this a try, OK?)<p>First things first, let’s address the elephant in the room. Asparagus has an unfortunate association with …

The Interstitium, the Largest Organ We Never Knew We Had

A study published in <i>Scientific Reports</i> on Tuesday suggests that a previously unknown organ has been found in the human body.<p>More astonishingly, the …

Textbooks

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Our chocolate hummus recipe will satisfy any chocolate craving, and it's rich in protein (a total bonus).<p>Not going to lie, when I first heard …