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4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

The average American adult consumes the equivalent of about 32 teaspoons of sugar per day. Sugar is really the number one food additive: it is added to drinks, often in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, to bread, sauces, dressings, and to all kinds of processed foods including many low-fat …

What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother

From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.<p>The artist Sarah Walker once told me that becoming a mother is like discovering the existence of a strange new room in the house where you already live. I always liked Walker's description …

Pregnancy

The murder that obsessed Italy | Tobias Jones

On 26 November 2010, Yara Gambirasio, 13, went missing. Three months later her body was discovered in scrubland nearby. So began one of the most complex murder investigations in Italian history, which will reach its climax later this year<p>Yara Gambirasio should only have been gone a short while. On …

Holidays you thought you couldn't take with kids

Having children doesn't mean the next few years of travel are all about two-week package holidays, self-catering accommodation, and strategic locations near gaudy play centres.<p>Read on to find out why the Maldives isn't just for blissful couples and whether safaris and toddlers really can mix.<p>Safaris<p>…

5 Ways to Create Conflict in Your Story

Conflict drives a story. I might go so far to say that conflict is your story. But I think too often, we miss that pivotal connection between …

Six Plot Excuses No One Wants to Hear

When storytellers are cornered by a tough plot problem, our first instinct is to ignore the problem by making our characters behave irrationally. …

8 “Moments” You Absolutely Need to Deliver to Your Readers… And One That You Should Hope For

There are two contextual ways to describe a story that really works. That kills. But at the end of the day, readers, while experiencing both, really …

The 17 Things You Must Know To Become A Cocktail Master

James Bond famously ordered his Martini "shaken, not stirred."<p>We're glad his specialty is secret service work.<p>Fact is Martinis are supposed to be stirred — it's one of the cardinal rules of cocktail-making.<p>And if Bond didn't know that, then we're guessing you might not have known that either.<p>So …

Cocktails

Bacon

<b>Author Notes:</b> Every summer we spend a few weekends at my family cabin, where we observe happy hour as though it were church on Sunday. Our cocktail fare tends to be a little bit on the junk-food side of things, including a queso dip I tried to recreate from one of our favorite Napa Valley …

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Burgers

Cheese Covered, Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Burgers with Roasted Jalapeno Mayonnaise<p><b>Prep Time</b>:<p>5 minutes <b>Cook Time</b>:<p>20 minutes <b>Total Time</b>:<p>25 minutes</b> …

What’s The Difference Between A Logo And A Symbol?

And does the distinction even matter? Experts Michael Bierut of Pentagram and Brett Wickens of Ammunition weigh in.<p>The misuse of the word “logo” is one of those things that gets many design-minded people practically purple-faced with anger (a sibling to debate over “fonts” v. “typefaces”). A logo, …

Bonaverde Coffee Machine

In our continued quest to find the very best coffee, we came across the Kickstarter of Berlin-based start-up Bonaverde. Their revolutionary new machine not only grinds and brews with the push of a button, but also roasts raw coffee beans first. The entire system, from farmer to cup, offers a lot of …

Coffee

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

This classic recipe is always a hit with the family.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

apple braid - Eat, Live, Run

Hi all, I’m Rachael from La Fuji Mama and am tickled to have been asked by Jenna to share one of my crazy concoctions here on Eat, Live, Run! Jenna …

10 Crazy Burgers From Around the U.S.

Daily Inspiration #1582

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …