Rachel Hopkins

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The uniquely powerful reason why Pixar movies are so good

Disney / Pixar<p>The first reaction test audiences had to "Monsters, Inc." wasn't the bottomless sense of wonder drummed up by most Pixar movies: It was …

The biggest stars on YouTube make huge incomes ... yet they can't keep the vast majority of it

He even made a video specifically to address the haters who felt that he was somehow overpaid.<p>The interesting thing about YouTube revenue, however, is how little of it the stars themselves get to keep. YouTube keeps a 45% cut of any ad revenue gathered by one of your videos. And that's before taxes …

20 Genius Small-Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Bigger is not always better, especially when we’re talking kitchens. Small kitchens are usually more efficient workspaces than large ones. Space and …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

14 Essential Baked Goods Every Baker Should Master

Thanks to Erin McDowell, baking has never been easier. She is a complete boss in the kitchen, knocking gorgeous pies, towering cakes, and sparkling cookies out of the ballpark.<p>Erin writes an authoritative recipe, but she's also sweet enough to hold our hands through the scary processes of …

Dessert

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Dessert as we know it today has likely only existed since the seventeenth century, according to food historian Deborah Krohn and Yotam …

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From Granola Bars to Scones: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Oats

<b>1. Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars</b><p>Granola bars are a staple in my pantry, but between my husband, my kids, and my kids' hungry friends, I can't seem to keep enough of them in the house. So I figured it was time to try and make them from scratch, and maybe even sneak in some health food. After …

11 Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Android Phone

Since Android is an open platform, there's plenty of room for customization.<p>Beyond personalizing your phone, there are a few easy practices that can keep your phone neat and organized with plenty of battery life to last all day.<p>Here are some tips and tricks every Android user should know.

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How to Make Homemade Mallomars

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week on Food52, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Stop hoarding your Mallomars. Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provincial is showing us how to make New York's rarest cookie, whenever and</i> …

The science and magic of pastry

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. <i>Carl Sagan</i><p>Most pies offer a degree of mystery: a top crust that fuels anticipation and hides the wonders to come. They allow the chef a "reveal" moment, when the blackbirds come flying out. Jam tarts – the recipe …

Best Software for Making a Book of Family Recipes?

<b>Q:</b> My mother wants to put together all the recipes she's gathered over the years into a nice cookbook that she can pass on to the family. I know …

Can we cook ourselves thin?

Preparing food from scratch makes us healthier, is good for the soul and gives us our humanity. So why has cooking become something we watch, rather than do? William Leith reports.<p><b>Jean-Michel Cohen</b>believes he has the cure for obesity. As I chatted to the French diet doctor recently in his large, …

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Rock the Right Rug: Which Size Should You Choose?

What's the biggest make-or-break element of your room? You're walking on it! So just how do you get the scale of your rug just right? Hop on over to …

29 Ways To Cook Chicken On A Stovetop

Dear summer food magazines: Not everyone in the world owns a grill.<p>Chicken gets a bad rap for being overexposed. But for easy, healthy dinners, it's hard to beat. Come summer, though, things get tricky. Roasting a chicken is out of the question because cranking up your oven for two hours when it's …

The Only Brownie Recipe You'll Ever Need

It's hard to go wrong with a brownie recipe. When there's chocolate involved with sugar and butter, you almost just can't fail. But if you're looking for the best, most perfect, totally ultimate brownie recipe, then you have to be a little more discerning. You can't be too easily swayed with the …