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21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

Productivity

#flipshopping: Beach Reads

Inside Flipboard / July 3, 2014<p>Reading outside is one of the greatest parts of summer. Whether you intend to spend some time at the beach, a lake, a …

10 Smoothie Recipes That Won’t Pack On the Pounds

We love smoothies, but if you expect us to be all “strawberries-and-kale this” and “blueberries-and-bananas that,” stop expecting. Instead, ready your blender and grab a bendy straw. From mojitos to Almond Joys, we’re taking you on a nutritious tour of smoothies that we swear are actually good for …

Breakfast

I Heart My National Park: Yosemite

Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been a ranger at the …

A Brief History of the Chocolate Chip

Celebrating National Chocolate Chip Day—not a federal holiday, at least not <i>yet</i>—should be easy enough for all the classic dessert lovers and cookie …

Meat Loaf From 'Lighten Up, America!'

Of all the recipes in <b>Allison Fishman Task</b>'s new cookbook, <i>Lighten Up, America!</i>, her healthier meatloaf was one of the most intriguing. She lightens the loaf in a few ways: first she uses ground sirloin mixed with veal and pork for a leaner meat blend, next she adds whole grain oats instead of bread …

Chicken and Dumplings From 'Lighten Up, America!'

When January rolls around, I often struggle to find a compromise between my impulse to dive into plates of rich comfort food and my desire to eat more healthfully. Allison Fishman Task's chicken and dumplings from her new cookbook, <i>Lighten Up, America!</i>, helps to mitigate my problem. By cutting back …

Easy Sausage, Kale, and Black-Eyed Pea Soup With Lemon and Rosemary Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Canned beans can be used in place of dried. To use canned beans, drain and rinse 1 (28 ounce) can of black eyed peas. Skip step 1 and add beans to soup in step 3, simmering for 30 minutes instead of 1 hour. Serve as directed.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1/2 pound dried black eyed peas (see …

Ginger Soy Glazed Salmon Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> I think this may be my favorite salmon recipe, and I've tried a lot over the …

Jay Guerrero's Baked Eggs with Ricotta and Onions Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Jay Guerrero, the sous chef at Prune in New York, is somewhat famous for his …

7 Under-The-Radar All-Inclusive Resorts

<i>By Chanize Thorpe</i><p>While it’s no secret that all-inclusive resorts offer a great-value vacation, happily, the secret’s not yet out on these 7 …

Los Cabos

Samuel Reshevsky, at age eight, defeating several chess masters in France!

Martin Scorsese Reveals His 12 Favorite Movies

Cinema as we've almost always known it — "Edison, the Lumière brothers, Méliès, Porter, all the way through Griffith and on to Kubrick" — has "really …

The Answer to "What Is My Password Again?"

Sure, people know they shouldn’t use the same password for their online accounts. But the fear of forgetting a password when it’s needed leads many …

Information Systems

Figs With Ricotta and Honey Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Leah Koenig | The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook | Universe, 2011<p>Fresh figs are paired with luscious ricotta cheese, …

Dollar, 20-Minute Meals

<i>Today, Caroline Wright, who writes 20-Dollar, 20-Minute Meals, is sharing the 5 ingredients she always has in her kitchen to help her make quick, easy, inexpensive meals. And to make your meals faster and cheaper, w</i><i>e're giving away 10 copies of her latest ebook!</i><p>These five things are the building …

Grilled Greek-Style Meatloaf with Herbed Potatoes and Grilled Lemon Recipe

<b>Note</b>: If you prefer to make this in the oven, feel free to. The cooking times will be roughly the same when the oven is set to 350°F. As for the potatoes, you can skip the microwave cooking, in which case they'll need 30 to 40 minutes of oven time depending on size.<p>recipeEvery recipe we publish is …

Kalua Pork Sliders with Pineapple-Mango Slaw

<i>Did you guys all enter our current giveaway? It’s a random, we-feel-like-buying-someone-a-present giveaway. No strings attached. So enter it and</i> …

L.A. Unified School District Wants iPads for All 640,000 Students

Back in June, the Los Angeles Unified School District awarded Apple a $30 million contract to provide its students with iPads. Under its terms, the …

40 Days of Joy: A Happiness Practice

In January, I posted a blog that went viral: "40 Ways to Find Joy in Your Everyday Life." About a week later, I started noticing tweets from a fellow named Khary Penebaker (whom I've never met), about how he was checking items off the list. I reached out to him via Twitter to ask if he'd be …

How To Prepare Yourself For The Perfect, Stress-Free Vacation

If you've ever found yourself wishing for another vacation before you've even finished unpacking your suitcase from the last one, it's time to do something a little differently before you hit the road for this extra-long July 4th weekend.<p>It sounds like extra work, having to <i>prepare</i> for vacation. But …

Being Angry at God for Cancer

So Stephanie and I were having drinks a few weeks ago with Tina, my friend who had just had her last round of chemotherapy for breast cancer. We were celebrating with her and many of her co-workers and friends, and by the time my wife and I walked home, we had been well into our pours.<p>But something …

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Syrian fighting threatens site of earliest known urban warfare

<i>By Owen Jarus<br>LiveScience</i><p>An ancient city in Syria, which was the site of the earliest known case of urban warfare, now finds itself threatened by the effects of a modern-day war.<p>Around 5,500 years ago, before writing was even invented, the people of an ancient city called Hamoukar, located in …