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Life's Stories

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.<p>In Paul Murray's novel <i>Skippy Dies,</i> there’s a point where the main character, Howard, has an existential crisis.“‘It’s just not how I expected my life would be,'" he …

Psychology

Healthy Food Blogs: Here Are The Ones You Should Be Following

We've rounded up the best healthy food blogs to follow whether you're vegan, vegetarian or just looking for some recipe inspiration...<p>We’ve picked …

Healthy Eating

The Unwritten Relationship Contract

<i>“The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one.” -Joan Baez</i><p>There comes a time in every relationship …

8 Signs It's Time To Let Go of a Relationship

Relationships are tricky. They make us do and feel unexpected things.<p>I myself have been through a bunch of unsuccessful relationships. They all hurt. …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Your New Favorite Chocolate Cake

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: The perfect chocolate cake recipe has been sitting in your pantry all along, patiently waiting for you to discover it.</i><p>Today feels like …

'Yoga Pants are Ruining Women' and Other Style Advice From Fran Lebowitz

Sartorial tirades from one of the most tailored and opinionated dressers in all of New York City.<p>"You are calling me from a cell phone," Fran Lebowitz , the cultural critic, writer, and sometimes actress announces, mere seconds after I say hello. She says it's the worst connection in the history of …

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

The Best Short Haircuts for Every Texture

If the gaggle of celebrities who can’t stop cutting their hair is making you consider going for the big chop too, then you’re in the right place. …

Have Brunch At Home With This Egg-Tastic Hack

<i>By J. Kenji López-Alt</i><p>A couple of weeks back, a friend of mine asked me on Facebook how to poach a large number of eggs for a brunch party. I used to …

Breakfast

12 Granolas (and Granola Bars) to Get You Going

As the year gears up into warp speed, we all need a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs breakfast. Avocado toast is an obvious must, but it's wise to have something on-hand for when even toast seems too time-intensive. Enter granola: Brimming with oats, nuts, and other bits of goodness, it's a great weekend …

The Biggest Business Comebacks Of The Past 20 Years

Our verdict is in: Apple staged the most impressive recovery of the last 20 years. Here are 19 others that overcame hard times.<p>Apple: The Most Impressive Business Comeback Of The Past 20 Years<p>In our fast-changing, startup-crazed economy, it can seem like only the newest companies have the agility …

Howard Schultz

Cheese and Vegetable Quinoa Bites

If you are familiar with the food blogging world, then you have had to have seen these little bites making their way around the blogosphere. Genius, …

15 Of Our All-Time Favourite Quinoa Recipes

High in protein, this gluten-free grain is extremely versatile. It can be enjoyed hot or cold, and offers different varieties: such as red, black, …

Healthy Eating

Slow Cooker Angel Chicken

<i>This creamy Slow Cooker Angel Chicken is simple mouthwatering yumminess. Serve over egg noodles for a delicious</i> <i>comfort food favorite.</i><p>If you are …

Salted caramel whiskey bread and butter pudding recipe

There can be no dessert more comforting or delicious than bread and butter pudding - and it's even better with a caramel whiskey sauce<p>You could say that I grew up on bread and butter pudding. My mum or dad would prepare it at least once every two weeks. It is simple to make and great for using up …

25 Ways to Cook With Canned Tomatoes, Your Pantry Hero

Pass the can opener—these tomato-based recipes are all about fresh flavors...straight from a pantry staple.<p><b>Sure, sure—we're waiting around for spring</b> (and the vegetables that come with it) just like everybody else. In the meantime, we're reaching for the nearest can of tomatoes when we need a hit …

Cooking

Think your week was hard? Tokyo salary man’s insane work diary goes viral

A recent video uploaded by prolific YouTube vlogger Stu in Tokyo has gone viral, so far reaching more than half a million views.<p>The topic of video? A week in the life of a Tokyo “salary man,” the common name in Japan for a salaried office worker.<p>Stu works for a British financial services company in …

Japan

The Best Recipe Videos on YouTube for People With “No Time to Cook”

<i>House of Cards</i> is great and all, but in truth our favorite thing to binge watch is cooking videos. There’s something addictive, even therapeutic, …

Salty, Sweet, Sour. Is It Time To Make Fat The Sixth Taste?

Your tongue doubtless knows the difference between a high-fat food and the low-fat alternative. Full-fat ice cream and cream cheese feel silkier and more sumptuous. Burgers made with fatty meat are typically juicer than burgers made with lean meat.<p>OK, so, we've long known fat gives food a desirable …

Nutrition

The best cat videos are over a century old

Japan’s love of cats started long before Hello Kitty, Doraemon, and cat cafés. Cats first came to Japanese shores aboard ships transporting sacred Buddhist scriptures from China, as a sixth-century rodent deterrent, and they have since made their way into Japanese domestic life and folklore.<p>An …

Pets