Sophie Ah-Sam

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23 Sites to Help You Find the Best Deals on Flights, Hotels, and More

These sites will give you the freedom to spend money on fun excursions, delicious meals out, and shopping — guilt free.<p>Let's face it: traveling can …

Hospitality

Our Zara Sources Tell Us These Summer Trends Are Big Business

Oh come on, Zara. Would you just give my wallet a rest for two mins? I feel like Inditex parcels arrive at my house at an alarmingly fast rate—the …

Trends

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Nutrition

Jiobit helps you keep track of your young ones no matter where they are

If there’s one thing that parents worry about, it’s their kids. Sure, I don’t have any, but I am around parents (and children) quite often. Keeping track of older kids is getting easier now that most of them are getting phones and things like Apple’s Find my Friends is a thing. But what if your kid …

Demonstration

17 Children's Books That Promote Understanding Of Autism

These books foster awareness and empathy for kids on the spectrum.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1 in 59 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Yet despite improvements, people with autism are still relatively underrepresented in …

Autism

Here's Some Kid Music That Doesn't Suck

If you are a parent and have been suddenly thrust into the world of kids’ music, I am sorry. Most of the stuff out there is mind-numbingly bad. …

26 Romantic Recipes to Make for Someone You Love (Including Yourself) — Recipes from The Kitchn

Skip the fuss of making a fancy dinner reservation this weekend and spend the night in making a delicious meal for the ones you love.Whether it's …

Cooking

This Easy Chicken and Rice Bake Is a Dinner Winner

Baked chicken and rice is one of the ultimate comfort foods, and this recipe is a one-pot wonder. With bone-in chicken thighs and long-grain rice …

Sushi

10 apps parents warned to look out for on their children's phones

Police have urged parents to check their children's phones in a warning about 10 apps that should be "off-limits".<p>The list was created by an American …

Naan, dosa and beyond: A beginner’s guide to Indian breads

When Indian-American chef Floyd Cardoz built out the New York City restaurant space that would eventually become Bombay Bread Bar, he wanted to make …

13 Ways to Eat Chicken Breast for Dinner

Chicken breasts are truly a blank slate, which is kind of what makes them so amazing. It's true they can be bland and boring on their own, but if you …

Cooking

This App Enables You To Keep Your Kids Safe Online Without Helicopter Parenting

If you have kids, you will most likely run into a time when they ask for their first Smartphone. And when that day arrives, it is best to be prepared to keep an eye on their social media accounts.<p>Whether teens use technology for school, communication or research, there are many times when they can …

Machine Learning

20 Absolutely Delicious Ways to Cook with Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is one of my absolute favorite pantry staples. Not only does it add richness and luxury to everything it touches, from stews and curries …

Slow Cookers

There's Fried Rice, And There's Cheesy Coconut Curry Fried Rice

The only reason I went to Double Chin, a Hong Kong-style cafe in Boston's Chinatown, was to get an Instagram-worthy picture of their signature dessert. Yet by the time I left, it was another dish—a very un-photogenic one—that captured my heart, tummy, and soul. I don't even remember what entree I …

Curries

A 3-Ingredient Recipe That Makes the Best Sweet Potatoes

You've had roasted sweet potatoes before, so you've had them all, right? I used to think the exact same thing until I learned a technique for …

Sweet Potatoes

Fried Water Is Thrifty, Genius Cooking at Its Very Best

Combine the onions and olive oil in a large skillet and cook gently over moderate heat (“low and slow,” as Aggie says) until the onions are softened …

Onions

Kung Pao Potatoes

Kung pao chicken, or <i>gong bao ji ding</i> in Mandarin pinyin, needs no introduction. A usual suspect on every Chinese-restaurant menu in the U.S., this dish has become almost as American as pie (which, by the way, is originally Dutch). However, the gloppy chicken dish often bears little resemblance to …

Food & Dining

Google-funded trials of a universal flu jab have already begun

Creating a flu vaccine can be a surprisingly imprecise science. Twice a year the World Health Organization meets to decide which flu strains will be …

Get off the motorway: the best cafes and restaurants near busy junctions

Jolly up the Christmas schlep by avoiding overpriced motorway services and dropping in at smaller, friendlier places serving great local produce. Selected from new motoring guide The Extra Mile<p>M6, junction 37, Cumbria<p><b>Three Hares cafe/bistro/bakery</b><b><br>Distance from junction: 10 min</b><br>For delicious, freshly …

England

'Would you be willing?': words to turn a conversation around (and those to avoid)

Choose your words carefully and you can get someone to change their mind, or see you in a new light<p>It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it – isn’t it? According to language analysts, we may have this wrong. ‘‘We are pushed and pulled around by language far more than we realise,” says Elizabeth …

Self-help

Nigel Slater’s potatoes recipes

If you slice waxy-fleshed potatoes so thin you can almost see through them, then bake them slowly in duck fat or cream, the result is both humble and luxurious. The potatoes should almost melt into the fat, and that relies very much on your dexterity with the knife. A mandolin slicer is the piece …

Bay Leaf

5 of the best virgin cocktails for Sober October

Whether you’re, teetotal, pregnant, having a go at Sober October, trying to lose weight or just cutting down, most of us will want a break from alcohol at some point. And an alcohol-free period is a brilliant opportunity to go wild with adventurous and delicious drinks. More ingredients than ever …

Homemade

What to Do If You Make a Big Mistake at Work

Making a mistake big enough to get you fired is a situation no one wants to be in, but knowing how to react could save you from losing your job. …

New potato and chorizo hash with asparagus, poached egg recipe

Make use of the season's asparagus with this delicious hash recipe - it's just right for a long, lazy brunch<p><b>SERVES</b><p>2<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>600g new potatoes, scrubbed & halved or quartered if large<br>• 2 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 red onion, chopped<br>• 2 cooking chorizo sausages (200-250g), skin removed & meat crumbled<br>• 2 tbsp …

Breakfast

How to bake the perfect swiss roll

How do you make a swiss roll? Push him down a mountain. Sorry, it had to be done. Thankfully, however, there are easier ways to score a slice of this much loved and, despite the name, very British cake. Neglected in recent years in favour of flashier rivals, it’s one of those rare pieces of …

Baking

Google's new app lets parents control how kids are using their phones

You can do pretty much anything on a smartphone nowadays. That’s generally a good thing, but it can present a tough balancing problem for parents who want to give young children access to technology while still keeping tabs on what they’re doing.<p>Google’s new Android app, Family Link, aims to solve …

A Social Media Cheat Sheet for 2017

Want to win at social media in 2017? The folks over at On Blast Blog did some research on tips, tricks, and best practices, and they’ve created a …

What You Should Know About The App Design Process

And while this approach has become a truism in most of our industry, it’s far from obvious for anyone entering the field. A lot of articles have been …

UX Design

Rough puff pastry recipe

There is nothing wrong with buying puff pastry (most supermarkets sell fresh Jus-Rol All Butter Puff Pastry, but my favourite is from the Dorset Pastry Company, available from Waitrose). I made it once, when I did a short cookery course after leaving school. It was a disaster. My pastry rose, but …

Baking