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The Best Pasta We Ate in 2017

This wasn't just the best pasta of the year. It's some of the best pasta we’ve ever encountered—Italy included.<p>I need pasta in my life. I need fancy chef-pasta in shapes I can’t pronounce, and I need the butter-and-Parm elbows that I’m constantly pilfering from my five-year-old’s bowl at dinner.<p>But …

Italian Food

Slow Cooker Posole

<i>Slow cooker posole is an easy version of authentic Mexican posole--or stew--with pork, hominy, onions, garlic, plus all the toppings. The only thing</i> …

Cooking

Cuban-Style Black Beans

Makes about 2 quarts<p>Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe and freeze for feeding crowds down the road. These beans are great with Ropa Vieja, or as a basic side for dinner (think rice and beans!), as well as an eggy breakfast.<p>October 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound dried black beans, picked through, …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Benefits of water: Are you getting enough fluids to stay healthy?

This feature is part of CNN Parallels, an interactive series exploring ways you can improve your health by making small changes to your daily habits.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Water is known as the elixir of life, with good reason. Every system in your body needs it to survive.<p>"Water regulates our body temperature, …

Nutrition

High-Protein Desserts for One

Yes, you can eat cookie dough post-workout.<p>There's no doubt about it, dessert is the best meal of the day. But since most of us are more health …

The best electric toothbrush

<i>By Casey Johnston</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>To find the best electric toothbrush, we …

The Best Low-Impact Workouts for Weight Loss

Torch calories fast with high-intensity, low-impact workouts that burn as many calories as running.

Exercise

3 Stretches That Give Instant Relief From Sciatica

Whether due to an injury or pregnancy, sciatica hurts! The piercing, shooting pain is caused when the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower spine down the back of each leg, gets pinched. It can be unbearable, so try these simple stretches to help get some relief.

Yoga

How to Create a LinkedIn Post That 78% of Your Network Will Engage With

One month ago, I was helping my friend with his social media marketing. (He’s a digital agency owner.)“What social media channel is the most …

Presidential Debate

Why I left Mac for Windows: Apple has given up

<i>This post originally appeared on Charged. Read the original post here.</i><p>If you ask anyone who knows me, I'm probably the biggest Apple fan they know. Ask for a suggestion of what computer to get, and I'll almost certainly either tell you the MacBook Pro, or to wait, because Apple is about to update …

HTC Vive

5 Keys to Becoming a Super Effective Leader | Inc.com

No matter how successful a businessperson you might be, leading others is a very real challenge for many. And while we know that anyone can lead, not everyone can lead effectively.<p>What are the keys to being a remarkably effective leader? Read on to find out.<p><b>1. Communicate</b><p>Communication, especially …

Goal Setting

A 25-Minute TRX Workout for When You Have No Idea What to Do at the Gym

In order to see results, you have to switch up your usual routine. This 25-minute workout utilizes a suspension trainer like TRX to transform the …

Suspension Training

3 Steps to More Successful Flirting

We all have expectations about the order in which events should happen. This mental order of events is referred to as a script (Schank & Abelson, …

Body Language

What You Need to Start Eating for a Healthier Gut

Stop making excuses.<p>Think of your gut—your stomach, intestines, and other digestive organs—like an ecosystem.<p>Those trillions of gut bacteria flourish with diversity; they need protection from predatory forces. And a healthy gut makes your immune system stronger—the two are closely linked, with only …

Wellness

These 17 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail

But that doesn't mean it can't be better.<p>A bunch of apps and plug-ins floating around the internet can make your experience using Gmail so much more enjoyable. With these amazing add-ons, you can see when people are tracking your emails, automatically know everything about people who email you, and …

Apps

What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

Pass the butter: The experts were all wrong

When I was a kid, the milkman came right to our back door. He brought us bright glass bottles of rich whole milk and thick sweet cream. We drank a lot of milk. Nobody had heard of skim. On weekends my dad cooked up breakfasts of eggs fried in butter, piles of bacon, delicious German sausages. For …

Nutrition

Is Drinking Green Tea An Effective Way For Weight Loss?

Being overweight or obese is a growing problem, not only in the United States but in countries as diverse as India, Japan and various European …

Accidental Art Discovered in Hong Kong’s Alleyways

In Hong Kong, where on average there are around 6,700 people to a single sq. km, personal space is much too valued to go wasted. German photographer …

Hong Kong

52 Recipes to Get Your Braise On

Our best braised recipes from short ribs to chicken.<p><b>There are few things that make us happier than a good braise.</b> After a few hands-off hours on the stove or in the oven, your final dish will be full of incredible (mostly) meat flavor. Seriously, what could be better?

Cooking

‘Google Posts’ allows certain people to post content directly to Google Search results

Google+ may not be the biggest success ever (and its recent redesign doesn’t seem to be doing it any favors), but Google’s apparently not done with trying to break into the social space. A new product called “Google Posts” has started adding announcements directly to search results, and those posts …

Watch a Photographer Nearly Get a Haircut from a C-130

Close shave, indeed.<p>The C-130 Hercules is Lockheed's beast of a cargo plane, an absolute behemoth. That becomes especially apparent if you watch it sail just feet from your head, as in this video. The plane has a long and storied lifespan, with just over 60 years of continuous operations. It's a …

37 Unique Office Gadgets That’ll Revitalize Your Workplace

Cool and unique office supplies address many common workplace doldrums.<p>From grey walls to blandly colored carpets, a pop of color or a splash of …

Table Tennis

Step Aside, Old Chili Powder: How to Prepare Whole Dried Chilies for the Best Powder and Purée

Whether you're preparing Real Texas-Style Chile Con Carne (no beans, please!); an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink short rib and bean chili (a.k.a. The Best Chili Ever); a Pork and Three-Bean Chili; or even a Vegan Bean Chili, the best thing you can do to up your chili game is to leave those jars of …

Chili

Make *Way* Better Waffles by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Back away from the box of frozen waffles. Make crispy, fluffy, perfect waffles at home—just be sure to avoid these common mistakes.<p>We know what you're thinking: Waffles! How hard can <i>that</i> be to screw up? Well listen: There's a lot that can go wrong with these griddled and golden fluffy frisbees. We …

Breakfast

19 Hearty Vegetarian Soups and Stews

Few things are as gratifying on a cold day as a warm bowl of soup, and this is one arena in which vegetarian dishes can really stand out. Remember all those root vegetables, brassicas, grains, and beans we showcased in our collection of winter salad recipes? Many of them are perfectly appropriate …

Cooking

These are the most incredible photos of the US Air Force in 2015

From combatting ISIS in Iraq and Syria to carrying out training operations and integrating the F-35. In order to highlight the amazing successes of the Air Force in 2015, the branch compiled a year in pictures.<p>We have selected the best pictures of 2015 below.

Military

Insanely Motivating Fitness Girls That Will Inspire You Get Fit.

You want to get fit. But you don't want to join a health club -- it's too expensive, there's no gym convenient to you, or maybe you're just the …