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The brilliant (and healthy!) 15-minute dinner recipes you’ll want to make every night

You prepped your overnight oats and packed your lunch the night before, but if your stomach is growling by the time you get home from work (or a …

Healthy Eating

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a can of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These 10 recipes are ultrasimple, yet the flavor payoff is <i>so</i> worth it. Go ahead and put them on your cooking bucket list.

Cooking

A 19th-century solution to heat homes is helping the world cut emissions

The world spends about 15% of its energy on heat. Most of that comes from burning fossil fuels in homes and businesses. Cutting emissions from space heating remains one of the biggest challenges if we are to reach zero emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change.<p>A humble solution to the problem …

Natural Gas

Climate Change Has Run Its Course

Its descent into social-justice identity politics is the last gasp of a cause that has lost its vitality.<p>Climate change is over. No, I’m not saying the climate will not change in the future, or that human influence on the climate is negligible. I mean simply that climate change is no longer a …

Climate

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake | Taste of Home

Follow along as we show you how to make these fantastic recipes from our archive.

How to avoid the 'midlife slump' and make your 40s a much happier decade

After struggling to understand myself in my 20s and to establish myself in my 30s, I finally hit my stride in my 40s. My health was vibrant and I had a successful career in journalism, plenty of money, wonderful friends and a loving, stable relationship.<p>It was the unhappiest decade of my life.<p>Today …

Middle Age

Breakthrough solar panel can harvest power from raindrops — day or night

In another advance, Chinese deploy two-sided solar panels to boost efficiency.<p>In a truly remarkable feat of innovation, scientists have figured out …

Everything You Need to Know About Mole Sauce

This traditional Mexican staple has a history as rich as its flavor.<p>When it comes to complexity, versatility, and richness, there are few foods that …

Rhubarb Shortbread Bars Recipe

"A shortbread-like, very sweet yet tart-tasting dessert bar that is great alone or with vanilla ice cream."<p>Ingredients<p>Shortbread Crust:<p>1 cup …

MIT study shows the most successful entrepreneurs are in their forties

The tech world can sometimes feel like <i>Logan’s Run</i>. If you haven’t made your start by the end of your twenties, you’re officially past it. Daniel Ek founded Spotify when he was 23. Steve Jobs launched Apple when he was 21. And Mark Zuckerberg found the time to launch Facebook amidst a busy schedule …

Entrepreneurship

One-Pot Mexican Shrimp & Orzo Will Make You a Dinner Hero

Right now we're in a sort of seasonal food purgatory — we're so completely over winter and all its thick beef stews and heavy casseroles, but fresh …

Researchers figured out how to generate power from falling raindrops — which could solve the biggest problem with solar energy

One of the biggest problems plaguing the widespread adoption of solar power is, quite simply, rainy weather.<p>Solar panels are designed to convert sunlight into electricity. But when it's cloudy or rainy, they're rendered useless. There are batteries, like the Tesla Powerwall , designed to store …

Clean Energy

California is taking a cooling off period after generating too much energy from the sun

California’s solar sector has been on fire. But after a building sprint that saw its share of solar rise from 0.5% of generation in 2010 to 10% last year, the state may be taking a break following two new production records this month.<p>Solar served up an unprecedented 50% of the state’s demand on a …

Solar Power

Why a Big Utility Is Embracing Wind and Solar

DENVER — Imagine planning your next trip and finding that Delta was selling first-class seats for less than the cramped middle seats in the back of the plane.<p>So you fly first class to New York and walk into the best French restaurant, only to discover that every dish is cheaper than the burger and …

Fossil Fuels

These Insanely Delicious Instant Pot Meals Let You Feed the Whole Family For Less Than $10

Sure, Instant Pots make planning your weekday meals about a thousand times easier, but not all the recipes out there that cater to this pressurized cooker are easy on the wallet. From quick and easy chicken recipes that even your pickiest eater will enjoy to modern takes on your mother's casserole, …

7 healthy Instant Pot recipes you can make in minutes

Delicious, healthy — even decadent — meals you can make ahead in your Instant Pot and eat all week.<p>Nothing beats the promise of a quick-cooking homemade meal. I suspect this has a lot to do with the Instant Pot’s popularity. As I’m writing this, the Instant Pot has more than 26,000 glowing reviews …

Cooking

Give Yourself the Gift of Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup

Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup<p>Serves 4; makes about 5 cups<p>1 1/2 pounds cremini mushrooms, sliced 1/4-inch thick <br>4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) …

Slow Cookers

Trump-appointed regulators reject plan to rescue coal and nuclear plants

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday unanimously rejected a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would have propped up nuclear and coal power plants struggling in competitive electricity markets.<p>The independent five-member commission includes four people appointed by President …

The Pioneer Woman's Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup

The slow cooker is a mainstay of modern American cooking — but it's not just you and me firing up the Crock-Pot on a weeknight. Famous chefs and …

Cooking

40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …

As Demand for 'Thermal Comfort' Grows, So Does Urgent Need for Energy Efficient Materials & Solutions

Significant variations in climate, economic power, building traditions and public perception/attitude towards climate change have resulted in vastly …

Author Describes Writing Controversial DOE Grid Reliability Report

When Energy Secretary Rick Perry set out this year to prove that Obama-era regulations were killing coal plants and undermining grid reliability, he turned to a veteran energy consultant from his home state of Texas to write the report.<p>Alison Silverstein was known to be proficient in energy …

This White Chicken Chili Crockpot Recipe Has 660,000 Shares on Pinterest

The crockpot is every lazy chef's right-hand accomplice, and we'll happily scour the internet in search of delicious recipes that utilize this …

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

KASUKABE, Japan — The cavernous underground cisterns here north of Tokyo could hold the Statue of Liberty, a scale that underscores the site’s immense task: protecting the world’s most populous metropolis from flooding.<p>Linked by tunnels that divert water away from the region’s most vulnerable …

Japan

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Squares

Special equipment: a candy thermometer<p>For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-by-13-inch rectangular baking pan with foil and …

Tropical forests used to absorb carbon. Now they emit as much as all US transit.

Since humans began to worry about having put too much carbon in the atmosphere, we’ve considered tropical forests an important “carbon sink.” Their fast growth rate, dense vegetation, and rich soils sucked more carbon out of the atmosphere then they produced. In other words, tropical forests were a …

Forests

Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Corn Slow-Cooker Chowder Recipe

Step 1<p>Combine the first 10 ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH until chicken and sweet potatoes are tender, about 4 hours. …

Florida Power and Light lobbyists made it illegal to use solar during outages

Florida Power and Light's grid did not fare well under Hurricane Irma, despite the company's assurances that it had spent billions hardening its …

Golden Beet Hummus Recipe

This week I felt like I needed to step up my snack game. You know, do a better job of having easy, <i>good-for-me</i> things to grab between meals. Hummus is …

Andrew McConnell's prawn and chicken dumplings with spiced vinegar recipe

The chef shares some of the dishes that have made Melbourne’s Supernormal restaurant so popular<p>I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like dumplings. Incredibly satisfying to eat, they seem to appeal to every demographic. The combination of flavour and texture is important but the social aspect of …

Food & Dining