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Aetna's CEO laid out just how Obamacare could collapse

Bertolini said that the 25% average increase in premiums for Obamacare exchange plans announced by the Department of Health and Human Services on Monday could be just the beginning of the Affordable Care Act's problems.<p>Aetna announced in August that it was leaving over 70% of the counties where it …

A Potato Salad That Gets (& Deserves) Your Attention

<i>Salad shouldn't be an obligation or an afterthought—and it doesn't always have to be kale, either. Every other Thursday, Elizabeth Stark from Brooklyn Supper will help you make salads you actually want to eat.</i><p><i>Today: The recipe you need to transform potato salad from obligatory barbecue guest into</i> …

Fuchsia Dunlop on her passion for the Jiangnan cuisine, plus recipes from her new book, including oil-exploded prawns and clear-steamed sea bass<p>In the fourth century, a Chinese official, Zhang Han, is said to have abandoned his post in the north of the country, unable any longer to endure his …

Food & Dining

14 Things People Who Work in Late-Night Food Shops Want You to Know

No, you can't have anything for free.<p><b>1. The amount of food that people buy, eat a quarter of, and leave on the table would make your hungry, hungover self very, very angry.</b> Seriously, #RIP to all those fries that end up cold and soggy in their boxes.<p><b>3. No, you can't have anything for free.</b> You're …

A Guide to Easy Japanese Home-Cooking

These six classic Japanese recipes are full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make.<p>Leave the pristine sushi to the restaurants. Japanese home cooking is full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make. In other words, <b>the holy</b> …

Spices

Fast food still includes an ingredient with no purpose and plenty of negatives

In the U.S., McDonald's fries have a whopping 19 ingredients—including sodium acid pyrophosphate, which keeps the fries' color from getting dull. This is strange since you'd think that all we really expect of French fries is for them to at least vaguely mimic the color of a potato.<p>Then there's …

Colourful climate maps show the surprising similarities between countries

Are you in search of that perfect weather closer to home? Or do you miss the temperature at home while working or travelling further afield? There could be an inexpensive way of experiencing foreign climates; just use these clever climate maps to track down your favourite weather nearest to you.<p>The …

26 Awesome TV Shows From Around The World

Great television knows no borders.<p>Note: some responses have been edited and condensed for length or clarity.

Every Day Is Pancake Day with These 24 Recipes

Sweet or savory, can we all just agree that pancakes rule?<p>Name a meal more satisfying than a stack of pancakes. Nothing? Nothing? All we hear is crickets, because whether pancakes are fluffy or crusty, sweet or savory, there's really no contest. Here are our 24 favorite recipes.

Breakfast

A Haiku or Two, on Snacks

Haiku52:<br>Our thoughts on food and cooking<br>in seventeen beats.<p>Leslie:<br>Driving cross country,<br>there's only one snack I need:<br>Flamin' Hot Cheetos.<p>Sarah D.:<br>Crystallized ginger<br>hot and prickly sweet to eat<br>I can’t stop, won’t stop