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The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018 That Are Actually Worth Your Time

As balmy summer nights give way to brisk autumn evenings, we're breaking out our woodsy-scented candles, filling our glasses with full-bodied red …

Books

Hustle is for amateurs (do these 8 things instead)

Some spastic guy on Youtube, eyes bulging, frantically swears hustle is the solution to all your problems.<p>“If hustle isn’t bringing you results, you …

Motivation

The Easiest Way to Poach Eggs Is in the Microwave

When it comes to cooking eggs, most of us have mastered the basics: sunny-side-up, over-easy, scrambled. But when you’re craving a perfect poached …

Breakfast

Here's How to See August 2018's Perseid Meteor Shower

Peak viewing will take place the night of August 12.<p><b>Update, August 8</b>: The Perseids are coming this weekend, but we're waiting too see whether the weather will play ball. According to Accuweather, the forecast for clear viewing of the meteor shower is a bit murky.<p>As of Wednesday, the weekend …

Astronomy

Best ‘brainy’ books of this decade

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race<br>Reni Eddo-Lodge<p>In recent years, we’ve read excellent nonfiction on race in the US, courtesy of writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine and Jesmyn Ward. Reni Eddo-Lodge’s superbly accessible book was a great addition to the British …

Books

Why My Japanese-Style Scrambled Eggs Are the Softest & Dreamiest

Whenever I go out for sushi, I always order one <i>tamago nigiri</i>, that omelet with the rice underneath, wrapped around the middle with nori like a Band-Aid. You know the one? For me, it's the perfect end to a sushi dinner—a little sweet, very comforting.<p>I used to fantasize about ordering an entire meal …

Breakfast

13 Healthy 10-Minute Meals Registered Dietitians Love

Sometimes it feels like it's impossible to find a recipe that's tasty, healthy, and speedy. I see so-called 10-minute meals all over the web, but …

Make Any of These 50+ Healthy, No-Bake Desserts and Everyone Will Ask, "Can I Have the Recipe?"

When turning on your oven is just not happening, whip up one of these healthy no-bake desserts. From vegan to low-carb to low-sugar to gluten-free, we have a recipe for everyone! The no-bake brownies (that taste like chocolate caramel!), low-calorie chocolate cherry ice cream, and frozen chocolate …

Actually the baker in Supreme Court Masterpiece ruling lost, it only looked like he won

The Supreme Court's ruling on the Masterpiece case isn't the victory that proponents argue. Justice Kennedy signaled Colorado's rules will stand a future challenge if it avoids anti-religious bias.<p>Despite headlines trumpeting a win for the religious baker who declined to make a same-sex wedding …

The I.R.S. Really Doesn’t Want to Hear From You

The Internal Revenue Service sends out warnings every year about the ways that crooks trick people out of their tax refunds. These news releases make for some of the most entertaining reading available from public affairs offices.<p>I read a lot of government news releases, so trust me on this.<p>In the …

Identity Theft

Viennese Vanilla Crescent Cookies

<i>Viennese vanilla crescent cookies are a tradition in Austria. One nibble and we think you'll comprehend why.</i>Adapted from Ruth Reichl | The Gourmet …

Dessert

Sweet Potato Bundt Cake with Spiced Buttered Rum Glaze

These Energy Bites Will Save You During Finals Week

Finals are here, but have no fear! These easy snack recipes will keep you energized in between exams.<p>December 17, 2017<p>It's finally that time of the …

Cranberry Clafoutis

Turmeric Vegetable Fried Rice

Ingredients<p>2 cups cooked turmeric brown rice*<br>• 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil<br>• 1/2 red onion, chopped<br>• 2 eggs, beaten<br>• 1 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, green …

Beef Sukiyaki with Rice Recipe

IMAGE Patrick Martires<p>Sukiyaki-cut beef is super thin and cooks in minutes. Pair this quick beef dish with rice for a ready-in-minutes baon or</i> …

Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

<b>Ingredients</b><p>3/4 cup shortening<br>3/4 cup sugar<br>3 eggs<br>1 tsp. vanilla extract<br>3 cups all-purpose flour<br>3 tsp. baking powder<br>1/8 tsp. salt<p><b>Icing:</b><p>1/4 cup milk<br>2 …

Make Muffins in a Sheet Pan, Because You Can

The favorite item in my mom's kitchen was always the cookie sheets. Battered and well-seasoned by years of heavy use, her baking sheets were thin and warped on the edges with a worn, mottled patina, thanks to the hundreds of batches of cookies she'd baked on them.<p>I love those sheet pans because …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Big-Batch Healthy Beef, Mushroom and Spinach Calzones

Set aside some extra time one weekend to make a dozen of these calzones. Then pack your freezer full of them and know you've got healthy lunches or …

18 Fast, Fun Breakfasts Kids Will Love

So many new ideas to get you out of your rut—and your kiddos out the door!<p><b>1.</b> Prepare your favorite pancake batter. Pour half into a bowl; tint with your choice of food coloring (we used McCormick Neon! colors). Transfer batter to a squeeze bottle.<p><b>2.</b> Tint the remaining batter with another color and …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

Pan-Seared Sea Bass with Blueberry

<b>Author Notes:</b> A light, refreshing summer meal, festive enough for entertaining, simple enough for a weeknight.<p>Notes: If you're using an English cucumber, there's no need to seed it. You'll need about half (or less) than 1/2 English cucumber for this recipe. —Alexandra Stafford<p><b>Serves: 4</b><p>1 cup …

How to Make Pineapple Flowers

Use your oven to perform a little pineapple-slice magic.<p>A Pretty Pineapple Topper<p>Pineapple is a festive fruit — we like slices on cake, welcome …

13 Jam-Packed Cake Recipes With Fruity Flavor

While vanilla and chocolate are always winners, sometimes you want to spice up your cake layers with fruity flavor. Jams provide a beautiful contrast to the consistency and provide a burst of sweetness. Imagine slicing into a chocolate cake with a layer of raspberry jam or a coffee cake with a …

The One Thing You Need to Make Ultra-Creamy Scrambled Eggs

Last year when I was developing a recipe for breakfast sandwiches, I had one major goal in mind: to create a recipe with the creamiest eggs …

Breakfast

How to make the best doughnuts you’ll ever eat

By Kristen Hartke<p>It’s easy to wax poetic about doughnuts. Whether they’re light as air and melt in your mouth or caky and sugarcoated, ready to dunk, who can pass up a fresh one? The best are made by hand with wholesome ingredients. Even the ones that start with a mix — and those include your …

Baking

The 20 best brunch recipes: part 1

Eggs benedict, waffles and pork belly miso soup – OFM finds the best brunch recipes from around the world<p>Like bottomless coffee and inch-deep maple syrup and waitresses with name badges, waffles are very American territory to me. I started making them at home last year – I bought a £20 waffle iron …

12 Tasty Wraps for a Quick and Easy Dinner

Eating healthy on the go is always a struggle. It’s tempting to swing through the drive-thru to pick up a fast food favorite (and you never seem to have time to make your favorite restaurant burgers at home). And there are tons of healthy meals you could whip up at home, but dishes like spiralized …