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‘How a bee sting saved my life’

Ellie Lobel was ready to die. Then she was attacked by bees. Christie Wilcox hears how venom can be a saviour.<p>They were in my hair, in my head, all I heard was this crazy buzzing<p>Ellie Lobel was 27 when she was bitten by a tick and contracted Lyme disease. And she was not yet 45 when she decided to …

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The science behind the perfect cookie

It doesn't have to be trial and error. Learn how to manipulate ingredients to make the perfect cookie time and time again<p>Whether you like them soft and chewy, thin and crisp, oozing with melted chocolate, or thick and cakey, the perfect cookie remains an elusive beast that many have yet to …

Dessert

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

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1 Hour Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

To Make The Dough & Filling:<p>Combine milk and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high for 1 minute, then remove and stir. Continue heating in 20 …

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Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

To Make The Dough & Filling:<p>Combine milk and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high for 1 minute, then remove and stir. Continue heating in 20 …

Dessert

25 sweet hot chocolate recipes to keep your holidays cozy

As the temperatures drop and cold weather misery takes over, optimal coziness is a top priority.<p>Sweaters, scarves, mittens fireplaces, are all winter …

Here Are 7 Days Worth Of Healthy, Trophy-Worthy Breakfasts

Sure, Wheaties cereal may be the original "breakfast of champions," but its nutrition label doesn't appear to be very trophy-worthy. You'll find mostly carbohydrates with a measly two grams of protein in a serving of the stuff.<p>Whether breakfast is the day's most important meal is up for debate …

9 Speedy Zucchini Pastas

Thanks to this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, you know how to core and seed zucchini in no time flat. Here, nine speedy recipes for …

Cocktail Trend: Beer Cocktails

With the dog days of August nearly upon us, I thought I'd raise a pint-glass to arguably the most refreshing cocktail of all: the beer cocktail.<p>Currently a trend -- but also a classic -- I'm featuring traditional beer cocktails as well as my own (tea based) spin on the beer cocktail.<p><b>TRADITIONAL</b> …

Chocolate-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

If you like, serve this chocolate-cinnamon recipe with whipped cream or an extra dollop of yogurt—or, of course, a cup of coffee.<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts, chopped<p>2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped<p>¾ teaspoon ground …

Dessert

Grilled Potatoes With Rosemary, Garlic and Coarse Sea Salt

Potatoes and rosemary -- a marriage made in food heaven, for sure! And although I love making the classic dish in the oven all year long, come summer I turn to the grill. One twist, though: here, the potatoes are marinated with the rosemary and garlic for 30 minutes before they're grilled. And once …

The Best Way to Eat Avocados: Avocado Pasta

Quick and easy avocado pasta recipe is great for date night, girlfriend night, or any weeknight at all.<p>There is at least one night a week in which I need a fast, hearty dinner. We do a lot of activities and events after work, and sometimes I have an hour from the time I walk in the door to when we …

Gold Nanoparticles Melt Your Excess Fat

This is not a scam.<p>For at least a decade, researchers have tried to develop practical ways to use gold nanoparticles to kill cancer cells. But perhaps you'll see the nanotechnology in a cosmetic surgeon's office before you see it at the oncologist's.<p>A new startup, NanoLipo, is working on a gold …