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Weeknight Dinner Solution: 9 Sophisticated, but Easy Recipes

We know that weeknight dinners can be a pain. After a long day at the office, the last thing on our minds is what to have for dinner...until it’s too …

Recipes

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Todd Huffman<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out …

The 15 Best Recipes to Make for Christmas Dinner

Christmas is like clockwork: Thanksgiving passes, and all of a sudden your to-do list gets longer, with menu planning, gift shopping and wrapping, and Christmas tree-decorating. But just because Christmas comes around every year doesn't mean your menu has to. Are you tempted to cook the same …

Christmas Dinner

14 No-Fail Potluck Dishes Everyone Will Want the Recipes For

Appetizers, sides, mains and desserts that are a snap to make ahead, easy to throw in a car and guaranteed to wow the crowd.<p>Caramelized Onion and …

Cooking

A Simple Mind Trick That Will Help You Manage Stress

In a Seinfeld episode titled "The Jimmy," the character of George finds himself in a stressful situation and starts speaking in the third person: "George is getting upset!" He might have been on to something.<p>Researchers from the University of Michigan explored how we use self-talk to help us …

Psychology

It’s #InternationalDanceDay!

<b>It’s #InternationalDanceDay!</b><p>This groovy WAC appears courtesy of <i>The Pleasure of Your Company</i> (1970), a vintage military etiquette and grooming training film produced by the U.S. Army for the Women’s Army Corps (WAC).<p>Learn more about this film and others in the series at: <b>Media Matters: The Women’s Army Corps Requests “The Pleasure of Your Company”</b>

Venezuela's Maduro meets opposition as death toll from protests rises | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro cautioned opposition leaders to keep their expectations modest on Thursday as he hosted them for mediated talks intended to stem two months of deadly political unrest.<p>Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with …

The Sides of March (or, 12 Sides for the Ides)

"Beware the ides of March," said the soothsayer to Julius Caesar, and indeed, Caesar was assassinated on March 15. (R.I.P.)<p>"Prepare the sides of March!" we say, more cheerfully. Besides, the type of guy who overthrows republics and leads empires would probably smile on you eating a salad in his …

Potatoes

15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

Dessert

The Food Lab's Soup Month: Creamy Chanterelle Mushroom Soup

<b>Editor's Note:</b> All month, the soup's on, with over a dozen new recipes coming at you for everything from simple 15-minute meals, to updated homemade versions of the canned classics you loved as a kid, to all-dayers that are hearty enough to eat like a meal. Check out all the recipes right here, and …

Braising Recipes Slideshow

Cooking

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Yoga

5 Powerful Mantras for Absolute Inner Peace -- Now

On the surface, it seems that the present moment is only one of many, many moments. Each day of your life appears to consist of thousands of moments where different things happen. Yet if you look more deeply, is there not only one moment, ever? Is life ever not "this moment"?<p>This one moment -- now …

10 Delicious Snow Day Recipes to Make With Kids

When the kids are home on a snow day, they need fun indoor activities to keep busy after sledding. Keep them happy and warm in the kitchen with these simple and delicious recipes.<p><b>1. Soft Pretzels</b><p>These soft pretzels taste just like Auntie Anne's, and they're as much fun to make as they are to eat.</b> …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Cooking

37 Super Bowl Snacks Better Than Hot Wings

Eating wings until you feel satisfied is hard and annoying. You know it's true. Here's how to better feed your buffalo sauce addiction.

Cooking

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

Report: Half of all supermarket chicken harbors drug-resistant bacteria

A Consumer Reports investigation found potentially dangerous pathogens in nearly all of the chicken it tested<p>Dangerous bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," lurk in nearly all supermarket chicken, an investigation by Consumer Reports revealed.<p>The nonprofit organization tested 300 …

33 Delicious No-Cook Dishes To Bring To A Holiday Party

'Tis the season to be incredibly short on time. Doesn't make it OK to show up empty-handed (and wine isn't actually a food).

Dessert

33 Festive And Beautiful Foods To Make For Christmas

There are so many great things about the holidays. One of them is presents; all of the rest of them are food.

Dessert

23 Delicious Dips For A Veggie Platter

Because store-bought hummus is for alone time, not your holiday party.

Vegetables

36 Clever Gifts For Food Lovers That You'll Want To Keep For Yourself

Give me a ceramic Chihuahua to hold my tacos or give me death.

Shopping

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Holiday Movie Preview: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and More

It's movie time! All the films to look forward to this holiday season, from ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel to Scorsese’s latest.

Venezuela's Subway Workers Are Pretty Sure Hugo Chavez Just Appeared to Them

Cambodia trial ends, court looks to future

On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge marched into Phnom Penh. The residents of Cambodia’s capital city lined the streets to welcome them, applauding, hoping the victory would mean the end of the country’s bitter civil war.<p>"We were happy," said 83-year-old Chum Mey, who lived in Phnom Penh and worked …

12 Surprising Foods You Can Make In A Waffle Iron

The test kitchen team at Food Network has been putting some really weird stuff in waffle irons lately. For example: pizza.

Breakfast