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Pregnant? 3rd-Hand Smoke is a Danger to You & Baby

First-hand smoke is when you personally inhale smoke from a cigarette. Second-hand smoke is when you breathe in smoke from someone else. So what the heck is third-hand smoke? That's all of the nasty second-hand smoke that gets stuck in clothing, furniture, drapes, and any other fabrics or on top of …

Super Food Nerds: Homemade Marshmallows

2013<p><i>Welcome to Super Food Nerds, a column written in alternating installments by Rupa (food and beverage editor, culinary staff) and Jonathan</i> …

7 Delightful Forgotten English Words

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It's Called Dyslexia

My daughter picked up a lot of nicknames in her first few years of school. She's a smart kid, but her inability to read made her a very easy target. Her desire to please everyone added to her struggles as she refused to defend herself.<p>In Kindergarten we were told she had ADHD and warning signs of …

Teaching

Unbelievable Skeletons Unearthed From The Catacombs Of Rome

Back in 1578 came the fascinating discovery of a network of labyrinthine tombs, lurking deep beneath the street of Rome. The tombs were home to the …

The 35 Best Shades of Gray Paint You'll Ever Use

November Rain is the neutral you've been looking for.<p>There are thousands of grays in the paint store, but some of the nation's top designers narrowed down the options to their absolute favorites. With blue-, green- and taupe-based hues, these pro picks will look good just about everywhere.

strawberry summer cake

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter a 10-inch pie pan or 9-inch deep-dish pie pan (what I used). I did not test this with a standard 9-inch pie …

spaghetti with broccoli cream pesto

Surely, you didn’t think I was going to stop my hasty populating of the broccoli archives with just one new recipe, right? I mean, sure, the slaw is …

Chicken Taco Salad

I love taco salads of any kind. I make one similar to this one, but I do drippy, rich taco meat and add a bunch of beans. I went the chicken route …

classic ice cream sandwiches

Look, guys, you’re never going to see my living room on a design blog. As lovely as the walls in landlord-chosen sallow yellow-beige are, as handsome …

bacon corn hash

I just realized we are almost halfway through with summer and while I should be totally stoked about this — seeing as we’re melting through our …

peach and pecan sandy crumble

If you think about it, isn’t it strange that we’ve nominated pie as our iconic summer dessert? Do understand, I say this as someone who frequently …