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Inside the Culinary Medical Program at Tulane University

A look inside the nation's first culinary medicine program, offered at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana<p>Medical student <b>David Ly</b> struggled with his knife. It was his first day in class, and the blade felt awkward in his hand. But with an experienced instructor guiding his strokes, Ly’s …

Food

Three Smoky Cocktails

It's been said that where there's smoke, there's fire. In the winter months, that adage and the sentiment it carries can turn an average cocktail into a warmer, fuller libation and offer a toasty fireside nostalgia. Some spirits, such as mezcal and scotch, already provide a smokiness, but those …

Lyst, A Fashion E-Commerce Aggregator, Raises $14M More, Plans Beacon Rollout With PayPal

Lyst, a platform that aggregates different fashion commerce sites in a single place with a “universal shopping cart”, is today announcing a $14 million round of funding — money that it will use to ramp up its marketing and to hire more data scientists and other engineers to keep building out its …

Homemade Caramel Made Right Every Time

<i>Dawn Perry, photos by Zach DeSart</i><p>A salted caramel always makes for the ideal winter fix. With a few tips from the BA Prep School, you can have homemade caramel candies in your dessert arsenal.<p><b>SEE MORE:</b><b>Ingredients We Can't Cook Without</b><p>Undercook your caramel mixture and you'll end up with a stiff …

21 Truly Upsetting Vintage Recipes

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Is It Okay to Work Out When You Feel a Cold Coming On?

Why you don't have to hibernate just yet<p><b>The question:</b> I feel like I’m getting sick. Should I cancel my workout?<p><b>The expert:</b> Ellen Breeding, an exercise physiologist at AYC Fitness in Kansas City<p><b>The answer:</b> You can proceed as planned—with a few caveats.<p>First, you know that when you’re already sick, …

The Beauty and Ease of Growing Lemongrass

I do a lot of Asian cooking at home, and one of my favorite ingredients to use is lemongrass. It can be added to all types of teas, soups and …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Hey Millennials, here’s why you should go into freelancing vs. a shitty desk job

If you grew up in a middle-class home like I did, a college degree was more like an expectation than an achievement, and thereafter some kind of …

Employment

How to Reduce Stress

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Pressure becomes stress when you feel unable to cope. Everyone reacts …

Self-improvement

How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is the perfect beverage for a snowy winter’s day, or a wonderful treat that can fill your mouth with chocolaty goodness during any time …

How to Make a Traditional Tiramisu

Tiramisu is an Italian dessert typically made from ladyfinger pastries, espresso coffee, and mascarpone cheese. The name "Tiramisu" means …

How to Make Play Dough

Community Tested<p>Making play dough is easy. Kids and grown-ups of all ages will love this fun (and inexpensive) activity.<p>Ingredients<p>Method 1<p>Making …

How to Make Glow in the Dark Cupcakes

Want to make glow in the dark cupcakes? Want to save that money from buying that expensive glow in the dark frosting? Have no fear! This article will …

Dessert

39 Thanksgiving Potato Recipes: Mashed, Baked & More

Mashed, roasted, or baked into a cheesy gratin—one of these 37 recipes for the potato is sure to grace your holiday table.<p><b>One of these easy, homey potato recipes</b> is sure to earn a permanent spot on your holiday table.

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

How the 10 Most Important Grains in Beer Affect Flavor

A refresher course in how 10 different grains change the taste of beer<p>Now that summer has faded into fall, students across the country are returning to school. But even if your high school, college, and grad-school days are in the rearview mirror, this season is a great time to up your beer IQ. In …

How to make perfect Singapore noodles

I spent some enjoyable minutes flicking through a book on Singaporean cuisine, pausing at recipes for prawn laksa, and egg roti, fish head curry and hainanese chicken rice, before discovering that Singapore noodles are all but unknown in that country – in fact, they're a Cantonese creation, popular …

The science and magic of jam-making | Andy Connelly

Commercial jams are the sickly sweet sisters of homemade jam, but a grasp of the science will help you get yours just right<p>The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday – but never jam today. <i>Lewis Carroll</i><p>Jam-making conjures up images of domestic idylls, an escape to the mountains to live on your …

Exercise during pregnancy gives babies' brains a boost

Attention pregnant women: If you want to help your child get into Harvard, lace up those sneakers and exercise!<p>Hardly a week goes by without science delivering new evidence that exercise boosts the brain. Studies have linked exercise to brain health in senior citizens, middle-aged adults and kids. …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

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