Crazy Tender Chicken in Only an Hour

Many people assume, based on what I do for a living, that I must have an extraordinary kitchen full of the latest tools and appliances. The reality here is that I have cooked with the same beat-up Dutch ovens for years, have a stove that is basically an Easy Bake Oven, and only last year…

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The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

The parents in Overland Park, Kan., were fed up. They wanted their children off screens, but they needed strength in numbers. First, because no one wants their kid to be the lone weird one without a phone. And second, because taking the phone away from a middle schooler is actually very, very tough. “We start…

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Medical News Today: What can cause a change in bowel habits?

Bowel habits vary from person to person. Sudden changes are often harmless, but they can indicate an underlying health condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease. For some people, one bowel movement per day is normal. For others, having several bowel movements a day or one every 2 days is normal. There…

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Medical News Today: Fever and pregnancy: Is there a link?

Feeling warm or flushed can be a symptom of pregnancy. Changes in the body during pregnancy can cause similar symptoms to those that accompany a fever. During pregnancy, a woman may also be more susceptible to infections, such as colds and the flu. Pregnancy weakens the immune system to help ensure that the body does…

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Medical News Today: What to know about synovial (joint) fluid analysis

Doctors use synovial fluid analysis, or synovial joint analysis, to help diagnose the cause of joint pain and to rule out infection. Common causes of joint pain include rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis, and gout. The test can also help rule out some serious conditions that may require immediate treatment. Many joints contain small amounts of…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Last-Minute Meals

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes, delicious recipes you can make on a Tuesday — but actually I also make them on Saturdays. Last weekend, a group of my closest friends came over for dinner, one of those things that miraculously comes together sort of at the last minute. I got to the store…

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A Good Appetite: A Stir-Fry That Brings Out the Best in Green Beans

Green bean season is shorter than my list of ways to prepare them. Before I can cycle through the dozen or so dishes, it’s time to move on to wintry brussels sprouts and cabbage. This green bean dish, however, is good enough to squeeze into the lineup. It’s loosely inspired by Sichuan dry-fried long beans,…

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City Kitchen: Mild Cauliflower Makes for an Easygoing Dinner Partner

I love the versatility of the unassuming cauliflower. In vegetable terms, it’s a blank canvas. That’s not to say it’s flavorless, but cauliflower’s relatively mild personality is ready to be transformed in combination with a vast number of other flavorful ingredients. Its nature is to absorb and comply. One easy and delicious way to prepare…

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