Alex Hytken

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When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life

Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years. Other than a strong Polish accent, she fits a certain stereotype of the …

Internet

Venmo: how the payment app exposes our private lives

Venmo is unusual because it combines social media with financial transaction. It’s hard to gauge expectations of privacy<p>Anyone can track a Venmo user’s purchase history and glean a detailed profile – including their drug deals, eating habits and arguments – because the payment app lacks default …

Venmo

MGM Sues Vegas Mass-Shooting Victims in Hopes of Limiting Liability

MGM Resorts International sued the victims of a Las Vegas music festival mass shooting in an effort to block any potential compensation claims …

MGM Resorts International

LaCroix, Sparkling Ice, Bai and beyond: Are fruit-flavored waters good for you?

We break down what's really in these trendy, enhanced beverages.<p>There's no doubt that drinking lots of water is good for us. The many benefits of staying properly hydrated include glowing skin, enhanced mental function, a healthy immune system and the ability to recover faster after a good workout. …

Flavors

That Huge Mediterranean Diet Study Was Flawed. But Was It Wrong?

The study was a landmark, one of the few attempts to rigorously evaluate a particular diet. And the results were striking: A Mediterranean diet, with abundant vegetables and fruit, can slash the risk of heart attacks and strokes.<p>But now that trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine …

Clinical Trials

How Bad Is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There - WSJ

By<p>David Harrison and<p>David Harrison<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@d_harrison<p>david.harrison@wsj.com<p>Shayndi Raice<p>Shayndi Raice<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@Shayndi<p>www.facebook.com/shayndi<p>Google+<p>Shayndi.Raice@wsj.com<p>HAMILTON, Ohio—Jobs at the paper mills and safe manufacturers on this stretch of …

Economy

The Surprising Ingredient You Should Be Adding to Your Eggs

No matter how you’re cooking them (some prefer runny, others very well-done) scrambled eggs need little more than butter for the pan and a dash of …

5 better, healthier bowls of ramen to make tonight

Ramen is quickly becoming one of America's favorite comfort foods, and probably even one of yours. But before you give yourself a healthy pat on the back for trading in your economy-sized box of instant ramen noodles for the real deal, consider this: Those steaming, delicious bowls of fresh …

All We Want for Christmas is Oyster Stew–Here's Why

Oyster stew isn’t all that pretty, but it sure is a beautiful sight to behold on some family Christmas tables. Why Christmas? These days it’s often a …

Former Facebook executive has sworn off social media because he doesn’t want to be “programmed”

While Facebook’s business is booming and the company continues to expand its tentacles to every corner of the internet, its early employees and investors are growing more and more vocal about the damage it has wrought among its users.<p>Former Facebook vice president of user growth Chamath …

Social Media

Former Facebook exec says network is 'destroying how society works'

<i>"You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies."</i><p>That was the tagline for <i>The Social Network</i>, the film about creating Facebook, and …

Maple-Walnut-Banana Bread

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°.<p>Step 2<p>Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, xanthan …

Christmas Cake Recipes

Beatty's Chocolate Cake<p>Ina Garten's chocolate cake has a subtle mocha flavor thanks to the cup of freshly brewed coffee in the batter, but our …

Cinnamon Roll Swirl Cake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together except for the butter.<p>Step 2<p>once mixed ...slowly pour in the butter.<p>Step 3<p>Pour …

The 10 Genius Vegetable Dishes to Add to Your Regular Rotation

All throughout December, our Cookbook Club is keeping it close to home, cooking through Food52 Creative Director Kristen Miglore's <i>Genius Recipes.</i><p>With more than 100 foolproof recipes from food luminaries like Julia Child, Nigella Lawson, and Michael Ruhlman, it was hard to guess what Club members …

Want to Pamper Your Holiday Guests? Make Gougères

Caviar and truffles are all well and good, but nothing says “I’m pampering my guests” quite like a tray of hot, crisp gougères straight from the oven.<p>It isn’t because these French cheese puffs are expensive to make. They’re not. A humble mix of grated cheese, butter and flour, they’re among the …

Baking

The Cakes We Can't Stop Making From Ottolenghi & Goh's Sweet

A couple of months ago, Sarah Jampel predicted that of all of the eye-catching desserts in <i>Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi</i>, the one that everyone would return to time and time again would be the humble Lemon and Poppyseed Cake.<p>This month, our Baking Club is focused on Yotam Ottolenghi and …

These Three Ingredients Will Brighten Any Vegetable

My father got his first tattoo at 63. The number three, in black ink, on the palest part of his arm. “A three?” I asked him, as he rolled down his sleeve. “Why a three?” Because he was the youngest of three siblings, born on the third day of the month, and three had always been his favorite number, …

Recipes

Tater Tot Casserole

Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, …

Yes, Salads Can Be Cozy Comfort Food. Ask Your Sheet Pan.

Everywhere I turn, there are magazine articles and cookbooks and blog posts devoted to sheet pan cooking. Sheet pans (and Instant Pots) are the equipment du jour. And for good reason: Sheet pans are inexpensive workhorses in the kitchen; many home cooks already own at least one; and sheet pan …

The Blatantly Obvious Trick for Pan-Greasing I Just Realized

As an avid baker, I've tried greasing my cake/cookie/candy pans in almost every way imaginable: using softened butter, baking spray, butter-then-flour, a slick of oil, parchment paper, or nothing at all. Most of these methods work just fine (but if I need an absolutely fail-proof pan, I go with …

The search for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe is over

A pastry chef, a cannabis connoisseur and a 10-year-old walk into The Washington Post. There's no punchline. That's who we asked to judge some of the most popular chocolate chip cookie recipes on the web.<p>Arguably more American than apple pie, this cookie - which celebrates its 80th birthday next …

Christmas Crack: The Easiest and Most Addictive Holiday Gift - Chowhound

Want some crack? I mean, crackle? People who have had it love it and it takes less than an hour to make. I mean, really, who can say no to salt, …

9 Holiday Sweets That Will Help You Feel Good

Trying to eat healthfully during the holidays is tough, but it's not impossible. We don't have to deprive ourselves over the holidays, but we don't …

Dressed Up Mac and Cheese

Cook the macaroni according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.<p>Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.<p>In a heavy-bottomed …

Recipes

Cornbread Muffin Trees

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together buttermilk cornbread mix and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Stir together …

The Easiest Way to Make Candied Nuts Is With Your Slow Cooker

Candied nuts are one of those things that are equal parts treat and snack, and are just at home in a bowl of ice cream as the are in a salad. Their …

5 Veggie-Packed Dinners I Eat When I Have My Act Together

You might assume that food bloggers cook big dinners every night, but that's not how my life works these days. I photograph my recipes in the …

Cooking

How to Make Pancakes

Follow these five tips for superior short stacks.<p>Start with Flour<p>Whisk together the dry ingredients first.<p>Lumps Are OK!<p>Whisk your dry ingredients …