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How to Drink Scotch According to a Scottish Bartender

4 minute Read<p>Scotch can be a difficult drink for Americans to get into. Whether it’s due to hard-to-pronounce names, or the perception of Scotch as a …

Whiskey

14 Panera Bread Copycat Recipes to Satisfy Your Cravings at Home

If your Panera Bread addiction is getting a little out of control, these copycat recipes will be your new best friends. From the best sweets in the bakery case to the fresh salads and, of course, the mac and cheese (is there anything more addictive?), these make-at-home recipes will save you a trip …

Deal of the Day: An Ultralight Blow-Up Hammock

Vansky Outdoor Inflatable Lounger<p>You might think an inflatable hammock is more of a summer thing — it’s easily packable for weekend trips to the …

Shopping

It’s Time to Learn How to Clean Your Hiking Boots

If your hiking boots are as clean as a whistle, without a scuff or a scratch or a hint of dirt to be seen, then you’re doing it wrong.<p>Hiking boots …

The 9 Pieces of Gear Any Beginner Backpacker Needs

Buying your first backpacking setup can be cost prohibitive and overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be.<p>This will likely be the first time you are completely in charge of carrying your means to clean water, food, and shelter on your back, and there is an entire industry dedicated to making that …

This startup is making it easy to create restaurant-quality cocktails at home

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The Bar Cartist<p>There are two schools of thought when it comes to ordering a cocktail: You can keep it simple and affordable with well drinks …

Shopping

The Campfire Defender Prevents Forest Fires And Keeps Coals Hot & Dry For The Morning

When the night is done and the time comes to put out the fire, there’s no better option than the Campfire Defender blanket. Not only does it keep the …

Camping

​How to Build an At-Home Bar

And everything you need to be a great host<p>Setting up a bar cart is an investment impossible to regret. Spend now—then reap the rewards of never going out and paying for $21 cocktails ever again. We’ll let you handle the bottle selections (although we are partial to a healthy glass of Japanese …

The Official Drink of Every Major U.S. Sporting Event (and How to Make Them)

Because every sports game can be a drinking game if you try hard and believe in yourself. 🍹<p>Nothing beats watching sports IRL. Except, of course, having a cocktail to sip while doing so. Even if you can't make it out to the stadium/courts/track, you can whip up the traditional drinks of your …

This Guinness Ice Cream Float is out of this world (RECIPE)

Make this Guinness Jameson Ice Cream Float your top priority this weekend!<p>What could be better than beer, chocolate, Irish whiskey and ice cream? …

The Best Scotch Under $100

This guide is part of a series. View our more premium single malt Scotch whisky selections in our post entitled “A Guide to the Best Scotch Under …

You can be this hot by working out 1 hour a week

If Joe Wicks has his way, we will be ditching our scales and feasting on carbohydrates and healthy fats — and instead of a growing waistline, we’ll …

Fitness

The Cocktails You’ll Drink This Spring

With the sun out, and people daring to wear shirts with no heavy jackets, it is the perfect time for a Paloma, Highball, or Spritz.<p>Spring’s longer …

Tipple

This Is What Butchering a Pig Looks Like

How does a butcher transform a whole animal into the types of cuts a home cook can handle? The answer is very carefully. At Marlow & Daughters, a whole-animal butcher shop and grocery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, butchers cleanly separate the animals that come into the shop into essential, usable …

10 schoolboy mistakes you're making in the gym

If you're wondering why the herculean assault on the treadmill and weight rack haven't yielded the promised results, perhaps these schoolboy errors are to blame ...<p>1. THE MISTAKE: RESTING FOR TOO LONG<p>Still fiddling with Twitter between sets? You’re ruining your results. True, if you’re trying to …

Cardiovascular System

What's better for fat loss: weight lifting or cardio work?

Once upon a time, if you asked a fitness professional how to lose weight, they'd reply with four simple words: get on a treadmill.<p>Cardiovascular work – long, slow, and (for some) boring – was the go-to option for anyone who needed to lose weight. Whether it was running, cycling, rowing or even …

Exercise

The Personal Trainer's Guide to Successful Fat Loss

Getting superhero lean isn't easy. It isn't even moderately easy... but that's a good thing. If it was easy, everyone would have a next level …

Wine Woes? We Picked a Sommelier’s Brain and Learned So Much

We’re always on the hunt for a new bottle of vino to add to our list of faves, but scoring a stellar find can be such a daunting task. To help us …

24 Easy Paleo Dinners That Will Please Everyone

Over the years, the Paleolithic Diet (a.k.a. the Paleo Diet, Stone Age Diet, the Primal Blueprint, Caveman—aliases go on) has gotten a slightly …

18 Cool Camping Gear & Gadgets

With the warm season almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about packing and preparing for that long awaited […]18 Cool Camping Gear & Gadgets …

Camping

19 Coffee Cocktails That Will Be the Star of Your Brunch

Whether hot or iced, what could be better than caffeine with a kick?<p>What could be better than caffeine with a kick?

Coffee

Crock Pot Corned Beef - Making it Healthier

Crock pot corned beef is an excellent recipe to use as an example of how you can make a dish more "body friendly." That is, to make recipes healthier …

The 32 best barbecue restaurants in America: From Austin to North Carolina, we take a foodie tour of the American South's top grills

The best way to see America is by car, and the best way to taste America is on a driving tour of the country’s most celebrated BBQ pits. On a three …

Texas