Alissa Carlile

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Our Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes of 2017

There are few things the almighty Crock-Pot can't tackle, but above all else it makes getting dinner on the table a whole lot more manageable on busy …

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Experts Say the Keto Diet May Have an Unexpected Emotional Benefit

We are familiar with keto, the high-fat and low-carb diet that has become the latest weight-loss trend, but were you aware that it might have emotional benefits as well? "It might sound like snake oil, but do any digging on the internet about the ketogenic diet, and you'll find personal stories of …

The 9 resurfacing peels that will (almost) make your pores disappear

In the dead of winter, your skin’s dealing with a lot. As it tries to protect you from frigid gusts of wind, indoor radiators, and pollution, buildup …

Skin Care

18 'healthy habits' you should give up in 2018

We all have them — habits we think are healthy because we heard them somewhere on the news or from a health-conscious friend. And no matter how much we hate them, we just keep doing them because we think they're good for us.<p>Take using BMI to tell whether you're a healthy weight. Is it really the …

The Secrets of Russian Honey Cake, Revealed

When Michelle Polzine opened 20th Century Cafe, a tiny pastry shop in San Francisco in 2013, her majestic Russian honey cake enchanted sweet tooths everywhere. Food writers and pastry chefs flew in from across the country to marvel at the gravity-defying stack of airy cake layers slathered with …

Dessert

A Totally Radical Plan for Getting Along With Your Siblings

<i>My sister and I (both in our 20s) have a tense relationship. She often misinterprets things I say as criticisms of her. My “Ready to go?” will be taken as a negative comment on the clothing or accessories she’s wearing. And frankly, her nonstop advice to me gets under my skin, too. I know there</i> …

Google now offers discounted tours and activities for bundling your vacation

Google’s updating its flight and hotel booking feature with suggestions on whether itineraries are a deal. The company says it will start using machine learning to evaluate flight and hotel prices compared to past bookings to let consumers know if it’s best to book now or wait. Sites like Kayak or …

This Is the Best Carry-on Bag for Your Money, According to Someone Who Lived in 10 Countries in a Year

Here's why I chose Osprey's Meridian 60 as my carry-on for a yearlong trip.<p>When it came to contracting the travel bug, I was a late bloomer. My …

12 Must-Do Experiences in Lisbon

Save Place<p>Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, 1100-139 Lisboa, Portugal<p>This square is located in the oldest and one of the most typical neighborhoods in …

European Travel

5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including E.L. James' 'Darker'

­<p>USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.<p><b>1. Darker</b> by E.L. James (Vintage, fiction, on sale Nov. 28)<p><b>What it’s about:</b> Christian Grey retells <i>Fifty Shades Darker</i> from his point of view; the latest title in the wildly popular, kinky <i>Fifty Shades</i> <i>of Grey</i> saga.<p><b>The buzz:</b> …

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Soy-wasabi butter mushrooms—5 ingredients, 10 minutes, instant classic

<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i><p>This was the year we …

Recipes

Last Call: One perfect croissant, the science of cream in coffee, and U2's "Mysterious Ways"

To all who’ve read, followed, or perused <i>The Takeout</i> in our first week online—thank you. We’ve enjoyed your comments and feedback, and look forward to …

Why do humans lie?

Sometimes we need to bend the truth to get what we want.<p>Most people lie occasionally, although there are individual differences in how often lies are …

The 58 Best Books of 2017

2017 has been one hell of a year, full of ups and downs and everything in between. But if there's one thing that's for certain, it's that 2017 was a damn good year for books. New releases from all across the different genres have taken us places we never thought imaginable, explained what really …

Purple Potato Causa Recipe - Great British Chefs

Martin Morales serves up his stunning purple potato causa recipe with a tuna tartare coated in vibrant, delicious rocoto tiger's milk (the acidic, …

DIY Detox: Simple Recipes to Master Your Cleanse, Naturally

A handful of years ago detoxing was approached with curiosity and maybe a little skepticism. It has now become a popular method for jump starting a …

Beef brisket lasagne and spicy sausage casserole: stews and bakes to serve hot and bubbling

Sausage casseroles were a staple dish in my house when I was growing up, and they joined the pies, stews and big bakes that I always loved at this time of year. I still do, in fact, and here I’ve shared my takes on family classics. With a bit of planning, they can even be things to make mid-week – …

Recipes

Weird Ways to Cook Eggs You Haven’t Thought of Yet

The humble egg isn't above being poached, scrambled, hard-boiled, fried — even pickled. But isn't it time we found new tricks for this fan …

Why eating two burgers could be healthier than adding a side of fries, according to a nutritionist

Instead of adding fries to that order, you might want to consider a second burger.<p>While conventional wisdom might tell you that eating a second <i>anything</i> is a bad choice from a nutritional perspective, there's something more important to consider: balance.<p>Registered dietitian and nutritionist Emily …

Nutrition

Investor Gil Penchina talks about the future of cryptocurrency

Investor Gil Penchina has a lot of ideas about the future of the seamless economy. Instead of car ownership, he says, we’ll walk outside and a car will pick us up. Instead of food we’ll be supplied exactly how many nutrients we’ll need at exactly the right time. Instead of money, he says, we’ll use …

Cryptocurrency

The 5 Best Websites For Last-Minute Hotel Deals

The allure of staying at a hotel doesn't fade with age: No matter how many countries you've been to, having your bed made for you — and your room …

Engines

Portugal is a foodie's dream - both in the city and the countryside

It’s gridlock – but not as you know it. The car is brought to a stand-still in the northern mountains of Portugal, surrounded by goats. Hundreds of …

Sanrio’s Lazy Egg Gudetama Is on the Menu at the Curry House

Lazy fans rejoice (with as little effort as you can muster), the world’s laziest egg, Gudetama, is collaborating on an all-egg meal with the Curry …

11 Peanut Butter Recipes That Are (OMG!) Perfect for Dinner

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of peanut butter is jelly, then you’re doing something wrong. Don’t just let that jar sit lonesome in your cupboard for the day you might want to smear it on a slice. Think outside the bread box and make the seemingly impossible, possible. Check …

Magic Mushrooms Found to Be "Resetting" Brain Circuits in Depressed People

One person said they felt like their brain was 'rebooted'.<p>Psychedelics like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin are popular for their use …

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

Streaming ratings are a secret, but new report reveals most popular Netflix, Amazon, Hulu shows

The big streaming television services — Netflix, Amazon, Hulu — don’t share their ratings like traditional broadcast outlets do, but The Hollywood …

This 'Fly Now, Pay Later' Plan Lets You Pay Off Your Flight Over Five Years

If, like the majority of millennials these days, you have trouble budgeting, this airline has come up with the perfect solution: a 'fly now pay …

Half of Married Couples Have the Same Argument While on Vacation

Half of all married couples argue about working while on vacation, according to a recent survey.<p>Fifty percent of married couples told surveyors at …

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