Alix Watson

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Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

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GoPro Karma Review: This is the drone for GoPro diehards

M<p>eet the Karma, GoPro’s eagerly awaited quadcopter. The Karma is capable, packable, and easy to fly. And because it uses GoPro’s best cameras, the picture quality is superb.<p>In the end, GoPro is a camera company that made a drone. The Karma drone is first and foremost an accessory for GoPro cameras …

Code Dead: Mysterious Murders and Strange Ciphers

History is littered with cases of unsolved murders, many of which were decidedly of a bizarre nature, leaving bafflement in their wake. Yet as …

Roku's $30 Express player is more intriguing than its high-end Ultra

It’s time for cheap set-top boxes to shine.<p>Few tech companies are as reliable as Roku. Every year, like clockwork, it releases a new round of streaming video boxes, each a bit faster and better than what came before. There's the occasional welcome surprise, like the $50 Roku Stick that debuted …

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22 Hiking And Camping Gifts For The Weekend Explorer

Agathom builds artist's cabin in dense British Columbia forest

<b>A+Awards:</b> next in our showcase of this year's Architizer A+Awards winners is a wooden artist's retreat on Vancouver Island by Toronto firm …

British Columbia

23 Unique Ways to Decorate With Christmas Lights

Christmas lights are a staple when it comes to holiday decor. Whether hung on the house or wrapped around the tree, these lights bring a warm and …

3 more ways Nintendo could mine my childhood

Nintendo is a company making nostalgia. The mini NES Classic Edition, available this week, just might just be the first step.<p>Nintendo's always celebrated its huge back catalog of franchise characters, but the NES Classic goes to another degree: it's a throwback box set of NES games. But you know it …

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Award Winning Carrot Cake Cupcakes

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cream Cheese Frosting<p>1 cup European-style unsalted butter (such as Plugra), softened<br>• 1 1/2 cups cream cheese, softened<br>• 5 3/4 cups powdered sugar<br>• 1/4 cup whole milk<br>• 3/4 tablespoon very high quality vanilla extract<br>• 1 small orange, juiced and zested<p>Cupcakes<p>1 cup flour<br>• 1/2 tablespoon baking …

How to build your own drone

Drones are becoming more and more prevalent - from delivering medicine to remote areas to even illegally taking phones into prisons. When Verson …

7 Simple Steps For The Perfect Cup of Coffee

<b>Here are 7 simple steps that you can take to produce the perfect cup of coffee every time.</b><p><b>Start with quality</b>. One of the most critical aspects of …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Kinky sex lifts our consciousness into a heightened state of “flow,” according to a new study

American health and sex journalist Michael Castleman has compared BDSM to the child’s game of “trust,” when one child stands in front of another and falls backward, waiting to be caught. It’s a bonding experience, Castleman says, “When the falling player trusts the catcher enough to let go …

This quirky cookbook captures famous artists' and writers' favorite meals to make

Whether searching for lunch ideas or appetizers for a holiday party, we spend a lot of time thinking about food — and looking for new recipes. Most …

Los Angeles

12 Amazing Doughnut Recipes Everyone Needs To Try At Least Once In Their Life

I'm sure you already have it marked on your calendar, but in case you do not... Nov. 5 is National Doughnut Day, aka an excuse to eat everything …

Create the most delicious crepes with these recipes

The weekend is finally here which means it is time to unwind and have a little you time. Well what better says you time than a plate of warm and delicious crepes? That's right, not much. Made for either breakfast or dessert, these delicious treats are perfect for a big brunch with friends and …

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5 Crazy-Good Cauliflower Recipes You Need To Try

Cauliflower is all the rage these days. Not only is it versatile, it's a delicious and nutritious substitute for rice, potatoes -- and even steak! From Cauliflower Fried "Rice" to Curried Cauliflower & Apple Soup, here are five fabulous recipes you need to try.<p><b>1. Cauliflower Fried "Rice"</b><p>Cauliflower …

Recipes

Stuffed Cabbage | Goop

Our deputy editor Kate, who grew up in a Russian immigrant family in Brooklyn, NY is no stranger to stuffed cabbage. Her grandmother’s recipe uses …