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World's best whisky is being sent to age in space

Japanese distillery wants to study the effect of zero-gravity on taste<p>A Japanese distillery is sending some of its world-renowned whisky into outer space. Tokyo-based Suntory, a brewing and distillery company, announced today that it will send six samples of its whiskies and other alcohols to the …

10 sharp-witted quotes from Jon Stewart

After 16 years behind the <i>Daily Show</i> news desk, Jon Stewart announced Tuesday that he will step down later this year.<p>While Comedy Central reportedly …

Comedy

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

Photographer Makes Incredible Point By Shooting The Same Tree Every Day For A Year With An iPhone

Mark HirschIn 2012, photographer Mark Hirsch was in a serious automobile accident that left him with severe injuries. His condition forced him to rest his body for three months with very little activity.<p>"It was a physically and emotionally challenging experience," he says.<p>Around the same time, he …

Landscape Photography

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

Cleaning

The Adorable Adventure Time Amigurumi Dolls

The adorable Finn and Jake the Dog have prepared to start a new adventure in your showcase. Do you agree? Let’s go on checking the handmade <b>Adventure</b> …

Attic24

Well here we are on the very last day of the year, and I've been working on my usual end-of-year review posts which I always enjoy. I was beginning …

10 Totally Unexpected Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

Put down the pie and pick up the waffles: This nutritional powerhouse and quintessential fall and winter ingredient can be a star at breakfast, …

15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

45 of the Most Stunning House Exteriors Ever

Talk about curb appeal!<p>They say it's the inside that counts, but these homes are pretty stylish on the outside too. Whether grand or quaint, these homes are inspiration to step up your curb appeal.

9 Quick Fixes For Annoying Renovation Problems

You may not be able to control the larger problems when making over your home, but these little annoyances are easily solved.<p><b>1. Problem:</b> That stubborn layer of wallpaper adhesive that won't come off your wall.<p><b>Fix:</b> You've spent hours peeling away wallpaper but there are still those few spots of glue …

Cleaning

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Top 5 Stretches For Knitting Pain And Stiffness

If you are like most knitters, you were probably up late this Christmas Eve, knitting.<p>Also like most knitters, you may have woken up with knitting …

Robin Williams was cremated, his ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

Robin Williams' body was cremated the day after his death earlier this month, with his ashes to be scattered over the San Francisco Bay.<p>The ashes were to be scattered off the coast of California's Marin County, according to a death certificate obtained by Radar Online. Williams, who was found dead …

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

Cooking

Improve Your Cocktails with ChefSteps Online Cooking School

The last science class I took was commonly known as "Rocks for Jocks" (The Geology of New England) and I chose it because it had field trips. This impressive preparation left me a little nervous as I stepped into the Pike Place Market office of online cooking school <b>ChefSteps</b> to learn how their …

15 Frozen Cocktail Recipes to Cool You Down This Summer

In the summer, nothing tops a tasty frozen treat. Correction: Add a little booze to said frozen treat and nothing can top <i>that</i>. Here are 15 yummy frozen-cocktail recipes to try.

Ask A Bartender: Cocktails for Summer Entertaining

Cocktails can make a party, but when you're hosting, you don't want to muddle or shake every drink to order. So we asked bartenders across the country: What's a great summer drink for a crowd?<p>Here's what they had to say.<p>"A good <b>Bramble</b> is an amazing summer cocktail. Muddling the fresh berries and …

Tasty Cocktail and Appetizer Pairings We Love

Wow your wedding guests at cocktail hour with the perfect drink and appetizer pairings. We're talking crowd favorite combos like sliders and beer or …

5 Cocktails to Make With Allspice Dram

There are a few quick-and-dirty methods for making your cocktails feel more fall-appropriate. We've mentioned a few ways to incorporate an apple drink a day into your autumn routine, and we highly encourage mixing a few Concord grape cocktails, too. But if you're going for booze and spice and …

Camping cocktails: mix up these drinks for an alfresco treat

<b>Earl Grey martini, created by the chef, and founder of Polpo, Russell Norman</b><p><i>For one cocktail:</i><p><i>50ml Earl Grey gin</i><p><i>3 dashes of orange bitters</i><p><i>12.5ml sugar syrup</i><p><i>Ice and an orange twist</i><p>There is something distinctly English about both Earl Grey tea and gin. Simply empty a bottle of gin into a glass jug. …

7 Summery Brunch Cocktails

Since it’s a glorious summer weekend, try making one of these glorious, summery brunch cocktails.<p>There’s nothing wrong with a classic, peachy bellini …

3 Refreshing Blackberry Cocktails to Make at Home

It is screaming hot outside and, for those of us who don't have the option of bobbing around in a pool or ocean all day (so....all of us, probably), we need to figure out as many ways as possible to keep our cool. The good news is that with summer heat comes sweet, juicy summer berries. The …

Cocktails 101: Drink up Jeffrey Morgenthaler's 'The Bar Book'

If you're looking for a great cocktail book that's simultaneously entertaining and wonky and has plenty of expert tips, pick up "The Bar Book: Elements of Bar Technique," written by Jeffrey Morgenthaler with Martha Holmberg and published this summer by Chronicle.<p>Morgenthaler -- the affable bar …

3 Pumpkin Cocktails to Make at Home

More often than not, pumpkin-flavored seasonal cocktails don't, in fact, taste like pumpkin. To avoid that pitfall, we recommend making drinks with a little homemade pumpkin butter, rather than pumpkin puree from the gourd or from the can. In the process of making pumpkin butter, a lot of the …

Ask A Bartender: What Are Your Favorite Winter Cocktail Ingredients?

While winter might not have fresh peaches or strawberries, and might not be the best time for your most refreshing cocktails, there's plenty to love about the season. Cold weather begs for brown spirits, stirred sipping cocktails, and warm spices. We asked a number of bartenders: What's your …

Jim Meehan's Tips for Developing New Cocktails

Jim Meehan opened <b>PDT</b>—the secret/famous cocktail lounge accessed through a phone booth in the East Village's Crif Dogs—in 2007. Since then, we've loved his drinks and his work on Food & Wine's annual cocktail guide. His <i>PDT Cocktail Book</i> is one of our home bar essentials. Meehan is schooled in …