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Wine Is Good for Your Brain!

Here at Food & Wine, at least—I mean, it's Food & Wine, right?—we're really relieved to hear this.<p>Recent news from a study in the journal Frontiers …

The Brain

Somehow, Teenagers Are Burning Fewer Calories Than Ever Before

Our bodies are conspiring against us.<p>Bad news, tweens: According to a recently study published in the <i>International Journal of Diabetes</i>, as a …

Holistic Medicine

8 Easy Game Day Recipes You Can Make in a Slow Cooker

Have your crockpot do the work for you this football season.<p>One of the best things about football season? The food. But you don’t want to be stuck …


How to Grow Crops Without Sun, Soil or Water

A massive new indoor farm is about to open in New Jersey.<p>When you think <i>farm</i>, you might imagine sun-drenched fields of fertile soil. You probably …


Get Paid to Travel the World and Drink Gin

This might be the best internship ever.<p>Julia Child once credited her longevity to “lots of red meat and gin.” For those of a similar mindset, a dream …


Brisket Is Healthy, Says Texas A&M Scientist

Meat to the face.<p>Did you know there is such thing as good cholesterol? Did you also know that eating brisket helps increase levels of good …


Jalapeño-Infused Red Wine?!

Inspired by craft brewers, a winemaker looks beyond the grape.<p>Like most independent winemakers, Art+Farm co-founder Rob McDonald spends a lot of time …

Napa Valley

You Really Should Visit America's Ancient Ruins

Five spectacular sites, no international flights.<p>For avid travelers, it not unusual to spend thousands of dollars and fly halfway around the world to …


Climate Change Is Threatening the World's Wheat

Rising average temperatures could seriously impact wheat yields.<p>Despite the growing gluten-free movement, wheat continues to be one of the world's …

Climate Change

Steal These Sommelier Hacks

Want your 
open bottles to last longer? 
Don’t feel like getting spendy 
on a decanter? 
Here’s how 
the pros roll.<p>Save a wine's life.<p>Chicago-based …


Blackcurrants Are So Hot Right Now

These delicious little berries were illegal to farm in the United States from 1911 to 2003.<p>Browsing the refrigerated section at my local Whole Foods …

New York State

5 Epic Double Cheeseburgers

Twice as good.<p>What's better than one burger? A stack of two juicy patties. Here, five epic ways to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day.<p>Toasted sesame …


Sweet Tea: Delicious Iced Caffeinator of the South

In the South, the energizer of choice is not coffee—it's sweet tea.<p>Wonderfully democratic, sweet tea avoids traditional tea stereotypes. While other …


This Drive-Thru Salad Bar Promises Fast Food That's Actually Healthy

"We're going to create a change in America."<p>Fast-casual chains like Sweetgreen have raised the nutritional bar for office-dwellers at lunch time, but …

Fast Casual

Is Nashville the New Wine Destination?

The women behind Salt & Vine are determined to convert this bourbon-and-beer town into—surprise—a wine destination.<p>The duo who launched Salt & Vine, …


Rachna Govani Created Foodstand as a "New-Age Chowhound"

With her mobile app Foodstand, this 30-year-old wants to help drive conversation around the source of our food.<p>Rachna Govani has three full-time …


3 Offbeat Wine Lists to Try

Ambitious restaurants across the country are getting supergeeky about single regions, going all out for big bottles and playing a game called Blind …

Napa Valley

Bordeaux Châteaus to Visit Now

In France’s most legendary wine region, gorgeous châteaus are opening their gates and even welcoming guests. What are you waiting for?<p>In the past, my …


Crocs and Uggs: Fashion's Ugly Shoes Are Making a Comeback

Only Christopher Kane and Preen could make us re-think Crocs and Uggs.<p>Both brands sent down these unanimously reviled “ugly” shoes today—but with their own creative twists. At London fashion week, Christopher Kane presented his spring 2017 collection full of slinky dresses, T-shirts with colored …


Steal This Look: A Vintage Bath in England with a DIY Faucet

We’ve been following London theater designer Niki Turner from her chapel conversion in Bath to her French baroque house in Stroud, Gloucestershire, …

Home Depot

Wage gap between white and black Americans is worse today than in 1979

Black men’s average hourly wages went from being 22.2% lower in 1979 to 31.0% lower in 2015; for black women the wage gap went from 6% to 19%<p>Black Americans today earn even less relative to their white counterparts than they did in 1979, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute …

Income Inequality