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I've lived in New York City my entire life — here are the best places to actually eat

As a kid growing up in New York City, I never ate Happy Meals.<p>Why would I when I could get a great bagel or slice of pizza for the same price?<p>New York has some of the best food in the world. Even neighborhood takeout spots are top-notch eateries that people come from all over to try. So over my …

Staten Island

The best Long Island City restaurants in NYC

New York’s crop of Long Island City restaurants has been steadily improving for years, with notable projects from the M. Wells team, the addition of …

Long Island

39 Mouth-Watering Crab Recipes

1 of 39<p>Mini Crab Melts<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 39<p>Boiled Dungeness Crabs with Fennel<p>3 of 39<p>Cracked Crabs<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 39<p>Shrimp-and-Crab …

Seafood

The Belly Bloat Beater Workout

Caitlin CarlsonBeat Belly BloatThis workout will carve your core and fire up your metabolism.

Metabolism

Eat to Get Ripped

<b></b>Eat to Get RippedDo you want to be a ripped guy with abs for all seasons? The answer is a matter of priorities and discipline. Think about it: Are …

Nutrition

Interactive map shows every block in Manhattan 400 years ago

When Henry Hudson arrived in Manhattan 400 years ago it was a plush landscape — not the concrete jungle it is today.<p>The Welikia Project is giving …

An IBS Diet That Might Actually Help

A few years ago, a 45-year-old schoolteacher with irritable bowel syndrome, whom I had treated with limited success for several years, called me, her …

A Day After iOS 9’s Launch, Ad Blockers Top The App Store

One of the better features in this week’s newly released version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 9, is the ability for users to block ads on mobile websites, along with other content that can slow down browsing and eat away at mobile data plans. And while somewhat of a geekier feature to …

10 No-Brainer Hacks To Organize Your Home

I am the first person to admit I am a bit obsessive about organization. I like every aspect of my world to remain tidy from my home to my office and that's why you'll find lots of organizational tips on The Chic Site. Here are 10 of my favorite tips to stay organized around the house.<p><b>1. Bikes</b><p>Thanks …

Kitchen hack: How to roast garlic

Roasted garlic — it's one of the most amazing flavors in the kitchen. Add it to soups and stews, whisk it into a vinaigrette or tomato sauce, brush it onto grilled steaks, use it to lend extra flavor to your secret recipe for mashed potatoes. Or just use it on bread, like butter.<p>If you've never …

Recipes

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It's not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program …

Self-improvement

How to Cook a Way Better Chicken Breast (Start By Banishing the Word "Skinless")

This chef is convinced that chicken breast is the best part of the bird—it's all in how he cooks it. Steal his secrets here.<p>Quick, how to make a chicken breast, a.k.a. one of the most common staples in quick and easy weeknight cooking, better? "Add a little butter if you're feeling sassy," says …

Cooking

The Genius Way To Eat A Kiwi

Put down the knife and pick up a spoon.<p>Of all the fruits available at the produce aisle, the kiwi has one of the worst reputations. We think the prickly skin protecting the sweet, green fruit underneath might be to blame. It could also be the crunchy black seeds that dot the center of the fruit. …

8 Tested and Perfected Summer Grilling Recipes

Summer grilling season is in full swing. Branch out from the usual hot dogs and burgers with these delicious and foolproof recipes.<p><b>1. Grilled Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they look -- and if you haven't …

One-Pot Recipes: Make It in a Dutch Oven

Whether you're setting up a kitchen, upgrading your cookware, or looking for a practical yet beautiful gift, you’ve probably thought about a Dutch oven. Martha calls these pots “the workhorse of the kitchen” because they heat evenly and retain heat, move from stovetop to oven, and are essential for …

Kitchens

Because what barbecue is complete without slaw? Here are a dozen great recipes

Summertime in L.A. means family barbecues, neighborhood cookouts, picnics at the beach or the Hollywood Bowl. It means cooking outside, often in some pretty crazy heat. What this means is that you'll be wanting sides to pair with all those ribs and hot dogs, and better yet, sides that require no …

Recipes

5 Delicious Veggie-Loaded Recipes Your Kids Will Love

It's an issue as old as dinner itself. Mom or dad spends a ton of time preparing a well balanced meal for the family - and as dinnertime winds down, there's an inordinate amount of green stuff left on the plate of anyone under the age of 15. Kids won't eat their veggies? It's all good. Hide 'em …

Why the threat of ISIL is exaggerated

One year since the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) took over Mosul and large swaths of territory in both Syria and Iraq, and despite the nine month-old US-led Operation Inherent Resolve to defeat it, ISIL is still standing, and expanding. The group's recent territorial gains in Syria …

Middle East

How to make the best Beef Wellington

As the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo approaches, Gareth May asks top chefs for their tips on how to cook a show-stopper Beef Wellington<p>We’ve seen some hashtags over the years but none have quite awakened my cockles as much as this one: #BeefWellingtonDay.<p>The bicentenary of the Battle of …

What Is Infused Water?

<b>Infused water</b> is becoming really popular among people who like to lead a healthy lifestyle! Don't know what infused water is? Read along to know what …

Arab Culture

6 Foods That Turn Into Belly Fat

Well, some foods go right to your gut and cause nearly instant fat gain, right where you don’t want it.<p>They call this type of weight gain “deep fat …

Nutrition

House Benghazi Panel Subpoenas Former Clinton White House Aide

Congressional investigators have issued a subpoena demanding that former Clinton White House adviser Sidney Blumenthal testify next month before the …

Weight Loss and Fat Loss Supplements That Work

That’s why we have spell-check, password retrieval systems, and “Are you sure you want to delete?” prompts. The reinforcements, though they sometimes …

Wellness

I backed up 24,280 photos to Google Drive. What happened next blew my mind

My lovely wife and I recently decided to back up all our family photos to a single online location, so we’d be less dependent on the Mac Mini they currently live on. That, in turn, would free the Mini up so that the 14-year-old could use it as a music-and-movie studio and (eventually, I hope) to …

Google Drive

A New Great Way to Cook a Whole Chicken

You’ll need a skillet, some mayonnaise, and a brick.<p>Fast food tries to fool us about chicken. Ask a poultry farmer to point out the nugget on a Cornish Cross and watch what happens. Request that a butcher pack you up a bag of chicken “fries” and you’ll receive something a little different than what …

How To Improve Your Running From Head To Toe

<i>By Mallory Creveling for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you want to feel good while running faster and longer -- and who doesn't? -- it's all about making the most of every movement. Whether you're prepping for a 5K or 26.2 miles, stomping out the distance requires dedication, training and a basic …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

Cooking

Post-Workout Juice Recipes

Workouts

Start A Garden, No Matter How Little Space You Have. Here's How.

It's spring, which is time to plant a garden. Yes, even you, without a pile of dirt to dig your hands into. Growing herbs and veggies is a great way to reconnect with nature, especially after the many months of winter. Plus, it also means the benefit of delicious homegrown food -- a store-bought …

The Best Charcuterie on the Planet Is 4,770 Feet Above Sea Level

Some of the best cured meats on the planet await those willing to scale a mountain in the Swiss Alps.<p>In the village in the Swiss Alps where I apprenticed for four years before opening <b>Olympia Provisions</b> in Portland, Oregon, it was a rite of passage to climb up this crazy mountain called Altmann. So …

Swiss Alps