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February 21, 2017 — By Robert Firpo-Cappiello<p>Take a minute to check this must-pack list: We guarantee that you already own most of them.<p><b>POWER STRIP.</b> …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Exercise

Here's The Trick To Making Brussels Sprouts Taste Amazing

One secret ingredient changes everything.<p>I even asked him if he could taste any ingredient he didn't like and he had absolutely no idea what I was talking about.<p>Servings: 4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 pound small to medium Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved<p>4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided<p>4 teaspoons …

A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

Baking

The 38 Essential Restaurants in Detroit, Spring 2018

It’s time for the spring 2018 edition of the <b>Detroit Eater 38</b>. The 38 is Eater’s answer to that age-old question, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This quarterly list seeks to identify the city’s key dining establishments (with a few representatives from the suburbs). Eligible additions may have …

Texas

Best Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency

Fueling your body during an emergency is very different from your everyday diet. Because you’ll probably expend more energy than you normally would, …

Nutrition

How to Cook a Single Cup of Rice in Your Instant Pot

I am a big fan of my Instant Pot. With this multi-function wonder, I can make perfectly peelable eggs, fluffy rice, and super-flavorful stock, and I …

Instant Pot

11 Best Travel Apps Worth Downloading Photos

Photo: Petar Chernaev / Getty Images<p>A good vacation can turn into a nightmare at a moment’s notice if you are ill-equipped for your destination. Language barriers, currency snafus, directional errors—all tiny factors that could put a damper on your trip. Luckily, there is an app for that. Arm …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Almond Cake

Rich and buttery with big almond flavor, this cake is mixed in seconds in a food processor, but it tastes fancy and sophisticated, and it keeps for …

15 Helpful Tips for Planning a Trip you'll love (step by step guide)

My niece is planning a trip to New York City. It will be her first overseas trip so I told her I would write this step-by-step travel planning guide …

Swiss Chard and Herb Tart

Make the crust: Put the flour, sugar and fine salt in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture looks like …

Baking

10 Summer Side Dishes You Never Knew You Could Make in an Instant Pot

There are arguably infinite recipes for the Instant Pot, and while it's common to turn to the pressure cooker for soups and meats, there's a whole world of side dishes for you to explore in your Instant Pot, particularly during the Summer when you want to keep cooking and its residual heat to a …

11 Must-Stream Movies That Are Expiring From Netflix in July 2017

It's peak summer movie season, but you don't have to go out in the heat to watch a good film.<p>The summer movie season has now kicked into high gear, led by the formidable <i>Wonder Woman</i>, Warner Bros. and DC Comics' blockbuster big-screen origin story about the famed Amazonian princess warrior (played, …

Entertainment

30 Reasons Why Tonight's Dinner Should Be a Sandwich

Somewhere along the line, the sandwich got defined as lunch food. That's a shame, because if you stuff good bread with enough hearty, flavorful …

Cooking

Cornmeal Johnnycakes

Are they from the North or are they from the South? Some think these fried cornmeal "johnnycakes" were originally called Journey Cakes while others …

Food

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Step 1<p>1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, …

Tomatoes

8 Precautions Savvy Travelers Take to Avoid an International Incident

What might not be much of a problem at all at home can be a very big deal when you're in a strange country.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since I started my business nearly 20 years ago, I have visited many exciting places including Zurich, Sydney, Manila, Singapore, …

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7 Netflix Original Movies That Are Worth Seeking Out

The streaming giant doesn't always make it easy to find the gems in its catalog, but that doesn't mean we can't help you dig them up.<p>Last week, in …

These are the 10 most flattering leggings (no matter your size)

You need leggings that won’t fall down, are seriously anti-stink, and will never show off your polka-dot undies mid-squat. But sometimes, you just …

Clothing

This Unbelievably Delicious Cheesecake Uses Just 3 Ingredients (For Real!)

This is not a joke.<p>They said it couldn't be done. But yes, indeed it can. A delicious cheesecake using just three ingredients? It's possible—and …

16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …

Apps

6 awesome places in Michigan you’ve probably never heard of

IT’S EASY TO THINK of Michigan as just another “Midwestern” state, but dig a little deeper and it’s clearly anything but. For starters, it has the …

7 Items Travelers Often Forget to Pack

Packing is the worst part of travel. Ugh, just thinking about it makes me hate it even more. My dislike probably stems from my difficulty mastering …

Travelers

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Taste Beyond The Tongue

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs To See

There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for …

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