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50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

50 Must-Read Books with Gorgeous Writing

We book lovers read so much, and so widely, that we’ve seen it all. The good, the bad, the so-bad-it’s-good, the meh, the life changing. And we’ve …

Books

Snow Storm Headed Your Way? Slow Cooker Chili Verde Can Help

<b>Broil the pork.</b> Arrange a rack in the upper third of the oven and heat the broiler to high. Place the pork on a rimmed baking sheet and season with 1 …

'So What? Maybe It Is a Concentration Camp'

Joe Arpaio made his name by building a harsh jail in the desert. Now, Trump is promising to take his punitive approach to immigration national.<p>On the eve of the Iowa Caucuses in January 2016, when Donald Trump’s presidential campaign still seemed a long-shot, he landed a crucial endorsement. Joe …

Immigration

6 One-Pan Keto Dishes for Easy Low-Carb Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

We know that adopting any new nutrition plan can come with a lot of valid doubts. Will I have to buy a ton of specific (expensive) ingredients? Will …

Hearty Stews

Stews are the ultimate cold-weather comfort food. Whether you prefer something classic, like a hearty beef stew in red wine sauce, or something …

"Intestine-chip" could help patients with diseases like Crohn's

Organ-on-a-Chip<p>Patients with debilitating gastrointestinal diseases like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome often have …

26 Vegan Classics You Should Learn How To Cook

Yes, these are vegan.

Knock Out These 18 Meal-Prep Ideas and Have Happy Keto Lunches All Week

If you're following the ketogenic diet, you're probably happily aware that when it comes to low-carb meal and snack options, the possibilities are endless. But what about when you're packing work lunches? We've rounded up 20 recipe options that are easy to prepare, store, and transport. We …

Make This Slow Cooker Chicken Chili for Dinner Tonight

Combine the chicken, onions, celery, green chili peppers, garlic, cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the salt, coriander, oregano, and bay leaf in a 6-quart …

The Tie-Free Father’s Day Gift Guide — 20 Perfect Things For Dad

GrowlerWerks UKeg 64 Oz.<p><b>For the Craft-Brew Dad</b><p>Beer keeps cold and fresh for weeks in this stainless steel vessel. Function and form are held at its …

16 Slow-Cooker Dinners That Are Whole30-Approved

If you've decided to try out Whole30—a restrictive 30-day diet that eliminates all dairy, grains, soy, legumes, added sugars, and processed foods, …

Cooking

Jon Stewart Tells The Media How To Break Up With ‘A**hole’ Donald Trump

The former "Daily Show" host wants to help the press get its groove back.<p>Jon Stewart is back, and he has a message for the media: It’s time to break up with President Donald Trump.<p>The former “Daily Show” host visited the “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to share a few thoughts on Trump’s souring …

17 Healthy Grain Bowls You Should Make For Dinner

Don't go hangry.

The Best Winter Slow Cooker Recipes, According to Martha Stewart

In the fall and winter months, few things are better than a slow-cooked homemade meal that greets you at the door with a mouthwatering aroma. While …

15 Italian-Inspired Comfort Food Recipes You Need This Fall

Pasta, gnocchi and so much cheese.<p>Americans have mastered comfort food, there’s no doubt about that. From meatloaf with mashed potatoes to mac and cheese baked under a layer of breadcrumbs, we have a lot of good dishes in our culinary repertoire. But we’re not the only masters of comfort food. …

37 Recipes That Reinvented the Classics

We didn't think the classics could get any better—until they did.<p><b>Recipes like Caesar salads and ramen are classics for good reason:</b> They're close to perfect. But for exacting restaurant chefs and test kitchen editors, they're a foundation for endless inspiration. These 37 creative recipes …

Cooking

Weekend In The Kitchen : 10 Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes

The 13 Best Places to Backpack in Northern California

With backpacking season just around the corner, we've pulled together some of our favorite multi-day backpacking treks throughout the state for your …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

50 Summer Salads You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

No more sad, wilted greens.<p>No more sad, wilted greens.

Food

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

36 Blueberry Recipes We’re Completely Obsessed With

From cobbler to pancakes to pies, here are our favorite blueberry recipes.<p><b>We're not saying we have a favorite berry</b> or anything, but we'll gladly admit that blueberries are one of the best. Try out these blueberry recipes now (now!), especially when blueberries are in season.

Breakfast

Dinner For Mom: 5 Easy Recipes Even the Kids Can Make

Let mom kick back while you make an amazing meal tonight. These recipes are so easy, even the kids can make them (with a little help from dad).<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste. Serve with …