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Thai Lemongrass Roasted Pork Chops

Thai Lemongrass Roasted Pork Chop<p>My wife Mod has told me many times that growing up pork chops were a daily staple. They might eat them at any time …

11 Reasons You Should Never Go To an All-Inclusive Resort

An all-inclusive vacation with drinks and food sounds like a traveler’s paradise, but it’s probably a nightmare for your health.<p>Often sought out by …

20 Pokémon Go Memes That Are WAY Too Real

Playing Pokémon Go is no easy feat, and it's something people take <i>very</i> seriously. But in between trying to master the game and naming your Pokémon, you can't deny that it's pretty ridiculous/hilarious just how much the game has taken over all of our lives. We rounded up some of our favorite Pokémon …

All the Terrible Things Rich People Do on Vacation

Unwinding from the stress that comes with having sold your soul to the devil is hard, you know.<p>Generally speaking, rich people can be terrible. It's hard to like someone who rakes in obscene bonuses for dismantling institutions like the NHS, replacing orphanages with skyscrapers, or selling weapons …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Fast Food

You’ll never look at a tray of burgers and fries the same way again.<p>They may <i>seem</i> relatively harmless, but Ronald, Wendy and that Burger King guy are …

The Simple Premade Trick All French Chefs Use to Make Every Dish Feel Fancy

Whether it’s Lou Doillon’s perfectly messy bedhead or their mythical baguette diets, the French seem to do everything better—even something as …

Exclusive Book Excerpt: Honey Is World's Third Most Faked Food

Four years ago I wrote about one of the food world’s priciest scams, Kobe Beef. Consumers were outraged over the blatant restaurant rip-off, and that became the most read story out of hundreds that have appeared here, with over 1.5 million readers to date. But as it turned out, Faux-be beef was …

These 3 Words Can Turn Anxiety Into Advantage, According to Science

It's not about staying calm. In fact, it's the complete opposite.<p>When was the last time you were anxious?<p>Maybe you got worked up over a big presentation. Or preparing for that meeting to ask for a pay raise. Or getting ready to text that guy or girl you especially clicked with recently.<p>When …

Nvidia's VR Funhouse is a tech demo to test your PC's limits

Nvidia has released <i>VR Funhouse</i>, its first-ever video game, and it should give your PC a serious workout — even if you've just bought one of the company's powerful new GTX 1080 or 1070 GPUs.<p><i>VR Funhouse</i> is basically a collection of carnival-themed virtual reality minigames with advanced physics and …

Virtual Reality

Why Eating McDonald's Might Be Bad News For Your Penis

Eating a McDonald’s burger might be cheap, easy and even possibly delicious but it could also lead to erectile dysfunction.<p>The warning comes as fast …

Fasting slows the ageing process. Sounds unlikely? Here’s the science

A drug that slowed ageing and protected the body from diseases such as cancer would no doubt cause considerable excitement around the world. While there is no such miracle drug, there is a way to trigger these effects in the body without taking any medicine at all — simply by fasting. You probably …

Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Own Apple Computer on The Cheap

Meet your new ‘hackintosh’.<p>Apple computers are great, but they're often very expensive. So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac …

Computer Hardware

10 remarkable facts about rainbows

What is a sinkhole? How is a hurricane formed? Discover the science behind some of nature’s most spectacular phenomena in our eight-part video series, Amazing Earth.<p>In this video, we reveal some remarkable facts about rainbows – including the surprising information that Sheffield was home to the …

The Best Vacation for Your Zodiac Sign

The ultimate destination. (Get it? Destiny? Sorry/had to.)<p>Vacation all you ever wanted? It will be, if you take your astrological chart into account. We got the scoop from astrologer Kelli Fox on the best way for you to escape, plus a little more (recommendation) help care of CheapAir.com. Now, …

This is the only marinade you'll need this grilling season

I looked out Amanda Hesser's kitchen door at one of my very first Food52 photo shoots, and there Merrill was: Out on the deck, wrangling a very hot, flaming grill. Badass.<p>This was back when we shot everything we put up on the site in Amanda's house — and on her nightstand, as it happens — and …

Grilling

The Most Popular Food From the Year You Were Born

Shoutout to all the sushi babies of the '80s.<p>Trends in food, like those in fashion and beauty, change with the times. They sometimes take years, or even decades, to percolate and peak, and once they do, they can stick around on menus forever, or go the way of the fondue pot and disappear forever. …

Comparing Cost Of Living Abroad: Apples To Apples

Apples to apples.<p>That's the principle to keep in mind when comparing costs, both for living and for buying real estate overseas.<p>Readers of my daily e-letter, <i>Overseas Opportunity Letter</i>, write in to take issue with our costs references every day.<p>"Restaurants in Panama are 35 percent more expensive …

Real Estate

Please don't feed Hawaii's rare state bird, the nene, and don't run over it either

Hawaii’s nene is one of the rarest geese you’ll ever see. In the early 1950s, only 30 of the endangered birds remained in the Hawaiian Islands, their only natural habitat.<p>The state bird has bounced back since then, but now faces a new threat: motorists.<p>Park rangers on Hawaii Island are warning …

10 Stunning Undersea Creatures From the Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas

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Near Zakynthos, Greece, An Underwater 'Lost City' Uncovered

The strange pillar-like formations are actually the result of a millennia-old geological phenomenon.<p>The Greek island of Zakynthos is known for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. But recently, it's what lies beneath the surface of that water that has people talking: New research …

Researchers take nanocars out for an open-air test drive

Nanocars, those molecular-scale vehicles that might one day carry around tiny payloads, have been zipping around in vacuum environments for awhile now. But one breakthrough the nanocar researchers at Rice University have been searching for is the ability to operate these nanomachines in ambient, …

This alarm helps pregnant women find a seat on mass transit

There's a new form of tech being tested in South Korean public transportation. The Pink Light Campaign is experimenting with an alarm system that …

Get Down and Dirty This Mardi Gras with Dirty Rice

This Mardi Gras, don’t be afraid to get dirty. No, we’re not talking about activities that might earn you beads on Bourbon Street; we’re talking …

Scientists consider whether krill need to be protected from human over-hunting

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing less than an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as …

Buddhism and the Brain: Mindfulness in Modern Times

Philosophy professor and Buddhist scholar Evan Thompson discusses the concepts behind his latest book, <i>Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness</i> …

Meditation

Yoga Demystified: The Six Big Ideas.

Yoga philosophy is sublimely simple, profound, and livable. Yet it can be difficult to grasp because of its unfamiliar language and complex …

The Better Way To Season A Cast Iron Skillet

If you cook with a cast iron skillet, chances are you already have an idea of how to season one. But what if we told you there was a better way? One that guaranteed a slick, shiny surface that never has to be touched-up? America's Test Kitchen found one and tested it, and the difference between …

Cast Iron Skillet

Two for the price of one: The unique binary system of Pluto and Charon

NASA’s New Horizons is described as a mission to Pluto, but one of the reasons the dwarf planet is so fascinating to scientists is that it’s part of the only known binary system in our solar system.<p>In a binary system, both members of the pair orbit around a common center of gravity. Earth is about …