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5 Money-Saving Lessons I Learned in a Month of Budgeting

How to save some dough without going loco.<p>In January, I went cold turkey—literally. After calculating the alarming amount I spent on groceries and dining out in 2016, I embarked on a food lovers' budget plan to pinch pennies while still eating well. A month in, I've nixed mediocre cafeteria lunches …

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Want To Be An Amazing Chef? These Home Cooks Are Giving Away Every One Of Their Secrets

Cooking skills are hard-won in the kitchen. Honing those skills takes practice, time, experimentation, and even more practice. It’s often a lifetime of learning and the more you cook, the better you’ll get. That’s a hard fact, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that a few tips from the pros can’t help …

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Third Gender Figures in the Ancient Near East

In the ancient Near East, there was a social standard by which men were ideally expected to behave. In the 21st century CE, expectations still exist, …

Blue Apron’s “Farm Egg” makes me question everything

Farm egg.<p>It may seem as simple as just that. An egg. The food that Atkins and Paleo diets made popular once again. The food that draws one of many dividing lines between vegetarians and vegans. But this particular egg is one of the more layered, even scrambled (if you will), symbols of Silicon …

Sustainability

In Holy Hell, Documentary Filmmaker Explores Pull that Kept Him in a Spiritual 'Cult' for 22 Years

The first time Will Allen picked up his camera to film the Southern California meditation guru whose charisma attracted Allen to join his group in …

Los Angeles

Beg! Sit! Fetch! How to successfully train your cat

Who on earth trains cats? Trained lions and tigers used to be a staple of circuses, until public opinion turned against them. But why would anyone want to train their pet cat, except to show off to their friends? There is, in fact, a serious purpose: training can improve not just your relationship …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

23 Tips That'll Trick Others Into Thinking You're A Chef

You might even find yourself on the next episode of Chopped.

What Happens When You Let Architects Design Cat Houses

Furry felines are already adorable, but put them inside a swanky house, and it’s instant swoon territory. To raise awareness for the estimated 3 million stray cats in L.A. and benefit the spay-neuter organization FixNation, Architects for Animals invited local designers to build shelters for a …

These coffee doughnut muffins are everything you want for breakfast, and more

Think of these coffee doughnut muffins as your favorite breakfast hits all rolled into one. First, there's the cake, rich with butter, a hint of freshly brewed coffee and the subtle tang of buttermilk. The muffins are basted with more butter while they're still warm, then rolled in a mixture of …

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The Dry-Age Shortcut: How to Fake 45 Days in 48 Hours

Meet koji, the miracle grain that's going to change your steak game forever.<p>You could shell out $75 for a 45-day dry-aged rib eye, and then even more for the bottle of red that goes with it. Or you could—stay with me—make it for yourself, at home. Look, dry-aged meat is amazing and certainly worth …

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Why You Should Ignore the "Use By" Date When Buying Tortillas

Your enchiladas are only as good as the tortillas you use to make 'em.<p>If you've picked up a copy of our February issue (or downloaded it!), you'll know the only thing on our mind this winter is enchiladas. And if there's one thing you should know about making enchiladas, it's that they're only as …

Girl's Hilarious Extra Credit Answer Goes Viral

And yes, this girl got the full five points.<p>You know that feeling when you know <i>exactly</i> how to nail a test question? You just go straight for it — you …

Don't Make These Common Mistakes When Cooking (or Baking!) with Butter

Butter makes everything better—unless you make these common mistakes.<p>It's a trope, but it's also true: Butter makes everything better. French pastries would just be sad crackers without it. Leave it out and silky pan sauces become nothing but meat juice. While a knob of butter can add richness and …

A New Novel Asks What Would Happen if a Black Man Woke Up White (Except for His Ass)

'Blackass,' the debut novel from A. Igoni Barrett, is a hilarious tale of race, sexuality, and Kafkaesque metamorphosis.<p>Furo Warikbo, the protagonist in A. Igoni Barrett's debut novel, <i>Blackass,</i> is a normal young guy in Lagos, Nigeria—until one day, on the morning of a job interview, he wakes up to …

8 Inspiring Blogs to Read Whenever You Feel Alone

When it seems like everyone is living a picture-perfect life, admitting you're struggling feels like utter failure. But more people than you …

Sparkling Espresso Recipe with Mint

Learn how to make this refreshing, iced coffee drink<p>Meet your new favorite chilled espresso drink.<p>01<p>Fill cocktail shaker with ice.<p>02<p>Add classic or …

11 Surprising Facts About Coffee Every Caffeine Addict Should Know

Turns out there is an optimal time to drink it.<p><b>1. Most energy drinks don't contain as much caffeine as a Starbucks coffee.</b> Don't believe anyone who tells you those expensive energy drinks have more bang than a cup of coffee. A 16-ounce Monster has about 150 milligrams of caffeine — half the amount …

Cutest dog you've ever seen is also a gymnast

Ginger Doodle the red toy poodle is one of the cutest pups on Instagram. She's also touted by celebrities like Rachael Ray and Megan Amram.<p>But the …

A Letter From The Dog About The 5 Reasons He Questions Your Sanity

Dear Human of Mine:<p>As the dog of the house, I want to take this opportunity to point out the five behaviors of yours that scare me. I hope you take no offense (and please keep the food comin').<p>You repeatedly ask, "Who's a good boy?" Every day you ask who's a good boy. Many times a day. As you have …

Pets

This adorable raccoon dog is a tanuki and it is our new favorite animal, Internet

Cats, goats, owls — they're all old news. 2016 is the year of the tanuki.<p>A tanuki, commonly mistaken for a badger or a raccoon, is actually an …

Tribe Member: 'We Would Have Been Dead By Now' If We Acted Like Oregon Militants

The Paiute tribe says the protesters need to leave.<p>BURNS, Ore. -- The armed protesters who seized remote federal property in Oregon should leave, the Burns Paiute Tribal Council urged Wednesday. The occupiers claim the federal land rightfully belongs to the mostly white population of eastern …

There’s a misogynist aspect of Buddhism that nobody talks about

Hinduism is patriarchal. No doubt about it. So are Christianity and Islam, Sikhism and Shinto, Jainism and Judaism. But Buddhism? It is not the first religion that comes to mind when we talk about misogyny.<p>The assumption is that Buddhism is rational, modern, agnostic, and liberal in matters of …

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DJ Khaled's Chef Dee on the Meals They Don't Want You to Have

They don't want you to have food as good as Chef Dee's.<p>Major key to success: Enlist DJ Khaled as your unofficial life coach. The first great Snapchat superstar, the Miami-based music producer and radio show host—best known for hits "We Takin' Over" and "All I Do Is Win"—has become a runaway …

Woman Adopts Cat, Returns To Shelter For His BFF He Grew Up With

"The idea of him living out his life in a cage just broke my heart."<p>This woman did the purrfect thing.<p>Two cats, a 16-year-old cream-colored tabby named Max and 11-year-old white and orange kitty named Mojo, entered Anne Arundel County Animal Control in Millersville, Maryland, together, on Nov. …