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The 6 Biggest Salad Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From underseasoning to overdressing, it's surprisingly easy to ruin a salad. Watch out for these 6 common mistakes, and you can avoid this sad fate<p>Salads are supposed to be light, bright, and full of life—but too often, they hit the table flat, limp, and soggy, with all the good stuff sunk at the …

Healthy Eating

The Food Lab: How to Make Creamy Vegetable Soups Without a Recipe

When I was a totally green cook with my first serious restaurant job, working under Chef Jason Bond at what's now a landmark Boston restaurant, No. 9 Park, there were many moments when I learned a new technique or perfected an old one and said to myself, "holy crap, I just made this?" But the very …

How to Make Bakery-Style Apple Danish at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Hands from Flourishing Foodie is sharing a recipe for a delicious -- and jaw-dropping -- danish braid that will give you a reason to get</i> …

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 5: Inside Present-Day Russia

The best episode of Anthony Bourdain’s <i>Parts Unknown</i> season three aired last night with a raucous critical look at Putin’s Russia. The episode was …

Filming in the Cinque Terre

We're having a great time filming our new public television show on the Cinque Terre, Italy's perfect little traffic-free stretch of Riviera. Here are some behind-the-scenes shots from our shoot.<p>Our crew was out shooting on the breakwater in Monterosso. We scrambled for six days to finish our new …

Meeting Up with Andy Steves

My son, Andy Steves, runs his own tour company. His mission: to help American students in foreign study programs enjoy smart, experiential, and inexpensive three-day weekends. The students never have classes on Friday, and discount airlines make it easy to fly just about anywhere for $50 …

Instantly Up Your Instagram Game With These Simple Tricks

Are you secretly harboring dreams of Instagram glory? Do you spend an unseemly amount of time debating filters, only to have your most epic sunset shot outperformed by a friend's perfectly lit and framed photo of a blueberry scone?<p>We know the feeling, and unfortunately, it's not your camera phone's …

Charting the Celebrity Engagement Ring

See what A-listers are wearing on their ring fingers.<p>From Elizabeth Taylor's 33-carat rock to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's heirloom sapphire, the celebrity engagement ring is an object of constant fascination. Here, we trace the most iconic, from Hollywood's Golden Age to today.

Engagement Rings

Coyote mint a tough, fragrant native herb

Bay Area gardeners are gradually coming to know a wider variety of aromatic medicinal plants, and one that should be near the top of that list is Monardella villosa, commonly known as Coyote mint.<p>Endemic to California, this tough, native herb is found in oak woodlands and dry chaparral, mostly in …

Simple Springtime Dishes

Easy Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

You can make this absolutely delicious, <i>Easy Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup</i> in just 20 minutes! Perfect for a comforting homemade mushroom soup any …

Chinese Eggplant Recipe with Spicy Garlic Sauce

posted by<p>In this Chinese Eggplant Recipe, you’ll learn:<p>How to cook this authentic Chinese eggplant recipe, inspired by one of the most respected …

Garden with your children, and sow the seeds of a life-long love

If gardening is part of family life, especially eating from plant to plate, children will embrace the outdoors<p>Ben Raskin is head of horticulture at the Soil Association in Britain, and a father of two small children. He’s keen to teach them about gardening and get their feet firmly on the path to a …

The beginner's guide to starting a veg garden

There has never been a more interesting time for edible gardening. It is right on so many levels. It saves money, saves the planet and satisfies our epicurean appetites. Edible gardening is an opportunity to grow interesting flavours fresher than money can buy. It is the key to children being more …

Mediterranean Diet Garden - Organic Gardening

<i>The Mediterranean diet has been shown to be great for your health. It is also fun and easy to grow! The diet is heavy in fruits, nuts, and vegetables</i> …

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

The Most Fun TV GIFs To Make In 2013: A GIF Maker's Guide

Webster’s defines an animated GIF as “a graphics image that moves” (seriously). Earlier this year, the good folks at UPROXX decided to give me blogging powers as an outlet to post GIFs to my heart’s content. So I thought, instead of the typical “best of” list to close out the year, why not give you …

Here Are 10 Of The Best Mashups From 2013 To Help Get You To The New Year

Who among us would have guessed a year ago that 2013 would bring us not only a crack-smoking Canadian mayor, but also the girl from <i>Hannah Montana</i> dry-humping Alan Thicke’s son on national television?<p>2013 was chocked full of pop culture moments and bizarre news stories that have all lent themselves …

There's A Part Two Of The Best News Bloopers Of 2013

Last week we posted a 15-minute compilation of the best news bloopers from 2013. It was tremendous. My only complaint at the time — and I was really nitpicking — was that it was too short, as I closed the post with “I hope next’s year compilation is six hours long. I’ll make a day of it.”<p>Well, now …

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Dog Parodies 'Wrecking Ball' Because Everyone Else Has, So Why Not?

We feel this dog's parody of "Wrecking Ball", entitled "Tennis Ball", has a much more positive message for today's youth. Just look at these lyrics:<p><i>I keep on chasing tennis balls They’re always falling from above Even when you throw it off the wall No matter what I always catch it with ease Yeah I,</i> …

A 15 Minute Yoga Asana To Balance Your Root Chakra

<i>This guest post comes from our contributor FP Naomi.</i><p>The Root Chakra, also known as Muladhara, is the energy center at the base of your spine. It is …

10 New Wearable Tech Innovations That Are Blowing Our Minds

Did you know that one of the most popular trends in tech right now is fashion? Crazy, huh? More known in Silicon Valley as “Wearable Tech,” the trend has been exemplified by Google Glass but showing up all over the place, is taking the world by storm. From health, to privacy, to straight-up …

Wearable Tech

Barbara Kafka's Marinated Eggplant

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The best, fastest, lightest eggplant technique you haven't tried yet. (It's in the microwave. Don't be mad.)</i><p>I'd like to make an announcement: You can cook …

Eggplant

How To Optimize The New Gmail

<i>Forget January 1 — for us, this time of year has always been associated with reinvention, renewal, and refinement, even if we aren't going back to</i> …

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.

Startups

34 Courses That Every Golfer Must Play

We've created the ultimate bucket list for golfers.<p>Some of these golf courses are famous for their rich history, while others offer breathtaking views and unique locations.<p>From Scotland's historic Muirfield to the Dominican Republic's challenging Teeth of the Dog, here are the golf courses every …