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24 Healthyish Meat-Free Comfort Foods That'll Make You Say "Whoa"

You won't miss the meat.

The Ultimate Guide to Stocking a Home Tiki Bar

Over its almost-century-long history, the cult of tiki has certainly had its ebbs and flows. But what began in Hollywood over 80 years ago, with Don …

9 Classic Cocktails to Know (and Order) to Sound Like an Adult

There comes a time in every drinker’s life when combinations of booze and soda no longer cut it. To help you through this time—and to help you make a …

How to avoid alcohol without sacrificing your social life

LONDON — Meeting up with friends and eating out can be tricky if you don't drink alcohol — even if you're just taking a short break. A lot of bars …

Alcohol

Cocktail Party Menu

Homemade Limoncello: A Step by Step Guide

I'm normally a parenting writer/blogger but since every parent needs a good drink, from time to time, I've taken up DIY limoncello. I get asked for my recipe all the time - so here it is.<p><b>What is limoncello?</b><p>Limoncello is an Italian lemon liquor, produced mainly in Southern Italy (but now made and …

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Opening a 529 College-Savings Account

So you’ve investigated 529 plans and have decided to open an account. Kudos to you. But now you have to make it happen. Here are five potential mistakes and ways to avoid making them.<p><b>1. Picking the wrong 529 plan</b><p>Thankfully, you cannot mess up too badly in choosing a 529 plan. The state agencies …

5 Great Investment Options if You Have $2,000 (or More) Lying Around

Overwhelmed by your investment options? Consider these five as a great way to boost your nest egg and/or lessen your tax liability.<p>The goal of most …

What we know, don't know about Freddie Gray's arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> New information released Thursday adds complexity, and even more questions, to the already confusing picture of what happened to Freddie Gray after his arrest.<p>The transport van that carried Gray made a previously unknown stop along its route from where he was arrested to the police station. …

The best way to win an argument

How do you change someone’s mind if you think you are right and they are wrong? Psychology reveals the last thing to do is the tactic we usually resort to.<p>You are, I'm afraid to say, mistaken. The position you are taking makes no logical sense. Just listen up and I'll be more than happy to …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

10 Standards to Assess Your Fitness Level

Before you stamp yourself "in shape," make sure you can pass these fitness tests<p>We have a lot of time on our hands, so the other day we looked up "fit" in the dictionary. We read about fit (as in flipping out) and fit (as in what your hat should do) before finally landing on definition number …

A Compilation of Hilarious ‘Storytime’ Vines by Thomas Sanders Where He Narrates People’s Lives

A compilation highlights a collection of hilarious “Storytime” Vines by Thomas Sanders where he approaches people in different situations and briefly …

True Blue: The Bright Cocktail That's Shaking Up New York City

Forget every preconceived notion you’ve ever held about a bright blue cocktail.<p>At just-opened Porchlight, Danny Meyer’s first stand-alone cocktail bar in New York’s West Chelsea, bartenders sling unfussy, unpretentious drinks. One cocktail in particular turns heads.<p>“I am not above a little …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

Weight Loss

5 Whiskey Cocktails to Try Now

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How to Make the Modern, the Last Undiscovered Cocktail

From the greatest bar.<p><i>Published in the January/February 2015 issue</i><p><b>Before the current revival of the classic bar,</b> very few of the fine old cocktail recipes were in general circulation. This meant that something as simple as a sidecar—cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice served up in a sugar-rimmed …