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Making Better Use of Health Care Data

At Sanford Health, a $4.5 billion rural integrated health care system, we deliver care to over 2.5 million people in 300 communities across 250,000 square miles. In the process, we collect and store vast quantities of patient data — everything from admission, diagnostic, treatment and discharge …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

29 True Crime Books Fans Of "Serial" Should Read

Goodbye, sleep.

How people party in Los Angeles (and why you can’t hang)

Los Angeles is good at a lot of things. Basketball, for example. Not raining. Advertising on billboards how natural your big new fake tits will look …

Reading American cities: books about Los Angeles

Whether hymning it as the City of Angels or writing it off as La La Land, thousands of authors have pictured Los Angeles in prose. <b>Kate Gale</b> defends its romantic appeal and recommends the essential literary companions for a trip to this West Coast metropolis, from tales of eccentric architecture to …

Free Things to Do in Los Angeles

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Think of Los Angeles and your mind likely defaults to surfer dudes, beach babes, or celebs donning the latest on the red carpet. All images aside, L.A. will still leave you awestruck. For starters, several American cities delight in having a Chinatown, but L.A. treasures its …

8 Places to Dine in the Wilderness in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is often thought of as a polluted wasteland of cars, traffic, and more cars. Sure, this is sort of true, but L.A. is also surrounded and …

The Best Dinner And A Movie Combos in LA

It may be a date night staple, but dinner and a movie doesn't have to be boring. Here are a few of my favorite combos in Los Angeles that get you far enough away from the chain restaurants to create a memorable night.<p>I picked locations where once you've parked (or Ubered), you're done with your …

The Best Coffee Shops In Los Angeles

Here are our favorite coffee shops in Los Angeles—from a cute 3D latte art fixture to a spot that serves you liquid nitro ice cream to go along with …

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Here are the real best things to do in Los Angeles, according to locals

To help you experience the best of the city, we've put together a list of favorites from Los Angelinos.<p>From Korean barbecue joints to iconic music venues, here are the real best things to do in Los Angeles, according to locals.

Los Angeles

25 Easy Party Dips You Can Make In 20 Minutes

Okay, maybe a few of them will take you 25 minutes. But all of them are definitely quick enough to whip up another batch during halftime if you run out.

15 Tasty Tomato Recipes for Summer

15 easy dishes to show off peak flavor.<p>Delicious and packed with healthy antioxidants, fresh tomatoes are at their peak in late summer. Whether they're stewed, grilled, or baked in a tart, here are 15 new ways to try them.

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>The secret to making grilled cheese for a crowd? Turn on the oven (the standard skillet method is too labor-intensive). Encourage guests to customize their sandwiches with the cheeses, breads, and fixings you’ve set out. Then simply pop them on a …

How To Make The World's Best Hot Chocolate

The secret is to use really great chocolate, and not much else.<p>James Beard award-winning pastry chef Jacques Torres is so committed to using only the highest-quality chocolate that in 2000 he left the restaurant world to open his own chocolate factory in Brooklyn. Today he has two factories and …

10 Insane Grilled Cheese Recipes Worth Dying For

<i>By Perry Santanachote</i><p>A recipe for grilled cheese may seem unnecessary, but so are ball pits, and that doesn't make them any less awesome. And unlike ball pits, there are some simple steps and affordable ingredients that can transform a standard grilled cheese into legendary status.<p>But before you …

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6 Warm, Fresh-Baked Breads That Steal The Spotlight

These warm, fresh-baked breads and biscuits make a delicious addition to any meal -- don't be surprised if they upstage everything else on the table!<p><b>1. Rosemary Focaccia</b><p>Expecting company? Focaccia is a flavorful and easy-to-make Italian flat bread that feeds a crowd. This classic version is topped …

Breakfast

By Reader Request: Recipes From Breads Bakery, A.O.C., and Rioja

From lamb-bacon burgers to a very green cocktail, these are the restaurant recipes our readers want to cook at home this month.<p>This is <b>R.S.V.P.</b>, a monthly column in which <i>Bon Appétit</i> publishes recipes, requested by readers, from restaurants all across the country. These are real live readers with …

30 Bacon Recipes That Prove It's The Best Food On Earth

Bacon is bae. Duh.<p>For more, <b>like Spoon University on Facebook</b> or <b>pin them on Pinterest</b>.

A Delicious Reminder That You Should Bake Bacon

Baking bacon > frying bacon.<p>• Heat your oven to 400° F.<p>• Put slices of bacon on a baking sheet — as many as you'd like, just make sure they fit in one layer — and slide it into the oven.<p>• Bake for about 15 minutes, until the bacon is sizzling, crispy, and golden brown.<p>• For even easier cleanup, …

12 Brownies That Are Totally OK To Eat For Breakfast

Want permission to eat brownies for breakfast? You're an adult, so you can make brownies part of your morning meal in any way you please.<p>And if you want a little help, we've rounded up some smarter ways to go about it. A few of these chocolate recipes are made healthier with snuck-in oats or …

Breakfast

This Grilled Pizza is Insanely Delicious And Easy To Make

Once you try this, you might never leave home again.<p>And if you have a grill — gas or charcoal — it can probably get a lot hotter than your oven. (The side benefit is that your grill won't heat up your home.) Charcoal specifically is the closest you can get to a traditional wood-burning oven, …

The Busy Girl's Guide To Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On any given day — heck, we’re not even talking about particularly long days — there are a whole host of obstacles that get in the way of cooking our …

Recipes

How To Organize Your Home (On a Budget!)

January is a good time for a fresh start, and organizing is one of the activities that always makes me feel energized, prepared, and ready to tackle …

Minimalism

15 Simple DIYs to Repurpose Those Old Stacks of Magazines

I don’t know about you, but I hate throwing away old magazines. I love to have the ability to look back at spreads for inspiration. However, they start piling up and take up a great deal of space. We’ve found 15 great repurposing DIY projects for all those magazines that are getting dusty. So go …

11 Creative DIY Ways to Organize Your Cords

Our lives revolve around technology… and then, technology manages to wrap itself around our feet… and our chair leg… and what?!… our dog?!?! It’s so frustrating to not know which cord goes where or to need one and find it wrapped in a million knots. And while we’ve found some cool pieces of …

28 DIY Solutions For Removing Any Type of Stain

Stains are inevitable, but that doesn't mean you can't fight back with DIY cleaners and other easy solutions. You'd be surprised to find out most of the ingredients you need to tackle the mess are already in your pantry and take only minutes to put together. Whether you need answers to getting rid …

DIY Furniture Projects Made Of Whole Pallets

Our last inspirational article for today will focus on <b>pallet furniture</b>. We’ve already pretty much covered all the bases when it comes to this concept …

Furniture

40 Brilliant DIY Organization Hacks

How’s that spring cleaning going? Avoiding it in favor of two back-to-back brunches? Sounds familiar. But here’s the thing, you might already have the things you need to start getting organized. Here are 40 brilliant ways to repurpose, sort, store, and tidy, all in the name of organization.<p>1. …

DIY Pom Pom Pillow

Getting bored with your plain store bought toss pillow? Looking for a way to dress it up a bit? Adding a pom pom border is an easy, simple, and …

17 DIY Projects to Organize Your Workspace

Having a space where you can spread out all your Sharpies and get to work planning your next crafty endeavor is a key element in being productive. Not much is going to get done when you’re always spread out on the kitchen table and have to keep cleaning up for things like, you know, dinner. Once …