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4 D&D-inspired Games You MUST Try

Thanks to the Open Gaming License, Dungeons & Dragons has seen a thousand flowers bloom beneath its banner. We here at Geek & Sundry have picked out …

The man who made 'the worst video game in history'

<b>The video game of Steven Spielberg's ET is considered to be one of the worst of all time and has even been blamed for triggering the collapse of Atari. Howard Scott Warshaw, the gifted programmer who made it, explains how it was rushed out in a matter of weeks - and how he feels about those events</b> …

5 Decadent Desserts You Can Hold in Your Hand

Skip the plates and silverware -- these rich, sweet treats are perfect for a casual party.<p><b>1. Red Velvet Cupcakes</b><p>Who can resist a red velvet cupcake? These have a subtle chocolate flavor, deep mahogany color and lavish swirl of tangy cream cheese frosting on top. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chocolate Peanut</b> …

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Onion Dip

The simplest way to elevate this American classic is to start with fresh ingredients, of course. Here, some more ways to take your dip game up a …

Watch a Pastry Chef Create Dozens of Classic French Desserts

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Stable or in flux? How anxiety can botch decisions

When things get unpredictable, people prone to high anxiety may have a harder time reading the environmental cues that could help them avoid a bad …

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The science of murder: how do professionals cope with gruesome deaths?

As the Wellcome Collection devotes an exhibition to forensic science, what happens to our bodies after death?<p>Murder may be grisly and unpleasant, but it’s often unavoidably interesting – and the subject of rigorous scientific scrutiny.<p>And morbid curiosity is certainly satisfied to the full at the …

Classic Cookies

SAVEUR<p>https://www.saveur.com/gallery/Classic-Cookies<p>article<p>The simple pleasure of biting into a chocolate chip cookie dipped in cool, creamy milk is …

13 Donut Recipes That’ll Make You Rethink Your Dunkin’ Habit

If America had a national breakfast pastry, the donut would take the title, hands down. Who, after all, can refuse the deceptively light consistency …

3 Ways to Make the Perfect Guacamole

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Guacamole is a staple that everyone loves -- but is there a way to make it even better than you thought?<p>Empellon's Alex Stupak believes there is more than one way to make delicious guacamole, so he shows us three ways to tackle the …

6 Insanely Good Sweets for Your Super Bowl Party

<b>1. Chocolate Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting</b><p>These are the <i>best</i> chocolate cupcakes: the cake portion of the recipe is adapted from Magnolia Bakery in NYC and the frosting comes from Cook's Illustrated. Together, they make an old-fashioned chocolate cupcake that is sweet enough for children …

3 Ways to Make Hot Wings Healthier

Between the deep-frying, the buttery sauce and the blue cheese on the side, classic buffalo wings are a healthy-eating disaster. Here are three ways …

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17 Sauces for Chicken Wings

Whether you go the classic buttery hot-sauce route or the sticky fruit-glazed or Asian-sauced route, hot wings are the ultimate messy finger food. …

A Choose-Your-Own Adventure Brownie Experience

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: Whether you prefer your brownies cakey, fudgy, or somewhere in between, here's</i> …

7 slow-cooker recipes for your Super Bowl line-up

The most important tool for a successful Super Bowl feast? (Hint: It's not a beer cozy or a pair of stretchy pants — though those might also come in handy.) We're talking about a slow cooker, that wondrous appliance that lets you produce warm, tasty dishes with minimal effort.<p>If you're hosting a …

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The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

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9 Killer Sandwiches for Brunch

We're fans of bacon, egg and cheese on a roll for breakfast, but the weekend demands an upgrade.<p>We're fans of bacon, egg and cheese on a roll for …

The Experimental Cookie: Teaching Kids Science Through Baking

If you spend any time around cooks, you might hear some version of this comment: “Cooking is an art. But baking… ooh, that’s science.”<p>What people mean, usually, is that baking requires precision and relies on chemistry. Neglect kneading your bread dough, and you’ll forego the development of the …

Norwegian Recipes: Easy to Make Apple Cake

I love anything apple-cinnamon flavored and with a touch of vanilla ice cream. Apple Cake is heavenly! I actually like to bake, but I am all for the simpler recipes. I don't have the patience if you have to fly through hoops and hassles to get the result. After all, I am in it for the baked goods …

Where to Go in 2015!

Here are the 10 best budget destinations for 2015. From high style and world-class shopping to jaw-dropping scenery and unrivaled art, culture, and …

24 TV Stars You Might Not Know Can Sing

If you're looking to cast the next live TV musical, you might want to start here. Yes, theater freaks, you know all of this already.

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

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By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

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Space Shots: The Universe's Best Images

A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.<p><i>This post was last updated on Friday, May 12, 2017.</i><p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we love space—and we know you do too. From seeing the nearly-true colors of Europa, a molten metal orb levitate in microgravity, or even a map of a …

This Hack For The Perfectly Shaped Fried Eggs Just Changed Breakfast Forever

Fried eggs should be easy, right? The perfectly cooked fried egg requires only a few basic necessities, like a non-stick pan and medium heat, and you're pretty much golden after that. You can follow some other techniques, like covering the pan halfway through to fully cook the whites, adding a few …

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

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The Cast of Broadway's On the Town Offers a Helluva Musical Preview

One of the fall season's most anticipated revivals is the New York-flavored Bernstein, Comden, and Green musical <i>On the Town</i>. At a recent press junket …

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