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28 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Cooking

Even if you have a fear of all things cooking, these tips and products will take you by the shoulders and tell you that YOU CAN DO IT. Mainly because they'll *almost* do all the work for you.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other</b> …

Slow Cookers

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For the love of God, please don’t confuse pasta water …

Italian Food

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Steak, According to Chefs

Purists assert that a good-quality cut of steak is done ill justice at the hands of an overzealous grill. Contrast that to cheaper cuts like chuck …

BBQ

Yes, it matters what kind of onion you use in your dishes — here's how to cook them to perfection

<i><br>"It's hard to imagine civilization without onions."</i><p><i>- Julia Child.</i><p><i>"I have always felt bad for the rare person that comes into the restaurant and says that they are allergic to onions. It seems like a sad existence to me to not be able to enjoy the beautiful flavors of an onion,"</i><p><i>- Melissa O'Donnell,</i> …

Cooking

A Guide to Paprika and Its 3 Different Types

I was rifling through recipes on our site when I noticed something: All the recipes that involved paprika were inconsistent. No, no, I’m not trying to say there’s some massive flaw with our site; what I’m trying to say is that some recipes called for sweet paprika, others for hot, and still others …

Narcissists often recruit people called 'apaths' to help with their games — here's why they're dangerous

Defining someone's personality is complicated. There are so many nuances in the ways people behave, and why they behave the way they do, that it isn't always appropriate to give someone a specific label — even mental health professionals and psychologists can struggle.<p>In a very broad sense, empathy …

Psychology

Scientists Have Found a Lake Under The Sea - Those Who Swim There Won't Come Back Alive

Jacuzzi of despair.<p>Scientists have discovered a 'lake' in the Gulf of Mexico. Everyone, who enters this pool at the bottom of the sea will suffer …

The Top 6 Reasons Men Hire Escorts (As Told By A Former Escort)

Though people might look down on them, sex workers are in a booming business. But why do men hire escorts? A former professional escort shares her …

Antidepressants

How To: 4 Ways to Hide All Traces of Your Messages Using Signal Private Messenger

Messaging apps can be a double-edged sword. Not only do they let you interact with other people, but they also let you go back and reminisce on past …

Ditch The Client If Your Contract Lacks These 7 Important Clauses

Getting paid is the biggest issue that freelancers face when they create products or provide services for clients. After all, it can be expensive to go after a non-paying client, and many freelancers are living on an already tight budget. And sometimes freelancers, hungry for business, do not study …

Small Business

Cheetahs' inner ear is one-of-a-kind, vital to high-speed hunting

The world's fastest land animal, the cheetah, is a successful hunter not only because it is quick, but also because it can hold an incredibly still …

Paleontology

This Yorkshire Pudding Pizza Is The Definition Of Foodie Heaven

😍 😍 😍<p>We’ve had Yorkshire pudding burritos and now, ahead of Yorkshire Pudding Day on 4 February, Morrisons has created the ultimate treat: a …

'We're screwed': Rescued diver recounts 9 hours lost at sea

An Ontario-born diving instructor has just lived through every diver’s nightmare, becoming separated from his boat and drifting for hours, further …

Scuba Diving

4 Common Ways to Ruin Your Garlic

For the love of garlic.<p>Garlic is arguable one of the most popular members of the allium family, followed by its close cousins—the onion and shallot. …

Tractor beam levitates large orbs with sound

A new "tractor beam" can levitate large objects in midair, using only sound.<p>So far, researchers have floated spheres as large as 0.6 inches (16 millimeters) in diameter and moved orbs as large as 0.8 inches (2 cm) on a tabletop using tornadoes of sound waves. Theoretically, vortices made by an …

Physics

Allergies: New Prevention for Cat, Dog and Hay Fever Reactions Discovered in Breakthrough Study

Stuffy nose and watery eyes keeping you away from adopting a pet? That could someday become a nuisance of the past as researchers have found a new …

Gold treasure recovered from 1857 shipwreck to make debut

More than $50 million worth of gold bars, coins and dust that's been described as the greatest lost treasure in U.S. history is about to make its public debut in California after sitting at the bottom of the ocean for more than 150 years.<p>The 3,100 gold coins, 45 gold bars and more than 80 pounds …

Archaeology

The world’s most powerful acoustic tractor beam could one day levitate humans

Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bristol recently demonstrated that it is possible to use an acoustic tractor beam to successfully levitate …

Physics

Five of the great unsolved shipwreck mysteries

Underwater explorer Barry Clifford, who found the first verified wreck of a pirate ship – the Whydah Gally – in 1985, says remains found off the …

Archaeology

This Popular Household Plant Keeps Seriously Damaging People's Eardrums

Wha?<p>A team of doctors in Australia has noticed an unexpected pattern of ear trauma in their patients over the past few years - and the culprit has …

Creamy Kimchi Dip

Makes about 3½ cups<p>If the combination of cream cheese and kimchi sounds crazy to you—well, it’s crazy good. Room temperature cream cheese is key for this recipe—if it’s too cold, it won’t blend smoothly with the sour cream. Kimchi varieties and brands vary greatly in terms of heat level and flavor …

Soysauce

Divers have found the biggest underwater cave in the world, and it could contain Mayan secrets

A team of divers have successfully explored a tunnel linking two gargantuan underwater cave systems in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, unlocking what …

Archaeology

10 Greatest Shipwreck Treasures Ever Found

The bountiful seas hold many, many treasures. Above and beyond these ten astonishing shipwreck treasures on our list, it is said that there may be as …

Archaeology

How to Make Buttermilk

Buttermilk is versatile – it can help tenderize a cake or add a fresh zing to a smoothie. But it's not an ingredient we usually have on hand. Don’t …

A New Trick Can Spoof a Speech Recognition AI Every Time

Given an audio waveform, researchers can now produce a virtually identical version that makes speech-recognition software transcribe something else …

Music Videos

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

Humpback whale ‘saves’ marine biologist from tiger shark

Marine biologist, Nan Hauser, says a humpback whale protected her from a 15-foot tiger shark during a recent dive in the Cook Islands.

Fish

Make Tomato Pudding Ahead of Time, Look Like a Well-Rested Genius

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat your oven to 375°F and set one of your oven racks in the middle position.<p>Step 2<p>Cut your slices of bread on the diagonal …

Breakfast

Secrets of the shipwrecks at the bottom of sea around Britain finally revealed in amazing footage

The fascinating secrets behind some of the many shipwrecks that lie on the seabed off the Welsh coast have finally been revealed.<p>Listed as protected …

Baking Measuring Do's and Don'ts [Infographic]

Infographics