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How Did Amtrak Go So Wrong?

Inside America's railroad story of woe<p>Tom Waits once sang, "Money's just something you throw off the back of a train." He could have been singing about Amtrak, everyone's favorite unprofitable, publicly subsidized railway system.<p>Amtrak was created during the Nixon administration to sustain …

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes for Breakfast in Bed or a Feast at the Table

Show Mom your love with a delicious stack of our test kitchen's tried-and-true pancakes. Follow our step-by-step guide, then serve with whipped cream, strawberries, and maple syrup—it's like having strawberry shortcake for brunch!

Breakfast

Madagascar Treasure May Be Notorious Pirate Captain Kidd's Loot

Divers recovered a roughly 50 kg (110 pounds) slab of silver off the coast of Madagascar that some suspect may have belonged to the 17th century …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

The Magician's Trick That Will Impress Her | Men's Health

We've got just the thing.<p><b>The Principle</b><br>Magicians know that audiences “see” the same things differently. “That’s because there are no absolutes for the brain,” says neuroscientist Susana Martinez-Conde, Ph.D.<p>Your mind perceives things based on context, either actual or implied. This is the basis for …

liège waffles

<i>Psst.</i> I know what everyone is really hoping you’ll cook this weekend, and I’m sorry, it is not that kale salad. Okay, maybe not if these people are …

DIY Home Security vs. Professional Installation

<i>Enjoy this post today from Parker Hansen on the differences between professional and DIY home security installation.</i> <br>New homeowners are often …

Home Improvement

13 Things Every New Homeowner Needs

You won't be able to fill your house with every item of your dreams right off the bat. After all, you've got a mortgage now. These are the 13 essentials that will instantly make your house a home.<p><i>text by</i> <b>Laura Serino</b><p>photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE<p><b>FAMILY PHOTOS</b><p>Let your loved ones into your space. …

Living Rooms

11 Recipes That Will Forever Change the Way You Eat Salad

May 7, 2015 | Written by<p>Maybe you’re sitting at home with a bag of the new Beyond Chicken Feisty Buffalo Poppers, or maybe you just need some spice …

Healthy Eating

Tropical Mango Protein Smoothie Recipe

Sponsored by About Time<p>You’re going to love this recipe! Refreshing, light, full of flavor and packed with protein. It’s a tropical themed smoothie …

11 Beet Recipes That Don't Taste Like Dirt

Beets are one of those foods that most people either love or hate. They can have a distinctive taste (<i>ehem, my hubby thinks they taste like dirt</i>), but you can minimize this by doing a few simple things: 1) make sure you peel the beets completely and 2) roast them with a dollop of coconut oil. The …

How to change notification sounds on your Android device

Notification sounds can be a lot of fun to play with and a great way to embrace Android customization. From having your device proudly announce “You’ve got mail!” through to video game noises, catch phrases from your favorite movie and snippets of your favorite song, if it can be stored as an audio …

Android News

Lose Your Belly Fat

Your step-by-step plan for making your gut disappear<p>There's a secret every trainer in Hollywood knows, and it's one you should know, too: "The fastest way to look like you've packed on 20 pounds of muscle is to lose 10 pounds of fat," says Alan Aragon, M. S., the <i>Men's Health</i> Weight-Loss Coach and …

Nutrition

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

Ask just about anyone to name a few of the childhood foods that they remember the most fondly, and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, in its trademark blue box, will invariably come up. Cheesy, filling, and easy and fun to prepare, it's one of those foods that almost everybody likes. We'll bet, though, …

The World’s Most Expensive Mulled Wine, and 5 Ways to Make a Much Cheaper Version at Home

Mulled wine is a cold-weather classic. Warm, rich and spiced—it's perhaps the second coziest beverage in the world (behind hot cocoa). But is it …

Hammy Christmas: the very best festive ham recipes

A Christmas ham is a properly festive joint of meat. And, crucially, one that continues to feel a treat as long as it lasts. The same cannot be said for turkey.<p>It should be said that we have been enjoying pork at Yuletide long before turkey became de rigueur in the last century. Pork may even …

BBQ

Try This Thanksgiving-Inspired Chicken Liver Pâté With Bourbon and Cranberry

I read somewhere recently that pâté had gone out of style. That bothered me, because, as is often the case with superficial food trends, it makes no sense that an incredibly delicious food with a deep history can be declared a has-been just because there isn't a media frenzy around it right now. In …

Homemade Trader Joe's Cookie Butter

<b>Ingredients</b><p>8 ounces cookies, sealed in a sturdy zip-top bag<br>• 1/2 cup vegetable oil<br>• 1/4 cup of water<br>• 1/2 cup powdered (confectioner’s) sugar<p><b>Preparation</b><p>TODAY<p>Crush the cookies into coarse granules (it’s okay if there are some larger pieces), then transfer to a food processor (or blender) and pulse until …

8 Awesome Apple Brandies to Try This Fall

When it comes to apple brandy, the first country you think of might be France with its famed Calvados, but thanks to a crop of small distillers, the U.S. is now one of the most exciting producers of the historic spirit.<p>The first and most important thing to know about apple brandy is that it must be …

Chicken Piccata + Cantaloupe Cucumber Salad with Basil and Feta

It's easy to feel flustered during the course of the day, which is why dinner should be about finding comfort and balance. Spend a leisurely night at home with a classic Italian entrée and a fresh salad -- and enjoy the beauty of its simplicity.<p>This menu is about finding perfect equilibrium: Acidic …

Feta

The Case for Canned Fish

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>We know you have canned fish. Put it to good use, all week long.</i><p>I'll admit that canned …

Fishing

7 Back-to-School Snack Ideas

<i>Merrill's daughter Clara has quite the appetite -- and it's all Merrill can do to keep up. Armed with her greenmarket bag, a wooden spoon and a minimal amount of fuss, she steps into the fray.</i><p><i>Today: 7 ideas for homemade snacks, just in time for back-to-school season.</i><p>The days are getting noticeably …

Food

Training Your Brain Could Make You Prefer Healthy Food

Which is more appealing: cheese pizza or salad? For many, the lure of lettuce hardly matches that of greasy comfort food, but new brain research from …

Tag: Offices

10 Easy Pieces: Best Eco-Friendly Paints<p>by Janet Hall<p>Exotica at Work: 13 Ideas to Steal from a Historic Office in Charleston<p>by Annie Quigley<p>10 Easy …

Office Furniture

An Introduction To Japanese Whisky

“Whisky goes with everything.” It’s a big call for a chef, especially as he’s shaving black truffle over a buttery slice of toro tuna, topped with a …

How To Make Outdoor Glass Hanging Lights

If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know I love to be outside and have this thing for outdoor lighting. I think it can make or break the …

The 50 Best Festivals in America eBook

Americans: we’re a people who enjoy a good gathering. It’s right there in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution: the right of the …

​Get Free Airport Wi-Fi Using Chrome or Firefox's Developer Tools

With time to kill at the airport, getting online is a great—if potentially expensive—way to while away the hours. But there are a couple of tricks …

Wi-Fi