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Absinthe Used to Be Malaria Medicine: The Secret Medical History of Cocktails

Créme de menthe settled rebellious stomachs and absinthe fended off malaria. This is the secret medical history of the speakeasy cocktails we've come to know and love.<p>"We don't create cocktails now to cure venereal diseases or to relieve gout, but there's that history there," says <b>Matthew Rowley</b>, …

Alcohol

13 Reasons Homemade Pizza Is Way Better Than Delivery

Delivery might be easier, but homemade will always take the cake (or dough, in this case).<p>Late nights always leave you itching to order in pizza from Pizza Hut, Papa John's, or your favorite local pizza shop. But in reality, by making your own pizza, you wind up saving some money and you end up …

Pizza Hut

Watch Science Explain Why Ketchup Is Hard to Pour

Here's a video by the folks at TED-Ed explaining why extruding ketchup out of its bottle is usually difficult: After all, "from a physics perspective, <b>ketchup is one of the more complicated mixtures</b> out there." Unlike a pure liquid, ketchup does not move linearly; instead, its thickness changes …

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One Skillet Spicy Ranch Chicken: My Hero!

Should you choose to add sour cream and stuff the entire ordeal into a tortilla mega-burrito style, I support you.<p>When a dinner emergency strikes, I vote we shine a Batman bat light-inspired distress signal in the air. In place of a bat, the light will illuminate the silhouette of a cast iron …

Recipes

We Spoke to the Man Who Soundtracks Wes Anderson’s Movies

With the release of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' we spoke to Randall Poster, the man who soundtracks Anderson's lovingly offbeat movies.<p>He may have made the odd, self-consciously quirky misstep (I’m looking at you, <i>Darjeeling Limited</i>) but while it’s easy to think that Wes Anderson is always just about …

How Jim Morrison Inspired Matthew McConaughey’s ‘All Right’ Quote

During his Best Actor acceptance speech at this year’s Oscars, Matthew McConaughey slipped in a subtle allusion to David Wooderson, the eternal …

The Score: Mapping the Music and Style of 'That Thing You Do!'

Sixties chic via the 90s and that one song over and over and over.<p><i>That Thing You Do</i> could have been just as easily been titled <i>That Thing We Did Was Be In A Famous Band For A Bit</i>. The film follows the lifespan of some one hit wonders, The Oneders/Wonders (more on band naming later), and serves as a …

27 Healthy Versions Of Your Kids' Favorite Foods

You're not lying about the vegetables in these recipes. You're just withholding information.

Healthy Eating

Ranking Wes Anderson’s Movies: A Definitive, Quantitative, Scientific Analysis

Wes Anderson’s <i>Grand Budapest Hotel</i> (review here) hits theaters in limited release today, and thus, what better time to take the multi-faceted art works of the Anderson oeuvre and boil them down into a single unit so that they may be incorporated into a crude ranking system? I can think of few …

Here's an Ice Cream That Tastes Like Ice Cream Cones

You know what I love? Ice cream cones. And I'll take them however I can get them. Fresh waffle cones, standard-issue sugar cones, hell even the papery wafer cones that cradle my Mr. Softee—they're all good. So wouldn't it be great if we could have an ice cream that tastes just like a cone?<p>I've had …

19 Shot Glasses You Can Eat

Throw it back, then chomp it up.

Ice Cream

The Stories Behind What You're Drinking for Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day has plenty of well-known traditions, but their histories are probably unknown to most.<p>Saint Patrick's Day has plenty of well-known traditions, but their histories are probably unknown to most. And while many revelers will choose to imbibe according to those same traditions, few …

St. Patrick's Day