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12 Robes You Could *Totally* Wear Outside Your Bedroom

As you slip into full-on hibernation mode (winter’s not going <i>anywhere</i>, people!), nothing says lazy girl guide to dressing more than a comfy, oversized layer that you can live in. Besides the obvious prospects, like a chunky cardigan or hoodie, there are always alternatives to switch up the way you …

The 11 Best Plates Of Pancakes In America

By: <i>Dan Gentile</i><p><i>Credit:</i> <i>Cole Saladino/Thrillist</i><p>Few breakfast items transcend the sum of their parts quite like the humble pancake. Through some magical feat of morning alchemy, the simple combination of eggs, powder, and sugar creates a steaming platter that's both fluffy and crispy, sweet and savory, …

Never Make Cakey (or Rubbery or Blackened or Gooey) Pancakes Again

<i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Adrianne Edwards confesses to making her pancakes more cakey than pan-like to associate food editor Rick Martinez. Here’s Martinez's advice for making</i> …

The Best Fall Destinations (Besides New England)

If you’re looking for a stellar fall foliage road trip, Skyline Drive offers breathtaking views of beautiful Virginia landscapes along twisting, …

New England

You've Been Roasting Your Chicken All Wrong

Here's why you should never use a baking sheet to make roast chicken.<p>When you think "roast chicken," chances are you're picturing a burnished bird on a baking sheet or roasting pan. But watch pro butcher <b>Jesse Griffiths</b> roast a chicken directly on an oven rack (that's right—no baking sheets …

The Guacamole Recipe To End All Guacs

It should be Guacamole Day every day.<p>It was only a few months ago (yet it seems so far away) when the New York Times nearly tipped the Earth's axis by suggesting we all put peas in our guacamole.<p>"Actually no," people said. "Not buying [it]," Obama said. "F*ck off with your pea guacamole, New York …

18 Main Dishes That'll Anchor Your Next Dinner Party

<i>We’ve partnered with Stella Artois to host Genius Recipes dinners in some of our favorite cities across the country. At each dinner, we're asking guests to share their favorite hosting tips.</i><p><i>Today: Dinner party mains that are worthy of being your main squeeze.</i><p>Never underestimate the power of a good …

California wildfires: Gov. Jerry Brown declares state of emergency

<b>(CNN) —</b> California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Lake and Napa counties Sunday, as the Valley Fire continued to bring pain and loss.<p>His announcement, which will help expedite debris removal and waive fees to replace essential documents like birth certificates for those who've …

Jerry Brown

Bishop of Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof's Family Says 'They Are Grieving'

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — The bishop of the church that Charleston shooter Dylann Roof's family attends said he was encouraged to see the family at Sunday's service, where there was a "great sadness," just days after the 21-year-old opened fire at a Bible study and killed nine people.<p>"They are …

Grieving

America's Best Beach Towns

Ahhh, summer. Endless sunny days, tanned legs in short shorts and ice cream in the freezer at all times. Can you tell we're ready for a beach vacation? Here, eight of our favorite seaside towns across the country.<p><b>Watch Hill, RI</b><p>Less crowded than nearby Newport and Narragansett, Watch Hill is an …