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Why I Never Wash My Denim Jeans—And Maybe You Shouldn’t Either

So, you’ve been publicly “denim shamed”: Your colleagues, friends, family, or lovers are balking at your admission that you don’t wash your jeans—like, almost ever.<p>Most likely a sinking feeling has befallen you. Your back tightens, a lump develops in your throat, and you begin shifting from one …

The 'World's Biggest Beer Garden' Opens in Raleigh

Head to North Carolina to sample some of the 366 beers on tap at this world-record-making beer garden.<p>Craft beer is exploding in North Carolina and there’s no better place to sample it than at a new beer garden opening this week in Raleigh, the state’s capital city. Aptly named Raleigh Beer Garden, …

The Rise of Cookie Butter: How Speculoos Spread Hit It Big in the U.S.

What is cookie butter, exactly? And where does it come from? What do you eat it on? We learn all about cookie butter and how it became a household name.<p><b>Cookie butter</b> is a decadent treat that’s gained a cult following in the United States over the last few years. It’s typically made from pulverized …

Our 11 Favorite Artisanal Ice Cream Brands and Flavors

Move over, cookie dough! Boutique ice cream takes America by storm.<p>We used to walk down the freezer aisle and reach for a pint of cookie dough; now local artisanal ice creams abound. We taste-tested 168 of them to choose our favorites:<p><b>1. Dark Chocolate Cacao Nib</b> <i>($9 per pint)</i><p>Carmela Ice Cream …

Lamb kofta with tzatziki

These richly spiced lamb kebabs, easy to cook on a griddle pan or barbecue, are paired with a refreshing cucumber yogurt<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the tzatziki</b><p>• ½ cucumber, halved and seeded<p>• ½ garlic clove<p>• 1 tbsp olive oil<p>• 1 tbsp lemon juice<p>• ½ tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped<p>• 250g thick Greek</b> …

Tandoori Chicken Recipe

This week, Chef <i>Amanda Gicharu-Kemoli</i> tells you how you can make this popular roasted chicken dish prepared with creamy yogurt and fragrant spices. …

Fat is back: introducing The Real Meal Revolution's high-fat diet

Fat. It causes high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease, right? Think again. A new cookbook explains why 'banting' - the high fat diet - can be a healthy choice<p>Fat, if the past year’s headlines are anything to go by, is no longer the enemy. It’s back on the menu (the trend for …

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

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18 Ways to Use Matzo for More Than Soup

Whether you’re using matzo out of necessity or not, it’s a delicious ingredient to use in all types of meals from breakfast to lunch to dessert. And with this many tasty recipes to choose from — 18 to be exact — you won’t want to reserve the bread’s consumption to just Passover alone. Matzo …

21 Totally Breathtaking Trails To Hike Before You Die

Hit the dusty road.

Men's fashion: signs you're stuck in a style rut (and how to get out)

British summertime starts this weekend, which means it’s time to update your wardrobe. It’s time to ditch the plaid shirt and Nike Roshe – here’s what you should get instead<p>The only thing worse than misjudging an outfit is holding on to a trend too long. What was once an on-point ensemble now looks …

SXSW 2015: the up-and-coming bands you need to see

Photograph: Brace Yourself PR<p>Kero Kero Bonito: MIA meets J-pop<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/9/1425914754467/defbb11f-420f-4f38-ab0a-cfe938c59e18-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Brace Yourself PR<p>Kero Kero Bonito: MIA meets …

Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana May Be Heading to iOS and Android

Microsoft is beefing up "Cortana", its virtual voice assistant found in its line of Windows Phones, with plans to provide her contextual reminders and various other features on iOS and Android devices later this year, according to <i>Reuters</i>.<p>Announced for Windows 10 desktops earlier this year, …

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How the MacBook's Force Touch trackpad works

Apple's new Macbooks include a wider, more spacious trackpad, giving you more room than ever to use Force Touch.<p>Force Touch, originally introduced on Apple's 2015 MacBook and 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, is like 3D Touch for your Mac. When you push into your trackpad -- with <i>force</i> -- new options …

Midwest, Minnesota wants a divorce

<b>(CNN) —</b> I am a friendly, hard-working Ohio native. It's how a lot of my friends in New York describe Midwesterners. It's as if we're assembled at "The Flyover Wonder Bread Factory," devoid of color or depth.<p>We supposedly represent all that is wholesome in America. That may be true, but "friendly …

9 Kitchens That Expertly Blend Style And Organization

Yes, storage can actually be stunning.<p>Yes, storage can actually be stunning. In these rooms, open shelving, glass cabinets and savvy kitchen islands make for orderly and tasteful kitchens.

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

Erik Johansson's Trippy, Illusionary Photos

Swedish photographer and artist Erik Johansson has unveiled a set of sensory stimulating<p>Swedish photographer and artist Erik Johansson has unveiled a …

The Best Street Style Outfits from Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss is all over the news because, apparently, she’s giving up her status as an Angel for Victoria’s Secret and she’s trading in her wings …

Different Types of Bouquet Shapes

<i>Not all wedding bouquets are created equally. There's more to a bunch of bridal blooms than you'd think. And besides choosing a variety of flower types to fill your bridal bundle, there's a good number of shapes to choose from for how they're arranged. Here, what the different bouquet shapes are</i> …

Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Wedding Dresses

Don't know your tulle from your trumpet? Unsure of what an empire waist looks like? Read through this comprehensive guide before shopping for your wedding dress.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The Ultimate Wedding Gown Glossary<p>More from <i>Bridal Guide</i>:<p><b>The Biggest Wedding Gown Trends for 2015</b><p><b>75 Wedding Hairstyles for</b> …

3 Next-Level Grains to Try

While quinoa and farro are firmly in the mainstream, chef Aimee Oxley believes that the future belongs to kamut, spelt and amaranth.<p><i>We asked chefs to</i> …

The Wombats - Greek Tragedy (Bastille Remix)

The Dad 2.0 Summit: Making the Case For a New Kind of Manhood

At the fourth annual Dad 2.0 Summit, Dr. Michael Kimmel reviews the four classic rules for what it means to be a “real man”:<p>No sissy stuff.<br>• Be a big …

Marshmallow Science

In honor of my official addiction to City Bakery's Hot Chocolate Festival this month, I set out on a culinary quest: to make the ideal, healthy, homemade marshmallow. After all, the classic Jet-Puffed pack of white Styrofoam puffs just wouldn't do the trick for my daily fills of Vietnamese Cinnamon …

Dessert

7 Old Fashioned Skills That Save You Money

Home brew? Urban gardens? What's old is new again, and those old fashioned homemaking skills from yesteryear are often more eco-friendly, …

Frugal Living

Should You Really Only Cook With Wine You'd Drink? The Truth About Cooking With Wine

People often say to only cook with a wine you'd be willing to drink. Is that true? Does it really matter what kind of wine I use for cooking?<p>Why does wine cause us so much anxiety? Whether choosing a bottle from the list at a fancy restaurant, or deciding which one to pour into a braise, we can't …

Flavors

Simple Snacks You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

Until now, you've probably only used your slow cooker for stews and Super Bowl wings. If that's the case, you're missing out on a whole slew of slow cooker snacks. Yes, believe it or not, your slow cooker doubles as an awesome snack maker.<p>Slow cookers are the ideal cooking vessel when you don't …

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