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How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …

This Spaghetti Recipe Is Going Viral

And for a really good reason.<p>One of the best things about working at a food website is being so close to our readers. On Facebook, you guys exclaim "Making this for dinner!" and "Looks so yummy!"—and never hold back from sharing when you think something I've made looks absolutely foul. (Thanks for …

7 Tips for Better Bikepacking

A primer for getting out on multi-day trips based on our editor’s nine-day, 850-mile traverse of the Arizona Trail<p>Bike touring is making a comeback, but it goes by different names these days: randonneuring on the pavement, and bikepacking on dirt. The gear is evolving, too, as featherweight camping …

Bikepacking

The Ultimate Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie

Fact: Some smoothies you buy at stores and food joints can match or even surpass the amount of calories you'd find in a Big Mac and the sugar laden …

Scientists Have Found The Secret To Learning Twice As Fast

As we go through life, there's always that one thing we'd like to drop everything and do. Whether it's a dream project or a new profession that seems …

Learning to Cook Steamed Bao Buns with Nourish

Went to a great new restaurant last night that offers hands-on cooking classes. Well, it's not exactly brand new - they've just moved locations from …

Restaurants

4 easy ways anyone can start developing leadership skills at work

Ever feel like you’re at the bottom of a long chain of authority? Pretty sure there aren’t enough resources at your company to help you develop …

Freddie Prinze Jr. Says This Recipe Made an Actress Fall in Love with Him ‘to the Point That It Was Creepy’

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach—but the same can be said for women when you’re <b>Freddie Prinze Jr.</b><p>In an interview with <i>Bon</i> …

New Mexico

Pineapple Cucumber Detox Water Recipe - Quiet Corner

This delicious Pineapple Water with Cucumber recipe will naturally boost your metabolism and reduce bloat! It’s a great drink to start your day with, …

Weight Loss

The Newest Thru-Hiking Trail in the US Is in Los Angeles — Here’s Why You Should Hike It

Forty years ago, the National Park Service began building a hiking trail that would eventually stretch for 67 uninterrupted miles through the Santa …

Hiking

Williams-Sonoma Taco Night Recipes | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Two words—taco night!—are music to the ears of busy adults and hungry kids alike. Our aptly-titled latest cookbook, <i>Taco Night: Dinner Solutions for Every Day of the Week</i>, is a guide to the limitless combinations that can fit inside a tortilla. Inside are more than 50 recipes for tacos featuring …

How to cook the perfect marshmallow

I’ve always been fairly indifferent to the marshmallow’s fluffy charms. Sure, there was a time when Flumps were my recreational drug of choice for a quick sugar hit, but the sticky top of the Tunnock’s teacake has always been the flipside of that buttery biscuit base, while fancy restaurant petits …

Dessert

Chinese Orange Cauliflower [Vegan] - One Green Planet

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Avocado Fries With Sweet Chipotle Dip

Ever wish you could just stop thinking about french fries? If so, you're not alone. After all, it's no secret that a salty order of fries is the go-to side dish in America.<p>I don't need to quote nutrition facts on french fries here. We all know they aren't the best way to fuel your body.<p>If you're …

8 Unexpected Tricks For Losing Weight That Are Backed By Science

Until science invents a pill that makes fat dissolve, you’re stuck losing weight the old fashioned way: diet and exercise. Fortunately, while the …

How Your Car's AC Works, and How to Recharge It When It's Dead

Finally, someone explains how air conditioning works in a way you'll completely understand.<p>Air conditioning is a modern automotive miracle when it's working. And when it's <i>not</i> working, you'll feel like a punk for having paid for a luxury item you can no longer use. Luckily, recharging your car's A/C …

The Food Lab: My 19 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes

Even when I lived in a New York apartment, grilling (perhaps illegally, on my balcony) was my favorite way to spend a warm summer evening. Now that I'm out in the Bay Area, warm summer evenings don't really exist, but I've got far more room for grilling than I've ever had before, which means that …

Athlete Nutrition: Focus on These 5 Things

Want to improve your eating habits but not sure how? Here is a snapshot of the most important components of nutrition for athletes.<p>1. Morning and …

How to make rich broth for ramen — plus a fast shortcut

Egg noodles. I love this innocuous pasta. The rich, tender noodles comfort me when I have a cold, have suffered a challenging day or need to recover from a week of "research eating." When they are buttery and cheesy, or topped with chicken paprikash, my childhood feels close. Fried crispy and …

5 Quick and Easy Recipes to Make in June

June means fresh tomatoes, nutty-sweet fruit crumble, and thirst-quenching drinks.<p>Summer is finally(!) here, which means we'll be subsisting on fresh tomatoes, nutty-sweet fruit crumble, and ice-cold drinks. Plus, fiery jerk chicken legs and tangy Vietnamese-style pork chops that come together in …

Cooking

Make your own pickles, jams and hot sauces for next-level home cooking

Print<p>Related<p>Preserving food can be as effortless as air-drying mushrooms or drowning chili peppers in vodka for a wicked-hot infusion. Or popping …

14 Low-Carb Breakfasts That Go Way Beyond Eggs

Everywhere you look, people are taking all sorts of measures to reduce their daily dose of carbs. In the new low-carb wonderland, starch-free …

The best activity shoes for men: Action Packed

I spend a lot of time being active outdoors, so I really value good footwear that’s comfortable, robust and meets the needs of whatever activity I’m doing, from rock climbing to trail running and hiking, to various water sports. There are plenty of good shoes out there to choose from, but here are …

Backpacking

Hot Breakfast: Bananas Foster Peanut Butter Oatmeal

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I don't know if that's true or not, because I almost never eat it. Not because I don't like it, and not because I don't need it—most of the time, I'm …

5 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts

Put in a little work on Sunday, and you'll be set for the rest of the week.<p>What better way to start the New Year off right then to re-think your …

5 Kitchen Gadgets We’re Eyeing for 2016

We all know preparing great food is about technique and practice, but a few nifty gadgets can’t hurt.<p>Committing to a kitchen gadget can be tough, …

How to Make Stovetop Mac and Cheese That's Better Than Boxed

There’s a time and a place for boxed macaroni and cheese: 2:00 in the morning on the couch. But when it comes to dinner, you can do better than a …

Your 13x9" Pan Is Way More Than Just a Vehicle for Brownies

From ziti to brown butter blondies, these are our favorite recipes featuring the classic 13"x9" pan.<p>Out of all those pans and baking dishes you have stored in your kitchen, probably one of the most frequently used is your 13x9" pan. That thing can work wonders. From pasta to enchiladas to tons of …

Cooking