Kurt Ford

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Trying To Change, Or Changing The Subject? How Feedback Gets Derailed

Pour yourself a cup of tea, turn your (right) ear toward your speakers and take a listen to the very first episode of the Hidden Brain podcast. We're talking a lot about feedback. First, we'll hear from author Sheila Heen about a common communication problem that pops up in many relationships.<p>Then, …

Social Sciences

8 Sauces for Grilled Shrimp

Since grilled shrimp cooks in mere minutes, spend a little time making a spectacular sauce to toss with them or serve alongside.<p>Since grilled shrimp …

The Breakfast Smash Burger: Hangover Killer for the Gods

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Brunch. It's the saving grace of Sundays—a few hours dedicated to nursing ourselves out of our hangovers. And while getting completely smashed all over again may be the last thing we want at that point (most of …

How to Cook Lobster Three Ways: Rolls, Twice-Baked Potatoes, and Spicy Spaghetti

New York City-based chef Marc Murphy of Ditch Plains is known for the seafood at his West Village fish shack. Here, he runs down how to make three lobster recipes perfect for summer: lobster rolls, lobster-stuffed twice-baked potatoes, and a spicy lobster spaghetti.<p>DITCH PLAINS LOBSTER ROLL<i>Serves …

3 hot dog hacks to take your summer barbecue to the next level

To celebrate National Hot Dog Day, kick your hot dog game up a notch with these three incredible tricks from Justin Chapple, the test kitchen pro behind Food & Wine's Mad Genius Tips.<p><b>Tip 1: Spiral-Cut Hot Dogs</b><p><b>Why:</b> Spiral-cut hot dogs have lots of nooks and crannies that act as a catch-all for fun …

10 Photoshop alternatives that offer powerful editing and photo management controls

One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.<p>Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even …

7 Finger Foods You Should Make for Your 4th of July BBQ

This 4th of July weekend is all about our country, the good ole USA. So in celebration of our freedom, we are abandoning utensils and eating everything with our hands. Enjoy these 7 delectable finger foods at your 4th of July party and spread the utensil-free love. Because America,</b> …

10 Mouth-Watering Recipes to Kick Off Grilling Season

Fire up the grill this weekend and impress your friends with these crowd-pleasing, easy recipes. They're sure to become your go-to favorites of the summer!<p><b>1. Juicy Steakhouse Burgers</b><p>These burgers are tender, juicy and full of flavor -- just like the ones served at your favorite steakhouse. <b>GET THE</b> …

Cooking

Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

<i>Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in May 2012.</i><p>If there's one grilling tip to remember this Memorial Day weekend, it should be this: Flame is bad.<p>"Flame does nasty things to food," food historian and science guy Alton Brown tells NPR's Scott Simon.<p>"[Flame] makes soot, …

How to Make the Ultimate Omelet, Plus 8 Great Omelet Recipes

There’s quite possibly no basic food more difficult to nail than the omelet. Turn away from the stove for too long, and you could come back to a …

Food

9 Mexican Recipes Perfect for the Slow Cooker

Between the quick hustle of the food truck and the casual fun of make-your-own taco get togethers, it’s easy to forget that the process behind making …

Cooking

Just wing it! Slow-cooker Buffalo wings and 4 more takes on a favorite Super Bowl snack

You’re serious about your game — and your game snacks. And what goes better with trash talking the opponent’s team during the Super Bowl than wings that are as fired up as you are? Below are five smokin' new recipes to try, from a slow-cooker take on the classic Buffalo wings to one that takes its …

Cooking

All eyes on oil: What will OPEC do this week?

While Americans are chomping down on turkey and pie this week, everyone involved in the energy world will be closely watching the Thanksgiving Day meeting of the OPEC in Vienna, Austria.<p>Oil prices have tumbled dramatically in recent weeks. Oil now trades below $80 a barrel and most Americans can …