Michael Rodrigues

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The Six-Step Guide To Looking After Your Shoes Like A Pro

How to polish shoes correctly, including the right tools for the job, correct polishing techniques and ways to achieve a military shine that you can …

Shoes

Amari 101: Your Guide to Italy’s Essential Bittersweet Liqueurs

The most exciting thing about amari can often also be the most frustrating—the style’s incredible range and diversity makes it nearly impossible to define. Though the word <i>amaro</i> translates literally to "bitter," the term is applied loosely to the entire family of bittersweet Italian liqueurs, and, …

Ciabatta (Fresh Italian Bread) Recipe

There is an old Italian saying: We bring Ciabatta and salt whenever we’re invited to a house-warming party! This fresh Italian bread is probably the …

Baking

Replace All Your Ugly Tech Accessories with These Beautiful Cords and Chargers

Your smartphone looks good. So why do all its peripherals look so... blah? Thankfully, this company is here to make all those plastic wires and chargers more appealing.<p>Tech accessories are the spinach in your teeth of personal style. You can curate everything in your life—clothes, furniture, …

Brisket with Ancho Chocolate Barbecue Sauce

Brisket is a large, tough cut that takes hours of cooking over a low, slow fire to reach tenderness. The extended grilling time—a perfect project for a Sunday afternoon—allows incredible flavor to permeate deep into the meat. Here, we start by massaging the beef with a rub of hot chile and …

BBQ

Cowboy Caviar Is the Perfect Potluck Secret of the South

Cowboy Caviar<p>Makes about 5 1/2 cups; serves 8 to 12 as an appetizer<p><i>For the vinaigrette:</i> <br>2 tablespoons olive oil<br>Finely grated zest of 1 medium …

Recipes

How to Write Like a Designer, From A to Z

You know, using an actual pen<p>Speaking of handwriting:<p>Years ago I had to learn CAD on the job, because I was in the last generation of Industrial …

These 10 Great Online Specialty Food Stores Have Everything

From saffron to heirloom corn tortillas and really, really good grits—we've got just the place.<p>Once upon a time in a pre-kale era, before we were mixing miso into our pastas and topping our toast with kimchi, iceberg was the standard lettuce and fresh ginger was nowhere to be seen (or so says my …

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5 products to make your home smart today

Tricking out your house with smart devices can be daunting. Sure, going the do-it-yourself route is less expensive than the thousands you'll shell out for a professional system like Control4, but it's still an investment. It can also be time consuming if you're a DIY novice.<p>But it doesn't <i>have</i> to …

How to get fit for the slopes: single leg squats

It’s the time of year when skiers and snowboarders turn attention to getting fit for the slopes ahead of a winter trip to the mountains. Getting your body prepared will not only help you ski or snowboard better, but will make the whole experience a lot more enjoyable – no more endless aching or …

AppAdvice - Latest iOS News And Reviews

July 20<p>Digital Picture Frame<p>Set the mood, show off your own creations, or just relax with spectacular photos from these Apple TV apps.<p>Our Favorite …

Apps

The Holiday Gift Guide 2016 - Technology Edition

It's hard to believe that Black Friday and the 2016 holiday shopping season are almost here. The good news for those of us shopping for personal consumer electronics and tech gadgets for friends and family this holiday season is that there are some real bargains. Tech innovation has improved …

Gift Guides

Someone finally dragged the tape measure into the digital age

There are some things that go unchanged for decades because there’s simply no way to improve them. The measuring tape, however, is not one of those …

Our Favorite Toys For Kids This Holiday Season

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Kids

15 Yummy Fall Cocktails

Usually when we talk about fun cocktail recipes, we’re talking about celebrations or summer parties. The fun flavours and themes kind of just remind …

A 15-Minute Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Super short workouts can be very effective for building strength and cardio endurance. This time-efficient bodyweight workout from DAREBEE doesn’t …

Beef Cuts to Know—and How to Ask for and Cook Them

<i>A butcher's case of beef is made up of more than just a few recognizable cuts, so we teamed up with the Beef Checkoff to chart every section, identify cuts, and share how to use them in everyday cooking.</i><p>What's the first cut of beef that you usually go for on a visit to the butcher? Is it Skirt or …

The 28 Best Subscription Box Services for Men

Get everything you could ever want delivered to your doorstep. Just make sure to check out our suggestions first.<p>Nowadays it's pretty easy to get anything you want delivered right to your doorstep—but in most cases you still have to do the actual shopping and curating for yourself. That's where …

New coloring book celebrates National Park Service's 100th birthday

You can color in all 59 national parks<p>Here’s a little Friday morning treat to get you revved for the weekend. Combining two delightful American pastimes into one neat package—that would be visiting national parks and coloring (the latter is a more recent development for adults, but still)—is this …

Graphic Design

Here's How to Shine Your Shoes Like a Pro

You've invested in your footwear. You should also invest in its upkeep.<p><i>Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here</i> <i>every week</i> <i>helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty?</i> <i>Email her</i><i>.</i><p><b>I had a pair of light brown/beige wingtips repaired and shined recently, but when</b> …

How To Cure Your Own Meats At Home. Mini-Fridge Required.

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Greek Food

The perfect DIY sangria bar for any summer party

Lately I have been trying to make more creative cocktail stations for my parties so when I hosted a Mom's Night Out at my house last week I created this sweet Sangria Bar with a yummy selection of toppings for everyone to garnish their drinks. Key elements to this display are a fun drink dispenser …

17 Refreshing Sangria Recipes

This delicious cocktail combines the best of summer by infusing wine, summer fruits and soda water. Not only is it one of the most refreshing ways to …

Recipes

Grills Gone Wild: 8 Deliciously Different Cookout Recipes

Burgers, hot dogs and chicken breasts are fine. But this summer, when you fire up the grill, think outside the box with some new, unique recipes. From Grilled Thai Curry Chicken with Coconut-Peanut Sauce to Moroccan Meatballs, these recipes will help you get your grill on.<p><b>1. Grilled Thai Curry</b> …

Cooking

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Love za'atar? Try making the addictive Middle Eastern spice blend at home

With a name that sounds like an exotic superhero, <i>za'atar</i> can save food from blandness with just a sprinkle. The woodsy, herbal, citrusy spice blend from the Middle East is thrilling to eat — one taste and the palate veers in surprising and delicious directions.<p><i>Za'atar</i> is a harmony of herb, sesame …

Bloody Mary Secrets That Will Change Your Life

Bloody mary season is nigh. Personally, I’d drink a spiked meal in a glass any time of year, but there’s nothing quite like sipping a bloody mary in …

How to Make Easy English Muffins, Nooks and Crannies Guaranteed

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>We call them English muffins today, but once upon a time, they were the <i>only</i> muffins, the very ones sold by a certain Muffin Man on Drury Lane—do you know him? When the nursery rhyme was first published in 1820, it …

12 Top-Shelf Whiskies Every Man Should Try In 2016

From Scotch to bourbon, rye and more.<p>Thristy? You're about to be. Here's our favorite whiskies every guy should try some time this year.<p>1.) YIPPEE …