Mark Messerschmidt

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Happy Holidays! 6 Documentaries on Netflix That Will Change the Way You Think About Animals

‘Tis the season to be jolly … and to curl up in your pajamas, enjoy some vegan egg nog, and turn on a good movie. After the presents have been …

The 10 Habits of Highly Unflabby People

So you want to keep an eye on the old waistline, but you hate diets. Join the club. Rather than give you recipes for yummy quinoa-kelp granola, we suggest following these simple rules, rituals, and metabolic sleights of hand. You'll eat better, eat less, and burn calories all day long, even while …

Spectacular Winning Images from the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

Last month, we featured 10 spectacular finalists in the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and we're now happy to share the chosen winners. The contest attracted over 42,000 photographs from both professionals and amateurs, so we're sure that the judges had their work cut out for them!<p>These …

Nature

3 Awesome Grill Gadgets to Fire Up Your Labor Day BBQ Party

Working professionals, fire up your grills. In the U.S., Labor Day is your day. Time to kick back, forget about work and get your cookout grub on with friends and family.<p>For most of us, this means grilling mouthwatering, all-American favorites, like hot dogs, burgers and steaks. Whether you’re a …

BBQ

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Muffins [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Thirteen Best Breweries in the U.S.A.

Craft beer is not just for hipsters. The stuff is all over the States, and Trip.com users are all over it. Here are the thirteen most popular breweries on Trip.com.<p>Sunriver Brewing Company, Sunriver, Oregon<p>Photo: Sunriver Brewing Company by: Oregon Luxury Escapes - Courtesy: Trip.com<p>They brew their …

New England

The newest hub for craft beer (Hint: Not Asheville)

It’s not easy to live in the shadow of one of the craft beer capitals of America.<p>Asheville, N.C. is widely recognized as one of the hotspots of craft …

The definitive glossary of wine tasting terms

For those who identify with the latter, this glossary of wine tasting terms will get your vocabulary off to a roaring start. The list is a group effort by some of our favorite sommeliers and winemakers, all of whom are photographed below, plus Business Insider's own Matthew DeBord, author of "Wine …

Wine

How a Restaurant Tripled Its Profits by Eliminating Tips

Things are working out quite well for Bar Marco, the Pittsburgh restaurant that eliminated tips and put their staff members on salary. In January, co-owner Bobby Fry told Eater that he planned to give his full-time employees a base salary of $35,000 a year, plus healthcare, paid vacation, and 500 …

Stretch Your Dollar: DIY Instagram Canvas Prints

If you love snapping cool pictures with your smartphone using Instagram but don't know what to do with those square shots, then try making your own …

Crafting

Women A-Z

April 16, 2014

<b>Each week, we get sent literally millions (and by "literally millions" we mean "not actually literally at all, but still, you know, a lot") of photos</b> …

A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure Of The Startup That Was Going To Change The World

With almost $1 billion in funding and ambitions to replace petroleum-based cars with a network of cheap electrics, Shai Agassi’s Better Place was remarkable even by the standards of world-changing startups. So was its epic failure. A 21st-century cautionary tale.<p>“So this is the car.” I’m standing …

This Is Why Google Has Two Operating Systems

Unlike Android, a mobile and tablet platform, Chrome OS runs on desktop.<p>So why does Google have both?<p>In short, Android is more of a bet on the past — in which there are locally installed applications, and Chrome OS is a bet on the future — in which all applications are remotely delivered through …

Apps