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7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

A Guide To Choosing The Best Apple For Pies, Cider And More

We'd never <i>complain</i> about fall's bountiful apple options: Honey Crisps, Pink Ladies and Fujis tickle our fancy all nestled in their crates at the farmer's market. But, when choosing an apple, it can be difficult to exert restraint and not pile every kind into your basket.<p>This little chart should …

How Politics Breaks Our Brains, and How We Can Put Them Back Together

I’m ly­ing in the met­al coffin of an MRI ma­chine, listen­ing to what sounds like jack­ham­mers and smelling my own breath go stale. My head is …

Critical Thinking

The Incredible Snack that Goes Great with Beer

Your favorite brew has met its match.<p>Pizza and beer. Nachos and beer. They’re classic combinations. I won’t knock them. But why do beer snacks always have to be so heavy? After all, many of the most delicious brews are hefty themselves. Drinking good beer begs for a snack that won’t leave you …

Daft Punk and Pharrell's "Gust of Wind" Finally Gets a Video - PAPER

Daft Punk and Pharrell finally released a video for their 2013 track, "Gust of Wind."<p>The <i>Random Access Memories</i> collaboration was given the full-on Fall video treatment. Staged like a seasonal, Hanes underwear commercial, smiling women prance around in loungewear and defy gravity as autumnal leaves …

The 4 Official Oktoberfest Beers You Can Find in the US

It’s Oktoberfest—but before you go running off to your nearest beer superstore to pick up any old German beer, listen up.<p>It’s Oktoberfest—but before …

37 Roast Chicken Recipes to Learn, Make, and Master

A good roast chicken is one of the most important recipes you can master—here are some of our favorite versions of the classic.<p><b>Is there anything better than a roasted chicken?</b> It's doubtful. One of the most versatile dinner (and lunch!) staples there is, we like to roast whole chickens and use the …

The 8 Best Wines Not in Bottles

<i>[Editor's Note: We're excited to introduce our new wine writer Nora O'Malley, whose vino knowledge goes so far beyond Franzia boxes in college, since she's a certified sommelier and manager of a sweet NYC wine shop.]</i><p>If you've ever "tapped" a box or slapped a bag, you surely know the stigmas …

How to Get Luxury Blooms Delivered to Your Door

Photo director Kelly Stuart shares a new favorite way to get fresh blooms into your house.<p>Gardenia flowers are more than dear to my heart. They were my Mama's (my mother's mom) most beloved flower. I grew up surrounded by these beautiful blooms and frequently gift them to my family for special …

Gardening 101: Dahlias

Dahlia: “The Valley Girl”<p>The dahlia, discovered by early Spanish explorers in warm South American climes, actually means “valley flower” in Swedish …

Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

Corn-Jalapeño Fritters

4 Servings<p>Never met a corn fritter recipe we didn’t like, and we love this one.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large eggs, beaten to blend<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more<p>2 cups fresh corn kernels<p>1 scallion, thinly sliced<p>½ jalapeño, seeded, …

9 tips every Windows user should know

8 Easy Thai-Style Dishes You Can Make at Home

Believe it or not, you don't need a kitchen full of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients to make delicious Thai food at home. Most large supermarkets carry all of the Thai pantry staples -- like fish sauce, coconut milk, sweet red chili sauce and curry paste -- in the Asian foods aisle. Fresh …

Recipes

How To Shuck Corn Without Making A Scary, Hairy Messy Disaster

Corn on the cob is the perfect summer side dish, but preparing it can be a shucking mess.<p>Fortunately, there's a simple way to skip the untidiness and enjoy fresh corn. The trick is to use your microwave first. No shucking required.<p>As Youtuber Carl Blemming shows in the video above, start with a cob …

Scientists Keep A Careful Eye On The World Cup Ball

While many millions are enjoying the drama of the World Cup, a handful of scientists are keeping their eyes very closely on the ball.<p>The World Cup ball, known as Brazuca, has been the subject of intense and careful study, especially following the erratic performance of its predecessor in the 2010 …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Healthy Eating

Who Was General Tso and Why Are We Eating His Chicken?

<i>by Kimberly Kohatsu, Managing Editor for the Menuism Restaurant Blog</i><p>First and foremost, General Tso was a real guy. Tso Tsungtang was a war hero who served with brilliant distinction during China's greatest civil war, the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864), which claimed millions of lives over 14 years. …

8 New Page-Turners to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer

You'll be hooked by page two.<p>If you're truly going to go OOO for a beach vacation, the most surefire way to make sure you're actually decompressing is putting down your smartphone (bye email alerts) to get lost in a good read. Below, our recommendations for the best books worth reading front to …

7 Zucchini Recipes You'll Make All Summer Long

<i>Whether you're in the mood for healthy soup, a savory summer side or a sweet snack, these zucchini recipes have you covered.</i><p><b>1. Sautéed Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes</b><p>This side dish of crisp zucchini, burst cherry tomatoes and meltingly sweet red onions sautéed in olive oil is one of those dishes where …

Food

The World Cup of Sausage: A Guide to Cased Meats by Country

In anticipation of this year's World Cup, we're celebrating our favorite sausages from the competing countries<p>Just because we spent the soccer games of our youth making daisy chains at the outermost corner of the field and periodically getting lobbed in the head with a ball*, doesn't mean we're not …

A Brief History of the Disposable Coffee Cup

From its origins in the Spanish Flu era to the high-tech, highly engineered products of today, it's a history of the disposable coffee cup<p>It's what you walk away with after the first financial transaction you make every day. It's the bane of clumsy interns in offices from Seattle to Key West. And …

Master the Art of the Summery Sunday Supper With These Light & Bright Recipes

A classic Sunday supper doesn't have to mean heavy, hearty braised meat—try these lighter, fresher projects for dinner this weekend.<p><b>We love hunkering down to tackle a big recipe on winter weekends</b>. But just because the weather's hot and steamy up doesn't mean you can't tackle a stellar dinner …

GOP leaders to block military immigration measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders intervened Friday to prevent a vote on immigration legislation, dealing a severe blow to election-year …

76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

The 10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved Most This Month

We always look to our friends when we’re not sure what to cook, and that goes especially for dinner parties. Menu-planning in packs makes us feel safe, thorough, supported.<p>That’s exactly why, once a month, we’ll be looking to you for advice: These are the ten recipes you loved most this month that …

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …