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Knock Out These 20 Meal-Prep Ideas and Have Happy Keto Lunches All Week

If you're following the ketogenic diet, you're probably happily aware that when it comes to low-carb meal and snack options, the possibilities are endless. But what about when you're packing work lunches? We've rounded up 20 recipe options that are easy to prepare, store, and transport. We …

Cooking

After China’s crackdown, now Russia is banning VPNs too

It’s been a gloomy week for internet freedom.<p>On July 29 Russian president Vladimir Putin formally signed a law (link in Russian, .pdf) that prohibits the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other internet proxy services. The law was published on July 30, and will be implemented from November …

Privacy

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Programming

How To Make Naan at Home

<b>Proof the yeast:</b> Combine the water and sugar in a small measuring cup. Sprinkle with the yeast and set aside for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the …

Baking

Almond Flour Bread That Beats Regular Bread Any Day

If you’ve been looking to cut down on highly processed breads and starches, you'll love this recipe. On my new TV show <i>Elizabeth Eats</i> I teach you how …

21 Incredible Dishes You Can Make in One Skillet

Because doing dishes is a huge buzzkill

15 Italian Cooking Secrets That Will Change Your Life

The beauty of learning how to cook Italian food the right way is that you don't have to go to a restaurant every time the craving strikes. From making the perfect pasta to having the essential pantry staples on hand, there are a few secrets Italian cooks always have up their sleeves that come in …

How to make the perfect cacio e pepe

If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry – until about two months ago, neither had I. Then, suddenly, cacio e pepe was everywhere, virtually speaking at least, a million slick strands of cheesy spaghetti clogging up social media like a vast hipster hairball.<p>Those who claim a longer familiarity with …

Italian Food

Real world tips to help you improve the performance of Ms SQL Server - Data Recovery Blog

<i>In this article we explore few handy tips designed for DBAs which can help them better improve the performance of their SQL Server …

13 No-Cook, No-Bake, No-Sweat Summer Dessert Recipes

With summer in full swing, I prefer to keep my oven usage to a minimum—and, on the hottest days, even turning a burner on doesn't appeal. That may spell trouble for my long-term eating plans (though, with this collection of hearty salad recipes, I'll still be pretty well set), but it's no obstacle …

Dessert

Make Dad Happy With Mini Bourbon Bacon Red Velvet Donuts

Who’s ready for Father’s Day?! This year, show Dad how much you heart him with some homemade goodies. Our recommendation? Mini Bourbon Bacon Red Velvet Donuts! (Say that five times fast.) Read on for the easy recipe!<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>— 1 pound thick-cut bacon<p>— brown sugar<p>— cayenne pepper<p>— black pepper<p>— 1 …

Dessert

When (and When Not) to Use the Grill Lid

Mastery of your grill lid stands between you and perfectly grilled steaks.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Shelley confesses her grilling confusion to associate food editor Rick</i> …

BBQ

This website shows how long it would take for a hacker to break your password

Using data benchmarks from Intel and the password cracking tool John the Ripper, the site gives an eye-opening view for average users wondering whether they may have a strong password.<p>Many people still resort to weak passwords, which hackers can easily guess using free software tools like John the …

Information Systems

21 Cast Iron Skillet Recipes You Should Try

Time to use one of the most versatile tools in your kitchen.

These 5-Ingredient Protein Balls Taste Like a Reese's

I'm sorry, but I ate these all. Every last one. So I had to make a whole new batch (poor me!) just so I could snap a few pics. And I'll eat this entire batch too, because let me just tell you — these are unbelievably good. I mean can't-stop-eating-these good. You might need to pay someone to hide …

27 Baking Infographics that All Bakers Need

Cookies, Cakes, and Cinnamon rolls are a bakers delight. But do you know why your cookies never seem to turn out just right? Or why trying to bake …

Dessert

12 No-Bake Holiday Desserts for When You Start Running Out of Time

TBH, the holidays are fun, but they can get *super* busy: In a single day, you might be shopping for gifts, choosing the perfect holiday outfit and sending out holiday greetings to your loved ones. Suddenly, it’s 6pm and you’re supposed to be at a potluck in an hour, dessert in hand. These 12 …

Dessert

Meet The Guy Who Spent Seven Months Killing Everyone In Fallout 3

On January 19th, 2014, Many A True Nerd started a new playthrough of <i>Fallout 3</i>. Not just any playthrough, though: his goal was to eradicate <i>everyone</i> …

Christmas Cookie Gift Tags

F&W’s Seton Rossini of the dessert blog Pixel Whisk explains how to make clever edible gift tags with a sugar cookie recipe.

Dessert

15 Christmas Cookie Recipes You Won’t Believe Are Healthy

With all the office potlucks, holiday parties and DIY edible presents, you’ll inevitably end up in the kitchen baking cookies at <i>some</i> point this holiday season. We’re not exactly mad about the endless supply of chocolate chip and sugar cookies, but the dessert table could definitely use a little …

Dessert

18 Magnificent Make-Ahead Holiday Dessert Recipes

Our holiday social calendars are filled with family parties, friendly gatherings, office holiday parties and countless other festive activities. No one wants to show up to a party empty-handed. Bringing an easy dessert is a great way to contribute something everyone can enjoy, but after spending …

Dessert

Washington Redskins player sues fantasy sports site FanDuel | Reuters

(Reuters) - Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garçon on Friday filed a proposed class action lawsuit in U.S. federal court in Maryland on behalf of himself and other NFL players, asserting that daily fantasy sports company FanDuel Inc used their names and likenesses without consent.<p>Oct 19, …

Fantasy Football

How To Make Puff Pastry from Scratch

<b>Make the lean dough:</b> Mix the flour with the salt, then turn out onto your work surface in a pile. Run your fingers down the center to create a …

Dessert

Everything You Need to Know to Make Gorgeous Cupcakes

<i>Cupcakes may not be trendy anymore—but they're still adorable.</i><p>Cupcakes may not be at the height of dessert trendiness anymore (read: now you have to wait in long lines for <i>other</i> treats), but they will always be beloved. They’re nostalgic, miniature, and can be made to suit any tastes and styles. <b>It’s</b> …

Low Sugar Monkey Bread

I’m never quite sure what to say when people ask if they can reduce sugar in a recipe. My inclination is to say <i>Non!</i> right off the bat. Not because …

Parmesan-Roasted Potatoes

8 Servings<p>Cooking the potatoes on a wire rack lets hot air circulate around them, so they get extra crisp.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved<p>½ cup olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 oz. finely grated Parmesan<p>¾ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf …

Potatoes

Hawaiian Buns - Flourish

Hawaiian pineapple.<p>It really is as good as it gets. Sweeter and more delicious than what we find on the mainland (at least in Vermont!), stopping at …

Baking

How to make the absolute best Buttermilk Fried Chicken ever

Now you refrigerate the bag of chicken for 8 to 36 hours. My brother, a California Culinary Academy trained chef, insists you should leave the …

Fried Chicken

Elder Scrolls Online Goes Free To Play, Surprising No One

Bethesda Softworks announced this morning that the Elder Scrolls Online, the company’s first foray into the world of massively multiplayer online gaming, is dropping its subscription fee and going free-to-play*.<p>(* Edit: As several readers point out in the comments, ESO won’t be 100% free-to-play: …

Gaming Industry