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5 Whiskey Cocktails That Will Never Let You Down

Much like with fashion, or tech, trends in cocktail culture come and go. But some drinks never change. From the Old Fashioned to the mint julep, here …

Five Of The Best Whiskies From Around The World

If you didn’t know better, you’d probably imagine whisky to be stuffy, slow to change and drunk by old buffers by a log fire. Nothing could be …

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Updated Data Visualization Checklist

Tweaked and clarified, here is the updated Data Visualization Checklist. Ann and I adjusted 5 of the checkpoints. Text size is hierarchical and …

How to get the Internet performance you’re paying for

You’re paying a lot of money for your Internet connection, whether it’s a basic 1.5 megabits a second package or a top-tier 100+Mbps screamer. It only takes a few minutes to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.<p>If your internet feels like it’s …

Three of The Best: Cocktails for Gentleman - Ape to Gentleman

A world of fine-spirits; Ape to Gentleman in partnership with <i>the</i>bar.com bring you inspiration for making great drinks with some of the world’s finest …

Here's the One Simple Formula You Need to Make Dozens of the World's Best Cocktails

Why equal-parts cocktails are your new secret weapon.<p>Drinking is easy, but making cocktails can be complicated: What’s a jigger? Is that shrub really …

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8 delicious slow cooker recipes for the summer

Just because it's not snowing doesn't mean you should be ignoring your Crock-Pot for the season. If anything, it may be the best time of year to bust …

How Game of Thrones can prep you for your VC pitch

Within the venture capital industry, we all have different styles when we talk to entrepreneurs. Even within the same team: I tend to ask lots of detailed questions on the business and the product, for example, whereas other VCs on our team focus on the personal history of the founder, their …

BBQ 101: What's The Best Grilling Steaks

While so much of steak grilling is subject to individual taste palates, some steaks lend themselves very well to barbequing endeavors. There are a …

Beer and Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Sliders

Wondering what to make for your next party?These easy chicken sliders that are ready in 25 minutes will do the trick. They’ll be great for Fourth of …

Throw a Southern-style BBQ with Tennessee pulled pork and Texas beef ribs

Chef and TV host Roger Mooking shares regional BBQ specialties including Tennessee pulled pork sandwiches with BBQ vinegar sauce and Texas beef ribs.<p>Tennessee Pulled Pork Sandwiches with BBQ Vinegar Sauce<p>Nathan Congleton / TODAY<p>Texas Beef Ribs<p>Nathan Congleton / TODAY

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Try These 6 Summer Cocktails This Weekend

Americans are poised to spend billions of dollars on alcoholic beverages to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend. In fact, it is estimated …

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: QB bye week cheat sheet

If you'd rather wait to find a replacement quarterback, go ahead. But smart Fantasy owners will do a little pre-planning to help lock up a win when …

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: RB handcuff cheat sheet

Get to know the guy behind the guy on every running back depth chart in the league.<p>Last year was catastrophic for running backs -- so many injuries, …

How to Drink on a Plane Like a Bawse

Stop paying $9 for a shitty chardonnay, okay?<p>Sometimes you just need a drink. And sometimes you find yourself on a plane—no business class,<p>certainlyno first class, no Southwest drink tickets, and no complimentary champagne from the flight attendant for being a good person and letting a family take …

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Refreshing Doesn't Even Begin to Describe How Incredible This Summer-Friendly Cocktail Is

Is it just us, or is there something about summertime that triggers tropical cravings?<p>It doesn't matter if we're vacationing by the beach or typing away at our desks, warmer weather leaves us endlessly thinking about everything from delicious fresh fruit to chewy coconut to (better yet) hydrating …

Home Bar 101: The 10 Essentials For Every Home Bar

Keeping the home bar stocked with the recommended staples takes a bit of planning, but even the best stocked cabinet is useless without the tools to …

This Savory Pineapple Cocktail Is a Vacation in a Glass

Vacation is where you find it, I've learned. An hour in a sunny backyard, tropical-tasting drink in hand, may not be a full-on week at the beach, but it's <i>something</i>. Thing is, so many so-called "boat drinks" just taste of coconut-scented sunscreen and sugar. And if my mini-vacation is gonna last …

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These 17 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail

But that doesn't mean it can't be better.<p>A bunch of apps and plug-ins floating around the internet can make your experience using Gmail so much more enjoyable. With these amazing add-ons, you can see when people are tracking your emails, automatically know everything about people who email you, and …

How to Grill Ribs Perfectly Every Time - Great Ideas : People.com

<i>The Institute of Culinary Education is one of the largest culinary schools in the world, offering both professional and recreational programs in New</i> …

3 summery beer cocktails you can make at home

<i>Welcome to a tongue-in-cheek, but sometimes super serious column documenting adventures with spirits and cocktails when out and about or from the</i> …

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The Best Grills in America Reviewed

Knowing you've got a summer's worth of outdoor cooking ahead of you, we spent all winter testing grills that burn wood, charcoal, gas, pellets, or some combination thereof.<p>We grilled everything imaginable—swordfish, some kind of spicy Portuguese sausage, more steak than you could shake a pair of …

Using K-BB Rates to Win Your Fantasy Baseball League

Pitching's cryptic nature has caused many headaches over the years, with fantasy owners representing a large portion of sufferers. We're here today to investigate how K-BB rates can alleviate the pain.<p>In case you missed our discussion on SIERA, click here. SIERA is greatly influenced by a pitcher's …

The 12 Best Beers for Summer

This year, in our quest to find the perfect summer beer, we decided to go straight to the source: some of America's most exciting brewers. We asked …

Mango Moscow Mule

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 ounces vodka<br>• 1½ ounces mango juice<br>• 1½ ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice<br>• Ginger beer<br>• Lime wheel, for garnish<br>• Mango slice, for garnish<p><b>Preparation</b><p>In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, mango juice and lime juice. Shake until well-chilled. Strain into a cup mule mug filled with …

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17 Gin Drinks You Can Order That Are So Much Nicer Than G&Ts

There comes a stage in every drinker's life, where they put down the vodka in search of greener pastures. Namely, gin. And when they find it, it's a …

Upgrade Your Grilling Game with These 8 Amazing Homemade BBQ Sauces

With grilling season in full force, I thought it was time to expand a bit from my well-used staple tomato/vinegar/brown-sugar BBQ sauce. <br>With a list …

Investment Banking Revenue Tumbles to Lowest Level Since Financial Crisis

At the start of each week, MoneyBeat publishes a short column in the WSJ print edition highlighting a statistic getting traction in the markets. This week’s “big number“ is $12.8 billion, the amount paid to investment banks globally for advice on M&A, debt and equity underwriting and syndicated …

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