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The 11 Best Corn Salads

Here, 11 great corn salad recipes.<p>Now that you know the fastest, simplest way to cut corn kernels off the cob (thanks to this week’s Mad Genius Tips …

Watch Science Explain How Caffeine Stimulates the Brain

Here's a video that explains the chemistry behind caffeine, which is the world's most popular drug. When ingested, caffeine breaks up into <b>three different metabolites</b>, each of which has a different effect on the brain. (Their magical influences achieve everything from increasing oxygen flow to …

Visit a Farm That Wants to Change How We Think About Meat

A visit to Kinderhook Farm, meat supplier to some of NYC's best restaurants—and force for change in the meat biz. (Bonus: watch for the adorable farm dog!)<p>Drive three hours north from New York City and you'll be a world away from Diner, the landmark restaurant <b>Andrew Tarlow</b> opened in Brooklyn 16 …

To kick off our 2014 Gathering series, Ariel Knutson hosted a make-ahead Friday board game night with friends (dinner, snacks, booze)! Here's the party plan and menu: http://thekitc.hn/Q7wY10

Banana Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

Banana Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> March 21, 2014 87<p>I’m making dreams come true in bar form.<p>Not the tequila type of …

Smoky Sriracha

Sriracha, that now-ubiquitous spicy red sauce with the rooster on the bottle, is one of our all-time favorite things. We use it in our spicy peanut …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

6 Volunteer Vacations to Experience

Yes, staying in a luxury hotel and parking your bum on the beach makes for an enjoyable getaway, but what if you're looking for a trip that's more meaningful? Innovative companies are unveiling enticing voluntourism (volunteer tourism) opportunities in a variety of locations, giving travelers the …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

San Francisco

World Booze Guide: The Best Things to Drink in 43 Countries

Credit: Minerva Gallery<p>In an effort to provide you with a comfortable booze option no matter where you are, we put together a list of the best things to drink in 43 countries all over the world. Depending on how the citizens of the country drink it, we chose either a particular type of booze or a …