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15-Minute Meals Top Chefs Make at Home

To get in your post-work yoga class or after-work cocktail with colleagues, it often isn’t until 8:00 that you roll through your door. Tired and hungry, dinner becomes a frustrating ordeal and that spring risotto that you’ve wanted to make all week goes on the back burner. Rather than hitting up …

25 Reasons To Fire Up Your Grill This Weekend

Let the grilling season begin.<p><i>For more grilling recipes, head over to Food52.</i>

Rethinking diplomacy: Here's an index that'll help you make sense of international relations

If the words 'diplomacy' or 'international relations' mean anything to you, you'll want to check out the Global Diplomacy Index (GDI) published on …

Geopolitics

What Bernie Sanders would do to America

The senator from Vermont is Hillary Clinton’s rival in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.<p>The senator from Vermont is Hillary Clinton’s rival in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.<p>Government-provided health insurance. Free college tuition. A $15 minimum wage. …

Here’s a list of Putin critics who've ended up dead

Lesin, who founded the English-language television network Russia Today (RT) was found dead in a Washington, DC, hotel room in November 2015.<p>The Daily Beast reports that before his death, Lesin was considering making a deal with the FBI to protect himself from corruption charges.<p>For years, Lesin …

Russia

27 Genius Recipes For People Who Are Obsessed With Pasta

Because marinara is only the beginning.

The Best BA Recipes of All Time, According to You

The greatest Bon Appétit recipes of all time—according to Bon Appétit readers!<p>We could never choose a favorite <i>Bon Appétit</i> recipe…which is why we asked you to. These are the best of the best, according to our readers.

15 Sauces from Around the World You Should Try

From tangy barbecue to fiery Tabasco, Americans love their sauces. But if you’re looking for a slightly different way to dip, season, marinate, or …

You can actually rent these surprisingly affordable private islands

Sipping rum and lounging in the sun while enjoying a beachfront vacation on your own personal private island sounds like something straight out of a billionaire's summer guidebook. In real life, it's just another workday fantasy for the 99 percent.<p>Or maybe it's not.<p>Airbnb has compiled a list of ten …

Woman Snapchats Her Hilarious Valentine's Day Date — but There's a Catch

Didn't see that one coming.<p>Valentine's Day is done and should no longer be discussed — except for one woman's delightful February 14 adventure with her invisible Snapchat boyfriend, which she originally posted to Imgur. If you thought drawing a stick figure man to go out with was a foolproof way to …

17 Paleo Breakfasts That Are Actually Delicious

The cavemen had it right.<p>The paleo diet involves the removal of dairy, gluten, and processed sugars from your diet, among other things. Seems intimidating—but we came up with some delicious breakfasts that fit a paleo lifestyle.<p><i>Original article by Becky O'Neill for Spoon University – Colgate.</i><p><b>For</b> …

A Slow Cooker Is The Key To Amazing Homemade Tacos

<i>This Easy Slow Cooker Mexican Brisket recipe, simmered with chiles, and spices makes it so easy to shred the meat. It's perfect for making tacos, nachos, burritos, salads or anything you want!</i><p>Brisket tacos -- believe these are true Tex Mex. The heart and soul of Texas. And the future of brisket …

Cooking

22 Meals to Make When You're Snowed In

If you're stuck inside all day, you might as well eat some damn-good comfort food<p>If you're stuck inside all day, you might as well eat some damn-good comfort food

Capitalism, not Oxfam, is defeating poverty

Telegraph View: The charity appears to have forgotten that its job is to help the poor, not attack wealth<p>Every year it is the same story: in early January, Oxfam releases a report stating that a handful of people are, collectively, as wealthy as the planet’s poorest 50 per cent. Only the number of …

First on CNN: New Rand Paul video knocks Trump over 'schlonged'

<b>Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) —</b> Rand Paul's campaign is lunging at Donald Trump's first TV ad with a video of its own that lists "5 better ways to spend your time than watching Trump's new ad."<p>"Watch him be a Democrat" is one of those suggestions, as the video plays footage of Trump telling CNN's …

Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

Use your cast-iron skillet morning, noon, and night with this collection of sweet and savory skillet recipes.

This gorgeous region of Afghanistan has been untouched by decades of war

In 2010, Rasmussen's sister was working in the aid and development community in Afghanistan. But the only headlines he ever saw about the country focused on the ongoing war.<p>He felt like the American media was failing to educate the US public about how complex Afghanistan actually was, from its …

Afghanistan

Who Needs Water for Pasta? Boil It in Wine

Red wine and pasta are two incredible things on their own ... but cooking them TOGETHER?! It has immediately become my new favorite way to eat …

These 13 Google Chrome hacks will change the way you use the internet

Since it debuted in 2008, Google Chrome has quickly risen to be the most popular web browser in the world, beating out Firefox and Internet Explorer.<p>But that doesn't mean you can't make it better.<p>There are many extensions and programs that innovative developers have built to make using Chrome more …

Google Chrome

Lonely Planet says These are the Top 10 Countries To Visit in 2016

By<p>Lonely Planet just released its 11th annual Best in Travel rankings, forecasting the top travel destinations for 2016, and this year’s lists …

Calling All Foodies: 5 Exotic Food Travel Experiences Right Here in the U.S.

For years, countless among us sat enthralled while Anthony Bourdain traipsed the globe showcasing and sampling the world's culinary offerings for the …

MiniBrew Is the World's Simplest Beer Brewing Machine

Game-changer.<p>Beer brewing is a pretty lengthy task that requires prior knowledge about chemistry and the ingredients themselves, something that many …

India Pale Ale

10 Things Bernie Sanders (And Paul Krugman) Should Know About Denmark

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders’ comments that the US should be like Denmark has gathered media attention including an article by Paul Krugman. This Presidential hopeful eager to win the election describes a Danish utopia with “free” education and health care and that the US would just do it …

Fantasy Football Week 6: Updated Trade Value for Top 100 Players

It's hard to believe we're nearly a third of the way into the NFL season. Time flies fast when you're gunning for fantasy championships, I guess.<p>We're also entering peak trade season, so the fantasy world is about to get even more interesting over the next month or so. Don't let a sneaky owner rip …

For Students Accused Of Campus Rape, Legal Victories Win Back Rights

College students can't miss the warnings these days about the risk of campus sexual assault, but increasingly, some students are also taking note of what they perceive as a different danger.<p>"Once you are accused, you're guilty," says Parker Oaks, one of several Boston University students stopped by …

15 No-Fuss Fish Dinners For Any Night Of the Week

You sidle up to the fish counter, peer in at the lobsters moonwalking in their tank, squeak the name of a fish at the monger, and moments later, they hand it to you wrapped in paper. What next? Whether you're cooking fish for the first time, a vegetarian returning to the field (ahem—waters), or …

45 free online classes you can take (and finish) by the end of this year

No matter where you're at in your career, learning something new can only help you. Looking for a new job? A unique skill could easily set you apart …

University of California

Here's why this casual Irish pub was just voted the best bar in North America

For the second year running, New York City's The Dead Rabbit has been ranked North America's best bar (and the world's second best) on the prestigious World's 50 Best Bars list.<p>In 2014, Business Insider named The Dead Rabbit the Best Bar In America, calling it "<i>the</i> place to be after work."<p>The …

North America

Fantasy Football Week 5: Tips, Trade Value Rankings for Top 100 Players

On this week's trade chart, we're going to take a deeper dive into the philosophy of a trade. We aren't just going to look at trade value, we're also going to examine just what gives those players any value at all.<p>It's going to be fun. But first, to the chart!<p>Week 5: Fantasy Football Trade Value …

Less talk, more action: Russian jets destroy ISIS HQs, tanks, munition depots – all in just 1 week

It’s been a tough week for terrorists in Syria. Over seven days Russia delivered over a hundred airstrikes at various jihadist facilities across the …