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The best portable AC power supply

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Our Favorite Books of the Year — You Won't Be Able to Put Them Down!

It's time to start looking back at our favorite reads of the year, and it's quite an impressive batch of page-turners. Our picks run the gamut, from scandalous historical fiction to riveting memoirs and epic YA fantasy. It's a wonder we've been able to get anything done with all the reading to be …

Books

Chinese Sesame Chicken With Garlic and Chili Paste Recipe

Sesame chicken is a very popular restaurant dish. The sauce recipe was posted by Reykjaviky. (Guide notes: You may want to increase the vinegar or …

Why Your Next Favorite Restaurant Will Be a Bar

These are troubling times for restaurant regulars like me in big cities such as New York and San Francisco.<p>Up and down Manhattan, storied dining …

15 Shows On Netflix You Didn't Know You Should Be Binge-Watching

It varies a bit from country to country, but many Netflix libraries contain over 3000 movies and shows. While many try their best, few people can …

14 apps every modern gentleman should have on his phone

But it could also be so much more than that, if only you have the proper tools in your utility belt.<p>We've put together a list of the most useful apps every modern gentleman should have on his phone.<p>From showing you how to cook to telling you how to survive in the event of a snakebite, these apps …

The 11 Best Sci-Fi Novels From the 21st Century You Likely Missed

Great doesn't need to mean old.<p>People tend to look to decades past for examples of great science fiction—the works Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke. But the 21st century is living in its own golden age of sci-fi. Along with film and TV adaptations, novels like <i>Cloud Atlas</i>, <i>The Road</i>,</i> …

Science Fiction

Get more from your Apple TV with these 7 tricks

Use Apple's black box like an expert<p>It might be hard to believe, but the Apple TV has now been with us for more than 10 years. In that time, it's gotten a lot smaller and a lot smarter—and it has a few tricks up its sleeve that you might not know about. Here are seven tips to improve your Apple TV …

16 Indian Chicken Recipes That Are Better Than Takeout

Dilemma: you really want Indian food but really <i>don't</i> want to go out. Instead of spending too much money on delivery, why not learn to master your favorite Indian recipes yourself? They're easier than you think and even better than takeout, partly because homemade always tastes better and partly …

Cooking

19 Lazy But Brilliant Recipes That Won't Let You Down

You don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a great homemade meal.

Nonstop Flights: Houston to Los Angeles $107 r/t - United

<b>[03/16/2017 @ 4:13 AM] Book this fare on: Priceline, Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, BookingBuddy, Hotwire, CheapTickets.<br>[03/17/2017 @ 12:21 PM] Most</b> …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Breakfast for a Crowd

These delicious recipes include gooey pecan-honey buns and star chef Thomas Keller's amazing mushroom quiche.

Luxury Boutique Hotel in Puerto Rico

One Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff

<b>Here’s what you will need:</b><p>2 Tbsp. of olive oil<br>• 2 cups of mushrooms<br>• 1/2 cup of onions<br>• 2 cloves of garlic, minced<br>• 1 lb of ground beef<br>• 2 tsp of paprika<br>• 4 cups …

19 Easy Friendsgiving Recipes to Rock at Your Next Holiday Feast

Thanksgiving celebrations with the fam are something we look forward to <i>all year long</i>. There is something incredibly comforting and nostalgic about digging into the same ol’ turkey and over-the-top sweet potato casseroles from when we were kids. Sadly, not all of us live close to home anymore, and …

Cooking

Chill with the Pie, Here are 5 New Desserts You Should Try for Thanksgiving This Year

Okay, hear me out: Pie is wonderful. While pumpkin, pecan, and apple pie can certainly have a place on the Thanksgiving menu (there's plenty of …

Baking

16 Slow Cooker Apple Recipes That Will Make Your Home Smell Amazing

Owning a slow cooker is a marvelous thing. For one, it makes your life a heck of a lot easier, thanks to the numerous dump dinners you can make for easy weeknight meals. Second of all, they free up time and space — thanks to Thanksgiving slow cooker recipes, we can now get through holiday dinner …

Cooking

Magic cake: How to make the simple three-layer dessert

A three-layer dessert known as the Magic Cake is taking the internet by storm.<p>It is appealing due to its incredible simplicity – it needs one bowl …

Dessert

These 10 widgets belong on your iPhone's lock screen

With iOS 10, Apple redesigned the lock screen and got rid of the slide-to-unlock gesture. Now, instead of unlocking your phone, swiping right takes you to the Today view where you can glance at and interact with widgets.<p>You can also access these same widgets on an unlocked phone by swiping right on …

Apps

Here are the 12 best deals on Apple accessories for the iPad, iPhone, and Watch

It’s expensive being an Apple fanboy (or fangirl). Not only do you typically pay a premium for the Cupertino, California, tech giant’s latest …

Tech Trends

15 Slow Cooker Recipes We Can’t Live Without – Page 4

Everyone loves a good, home-cooked meal, but you won’t always have time to spend slaving away in the kitchen after your eight-hour job. You can save …

Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken #Recipe

Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken #Recipe<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds), chopped into bite size pieces<br>2 …

Filipino Street Food, for Your Weeknight Chicken Dinner

If you've ever visited the Philippines, you'll remember the roast chicken—or at least the smell of it. From the rotisserie birds that line the streets wafts lemongrass! Fish sauce! Garlic! Chile oil! Usually eaten for dinner or as a drinking food (they're doing it right), <b>Lechon Manok is everything</b> …

Italian Soups

These delicious recipes include a Sicilian meatball soup and a Tuscan-kale-and squash minestra.

Thịt Nướng – Vietnamese Grilled Pork

The Astronomer doesn’t care too much for receiving “stuff” on his birthdays, so I gifted him homemade <i>thịt nướng</i> with all the fixings in celebration …

Mom’s Lollipop Fried Chicken

<b>For marinade</b><p>15 chicken wings and drummettes (30 pieces total)<br>• 1 shallot<br>• 1 large garlic clove<br>• ¼ cup fish sauce<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 3 ½ tablespoons sugar<br>• 1 ½ …

The Food Lab: Follow the Rules for the Best All-American Beef Stew

We've been stewing up a storm on Serious Eats recently, and we're not stopping any time soon. This time: All-American beef stew.<p>Sounds great, but what exactly is it? American beef stew doesn't have the same history or rules (thankfully) as some of the vaunted European stews like boeuf bourguignon …

Pork Crock-Pot Recipes

There are so many reasons to love slow cooked pork. It’s tender, flavorful, and, with the help of a Crock-Pot, nearly impossible to mess up. <br>Pork …

Slow Cooker Meals

The appeal of a slow cooker is obvious: throw some ingredients into your pot in the morning and come home at night to a hot, ready-to-eat meal. <b><br>How</b> …