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5 Galaxy S8 features you should change immediately

The Galaxy S8 is set up how Samsung wants you to use it. Here are the first things you should change.

8 Secrets to Better Grilled Vegetables

Up your grilled veggie game.<p>This summer, think outside the usual trio of zucchini, peppers and eggplant, and try grilling vegetables you would …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

9 Great Slow Cooker Jams, Preserves, and Condiments

The crockpot just might be the perfect cooking appliance for ketchups, jams, fruit butters, and other cooked-down things. These are all things best …

6 Sweet Summer Corn OFF the Cob Recipes

There's no shortage of corn this time of year, and there are so many ways to enjoy it beyond boiled on the cob. Whether you prefer a salad, side, soup or dip -- these off-the-cob recipes will conquer your corn cravings.<p><b>1. Fresh Corn Salad with Scallions and Basil</b><p>This fresh corn salad is a delicious …

Sick? Cook Yourself to Health with Recipes for Soup, Tea, and More

From brothy soups to cleansing teas, these are the recipes we reach for when we're feeling under the weather.<p><b>Hold onto your mugs:</b> These 30 recipes for brothy soups, cleansing teas, and zingy fruit- and veg-packed juices are practically meant for the days when you're feeling under the weather. So go …

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Cool off With Cold Ramen: How to Make Hiyashi Chuka at Home

As the weather gets hotter, my desire to light up my oven shrinks by the day. One of my favorite spend-less-time-in-a-hot-kitchen recipes is <i>hiyashi chuka</i>, cold ramen noodles. The idea (and the recipe) is pretty simple: cold ramen noodles are topped with assorted veggies, meat, and other good stuff, …

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How to Clean a Rusty Cast-Iron Skillet

Think your favorite pan is beyond repair? Here's how to get rid of even the toughest cast-iron rust damage.<p>It isn't hard to maintain a cast-iron pan, but sometimes life gets the better of us and we don't follow proper use, maintenance, or cleaning protocol. Sure, you know not to cook acidic …

80 Dishes to Bring to an Outdoor Party

Not all food is ready to withstand hungry hordes and sit outside in the hot, hot heat.<p><b>When we're heading to picnics</b>, cooking out in the backyard, and gearing up for days at the beach, we want our food to be as ready for the summer sun as we are. But not all food can withstand crowds and sitting …

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How to Make the Best Pork Chops

In the cooking world, a lot of breath is spent on explaining how to cook the perfect steak. What else could you expect, given the near fetishistic …

Cooking

Box office preview: 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' and 'Unfriended' face 'Furious 7'

This weekend’s a big one for new movies: <i>M</i><i>onkey Kingdom, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Unfriended, Child 44,</i> and <i>True Story</i> are all opening. But <i>Furious 7,</i> …

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

7 Common Houseplant Afflictions & How to Cure Them All

As with all living things, even the hardiest plants require care, and strategies can vary quite a bit. As a new plant parent you have to get to know your plant: how tough it is or isn't, how much water it really craves, and if it prefers classical music or a perhaps an 80s throwback (or maybe …

Starbucks Expands Fancy Reserve Cafe Concept to Romania

Coffee giant <b>Starbucks</b> is continuing its quest to become a serious coffee brand by opening more of its fancy pants "Reserve" stores around the globe. Next up is <b>Romania</b>: According to <i>Wall-Street</i>(translated), the chain is opening a Starbucks Reserve cafe in Bucharest this week. These stores sell …

How to Start Garden Seeds Indoors – Basic Technique

I can’t tell you how excited I am to start garden seeds indoors while there’s still a blanket of snow on the ground. Watching seeds germinate and …

9 Easy Pork Chop Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

We’ve rounded up nine juicy recipes that will give an extra flavor boost to the weeknight pork chop dinners you usually whip up. The recipes featured …

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FCC raises minimum broadband speed to 25 Mbps

You may have thought you had a nice, zippy Internet connection at home, but if it’s less than 25 Mbps, you can’t describe it as “broadband” anymore.<p>On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to<b>change the definition of broadband Internet</b>. Now, a connection must have a 25 Mbps download …

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The Four Best Forearm Exercises

8:44 AM Forearm Exercises, Gain Muscle, Workouts<p>There is no question but building muscular forearms will enhance the way you look, but that's only …

The Best Way to Mince Garlic

I remember the first time I saw a chef use a microplane grater to finely mince a clove of garlic. He was making mayonnaise, and in just a few seconds the clove had dissolved into a fine puree that fell directly into the mixing bowl below. I was blown away, and from that day forward, it was one more …

How to Make Perfect Pan Sauce Every Time

By Alison Roman<p>Photos by Nicole Franzen<p>A seared piece of meat might sound boring. But when it’s drizzled with a silky reduction? Always exciting. These are the keys to pulling off a pro-grade pan sauce.<p>The whole “buy one, get one free” thing is a good deal. You pay for one thing and get something …

Decadent Recipes To Gorge On Before You Start Your New Year's Resolutions

The new year is knocking at the door, and with it, those hasty New Year's resolutions to put down the ice cream and eat well this year. We're big fans of healthy eating here at HuffPost Taste, but we're also devoted dessert-lovers, mac and cheese maniacs and straight-up nacho freaks. We love our …

Crispy Garlic Short Ribs

According to Andrew Zimmern, this classic Philippine rib recipe is so delicious it will be impossible for you to resist making again and again.</b> …

How to Season Pork Shoulder Like You Mean It

Can I interest you in some pork shoulder? The exterior crusty and spicy. The meat moist and tender enough to pull apart with your fingers. I thought so. Pork shoulder is the ultimate cut of meat for smoking and grilling, and barbecue cultures as varied as Mexican (<i>cochinita pibil</i>, anyone?), German …

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How To Grate Fresh Ginger Quickly And Painlessly

Ginger is an all-mighty plant. Studies have shown the fragrant, spicy root can help reduce the pain of arthritis, treat motion sickness and relieve cold and flu symptoms. It's basically winter's antidote; it fights the season's impending sniffles like garlic fights vampires.<p>Ginger has been praised …

The Simple Secret to the Ultimate Pico de Gallo

For fresher-tasting salsa, shake in these ingredients<p>One of the saddest culinary sights to witness is watching premade salsa plop from a jar into a serving dish. The tomatoes, suffocating under a sodium-laden sauce, splat unceremoniously. You can smell the chemical tang in the air. The tortilla …

5 Gin Cocktails to Try Right This Second

Gin is a master of disguise. The clean, botanical tones of the clear spirit appear to take a backseat to more dominant flavors--but without gin, a cocktail's overall luster would be lost.<p>To truly appreciate the magic of gin's undercover effect, try five cocktails that pair the spirit with …

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Budget-Friendly Brunches to Make at Home

Lazy weekend mornings are the best. Hanging out in fuzzy pajama pants with a warm cup of coffee in my hand without a care in the world makes me a very happy girl. Most weekend we do brunch on at least one morning. The great thing about brunch is that it is so satisfying without breaking the bank.<p>I …

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