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How to survive a divorce: find acceptance after falling apart

Amid the pain of a failed marriage, it is impossible to forgive your former partner. But it is possible to come to terms with the split – by admitting you have lost<p>We were together for 13 years. Some days it feels like I didn’t exist until the day we met. Other times it seems like it never happened.<p>…

Giada De Laurentiis Has the Best Pasta Sauce Idea We’ve Ever Heard

Do not butcher these Italian words around her either.<p>We can barely count the number of hours we've watched <b>Giada De Laurentiis</b> on the Food Network. Born in Rome and raised in the United States, De Laurentiis is Italian to the core, inflecting the word "spaghetti" with the T-hold of a native speaker …

Apple patent reveals stackable Smart Connector plugs and possible MagSafe Lightning cable

The Smart Connector Apple introduced on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and used again on the latest 9.7-inch model, may become more capable over time. An Apple patent granted today reveals possible plans to allow multiple devices to be simultaneously connected to the port, using stacked …

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

Leadership

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3 Powerful Habits Every Leader Needs to Excel

<i>Plus 17 More That Will Give You a Significant Edge</i>When you think about leadership, what’s one word that matters more than almost any others? In his …

I Stopped Giving My Husband Blow Jobs for a Month

It was surprisingly difficult.<p>When my editor suggested abstaining from blow jobs for a month, I was like, "WHERE DO I SIGN UP???" Now, I'm not some prude who judges people who think it's glorious and beautiful to give a blow job (Those men and women don't just exist in fairytales! They're for …

The Coolest BBQ Grills

Having a barbecue party in your yard is a great opportunity to chat up with friends or family as well as showing off your cooking skills or your …

BBQ

How to smoke brisket, the Texas crutch way

Outside of competition barbecue circles, try telling people that you're going to crutch brisket, and then look at their faces. Blank stares. Even folks at the near-frantic heights of food obsession don't know about this. But the assault on barbecue, implied by the name, turns out to be practiced by …

Could Airbus’ Bizarre New Double Decker Be the Plane of the Future?

A new patent filed by Airbus has us wondering: Is this new plane a bird, a whale, or a mammoth?<p>The patent describes an enigmatic double decker …

How To Make Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker

You can make ice cream at home, no fancy freezers or big-ticket kitchen gadgets required. Hallelujah!<p>To make "Magic Chocolate Ice Cream," America's Test Kitchen's velvety recipe shown in the video above, you'll need instant coffee (don't worry, it won't affect the taste), bittersweet chocolate, …

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: How to Grill Juicy, Tender Chicken Breasts in 4 Simple Steps

Tired of your boneless skinless chicken breasts coming off the grill dry, tough and chewy? You're not alone! Grilled chicken is hard to get right, even for restaurants. Fortunately, there's a solution. Follow these four simple steps, and your chicken will come out perfectly tender and juicy every …

Avoid These Common Mistakes to Make Bakery-Level Cheesecake at Home

A great cheesecake is the stuff dreams are made of. Make it a reality by avoiding these cheesecake common mistakes.<p>A sweet and creamy cheesecake is the stuff dreams are made of, but this classic baked good can be intimidating for home cooks. With so many things that can go wrong (cracked top! …

Dessert

3 Chocolate Cake Recipes You Need in Your Life

Learn how to make chocolate cake, the easy, intermediate, and advance ways.<p><i>Welcome to Baking 1-2-3, by associate food editor Claire Saffitz. Each month, she’ll guide you through a three-step baking process. The first recipe is for the beginners out there, the second for intermediate-level bakers,</i> …

Dessert

By Reader Request: Recipes From Breads Bakery, A.O.C., and Rioja

From lamb-bacon burgers to a very green cocktail, these are the restaurant recipes our readers want to cook at home this month.<p>This is <b>R.S.V.P.</b>, a monthly column in which <i>Bon Appétit</i> publishes recipes, requested by readers, from restaurants all across the country. These are real live readers with …

Give Us All the Green Things: How to Make a Spring Pesto

You can make pesto out of almost anything green and leafy, which makes spring the perfect time to experiment.<p>There's nothing quite like a good pesto: Fresh, vibrant, green, with just enough richness (thanks, cheese and nuts!) to keep things from feeling austere. We slather it on bread, sauce our …

For a Better Pesto Pasta, Add Ricotta Cheese

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Pesto? Good. Cheese? Good. Pesto plus two cheeses</i> plus <i>pasta? Very, very good.</i><p>The pasta aisle is a wonderful place to be. You can …

The Best Night (and, Okay, Day) Cheese, According to BA Staffers

Sure, we like fancy cheese. But every now and then, we get a little down and dirty with some good, old-fashioned supermarket cheese. Here are our favorite brands.<p></head>We are nondiscriminatory in our love for cheese. From fancy blue cheeses to humble bricks of cheddar, it's all gouda so far as …

Why You Should Be Deep-Frying Your $50 Steak (We're Not Kidding)

Don't be afraid to cook that $50 porterhouse steak—this method is fool-proof.<p>We get it: Cooking a steak can be intimidating. Especially a $50 steak. But this technique, from H. Alexander Talbot and Aki Kamozawa, the genius folks behind cooking blog Ideas in Food, is fool-proof. Read on for 8 steps …

BBQ

Most Definitely Worth It: Making a Pot of Oatmeal to Last You All Week

Wanna get organized? Wanna do something good for yourself? Want this to be the best week ever? Okay, then. Go do this right now. Put 2 cups of steel-cut oats in a medium pot. Add 8 cups water and a couple pinches of salt. Bring to a boil, stir it around a couple times, then remove from heat and …

Breakfast

Hash Browns, Tacos, and Beyond: 10 Savory Recipes for Breakfast Potatoes

GalleryHash Browns, Tacos, and Beyond: 10 Savory Recipes for Breakfast Potatoes<p>More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Potato, poh-tah-to. However you pronounce it, the humble potato is the perfect blank canvas for savory breakfasts. They're hearty and …

Breakfast

Should Alcoholic Beverages Come With Nutrition Labels?

The world's biggest spirits producer is getting on board with nutrition information labels that tell you exactly how many calories are in your glass.<p>It's simple enough to figure out how many calories are in a handful of almonds or a slice of bread: Just read the Nutrition Facts on the label. By …

Alcohol

A Guide to Homemade French Fries

<i>Pictured: French Fries recipe from CHOW</i>There’s no denying it: the fast food french fry is a masterpiece of lightness and crispiness. To try and …

Eggs Benedict, bottom to the top: whole-wheat ciabatta, romesco sauce, crab cake, egg, aioli, parsley.

Avoid Being 'That Table' When You Go Out to Restaurants

Are you making one of these mistakes when you go out to eat? Here's how to avoid them and spare yourself a reputation as "that table."<p><i>Welcome to our weekly recap of Bravo’s</i> Best New Restaurant*, where we share our unapologetically opinionated musings on the ups and downs of dining out. This week, …

Restaurants

How to Make Our Best-Ever Chicken Noodle Soup

Our double-dark chicken noodle soup begins with a deeply flavored stock made from chicken wings.<p>Nothing channels "warm and cozy" like a bowl of chicken noodle soup. And although we're not going to allege that our version is better than your grandma's, <b>digital food editor Dawn Perry</b> has some tips and …

6 Easy Hacks for the Best Homemade Fries

Homemade fries are worth the effort. Make 'em even better with these DIY fry hacks.<p>If it's comfort food you're after, there's nothing quite like a pile of hot, fresh, salty French fries. It also happens to be just the sort of cooking project we love: Easier than it looks, and more satisfying than …

Skill Builder: Making A Butterfly Spline (Or “Arikata”)

<i>We asked Make: contributor Len Cullum to contribute some pieces on understanding basic woodworking tools and techniques. In this article, he outlines the process for making the butterfly spline, known in Japanese as “arikata. — Gareth</i><p>When working with wider, thicker slabs of wood, it is not …

17 Sauces for Chicken Wings

Whether you go the classic buttery hot-sauce route or the sticky fruit-glazed or Asian-sauced route, hot wings are the ultimate messy finger food. …

15 Donut Recipes to Tackle at Home

The glazed donut is there for you every morning: tried and true, always delicious, and never in need of reinventing. We didn't think it could be improved upon -- until we met cake donuts, baked donuts, and ones generously drizzled with chocolate or topped with cinnamon. Here are 15 donuts you can …