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I'm Kind Of Obsessed With This 200-Year-Old Cake Recipe

George Washington feasted on this cake in 1783. And I feasted on it last week.<p>So it ends up sweet, but not overpoweringly sweet. And the carrot-cooking isn't too involved: you just boil 'em for 5 minutes.<p>You cream the butter and sugar, add a bunch of eggs one at a time, sift together the flour and …

Dessert

French Desserts

From classic <i>macarons</i> to buttery crêpes with Nutella, here are dozens of incredible French desserts to try.

Deadly floods slam the Midwest Video

From Missouri to Northern California, rising waters have flooded streets, leaving residents stranded and hundreds of homes damaged.

Weather

The Best Astronomy Photos of 2016

The rusty red swirls of the circular, iron sculpture, Seven Magic Points, in Brattebergan, Norway, mirror the rippling a<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Rune Johan Engebø<p>…

Here's the most efficient route for a road trip through the lower 48 states

Squeezing the most fun possible into your vacation days is a challenge for anyone. If you’re a computer science researcher, however, it’s a challenge …

APIs

Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

She sails by the memory of the stars.<p>Her bones are lashed together with 6 miles of rope. Her twin wooden masts are lowered and outstretched only by the power of muscled arms. And once fully extended, the red, V-shaped sails announce who she is.<p>She is the Hokule'a, Hawaii's famous voyaging canoe, …

Sailing

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Entrepreneurs > Creativity<p>Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>Next Article<p>This Cartoonist Uses Social Media to Brighten Days and …

Creativity

8 Food Blog Links We Love

We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.<p>Today: Some sweet, some savory, a little bit of squash (okay, <i>a lot</i> a bit of squash), and some spice!<p>A soup that doesn't even require a pot? Consider us …

Recipes

7 Easy Dinners For People Who 'Don't Cook'

You can be a complete stranger to the kitchen and still pull off an amazing meal. Here are seven foolproof recipes that will wow your entire family.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken with Mango Chutney</b><p>Chicken tandoori is easy to make, and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with …

Misfit unveils the Shine 2 w/ improved sleep & activity tracking, inactivity alerts, more

Misfit, the company co-founded by John Scully, this evening has officially taken the wraps off its Shine 2 wearable. The device offers a fully designed look with a handful of new functionalities, as well. The original Misfit Shine was revealed over two years ago, so today’s refresh is definitely …

Fitness Technology

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

7 Sheet-Pan Dinners (And Desserts) That'll Make Clean-Up A Breeze

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The Food Lab: 15-Minute Ultra-Gooey Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, which is apparently now a <i>New York Times</i> best-seller. Wow!<p>I hope you enjoy the excerpt (and the mac and cheese!), which comes from the chapter on Tomato Sauce, Macaroni, and the Science of Pasta.<p>No …

The Best Way to Make Thai Sticky Rice (No Fancy Basket Required)

<i>You can make delicious Thai sticky rice with tools you already have in the kitchen.</i><p>Before we get into the subject of how to cook Thai glutinous rice, aka sticky rice, <b>let’s talk first about what kind of rice it actually is.</b> Because it’s understandably confusing! The term “sticky rice” is used to …

Recipes

The 16 Best Pizza Shops In America

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p><i>Credit: Autumn Bastyr</i><p>It's that time of year again, friends. The time of year when we stop eating burgers and focus exclusively on the once Italian but now quintessentially American meal of pizza. As in the past, Liz and myself and a few members of our inner pizza …

Grey living room ideas | Ideal Home

The 1980s may have had magnolia, but the wall colour of the Millennium so far is grey. And it’s so easy to see why. Grey can create a warm scheme as …

10 iconic US road trips you should take right now

Instead of suffering through another round of apple picking in an orchard that's been plucked dry, check out these essential American road trips, where you can see the fall foliage in all its glory.<p>While beautiful year-round, this is a fall foliage fave (for its epic dogwood, sourwood, sassafras …

Hiking

Let's throw the dice: what video games can learn from board games

The current table-gaming renaissance boasts some of the best designers in the world. Digital games can’t let these inventions slip them by<p>Two years ago, when I left video games criticism to work full-time in table top games, a lot of people, my mum chief among them, were startled.<p>These days, it’s …

Board Games

20 awesome board games you may never have heard of

Put down that Monopoly money, cease your Trivial Pursuing. Here are the alternative board games you should really have in your life<p>We asked for your favourite board game, and you told us. Thank you. From ancient classics like Chess and Go to more modern staples like Scrabble and Monopoly, we heard …

Why You Should Put Yogurt on Your Pizza

<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 every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Like yogurt? Put it on your pizza.</i><p>You're always reading about how yogurt does a body good—healthy …

Recipes

Mastering the Hana Highway: How to do it Right

“The Road To Hana.” It’s a four-word phrase that, for many people, elicits four-letter responses. Driving this serpentine, rainforest road is one of …

10 Beautiful Flowers With Surprising Meanings

Friends don't let friends give tansies. (Camellias are safe, though.)<p>In Victorian times, a rose was not simply a rose — the people of this era loved labeling blooms with very specific meanings. These particular ones, which we found in <i>A Victorian Flower Dictionary</i>, are some of the most interesting.

9 gorgeous Greek islands you've probably never heard of

Greece has 1,400 islands, though only 230 of them are inhabited.<p>And while everyone knows about Santorini and Mykonos, there are gorgeous lesser-known islands in Greece, too.<p>Here are 9 incredible Greek islands you may not have heard of, but should have on your radar.

European Travel

The 3 Greatest American Road Trips to Take in Summer

<i>by Mark Ellwood and Gaia Filicori for Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>With gas prices more than a full dollar lower than this time last year -- the lowest they've been since 2009 -- there's no better time to take a classic American road trip. Here are our six favorite road trip itineraries, including where to …

Neville Longbottom Got Ripped (and Made J.K. Rowling Uncomfortable)

Matthew Lewis, the actor behind beloved "Harry Potter" character Neville Longbottom, has made headlines before for how much he's changed since his debut as an awkward preteen in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Now, the British babe is once again making waves with his appearance -- and …

RPGs

The Friend: Love Is Not a Big Enough Word

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

Mind