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Warm Up With This Chili Recipe From Houston's El Real Tex-Mex Cafe

Blizzard or not, it's chili season. Here now is a recipe from one of the best: Chef Bryan Caswell's classic Texas red Chili con Carne from El Real Tex-Mex Cafe in Houston, excerpted from one of our favorite books of 2015, <i>The Chili Cookbook</i> by Rob Walsh. There are innumerable recipes for regional …

21 Super-Easy Lazy Girl Hacks for Looking Good

How to do the bare minimum but look like you put in some effort.<p>You want to look good, but do you really want to wake up early to get fully spackled every day? Nope. So get your beauty sleep and use these tips that will make you look fresh in pretty much no time at all.<p><b>1. Instead of applying a full</b> …

The Right Way to Freeze Basically Everything

We talked to a culinary school professor about how to freeze any food like a pro.<p>Preserving is getting a lot of attention right now: throw a stick and you’re bound to hit a 10 dollar jar of artisan pickles or a jam made from berries you've never heard of before. But the easiest—and most direct—way …

Struggling to Ask for Vacation? Volunteering is Your Golden Ticket

Employees worry that taking "too much" vacation will affect their reputation, create a pile of work when they return and cause projects to fail in their absence. But, not using vacation is even more harmful to you, your career, your company, your relationships, and your health.<p>People don't take …

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Ridiculous Snickers Layer Cake

If a Snickers bar's fairy godmother visited and transformed it to a magical dessert, this would probably be it. And you don't want to miss out on that, do you?<p><i>Snickers Layer Cake is a candy lover's perfect cake. Layers of chocolate, caramel and peanut butter nougat frosting combine to make an</i> …

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Bacon-Chocolate Shot Glasses Are Real, And You Can Make Them

Did we mention there's chocolate, too?<p>Shot glasses come in all shapes and sizes -- some are even edible. They're all good for getting the booze from glass to mouth, but none of them compare to these bacon-chocolate shot glasses created by the clever mind behind the food blog Through The Eyes Of My …

5 Ways to Use an Entire Bottle of Old Bay Seasoning

"I remember my mother's Parker Houses being laced with salty, savory Old Bay and a mean aged cheddar," says chef Jonathan Sawyer who uses a teaspoon …

Seven Affordable Spas for a Rejuvenating Getaway

After the holidays—and the wassail, Yule logs, and Christmas cookies—it may be time to celebrate the New Year with an invigorated interest in healthy …

5 Ways to Dine in the Wilds of Western Australia

For much of the world, winter means lots of layers and cozy indoor feasts, but not in Western Australia’s Margaret River Valley, where summer parties …

2 Genius Ways to Wear a Men's Button Down Shirt

We can pretty much guarantee you haven't tried these before.<p>It happens all too often. A stylish woman walks by in a sick outfit—the perfect mix of classic and cool, with a splash of DGAF—and you're left wondering how'd she do it? How did she put together this envy-inducing look and how can <i>I</i> do the …

13 Way to Pack More Efficiently

HGTV star David Bromstad helps us break them down.<p>Whether you're going home for the holidays or taking a much-needed vacation, there is travel—and thus the <i>ever-daunting</i> task of packing—in your future.<p>Because every last inch of suitcase real estate counts, and you don't want to wrinkle your …

24 Awesome Food Events Worth Traveling to This Year

This year, expand your cultural horizons—and eat some amazing food while you're at it. Here's how to make 2016 the year you travel the world in …

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p>Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them …

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2015's Best, Worst and Craziest in Burgers

Another year, another unbelievable assortment of burgers. Are we running out of new burger ideas? Well, BurgerBusiness.com featured more than 600 different builds just in the Burger of the Month specials roundups this year. I like to say there are no bad burgers, but here are some of the more- and …

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8 Tips For Making Your Makeup Look Great In Photos

'Tis the season to eat, drink, and have your photo taken. Chances are if you attend at least one holiday party this season, you’re going to wind up …

Brownie Recipes That'll Make You Weak In The Knees

So much chocolate.<p>No matter how many French macarons or buttercream cupcakes we swoon over (and consume), nothing can take the special place in our hearts that's reserved for brownies. While brownies require no actual pastry-baking skills -- 5-year-old kids can make them with nothing more than a …

10 Old Hollywood Makeup Secrets the Screen Sirens Swore By

Courtesy of legendary makeup artist and chemist Ida Gàl-Csiszar.<p>Commissioned by Max Factor himself to create his wife's signature orange-red lipstick shade, Ida Gál-Csiszar wasn't just any ol' makeup artist in Hollywood's heyday. In fact your current go-to lip color could very well have been …

Moschino Partners With Nintendo for Super Mario Collab

Moschino's moved on from Powerpuff Girls and is now putting Super Mario characters on pricey sweaters and bucket bags. Fashionista reports that the Moschino x Super Mario line, also known as Super Moschino, will hit stores and Moschino's site on December 5th.<p>The project is a collaboration between …

10 Hotels With Unbelievable Views

Located just 650 yards from the revered Taj Mahal, this hotel's decor is a tribute to Mughal and Moorish architecture and features lavish filigree and marble inlays, wood carvings, and handwoven tapestries.<p><i>By Ayesha Khan for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(Photo: Shangri-La Hotel)</i><p><b>Shangri-La Hotel, …

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50 places you should travel to in 2016

It may be hard to believe, but 2015 is coming to a close, and it's time to start planning for 2016. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a novice, it's never too early to start thinking ahead to the places you want to check off your travel bucket list in the new year. From Iceland's otherworldly …

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I Am Not Like Other Girls: Marc by Marc Jacobs x Disney Capsule Collection

FASHION NEWS<p><b>With the Christmas season almost upon us, Marc by Marc Jacobs is launching an exclusive capsule collection in collaboration with Disney,</b> …

You Can (And Probably Should) Be Eating Banana Peels

We thought banana peels were good for two things: protecting bananas and serving as comedic props. That was until we heard that not only is it safe to eat banana peels; it's also advisable. Huh. Here's the deal.<p>We thought banana peels were good for two things: protecting bananas and serving as …

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15 incredible places one former Wall Streeter has traveled for (almost) free on credit card rewards

Brian Kelly's most recent international trip through Ghana, Rwanda, and South Africa cost him just $5.60, Vice reports.<p>In 2014, he also paid a mere $5.60 for an international trip— this one from New York City to Tokyo.<p>The former Wall Streeter-turned-"The Points Guy" travels the globe up to six …

A History of Flying First Class for Free

Exploiting the new loopholes is the key.<p>A “free” first class upgrade is the Holy Grail of air travel. And Sam Huang did it with one of the most …

9 Faux Fur Pieces to Make Your Winter Wardrobe Cozy and Chic

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10 Dirty Little Secrets of Hotels

On average hotels do a much better job of satisfying customers than airlines—a conclusion supported by many surveys and ranking systems. But beating the airlines is a pretty low bar: No modern hotel accommodations are as downright uncomfortable and unpleasant as an economy class airline seat.<p>Even …

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This Is The Mistake You've Been Making With Homemade Stock

You're not alone.<p>Homemade stock is one of the easiest recipes to make from scratch. It is also the fastest way to elevate a homemade meal. Plus, you can cook it up with nothing more than food scraps. (In the past we've suggested you store your veggie scraps in the freezer to save up for making …

18 Things All Women With Great Eyelashes Do

Turns out having lush lashes is a lot of work, but being able to bat them is worth it.<p>If you wake up with Bambi-like lashes, then more power to you. But if you're like the rest of the general population and need a little help in the lash department, these tips from Courtney Akai, owner of Courtney …

17 food faux pas to avoid so that you don't embarrass yourself while traveling

It's important to understand the dining rules of each country you visit so that you can avoid insulting others or embarrassing yourself.<p>Luckily, we're here to help — here's a list of table manners you should be aware of when visiting 17 different countries around the world.

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