Brian Sides

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Watch GLaDOS from 'Portal' explain the difference between fission and fusion

Do you know the difference between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion? Here's a teacher guaranteed to hold your attention in class. GLaDOS, the hilarious homicidal artificial intelligence from the <i>Portal</i> games, explains the two nuclear reactions in a new video produced by NASA. While she isn't …

Singapore Stories: Chinese Egg Tarts

You may not associate egg custard tarts with Singapore, but this sweet treat is everywhere here. Originally from England and Portugal, egg tarts traveled to Asia via colonialism, and were introduced to Hong Kong. When the Chinese emigrated to Singapore, they brought these tarts with them (it also …

19 Spicy Foods That Hurt So Good

Because they make you feel ALIVE.<p>Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow them at and on Twitter @Food52. And check out their new shop, Provisions, to get $10 off!


A Home Maintenance Checklist: An Incredibly Handy Tool to Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: One of our commenters, Brandon Beeson, was kind enough to put this into a Google Doc as a checklist. Click here to access that document</i>. <i>Feel</i> …

The Best Fried Chicken Recipes from Around the World

From Vietnam to India to Italy to Mexico—and beyond—we've got tons of recipes for fried chicken, and the appropriate side dishes<p>From Tennessee and Italy to India and Korea, we've got all the best recipes for fried chicken—and their attendant sides, of course—from nearly every corner of the globe. …


12 Tips for Perfect Fried Chicken, Plus a Master Recipe

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

21 Cleaning Basics You Probably Don't Know

It's not passive-aggressive to copy and paste this on your roommate's Facebook wall, I promise.

Frugal Living

28 Ways To Eat Apples This Fall

Because an apple beignet keeps the doctor away. Right?


40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …


30 Delicious Things To Cook In September

Cool enough to turn on the oven, but still warm enough for ice cream. September, you're the best.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>(This will vary depending on time of the month and where you …


Time to get comfy! 10 essential recipes for fall cooking -

These grown-up jello shots are ready to party with you this weekend -

Important! Stop whatever you're doing and make this frozen banana, peanut butter & chocolate chip milkshake -

The Last Chocolate Cake Recipe You Will Ever Need

Always on the lookout for the best chocolate cake recipes, we were delighted to find this one! It's been called "delicious" by non-chocolate cake eaters, and requested for many a birthday and more non-occasions. The cake itself is made from scratch with buttermilk and plenty of eggs to keep it …

Cook Healthier General Tso’s Chicken

Reinvent the takeout staple<p>Gooey, sticky, sugary—General Tso’s Chicken tempts you from the takeout menu. Admit it. It’s the Chinese food dish you always wish you could order, but would regret having done so.<p>You can still pay tribute to The General without derailing your diet. This recipe from the …


Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Favorite salsa recipe? Giada and Bobby answer cooking questions

<i>During these dog days of summer, many people want to avoid turning on the oven and limit their time over a hot stove or grill. But you still need to eat. Here, Giada de Laurentiis and Bobby Flay answer viewer questions and share their recipes for cool dishes to cook up this summer.</i><p><b>Question: What's</b> …

Summer Fest: Cucumber and Mint Lemonade

A trip to my mom's house in Westchester, N.Y., means stocking up on all of the great produce she grows in my childhood backyard. When I arrived this …

Sifted: Sinfully Delicious Waffle Sandwiches + A Must-Try Chocolate Chip Cookie

• Ready to make a waffle sandwich? Try Bobby's <b>cheddar and bacon cornmeal waffle sandwiches with maple mustard</b>. There's no fried chicken, but no …

3 Extra-Crispy Ways To Eat Mac 'N' Cheese

Sometimes it needs to crunch, you know? (courtesy of Homeroom restaurant's The Mac + Cheese Cookbook)<p>SERVES 4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 cup dried small elbow pasta<p>1/2 cup Mac Sauce (recipe below)<p>1 cup grated cheese 
(Cheddar is classic, but any other favorite cheese will also work)<p>1 large egg<p>1 cup panko …

Comfort Food

10 Summer Drinks You Must Make

A few choice ingredients are all you need for these warm-weather favorites

Spicy Basil Bloody Mary Mix

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Phoebe Lapine from Feed Me Phoebe turns fresh summertime tomatoes into a Bloody Mary mix that will exceed even the highest standards.</i><p>Like any …

Food Preservation

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Burgers

There was a time in my life when Saturday night out centered around cheap beer and even cheaper all-you-can-eat spicy buffalo chicken wings. The very piquant, but mostly hell burning red hot sauce was, and still is, a masochist's dream. I plowed through platefuls, the hotter the better. I was also …