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5 Men's Haircuts That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Trends come and go. These cuts last forever.<p>What do the mullet, the ponytail, and the bowl cut have in common? For a while, some men decided they looked good. And they were wrong even then.<p>What do the following five men's haircuts have in common? They have always looked good, and they always …

What's the one dish Todd Ginsberg wishes he knew how to cook?

<i>13 Questions is a weekly series where we ask chefs 13 questions to get to know them outside of the kitchen. Todd Ginsberg is the chef and co-owner of</i> …

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9 Ways To Believe In Yourself

Self-belief is one of the most important qualities of a happy and successful person. You can be the most beautiful and intelligent individual, strong …

Coffee in crisis: The bitter end of our favourite drink?

Drought, flooding, disease - climate change is already threatening the source of our caffeine fix. Are we facing the end of coffee as we know it, asks David Robson.<p>As we sip our lattes and espressos and read the daily headlines, climate change can seem like a distant threat. But travel a few …

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Researchers discover seaweed that tastes like bacon and is twice as healthy as kale

The seaweed, a form of red marine algae, looks like translucent red lettuce. It also has twice the nutritional value of kale and grows very quickly. Did we mention it tastes like bacon?<p>According to Oregon State researcher Chris Langdon, his team started growing the new strain while trying to find a …

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Everything You Need to Know About Chia Seeds and How to Eat Them

Chia seeds have long been considered a "superfood," but what does that actually mean? Read on for tips on how to buy, store, and eat these nutritious seeds.<p>Chia seeds used to be a niche ingredient you could only scout out at health food stores next to the hemp seeds and spirulina. But chances are …

9 Super-Easy Recipes for National Fried Chicken Day

Get your fried chicken fix with these fast and simple recipes.<p>After a long weekend of glorious but potentially grueling grilling, the idea of …

14 Creative Ice Tray Hacks to Try This Summer

After a week of commuting around Manhattan, we can see why everyone hates New York City in the summer. Warm air + sweaty people + no personal space = everyone standing waaaay too close for comfort. And then your night always starts the same way: you're out with your pals, you order a drink from the …

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Coming to Grips with Food Ethics for Chefs

The Plate<p><b>As a chef, I know I’m just one link in the chain of people who are responsible for feeding the world.</b><p>A group made up of farmers, truck drivers, purveyors; the people who grow the food, transport it, and package it. And it also includes the people in the government, who are responsible for …

6 Awesome Zen Stories That Will Teach You Important Life Lessons

9 Essential Roasting Tools

<i>As home cooks, we rely on our instincts, our knowledge, and our curiosities -- but we also have to rely on our tools. Which is why we're asking the experts about the essential tools we need to make our favorite foods attainable in our own kitchens.</i><p><i>Today: Forget falling leaves and cable-knit</i> …

How to Make Banh Xeo, Crisp Vietnamese Filled Crepes

How to make the hot and crunchy filled crepes known as banh xeo in Vietnam.<p><i>Banh xeo</i> translates to “sizzling cake.” Once you’ve made a batch of these lacy, ultra-crisp crepes, you’ll know why. Remember: Work quickly, and watch for splattering oil when the batter hits the pan.<p>Once oil is shimmering …

Vegan Dessert Recipes That Even Butter Lovers Will Crave

Going vegan can seem like a daunting commitment -- no milk? No eggs? No BUTTER? But, thankfully, there is one thing you definitely don't have to give up on as a vegan: Dessert. Ice cream, cakes, pies and cookies are still all very possible (and 100 percent delicious) on this animal-friendly …

10 Mantras To Inspire Happiness

Most yogis and meditators know that happiness isn’t some magical state of being that happens once a certain set of circumstances is met. Lasting …

8 Biscuit Upgrades

Here, eight great additions to upgrade basic biscuits.<p>Now that Hugh Acheson and Marcus Samuelsson have taught you how to make perfect fried chicken, …

Spice Merchant Cauliflower Couscous + Lemon Posset

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: A Monday night magic show.</i><p>Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, step right up and witness the …

Charred Beef Tenderloin With Cacio e Pepe Toasted Barley and Watercress Pesto

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>Beef tenderloin may look like the star in this recipe, but it's the barley that absolutely stole my heart. It's flavored in the manner of the traditional Roman pasta dish <i>cacio e pepe</i>—cheese and black …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

10 Ways To Instantly Upgrade Your Toast (RECIPES)

Most of us don't think twice about toast. It's just a slice of bread that we throw in the toaster and call breakfast. But you guys, <b>toast can be so much better than that</b> -- and yes, we are being 100 percent serious. Toast can be more than a light breakfast, it can be filling, creative and exciting. …

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Report: Half of all supermarket chicken harbors drug-resistant bacteria

A Consumer Reports investigation found potentially dangerous pathogens in nearly all of the chicken it tested<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 19, 2013 2:08pm (UTC)<p>Dangerous bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," lurk in nearly all supermarket chicken, an investigation by Consumer Reports …

Buffalo Grilled Corn Recipe

Grilled corn seasoned with buffalo-style hot sauce, blue cheese, and chives.<p><b>Read more: Corn Week: Buffalo Grilled Corn</b><p>Ingredients1/2 cup mayonnaise1/4 cup Frank's Red Hot hot sauce, plus more for drizzling1/2 cup finely crumbled blue cheese, plus more for serving3 tablespoons minced fresh chives8 …

Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elotes) Recipe

The classic Mexican street food of grilled corn slathered in a creamy chili-, garlic-, and Cotija-spiked sauce. For a version of <i>elotes</i> that you can eat with a spoon, check out my recipe for <i>esquites</i>.<p>Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><b>Read more: How to Make Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)</b><p>Ingredients1/4 …

Heirloom Tomato Recipe: The Only One You'll Ever Need (PHOTO)

When you have your hands on some of summer's best heirloom tomatoes, you had better be sure you know what to do with them. It's not everyday that you'll get these beauties in your kitchen. When it comes to heirloom tomatoes, you don't have to do much to get the most out of their flavor. Actually, …

Curried Cauliflower & Potato Crackers

If you love the Indian curried dish of cauliflower and potatoes, a.k.a Aloo Gobi, as much as I do, then you have stumbled upon the right recipe.<p>Fragrant and flavorful, I can never say no when a bowl of this presents itself in front of me. Such is my obsession that in the anticipation and excitement …

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Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich<p><b>Prep Time</b>:<p>5 minutes <b>Cook Time</b>:<p>10 minutes <b>Total Time</b>:<p>15 minutes <b>Servings</b>: 1<p>A buttery and toasty grilled cheese …

Cauliflower Yellow Lentil Curry

Well hi there!<p>Did you know that I’m obsessed with cauliflower? And so is the rest of the food blog world, I think. It’s kind of like the new trendy …