Thomas Refvik

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Review: These Are the Seven Best High-Performance Drink Blenders

People want a $200 blender that’s as good as a Vitamix or Blendtec. That doesn’t exist. But after researching dozens of blenders, talking with five experts and testing 16 models over the course of three years, we’ve found that you don’t have to plunk down half a grand for a great blender, but you …

Exploding Kittens

<b>Exploding Kittens</b> is a highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding …

How to Build the Perfect Roast Using Meat Glue

This reconstructed roast is declared a game-changer, and for good reason: It allows cooks to take the choicest cuts of meat, get rid of any unwanted fat and gristle, and put all the good stuck back together — using meat glue! Get the recipe here, compliments of our buddies at ChefSteps.

4 Ways To Design Better Login Screens

Nothing’s more frustrating than a badly designed login screen. Here are some lessons from a login screen done right.<p>The login form doesn’t immediately come to mind as something that needs better design standards. Once you think about it, though, it’s obvious: How many times has a login screen …

UX Design

4 Reasons Why Design Is Taking Over Silicon Valley

VC design partner John Maeda says that the most successful tech companies of the future will really be design companies. Here’s why.<p>Are the fortunes of design on the rise in Silicon Valley? A resounding yes, says John Maeda, design partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. …

Longer Than Life

Today we bring to you another great post about photo manipulation, it's a beautiful advertising piece created by Mladen Penev and Clemens Franke. The …

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …

Photography

29 Gochujang Recipes to Give Your Food Some Sweet, Sweet Heat

We love gochujang for its sweet heat on everything from chicken to vegetables. Here are 29 recipes to get you started.<p><b>Gochujang is a staple in Korean cooking</b> and one of our favorite condiments to have on hand. Not familiar with it? It's the bright red paste found in everything from bibimbap to</i> …

Cooking

4 Animated GIFs That Reveal The Secret To Great UX Testing

All designers should use these techniques to test their designs.<p>Great designs don’t just fall out of a designer’s brain. More often than not, they’re the result of rigorous testing, using a nebulous mix of scientific and not-so-scientific techniques. But if you’re not sure what the difference …

Food-And-Wine Pairing Rules Every Beginner Should Know, According To The Experts

Wine is a notoriously intimidating subject, but it doesn't have to be that way. Spend five minutes talking to master sommelier and co-founder of Corkbuzz Wine Studio Laura Maniec, and you'll feel instantly at ease. Chatting with one of the world's youngest women master sommeliers -- or any wine …

Food

Babka Recipes That Are Braided Full Of Deliciousness

Of all the breads that can be baked, babka is by far the prettiest. Its braided layers present what has been rolled inside, which is usually the wonderful gift of chocolate -- though sometimes cinnamon, nuts and fruit make their way in there, too. The dough used to bake babka is a version of …

Bread

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, Lyon.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/27/1425055405150/b9048c18-9711-4d60-b857-31d33a772037-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, …

Top 10

New in the Shop: Beautifully Abstract City Maps by Jazzberry Blue

Using bold colors and geometric forms, artist Jazzberry Blue creates abstract maps of some of the world's most famous cities. He's made these modern maps, that have that mid-century modern look to them, for almost every city you can think of including Chicago, Milan, and Berlin. The self-taught …

Los Angeles

Twice-Baked Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 2 min<p>If you’ve got a microwave, you can cook the potatoes in less time, but use the oven for the second bake.<p>March 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 large russet potatoes<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>½ cup sour cream<p>¼ cup unsalted butter<p>¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives<p>1 …

Understanding the Human Eye and How To Retouch it Naturally

I can assure you that this isn't another boring tutorial on how not to overdo eyes with Photoshop. Searching for the perfect method has come to an …

Bacon Crackers Are The Stupid Easy Appetizer You Need To Try

The only thing better than discovering a ridiculously easy recipe that impresses everyone is finding one that includes bacon -- which is exactly what these gloriously simple bacon crackers <b>are</b>. Bacon crackers are pretty much what they sound like: crackers served with bacon on top of them. They're …

Cooking

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes That'll Feed You For Days

We all know that some very decadent recipes can be made in the slow cooker. Between the hot chocolate and nachos, it's easy to forget about dinner altogether and go for the comfort foods that slow cookers do best. But guys, the slow cooker is good at putting together a wholesome meal too -- it does …

Cooking

7 New Ways to Get Your Avocado Fix

Avocados are, like, <b>so hot right now</b>. They've been sweeping breakfasts across the country with <b>avocado toast</b> while holding up its reputation as the <b>crowd-pleasing guac</b>. But it's time to really put this bad boy to work. Check out these different ways to eat the most-Instagrammed food of our time.<p><b>1.</b> …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Text Messaging

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

10 Secret Weapon Ingredients from Star Chefs

Much like super spies (or super villains), chefs also have secret weapons—theirs just happen to be edible. Here, chefs share their favorite …

How to Make the Juiciest Pan-Roasted Pork Chops

After you master our method for brined and pan-roasted chops, prepare to say goodbye to those dry, flavorless things you used to call pork chops.<p>A juicy, pan-roasted chop basted in aromatic brown butter? This is the kind of weeknight-friendly comfort food recipe you’ll want to have on hand." Start …