Victor Moruzzi

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Five Tips To Avoid Falling For A Phishing Trick

, CenturyLink<p>You’re at your desk, working hard, when an email pops up. The subject line says “Urgent!<i>”</i> and it seems to be from your finance manager. The body of the email is short and to the point: your business has a big problem with payroll. The note addresses you by name and instructs you to …

Phishing

10 Proven Habits of Happy People

Discover what the happiest people already know.<p>If there's one desire that humans universally share, it's happiness. For Americans, "the pursuit of happiness" is even written into the Declaration of Independence.<p>But the results of that pursuit vary greatly. Some people remain sunny even in the worst …

Happiness

How to Make an English Breakfast Worthy of the British Aristocracy

A Brit dives into the history of the edible class divide.<p>Visitors to Britain are often surprised that class is still a major factor in our daily lives. The middle and upper classes may have adapted their accents and professed a liking for soccer but they cannot shake off their backgrounds entirely. …

Breakfast

April Bloomfield’s Grilled Vegetable Vinaigrette

<b>Author Notes:</b> Feel free to use any combination of grilled vegetables and herbs you've got, but this one is especially good. As Bloomfield writes, "This is a chunky dressing that makes each bite of a salad taste different. The dressing is also good spooned over a steak and sprinkled with crumbled …

Recipes

The Perfect Blueberry Pie: Fast, Easy, and Totally Reliable

Get the Recipes<p>The Best Blueberry Pie<br>• Old-Fashioned Flaky Pie Dough<br>• My Favorite Gluten-Free Pie Crust<p>Despite what a certain reputable but totally unnamed source would have you believe, picture-perfect blueberry pie is ridiculously easy to make. That's because blueberries aren't some mystery of the …

Fruit

BBQ Beef Short Ribs | ChefSteps

Short ribs are among the most flavorful cuts of beef, and can be remarkably tender, juicy, and flavorful when cooked properly. The secret is to cook …

Summer at the Shore: The Series - Best of NJ: NJ Lifestyle Guides, Features, Events, and More

Summer at the Shore: The Series<p>Vinny Parisi | @Vincent_Parisi<p>June 28, 2016 | 8:00 am<p>The Jersey Shore is one of the premier summertime destinations …

A steak master shares his 7 steps to grilling the perfect cut of meat

Becoming a master at grilling steak is easier said than done. Sometimes the steak ends up too rare, or worse, terribly overcooked.<p>But if you're looking to truly impress guests at your next backyard barbecue, you'll want to try these six steps to the perfect steak, courtesy of Chef Wade Wiestling of …

Meat

Here's the difference between ice cream and other frozen desserts

When the summer heat is on, there's almost nothing better than grabbing a frozen dessert to help you cool down. But from ice cream and gelato to soft serve and frozen yogurt, there are plenty of icy snacks you can choose from, and you might not know the differences between them.<p>To help you pick out …

Ice Cream

What NYC Restaurants Offer Grown-up Takes on Summer Desserts?

As summer hits New York in full force and city dwellers flee town, those staying in the city continue to seek small respites from the summer heat. …

New York City

How Dry-Aging Takes Meat from Ordinary to Extraordinary

If you described the dry-aging process to most people, they’d recoil a little. “You see, instead of serving the fresh meat,” says Pat LaFrieda, “we …

Meat

The best salads in New York City

1<p>The enormous menu, which opens as wide as <i>The New York Times</i>, reads like an encyclopedia of red-checkered classics. But co-chefs Torrisi and Carbone …

New York City

How To Host An Aperitivi Party

First off, let me answer the number-one question you’re probably asking yourself: WTF is an aperitivi party? Quite simply, it’s an Italian cocktail …

Food

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn't about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It's about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.<p>It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d …

San Francisco Bay Area

Why You Should Refrigerate Tomatoes and Ignore Anyone Who Says Otherwise

<b>Note:</b> This article is an update of a previous article on storing tomatoes. I have since written more on the topic with even more data and tests here.<p>Earlier this summer, I wrote about a tomato-storage test I ran that seemed to disprove the oft-repeated commandment to never refrigerate tomatoes. …

Sous Vide and Modernist Cuisine Cooking for Beginners | Equipment, Techniques, and Recipes

Pork tenderloin takes a back seat to pork brisket in taste, texture and versatility. Pork brisket is usually less expensive, though harder to find, …

The Ice Cream Sandwich With A Cult Following—& How to Make it Yourself

The idea of an ice cream sandwich is preposterous.<p>Not only cookies, not only ice cream, and not only ice cream <i>accompanied</i> by cookies, but a fused ice cream-and-cookie mass that you can eat three times as fast as if you were to tackle the components on their own.<p>And when you coat the whole thing in …

Ice Cream

Your Next Stay at Hyatt Hotel Could Be a Lot Different

CEO Mark Hoplamazian explains how Hyatt is going high tech<p>It’s not enough to have Wi-Fi when you stay at a Hyatt Hotel. Now CEO Mark Hoplamazian is finding new ways to use smartphones, iPads, and other tech gadgets to create a better experience for guests staying at his hotel chain.<p>So it’s not …

Hotels

8 Apps That Will Take Your Instagram Feed To The Next Level

Most Popular<p>vsco.co/taku<p>In a world where your worth is measured by the amount of digital hearts under your Instagram posts, keeping abreast of all …

Instagram

7 Of The Best Bottles Of Barrel Strength Bourbon

Never Miss A Story:<p>3 minute Read<p>In the Old West (we’re guessing), if a bartender tried to water down your whiskey, you’d probably hoist him onto the …

Toffee

This trend may mean the end of small plates

Is this the moment so many eye-rolling diners have been waiting for? Have we passed peak small plate?<p>No, D.C. restaurants aren't ricocheting back to the meat-and-two-sides entree. Instead, the medium-sized plate -- a dish between appetizer and entree in size -- is rapidly becoming the new size du …

Restaurants

Language apps for iOS: Rosetta Stone beats Duolingo and Babbel

Two months ago, I promised to give you the lowdown on my favorite iOS language learning app. But there was a catch: at the time, I didn’t know which …

Rosetta Stone

A Definitive Ranking of the Best Waffle House Dishes

15. Sausage, egg, and cheese grits bowl, grilled biscuit, and a drink<p><b>Price:</b> $5<p>One of the best things to happen to Waffle House was their $5 menu …

An Illustrated History of the Philadelphia Cheesesteak

Judging by the ever-present lines at neighboring Pat’s and Geno’s—two historic rival institutions in a not-so-scenic stretch of the City of Brotherly …

Philadelphia

No-Bake Desserts

While the temperature rises outside, who wants to be inside preheating the oven? Count us out. For a sweet ending to your warm-weather meal, look no …

Essential Grilling Guide

Some of the season's best―and easiest―recipes come sizzling off your grill. Choose your own menu from these favorite recipes.

Food & Dining

How to make perfect ice cream at home

We all scream for ice cream. When homemade, it is the best of all puddings. You can slave away at a Bake Off-worthy multi-tiered mousse for that smart dinner party – but, in the end, what guests choose is the ice cream.<p>And sure, ready-made, gourmet-style ice cream in a cardboard pint pot is pretty …

Ice Cream

Beer Chili Party Dogs

<i>Beer Chili Party Dogs</i><p>I had a brief 3-year stint as a vegetarian, a decision that made my cooking both better and impossible, but I ultimately wasn’t …

12 Crowd-Pleasing Bean Salad Recipes

The advantages of bean salads are many—they're nutritious, economical, and easy to prepare, and they'll keep well in the refrigerator for days. The primary downside is that they're usually boring. Even the phrase "bean salad" doesn't feel particularly inspirational; you don't generally expect it to …

Recipes

6 Books to Change Your Life for the Better

Great books with a powerful message that will improve your business and your life<p>Reading will set you free. Reading will challenge your intellect. Reading will inspire you, stimulate you and keep you growing. Reading can be the secret to your success, and the wise north star guiding you to …

Meditation