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Three Charts That Show Why Culinary School Is Not Worth It

Aspiring chefs considering a degree in culinary arts may want to take into account the potentially low return on a hefty investment. The actual value of a culinary degree is disputed. Some chefs, like Momofuku founder David Chang, say they think the culinary education system is broken. "I don't …

Samsung Gear Fit review: a messy merger of fitness band and smartwatch

Fitness trackers and smartwatches come a dime a dozen, but devices that combine the best of both? Still exceedingly rare. Now, however, Samsung thinks it has the perfect solution in the Gear Fit, a fitness band with a beautiful, curved screen, as well as a heart rate monitor, pedometer and a few …

10 Mind-blowing Food Trends Already Dominating 2014

Quite a few new food trends have made the news over the last year. Between deep-frying your spam into fries and shot glasses made from chocolate chip cookies, this is truly a time to enjoy food. Our friends over at PopSugar compiled a list of 10 of the top mouthwatering food items you absolutely …

15 Mysteries/Thrillers That Will Blow Your Mind

<i>Originally published on Amazon:</i><p><i>Gone Girl</i> mania might have taken readers by storm, but there's a world of thriller and mystery books to explore while awaiting Nick and Amy's cinematic debut. Amazon has compiled a list of 100 mysteries and thrillers to read in a lifetime, ranging from the …

Why We Love Pea Shoots—and How to Stir Fry Them at Home

Pea shoots, a favorite at Chinese restaurants, have a sweet, delicate, springtime-evoking allure—and they're super easy to stir fry at home<p>I’ve spent most of my adult life traveling to, from, and around Asia—partly for fun and partly as a travel writer. At every Chinese meal, I always crave one …

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My Journey With a Life Altering Drug: Ayahuasca

Seekers from L.A. to New York are after a kind of rapture said to come only from a drug: ayahuasca, which devotees claim offers life-changing self-awareness, clarity, and insight. But first, you must get violently ill. Arianne Cohen takes the trip of her life.<p>My friend was glowing. Not postsex …