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Make Tender Meat With This Secret Ingredient

If you have ever volunteered to cook the Thanksgiving turkey, you are probably familiar with the concept of brining; soaking the bird in a mixture of …

Cooking

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

Alcohol

16 Windows 10 tricks you'll wish you knew sooner

In homes and offices across America, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a Windows PC. You’ll find Microsoft running on monitors in almost every school and library, in businesses big and small, and in living rooms, bedrooms, and dorms from coast to coast.<p>Windows is so commonplace, many of us …

Startups

9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

Happiness

24 Things You Should Never Order When You Eat Out

1 of 25<p>Menu items to avoid<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>Medium-rare burger<p>3 of 25<p>Rum (or vodka) and diet soda<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 25<p>The value meal<p>Advertisement<p>5 …

Want to Be Much Happier Starting Tomorrow? Practice This 1 Habit Rarely Found at Work

Research suggests that companies and individuals committed to living out this principle will see a happier workplace and an improved bottom line.<p>Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want …

Here Are the First 6 Books You Should Read In 2018

And if you've already read one of these, I recommend the perfect complement.<p>If you love lists, December is a fun month to browse the internet. These lists usually take one of two forms: You're looking back on the previous year or eyeing the horizon for the year to come.<p>Some of the lists in the …

I Tried 11 Peanut Butters and Here's the Best One

<i>This article originally appeared on Extracrispy.com</i><p>I am a peanut butter devotee, and have been for basically ever. There is no time of day that …

31 Homemade Salad Dressings That Are Way Better Than Store-Bought

I'm a big fan of salad, but that hasn't always been the case. In the last couple years, I've gone from someone who'd maybe eat a dozen salads a year …

Healthy Eating

If you expect to get Social Security, this is the one thing to do in the aftermath of the Equifax breach

The financial exploitation of seniors is already a problem. Now with the massive data breach by Equifax, it’s just one more thing to concern the elderly.<p>Many people are scrambling, trying to put in place credit freezes to prevent identity thieves from opening up credit in their name. But if you …

Identity Theft

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How To Velvet Chicken for Stir-Fry

Let me introduce you to a chicken technique that has revolutionized how I stir-fry at home: velveting. This Chinese technique is most often used in …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct …

Self-improvement

Blueberries are good for you. Don’t be afraid to grow them.

Loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and other good things, blueberries are the trendy health fruit of summer. This isn’t hype: Have you ever seen a sick catbird?<p>If you don’t net your blueberry bushes, the catbird will clean you out, taking fruit once the berries start turning from pink to blue, a …

Gardening

Chill Out: Guided Meditations for Every Part of Your Day

If you feel like you can stand to become more centered and relaxed throughout your day, then take a look at the guided meditations free on YouTube – …

Luxurious solar home wraps around a sloped green roof

Architecture and landscape unite in the MeMo House, a solar-powered home in Buenos Aires built to maximize green space. Located between infill …

Spicy Cajun Style Chicken Wings

These chicken wings are delicious as is or serve with a mustard mayonnaise sauce or Creole Mayonnaise blend. These flavorful wings can be made as …

The epic stories behind 6 heirloom tomatoes

Each of these tomatoes has its own unique history and flavor. (Photo: Storey Publishing)<p>If Shakespeare's Juliet had asked Craig LeHoullier "What's in …

Muscle up your potting mix

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5 Sites Better Than Craigslist

Craigslist has long been our go-to source for used furniture deals and secondhand steals, but there's no denying that the online classified website comes with its own set of risks, from sketchy sellers and unreliable buyers to goods that aren't all they seem. If you don't have time to pan for …

Craigslist

14 Fancy Sandwich Recipes That Are Worthy of the Dinner Table

When you think of sandwiches, your head goes to <i>lunch</i> — an ooey gooey grilled cheese and tomato soup combo, or perhaps that beloved panini from the sandwich shop you frequent on your lunch break. Truth is, a creative sandwich makes for a totally appropriate dinner option as well — <i>when done right</i>. …

Cooking

How to Maximize Your Network Performance

The number-one service call issue at my custom installation firm used to be cable TV related—generally resolved by rebooting the cable company’s …

Sailing With Family – Learn From Our Mistakes

As soon as we purchased our sailboat Curiosity we had family and friends lining up to visit. Considering we hadn’t completed...The post Sailing With …

Sailboats

Tex-Mex Jalapenos

Now Playing<p>Deep-Fried Scotch Egg Cheeseburger 00:57<p>Dig into four layers of comfort food with this pub dish classic.<p>Now Playing<p>Spinning Vinyl Jukebox …

Deep Frying

The Perfect Healthy Snack Already Exists—Now Here’s How to Eat It

The words “Super Bowl” and “superfood” don’t often end up in the same sentence, but if Sunday’s game-night spread had you meditating on the joys—and the incredible lightness of being—associated with a smartly seasoned bowl of popcorn, you’re not alone. New spins on the savory bite have been popping …

naughty

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

French Fries

How to pick the tastiest tomato, according to science

Tasteless tomatoes got you down? There's a reason that many modern tomatoes taste so bad — and a way to fix the problem — according to the authors of a new study published today in the journal Science. The key is knowing which tomatoes are likely to be the tastiest, and being willing to pay for …

Gardening 101: Stipa Grasses

Stipa Grass, <i>Stipa</i>: “Feather Dusters”<p>Feather, needle, and spear. These grasses form the genus S<i>tipa</i> and they’re the ones you can count on to sway in …

Landscaping

5 ways the new connected agriculture world changed in 2016

The world of agriculture technology, or agtech, is rapidly evolving from an industry entrenched in tradition to one that is fast embracing change. It’s automating laborious tasks and providing farmers and growers with greater knowledge and insight into their crops than ever before. As technology …

Farming

WaPo Food’s top 20 recipes of 2016 (Warning: Scrolling through will make you hungry.)

Readers vote via clicks of a mouse; to us, the annual list of most-viewed WaPo Food recipes online provides a valuable snapshot of what folks are really cooking. Happy New Year, and keep up the good work.<p>1. Fruit Slab Pie. What a way to kick off Cathy Barrow’s new Bring It! column in 2016. Fit for …

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