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10 Amazing Health Tips According to Kelly Slater’s Instagram

Kelly Slater may be participating in a kava ceremony here. But the bottom line is, the guy’s big on diet and health, and deliberate about what he …

Wellness

San Francisco's Ultimate Date Spots

The guide is organized by neighborhood, spanning San Francisco and the East Bay. Each section includes options for a first date, a breakup, a longterm relationship, and other scenarios (see the key, below right, for exact categories). In short, next time you're trying to pick a fitting location, …

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

Bots

Green Man Gaming carves out a $40 million niche in Steam’s shadow (updated)

Companies survive — and thrive — as they compete with Steam, the largest online store for downloadable PC video games in the world. Green Man Gaming is one of them. This shows that while one company dominates the market — in this case, Valve with its massive operation and community — others can …

The 5 Muscle Groups Guys Neglect Most

By K. Aleisha Fetters for Life by Daily Burn<p>Photo: Pond5<p>There are some muscle groups guys love to train -- namely, the ones that look great under a t-shirt. And hey, your chest, bicep, abdominal and shoulder muscles all make huge contributions to your overall strength. But so do a lot of other …

Use Honey to save money on Amazon purchases

If you're anything like me, you consider saving money a sport. Of course, to get good at the game, you need the right gear.<p>Or, in this case, the right browser extension. Honey is a popular tool that can automatically dig up and apply coupon codes for thousands of online stores. But now it offers …

9 Heavenly Honeymoon Ideas For Couples Who Want To Unplug On A Budget

The most relaxing spots, according to travel experts 🌴<p>Wedding planning is stressful. So if you're fortunate enough to go on a honeymoon after the big day, we recommend somewhere you can unplug and recharge.<p>The resorts below are travel agent-recommended and make it easy to disconnect -- plus, they …

British Virgin Islands

The Bay Area's Korean Barbecue, Ranked

San Francisco's Korean barbecue scene gets a bad rap. "Just go to Los Angeles," is usually the response when asked where to find the good stuff locally. And while LA does have an infinitely better KBBQ scene, that cop-out answer doesn't help when you want to eat some tonight.<p>So, to make sure you …

The Ridiculous-Looking Exercise That Shreds Your Core

Planks are boring. This dynamic stability exercise kicks up the entertainment factor while challenging your midsection the entire time<p>Try this movement at the gym, and you may get some side eyes from other patrons. But their looks will be worth it when they can’t stop staring at your abs.<p><i>Men’s</i> …

7 'Disease Stoppers' You Need to Know About

<i>by guest blogger Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS</i><p>There's a pill for just about every condition on the planet. But did you ever take a look at the long list of side effects associated with conventional treatments? Luckily, your body wants to be well, and there are plenty of natural ways you can pump up your …

Wellness

the consummate chocolate chip cookie, revisited

With a hand or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until light, fluffy and then some, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, …

Top Blogger Dessert Recipes

<i>This collection of best blogger dessert recipes features a variety of delicious sweets, including indulgent desserts, no bake treats, healthy dessert</i> …

Dessert

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

The Best Farm-to-table Restaurant in Every State

These incredible restaurants all pride themselves on sourcing ingredients locally, but they also go way beyond that. From only serving sustainable …

Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken with Tangy Green Sauce

This cumin- and paprika-spiced number gets added punch from an addictively tangy green sauce and a crisp, bright avocado and cucumber salad. …

You Just Got an Amex Platinum, Here are 20 Things to Do (and 3 Not to Do)

You just jumped on the (now expired) Amex Platinum 100k offer or the (still going to 6/22/16) Amex Platinum Mercedes-Benz 75k offer. If this is…The …

All You Need to Make Barbecue Sauce Is This Formula

Cheaper, tastier, better: It's time to learn how to make homemade barbecue sauce.<p>A good sauce can save your backyard barbecue from charred yard bird to chicken wings so good, you could charge for 'em. The problem is that most store-bought barbecue sauces just aren't that stellar. They're …

Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies

<b>These are adult chocolate chip cookies. With a healthy dose of espresso, dark chocolate chunks, and spiked with coffee liqueur, they are a rich dream</b> …

Nana's Chocolate Vinegar Cake Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

A thrifty Depression-era hack just happens to make one of the fluffiest cakes around.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax poetic about them. Today, senior designer</i> …

Blueberry Muffin Cookies

These embody all of my favorite parts of a muffin, namely sweet, delicious flavors (these feature blueberries and candied ginger) and the crown, …

Recipes

Somehow, These Roll-Ups Make Grilled Cheese Even Better

(Image credit: Damn Delicious)<p>Grilled cheese sandwiches are a lunchtime staple, but since you can only fit one or two in a pan at a time, they're not …

grilled cheese

Why Preserved Lemons Belong on Your Shelf

Fresh lemons are a workhorse in my kitchen, finding their way into everything from ice cream and tarts, to bitters and homemade cheese, to my go-to household cleaner. In fact, I thought I'd pretty much exhausted my uses for lemons—that is, until a fall afternoon in 2006, when I met a friend for …

Food Preservation

Grilled & Marinated Tomatoes with Feta

Michael Solomonov marinates smoky, grilled tomatoes in olive oil with mint and red onions. The result is a fabulous make-ahead dish that can be …

Questlove Talks His New Book, Eating Crickets and Why the Food Truck Culture Captivates Him

The musician Questlove is fascinated by the way chefs think. Here he talks about three of the mind-bending talents featured in his compelling new …

How to Make Risotto Like a Chef (and Without a Recipe)

A perfectly cooked risotto and a poorly cooked risotto have almost nothing in common. It’s like comparing pizza from Naples with a frozen pizza bagel.<p>A <i>perfect</i> risotto is creamy and rich, yet it has an ethereal quality to it. It should be light, delicate, and just a touch decadent.<p>The way to cook …

We Tried the Weirdest New Beers Out There—and We Mean Weird

From dung-smoked whale testicles—stay with us—to chocolate oyster stouts, experimental beers are having a moment.<p>From dung-smoked whale testicles—stay with us—to chocolate oyster stouts, experimental beers are having a moment. It might be a marketing moment. But nevertheless, a moment so important …

Diana's Hummus Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Designer Alex Tatusian reminisces on his mother's short-lived hummus business, and what it taught him about cooking for himself.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

A Lentil for Every and Any Occasion

You and so many other cooks probably have a bag of lentils in the pantry. That's because they're one of the most popular forms of protein: They're inexpensive, flavorful, hugely plentiful, and keep well (dried) for up to a year. As a result, they star in the daily menus of millions and millions of …

How to Make the Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies Ever

Sometimes, the only thing that will cure a case of the blahs is a face full of cookies. Instead of reaching for a store-bought option or frozen stick …

Chocolate Palmiers That Look Fancy (But Are Actually Super Easy)

Your friends will think you fancy, and only you'll know how truly simple it was to pull off.<p>If your hands can remember the feeling of molding Play-Doh into miniature clay dinosaurs, you're basically already a palmier pro. All it takes to make these crispy-crunchy curlicues is three ingredients, a …