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This Stylish, Compact Escape Pod Doesn't Skimp on Luxury

Airstream founder Wally Byam began experimenting with fiberglass back in the 1950s. A half-century (and then some) later, his company has finally …

Airstream

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

Now this is a Pinterest trend I can get behind.<p>We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid …

Recipes

17,200 Shoppers Agree—This Is the Best Amazon Skincare Product (and It's $8)

We love enthusiastic Amazon reviewers to steer us in the right direction with purchases, from which external iPhone charger to buy to whether the $60 …

This Is Just the Beginning

Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling …

How to Make Ice Cream for Anyone, Anytime

Ice cream is most definitely my weakness and the dessert I am likely to reach for when my sweet tooth strikes. That means I have lingered in the …

Ice Cream

Orangette Is a Slice of Sunshine in Candy Form

The first time I tasted orangette—after making a batch out of curiosity and kind of expecting to hate it—my tongue perked up in recognition. It was …

Our Most Popular Recipes in 2017

Gardening

The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2017

The must-read brain books of 2017 featured persuasion, compulsion, popularity, fear, technology, distraction, and the reasons why we’re capable of so much good and so much evil. The eight books on this list all reveal important, timely insights about who we are, what we do and why we do it.<p><b>The Fear</b> …

Books

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read …

Laughter goes wild in Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

39 Movies, TV Shows, Albums, And Podcasts You Might Have Missed In 2017

Take a break from reading Best of the Year lists to discover some of the stuff that fell between the cracks.<p>Not only have we reached the era of Peak TV, but it’s starting to look like that episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> where Homer climbs to the summit of an enormous mountain (The Murderhorn), only to …

35% off this Glowing MicroUSB Android charger that indicates charging speed

Everybody has the same boring, old smartphone chargers. It’s time to add some life to your Android device charger with the Glowing MicroUSB V2 …

The Story Behind Our Most Popular Cake Recipe

There are some recipes on our site that inspire hundreds. Others inspire thousands. And then there’s Louisa’s Cake. This simple, fruity, ricotta-laced cake appeared on our site in the spring of 2011. Since then, it’s accrued over 4,500 saves and built up a comments board that teeters into the three …

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

How A Reddit Forum Helped Me Get The Best Skin Of My Life

For a long time, I was one of the lucky ones, the rare breed of American teenager that, despite a steady diet of greasy Burger King drive-through and …

Crispy Spiced Chickpeas

When it comes to snacks, crunchy and spicy are popular qualities. These baked chickpeas are both, plus they are healthy and easy to make. Just toss …

Barter Brownies | TASTE

By: Mindy Segal

The Ceramic Nonstick Pan Destined for Kitchen Greatness

What are the items you reach for again and again in your kitchen, no matter the meal? Odds are, a skillet is right at the top of your list. And while you might go for your jack-of-all-trades cast iron or your trusty egg-ready nonstick, ceramic will be the true workhorse of your kitchen—if it isn’t …

The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Prepping, and Baking Frozen Puff Pastry

By Alex Delany<p>Frozen puff pastry is our favorite baking hack, from cheese-filled appetizers to flaky, buttery desserts.<p>There are probably a few differences between you and the people at the frozen puff pastry factory. Maybe they take their coffee differently. Maybe they wear white aprons to work, …

The everyday lives of Chaucer’s pilgrims

Liza Picard weaves a mass of small details into an arresting tapestry of life in 14th-century England<p>Liza Picard, an chronicler of London society across the centuries, now weaves an infinity of small details into an arresting tapestry of life in 14th-century England. Her technique — pursued with …

Literature

Women in Ancient China

Women in ancient China did not enjoy the status, either social or political, afforded to men. Women were subordinate to first their fathers, then …

This song is so relaxing, scientists recommend NOT listening while behind the wheel

The next time you need to unwind, there’s one song in particular that’s likely to relax you. Its effect is so strong, in fact, that one doctor …

Self-improvement

World's Greatest Peanut Butter Cookies

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2/3 cup all-purpose flour<br>1 tsp baking soda<br>1 stick unsalted butter, softened<br>1 cup creamy peanut butter<br>1 1/3 cups packed light-brown sugar<br>1 …

Scientists discover the secret of durian's pungent smell

<b>(CNN) —</b> Banned on the city's subway and in many hotels because of its stinky odor, Singaporean scientists may have found a potential lifeline for public durian eaters.<p>A team of cancer researchers in the city state have mapped the genome of the durian -- also known as the "king of fruits" -- and …

The language you speak changes your perception of time

Time is relative<p>The shortest unit of time is that period between hitting the snooze button and hearing your alarm go off again. Wait, is that the <i>shortest</i> unit of time or the <i>smallest</i> unit of time?<p>Shortest versus smallest isn’t actually a question of grammatical punctiliousness. Different languages …

Why People Walked Differently in Medieval Times

A whole lot about medieval life would feel foreign to us now. No indoor plumbing, no toilet paper, no comforters, and a whole lot of blood letting. …

The Top 25 Pieces Of Luggage On The Market Right Now

From over-packers to last-minute flyers, we've got you covered.<p>Suitcases are often an afterthought (and a built-in part of our travel packing list), yet they can make-or-break a vacation. If you don't have enough room to fit every single *look* or you randomly lose a wheel at the airport, there are …

This Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding Is Definitely Going To Change Your Life

The Diva Dawg Food Truck knows how to make bread pudding.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Bread Pudding:<p>2 packs hot dog buns, finely ground<p>2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced, divided<p>1 cup whole milk<p>1 cup heavy whipping cream<p>5 eggs, slightly beaten<p>2 cups sugar<p>2 teaspoons vanilla extract<p>1 …

31 Facts You Never Knew About Cats

Cats, man. So good.<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

A Genius Method for Never Cooking Boring Lentils Again

Lentils don’t usually elicit flashes of anticipation in the way that, say, a molten, just-baked skillet cookie or a summer-perfect tomato sandwich do. But I humbly submit for your consideration a lentil recipe from vegetable whisperer Anna Jones, which—as practical as it may be—will hereby rank as …