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3 Simple Changes This Chef Made to Drop 30 Pounds and Sculpt a Six Pack

Joshua Ingraham feels better than he ever has<p>Most guys who have struggled with their weight have experienced that “ah-ha!” moment—that split second in time when something clicks. Your health is deteriorating and you know you need to do something about it.<p>Josh Ingraham, our recent Ultimate <i>Men's</i> …

Fitness

Just add water: how to take cuttings from houseplants

I love to watch roots grow, particularly in winter<p>I am the crazy cat lady of the house plant world. I have <i>so many</i> of them. Closing the curtains has become quite the task, as you snake between specimens all vying for light. And yet I continue to take cuttings.<p>Many house plants are easily rooted in …

Gardening

10 actors who hated their own movies

Despite being one his best movies, Mark Wahlberg has condemned his performance in ‘Boogie Nights’ calling his decision to star in Paul Thomas …

The Best Way to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs

This is the classic, two-step, no-fail process for how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs that works every time.<p>Hard-cooked eggs are the star of many …

Brunch

Your Brain Is Trying to Show You The Future - And It Might Save Your Life

We're living in fast-forward.<p>Our brains are pretty good at filling in the blanks when it comes to our sense of perception - often to the point we …

Justice League: Zack Snyder quits movie after daughter kills herself

Director known for Man Of Steel and 300 steps down to support his family, with Joss Whedon lined up to complete film<p>Director Zack Snyder has stepped down from working on Justice League to support his family following the suicide of his daughter.<p>Snyder, who has directed many film adaptations of …

Batman

Bill Gates: Your Summer Reading List Should Include These 5 Books

IDEAS<p>Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.<p>Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a …

Books

These Are The Best Cuts Of Steak To Grill

If you're gonna spend your money, make sure it's on the right cut.<p>You can’t just buy a hunk of meat, throw it on the grill and expect to eat a tasty feast. It <i>could</i> happen if luck is on your side, but if you buy the wrong cut of meat chances are you’ll end up with a tough, chewy meal that will feel …

Meat

On the anniversary of Grace Kelly's marriage to Prince Rainier, look back at royal wedding dresses through the years

Royal Family

Why Is the Pacific Northwest So Rainy?

The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the United States, but that greenery comes at a cost. It rains in the …

Weather

Raised Garden Beds 101: Tips on Planning, Building, & Using

Raised garden beds are one of the best tools for gardening. They minimize weeds, they allow for greater organization and access, they facilitate …

Climate Change May Force Millions Of Americans To Move Inland

New research suggests that every U.S. state could be affected by rising sea levels.<p>In low-lying island nations like Tuvalu and the Maldives, the term “climate migrant” is all too familiar. Rising sea levels have already forced some Pacific Ocean communities to flee from their homes and there are …

Climate Change

Revealed: The surprising secrets to making plane food taste better

Plane food: universally terrible and unlikely to improve. That’s the bad news. The good news? There are things you can do to improve your mile-high dining experience.<p>But before we explore these unlikely culinary hacks, it’s important to understand why plane food tastes so bad in the first place. …

Mitigate

8 ways smart people act stupid

It’s good to be smart. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer. On the surface, being smart looks …

Spurned by Potential Mates, Jeremy the Lefty Snail Is Still Single

Romantics like to say there’s someone out there for everyone—and for a stretch of time, this adage seemed to hold true for Jeremy the lefty garden …

10 Smart Ways to Organize and Store Your Spices

Familiar with the struggle of trying to find the cinnamon or the garlic powder among more than a dozen other spices in varying-sized containers with …

Hacking

How to Safely Retrieve Files Off Failing HDD, SSD, or SD Cards Using Free Tools

All of the drives we are using to store our precious photos and videos are not 100% reliable. Everybody should know that by now (and back everything …

Linux

These game-changing solar panels are cheap and can be printed

Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn't inspired people to buy, buy, buy.<p>But what …

Clean Energy

Overweight father-of-three transforms his ‘dad bod’ in just 12 weeks

A dad has shared the secrets to his success after transforming his body in just 12 weeks.<p>The internet’s obsession with less-than-fit body types has …

Fitness

10 Literary Classics Every Business Leader Should Read

If you only stick to business books and biographies, you're not learning as much as you could.<p>Biographies of inspirational figures, leadership how-to titles, and management case studies will all give you great insights on how to be a better entrepreneur and leader, but if that's all you read, …

Literature

Happy New Year's in Pictures

Beef Stew Recipe - Chowhound

Ingredients (15)<p>1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour<br>• 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more for seasoning<br>• 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, …

Beef

Should Raw Beef Be Brown or Red? - Chowhound

Sometimes raw ground beef is a healthy-looking red color on the outside, but inside it’s more of a brown color. This is perfectly normal and exactly …

Beef

Floyd Cardoz's Butter Chicken (Chicken Tikka Makhani) Recipe

This recipe makes more gravy than you may need. Serve with plenty of rice.<p><i>Adapted from Floyd Cardoz courtesy of the New York Culinary Experience.</i><p><b>About the author:</b> Max Falkowitz is the editor of Serious Eats: New York. You can follow him on Twitter at @maxfalkowitz.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For</b> …

Christmas Quiche | Eggs Recipes

Tap For Method<p>Ingredients<p>375 g pre-rolled shortcrust pastry<br>• 3 large free-range eggs<br>• 150 ml single cream<br>• 50 g Cheddar cheese<br>• 100 g cooked higher-welfare …

Recipes

8 things to do with leftover herbs

How many times have you used a few sprigs from a bunch, only to watch the rest wither up and die?<p>In a perfect world, we would all step out the back …

15 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Dishes That Travel Well

Here's a situation you might find yourself in in the days leading up to Thanksgiving: You're not preparing the full dinner at your house this year (sweet relief!), but you <i>are</i> driving a few hours out of town or taking the train to spend the holiday with friends or family. And, like the avid and …

Bridging cultures through food

Travellers enjoying a dinner hosted in Singapore<p>Two years ago, NUS Engineering alumni Rinita Vanjre Ravi and Inez Wihardjo were undergraduates in …