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The Best American Cities To Take A ‘Beercation’ This Summer

We don’t care who you are, everyone deserves a summer vacation. And summer is nearly over. Those vacation days you’ve been saving up for the perfect trip? <i>Now</i> is your moment to use them. And while you could do the normal, conventional thing and visit friends or hit up a hotel with a nice pool, we …

Beer

Five Ways to Use a Speed Square

If you're doing any kind of DIY or construction work, there are a handful of absolutely essential tools you need in your belt: hammer, tape measure, …

Woodworking

Time Out New York’s Battle of the Burger is back for the waterfront cookout of the summer

Craving the cookout of the summer? The kind where you can enjoy unlimited burgers and Budweiser beers while taking in stunning views of the Manhattan …

Cooking

Must Have Apps for Coupon Clippers | Appolicious mobile apps

As prices continue to rise as a result of inflation, it is becoming increasingly important for shoppers to be more cost-efficient in their purchases. …

Personal Finance

8 dos and don'ts for juicing at home

You've finally taken the plunge and bought a juicer. No more paying sky-high prices for fresh-squeezed juice just to get your fix.<p>But before you start pulverising produce, there are things you absolutely need to know. This guide will save you time and hassle, keep mess to a minimum and prevent …

The easiest way to copy an iPhone photo album to your PC

It was a pretty typical weekend project: My daughter's graduation party was coming up, so I wanted to put together a photo slideshow. Of course, like most parents, my wife and I had years' worth of photos trapped on our iPhones. How could we quickly and easily move them to a laptop and into a …

App Store

Joël Robuchon's best mashed potatoes in the world – recipe

It was the recipe that made Joël Robuchon, the Michelin-starred “chef of the century” who has died aged 73, famous and everyone else fat. There are several versions, with the restaurant’s famously consisting of a 2:1 potato to butter ratio. However, the British chef Tom Aikens – who worked for …

mashed potatoes

How to Choose & Use the Best External Storage Device for Your iPhone

We've probably all used a flash drive, jump drive, or thumb drive (they're all the same thing) to safely store and transport our important files. Now though, in the age of iCloud, does anyone really need a USB storage device for their iPhone? Apple's cross-device storage system, iCloud, syncs all …

Flash Drives

Suze Orman's 7 Rules for Retirement Success

Change your actions—and your language.<p>Knowing the right moves to make—and those not to make—is only one aspect of a successful retirement plan. The …

Retirement

How to choose an external hard drive

Backing up your most important files to cloud providers is great, but if your internet goes down it’s always good to have a backup close at hand too. …

Computer Hardware

How to Make Sure You're Getting the Internet Speeds You're Paying For

It’s probably been a while since you signed up for internet service, but you should have an idea of how fast your plan is. If not, give your ISP a …

Git

4 Rules To Survive The Coming Worldwide Debt Default

Over the last two months I made the case (summarized here) for a coming worldwide debt default/restructuring/financial engineering. Call it whatever you want, but it won’t be good.<p>While I think we have a few years, I see little chance we can escape some kind of painful reckoning, which I believe …

Investing

How to Make the Perfect Burger According to Science | The Burger Show

To be a real burger pro, you have to understand different ways to dial up flavor. Attaining Burger Lord status involves more than just a fancy cast …

Food

10 Essential Beer Apps Your Phone Is Thirsty For

There's only one thing we love more than beer, and that's ignoring all our important real-life responsibilities in order to stare at a smartphone app …

Apps

Google Maps just got a great new feature and you probably didn’t even realize it

Google Maps is a must-have app on any smartphone, whether it’s an iPhone or Android device. But let’s not forget that Google Maps was available …

Android News

How to Make Your Wifi Router as Secure as Possible

Though more router manufacturers are making routers easier to set up and configure—even via handy little apps instead of annoying web-based …

Wi-Fi

The AllTrails app gets even better, adds more details in new map layer

AllTrails (iOS/Android) has been a popular smartphone app among hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers for some time now and has even earned a …

Apps

How to Use and Customize Safari on Your iPhone or iPad

Apple's Safari is the default web browser on iOS, so it's many people's go-to app for surfing the mobile web. Here's how to use it and customize your …

Google

The Setup: Building a Great Home Entertainment System

Go from a hollow, audio nightmare to lush, warm sound in no time.<p>Taking the first steps beyond a basic TV or stereo setup can be intimidating. The options are nearly endless and the costs can quickly add up. But whether you put in an elaborate home theater or a more modest living room setup, a …

Audiophile

iPad Slow? Learn How to Speed up iPad, Even Older Ones!

If you have an older iPad, you may have noticed that it's not as fast as it used to be and asked yourself, "why is my iPad so slow?" There are lots of different reasons why your iPad may be running more slowly than it did when you first bought it, and luckily there are just as many ways to speed it …

Apps

6 Weird Signs You May Have an Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency is a common problem—and weird things can happen to your body when you’re not getting enough of this mineral.<p>Iron is one of the most important nutrients in your diet, since it helps different proteins deliver oxygen to your body. But the truth is, much of the world doesn’t get enough …

Wellness

Roku TV Wireless Speakers could spell trouble for budget sound bars, Wi-Fi speakers

Roku's $200 wireless speakers promise simple connection to your Roku TV and offer serious competition to sound bars at the price.<p>Roku, the company best known for its cheap-but-good video streaming products, announced in January that it's adding audio to its product mix. And even though it may be …

Smart TV

The 50 absolute best bars in NYC

Best bars in NYC<p>1<p>Photograph: Filip Wolak<p>Bars, Cocktail bars<p>The Dead Rabbit<p>Financial District<p>At this time-capsule FiDi nook, you can drink like a …

East Village

Lower East Side neighborhood guide

Once a notoriously overcrowded and unsanitary slum, the Lower East Side is now one of Manhattan’s most fashionable neighborhoods. Most of the …

Why Do Some People Hate the Taste of Beer?

If the thought of sipping a beer is gag-inducing, you're not alone. But even if you're in good company, it begs the question: Why do some people hate …

Flavors

We answer all your questions about the new 'glamping' on Governors Island

You no longer have to trek hours to the Hudson Valley to sleep in a tent. The glamping hospitality group, Collective Retreats (which has locations in …

How to get started composting

Composting is a way to reduce your food waste while creating rich fertilizer for your garden. What was once a fringe practice is now mainstream, with many trash collection facilities across the US and in the UK now composting food scraps.<p>No matter if you live in a city or far out in the country, …

Whirlpool's food recycler makes composting a high-tech venture

The best New York breweries

Great news, drinkers: New York’s craft-beer revolution shows no sign of slowing down. A bunch of of boundary-pushing breweries just opened in NYC, …

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