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Bars the Best Seat in Restaurants; Ranch Dressing: Trendy

· Best Seat in the Restaurant? It's at the Bar [WSJ]<br>· It's Official: Americans Are Floating in a Pool of Ranch Dressing [NPR]<br>· Americans Once Ate Nearly Twice as Many Eggs as They Do Today [Quartz]<br>· Detroit's Coney Island Hot Dogs Are Edible Solace for City [Bloomberg]<br>· Florida Man Punches Woman at …

First Look: Spanish Charcuterie Cookbook Charcutería

Here's <b>Charcutería: The Soul of Spain</b> by Jeffrey Weiss, an American chef who has trained extensively in Spain. It's almost like a meaty, paprika-stained textbook, if textbooks had chapters called "Who's Your Papi Chulo?" (Perhaps this is what culinary textbooks look like in our brave new world of …

Food TV

Travel Channel announced a bunch of new shows, including: <i>American Grilled</i> ("pits grill masters from various backgrounds against one another"); <i>Booze Traveler</i> (working title, with "cocktail connoisseur <b>Jack Maxwell</b> as he travels around the world"), <i>Resort Rescue</i> ("follows world-famous hospitality …

Chorizo & Pepper Jack Mac & Cheese Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 745

Charlie bit my finger - again !

Pritzker Prize Poll 2014

The Pritzker Architecture Prize website is indicating that the announcement of the 2014 recipient will happen on Monday, March 24.<p>So with just under …

Architecture & Narrative

A week ago I attended a panel discussion at the Syracuse University Fisher Center in New York City. The evening was billed as a book launch for …

Massive Contemporary 6 Bedroom Estate in Cannes: Villa Chamade

<b>Villa Chamade</b> is a massive contemporary estate located just few minutes away from the center of Cannes, and the prestigious Cap d’Antibes. With a …

Faux Barn Wood Painting Tutorial

Okay folks, are you ready for the Faux Barn Wood Painting tutorial!?...<p>I ask if you're ready, because there are about a trillion photos. <i>ha!</i> Even …

HomeMade Modern EP29 Hanging Garden

This DIY vertical garden is an easy-to-make project that can turn a window into a beautiful and productive herb garden.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>4" to 5" Terra Cotta …

How to Build a Compost Bin

Compost bins aid gardeners in making their own compost, so their plants will thrive with unlimited amounts of free organic fertiliser. They are …

Low-cost Solar Panels are Easy to Make and Reconfigure

What’s the size of a deck of playing cards and can pump out enough power to charge your cellphone? These awesome little home-made magnetic solar …

Articles about sustainable home silicon valley on Dwell.com - Dwell

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Back by popular demand, the Dwell Home Tours series will make its way back to Silicon Valley this year.<p>For our last stop on this year’s Dwell Home Tours program, we’ll be making our way to …

Silicon Valley

Chile's 8.2 quake leaves 6 dead, causes less damage than feared

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chilean President Michelle Bachelet toured northern Chile on Wednesday, inspecting the damage from a magnitude 8.2 earthquake the night before that left six people dead and forced the evacuation of about 900,000 others but which apparently caused less damage than feared.<p>At first …

Natural Disasters

New features potentially coming to Gmail: pin and snooze emails, more categories

Leaked screenshots of what could be a test version of Gmail show a brand new interface and new features including the ability to mark a message as unread for a certain time.<p>The screenshots, uncovered by <i>Geek.com</i>, suggest that Google is working to add more organization options to Gmail, while playing …

Apps

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8.1

At its Build 2014 conference today, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1. Among the new features is a personal digital assistant named Cortana, a new Action Center, as well as support for customizable lock screens and backgrounds. Windows Phone 8.1 will ship on devices in “very late April or early …

Amazon announces $99 Fire TV set-top box, available now

Apple and Roku have a new competitor in the living room. Amazon just announced its own video streaming device: the $99 Amazon Fire TV. It starts shipping today. "We need to invent and simplify on behalf of customers," said Amazon's Peter Larsen. During the presentation, Larsen went over three pain …

Must Do Tasks to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

If you’re like me, you’ve been scavenging around the internet for small but efficient ways to transition your home from the treacherous Winter we’ve …

Home Improvement