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The Kitchn

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Why The Trend For Misspelled or -ly Startup Names Won't Go Away

As if bootstrapped startups already didn’t have enough on their plates, they face an additional, major challenge that no amount of engineering or business acumen can adequately overcome: Naming their company.<p>In an age where strong online presence and clear differentiation from the competition are …

Obama Has Already Won The Shutdown Fight And He's Coming For Immigration Next

Immigration reform advocates plan an aggressive campaign to bring the issue back — and the White House has signaled it's on board. Can Obama emerge from the fiscal crisis with enough momentum to win the immigration fight?<p>WASHINGTON — As the fiscal fight roiling Washington nears its end, the White …

Kara's Party Ideas Under the Stars Tween Teen Outdoor Birthday Party Planning Ideas Decor

This fabulous <b>UNDER THE STARS TWEEN BIRTHDAY PARTY</b> was submitted by Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs.<p>I love this unique idea for a birthday party! It’s …

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Sweet Potatoes

Apple’s plastic iPhone experiment looks like it’s failing

Well that didn’t take long. Just 30 days after rolling out a cheaper, plastic-cased version of its flagship smartphone, Apple is reportedly backtracking.<p>Apple is cutting production of its new iPhone 5C in half, according to a report released by Chinese tech site C Technology (link in Chinese). The …

Mobile Technology

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

Next year's iPhone will bump up the screen size from the current 4 inches, claims Jefferies analyst Peter Misek.<p>iPhone buyers yearning for a much bigger screen will get their wish next year, at least if a forecast from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek comes true.<p>After meeting last week with Apple …

Mobile Technology

Fox News debuts bizarre, giant tablets in its outrageous new newsroom

If you can't make the news better, make it bigger<p>Fox News has just unveiled a breathtakingly ridiculous newsroom, complete with novelty-sized Windows-based touchscreens, a Twitter wall, and a wannabe <i>Minority Report-</i>style display, which it hopes will connect it with generations of viewers who use …

Apple may sell 5 million to 10 million iWatches in first year: analyst

iWatch launch may not boost Apple revenue and profit much, but it could show Wall Street that the company is still innovating<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple could sell up to 10 million iWatches in the first year it launches the product, adding more than $2.5 billion to the company's top line and over $750 …

How to Use Which Oils For What

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>Oil is a vehicle,</b> used during cooking to transfer heat or after cooking to impart flavor (the drizzle). But no oil can do both. That's why some oils undergo commercial processing to remove flavorful, fragrant sediments. This clarifies the oil and raises the smoke …

Health

Cook the Whole Fish You Just Caught

Marcus Nilsson<p><i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>How to Make Bryan Caswell's Whole Fish</b> <i>Reef, Houston</i><p><i>Serves two.</i><p><i>Tip: Most whole-fish recipes call for dry roasting — stuffing with herbs and baking. But it usually turns out exactly that: dry. Caswell poaches fish in its liquidy natural habitat.</i><p><b>This is a</b> …

Fishing

Juice Cleansing for Men: A Guide

<b>We know the perception</b> of the Esquire staff is steak-gobbling he-men, but if you look in our fridge, you will see bottles and growlers of low-calorie, vitamin-rich juice. It's true: Esquire cleanses. Openly.<p>LizzyJaysJuice founder Casey Sabol claims juicing's ease of digestion allows maximum vitamin …

Processed Food

The Only Thing to Put on Your Steak

<i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Adam Sobel, Bourbon Steak, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Making a sauce in the pan</b> you just used to cook whatever the sauce will cover — in this case, a beautiful steak — is all about perception. It looks (and tastes) like it takes more time and training than it actually …

Food

Obama Does Not Rule Out Taking Action On The Debt Ceiling By Himself

In an interview with The Associated Press that was published on Saturday, Obama ducked the question of whether he is "willing to take other action" to prevent default. He only said that he expected Congress would pass a bill to raise it.<p>Here's the key exchange:<p><b>Q:</b> But if they don't, if they get up …

Fourteenth Amendment