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An Ice Cream Crawl Through L.A.

About eight years ago, a friend from New York said to me—the way people from New York sometimes say things about L.A., as if they’ve finally figured it out or like it’s as inexplicable as the stock market—that the problem with Los Angeles is there aren’t enough ice cream shops.<p>It was true. An ice …

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50 KitchenAid Recipes That Stand, Mix, and Deliver

Monkey bread, pretzels, easy cakes, and more ways to let the stand mixer do the work. Your arms deserve a break.<p>Did you order a KitchenAid stand mixer that’s perfectly color-coordinated with the rest of your appliances? That’s nice. (Same.) But now it’s time to get even more use out of it, with …

Tex-Mex Crockpot Quinoa

Crockpot quinoa with a Mexican twist. This delicious meal comes together in a snap and cooks low and slow all day.<p>You know that saying “a dog is a man’s best friend?”<p>Well, I think that’s false.<p>After much ponder-age, I have decided that a slow cooker really is a man’s best friend.<p>Let’s look at the …

Tune Up Your Conditioning: A Primer on ATP

Many people see the phrase “Krebs cycle” and their eyes gloss over and they skip to the next article. <b>This article aims for limited glossy eyes.</b><p><b>Today</b> …

Hunter Gatherers

Articles about beautiful homes middle nowhere on Dwell.com - Dwell

As more and more people choose alternative ways to live, homes fashioned from old shipping containers are mushrooming up all over...<p>Here at Dwell we've always acknowledged the power of great art, whether it's adorning the walls of a modern house, or gracing...<p>A patio or outdoor deck can bring a …

An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness and How to Live with Presence

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her timeless reflection on presence over productivity — a timely antidote to the central anxiety of our productivity-obsessed age. Indeed, my own New Year’s resolution has been to stop measuring my days by degree …

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What Exactly Is Molasses, Anyway?

Around the holidays you see a lot of foods and ingredients that you don't particularly eat a lot of the rest of the year. Eggnog, for one, but also gingerbread, peppermint and if you're in England, bread sauce and Christmas pudding. (If you aren't in England and have no idea what we just said, …

How to Make (the Best Ever) Hash Browns Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52 alum Catherine Lamb is showing you how to make hash browns miles better than your nearest diner,</i> …

Our 15 Most Popular Entertaining Recipes from 2014

Did you throw dinner parties in 2014? Did people gather around your table and pass plates and laugh and ask for seconds and linger over final bites of cake and sips of wine? Did you spend your Saturday afternoons baking, or rolling pasta dough, or braising things, then welcome friends with an apron …

Nothing to Give, No One to Receive It - Lion's Roar

Illustration by Tomi Um<p>Norman Fischer on why giving is the Buddha way.<p>“May we with all beings realize the emptiness of the three wheels, giver, …

Positive Thinking

Spectacular Seaweed

Kombu, an essential Japanese ingredient, brings depth of flavor to all kinds of dishes<p>Most of Japan's kombu is farmed along the 2,671-mile coast of …

For a real taste of fall, skip the pumpkin spice latte and fry some maple leaves instead

In France, autumn is the time for the chestnut harvest; in India, it’s Diwali, the festival of lights. Here in New York City, where Quartz’s office is located, it’s pumpkin spice everything. I decided I could do better this year by borrowing a seasonal specialty from Japan.<p>Deep-fried maple leaves …

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Secrets of the Water Smoker Revealed

If you're just starting out with smoking, you'd do well to consider a charcoal water smoker--sometimes called a bullet smoker. Shaped like an upright bullet (hence the nickname), the water smoker is simple to operate, but serious enough for competition cooks, who often employ these hard-working …

Inside Sun Noodle, the Secret Weapon of America's Best Ramen Shops

There were only about three or four ramen shops on Oahu when Hidehito Uki founded Sun Noodle in 1981. Ramen in America was pretty much just a cup of noodles you cooked in the microwave. Uki — who came to Hawaii from Japan to make and sell fresh ramen noodles — wondered how he could ever be …

4 Avocado Hacks You'll Love

Slash calories and fat in baked goods, creamy dishes, and frozen desserts with this vibrant green fruit<p>Avocado has a lot more going for it than …

Healthy Eating

Damper Setting 101

Damper Setting is…<p>The damper is the lever on the side of the flywheel housing, or fan cage, that controls how much air flows into the cage. The fan …

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How to Use a Surplus of Zucchini

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Delicious ways to use up a bushel of zucchini -- one peck at a time.</i><p>If you're …

65 Tomato Recipes for the Height of the Season

From pastas to salads to salsas, make these 65 tomato recipes all summer long.<p><b>It's tomato season!</b> Make the most of this ephemeral fruit with these summery recipes.

The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

Rhythm Runs In The Family: Drummers On Their Dads

When you read enough about the early lives of jazz musicians, you begin to spot a trend. A lot of artists caught the music bug from their parents.<p>With instruments and musicians around the house, it's easy for kids to grow curious about playing. But that's not nearly the whole story. Sometimes …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Quantum Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“ has stirred up the internet, because …

CM11 M6 out now for 50 devices; Milestone releases to replace Stable

On Sunday, the CyanogenMod team began pushing out the M6 release of CyanogenMod 11, based on Android 4.4. Moving forward, the plan is to release milestone versions of CyanogenMod every two weeks, replacing the old Stable/Release Candidate system.<p>At the time of this writing, CM11 M6 builds are …

All Aboard

Since 1928, boat-maker Hinckley has been crafting yachts for the international sailing set, and providing ultra-lux floating mansions to the world’s most discerning buyers. In honor of that 85-plus-year tradition, Rizzoli will release Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon this April. Below, take a tour …

The Forgotten Benefits of the Get-up

<i>“As above, so below.”</i> <i><br>-Unknown</i><p>We like what is new. Look at how Apple has benefited every time they release the latest iPhone, iPad, or Mac. The …

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

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