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Review: Narcos is the next great Netflix show

Television certainly isn’t hurting for crime dramas. The medium is positively glutted with shows that each, in their own way, bear a passing resemblance to the likes of <i>Law and Order</i> and <i>CSI</i>. But early last year, HBO’s <i>True Detective</i> created a renewed appetite for thoughtful and dark crime TV, and …

TV

10 essential apps for your tablet

The thing that makes tablets really useful is the apps. Unfortunately, there are literally millions of apps available. Fear not! I've done the research for you, and am bringing you the apps that every tablet owner needs to install. By the way, these apps are also great for your smartphone.<p><b>1. Don't</b> …

Apps

Boneless Whole Turkey for Thanksgiving - How to Bone, Stuff, & Roast a Whole Turkey

Highly Educated, Unemployed and Tumbling Down the Ladder

In the upside-down, topsy-turvy world of jobs these days, even an advanced degree can’t protect some Americans from tumbling down the economic ladder.<p>The conventional wisdom that more education bears fruit in the labor market gets turned on its head when it comes to unemployment. For people with …

Boston College

Colombia's Transformation Means Luxurious Experiences In Cartagena & Bogota

In the past decade, <b>Colombia</b>’s greatly improved image has largely increased its tourisnm, which is up 300% since 2006. With friendly and welcoming residents, multiple lands for all types of travelers (from beach bums and adventure seekers to city jet setters), the offerings of this beautiful country …

Luxury Lifestyle

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

South Africa

13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …

Flavors

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

BBQ

Cocktail Layering Tool Makes Impressive Drinks

It's one thing to make a great tasting cocktail. It's a great skill that will serve you well. But if you can make those awesome cocktails look like a work of art, now that will gain you some serious life points.<p>Layered cocktails are an impressive type of drink that not just anyone can master. They …

How to Use Google Plus

While Google Plus isn't quite in the same league as Facebook, it's growing fast—in May 2013, Time reported that Google Plus had approximately 190 million active members. Ready to sign up? Learning how to use Google Plus is easy, especially if you already have a Google account.<p><b>Adding Yourself to</b> …

8 Slow Cooker Recipes for Hot Days

I'm sure your slow cooker isn't the first cooking apparatus you think of when the weather heats up. However, this time-saving tool takes all the hot …

Cooking

Samsung's Ativ Q is a Windows laptop and an Android tablet in one insanely high-res package

Samsung's famous for launching every type of device under the sun, but this time it's crammed them all into a single package. The company's just announced the Ativ Q, a dual-booting device that runs both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 inside a 13.3-inch convertible laptop package. The most impressive …

Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad with Avocado - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 595

Louisa Shafia's Sweet Rice with Carrots and Nuts

<i>This week, Louisa Shafia will serve as a Guest Editor at Food52. She'll be choosing a Wildcard winner, answering your questions on the Hotline, and sharing recipes from her new book, The New Persian Kitchen -- because your kitchen deserves a taste of the exotic every once in a while.</i><p>The name of …

Lemon Chiffon Cake Recipe

Tangy lemon juice and fresh grated zest flavor this light and airy cake.<p><b>Note:</b> Resist the urge to turn the pan upside down after removing from the oven. This cake is heftier than an angel food cake, and may fall out of the pan.<p><b>About the Author:</b> Yvonne Ruperti is a food writer, recipe developer, …

Chicken Fricassee: A Caribbean-Inspired, Hassle-Free Dinner

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: It's Tom's turn to add his own recipe to the vast collection of fricassees. Tom's is suited to his schedule, just as spicy</i> …

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