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Xbox One Adds 19 New Original Xbox Backwards Compatible Games This Month

As teased, Microsoft revealed a bunch of new original Xbox games that will soon be backwards compatible with Xbox One. During the latest episode of Inside Xbox, the company announced that 19 original Xbox titles will be playable on the current-gen console this month, including some of the …

Red Dead Redemption

If You're Not Eating This Food, You'll Never Be Able To Heal Your Gut

If you think all carbohydrates are bad, resistant starch might change your mind. This <i>healthy carbohydrate</i> boasts a ton of gut-healthy benefits. It's …

Nutrition

The best way to poach an egg so it's perfect every time

Poached eggs are a brunch staple for a reason; they're delicious and reveal a perfectly oozy yolk. The only problem with poached eggs is that they can be difficult to prepare. It's so tempting to think that all you have to do is crack an egg into boiling water and voilà, your work is done. However, …

Breakfast

The Best Cheeses For Grilled Cheese, According To People Who Truly Know

Warning: American cheese has no place in this story.<p>While it’s hard to deny the melty perfection of a diner-style grilled cheese sandwich made with slices of American cheese or even Kraft singles, most experts happen to think American cheese is pure garbage.<p>“It’s not really cheese to me, it’s some …

Cooking

This Flaky Bread Is the Best Recipe I've Ever Found in a Random Google Search

By Elaheh Nozari<p>It's buttery, flaky, and tastes like my childhood.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the flaky bread recipe that e-commerce editor Elaheh Nozari just couldn't live without.</i><p>My love for flaky bread …

Breakfast

Here’s what Facebook knows about you, and how to download all your data

Facebook has long allowed you to download an archive of all the data the social network has on you, and <i>HackerNoon’s</i> Georges Abi-Heila decided to find out exactly what company knows about its users …<p>Abi-Heila reports (via <i>TNW</i>) that his archive was a 500MB zip file, and it included everything from the …

The Easiest Recipes Ever for Lazy Cooks

Raising our blood pressure over a simple meal? That’s just not our style, y’all.<p>Sometimes there simply aren’t enough hours in the day, Keurig K-Cups …

Cooking

17 Stir-Fry Recipes You Can Make in 15 Minutes or Less

When you need dinner as fast as possible, there's nothing speedier than a stir-fry. Though all that stirring and frying may sound complicated if …

Healthy Eating

Ursula K Le Guin, by Margaret Atwood: ‘One of the literary greats of the 20th century’

The author of The Handmaid’s Tale bids hail, farewell and thank you to the revered sci-fi and fantasy author, who has died aged 88<p>I am very sad that Ursula K Le Guin has died. Not only was she one of the literary greats of the 20th century – her books are many and widely read and beloved, her …

Literature

9 Tips for Better-Than-Delivery Fried Rice

By Alex Delany<p>If you've got some almost-stale rice you're halfway there.<p>Fried rice is that takeout staple that everyone from hungover college students to too-tired-to-make-dinner-tonight professionals can agree is delicious. It's a wonderful food, but figuring out how to make fried rice at home …

Onions

Smør Bullar: The Classic Danish Christmas Cookie No One Has Heard Of

My mother's side of the family is half Danish and my father's side half Norwegian. But at Christmastime, we feel 100 percent Scandinavian. Largely ignoring the English and Scottish bits of our heritage, we fill our Christmas table with treats such as crumbly Danish cookies and piquant pickled …

Dessert

The Surprising Ingredient You Should Be Adding to Your Eggs

No matter how you’re cooking them (some prefer runny, others very well-done) scrambled eggs need little more than butter for the pan and a dash of …

Breakfast

Best Chicken Wings in the U.S.

From a cult Korean wings spot featuring exquisitely crispy fried chicken to elegant confit deboned wings from genius chef José Andrés, F&W names …

Cooking

Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust Recipe

This is a revised and improved version of our original gluten-free pie crust recipe. This butter-rich gluten-free pie crust is easy to make using a …

How to Make Loco Moco | MyRecipes

I need to go back to Hawaii. Not for the warm, aqua ocean, nor for the shave ice, but for the loco moco. OK, just kidding, I’d go back for the beach …

Alton Brown Has One Simple Step for Better Bacon

Making bacon is an art form, and everyone has their own special way of cooking it at home. It doesn't matter if you bake it in the oven, prepare it …

Cooking

Expert Advice | Epicurious.com

Featured Content<p><b>Shopping</b><p>The Best Easter Weekend Sales<p>Zoë Sessums<p><b>What to Cook This Week</b><p>A Weekly Meal Plan Featuring Lots of Pasta—And Plenty of …

Magic

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Assassins Creed Origins VS Witcher 3 Side By Side Full Gameplay Comparison

Assassins Creed is back! Fortunately, it’s back with a bang. The reviews and fan reception are good so far. I personally think AC Origins might be …

Here are a few marijuana tech gadgets for your home and kitchen

Some people take their weed very seriously. LendEDU recently conducted a poll of 1,000 legal marijuana users, asking them about their spending …

Cannabis

Instant Pot Fried Rice - Pressure Cooker Fried Rice

<i>This Instant Pot fried rice is quick and easy pressure cooker recipe. Simple ingredients, easy preparation and great flavors!</i><p>Have you ever made …

Instant Pot

Don’t spend a cent in Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s marketplace

We have a better way to farm orcs<p><i>Middle</i><i>-e</i><i>arth: Shadow of War</i> design director Bob Roberts insisted that his team balanced the game with its online features — including its controversial loot boxes — disabled. Nonetheless, the game’s final act, Shadow Wars, seems to be designed around pushing players …

Spoils of War

How to Season Rice So That Everything You Eat with It Tastes Better

A simple trick for wayyy more flavorful rice.<p>I eat a lot of rice: brown, white, black, basmati, something called TexMati that I don't quite understand. I find it to be a suitable carbo-base for just about any meal. And, maybe it's because I was raised on Cream of Rice, but I've always enjoyed rice …

Sushi

Chefs reveal the one supermarket pasta sauce that's actually worth buying

Chances are, if you ask an Italian chef for a jarred pasta sauce recommendation, they'll look at you like you have three heads (and a less-than-refined palette).<p>It's always best to whip up your own pasta sauce— just combine San Marzano tomatoes, basil, and olive oil, and season to taste. But when …

Cooking

The Secret Lives of Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson’s biography portrays a man obsessed with knowledge and almost impossible to know.<p>In Renaissance Florence, a number of designated boxes placed throughout the city allowed citizens to make anonymous denunciations of various moral crimes—in 1461, for example, the artist-monk Filippo …

Literature

How Do Americans Feel About The NFL Protests? It Depends On How You Ask.

The debate over NFL player protests was reignited on Sunday when Vice President Mike Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game early after a number of …

Protest

Slow Cooker Cheesy Cottage Potatoes

Cottage potatoes can be both a side dish and a main dish—especially at breakfast. Either way, they’re always popular. The ingredients are pantry …

Cooking

15 Easy Sheet Pan Suppers for Fall

After an easygoing summer, getting thrown back in to the busy fall season can be enough to make anyone's head spin. Between school, work, …

Cooking

The Homemade Ranch Dressing I Make More Often Than I Call My Mother

By Amiel Stanek<p>Anyone who says they don't like ranch dressing is a liar. And anyone who thinks making homemade ranch dressing isn't worth it hasn't tried mine. Also: I love you, Mom.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This</i> …

Homemade