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Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

1<p>The Wand by PureWine<p>Get headaches or flushed skin when you drink wine? Swirl this wand in a glass of red or white to absorb histamines and sulfites …

Snacks

Feel-Better Foods from Around the World

It doesn’t matter what country you’re in; if you’re sick, you’re probably getting some really amazing soup (or some fantastic soupy porridge). Much …

From smart bongs to home growing kits, the best marijuana tech gadgets

Silicon Valley is no stranger to cannabis culture, so it's no surprise that tech companies are driving innovation in the pot world. And guess what? …

How To Make Your Own Space Buckets

The latest cultivation trend: growing lush pot plants in tiny grow chambers that anyone can build. Here’s how to make your own space …

25 Emergency Freezer Meals for the Holidays

No fast-food runs necessary when plans change this holiday season.<p>The holiday season is here, and as you know, it’s about to get B-U-S-Y. With school …

It's clear to see that this home design is ingenious!

If you've never seen how incredible German HUF houses are, you're about to! We have long been fans of the prefabricated house trend and have been …

Art Nouveau style bedecks this dream home

Chelyabinsk based Russian architects have designed a unique modern home in Sochi within the project Art Village. This dwelling is not only loaded …

5 Mobile Food Apps Every Home Cook Needs

Nowadays, <b>mobile apps</b> make everything easier, including making weeknight cooking as fuss-free and as productive as possible.<p>Among the dozens of mobile …

Jamie Oliver's ramen is exactly what you need this winter - Recipes

1<p>Heat oil in a frypan over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Add pork and cook, …

Jamie Oliver

A Chicken Dinner Winner

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Tejal Rao is just back from Kenya with an arresting story about kuku paka, a coconut-chicken dish from Mombasa that is …

Recipes

6 DIY tech projects to try this summer

By David Nield<p>DIY is most often associated with wallpapering, replacing doors, hanging curtains, fixing guttering, fitting showers and so on, but for …

10 gadgets that will do gardening and yard work for you

It’s tough to keep your yard and gardens looking their best year-round, especially when you have limited time for yard work. However, you don’t have …

Taco Bell killed the gordita. Long live the gordita.

Walk into a Taco Bell to order a gordita, and what you get will bear little resemblance to the traditional Mexican dish of the same name. At Taco Bell, a gordita is more akin to a pliable pita flatbread, stuffed with the fast food chain's usual suspects of ingredients — watery tomatoes, shredded …

Our 40 Best Southeast Asian Recipes to Spice Up Your Life

Recipes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Beyond<p>Southeast Asia is a vast tropical region comprising the nations of …

Recipe: How to Make Balthazar’s Banana Ricotta Tart

Balthazar, restaurateur Keith McNally’s French brasserie in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood, was the first restaurant I wanted to go to the first time I visited New York City. I was 19, and listened to They Might Be Giants’ “New York City” pretty much on repeat during the car ride down from college …

14 ways you can control your home with your voice using Amazon's Echo and Alexa

But then what? Adding to your shopping list? Setting timers? Asking about the weather? Great, but it's pretty similar to Siri in what it can do, and using your voice to buy things from Amazon isn't super exciting.<p>Alexa can do so much more than that, especially for your home. With the help from …

Smart Homes

Ten Apps That Will Improve Your Marketing Team's Productivity In 2017

More and more CMOs are finding themselves overwhelmed by the mounting responsibilities they have to tackle every day. However, though the modern world generates a lot of stress, it also provides relief. Technology, when correctly used, can help alleviate some of the burden of responsibilities.<p>If …

How safe is your smart home? 4 best devices that will shield your house against hackers - IBTimes India

Protect your smart home against all threats using these smart home firewall protection devices.<p>It's a whole new era for technology. People are …

How To Find Great Design Online: A Complete Shopping Guide

The best design destinations the web has on offer.<p>Clicking “add to cart” may never be as pleasurable as browsing in a beautiful store, but in the age of overnight shipping and endless products at our fingertips, shopping for high-quality design online has never been easier. Design museums–like …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This (but Most Parents Do the Opposite)

Stop praising kids for their innate or God-given abilities, and instead focus on their effort.<p>What if I were to tell you that you could increase the odds that your kids will achieve great success in life--maybe greater success than you've had--simply by making a small change in how you praise them …

Self-improvement

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Yakuza Demon Killers #1 by Amit Chauhan and Eli Powell

Tokyo harbors a dark secret! When a museum heist goes wrong, a damaged thief named Ochita becomes trapped in the middle of a battle between a horde …

How to install an Automatic Pro in your car

Automatic is best known for a series of gadgets that interface with your car to monitor your driving habits and score your driving. The better the score, the less wear and tear your car will experience, and your gas mileage should improve. The company's latest product is the Automatic Pro, a small …

Emergency Medicine

The 10 most valuable career skills you can acquire in your spare time

In other words, they evaluated a ton of different skills that companies look for in their job postings and then evaluated how much higher those jobs paid on average than similar jobs that <i>didn't</i> include those skills.<p>For example, a lab technician job that includes a requirement for the "data …

Employment

38 Design Tips for Creating an Amazing User Experience

The SEO and online marketing landscape is one that is constantly in flux, changing with small steps or big leaps as the online realm itself evolves to stay in touch with what users want and need.<p>If you are still focusing your optimization and marketing efforts on keeping pace with search engine …

UI Design

The surprising ROI of great customer experience (and the terrible cost of bad CX)

Yes, this is an article about why you <i>should</i> invest in customer experience.But first, I want to make something very clear that makes most CX “gurus” …

Customer Experience

The difference between customer experience and customer service

But what exactly is customer experience? How does it differ from customer service? And how focused or concerned should businesses or organization be about it?<p>According to the Harvard Business Review, customer experience is defined as the sum of all interactions a customer has with a company. This …

Customer Experience

The New Era Of Advertising: What Agencies And Clients Must Do Differently To Succeed

The shift to analytics-driven marketing and technology-enabled business growth has changed the nature of advertising agencies. The era of “Mad Men,” where advertisers primarily focused on TV, radio, and print advertising is gone. In its place are specialists who focus on social media, digital …

Mad Men

L’Oreal’s Sensor Warns You If You’re Getting Too Much Sun

No more getting red at the beach! L’Oreal has come out with a new product that will warn you if you’re getting too much sun.<p>The new skin sensor, known as My UV Patch, was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. It looks like a heart sticker and it can be worn for several …

Man Cave Beer Bottle Opener with Cap Catcher

Pop open a cold one and relax in the man cave with our man cave beer bottle opener.<p>This unique beer bottle opener is made of tin and painted red, …