Cynthia

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15 Lessons from 20 Years of the French Laundry

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Thomas Keller's legendary Napa restaurant, The French Laundry, F&W’s Kate Krader and Chelsea Morse have collected …

Onions

The Noodle Salads We're Bringing to Every Summer Party

These pasta salad recipes are so good, you'll forget to miss the mayo.<p>Whenever I see a pasta salad at a summer potluck or barbecue, I want it to be <i>so good,</i> but it never is. Often, those fusilli-or-cavatappi numbers are mayonnaise-y and heavy with with weird bits of carrot and bell pepper. For our …

Somali Pirates Attack, Raising Fears That a Menace Is Back

NAIROBI, Kenya — Are the pirates back?<p>After years of quiet seas, undisturbed voyages and no major attacks, Somali pirates have waylaid four ships in the past month, raising fears that the pirate menace has returned to the Indian Ocean.<p>A Pakistani-owned cargo vessel carrying food was hijacked off …

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Hit With Unprecedented Lawsuit by Washington City

In Everett, Washington, the jail is overflowing with addicts, the detox facility is set to double in size, and the city spends a fortune clearing its streets and parks of needles and tiny plastic bags.<p>Those are the hallmarks of a heroin epidemic that began, city officials said, as a crisis dating …

What the kitchen staff eat: recipes from the world's top restaurants

In restaurants around the world, there's one dish you won't find on the menu – the staff meal before service. What do top chefs feed their team?<p><i>Why is the staff meal important?</i> Making a big deal of staff food helps build team morale and raises standards. From a chef's perspective, if you don't care …

A financial planner explains how to start investing with $100

You see, if you save $100 in your sock drawer, 30 years from now when you go to check on it, you will still only have $100.<p>Conversely, if you invest $100 in a mutual fund, even if you never made another investment, with a 7% annual return it has the potential to grow to $761.23 after 30 years with …

Investing

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

Dessert

History Tells Us What Will Happen Next With Brexit And Trump

<i>Note: this essay contains a lot of links out, which are underlined. Consider them further reading or me backing up my opinions.</i><p>It seems we're entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on themselves at fairly regular intervals.<p>My background is archaeology, so also history and …

Charisma

How to Remember Your Dreams

People who are frustrated by how little they can remember from their dreams — or who claim not to dream at all — tend to have similar sleep patterns, according to Robert Stickgold, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School who specializes in sleep and cognition. The …

Clean Eating Dessert Recipes

Who says desserts can't be healthy? By utilizing ingredients like fresh fruit, dark chocolate, and dairy, you can create clean eating desserts that …

The Best Soups to Make When You Don't Have Time to Cook

There comes a time every winter when you peer into your pantry and declare enough is enough… No. More. Pasta. Sure, it's the staple dish in a busy …

The Ginger-Scallion Sauce I Put On Everything

Warning: it's addictive.<p>If I starred on an MTV show, it'd be <i>True Life: I'm Addicted to Ginger-Scallion Sauce</i>. This obsession started when I first tried it at Momofuku Ssäm Bar in New York City, but didn't fully bloom until I made it at home recently. The salty, tangy, just-oniony-enough (official …

Recipes

Pastry Cream - Cook's Illustrated | Cook's Illustrated

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Baking

The Best Way to Make Every Kind of Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you’re going to treat yourself to homemade chocolate chip cookies, they’d better be damn good. But trying a new chocolate chip cookie recipe can …

Chris Pratt Is Trolling Jennifer Lawrence Hard On Social Media

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence are officially promoting their movie <i>Passengers</i>, which involves traveling around the world, doing interviews and …

Democrats to give Trump Cabinet picks the Garland treatment

Delay tactics could sap momentum from the president's first 100 days. 'What goes around comes around,' one lawmaker says.<p>Senate Democrats are preparing to put Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks through a grinding confirmation process, weighing delay tactics that could eat up weeks of the Senate calendar …

Hexagonal Tiles and Hardwood Make the Most Beautiful Flooring Combination

This trend is dominating Pinterest right now.<p>Traditionally, flooring treatments have been separated by "transition strips" — narrow boards that neatly cut off wood or carpeted sections of a room — but now, homeowners and designers are doing away with the defined separation in favor of something far …

Why you need to teach your kids how money works

If you think talking with your teens about sex is awkward, try money.<p>Seriously, try it. Your kids actually want to hear you tell them about how money works, a new survey shows. In fact, they'd prefer to get the facts of life from you as opposed to smartphone apps, online help or financial literacy …

5 takeaways from Trump's first 5 days

The president-elect is learning what he's up against — and so is the country.<p>This is what winging it looks like, America.<p>Donald Trump is compulsively improvisational and ran the most successful back-of-the-napkin operation in American political history, but the challenge confronting him is, by his …

These 21 Truly Scary Netflix Movies Will Scare The Pants Off You This Halloween

There are times when you want to watch a family-friendly spooky movie—and then there are times when you want to watch a horror film that will freak …

How to Save $1000 When You’re Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Start by figuring out where your money is going.<p>For many families, having an emergency fund sounds like wishful thinking.<p>One in three families — some …

The Creepier, the Better: 10 Spooktacular Halloween Desserts

Green Witch's Fingers Cookies<p>The point of these severed witch’s fingers? That Halloween desserts can be cruelly creative! Jamieanne from the Sweetest …

Dessert

U.S. warships make landmark visit to strategic Vietnam port

HANOI (Reuters) - Two U.S. warships made port calls at Vietnam’s strategic naval base at Cam Ranh Bay, the U.S. navy said on Tuesday, in a brief but symbolic return for U.S. combat vessels to what was a crucial logistics complex during the Vietnam War.<p>Submarine tender USS Frank Cable and …

Vietnam

These are all the horror movies you should watch on Netflix in October (if you dare)

The list of reasons we’re looking forward to October is so long that we’ve written an embarrassing amount of articles covering the topic. It’s the …

Will the 50/20/30 Budgeting Method Help You Reach Your Goals?

The 50/20/30 budgeting philosophy allots how much of your take-home pay goes to the different types of expenses in your budget. This budget rule can …

Personal Finance

The 10 Sexiest Books That Are Also Really Well Written

It’s lit<p>Most sex writing is notoriously terrible. For the most part, the reason we blush when reading a sex scene is not because we’re getting all hot and bothered, but rather because we’re embarrassed—for the author, for ourselves, for, like, <i>literature</i>.<p>And yet, when sex writing is good, there is …

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