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Our Editors' Travel Photography Checklist

T+L’s photo editors share their tips on what to take along.<p>A lens cloth<p>Never use a napkin to remove dirt from a lens. Zeiss makes a microfiber pouch …

Review: Practical Magic for the Modern Cook

Here’s one way to spot the modern cook: Look in her refrigerator. Chances are, there’s a little kimchi fizzing in the back and a jar of preserved lemons in the door. Regardless of the food she grew up with, she is acquainted with a wide array of global flavors, from fish sauce and tahini to …

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

13 effective ways your startup can use Periscope to grow the business

By now, most digital-savvy startups are not only popping up on Pinterest and Facebook, but also on Snapchat and Instagram. Visual and video-driven …

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: 13 startups explain why they failed

Some go out in dramatic implosions that leave people without jobs overnight. Some just face a slow decline until they stop.<p>The reasons startups fail are as varied as what they're working on, but thanks to a new genre of "startup post-mortems" we can take a look at some of the reasons companies say …

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A Genius Technique for the Best Vodka Pasta (And Better Marinara, Too)

Sure, you could sling together penne alla vodka in half an hour and it will taste just fine—there's spice and cream and tomato and, mysteriously but necessarily, vodka (we'll come back to that).<p>But if you're going to commit—to the cream, the vodka, all of it—you can do a whole lot better than just …

A Genius Trick for Fluffier Buttermilk Pancakes (No Whipping Egg Whites!)

It's Sunday morning and you're out there on the internet again, looking for the fluffiest buttermilk pancakes. A lot of fancy recipes will tell you to separate your eggs, whip the whites, and fold them in gently at the end. This one isn't going to.<p>It's a move that makes sense—if you were to add …

The Food Lab: Follow the Rules for the Best All-American Beef Stew

We've been stewing up a storm on Serious Eats recently, and we're not stopping any time soon. This time: All-American beef stew.<p>Sounds great, but what exactly is it? American beef stew doesn't have the same history or rules (thankfully) as some of the vaunted European stews like boeuf bourguignon …

Stew Science: What's the Best Way to Brown Beef?

Most recipes for beef stew start with cutting meat into cubes, then browning the cubes in a big pot. The idea is that browning builds flavor through the Maillard reaction, which will then get spread around through the whole pot as the meat and vegetables slowly braise in liquid. I think most people …

The 10 Best Scotch Whiskies Under $40

Last summer, Eater took a look at the best affordable whiskeys under $35. The list was open to all whiskey categories, and ended up quite bourbon-dominant. Only one Scotch made the original list, The Glenlivet 12.<p>Here, the focus is entirely on the best affordable Scotch, with a slightly elevated …

Once an underdog, Hulu is becoming a player in the streaming world

Inside the private dining space at the exclusive Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills, a celebration was underway. Writer and actress Mindy Kaling had just made her way through the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd at a holiday fete put on by streaming service Hulu. Nearby, filmmaker Jason Reitman was …

10 Marketing Tactics to Plan for in 2016

I reached out to a few key influencers in marketing to learn more about what they're preparing for in the new year and here's what they had to say.<p>With so many articles, guides, and research findings from companies about upcoming trends and best practices, it can be challenging for marketing …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser

Listen to these 100 podcasts and you will become wiser, smarter, and better at business and life.<p>Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, …

6 Brussels Sprouts Recipes That Will Change Your Life

Roasting is just the beginning.<p>Bring some flavor to your Thanksgiving table (or everyday table) with these 6 irresistible brussels sprouts recipes.<p><b>Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts</b><p>You could roast your sprouts with some olive oil and call it a day. Or you could toss them in a honey-Sriracha sauce, then …

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Before 'Spectre': The 10 Best James Bond Films, Ranked

It's an indelible part of pop culture, a-more-often-than-not guaranteed box office money-maker, and one of the most successful franchises in cinema …

James Bond

12 Things the Internet Taught Us to Make With Avocados (There's Pasta! And Pie!)

You know about avocado toast, but avocado...pie?<p>Our love for avocados knows no bounds. We pile it on toast. We sneak it into smoothies. We blend it with sour cream because we're crazy like that. But, as with so many other areas of life, it turns out the Internet (and YouTube in particular) had much …

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

Browned Butter Banana Bread

Very few people get excited about banana bread and I happen to be one of those people. Whenever I am at a potluck and I see poor old banana bread sitting in a corner by itself, I kind of feel sorry for it. What did it ever do to me? Well, nothing-and I suppose that's the problem.<p>Perhaps I am not a …

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7 Airport Tech Hacks Every Traveler Should Know

<i>By: Alex Bracetti</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/scanrail</i><p>Airports are pretty bad in and of themselves, but the hassles and restrictions they place on our gadgets are the worst. No Wi-Fi, weak cellular reception, and three power outlets per terminal? Come on.<p>But not every trip to JFK or LAX has to be a brutal …

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20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

7 mistakes companies are making on social right now

Gone are the days when marketing professionals question the value of their company having a presence on social networks. Regardless of if the company is B2B, B2C, or any combination of the two – their customers are on social because EVERYONE is on social.<p>You would think, however, that at this point …

18 Amazing Active Vacations You Can Actually Afford

There’s something about using our vacation days that makes us loosen up—way up—on our otherwise healthy habits. Whether we’re downing margaritas and …

Trails

How to Get Dinner on the Table in 30 Minutes or Less

We get it: The last thing you want to do on a busy night is cook dinner. Enter these nine recipes, all of which are ready in 30 minutes or less. So in the time it takes to watch a repeat of <i>Friends</i>, you can make an entire meal--probably even with leftovers to spare for tomorrow's lunch.<p><b>Spaghetti</b> …

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How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

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15 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Weekday mornings can be rough. Between getting kiddos ready for school, last-minute presentation prep, hitting the snooze button a few too many times and a million other reasons, breakfast can easily fall by the wayside. And a wholesome AM meal? Forget about it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. …

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …

One Pan, Two Plates

• <b>Author:</b> Carla Snyder<p>One pan + fresh ingredients = dinner for two! With an emphasis on reducing prep time and the usual sinkful of dishes, cooking instructor Carla Snyder serves up the ideal couple's guide to simple, complete, and truly delicious meals—imagine Balsamic Braised Chicken Thighs with …

4 Ways To Make a Better Martini Than James Bond

Here's one thing you can best him at.<p>As a bartender, I tell people that I don't have a favorite cocktail all the time. The truth is, I do: it's the martini. But when I suggest one to customers, I get responses that range from skepticism to just straight-up cross. I get the hesitation; thanks to …

The best money saving travel apps

<i>Chris Guillebeau is a writer, world traveler, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner. To learn more travel hacking tips and tricks,</i> <i>watch Chris’ workshop on creativeLIVE</i><i>. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisGuillebeau.</i><p>You don’t make it to every country in the world without learning a thing or two about how to …