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The Key to the Smoothest, Easiest Caramel Ever Is Cream of Tartar

Caramel is an amazing thing. It’s the Maillard reaction in play, and it turns simple sugar into something complex and delicious. This video from Bon …

How to really spice up your skirt steak

Founded by Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz, New York City's Num Pang sandwich shop has emerged in recent years as a place to go for some of the tastiest, most savory sandwiches out there.<p>The restaurant, which has expanded to multiple locations throughout the city, has its roots in Cambodian cuisine, …

Take Your Booze Outdoors with a Simple Summer Spritz

Summer drinking is the most fun type of drinking, and the spritz may be the most summery drink. They’re light, bright, extremely drinkable, and …

Turmeric Health Benefits, Recipes And How To Eat The Bright Yellow Root

It's the spice of the moment.<p>Turmeric has been knocking around in curries for years and years. However recently it’s had something of a revival: from …

Star Crunch: The Galaxy's Best No-Bake Cookie

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>My introduction to Star Crunch came with a field trip to the planetarium when I was probably eight years old. Somewhere along the way, a dark blue box of Little Debbies started making the rounds. It was splattered with stars, and …

Dessert

20 Ways To Improve Your Finances In Under 20 Minutes

Some important financial moves are painful, time consuming, or both. Tackling mountains of debt or complex estate planning come to mind. Yet many smart financial steps are simple and take just a few minutes.<p>These simple steps can increase our savings, decrease our spending, or make us smart …

Personal Finance

5 Windows 10 tricks you need to know

Windows 10 is now installed on more than 200 million gadgets worldwide. That's quite a feat in the tech world, since its official release was only six months ago. If your computer is one of those gadgets, you've probably found Windows 10 has its share of sheer winning features and, unfortunately, …

Step-grandmother found guilty in dog attack that killed baby

Authorities say the step-grandmother of an infant killed in a 2014 dog attack has been found guilty in the boy's death.<p>A prosecutor in Ohio says 38-year-old Kimiko Hardy was convicted Friday. The 7-month-old boy, from Indiana, was killed at Hardy's Dayton home in July 2014 after he was attacked by …

The Best Dishes for Luxurious Make-Ahead Breakfasts

Prepping breakfast ahead of time means fewer rushed mornings and more time relaxing before a long day, or spent with your family. These meal …

Anti-gun professor wrestles over whether to write reference for pro-gun student

A science professor’s personal feelings about firearms is leading her to consider instituting her own form of gun control -- refusing to write a letter of recommendation for a student gun enthusiast.<p>Writing under a pseudonym, Myrtle Lynn Payne, the instructor at an unidentified western college, …

See Earth in stunning 4K from the ISS

Check out some of the most gorgeous footage ever caught of Earth. NASA astronauts have beamed down stunning 4K footage of our planet from the ISS using a RED Epic Dragon digital camera and posted it on their YouTube channel.<p>This isn't the first ultra-high definition video sent from the ISS: NASA …

Cinematography

Fat Chance! Animal fats have had their reputations rehabilitated — so enjoy

I remember my grandmother, who lived through the Depression, always having a little bowl of saved fat in her fridge. She used it to grease pans, bake …

Old-Fashioned, No-Knead English Muffins Recipe

Don't bother preheating your oven—my English muffins are griddled through and through. Not only does the searing heat promote "oven spring" to create those coveted nooks and crannies, it gives the muffins an amazingly crispy crust with a soft and chewy interior. A scoop of whole wheat flour makes …

Make breakfast for dinner with this croque-madame sandwich recipe

Some nights, you just feel like having breakfast for dinner. It's soothing, in a comfort-food sort of way.<p>Layer buttered bread slices with ham, then slather on rich bechamel sauce. Assemble the sandwiches, and top each with a mound of grated Swiss and mozzarella cheeses. Bake the until the bread …

Drivemode Responds to Texts with Your Voice in Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and More

Android: Previously mentioned hands-free driving app Drivemode has a lot of great features, but it just added a great one—the ability to respond to …

35 Easiest Diet Challenges That Work

Every time you boot up your Facebook feed, it can seem like there’s another new challenge popping up on your screen. And while some of these efforts …

20 Post-Workout Recovery Recipes

Being an athlete—whether you do Crossfit, take spin class, run marathons, or dance in pointe shoes—means being committed and informed. You don't …

4 ways to perk up your outdoor spaces with color

Spring has arrived, which means summer isn’t too far behind. If your outdoor hangout needs sprucing up, now’s the time to hatch a plan for improvements. Plants and flowers are one of the best ways to add color, but you can also perk up the space with paint, furniture and accessories. Here are some …

We Made the Portal Cake: No Lie, It's Delicious

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>In the realm of gaming, there is perhaps no cake more famous than the one promised to Chell in <i>Portal</i>. Served with a side of grief counseling, it initially represented hope; hope that perhaps the maliciously sarcastic Artificial …

Remarkable, Rare Photographic Moments With Amazing Ocean Animals

Changing Planet<p>For more than 20 years now, we have spent well in excess of 3,000 days at sea, most of them in the company of great whites and other shark species. During all this time we also had the great fortune to have experienced many spectacular encounters with various forms of marine …

Nature

ObamaCare’s unhappy 6th birthday: The brutal facts about the tottering Affordable Care Act

Happy birthday, ObamaCare. If only you were strong enough to blow out six candles.<p>After a difficult gestation, an awkward birth and a few trips to the ER (aka the Supreme Court), the Affordable Care Act turns 6 years old on Wednesday. It made it through nursery school and kindergarten, but it’s …

16 ways to get more from your small backyard

Big cities have a lot going for them, but spacious backyards aren’t one of them. Designers in high-density places like San Francisco and New York have long dealt with getting homeowners the most bang for their buck when it comes to their compact homes, and that means turning tight, narrow or …

The burgers are as good as the puns in The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book

<i>Bob’s Burgers</i> has a few ongoing gags reminiscent of the <i>Simpsons</i> opening credits chalkboard. Two come during <i>Bob’s Burgers</i>’ opening credits, featuring …

How to Get Better Sleep (and Need Less Every Night)

Many of us struggle to get enough sleep every night, but is the sleep we get any good? While it’s important to get enough sleep, <i>better sleep</i> is a …

Sleep

The Photo Tips That Finally Clicked and Made Me a Better Photographer

I have tried and failed to get into photography several times in my life. I like the idea of taking beautiful photos, but all the rules, settings, …

How to Upgrade Your Kitchen and Save Money at a Restaurant Supply Store

I recently emptied my entire kitchen of all its contents in preparation for a complete renovation. In the process, I managed to fill not one but <i>two</i> rooms with all the gear I own.* Those piles of cookware, appliances, tools, and utensils are the result of a longstanding kitchenware shopping …

Customer Service

Unraveling Bucatini all'Amatriciana, Strand by Flavorful Strand

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>I probably shouldn't admit this, but I have a fondness for that cheesy late-70s Rupert Holmes hit technically called "Escape," though most of us know it as "that piña colada song." It tells the story of a man who, tired of his lady, responds to an …

18 Winning Recipes for Shrimp Lovers

Shrimp are among the most popular fish consumed in the US, and for good reason: High-quality, well-prepared shrimp are sweet and flavorful, with a satisfyingly crisp yet tender texture. But shrimp can also go very, very wrong when prepared poorly, becoming rubbery, mushy, and in any case totally …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Frosting

Chocolate, peanut butter and caramel make the perfect cupcake combination! After starting off the week with Classic Raisin Bran Muffins, it seemed …

Make a Whole Batch of Poached Eggs In Your Slow Cooker

If you’re in charge of making breakfast for your whole household, here’s the easiest way to poach a bunch of eggs at once.<p>Whether you’re getting the …

Breakfast