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Inexpensive Skillets That Work as Well as Fancy Ones

After your knife and your cutting board, quality pots and pans are the most important tools in your kitchen, and a good set can run hundreds, even thousands, of dollars.<p>But it doesn't have to. These days, high-quality tri-ply pans can be had for a fraction of the cost of the fancy ones, often with …

Shopping

12 Awe-Inspiring American Castles!

Great news: You don't have to travel all the way to Europe to see amazing castles. These 12 incredible structures are accessible, awe-inspiring—and, …

Travel

26 Awesome (and Affordable!) Alternatives to Pricey Vacation Hot Spots

Sure, we love Paris, London, Cancun—who doesn't?—but before you click the "book" button on a trip to one of the pricey "usual suspects," you MUST …

Travel

How To: The Fastest Way to Transfer Photos & Videos from Your iPhone to Your Windows 10 PC

Thanks to iCloud and AirDrop, it's really easy to sync photos between an iPhone and a Mac. But if you have an Apple phone and a Windows computer, …

iOS

Best Eaten Alone Without Pants On: Pineapple and Bacon Nachos

Reversing the role of the pineapple and the pork in tacos <i>al pastor</i> to produce my bacon-wrapped-roasted-pineapple tacos was an easy way to make a familiar dish exciting and new. Sort of like using <i>soppressata</i> instead of pepperoni on my pizza, or putting on pants before I go to work.* But there are …

Hot Chicken Deviled Eggs

These Southern-inspired deviled eggs say summer fun like nothing else. A picnic-perfect use for leftover fried chicken, these tasty bites are spicy, …

Cooking

51 Delicious Keto Recipes That Make The Perfect Weight Loss Dinner!

<b>The Ketogenic Diet</b> has been gaining popularity for a long time and it’s not hard to see why. “Keto”, as many people call it, refers to eating a high …

Cooking

The 14 Best European Cities for Solo Travelers

Europe is one of the best places to go for a solo trip—the flight isn’t too long, there’s great tourist infrastructure, and the people are friendly. …

European Travel

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

The perfect Christmas tree does exist (and it tastes like pizza). Holiday parties are here, and this appetizer is too cute not to make. This festive …

Flipboard on Flipboard

31 ways to optimize your smartphone<p>By David Nield<p>Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours …

Apps

WATCH: You'll Never Guess the Secret Behind Chick-fil-A's Sauce

Indeed, Chick-fil-A's original chicken sandwich is our beloved lunch companion. But there's an unsung hero of our Chick-fil-A experience: Chick-fil-A …

Crack Crackers Recipe

Crack Crackers Recipe<p>These crispy, crunchy, herby, cheesy crackers are so easy to make—and very, very hard to stop eating. You’ll understand why …

How to Install a Smart Thermostat

So you just went out and bought a smart thermostat, and now it’s time to install it. Don’t let the thought of wiring and circuit breakers scare you. …

Home Automation

WATCH: 5 Tasty Ways to Dress Up a Cornbread Mix—Without a Recipe

Even the most serious Southern cooks will admit to using store-bought cornbread mix at some point in their lives. (And if they won’t admit it, they …

Apple Pie Twists

<i>Yummy Apple Pie Twists are easy to make & perfect for tailgating. It’s like taking a bite of pie without the plate.</i><p>Today I’m getting together with a …

Cooking

This Canon projector is smaller than a tablet but creates an 84-inch screen

Sharing photos instantly is easy thanks to social media but short of cameras with built-in inkless printers, sharing photos with the person standing …

10 of the Best American Cities to Live Comfortably on $40,000 a Year

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Much of America's charm is predicated on small-town life. It's community-oriented, nostalgic, …

15 New Orleans restaurants you must eat at before you die

NOLA, the Big Easy, N'awlins: Whatever you call it, there's no doubt that New Orleans is the ultimate destination for all things food, history and culture.<p>If you've ever had the chance to visit this eclectic spot, then you know exactly what we're talking about.<p>However, if you haven't been to this …

Our favorite iPhone accessory in the world is now only $15 on Amazon

With each new smartphone generation we move closer and closer to having our smartphone control anything and everything in our lives. This is …

7 tips and tricks for navigating the iPad on iOS 11

Apple's iPad is like a brand-new device after installing iOS 11.<p>After installing iOS 11 on an iPad, you're undoubtedly going to notice things are way different. For starters, there's a bona fide app dock now. Also, multitasking has been completely redone. Here are a few tips and tricks for …

Drop What You're Doing and Make These Super-Easy Biscuits

Just remember that no one likes blood in their biscuits unless they specifically ask for it<p>Five ingredients: flour, butter, salt, leavening, milk. …

Breakfast

Where to Stop and Eat on the Drive From Miami to Key West

Sometimes an island escape is necessary, but the hassle of flying and other major travel plans is a deterrent. Luckily for Miami the Florida Keys are right down the street. The Southernmost point, Key West, is an easy 3.5 hours away but upon arrival it feels a million miles from home. The drive …

Cheeseburger Tots - Home. Made. Interest.

Preheat oven to 425°F.<p>Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat. Once meat has browned drain the grease then add beef and onions back to …

Cooking

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits Copycat Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Want more from Genius Kitchen?<p>Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.<p>“These are copycats of the delicious …

Cooking

12 Realistic Artificial Plants That Will Never Die on You

Because there's nothing sadder than a shriveled-up succulent.<p>Greenery of any kind has a way of making a room look lived-in and loved. That's why …

The Best Mesh Wi-Fi Network Systems for Your Home

Enough with those ugly antennas on your old router!<p>Mesh Wi-Fi network systems deliver sleeker looks, easier setup and management, and better security …

Why Your Next Wi-Fi Setup Should Be a Mesh Network

The next time you upgrade your Wi-Fi equipment, take a bold step: Throw out your stand-alone router and instead consider investing in a so-called mesh system.<p>A mesh network could solve most, if not all, of your Wi-Fi problems. It’s basically a system of multiple Wi-Fi stations that work together to …

Wi-Fi

Simple Amazon Kindle tricks that'll optimize your e-reading

More battery life, better syncing, and more.<p>The Amazon Kindle is the most popular and most recognizable ereader in the world. If you've joined the Kindle club, these tips and tricks will help you make the most of your device.

Mesh is the hottest trend in home Wi-Fi, so we tested every top system to find the best

The market for consumer grade Wi-Fi routers had been stagnant for more than a decade until a new trend recently swept the industry. Setting up a …

Wi-Fi

Easy Roasted-Garlic Focaccia That's Too Good to Share

Anyone who understands evolution knows that it doesn't <i>necessarily</i> lead from simpler to more complex life-forms. Rather, it leads to life-forms better suited to their environments. The evolution of recipes is similar: It's not that every new recipe is <i>better</i> than its immediate predecessor; it's just …