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7 Oyster Common Mistakes, from Shucking to Storing

When it comes to cooking or preparing oysters, there are a lot of rules—make sure you're not breaking any with this rundown of the most common mistakes<p>It's one thing to belly up to your favorite oyster bar and order a dozen. It's another if you want to order a dozen from your fish monger and crack …

Aquaculture

Liquid Gold: Detox In the New Year with These Juice Cleansing Tips

Christmas cookies, chocolate pie, Grandma's Mashed potatoes, a plethora of champagne; the holidays can get a little overindulgent at times (though …

Alternative Medicine

The ultimate cookbook for culinary fanatics

With 125 classic recipes from a century of cookbooks published around the world, a new collection offers the cream of the crop in one bite-sized portion<p>Thankfully Cookbook Book is not a Russell Brand Booky Wook spin-off but a handy way to increase your recipe collection without having to buy more …

Tomatoes

This Diet Has Been Linked to a Longer Life—Again

It’s no coincidence that some of the world’s populations with the longest lifespans live along the Mediterranean coast. The climate there ensures …

Holistic Medicine

The Best Wooden Spoon

My relationships with wooden spoons tend to be polyamorous. Being forced to pick a favorite would be a serious conundrum, akin to deciding between <i>Rubber Soul</i> and <i>Revolver</i> as my favorite Beatles album, or toasted marshmallow and buttered popcorn as my favorite Jelly Belly flavor.<p>Over the years, I've …

Is It Possible to Make Homemade Yogurt as Good as White Moustache's?

White Moustache produces some of the best small-batch yogurt you can find. But can you replicate the product at home?<p>It’s true, New Yorkers are crazy. We’ll pay $6 for a White Moustache yogurt—that is, if we can make it to one of the two dozen places that receive a tiny allotment each week. But you …

Breakfast

Written a book? Now get a famous writer to blurb it

Finishing the manuscript might be the easiest part of getting published. What about the recommendation on the cover?<p>Up until the time I published a …

Writing

Three Rules For Writers

Shares 90<p>OLD POST ALERT! This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be …

How not to win the bad sex writing award: six tips for naughty prose

A writer of a hot-selling book of erotic fiction explains the tricks of the titillation trade.<p>That Bad Sex award: is it a gift or a curse? Does a …

Norman Mailer

The Easiest And Most Delicious Work Lunch Ideas You'll Find On Pinterest

Let's be real for a second -- lunch at work sucks. Monday through Friday you're faced with the same question: whether to eat your tired old sandwich or spend your lunch break waiting in line at a trendy (read: expensive) salad shop. At this point, the thought of eating another PB&J could probably …

How to Make Your Own Tequila in 6 "Easy" Steps

I have to be honest with you, tequila was never my jam. In college, there was too much of it, there was usually a worm involved and the smell just made me gag. It also causes a weird side effect for me. It makes me go all vampire on people and try to bite anyone within a two-feet radius. It's not …

Tequila

Home cooks eat better — and fewer calories when they eat out

If you’re a home cook, there’s some good news about your health. A new study suggests that people who cook at home most of the time consume generally healthier meals with fewer calories. An especially surprising observation about home cooks: they tended to consume fewer calories even when eating in …

Nutrition

50 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

Put the hardest working pan in your kitchen to good use.<p><b>If you want a good, hard sear on a piece of meat</b>, grab a cast iron skillet. Looking to add minerals to your food? Ditto. Just want a workhorse of a pan that will take you from fried eggs to a free-form apple galette? You know what to do. The …

Cooking

pickled cabbage salad

I first discovered the peculiar subcategory of chopped raw vegetables called “health salads” some 14 years ago when a friend introduced me to the …

Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem Thanksgiving Day Menu

Decked out in the dandyish style known as Harlem Proper, chef Marcus Samuelsson celebrates his favorite holiday (and his fantastic new cookbook) with …

20 Concealer Hacks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, life-changing ways to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and more.<p><b>1) If you use foundation, apply it first, and then apply your concealer.</b><p>If you apply your foundation first, you'll find that you don't need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer …

Makeup

27 Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Roasts, Sautés, Kimchi, Salads, and More

Here are 27 of our favorite recipes to cook Brussels sprouts—and not just as a side dish.<p>Brussels sprouts—those little cabbage-looking things—are way more than just a side-dish. You can pickle them into a spicy kimchi, bake them on top of a pizza, shred them into salads, and toss them into pasta. …

Cooking

The 6 Most Basic Bra Rules You Probably Didn't Know

If you've never been fitted for a bra by a specialist, you should speed-read this article, run to the nearest lingerie retailer and make an appointment.<p>Truth time: More likely than not, you're wearing the wrong size bra. Yes, bras are expensive and yes, they aren't the most comfortable article of …

11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

<b>1. Moisturizing Mask</b><p>Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it's retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating, long-lasting hydration.<p><b>Try it:</b> Spread one teaspoon raw honey on clean, dry skin, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. …

These Are the Best Mascaras Of All Time

From cult classics to brand new wonders, these are our can't-live-without mascaras.<p>If there's one beauty product we rely on to keep our faces in check, it's without a doubt mascara. That all-important flick frames your face, pulling together your entire look in a few strokes. Here, the tubes we …

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad With Bacon and Hazelnut Vinaigrette Recipe

This simple seven-ingredient salad is packed with flavor thanks to a vinaigrette made from warm bacon fat, shallots, hazelnuts, honey, and sherry vinegar, with just a touch of extra-virgin olive oil. The Brussels sprouts leaves are cooked just long enough to give them some sweet, nutty char, but …

The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Thinking back on it, I must have cooked more instant ramen than any other food in my life (with the exception, perhaps, of chocolate chip cookies). It's what I cooked when I was home alone as a kid. It was a staple that took me through college. It's what I make …

How to Make Bar Snacks, Minus the Bar

Bring the best part of any bar home with these spicy almonds: The snacks!<p>Problem: You've had a long week, and you're looking for a drink—but you're just not feeling motivated to deal with the crowds and chaos of a bar. Solution: Bring the bar to you! Pour yourself a drink and sit back with a bowl …

Food

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The 25 Coolest New Businesses In Brooklyn

Often chided as the "hipster" or "stroller central" outer borough, Brooklyn, New York, is home to a thriving and diverse small business scene.<p>We scoured its 71 square miles, as far north as Greenpoint and deep as Bay Ridge, to find the shops, restaurants, bars, and startups worth the trek from …

Comfort Food