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How to spot if people are lying in texts

A Brigham Young University study offers hope to all those who fear someone is texting them fibs. Lying texters take longer to reply and write shorter texts.<p>"Had a few drinks, went straight home."<p>"Working late."<p>"Let's elope."<p>If you get any of these texts -- and if they're a little longer in coming …

9 Canned Foods That Are Actually Worth Buying

<b>I've eaten my fair share</b> of soup out of a can, mostly consumed in my college years because I decided to be smart and spend the most virile part of my semi-adult life studying in snowy, freezing, lake-affected Upstate New York. Though I no longer live on a college-kid budget, I still consume plenty …

5 Super Bowl Recipes We Can Endorse

The Only Thing to Put on Your Steak

<i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Adam Sobel, Bourbon Steak, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Making a sauce in the pan</b> you just used to cook whatever the sauce will cover — in this case, a beautiful steak — is all about perception. It looks (and tastes) like it takes more time and training than it actually …

How to Cook an Entire Salmon: Gill to Tail

<b>We dare you to find a restaurant</b> that doesn't lay claim to its "farm-to-table" mission. We get it. Chefs everywhere are sourcing from farms — although we're not sure where we thought they were getting these ingredients before. Add to the list of foodie buzzwords: nose-to-tail. Or perhaps you've …

What Butcher Classes Won't Teach You

Throughout the country, you can now drop a hundred (or a few thousand) bones to have a butcher show you how to cut up an animal. The classes are in some ways a counter to the waning apprentice tradition in the butchery industry, thanks in no small part to the mushrooming of packing houses. And it's …

How to Cook a Steak from Low Earth Orbit

Something Easy for the Super Bowl: The Salt Lick's Tamale Pie

<b>The Salt Lick is hands-down</b> the biggest restaurant I've ever been to, not even counting the hundreds of acres of ranch land surrounding a building that can (and very frequently, does) feed 800 hungry mouths in one go. And the rumors are true: winding up the country road linking Driftwood, Texas, to …

How to Shuck Holiday Oysters

<i>Welcome to Eat Like a Man's Holiday Survival Guide, wherein we tackle some of the season's thorniest issues in food and drink to help you make it to January in one piece.</i><p><b>"He was a brave man who first ate an oyster,"</b> as Jonathan Swift famously said, not least because opening the stubborn suckers is …

Why You Should Smoke Your Thanksgiving Bird

<b>Things you don't want on Thanksgiving:</b> cheap scotch, an argument with your father-in-law, a bland bird.<p>I can't buy your scotch or help with the in-laws. But I can solve your turkey problem: Smoke the damn thing.<p>Poultry, generally, likes fire and smoke. (Think grilled chicken.) Big birds, like …

How to Open Stuck Jars: The Only Guide You Need

<i>Welcome to Eat Like a Man's 2012 Holiday Survival Guide, wherein we tackle some of the season's thorniest issues in food and drink to help you make it to January in one piece.</i><p><b>Generally speaking, public feats of strength</b> have fallen out of fashion in modern America. Pistols at dawn, bare-knuckle …

How to Salvage Burnt Food, Thanksgiving Edition

<i>Welcome to Eat Like a Man's Holiday Survival Guide, wherein we tackle some of the season's thorniest issues in food and drink to help you make it to January in one piece.</i><p><b>As the saying goes,</b> you can't unring a bell. But can you un-ruin burnt food? That's a good question, especially on Thanksgiving, …

An Atlanta House with Bursts of Color

Inside an expansive house with bursts of color.<p>Designer Kay Douglass used a neutral palette for this expansive Atlanta house, then added orange accents and bursts of color throughout each room. For more decorating ideas, read an interview with the designer.

Interior Design

DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Lighting is one of the easiest (and least-expensive) ways to cast an enchanting spell on any outdoor space. Try these ideas when you want to …

The Only Pancake Recipe You'll Ever Need

When it comes to pancakes, you don't want to mess around. Pancakes are great. They make breakfast a more exciting meal. They even make our weekends just a little more special. So if you churn out a subpar batch of pancakes, the day is definitely a little sadder. And you're meal significantly less …

25 Backyard Waterfalls To Include In Your Landscaping

Natural <b>backyard waterfalls</b> are one of the most beautiful things you can admire. The way the water falls on rocks and the beautiful sound it makes …

26 DIY Concrete Projects

When we think of concrete, our first thoughts are sidewalks, cinder blocks, and <i>Concrete Jungle</i> by Bob Marley. We don’t often think of beautiful objects for the home, until we got our hands dirty just yesterday when creating our own DIY Lace Planters, votives, and bookends. Here are 26 more projects …

Bob Marley

40 DIY Wood Projects We Love

We’ve already done rope, and now we’re on to another rustic material we love: wood! It’s as basic of a material as clay and is constantly reinvented by DIYers, crafters, artists, hackers, and carpenters. To get inspired to create our own batch of cool wooden objects, we turned to our favorite …

Woodworking

This Week in Recipes

Appetizers & Condiments<p>Raspberry Rhubarb Ginger Jam<br>• Balsamic Barbecue Sauce<br>• Asian Cucumber, Celery, and Avocado Salad<br>• Hot Pepper Relish<br>• Grilled Romaine Hearts with Buttermilk-Dill Dressing<p>Mains<p>Baby Back Ribs With Mojo Barbecue Sauce<br>• Cajun Chicken Fritters<br>• Easy Beef Carpaccio with Arugula<br>• Sweet and Spicy …

Inside The Meltdown At America’s Most Conservative, Most Christian Political Consulting Firm

Rex Elsass built a Republican empire on his faith. But he found himself battling his closest allies over his immortal soul.<p>DELAWARE, Ohio — About 30 miles north of Columbus, down the road from a Walmart and across the street from a Walmart-sized Baptist church, a brick-faced Victorian estate stands …

6 Manly Rib Recipes for Father's Day

On Father’s Day, don’t futz around grilling wimpy hot dogs and sad frozen burger patties. Show Dad you care by presenting him with slabs of ribs …

DIY Project: Make Your Own Slatted Console Table

We've featured Ana White before, like when we shared her creative instructions for building your own backyard see-saw! I stumbled across her newest …

Top 100 DIY Furniture Projects

You gotta love an entire network dedicated to DIY projects. I'm usually too busy watching the show to actually make anything but nevertheless, it's …

48 DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

You’ve got your Father’s Day card picked out, but what about a handmade gift for your old man? From wine bottle tumblers to homemade beef jerky, here are 48 DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day.<p><b>1. Wine Bottle Tumblers:</b> Does your dad love a good bottle of wine? Then he’ll certainly get a kick out of …

Wall Art

31 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Cork

It’s amazing how sometimes you realize there are so many things you can do with an item that you\ve never even given too much thought until then. For …

7 DIY Lighting Fixtures That You Won't Even Believe You Can Make (PHOTOS)

An amazing lamp can really make a space sing. And, while chandeliers are stunning focal points that light up a room, store-bought versions can be pricey, especially if they're large or intricate. But did you know you can make one yourself? We've rounded up seven DIY lighting fixtures that are made …

Girl who was arrested for making a tin-foil volcano tells her story

On May 1, Kiera Wilmot, a Florida high school student, was arrested for mixing toilet bowl cleaner with tin foil, causing a small, harmless …

Moon dust gathered by Neil Armstrong discovered in warehouse after 40 years

While tidying up a storage space at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, an archivist makes a cosmic discovery.<p>Several miscellaneous bits and pieces of the first moon mission have orbited back into view lately.<p>In March, it was pieces of the rocket that propelled Apollo 11 spaceward, kindly …