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Figgy Pudding

Special equipment: an 11-cup Bundt pan<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 11-cup Bundt pan.<p>Melt the butter in a medium saucepan set over …

Dessert

You Don't Have To Soak Dried Beans Overnight

Dried beans are a truly versatile kitchen staple that everyone should have in their pantry. Not only do they keep pretty much indefinitely, but …

5 Reasons Democrats Must Abandon Party Unity (For Now)

<b>5 Reasons Democrats Must Abandon Party Unity (For Now)</b><p>by Gabriel McArthur<p>President Trump’s first 100 days have been an absolute disaster for …

Bernie Sanders

Key Lime Bars | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Recipes

Patatas Bravas

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Cuba a year from getting new, non-Castro president

HAVANA (AP) — If all goes as expected, in exactly one year President Raul Castro will hand responsibility for Cuba's faltering economy and aging, …

This Man's Explanation of the Way We Eat Pizza Is 'Remarkable'

If you fold a pizza in half lengthwise to eat it (the proper way to eat pizza), then you’re actually utilizing mathematician Carl Gauss’s “theorem …

Mathematics

British Motor Museum among "best in world" after £5m revamp

<b>A car museum has reopened following a £5m revamp, making it among the "best in the world".</b><p>The former Heritage Motor Centre has been renamed the British Motor Museum and is "more interactive", a spokeswoman said.<p>It features a new car centre, life-sized match box cars and Land Rovers raised on …

Best way to search a hotel room for bed bugs

Bedbugs aren’t a big concern when you travel … unless you get them. Then they’re a blood-sucking nightmare, and they won’t just ruin your trip — they can ruin your life for months afterward if they hitch a ride home with you.<p>Don’t think you’ll find them only in a two-bit motel — there are …

12 Easy Dinners From A Jar Of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter, it's not just for PBJs anymore.<p>Go to the cupboard, and pull down that jar of peanut butter for easy, inexpensive dinners that taste …

The Answer to Your Winter Soup Prayers

Wholesome, filling, and good for your digestive system—just three more reasons to love miso soup.<p><i>During this post-Thanksgiving, pre-holidays week, BA staffers are sharing their favorite hit-the-reset button meals. This isn't diet food—it's the stuff that we eat when we just need a ever-so-slight</i> …

Digestion

The 'New Democrats' Meet the New Reality

Several recent news articles have suggested that, in the words of a <i>Washington Post</i> headline, "there"s ... a big economic fight happening in the Democratic Party."<p>It's true. The corporate-friendly policies of the party's more conservative wing have fared poorly, both as policy and as politics, and …

The man who made 'the world's first personal computer'

<b>When the definitive history of the personal computer is written, familiar and historic names such as Olivetti, Apple, IBM, will all be given recognition for their innovations of the 1960s and 1970s.</b><p>But will future generations remember visionary John Blankenbaker, and his ground-breaking invention, …

10 things we Polish miss the most when we leave Poland

1. Traditional foods you never learned to cook.<p>You regret thinking that cooking traditional Polish dishes was too elaborate and time-consuming. Now, …

If U.S. Were a Company, It Would Be Delisted

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and others can spout off as much as they wish about major reforms they would undertake as President, but presidential power in America is a myth.<p>The U.S. federal system is 227 years old, has never been improved or modernized and is badly flawed. Americans elect a …

We Are Not Thinking Big Enough

Bernie Sanders stands for something. He stands for something big. He has ignited an incredible movement -- stronger and more committed at this point than Barack Obama had in 2007. He has given America a vision of how they can get America back. Some doubt he could win. I don't doubt that. I doubt he …

14 Creative Ice Tray Hacks to Try This Summer

After a week of commuting around Manhattan, we can see why everyone hates New York City in the summer. Warm air + sweaty people + no personal space = everyone standing waaaay too close for comfort. And then your night always starts the same way: you're out with your pals, you order a drink from the …

An Unexpected Twist on a Classic Lemonade

<i>You know you love your great aunt's banana bread, but you probably don't know why you do. In Modern Comfort, Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt figures out what makes our favorite classics work, and then makes them even better.</i><p><i>Today: Add vanilla simple syrup to classic lemonade and there's no</i> …

How to Drink Beer Like You're in Eastern Europe

<i>Greg Freitas, co-owner of The Traveler’s Bookcase in Los Angeles, travels and reads guidebooks like it’s his job (because it is). He also drinks beer the same way. Today, how to drink like you're sitting on a patio in Prague, even if you can't get there this summer.</i><p>After decades of dominance by the …

Basil recipes and tips: A creative new pesto recipe and more fresh ideas

Basil is widely available, but it’s also easy to grow at home, and can thrive in a windowsill garden. If you’re a fan of this versatile herb, it might be time to spring for your own plant. In the meantime, here’s what you need to know when shopping, plus tips for storage and prep and two new …

Colorado residents survey damage from hail and tornadoes, brace for more storms

Joe Garguilo emerged sleepy-eyed from his house Saturday after enduring another night of pounding rain and wind, coming on the heels of a tornado that had ripped through his property a few days earlier.<p>"See that horse trough by the van?" he asked, pointing to the end of his driveway. "I don't own a …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Burger King

There are about 13,000 Burger Kings in operation around the world.<p>Burger King: The Home of the Whopper. This mega-burger chain has locations all across the globe and has seen a lot of ups and downs in its day. It's also never been afraid to jump into the fray (instigating the famed "Burger Wars" of …

2015 Ford Mustang 5.0 is the best pony car yet

I know this may sound odd but the 2015 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 made my garage smell better.<p>Maybe it was psychosomatic, having such a muscular car beside my sad 2006 Subaru Forester. Or maybe it was the rubber flexing from the Pirelli Zero-Nero all-season tires, or the cooling of the six-piston Brembo …

Sports Cars

16 stunning photos of the south of France in the 1960s

Photographer Charles W. Cushman, one of the first photographers to use color imagery back in 1938, captured moments from the wonderful period in a collection of vintage photographs preserved today in the Indiana University Archives.<p>Take a moment to look through the photos and you'll find yourself …

France

Sponsored: How Ford’s Largest Truck Factory Was Completely Overhauled in 8 Weeks

Ford tore down and retooled the legendary Rouge Factory to make way for the aluminum alloy 2015 F-150<p>Just after midnight on August 23, 2014, the Dearborn Truck Plant, on the site of Henry Ford’s legendary Rouge factory, went offline to begin the largest transformation of any manufacturing facility …

The Most Intense Old-School Absinthe Accessories in Existence

Absinthe may never reach the same level of popularity it enjoyed in the 19th century. By the end of that century, emerald fever spread throughout Europe with France leading the charge--consuming over two million liters of absinthe per year.<p>What made the jade liquid so exhilarating? The ritual …

Why Today’s Automobile Industry Looks A Lot Like IBM in 1985

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tien Tzuo is the co-founder and CEO of Zuora.</i><p>With the number of mobile phone subscriptions shortly expected to exceed the total global population, what is the next great connected device going to look like? Hint: It’ll have four wheels.<p>Gartner predicts that there will be 250 million …

Unpacking the Stacked History of the Sandwich

Almost everybody, everywhere, eats sandwiches.<p>Collectively, by one estimate, Americans wolf down about 45 billion sandwiches a year. Each day, according to a 2014 study, half of all American adults eat at least one sandwich. And a lot of us even start our mornings with sandwiches: One report found …

Sandwiches

The Recipe That Will Save Your Dinner Party

<i>In Cooking from Every Angle, we hear from our fearless leaders: Food52 co-founders Amanda & Merrill.</i><p><i>Today: The back-pocket recipe you'll want on hand always, and especially in case of dinner party emergency.</i><p>I’ve long been preaching that one can never be too prepared for a dinner party. I write …

5 Healthy Recipes That Actually Taste Good

Eating healthy doesn't have to mean staring at a sad bowl of steamed vegetables with rice cakes on the side. There are lots of ways you can enjoy a healthy diet while still having access to plenty of delicious and satisfying flavors. Here are 5 healthy recipes that prove how easy it can be to eat …