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Our 15 Most Popular Entertaining Recipes from 2014

Did you throw dinner parties in 2014? Did people gather around your table and pass plates and laugh and ask for seconds and linger over final bites of cake and sips of wine? Did you spend your Saturday afternoons baking, or rolling pasta dough, or braising things, then welcome friends with an apron …

A Tribute To Stephen Colbert, A Self-Proclaimed 'Junkie For Exhaustion'

After nine years, Stephen Colbert is retiring the character he created for <i>The Colbert Report,</i> the conservative, self-important blowhard who opines about the news and the media. The final episode airs Thursday. Colbert will take over as host for <i>The Late Show,</i> replacing the retiring David …

10-Minute Yoga for People Who Live Out of Airplanes and Hotel Rooms

Photo: Getty Images<p>Like most of the fashion industry, I spent the last month on the go: in and out of hotel rooms, Airbnbs, and off and on a lot of airplanes going to shows in New York, London, Milan, and then Paris. I'd like to think it's not just old age that's wreaking havoc on my neck and back, …

The Gist on George Carlin Way, and how Turkey understands conflict in Syria.

<b>Listen to Episode 113 of Slate’s The Gist:</b><p>Today on The Gist, why has Turkey seemed strangely ambivalent about beating back the forces of ISIS? We …

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

How to Make Any Pancakes with Non-Wheat Flours

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich is going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: You can make your favorite pancake recipe with any flour you like, with Alice's tips --</i> <i>in an excerpt from the beginning of her latest book, Flavor Flours: A New Way to Bake</i> …

Giveaway: Win a Canon 7D Mark II and a 18-135mm Lens

It’s that time again: time to give something to one of our lucky readers for free! And what better camera to give away than one of the most highly …

The Busy Girl's Guide To Meditating

Research shows that taking the time to find some inner calm can do a whole lot of good. Whatever your schedule, here's how to take a few moments to yourself from Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestselling book Miracles Now.<p>"When women say to me, 'I don't have time to meditate' I …

The 18 Best Dance Classes in America

These courses, from classical ballet in New York to GROOV3 in L.A., will give you a workout.<p><b>NEW YORK</b><p><b>Ballet Beautiful</b>, balletbeautiful.com; Founded by Mary Helen Bowers, the ballerina who trained Natalie Portman for her role in 'Black Swan', Ballet Beautiful mixes classical ballet with sculpting and …

'Simpsons' writers give epic marathon survival guide

On Thursday at the strike of 10 a.m. ET, FXX will drop an absurdly daunting challenge into the laps of channel surfers by airing all 552 episodes of</i> …

But Doctor, I Am Pagliacci: The Passing of a Clown

I wish I could take credit for #ButDoctorIAmPagliacci, but it seems like quite a few people had tweeted a reference to that old saw, most famously quoted in <i>Watchmen</i>, in response to Robin Williams’ death yesterday. I’m just the first one to turn it into an ironically unwieldy hashtag, probably due …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

The Decorating Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Home's Value

The unexpected little details that could cost you big time.<p>Thinking of selling your home...even one day? Real estate experts weigh in on the unexpected little details that could cost you big time in the long run.

Home Improvement

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

20 Best Day Trips in the U.S.

Whether you're a local or a visitor, one of the best things to do in a city is escape for a while. And sometimes all you need is a day to recharge, which is why we've selected 20 outstanding trips that only take an hour or two from the country's major cities. Beautiful islands, stunning state …

Elephant cries when rescued after 50 years of captivity and abuse

Raju the elephant suffered abuse and chains for 50 years before he was rescued<p>Last week Wildlife SOS embarked on a midnight mission: Save Raju, an elephant who had been held in captivity for 50 years.<p>It is likely that Raju had been in captivity his entire life, going through a series of different …

Road Trip: The Big Island of Hawaii

Warm beaches, cool highlands, active lava flows, and lush jungles await.<p>The best way to see Hawaii's Big Island is to drive around it. You'll soon be immersed in a varied landscape unlike any other in the United States. You'll encounter lava desert, jungle, farmland, active lava flows, warm …

6 Things That Happen to the Body Without Enough Water

The Institute of Medicine suggests women drink about nine cups of water a day, which may leave you wondering whether that's actually worth all the trips to the bathroom. We went straight to the studies to debunk the hydration hype.<p><b>1. You're more likely to have health problems.</b> Higher water intake …

Wellness

A New White Person Complaint Every Day!

How big breasts led Roger Ebert to discover a great filmmaker

<i>Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: In honor of the late Roger Ebert, whose</i> …

This is the best Final Jeopardy response ever

Ari Voukydis may have had the wrong answer, but he still won the Internet<p>There have been some inadvertently humorous (and brutal) moments on game shows like "Wheel of Fortune." But last night's comedy factor on "Jeopardy!" was of a different caliber.<p>Ari Youkydis, a comedian, UCB performer and …

Good Cop Great Cop finds the dark side of whimsy

<i>In 15 Minutes Or Less</i>, The A.V. Club <i>looks at the best in web series and short-form TV, recommending entry points that will take up no more than a</i> …

'Teacher's Lounge' Web Series Debuts With Jim Gaffigan As School Nutritionist, Winemaker

The launch of Thundershorts, the all new, free streaming video site from SnagFilms, is just one day away, and HuffPost Comedy has an exclusive look at the first episode of one its many original series, "Teacher's Lounge" by Ted Alexandro and Hollis James.<p>The premiere features Jim Gaffigan as the …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

Report: Average Male 4,000% Less Effective In Fights Than They Imagine

5 shows to watch now that Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Cosmos” is over

Here’s some science programming to fill the cosmic void now that “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” has finished<p>"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" came to a bittersweet conclusion last night. The episode was beautiful and inspiring, but its absence from Sunday night's TV lineup will certainly be felt. (If …

6 Things You Can Stop Telling Cat Owners

When Google connected a neural network to YouTube, they gave the machines every reason they'd ever need to exterminate us. But the system learned …