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Baking Your Way to a Slimmer You

Whoever said <i>never trust a skinny cook</i>, clearly was not trying to fit comfortably into their summertime bikini. Otherwise they might have thought twice about who should be trusted in their kitchen! I am often faced with skepticism and disbelief when I tell people that I am a pastry chef. The fact …

Dessert

FYI: Why Does Some Food Taste Bad To Some People And Good To Others?

People who have a lot of papillae—the bumps on our tongue, most of which house our taste buds—often find flavors overwhelming. They're "supertasters," and as such they add cream to their coffee and order food mild instead of spicy. Subtasters, on the other hand, have low papillae density and prefer …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

How To Secretly Fall In Love With Your Best Friend (A Straight Girl’s Account)

By Michelle King,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/12XE7FB<p>Hook up once. Ideally, this should occur at the beginning of your friendship and with the …

25 Wise, Philosophical Quotes From Disney Movies

By Christopher Hudspeth,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/12iS9fN<p>The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all. <b>The</b> …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

15 Yummy Ways to Make Homemade Ice Cream

Happy 1st of July! It’s National Ice Cream month and we’re celebrating such a “cool” holiday by kicking off an ice cream month of our own. The best place to start? By taking a walk down memory lane, of course. Here are 15 of our favorite ice cream recipes from the Brit + Co. archive.<p>1. Cake Batter …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Your Choice In Utensils Can Change How Food Tastes

Being "born with a silver spoon in your mouth" has long been known to have advantages. Apparently, eating off a silver spoon also has its perks — it seems to make your food taste better.<p>That's the word from a group of researchers who've been studying how cutlery, dishes and other inedible …

40 DIY Bracelets You Need to Check Out

Glamming up a bare wrist is super easy. Throw on a chunky cuff or slip on stacks of bangles and you’ve effortlessly made a style statement. Making your own bracelets can be just as simple, and we’re smitten with the creative ways these DIYers have sewn, twisted, baked and glued together scraps of …

ROAD MAP: The Best Stops Along California's Highway 1

So, now that we're officially in the thick of road-trip season, we thought to take a quick jaunt down Highway 1 and deliver our top must-see spots. After all, it's the journey that counts!<p>Need some pointers? Here, 10 seriously quirky havens that were just vying to be unearthed — from S.F. to Santa …

You Should Take The Lonely Island Seriously As Rappers

Whether they know it or not, Andy Samberg's rap crew fits in very well with today's rap culture, and they stand above much of it.<p>Here's a thought experiment. Artist A has a bevy of gold and platinum singles. So does Artist B. Artist A has a successful YouTube channel featuring videos with tens of …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

27 Songs That Always Sound Better At Night

Let's go for a late night drive, shall we?

A road trip through provincial France

The remote region of Aveyron recalls a France of the past, with narrow country lanes, authentic village life and a population where cows outnumber people.<p>In the most visited country in the world, finding a slice of <i>la France profonde</i> (deep France) is not as easy as it once was. While Provence – with …

France

Summer Tofu Bibimbap

<b>SUMMER TOFU BIBIMBAP</b> <b><br>W/ BARLEY</b><p>Well, its finally here - my first international trip of the summer begins tomorrow. No, I'm not going anywhere near …

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic’s Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

Nature

These Maps Prove Americans Speak Totally Different Versions Of The English Language

American English dialects and pronunciation have been a point of interest from coast to coast among linguists for years.<p>The idea first appeared in mainstream culture in 1937, when George and Ira Gershwin's song "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," was performed by Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in the …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Super easy – tee shirt maxi dress tutorial

This dress is perfect for when you want to be comfy, yet fashionable. Perfect for those Summer outings like outdoor festivals or taking your kids to …

5 Bands You Should Be Listening To This Weekend

Lucky for you, we at FILTER love digging through every little niche of music and so we have compiled a list of great bands you may have missed!<p>With summer officially here, we're taking the beach vibe of sunny Los Angeles and bringing you some of our favorite LA bands that just epitomize summer in …

Bands

11 Tips For Taking Travel Pictures And Videos With Your Phone

Remember lugging around your Dad's brand-new Nikon & telephoto lens during the family trip to the Kennedy Space Center? Those days are over.<p>Most mobile phones have 8.0 megapixel cameras. They produce high-definition video and photos that can become beautiful 8 x 10s. And if you really want to …

Mobile Photography

DIY Sharpie Wallpaper Tutorial • Vintage Revivals

I am so IN LOVE with today’s project I want to lick my wall. Remember last week when we chatted about overcoming a major project/idea fail? This post …

Element of the week: uranium | video

This week's element is uranium, which has the symbol <b>U</b> and atomic number <b>92</b>. Uranium was named after the planet Uranus, which had been discovered eight …

Periodic Table – Royal Society of Chemistry

Periodic Table<p>The Royal Society of Chemistry's interactive periodic table features history, alchemy, podcasts, videos, and data trends across the …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Animals know more than you think

Perhaps it is no coincidence that the animals we think of as being the most stupid – pigs, chickens, sheep – are also the ones we don't always treat …

Bacteria Live At 33,000 Feet

Awesome! Now what?<p>AWESOME!<p>Earth's upper atmosphere—below freezing, nearly without oxygen, flooded by UV radiation—is no place to live. But last winter, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that billions of bacteria actually thrive up there. Expecting only a smattering of …