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Crockpot 102

Using a crockpot or slow cooker is very easy; just add the food, cover, turn on low heat and cook all day. But there are always more things to learn. …

This Evernote cofounder says Silicon Valley's favorite fasting diet has changed his life — here's his routine

Phil Libin, who helped create the popular productivity app Evernote in 2007 and led the company as CEO until 2015, was melancholy for a long time. His work didn't excite him.<p>Eventually he pinpointed the source. "It was the carbs," he said.<p>The fall of 2017 marks one year since Libin, who now runs an …

Silicon Valley

The 4 Types of Gin and What They Even Are

London Dry? Genever? What types of gin are good for what?<p>You might drink gin all the time and consider yourself a well-adjusted, <i>very</i> happy person. Same! But after the third martini, you might start to ask yourself: what even <i>is</i> gin? And why am I ordering so many light-up hula hoops on eBay?<p>Someone, …

Wine & Spirits

How To Use Bullet Journaling To Get Your Sh*t Together

A year and a half ago, I opened up the first page of my brand new Leuchtturm1917 dot grid notebook and began my very first bullet journal. What I …

Productivity

Silicon Valley is obsessed with these ultra-comfy, machine-washable shoes that cost $95 — here's why

Tech workers in Silicon Valley are singing the praises of Allbirds, a startup in San Francisco that makes the "world's most comfortable shoes," according to investors, founders, and the company itself.<p>Founded in 2014, Allbirds makes super-soft sneakers constructed from a proprietary Merino wool …

Silicon Valley

Lemon-Glazed Madeleine Recipe

940<p>76<p>8<p>Shares 1K<p>This is the post I never thought I’d write.<p>I never wanted to tackle madeleines. I thought they were something that…darn it…you just …

Dessert

The Secret That Brings These Pancakes to Life

A sourdough starter is not a metaphor, I tell myself when one dies on my watch. It’s a bit of fermented flour, a microbial jumble of bacteria and yeast, used by cooks to raise doughs and give baked things a delicious, complicated tang. It is not a plant, or a low-maintenance pet in a romantic …

Breakfast

Southern Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:40 minPrep:20 minCook:20 min<p>Yield:1 dozen<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories121Total Fat4.5 …

Donald Trump’s tremendous Sermon on the Mount

The Lord is my shepherd. OK? Totally. Big league. He is a tremendous shepherd. The best. No comparison. I know more than most people about herding …

Donald Trump

Hiding That Pesky Tattoo: Tattoo Concealer Makeup That Won't Quit

Here you are. Older and wiser.<p>Most people out there, whether they'll admit it or not, would do certain things very differently if they could turn …

Tattoos

The Sad State of Rock at the Grammys

How did the genre that once dominated popular music fall from such great heights? The year 1991 may have the answers.<p>It was a rough night for rock. Megadeth, the Grammy winner for Best Metal Performance, walked to the stage to the tune of “Master of Puppets,” a song that’s actually by another band, …

AirPlay

Meet the Body Hacker Trying to Become a Human Vibrator

Rich Lee wants to give you an orgasm—a “cyborgasm.”<p>For years, Lee has been beset by a dream of becoming a human vibrator, a bionic man endowed with …

How to Take the Best Pictures with a Dual-Lens Camera

Some of the biggest names in the smartphone business—including Apple, LG and Huawei—now make phones with dual-lens cameras installed, and other …

Mobile Photography

A System for Easily Publishing Consistently Great Content - A Pamela Wilson Series

<i>This five-part series is a guest contribution from Pamela Wilson of Big Brand System.</i><p>Content marketing works — you know that. It’s one big reason you …

Baywatch posters promise that 'Summer is Coming'

On <i>Game of Thrones</i>, “Winter is coming” means trouble. Luckily, “Summer is coming” means Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron will play shirtless …

Shoofly Pie

This dark, complex syrup is good for a lot more than just Boston baked beans<p>Make the dough: In a food processor, add the flour, salt, and sugar and …

Now Is the Time to Cook for Others

Reflections on what "comfort food" really means.<p>The butcher pulled the big, bone-in loin out of the case and lifted it up on the scale. “That’s perfect,” I told him. “Don’t trim the extra fat. I like the fat.” He yanked a sheet of crisp brown paper off the roll, and wrapped up my parcel.<p>It was the …

Cooking

How to Make Spicy Sauerkraut Soup

This hearty, spicy sauerkraut soup is traditionally served during Christmas in Slovakia, but we think it makes for a simple, delicious warm-up all …

5 Digital Marketing Ideas That Could Improve Your Brand Growth in 2017

With 2016 officially in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to start thinking about how your marketing strategy will evolve in 2017. It’s a good idea to step back for a moment, assess the success of last year’s marketing campaigns, and consider ways to evolve your digital strategy in the year to …

Marketing

The Cake Everyone Was Obsessed With the Year You Were Born

Who remembers the Tunnel of Fudge cake from the '60s?<p>No matter how hard of times, people still must do one thing: eat cake. Take a walk down memory lane and check out the cake that was most popular the year you were born.

Dessert

The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

Did you know that only 51% of LinkedIn users have complete profiles, yet profile completeness is the first priority in how the LinkedIn search …

Apple has already cornered over 40% of the wireless headphone market

The wireless headphone market is starting to look a lot like the early smartphone market.<p>Between Apple’s AirPods wireless headphones, and its subsidiary Beats Audio, the company has accumulated 41% of the wireless-headphones market, based on revenue, according to a report released today by market …

Consumer Tech

The Advanced Guide to Setting Up a DIY Game Console with a Raspberry Pi

It’s no secret that turning a Raspberry Pi into a retro game console is hands-down the most popular, easy, and fun project you can do with a Pi. That …

Eat This: Braised pork and pancakes are the new fried chicken and waffles

Fried chicken and waffles make a beautiful pairing, though one that may have remained undiscovered if it weren't for Wells Supper Club in New York. The Harlem restaurant is widely credited with being the first to create the combo in the late 1930s. It took a while to catch on, but today, it's hard …

9 million American men in prime working age can’t find jobs. I’m one of them.

It’s not something most people in my life know about. My friends, acquaintances, the parents of kids on my son’s soccer team that I coach — none of them know.<p>I have a whole spiel worked out when the question comes up. I say that I’m thinking of changing jobs, or I mention that I’ve been spending my …

Employment

The Ginger Gold Rush: A Bourbon Cocktail for All Your Prospecting and Boozing Needs

Gold! It's valuable! The classic symbol of excessive wealth! But if you're an average human being incapable of shelling out boatloads of cash to …

'The Lost Gospel': The Ancient Manuscript that Claims Jesus Married Mary Magdalene and Had Children

What you are about to read is a detective story.<p>We have uncovered an ancient writing that is encrypted with a hidden meaning. In the process of …

Add ‘social media guru’ to your resume with the Social Media Marketing Course & Certification

Despite how often so many of us hit up Facebook and Instagram, it’s shocking how few people actually understand how to market products and services to customers on social media. You’ll be one of those skilled few — with the certification to prove it — once you’ve taken this Silicon Valley Social …

An American Tragedy

The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism. Trump’s shocking victory, his ascension to the Presidency, …

Political Science

Bob Dylan's Biblical imagination

Most of the conversation that followed Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize in Literature missed perhaps the most important window into the work of the …