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27 Bright Cocktails to Make You Forget It's Still Winter

You're one bright cocktail away from a mini tropical vacation in a glass.<p><b>We'll always take mounds of crushed ice</b> in our glasses over mounds of snow beneath our feet. Which is why we're into these 27 bright cocktails, which are like a mini vacation in a glass.

In Search of the Perfect Loaf

Sam Fromartz, a Washington, D.C. author, writer, editor, and passionate home baker, spent four years traveling the U.S. and Europe on a quest for …

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro; How to Make Checkerboard Cake - Great Ideas : People.com

Whether you’re planning a romantic night with your sweetie or a “Galentine’s” Day girls-only fiesta this Feb. 14, there’s always a need for cake. <br>So …

The science behind the perfect cookie

It doesn't have to be trial and error. Learn how to manipulate ingredients to make the perfect cookie time and time again<p>Whether you like them soft and chewy, thin and crisp, oozing with melted chocolate, or thick and cakey, the perfect cookie remains an elusive beast that many have yet to …

Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

Art

Dr. BBQ’s Smoked Flat-Cut Brisket with Coffee

Dr. BBQ's recipe for brisket includes coffee and Barbecue Rub #67 Click HereThe post Dr. BBQ’s Smoked Flat-Cut Brisket with Coffee appeared first on …

Get Ready for Grilling: 3 Homemade Seasoning Blends - School of Decorating

<i>Editor’s Note: All I can say is YUM! I cannot wait to try the 3 recipes Anglea, from Joyously Domestic, is here to share with us today. We just fired</i> …

Stay Hydrated with 30 Fruity and Fizzy Summer Drink Recipes

These cocktails—and virgin drinks—show off the best flavors of summer<p><b>It's summer; you need to hydrate!</b> These fresh, fruity drinks are just the ticket. From frosé to a citrusy Paloma to pitchers of non-alcoholic aguas frescas, we've got you covered. If you added a tiny umbrella, no one would …

36 Blueberry Recipes We’re Completely Obsessed With

From cobbler to pancakes to pies, here are our favorite blueberry recipes.<p><b>We're not saying we have a favorite berry</b> or anything, but we'll gladly admit that blueberries are one of the best. Try out these blueberry recipes now (now!), especially when blueberries are in season.

Breakfast

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 6 min<p>This recipe calls for baking one giant cookie, a way to ensure even, consistent ice cream sandwiches.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1/2 tsp. baking soda<p>1/2 tsp. kosher …

Dessert

How Tesla Protects The Romance Of Driving While Disrupting The Industry

Designer Franz von Holzhausen reveals the inspiration–and the latest designs–for a company leading the electric car revolution.<p>It’s one thing to design a car. It’s another to create the first vehicle for a brand founded on the goal of making electric cars sexy, mainstream, and a threat to the rest …

College papers: Students hate writing them. Professors hate grading them. Let’s stop assigning them.

Everybody in college hates papers. Students hate writing them so much that they buy, borrow, or steal them instead. Plagiarism is now so commonplace …

Austrian artist Klemens Torggler radically reinvents the door (VIDEO).

Making the design blog rounds the past few days is an ingenious folding door from Austrian artist Klemens Torggler. It’s the kind of poetic …

33 Awesome Inspirations for Your Dream Home

Each of us probably have an idea about what our individual dream homes would look like. Maybe your dream home would have a hammock ... or maybe an …

Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics)

Living in a concrete box with hot water pouring from the tap, a refrigerator cooling our food and wi-fi connecting us to the rest of the world, we …

CVS Action Brings Call For A Food Fight

Well, that didn’t take long.<p>Just hours after CVS announced last Wednesday that it would halt sales of tobacco, public health activists and their media allies seized the opportunity to advance a notion championed by such anti-”Big Food” luminaries as <i>The New York Times’</i> Mark Bittman and the Dean of …

Square Tapped By Whole Foods In Its Second Big In-Store Payments Deal

A year and a half after debuting a massive partnership with Starbucks, payments company Square is announcing its next big, in-store retail deal: Whole Foods. When Square debuted Stand last year, the assumption was that this high-powered hardware and software play would help attract large retailers. …

Sony Waterproof mp3 Player Sold Inside Bottle of Water

What <i>does</i> a company do to convince potential customers that its product is genuinely waterproof? Well, aside from saying so on the packaging, it can sell the product already immersed inside a bottle of water.<p>Though the device itself was launched a while ago, Sony turned to Auckland-based ad agency …

Study finds that basically every single person hates performance reviews

It's that time of year again. Performance review season is upon us, and colleagues left and right are grumbling about the awkward evaluations they have to give or the uncomfortable appraisal they've just received.<p>New research by psychologists at Kansas State University, Eastern Kentucky University …

The IPO of You and Me: How Normal People Are Becoming Corporations

What do Twitter, Berkshire Hathaway, and your best friend Dave have in common? Pretty soon, you might be able to buy stock in all three.<p>We’ve heard a …

Former Googlers Launch A Cool Startup That Will Make The Internet Much Safer

And on Day 1 it already has all hallmarks of a crazy-successful company: amazing tech, an impressive team and more than $1 million in sales.<p>Shape Security has created a new kind of computer security technology that uses hackers' tricks against them.<p>To understand how this works, you have to …

Easter egg hunt: Seven secrets of the world wide web

<b>There are many hidden secrets tucked away in the media we consume, placed there by mischievous - or perhaps just bored - programmers and developers.</b><p>They're known as "Easter eggs" - and the web has them in abundance.<p>Andy Clarke, who owns Wales-based web design studio Stuff & Nonsense, has his own …

Netflix’s dumbed-down algorithms

Netflix's micro-genres create little more than a frustrating slurry of mediocrity in which it is increasingly difficult to find the gems.

How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood

To understand how people look for movies, the video service created 76,897 micro-genres. We took the genre descriptions, broke them down to their key words, … and built our own new-genre generator.<p>If you use Netflix, you've probably wondered about the specific genres that it suggests to you. Some …

Starting fire with water

Astronauts on the ISS are experimenting with “supercritical water,” a form of water with a strange property: it can help start fire.<p>When firefighters …

Space

Withings Wants To Wake You Up Right And Provide True Sleep Tracking With The Aura

At CES 2014, Withings was showing off the latest product in its lineup of home health tracking connected gadgets, the Aura. The Aura looks vaguely like a submarine’s periscope, but it lives on your nightstand, connects to a sensor pad that goes under your mattress, and provides super sophisticated …

Basis fitness band adds REM sleep tracking, announces new Carbon Steel Edition

Monitoring how long a user sleeps is an increasingly common feature in activity trackers, but Basis is upping the ante with a new suite of advanced analytics that can actually break down the <i>phases</i> of sleep users experience over the course of the night. On top of the usual metrics of hours slept and …

March 2013