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This Underused LinkedIn Tool Can Boost Your Networking Game

“Tap into your alumni network” is good but vague advice, but a great way to put it into action is hidden in plain sight.<p>How many times have you heard the saying, “It’s not what you know but who you know?” Hundreds, right? Whether or not that’s your go-to philosophy, tapping your network can help …

22 Essential Los Angeles Burgers

Hamburgers are truly America's food, born of the country's fascination with beef amidst the 1950's commoditization of farming. Those same mid-century decades also spawned the rise of the nation's modern highway systems and LA's fast food culture in general, making the lowly hamburger something to …

Arsenic, rice and your baby's diet

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ask any mom or dad to name their baby's first food. The likely answer? Rice cereal. What's a common go-to "healthy" snack for toddlers and kiddos? Rice cakes.<p>Yet a growing amount of scientific evidence is pointing to an alarming connection between inorganic arsenic in brown and white rice …

The 8 Best Soup Dumpling Shops In Los Angeles

<i>Fact: you can never have too many dumplings. But where do you go when you want some broth with your carbs? When most people think of soup dumplings,</i> …

10 of L.A.'s Most Essential Mexican Restaurants

<b>Burritos La Palma</b><br>If your mental projection of a burrito involves a foil-wrapped behemoth the size of a newborn, then the svelte, almost dainty …

25 Gifts for The Cook Who (You Think!) Has Everything

<b>We know the type:</b> The friend who has every pan imaginable—organized in order from largest to smallest—<i>and</i> silicone spatulas that are color-coded by use.<p>We're here to back up. <b>Here is our most unique selection of kitchen goods—so you can get something new for the cook in your life who (you think) has</b> …

The Best Burgers In Los Angeles

<i>Whether you're a purist when it comes to burgers, or like them topped with fancy things like foie gras, Los Angeles has enough different styles of</i> …

The Memory of Savage Anticommunist Killings Still Haunts Indonesia, 50 Years On

Joshua Oppenheimer’s award-winning film <i>The Look of Silence</i>, a companion to his Oscar-nominated documentary <i>The Act of Killing</i>, will be screened …

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Underrated restaurants abound in Los Angeles, thanks to its urban sprawl and neighborhood density. Many, many deserving places get overlooked simply because a portion of the population isn't willing to drive to them regularly, while still others hop aboard the hype train to lots of early fanfare …

And the Ultimate L.A. Burger Is ...

Of course, the main thing people are proud of is what comes out of that groundbreaking drive-thru window. In its way, In-N-Out represents the grand …

Let's Be Real: The Poke Craze Is Getting Out Of Hand

We can all agree that Hawaiian poke is delicious. But we have to say, the poke craze in Los Angeles is just getting ridiculous. [ more › ]

Love & Salt Chef Michael Fiorelli's Guide to L.A.'s Beach City Restaurants

<b>10. NY&C Pizza in Santa Monica</b><br>"This is my go-to for late-night pizza in my neighborhood. They do both New York- and Chicago-style, but I'm always …

Boldly Go Where No Caprese Salad Has Gone Before: Fried Caprese Bombs

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>After last month's Mozzarella-Stuffed Onion Rings, it was only a matter of time before I shoved cheese inside another classic appetizer. (We all have our niches, and I happily accept all things cheese-stuffed as …

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San Francisco's Dandelion Makes the Case for American Chocolate

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>When you work in food media, it's easy to be a cynic. Your job is to taste anything and everything, and most of it won't be very good. You notice common warning signs in those not-good things, and eventually you develop Pavlovian …

15 Criminally Underrated Burgers In Los Angeles

Some burgers have all the luck—they end up on every "best of" list (including our own). Of course, we love these iconic burgers, but as any …

11 Brilliant Egg Hacks That Will Change Your Mornings Forever

When eggs are a part of every morning, the whole crack-and-scramble routine starts to feel, um, <i>egg</i>ceptionally boring. Meanwhile, the perfect poach starts to seem too elusive, too confusing and altogether too much work.<p>It's time to get your egg hack on. These brilliant tricks make perfect poached …

Kitchenbowl Raises $1M To Help Users Create Easy-To-Follow, GIF-Heavy Recipes

Okay, I’ll admit it: I don’t cook much, and when I do, it’s usually something simple like eggs or pasta. I’d like to be more adventurous, I swear, but every time I try to follow a fancy recipe, I always end up covered in sweat and/or tears.<p>That’s why I’m eager to try out recipes from a startup …

Seth Avett, Jessica Lea Mayfield 'Say Yes' to Elliott Smith Tribute

Seth Avett remembers the first time he heard Elliott Smith.<p>"I was in college, and a good friend of mine was trying to learn the guitar," says the …

Should You Force Your Teen to Learn to Drive?

Last week, I wrote about my feelings after my youngest child got her driver's license here. My article brought up something among quite a few mothers I talked with: what if your teenager refuses to get a driver's license?<p>When I was a teen, getting a driver's license was a big deal. Most of us got …

This New Restaurant Is The Chipotle Of Southeast Asian Food

Fast casual dining is all the rage these days, with restaurateurs taking a tip from the successful Chipotle chain -- who also operates a similar …

Have the Good Times Come to an End at Indonesia’s ‘Sex Mountain’?

For centuries, pilgrims have traveled to a hill in Central Java to have sex with strangers in hopes of receiving blessings, but the government has shut the ritual down.<p>​<p>Gunung Kemukus in the Sragen Regency of Central Java, Indonesia, is a hill known to locals by the colorful name of Sex Mountain—a …

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

10 Game-Changing Panini Press Recipes. No Sandwiches. Not One.

The panini press is a remarkable kitchen tool. Those glorious grill marks, the melty-ness of cheese, the perfectly toasty toastedness of toast. Yes, the appliance provides an instant upgrade to pretty much anything pressed between two slices of bread.<p>The only thing wrong with the panini press is, …

The Hidden Language of Restaurant Kitchens

Each restaurant develops its own terminology, but there are terms that are used in almost all of them. Nat Towsen sat down with chef Jeff Teller to find out how to speak kitchen.<p><i>Photos by the author</i><p><i>In the Hidden Language, Nat Towsen interviews an insider of a particular subculture in order to</i> …

The Ultimate List Of 'Bang For Your Buck' Los Angeles Restaurants

Somewhere between dirt cheap eats and once-in-a splurging there's a sweet spot where the quality and quantity of the food match the amount of money …

The Best Burgers In Los Angeles

<i>One of the best things about living in L.A. is that we've got some of the best chefs out there grilling up some badass burgers. There's nothing more</i> …

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

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AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker Makes A Cup In Less Than A Minute

Don’t have time to wait for your morning cup of Joe? Well, you don’t have to with the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker that can make 1-4 cups of …