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This Is the Best Barbecue Joint in Every U.S. State

Yelp reviewers pick their favorite brisket, ribs, pork shoulder, and more.<p>Beef or pork? Wet or dry? Vinegar- or tomato-based sauce? No matter the …

Kansas City

Seven Essential Cuban Restaurants in Los Angeles

There are just 50,000 Cuban-American in the LA area, but there are an unusually high number of Cuban restaurants between LA and Orange County, and many of them are very good. However, it’s likely that many places tone down traditional flavors in an attempt to reach a wider audience. Great Cuban …

We Found the 5 Best Hot Springs in California, So Leave the Beach Behind

California has long been known for its beaches, and their appeal has always been clear. The warm sand, crashing waves, and blue ocean all seem to …

Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 10×10 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth …

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

14 Android Hacks to Make Your Phone a Better Partner

Here are simple tips and tricks to improve your productivity with your smartphone.<p>Americans collectively check their phones 8 billion times a day, so it's safe to say that our phones feel like an extension of ourselves. If we're going to be interacting with them as much as we are, instead of having …

Google Apps

Oscars 2018: 8 nominated movies you can watch on Netflix now 🎬

Frankly, the best place to catch the bulk of the 2018 Oscar-nominated films will be in theaters. But if you want to check off a few viewings from your sofa, here's what Netflix has to offer. (Sadly, no, "Get Out" is not available on Netflix.)<p>'Mudbound'<p>Metacritic score: 85<p>Netflix picked up …

Petra Lost and Found

In the early 1800s, a Swiss explorer tricked his way into Petra, the ancient oasis whose location had been a closely guarded secret for centuries.<p>Deep within Jordan’s desolate desert canyons and rugged mountains lies an ancient treasure, the stone city of Petra. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one …

'Servant Leadership' and How Its 6 Main Principles Can Boost the Success of Your Startup

Empathy, awareness and community are among the qualities defining a true 'leader.'<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any experienced entrepreneur or manager will tell you that as a business grows, one of the biggest challenges is leadership. That challenge begins the …

Leadership

Google starts certificate program to fill empty IT jobs

There are 150,000 open IT jobs in the U.S., and Google wants to make it easier to fill them. Today the company is announcing a certificate program on …

This cheap online course will teach you how to build Android apps, so you can finally quit your day job

Sure, it seemed like the whole world was buzzing for a hot minute around the release of the iPhone X and iOS 11 — but don't sleep on Android. Not …

Apps

‘The Lowest White Man’

I guess Donald Trump was eager to counter the impression in Michael Wolff’s book that he is irascible, mentally small and possibly insane. On Tuesday, he allowed a bipartisan session in the White House about immigration to be televised for nearly an hour.<p>Surely, he thought that he would be able to …

Donald Trump

Why Do Employees Quit Their Jobs? Because Bosses Don't Provide Them With The 1 Thing They Want the Most

One study revealed that 34 percent of employees plan to leave their company within 12 months. This rare strategy may stop the bleeding.<p>Employee turnover is an expensive habit, with some estimates for total costs associated with turnover ranging from 90 to 200 percent of someone's annual …

The Best Steakhouses in Every U.S. State, Mapped

We all have that one guilty pleasure when it comes to food and drink. For some, it's gooey, creamy and oh-so-delicious mac and cheese, and for …

Everything you need to know about beef cuts in one chart

Beef cuts don’t have to be intimidating.<p>Whether it’s chuck, brisket, rib, loin, round, plate, or flank, the most important thing you need to know is …

Southern California's best holiday light shows for keeping spirits bright

You've made plans for Thanksgiving, but what are you doing the day after? Going to see holiday lights may be the ideal bridge from Turkey Day to Christmas. Here are five events guaranteed to keep your spirits bright.<p>Festival of Lights, Riverside<p>The Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn in Riverside …

Newport Beach

A 360-Degree Tour of Ansel Adams, the Photographer That Broke All the Rules

<i>Ansel Adams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons</i>When you think of the giants in the photography industry - especially in the 20th Century - Ansel …

National Parks

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Chrome can sometimes get you a better YouTube experience than the YouTube app<p>YouTube is the internet’s replacement for the TV, so it’s only natural that we’d use it as our background noise provider, however Google doesn’t make that easy on mobile devices. Unless you have a YouTube Red subscription, …

20 Best California Beach Vacation Spots

Unpaved paradise<p><b>Waterfront Park San Diego</b><p>A big, big deal, and if you haven’t been to San Diego lately, it’s worth going just to experience it. The …

Top Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

A MOOC is a massive open online class – a class that is free has a huge following and includes all of the components you need to learn away from the …

2 billion non-desk workers are strangers to email. These founders built a Slack for them.

Noticeboard co-founders [from left to right] Vishal Gahlaut, Sarath Chandran, and Vishesh Dahinwal. Photo credit: Noticeboard.They encountered a …

Startups

ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone

ProtonMail, the encrypted email created by CERN and MIT scientists, has released a new product in response to the administration's roll back of Obama-era internet privacy rules. Starting today, you can try out the company's VPN service, which was in beta testing by 10,000 initial users for a year, …

The Essential Phone Has Dual Cameras, 4K, and a Dedicated B&W Sensor

Android co-founder Andy Rubin and his new startup company, Essential Products, just launched its first product: a powerful smartphone called the …

The Best Rotisserie Chicken in Los Angeles

<b>Birds of Hollywood</b> <br>This restaurant’s Franklin Village location below that famed sign makes this popular neighborhood spot something of an L.A. …

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Inside Howlin' Ray's, Where People Wait 3 Hours In Line For The Best Hot Chicken In L.A.

It's 9:30 a.m. on a Wednesday. Inside Chinatown's Far East Plaza, a line is forming. The crowd will continue to grow unencumbered until 11 a.m., and …

The Best Free and Cheap Things to Do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles may be known for its star power and glamour, but with a population of more than 3.5 million, this coastal California city is bursting …

Meet the Incredible Women Behind LA’s Best Breakfast Tacos

For being a breakfast burrito town, Los Angeles sure has fallen hard for the breakfast taco lately. Much of that love is due directly to <b>HomeState</b>, the AM Los Feliz option from Texas expat <b>Briana Valdez</b>. She’s the one-woman show responsible for creating one of the city’s biggest breakfast hits — they …

Best Small Towns In California

Clicking pictures of the Golden gate Bridge in San Francisco is such a cliched thing to do. And posting that on social media is being mediocre at its …

California

Here's a Big Fat List of Cool Things to do This Fall in L.A.

At 7:21 a.m. local time today the fall season officially began in the northern hemisphere. For us here at We Like L.A. that signals one key thing: …