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The Secret to the Best Ever French Onion Dip

<i>By Matt Duckor, Epicurious</i><p>The last thing I expected Cortney Burns to make was the best French onion dip I've ever had.<p>A bit of background: Burns is one half of the duo behind San Francisco's Bar Tartine. Along with co-chef Nick Balla, the pair has garnered all sorts of critical acclaim for melding …

Onions

10 Small, Unexpected Things That Will Make You Happier

Who would have thought that reading your old diary entries and listening to sad songs would make you happier?<p>We never get tired of thinking about happiness, do we? Life is so much nicer when you’re able to couple it with joy and gratitude.<p>We’ve published posts before about simple ways to be happy …

Happiness

The 10 Most Historic Restaurants and Inns in the World

Food... a fundamental element of life, one of the more enjoyable aspects of humanity and reason enough to travel the world.<p>Different smells and flavors, the heat of the kitchens, the sound of clinking glasses and people's conversations and white table cloths -- the establishment of restaurants has …

Winston Churchill

22 Delightfully Decadent Recipes for Fat Tuesday

Even if you can’t make it to New Orleans for a classic Carnival celebration, that doesn’t mean you should forgo the fun. Bring the party home on Fat Tuesday with these 22 decadent sweet and savory eats. Let’s just say there’s nothing light about these de<i>light</i>ful recipes, but there’s nothing wrong …

Cooking

Women Of Influence: Women 2.0 Creates Roadmap That Shatters Tech Mold For Women Leaders

Women in STEM are major drivers of the economy, but men continue to be industry leaders. Shaherose Charania is the CEO & Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a pioneering media company focused on increasing the presence of women in technology as leaders, founders, and investors.<p>Charania along with Angie Chang, …

Women in Tech

Chinese-Style Hot Pot With Rich Broth, Shrimp Balls, and Dipping Sauces Recipe

Chinese hot pot is truly communal: Not only do you sit down to eat with all your companions, you cook the food together in the same pot of broth. This recipe will get you started, with one pot of simmering broth, tasty homemade shrimp balls, two flavorful dipping sauces, and lots of ideas for what …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

2015 Edgar Award Finalists for Mystery Writing Announced

The finalists for the Edgars awards have been announced. The awards, named after (it it wasn’t obvious) Edgar Allan Poe are given out by the Mystery …

Why It's Crucial to Get More Women Into Science

Amid growing signs that gender bias has affected research outcomes and damaged women's health, there’s a new push to make science more relevant to them.<p><i>This story was updated on January 21, 2015, to include a video of the author addressing the Rosalind Franklin Society, a women's leadership group,</i> …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Genealogy

Dark Matter --Is It the "Operating System" of the Universe? (Holiday Feature)

In cosmology, cold dark matter is a form of matter the particles of which move slowly in comparison with light, and interact weakly with …

This Hot Herbal Tea Will Soothe Your Throat and Calm Your Cough

Feeling under the weather? This herbal tonic is one of our favorite home cough remedies.<p>You know the feeling: One minute, you're happily tapping away on a TPS report at work, and the next, you're suddenly not feeling so hot. Your nose is running, you're a little tired, and…<i>uh oh</i>. There it is: a …

Alternative Medicine

How to Build the Perfect Bookcase

Thatcher Wine of Juniper Books breaks it down.<p>Thatcher Wine creates beautiful, whimsical book sets for his brand Juniper Books—and they're the perfect accompaniment to the bookshelves he creates for his clients. From private homes to golf clubs and his own living room, Wine has making literature …

Awkward Home Spaces & How To Decorate Them

Here, we give you Pinterest-found inspiration to solve all your clumsy interior issues.<p>While we're in a constant pursuit of the perfect pad, when reality strikes, we're often left with spaces in our home that simply register as <i>awkward—</i>New Yorkers especially. Your barely-there bedside space? The …

Eight slow, difficult steps to become a millionaire

Money of course isn't everything. Not by a long shot. Where your definition of success is concerned, money may rank far down the list. Everyone's definition of "success" is different. Here's mine:<p>"Success is making those that believed in you look brilliant."<p>For me, money doesn't matter all that …

Self-improvement

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

Productivity

Milky Way is on the outskirts of 'immeasurable heaven' supercluster

Astronomers discover that our galaxy is a suburb of a supercluster of 100,000 large galaxies they have called Laniakea<p>In what amounts to a back-to-school gift for pupils with nerdier leanings, researchers have added a fresh line to the cosmic address of humanity. No longer will a standard home …

Amazingly Detailed Illustrations Transformed Into Laser Cut Wood Designs

London-based artist Martin Tomsky's woodwork collection is filled with many elaborate illustrations which he has transformed into wooden sculptures. To create each amazing piece, he layers together laser cut plywood into tactile pieces filled with various textures and shades of brown.<p>The thick, …

Sculpture

The Delicious French Dish You Must Try | Men's Health

And the taste? This cassoulet has a seafood-slant, but still contains all the buttery, hearty, and rich flavors of meatier versions. The fennel adds a kick of licorice and the mushrooms dial up the earthiness. Sherry provides a sweet backbone. Pumpkin seeds and breadcrumbs spike the cassoulet with …

Beyond Sushi and Ramen: Japanese Chefs Recommend 9 Lesser-Known Foods

Japan is a diverse land of culinary pleasures, but lately it seems all America cares about are the raw and slurpy parts.<p>Sushi and ramen aren't the sole culinary delights from the Land of the Rising Sun. So to spotlight some of the culture's lesser-known delicacies, <b>we asked Japanese chefs to offer</b> …

Japan

The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.<p>Why is it that when we behold the oldest living trees in the world, primeval awe runs down our spine? We are entwined with trees in an elemental embrace, both …

The Swiss train tourists don’t take

The Rhäetian Railway provides an awe-inspiring, adrenaline-inducing ride past therapeutic springs and mountain-perched castles, crossing 84 tunnels and 383 bridges along the way.<p>I floated in a steamy, 38C rooftop pool, watching glints of the sinking copper sun reflect off the Rhäetian Alps. Located …

European Travel

16 Rarely Seen Audrey Hepburn Photos

In honor of the late icon's birthday today.<p>Audrey Hepburn's philanthropic and film work live on, as do the images of her impeccable style. In honor of what would have been her 87th birthday today, peruse 15 seldom seen, very chic photos of the icon—from Richard Avedon lensed BAZAAR covers to candid …

No-Cook Week: Make a Mediterranean feast without going near the stove

For dinner, lunch or brunch this weekend, pull together a vibrant Mediterranean mezze (or tapas) platter instead of a labor-intensive main course. The best part? There's nothing to cook. Just assemble the ingredients according to chef Michael Psilakis's easy recipes, then gather friends or family …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

The Franklin Expedition is still our coldest Arctic case

The story of the missing Arctic explorers is as much about politics as about archaeology<p>In a few weeks, Marc-André Bernier and six other Parks Canada …

Canada

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

Sleep

"You never have to force anything that's truly meant to be." Like the blotch of water that stained my writing. Featuring a fountain pen I bought from Barcelona. Writes really well! Love writing to the smooth tunes of Madeleine Peyroux and fresh coffee in the morning :) Gday all!

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