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Meet the 21 Badass Women Changing the Food World as We Know It

The James Beard Foundation's 2016 female nominees are forces of nature.<p>The James Beard Awards are here—AKA the Oscars of Food—and women. are. killin' it. This year, 21 women have been recognized for their contributions to the culinary world, from industry vets to stars on the rise. Winners will be …

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Science Reveals Which Herbal Teas Boost Memory

Plus: Sniffing rosemary could improve your mental faculties too.<p>Long before Apple came up with the slogan, "there's an app for that," an equivalent …

27 ways to be happier at work

The spaces in which we work and the people we work with make up most of our lives. Why, then, is happiness viewed as a distant outcome rather than an enduring prerequisite?<p>Whenever I meet someone who expresses love or hate for his or her job, I immediately interrupt and ask why.<p>What ensues is …

How did milk become a staple food?

Milk is regarded, along with bread, as one of the staples of the Western diet. But, Veronique Greenwood discovers, that’s only a very recent phenomenon.<p>In the modern pantry pantheon, milk occupies a curious place. It's right up there with bread as one of the most basic and important foodstuffs in …

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7 mistakes companies are making on social right now

Gone are the days when marketing professionals question the value of their company having a presence on social networks. Regardless of if the company is B2B, B2C, or any combination of the two – their customers are on social because EVERYONE is on social.<p>You would think, however, that at this point …

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Stanley Kubrick’s List of Top 10 Films: The First and Only List He Ever Created

When, over the past weekend, I noticed the words "Stanley Kubrick" had risen into Twitter's trending-topics list, I got excited. I figured someone …

25 Noir Films That Will Stand the Test of Time: A List by “Noirchaelogist” Eddie Muller

<i>Film noir</i> received its name in 1946 when French critic Nino Frank expressed his fascination with dark Hollywood melodramas of the time. But <i>noir</i> as a …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley10 hours …

Pamela Ronald: The case for engineering our food

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

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21 Terms Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

The most important whisky jargon, from cooperage to small-batch, defined.<p><b>1. BEER</b><p>Whiskey is made from beer. Boring, sometimes weird beer, but beer nonetheless.<p><b>2. CASK STRENGTH</b><p>Whiskey bottled at the (high) proof at which it came out of the barrel. More expensive, ounce for ounce, but if you're …

Martin Scorsese Introduces Filmmaker Hong Sangsoo, “The Woody Allen of Korea”

In the clip above, Martin Scorsese talks about a group of films that, in his words, have "enriched me, educated me, disturbed me, moved me in a way …

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Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

4 Strategies to Realize Your Personal Certainty

These four steps will change how you view your next big challenge.<p>After spending over 30 years in technology working alongside many of the brightest and most successful entrepreneurs, executives and inventors, what I know is that achievement is not defined by a single profile of race, sex or …

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22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Is Islam Hostile to Science?

In the golden age of Islamic science, they weren't doing Islamic science—they were doing science, says author.<p>It's easy to take the wonders of modern science—gene technology, particle physics, robotics—for granted. But it took a long, hard road of experiment and discovery—and failure—to make these …

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6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.<p><b>1. Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot …

6 Tricks for Staying Top of Mind With Your Network

It's easy to forget the opportunities that you have with your current network. To capitalize on your existing relationships, incorporate these six practices into your routine:<p>When growing your business, it's easy to fall into the "bigger is better" mentality with sales and even your relationships. …

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Ten films to watch in December

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Who Needs Meat When There's Seafood Charcuterie?

Inspired by the unstoppable cured-meat trend, chefs are transforming octopus, whitefish and other seafood into gorgeous terrines and …

10 Things That Taste Like Apple Pie But Aren't

Apple pie’s the perfect confluence of joyous autumn things: fresh-picked orchard apples; familiar, nutty spices; oven-baked goods that are sure to …

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6 Secrets for Taking Better Photos from Instagram Stars

To celebrate the launch of F&W editor in chief Dana Cowin's new book, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, we spent a lovely afternoon with some of …

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

The problem with TCP/IP<p>Data is sent over the internet in "packets," or small chunks of digital information. The exact format of the packets and the …

My Life Without A Smartphone

I’ve worked in online media for years but I’ve never owned a smartphone. Here’s why I don’t feel like I’m missing out.<p>Maybe I should be embarrassed when I pull out my nearly 10-year-old flip phone, but I’m not–not even a little bit.<p>There might have been a time when I felt self-conscious, and I’m …

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15 Recipes that Are Getting Us Stoked for Summer

There are just some things that you can't fathom making out of season. Stew in the springtime? No, thanks. Pumpkin pie in May? Not happening. But no seasonal food gets us more pumped up than summer's fare. Here are 15 things we CANNOT WAIT to make in the next three months.

Scallion Potato Pancakes with Vinegar Cream Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a very simple traditional Swiss dish called rösti, with the addition of scallions. The potatoes should be boiled the night before, which makes this dish very quick to pull together -- and absolutely great for breakfast. The cream topping is inspired by The French Laundry …

Banana Cake with Penuche Frosting Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> <br>The correct name of this frosting as it has been known in my family for at least 4 generations is panocha frosting. Panocha is a spelling variant of penuche that was once popular in Hawaii, and was localized from penuche to panocha. Panocha is also a type of cane sugar and a type of …