Johnathan Kounlavong

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Holiday Travel Discounts

How can you schedule a last-minute trip without beginning 2014 in the red? By getting a little crafty. Here are eight sneaky holiday travel hacks:<p><b>1. Use your funds wisely.</b> Why pay triple the normal fare for Vegas—$865 from New York City right now, according to Kayak—when it costs almost the same to …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

Dance Hall

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Say ‘Thank You’

But the thanks I’m talking about is the kind that’s much more intentional than automatic. It’s an act of appreciation, filled with meaning and sincerity. That’s the kind of gratitude that pays back in spades, according to research by Martin Seligman, Ph.D., director of the Penn Positive Psychology …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because it's exercise."<p>"I find using lube and taking …

This Week in Recipes

Breakfast<p>Quick Morning Beans and Fried Eggs<p>Appetizers & Sides<p>Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Soup<br>• Basic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds<br>• Gluten-Free Apple Cider Bread<p>Entrées<p>Sous-Vide Pork Belly Buns With Pork Braise Mayonnaise and Quick-Pickled Cucumbers<br>• Chicken Ramen<br>• Pepper and Egg Sandwich<br>• Vegetarian …

Parsley, Kale, and Berry Smoothie

2 Servings<p>Parsley can reinvigorate your cooking--and your health.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) flat-leaf parsley (leaves and stems)<p>4 kale leaves (center ribs removed)<p>1 cup frozen organic berries (such as strawberries or raspberries)<p>1 banana (cut into pieces)<p>1 teaspoon ground …

Food

What Are Your Easiest, Most Fool-Proof Date Night Recipes?

<b>Q:</b> I love to cook, but when I'm dating someone new I always get really nervous to cook for them for the first time. Anyone have easy, go-to recipes …

Recipes

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

Breakfast

How to Make The Kirkland Tap & Trotter's Storm Cloud Cocktail at Home

If you're a fan of grapefruit soda and you're looking for something with just a little more kick, The Storm Cloud is for you. Developed by Tyler Wang of Tony Maws' new restaurant The Kirkland Tap & Trotter in Somerville, Massachusetts, it's a delicious combination of bitter, herbal, sweet, and …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Hate to break it to you, buddy, but it's time to step up your game.<p>Mikhail Shivlyakov started got a nosebleed during a deadlift attempt at this past weekend's Arnold Classic.<p>Well, this is excellent news.<p>Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

America's Most Beautiful Covered Bridges

A covered bridge played a supporting role in one of Hollywood's most intense and fleeting love stories: <i>The Bridges of Madison County</i>, which still inspires visitors to seek out Iowa's Roseman Covered Bridge. (It ranks higher on TripAdvisor than John Wayne's nearby birthplace.)<p>Embodying a simpler …

New England

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Cape Town

Zagat

Spoon Away: Couples’ Mattress Makes Cuddling Comfier

What could be nicer than snuggling up to your spouse or partner, arms around each other, while you both drift off to sleep? Well, it’s nice for the …

Avant-garde

Barbara Kafka's Marinated Eggplant

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The best, fastest, lightest eggplant technique you haven't tried yet. (It's in the microwave. Don't be mad.)</i><p>I'd like to make an announcement: You can cook …

Eggplant

How to Make Easy Sloppy Joes - The Easiest Way

How to Make Easy Pink Lemonade - The Easiest Way

5-Minute Blackberry Jam, and the Drink It Belongs In

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: The only cocktail you'll ever make with leftovers you can spread on toast.</i><p>It all starts when my …

BlackBerry

27 Amazingly Easy One-Bowl Desserts

When baking can be this simple, why would you ever mess with multiple bowls?

Dessert

America’s Top 10 Lakes to Visit This Fall (Photos)

Lake trips offer the perfect mix of relaxation and water action, plus the chance for some moonlit skinny-dipping.

The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade

Karen O channeling Robert Plant? Rad! We picked one essential cover from each of the last ten years<p>This century has been a golden age for cover …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

Making A Commitment: Do You Have What It Takes?

<b>By Dr. Charles & Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz for YourTango.com</b><p>Let's face it: many people are afraid to make commitments when it comes to love and marriage. We live in a disposable world where it is easy to have one-night stands and avoid devoting ourselves to those we fall in love with.<p>Yet, many people …