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5 Grooming Essentials Every Man Should Own

Because the contents of your washbag are as important as your wardrobe<p>Remember the days when you'd throw a toothbrush, a disposable razor and can of cheap antiperspirant into your washbag and be on your merry way? Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since then — although it's fair to say that the …

Men's Fashion

Sorry, Hot Dogs: These Grilled Carrots With Avocado Are My Perfect Summer Food

Hunks of avocado and fresh mint? I'm in love.<p>Each summer, I divide food into two categories: picnic food and everything else. If I can’t eat it outdoors, surrounded by friends with an Aperol spritz in hand, I’m not interested.<p>These grilled carrots with avocado are the epitome of picnic food: fresh …

Recipes

15 Go-To Pasta Recipes You'll Make for the Rest of Your Life

Discovering a trusty new pasta recipe is like reuniting with an old friend: Whether you're making your own fresh pasta or using the store-bought …

Cooking

5 Essential Colognes That'll Always Be in Style

You need a good scent—and you can't go wrong with any of these.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>Style is more than the clothes on your back or the watch on your wrist—it's how you present yourself. …

9 Of The Best Men's Cologne You Can Find: Our Top Picks For 2018

Shopping for new cologne can be daunting – there are so many different types of scents currently available on the market. For starters, fragrances are typically broken down into 5 categories: parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne and eau fraiche. Parfum is the most expensive type …

Beauty

Spring Reading List: 45 Books to Read Before They Become Movies

Spring is set to thaw us out pretty soon, but while you shiver by the fire, why not grab a book? We have a list of the hottest things to read before they'll next be adapted for the big screen. There are the movies coming out soon you maybe didn't know were based on books, like <b>Red Sparrow</b>, plus the …

Crispy Honey-Lemon Chicken Thighs Are a Budget-Friendly Weeknight Meal

Sure, chicken breasts are healthy and versatile, but let’s be real: The thighs are the real winner. They’re cheaper, juicier, and more flavorful, yet they’re often overlooked. Why not give them the love they deserve? Enter crispy chicken thighs with honey-lemon pan sauce. Quick, easy, and involving …

A Mom of 4 Shares Her 12 Go-To Recipes for Meal Planning

When you get a homemade dinner on the table in a timely manner <i>and</i> all your children actually eat it? That's the holy grail of meal planning, right …

The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

Not a good year for humanity, but a great year for books<p>2017 was a hard year for a lot of people. With climate change, haywire politics, and tech companies running amok, there are lots of reasons to put the year in the rearview mirror. But through it all, a run of great books shined a light in the …

This Healthy Snack Recipe Has 400K Saves on Pinterest (It Involves Zero Cooking)

Second only to cherished family recipes as our dinnertime go-to, Pinterest is chock-full of innovative meal ideas that are sure to meet any foodie's …

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed<br>1 Tbs. vegetable oil<br>2 cups small broccoli florets<br>1 cup mushrooms, sliced<br>2 tsp. fresh ginger, …

Epic Books to Help You Escape Reality Until 'Game of Thrones'

From dragon-taming wizards to 17th-century palace intrigue, here are some binge-worthy books to distract you from the terrors of reality.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> returns Sunday with all your giant dragon and Machiavellian plot needs. While you wait each week to see whether Jon Snow will stay king in the …

Let's Get Graphic: 100 Favorite Comics And Graphic Novels

Summer's the time for comics — Marvel and DC blockbusters are in movie theaters, fans are preparing to descend on San Diego for its epic annual Comic-Con, and if nothing else, your friendly local comic store or library is there to provide an air-conditioned Fortress of Solitude where you can escape …

Graphic Novels

Make Grandma Proud by Learning the Five Mother Sauces

Though many of us are hustlin’ through the week begging for Instant Pot recipes and one-pot curries, it’s nice to hit the kitchen on a Sunday to make a carefully crafted meal. But after so many quickie skillet meals, how does one get their groove back? The mother sauces, of course. There are five …

The secret ingredient for perfectly fried eggs, every time

If you don’t know this trick for the greatest fried eggs, let us help you crack the code: Carefully basting your whites with oil from the pan ensures that they set all the way through as the edges crackle and crisp away, and the yolk is left gloriously runny.<p>But what if we told you there was an …