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How To Interview Your Next Boss

We tend to think that a job interview is like an audition. We think “I hope they like me!” That’s exactly the wrong mindset to bring to a job interview.<p>Who cares if they like you, if the job isn’t right for you? We spend all our mental and emotional energy at a job interview trying to be the …

Your Elevator Pitch Needs an Elevator Pitch

Ah, the elevator pitch. A favorite tool of the networking masses. A rite of passage of sorts. You’ve heard the scenario: you step into an elevator and go up one floor. The elevator doors open and in walks the client of your dreams. They start some small talk and ask, “What do you do?” and you’ve …

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

Operating Systems

The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

It's been a long, busy year here at Serious Eats. We've tackled taste tests of everything from white chocolate to frozen veggie burgers. We took trips around the world, digging into Thai street food, Spain's finest ham, and China's tea culture. But above all, we ate as much delicious food as we …

Here's How to Fix Your Cracked iPhone Screen

Lefteris Pitarakis—AP<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Xaume …

Apple Store

A Cookie a Day: The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

It was a little over a year ago today that I finished a quest that I started when I ate my first Chips Ahoy! as a little kid. OK, "finished" is a strong word. Like <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, this was one of those quests that honestly feels like it <i>never</i> ends, but at least I made it to the first climax. …

Challah + Babka: We Give You… The Babkallah

The BA Test Kitchen has created the cronut's successor: the babkallah, a mashup of chocolate babka and fluffy challah bread, perfect for the holidays.<p><b>Franken-pastries have been the rage of the baking world for a while.</b> The most famous mashup, Dominique Ansel’s Cronut, launched a craze that has …

Dessert

Facebook redesigned the data center network: 3 reasons it matters

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Facebook<p>Earlier this month, Facebook announced a new data center networking architecture that it calls, fittingly, …

Social Media

How to Cook a Spatchcocked Turkey: The Fastest, Easiest Thanksgiving Turkey

GalleryHow to Cook a Spatchcocked Turkey: The Fastest, Easiest Thanksgiving Turkey<p>If it seems like every year we (along with every other food magazine and blog) come out with a brand new turkey recipe for Thanksgiving, exclaiming "this is the best one, hands down, I swear on my not-yet-dead …

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Brining Chicken or Turkey

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Brining or dry-brining your bird can mean the difference between dry turkey and supremely moist and plump turkey. Over the years, I've written many articles on brining (or not brining) turkeys. Much of this info can already be found in our Definitive Guide to …

A Totally Cheesy, Meaty, Over-the-Top Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving isn't exactly about the small things in life; it's about the big, corny stuff—family, friendship, gratitude, community...and food. Blissfully disgusting amounts of food. And, as with most bad decisions, I've always believed that if you're gonna overeat to the point of extreme physical …

Is This the Ultimate Grilled Cheese?

<i>Tasting Table | Jillian King</i><p>Childhood lunch staple. Best friend to tomato soup. Rainy-day indulgence.<p>An affection that started way back with those simple orange slices melted between white bread has morphed into an all-out obsession for our team.<p>So we decided to examine the humble sandwich a little …

The Best Scotch to Buy on a Budget

I've always felt intimidated by Scotch. Unlike some other spirits, it has an air of prestige, like you can't belong to the club of <i>true connoisseurs</i> unless you have oodles of cash to dole out on rare bottlings and have a smoking jacket or two hanging in your closet.<p>Luckily, as a member of the …

Use Your Waffle Iron to Make Extra-Crispy Churros Without a Deep Fryer

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Please welcome Daniel Shumski, author of the Will It Waffle? blog (one of our favorites), and also the new <i>Will It Waffle?</i> cookbook. In the coming weeks, Daniel will be sharing some of his favorite waffle-iron recipes.<p>Churros—those deep-fried, sugar-coated sticks of dough—are made …

Just 1 Bottle: 10 Cocktails to Make With Bourbon and a Trip to the Grocery Store

More Bourbon<p><i>10 Bourbon Terms You Should Know »<br>The Serious Eats Guide to Bourbon »<br>The 10 Best Budget Bourbons »<br>5 Lesser-Known Bourbons You Should Be Drinking »<br>10 Bourbon Cocktail Recipes We Love »</i><p>We always recommend stocking your home bar slowly. Going out to buy one of everything is likely to lead …

27 Must-Follow Pages to Teach You How to Market on Instagram

Do you know how to market your business on Instagram? Here's 27 pages all smart marketers follow to grow a powerful account and connect with the …

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Relonch Camera

Plenty of us have big, expensive standalone cameras — and folders full of unfulfilled potential to go along with them. Relonch Camera promises to …

RoomScan

Need to quickly get the dimensions of a room? You could drop some serious coin on a laser-based measure, struggle with conventional tape, or just use …

GoSun Solar Stove

Forget dragging fuel into the wilderness — with the GoSun Solar Stove, you can use the power of the sun to cook your food. The clever design uses a …

Why Breach Detection Is Your New Must-Have, Cyber Security Tool

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Paz Eshel is a vice president, and Bucky Moore and Shiran Shalev are associates, at Battery Ventures. Eshel and Shalev are based in Battery’s Israel office, while Moore works from Menlo Park. For a full list of Battery’s portfolio investments, please click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Cyber attacks are all …

Why A Stupid App Like Yo May Have Billion-Dollar Platform Potential

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sangeet Paul Choudary is the director of Platform Thinking Labs and analyzes platforms and network effect strategies at his blog</i> <i>Platform Thinking</i><i>.</i><p>Yo! Is tech turning too stupid for its own good? Attempts at building better healthcare systems do not get the kind of investor interest …

Python ORM with beautiful query syntax

Pony is by far the best SQL ORM for fast prototyping, thanks to its Entity-Relationship Diagram Editor and its pythonic style. It's my first choice …

Python Programming