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48 Hours in Boston: Where to Eat and Drink This Fall

When the leaves start changing colors, Boston stands out as one of the great cities to watch foliage turn from green to orange and gold. It’s a sight …

14 famous songs you didn't know are covers

The internet was in shock this week over a reminder that Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” is a cover, but the 1997 smash is far from the only popular …

Milk Steak with Raw Jelly Beans

by Sasha Marx<p>Instructions<p><b>Cook's Note:</b> If you’ve never eaten a steak cooked over hard you may be surprised by its incredible firmness. We recommend …

Baking

A quick recipe for Italian soft almond biscuits from Rachel Roddy

These simple sweet almond biscuits – based on the Sicilian treat pasticcini – require only four ingredients and take just 15 minutes to bake. Coat-wearing is optional ...<p>A friend of mine makes something called “coat-on sauce”. You may well know the recipe – it is Marcella Hazan’s. A big tin of plum …

Stunning Side: Roasted Root Vegetables With Sage Butter

<i>If you're looking for a hearty and seasonal veggie side for your next gathering or, say, Thanksgiving, give this recipe a shot. The sage butter adds</i> …

Recipes

The Best Winter Slow Cooker Recipes, According to Martha Stewart

In the fall and winter months, few things are better than a slow-cooked homemade meal that greets you at the door with a mouthwatering aroma. While …

Recipes

Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe

Recipe by: tiggs<p>"These are delicious crispy, chewy ginger cookies that will disappear before your eyes! These are best kept in an airtight container."<p>…

Decadent, Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse That Won't Even Have You Missing the Real Thing

<i>A creamy chocolate mousse dessert that actually gets its creaminess without any avocado, via</i> <i>PaleoHacks.</i><p>Meet the creamiest, richest mousse you've ever tasted. This dark chocolate mousse recipe is dairy-free and packed with antioxidants to keep this Paleo dessert deliciously healthy.<p>Whenever I want …

These Flat Origami Measuring Spoons Fold Into 8 Different Sizes

Polygons are flat, origami-like measuring spoons that fold into the 4 most common measurement sizes for TBSP and TSP.<p>Traditional measuring spoons can …

Hungry Girl: My Healthy Bread Pudding Is Basically Happiness in a Mug

<i>Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also</i> …

Breakfast

Paleo Almond Joy (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Paleo Almond Joy (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)<p>Paleo Almond Joy (V, GF, DF): a 5-ingredient recipe for deliciously satisfying homemade Almond Joy …

Dessert

Spice Layer Cake with Cardamom-Coffee Icing

Makes two 8-inch layer cakes.<p>2 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour<br>1 teaspoon baking powder<br>1 teaspoon baking soda<br>½ teaspoon salt<br>1 teaspoon ground …

The Complete Boston Guide: According to a Local

“According to a Local” is a series of guides for different cities around the world. For each guide, we ask a local for all the best things to do, …

32 Kitchen Tools That Are Faster Than Ordering Food

Now you don't have any excuses.<p><i>The comments for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Cooking

How to Take a Romantic Trip to Disney World

There's no better place on earth to work a little magic.<p>If you’ve ever been confounded to hear of adult couples traveling to Disney World …

10 secret subway tunnels in New York City - Curbed NY

Just like the rest of New York City, our 112 year-old subway system consists of many layers, each of which provides a glimpse into a sliver of the city’s history. However, even abandoned underground spaces don’t stay neglected for long. While some of NYC’s old tunnels and stations seem to have been …

30 iconic American hotel bars everyone should have a drink at

All the major hospitality groups are filling their portfolios with new projects inside buzzy and beloved hotels. Hoteliers, too, are answering the bar-hopping public's call: multiple cocktail concepts within a single hotel are becoming the standard at big city hotels, especially those that stand on …

Keith Haring

Hairstyle tutorial - easy braided updo

After trying a braid in my new hair, I couldn’t wait to try more.<p>This easy updo is made from two basic braids (plaits), pinned up at the back of your …

Watch: How to Make Flavor Spheres With Science

Molecular gastronomy may not be the hot new trend that it was a few years ago (deep fried water has taught us that), but that doesn't mean the processes of reconstituting and reshaping our favorite foods with science aren't still cool. In this video, Wired and Seattle-based food wizards ChefSteps …

Beverages

How Did We Wind Up in Such an Unlikely Universe?

<b>By Michael Bass UCF Forum columnist</b><p>Not long ago the Public Broadcasting Service program NOVA presented an episode called "The Great Math Mystery." It dealt with the many ways mathematical relationships and special numbers crop up when investigating the physical and natural world.<p>Physicists have …

Philly's First Rolled Ice Cream Shop, Sweet Charlie's, is Opening in Washington Square

Local-boy <b>Kyle Billig</b> claims to have always been an entrepreneur. Whether it was shoveling snow for pay, or delivering homemade challah to friends and neighbors during Jewish holidays, Billig was always keeping busy. And as a 19 year old freshman in college, he's as busy as ever, studying business …

Entrepreneurship

Cat Rescued by 3 Huskies is Now One of the Pack (Cuteness Overload)

Cat Rescued by 3 Huskies is Now One of the Pack (Cuteness...<p>When a Siberian husky took in a stray kitten as her own, the little cat grew up thinking …

The Fastest Way to Defog Your Windshield, Courtesy of a Former NASA Engineer

Winter’s here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t take <i>that</i> long for your defroster to clear your windshield, but if you’re harried and already late for work, that extra time …

Engineering

How to Think Visually

How to Think Visually Using Visual Analogies infographic from Anna Vital gives a great variety of examples for anyone to use when you create your own …

Data Visualization

Sparkling Espresso Recipe with Mint

Learn how to make this refreshing, iced coffee drink<p>Meet your new favorite chilled espresso drink.<p>01<p>Fill cocktail shaker with ice.<p>02<p>Add classic or …

The Prettiest Food You Can Bake This Holiday

<i>The holidays are all about celebratory moments, so we paired up with Simply Organic to find recipes you'll want to share with friends (and make again and again).</i><p>Winter is the best time to bake. When the weather turns punishingly bleak, you don’t want to be outside all day. You tromp around—skiing …

Recipes

Hamilton cast recording breaks records

History is happening in Manhattan…thanks to Alexander Hamilton. The hip-hop musical conceived and written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (who also stars as …

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Mathematics

19 DIY Survival Kits For All The Worst-Case Scenarios

It never hurts to emergency-proof your life.