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9 Best Fall Sides for Roast Chicken

From luscious pumpkin mashed potatoes to tangy mustard greens, here are nine fantastic fall sides to serve with juicy, crispy-skinned roast …

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13 Books From 2015 That You Should Read ASAP

Before the welcome downpour of anticipated fall books rolls in (a new Jonathan Franzen novel? The conclusion to Elena Ferrante's tear-jerking series? We'll be spending the latter half of 2015 huddled up inside, thankyouverymuch), we recommend basking in the excellent stories that've already been …

Books

7 Streaming TV Packages That Will Let You Cut the Cord For Good

Cutting the cord could save you $75 per month. Here's how to do it without missing your favorite shows.<p>With services like Showtime, HBO, Hulu, and …

Televisions

Facebook Brings Its Data To Agencies With Road Show

Facebook is trying to get smarter with its ad agency relations by aggressively plugging a consumer research program called "Facebook IQ."<p>The …

Watch a Vintage Documentary Uncover the World of NYC Graffiti in 1976

In the 1970s and '80s, New York City's subways and walls were covered in graffiti. The city has a rich history with the street art, and this vintage …

Streetwear

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.

Cooking

Juul is the e-cig that will finally stop me from smoking (I hope)

I started smoking at 13. To be honest, I can't even pin the blame on peer pressure. Maybe it was my teenage desire to rebel; maybe I just wanted to look cool. I'm not sure why I started, but I know that I've never been able to stop. And I haven't had a day without a cigarette in at least 14 years. …

Espresso

Homemade Pop Tart Recipes That'll Start Your Morning Off Right

When Pop-Tarts first entered the breakfast scene in 1964, people were looking for a quick, easy meal option. Toaster pastries were the answer then, and they still are today. It's the reason Pop-Tarts has continued to grow in sales for the past 32 years.<p>In essence, Pop-Tarts embody the idea of …

Breakfast

The Struggle To Reclaim Parenting

Is it too late to get back what we've lost?<p>In spring 2011, I was arrested for allowing my son, then 4, to wait in a car with the windows open for a few minutes. Since then, I've become unfortunately all too well-versed in the debates around the over-policing of parenting, so a few weeks ago, when I …

13 Gourmet Slow Cooker Recipes You Won’t Believe Came Out of a Crock Pot

<i>Pictured: Slow Cooker Pork Enchilada recipe from CHOW</i>I'm not gonna lie. I'm kind of a snob about slow cookers. For me, cooking is a meditative, …

Cooking

The best interface is no interface: why we don't always need An App for That

<i>Author and designer Golden Krishna believes that we’re quickly becoming a society that’s obsessed with our screens, and that the companies making and marketing apps aren’t doing us any favors. “Our love for the digital interface is out of control,” he said at SXSW two years ago; it’s a notion that</i> …

Apps

How the Apple Watch was created

The Apple Watch is arguably Apple's most ambitious project to date. Here is the story of how it became a reality<p>It's not easy to keep a lid on something when the whole world is clamouring to see it. When Apple chief executive Tim Cook finally unveiled the Apple Watch to the world in September 2014, …

Tom Brokaw's 'The Greatest Generation' is an incredible collection of stories about those who grew up during WWII

"It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced," Brokaw writes. "At a time in their lives when their days and nights should have been filled with innocent adventure, love, and the lessons of the workaday world, they were fighting in the most primitive conditions possible …

World War II

Perfect Bake app and digital scale: Is it a good idea to bake without measuring anything?

Not long ago, the people behind an app called Perfect Bake sent me a free kit so that I could review their product. They also tried to get into my …

A Musty Attic is Transformed Into a Luminous Loft

In Seattle, an architect transforms a cramped space into a flexible family gathering spot.<p>The top floor of Gavin and Sheila Smith’s century-old Craftsman-style house in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood was, by any measure, a lousy place to sleep and keep an office. "It was cold, it was dark, it …

Small Spaces

45 Ground Meat Recipes for Simple, Comforting Dinners

These 45 ground meat recipes will take you all through fall, so break out your favorite wooden spoon and get to it.<p><b>Ground meat can provide a ton of flavor to quick dinners and slow-cooked meals alike.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a longer project like lasagna bolognese or just want to make some …

Cooking

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Cooking

15 Cute Walkers for Babies on the Move

With every milestone your child reaches there are pros and cons. Take walking, for example. Its counterpart (sitting) is great because they can play with their toys, but they get mad when something is slightly out of reach. Crawling is fun, too, but you have to pick up all the bobby pins and spare …

Kids

Chicken with Buttered Snap Peas and Tender Lettuces

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Cooked lettuces? Yes—but barely. When they hit the pan, they’ll pick up flavor from the chicken drippings, gently wilting and taking on the buttery sauce.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 3½–4-lb. chicken, cut into 10 pieces<p>Kosher salt …

Peas
Grilling

Dublin Iced Coffee

Makes 1 Servings<p>A delicious mix of caffeine, dessert, and danger.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 oz. strong cold-brew coffee<p>2 oz. stout (such as AleSmith Speedway or Guinness)<p>1½ oz. Irish whiskey<p>¾ oz. simple syrup<p>1/2 ounce heavy cream<p>Freshly grated cinnamon stick (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix …

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76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

Cooking

Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Cooking the potatoes in vinegar seasons them from within, and a final drizzle boosts the flavor.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved, quartered if large<p>1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, …

Potatoes

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.

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Daft Punk’s Cool ’70s-Era Merchandise Posters Are Dripping With Retro Style

Is there anything Daft Punk makes that isn't amazing? Except maybe for the sweaty smell inside those helmets? Even stuff they don't make is …

Retro

Brands Must Turn to the Dark Data Side

Our industry traditionally, naturally focuses on the data most visible, most apparent and most readily captured—the data that streams through our …

Customer Experience

Record Remedy: How To Clean Your Vinyl Record Collection Like a Pro

Whether I'm hunting for used LP's or buying virgin vinyl, I always clean my records to reduce surface noise and enjoy maximum fidelity. These three …

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