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6 Vacations You Can Actually Afford (Thanks to Your Tax Refund)

You've rifled through old receipts, deliberated over deductibles, and finally filed your tax. Now for the fun part: the refund. Eight in 10 taxpayers …

Personal Finance

22 Best & Worst Frozen Dinners

Frozen dinners are no longer things reserved for an evening spent in front of the television. After 71 years on the market, they’re now part of many …

7 Dead Simple Ways to Make Your Computer Run Like New

You change your car’s oil every 5,000 miles. You go to the doctor for a physical once a year. Every six months you get your teeth cleaned. And every …

Mistaken Identities Plague Lab Work With Human Cells

There's a major flaw in many medical research studies that seems so basic that you'd think scientists would be smart enough to avoid it.<p>It turns out that cells studied in the laboratory often get mixed up. A researcher who thinks she is studying breast cancer cells might in fact be using melanoma …

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the …

Personalized vaccines could change how we fight cancer - Futurity

Early tests of personalized vaccines suggest this new type of therapy could transform cancer treatment.

Cancer

Electric Implants Kill Off Infections, Then Dissolve

Staph infection? There’s a patch for that<p>Someday, in the not-too-distant future, bacterial infections could be treated by implanting electronics into your body. A team from Tufts University and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana developed a tiny implant that can be inserted into an area …

While World Fixates On 'Autopilot,' GM Bets On A Revolution Within Reach

Detroit has a plan to change how we drive--and it hits the road in 2016<p>Robotic cars marketed to anyone but the wealthiest consumers are a distant dream at best, but that hasn’t stopped auto manufacturers from touting their whiz-bang appeal.<p>In September the pitch came from Mary Barra, CEO of General …

Piping Hot Paleo Pizza Crust

This paleo pizza crust couldn't be simpler to make - there's no kneading, no rising, and it only takes a few minutes to put together! Completely yummy too.<p>My husband and I are in the middle of a 10-day grain-free, sugar-free and potato-free detox, which pretty much just leaves meat, cheese, fruit, …

Copycat Panera Bread Cinnamon Crunch Bagels

This Panera Bread cinnamon crunch bagels recipe tastes just like what you get at the restaurant, only better for you. Plus, there's nothing like a fresh-baked bagel on a cool, crisp morning.<p>This bagel. It needs no introduction.<p>Anyone who is anyone has eaten the infamous cinnamon crunch bagel from …

The Unexpected Origins Of Chopsticks, And How You're Really Supposed To Use Them

The wooden set of paper-tucked utensils that are hastily shoved into a greasy Chinese food takeout bag have much more of a sophisticated history. The first-known chopsticks were found in tombs in the Henan province, located in a central part of China. They were initially used for cooking -- made of …

The Whisky Extravaganza: Old Favorites, Rare Malts and Mystery Drams

There are a lot of whisky events out there, patronized by a lot of people who, when confronted with a room full of alcohol, simply forget the meaning of the word restraint. These people can often be found in the restrooms about an hour into said events, returning their bounty in singular form to …

11 Better-For-You Baking Swaps

There’s something that feels so right about indulging in a rich brownie or a frosted, fluffy cupcake. But it’s no secret that baking staples aren’t making anyone’s superfood list.<p>Luckily, we’ve found a way to help you feel better about treating yourself: make some simple substitutes in your …

Check Out The Most Remote Design Destination On Earth

The Fogo Island Inn is the perfect destination for the design-minded traveler looking to get away. Like, really far away. Opened last spring on a remote northern island off the coast of Newfoundland–adjacent to a community that’s seriously called Joe Batt’s Arm–the inn is nestled onto the shores of …

Eat This Gumbo While You Watch Football

Homemade stock made from a whole bird has two upsides: You get a rich, balanced liquid for the gumbo, and plenty of tender poached chicken meat.<p>Sunday night football is best observed while eating copious amounts of Southern food. But you don't have to go tailgating in order to get your hands on a …

Cooking

6 Ways to Make One Apple Picking Trip Last All Week

Apple picking is an essential fall activity—but it often leaves you with more apples than you know what to do with. Here, six great things to make …

Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after pioneering surgery

A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries.<p>Polish surgeons used nerve-supporting cells from the nose of Darek Fidyka, a Bulgarian man who was …

What to Do With Leftover Roasted Vegetables

Roasting is the easiest and fastest way to make any vegetable delicious. Seasonal root vegetables like carrots, turnips, and sweet potatoes take to roasting especially well, as they sweeten and caramelize in the high heat. They make a perfect accompaniment for slow roasted meats (just throw them in …

17 Easy Hacks For Fresher Food

The secret to fresher food? Dedicating a few extra minutes to prepping and storing your groceries.<p>We partnered with Fresh & Easy, a <i>new</i> kind of market, to bring you 17 of the best hacks we’ve seen for keeping your favorite foods fresh. Put them to use and you’ll start mistaking your kitchen for your …

8 Tips for Renovating Your Kitchen from Design Pros

From where to put the sink to which appliances to replace, here are 8 kitchen renovation tips from two of NYC's star designers.<p>We're not sure if you've heard, but we're making a big move—to 1 World Trade Center. And while this isn't your ordinary office move, it's especially extraordinary for us. <b>We</b> …

Kitchens

How This Great Tortilla Can Help You Make Authentic Mexican Food at Home

Mexican food lovers spend a lot of time assessing the best carnitas and debating the right quantity of fresh lime juice to add to guacamole. In the process, they ignore an integral part of getting Mexican cuisine right, something they'd never overlook if they were discussing the merits of …

How to Make the Most of Your Slow Cooker

<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: Your weeknights just got infinitely better.</i> <i>Stay tuned for our collection all about slow cooking on Provisions this Thursday!</i><p>Weeknights weren’t made for …

Cooking

How to Make Classic Southern Hushpuppies at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home</i><p><i>Today: Hannah Messinger from Nothing But Delicious makes an old-school Southern dish with a cute name (and she has a cute story about it, …

The ultimate comfort food: Make the best-ever homemade ramen in 3 easy steps

Japanese-style noodle bars keep popping up everywhere, serving deliciously slurpable soups that are so much more satisfying than the dried ramen packets of our college days (and offering almost-as-instant gratification). Classic Japanese ramen soups typically follow a specific combination of broth, …