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39 Books That Prove Your Family's Not So Bad After All

Things could definitely be worse...

A Guide to the Groundbreaking Board Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Some of the cleverest, most exciting, and original ideas in gaming aren't on your PC or your console, but they could be on your kitchen table.<p>I was sitting in the middle of a crowded coffee shop, and my wife was holding a gun to my head.<p>It was a troubling situation, alleviated only slightly by the …

Inside The California Desert Community Where Societal Rules Do Not Apply

Welcome to Slab City.<p>Slab City is an unregulated squatter settlement in the dusty Sonoran Desert, located about 140 miles east of San Diego. In a former life, it was a Marine training base, but over the past 60 years, it's become a community for hippies, rebels and misfits of all kinds. Living in …

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

Personal Finance

"We Used To Dance" By James Murphy

The Anthem (ft. Mike Avery)

Tim Burton to direct live action Dumbo

Alice in Wonderland director to take reins for live action remake of big-eared elephant animation from 1941<p>Related: Disney classic Dumbo to be remade as live-action film<p>Disney has confirmed Tim Burton as the surprise choice to direct the studio’s forthcoming live action remake of Dumbo, the 1941 …

How do you tell who's a real friend and who's just a ‘Friend’ on the internet?

There isn’t always a difference between emotion and emoticon in the digital age, but not all friendships are created equal<p>Many years ago – when I was just starting out as a writer – I interviewed the grand doyenne of consumer feminism, the late Helen Gurley Brown. After a fairly intimate hour-long …

22 Egg Recipes to Kickstart Your Morning

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

Cancer: The mysterious miracle cases inspiring doctors

A few patients have made rare and unexpected recoveries leaving doctors scratching their heads, says David Robson. Can these cases provide vital clues for tackling cancer?<p>It was a case that baffled everyone involved. The 74-year-old woman had initially been troubled by a rash that wouldn’t go away. …

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

WSJ: YouTube isn't making money, even with a billion viewers

Despite "Gangnam Style" having over two <i>billion</i> views, hosting countless other viral clips and netting over a billion users per-month, YouTube can't seem to turn a profit. How's that? Well, after paying for the infrastructure that makes Google's video empire possible (and its content partners), <i>The</i> …

Money

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

19 Cheesy Recipes that Prove Everything's Better with Cheddar

Everything's better with cheddar cheese—these 19 recipes prove it.<p><b>You know what they say:</b> Everything's better with Cheddar (oh wait, or feta.). It's true! These recipes for queso, waffles, sandwiches, toasts, and popovers (to name a few) star one of our very favorite cheeses.

Cooking

The invisible downside of cheating in life

People who take shortcuts can trick themselves into believing they are smarter than they are, says Tom Stafford, and it comes back to bite them.<p>Honesty may be the best policy, but lying has its merits – even when we are deceiving ourselves. Numerous studies have shown that those who are practised …

Psychology

How Your Bartender Judges (and Relishes in) Your Awkward Tinder Date

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Marshmallow Science

In honor of my official addiction to City Bakery's Hot Chocolate Festival this month, I set out on a culinary quest: to make the ideal, healthy, homemade marshmallow. After all, the classic Jet-Puffed pack of white Styrofoam puffs just wouldn't do the trick for my daily fills of Vietnamese Cinnamon …

Dessert

How to Make the Ultimate Rich and Creamy Vegan Ramen

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>I hope you've all brought your oxygen tanks and crampons, for today we climb Mount Ramen, and the air up there is pretty thin. We've made the ascent to the top a few times in the past. First we took the full-frontal, …

A Healthy Chocolate Bar Recipe That You Can Feel Good About

It is not often that the word "nutritious" is paired with "chocolate bar." The two terms usually sit on opposite sides of the health spectrum. But today, with the help of food blogger Half Baked Harvest, these two entities have been united in the most delicious of recipes. Would you take a look at …

The Recipes You Need To Cook This Weekend

There are a couple notable things about this weekend. One, it's still February, which means, spring is still far away. Two, President's Day is behind us, which means we used up our last long weekend for a while -- if you even got the day off in the first place. Three, did we mention it's still …

Red Carpet

One Pot Pasta Recipes That Will Save Weeknight Dinners Everywhere

Weekdays are busy. They're also really long. And even though we all have to eat, making dinner at the end of a workday is the last thing we want to do. Right? If you're nodding your head in agreement, we have good news: We have found a simple dinner option. Let us introduce you to our new favorite …

Cooking

9 Last-Minute Snacks for the Oscars

If you haven't planned anything for Oscars night, it's not too late. From smoky popcorn to healthy hummus, here are nine delicious, fast snacks to …

The Two Things You Need for Better, Cozier Winter Meals

<i>We choose products for the Food52 shop not only because we're obsessed with them (always) -- most of the time we're just as inspired by the creatives who make them. This is where we share their stories.</i><p><i>Today: One editor's journey to night-in inspiration with the perfectly deep dinner bowl and a</i> …

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

GalleryThis Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters<p>This week, we made 10+ grilled cheese sandwiches, dug into some celebratory Popeye's, and welcomed <i>another</i> new puppy to the Serious Eats family! See it all in the slideshow.

Do Pellet Grills Make Barbecuing Too Easy?

"It's easy--maybe a little <i>too</i> easy," I told a crowd of Barbecue University students gathered around the first wood pellet grill many had seen, five years ago.<p>Smoking and barbecuing are supposed to be hard work. If not chopping wood, then at least breathing in charcoal dust and smoke and laboring to …

BBQ

Ketchup Company Invents Absurd 'Wearable Tomato' Device for Marathon Runners

A Japanese ketchup company has invented a machine that sits atop a person's shoulders and feeds them tomatoes. According to Mashable, <b>Kagome</b> created the strange device — which looks like humanoid robot — for runners participating in the 2015 Tokyo Marathon taking place this weekend. The robot sits …

Piglet Community Pick: The Baking Bible

<i>Read up on some of 2014’s most-loved cookbooks, tested and reviewed by the one and only Food52 community.</i><p><i>Today: Aargersi tells us why she's sweet on The Baking Bible.</i><p>You already know that this is a great cookbook -- it’s Rose Levy Beranbaum for heaven’s sake. I'm only here to tell you why.<p>First …

17 Melty Paninis You Should Eat for Lunch Every Day

At first glance, the panini is a pretty basic creation. It's essentially a sandwich, but grilled on a <b>panini press</b> that toasts the slices of bread and warms the ingredients within. But the panini has a certain <i>je ne sais quoi</i> that the <b>boring old sandwich</b> or <b>the grilled cheese</b>, its less classy cousin, …

Paninis

All About Coffee Cake (and a Recipe for Buttermilk-Streusel Coffee Cake)

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully, Food52's Test Kitchen Manager Erin McDowell is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: Even if we can't all agree on what coffee cake is, we can all agree that it's</i> …

Pastry Chef Mindy Segal Wants You to Fall in Love With Cookies Again

Crispy, chewy, crunchy, soft: cookies are comforting but can also be contentious. James Beard Award-winning pastry chef <b>Mindy Segal</b> knows this all too well. Best known for her restaurant and dessert bar Mindy's HotChocolate in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, Segal is the author (along with Kate …