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Men's Style: 4 Tips for Looking Taller and Leaner This Fall

One of the first things I ask every man I work with is, what do you want to play up or play down about your physical appearance. Many responses include some combination of looking taller and leaner.<p>Knowing how to wear clothing well can help you accomplish this with greater success than you might …

Men's Fashion

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

Astronomy

Shrimp and Grits (with Creamy White Cheddar Grits)

<i>Hickory Nut Gap Farm is a family-owned farm in Fairview, NC, a small town near Asheville. The centerpiece of the farm is a sprawling farmhouse</i> …

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Sausage and Kale Recipe

Spaghetti squash is winter squash unlike any other. When you cook it and scrape it with a fork, the flesh peels away like ribbons of pasta, hence the …

Basic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Ingredients2 cups pumpkin seeds2 tablespoons vegetable, canola, or olive oilKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Carefully wash …

Chicken Ramen Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> Kombu is edible kelp used in Japanese cooking. It can be found dried and packaged in your local Asian market.<p>I found that bringing the stock to an initial boil, straining, and then boiling again eliminated the need to skim impurities from the stock as it simmered, but this may be omitted and …

Braised Rabbit with Belgian Ale, Rabbit Carbonnade

Fall comes to Sacramento later than much of the country, but come it does. The winds blow and the leaves scatter and all one wants for dinner is a …

Onions

What’s the Best Way to Care for Cast Iron?

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: You've seasoned (and re-seasoned), but food is still sticking to your cast iron</i> …

Bacon and Deviled Eggs From 'Maximum Flavor'

It's a well-known non-secret among my friends that I'm a deviled egg fanatic. Without fail, I will order them at any restaurant, and find reasons to serve them at dinner parties, brunches, and any social gathering in between. So I had to try <b>Aki Kamozawa</b> and <b>H. Alexander Talbot</b>'s version in their new …

Mushroom Recipes | Slideshows | Leite's Culinaria

Mushrooms and butter and garlic. Think you've been there, done that? Trust us, you haven't. Not like this.<p>An effortless, elegant side that fancies up …

SAUSAGE & BACON BRAISE - Nicko's Kitchen

Lemon Roasted Potatoes From 'Maximum Flavor'

The recipe for lemon-roasted potatoes in <b>Aki Kamozawa</b> and <b>H. Alexander Talbot</b>'s new cookbook, <i>Maximum Flavor</i>, is definitely one of their easiest. Yet despite its simplicity, it still delivers on their title's promise—tender, luxurious potatoes infused with the perfume of the tangy lemons and sweet …

Cowgirl Creamery's Classic Mac and Cheese

<i>All this week, Sue Conley and Peggy Smith from Cowgirl Creamery will be sharing recipes from their forthcoming cookbook Cowgirl Creamery Cooks, answering our questions, and giving away a book every day.</i><p><i>Today: Your classic baked mac and cheese, with a bite.</i><p>This version of mac and cheese is creamy …

Homemade Twix Candy Bars

<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: It's Halloween come early! Kristin Rosenau of Pastry Affair shows us how to make homemade Twix bars, just in time for trick-or-treaters.</i><p>These …

16 Chicken Soups That Push the Envelope

Let's face it: It's really hard to <i>not</i> like chicken noodle soup; it's really hard <i>not</i> to crave it when the tips of our noses start to get cold outside, when we're feeling tired and sniffly, when we're hunkering down for the winter months and want something brothy and chicken-y and <i>good</i>.<p>You are going …

Homemade Sandwich Bread - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 655

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

Sour Cream Pie Crust, No Fail, Flaky Pastry Crust

Move aside food processor! Be gone tough pie crusts! I hath found the holy grail of pastry doughs.<p>It is flaky, it is buttery, it is un-fussy, and it …

Baking

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix …

Architecture

Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's coolest …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Butter-Basted Bison Rib Steaks with Crispy Fingerling Potatoes

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>Cooking a big, bone-in, bison ribeye steak is not all that different from cooking a big, bone-in, beef ribeye steak, but there are some key differences, chiefly incurred by bison's relative lack of the …

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Weather Gone Wild

Rains that are almost biblical, heat waves that don’t end, tornadoes that strike in savage swarms—there’s been a change in the weather lately. What's going on?<p><b>The weekend forecast</b> for Nashville, Tennessee, called for two to four inches of rain. But by the afternoon of Saturday, May 1, 2010, parts …

Troy Polamalu times the Titans snap count perfectly, wrecks Jake Locker

Troy Polamalu has to have ESP at this point. Jake Locker has to have a pretty huge bruise.<p>Troy Polamalu has some disturbing, innate ability to guess when the opposition is going to snap the ball. Jake Locker found that out Sunday in violent fashion.<p>This was so close to being the most hilarious …

Chicken Dinners: Spaghetti with Parmesan Chicken Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs is a recipe that one just doesn't associate with chicken. Red meats dominate this simple Italian dish, with their hearty flavor and moist, fatty texture. I'd never thought swapping in chicken meat could provide an agreeable alternative—until this week. As I found out, …

Grilling: Merguez Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions, Manchego, and Harissa Mayonnaise

I was pretty damn happy with my merguez links, so much so that I wrote an epic post on sausage making in their honor. Still, whatever excitement I had about those juicy, earthy, and spicy lamb sausages paled in comparison to how great they became when assembled in sandwich form.<p>I took those slender …

Serious Reads: 5 Food Books We're Loving

1. Eating on the Wild Side, by Jo Robinson<p>Jo Robinson believes in eating whole foods —and even raising your own varieties of vegetables and fruits to fill out a healthy diet. In <i>Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health</i>, she indexes dozens of types of produce and highlights their …

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