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The Best Recipes for Binge-Watching Netflix (or Hulu or Whatever)

These snacks and cooking projects are perfect for binge watching your way through that entire Netflix queue.<p>We don't condone binge eating (although sometimes, desperate times call). Binge <i>watching</i>, on the other hand? Now we're talking. It's going to take endurance to get through every episode and …

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Instapainting Turns Your Photos Into Hand-Painted Oil Paintings On The Cheap

Surprise! It’s Valentine’s Day, the stealthiest of all the holidays. Sneaks up on you, doesn’t it?<p>If you’re trying to get a gift today, you… might be a bit short on options. Will you go with the gas station teddy bear? The twice-crushed box of chocolates? A bouquet of acceptable-looking roses for …

Maker Of $1,000 Hepatitis C Pill Looks To Cut Its Cost Overseas

An effective new medicine is developed as a cure for a major disease. The drug company prices the medicine at tens of thousands of dollars for a course of treatment. How can the disease-curing medicine be made accessible to patients who need it, most of whom live in low- and middle-income countries?<p>…

33 Gooey, Cheesy Super Bowl Party Recipes

From monkey bread to queso, here are 33 addictively cheesy things to serve this Sunday.<p>On no other day do we so recklessly consume thousands of calories in food and beer as we do on Super Bowl Sunday. And while there are plenty of delicious veggie options, not to mention wings a-plenty, let's be …

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After These 39 Chicken Thighs Recipes, You Can't Turn Back

Using chicken thighs, the most flavorful parts of the chicken, these recipes will have you cooking soups and skewers to tacos and paella.<p><b>We'll admit it: Chicken thighs trump chicken breasts any day of the week</b>. Not only are they more succulent than white meat, chicken thighs even stand up to …

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50 Super Bowl Dip Recipes, from Guacamole to Onion Dip

Whether it's with tortilla chips, pita, crudites, or your fingers (no judgment), here are 50 recipes to rock your Super Bowl party.<p>We hereby mandate that all Super Bowl parties must have a dip, whether it’s a cheesy, gooey concoction or a fresh veggie salsa. Double-dipping optional.

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A Solar Panel Or Two Makes Your Home More Valuable

Solar panels are not only good for generating electricity. They also raise real estate values.<p>That’s according to a new study that found that each kilowatt of solar capacity could net a premium of almost $6,000 in home value. So, a 5KW array–typical now on many homes–could command almost $30,000 in …

Torso Aims To Rein In Phone Charger Cable Chaos

If the sight of tangled cables brings you out in OCD shakes then this little gizmo, currently seeking $50k in Kickstarter crowdfunding, will bring peace and tranquility to your gadget-loving eye.<p>Torso is the charger cable transformed into a shortened, bendable stub which can double as a phone stand …

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Tourists paying homage to Bama's centenarians are bringing in millions. But the Guangxi county's success may be its undoing<p>Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath …

Political games: why Democratic senators keep their Hillary support secret

The childish behavior of men in Congress has always made "boys' club" seem less like an epithet and more like something to strive for. Female politicians on the Hill, held to a higher standard in many ways, have had fewer scandals (financial or sexual) than their male counterparts and have a …

Better Than Bacon: 25 Pork Recipes, From Chops to Tenderloins

From lean and tender pork loins to tasty pork shoulders to a classic pork chops, we've compiled 25 of our favorite recipes that puts a pig to good use.<p>Bacon makes everything taste better: in waffles, in quiches, in cornbread, in miso, on pizza, and wrapped around anything. You say bacon, and we're …

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How to Buy, Store, and Cook with Oranges, In Season in December

Tips for buying and storing oranges, which are in season in December—plus 10 recipes<p>While you're (probably) freezing this winter, think about the oranges that are basking in the sunshine down south. These citrusy fruits have a tendency to brighten things up, after all, whether they're simply peeled …

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Skyrocketing rents hit 'crisis' levels

Since the housing crisis began in 2008, approximately 4.6 million homes were lost to foreclosure, according to CoreLogic. The vast majority of those homeowners became renters. Even as housing recovered, credit tightened, pushing even more potential buyers out of homeownership and into rentals, both …

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25 Days of Cookies for Your Holiday Baking: Day 7, Everything Cookies

We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 7: Everything Cookies<p><i>Every day in December through Christmas, we’re sharing a cookie recipe. Forget the 12 Days of Christmas—these are the 25 Days of Cookies.</i><p>Alright, team. Circle up. We've reached the one-week mark with our grand …

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Football Saturdays are a Touchdown with Honey-and-Rye-Glazed Ham

Big football weekends call for a date with the couch and a sweet and savory ham, great for leftovers.<p><i>It’s the freakin’ weekend, which means you should not be awake early enough for breakfast. Sleep in. It’s all about brunch.</i><p>Just admit it. We know your hot date for this weekend is a cold one and …

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Sufganiyot: The Best Thing About Hanukkah

The best thing about Hanukkah isn’t eight nights of gifts, it’s traditional sufganiyot—pillowy, deep-fried, jelly-filled doughnuts. Uri Scheft of Breads Bakery schools us<p>Latkes get the attention. But there's another fried favorite worthy of the Hanukkah table: <i>sufganiyot</i>. (If you haven't gotten the …

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39 Thanksgiving Potato Recipes: Mashed, Baked & More

Mashed, roasted, or baked into a cheesy gratin—one of these 37 recipes for the potato is sure to grace your holiday table.<p><b>One of these easy, homey potato recipes</b> is sure to earn a permanent spot on your holiday table.

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21 Thanksgiving Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

Whether it's a turkey-filler or served on the side, a bready, savory stuffing or dressing recipe is a must in every Thanksgiving spread.<p><b>You don't sit down to Thanksgiving dinner because you're psyched about Aunt Lou's turkey</b>. You're in it for the stuffing. It's okay—we are too. Because, whether …

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16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

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Give Thanks for These 43 Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Dishes

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22 Recipes for Your Cranberry Cravings

Cranberries go way beyond the can; check out our favorite ways to rethink the favorite berry of the fall.<p><b>Whether cooked down into relish or baked into pies,</b> there's nothing like a tart, juicy cranberry during the holidays. You know that gelatinous... stuff... you get in a can? We give you …

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The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Cranberry Cocktail Recipe Transforms the Traditional Margarita

Incorporate a little Thanksgiving flair and transform your traditional margarita vibe. Fall is such a wonderful season of opportunity, don’t you agree?<p><i>Welcome to our cocktail series, “The Happy Hour.” It’s Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>Don’t think that just because the weather is turning …

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Delicious, Nutritious, Cruciferous: Roasted Cauliflower!

A tasty, no-nonsense vegetable makes for a tasty, no-nonsense main<p><i>Hallelujah, the weekend is in sight, and you need a no-brainer dinner tonight. Quick Main Thursday has you covered.</i><p>We’re thinking of a vegetable. It’s easy to cook. It’s delicious and perfect for wintertime. It rhymes with …

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