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Downtown Coyotes: Inside the Secret Lives of Chicago's Predator

About 2,000 of the carnivores have adapted surprisingly well to city life, new images and tracking data reveal.<p>An extreme breed of coyote is finding there's no finer place than downtown Chicago, where the predator has learned to lurk under the radar of city life, new data show.<p>The versatile …

US warns citizens to stay away from Acapulco resort

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico issued a security message Friday warning U.S. citizens to avoid the Pacific resort of Acapulco because of violence and protests.<p>In yet another blow to a coastal city once favored by U.S. movie stars and jet-setters in the 1950s and '60s, the embassy said its personnel …

Obama Secretly Extends U.S. War In Afghanistan

The president has quietly authorized an expanded role for the U.S. military in Afghanistan despite previously saying combat operations would end in 2014.<p>The order authorizes a more expansive role for the U.S. military in Afghanistan than Obama had previously described, allowing troops to attack …

Disney Has Been Hiding A Secret Message In Its Movies For Years

Pixar has been known for its Easter eggs - hidden messages in films - but one of its best has to do with A113.<p>A video on Disney Pixar's YouTube page …

Animation

The Serious Eats Guide to Carving Turkey

So you've followed one of our turkey recipes and have the golden beast in front of you. Now what? For many folks, the hardest part of cooking a turkey is carving and serving it. Depending on how you roasted the bird, the carving instructions will be a little different.<p>Here's how to carve a …

Decadent Chocolate Whipped Cream

Chocolate whipped cream is the best idea you've never had. We can't believe it took us this long to talk about it!<p>This chocolate whipped cream is so yummy and so easy that when you taste it you will wonder why you haven’t been making this all along. At least I did the first time I whipped up a …

Dessert

Busting Wine Myths That Are 100% Wrong

<b>Myth 1: Want To Get Healthy? You MUST Cut Wine Out Of Your Diet!</b><p>It never ceases to amaze me when I hear of someone turning down a glass of wine because of the carbs.<p>It has been well-reported that wine consumed in moderation has a multitude of health benefits. A glass a day for women (two for men, …

Sparkling Wine

What's America's Booziest State? We Ranked Them 50 to 1

By: Dave Infante and Chris Kolmar<p>We all know America loves to drink. But in all our time spent writing about drinking, actually drinking, and occasionally doing both at the same time, a question emerged amongst Thrillist's editorial staff: which state loves to drink more than any other? Naturally, …

Alcohol

The 12 Essential Wines to Drink on Thanksgiving

Will Motley, owner of East Nashville’s extraordinary Woodland Wine Merchant gave us his picks for 12 wines for the Thanksgiving weekend.<p>Having a good …

Holiday And Hostess Gifts for Your Favorite Entertainers

<i>Raised by free-spirited, food-loving parents in North Carolina, Amanda McClements founded the Washington, D.C. boutique Salt & Sundry to share her love of cooking, entertaining and design. Amanda and her team are constantly on the hunt for new pieces that reflect the shop’s urban bohemian aesthetic.</i><p>…

A Knockout Bourbon Punch Recipe

The potent punch recipe from our October/November cover<p>Ingredients<p>Harry Ellis Commemorative Punch<p>8 cinnamon sticks, toasted<p>1 750ml bottle of bourbon<p>8 oz. granulated sugar<p>4 oz. ginger juice<p>4 oz. lemon juice<p>4 oz. unsweetened cranberry juice<p>6 oz. Malmsey Madeira<p>24 oz. sparkling or soda water<p>Fresh …

Washington D.C.

White House Appoints Its First-Ever Female Executive Pastry Chef

The White House just appointed its first-ever female pastry chef. Obama Foodorama broke the news this morning that <b>Susie Morrison</b> has become the seventh person and first woman to hold the title of executive pastry chef. Morrison will work alongside Cristeta Comerford, the White House's first female …

7 Reasons to Never Drink a Basic Bloody Again

Normcore dress may be de rigueur right now, but let’s face it: Being a basic brunch type will never be in style. Show off your discerning daytime …