Margaret Scott

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How to perfectly season your cast-iron pan

This cast-iron skillet has seen a lot of action. Inside its cooking surface are lots of deposits from carbonized oil that will make delicate food stick. To remedy the situation, it's time to clean it out and re-season the pan.<p>Published:15 September 2018 Caption:Brian BennettPhoto:Tyler …

Cast Iron Skillet

Why You Should Be Cleaning Your Grill with an Onion

Yes, an ordinary onion.<p>Hallelujah! It’s grilling season, y’all!<p>Unfortunately, nothing takes the joy out of juicy meats cooking away over a bed of hot …

Cooking

This simple mayonnaise-based grilling hack will change your summer cookouts

As summertime greets us with warmer weather, we thought it would be helpful to share a beloved grilling hack that every home cook should know.<p>When it comes to mayonnaise, there are two types of people out there: those who are fans of mayo and those who <i>think</i> they don’t like it. And we’re here to …

8 Ways to Increase Your Attention Span

Are you having trouble concentrating when you’re reading a book or listening to a lecture? You can take heart in the knowledge that you may be able …

The Grid: Exploring the Ravenswood neighborhood

Welcome to “The Grid,” our in-depth look at Chicago’s neighborhoods. Today’s stop: Ravenswood.<p>Ravenswood is eight miles from downtown Chicago on the …

The Plastic Wrap Trick Restaurant Pros Swear By

Photo by Daniel Acker<p><i>"Hotel wrapping" is standard practice for saving and transporting food in many professional kitchens, but it's a practical</i> …

American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards for August-November

Along with the ability to defeat basic economy, American Airlines co-branded credit cards offer a lesser-known — but quite valuable — perk: reduced …

American Airlines

David Reich: ‘Neanderthals were perhaps capable of many modern human behaviours’

The genome revolution should make us realise we are all entitled equally to our human heritage<p>For David Reich, research can be a harrowing experience. The 44-year-old Harvard University geneticist says he now goes to bed terrified he will wake up to find his team’s recent, stunning discoveries …

Native Americans

This Chrome extension silences tabs before they annoy you

Google’s Chrome browser already lets you manually mute entire sites for good, and the next version will automatically prevent videos from autoplaying if they have sound. If you want more control, and to ensure that you never have an open tab taking over your speakers, you’ll want to try …

Fossils Reveal an Ancient Climate Catastrophe, And We Need to Pay Attention

Incredible.<p>Scott Wing had spent more than a decade in the badlands of Wyoming's Bighorn Basin, most of it thirsty, sunburned, and down on his hands …

The 25 Best Diet Tricks of All Time

We asked doctors, dietitians, and other experts how to diet, and really keep the weight off.

Wrigley Field: The ultimate guide to Chicago’s ballpark

All the tips you need to feel like an insider<p>For Cubs fans, Wrigley Field is hallowed ground. It’s a place where magic happens and “dreams do come true,” according to a champagne-soaked, life-long Cubs’ fan Bill Murray after the 2016 World Series.<p><b>Get Cubs tickets here</b><p>Find seats for your next game …

13 Best Dog Breeds For Small Apartments

Whether you're living in a teeny tiny apartment because you want to, or because you pretty much have to, that shouldn't necessarily stop you from …

US agent on trial in cross-border killing of Mexican teen

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A rare murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with shooting into Mexico in 2012 and killing a teenager started …

How to Practice Mindfulness – 5 Tips No One Has Told You

Mindfulness is a paradox. It’s the easiest thing in the world and the hardest thing in the world. Let me explain.<p>Look at your right hand. See the …

5 Non-Flour Pasta Alternatives You Need to Try ASAP

These non-flour pasta options give traditional flour pasta a run for its money.<p>March 19, 2018<p>Pasta is a pantry staple for many people, from a broke …

Comfort Food

How presidents spent their birthdays

By Lillian Cunningham<p>Lillian Cunningham<p>Reporter hosting the "Presidential" and "Constitutional" podcasts<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>What’s the deal with Presidents' Day?</i><p><i>It started as a celebration of George Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22. But in the 1970s, the holiday was moved to the third Monday in</i> …

George Washington

Beautiful Small Towns in Europe More Americans Should Visit

So you’ve gone and booked a big ol’ flight across the pond. The siren call of wildly cheap airfares to Europe proved too strong to resist -- you may …

European Travel

Want to Be Funnier the Next Time You Give a Talk? Use These Comedian Tricks of the Trade

How to get your audience more engaged by making them laugh.<p>David Nihill hated public speaking so much that he wrote a bestselling book about it:Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker. When I first met him -- oddly enough at a TEDx party -- I was …

How to Use a Bullet Journal to Reach Health and Fitness Goals

Ideas for Improving Your Health and Well-being<p>Looking to get in shape, eat right, lose weight, feel better—or all the above? For help in reaching …

Weight Loss

Curbed Chicago Pocket Guide: Summer 2018 - Curbed Chicago

Chicago is a city with global roots, stunning architecture, and world-class museums. And that can make it hard for any explorer to figure out where to start. While Cloud Gate (or The Bean) may jump to mind, there are tons of other places that will give you a deeper feel for the city.<p>Between iconic …

Books to give and get this season

A book makes for a perfect gift. What’s more, it’s easy to wrap. Prices can vary widely depending on where you shop [insert a shout out to your favorite local retailer here!], so look around before you buy.<p>Look who's back!<p>“Origin” by Dan Brown. The author of “The Da Vinci Code” is back with a new …

TSA Pre-Check or Global Entry: Which is Better?

I am up for renewal on my Global Entry membership, so I decided to look up on the trusted traveler program to see what might have changed since I …

Balancing Act: A Conversation with Jack Kornfield

<i>Jack Kornfield, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, and one of the most well-known teachers of Buddhism in the West. He’s a founding teacher of</i> …

Carl Sagan Quotes That Reveal His Thoughts on Religion

What the famous skeptic had to say about God<p>An astronomer, activist, and novelist, Carl Sagan didn't hesitate to share his views on the world, …

What's the Difference Between Regular, Cultured, and European Butter?

By Alyse Whitney<p>There are so many types of butter out there. Here's what to use when.<p>Some of my favorite memories of eating involve butter. On top of pancakes or frozen waffles, as a roux for the first time I made macaroni and cheese, or whipped into frosting for cupcakes. But there are so many …

Dessert

Four Practices For Becoming An Incredible Listener

When was the last time you deeply listened to someone?<p>Listening is essential to developing relationships and connecting with others on a deeper level.<p>…

3 Books That Explore Catalonia’s Fight for Independence

On Thursday, following Catalonia’s Oct. 1 referendum on independence, Spain promised to take emergency measures to suppress secessionist sentiment in the restive northeastern region, which has long sought independence from Spain. Here are two books that explore the historical and present context of …

War

You Should Definitely Start Putting This Fall Veggie in Your Instant Pot

OK, technically it's a fruit—either way, it makes for one of the season's most versatile savory side dishes.<p>If you're not eating pumpkins by the …

When (and Why) to Use the Steamer Basket in Your Instant Pot

In addition to the handy (albeit slightly flimsy) steamer rack that came with my Instant Pot, you'll frequently find me using a more traditional …