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The Strangely Cool Origin Story of the Manhattan

A look at the origins of this classic drink and how to mix it up properly.<p>The greatness of the Manhattan cocktail was recognized while it was still …

Celebrate Festivus with these Seinfeld-ian Cocktails - Chowhound

The wonderful Death and Co. Book laments that cocktails cannot name themselves, and thus as we concoct our originals we are beholden to christen them …

Timeless Classic: Chocolate Espresso Coffee Cake

Instructions<p>Preheat oven to 325-degrees and butter and dust with cocoa powder a 6-cup fluted tube pan or bundt pan.<p>Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking …

Parents, put the phone down — after you read this

OK, kids, a quick moment to gloat: As it turns out, it’s not just you; it’s us parents too. We just can’t stop staring at screens.<p>That’s the result of a new national survey suggesting that parents spend nine hours a day plugged into tech, with only an hour and a half of it dedicated to work and …

Parenting

The Crucial Time Out Mistake You're Probably Making

A new study says many parents aren't using time-outs effectively.<p>When my toddler is "sentenced" to a time-out, she acts as if I've just banished her from the country for the rest of her life. That's how big of a fight she puts up! But in a way, I get it, because being sent to time-out means she has …

The Founding Fathers Never Intended To Create A Direct Democracy

The final irony in an election filled with irony is the refusal of some voters to accept President-elect Donald Trump's victory. This group doesn't simply include protesters but a movement of some size to persuade the electoral college to vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Trump. The irony is that …

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Recipes

Pumpkin Chili Will Be Your New Favorite Fall Recipe

Yes, this chili is perfect for fall, but you can also enjoy it year-round, thanks to canned pumpkin puree. Black beans deliver protein, and …

Three of The Best: Cocktails for Gentleman - Ape to Gentleman

A world of fine-spirits; Ape to Gentleman in partnership with <i>the</i>bar.com bring you inspiration for making great drinks with some of the world’s finest …

Grilled Rosemary-Garlic Chicken

<i>This grilled rosemary-garlic chicken made with a quick marinade—no waiting all day or overnight!—is a fast and complete weeknight dinner served over</i> …

Recipes

How to really spice up your skirt steak

Founded by Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz, New York City's Num Pang sandwich shop has emerged in recent years as a place to go for some of the tastiest, most savory sandwiches out there.<p>The restaurant, which has expanded to multiple locations throughout the city, has its roots in Cambodian cuisine, …

How To Brew Iced Coffee

Learn how to make this refreshing drink using a coffee press<p>While iced coffee is delicious all year round, as temperatures rise, its popularity …

The 500-Rep Unloaded Barbell Challenge

Ditch the weight plates to build some serious muscle and burn some serious fat<p>For a strength and fat-blasting workout like no other, grab an unloaded 45-pound barbell.<p>Then perform 50 reps of each exercise in the order shown for a total of 500 reps. Try to complete each movement in as few sets as …

Workouts

Why You Should Balance On One Leg During Your Next Workout

It’s not as crazy as it sounds<p>Here’s something you don’t see at the gym everyday: Men balancing on one leg.<p>If it was up to <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, though, it would be a regular occurrence.<p>Better lower-body balance leads to improved performance in the gym, he explains. The more …

Workouts

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting | Inc.com

Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be able to get my message across effectively to my [team/employees/potential investors]."<p>But here's the thing: …

Public Speaking

This Is the Only Taco Recipe You Need This Cinco de Mayo

Sure, Cinco de Mayo has a historic significance, but it’s also a great excuse to indulge in your favorite Mexican recipes. And what better way to …

#Recipe : Chili Lime Chicken Marinade

Recipes<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 – 2.5 lbs skin on chicken thighs<br>Marinade:<br>1/2 cup lime juice<br>3 teaspoons lime zest<br>1/4 cup organic olive oil<br>4 tablespoons chopped …

How to Bench Press With Proper Form - Quiet Corner

Walk into any <b>gym</b> and you’re guaranteed to see the bench press in action. But just like the deadlift, it’s also one of the most common exercises that …

17 One-Pot Recipes You Can Make in Your Cast-Iron Skillet

Move over, sheet pan dinner recipes — the cast-iron skillet is the O.G. of the cookware world, and it’s here to stay. Perhaps yours was gifted to you by your grandma, or you picked it up at the local flea market. Either way, it’s more than likely your cast-iron skillet has been well-loved for a …

Cooking

Avoid These Common Mistakes and Your Carrot Cake Will Be Gold

Make a perfect, moist carrot cake at home by avoiding these common mistakes—and by following this recipe.<p>Bursting with vitamin-packed carrots and slathered with a dairy-rich cream cheese frosting, carrot cake is essentially the world's most delicious health food. Okay, we're lying to you and …

Dessert

How To Make the Lightest, Crispiest Waffles: The Video

<b>Mix the dry ingredients:</b> In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.<p><b>Prepare the batter:</b> In a medium-sized mixing …

7 Delicious Ways to Make a Sidecar, the Too-Often Forgotten Classic Cocktail

Add this drink to your repertoire.<p>When you hear <i>classic cocktail</i>, which drink comes to mind? Unless you're a mixology buff, you probably think <i>martini</i> …

The Brown Sugar Balsamic-Glazed Pork Loin that Pinterest Loved

There's a game of telephone woven into almost every recipe: They're passed along—horizontally, from friend to friend, or vertically, from generation to generation—and inevitably, the recipe transforms, based on preferences or whatever the maker happens to have in the pantry or how legible the …

10 Biggest Workout Myths

Have you ever wondered how much of the information you’ve learned about workouts is true, leading you to a more fit and trim body, and how much is …

Improve Your Game By Working Hip and Hamstring Extension

Most workout programs fail to properly train the muscles that extend the hips—the gluteus maximus [buttocks] and hamstrings [back of the thighs]. If …

The Seven Deadly Sins of Parenting

Once upon a time, long ago when I used to blog, I wrote a post on how I suffered from the seven deadly sins. I think we all do. At least a little …

Parenting Tools: How to communicate with your children

A parenting toolbox is something that we can draw upon to help us in our mission to raise our children successfully. In my case I am particularly …