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You'll hardly feel these headphones if you fall asleep and roll over

Drifting asleep to music without disturbing your bedmate or seatmate is as simple as wearing headphones, right? It is until you turn over on your side and the earpieces get mashed into or on top of your ears.<p>Thankfully, the tech world has come up with Bedphones, now in their their ever-comfier …

Audiophile

Simple Snacks You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

Until now, you've probably only used your slow cooker for stews and Super Bowl wings. If that's the case, you're missing out on a whole slew of slow cooker snacks. Yes, believe it or not, your slow cooker doubles as an awesome snack maker.<p>Slow cookers are the ideal cooking vessel when you don't …

Cooking

Wisdom Quotes & Stories

25 Skills Every Man Should Know: Your Ultimate DIY Guide

These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to …

Woodworking

Easy Pretty - Nectarine-Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Attacked by a week of intense heat back in June, I resigned to merely survive the summer -- and not expect to enjoy it. Back then, my energy was zapped and even the produce at the farmer's market looked defeated. All I wanted was fall foliage and the feel of cool crisp air.<p>The last days of July …

18 Things That Taste Better Than Skinny Feels

When offered one of these, the answer is always yes.

How to Use Which Oils For What

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>Oil is a vehicle,</b> used during cooking to transfer heat or after cooking to impart flavor (the drizzle). But no oil can do both. That's why some oils undergo commercial processing to remove flavorful, fragrant sediments. This clarifies the oil and raises the smoke …

Alternative Medicine

Grilled Asparagus & Red Onions with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Grilled asparagus and grilled red onions are both fine dishes on their own – simple, …

Recipes

Steak Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

June 5, 2013<p><i>by</i> Sweet Basil — 28 Comments »<p>Shares 13K<p>One of my favorite summer meals, steak tacos with grilled pineapple salsa!<p>*I was compensated by</i> …

Balsamic Glazed Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Nothing can fulfill the defining barbecue trifecta of smoky, sweet, and tangy quite like ribs. These ribs combine a rub that features a trio of peppercorns with a low and slow cook over cherry wood. A brushing of balsamic barbecue sauce in the last half hour leaves the ribs with a glistening …

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers With Pineapple and Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

The cure for the common skewer: brined chicken is wrapped in bacon, threaded on skewers with pineapple, grilled, and finished with a brush of teriyaki for a sweet, salty, fruity, smoky, and meaty treat.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For the Brine:</b>7 cups cold water1 1/2 cups soy sauce1/4 cup …