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3-Ingredient Cocktails Everyone Should Know How To Make

It really doesn't take much.<p>There's a golden ratio to making the perfect cocktail, and it only requires three ingredients.<p><b>It's 2:1:1</b> (two parts liquor, such as gin, one part tart, such as lemon juice, and one part sweet, such as honey) -- that's how you make the delicious Bee's Knees, by the …

Recipes

DIY Irish cream is easy, better than store-bought

Irish cream sometimes gets a bad rap from the mixology set. Thick and sweet, it’s not the easiest ingredient to use, with bartenders relegating it to Irish coffees or martinis straight out of early-era "Sex and the City."<p>That said, when it's made well, a nip of this silky whiskey-based liquor is …

Make this Spanish shrimp dish for dinner tonight

For something a little different for dinner tonight, try shrimp poached in a rich sauce flavored with garlic and spice, fresh lemon, coconut milk and a few dashes of hot sauce. It's a memorable dish from España Restaurant on Amelia Island in Florida.<p>Don't forget to serve the shrimp with plenty of …

12 No-Bake Holiday Desserts for When You Start Running Out of Time

TBH, the holidays are fun, but they can get *super* busy: In a single day, you might be shopping for gifts, choosing the perfect holiday outfit and sending out holiday greetings to your loved ones. Suddenly, it’s 6pm and you’re supposed to be at a potluck in an hour, dessert in hand. These 12 …

Dessert

Meet French It Girl Ilona Smet—And Get Her Beauty Tips for Looking Like a Parisienne

There are girls with good genes, and then there’s <b>Ilona Smet</b>. The 20-year-old Central Saint Martins grad and aspiring actress has It-girl style in her DNA: Her grandmother, <b>Sylvie Vartan</b>, was an original Yé-Yé girl and rock icon whose platinum blonde locks, pop vocals, and wardrobe of Vuitton-esque …

Fashion Week

Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti Recipe

1Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.<p>2Meanwhile, prep the chicken. Place the chicken breasts one at a time between two layers of plastic wrap …

Spicy Kimchi Tofu Stew

6 Servings<p>Consider this fiery Korean kimchi jjigae-inspired tofu stew recipe a weekend detox. It’s spicy, clean, and capable of reversing any damage the previous night may have caused.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>1 16-oz. package silken tofu, cut into 1” pieces<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>4 …

Recipes

Lemongrass-Seafood Stew

4 Servings<p>We've said it before and we'll say it again: When seafood gets top billing, it has to be top quality. Don't even attempt this stew from Rose's Luxury with less-than-stellar stuff.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>broth<p>3 lemongrass stalks, tough outer layers removed<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 …

6 Surprising Signs You're Stressed Out

The very visible (and bizarre) things that stress does to your body<p>You're stressed. We're stressed. Everyone's stressed. No big deal, right? Because it's so common, you might think that if you're not lying on the floor from exhaustion, you're probably fine. But stress has an insidious way of …

The 2015 Color Trends You NEED to Know Now

Design color trends<p>We asked 11 top designers to predict the design color trends of the upcoming year. From olive greens and bright patterns, to "Monet meets Molly Ringwald," these chic combinations may be the next big thing.

Trends

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better.<p><b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and …

Recipes

23 Healthy Foods Everyone Should Know How To Cook

No diet food allowed.

Healthy Eating

How to Roast Your Hard Lemonade

Roasting citrus makes it more intense and fragrant. The inspiration for this roasted citrus drink is an incredible cocktail at Monica Pope’s Sparrow …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves.<p><b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of …

Recipes

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

The 1-Month Bridal Bootcamp Workout

You don't have to be engaged to reap the benefits<p>We tapped Danielle Hopkins, Equinox Instructor and Group Fitness Manager, for her no-fail, month-long full body bootcamp, designed for brides-to-be, their well-dressed guests or anyone looking to amp it up before a big event this summer. Here, her …

This is the Easiest, Tastiest Summer Drink Ever

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap</i> …

THE FAST DIET: Get Thin Quick By Starving Yourself Two Days A Week

A typical FastDiet meal. Photo courtesy of Atria Books The FastDiet, also known as the 5:2 diet, is based on something called intermittent fasting.<p>This involves eating normally for five days a week and "fasting" for two. On those two fasting days, you eat about a quarter of your typical calorie …

Most fascinating classic, 2013: Ferrari 180 Testa Rossa

Competition for the must-have toys of the holiday season is always fierce. Nothing, however, matches the tug-of-war for a one-of-a-kind confection.<p>Granted, the Ferrari 180 Testa Rossa sold at auction in November was thought to be one of five in existence, but for all intents the bidders at …

Auctions

Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

<b>Note</b>: This dish can be made up to two days ahead. Store the potatoes, meat and sauce separately and reheat before serving. It can all also be frozen, if you prefer. Be sure to thaw everything in the refrigerator before trying to reheat anything, though.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Balsamic-Brown Sugar</b> …

The Style Has Spoken: See the Top Trends

See the prevailing looks captured by Diego Zuko.<p>Like a well-preserved eco-system, the world of fashion can work like a machine. See a stellar trend on the runway one season and watch it come to life outside the shows the next. See which catwalk styles were embraced by the finest on the street and …

12 Award-Winning Photos Beautifully Capture Daily Life

You might think that professional photographers, whose craft is being co-opted by Instagrammers and selfie-takers, would be the last to crowdsource “Likes” as a metric to judge a photography contest. Think again: the Morpholio Project, an online creative community of architects and academics, used …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

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