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Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Health Care

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>The secret to making grilled cheese for a crowd? Turn on the oven (the standard skillet method is too labor-intensive). Encourage guests to customize their sandwiches with the cheeses, breads, and fixings you’ve set out. Then simply pop them on a …

Sandwiches

15 Classic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know

In order to compile this list of need-to-know classic cocktails, I relied on advice from four of my more knowledgeable colleagues. (Perhaps that should have been a warning sign that I was not authorized to write this.) Here is a transript of part of the ensuing converation:<p><b>Sarah</b>: by "martinez" do …

10 Best Fast Recipes of 2014

Executive food editor Tina Ujlaki reveals her favorite fast recipes that F&W published in 2014, from hearty cauliflower steaks to luscious scrambled …

Best Feature-Per-Dollar Cars

When you’re on your way to your local dealer, you want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck. And whether that’s in terms of performance, fuel economy, or creature comforts, it’s much easier if you go in with an idea of what to expect. There are cars out there with a list a mile long of …

4G LTE

17 Reasons Pope Francis Is The Coolest Pope Ever

Since the beginning of his papacy, <b>Pope Francis</b> has delighted and surprised the world with his unique, unconventional approach to leading the Catholic Church.<p>Pope Francis, or <b>Jorge Mario Bergoglio</b>, was born to an Italian immigrant and his wife on Dec. 17th, 1936 in a <i>barrio</i> of Buenos Aires, Argentina. …

Christianity

No Gym Membership? No Prob! 11 Exercises That Only Require a Chair

We’re willing to bet that the biggest thing stopping you from getting a great workout is either not having a gym membership or not wanting to spend the money for one. But that excuse is a play of the past. If you want to get in shape, there’s nothing stopping you from building muscle and burning …

Workouts

11 Mixers That Make Alcohol Healthier

And still taste delicious.<p>Full disclosure: Alcohol ranks pretty low on the scale of healthy things to put in your body. Not to get all preachy, but it contains calories that don't fill you up, it lowers your inhibitions so you end up eating more, it dehydrates you and also causes you to retain …

Is Your Coworker a Dominatrix?

Rihanna once sang, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but whips and chains excite me." Wait, what? That's the first thought that crossed my mind. Who would want to get spanked and whipped for <i>pleasure</i>? The last whooping I received was at the hands of my very Dominican mother. No one wants to …

Shades of Grey

Cadillac Ciel co-stars in Entourage trailer

As HBO series transitions to the big screen, Caddy lands plum placement.<p>The long awaited move from small screen to silver screen for HBO's Entourage happens in June, and the first trailer shows that Vince is bigger than ever, the gang is still together, and Drama's Lincoln is evidently relegated to …

Warner Bros

10 Winter Date Ideas You’ll Totes Fall in Love With

Between those gray skies and mountains of slushy snow outside, we know it’s hard to muster up the creative energy to plan a fun date. If you’re anything like us, it’s not even midwinter and you’ve already exhausted your dinner and date options. There’s no need to pine for those summer hikes and …

Tara Lipinski

8 Exercises for a Sexy Hourglass Figure

These moves cinch your waist, sculpt your shoulders, and lift your butt for enviable curves.<p>You can cinch your waist with a belt, bare your stomach in a crop top, or wear high-waisted jeans to accentuate your curves. But if you want to change your body without clothes, it will take a bit more …

Workouts

9 Festive Champagne Cocktails That Won't Give You a Nasty Hangover

Whether celebrating the New Year, a new job, or catching up with friends (new and old), champagne just makes everything feel more like a special …

Audio Mixing

How To Create Dreamy Bedrooms Using Bed curtains

The bedroom is, without any doubt, the ideal place for curtains. It’s why there are so many variations to choose from in terms of design. Canopy beds …

Interior Design

20 Hilarious Amazon Reviews Of The $119,999 Samsung TV

I’m all for occasionally spending absurd amounts of money on things like sandwiches at the airport, extra guacamole, sporting event beer, and high …

The Top 10 Custom Motorcycles of 2014

2014 was the year that customs moved into the mainstream.<p>Nearly every major motorcycle brand has been working with independent builders: some publicly, and some privately. Yamaha and BMW are visibly throwing their weight behind the scene, while the Italians are working behind closed doors.<p>Indian …

Top 10

How To Spot An American In Paris

<b>1. How You Enter a Store</b><p>It is considered very rude to enter and exit a store or a restaurant without saying “bonjour” and “au revoir.” Most …

2015 Porsche 911 GT3 vs 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28! - Head 2 Head Ep. 60

Homeless man receives $100... then shocks everyone with how he spends it

<b>Update, 12/31/14:</b> After a news report alleged that this video was staged, NBC News reached out again to Josh Lin's reps for comment. Lin's lawyer told NBC News that the allegations are false and defamatory. He also provided this statement on behalf of Josh Lin: "On December 20th, 2014, my …

Homelessness

31 People Talk About Scary Moments They’ve Experienced (And They’re Pretty Freaking Ridiculous)

Fear is a terribly fascinating thing. These men and women have experienced all kinds — deaths to ghosts to UFOs to the unexplainable. Read more on …

7 Foods That Boost Weight Loss AND Improve Your Workout

Double up on the benefits (and deliciousness!)<p>Weight loss and your workout go together like the Kardashians and contouring. One without the other just seems wrong! So why not turn to food options that do double duty and help you crush it in both areas? "There are definitely some foods that can help …

11 Bathroom DIYs That Take One Hour or Less

Have a spare hour and a boring bathroom? These 11 quick DIYs will fill the time—and your space.<p>Want to spruce up your bathroom, but don't have the time for elaborate projects (or budget for the renovation you've always dreamed of?) Don't worry. Tackling a DIY project may seem like a huge endeavor, …

23 Parents Describe Their Kids’ Creepy Imaginary Friends (That Are Probably Actually Demons)

Yupppp. Just when you thought you were ready for poopy diapers and drippy noses and no sleep ever again–the REAL reason having kids is so terryfing: …

These Photos of the "World's Bendiest Woman" Will Make Your Jaw Drop

How is this even possible? Someone please advise.<p>Russian-born Julia Gunthel, who goes by the name Zlata, has been has been contorting since she was just four years old. Now an award-winning contortionist, Zlata releases a calendar each year to showcase the unbelievable poses she's somehow able to …

5 Super-Intimate Sex Moves

Because the closer you two are, the hotter—and better—your orgasm will be<p>There are a lot of things that can bring you and your S.O. closer together: apps designed specifically for couples, vacations for two, candle-lit dinners. But nothing does the trick quite like a long, sensual romp between the …

Dance

Going Deep: 7 Features Hidden Inside Your Camera's Menu System That You Should Know

For a photographer brought up on steam powered film cameras, modern day DSLRs seem like science fiction to me. Fifteen years ago, camera functions …

Shia LaBeouf: I was raped

Shia LaBeouf's arrests, altercations and attempts at art have garnered more attention than his acting in recent years, and now he's raising eyebrows, again with an accusation of sexual assault.<p>In an interview with <i>Dazed & Confused</i> magazine, he says a woman raped him during his #IAMSORRY performance …

Topless Women Fight For Their Right To Toplessness In The ‘Free The Nipple’ Trailer

When you think about it, women’s exposed nipples are a lot like the girls from Pussy Riot, only instead of being in jail for two years, women’s nipples have been banned from public life for as long as anyone can remember. It’s this great injustice that’s at the heart of <i>Free The Nipple</i>, a movie by …

A Visual Guide to All 37 Villains in the Batman TV Series

Here they all are with a little extra <i>Bam! Pow! Zap!</i> for good measure.<p><b>1. THE RIDDLER (FRANK GORSHIN)</b><p><b>SEASON 1 (EPISODES 1, 2, 11, 12, 23, 24, 31, 32),</b> …