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This French startup says its weird vibrating headband can improve your sleep

It starts at the not-so-low price of $349.<p>Health startups are hard work, and they often overpromise and underdeliver (like a certain blood-testing company). Hardware startups are also difficult to get right; just take a look at Nest.<p>A 50-person French startup called Rythm is a combination of both. …

The Magic of Printing

The Smart Magic Wand is a smart docking station and doubles up as a portable printer and scanner. It’s the kinda device that makes you think … why is …

Portable

21 Kale Salad Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

We'll always love a good kale salad—here are some really great ones.<p><b>We know, we know: kale salad is like, so last year.</b> But we just can't seem to quit it. And why should we? A kale salad is healthy, easy to make, and gosh darn it, it's delicious. Browse these recipes and remind yourself why kale …

Healthy Eating

Italian Tomato Hoagie

4 Servings<p>There’s nothing wrong with a regular tomato-and-mayo sandwich, but this shredded lettuce and Italian vinaigrette masterpiece is worthy too.<p>August 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Vinaigrette<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>2 tablespoons red wine vinegar<p>2 tablespoons white wine …

Recipes

Grilled Green Tomatoes with Burrata and Green Juice

4 Servings<p>Get true unripe green tomatoes, not green heirlooms, which are too delicate to grill. As for the green juice, there are some good store-bought ones if you’d rather not make your own.<p>August 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Green Juice<p>½ small romaine heart, coarsely chopped<p>¼ English hothouse cucumber or …

19 Cold Noodle Recipes for When It's Too Hot for Ramen

Crunchy, chewy, and bright noodle salads to guest star at all your summer picnics, cookouts, and beach trips.<p><b>Soba, udon, vermicelli—there isn't a noodle</b> out there that doesn't feel at home in a cold summer salad with crisp vegetables and a bracing dressing to bring it all together. Keep these …

Recipes

13 Summer Recipes That Use Your Melon

There's nothing quite like eating that first ripe watermelon of the season: Its juice dribbles down your chin, but you don't mind. The subtle sweetness is intoxicating. While we never get sick of eating of watermelon, cantaloupe, or honeydew out of hand (really, <i>never</i>), they're just as swoonworthy …

Peach-Blackberry Camp Cake

8 Servings<p>Line your Dutch oven with heavy-duty foil before baking for an effortless cleanup.<p>July 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake Mix<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>¾ cup granulated sugar<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon baking soda<p>¾ teaspoon kosher salt<p>Assembly<p>4 peaches, halved, pitted<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>Pinch …

Recipes

Elote (Mexican Grilled Corn)

Servings<p>This recipe is great for serving family-style: Put all of the ingredients out separately and let your guests top the corn however they wish. Watch the step-by-step video here.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Vegetable oil, for brushing<p>1 teaspoon chile powder<p>½ teaspoon cayenne powder<p>8 ears of corn, …

Recipes

Roasted Peaches with Ricotta Buttercream and Breadcrumbs

8 Servings<p>Nectarines, all types of plums, or apricots are easy swaps for the peaches.<p>July 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup honey<p>½ cup white wine vinegar<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided<p>4 firm but ripe peaches, halved, pitted<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature<p>2 tablespoons powdered sugar<p>¾ cup …

Recipes

Fully Loaded Black Bean Nachos with Red and Green Salsas

4 to 6 Servings<p>You might have more of the salsas than you need; serve them on the side for dipping. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pico de Gallo<p>3 plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped<p>½ red onion, finely chopped<p>1 jalapeño, finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon …

Recipes

Learn This Simple Formula and Never Make a Mediocre Salad Again

Anyone can learn how to make salad. This formula will show you how to make a knockout one, every time.<p>It's really not that difficult to make a salad. We'd be lying if we told you otherwise. (Although we can't help but point out some of the awkward ways it can go wrong—it's worth a brush-up now and …

Thai-Style Grain Salad with Crunchy Seeds

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Grain salads, like this herb-spiked one made with smoky freekeh, come together instantly with leftovers—reason enough to cook off a batch on Sundays.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ cups freekeh, semi-pearled farro, spelt, or wheat berries<p>Kosher salt<p>⅓ …

48 Vegetarian Pastas to Make for Your Next #MeatlessMonday Dinner

Meat? We hardly miss it in these satisfying vegetarian pasta recipes.<p><b>Let's all agree right now:</b> Pasta (and some cheese) makes pretty much any vegetable better, from succulent mushrooms to sweet tomatoes. These veg-filled pastas are sure to satisfy at dinner tonight—no meat required.

Cooking

Truffle

Three ingredients: Make sure they count. Great chocolate makes great truffles. These will...<p>By Jessie Damuck<p>Want even more truffles? Right this way...<p>By Jessie Damuck<p>Want even more truffles? Right this way...<p>By Jessie Damuck<p>Want even more truffles? Right this way...<p>By Jessie Damuck<p>Want even more …

Namibia

Avoid the Mall and Make These DIY Edible Holiday Gifts Instead

Don't fight the crowds—everyone on your list will go crazy for these homemade edible holiday gifts.<p>Last-minute shopping is not a pleasant way to spend the holiday season. Instead of hitting the stores, use your precious spare to make these edible gifts instead. And hey—if you want to make a test …

Dessert

No-Brainer Kitchen Strainer

To ensure produce is free of dangerous pesticides and other residue, it is recommended they’re submerged for 20-30 minutes, but running water for …

How to Make Lavender Shortbread, the Loveliest Holiday Dessert

These deceptively simple lavender shortbread wreaths will rule your next cookie swap.<p>These deceptively simple lavender shortbread wreaths will rule your next cookie swap. See below for how to pull them off.<p>Get the recipe: Lavender Shortbread with Fruits, Flowers, and Herbs<p><b>STEP 1</b><p>Roll out the cookie …

Avocado Smoothie

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 small avocado<p>1 cup coconut water, preferably cold-pressed and raw<p>1 teaspoon agave syrup (optional)<p>1 teaspoon fresh lime juice, plus more to taste<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine avocado, coconut water, agave, if using, and 1 tsp. lime juice in a blender and puree until …

Turn Your Pasta Into Ramen With Baking Soda

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Pop quiz: You're dying for some ramen but aren't anywhere near a place that serves it—and no, the 99-cent instant stuff isn't going to cut it. You live in a neighborhood overflowing with all the ingredients you'd need for, say, Mexican food, but …

25 Ready-in-30-Minutes Super Bowl Snacks

Running low on Super Bowl snacks? DVR that halftime show and whip up one of these ready-in-30-minutes snacks.<p>If you're running low on food by the time the Super Bowl Halftime Show comes on, fear not. DVR that baby, get in the kitchen, and whip up one of these treats. Hopefully your team won't cut …

The Metal Work Lamp Gets Modernized

Tommaso Caldera set out to reinterpret the classic workshop lamp. You know, those industrial looking lamps with the metal cages you spot in …

Table Topography: Wood Furniture Embedded with Glass Rivers and Lakes by Greg Klassen | Colossal

<p>Furniture maker Greg Klassen builds intricately designed tables and other objects embedded with glass rivers and lakes. Inspired by his surroundings …

Cruet Bottles by Esque Studio

Esque Studio has been known for its specialty in creating unique and artistic objects made of glasses. <b>Cruet Bottles</b> are beautiful and most awesome …

Starck and Axor Dematerialize the Sink Faucet

We thought the PermaFLOW transparent sink trap was a pretty brilliant innovation, allowing you to see and clear those pesky under-basin clogs. But …

Poltrona Frau Recreates the Iconic "Albero" Bookcase For a New Generation to Enjoy

In the late 1950's, a swiveling star was born—or rather, designed. Furniture designer and architect Gianfranco Frattini created a revolving bookcase …

Furniture

NUKE: A Cooking Concept That Puts the Crock Pot to Shame

Don't get me wrong—crock pots are fantastic. Throwing a bunch of ingredients into a pot in the morning and coming home to a fragrant apartment and …

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