Noel Smith

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Stephen Colbert writes the 'It's the End of the World As We Know It' remix that 2016 deserves

It's the end of 2016 as we know it, and Stephen Colbert and Michael Stipe feel...well, you'll see.<p>Colbert's special 2016 cover of R.E.M.'s "It's the …

Charmander and friends come to life in artist's Pokémon renderings

Gotta 3D design 'em all.<p>Joshua Dunlop, a freelance concept artist based in London, has created incredibly lifelike images of three classic …

Little wombat named George just wants to play with his human friend

Consider it a cute consolation. Among the plethora of Australian wildlife that desperately wants to kill you, the land Down Under offers some of the …

Lawsuit: Zara Misleads Customers By Listing Prices In Euros, Making Its Own Exchange Rate

While it’s not entirely unheard of to see prices listed in euros stateside, a new federal class action lawsuit claims that retailer Zara’s practice …

Wireless Nintendo Controller Lets Gamers Cut the Cord on Classic Games

When the Nintendo Entertainment System was released in 1983 (first in Japan, then in the U.S. in 1985), a wired controller was the standard. Today, …

20 Fabulously Free Things to Do in D.C.

Let freedom ring! Did you know that amid the trappings of office, pomp and ceremony, and glitz and glamor of Washington, D.C., you’ll find more …

Freebies

Plaster Your Walls with Exotic Cosmic Travel Destinations Thanks to NASA

Want to get away— like, <i>really</i> away? Now you can dream of cosmic vacations, thanks to NASA's vintage-inspired travel posters, available to download …

Posters

The Best Board Games You've Probably Never Played Before

Have you heard of Eurogames before? It's a subgenre of board games classified by two major features: their attention to design and theme, and focus …

Board Games

Blueberry Muffin Tops

The top of a muffin is often the best part of the muffin. Don’t get me wrong – I love whole muffins! – but after re-watching the classic Seinfelt …

Baking

Make a Custom Pillow Pet Out of Your Cat’s Picture

Sometimes, your cat just won’t come out from under the couch and bless you with her presence. In place of cuddling with a purring ball of fur, may we …

Bonsai Trees Can Grow Full-Sized Fruit

Believe it or not, bonsai trees—yes, the delicate miniature shrubs that have been grown in Asia for centuries—can actually yield fruit. That’s …

Step-by-Step: The Food Lab's Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

GalleryStep-by-Step: The Food Lab's Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies<p>More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>You know you've got a special kind of marriage when your spouse not only doesn't appreciate it when you bake fresh chocolate chip cookies, but in fact institutes a …

Chinese Velveting 101: An Introduction to Water-Velveting

Velveting meat—the practice of marinating slices of meat in egg white, wine, and cornstarch—is a Chinese cooking technique that we've covered here on Serious Eats before.<p>Typically, after the meat is marinated, it is quickly blanched in a bath of hot oil and then drained, at which point it's ready …

Win: Wall Desk

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20 DIY Pantry Staples That Are Even Better than Store-Bought

Think about some of the staples you keep in your pantry or fridge and use on a daily basis — peanut butter, marinara sauce, tomato paste, mayonnaise, …

Time I

Honeymoon Paradise for Less (You MUST See the Perks!)

Say yes! These destinations have all the romantic bells and whistles newlyweds (or second honeymooners!) could want—without crazy overcharges.

The Baking Steel Griddle Has Arrived

It's been a full year since I first announced the new Baking Steel Griddle. Since that day, I've received almost daily emails and Tweets inquiring about when it will be released to the public. I'm happy to announce that today, Baking Steel is finally ready to start taking discounted pre-orders from …

Total Keeper! Leah Koenig's Delicious Brisket Recipe

We love cookbook author Leah Koenig's approach to traditional Jewish cuisine.<p>Take, for example, a few modern kitchen staples that Koenig uses with a …

Do the Hokey Pokey: How to Make Chocolate-Coated Honeycomb Candy

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Just to be clear, "chocolate-coated honeycomb" is not an actual honeycomb coated in chocolate. That would be filled with wax. It would be hard to eat. No, this chocolate-coated honeycomb refers to a delicious caramel candy made with …

Create Your Own Abstract Art With This Interactive Kandinsky Painting

Wassily Kandinsky’s 1932 painting <i>Decisive Pink</i>, like much of the early abstract painter’s work, is fun to look at. The titular pink rectangle on the left contrasts with a bright yellow background, and is covered in mysterious squiggly lines, some resembling stick figures, envelopes or sailboats. …

Workspace Winners: A Guide to the Best Affordable Standing Desks

Who would have thought that desks would be the big buzzed about item in tech in 2014? On a weekly basis, I got more emails about standing desks than …

Furniture

An App To Help You Cook A Waste-Free Holiday Meal

Families in the U.S. throw away 14% to 25% of the food they buy every year, wasting $1,365 to $2,275 in the process. London design firm Seymourpowell noticed similar wastefulness in the U.K., as well, especially around the holidays, and wanted to do something about it.<p>The firm created a conceptual …

Vanilla Pretzel Butter Cookies

The holidays are a time of the year that is always filled with cookies for my family. Everyone bakes them and everyone brings them when we get …

Black and Orange Halloween Whoopie Pies

Halloween celebrations come in all shapes and sizes, from massive haunted houses that attract visitors from all over to small parties that involve …

The Main Difference Between These Sleep Number Mattresses? $2,000

Sure, when you step into a mattress showroom, the sales placards might tell you all of the fancy differences between different beds with widely …

10 Gmail Plugins That Improve Email Productivity

If you’re using Gmail and overwhelmed by emails (who isn’t?) you’ll want to download these immediately.<p>Gmail is one of the most popular email services with more than 500 million users, so chances are pretty good that you’re one of them. But are you making the most of your email account? Many of us …

12 tips for kicking the refined sugar habit

We continue to hear how bad sugar is for us. Here are some ways to help you eliminate refined sugar from your diet.<p>There's so much news about how bad …

These Companies Own All the Food Brands

<i>[See larger version]</i><p>These 10 mega-companies own much of what you'll find in your local supermarket. Zoom in and you'll find some unlikely food …

Infographics

Summer Bean Salads: Chickpea Salad With Pepperoni, Parmesan, and Basil

Our summer bean salad series aims to gussy up your run-of-the-mill can of beans, offering bright flavors and a few <i>why-didn't-I-think-of-that</i> ingredients that'll ensure you're a hit at the next backyard bash you attend.<p>Today, it's all about chickpeas, which work in a wide array of dishes, from …

How to Make Your Own Chocolate Dip (aka Magic Shell), Ice Cream's Most Magical Topping

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Is Magic Shell, the ice cream topping that miraculously hardens into a chocolate candy shell, the world's greatest ice cream topping? I can't say for sure, but it's definitely the most fun.<p>Now what if you want the Magic Shell concept …