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The 4 secrets to remarkable focus

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i><p><i>I make plans but I don't follow through on them.</i><p><i>I get things done… but not the</i> …

David Foster

Grilled cheese sandwiches | Recipes

1) Heat a large frying pan over a medium-low heat. Place 4 slices of bread on a cutting board and generously butter the top sides of each slice. Melt …

21 Technicolor Treats That Will Make Your Mouth Water

There will be food-gasms.

Ice Cream

How to Cook A Killer Churrasco Steak On The Grill

No one does meat cookouts like the Argentinians. Their famed <i>asados</i> are a meaty cacophony of charred steaks and spiced porks, all doused in a zesty …

BBQ

11 Foods You Should Buy Organic

You’ve heard that it’s a good idea to buy organic foods, and you probably do when you can (and, let’s be honest, when you can afford it). But with organic food options ranging from cookies to produce, how are you supposed to know which is worth it and which is kind of a rip-off?<p>First, why we do it: …

This may be the best peanut butter cookie recipe ever

This one's for all you peanut butter cookie fans. Rich, sweet and perfectly crumbly, the Buttery bakery in Santa Cruz likes its cookies big -- so massive, in fact, that you almost need two hands to hold one. Each cookie is garnished with a coating of dry-roasted peanuts around the edge. It's like a …

7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Google

Research Links Heavy Facebook And Social Media Usage To Depression

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently conducted a study about the effects of social media habits on the moods of users. The research determined that the more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed. The findings from this study …

Social Media

22 Easy Tips That'll Actually Make You Want To Cook

Cook less, clean less, and EAT MORE.

Recipes

Cozy and comforting: 6 slow-cooker beef recipes to try this winter

Winter's not ready to go yet. As a polar vortex descends on parts of the country, it's a great time to bust out the slow cooker. From succulent tacos to spicy short ribs, these beef recipes are guaranteed to make you feel cozy and full without spending too much time in the kitchen.<p><b>Beef and …

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza, Where Have You Been All Our Lives?

Thanks to a store-bought dough and a screaming-hot cast-iron skillet, weeknight pizza just got a whole lot better.<p>What if we told you there existed a pizza recipe that was so easy, so fast, and so insanely delicious it would change your life? It's true! It'll <i>at least</i> change your weeknight-cooking …

Cast Iron Skillet

The FCC is going to war over set-top boxes

The commission is hoping to implement the long-delayed AllVid rules to open up the cable market.<p>The FCC is preparing to propose rule changes that'll loosen cable companies' stranglehold on the set-top box market. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Tom Wheeler is planning to give consumers far …

Set-Top Boxes

Utilities push a solar pricing proposal they say is fairer for non-solar users

Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric and Pacific Gas & Electric are pushing back against a regulator proposal for new rules on compensating California homeowners and businesses for the solar power they produce.<p>The three investor-owned utilities have united in an unusual …

Solar Power

50 KitchenAid Recipes That Stand, Mix, and Deliver

Monkey bread, pretzels, easy cakes, and more ways to let the stand mixer do the work. Your arms deserve a break.<p>Did you order a KitchenAid stand mixer that’s perfectly color-coordinated with the rest of your appliances? That’s nice. (Same.) But now it’s time to get even more use out of it, with …

Dessert

Chick-fil-A Is Nixing Cole Slaw From Its Menu, But Now You Can Make It Yourself

Axing an item from a chain restaurant menu is something that rarely goes down without opposition. People have a tendency to flip out and start petitions when their favorite foods go away (think: the McRib, Chili's Awesome Blossom, and Pizza Hut P'Zones).<p>Sure enough, when Chick-fil-A announced it …

The Most Addictive Bread You'll Ever Eat

<i>We partnered with Jet.com so you can browse their (digital) shelves while you're searching for ingredients or supplies. (Seriously, they have everything!) Get almost every ingredient for this recipe here.</i><p>"Dickinson? Denison? Dawson?"<br>"No, Davidson."<p>This is how the conversation normally starts when I …

Bread

Nutritious Foods That Will Help You Have a Good Night's Sleep

Nutrition can affect everything from energy levels to disease prevention to stress relief. Food choices also have the power to encourage or …

Nutrition

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes For Those Busy Weeknights

So easy.<p>We love the slow cooker for how much easier it makes our lives. Not only does it cook us dinner and dessert, but we can hack it into a steamer when needed. Plus, it turns out, it's pretty easy to clean, too.<p>In the name of ease and simplicity, we set out to find the easiest, simplest slow …

At $65, The Misen Chef's Knife is the Holy Grail of Knives

I'm not supposed to be writing this week. I have much too much to think about with my book just released and a tour coming up, but I was so excited about this that I couldn't *not* write about it.<p>A few days ago, I got a knife in the mail. This, in itself, is nothing unusual. People send me new …

Battle shaping up in European Union over migrant quotas

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union implored its member countries Wednesday to better share the burden of refugees flooding the continent, but the …

13 Ingredient Swaps for Healthier Cooking

Eating healthy seems like a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. It doesn’t have to mean swapping burgers for kale salads. Don’t believe us - just take …

Lomo al Trapo: The Colombian Technique That Will Change the Way You Grill Beef

Remember that scene at the end of <i>Ghostbusters</i> when the boys in gray crack Sigourney Weaver out of the petrified remains of the ghost dog Zuul? Picture that scene at your next dinner party, but instead of a whip-smart and attractive actress emerging from the carbonized crust, it's a perfectly cooked …

Side Dishes

Yes, You Can Pickle That: How to Make the Quickest, Easiest Homemade Pickles

Think of these quick pickles as the gateway to all things preserved.<p><i>When summer comes around, we try to find ways to make it last forever. So every day this week, we'll bring you a new guide to preserving the season's best herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Today: Pickles!</i><p>Think of crunchy, tangy, …

Food Preservation

One of the most popular backcountry hikes in #Zion #NationalPark, The Subway is not to be missed. This unique #slotcanyon was sculpted by the Left Fork of North Creek, and moving water chisels the rock floor, leaving behind shallow potholes. This amazing photo by Tiffany Nguyen (@tiffpenguin) captures the size and scale of The Subway. To explore The Subway, visitors must get permits and it is subjected to daily limits. For more great photos of @zionnps, check out our @stellerstories at steller.co/interior. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Nguyen (@tiffpenguin).

For Some of the Best Fried Chicken, Look to...the Tuscan Jews?

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>New York, circa 2004. I'm the sous chef at Beppe, chef Cesare Casella's now-closed Tuscan restaurant on 23rd Street just west of Park Avenue South, and the menu overflows with his signature dishes. There's the …

Recipes

The Best Surprising Pizza of Summer

Our favorite pizza for warm weather isn’t a classic Margherita. Instead, we’re getting creative with fruit, because pizza for dessert is pretty much …

Meet the Man Who Ate at 365 Barbecue Restaurants in a Year

The author of the new book The 100 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America just finished a marathon year of eating barbecue in 48 states eating at 365 restaurants. Here's what he learned along the way.<p>Amateur barbecue fan <b>Johnny Fugitt</b> wanted to learn more about barbecue, so he did what any of us …

BBQ