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A warning to the American media from a Russian journalist who covers Putin

Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for 12 years now — with a short hiatus when our leader wasn’t technically our …

7 Mistakes That Make Your Yard Look Shabby

Ensure that the first thing guests (and you!) see makes a good impression.<p>1. Letting Weeds Run Rampant<p>It isn't possible to catch every weed the second it pops up, but that's no excuse for just letting them overtake your lawn. Get ahead of the problem by dedicating a little time each week to …

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Tips for Perfect Laundry

Remove pins or buckles, zip zippers, close snaps and hooks, and secure Velcro to prevent snags and abrasion. But don't button buttons, which can stress the buttons and buttonholes.<p>Empty pockets and turn them inside out, unfurl socks, and unroll cuffs. Tie sashes and strings to prevent tangling. …

4 Wholesome and Hearty Bean Soups to Get You Through Winter

If you're in need of a little winter pick-me-up, this vegetarian soup is just the ticket. You can make it with ingredients you likely have on hand, it's ready in 30 minutes yet tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen making it, and it's hearty enough to be a complete meal.<p><b>1. Pasta e …

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Rules to Follow and Common Mistakes to Avoid for Roasting a Chicken

Cooking a great anytime-dinner is easy once you learn how to roast a chicken. Avoid these common mistakes for a juicy bird.<p>A good roast chicken is always satisfying. But a great roast chicken is out of this world. To take your chicken to the next level, you've got to make sure you're avoiding the …

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Get Supersized with the 500-Rep Workout

<b>Duration</b> 1-Week<p><b>Exercises</b> 25<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>This workout was designed as a way to “shock” your muscles into some serious growth. Perform this workout for …

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Carbonara Recipes That Should Be In Your Weekly Rotation This Winter

16 reason carbonara is the ultimate comfort pasta.<p>Carbonara is one of those dishes that proves that the simple things in life are often the best. Made with eggs, cheese and pork, carbonara is as easy to put together at it is to consume in massive quantities. It's traditionally made with pancetta or …

Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris and Bill Maher: “It fills me with despair, because this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps”

<b>(Knopf/Michael Lionstar/HBO)</b><p>Blaming religion for violence, says Karen Armstrong, allows us to dismiss the violence we’ve exported worldwide<p>Michael Schulson<p>November 23, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>Karen Armstrong has written histories of Buddhism and Islam. She has written a history of myth. She has written a …

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

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41 Thai Recipes to Make at Home

Here are 41 of our favorite Thai recipes, inspired by the cuisine's addictive sweet, savory, salty, and spicy flavors.<p>If you take a deep dive into our recipe database, you'll notice a few interesting things: 1. the liberal use of Aleppo pepper; 2. a relative lack of banana recipes (our boss, <b>Adam</b> …

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Hot Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Baked Hot Chocolate Pudding: Everything You Love in One Bite<p>March 27, 2013 homemade caramelSinfully Easy Delicious Dessertsbaked chocolate …

Roasted salmon with pistou

Step 1Heat the oven to 450 degrees. If the fish steaks have any scales, scrape them off with a serrated knife, then rinse the steaks and pat them dry. Line a heavy roasting pan with foil to make sure they won't stick and for easy cleanup; lightly oil the foil or the pan. Set the fish steaks side by …

Vancouver's marijuana vending machine is the first of its kind in Canada

A Vancouver marijuana dispensary has released a video showing off what they claim is Canada’s first pot vending machine, which the society’s director …

15 satisfying vegan lunch recipes to energize your day: http://thekitc.hn/1oFbq5E What are your favorite vegan recipes for lunch?

The Food Lab: Homemade Shin Cup-Style Spicy Korean Ramyun (Beef Noodle Soup)

When I asked you folks for your favorite instant noodle brands on Twitter a couple months back, I was chuffed to note that a great chunk of you picked <i>my</i> favorite non-Japanese noodle: <b>Shin Cup</b>. Spicy, savory, and intensely garlicky with flavor to spare, it's in a league of its own when it comes to …

Better Than Bacon: 25 Pork Recipes, From Chops to Tenderloins

From lean and tender pork loins to tasty pork shoulders to a classic pork chops, we've compiled 25 of our favorite recipes that puts a pig to good use.<p>Bacon makes everything taste better: in waffles, in quiches, in cornbread, in miso, on pizza, and wrapped around anything. You say bacon, and we're …

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How to Buy, Store, and Cook Lemons, in Season in December

Tips for buying, storing, and cooking with lemons, in season in December.<p>Thankfully, lemons are readily available throughout the year—it would be hard to imagine grilled fish without a spritz of lemon or a citrus-less drink in the summertime. But, like almost all produce, lemons <i>do</i> have an actual …

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Miriam: ‘Tanda’ is ‘pork’ scam mastermind

MANILA, Philippines – Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago blazed through the Senate testimony of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles, …

The Government of Canada has announced that it will match every dollar that Canadians donate to aid Typhoon Haiyan victims.<p>The Government is calling …

Sunday Supper: Tangy Slow Cooker Brisket With Potatoes and Sweet Peppers

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>Brisket is one of those things that needs to be cooked low and slow. And for those planning ahead, it's even better when cooked, refrigerated and sliced for …

26 Truly Thrilling Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to accessorize for soup season.

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The Moment Nokia Executive Realized That His Company Was in Trouble

Nokia’s success began about 20 years ago with the rapid adoption of mobile phones. The company recorded tremendous success among users because every …

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Sure, you can pick up a can in the supermarket but this tastes so much better!<p>Merienda is better with this delicious sandwich.<p>Love the sweet-savory …

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Perfectly cap off dinner by sharing this giant, warm chocolate-y cookie with your family!<p>Perfectly cap off dinner by sharing this giant, warm …

A closer look at the single biggest long-term threat to Canadian economic growth

The Jobs Report: What to do about a massive shortage of qualified workers<p>On a recent February evening, Karl Eve received an emergency call from a …

How To Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Today I wanted to put together a post that <b>everyone</b> would find helpful. With the coming of hot weather the flies seem to be gaining strength again as …

As rates rise, brace for mortgage renewal time

The era of pleasant surprises for people renewing their mortgages is over.<p>After five years of trending lower, mortgage rates have reversed course and started to rise. Aspiring first-time home buyers are being priced out of the market by these increases, but at least they've avoided a costly …