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The Ultimate Guide to Apple's New Messages App

It has been weeks since Apple’s iOS 10 launched. By now, you’ve likely seen a surprise or two flash through your text messages. It might have been a …

Apps

It’s Time You Learned How to Make an Old Fashioned

Few recipes in the cocktail kingdom are as divisive as the Old Fashioned. Originating in the early 1800s, two centuries of experimentation have bred …

Charles Bukowski

How to Make: Percy & Small Old Fashioned

The recipe for the Percy & Small Old Fashioned comes from Chris Gatchell, Bar Manager at The Inkwell, in Portland, Maine.<p>“Nothing’s worse than a good …

Flavors

10 More Beers that *Should* Be Renamed 'America'

These locally-brewed, innovative beers deserve to make the All-American squad.<p>America is a beer country. That’s the way it is, and that’s the way it always has been. We like our beer, and we like to drink it, from the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters. So much so, that a few days ago, …

Beer

30 Pasta Salad Recipes for Any Outdoor Dinner

You'll want to whip these up every chance you get.<p>A summer picnic, potluck, or barbecue — these easy pasta salads will be your go-to's. And watch it be the first bowl to go empty. They're packed with a colorful mix of veggies, homemade dressings, and cold pastas.

The Best Scotch Under $250

This guide is a part of a series. View our more affordable single malt Scotch whisky selections in our post entitled “10 Best Affordable Single …

Getting Started With HomeKit: A Beginner's Guide

HomeKit is Apple's home automation platform for controlling smart home products with iOS apps and Siri voice commands. The platform was announced at WWDC 2014, and the first HomeKit-enabled products were released one year later.<p>The software framework communicates directly with connected accessories …

The 50 Best American-Made Style Brands

Dress Local<p><i>Last Updated January, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018.</i><p>Made in America. Those three words carry weight, now more …

How to Pregame Thanksgiving Dinner (It's Important!)

The hours between when your guests arrive and when the turkey hits the table might just be everyone’s favorite part of the day. Here are 20 smart ways to kick-start your meal.<p><i>The most celebrated meal of the year shouldn't also be the most nerve-racking. Prepare to be prepared with updated classics,</i> …

Food

10 DIY Burrito Bowls That Are Better Than Chipotle

We love Chipotle as much as the next person, but we just can’t validate eating there <i>every</i> day. For the days that we don’t, these burrito bowls are (dare we say it?) better than our beloved Chipotle. Take the time you’re not walking or driving to your nearest taco chain to experiment with things …

Video: The Top 5 New Features in Snapseed 2.0

Snapseed has been one of the most popular mobile photo editing apps in recent years, but Google has been pretty slow in updating the app since …

Mobile Photography

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

Apps

Nikon VS Canon Which To Buy: The ULTIMATE Battle

How to wipe your phone or tablet before you sell it

Here is how to wipe your personal data from a mobile device the right way before trading up to a new model.<p>Trading in or selling your old mobile device? Wipe it the right way to reduce the risk of personal data falling into the wrong hands.<p>Remember that no method apart from physically destroying …

Windows Phone

24 restaurants foodies couldn't stop talking about in 2014

This was the year of crisp doughnuts and slurpy ramen, two trends heavily reflected in the world of food blogging.<p>From Sydney to New York, bloggers …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

The 7 Most Common French Toast Cooking Mistakes

This classic brunch recipe might seem simple, but it's a weekend dish for a reason.<p>French toast is the champion of brunch. Nothing says "weekend" like tucking into what should be a dessert (it's basically fried bread pudding) and washing it down with something bubbly that you can cloak in orange …

Breakfast
Seafood

Marinated Tofu with Peanuts and Charred Bean Sprouts

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 50 min<p>“At home I cook quick, healthy and vegetarian,” says chef Peter Serpico, Serpico, Philadelphia. Cue this soy-and-ginger-marinated tofu (no cooking required!) that tastes way better than takeout.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 14-oz. packages firm tofu, …

Tofu

How to Recover from Your First Half Marathon

What to do in the minutes, days, weeks after a race.<p>Did you train consistently for the past few months and complete your first half-marathon? Congratulations! Now it’s time to celebrate—and to recover. As soon as you cross the finish line, you can start taking steps to reduce muscle soreness, …

Marathons

Banana Almond Smoothie

1 serving<p>A trick we like: Peel all overripe bananas and put in the freezer, then use to make supercreamy smoothies (and banana bread as well). If you haven’t prefrozen a banana, though, don’t worry—throw a few ice cubes into the blender for a slushier effect.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 frozen peeled banana, …

Breakfast

Salt-and-Pepper Biscuits

Makes 8 Servings<p>Adding sour cream to the dough imparts richness and a bit of tang, and doesn’t thin it out too much.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup sour cream<p>4 tablespoons heavy cream, divided<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon sugar<p>½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper …

Baking

How to Make Nachos with Thanksgiving Leftovers

What to do with all those containers of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce? Turn them into nachos, the awesomest snack imaginable<p>Let’s take a minute to acknowledge what we’re all really grateful for this year: <b>Leftovers</b>. They’re perfect, really. You’re in the middle of a four-day …

Cooking

Trail Running Tips from Eric Orton | Competitor.com

<i>The “Born to run” coach offers running advice for the mind and body.</i><p>In the book <i>Born to Run</i>, runners of every ilk were inspired by author Chris …

Buttery Mashed Potatoes

8 Servings<p>For this mashed potato recipe, drying the cooked potatoes in the pan means that they'll absorb that much more flavor from your herb-infused dairy. Don't skip this step!<p>November 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, cut into 2” pieces<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus …

mashed potatoes

Taqueria Guacamole

Makes about 2 cups<p>It doesn't take a rocket scientist to make this simple guacamole. Make sure you're avocados are ripe and your limes are juicy and you're on the way to guacamole heaven.<p>June 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large ripe avocados, halved, pitted, peeled, chopped<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime …

Pestle

Parker House Rolls

Makes 36 Servings<p>A top coat of melted butter and salt makes this Parker House rolls recipe irresistible. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 envelope active dry yeast<p>1 cup whole milk<p>¼ cup vegetable shortening<p>3 tablespoons sugar<p>1½ teaspoons …

Baking

How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style

A chewy-crisp crust, endless topping ideas, and do-ahead ease. Pizza made in a sheet pan is the simplest, tastiest way to feed a crowd.<p><b>Those supremely thin, hearth-blistered pizzas</b> coming out of upscale pizzerias these days? We love ‘em, but trying to replicate the conditions of an 800-degree …

Cooking

How to Build the Perfect Plate of Nachos for the Super Bowl

Andrew Knowlton shares his guide to the layering, balancing, and copious amounts of cheese behind the perfect Super Bowl snack<p></head>Nachos may flourish in sports bars alongside jalapeño poppers and chicken tenders, but I give them the consideration of a four-star meal. You can't just dump chips …

Cooking

Nachos with All the Fixings

12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Layering the chips and fillings is key for an optimal cheese-to-crunch ratio.<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>3 9-ounce bags tortilla chips<p>Beer-Braised Carnitas (click recipe)<p>2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed<p>1 large white …

Nachos