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The Best Baking Cookbooks, According to Pastry Chefs and Professional Bakers

For home bakers of every skill level and interest.<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an</i> …

Baking

Chinese restaurant syndrome: has MSG been unfairly demonised?

I am in a restaurant in Glasgow where chopsticks stand ready in an eye-catching blue and yellow tin labelled Ve-Tsin Gourmet Powder. Produced by the Shanghai Guanshengyuan Tianchu Seasoning Company, the powder in question is monosodium glutamate (MSG). Apparently: “A sprinkling of Ve-Tsin will …

Processed Food

What I Tell My Friends Who Ask Me What Binoculars to Buy

At any given time, I’m probably within about ten feet of a pair of binoculars. At least that’s the case if I’m home, driving, or camping, which are …

Shopping

Amazing Honeymoon Destinations for Every Budget

With the expensive cost of a wedding looming over your head, it may be difficult to imagine paying for a honeymoon, too. But even those on a tight …

Fort Lauderdale

Mike Rowe Breaks Down The Real Tragedy With The ‘Death Of The Boy Scouts’

Mike Rowe said the real tragedy with the “death of the Boy Scouts of America” is not the decision to allow girls to join, but changing what made it …

Safe-Space

Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices for Prime members in new grocery showdown

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Whole Foods Market are making a surgical strike in the already brutal grocery price war.<p>On Wednesday, Whole Foods debuted a much-anticipated loyalty program that offers special discounts to Prime customers, including 10 percent off hundreds of sale items and …

Whole Foods

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Linguistics

Marijuana growers turning to hemp as CBD extract explodes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet — one that doesn't come with a high.<p>Applications for state licenses to grow hemp — marijuana's …

Cannabis

Why You Should Keep A Worm Bin

Composting with worms is not a new idea, but I think it is a practice that many people overlook or find too uninviting due to the nature of a slimy, …

Gardening

The Only List of Baking Substitutions You'll Ever Need

We all know what it's like to reach for the baking powder and only come up with baking soda. With this guide, you'll never be caught without an …

Dessert

13 Dietitian-Approved Snacks From Amazon You Need in Your Cabinet

Loading up on healthy snacks can help you lose weight. After all, if you're fully stocked with healthy options, you're less likely to hit the work vending machine or make those impulse purchases in the check-out line when those hunger pangs hit.<p>Luckily, Amazon has tons of healthy options you can …

Healthy Eating

A Highly Percussive Fingerstyle Acoustic Cover of the Iconic Michael Jackson Song ‘Billie Jean’

Alexandr Misko, the remarkably talented Russian guitarist about whom we’ve previously written, performed a highly percussive, upbeat fingerstyle …

Guitar

Stop buying potatoes. Use this super easy method to get an endless supply at home!

If you eat a lot of potatoes, you’ll want to read this one. This super easy afternoon project can end up feeding you and your family for weeks and …

Gardening

This is The Smartest Thing I Ever Bought for My Fridge

When it comes to grocery shopping and my food budget, the worst thing that can happen isn't running out of food (although that's pretty close) — it's …

Batteries

Some people aren't eating bananas because they are high in sugar — but that thinking is misguided

<i>Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site.</i><p>Americans eat an average of 27 pounds of bananas per person per year — making it the most heavily consumed fruit in America.<p>But some carb-and-calorie-conscious consumers have relegated bananas to the "do not eat" list …

Nutrition

What’s the Difference Between Cake Flour, Bread Flour, Pastry Flour, and All-Purpose Flour?

How is cake flour different from pastry flour? What makes bread flour and all-purpose flour distinct? Can you substitute one type of flour for …

Baking

Here’s What a Dietitian REALLY Thinks About Tom Brady’s Diet

He eats a ton of whole, organic foods—but no nightshades. Here's why.<p>Lots of athletes follow specific eating regimens, but most don’t make headlines. …

Nutrition

How to Give Yourself an Energy Boost If You Don't Eat Meat

With the busy lives we all lead, energy slumps are real. While all food will give us energy, some do so a whole lot better than others. These are …

Nutrition

All-Natural Homemade Weed Killers That Really Work

Learn how to kill those pesky weeds with natural ingredients you already have on hand.<p>Homemade Weed Killer<p>Try this make-at-home weed killer: a gallon …

Gardening

Third of early deaths could be prevented by everyone giving up meat, Harvard says

At least one-third of early deaths could be prevented if everyone moved to a vegetarian diet, Harvard scientists have calculated.<p>Dr Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School said the benefits of a plant-based diet had been vastly underestimated.<p>Recent figures …

Diets

The Surprising Way Intermittent Fasting Helped Me Tame My Sugar Cravings

Although it sounds like nothing more than a trendy diet fad, intermittent fasting (IF) has actually become one of the cornerstones of my wellness and fitness routine. I started the 16:8 fasting regimen a few months before my wedding in an attempt to reset my body and get rid of bloating. But after …

Wellness

Astonishingly detailed map of the Milky Way will blow your mind

We now have the most detailed catalogue of stars in our Milky Way galaxy yet.<p>The new map — created using data collected by the Gaia satellite — shows …

Universe

Dire Straits Fans, You’ve Never Heard ‘Sultans Of Swing’ Like This

We’re indebted to the <b>Open Culture</b> website for bringing to our attention the work of the Korean musician Luna Lee. She performs Western music on the …

Guitar

What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Leadership

Kanye West Just Offered the Best Career Advice You'll Hear This Week

The fashion designer, rapper and all-around famous person has decided to give advice. Lots of it. And some of it's good.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Everyone's trying to help you.<p>At least, that's how it seems with the number …

Rap & Hip-Hop

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Navigating the job search as a candidate can feel pretty opaque. From your perspective, it's difficult to identify which skills you should …

Project Management

The 5 Foods You Should Eat Every Day, According to a Harvard Professor (One is, Oh, Very Difficult)

I couldn't eat one of these every day. I just couldn't.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Think about the things you ingest every single day.<p>Coffee is likely one. Chocolate is surely one, if you have any taste.<p>What else? Cereal? …

Scientists solve mystery of how Giant's Causeway was formed

According to legend, the Giant’s Causeway was built by the Irish giant, Finn MacCool, as a crossing to confront his Scottish rival. Scientists have an alternative explanation, and for the first time they have reproduced in the laboratory the process through which the causeway’s 40,000 near-perfect …

Earth Science

Get in the pit: the best hardcore albums of all time

Splintering off from punk-rock in the 1980s, hardcore took the toughest edges of punk and fashioned them into a bludgeoning device. Now, nearly forty …