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The Skinny Guy’s Guide: Eating to Gain Muscle

<b>Are you the stereotypical skinny guy struggling to pack on any appreciable amount of muscle mass</b>? If I have your story right it might go something …

The 11 best low-carb diet recipes for weight loss

Edamame Spaghetti With Kale Cilantro Pesto<p>This bean pasta boasts just 22 grams of carbs per serving and keeps you full longer than other white and …

Tailored T-Shirts Are Now Possible With Citizen Wolf

Whether you suffer from the male muffin top in a tight-fitting t-shirt, sloppy sleeves, choking necklines or you're rocking laughable lengths, the …

T-shirts

London - Top 10 For First Timers

Of all the places where I've been across 3 continents (yet!), London captures my heart like no other place ! London, England's capital, set on the River Thames has a lot to offer to one and all. But when you are visiting London for the very first time, and want to maximize your trip, I recommend …

England

The Creamiest Cacio e Pepe Ever, Approved by Mario Batali

What do you say when former Iron Chef Mario Batali says he's a fan of your food blog? How about when he casually invites you to breakfast? If you're …

Italian Food

Salumi 101: Your Guide to Italy's Finest Cured Meats

I have a little food dance I like to do when the mood strikes. It goes like this: I scrunch my face and wiggle my butt while pumping my fists up and down like pistons. I call it "the ham dance," but pretty much any fancy sliced meat will get me going. And I've been doing it a lot lately, thanks to …

A Foodie's Ski Resort: Top Restaurants in Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt claims to be one of the best, if not the best, ski destinations for high-standard cuisine — and for a good reason. This Swiss ski resort has the highest concentration of gourmet restaurants, including two Michelin-starred restaurants and no less than 17 restaurants that have been awarded …

Skiing

Spaghetti With Cacio e Pepe Is the Ultimate Roman-Style Midnight Snack

When I get home after a late night out, with a craving for something starch- and fat-heavy to help put me to sleep and stave off the inevitable morning-after hangover, my go-to used to be to raid the fridge and shove whatever I could find into corn tortillas for some impromptu tacos. Since I …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

Gourmet Italy: what to eat and drink in Tuscany

A long and fractured history has made Italy less a country than a loose association of regions, towns and villages, each fiercely loyal to local customs and affiliations. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of food, and nowhere in Italy is the gastronomic variety that results more marked than in …

World’s Most Romantic Hotels

On a cliff 1,200 feet above the Pacific, the Post Ranch Inn defines au naturel. Some rooms have undulating rooflines covered in wildflowers while …

Wine

A luxury travel company is offering a 26-day trip around the world for $117,000

Have a $100,000 and change to burn?<p>You're in luck. While the center of this Venn diagram is likely fairly small, luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent is betting there is a large enough market to fill the majority of a chartered Boeing 757, which seats 50.<p>"To say that interest in private jet …

Luxury Travel

16 Picture-Perfect Small European Towns

45 Ground Meat Recipes for Simple, Comforting Dinners

These 45 ground meat recipes will take you all through fall, so break out your favorite wooden spoon and get to it.<p><b>Ground meat can provide a ton of flavor to quick dinners and slow-cooked meals alike.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a longer project like lasagna bolognese or just want to make some …

Cooking

Just Back: Zermatt, Switzerland

When you’re celebrating your tenth wedding anniversary, not every destination will do.<p>Nat Geo’s director of digital marketing, Jennifer Wallace, and her husband were looking for “a truly amazing spring skiing destination.” They found it in <b>Zermatt, Switzerland</b>—coincidentally, one of National …

Your DNA Can Now Help Build Your Family Tree Instantly

Ancestry.com has a new shortcut for amateur genealogists.<p>For years, Ancestry.com has helped family historians trace their lineage by combing through its vast storehouse of digitized historical records. Now the company has developed a shortcut for tracing your family tree: your spit.<p>On Wednesday, …

Ol' Blue Eyes Returns to the Las Vegas Strip

If you've ever wished you could step in time -- specifically to Las Vegas in the 1960s -- to see Frank Sinatra perform, now's a good time to make your way to Sin City. A newly opened show, <i>Frank: The Man. The Music</i>, is a stylish homage to the man many would argue was the greatest singer of the 20th …

Rice Bowl with Fried Egg and Avocado

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 10 min<p>Brown rice—higher in fiber and other nutrients than its white counterpart—is the perfect vehicle for this quick, protein-heavy lunch.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 scallions, thinly sliced<p>2 cups cooked brown rice<p>1 teaspoon red wine vinegar<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground …

Breakfast

GoPro NHL Partnership Will Transform The Way You Watch Ice Hockey (video)

This month GoPro the action camera manufacture has announce d anew partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) that will provides ice hockey …

Ice Hockey

Beef Chili with Ancho, Mole, and Cumin

8 Servings<p>February 2009Print<p>Ingredients<p>chili<p>1 tablespoon cumin seeds<p>4 bacon slices, chopped<p>1 4-pound boneless chuck roast, trimmed, cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch cubes<p>1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups)<p>4 large garlic cloves, chopped<p>3 1/2 cups (or more) beef broth, divided<p>1/4 cup pure ancho chile …

Cooking

Dark Meat Turkey Chili

8 Servings<p>Browning and then braising whole legs for this turkey chili adds both body and flavor to the final product—so much better than the ground stuff.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 guajillo chiles, stems removed<p>1 ancho chile, stem removed<p>1 canned chipotle chile in adobo, plus 1 Tbsp. adobo<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>4 …

Cooking

Beef Chili

6 Servings<p>Three kinds of dried chiles add just the right amount of smoky heat when you cook this best beef chili recipe, and three cuts of beef deliver robust flavor. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 guajillo chiles<p>1 dried ancho chile<p>1 …

Cooking

How to Pick the Best Meats for a Charcuterie Board

From paté to sopressata, here's how to build the perfect charcuterie board for any party.<p>When it comes to entertaining, a cheese plate is often the top choice for easy, crowd-pleasing <i>hors d'oeuvres</i>. But equally tasty and just as low-maintenance is the charcuterie board. A curated selection of cured …

BBQ

Espresso Old Fashioned

1 Servings<p>At Everyman Espresso, they serve this sans alcohol, but feel free to add a splash of brown before stirring.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 double shot espresso (about 2 oz.), room temperature<p>1 ounce bourbon or rye whiskey (optional)<p>¼ ounce simple syrup<p>Dash of Peychaud’s bitters<p>1 1" piece lemon …

Cocktails

11 Savory and Sweet Breakfast for Dinner Ideas

Breakfast for dinner will always have a special place in our hearts. From a coffee cocktail to cheesy eggs, this is our dream menu.<p><b>Sometimes, all we really want for dinner is…breakfast.</b> Here's our dream Breakfast-for-Dinner menu, from a spiked coffee cocktail to the perfect scrambled eggs.

Breakfast

Scrambled Eggs with Spinach & Parmesan

1 Servings<p>Pull the eggs off the heat when they still look a little loose; carryover cooking will do the rest.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large eggs<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 teaspoon olive oil<p>3 cups baby spinach<p>1–2 tablespoons grated Parmesan<p>Crushed red pepper flakes<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whisk …

Breakfast

Pink Peppercorn Bacon

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>It might seem like a long time, but cooking the bacon until it’s well-done means it’ll stay crisp at the table.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds thick-cut bacon (about 16 slices)<p>2 tablespoons cracked pink peppercorns<p>1 tablespoon coarsely ground …

Bacon

Roasted Citrus and Avocado Salad

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>Baking citrus at a high heat caramelizes the sugars and adds depth. It’s just the thing to bring intrigue to salads.<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 blood or Valencia orange, sliced ⅛” thick, seeds removed<p>1 Meyer or regular lemon, sliced ⅛” thick, seeds …

Avocado