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16 paradoxes that will make your head explode

This statement is a paradox in itself, demonstrating the complexities of self-referential statements, but it also suggests a crucial insight from one of the founders of Western philosophy: You should question everything you think you know. Indeed, the closer you look, the more you'll start to …

Ethnography

Singapore is famous for its street food but the fine dining scene is just as exciting, with a host of top chefs running creative new restaurants. <b>Aun Koh,</b> founder of the Singapore food blog Chubby Hubby picks his favourites<p>Go back a few decades in Singapore’s culinary history and the only …

The Essential Techniques That Every Home Cook Should Know

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're going back to basics with the essential cooking techniques -- think of this as Cooking 101.</i><p>The problem with cooking basics is that people often …

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like To Admit

Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an example of something true that nobody generally wants to admit?"<p>From unpleasant insights about love to the truth about meritocracy, here are seven uncomfortable truths people don't like to admit:<p>It's nice to believe in karmic justice where …

Flying the world's fastest plane: Behind the stick of the SR-71

Spencer Hall interviews former SR-71 Blackbird pilot Rick McCrary about what it's like to fly the world's fastest plane. Spoiler: It's terrifying.<p><i>The Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" is the fastest jet ever built, a machine so far ahead of its time even its own pilots thought it looked more like a</i> …

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21 Movies You Need To See In 2014

2013 brought in more than a combined $10.9 billion domestically in theaters.<p>While we're unsure whether this year will be as big at the movies, there are plenty of contenders for the next break-out blockbuster.<p>2014 brings two new Marvel movies, more of Jennifer Lawrence's arrow-slinging heroine, and …

42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.<p>Dutch ovens are made to last—seriously, Le Creuset has a lifetime guarantee—and can take the heat of the oven and a long simmer on a stovetop. That's why these heavy, …

Cooking

Red Bull Billionaire Buys A New Million Dollar Extreme Submarine

Red Bull billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz just dropped $1.7 million on a new extreme submarine. Part jet fighter<b>,</b> part great white shark, the DeepFlight Super Falcon glides underwater with the agility of a dolphin. Mateschitz hired Hawkes Ocean Technologies to build the bespoke submersible for …

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Getting stuffed: a tale of love and taxidermy

Does there come a day in every man's life when he looks around and says to himself: I've got to weed out some of these owls? I can't be alone in …

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Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

6 Servings<p>These short ribs are even better when they're allowed to sit overnight.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>3 medium carrots, peeled, …