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36 Taco Recipes So Good You’ll Never Want to Make Anything Else

Need a standout “Taco Tuesday” recipe? With these cheesy, meat- and veggie-packed tacos on the menu, you’ll want to have one (or three) every night.<p>1 …

Find It First: 15 Beaches That Are Totally Off the Radar, For Now

We all crave the next sweet spot, that unspoiled getaway that no one else knows about. Here are 15 beaches where you'll be one step ahead of everyone …

12 Glorious Grilled Tacos for This Summer’s Tuesdays

At one point, it was thought that Taco Tuesday was just another food trend that would die out as soon as the next craze began. Um, can we get a collective “hell no” on that? Tacos aren’t going anywhere… except onto our plates. With such a grand selection — including fish and vegan tacos — we’ve got …

Cooking

Lessons from the school of spaghetti carbonara

<i>In Acquired Tastes,</i> The Takeout <i>explores the food and drinks we can’t live without.</i><p>My carbonara game is strong. It’s the one dish I’ve mastered enough …

19 Lazy But Brilliant Recipes That Won't Let You Down

You don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a great homemade meal.

The Problem With Interactive Graphics

In a nutshell: People aren’t interacting with them.<p>In a recent talk given at the INCH Munich conference and later published on Medium, designer Dominikus Baur doled out some surprising data points on the interactive infographic. At the <i>New York Times</i>—which, in our opinion, publishes some of the best …

22 Best Restaurants in New York City

We count the length of a trip not in days, but in terms of how many lunches and dinners we'll have. We’re guessing you do the same. Here’s a list of 22 of our favorite places to eat in New York City. You won’t find many big-name-chef, Michelin-starred affairs here (you know those already). Rather, …

An Age-by-Age Guide to Entertaining Children

GIF<p>Before I had kids of my own, I always felt awkward around youngsters at family gatherings. Sure, I <i>wanted</i> to play with somebody else’s baby, or …

Kids

The 20 best travel books of all time

Literature

Buying stuff on your phone still sucks. Here's why

Mobile shopping is often a lousy experience, but things are getting better. You just have to be patient.<p>On a Friday this month in Manhattan's Madison Square Park, I chatted with a handful of people about what it was like for them to buy T-shirts, toothpaste or TVs on their phones. I got an …

9 Thanksgiving Onion, Leek, and Shallot Recipes for Layers of Flavor

For as long as I can remember, one relative or another has brought a dish full of creamed pearl onions to Thanksgiving dinner. The sauce is always broken, the onions are always poorly cooked, and the dish is always left virtually untouched. At the risk of breaking with tradition, I think I'm going …

Kickstart Your Morning With These 10 Whole30 Breakfast Recipes

Early mornings can be <i>rough</i>, especially when it comes to prepping healthy meals for breakfast. Though it may be tempting to fall into the trap of reaching for a healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert, you should be careful to not let an early morning sweet treat lead to worse choices throughout …

Breakfast

Parents weigh in on the ideal time to have a second child

I hadn’t thought much about how many kids I wanted until my first was born. Immediately I was confronted with decisions: Should I get rid of my maternity clothes? Should I be saving these newborn onesies?<p>My partner (now husband) and I pretty quickly decided we were all-in on the baby thing and we’d …

Parenting

Guide to upstate New York

If you feel like getting out of town, head to upstate New York. Even if you think NYC is the greatest part of the state (it is), there are tons of …

Zip-lines

12 Best American Made Jeans For Men

Denim jeans, as we all know them today, were invented in 1871 by a man named Jacob W. Davis in a partnership with San Francsico based firm, Levi …

40 Salads for People Who Hate Salads

Cooking

These are the best arguments from the 3% of climate scientist 'skeptics.' Really.

Contrarian climate scientist Roy Spencer summed up the contrarian case for a fossil fuel and tobacco-funded think tank<p>When I give a presentation and mention the 97% expert consensus on human-caused global warming, I’m often asked, “what’s the deal with the other 3%?”. These are the publishing …

The best fried chicken in America

American cuisine is a mutt through-and-through, with the best Italian restaurants in America and the best Mexican restaurants defining the genre as …

16 Once-In-A-Lifetime Restaurants Everyone Should Eat At

Visual and gastronomic delights for your next vacation.

57 Ricotta Recipes That Prove It's the Most Underrated Spreadable Cheese

Sure, ricotta is great on its own, but its full-throttle potential comes through best when it's a supporting actor in one of these 57 recipes for dishes, dips, and desserts.

Cooking

Here's Why the Japanese Diet Is Keeping People Alive So Long

Japanese people are some of the healthiest on the planet. They have the highest life expectancy for men (76) and women (86), and, at 3 percent, the …

Holistic Medicine

10 Ways to Make Your Home Look Elegant on a Budget

Get the elegant home of your dreams on a budget. Image Source: LMK Interiors Having a high-end looking home can be difficult, especially if you have …

Home Decorating

Lazy Sunday: 8 Best Slippers For Men

Land’s End Suede Moc Slippers<p>With a time-tested design and premium construction, this shoe made with a hand-stitched cow suede upper comes in either …

Best Burgers in the Twin Cities

The burger gods have been kind to the Twin Cities. They’ve given residents a plethora of choices, from the perfectly greasy and casual to the …

The 7 flavor categories of beer: What they are, how to pair them

<i>If you've been confusing your pilsners with your IPAs and imperial stouts, you need to consult this thorough chart from Greg Engert. His profiling</i> …

25 Surprising Foods That Help You Lose Weight

You won't see eggs, Greek yogurt, kale, or boring chicken breast on this list.<p>Open any diet book, read any interview with a health expert, or peek into the fridge of your most fitness-minded friend, and you can probably imagine the foods you'll see: eggs, Greek yogurt, kale, apples, plain chicken …

Nutrition

18 Salads to Brighten Up Your Winter Meals

When the temperatures start dipping into the 30s and below, I dip into my repertoire of hearty, slow-cooked dishes to keep me and my kitchen toasty. Nothing makes you feel cozier on a cold day than an herb-crusted roast or thick stew—the flavor deepening over hours on the stovetop or in the oven, …

How to Season Your Cast-Iron Pan for Real

Food sticking to your skillet? We thought so. Here's how to season cast-iron right, once and for all.<p>No piece of kitchen equipment incites such feelings of fear and anxiety (but also love and obsession) as the cast-iron pan. If you haven't mastered the art of cooking with—and cleaning—it, you …