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25 Most Unhealthy Foods You Should Avoid

1. White Chocolate<p>Chocolate, when consumed in moderation, is actually quite good for us. Rich in anti-oxidants, dark chocolate is considered to be …

Nutrition

The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100

<i>This definitive guide to affordable Scotch explores everything you need to know about the world’s most popular single malt whisky, including</i> …

Whiskey

The Real Reason You Have Knee Pain

The U.S. has more than 700,000 total knee replacement surgeries every year, and that number is growing precipitously. We are getting to the point in …

Exercise

28 Incredible Meals You Can Make In A Mason Jar

Now you can enjoy your favorite meals anytime, anywhere.

Recipes

24 hidden settings to maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Apps

After poring over all the evidence, experts declare coffee is (mostly) good for you

“It’s impossible that we still struggle to decide if coffee is healthy or unhealthy,” says Giuseppe Grosso, a nutritional epidemiologist at the University of Catania in Italy: Good for hypertension one week. Bad for hypertension the next.<p>To address this vexing situation, Grosso and his colleagues …

Coffee

The 23 most colorful cities in the world

Rainbow-colored architecture for your bucket list<p>If the gray of winter has you feeling a little gloomy, we’ve got a solution: Let your imagination stray to the vibrant locales of far-off places. Nothing stokes wanderlust quite like a colorful photo, and some of the world’s most beautiful cities are …

Italy

Best Friends Really do Share Brain Patterns, Neuroscientists Reveal

"Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways."<p>Whenever my best friends and I say the same thing in a …

The Brain

Pizza Dough From the Grocery Store Is Your Key to Weekday Breakfast Greatness

Rolls, buns, and flatbreads are within your grasp<p>Anything fresh-baked in the morning—especially on a weekday—feels like a win to me. If I am having …

Breakfast

The Best Everyday Bourbons

Five under-the-radar bottles that will raise your home bar—but not your budget<p>Looking for a few new bottles for your bar? Stacie Stewart can help. The beverage manager at Whiskey Dry, chef Edward Lee’s soon-to-open Louisville, Kentucky, bourbon-and-burger bar, has spent her career honing her palate …

What's the best way to keep coffee beans fresh?

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images<i>Amuse Our Bouche</i><i> is</i> The Takeout’s <i>column that answers your burning, boiling, and flambéed food questions.</i>When it comes …

Coffee

How to Wash Pillows: A Chore You Should Do Multiple Times a Year

Need a compelling reason to read up on how to wash pillows? This should do the trick: After two years, dead skin cells, bugs, dust mites, and …

Dogs

Why You Should Sail the Grenadines

Ever since publishing <i>A Cruising Guide to the Lesser Antilles</i> in 1966, I have been telling anyone who would listen that summer is the best time of …

Lesser Antilles

16 Cooking Tips That'll Make You Say "Why Didn't I Know About These Sooner"?

Learn the secrets to a perfect grilled cheese and super creamy mashed potatoes.<p><b>Want to be featured in similar BuzzFeed posts? Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter.</b><p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Recipes

10 McDonald’s Ordering Hacks Savvy People Know

We don’t care what anybody says, McDonald’s will always be the ultimate guilty pleasure even if you’re ordering a vegan option. To ensure that you make the most of all your visits to the Golden Arches, we’ve compiled 10 ordering hacks you need to know. Their all-day breakfast might be long gone, …

Recipes

7 Ways To Blaze Without A Pipe Or Papers

Ever find yourself with weed but no way to smoke it? Maybe you broke your pipe last week and you’re out of papers. If you’re not mobile or its too …

Why willpower is overrated

Psychologists increasingly think effortful restraint is not the key to the good life. So what is?<p>People with a lot of self-control — people who, when they happen upon a delicious food they don’t think they should eat, seemingly grin and bear the temptation until it passes — have it easy.<p>But why? …

Bake This Bread Today

You should try this recipe from Jim Lahey, the founder of New York’s acclaimed Sullivan Street Bakery, as soon as possible.<p>I used to love to bake …

Baking

‘Mythconceptions’ – 10 things from history everyone gets wrong

This week we were told that rats didn’t spread the plague and the Aztecs weren’t wiped out by smallpox. From Harold II’s arrow in the eye to the first men in the sky – what other ‘facts’ are historically suspect?<p>You wait years for a historical theory to be debunked and then three come around at …

30 Absolutely Brilliant Ideas for Your Small Living Room

Those pesky small living rooms always have us stumbling and second guessing what we should do to make the most of the floor plan. If you've ever …

Home Decorating

These Common Coffee Mistakes May Actually Be Costing You $$$

Brew your coffee at home, they said. It will save money, they said. But what really happens is an entire world of coffee-making is opened up — with …

There's No Way Out

Trump’s presidency may be a dysfunctional disaster, but there’s no apparent way to end it.<p>Last week, which brought the release of Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i>, was rough for the White House. But this week has been worse still, and the damage has been almost entirely inflicted by the president …

Donald Trump

Chefs and Servers Reveal the Biggest Ripoffs Restaurants Sell

Restaurant industry workers took to Reddit to dish on why you should be skeptical of the price of pasta, cheesecake, wine, and even those fancy sushi …

The 60 greatest train journeys on Earth

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

The 5 Coffees You Should Be Buying on Amazon, According to Baristas

'Tis the season for curling up under a warm blanket (preferably a hand-knitted chunky one, preferably by someone in your family who's actually good …

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

iOS

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

Even more proof Australian wildlife is nuts.<p>It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records …

Did President Trump forget the words to the national anthem?

<b>US President Donald Trump was greeted with a mixture of cheers and boos as he took to the field for the national anthem during a college football game in Atlanta.</b><p>But as The Star-Spangled Banner began to play, social media users turned their attention to his anthem etiquette.<p>Mr Trump's supporters …

Donald Trump

The best 2016 presidential election map you might ever see

An elegant solution to a prevailing problem.<p>Anybody trying to illustrate how Americans voted in the 2016 election — or any presidential election, for that matter — are confronted with the problem that while the Electoral College votes by state, very few people live in very big swaths of land in the …

Maps

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …