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Make This Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala ASAP

I didn't think chicken tikka masala could really get much better, but then I remembered my fall-time best friend: the slow cooker.

Slow Cookers

Check out the sweeping views from Napa’s only rooftop bar

Five floors above First Street in downtown Napa, atop the newly opened 183-room, 39-balcony <b>Archer Hotel</b>, resides <b>Charlie Palmer’s Sky & Vine Rooftop</b> …

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Steak, According to Chefs

It's never too early to start prepping for barbecue season—so go ahead and bookmark this.<p>Purists assert that a good-quality cut of steak is done ill …

Apple is buying the "Netflix of magazines" for an undisclosed amount

Apple is buying a digital magazine subscription service known as the “Netflix of magazines,” which lets readers access over 200 magazines for a monthly fee. The acquisition of the service Texture, owned by Next Issue Media, comes at a time when news publishing as an industry is being shaken up by …

Does Stormy Daniels Have “Images” of Donald Trump?

The president once again proves himself susceptible to blackmail.<p>To date, the most remarkable aspect of the <b>Stormy Daniels</b> story is that when it does bob to the surface—as it has, off and on, for months—it seems to leave <b>Donald Trump</b> relatively unscathed. Though <b>Melania Trump</b> may have taken the …

Salmon, Two Ways: One Epic, One Everyday

Recently, I have been spending time simplifying some old recipes.<p>“Not everyone has a couple of hours to spare in the kitchen on a school night,” my sister once said to me, voicing a familiar complaint about the time commitment demanded by some of my dishes.<p>“I know, I know,” I said, and offered my …

Recipes

Forget Everything You Know About California Pinot Noir

Here are 12 bottles to help you rethink this popular grape.<p>We’ve all heard it before; maybe we have even been guilty of uttering the words</i> …

The Best Appointment-Only Tasting Experiences in Napa and Sonoma Wine Country

Now's the time to come back to wine country to show support for some of the best wineries in the world.<p>Some of the best experiences in Napa or Sonoma …

Kurtenbach: Steve Kerr’s big problem — too many good bigs

OAKLAND — It’s tough to be a big man in the NBA these days.<p>The league used to be the domain of giants, but the pace-and-space revolution — of which …

Basketball

How to Pan Sear Salmon Perfectly, Because You're Worth It

By Alex Delany<p>Do you know how to pan sear salmon perfectly? Totally, 100%, perfectly? Every time? Well, the time to learn is now.<p>We’ll bet that you’ve eaten overcooked fish. Hell, we’ll narrow the field. <b>We’ll put money on that fact that, in your lifetime, have eaten overcooked salmon</b>. Because most …

'President Trump Did Disrespect My Son'

Despite claiming he was better at consoling the families of slain servicemembers than his predecessors, Trump offended the family of La David Johnson and skipped calls and letters to other grieving loved ones.<p>Thirteen days after Sergeant La David Johnson was killed in Niger, and a day after Donald …

Gordon Hayward’s Injury Has Changed the Trajectory of the Celtics—and the League As a Whole

NBA opening night is supposed to feel like a celebration. The epic pregame intro video played at Quicken Loans Arena set the tone for the start of …

A Reckoning for the GOP's Go-It-Alone Legislative Strategy

A party-line approach failed congressional Republicans on health care. Why are they using the same one for tax reform?<p>With the collapse of their latest plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have once again acknowledged what has been obvious for several months: They do not have a …

Republicans

How to Get Free Traffic From Pinterest Search

I am going to come out and say it: <i>Pinterest is the most underrated search engine out there.</i>Yep, Pinterest is a search engine, not just a social media …

Cloud-Based Content Experience Platform for Marketers

Marketing

A Chicken-Roasting Method All Good Cooks Know

Everyone’s looking for the perfect roast chicken, yet spatchcocking still seems like a secret of those in the know. Suffice it to say, it’s a skill worth learning, and not just because spatchcocking is a fun word to bandy about with authority.<p>Also — and less amusingly — known as butterflying, …

BBQ

Why Sonoma is Having a Moment

Many think of Sonoma County as the relatively laid-back sibling of the more-polished Napa/St. Helena corridor. But Sonoma’s Healdsburg feels white-hot these days thanks to the recent opening of SingleThread Farms, who's restaurant specializes in an ever-evolving 11-course tasting menu that’s as …

Reali expands its online real-estate service to the entire Bay Area, raises $5M Series A round

Reali wants to change how people buy and sell their homes and now it has $5 million more to work on it, thanks to a Series A led by Signia Venture Partners. The company also today announced that it is expanding beyond to the entire San Francisco Bay area, including the cities of San Francisco, …

Real Estate

Donald Trump Answers Question About Anti-Semitism by Bragging About His Electoral Win

You can always count on the president to stay true to who he is.<p>Nearly 15 minutes into a joint press conference with Israeli prime minister <b>Benjamin Netanyahu</b>, as <b>Donald Trump</b> called on another reporter clamoring to ask a question of both leaders, the president eased a bit, relaxing into himself. He …

Countdown to Super Bowl Sunday: Crispy Oven-Baked Buffalo Wings - Chowhound

Now that the Patriots and the Falcons have made it to the big game, it’s time to start thinking about our favorite Super Bowl snack: buffalo wings! …

So this is how to actually open up a champagne bottle — just in time for NYE

It’s always exciting to close the door on one year and say “greetings!” to the next — and this is especially true as we bid farewell to 2016, the …

Can Raiders bottle up LeSean McCoy, Bills' vaunted rushing attack?

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders are cruising. At 9-2, they have a one-game lead in the AFC West over the Kansas City Chiefs, are ranked No. 2 …

Twitter is giving Anthony Noto an additional $12 million a year in stock for his new job

Twitter's Anthony Noto is getting a hefty stock package worth up to $12 million per year to take on a larger role as Chief Operating Officer of the struggling internet company.<p>A Twitter spokeswoman told Business Insider on Wednesday that the package "reflects his increased role and responsibilities …

The dream of a fully connected future is starting to look like a nightmare

For as long as there’s been an internet, its evangelists have assured us increased connectivity will yield a brighter future.<p>The web, they’ve said, will bring us closer through new forms of mass communication, connect us to business and government to give us more power over our lives, and deliver a …

Internet of Things

LinkedIn Ads: What Marketers Need to Know

Do you advertise on LinkedIn? Have you considered LinkedIn advertising and want to learn more? To discover everything there is to know about LinkedIn …

Facebook launches Marketplace, a friendlier Craigslist

450 million people already visit “buy and sell” Groups on Facebook each month, and now the company is launching a whole tab in its app dedicated to peer-to-peer shopping.<p>Facebook Marketplace lets you browse a relevancy-sorted feed of things to buy from people who live nearby, and quickly list your …

Social Media

24 Examples of Calculated Metrics in Google Analytics

<i>In this blog series, we shed some light on our marketing approach at The Next Web through Web analytics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), social media, and more.</i><p>A couple of weeks ago I was at MeasureCamp London and shared how we’re dealing with custom data The …

Subscription clothing service Stitch Fix expands to Men’s, still can’t figure out how to take my money

Stitch Fix can’t figure out how to take my money, but they’re expanding to include men’s clothing now. Good luck with that! Oh, am I going to write a blog post on TechCrunch about my personal issues with a startup? Yeah, maybe? (You may now click into the comments below and commence your …