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Only 30 Minutes Remain Between You and This Beef Chili Skillet Lasagna

Lasagna is one of the best comfort food dishes on Earth — if you don’t go back for seconds, then you must have self-control as a super power. The only problem is preparing it takes so much <i>time</i> and <i>effort,</i> not to mention the pile of dirty pans waiting for you. With this lasagna though, we’re talking …

Five Best Microwave Recipes to Try

One for every meal of the day — including dessert!<p><i>This article originally appeared on Spoon U and was written by Catherine Wong. It has been given minor edits before re-posting.</i><p>There are always those day where you just wish cooking a meal was faster. The days you impatiently wait for a pot of water …

Learn How to Brew Your Own Mead at Home

Mead is a sweet, alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey and water that has a long history and is sure to please most palates. You can find it …

14 Easy Lunches That Will Help You Lose Weight

Upgrade your midday meal without packing on the pounds<p>When you’re trying to shed pounds, lunchtime can be a real battle.<p>“Although there doesn’t seem to be anything special about lunch, consuming regular, healthy meals and reducing snacking may promote a healthier body weight,” says Tom Hritz, …

Soboro Beef

4 Servings<p>Try this technique on any type of ground meat for an easy rice bowl topper.<p>January 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 teaspoons vegetable oil<p>8 ounces ground beef chuck (20% fat)<p>2 tablespoons sake<p>2 tablespoons mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)<p>1 tablespoon soy sauce<p>2 scallions, chopped<p>Recipe …

Soysauce

What to Drink When You're Tired of Drinking

It is late December and we drinkers are tired of being drunk.<p>Even for those who excel at moderation (I… don’t get you), the weight of holiday parties and work events and the extra glass of wine needed to endure the stress of “looking back” and trying to make emotional sense of the past year takes …

Alcohol

Microwave Nachos for One Recipe

The microwave is a highly underrated tool for nacho construction. Contrary to popular opinion, the microwave will not make chips soggy and is excellent at melting cheese efficiently.<p>Why It Works<p>Microwaving the chips on their own before adding the toppings toasts them, developing and improving their …

25 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes You Can Enjoy For Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Making dinner after a long day at work sucks. Cooking breakfast when you have sleep in your eyes and barely have time to make it to work also sucks. You know what doesn't suck? These slow cooker recipes. All of these recipes are simple to make and ensure you always have a healthy meal on hand.

8 Anime to Watch if You Love Video Games

A lot of anime fans are also video game fans, so it’s a lot of fun when the two worlds overlap. Here are eight awesome anime to watch if you love …

Anime

10 Glamping Destinations For People Who Want To Go Camping But Need The Luxuries Of A Hotel

Let’s face it, camping isn’t for everyone. From bugs to the lack of plumbing to sleeping on the hard ground, it isn’t exactly a luxury experience. Or …

Men's Health: How To Get Your Six Pack Back

While your main goal might be to crunch or plank your way to redefining your mid-section, you may want to make eating healthy your first priority to achieving six-pack abs. It is not unusual for men to hit middle-age and notice more weight around their waistlines. This may occur due to a decrease …

How To Brew Iced Coffee

Learn how to make this refreshing drink using a coffee press<p>While iced coffee is delicious all year round, as temperatures rise, its popularity …

Coffee

Anime that you should be watching – My Hero Academia

It’s a damn good time to be a fan of Japanese animation. And that’s because the spring season has kicked off in the land of the rising sun, heralding …

Anime

How to Get Sculpted Abs - Abdominal Workout

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Whether your goal is washboard abs, a six-pack, or just for your clothes to lay a little flatter on your …

Nutrition

Halo 5 Multiplayer Bans, Skill Ranking System, Medals, and More Outlined

With just 10 days to go before the release of Halo 5: Guardians, Microsoft has now announced more details about the game's multiplayer component regarding its ban policy, skill ranking system, medals, and more.<p>First up is Halo 5's ban policy. In an effort to "maintain the quality of the Arena …

Halo

Destiny's new quest unlocks its most mysterious weapon, the Sleeper Simulant

<i>Destiny</i> players can now unlock the Sleeper Simulant, a rare weapon whose "laser tears through enemies and ricochets once on hard surfaces," but whose location confounded users until today.<p>Players who completed "The First Firewall" quest yesterday will receive a new quest from the Gunsmith to …

New Destiny Loophole Lets You Get Exotics Easily

A new Destiny loophole has been discovered that allows players to stock up on Exotic engrams with minimal effort. The process by which this works is shown in the video below. It's relatively simple, but be aware, too, that it involves blowing yourself up.<p>First, head to Xur, the Destiny vendor who …

Gaming

Metal Gear Solid 5 voice actress is doing a Let's Play of the game

Of all the characters in <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i>, the scantily-clad assassin Quiet is one of the most controversial. Some people love her, while others find her outfit to be crass pandering. But what about the woman behind Quiet?<p>In the video above, voice actress and model Stefanie …

Skyrim's finest Imperial gold, now on Etsy

I've been shopping for a nice, heavy mug for a few years now. Just this past Gen Con, I found what I was looking for; a 36 oz. cast-iron stein from Crimson Chain Leatherworks stamped with the Imperial Dragon on red leather. This, of course, sent me off to find my Imperial Septim from the …

Here are nine big changes coming to Destiny: The Taken King

Bungie revealed new information in a Twitch session this afternoon<p>Bungie detailed many of the changes and gameplay improvements coming to its addicting interplanetary MMOFPSRPG <i>Destiny</i> in a Twitch stream this afternoon. It was the first of three scheduled livestreams exploring the world of <i>The Taken</i> …

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Wolven Witcher Gear Locations - The Witcher 3 Guide - IGN Video

IGN shows you where to find the pieces of the basic Wolf School Witcher Gear in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. For more on TW3, check out our full wiki on …

The Witcher

This is the sickest gaming PC case ever

There's beauty in excess. PC gamers know this better than most, because when it comes time to build their machines, they pursue excess above all else. After all, the Sisyphean task of future-proofing your gaming PC is characterized by obtaining specs that are excessive for today but just right for …

Different Solutions

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Here's how loot and Treasure Keys work in Destiny's new Prison of Elders

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p><i>Destiny</i>'s <i>House of Wolves</i> expansion adds a challenging, exciting new arena mode called Prison of Elders — but that mode's loot distribution system is kind of confusing. If you don't have Treasure Keys, you can't crack open the big chest at the end, …

Prison

Destiny: The Best Weapons for PVP and Trials - IGN's Fireteam Chat - IGN Video

We ask the Patrick from Planet Destiny what the best legendary and exotic weapons are for PVP.

Gaming

As Weakest Class, Bloodborne Player Beats Game Without Ever Leveling Up

<b>THIS POST CONTAINS SOME BLOODBORNE SPOILERS:</b><p>One ultra-dedicated Bloodborne player has beaten From Software's punishingly difficult PlayStation 4 role-playing game without leveling up or using guns, all while playing as the game's weakest class.<p>YouTube user BOYvsVIDEOGAME (indeed, a fitting title), …

RPGs