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Ginger-scallion magic sauce is 100 percent boss

Photo: Kevin Pang<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i> This is …

Food & Dining

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

Employment

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

Doing This 1 Thing Will Make You Fail Every Job Interview

A simple equation can help you do better in an interview.<p>One of the most popular techniques in interviewing today is the the use of behavioral questioning. It's when the interviewer asks you a series of open-ended questions designed to force you to give a detailed answer. The theory is that through …

Employment

The 13 Best Spots to Buy Affordable Home Decor Online

When we’re shopping for furniture, we consult our 18 Favorite Spots to Buy Furniture Online, but when we’re looking for all of the decorative touches …

West Elm

Make-Ahead Christmas Morning Pancakes

Christmas Morning Pancakes<p>Serves 4 to 6; makes about 20 (3-inch pancakes) and 1/2 cup orange-honey butter<p><i>For the pancakes:</i> <br>2 cups milk, warm to the …

Breakfast

This site lets you take Harvard’s most popular computer science class and more courses from top universities for free

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Online learning has made education more accessible than ever, but few platforms make getting a quality education easier or more affordable …

Online Education

Mac and Cheese Recipes To Try This Thanksgiving

So many delicious options.<p>This year, we decided to bring out the mac and cheese with longstanding classics and deliciously different recipes that …

Cooking

Hanger Steak with Tahini and Smashed Charred Beets

4 servings<p>When tahini is whisked with just some water, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt, it becomes an all-purpose condiment that can be made ahead and spooned onto nearly any dish.<p>October 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 bunches small yellow or red beets, scrubbed clean, dried (about 1½ pounds)<p>6 tablespoons …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

31 Recipes You Should Make In October

Because October is hands down the best month of the year.

Cooking

What No One Tells You About Traveling to the Galapagos Islands

If you want to marvel at unparalleled wildlife and incredible terrain, look no further than the Galapagos Islands. Made up of 19 rugged and isolated …

How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

World’s Most Beautiful Kayaking Trips for the Ultimate Adventure

Unspoiled nature, stunning scenery, and an increased heart rate are cravings of the adventure travel lover’s soul, and there are few better ways to …

WiFi Wherever You Travel

Alyssa's Story<p>Skyroam - just awesome!<p>Oct. 12, 2016<p>As a full time solo traveler and travel blogger, it's essential that I always have wifi wherever I …

These Are The Worst Answers To The Most Common Job Interview Questions

We asked recruiters and hiring managers what answers make them cringe. Take note.<p>There’s no way around it–job interviews are nerve-racking. Hiring managers know this, and are generally forgiving of a fumble or two. But sometimes, they get answers that go beyond a mere slip of the tongue. Whether …

Employment

7 essential SQL skills that can help you command a higher paycheck

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

25 Steakhouses That Are Worth the Splurge

Whether you're looking to spend on the enormous, flavorful mutton chops ($60) or second-to-none scotch selection, <a …

Recipe: Southwest Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Make the dressing:<p>In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and shallot and set aside for 10 minutes. Slowly whisk in the olive oil and honey …

Breakfast

This No-Cook Tomato Sauce Is the Key to Dinner in 20 Minutes

Geraldine's Mellow Tomato Sauce with Brie<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>2 pounds plum or Roma tomatoes <br>3 cloves garlic, finely chopped<br>Leaves of 1 small bunch fresh …

Spices

10 Ways You Absolutely Must Eat a Tomato This Summer

I avoid mealy tomatoes from the grocery store all year long in anticipation of the summer and the sweetest tomatoes that come with it. Once they hit, …

Food

Tomato and Bacon Breakfast Sandwiches Recipe

There are some vegetables that are just fine all year round (hello, large potatoes, onions, lettuce, leeks) and some that get better during their season (extra-sweet corn and peas, asparagus packed with flavor). Then there are tomatoes. Nowhere else will you find such a gap between the standard …

Breakfast

Classic Caprese Salad Recipe

There's really nothing to it: Get the absolute best-quality tomatoes, olive oil, basil, and mozzarella you can find, put them on a plate, sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil, and serve. The hardest part is resisting the temptation to add anything else, but stay strong and step …

Italian Food

The Coast Starlight Is the Most Beautiful Train Ride in America

The train trip of your dreams starts at just $97.<p>Hands down, one of the best (and cheapest) ways to see America's vast beauty is by train. Don't believe us? Then allow us to introduce you to Amtrak's Coast Starlight, which has been called "one of America's most beautiful train rides" since the …

Food

10 ridiculously smart questions you should ask in a job interview

In a crowded job market, the last thing you want in a job interview to be is forgettable.<p>Yet people do it every day with this one mistake: not asking …

Skirt Steak With Warm Spicy Corn-and-Peach Salsa Recipe

Quick-cooking skirt steak is topped with a charred corn salsa mixed with sweet summer peaches for a weeknight meal that's ready in just 15 minutes.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Charring the corn in the steak pan infuses it with flavor, all while the cooked steak rests.<br>• The peach helps balance the heat of …

Honey Chili Garlic Shrimp

<i>This mouth-watering honey chili garlic shrimp takes only 15 minutes to make! The sweet and spicy flavors of my honey chili sauce are perfect with the</i> …

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …

Greek Meatballs with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce and Rice Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat broiler with oven rack 6 inches from heat. Place ground chuck, feta cheese, oregano, parsley, crushed red pepper, egg, 1 …

Country Lifestyle

Bacon Tomato Avocado Pasta Salad - Life's Ambrosia

Life's Ambrosia<p><i>Bacon Tomato Avocado Pasta Salad will help you make all of the friends this summer. It’s a family favorite side dish with crispy</i> …

Food