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6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

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Summer Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

The Simple Chickpea Salad I’m Losing My Mind Over.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 23, 2014 168<p>I feel ridiculous.<p>This is so easy. But it tastes SO FAB. I’m …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Spring cocktails from six of Washington’s best bartenders

After a harsh winter, it’s finally time to trade hot toddies and heavy flips for summery rum drinks and refreshing gin cocktails. As spring is a time of renewal, we wanted more than the same old mojitos and rickeys. We asked some of the area’s top bartenders to create a new cocktails to welcome the …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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David Welch's Red Boat Bloody Mary Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Chef Jenn Louis of Lincoln in Portland, OR brings this recipe from her husband, cocktail master David Welch that elevates the ordinary Bloody Mary into something new with the help of a dose of fish sauce. —Jenn Louis<p><b>Makes: 1 batch</b><p>20 ounces tomato juice<br>• 2.5 ounces lime juice<br>• 1 ounce Red …

What's New in Irish Whiskey

Are you drinking more Irish whiskey these days? Someone definitely is: the category had an astounding 18% increase in sales last year—it's up nearly 400% since 2002. While much of this growth has come from well-established brands, we're eagerly awaiting whiskeys from a new wave of craft Irish …

5 Links to Read Before Making Corned Beef and Cabbage

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Perfect your corned beef and cabbage -- just in time for St. Patrick's Day.</i><p>While novelty items like Shamrock Shakes, Baileys-infused desserts, and …

Our 34 Best Elegant Breakfast Recipes So Your Mornings Don't Have To Be Basic

Begin your day with a fancy breakfast fit for royalty<p>We don't always have as much time as we'd like to make breakfast, but when we can go all out, we …

8 Delicious Brunch Drinks to Make for Mother's Day

If you're hosting a Mother's Day brunch, you should probably serve some coffee (maybe iced, since the weather's getting warm) and some fresh-squeezed juice. But if you're going the extra mile, a cocktail will elevate your celebration and make sure everyone has an excellent time. These are a few of …

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Predicting the Leader for Every Main 2014 Fantasy Baseball Stat Category

As we inch closer to Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, the excitement builds. You have likely already drafted or it’s in your immediate future. Every team in the league is tied for first.<p>It’s the perfect time to make predictions. Here’s the Lester’s Legends prediction for the statistical leader …

The 1 Rookie on Every MLB Team to Watch in 2014

Over the course of the 2013 season, 230 players—103 position players and 127 pitchers—made their major league debuts, according to Baseball Reference's Play Index.<p>That's down from 2012, when 291 players (174 position players and 117 pitchers) got their careers underway. But it proves a point: every …

Every MLB Team's Biggest Surprise and Disappointment from Spring Training

There's less than two weeks to go before spring training is a distant memory, replaced by Opening Day and the start of the 2014 MLB season.<p>While fans, players, writers, prognosticators, hot dog vendors and everyone else associated with the game loves to say that spring training statistics and …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

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Predictions for MLB's Top 10 Prospects in 2014

The future of baseball has been on display this spring, with countless top-ranked prospects opening eyes with their performances on a daily basis.<p>However, with the start of the regular season around the corner, teams have started to trim their rosters by optioning prospects to a specific level or …

Most Disappointing Performances in Spring Training Thus Far

Nobody expects or wants their team to peak during spring training. Many players do head into spring training with hype and expectations surrounding them, though. They are expected to produce numbers that leave fans excited for the regular season and opposing teams at least mildly threatened.<p>Of …

How to learn like a memory champion

Companies are creating learning aids that tap the science of memories, says David Robson. Do they work in the classroom?<p>For most of his 20s, Ed Cooke had been hovering around the top 10 of the World Memory Championships. His achievements included memorising 2,265 binary digits in 30 minutes and the …

Your Next Go-To Meatball Recipe

Maybe you didn't get the memo, but March 9th is National Meatball Day.<p>Meatballs appear in most of the world's food cultures. Swedes call them <i>köttbullar</i> and flavor them nutmeg, allspice, and gingersnap cookie crumbs as a binder (served with potatoes and a side of lingonberry jam). In Shanghai, …

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Fantasy Baseball Rankings: The Top 25 NL-Only Starting Pitchers

It does not feel like baseball season outside here in the Midwest, but Opening Day is now under a month away.<p>If you have not already, it is time to start researching for the upcoming fantasy baseball season. Pitching wins championships in both real and fantasy baseball.<p>A popular strategy used to be …

MLB Players Who Will Quietly Surprise on New Teams

While high-profile free agent signings and blockbuster trades are what makes baseball's offseason the most interesting and intriguing in all of sports, the overshadowed, under-the-radar moves often prove to be equally as important to a team's success in the upcoming season.<p>You won't find any …

Fantasy Baseball 2014: Ranking the Top 50 Outfielders

With the top 150 fantasy baseball players all reordered and reranked on the latest big board, it's time to continue rolling out the individual position rankings.<p>After providing some sequencing to the shortstops last time out, next up is outfield, which is where owners need to add a lot of top-tier …

MLB Prospect Spring Training Stock Watch, Week 1

Spring training statistics can be horribly misleading. With so many young, inexperienced prospects in big league camp, it’s imperative that all numbers be analyzed within context. At the same time, it’s hard not to get excited when a prospect makes an immediate impact.<p>Even though Cactus and …

13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …

TECH NOW: How to find shows, sports without cable

If you're dipping your toe into online entertainment, either to supplement or replace cable television, you have so many options, you might be overwhelmed and at a loss for where to start.<p>We're here to walk you through your choices and help you find favorite shows, movies, sports and other events …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From One Another

Everyone knows Americans don't agree on pronunciations.<p>That's great, because regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting.<p>Joshua Katz, a Ph.D. student of statistics at North Carolina State University, published a group of awesome visualizations of professor Bert …

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NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013's Great Reads

When I recommend books to kids or grown-ups, I can almost always get them interested if I add "Oh, and after you read this book, you could go on a field trip to the museum/zoo/baseball stadium/library ... or just take a little road trip!" Spring 2013 has been a very good year for children's books …