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The One Mistake Nearly Everyone Makes When Pan Searing a Steak

Cooking a restaurant-worthy steak on the stovetop should not be a daunting task. Read through these blunders, resolve to avoid them, and you can …

BBQ

This Unexpected Country Has Europe’s Most Flat-Out Stunning Coasts

If you feel like people are all of a sudden hyped about Croatia -- a gorgeous country in southern Europe you hadn’t heard much about until the past …

European Travel

These 15 Recipes Turn Chicken Breast into Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn

It's pretty much a given that you'll find chicken breast in regular rotation in my meal plans and at least one or two packs stashed in my freezer at …

Cooking

The Best Islands in Canada

These glorious destinations, voted World’s Best by T+L readers, offer three compelling reasons to follow your compass north.<p>It seems impossible that …

vacation

Here Are The 5 Biggest Financial Rip-Offs To Avoid

Ripping a band-aid off a wound that hasn’t completely healed hurts. Ripping duct tape off your unshaven face? Now, <i>that’s</i> painful.<p>But, do you know what hurts even more?<p>Getting ripped off — that’s what.<p>There’s nothing worse than getting ripped off and losing your money on an investment you should …

Investing

The Only Pot and Pan Brands Worth Buying, According to NYC Chefs

Have you ever walked into a vacation rental kitchen to whip up a delicious meal, only to realize that the cookware is not nearly as good as your own? …

Cast Iron Skillet

Madeleine Albright: ‘The things that are happening are genuinely, seriously bad’

Trump is actually really smart – evil smart, is what I think<p>Madeleine Albright has both made and lived a lot of history. When she talks about a resurgence of fascism, she says it as someone who was born into the age of dictators. She was a small girl when her family fled Czechoslovakia after the …

Political Science

Whose side is Trump’s America on? The answer is becoming more and more obvious

Nato summits are generally unremarkable affairs, but this week’s two-day gathering in Brussels will be an exception. European members of the transatlantic alliance are pondering their biggest conundrum since its creation almost 70 years ago: is the US a friend – or a foe?<p>Only 18 months ago, the …

Geopolitics

How To Fit More App Icons in Your iPhone’s Dock

- Jul 5, 2018<p>The little Dock at the bottom of your iPhone’s Home Screen is a great place to keep the icons of your most-used apps for quick access. …

Apps

These Are The 12 Refreshing As Hell Cocktails You Should Be Making This Summer

Here's how to step up that cookout game 10000%.

Recipes

Ready for Vacation? Here’s the Best Tech for Trip Planning

Smartphone? Check. Spare battery? Check. Power cables? Check. After deciding which gadgets to pack for your summer vacation, you can move on to the harder — and more fun — part: planning what you are going to do.<p>Flipping through printed travel guides and paper maps is passé. Tech tools are far more …

Apps

MALCOLM: There are so many reasons to be proud of Canada

Canada Day, or as I prefer to call it, Dominion Day – the historic name to commemorate the creation of the Dominion of Canada, on July 1, 1867 – is …

Canada

These are 10 of the best rated travel experiences in the world

According to people who have actually done them.<p><b>From climbing the iconic Sydney bridge to witnessing the magic of Canada's Niagra Falls, our bucket lists are continuously expanding.</b><p>With so much to see, do and enjoy across the world, it's tricky to know where to start and which world experiences are</i> …

Travel

44 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making Now

Your kitchen will never function better if you avoid these common kitchen mistakes.<p>Not Sharpening Knives Regularly<p>“People think they can sharpen …

Kitchens

These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn't think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts …

Personal Finance

9 Sex Games That Can Help Grow The Passion In Your Relationship

When it comes to romantic relationships, aside from having a strong emotional connection, a physical connection is important, too. If you feel your …

Relationships

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

European Travel

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Management

The many, many ways Justin Trudeau is more our president than Donald Trump.

Donald Trump is a complete embarrassment on the world stage: scandals, twitter tantrums, treason, incompetence, discrimination, bigotry, porn stars, …

What to Say When Your Child Says "That's Not Fair!"

Whether your preschooler insists it’s not fair that it’s time to leave the playground, or your 13-year-old says it’s not fair he can’t go to the …

Self-help

10 classic European islands on a budget

<b>Santorini, Greece</b><p>Even the epic photos don’t quite prepare you for Santorini, with its encircling black cliffs. The island was formed by an enormous volcanic eruption in 1600 BC, and the subsequently collapsing caldera formed these sheer faces. Its extraordinary landscapes justly attract hordes of …

European Travel

Want to Be a Great Boss? Do These 7 Things Every Day

If you want your people to be great, then be sure to be a great boss. Here's how.<p>Leadership fads come and go -- entire industries are built on them -- but some fundamental principles of good leadership remain constant no matter what.<p>The fundamental values of good leadership determine just how …

Employment

The Best MacBooks

Many people will consider only a Mac laptop, and with good reason: macOS is stable and easy to use, MacBooks integrate easily with the iPhone and …

13 Underrated European Cities You Should Visit in Your Lifetime

There’s so much more to Europe than the overcrowded cities that most tourists flock to. These overlooked cities are just waiting for you to …

European Travel

See every new iOS 12 feature in action

After months of rumors and speculation, Apple finally showed off iOS 12 during this week’s WWDC 18 keynote. After a full day’s use exploring the first developer beta and getting to know the new iOS, I’m going to give you a hands-on look at everything that’s new.<p>See all the cool new iOS 12 features …

iOS

Can’t Do the 7-Minute Workout? Neither Can I

It’s been four years since researchers from the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute in Orlando first published a series of 12 exercises that became a fitness craze known as the 7-Minute Workout.<p>After the workout was first reported in The New York Times, dozens of 7-Minute Workout apps and …

Workouts

Introducing Your New Favorite Way to Cook Pork Chops

Here's how you make a pork chop that can truly rival a great steak at home: Brine it with brown sugar, pan-fry it, and then baste it with butter. If …

Cooking

Make Your Next Meeting Super Productive With These 5 Powerfully Simple Strategies

Don't waste everyone's time with meaningless meetings -- there are already enough of those. Instead, plan ahead using these strategies.<p>In a survey some years ago, Microsoft found that people spend 5.6 hours a week in meetings and that 71 percent of American workers said that the meetings they …

Time Management

Lonely Planet reveals the best places to visit in Europe this year – and one UK spot makes the cut

Have you visited this ‘exciting’ and ‘creative' UK city?<p><b>Lonely Planet has named its much-anticipated top 10 European destinations for a holiday in 2018, and its travel experts have picked an overlooked UK city for the selection.</b><p>Dundee in Scotland was chosen as the sixth best place to visit in …