Valdis Mezdreis

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This 'I'm on Vacation' Auto-Reply Email Is Freaking Brilliant

Why should you be burdened with digging through two weeks of emails the moment you get back?<p>It's hard or even impossible to relax on vacation when you constantly have to answer emails. (Is that a vacation, really?) That's why most people set an "out of office" email response, promising that you'll …

Productivity

Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've scrolled …

Love Stories

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

This Four-Ingredient Topping Will Enhance the Flavor of (Almost) Anything

This nut and seed crumble is packed with good-for-you omega-3s.<p>Sometimes all you need is a little sprinkle of something truly transformative to …

How to make perfect fried rice (and I mean perfect)

I make really great fried rice. Before you silently judge me for this arrogance, know this: Behind this hubris lies the wisdom of my Chinese in-laws. …

Recipes

The Lazy Man's Guide To Losing Fat And Building Muscle

Image: iStock<p>Like most guys of a certain vintage, I have mixed feelings about my body. Staying lean and not surrendering to the siren’s call of the …

This woman's astounding and hilarious pregnancy story has the internet in shock

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child on Monday, the topic of childbirth was hot on everyone's lips. People were sharing …

General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

Physics

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

41 Useful AF Products That'll Captivate Every Practical Person

I like to consider myself a minimalist (or an aspiring one, anyway), but I'm also regularly finding and writing about products that'll fascinate …

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

I’ve Been Making Asian Nachos for Years—and Now Everybody Wants Them

We come across a lot of food trends—yes, like the currently hot Asian nachos. It’s our job to go through them and use years of cooking and eating …

Cooking

12 easy bread recipes you can take on in just a day

Conversations about bread making often turn to talk of starters and wait times and scrambled schedules — the laborious signifiers of a life in debt …

Kenji's Favorite Recipes of 2017

Every year is different, but this year has been extra different for me. I’ve spent a big chunk of my time working on a second book (currently slated for release sometime in 2019). The book has a much stronger emphasis on non-American techniques and recipes than my first book did, which happily …

Stella's Favorite Recipes of 2017

The best part of working at Serious Eats has to be the near-constant parade of recipes that sound so awesome I can't help but run to the kitchen and try them for myself. That means I don't have to spend too much time wondering what dinner will be, only whether it should come from Daniel, Kenji, or …

Our 30 Most Popular Recipes of 2017

We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! Now the year is coming to an end and it’s time to reflect on 2017. Here at The Mountain Kitchen, I like …

Cooking

Our Most Popular New Cooking Lessons of the Year

There are cooking lessons from Kitchn that you, dear readers, come back to time and time again. Pork chops, bacon, and baked potatoes always rank …

The Best Thing I Made in 2017—For Food52

Since I started working at Food52, I've marveled at how our regular contributors—Alexandra Stafford, Alice Medrich, Posie Harwood, Erin McDowell, and Emiko Davies—meticulously test and finally reveal tasty, photogenic, nearly foolproof recipes, never missing a deadline. If a recipe is complicated, …

Here Are Rotten Tomatoes' Best Reviewed Movies of 2017

If you’re looking to close out 2017 by watching the best reviewed movies released this year, Rotten Tomatoes has more than 100 options to choose from.<p>…

Rotten Tomatoes

19 Keto Lunches That Will Help You Stick to Your Resolutions

It’s probably not surprising that the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions have something to do with food and diet. It could be ditching gluten or …

Healthy Eating

White elephant gifts that someone will actually be pleased to receive

Holiday gift exchanges are often overpopulated with useless junk, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The following items definitely have some …

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a tin of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These …

How to Buy the Best Salmon at the Grocery Store

Everyone can agree that salmon is part of a healthy diet—from Coho to Sockeye, salmon is loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, …

16 essential kitchen tools from around the world for $20 or less

Our favorite workhorse appliances, blades, and containers to buy on a budget without sacrificing quality.<p><i>This article was originally published on Saveur.com.</i><p>A fully equipped kitchen shouldn't cost a fortune to stock. Actually, in our test kitchen, some of our favorite tools are also our cheapest. …

15 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas That Make a Complete Protein

It’s no secret that the one concern with eating a plant-based diet is the lack of protein. While there are some amazing sources through soybeans, quinoa, and pulses, quite often there aren’t enough amino acids in the food to consider it a complete protein like animal products such as meat, dairy, …

This Egg Dish From LA's Eggslut Is Going To Be Your New Favorite

Coddled eggs and potato puree -- breakfast doesn't get any better than this.<p>There’s a breakfast place in Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market called Eggslut, and it’s famous for a dish known as “the Slut.”<p>But it’s not the risqué name that brings this dish its notoriety. It’s the fact that the chef who …

11 Salad Dressing Recipes to Help You Kick the Bottled Stuff

Salads don't always get a lot of love. They often feel like a chore, something you force yourself to eat to feel less guilty about the more interesting food on your plate. But a salad can be just as exciting as any other part of a meal, and the easiest way to improve your salads is to lose the …

The Takeout's guide to the best cookbooks of the century so far

The best cookbooks share the vicarious, time-and-place-traveling qualities with our most beloved works of fiction. What other genre of literature …