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50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

10 Natural (and Effective) Ways to De-Bloat Almost Instantly

The research we've done on the subject of bloating is extensive, to say the least. Why? Not only is it a problem that ails most of us at some point …

Wellness

Grilled Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Recipe

"This is a summer favorite at my house. So easy and tasty, and complements steak, ribs, chicken or fish. By the way, these can be done in the oven …

Recipes

Books to get inside your head: Tim Parks picks the smartest books about the brain

Humankind has been reflecting on consciousness from the moment thought became possible. What is this business of experiencing colour, touch, taste, sound, smell? How does it happen, and where? Is the world as we experience it? There’s hardly a philosopher hasn’t made a contribution, or, more …

Consciousness

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

Here Is Why Some Sophisticated Investors Don't Buy Index Funds

Some Sophisticated Investors Don't Buy Index Funds<p>Updated July 16, 2018<p>In an article I wrote about index funds, I reiterated for what must now be the …

Investing

Ashley Christensen’s Recipe For Macaroni Au Gratin

You could call it mac and cheese, but that wouldn’t quite do justice to this creamy three-cheese update on the classic from chef Ashley Christensen of Poole’s Diner in Raleigh, N.C. Cook an egg yolk on top if you really want to take it to the next level<p>POOLE’S DINER is at once the third-oldest …

Comfort Food

The best albums of 2016 you almost certainly won’t hear on your Spotify shuffle

The internet has made more music instantly available to more people than ever before. But it’s also made it possible for everyone to focus their attention on the same thing at once (which can make annual “best of” lists a bit homogeneous). Nothing against David Bowie or Beyoncé, but the uniformity …

Kendrick Lamar

These Are All the Ways Alton Brown Makes (Perfect) Eggs

It's no secret that Alton Brown has amazing recipes. And when it comes to cooking eggs, he's your go-to source for mastering the perfect techniques for scrambled, poached, over easy — you name it. If you've long been searching for a comprehensive guide to all things eggs, consider this breakdown of …

15 Great Albums You Didn’t Hear in 2016

Haley Bonar, ‘Impossible Dream’<p>Don't let the title of Haley Bonar's seventh album fool you into mistaking this St. Paul singer-songwriter for some …

Bob Marley

Why 'You Suck at Cooking' is one of the best channels on YouTube

One of the biggest breakout hit channels on YouTube -- and one of my favorites -- is all about food.<p>Episodes from "You Suck at Cooking" regularly get over a million views and for good reason: It isn't your garden variety cooking channel. Instead, along with directions for making various dishes, you …

Eggs

101 Gardening: 20 Easy to care for and hard to kill houseplants #Plants

CollectCollect this now for later<p>christi Easy Care Houseplants • Tips & ideas for easy to grow and hard to kill houseplants!<p>New Home …

How to prevent Alzheimer's disease

There’s plenty not to love about being middle-aged. But by the time today’s forty- and fifty-somethings reach the age when they may develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia (one in 20 people develop dementia under 65 but above that age a person’s risk doubles roughly every five years), it’s likely …

20 Impressive vegetable garden designs and plans

The vegetable garden designs are suitable for those who have a lot of spare time. Indeed, you will be very busy to keep the entire plant. Vegetable …

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Here's How This Incredible Pasta Recipe Is Helping Save Italy's Earthquake Victims: Make It at Home!

These bowls might be worth their weight in gold.<p>Can a bowl of pasta and a catchy hashtag make any difference in helping victims of large-scale …

Italian Food

The trick to buying and storing bacon

Bacon has been proven time and again to make everything—sandwiches, salads, doughnuts, even butter crackers—better. And the rise of passionate bacon lovers, there has been a corresponding increase in consumers' access to many different types of bacon at supermarkets, butcher shops, and specialty …

5 houseplants for removing indoor air pollution

<b>New research finds that certain houseplants are best for removing specific harmful compounds.</b><p>It’s not new news that houseplants are beautiful little …

A surprising simple solution to bad indoor air quality: potted plants

The first time Vadoud Niri walked into a nail salon, he quickly had to walk straight out.<p>"I went with my wife and couldn’t handle it," he said. "You could smell all the VOCs," or volatile organic compounds — pollutants like acetone, formaldehyde and toluene that easily become gases and pollute …

Plants

Rock Out with Your Guac Out: Creamy Spinach Guacamole

Guacamole. Is there anything else as downright delicious <i>and</i> healthy(-ish)? I think not. Guacamole is my favorite way to<p>get my daily serving of greens inindulge in some heart-healthy fats after a long day. (Some people have wine, I have guac.)<p>Recently, I discovered a particularly awesome recipe that …

You're Pronouncing (and Making) Bruschetta All Wrong

While I was in Italy eating my way through Sansepolcro and Tuscany with other guests of Casa Buitoni, I learned not only how to pronounce bruschetta but also how to make it as the Italians do . . . which is not how I've been making it at all. The first mistake many make when it comes to bruschetta …

Tomatoes

Looking for the secret to nonna's boozy cherries

Every summer, my maternal grandmother made magic with sour cherries. She would lay the crimson fruits out under the warm Abruzzo sun until they turned dark and crinkled, and then preserve them in a syrup made from sugar, brandy and alcohol. The cherries were tiny booze bombs, slightly chewy, with …

Fiona’s Phenomenal Fish Packets

Sometimes, when you’ve got a good thing, you just have to show your gratitude for it. That’s how I feel about my chef sister Fiona’s zingy, herby …

Baked Italian Egg, Zucchini, and Scallion Frittata Recipe

"I always have zucchini on hand and especially in the summer. I can't grab enough at our local farmers markets. This baked Italian egg, zucchini, and …

The 10 best pieces of Easter classical music

From the intricate genius of JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion to the quiet contemplation of Arvo Pärt’s Passio, Easter has inspired some of the greatest works in classical music. Here are ten of the best.<p>1. The Messiah, George Frederic Handel (1741)<p>Probably the essential piece of Easter music and so …

CTG Reviews: JONATHAN DARK OR THE EVIDENCE OF GHOSTS by A.K. Benedict

What the blurb says: <i>“Maria King knows a secret London. Born blind, she knows the city by sound and touch and smell. But surgery has restored her</i> …

The #JIHADI Blog Tour: PANTSER OR PLOTTER? MY JIHADI BREAKTHROUGH by Yusuf Toropov

<b>It’s a real pleasure to welcome Yusuf Toropov to the CTG blog. Yusuf is an American Muslim writer, he’s authored and co-authored a number of</b> …

11 Underrated Grammy Nominees You Should Add To Your Playlists

Take a break from Taylor and Kendrick to give some smaller artists love.

Lemon Cake From Scratch Recipe

"Super yummy, light lemon taste. A different thing to try is to put the cake mixture into large muffin tins to make a bunch of little cakes, you just …