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The Best Bread for Grilled Cheese

When you’re making a sophisticated, complex, grown-up grilled cheese, you need something a little sturdier than white bread. Here, the best breads …

The 25 Best Cities for Pizza Lovers

Following yearly increases, our consumption of pizza has peaked, according to an article by Time’s Brad Tuttle. Although our love for pizza has …

Hot Springs

New Study Has REALLY Bad News About Women and Wine

We know you’re already dreaming of your after work wine whether it comes in box or slushie form but we have bad news for you. Wine may give you cancer.<p>Whelp this Wednesday is off to a rough start! A new study from the British Medical Journal suggests that women who have never smoked are at a high …

Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

<i>This truly is the Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting! The cake is supremely tender, moist, and bursting with great carrot cake flavor. The</i> …

grilled avocado w melted cheese & hot sauce

Snacks are wonderful. Even better when they’re quick and easy to make.<p>This is my lazy fall back dinner. It’s made from four ingredients and couldn’t …

14 Essential Baked Goods Every Baker Should Master

Thanks to Erin McDowell, baking has never been easier. She is a complete boss in the kitchen, knocking gorgeous pies, towering cakes, and sparkling cookies out of the ballpark.<p>Erin writes an authoritative recipe, but she's also sweet enough to hold our hands through the scary processes of …

6 Healthy Chicken Recipes

Bryan McCay<p>Chipotle-Glazed Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes<p><b>Makes:</b> 6 servings<p><b>Prep time:</b> 15 minutes<p><b>Cook time:</b> 35 minutes<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>4 sweet potatoes …

10 Award-Winning Homebrew Recipes

Every new homebrewer dreams of creating the world’s next great beer. But before you craft a Pliny-level Double IPA on your own, you’re probably going …

Beer

PureWow: Women's Fashion, Beauty, Life Hacks & Recipes

Le YAY! Le Creuset’s Lavender Cookware Is on Major Sale (but It Probably Won’t Last)<p>Clear out the cabinets and make room for the prettiest lavender …

14 Charts That'll Help You Look Like A Bona Fide Wine Expert

We've heard wine experts toss around phrases like "oaky with a bit of a banana aroma" or "jammy," as if the rest of us could also distinguish those flavors. The film "Sideways" was filled with that type of annoying bravado as it followed two friends across California's wine country. "A little …

The high-protein diet myth

A main argument for a high-fat, high-protein diet is essentially that too much sugar and "bad" carbs have caused soaring rates of obesity. If we swap …

Top new Sydney restaurants in 2015

Subcontinental<p>With well-known chefs moving into town from across the globe and innovative local concepts finding new-found fame there’s never been a …

Walking Taco Casserole

<b>Yield:</b> 4 Servings<p>Ingredients:<p>1lb ground beef<br>• 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning<br>• 2/3 cup water<br>• Frito chips<br>• 1 (10.75 ounce) can cheddar cheese soup<br>• ½ cup …

Recipes

Photoshop Tutorials

$10 OFF - LIMITED TIME OFFER - JOIN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE!<p>HOW TO CREATE A CARTOON CHARACTER WITH PHOTOMANIPULATION & RETOUCHING<p>TRANSFORMING …

Unplug Yourself and Cruise: You'll Learn a Little More About Your World

Today it is nearly impossible to go a whole hour without responding to a text, email, or checking social media on your cellphone. After starting this post I put my phone on silent and set it face down. I feel like my phone is constantly interrupting me while I'm trying to work. But how has it been …

11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being - and not just in the short-term. Whether you're traveling for business, on a one-week family holiday, or have sold everything to pursue a life on the road, traveling can make you a happier person by building …

Happiness

The Sneaky New Way Airlines Are Raising Fares

<i>(Photo: Frustrated Businessman with Head in Hands via Shutterstock)</i><p>Fare bundling is the increasingly common airline practice of offering different levels of economy fares that provide different combinations of features at different prices. And like so many changes to the airline industry, bundling …

Air Canada

Australian Art Museum Offers First-Ever Nude Tours

We always love a good nude-cation, especially when we can write it off as something artsy.<p>So we're thanking our sweet, naked stars that the National Gallery of Australia is offering its first-ever nude tours in April.<p>The art museum is located in Canberra. It will host three, special tours of a new …

8 of the Easiest Potato Recipes Ever

Accordion-cut, hasselback-style potatoes may seem complex to make. But thanks to a simple hack featured in this week's episode of Mad Genius Tips, …

The Right Way To Blind Taste Wine

Here's a great approach to hosting a blind-tasting wine party with friends.<p>First of all, let's identify the <i>wrong</i> way to blind-taste wine. The wrong …

How to Pair Wine with Chicken Stews

Almost any time you’re pairing wine with chicken, you want to start by thinking about the sauce. Here, a few types of wines to try with different …

5 Ways to Make a Faster Chicken Stew

Compared with beef and other meaty stews, chicken stews cook pretty quickly. To make a chicken stew that’s fast enough for a weeknight, try these …

These Spicy-Sticky Wings Are a San Francisco Classic

These amazing wings are now on the menu at a new Chinese dumpling spot in San Francisco’s multiethnic Mission District.<p><i>These amazing wings are now on</i> …

Associated Press News

President Obama's niece threatened before Princeton-Maryland game

A threat made against President<p>Obama's niece, Leslie Robinson, a forward for the Princeton Tigers, prompted increased security at Monday'sNCAA tournamentgame between Princeton and Maryland, according to USA Today.<p>The Maryland Athletics Department reportedly received a voicemail Monday from a woman …

The Middle East Nuclear Race Is Already Under Way

One of the most important reasons why the U.S. is trying to conclude a nuclear deal with Iran is to prevent an Iranian bomb from triggering a nuclear …

Why Office for iPad Took 4 Years to Get Here

Microsoft just unveiled Office for iPad. The move makes complete sense. The iPad, after all, is by far the strongest and most popular tablet platform …

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …