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The Food Lab: Follow These Rules for the Best Fried Rice

I've been holding off on doing a full fried rice story for several years now. I'm not really sure why. Fried rice is a great way to use up leftovers, it is infinitely variable, and there are <i>plenty</i> of variables worth testing out. Couple that with the number of rules that everyone says you simply …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

College Application Essay Dos and Don'ts | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Tony Budding.</i><p>Writing the personal statement for your college applications can be daunting. The questions …

Sports Jacket and Jeans: A Man's Go-To Getup | The Art of Manliness

The sports jacket is one of the best, most versatile items a man can have in his wardrobe. The benefits of this piece of clothing are myriad. First, …

Men's Fashion

Perfect French Toast: A Classic Recipe | The Art of Manliness

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” –John Gunther<p>I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Gunther. Some of my favorite moments at home are spent …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

The 9 best music videos of the week

<b>Ed Sheeran – ‘Photograph’</b><p>See Ed as a baby and a geeky teen in this home-video compilation.<p><b>Avicii – ‘Feeling Good’</b><p>Extra poignant after the DJ’s recent …

New Orleans-Style Beignets

New Orleans, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways: 1) Beignets 2) Jazz Fest 3) Beignets 4) Jackson Square 5) Did we mention beignets? We've clearly got a thing for those delightful squares of fried dough coated in powdered sugar. And since Mardi Gras is this Tuesday, February 17, we couldn't …

32 Hot, Cheesy Pizza Recipes We Love

Gallery32 Hot, Cheesy Pizza Recipes We Love<p>Not long ago, it was International Pizza Day, arguably the best day of the entire year. I mean, what could be better than a day dedicated to the ooey-gooey, cheesy wonder that is pizza? Right. Nothing. Luckily, you don't need an arbitrary date to spend an …

7 Garlic Bread Recipes to Keep Vampires at Bay

Garlic bread­­––vampires hate it, your sweet Nonna from Queens loves it, and there’s absolutely no way that spaghetti can save face without a hunk of …

Bread

Super-Cheap Gadget Tests For HIV Using Your Smartphone

Testing for HIV just got a whole lot easier.<p>A team led by Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University, has devised a smartphone accessory that can test for HIV and syphilis in 15 minutes. The dongle plugs into the phone's headphone jack and uses an app to …

Rotisserie Chicken Round-Up: 4 Gourmet Upgrades

When you need a quick family-pleasing dinner, the rotisserie chicken is an obvious choice. But can you really "wow" your crew with this easy ingredient? Yes! Try these four fast chicken fixer-uppers.<p><b>1. Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas</b><p>These crisp tortillas filed with gooey melted cheddar and chicken in …

Recipe: Apple Pie Bread

Bread is delicious and apple pie is delicious, so I’m willing to bet that this apple pie bread recipe that Shelly from Cookies and Cups shared on the Better Homes and Gardens blog is every bit as delightful as it looks.<p>Maybe we should all just go ahead and add apple pie bread to this weekend’s …

Apple Pie

Chicago/Atlanta airport rivalry heats up | CNN Travel

Atlanta Airport

Infiniti Debuts Another Haute Couture Concept Car

After 25 years of random, mostly lackluster Nissan-derived product offerings and the recent abrupt departure of the brand’s top executive for Cadillac, Infiniti has pulled inward to assess. Based in Hong Kong, Infiniti’s new team was assembled in short order by Carlos Ghosn, dual CEO of Renault and …

Fashion Shows

Green Tea Benefits: Drinking Green Tea for Weight Loss

Sip Up, Slim Down: The Right Way to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss<p>Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>I'll admit it: I had a mini …

Tea is the Secret to Smoky, Wok-Charred Flavor at Home

Smoking food with wood chips and charcoal is an ancient practice, and I recently became fascinated with the idea of figuring out an easy way to adapt …

Freakazoid Vs. Deadpool

10 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview | The Art of Manliness

When it comes to job interviews, we often see it as a one-way street, with the interviewer holding all the cards. In reality, though, it’s a two-way …

How You Can Stay Free (or Super Cheap) on Your Next Trip

When you picture your dream trip, what do you see? Is it a white-sand beach with fantastic surfing, or a hiking and camping expedition up in snow-capped mountains, or maybe you see yourself exploring the streets of a foreign city? Whatever your ideal expedition, it's a sure bet that your daydream …

6 Body Language Signs That Will Get You What You Want

<b>Do: Hold Your Chin.</b><p>"It's something we see powerful people do—Hillary Clinton, Steve Jobs on the cover of his biography. It's a thinking pose, a …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Travel<p>An over-planned vacation is a miserable one. At least most of the time.<p>By Benjy Hansen-Bundy4 days agoView More<p>Style<p>Just ask these rising …

SeeMe, Which Lets Members Create T-Shirts With All-Over Designs, Launches Its First App

SeeMe, a design community that claims more than a million members, has launched its first mobile app on iOS, which can be used to take photos and turn them into T-shirts.<p>To be sure, there are tons of DIY T-shirt design companies out there, including SnapTee (which bases its business model on a …

The True Origins of 'X-Men'

How a second-tier comic inspired a legion of misfits and changed Hollywood<p>It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, …

Comics

How to Win Your March Madness Bracket Pool

For March Madness, sometimes knowing anything at all about the actual teams has proven almost pointless, according to history and statistics. So here, we've done the math for you and answered seven important questions for attaining supremacy — or at least beating all your coworkers' busted brackets.<p>…

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Recipes

Why Watch Dogs went into hiding

It just wasn't fun. Not all of the time. Not for everyone.<p><i>Watch Dogs</i> was just a month away from shipping last year when Ubisoft announced it was delaying the game. It was a surprising move for a game with so much anticipation built up around it, one that looked like it could have been one of the …

Plain as Vanilla {Recipe: Vanilla Vanilla Muffins}

Do you ever feel like your life has gone a bit vanilla?<p>I mean, I love vanilla, don’t get me wrong, but especially after a long winter I feel like …

Blueberry Muffin Cupcakes

Warm Spiced Beef Curry and Rice

Pat beef dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a heavy, large pot over medium-high heat, heat 2 Tbsp. of the oil. Add about 1/3 of the meat to …

Food