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What Does It Mean to 'Stir Frequently'?
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If you are one to get caught up in details and definitions, cooking from recipes can kick the pedantic portion of your brain into overdrive. Words and phrases that are intuitive to more seasoned home cooks can prove utterly mystifying to newbies, particularly… more…

Give Yourself the Gift of Time This Week
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One of the greatest pleasures of my new-ish morning routine is that I start many of my days by doing nothing. I lay around for a bit, before getting ready and then sitting with a cup of coffee for a few minutes. Read more... more…

What Exactly Is the Green New Deal?
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In the months since the Green New Deal entered the public consciousness, it has been called many things: Zany. Unrealistic. Wildly popular. A socialist Christmas list. It has provoked strong reactions from both the right and ostensible left, and is already b… more…

Use Your Priority Pass for $28 Off at Some Airport Restaurants
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If you’ve used Priority Pass to access an airport lounge, you may be underwhelmed by the free food offerings, depending on where you are. But there’s a way to get higher quality food without shelling out any more money. Read more... more…

How to perfectly sear pork chops without drying them out
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As a trusted butcher and meat life coach, customers sometimes bring me pages torn out of food magazines or turn their phones to show me recipe photos on Pinterest. They ask whether they can make their food look that good, or whether it’s all the magic of foo… more…

What's So Terrible About Palm Oil?
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If you haven’t heard of palm oil yet, it shouldn’t be all that unfamiliar. In fact, there’s a good chance it’s hiding in your cupboards and freezer aisles and in multiple forms, too (it’s often used in peanut butter and ice cream, for one). Palm oil is even u… more…

How to Collect, Store, and Cook With Bacon Grease
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One of my most prized possessions is the grease crock I inherited from my grandmother. Every morning she made bacon—which was basically every morning ever—she would remove the strips of fried cured pork, then unceremoniously dump the rendered fat into the cro… more…

Roundup Lost a Lawsuit, But We Still Don't Know if It Causes Cancer
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This week a jury found that a man’s use of Roundup on weeds in his yard was a “substantial factor” in causing the cancer that he developed years later. But court cases are not scientific studies, and scientists are still divided on whether glyphosate should r… more…

Cooking from Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: a show-stopping pork rillette recipe
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All this week, The Takeout’s Kevin Pang will be cooking from Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook and writing about his experience. Read more... more…

How to Decide What to Splurge On
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The key to saving, as everyone knows, is to spend less than you earn. So simple! But how do you get your spending under control when there are countless things you can spend money on? Read more... more…

How to Recycle Your Used Razors
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Have a bunch of used razors lying around your bathroom? Well, forget throwing them in the trash where they’d usually land—now, you can recycle all your disposable razors, hairs and all, and all it takes is a simple package in the mail. Read more... more…

Always Buy Socks as a Trip Souvenir
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Last week I went to Tokyo. I got myself a windbreaker and I got my baby a pop-up book and a mobile. I got origami paper and tea and a wifi-enabled zoom-lens earwax picker. I bought trinkets for my friends—stickers, pins, a pop-up book, a bracelet, a squishy p… more…

Buy This Italian Villa for $66
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If you’re tired of AirBnB, here’s another option: Buy your own vacation home. One man (with a major real estate problem) is offering up his furnished Italian villa in a raffle with an entry fee of 50 euros (that’s $66 USD), no strings attached. Read more... more…

Cooking through Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook must begin with French onion soup
Thetakeout.com

All this week, The Takeout’s Kevin Pang will be cooking from Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook and writing about his experience. Read more... more…

Follow Elizabeth Warren's Excellent Budgeting Advice
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Before she was a senator and 2020 presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren was a professor at Harvard who also happened to write a couple of really good books on personal finance and economic instability in the U.S. Read more... more…

I'm Author Daniel Pink, and This Is How I Parent
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Daniel Pink is the bestselling author of several game-changing books about behavior, motivation and organizations, including his latest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. So he must have this parenting thing in the bag, right? “I am more than wi… more…

Robots will serve as guides for the 2020 Olympics
Engadget

You didn't think a 2020 summer Olympics set in Japan would go without some robots, did you? Sure enough, they're on their way. The Tokyo Olympics' Organizing Committee has launched a Tokyo 2020 Robot Project that will have automatons providing assistance both… more…

Instagram is the latest hotbed for conspiracy theories
Engadget

You might open Instagram to see what your friends are doing, look at a cute puppy or like pretty pictures of other people's food -- but there's something much darker under the surface. While other platforms are working to eradicate hate speech and stop the sp… more…

NASA's latest cubesat candidates include a solar sail test
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NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative is still going strong nine years after it was first announced. In fact, the agency has just revealed the 16 small satellite projects hitching a ride on bigger missions from 2020 to 2022. The selected CubeSats, which include on… more…

Instagram's New Shopping Feature Works Like a Digital Mall
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Because #capitalism. more…