Mixing Great Cocktails at Home Is Easier Than You Think

Making cocktails at home isn’t a difficult as “building your own bar” sounds. Success is all but guaranteed if you use a good recipe and the right equipment. There are plenty of recipes in this extensive catalog of tried-and-true drinks, but you’ll also need the barware to make the drinks you choose. We have a…

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A Good Appetite: A New Way to Spaghetti and Meatballs

Of all the things to make in an electric pressure cooker, pasta seems low on the list. Neither dense nor tough, it doesn’t require the kind of cartilage-melting tenderization you get under pressure. And since pasta cooks so quickly in a regular pot, you’re not going to save any time. But nothing beats an electric…

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gender letter: 2018: Year of the Woman, in 5 Powerful Quotes

Image CreditFranziska Barczyk It has been called the Year of the Woman, and rightly so — defined by historic political victories in the United States, #MeToo-fueled uprisings around the world, and women, like Christine Blasey-Ford, who pushed fear aside to be heard. It can be hard to quantify a year in a few stories or…

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Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Addiction and recovery

Growing up, I had the picture-perfect family. I lived in a beautiful home in the suburbs of Detroit with my parents and younger brother. I had every opportunity in the world, attended private schools, and even made it onto the honor roll. I was involved in dance, theater, and many of the school sports teams.…

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Vows: How Did They Know? (The Signs Showed the Way)

In the spring of 2017, Elisabeth Walley had come to wonder if she was meant to live her life as a single woman. “If it’s just you and me, Lord, I’m O.K. with that,” Ms. Walley, 32, recalled praying. Just a couple of months earlier, on Good Friday, she was seated in a front seat…

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What Foods Are Banned in Europe but Not Banned in the U.S.?

Q. What foods are banned in Europe that are not banned in the United States, and what are the implications of eating those foods? A. The European Union prohibits or severely restricts many food additives that have been linked to cancer that are still used in American-made bread, cookies, soft drinks and other processed foods.…

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Heads Up: Is Munich Getting Cool? Look for the Boat on the Bridge

Munich has long been known for its embrace of tradition, including Christmas markets, rowdy old-school beer halls and the annual jamboree of drinking, rides and carnival games known as Oktoberfest. Much less has been said about its hip side. (Some, like many Berliners, might ask: “What hip side?”) But those who want excitement beyond holiday…

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Update: Luxury Comes to Expedition Cruising

When it launches in spring 2020, the 126-passenger National Geographic Endurance from Lindblad Expeditions will have amenities on par with a luxury vessel, including two restaurants, a glass-walled yoga studio, an infinity Jacuzzi facing the stern and two saunas with panoramic windows so heat-bathers won’t miss the passing scenery. Such features aren’t uncommon on larger…

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Bites: In San Francisco, a Younger Sibling Acts Out

Angler catches you even before you walk through its front door. As you approach the restaurant, which is near the waterfront on San Francisco’s Embarcadero, you’re greeted by a stream of 1980s pop music that leaks out onto the sidewalk, drenching you in the likes of Toto and Hall & Oates. The soundtrack continues inside,…

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Ties: I Dreaded Winter Until My Newborn Taught Me to Embrace It

For most of my adult life, I dreaded — absolutely dreaded — winter. In that season, my own darkness multiplied and surged forth like cockroaches waiting for the lights to go out. Whatever deep-seated fears — illnesses, accidents, loved ones dying — I’d managed to keep at bay in the brighter months emerged hungry and…

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