Review: Breville PolyScience Control Freak

Almost every day in my well-used home kitchen, I work with a double standard. I pop something in the oven and dial in a specific temperature, say 175°C. However, on the stovetop, I settle for the vagueness of low, medium, or high. When I go see my mother-in-law, and swap …

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Why Use a Fridge When You Can Have a Pre-Fab Food Cellar?

If you’ve ever been in a root cellar, you probably thought it was pretty cool. That’s because root cellars are nature’s refrigerators. They’re essentially holes dug into the ground and used year-round to store vegetables and dry goods. Its a cool, dry cool environment that won’t freeze in the winter …

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Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell Get Handsy With Each Other

Generally when we do Google Autocomplete interviews, there’s just one person responding to the things people ask the search engine about them. But for the latest installment, we got a twofer: Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell, stars of The Boss. The pair gamely answered lots of questions about themselves, but …

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Sci-fi Sunday: the creeping fascism of American literature

Every few years, a public figure proposes repression and violence in the name of patriotism, and we go back to the dystopian novel It Can’t Happen Here. Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 book is currently being read in the context of Donald Trump’s presidential run, built on bare-faced xenophobia and an unsettling …

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