If you’re not sure exactly where you want to go on your next vacation, or you know where but are flexible on when you go, this interactive map uses 10+ years of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data to show you what the weather will be like. This first step in travel planning makes sure you’ll…
Networking is pretty important to getting a job and building your career, but networking events can sometimes feel like awkward mixers where you don’t know where to stand or who to talk to. One way to make them a little better is to stand in the right spot to catch people just as they’re looking for someone to chat…
You’re probably rolling your eyes at this point when you hear the term FOMO (fear of missing out), but bear with me because it turns out that FOMO isn’t about fear of missing information. It’s about feeling anxious that you’re missing out on bonding time with your social group. Here’s what to do about that anxiety.
Hello, hello, it’s time for Prep Cook! We’ve taken care of the hardest part of meal planning: actually choosing what to eat. We test a week’s worth of recipes so you spend your time and money making the most delicious ones. This week we have jam filled muffins, pizza packed with tasty toppings, spicy buffalo wraps,…
Raising kids is tough, and if you have a partner helping you, it’s good to be on the same page. Of course, it’s not possible to discuss every little thing before you start having kids, so if you’re a parent, what do you wish you’d talked about with your partner before you had kids?
If you’ve ever taken a walk to de-stress, you know the powerful effect getting outside can have on making you feel refreshed mentally, emotionally, and physically. But if you live in a busy city, finding nature to help you recharge can be a challenge.
Even if you’re super organized, moving is stressful. Hiring a moving company makes it a little easier, but finding reliable movers is a whole job itself. Otherwise, you’re in for added headaches, broken furniture, maybe even paying more than you expected. Here’s what to look for to make sure you pick the right company…
In the U.S., we tend to pile our main dish atop rice and call it a day, but in many other cultures, rice is served with a variety of toppings so that it can be enjoyed aside from the main dish. Here are a few suggestions to garnish your rice with tasty toppings.
Wine is pretty dang delicious on its own, but you can also use it to add flavor to many dishes, from “drunken” pasta to sauces and stews. You might think you can grab any wine and toss it into a dish, but you should put a little more thought into it before grabbing any bottle you have.
Happy Friday! This week on Prep Cook, where we plan and test a week’s worth of meals so you spend your time and money on the tastiest ones, we have scones, portobellos with avocado chimichurri, creamy tomato barley risotto, and more.
Nothing is more mouthwatering than bread and pastries that are fresh out of the oven. They smell good, they look good, they taste good, they can do no wrong. But you might want to skip the corporate grocery story—you’ll find the best bread at your local bakery.
Next week is National Park Week, which means free entry for you to national parks for the next two weekends. If you have a national park near you, here’s what you can do to get the most out of your free visit.
If you live in a large city with traffic and cars, you’re likely exposed to air pollution on a daily basis. That can have detrimental effects on your health, especially your lungs, and the surgical masks you often see in smoggy cities actually don’t do a ton to protect you. Here’s what to do instead.
Dried mushrooms are a quick way to add flavor depth to any dish, especially soups, stews, and sauces. They already bring a lot of oomph on their own, but you can add even more flavor when cooking with dried mushrooms by changing what liquid you rehydrate them in.
Anthony Bourdain has made a name for himself as a not only a traveling connoisseur of food but as a guide through which we learn about different cultures and cities. Only so much actually makes it into an episode of his show Parts Unknown, so a new accompanying site takes his travelogues even further.
Welcome back to Prep Cook, where we plan and test a week’s worth of meals so you spend your time and money on the tastiest ones! This week’s menu includes pineapple cashew stir fry, mini pot pies, cinnamon rolls, and more.
Pet toys can make your dog or cat happier, more mentally engaged, and more entertaining to hang out with. Buying toys is fine, but it can add up and sometimes your pet might not like the new toy. Making your own from stuff you already have at home cuts down on costs and gives your pet an endless supply of fun things…
Football season is still a couple months away, but that doesn’t stop you from figuring out if you need to keep your cable subscription just to watch Thursday Night Football. If you have Amazon Prime, you can ditch cable and stream the games live for the upcoming season.
Spring means getting your garden or yard ready for the most lively time of the year for your plants, but stormy spring showers can drown your green thumb efforts. A “rain garden” can help divert overflows of water from spring showers so the rest of your yard stays in shape to bloom.