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Stay Cool and Tipsy With a Cheerwine Kalimotxo

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. During the summer months, I wish to be two things at all times: properly ventilated and slightly buzzed, and I wish to exert very little effort while achieving those goals.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Take Turns Being the ‘Water Watcher’ at Kid Pool Parties

Summer is here, and while splashing in the pool is a great activity for kids, parents must be vigilant at all times. At pool parties, it’s easy to sit back and relax. There are people arriving and conversations happening and you assume, “There’s a ton of adults here—someone is watching my child.”Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Steam Corn Using Either of These Two Easy, Very Different Methods 

I am obsessed with summer corn. You take how Oprah feels about bread, and multiply it by three, and that is how I feel about corn. Those crisp, sweet kernels of sunshine are everything that is good about summer produce, and it needs very little in the way of preparation.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Do You Feel About Boozy Frozen Treats?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. Today I’d like to talk to you about that most summery of summer gimmicks: frozen alcohol.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This Is the Easiest, Freshest Way to Make a Bloody Mary This Summer

The Bloody Mary is a drink for all seasons, but there’s something unpleasant about sipping thick, soup-like concoctions when outdoor temperatures start to rise. To beat the heat and still enjoy your favorite savory brunch cocktail, skip the mix entirely and make your own with freshly pureed tomatoes.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Make a Gin & Tonic That Doesn’t Suck

In a simple libation like a gin & tonic, the spirit should really shine. Too often, cloying, crappy tonic obscures the botanical qualities of its partner, rendering the G&T much less refreshing than it should be. Luckily, long-time cocktail writer Camper English—who literally wrote the book on the beverage—has some…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Tape a ‘Finish Line’ to Your Doorway on Your Kid’s Last Day of School  

Well, parents, it’s the end of another school year. Here’s a fun thing to do before your kids get home on their final day: Have a “finish line” at your doorway for them to run through. This could be in the form of streamers and balloons, a “Welcome to Summer” banner, or an army of […]

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Tape a ‘Finish Line’ to Your Doorway on Your Kid’s Last Day of School  

Well, parents, it’s the end of another school year. Here’s a fun thing to do before your kids get home on their final day: Have a “finish line” at your doorway for them to run through. This could be in the form of streamers and balloons, a “Welcome to Summer” banner, or an army of […]

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Chef Aarón Sánchez Cooks With Light Beer, and You Should, Too 

We here at Skillet are huge fans of cooking with beer, especially the cheaper stuff, which is why I was thrilled to find that Chef Aaron Sanchez (aka the chillest Chopped judge) uses light beer heavily in his summer cooking. Chef Sanchez is also “all about making life easier,” and was kind enough to share […]

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How to Throw a No-Frills Kids’ Birthday Party 

Your kid’s birthday party is coming up! Have you figured out where you’re gonna put the petting zoo? Are the 1,000 butterflies ready for their release? Did you remember to book your the child’s favorite band and name the party [Kid’s name]-chella? You did confirm that the skydiving Trolls will be dropping in after the…Read […]

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What’s Your Favorite Summer Side Dish?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. Now that the season of grilling has officially begun, I’d like to talk about the most important part of the barbecue: the sides.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Waste Less Plastic This Summer

After this miserable year in a miserable time in human history, you are right to greet summer with an explosion of joy and celebration. But summer also unfortunately usually comes with an explosion of trash, plastic waste, and other single-use garbage that will do nothing but choke the planet for the rest of time,…Read more… […]

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How to Use the Equipment on Outdoor Fitness Trails

If you’ve ventured out looking for fitness trails for the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, you may have noticed some mysterious unlabeled equipment. What are you supposed to do with this bar near the ground? This slanted bench? Here are your answers.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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