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The ‘DNA App for Couples’ Knows My Kids’ Hair Color

In science, replication is important. One experiment can be a fluke, but if you get the same results over and over, you know you’re getting close to the truth. So when a DNA app called BabyGlimpse said it could predict what my children would look like, I was ready. I have three children, so I […]

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Your Bad Driver’s Seat Selfie May Be Killing Your Love Life

Happy Valentine’s Day! Regardless of your relationship status, you’re probably sick of hearing that. It’s wasteful and annoying for couples, and if you’re single, every frilly red heart and well-intentioned candy box is just another dirty finger gouging at the already festering wound that is loneliness. We’ve all…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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You Should Make Molten Chocolate Cakes in Your Instant Pot

The molten chocolate cake may have had its heyday in the 90s, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to stop making and eating them. Maybe it’s because they were the first “fancy” dessert I ever made in an attempt to impress another human, but I associate them pretty firmly with cliche romance, which is […]

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The Real History of Valentine’s Day

When you think of Valentine’s Day you probably think of flowers, chocolates, and notes sealed with a kiss—not whipping women with dead animals or martyrdom. But it turns out this sweet and loving commercial holiday has its roots in pagan rituals and good old-fashioned Christian rebranding. Oh, and selling you cards.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Easiest Way to Make Cheese and Chocolate Fondue for Two

Whether made with cheese or chocolate, fondue has a kind of cheesy, finicky reputation. But in spite of its kitsch, dipping bits of food in gooey, melted fromage or dark, liquid chocolate makes for a fun, flirty, surprisingly low-effort meal.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What Are Your Food Plans for Valentine’s Day?

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. Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and I want to hear all about your plans, or lack thereof.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Make This Edible Cannabis-Infused Massage Oil for Valentine’s Day 

When used topically, cannabis infused oils can soften sore muscles and relieve pain, which means they can feel pretty nice when applied by other people. Though there’s no major intoxication happening without ingestion, some notice a slight buzz, especially if you use a large amount over a wide area of skin. They give…Read more… Continue […]

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Vanilla Butter Sous-Vide Lobster Tails Are Your Valentine’s Day Dinner 

Hello friends, and welcome back to Will It Sous Vide?, the column where I usually make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. Today we’re making a sexy little dish that’s impressive without requiring a whole lot of effort on your part: sous-vide lobster tails.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: My Bloody Valentine

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Valentine’s day will be here soon but, rather than make a bubbly, rose-scented cocktail, I’ve decided to enlist the sinister blood orange for a less twee take on the holiday.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Get Your Valentine’s Flowers In The Nick of Time With This Exclusive 25% Discount

If you haven’t ordered your Valentine’s flowers yet, this is one of the few times where procrastination pays off. For a limited time, you can click this link to get 25% off any ProFlowers order of $29 or more from this special Valentine’s Day collection.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Go to a Casual Restaurant for Valentine’s Day

It is, ironically, difficult to have a pleasant date night on Valentine’s Day, when every “nice” restaurant replaces their normal menu with a mandatory and expensive prix fixe. Some couples actually like those dinners, and have a fun pre-packaged date night. Other couples like to cook at home, or to ignore the holiday…Read more… Continue […]

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Food Valentines That Aren’t Chocolate

I love a Whitman’s sampler, but I buy those for myself February 15th, at Walgreens, when they are half-off. Though I’m not one to turn down a box of chocolate on Valentine’s Day, giving them can feel a little impersonal, and we can do better.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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