Taking a little time to plan ahead can make a big differenceIf you have ever been on a road trip in the U.S., you've probably noticed the overwhelming monotony of food exit road signs. A seemingly infinite rotation of major fast-food chains lines the highway system, and unless you're making an effort to plan other arrangements during your journey, chances are that you'll be cruising a lot of drive-thrus.
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Adding another item to your packing list might not seem like ideal way to help you out the door, but with a little time and preparation, you can actually save money and calories. Not to mention that you also have the freedom to choose exactly what you want to eat instead of settling for someone else's menu!
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In addition to being the obvious healthy beverage choice, drinking adequate amounts of water can help you to sustain your energy and combat fatigue while counting down the miles. To avoid spending unnecessary money on bottled brands, as
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Taking a little time to plan ahead can make a big differenceIf you have ever been on a road trip in the U.S., you've probably noticed the overwhelming monotony of food exit road signs. A seemingly infinite rotation of major fast-food chains lines the highway system, and unless you're making an effort to plan other arrangements during your journey, chances are that you'll be cruising a lot of drive-thrus.Read More »from How to Avoid Eating Fast-Food on Roadtrips
Find out which cupcakery is home to the number one cupcake in AmericaIt's a fact: America loves cupcakes.Read More »from 10 Best Cupcakes in America
These cute little confections first stole our hearts on a national level in the early 2000s thanks to a famous reference from Sex and the City. Soon, bakeries dedicated just to cupcakes - or cupcakeries, as they prefer to be called - popped up around the country, and people saw potential for greatness. Later on, when the cupcake craze exploded into a full-blown industry, there was talk of a "cupcake bubble" and everyone speculated as to when it would pop.
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Clearly, they were wrong. Today, cupcakes have grown into much more than bake sale fodder. From gowns literally made of cupcake tiers to $55,000 red velvet cupcakes used to pop the question, cupcakes have become a food trend that just won't die.
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In fact, they're kind of everywhere.
To help you tell the good from the bad (and the ugly), The Daily Meal has come up with a list of the 50 best cupcake shops in America - and the must-try
Starbucks locations break from the cookie-cutter moldIt's been said that you're never farther than 170 miles from a Starbucks in America - and we can assume that will become only more true as Starbucks continues its global domination. As of July 2012, there were 17,651 Starbucks locations worldwide, with an additional 1,500 planned for 2013. In fact, the company just recently announced that it would be opening its 1,000th location in Japan this summer.Read More »from The World's Coolest Starbucks
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And while a Starbucks location has a certain aesthetic - dark wood paneling, Pantone green accents, chic and comfortable seating for a true coffeehouse vibe - we can all admit that our Starbucks locations have a big box store, cookie-cutter feel to them. So when we find uniquely designed Starbucks stores from Singapore to Amsterdam, we get excited for the unusual. With innovative design, unique architecture that fits within the city's landscape, and unusual concepts, these are the Starbucks worth visiting.
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Yikes - UK pizzeria Paul's Pizza is really upping its spice factor, as the Daily Mail reports that the Saltdean Sizzler pizza might just be the spiciest in the world. Only nine challengers have been able to eat the entire pizza since last year, although 1,307 have been sold.Read More »from UK Pizza May Be World's Spiciest Pizza
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Accoding to creator Paul Brayshaw, the 10-inch pizza uses the ghost chili to create a chili paste, topped with chili extract to amp up the spice. Those who end up eating all six slices get a photo on the "Wall of Flame," while everyone else ends up on the "Wall of Shame."
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Brayshaw has sent along a pizza to Warwick University to be tested by Guinness World Records, saying that if his pizza was over 1 million Scoville units, it would be the spiciest on record. There has yet to be a Guinness World Record for spiciest pizza, but the spiciest pepper to date is the Trinidad Scorpion pepper, at 1,463,700 Scoville units.
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For any good, diet-abiding citizen, a simple trip to the supermarket or convenience store can easily feel like a tap dance across a minefield of temptations - having to narrowly skirt well-concealed calorie-bombs at nearly every turn.Read More »from Unhealthy Drinks to Avoid at the Supermarket
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Areas like the frozen foods aisle and the chips and cookies shelves are obvious danger zones for the health-conscious shopper, but be careful not to overlook the potential diet pitfalls sitting in those beverage-stocked cold cases. From juices and iced teas to flavored milks and protein shakes, drinks can often be like the evil ninja warriors of dieting.
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Oftentimes, many of those drinks we are led to believe are "healthy" (thanks, in large part, to shrewd marketing), are actually quite the opposite.
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Just because drinking tea can be good for your health doesn't mean that bottle of calorie-
Pizza! If you grew up obsessed with it - postgame pizza, movie pizza, baby-sitting pizza, college pizza, pizza, pizza, pizza! - and followed that American passion for cheese, sauce, and bread with an adult pursuit of the best slice, the finest pie, the Platonic Neapolitan, then the idea of naming America's best is likely contentious.Read More »from 35 Best Pizzas in America
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"A best pizza list? I know pizza. That's not great pizza!" Yes, pizza is tough to rank responsibly. Consider that just years ago, The New York Times' then critic Sam Sifton said Motorino "serves the city's best pizza." It was enough to make you roll your eyes and call him out for knowing better, right? City's best? Not its best artisanal or Neapolitan pie? What about its best slice? And what is a "best" slice or pie anyway? After all, you could argue that great pizza can be many different things.
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Given America's current love affair for Neapolitan pies, some might argue great pizza
Because, really, need we say more?When Crazy, Stupid, Love came out, fans were ogling Ryan Gosling in all his tanned glory, but beyond the custom suits and the perfect abs, many viewers claimed that seeing Ryan Gosling down a slice of pizza while looking red-carpet ready was what sent them over the edge. Well, really anything Ryan Gosling does drives us over the edge, but that's another story for our teenage hormones.
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Seafood lovers concerned about sustainability may already be familiar with the popular Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch's pocket and mobile guides, which divide up fish caught in the United States into easy-to-follow "Best Choices," "Good Alternatives," and "Avoid" lists based on the management of the fisheries for each species, population data, and fishing methods. While helpful, these lists leave out a component also worth considering when making seafood choices: toxin levels and omega-3 levels.Read More »from The Best Seafood to Eat
But now there's a new list, dubbed "The Super Green List," which attempts to take all of these factors into account and boil them down to a "top 10" list. The fish that make this list have fewer than 216 parts per billion mercury and 11 parts per billion PCBs (a toxic byproduct of industrial activities), and yield at least 250 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids per day based on a weekly consumption of eight ounces of fish per week. To put some of these numbers in perspective, according to
Kathleen King of Tate's Bake Shop helps us celebrate one of our all-time favorite cookiesCookies - people can't get enough of them and neither can we. Out of all of the cookies there are to enjoy, there's one classic variety that always takes the number one spot in our hearts. It's the one that has the mouse asking for a glass of milk, the one that is the perfect combination of chocolate and buttery dough, and the one that's so popular that it has its own national holiday on May 15.Read More »from How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
Can you guess what it is?
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That's right, it's the chocolate chip cookie, and to help us celebrate the delicious treat, renowned baker Kathleen King of Tate's Bake Shop was able to share some of her most coveted industry secrets to help us make the perfect one. While her critically acclaimed store in Southampton, N.Y., only opened in 2000, King has been baking since the age of 11. Only 10 years later, King opened her first bake shop at the age of 21, and has since published three cookbooks, won several awards, and now bakes more than 2 million cookies per week at
Summer's just around the corner, and already we're hankering for an iced coffee. But even though it's the unofficial drink of summer, it's easy to get tired of the same old iced coffee. By now you've perfected the cold-brew (or are simply content with pouring your hot coffee over ice, but we beg you, please don't do that). But there's plenty more to do with your iced coffee than a simple pour over ice.Read More »from 5 Easy Ways to Update Your Iced Coffee
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Coffee shops around the country have perfected the art of the iced coffee, with unusual brewing methods and simple fixes to turn your ordinary to-go coffee into something extraordinary. And while you may not have the time or patience for a cold brew to drip for 12 hours, there are plenty of easy fixes you can whip up in no time. (Coffee ice cubes, anyone?)
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So don't get bored with your iced coffee just yet. We've found tips from all over the Web to help you turn your iced coffee into a tasty treat. Scroll down for easy ways to