Travel Better: Choosing Between TSA Pre-Check, Global Entry, and NEXUS

You know what you want. You’ve seen those smug, gloating people over in the “TSA Pre-Check” line, looking down on the rest of us, and you want to be one of them. But then you see that there are half a dozen different trusted traveler programs, and everyone seems to be telling you to sign …

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Favorite Things: PUG Muddler

A muddler is an essential bar tool used to smash ingredients for cocktails, releasing the essential oils and/or juices of fruits, herbs, and spices. The PUG version is larger than what you might find in the local store, which gives a little more purchase and leverage for your muddling efforts. It's also made from solid …

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Coffee! (With Pretty Pictures By Rachel)

My latest obsession has been coffee. More specifically, espresso. My coffee setup includes a Rancilio Silvia espresso machine outfitted with an Auber PID with steam control, and a Baratza Vario grinder. I've gotten some fantastic coffee out of it, and I thought I would share a few pictures of the process. Rachel gets all the …

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