Emily Siegel is a freelance writer based in New York City. Her work has most recently appeared in Nylon, Maxim and the popular Man Repeller blog. Visit her Poetry Project at UrbanDitty.com!

How To Have A Dinner Party With Total Strangers

New York City's restaurant scene can feel overwhelming, even for a food journalist like me. It's a never-ending carousel of openings, reservations, and trendy dinner guests. Sure, you could throw a dinner party — but who has the time? Or space? When…
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7 Ways To Give Mac And Cheese A Major Upgrade

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These Simple Additions Will Transform Your Ramen

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Can A 10-Minute Facial Actually Make A Difference?

New York loves doing things the express way. Express trains, express DMVs, Pizza Hut Express... so Skin Laundry's express facial was an inevitability. But can you really get the same results from a ten minute treatment as one that lasts 45 minutes…
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7 Easy Tweaks To Up Your Burger Game

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7 Popcorn Recipes To Upgrade Your Movie Night

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Why Tea Lovers Are Definitely Having A Moment

If the Boston Tea Party taught us anything, it's that people love tea. That cold, December morning, however, almost ruined its reputation forever. By the time the sun rose, coffee — which was seen as an obvious break from stuffy British rule — had…
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This Lemony Pasta Dish Will Make Your Summer

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A Delicious Gluten-Free Alternative To Lasagna

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The Perfect Summer Quinoa Salad

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How To Make Chocolate Like Jacques Torres

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7 Crazy Good Ways To Eat Asparagus This Spring

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Making Risotto Has Never Been So Easy

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5 Best Rooftop Gardens In New York City

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The Best Fish Tacos On Land Or Sea

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These Are NYC's Most Laptop-Friendly Coffee Shops

New York City's West Village is a neighborhood in crisis: Long heralded as a feeding ground for art and artists, the area has slowly morphed into an upscale outdoor shopping mall. Sure, the NYU students do their part to keep it grungy — and no one…
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5 Cocktail Bars You NEED To Know About

Anyone who has had a drink in the past five years (a.k.a. everyone except Robert Downey, Jr.) will know that speakeasies — and the three dollar signs that accompany them on Yelp — are all the rage. These days, the best cocktail bars in the country…
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8 Mouth-Watering Brisket Recipes For Passover

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About That Time I Was Cryogenically Frozen ...

Fellow '90s kids will remember the urban legend surrounding Walt Disney’s death: Rumor had it this cartoon king was cryogenically frozen, then interred beneath the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. We all loved the story, believing Walt…
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The 6 Best Gluten-Free Restaurants In Manhattan

For some of us, the diagnosis of gluten intolerance or Celiac disease can feel like a death sentence. After diagnosis, most people will go through the standard stages of mourning: Denial, anger ... and gorging oneself on the nearest subpar…
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