The No-Excuse Guide to Making Salad Dressing at Home

For the unenlightened, this news might come as a bit of a surprise: Your salad dressing is ripping you off. Sure, it’s convenient, but most people don’t realize how very easy it is to make your own salad topper at home. It’s healthier, cheaper, and means you won’t be stuck in a honey-dijon rut for months on end just because you need to get through the bottle.

KptnCook created the above “Ultimate Guide to Salad Dressings,” illustrating that a myriad of dressings can be made with just three basic ingredients. It’s not just for vinaigrette lovers either, so blue cheese and buttermilk fans need not feel neglected. The infographic is a handy tool for the next time you’re staring into the pantry abyss and feeling like you don’t have what it takes to whip up something great.

[h/t Lifehacker]

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Netflix's Most-Binged Shows of 2017, Ranked

Netflix might know your TV habits better than you do. Recently, the entertainment company's normally tight-lipped number-crunchers looked at user data collected between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017 to see which series people were powering through and which ones they were digesting more slowly. By analyzing members’ average daily viewing habits, they were able to determine which programs were more likely to be “binged” (or watched for more than two hours per day) and which were more often “savored” (or watched for less than two hours per day) by viewers.

They found that the highest number of Netflix bingers glutted themselves on the true crime parody American Vandal, followed by the Brazilian sci-fi series 3%, and the drama-mystery 13 Reasons Why. Other shows that had viewers glued to the couch in 2017 included Anne with an E, the Canadian series based on L. M. Montgomery's 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, and the live-action Archie comics-inspired Riverdale.

In contrast, TV shows that viewers enjoyed more slowly included the Emmy-winning drama The Crown, followed by Big Mouth, Neo Yokio, A Series of Unfortunate Events, GLOW, Friends from College, and Ozark.

There's a dark side to this data, though: While the company isn't around to judge your sweatpants and the chip crumbs stuck to your couch, Netflix is privy to even your most embarrassing viewing habits. The company recently used this info to publicly call out a small group of users who turned their binges into full-fledged benders:

Oh, and if you're the one person in Antarctica binging Shameless, the streaming giant just outed you, too.

Netflix broke down their full findings in the infographic below and, Big Brother vibes aside, the data is pretty fascinating. It even includes survey data on which shows prompted viewers to “Netflix cheat” on their significant others and which shows were enjoyed by the entire family.

Netflix infographic "The Year in Bingeing"


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