Alex Orlov
Alex Orlov

Alex is a food staff writer. She can be reached at

May 26, 2017

This is the summer to get TSA PreCheck — here’s why and how

Do this before airport security lines get longer this summer.

May 24, 2017

U.S. travelers can now book flights to Europe with Ryanair

Ryanair and Air Europa have announced a new partnership.
May 23, 2017

Millennial women take less vacation than men, according to this depressing new study

Fewer than half of millennial women used all their vacation days in 2016.
May 1, 2017

Ikea's best-kept secret? Its affordable, sustainable salmon.

Come for the Färlöv couches, stay for the fish.

April 26, 2017

Love Pocky? These 9 desserts put the Japanese candy front and center.

These sweet sticks make dessert irresistible.
April 25, 2017

How to survive the world's hottest pepper, according to the Guinness Record holder

Tolerating 120 grams of the Carolina Reaper pepper doesn't come without planning.
April 24, 2017

Whole Foods CEO defends prices: "Nobody's complaining that the Tesla's expensive."

When are pricey high-end groceries a fair deal — and when are they a rip-off?
April 19, 2017

This packaged THC helps you make perfectly dosed edibles out of practically anything

THC-infused guacamole? Ramen? Matzo ball soup? The options are limitless.
April 19, 2017

This edible, invisible "peel" helps produce stay fresh for up to five times longer than normal

This could help fix our food waste problem in more ways than one.

April 18, 2017
April 17, 2017

Starbucks' Nitro Cold Brew just got its own special lid to elevate your coffee experience

Take your appreciation for this creamy cold brew to new heights with a fancy new sipper.
April 17, 2017

I compared tax software with an accountant. Here's what I learned.

How does tax software compare to the advice of a CPA?
April 15, 2017

Arkansas judge blocks state from using lethal drug on death row inmates

Two prisoners were scheduled to be executed with the drug on Monday.

April 14, 2017

Sexual abuse at elite boarding school went on for almost 50 years, report says

Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut is holding itself accountable for decades of misconduct.
April 12, 2017

What does activated charcoal do? Rob you blind, that's what.

You're told the stuff will clean your insides, but is it really worth its hefty price tag?
April 11, 2017

Gordon Ramsay compared Indian breakfast to prison food — and Twitter came for him

Ramsay's known for criticizing food photos, but some think this was taking it too far.
April 10, 2017