Dotdash (formerly About.com) is an American Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its "topic sites", of which there are nearly 1,000. It is operated by About, Inc. (formerly The Mining Company, MiningCo.com, Inc., and About.com, Inc.). The website competes with other online resource sites and encyclopedias. By March 2014, 61,428,000 unique visitors were registered by comScore for About.com, making it the 16th-most-visited online property during that month. As of August 2012, Dotdash is the property of IAC, owner of Ask.com and numerous other online brands, and its revenue is generated by advertising.

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  • Cute Pets: What is a Puppy?
    Puppies! They're more than just small young dogs. While most of us know that puppies are cute and cuddly creatures, you may be wondering how to truly define the word puppy. All puppies develop at different paces, depending on breed and there are also some similarities that unite all puppies. There’s a lot to learn about our cute furry pets! If you want a puppy or are a dedicated dog owner, underst...
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  • The Best French Toast Recipe To Put Pancakes to Shame
    You needn't perfect your pancake flip to make a winning weekend brunch or special breakfast. Making homemade French Toast is as simple as soaking bread slices in a mixture of eggs, milk, and sugar and tossing them in the pan. Full recipe: www.thespruce.com/basic-french-toast-3056820Superior in both process and finished product, this recipe puts regular flapjacks to shame. In our opinion it's the w...
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  • Maui in a Jar: Pineapple BBQ Chicken Marinade Recipe
    This simple bbq chicken marinade is one of our go-to's for grilling season. And it's great on grilled pork too! Learn how to turn a dinner party into a bonafide fiesta with this pineapple marinade. Full recipe: www.thespruce.com/pineapple-meat-marinade-335257 This marinade is sweet and fruity, with a hit of salty soy sauce and a cider vinegar punch. Marinate poultry and pork (at least 2 hours), ...
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  • Our Cute Furry Friends: Why Do Cats Purr?
    Ever wonder why your cat purrs so much? It's their cute way of communicating their needs to you. In fact, they rarely purr when alone. They primarily use this superpower to talk with other cats as well as humans. While not all cats purr, those who do use their sounds to express many meanings. Learn more about our cute furry friends in this video and be an A+ pet parent.
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  • Choose Your Own Grill-Venture: 4 Amazing Chicken Marinades
    Teriyaki, Jamaican jerk, pineapple, and lemon-rosemary—these simple recipes run the gamut from fruity and citrusy to spicy and salty-sweet. Shake up your typical chicken dinner with one (or four) of these easy marinades. You can make them ahead of time for a go-to grill enhancer, and use them on everything from chicken and pork to seafood, tofu and veggies.
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  • This Orange Creamsicle Cocktail Is Nostalgia in a Cup
    Conjure the taste of your childhood—with a potent twist. This sweet and summery Creamsicle Cocktail contains a boozy blend of orange juice, half and half, vanilla vodka, and triple sec. Shaken and poured over ice, it reinvents a classic kids' treat in a way adults can truly appreciate.
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  • Could You Go Vegan?
    You’ve tried giving up red meat. You’ve pondered pescetarianism…and toyed with vegetarianism. But have you ever thought about going vegan? Here’s a peek into what your diet might be like if you started eating vegan. No animal-made ingredients. Lots of tasty substitutes—and one surprising savior. Could you swing it? Check out these vegan desserts: https://www.thespruce.com/vegan-desserts-for-kids-1...
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  • 14 Ways Cats Show Their Love
    Cats have a unique way of communicating with their humans. While they can’t tell you they love you verbally, they show signs of loves in other ways. Purrs, meows, and scratching are just some of the ways your kitty may be showing her affection. Understanding your cat’s signs of love can help you both communicate better and can make you your cat's BFF.
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  • Pork Roll Tater Tot Grilled Cheese: Yes, It’s All Those Things and More
    This over-the-top grilled cheese stars the Taylor Pork Roll, a ham-based New Jersey breakfast staple that calls to mind a mix of Canadian bacon and salami. It’s pan-fried and served in a sliced crumpet with melted cheese and mashed, crispy tater tots. The uber-rich result is an ideal indulgence for late-night eats—or morning-after recovery. Get the full printable recipe: https://www.thespruce.com/...
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  • Welcome to Our New Channel: The Spruce
    Whether you’re looking to retile your bathroom, upgrade your baking skills, conquer a craft or simply tackle your to-do list, The Spruce can show you how. We make it fun and easy to create the home you have always wanted. We used to be About.com and now we're one of the fastest-growing home sites on the web. More recipes, home inspiration, crafty how-to's, and pet and parenting tips await you at...
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  • This Copycat KFC Chicken is the Real Deal
    While many people wish they had the secret recipe for KFC chicken, it requires a mix of ingredients that can only be guessed. We have our own tasty take on this family favorite. We’ll show you how simple this flavorful chicken is to recreate. Our Copycat KFC Chicken is so good -- your kids may think it’s the real deal. For a full printable recipe go here: https://www.thespruce.com/kfcs-original-fr...
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  • About in 2015
    Check out our new promo video and our unique approach to contextual advertising and data science.
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  • How to Start Exercising
    Hate exercise? Maybe you just need a new perspective. Watch the best (and easiest) ways to make fitness a part of your routine this new year. http://abt.cm/1xKon6W
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  • How to Eat Healthier
    Don't go on a "New Year" ‪diet‬! Healthy eating is just about making better choices... here's how to get started. http://abt.cm/1w16ZoZ
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  • How to Save More Money
    Does your wallet seem emptier after the holidays? Check out these hacks for saving more money in 2015. http://abt.cm/1BE5ocW
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  • How to Organize Your Desk
    Don't work at a messy desk. Here's how to finally organize your work space and keep it clutter-free! http://abt.cm/1vTiChv
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  • Meet the Experts
    Check out three of the About.com Experts to hear their stories. MacKenzie Smith - Sandwich Expert (http://sandwiches.about.com/) Alycea Ungaro - Pilates Expert (http://pilates.about.com/) Ethan Fixell - Dating Advice Expert (http://datingadvice.about.com/)
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  • What is Net Neutrality?
    In a nutshell, Net Neutrality is all about treating everything on the Internet equally. It's becoming a hot topic because Internet Provides are trying to change that system for profit. Want more info on the evolving policies concerning Net Neutrality, click here: http://abt.cm/ZYavbC
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  • How can I unsend that Gmail?
    THIS is how to save yourself from hitting send too soon. You'll want to change your Gmail settings right after you watch this... http://abt.cm/1tLuYHV
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  • 5 Things to NEVER Post on Facebook
    Some stuff just does not belong on Facebook, especially this stuff! Be smart about your social media presence and check out these tips from About.com Tech here: http://abt.cm/1D1Aih4
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  • How can I save my wet iPhone?
    Your iPhone got soaked? Don't panic... Just follow these tips then leave it in a bag of rice for a few days. More here: http://abt.cm/1CdBBHr
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  • #AskAnExpert: Oh no, it's time to plan my holiday travel! What should I do?
    Let's face it, holiday travel can be one of the most stressful and expensive times of the year.  Join Budget Travel Expert, Mark Kahler and Family Travel Expert, Suzanne Kelleher as we offer up some tips on making holiday travel planning easier and cheaper and answer your questions.  This hangout will be hosted by Molly Fergus, the About.com Travel Content Manager. Submit your questions ahead o...
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  • #AskAnExpert: Why am I so stressed?
    Join Elizabeth Scott, the About.com Expert for Stress Management as we take your questions about managing stress and share tips how to live a more stress free life!  This Hangout will be hosted by Lindsay Sanchez, About.com's Social Engagement Manager. ---- ABOUT ELIZABETH Elizabeth is a wellness coach specializing in stress management and quality of life issues. She has experience as an indivi...
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  • Times Square Thursday
    A look at the view outside our window. We're always looking for new people to share it with us! Take a look at our open job postings: http://abt.cm/1AThU76

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