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How to Build a Creative Mind That Will Never Run Out of New Ideas

Do you ever think you’re just not the “creative type?” Well, it’s not true. Creativity isn’t just for artists, musicians, or filmmakers anymore – …

To be creative is to decisively use these six things

Find Your Strategy: 6 Actionable Social Media Strategies from Successful Brands

Being great on social media isn’t always intuitive. Sometimes the best way to learn is to get inspired by the what others are doing.<p>Late last year, …

How to Make the Best Brisket (and Why It Makes Excellent Leftovers)

Red wine-braised brisket has all the makings of a family classic.<p>We’ve been on a bit of a bender lately. A meat bender, that is. Last week we were all about the meatloaf. And now we're diving directly into a pot of big, beautiful, beefy, braised brisket. Whether you make this for a crowd, for a …

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29 Recipes to Get You Really Excited for Spring

These are our 29 very best springtime recipes—bring on the peas!<p><b>Nothing tastes better than the first few springtime meals.</b> Light, bright, lemony, and packed with peas; these are our favorite ways to celebrate the season.

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QR Code Lets You Get Your Flipboard to the Web, Fast!

There’s a nifty new feature on Flipboard.com today: sign in with a QR code. This is useful for people who are logged into Flipboard on a mobile device and would like to bring everything they follow quickly to Flipboard on the Web. It’s also how anyone who’s been using Flipboard without an account …

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Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

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19 Craveable Curry Recipes to Spice Up Your Night

If you’re looking for something a little more saucy than stir fry, but just as easy to throw together, have we got more than a few recipes for you. These 19 curries, ranging from authentic Southeast Asian dishes to fun fusions, are sure to satisfy. A well-stocked and organized spice cabinet will …

Rustic Jam Tart with Almond Crust

8 Servings<p>Once you get the hang of this fail-proof tart, feel free to riff. Try walnuts or hazelnuts instead of almonds, and any kind of jam (but no jelly).<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup almonds, divided<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. demerara sugar<p>1 ½ cups all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon finely …

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Smoked Salmon Tartines with Fried Capers

4 Servings<p>Find hot-smoked salmon, a Pacific Northwest delicacy, at specialty grocers.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ small red onion, very thinly sliced<p>⅔ cup Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar<p>¼ cup vegetable oil<p>2 tablespoons capers, rinsed, patted dry<p>8 slices country-style bread, toasted or …

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Healthy Meal Plan: 30-Minute Recipes

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Jenn de la Vega / January 14, 2015<p>We may not have our flying cars yet, but we’re not far off from futuristic and glamorous gadgets. Today, …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

6 of the World's Best Holiday Treats in One Box

Ever wondered what it would be like to spend the holidays in Paris or Brazil or Sweden? Sadly, we can’t send you to any of those places. But we can …

Infographics platform Infogr.am bets big on Brazil as it acquires data-visualization blog Visualoop

If you have a penchant for dressing up numbers and stats in infographics, you’ve maybe come across Infogr.am over the past few years.<p>In a nutshell, the Latvian startup delivers a user-friendly WYSIWYG editor that invites you to feed your data in, with Infogr.am then issuing a beautiful infographic …

With 100M users, Truecaller starts making call suggestions

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Truecaller<p>Every time I write about the increasingly well-funded “search engine for contacts,” Truecaller, I feel …

5 Can't-Miss iPhone Apps You Should Download This Week

It seems like hundreds of new iPhone apps pop up every week, but which ones should you bother trying? We explored the App Store and found five apps …

Get 50% Off a Sticky Password Premium Lifetime Plan

Remembering passwords becomes increasingly difficult as we sign up for more and more apps and services. And using a single password for all of them is a risk you can’t afford to take. That’s where Sticky Password comes in.<p>Designed for ease of use, flexibility and total control, Sticky Password …

Built In Brooklyn: Atavist Is Both Publisher And Platform For Online Storytelling

We returned to Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood for the latest episode of Built in Brooklyn. This time we visited the offices of Atavist, which co-founder and CEO Evan Ratliff described as “a storytelling company” — it’s both a publisher of longform journalism and the company behind Creatavist, a …

Beep, The Multi-Room Sonos Competitor, Is Now Shipping

Earlier this year, we covered Beep’s WiFi volume control that makes it easy to stream music to any speaker system, but the product was still six months out from being available.<p>Today, Beep has announced that it’s shipping the first batch of Beep dials and that it’s opening up orders for a ‘small …

The Germans are coming to financial tech, with a new S.F.- and Berlin-based incubator

Berlin-based company builder HitFox announced it is going into financial tech (FinTech) by starting an incubator called “FinLeap.” It plans to start four to six FinTech companies a year, each receiving between €500,000 to €5 million seed investment (roughly equivalent to U.S. $620,000 to $6.2 …

Rocket Internet’s Helpling Mops Up $17M For Its Cleaners-On-Demand Service

Helpling, the Rocket Internet-backed cleaners-on-demand service, has tidied in a nice little sum of its own after announcing $17 million in fresh funding. Investors in this Series A round include Mangrove Capital, Phenomen Ventures, Point Nine Capital and Delivery Hero chairman Lukasz …

Veniam picks up $4.9M to turn buses, cabs, and any car into a Wi-Fi hotspot

Veniam, a Portuguese startup working on providing free Wi-Fi in urban environments, is announcing it has raised $4.9 million in new funding.<p>If you’re acquainted with mesh networking (think FireChat, the nifty app that festival goers, for example, use to stay in touch), Veniam will sound familiar. …

SkyBell’s internet doorbell gets faster with always-on Wi-Fi

Second-generation model improves nearly every feature<p>Raising more than half a million dollars on Indiegogo is no small feat. Just 56 projects have done it since the crowdfunding site launched six years ago, and one of those is SkyBell. It turned the complex video intercom systems aimed at offices …

Loup: The Love Child of Uber and a Bus Service

Loup is at least the third San Francisco startup to try something similar in the past year.<p>If you were to create a hybrid of a public bus service and Uber, you’d get Loup.<p>The startup runs black town cars on a set route throughout San Francisco, and riders book trips on their phones.<p>Its founders aim …

How 'Flash Vs. Arrow' Trumped 'Batman V Superman'

<b>DC Comics learned the lesson of Marvel’s Iron Man and applied them to television, with Arrow.</b><p>Back in 2008, Marvel Studios made their big play for big-screen relevancy with Jon Favreau’s <i>Iron Man</i>. The film centered on a relatively B-level superhero, not one overly known to the general masses and one …

Pumpkin Brioche Bread with Chocolate Swirl

Ok, friends. Brace yourselves. Today’s recipe is going to blow your minds.<p>Remember that time I made homemade hamburger buns? Well, I have been on a …

Triple-Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

A hidden layer of bittersweet chocolate coats the crumb crust, semisweet imparts a silken smoothness to the customary custard, and a drizzle of milk chocolate on top teases the eye -- and the appetite.

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Braised chicken with olives and pine nuts recipe

This is Sicilian inspired chicken is braised in white wine, with sweet raisins, pine nuts and a lively garlic and orange-zest finish<p>This is Sicilian inspired and can be sweet-sour (in which case add the raisins) or simply savoury (in which case leave them out). Apart from a quick browning on the …

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