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Restaurateur Pens Epic Takedown of Entitled Yelper

It's the classic tale of a Yelper's screed: When one Kansas City restaurant wouldn't break their take-out order rules for a guest, the diner took to Yelp to complain. The tale does not, however, end as most do: <b>Voltaire</b> restaurant's ownership didn't just sit back and take the abuse. They fired off a …

Gluten-Free Chocolate Dessert Recipes So Exquisite, You Won't Notice The Difference

Chocolate is naturally gluten-free, which is great news for all. But delicious and chocolatey cakes, cookies and bars often rely on ingredients containing wheat protein, such as all-purpose flour, in order to rise.<p>Fret not: Gluten-free chocolate treats are possible with a few mindful adjustments. …

How to Make a Stovetop Smoker

The rich flavors of smoked meat are closer than you think: all you need is a pot, foil, and a steamer insert to make a stovetop smoker.<p>We love the …

A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

Particles

Instapainting Turns Your Photos Into Hand-Painted Oil Paintings On The Cheap

Surprise! It’s Valentine’s Day, the stealthiest of all the holidays. Sneaks up on you, doesn’t it?<p>If you’re trying to get a gift today, you… might be a bit short on options. Will you go with the gas station teddy bear? The twice-crushed box of chocolates? A bouquet of acceptable-looking roses for …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Finance

China successfully lands spacecraft on Moon

China, whose lunar ambitions have only expanded in the last few years, has finally joined the United States and Russia in successfully landing a spacecraft on the Moon. The country's Chang'e-3 unmanned spacecraft, launched two weeks ago, landed on the moon today, the first craft to "soft-land" on …

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor [MAPS]

At the county level, America is a tremendously unequal place. The median household income in the poorest county (Wilcox County, Alabama) was $22,126 in 2012. In Falls Church, Virginia, where highly educated defense contractors and federal government workers cluster, the median income last year was …

Demographics

Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Why Too Much Running Is Bad for Your Health

Kate Gosselin feels best when she runs 10 miles every other day, according to <i>Us Weekly</i>. But what the 37-year-old mother of eight doesn't know is that …

They spawned the 1 percent: How Washington and Lincoln explain inequality today

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>The competing economic visions of our two most famous presidents have big implications for the middle class today<p>Edward McClelland<p>November 17, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>George Washington, our first president, and Abraham Lincoln, our 16th, are the twin icons of that office. Their portraits are …

Killer Dinners for Solo Diners

For a diner eating alone on an unlimited budget, what are the best places to go in the Bay Area? Locals suggest a range of styles and price points, …

The Life and Times of an Aging Superhero Captured in Oil Paintings by Andreas Englund | Colossal

<p>In his ongoing series of photorealistic oil paintings called the <i>Aging Superhero</i>, Swedish artist Andreas Englund takes us into the candidly humorous …

A Rare New Bacterium Thrives In Spacecraft Cleanrooms

A recently discovered bacterium thrives in the cleanest places on Earth—where spacecraft are assembled.<p><i>Tersicoccus phoenicis</i> is no ordinary microbe. This rare bacterium can withstand chemical cleaning, ultraviolet rays, and a dearth of nutrients to live in some of the most sterile places around: …

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

Scotland

No, really, progressives should follow the Tea Party

<b>(AP/Nati Harnik)</b><p>The shutdown was foolish and destructive, but it showed that committed factions can build an opposition movement<p>Bhaskar Sunkara<p>November 2, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared in In These Times.<p>During the height of this fall’s government shutdown, Obama spoke to factory …

5 reasons Obama shouldn’t have trusted the insurance industry

<b>(Reuters/Jessica Gow)</b><p>Conservatives forget this, but the template for the ACA was written by the healthcare industry for the GOP<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>November 2, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>President Obama has become the health insurance industry’s top salesperson. …

Eeek, Snake! Your Brain Has A Special Corner Just For Them

Anthropologist Lynne Isbell was running through a glade in central Kenya in 1992 when something suddenly caused her to freeze in her tracks. "I stopped just in front of a cobra," she says. "It was raised with its hood spread out."<p>Isbell, who is at the University of California, Davis, says she has …

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San Francisco Bay. And Google's fingerprints are all over it.<p>It's unclear what's inside the structure, which stands about four stories high and was made …

Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Risotto has a reputation for being time-consuming and finicky. But we tested basic risotto techniques and found a way to get perfect risotto without constant stirring. The result is this straightforward, foolproof technique that yields creamy rice and tender browned mushrooms. It's almost as easy …

The UC Davis Pepper-Spraying Cop Gets a $38,000 Settlement

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Former UC Davis officer John Pike, famous for casually pepper spraying a group of students in the …

6-Year-Old Girl Runs Half-Marathon in Under 3 Hours

Keelan Glass is amazing. That's as appropriate a word as any to describe a six-year-old girl who just completed her first half-marathon.<p>KTXS 12's Braid Blanks spoke with Keelan and her mother, Tracy, after the little girl's remarkable run at The Showdown Half Marathon in Dallas, where she completed …

Thermal Wristband Keeps Your Body At The Perfect Temperature

Wristify delivers hot or cool thermal pulses to keep the body comfortable.<p>A group of MIT engineering students wants you to get nice and comfy. They've created a thermoelectric bracelet designed to keep its wearer at the optimal thermal level for personal comfort.<p>Called Wristify, the prototype …

Apple & Cheddar Cheese Souffles - Easy Appetizer or Dessert Cheese Souffle Recipe

23 Super Satisfying Low-Carb Dinners

Low-carb doesn't have to be boring. It's amazing what you can do with a food processor, a head of cauliflower, and some cheese.

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

After 6 years, Anki launches slot car game with artificial intelligence

Anki was born six years ago from frustration with the failures of robotics. The company’s founders were robot experts at Carnegie Mellon University, and they saw that most artificial intelligence applications came from the government and industrial sectors. But few robot applications succeed in …