Erik Meza

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The Powerful True Story Behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's "Democracy" Speech

"Hopefully we’ve said enough stuff to make you think."<p>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's game director has shared a powerful true story that helped …

A New Gossip App Called 'Streetchat' Has Teens Throwing Up Their Hands: 'What The Heck Is Wrong With Us?'

The app lets students at high schools and colleges anonymously post photos and captions about anyone they want — from anywhere they want.<p>The app's terms and conditions say the users can't post illegal content, but it also says the app doesn't monitor content.<p>This is similar to YikYak, an anonymous …

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Your Slow Cooker

Hundreds of cookbooks have cropped up for the slow cooker, and all of them have an angle; some focus on soups, others stews, and some emphasize the slow cooker's vital role in easy dinners. You can start your day with a hearty Mexican-style quiche.<p><b>Click Here to See All of the Things You Didn't Know</b> …

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Make the Best Brisket Ever by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Make perfect brisket every time by avoiding these common cooking mistakes.<p>With Rosh Hashanah right around the corner, we've got brisket on the brain. Just because this beefy cut is a classic doesn't mean there's no room for improvement. From tough, chewy texture to dull, ho-hum flavor, there's a …

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5 College Football Towns for Haters

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz blog</i><p>It's game time, and touchdowns and tailgating are in full swing. But not everyone is ready for some <i>footballlll</i>. Fortunately, these five great college towns offer plenty of amusements beyond the end zone. These are Orbitz's top picks for destinations that score big …

Defend Your Home With Artificial Intelligence

The Canary security system learns about your daily routine -- and picks up on anything out of the ordinary.<p>You’re out of town for the weekend, and you want to keep tabs on your home. You could set up a sophisticated security system -- with live video feeds, multiple sensors, and remote access -- …

How to Cook with Corn, Beans, and Squash—the Three Sisters

From pickled corn to garlicky runner beans to squash tart, here are our favorite ways to cook with the "three sisters."<p><b>Reach back in your grade-school memory</b>. Like, way back. There, you may find a vague memory of a history lesson that touched on the Iroquois custom of planting the "three …

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Broccoli, Lemon, and Parmesan Soup + Semolina Crackers

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: "Crackers, you complete me." -Soup</i><p>Just like Thelma had Louise, Laverne had Shirley, and Romy had Michele, soup has crackers. Soup</i> …

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Richard Florida Slams Tesla's Nevada Battery Factory Deal

The <i>scale</i> of the deal, that is. Not the deal itself.<p>Tesla had already started construction in Nevada, but on the company's most recent earnings call, CEO Elon Musk was anything but committal about Nevada being the true winner of a multistate competition for the first of what could be several …

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See How to Make Great Fried Rice at Home: Tips + Video

How to make killer fried rice at home, with tips and video from Hot Joy, one of Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurants in America 2014<p>It's midnight. You're buzzed. You're craving the entire menu at <b>Hot Joy</b> (our no. 7 Best New Restaurant of 2014), especially the fried rice. In fact, the fried rice is so …

7 Design Tips for Non-Creatives

5. Refer to competitors and other companies as a reference guide for design<p>Have you ever thought about how your tweets should appear visually? What about the design layout of your e-mail newsletter?<p>If you ever need some insights on the direction any of your visuals should take, refer to other …

The Order of Abstergo: The Rise of the Templars in Assassin's Creed

<i>"Even when your kind appears to triumph ... Still we rise again. And do you know why? It is because the Order is born of a realization. We require no</i> …

How Windows Changed the Design of This Small Manhattan Apartment

Designed around windows with character.<p>Designer Juan Carretero's serene 700-square-foot one-bedroom apartment is as stylish as it is practical. For him, the design really started with the space's steel casement windows.

5 Tricks to Making a Mind-Blowing Burger

<i>Each week this summer on Food52, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>From cuts to fat content to seasoning, Cara is teaching</i> …

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Scientists Are Afraid To Talk About The Robot Apocalypse, And That's A Problem

I thought it'd be a cool story to interview academics and robotics professionals about the popular notion of a robot takeover, but four big names in the area declined to talk to me. A fifth person with robo street cred told me on background that people in the community fear that publicly talking …

Singularity

Looking To The Moon: First Impressions Of Destiny's PlayStation Beta

The first time I found myself on the Tower, I immediately jumped over the edge to my death. If this is the caliber of Guardian the last safe city on Earth was relying on, humanity is probably doomed.<p>That was in earlier this year. I’d just finished playing through a mission in a darkened room on the …

How to Use a Surplus of Zucchini

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Delicious ways to use up a bushel of zucchini -- one peck at a time.</i><p>If you're …

Fixed, An App That Just Raised $1.2 Million, Fights Your Parking Tickets For You

David Hegarty and DJ Burdick cofounded Fixed last fall after Hegarty received five parking tickets in three weeks. Hegarty knew how to contest tickets, but he realized that his friends didn't and often just paid the fine.<p>"I'm a stickler for protesting all my parking tickets," he told Business …

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6 One-Pot Comfort Food Recipes by David Tanis

One big pot for one big night. Bring all your friends together for a relaxed evening of refined comfort food, with recipes from celebrated chef and author David Tanis.

Pesto Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making this No-Cook Sauce

We love this simple, no-fuss sauce—but when it comes to whipping up a pesto, are you making any of these common mistakes?<p>A well-made pesto is a thing of beauty: Fresh, green, cheesy, and nutty, this no-cook sauce has it all, and goes with just about everything. Slather thick pesto on good bread, …

Italian Food

The Ultimate Full-Body Kettlebell Workout for Any Fitness Level

They may look like cast iron doorstops, but kettlebells are meant for anything <i>but</i> lying around. Case in point: Studies show that training with …

Workouts

Alessandra Facchinetti: Lady of the House

The roof terrace is not particularly large, nor is it blessed with spectacular views, and when Alessandra Facchinetti first saw the terrace, it was bare, having been stripped of foliage and every stick of furniture. Yet no sooner did she set eyes on it than Facchinetti knew she had found her new …

Iggy Azalea’s post-racial mess: America’s oldest race tale, remixed

<b>Iggy Azalea (AP/Joel Ryan)</b><p>As a white female rapper mistakes appropriation for artistry, black women remain pushed to the sidelines (UPDATED)<p>Brittney Cooper<p>July 15, 2014 9:43pm (UTC)<p>Recently, my nine year-old nephew came running into the room, eager to find a seat to watch a performance by Iggy …

8 Tips and Tricks To Painting Metal Successfully

Ready to repaint your metal furniture but not sure how to begin? Make sure the metal is in as good a condition it can be before you repaint. Here are …

Jacob's Well Is The Coolest Place To Swim In Texas

Think diving off the deep end is scary? Try jumping into Jacob's Well, which looks like the perfect -- if not terrifying -- way to spend a summer day.<p>Called "The Gem of Texas Hill Country," Jacob's Well is in Wimberley -- a short, 45-minute drive from Austin. The well was discovered in 1850 and is …

65 Tomato Recipes for the Height of the Season

From pastas to salads to salsas, make these 65 tomato recipes all summer long.<p><b>It's tomato season!</b> Make the most of this ephemeral fruit with these summery recipes.

Tower of Herbs

Don't miss out on fresh herbs (or pay a lot for them at the market) just because you don't have a big yard. Situate this compact herb garden in a sunny spot near the kitchen door for easy snipping.

8 Easy Summer Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again

<b>1. Asian Kale Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing</b><p>Believe or not, this salad will have you eating your vegetables (and, most surprisingly, your kale) with pleasure and abandon. Bright, bold flavors and textures abound: earthy kale; cool and crunchy carrots, bell peppers and red cabbage; toasted …

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