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Ten New Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games Added This Week

You can now play <i>Mega Man</i> and <i>Battlefield</i> 360 games on your Xbox One!<p>In December, Xbox executive Phil Spencer teased that “January looks pretty good …

Mini mac n' cheeses, plus 3 more easy last-minute holiday appetizers

Justin Chapple, host of <i>Food & Wine</i>'s Mad Genius Tips, shows off four easy last-minute appetizers prepared with pantry staples.<p><b>1. Salami Bundles with Cream Cheese and Pepperoncini</b><p>These salami-wrapped cones make an irresistible party snack.<p><i>Ingredients</i><p>• Thinly-sliced salami<p>• Cream cheese<p>•</i> …

Can you make Doritos at home?

In "The Doritos Effect," author Mark Schatzker discusses the complex flavor profile that makes snack foods like Doritos and Coca-Cola irresistible.<p>Everybody knows what Coca-Cola should taste like, but it’s very difficult to isolate exactly what’s going on. Do we taste a little bit of vanilla? A …

Summer Pasta Recipes Worthy Of Any Season

There's nothing quite as nice as pasta topped with sweet, summer corn.<p>It's <i>summer --</i> our favorite eating season of the year. Sure, fall has Thanksgiving. And winter guarantees lots of hot chocolate. Spring gives us rhubarb. But <i>summer, s</i>ummer has everything else. Even pasta is better when summer's …

40 Best Science Fiction TV Shows of All Time

40<p>‘Humans’ (2015-Present)<p>This British import that showed up on AMC last the summer was drowned out by buzzier shows; we're hoping the upcoming second …

Top 10 Last-Minute Travel Tricks for a Great Getaway

There’s something to be said for meticulously planning a vacation escape, picking the right place, the right time, and then going for it. There’s …

Beautiful Photos from a Summer Spent on Japan's Trains

Photographer Hiroyuki Ito captured his home country while riding the rails for an entire summer.<p>In the summer of 2015, my wife and I bought what are called JR Passes, tickets that let you ride as many trains across Japan as you want for weeks.The catch is that the pass is only available to foreign …

The best free computer games

The best free computer games are a varied and inspiring bunch. This collection includes our favorite browser games and free downloads. What you <i>won't</i> …

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8 Highly Effective Habits That Helped Make Bill Gates the Richest Man on Earth

Adopting these habits may not make you a billionaire, but it will make you more effective and more successful.<p>How did Bill Gates get to be the richest person in the world, with a net worth around $80 billion? Being in the right place with the right product at the dawn of the personal computer era …

7 Sweeteners That are Perfect Replacements for Honey

As something that is both sweet and natural, to many people honey is a very versatile treat. From sweetening teas to using it as a replacement for …

Timeless images of Jerusalem at the end of Ottoman rule

Ottoman Jerusalem<p>The final days of 400 years of Turkish rule<p>c. 1900<p>In its millennia of history, the inhabitants and rulers of the city of Jerusalem …

The Lose 10 Pounds in 30 Days Diet: Healthy Lunches Under 400 Calories

Chris Gallo<p>Spicy Bean and Guacamole Burritos<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1/2 cup canned low-fat refried beans<br>• 1/4 cup salsa<br>• 3 tablespoons prepared guacamole<br>• 1 cup …

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Producers hit back after London Fields pulled from Toronto film festival

Toronto film festival 2015,Film,Culture,Johnny Depp,Martin Amis,Billy Bob Thornton,Adaptation,Drama<p>Muse said in a statement that director Mathew Cullen, who has filed a $1m lawsuit claiming he played no part in the film’s edit, ‘can’t deal with the fact that he does not control the final cut’

I Read Every 'Destiny' Grimoire Card And Realized What The Universe Is Missing

Yesterday, as part of Game Informer’s month-long trickle of <i>Destiny</i> news ahead of the release <i>of The Taken King</i>, they released a video that focused on some of the changes coming to storytelling in the expansion. The theme of the video is “a hundred little things,” and as Bungie’s Luke Smith and Mark …

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes Video Shows Easter Egg Referencing Kojima Leaving Konami

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima was aware of an impending split between his studio and publisher Konami, and alluded to it in Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, according to a gameplay video posted online.<p>The footage, which was uploaded to YouTube by user TimeSplitter88, shows Ground Zeroes' Deja …

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The Great Dying: Acidic Oceans Blamed for Earth's Biggest Extinction

Science News<p>Huge amounts of carbon dioxide spewed from colossal volcanic eruptions in Siberia may have turned the world's oceans dangerously acidic 252 million years ago, helping kill most land and sea creatures in the worst mass extinction in Earth's history, scientists said Thursday. The …

Street Musician Performs Brilliant Covers of Classic Pink Floyd Songs In Front of the Pantheon in Rome

A very informative video by Food Insider/The Science Channel shows the fascinating process by which rainbow colored candy sprinkles are made, what …

PlayStation 4 on sale for $350 until midnight (Central Time)

Just as we near the tax deadlines, the tax return sale promotions begin at various retailers. This week Groupon began running a tax-themed promo code worth 10% off physical goods sold through them. The promo code will work on up to 3 items in your cart and carries a max savings of $50.<p>As far as …

The 5 biggest myths about metabolism

When faced with unwanted weight, it's easy to place the blame on your metabolism.<p><b>(Life by DailyBurn)</b> -- A source of confusion for some and a scapegoat for extra weight around the midsection for others, metabolism has long been a topic of hot conversation. Without it, we would lack the energy to get …

We may be able to reverse signs of early Alzheimer's disease

<i>A music legend fights Alzheimer's disease on his unforgettable farewell tour. CNN Films Presents: "Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me</i>," Sunday, June 28 at 9 p.m. ET.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The woman at the department store bounded toward Julie Gee.<p>"Julie! Hi! How have you been?" she asked. Gee, 49, stared blankly at …

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: A simple pasta dish that gives you everything you deserve after a long</i> …

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Game of Thrones has burnt down most of its own structure, and that's a risky move

<i>Game of Thrones</i> has always been a show that delights in rewriting its own rules, even to the point of creating new ways to think about the profitability of television as a whole.<p><i>Incoming, massive, Game of Thrones spoilers</i><p>We were originally sold on a show led by a honorable hero who followed his …

17 of Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

These 17 recipes for fried chicken are so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.<p>Put on an apron, grab a cast-iron skillet, and prepare to fry up chicken so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.

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How to Cook the 5 Different Types of Pacific Salmon

Here are the five types of Pacific salmon—and what to do with them.<p>Another reason to choose wild salmon: the wonderful variety available. Here are the five types of Pacific salmon—and what to do with them:<p><b>Chinook</b><p>Also known as king, its nicely fatty flesh is ideal for slow-roasting.<p><b>Sockeye</b><p>Sometimes …

40 Spinach Recipes to Make You Stronger than Popeye

40 spinach recipes that we love, from a sauté to green juice<p><b>Run through a juicer, folded into party dip</b>, or served in an updated salad, the original “leafy green” shows us its muscles (and its versatility). Here are 40 great spinach recipes.

E3 2014: Rainbow Six Patriots Is Dead, Siege Puts Multiplayer First

Mega Man-style single-player selection, but multiplayer is the focus.<p>Because Rainbow Six Siege is "multiplayer first," Ubisoft isn't saying much …

Upcoming Xbox One update might let you use external drives

According to Microsoft product director Albert Penello, external drive support for the Xbox One has always been on the company's docket to enable in a future update. That refresh looks to be on the horizon after an unnamed Xbox developer took to <i>Reddit</i> to tease an image showing that very feature in …

Yahoo purchases self-destructing messaging app Blink

Yahoo has bought Blink, a self-destructing messaging app in the vein of Snapchat and Telegram, for an undisclosed sum<p>Yahoo has bought self-destructing messaging app Blink, the latest in a series of acquisitions since Marrisa Mayer became CEO.<p>The service, which allows users to send self-destructing …