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Adrian Grenier Loves Tacos and, Duh, Avocados

Adrian Grenier loves food. Give him all the tacos, avocado, and eggs you can find.<p><i>Welcome to My Morning Routine, where we talk with musicians, actors, politicians, and athletes about the foods they start and end their days with—and everything in between.</i><p>Don't get <b>Adrian Grenier</b> started on eggs, …

5 Tomato Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

Let tomatoes be the star this month. Here are five simple recipes to make with peak-season tomatoes.<p>When tomatoes are at their peak, they should be …

How to make homemade applesauce (it's much better than store-bought!)

Here’s what you need to make applesauce at home: apples, water, a big, heavy pot, and some time. Most of that time is hands-off. You don’t even have to peel the apples. The payoff is the best applesauce you’ve ever had in your life, a game-changer that’s satisfying enough to enjoy for dessert, but …

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The Best Restaurant Desserts in 2015

<i>Photo: Peter Frank Edwards</i><p>By Bon Appétit<p>While searching for the nation's Best New Restaurants, we stumbled upon a few standout dishes worthy of their own awards. In the weeks leading up to the release of the Hot 10 Best New Restaurants of 2015 (hold onto your hats until August 18), we'll be sharing …

Pregnant Philadelphia Meteorologist Takes On 'Haters' After Being Called a 'Sausage in Casing'

Local Philadelphia television meteorologist Katie Fehlinger’s Facebook post addressing negative social media remarks she’s received about her …

Dr. Dre issues statement on abuse claims, apologizes to 'the women I've hurt'

As Dr. Dre moved back into the limelight this month with <i>Straight Out of Compton</i> and its companion album — which doubled as Dr. Dre’s first record in …

The 5,000-Year Secret History of the Watermelon

Ancient Hebrew texts and Egyptian tomb paintings reveal the origins of our favorite summertime fruit.<p>To taste a watermelon is to know “what the angels eat,” Mark Twain proclaimed.<p>The angels, however, would have gagged if they had eaten the watermelon’s wild ancestor—a bitter fruit with hard, …

Yes, The U.S. Is On A Historic Lucky Streak In Dodging Major Hurricanes

Friday afternoon, Danny became the first major hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, after it was upgraded to a Category 3 storm. It's still very far out in the Atlantic, and so far there's no sign it'll pose a threat to the United States.<p>That leads to a question: When was the last time a big …

Nasa Curiosity rover takes selfie on Mars

The Curiosity Rover has taken a panoramic selfie after stopping to drill into rocks at the Marias Pass on Mars<p>Nasa’s Curiosity rover used its inbuilt ‘selfie stick’ to capture this 360 degree image of itself sitting in the Marias Pass region of Mars.<p>The robot has been in the area drilling into rock …

Alphabet Launches Life Sciences Company To Make Smart Contact Lenses And More

First company to be announced by the former Google<p>Since Google’s announcement to restructure into Alphabet by the end of the year, we haven't heard a lot from the inside. Presumably, there were a lot of moving pieces to be sorted internally, and press weren’t invited to those conversations.<p>But …

A Timeline Of The New “Star Wars” Canon Reveals All That’s Officially Happened

The post-Disney Star Wars timeline means you don’t need to read a hundred novels or play a dozen video games to know what “happened.”<p>Because the cultural appetite for new <i>Star Wars</i> stories has always vastly exceeded the ability or interest George Lucas had in actually <i>telling</i> those stories, the …

Ellen Page challenges Ted Cruz on LGBT rights at Iowa State Fair

Presidential hopefuls are used to having animated conversations about policy at the Iowa State Fair. But their interlocutors are not always Oscar-nominated actors.<p>On Friday, Texas senator Ted Cruz engaged in a heated debate about LGBT rights and religious liberty with Juno and Inception star Ellen …

Molly Shattuck, Ex-NFL Cheerleader, Sentenced to 48 Weekends in Jail for Rape

The ex-Baltimore Ravens cheerleader who pleaded guilty to having sex with an underage boy she met on social media was sentenced Friday to 48 weekends in jail.<p>Molly Shattuck, 48, appeared to sob as a Delaware judge ordered that she serve every other weekend in jail for two years. The judge also …

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams reach Cincinnati semi-finals

• Serb defeats Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-1 in 63 minutes<br>• American battles back to beat Ana Ivanovic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2<p>The King and Queen of tennis, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, return to New York this month to defend their crowns at the US Open, both managing short-term elbow injuries, both …

Art Briles: No knowledge about Sam Ukwuachu's violent past

WACO, Texas -- Baylor coach Art Briles denied on Friday having any knowledge about the violent past of defensive end Sam Ukwuachu -- a claim that …

Spotify apologizes for its new controversial privacy policy

Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek published a blog post today apologizing and attempting to clarify its recently updated privacy policy that proved to be controversial among some users and press. In the post, Ek explains that updated terms granting Spotify access to more of users’ personal information is …

Amazon's Echo will soon control SmartThings devices

Just in time for the release of SmartThings new home automation hub next month, it looks like the Samsung-owned smart home platform is getting Amazon Echo integration soon, according to a (now unpublished) blog post. Echo can already control other smart home platforms with your voice, like WeMo and …

Firefox is about to work a lot more like Chrome

Mozilla is beginning to make a series of changes to Firefox that'll make certain aspects of the browser operate a lot more like Chrome. The changes are broadly designed to make Firefox more secure and stable, but they also have the downside of making it less customizable and potentially more of a …

Samsung Rumored to One-Up Apple's 'iPad Pro' With 18.4-Inch Android Tablet

Samsung may be working on an "iPad Pro" style tablet of its own, with a new report from <i>SamMobile</i> suggesting the company is currently in development for the tablet, codenamed "Tahoe," on an Android 5.1 Lollipop-based operating system and with an 18.4-inch screen. Samsung would target the tablet to …

Amazon Fire TV is selling better than Apple TV

If recently released data from Parks Associates is correct, Apple TV slipped down from third to fourth place in the rankings of the most popular …

Unlicensed Marijuana Stores Grow Like Weeds in LA

<b>LOS ANGELES</b> -- Graffiti-tagged buildings, barricaded doors and iron-barred windows mark nearly every block of Avalon Boulevard as it cuts through the predominantly Hispanic neighborhood of Wilmington, 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.<p>The streets are lined with small mom-and-pop shops – …

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American Airlines to pull out of Israel in January

American Airlines is pulling out of Israel, saying its US Airways-operated service was never able to consistently make money on flights between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv.<p>US Airways, which is now part of American, does not serve Tel Aviv from any other city. The service will end Jan. 4, with …

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Intuit to Sell Its 'Quicken' Personal Finance Program

Sign up for the BETTER newsletter<p>You have been successfully added to our newsletter.<p>NBC News BETTER brings you wellness news and tips to make the most of your mind, your body and your life.<p>Money<p>by Taylor Popielarz / Aug.21.2015 / 5:00 PM ET<p>Get the Better newsletter.<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>Get the Better …

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U.S. stock market suffers drastic day of panic, capping a miserable week

The U.S. stock market made an alarming fall for the second day in a row, creating more worries that China's slowing economy would take America down …

France: 3 Americans subdue gunman on high-speed train

PARIS (AP) — A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before three American …

Rachel Maddow: Trump ‘Says Stuff That Has Never Been Said Before’

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has a tough job trying to sort through the madness of American politics. But Donald Trump‘s headline-making presidential …

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Washington Coach Takes Heat After Robert Griffin III Concussion

"Leaving Griffin in that game was borderline criminal."<p>Robert Griffin III, who recently proclaimed that he's the best quarterback in the NFL, must overcome another obstacle to prove it.<p>The Washington quarterback suffered a concussion Thursday night in a home preseason game against the Detroit …

Google integrates Twitter into its desktop search results

Google and Twitter are getting a little friendlier; you can now view tweet feeds from various accounts and hashtags right from Google.com on the desktop.<p>You can search something like “The Next Web Twitter” and Google will pull up a feed of our latest tweets. Alternatively, type in a hashtag and …

Greek extreme Leftist MPs split from Tsipras to form own party

Popular Unity, to be led by ex-energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis, founded to aggressively oppose austerity measures after Alexis Tsipras resigns and prompts likely elections<p>Hard-line rebels within Greece’s Syriza party broke away from their leader, Alexis Tsipras on Friday, forming their own …