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21 Food Superstitions You Should Really Know About

From spilling salt to cutting bananas, here are 21 kitchen-related superstitions you should be aware of.<p>Everyone knows that garlic wards off vampires and that spilling salt is terrible luck. But did you know that you should never cut a banana with a knife? And speaking of knives, did you know that …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

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The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

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How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster

A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs," "panic" and "looting."<p>This poison is being …

Born into disaster: 12,000 babies on the way in Philippines' typhoon-stricken region

Life is coming to a land blanketed in death. But as an estimated 12,000 babies are born in storm-smashed swaths of the Philippines during the next month, many will arrive underweight and ill, adding fresh medical misery to places where all health clinics were swept away.<p>Doctors with the World …

Levi's Orange Tab Pays Homage to the 70s

I just returned from a weekend celebrating the revival of Levi's Vintage Clothing's Orange Tab Collection. I remember nabbing a pair of my dad's …

Music Festivals

ZIIIRO Mercury Black Purple Watch

<b>ZIIIRO Mercury Black Purple</b> is the new model from ZIIIRO purple watch lineup. If you are familiar with the company, you probably already figure it …

Tyra Banks: 'I Don't Believe In Diets... I Need Some Ass'

Diets seem to be the perpetual topic of conversation in both Hollywood and the fashion industry, so it's refreshing to hear a top figure in both worlds eschew the topic altogether.<p>Tyra Banks sounded off on the obsession with dieting during an event for the new cycle of "America's Next Top Model" on …

Dear Men, Please Grow a Set

"Say what you wanna say.And let the words fall out.Honestly, I wanna see you be brave."~ Sara Bareilles<p>I met Mike -- a nice, smart, FDNY fireman -- at my local bar one Saturday night. I had stopped in for a beer and veggie burger at the bar, and to do some writing. I honestly had no desire to meet …

The 65 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like Zara, without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive list of the …

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Geek Chic: 10 New iPad Cases to Own

Carry your tech in style this summer.<p>In the past, we considered tech accessories a throw-away premise, but when your iPad becomes a daily companion, not any old case will do. Designers have heeded the call, with sleeves and cases done up in exotics, with studs, patterned and more. Shop ten that …

The Girl Just Wants to Have Fun

In or out of the city, Sarah Jessica Parker is always in fashion. Plus, see her exclusive September cover fashion shoot.<p>She brings a book to lunch—Susan Choi's <i>My Education</i>—and she wears a yellow T-shirt that says NEW YORK CITY, slim gray jeans, and ballet flats. Without makeup Sarah Jessica Parker …

Sex and the City

How to Organize Your Room

Organizing your room will make you feel more calm and in control of your own life. Going about your day will be much easier if you know exactly where …

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15 Creative & Multi-Functional Desks

You spend a good portion of your day at your desk. Why not make it a creative space that reflects your personality? We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite creative and beautiful desks to make your home office a space you actually want to spend time in. And if these aren’t your speed we have DIY …

Articles about 8 inspiring minimalist bathrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Streamline your plumbing and simplify your bathing ritual with inspiration from these minimalist bathrooms in the Dwell canon.<p>For the bathroom inside a renovated Hollywood bungalow, architect Noah Walker used a simple palette of gray and white tile, black...<p>Clean lines meet earth tones in this …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Why Apple ditched its skeuomorphic design for iOS7

Are you ready to join the future? That seems to be the subtext of every tech presentation of the 21st century, but for Apple, acknowledged leaders in the field, there has been a nagging feeling that its users were already there, waiting for it to catch up. At its Worldwide Developers Conference …

iOS 7 is not a redesign — it’s a pretty coat of paint

Apple unveiled the newest version of its mobile operating system yesterday. While much of the tech world fawned over the new design, I’m not impressed. iOS 7 is a nice refresh of the basic look, but it does nothing to advance the operating system beyond the basic menu of buttons it’s relied on …

Wet Equity

Pool workouts help you build fitness, strength, and flexibility—without risking injury.<p>Like most runners, I'd rather look at lane lines on a track than in a pool. But 20 years ago, beset by recurring leg injuries, I took to the water in order to minimize the pounding. But I don't just count laps; I …

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Runs of the Mill

Whatever your goal, there’s an effective and fun (really!) treadmill workout just for you<p><b>If Your Goal Is To:</b> Make the Most of 20 Minutes<b><br>Try This:</b> Warm up at a slow to moderate pace for five minutes, then increase the speed to race pace and hold it for 10 minutes for a hard tempo. Cool down for five …

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5 Tips To Make Your Photos More Compelling

Do you want your photographs to be more eye catching, but don't know where to begin? For starters, you can try a few of these simple composition tips …

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Microsoft’s Home 2.0 Will Connect Xbox One To The Internet Of Things

In an exclusive interview, Microsoft teases the Xbox One’s predestined future: A service they’re dubbing Home 2.0 that will become the hub for all your interconnected devices.<p>The Xbox One–Microsoft’s new console announced yesterday–will have eight times the graphical power of the last Xbox, connect …