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The Only Buttermilk Pancake Recipe You'll Ever Need

While many resort to pancake mix when making a special weekend breakfast, homemade pancakes are a <i>must</i>. Here's the little-known secret: the batter takes just as long to make as a boxed mix, and the result is infinitely better. If the attractive appearance of these golden, crisp cakes isn't enough to …

Breakfast

APNewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University.<p>In 2016, Zhao enlisted in the U.S. …

U.S. Army

America created Whitney Houston and then it destroyed her. Her family created Nippy, then did the same.

A new Whitney Houston documentary makes tragedy seem more inevitable than avoidable<p>Of all the telling moments in the new Whitney Houston documentary</i> …

Whitney Houston

Schumer takes heat after canceled town hall

NEW YORK — Activists in Chuck Schumer’s hometown were stewing in frustration, clamoring for more fight from his Senate Democrats, even before he cancelled a long-awaited public meeting on Monday night.<p>But once Schumer bowed out, citing an equipment problem that kept his small plane grounded …

Gina Haspel

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Researcher expresses concerns over iOS 12’s new security code auto-fill feature

<b>Update</b>: Will Strafach has some doubts about Gutmann’s thoughts:<p>With iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, Apple has introduced a new security code auto-fill feature that makes managing two-factor authentication codes sent via SMS easier to manage. A security researcher, however, has published a new piece …

iOS

Artificial ovary fertility treatment developed by scientists

<b>Scientists have taken early steps towards developing an artificial ovary that could lead to improved fertility preservation treatments.</b><p>The technique is aimed at helping women at risk of becoming infertile, such as those who receive chemotherapy.<p>The Danish scientists removed parts of the ovary and …

Cancer

The best tips and tricks for your Apple Watch

Apple Watch is one of the most desired smartwatches on the market. First debuted in 2015, Apple’s wearable device quickly becomes the top priority …

Smartwatches

The 6 biggest highlights from Apple WWDC 2018

Apple kickstarted its annual WWDC event today with a keynote led by CEO Tim Cook, where he introduced all the latest updates for iOS 12 and the new macOS. The keynote this year comes off of a quieter season for Apple. The company just had a press event back in March for its educational iPad launch …

iOS

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

On New Year's Eve, back in 2012, Savannah Eason retreated into her bedroom and picked up a pair of scissors.<p>"I was holding them up to my palm as if to cut myself," she says. "Clearly what was happening was I needed someone to do something."<p>Her dad managed to wrestle the scissors from her hands, but …

Parenting

How A Daybed With Trundle Can Help You Make The Most Of A Small Space

You may have heard this term being thrown around before without really understanding what it refers to so today we’re here to tell you all about …

We Now Know More About Why Rand Paul’s Neighbor Tackled Him Over Landscaping

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was hospitalized in November with broken ribs and bruised lungs after his next-door neighbor tackled him on his own lawn. The …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Portugal

Portugal’s gardens are a lesson in Europe’s long history of conquest. The Roman and Moorish invaders who descended centuries ago on the sunny Iberian …

11 Brilliant Hacks to Declutter Your Home

It’s almost as if clutter multiplies and before you know it, what started out as just a couple things has grown to overwhelming clutter chaos. Make …

Apple has a new app that lets you measure almost anything with your iPhone

Apple is launching a new Measure app in iOS 12 in the next few months that will let you size anything with just your iPhone.<p>You no longer have to go …

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 p.m. and It Changed My Body

Is timing really everything when it comes to eating carbs and staying slim?<p>Two weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates. Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. …

Nutrition

Amazing Prefab Cabins From Around The World

How many times did you feel like you wanted to just get away from everything and everyone and to spend some time in a small cabin in the middle of …

James Corden's 11 Best Carpool Karaoke Segments Ranked (Videos)

These are the most endlessly watchable, candid looks at pop music’s biggest stars

Music

How Patton Oswalt Did the Unimaginable: Write Stand-up About His Wife Dying

With a new special, <i>Talking for Clapping</i>, about to premiere on Netflix (which would eventually win a Grammy for Best Comedy Album and an Emmy Award …

Comedy

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Parenting

Why You Should Never Plant a Butterfly Bush Again

They're gorgeous, but they actually do more harm than good.<p>If someone took 75% of your food away, you wouldn't be a happy camper. But when you grow …

Plants

Geraniums: 5 flower trends you need to embrace in your garden this summer

Geraniums are a garden staple but now is the time to think outside the box.<p><b>As one of the best-known flowers, geraniums have been bringing an abundance of colour to gardens all over Europe since the 19th century.</b><p>With its gorgeous green leaves and fabulous vibrant flowers, today, an estimated 40 …

You've Been Doing Lobster Rolls All Wrong

On the eve of lobster roll season, the annual debate over summer’s “perfect food” picks up: Who started it, how to make it, hot or cold, and what’s …

The Difference Between Being Broke and Being Poor

<i>Words by Erynn Brook | Illustrations by Emily Flake|</i> <i>Longreads | June 2018</i><i>Erynn Brook is a feminist and freelance writer who studies media, people,</i> …

Feminism

NASA's chilling 30-year-old warning

We were warned. On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told the US Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived.<p>The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening salvo of the age …

Climate Change

What Your Web Browser's Incognito Mode Really Does

You don’t have to be a computer whiz to grasp the value of private web browsing. At a time when consumers are worried about the data Facebook and …

Buffett, Bezos, Dimon appoint Dr. Atul Gawande as CEO of their newly formed health-care company

Dr. Atul Gawande will lead the joint health-care venture between Amazon, J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway, the three companies announced …

Health Care

44 Best Small Bathroom Ideas To Make A Big Statement

These spaces may be small, but they certainly don't lack panache.<p>Just because a bathroom is on the small side, doesn't mean it shouldn't be full of personality. From bold decor choices to stylish storage ideas, these small bathrooms and powder rooms aren't afraid of making a design statement—and …

Interior Design