Ben Hastie

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30 of Our Most Outrageously Decadent Dessert Recipes

These desserts are definitely worth busting out your husky pants for.<p>There's a special stratosphere of desserts that requires us to bust out our husky pants—the ones we keep on hand when we don't want to deal with the judgmental pink teeth marks that come about when we put a little too much strain …

Fresh Summer Pizzas

Invite friends over, scoop up some superfresh ingredients, and throw an easy pie party.<p>1 of 18<p>The Best Fresh Summer Pizzas<p>Advertisement<p>2 of …

Wearing a Deus Ex-inspired bionic arm is the future of prosthetics

The team behind Deus Ex are making video games a reality, and solving a very real problem at the same time, with a new bionic arm inspired by the cyberpunk world of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.<p>Using their expertise in "near-futuristic art direction and augmentations," the game's creators …

Deus Ex

8 Ways to Be in Awe of Slaw

A simple side of coleslaw might not look like something special, but we’ve learned — from summer after summer of piling it onto our plates and …

This Spaghetti Recipe Is Going Viral

And for a really good reason.<p>One of the best things about working at a food website is being so close to our readers. On Facebook, you guys exclaim "Making this for dinner!" and "Looks so yummy!"—and never hold back from sharing when you think something I've made looks absolutely foul. (Thanks for …

Top 4 #Crowdfunding Mistakes on Social Media

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Social Media

The Future Of Branding Is Debranding

Branded content camouflages what companies have been trying to do since time immemorial: Sell you stuff. Here’s a better idea.<p>As digital media blunts the impact of advertising, brands are looking for new ways to lure consumers. The latest, buzziest effort has been to publish stories that look and …

Branded Content

Netflix's Stranger Things looks like the show Steven Spielberg and Stephen King never made

• Tech<br>• Science<br>• Culture<br>• More<p>Tech<p>Apple<br>• Google<br>• Microsoft<br>• Apps<br>• Photography<br>• Virtual Reality<br>• Business<br>• Design<br>• AI<br>• All Tech<p>Science<p>Space<br>• Energy<br>• Health<br>• Environment<br>• All Science<p>Culture<p>Web<br>• TV<br>• Film<br>• Games<br>• Comics<br>• Music<br>• All Culture<p>Cars<p>Ride-Sharing<br>• Cars<br>• Mass Transit<br>• Aviation<br>• Rideables<br>• Autonomy<br>• All …

Stephen King

Disneyland Is Testing New Interactive Droids That Will Roam Its Expanded Star Wars Lands

If you thought Disney’s only reason for buying Lucasfilm was to make more <i>Star Wars</i> movies, you’re way off. The company is also currently in the …

How To Assess Whether Your Digital Marketing Strategy Is Working

Your brand’s online presence matters now more than ever. However, with new tools and networks becoming available every day, it can be difficult to make sense of the digital marketing world, let alone figure out what’s working and what’s not.<p>But that’s why we hire digital marketing agencies or …

Marketing

The Right Way to Wash Your Fresh Greens

The foolproof technique that will make sure you never bite into a batch of gritty greens again.<p></head><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Glen confesses his poorly washed salad greens to</i> …

10 Lettuce-Free Salads You'll Make All Summer Long

Who says a good salad must have greens? These crowd-pleasing salads are packed with nutritious and tasty ingredients -- from fresh corn to quinoa to avocado -- and they're 100% lettuce-free. Get ready to discover your new summer staples!<p><b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey</b> …

52 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Fire Up Your Grills for These 40 Steak Recipes

Grilled steak is our real favorite pastime.<p><b>Grilling is America's real favorite pastime</b>, and the number one excuse to spend every minute outside in the sun. When mealtime hits, get sunglasses on and beers at the ready: These grilled steak recipes are waiting. For more, here's how to grill a steak …

21 Mac And Cheese Recipes That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds

More cheese, please!

The 50 Most Delish Banana Breads

These breads are, in fact, bananas.<p>These breads are, in fact, bananas. Make one of these recipes today and you'll be thanking yourself all week.

All You Need to Make Barbecue Sauce Is This Formula

Cheaper, tastier, better: It's time to learn how to make homemade barbecue sauce.<p>A good sauce can save your backyard barbecue from charred yard bird to chicken wings so good, you could charge for 'em. The problem is that most store-bought barbecue sauces just aren't that stellar. They're …

25 Recipes for Super-Satisfying Sandwiches

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food. All you need is bread (or some sort of bread equivalent) and a little creativity when it …

Cooking

The Unacknowledged: Black Crime Fiction, the Roaring ’20s to the 1930s

THE LATE 1920s into the 1930s were a protean time for crime fiction. Among the books that were written were Dashiell Hammett’s <i>Red Harvest</i> (1929), the …

Werner Herzog's New Film Tackles Something Even Scarier Than Nature—the Internet

<i>Lo and Behold</i> argues that the middle ground between devoting your life to social networks and aggressively disconnecting is becoming an impossibility.<p>In Les Blank's documentary <i>Burden of Dreams</i>, Werner Herzog—then in the process of filming his epic period piece <i>Fitzcarraldo</i> deep in the …

5 Benefits Of Visual Branding That Every Brand Should Know

Every brand wants to stand apart from its competitors, build an audience and connect with them. Visual branding is very helpful in accomplishing …

The Coming Age of Immersive Marketing and it’s Incredible Potential

I recently published an article on how technology is changing how we approach marketing where I covered VR and AR and it’s likely impact on …

How to successfully run a crowdfunding campaign

Crowdfunding campaigns have become the go-to funding strategy for new startups and entrepreneurs. Everyone is turning to crowdfunding to get their businesses off the ground. It is oversaturated with ideas and not a given that any particular campaign will succeed.<p>In the past, getting funding for …

The 13 Best Apps to Maximize Your Business Productivity

Lots of apps promise to make you super productive. But what are the best business productivity apps? Here are 13 of my favorites.<p><b>1. Expensify</b><p>As a frequent traveler, I used to hate expense reports. Then I found Expensify.<p>Take photos of your receipts, then thrown them away. Expensify's system will …

BBQ 101: Grilled Split Lobster Recipe

<b>Ingredients</b><p>8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened<p>2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley<p>1 1⁄2 tsp. crushed red chile flakes<p>4 cloves garlic, finely chopped<p>Zest of 1 …

BBQ

‘Approaching The Unknown’ Makes ‘The Martian’ Look Like A Picnic In Its First Trailer

Being an astronaut and setting foot on other planets may have sounded like a fun, exciting thing to do as a kid, but as Hollywood has been very eager to point out recently, space travel is actually unpredictable, dangerous, and honestly, kind of a drag. <i>Approaching the Unknown</i> is the latest in the …

Mars Mission

Publishers 'feeding on scraps from Facebook', says Bloomberg Media boss

Justin Smith says social network makes far more money from ads in its news feed than news organisations do from linked traffic<p>Newspapers, magazines and other publishers are “feeding on the scraps” of Facebook’s multibillion-dollar ad business despite playing a central role in keeping the social …

Mobile Devices

How Dark Souls 3 builds up its most villainous slime lord

<i>“But what do you really know about these Lords of Cinder, these supposed legends? Let's take Aldrich, for one: a right and proper cleric, only he</i> …

Marvel Greenlights 'Punisher' Series For Netflix, See The Teaser Trailer

The rumors have swirled for many months, and the buzz got louder after the release of season 2 of <i>Daredevil</i> on Netflix last month, but today we got the official announcement: Marvel and Netflix have officially greenlit <i>The Punisher</i> live-action series. To date, the Marvel-Netflix team-up has been a …

15 Cinco de Mayo Recipes That Aren’t Tacos

While the most obvious choice for celebrating Cinco de Mayo might be your old taco night standbys and a big bowl of guacamole, for the ultimate spread, we recommend branching out and trying some new dishes. Impress your fellow margarita-drinking buddies with your vast knowledge of Mexican cuisine, …