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General Tso's Chicken

IMAGE Patrick Martires<p>Cook a big batch of this crispy chicken because your kids will definitely ask for more. This recipe is a keeper!<p><i>More from</i> …

Adobong Pusit Recipe (Squid Adobo)

This Filipino squid dish uses the adobo method (cooking meat in a soy sauce-and-vinegar mixture).

The 20 best apps for making videos

Whether you’re a vlogger or a budding Spielberg, it’s never been easier to shoot your own short film. Here, from effects to filters, are the only apps you’ll need<p><b>S</b>hooting and sharing videos has never been so easy, with a wide selection of mobile apps available to capture, edit and distribute your …

Apps

So Long, Corporate World. Hello, Start-Up!

EACH MORNING, AS HOMES IN THE DALLAS SUBURB of McKinney empty out and residents head off to work and school, the Rasmussen residence transforms from a comfortable home into the headquarters of a thriving young business. A handful of employees of the Rasmussens' company, freshbenies, arrive and …

Merrill Lynch

What’s Cooking in Poblacion, Makati: A Guide to Some Serious Street Eats

From toasty <b>Cubanos</b>, <b>soft tacos</b>, to authentic Middle Eastern falafel, we checked out some note-worthy eats this side of town:<p>IMAGE Lara Bigornia<p><b>Where:</b> …

Five stars – says who? My trouble with TripAdvisor

Ever been fooled by a rave restaurant review? Marina O’Loughlin has – and that’s just the start of her problems with the site<p>It was in a small seaside town in Croatia that my dislike of TripAdvisor petrified into loathing. The site’s top listing wasn’t one of the ad-hoc shacks down by the beach …

Hospitality

2 millennials created a non-profit startup incubator that’s trying to solve one of San Francisco’s biggest problems

Walking between the public library's bookshelves, he recognized several men from the local homeless shelter in Quincy, Mass., where he was living, waiting in line for the bathroom or surfing the web. Slumping in a chair, Benner used a ballpoint pen to doodle, distracting himself from the travails …

Startups

WATCH: How to Make Chicken Arroz Caldo

Arroz caldo is a simple recipe perfect for a rainy day. If preferred, you may also add chicken liver and <i>kasubha (</i>dried safflower<i>)</i>. Serve it hot with …

5 Great Sci-Fi Books To Share With Your Kids

Are you a geeky parent who dreams of passing on your passions to your child? You’ll want to start them young. Sure there are plenty of adorable baby …

Isaac Asimov

Everything You Need To Know About Slow Cooking

Some of the best things in life take time, especially when it comes to food. The tastiest things often take a bit of patience to make, and <b>stews</b> are …

10 Homegrown Japanese Restaurants You Need to Check Out

<b>(SPOT.ph)</b> "I'm sick of Japanese food," said no one ever. Filipinos love Japanese food like it's a second cuisine. It must be the rice, the rolls, the …

Recipe

Love Kung Pao chicken? Top it on crispy fried noodles.<p>Green apples and candied kasuy nuts add tangy and sweet flavors to this salad.<p>This is a new and …

A Second Look: My Dad As Caregiver

Sometimes we go looking for something and find something else entirely, which is what happened to me when I finally began to read my mother's journals that she left behind when Alzheimer's claimed her seven years ago.<p>I don't know what I expected to find in the journals but I avoided them for years …

Chicken Casserole

Heat olive oil in a saucepot. Add onions and saute until translucent. Add garlic and saute until fragrant. Add mushrooms and cook until tender.<p>Add …

Articles about one familys backyard becomes their own tiny retreat on Dwell.com - Dwell

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>When architect Greg Torchio first began …

Napa Valley

Recipe

Green apples and candied kasuy nuts add tangy and sweet flavors to this salad.<p>This is a new and delicious way to serve tofu!<p>We gave the seafood wrap …

The Formula For Blockbuster Games Apps -- And Why We Are Addicted

With mobile app user acquisition costs rising through the roof and revenues set to go sideways, major publishers and independent studios are under increasing pressure to find better and smarter ways to boost audience spending in their game apps. While app companies can harness algorithms and …

Mobile Gaming

A New App Lets Kids Design Their Own Games

Infinite Arcade is the latest app from Brooklyn-based TinyBop that is designed to create inclusive digital experiences for kids.<p>For all their aesthetic virtuosity, kids’ gaming apps can actually be pretty limiting. Whereas analog toys forced kids to use their imagination, high-tech games with …

Kids

15 Best Serviced Apartments in Manila

<b>(SPOT.ph)</b> If you're stumped on which hotel to recommend to friends or family visiting from outside Manila, there are serviced apartments that might …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

7 Standalone Novels for Fantasy Lovers

Like misfortunes, fantasy novels rarely come singly.<p>Maybe it’s because the great grand-daddy of the genre, J.R.R. Tolkien, wrote a trilogy with an …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Commuting

25 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track in 2016

Preparing meals just for yourself can seem like a ton of work, but there’s always one kitchen gadget you can lean on when you want your meal to be as easy as ordering takeout or hitting up the nearest drive-thru, but <i>way</i> healthier: the slow cooker. When you’re looking for a fuss-free way to stick to …

Cooking

Pinoy-style Pork Barbecue Recipe

Birthdays and special occasions always call for certain kinds of food?pork barbecue is almost always part of a festive spread.

11 Christmas Songs You Might Actually Want To Listen To

The "Christmas spirit" can be a bit much at times, with repetitive carols playing 24/7 on the radio and Santa decorations cropping up before the Thanksgiving table has even been cleared. We get it.<p>But if there's anyone who can pull off a good Christmas hymn -- and make it something you'd actually</i> …

Whitney Houston

Slash is the best iPhone keyboard you can download today — and it will completely change how you message your friends

Slash is the best iPhone keyboard out today, and its killer feature is taking the pain out of jumping between your apps.<p>Research shows we spend 85% of the time in our phones buried in apps. And switching between these apps can be one of the most annoying things we deal with on mobile.<p>Slash's …

Apps

Chicken with Tomatoes and Oregano Recipe

A chicken dish made flavorful from the tomatoes, herbs, and red wine.

Zoom Wants Health Care to Be More Like Visiting An Apple Store

The Portland, Oregon-based company has a plan to redesign the “full stack” of medical services and health insurance.<p>There’s one reliable way to get on-demand health care in the United States: have (or wait for) something medically serious to happen to you, and then haul yourself up the triage desk …

Health Care

A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

UX Design

Reflect Sunlight To Dark Corners Of Your Home With This Solar Mirror

There’s no artificial light in existence that rivals the beauty of sunshine glowing through your windows. But if you don’t have windows consuming every wall of your home, your living room can feel like a cave, forcing you to mix natural light with the mixed color temperatures of artificial lighting.<p>…

Dining Rooms