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Man: Border agents threatened to “be dicks,” take my phone if I didn’t unlock it | Ars Technica

“I believe strongly in the Constitution and in my right to privacy.”<p>ALBANY, California—As he sat in a darkened corner of a neighborhood bar, Aaron …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

How to make the best scrambled eggs you've ever tasted

We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny scramble.<p>We know what you're thinking: Do I really need a recipe for scrambled eggs? If you just want a …

Breakfast

Here's a smart way to protect yourself from higher mortgage rates

Recent home buyers, your financial priority for the next few years is clear.<p>Pay down your mortgage. Give the tax-free savings account and registered retirement-savings plan a brief rest and pay down your mortgage.<p>I contradict myself here. In a June, 2014 column, I argued that people were obsessing …

Personal Finance

Apps to Make Travel Easier in 2017

Several apps have been released this year, and in the near past, that making traveling easier. Want to hear that muted TV? There's an app for that. …

Apps

A Physicist Explains Why Humans Probably Didn't Pop Into Existence Last Tuesday

Whaa... ?<p>The history of cosmology has its fair share of whacky ideas, but one of the strangest has to be the Boltzmann brain hypothesis – which …

Dark Matter

7 Cooking Mistakes That Are Wrecking Your Fish

You know you should be eating more fish, because just about every piece of nutritional advice out there says so. And yet, every time you splurge on a beautiful filet, something goes wrong in the kitchen.<p>First it was too soggy. Then it was unpleasantly dry. And then it fell apart in the pan. (So …

Food

These are officially the 20 best 'healthy' recipes on Pinterest

Entries for the awards, which aim to celebrate the best UK food from the 13 billion food ideas shared on the platform, were open to any Pinterest user in the UK.<p>The shortlists within 12 categories included recipes from chefs such as Nigella Lawson and Mary Berry, publications like British Vogue and …

Healthy Eating

Who Makes the Best Black Tights? InStyle Editors Put 8 Pairs to the Test

To wear the skirt or not to wear the skirt? Once winter hits its teeth-chattering, goose-pimply stride, you can’t answer that question in the morning …

Clothing

A cheat sheet to Indian restaurant menus

Let’s get the big flashing misnomer out of the way: Not every stew at an Indian restaurant is a curry. It’s understandable how it’s become shorthand …

A Vitamin-Rich Soup That’s Delicious Too

“If a soup could do push-ups, this one would,” writes wellness author Rebecca Katz of the “Power Green Soup” found in her cookbook <i>Clean Soups</i>. Though …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Marijuana's effects on the body, brain, heart and sperm: All your weed questions answered

With five more states voting on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana come November, millions more Americans are closer than ever to …

Cannabis

Padma Lakshmi’s Recipe for Fried Rice Will Spice Up Your Life

<i>What's in your refrigerator at any given time says a lot about you. In this series,</i> GQ <i>reached out to famous chefs with a deceptively simple, if revealing, question: What do you cook when you're by yourself and no one's watching?</i><p>You may think you know your way around a spice rack, but spend some …

Food & Dining

Everything you wanted to know about your body (but were afraid to ask)

Why does loud noise hurt? Do you lose weight if you break wind while on the bathroom scales? These are just some of the thousands of questions tackled by New Scientist, now collected in a new book<p>For more than two decades in the back pages of the <i>New Scientist</i><i>,</i> readers have posed questions on topics …

Biology

11 Pre-Workout Snacks R.D.s and Nutritionists Love

Nailing a workout requires a lot of energy — energy that you can easily get from a delicious pre-workout snack. When it comes to choosing the right kind of grub, you need to know which nutrients will most efficiently help you get through your sweat sesh. Look for something with complex …

Nutrition

KFC Accidentally Revealed the Top-Secret Recipe for Its Fried Chicken

Now you can make it at home — or start selling it at your copycat restaurant chain.<p>You know the hot shame you feel when you want to say something mean about one friend to your other friend and accidentally text "Nancy's being such a troll" to the person you're shit-talking? But once it's out of the …

Scientists Just Created 'Neural Dust.' It Could Be the Biggest Breakthrough in Keeping You Healthy

New wireless sensors no bigger than dust could let thousands of people monitor and reclaim their health over time.<p>Wireless technology already lets people enjoy activities like listening to music, but now, scientists have created barely-there wireless sensors applicable to dozens of medical …

Breakthroughs

KFC recipe challenge: Kitchen puts the 11 herbs and spices to the test

Reporters didn't taste much of a difference between Kentucky Fried Chicken, right, and the fried chicken, left, on wire rack.<p><b>It is one of the most</b> …

Spices

Scientists unlock a secret to Latinos' longevity, with hopes of slowing aging for everyone

A new way to measure how humans age suggests that Latino Americans withstand life's wear and tear better than non-Latino whites — and that they may have their Native American ancestors to thank for their longer lives.<p>The findings offer some insight into a long-standing demographic mystery: Despite …

14 Google Maps tips and tricks

If you use Google Maps on your phone, a lot has changed recently -- especially so over the last few weeks. There are lots of new features that are …

Maps

Scientists claim to have solved the mystery of female orgasm

Scientists claims they have finally solved the mystery of the female orgasm and it is all to do with ovulation.<p>A study on mammal reproduction found orgasms help apes ovulate, but because it plays no part in the reproductive cycle of humans, it is a redundant evolutionary afterthought.<p>In many …

8-Bit Cinema: great films reimagined as classic video games

We've featured David Dutton's 8-Bit Cinema many times over the past 8 years, but this <i>astounding</i> showreel demonstrates that his canon is wider, deeper …

Retrogaming

Diana Henry: How to cook perfect steak

Mine is a steak-eating family. My mum thought it was one of the healthiest things you could consume – all that iron – and the best ‘husband food’ available.<p>Memories of family holidays now make me wince when I think that all four children often ordered steak in restaurants. My father would sometimes …

7 Ways To Eat Healthy For Just $4 a Day

Loading up on the good stuff doesn’t have to strain your wallet<p>Getty Images<p>If you’re not careful, eating healthy <i>can</i> cost more than eating junk.<p>In fact, a recent study in the journal <i>Preventive Medicine</i> found that people who picked more nutrient-rich foods ended up shelling out more at the grocery …