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Science Says You Shouldn't Work More Than This Number of Hours a Week

Working too much can be counterproductive and even hazardous to your health. You've been warned.<p>Do you work more than 40 hours a week? If you're an entrepreneur or small business owner, it's hard not to, but all that extra time in the workplace isn't necessarily a good thing. After a certain point, …

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The best BBQ food ideas: Meat and fish ideas to veg, desserts and cocktails

If you're planning a World Cup Final party al fresco, don't just throw a few boring bangers on the barbecue: a simple marinade can transform even the cheapest cuts of meat, while vegetables like asparagus and peppers are also delicious when grilled.<p>Here are some of the Telegraph's most tantalising …

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What's the Difference Between Prawns and Shrimp? (Plus 10 Ways to Cook with Both)

Get your crustaceans straight.<p><i>Prawn</i> isn’t just British for <i>shrimp</i>. The two sea creatures, while similar in flavor and deliciousness, have their …

T-Mobile Adds 16 New Binge On and Music Freedom Partners

T-Mobile announced today that its free unlimited music and video streaming programs Music Freedom and Binge On now support an additional sixteen services.<p>Binge On is a free incentive that enables T-Mobile customers on a qualifying Simple Choice plan to stream unlimited 480p video from dozens of …

9 Recipes for Your Favorite Thai Takeout Dishes

Thai takeout without the wait.<p>Give a man a Seamless account and he’ll eat Thai food for a day. But teach a man how to make Thai food and he’ll eat …

Microsoft and Wacom team up to create an ultimate stylus that works on all PCs

Microsoft’s new Windows Ink platform was probably the biggest feature coming in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, but one big piece of news was left out of the keynote presentation at Build 2016: Microsoft and Wacom are partnering to create a new ‘universal’ stylus than can work on all pen-enabled …

14 Recipes to Use Up a Basket Full of Hard-Boiled Eggs

Jelly beans are fun and Peeps are aces, but everybunny knows the best part about Easter is dyeing eggs. With some coloring tabs and a bit of vinegar (or some all-natural know-how), you can take the ordinary, everyday egg and make it into an edible masterpiece that's at least 12 times fancier than …

Filipino Steak with Garlic Fried Rice

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Steak<p>2 pounds skirt steak, silver skin removed (ask your butcher to do this)<br>• ¾ cup bottled teriyaki marinade<br>• 2½ cups 7Up soda<br>• 15 garlic cloves, peeled and mashed<p>Garlic Fried Rice<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<br>• 10 garlic cloves, finely chopped<br>• 3 cups cooked jasmine rice (1 cup raw)<br>• 1 teaspoon …

Recipes

Zahav's Hummus Recipe is Genius—for Even More Reasons Than Everyone Says

There's been a whole lot of talk about Zahav's hummus lately—ascribing to it the texture of buttercream, the phrase revelatory heights, and being both the creamiest and the dreamiest. Bon Appétit named it their 2015 dish of the year. In Phyllis Grant's recent Piglet judgement, she wrote that the …

Adobe lets you try new Lightroom features before they're released

Lightroom on the web is handy for using the photo-editing software when you're away from your personal computer. Today, Adobe announced that it's adding a big boost to the web-based software with Technology Previews. This means that Lightroom users will be able to test drive new features before …

Digital Foundry: the best gaming CPUs for the money

We've been on a mission over the last six months - to fully get to grips with the importance of the CPU in a gaming PC and that's involved …

16-Bit

How Dragon Age’s David Gaider joined the old-school role-playing game renaissance

David Gaider is now part of the renaissance.<p>The acclaimed writer for the blockbuster Dragon Age role-playing game series left EA-owned studio BioWare in January. It didn’t take long for him to return to his roots — the Infinity Engine, a development tool that helped create some of the greatest RPGs …

These 6 New Recipes Come from Some of Our Favorite Cooks—You!

For our third annual Readers' Choice Week, we asked for your best recipes. Boy, did you deliver.<p>As our third annual Readers' Choice Week wraps up, we've got one thing on our minds: All of the incredible recipe submissions we received from you, our readers. We knew you were creative cooks and this …

Procrastinating at work makes you more creative, research suggests

Chronic procrastinators are likely to be more creative, a new book claims<p>Here’s some very good news for all the procrastinators out there.<p>Next time your boss questions why you haven’t yet completed that important task you can point them towards this research.<p>Avoiding certain tasks may seem like a …

The Spicy Italian Sausage Soup Your Dinner Routine Needs

Family recipes are the best kind of heirlooms—this spicy Italian sausage and bean soup from one of our readers proves why.<p><i>For this year's Readers' Choice Week, we asked our readers to prove their cooking prowess by sharing their best recipes with us—and boy, did they deliver. Our Test Kitchen</i> …

These 7 Amazing Egg Pairings Will Transform Your Breakfast

Starting the morning sunny side up is infinitely easier with the assistance of a wholesome, protein-packed breakfast. (A piping hot latte also helps.) However, finding time in the a.m. to play chef is hard -- unless, of course, we're talking about super simple recipes.<p>In partnership with American …

26 Spicy Recipes to Make You Cry in a Good Way

Is it hot in here, or is it just these 26 spicy recipes?<p>Pour yourself a big glass of milk. These spicy recipes are ready to party.

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13 Healthy Chicken Recipes That'll Make Dinner A Breeze

These will change the way you meal plan.<p>Most of us have a love-hate relationship with chicken. While it's an easy, go-to choice for dinner, when was the last time you really devoured a chicken dish you made?<p>After all, simple, baked chicken has become synonymous with joyless, dry dieting, and …

To sleep, perchance to dream, in an increasingly bright world

The bright lights of big cities may be contributing to our national sleep deficit, says new research released Tuesday.<p>Over eight years, Stanford neurologist Dr. Maurice Ohayon and his team interviewed 15,863 people from cities large and small about their sleep patterns. Then they used data from the …

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This Super-Fast Bean Stew Is Your Weekday Dinner Hero

We like big beans and we cannot lie.<p>Like your best wingman, a pressure-cooker can basically take care of itself while you do you. It's there for you during those weekday dinners when you just don't have a lot of time.<p>That's where food director <b>Carla Lalli Music's</b> super-fast pressure cooker bean stew …

8 Delicious Weeknight Dinners Under 400 Calories

When it comes to weeknight dinners, usually something's gotta give. Maybe you whip up a quick meal, but it's not that healthy. Or you take the time to make a healthy dinner, but it's not that satisfying. But these eight dishes have it all: They're fast, flavorful <i>and</i> fewer than 400 calories per …

Skinny Garlic Parmesan Zoodles

Don't let the ease of this recipe fool you, it's sooo dreamy good. I love this so much, I make it several times a week. Not only does this decadent tasting recipe make a wonderful side dish to chicken, beef, pork or fish. It also works wonders as a substitute for pasta topped with any pasta sauce. …

Tacos Árabes Are the Answer to All Your Bad-Tortilla Woes

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Nothing is created in a vacuum...unless, of course, you consider that everything in the universe exists in the near-vacuum of space. So, maybe I should rephrase that: <i>All</i> things are created in a vacuum. But that's not …

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44 Simple, Healthy Fish Recipes for Crazy-Busy Weeknights

Nothing fancy, showy, or meaty here. Just our best simple fish recipes—perfect for weeknights.<p>Nothing fancy, showy, or meaty here. Just our best simple fish recipes—perfect for weeknights.

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It Should Take You 4 Minutes to Finish a Bowl of Ramen

If you're dropping big chunks of noodles back into your bowl, you're doing it wrong.<p><b>Ivan Orkin</b> of New York's Ivan Ramen, was one of the first chefs on the rampant New York noodle scene. Before he had even arrived, though, his original two ramen joints in Tokyo were wildly successful, proving a …

Star Wars Vatican review: Stephen Colbert video

Thanks to the continued box office dominance and warm critical reception for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, the latest entry in the blockbuster …

18 Salads to Brighten Up Your Winter Meals

When the temperatures start dipping into the 30s and below, I dip into my repertoire of hearty, slow-cooked dishes to keep me and my kitchen toasty. Nothing makes you feel cozier on a cold day than an herb-crusted roast or thick stew—the flavor deepening over hours on the stovetop or in the oven, …

Healthy Eating

How to Get Started With Sous Vide Cooking

Let's say that you were a good little boy or girl this past year (or maybe you're just really good at faking it) and somebody slipped a brand-new sous vide cooker into your stocking. Problem is, you've never cooked sous vide before, and it's unlike any kind of cooking you've done in the past. Where …

Louis Vuitton gains +10 charisma by enlisting Final Fantasy’s Lightning

The overlap between <i>Final Fantasy XIII</i> fans and people who splash out on Louis Vuitton handbags might be a slim one, but modern marketing is all about exploiting those profitable niches. At least, that's the best explanation we can find for the appearance of <i>FFXIII</i> protagonist Lightning in a series …

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