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10 Badass Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Siri

Life can get pretty hectic sometimes. You have a major report due and you’re juggling meetings, dates with your S.O. and rendezvous with your besties, all on top of scheduling a time to bring your dog into the vet for her annual dental appointment. It’s during these moments when having a personal …

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Mockingjay: Part 2 Is the Best Hunger Games Film

The blockbuster franchise ends its run with a scary, stirring final film.<p>Five years ago, in a year-end roundup of the best books and articles the staff of Gawker (where I worked at the time) had read in 2010, I listed <b>Suzanne Collins’s</b> <i>Mockingjay</i>, the final book in her <i>Hunger Games</i> trilogy, as one of …

25 Vegan Soups So Unbelievably Creamy, You'll Never Know They're Dairy-Free

No dairy? No problem. You can still have your creamy, hearty, delicious soup and eat it, too.<p>Thanks to brilliant recipes that swap heavy cream for ingredients like cashews, buttery vegetables and heart-healthy oils, lush and velvety soups can be yours for the slurping. Whether you're vegan, …

Why going “retro” can be a good thing in the world of photography

Have a look at the comments in this The Verge article on the Olympus EP-5 when it was released. You’ll find a variety of people bitching about too …

The Unspoken Reason Why Wedding Photography is So Expensive

Here’s a common complaint: “Why is wedding photography so expensive?”<p>One of the most common complaints about wedding photography is that it’s too …

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Amazon’s Kindle Convert Can Turn Your Paper Library Into E-Books

If you’ve been hanging on to those paper books because the idea of having to repurchase them all as Kindle titles is daunting, Amazon has a new option for you: Kindle Convert, a program for Windows that turns print books into digital versions fully compatible with Amazon’s Kindle software, …

First Drive: 2016 Jaguar F-Type Manual and AWD

One driver's car retires, another joins the team.<p>For 2016, Jaguar is making a few updates to the F-Type's lineup. The three big ones you need to know:<p>1. All four wheels get in on the party.<p>One of our favorite things about Jaguar's V8 sports car was that its rear wheels downright refused to follow …

New Sweet Cheetos, Known As 'Sweetos,' Are Way Better Than You'd Expect

When we heard Cheetos was releasing "Sweetos," or sweet Cheetos, our hearts dropped. Cheetos are pretty much perfect. Why mess with perfection? And not only that -- why do it by eliminating the best part about Cheetos, the cheesy powder that gets everywhere and impels us to lick our fingers? To us …

The 10 Biggest Style Turn-Offs for Women

Have you ever wondered if there's something you're doing with how you dress -- either consciously or unconsciously -- that might be causing women to react less favorably to you than you'd like? Humans are visual creatures, and first impressions matter quite a bit. With Valentine's Day coming up, …

Eero is a little white box that aims to change Wi-Fi forever

Would you spend $300 on a carefree Wi-Fi network?<p>Linksys, D-Link, Netgear, and Belkin. Those are the brands that most consumers choose when it comes time to set up a home Wi-Fi network. But no matter which product you buy, getting wireless internet working in your home — your <i>entire</i> home — can …

College Application Essays Don’t Matter as Much as You Think

<b>Correction appended, November 14.</b><p>Parents: sit down before you read this. Kids: deep breaths. You know that beautifully crafted, deeply felt, highly …

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These Stunning, Simple Posters Tell The Story Of The Syrian Revolution

Syrian designer Fares Cachoux creates heartbreaking and hopeful posters of his country’s struggle.<p>When the Syrian revolution began, Syrian-born graphic designer Fares Cachoux was living abroad. He couldn’t concentrate on his work–especially after his hometown was bombed–so he quit his job, and used …

Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

Russia threatens to disrupt GPS navigation in fight over sanctions

Hold onto your sat nav. The Russian government has just threatened to end cooperation with America on major space projects, including maintenance of the GPS system. The policy will also prevent NASA from accessing the International Space Station from 2020, as well as blocking the supply of …

Sip Smarter with the Viora Coffee Lid

With a conventional coffee cup lid, even the slightest jolt can send scalding liquid out of the porthole, only to be caught by the dish-like design, awaiting a second opportunity to splash onto you. Further, the lid traps all aromas inside, rendering your $4 pour-over barely more flavorful than a …

Modern Arthurian Table

The latest in Duffy London’s lineup of imagination-inspiring furniture designs, the King Arthur Table is a modern twist on the legendary round table. …

A Wake-Up Call for All of the Senses: Nescafe's New Alarm Cap by NOTlabs

We've all seen commercials featuring picture-perfect slumberers slowly waking up to a casually wafting scent of a freshly brewed cup of coffee. It's …

Apple CarPlay Puts iOS In Your Dashboard

CarPlay allows drivers to make calls, play music, and use Apple Maps hands free.<p>Apple will take its latest step toward the conquest of car dashboards at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show this week. The tech giant will unveil CarPlay, a new way to integrate an iPhone into the infotainment systems of …

Grilling: Sweet Potato Wedges

The sweet and creamy innards of the sweet potato are an instant comfort on a cold winter day. Whenever I can, I pair them with the roast chickens, fried pork chops, or other meaty, substantial mains I gravitate to during the cold months. My fandom for this orange tuber has yet to really meld with …

18 Doughnut Recipes from Around the World

From gulab jamun to malasadas, how to make the world's best fried dough at …