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Texas-Style Chili

This hearty stew of spiced meat is enriched with fruity, earthy dried chiles.<p><i>When you mix dried chiles with hot water, flavor molecules get pulled</i> …

Joaquin Phoenix aces role in Woody Allen's 'Irrational Man'

Woody Allen, apparently, has something to confide. Year after year, movie after movie, he comes back to a select few themes and ideas over and over again. His latest film, "Irrational Man," returns to a question he has circled in "Crimes and Misdemeanors," "Match Point" and "Cassandra's Dream" — …

'The Stanford Prison Experiment' plays warden to chilling effect

Much of what happens during "The Stanford Prison Experiment" seems just too unbelievable to be true. Sadly, and fascinatingly, director Kyle Patrick Alvarez's film depicts the real events of a 1971 study on authority and situational behavior done by Dr. Philip Zimbardo (Billy Crudup).<p>Young college …

Solar Advocates Fight Utilities Over Grid Access

The solar power business is growing quickly in the U.S. More than 500,000 homeowners and businesses installed solar panels in just the first half of this year, according to a Solar Energy Industries Association report.<p>When people get electricity from the sun, they don't buy it from their local …

Here’s What It Took To Bring Facebook Down For Thirty Minutes

<b>UPDATE:</b> It turns out the video in question is not actually of some fantastical Facebook attack after all. Fro Techcrunch:<p>We’ve looked into this further, however, and it turns out this attack bore no relation to Facebook’s outage on Thursday. For one thing, we’re told the time stamps don’t square up …

The World's Coolest Starbucks

Did you know that Starbucks employs 151,000 people all over the world in countries from South Africa to New Zealand? That's more than twice the population of Greenland! It seems that the average person can't walk more than a few feet (or 170 miles, to be exact) without seeing that familiar green …

What to Pack for an Office Snack

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: We've conquered the desk lunch, now it's time to upgrade the office snack.</i><p>A …

Best Space Pictures: A Black Hole Blows, Waters Recede, and a Mountain Erupts

A satellite tracks floodwaters, Mount Etna puts on a show, and gas passes in front of a black hole.<p>An instrument on NASA's satellite Terra captures the soggy aftermath of historic flooding west of Belgrade, Serbia (map), in an image released June 12. The ground remains so saturated with river water …

Baron Wolman's Woodstock photographs: 'I thought, There'll never be anything like this again'

"If you focus on the soup," says Baron Wolman, 76, "you miss the salad."<p>This was the Californian photographer's guiding principle when, as a young man working for <i>Rolling Stone</i>, he arrived at Woodstock in August 1969. Wolman had spent the summer touring US music festivals, photographing musicians on …

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream—without an Ice Cream Maker!

This creative dessert recipe will take your taste buds for a super-fun ride.<p>Calling all ice cream lovers! Want to learn how to make your own ice cream at home, but don't have an expensive ice cream maker? We've got a genius recipe for you that doesn't require anything fancier than a blender and a …

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61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Is Seawater the Next Big Fuel Source?

In April, the Navy announced a breakthrough in transforming seawater, the earth's most abundant natural resource, to fuel. Researchers used it to fly a model jet powered with an internal combustion engine like its full-sized counterparts. What are the implications of such a technology in a world …

Review of the Fujifilm x100s for Street Photography

<i>Disclosure: Fujifilm gave me a Fuji x100s for this review. I haven’t been paid to write this review, and will try to make it as non-biased as</i> …

These Two Guys Built Dropcam To Catch A Dog — And Just Sold It For $555 Million

Late Friday, Google's Nest announced that it was buying Dropcam for $555 million in cash.<p>Dropcam is a five-year-old San Francisco company, founded by two engineers from Xobni, Greg Duffy and Amir Virani. (Xobni was an email inbox app sold to Yahoo in 2013 reportedly for more than $30 …

5 Clever, Easy Twists on Caprese Salad

We're reinventing the classic caprese salad with 4 new innovations, from cantaloupe and scamorza to burrata and peach<p><b>Done right, the caprese salad's timeless combination</b> of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil is more than the sum of its parts. That's why every component counts: You must seek out …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Tiny House Magazine Issue 18 has been published. Learn more here: http://tinyhouseblog.com/?p=32760

Super cheap Smart Home kit brings automation to the masses

If you're wondering when home automation might tip into the Walmart-level mainstream, here's a sign: Archos' Smart Home starter kit is now on sale. Along with two cameras, two movement tags and two weather tags, they're throwing in a controlling tablet, all for $250 -- or $25 each for the cameras …

Spyware-bearing Galaxy S4 clone gets banned from eBay

Buying smartphone clones can prove to be a dangerous activity, often causing more headaches than their discounted prices are worth. Proof of such devices’ danger manifested itself in the form of a spyware-bearing Samsung Galaxy S4 clone discovered this week.<p>The Star N9500 is nearly identical to …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs appear in AnTuTu benchmark

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most anticipated Android products waiting in the wings, but we’ve not heard too much about the future smartphone’s hardware so far. Fortunately, the Note 4 has just shown up on the AnTuTu benchmark database. In fact, two version of the device have suddenly …

3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Buying New Photography Gear

Time waits for no man, and the same could be said of photographic technology. The moment you have bought your new pride and joy, it is supplemented …

8 Souvenirs That Could Land You in Jail

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p>It's one thing to bring back souvenirs so terrible that they land you on your friend's @#$% list, and quite another to tote home tchotchkes from overseas that send you straight to jail. To ensure you experience the warm fuzzy feeling that comes from hearing a U.S. Customs …

Night Sky Time-Lapse Captures Trippy Star Trails in 360 Degrees

We’ve seen both night sky and 360º time-lapses before, but we hadn’t ever run across an amalgamation of the two until earlier this week when we …

How to take an email back, leave conversations and set up automatic responses<p>Email is both a miracle and a curse. At no other time in human history and we been able to exchange messages instantly globally; but at the same time, our ancestors didn't spend hours each day sifting through memos, …

The Sexiest Beaches In The World, According To Travelzoo

Beaches are beautiful displays of Mother Nature's bounty, but nothing cranks up the heat like some sexy humans on the sand.<p>Travelzoo has named their picks for the world's sexiest beaches and you may, or may not be surprised.<p>Here, in order from least lusty to most:<p><b>10. Mustique, Saint Vincent and the</b> …

Bodyscapes: Spectacular Black Light Body Art Photography by John Poppleton

John Poppleton‘s personal motto as a photographer and artist has been to ‘cherish something different.’ The first roll of black and white film he …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

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