T Williamson

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The Tinder-inspired Wallet!

I never thought I’d live to see the day where a wallet design would take direct inspiration from smartphones. The Vessel wallet literally allows you …

Colorized film and photos of a deadly Antarctic Expedition in 1912

In 1912, Herbert Ponting captured remarkable film and images of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition. Amateurs and pros have …

16 tasks to do around the home before it gets too cold

By Lindsey M. Roberts<p>After a summer of play, fall is our chance to prepare a house for the cold months ahead. There’s weatherstripping to check, patio furniture to store, gutters to clean. And yet there are always those smaller things that we forget until it’s the middle of a cold snap and we’re …

Cleaning

Skydiver becomes first person to jump and land without chute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a …

Simi Valley

Scientists fight crab for mysterious purple orb discovered in California deep

• E/V Nautilus team find likely sea slug 5,000ft below sea off Santa Barbara<br>• Analysis reveals foot and proboscis, making it ‘a gastropod of some kind’<p>More than 5,000ft below the surface of the ocean, in a canyon off the coast of southern California, the purple, globular creature appeared to glow under …

Lollapalooza Day 1: 5 key takeaways

Chicago — Lollapalooza expanded to four days for its 25th anniversary this weekend, starting on a Thursday for the first time. The weekday launch made for a sleepy start, but with big draws like Lana Del Rey,J. Cole and G-Eazy, that wasn't the case for long.<p>Here are five takeaways from Lollapalooza …

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

​Companies Want to Replicate Your Dead Loved Ones With Robot Clones

Complete with a digital copy of the person's brain.<p>In 2003, the wife of a 55-year-old Vietnamese carpenter named Le Van died. Heartbroken, he dug up her grave, cast her body in clay and slept next to "her" for five years.<p>The story is unsettling, but there's also something universal about his …

16 Tips For Growing Stronger, Healthier Nails

It's time to get your nails into tip-top shape!<p>Raise your hands (or maybe not) if you've broken a nail in the past few days. Or noticed that your fingernails are starting to fray and split way too easily. We've got enough snags in our cashmere sweaters and runs up and down our black tights to …

You can now stream movies from The Pirate Bay

A new browser plugin for Windows and Mac computers has turned The Pirate Bay into the world's biggest streaming site.<p>The Torrents Time plugin lets …

Disney will truly know the power of Star Wars' dark side if it ruins Darth Vader and Han Solo

The level of fanboy ire targeted at George Lucas’s prequels will pale in comparison to the fury the studio would face if it mucks up the celebrated Star Wars icons in an expanded franchise<p>Why was the original Star Wars trilogy so successful, while the prequels are now considered by many to be the …

Star Wars

Casinos could see guitar-playing, car-racing, card-grabbing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Consider them the concept cars of casinos.<p>Whether it's shooting down enemy planes, strumming a guitar-shaped controller to hit the …

Casinos

Saudi Arabia's national debt is about to surge

The country's debt could rocket to as much as 50% of gross domestic product by 2020, from 6.7% this year, the report said.<p>It's not great timing.<p>The country's sovereign credit ratings were cut to "A+/A-1" from "AA-/A-1+" by the credit-rating company Standard and Poor's earlier this month.<p>In a …

Oil

French Bond Girls

FASHION INSPIRATION<p>Léa Seydoux is the latest in a line of French Bond girls to embody the ultimate femme fatale, adding heat to every scene with …

Terrence Howard Discusses Watching His Father Kill a Man in 'Santa Line Slaying'

When Terrence Howard was only 2 years old, a visit to a Cleveland, Ohio, department store to meet Santa Claus veered into tragedy. A scuffle between …

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Rosetta spacecraft records eerie 'song' coming off comet

Scientists have picked up on the mysterious "song" of a comet speeding through deep space.<p>European Space Agency officials have used their Rosetta …

Fire Phone: Can Amazon make us fall in love with 3D?

<b>With the launch of a new 3D smartphone, Amazon has ventured into a market where few still dare to tread.</b><p>A series of failures have led handset-makers to all but abandon 3D tech, but the US giant is betting on finally making us desire the extra dimension in our daily screen interactions.<p>If history is …

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Apple just obsoleted the Mac and nobody noticed

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is finally showing us its idea of how we’ll compute in the future. Perhaps not surprisingly, this pristine vision of our computing destiny — unveiled after years of secret, patient and painstaking development — aligns perfectly with how we currently use our …

Former Taxi Driver’s Candid Shots of New York Over Three Decades

New York photographer Matt Weber has been pursuing his fascination with the Big Apple for more than three decades. For six years he worked as a taxi cab driver and witnessed the city from a unique perspective. Eventually, he stepped out of his cab and ventured into the streets to pursue his true …

Whip Up A Perfect Bowl of Pasta

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>How to Make Shane Solomon's Spaghetti with Butter and Parm</b> <i>Pizzeria Stella, Philadelphia</i><p><i>Serves two.</i><p><b>This dish is not about coating spaghetti with sauce</b>. It's about incorporating the two — letting the starch from the pasta enrich the sauce and the sauce soak into the …

How to Cook With Booze

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>Think of alcohol</b> as an extract, meant to give you concentrated flavor, not a buzz. Generally, the higher the alcohol content, the later in the process you add it. Note: When adding spirits, pull the pan away from the heat and don't pour straight from the bottle. So …

How to Use Which Oils For What

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>Oil is a vehicle,</b> used during cooking to transfer heat or after cooking to impart flavor (the drizzle). But no oil can do both. That's why some oils undergo commercial processing to remove flavorful, fragrant sediments. This clarifies the oil and raises the smoke …

How to Home-Cook a Steak

Also, what to do after a bad restaurant experience.<p><i>Mr. Cutlets, d/b/a Josh Ozersky, is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, B-list food personality, and noted polymath and deviant. The founder of Meatopia, he will answer all your questions on meat, food, food writing, relationships,</i> …

Cook the Whole Fish You Just Caught

Marcus Nilsson<p><i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>How to Make Bryan Caswell's Whole Fish</b> <i>Reef, Houston</i><p><i>Serves two.</i><p><i>Tip: Most whole-fish recipes call for dry roasting — stuffing with herbs and baking. But it usually turns out exactly that: dry. Caswell poaches fish in its liquidy natural habitat.</i><p><b>This is a</b> …

Something to Cook: Peninsula Grill's Oysters Rockefeller

<b>Christmas Eve tends to find me</b> grease-splattered and bleary-eyed<b>,</b> slaving away at some dinner menu that I will later admit to being lunatic in its scope and ambition. Roast goose, consommé, bouillabaisse, a croquembouche — these defiantly laborious dishes have all adorned my holiday table at one …

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Consider: The Meat Grinder

<i>Part of a series of tools, tricks, ideas, and various other things to improve your eating and drinking life.</i><p><i>PLUS: The Meat Grinder: A Factual Breakdown >></i><p><b>You approach the meat cooler</b> at the grocery store. Rows of prepackaged meat shine dully in pastel Styrofoam trays, the pink scribbly lines of …

Juice Cleansing for Men: A Guide

<b>We know the perception</b> of the Esquire staff is steak-gobbling he-men, but if you look in our fridge, you will see bottles and growlers of low-calorie, vitamin-rich juice. It's true: Esquire cleanses. Openly.<p>LizzyJaysJuice founder Casey Sabol claims juicing's ease of digestion allows maximum vitamin …

The Only Thing to Put on Your Steak

<i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Adam Sobel, Bourbon Steak, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Making a sauce in the pan</b> you just used to cook whatever the sauce will cover — in this case, a beautiful steak — is all about perception. It looks (and tastes) like it takes more time and training than it actually …

How to Cook an Entire Salmon: Gill to Tail

<b>We dare you to find a restaurant</b> that doesn't lay claim to its "farm-to-table" mission. We get it. Chefs everywhere are sourcing from farms — although we're not sure where we thought they were getting these ingredients before. Add to the list of foodie buzzwords: nose-to-tail. Or perhaps you've …