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The mystery of Mingering Mike: the soul legend who never existed

When a ‘crate-digger’ found a massive vinyl collection at a flea market, he couldn’t understand how a soul star who’d released over 100 records could just disappear. But the truth turned out to be even stranger. Jon Ronson goes in search of Mingering Mike<p>This story begins with a record collector …

Soundtracks

How Cheap Gas Can Be Deadly

Cheap gas is great. Not so much one of the effects of cheap gas—more accidents/deaths<p>According to numbers crunched by the <i>Oregonian</i>, traffic …

Roads

My Top 5 BBQ and Grill Restaurants of 2014

A lot of people complain that barbecue just isn't what it used to be, and they're right.<p>It's better.<p>It's better in traditional barbecue hotspots, like Kansas City and Dallas. It's better in places where you'd never expect to find killer 'que, from Brooklyn to Minneapolis to L.A.<p>A new generation of …

BBQ

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet

The Lean Muscle Diet

Principle No. 1 <br>You Need to Eat More Food<p>If you have a Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch habit, the first step is easy: Limit your intake of anything with a name that includes the words "cheesy," "gordita," and/or "crunch."<p>But you still need to eat something, and whatever it is, it'll have calories …

Here's Why You Should Pursue Things That Are Intimidating: How 'Mozart In The Jungle' Became An Amazon Show

Jason Schwartzman's memories of childhood trips to classical concerts are filled with trepidation. "When are you supposed to laugh and applaud -- when are you not?" he wondered. "When do you stand?"<p>These tend to be a common complaints. Recently in David Byrne's book, <i>How Music Works</i>, the Talking …

Choosing My Coffee Maker

This coffee brewer guide is meant to assist buyer to choose the ideal single cup coffee brewer for individual use. All coffee brewers are capable of …

Coffee

Bulletproof Coffee: The Buttery Caffeine of Champions

Forget cream and sugar. Add butter to your morning brew to kickstart your day and feel invincible when you ride.<p>In his new book, <i>The Bulletproof Diet</i>, author and cyclist Dave Asprey says, "When you mix coffee with the right fats, you get a drink that stomps on hunger, and helps you lose weight, …

Coffee

Toast the season with these five excellent ways to drink — and eat — eggnog

Move over pumpkin spice. There’s a new holiday flavor in town. Eggnog, once considered a drink of the European aristocracy (hey, who else could afford milk, eggs, spices and brandy before the 18th century?), is a sure sign the festive season has arrived. Celebrate with a glass of this classic …

Eggnog

Will This National Real ID Card Mean the End of Your Driver's License?

<i>(Credit: Illustration by Darcy Muenchrath)</i><p>If you live in Arizona, Louisiana, New York, or one of more than a dozen other states, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has bad news for you. Come January 19, your driver's license will no longer allow you access to certain federal facilities. …

11 Sparkling Wine Cocktails for the Holidays

Sparkling wine is synonymous with celebration, so it’s no surprise that sparkling cocktails can pull your holiday event together with a simple pour, …

Decoding Your Meat: A Guide to USDA Beef Labels

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>There's no question that beef is loaded with meaning, whether it's a celebratory steakhouse ribeye or a conscious move toward grass-fed meat. But, like virtually anything we eat, there's also a good …

10 Essential Tools for Mexican Cooking

<i>As home cooks, we rely on our instincts, our knowledge, and our curiosities -- but we also have to rely on our tools. Which is why we're asking the experts about the essential tools we need to make our favorite foods attainable in our own kitchens.</i><p><i>Today: Margarita Arronte's book Mexico: The</i> …

16 Noodle Soup Recipes to Slurp Your Way Through All Winter

Here are 16 noodle soups to make for dinner tonight and every night.<p><b>It's cold, and you could use a pick-me-up.</b> Like, say, a steaming bowl of tender noodles, meat, and vegetables floating in hot broth. Here are 16 noodle soups to make for dinner tonight and every night. Spoons optional.

Cooking

Make Your Own Glowing Furniture: DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Table by Mat Brown

Ever wished you could have something glowing in your house, while keeping things calm and tasteful? Designer <b>Matt Brown</b> developed a beautiful …

Los Angeles to Be First Major City to Equip Every Cop with a Body Camera

Los Angeles will be the first major city in the United States to equip every one of its officers on the street with a body camera. The city will be …

The Tower of David: Photographs Showing Life Inside the Tallest Slum in the World

The Tower of David in the Venezuelan capital city of Caracas is an unfinished skyscraper and the third tallest building in the country. The …

Rossen Reports redux: Some locksmiths still prey on the vulnerable

In November 2011, TODAY aired a Jeff Rossen hidden-camera investigation that revealed some locksmiths charging hundred of dollars for a simple job. Three years later, the Rossen Reports team set up the same scenario to see if things had changed.<p>Hidden cameras were installed at a suburban house in …

Home Improvement

Why Finding Nemo could be more traumatic for kids than Pulp Fiction

Children’s animated films are hotbeds or murder and mayhem, researchers at University College London have found<p>Children’s films are rife with murder and mayhem and can contain more violence than gory gangster shoot-em-ups like Pulp Fiction, researchers have found.<p>Although cartoons like Finding …

7 Bold Spices That Will Liven Up Your Cooking

Life's too short to eat bland food, but chances are, your spice cabinet is filled with listless flakes and powders that do nothing to liven up your cooking. Our recommendation? Toss the paprika and generic “seasonings” and upgrade your pantry to foodie status.<p>In partnership with Toyota, we’ve …

Banana–Chocolate Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

16 Servings<p>This cake is perfect for beginners—it’s moist, forgiving, and easy. Jif creamy peanut butter is our favorite for the decadent frosting.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>CAKE<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>3 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoon baking soda<p>2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1½ cups sugar<p>1 cup (2 sticks) …

Dessert

Greenpeace Accidentally Destroyed A World Heritage Site

In an attempt to draw attention to climate change, Greenpeace activists defaced a Peruvian monument.<p>Early last week, Greenpeace activists hiked into the Peruvian desert to the site of one of the Nazca lines, massive drawings that were made around 1,500 years ago in the rocks and sand. The activists …

13 Personality Traits That Can Keep You From Success | Inc.com

If you're examining obstacles to success, it's a good idea to begin by looking within.<p>Here are 13 personality traits that, left unchecked, can keep you from being as successful as you'd like to be.<p>Do any of these resonate with you?<p><b>The procrastinator</b> is always waiting for the right moment, the right …

Self-improvement

20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building a successful, thriving business isn’t easy. If it was, everyone would do it. According to data presented by the Harvard Business School:<p>25 percent of startups will fail within the first year.<br>• Of those remaining, 36 percent will …

Entrepreneurship

40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Jeff Haden, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I still fall into a few word traps. (Not to mention a few cliché traps.)<p>Take the words "who" and …

Language

The World's Five Most Famous Hotels

<b>THE FAMOUS FIVE.</b><p><b>The world's greatest landmark hotels.</b><p>Every city has the one hotel whose fortunes have run parallel to the local economy and history. The owners and operators of these hotels are merely curators as the properties pass through decades and centuries of hospitality.<p>Then there are the …

Hospitality

Eight bizarre types of air rage

A survey by the International Air Transport Association suggested that 43 per cent of airlines experienced more than 100 cases of unruly passengers in a year. We round up the more bizarre cases of air rage that have come to light in recent years.<p><b>Noodle rage</b><p>Apparently unhappy with her seating …

Airplanes

I Asked 20 Coworkers To Draw The United States. Most Couldn't.

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p>Learning the 50 states was a part of every American student's grade school curriculum; whether or not you thought Alaska and Hawaii were located somewhere just off the California coast, well, that's another matter. But how much of that geographic knowledge stays with people into …

United States