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What is a convection oven, and how do you use it?

If you have a shiny new convection oven on your counter, or a wall oven that includes convection capabilities, you may be thinking, “Cool! But how do …

Bread

Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

Tutorials

7 essays that every David Sedaris fan should read

The latest book from writer David Sedaris, <i>Calypso</i>, hits shelves on Tuesday, adding yet another tome to the writer's stellar collection. The book is …

Books

Everything You Need to Know About Tomatoes

Everybody knows a tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable, but do we know why? Horticulturally speaking, the answer is simple. True fruits develop from …

Gardening

A historian of Germany explains why Trump's 'cultivation of dishonesty' is strongly reminiscent of the Nazis

Mark Twain may have been correct: History does not repeat itself but it often does rhymes.<p><i>This article was originally published at Salon</i><p>Donald …

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Social Media

21 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know

I’m sure most Mac users know <i>Command-C</i> means copy and<i> Command-V</i> means paste, but there’s a host of other useful shortcuts that make a Mac user’s life …

Trend Alert: 10 Favorite, Time-Tested Dark Green Kitchens

We’re undeniably in the era of the Pinterest-approved blue kitchen: We spotlighted the trend last year in The Cult of the Blue Kitchen, and we’re …

Kitchens

Russian model in Thai jail promises to spill Trump-Russia secrets

<b>(CNN) —</b> A self-described Russian "seductress" is asking for US help to escape a Thai detention center in exchange for information on alleged links between US President Donald Trump and Russia, according to her Instagram account.<p>Anastasia Vashukevich, who also goes by the name Nastya Rybka, says …

Donald Trump

Utterly charming lake house was built to party

No rooms for sleeping, only hanging<p>Commissioned by a 26-year-old DJ who wanted a place to listen to music with friends, this lovely modern lake house in Imigrante, Brazil, has a few custom quirks. Designed by Cadi Arquitetura, the 1,000-square-foot cabin has no bedrooms. The majority of its space …

The case for optimism

The world is better than ever before. And Harvard’s Steven Pinker can prove it.<p>It’s easy to look around and conclude that everything is horrible, that the world is getting less safe and more chaotic.<p>Steven Pinker, a Harvard psychologist and author of <i>Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science,</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

We analyzed 17 months of Fox & Friends transcripts. It’s far weirder than state-run media.

How the Fox morning show evolved into Donald Trump’s posse.<p>It was 6 am, just a few weeks after Donald Trump had moved into the White House — and there was a light on in the East Wing. It was possible that Trump, notoriously an early riser, was in the residence watching <i>Fox & Friends</i>. It was his …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

The 13 biggest mistakes tourists make when visiting Rome, according to locals

Chances are, if you're traveling to Rome, you're planning to visit popular attractions like the Colosseum, the Vatican, and the Trevi Fountain. While those are great, there are ways to see them without making the same common mistakes many first-timers to Rome make.<p>On a recent Quora thread, Roman …

23 Things Everyone Should've Watched On Netflix In 2017

Don't worry, though – you still have time to catch up.<p><i>Note: Some submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

A New History of the Second World War

In 1936, Charles Lindbergh arrived in Berlin to inspect the Luftwaffe. The visit had been arranged by Truman Smith, an ingenious intelligence officer who knew that Herman Göring, the Nazi air marshal, would find the American aviator’s celebrity irresistible; Lindbergh flew to Berlin with his wife, …

Inside the High-Drama World of Youth Competition Dance

The second time I met Angelina Velardi she had just lost a baby tooth. It left a gaping hole in her smile, but she liked how it looked: “Now if I show the judges I’m mature, they’ll be more impressed,” she said, happily. Angelina is a 12-year-old competitive dancer, and canny to the ways in which …

Apple reduces speed of iPhones as batteries wear out, report suggests

A new analysis of performance data has reignited the debate over whether Apple intentionally slows down older iPhones.<p>The data suggests Apple reduces the speed of the processors in iPhones with old and worn batteries, making them slower.<p>Following user reports that older iPhones with ageing …

Mobile Technology

Donald Trump

The 45th commander in chief has changed the rules of the presidency<p>The show often starts before dawn. With a flicker of anticipation or a feeling of …

Time does not mend a broken heart as scientists find condition causes long-term damage

Songwriters, poets and novelists have long mused over whether time truly heals everything.<p>Charles Dickens toyed over whether the bitter Miss Haversham would ever recover from being jilted at the altar, and for many historians, Queen Victoria's black dress came to symbolise her irreparable suffering …

How to Eat Your Way Through Paris in 24 Hours

When it comes to food, Paris has got a lot going for it. Full of quaint cafés, bustling wine bars, classic French bistrots and bakeries on every …

9 of the best British films you've never seen

Fair warning: when I started this list I wasn't planning to fill it solely with dark and depressing films, but that's definitely what's ended up …

Domestic Abuse

The 10 Best Budget Hotels Near National Parks

If you want to visit the beautiful national parks of the United States on a budget, you're welcome to camp at one of the many affordable sites across …

National Parks

The Best Place to Camp in Each Western State

Ready, set, camp<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing, and …

The 4 Best Apps for Recording Calls on Your Phone

Whether you’re interviewing rock stars, planning an event with folks from work, or just need to get your grandpa’s rants down on (digital) tape, …

Apps

The best Apple ad from each year since its 1984 Super Bowl hit

We chose the most important Apple commercial from each year since the company's watershed advertising moment at the Super Bowl in 1984.<p>From the celebrity-packed "Here's to the Crazy Ones," to the beginning of Apple's memorable demonstration-style ads, here are its best commercial hits.<p><i>Julien Rath</i> …

10 best road trips in the world | CNN Travel

44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map

So many trails, so little time. That’s sure how it feels sometimes when you’re trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding …

Hiking

Apple design director perfects a prefab home into an ultra-minimal, modern dwelling

It should come as no surprise that when Apple’s Director of Store Design was in the market for a new house, he wanted a home that would be as modern …

The History of U.S. Intervention And The 'Birth Of The American Empire'

Journalist Stephen Kinzer's book, <i>True Flag,</i> explains how the Spanish-American War launched an ongoing debate about America's role in the world. Kinzer has also been writing about President Trump.<p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. As we look ahead to what President Trump …