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Cold Brew Iced Coffee 3 Ways

My love affair with coffee started early. I was that kid at college who always kept a pitcher of iced coffee in her mini fridge and who practically …

10 things you never knew about Fireball Whisky

From hipsters to suburban housewives, there aren’t many spirits brands that inspire as much devotion as Fireball.<p>Thanks to its winning combo of sweetness, fiery cinnamon spice, bartender loyalty and a savvy social media presence, Fireball Cinnamon Whisky has been at the top of the spirits world for …

What to do with food that you're about to throw away — and how you'll save big bucks

If wasted food was a country, it would be the third largest producer of carbon dioxide in the world, after the United States and China. And in terms of money, Americans throw away approximately $165 billion worth of food each year.<p>However, preventing food waste is simple, and you can start saving …

The Best Comedies On Netflix

So, you've haven't had a good week. At the office, the workload is piling up and your boss is riding you hard. Outside of the office, the old …

This week’s new live comedy

Margaret Cho | Jen Brister | Sara Pascoe’s Christmas Assembly<p>There are lots of different ways that comedians use filth. Sometimes it’s just about shock: thinking of the worst thing you can possibly say and challenging your audience to either laugh at it or walk out. Other times (as with a performer …

US town fears solar farms would 'suck up all the energy from the sun'

A proposal for a solar farm has been rejected by the town council in Woodland, North Carolina following public concerns.<p>Members of the locality …

Google Wallet now lets you send money over text messages

If there’s anything that makes you feel like you’re living in the future, it’s sending and receiving money over your smartphone. Tap, tap, <i>bing</i>… Capitalism! Now Google Wallet is making it even easier than before by letting you send and receive cash over text messaging.<p>In a blog post today on Google …

Get Pebble's Timeline feature on original Pebble, Pebble Steel

Pebble on Wednesday announced the beta version of Pebble Firmware 3.8 for the original Pebble and Pebble Steel smartwatch lineup. It's a fairly significant upgrade to hardware that's, in some cases, nearly three years old by now.<p>The 3.0 version of Pebble's OS first launched on the newer Pebble Time …

Wearable Tech

Why Yahoo faded: The Internet changed, but it didn't

Yahoo and I go way back.<p>I was one of the early adopters who embraced Yahoo as my main email service back in 1998 and who set up a custom My Yahoo page (remember those?) so all of the pertinent weather reports, stock quotes and headlines were at my fingertips.<p>Seventeen years later, Yahoo isn't even …

Social Media

Is Apple's Smart Battery Case so goofy because it was designed around Mophie's patents?

Hmmm<p>It's fair to say that Apple's new iPhone Smart Battery Case is not the <i>most</i> attractive product the company has ever released. Like every other charging case, it adds an extra inch of thickness to the bottom of the phone, making it hard to use headphones (including Apple's own Beats line) and the …

Top 10 Viral Animal Videos of the Year

We laughed, we gasped, and we learned from these videos in 2015.<p>Over the past year we’ve shared some great viral videos from around the Internet, including a few that were created by National Geographic staff, explorers, and partners. Many of these videos featured animal behaviors that were …

The top 20 tracks of 2015

20. KEITH APE – “IT G MA”<p>If one song could sum up this year’s Korean rap invasion, it would be “It G Ma” – the viral supernova headed up by gold-grilled trap king Keith Ape and backed up by other, equally eclectic members of The Cohort crew he belongs to, including mastermind JayAllDay and Seoul’s …

Best Free iPhone, Android Apps: Our Top 10

As we reflect on 2015, we look back on the iPhone and Android mobile apps that made our lives easier. Here are our top picks.<p>1 of 11<p>(Image: Mutlu …