Lauren Lau

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Mustard and White Wine Braised Chicken

Heat oven to 375°. Heat oil in a 6-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper; working in batches, cook chicken, …

Mustard

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

Articles about modern valentines love letter eero saarinen on Dwell.com - Dwell

Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in Hoboken.<p>A look at Eero Saarinen's Womb chair, an icon of midcentury modern design.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's March 2016 issue.<p>This San Francisco storefront presents modern design from a …

Design

We’re approaching the post-Internet age. You need to learn about mesh networks

Once, the Internet was the paradigm of decentralized, anonymous, citizen-based, secure communication. Now, mesh networks are being touted for that role.<p>Mesh networks are small, standalone communications exchanges that rely on phones (or other devices) talking directly to each other, with their …

What Does a Baby Find Cute?

Among the handful of words my baby definitely recognizes, <i>baby</i> ranks high. He goos and gahs over pictures of baby faces, and he studies books of baby animals.<p>It’s been known for a while that human adults show a positive response to infantile stimuli, both in images and real infants. This phenomenon …

Puppies

The hot seats: Iconic chairs

Whether designed for presidents, monarchs or patients, these 20th Century chairs have become enduring design classics. Jonathan Glancey explains why.<p><b>Paimio chair, Alvar Aalto, 1931</b><p>A favourite of museums, galleries and the studied homes of architects and designers, this lightweight, cantilevered …

Furniture

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

Google killing Wallet tap-and-pay for pre-KitKat devices starting April 14

Have you ordered your Google Wallet physical card yet? If you having been using the Wallet tap and pay feature on an Android 4.3 or older device, now might be the time to order up that card. Google has announced that Wallet tap and pay functionality will be turned off for all Android 4.3 and older …

Android News

Nothing About This Year's Winter Weather Patterns Is Likely to Change Any Time Soon

Oh Whacking Day: Yes, It's Real, and It's A Bad Idea

All this weekend, thousands of people are converging on a tiny Texas town to celebrate the mass collection, sale and killing of scores of rattlesnakes.<p>Whacking DayThe 56th Annual Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup kicked off Thursday night with a parade, and lasts through Sunday, capped off by a …

Zoology

Understanding Autism: Baby's Delivery May Be Key

Quieting nerve cells in the brain during birth in mice seems to protect against autism, according to a new study.<p>Autism is as mysterious a disease as it is tragic. While there is clearly a genetic component to some forms of the illness, it remains unclear how many genes are involved and what role …

Japan's top 10 culinary locations

Unesco recently added Japanese cuisine – known in Japan as <i>washoku</i> – to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This puts it equal to French cuisine, the only other national culinary tradition to be so honoured. A journey around Japan reveals the wisdom of Unesco’s decision: every corner of the …

Advice on quitting your job and travelling for a year

Embarking on an extended adventure often means taking a leap of faith and leaving key responsibilities behind. But those that have done it say the experience is more than worth it.<p>Most of us see the world in snippets at a time – a long weekend here, a two-week vacation there. But when wanderlust …

San Francisco Bay Area

Why London’s loos have gone from gross to engrossing

Thanks to London’s pricy real estate, lavatories are being converted into shops, bars and even apartments.<p>Thanks to London’s current housing boom, every inch of the UK capital counts as prime real estate. Even, as it turns out, disused lavatories.<p>In February 2013 in London’s fancy Fitzrovia …

England

Our Interview With Jeopardy! Champion Arthur Chu

Arthur Chu is now a four-time <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion, and will return to the show in three weeks. (There's a Battle of the Decades tournament starting …

Nobel Prize

20 Ways to Open a Beer Bottle

Hey, you're not always going to have a bottle opener at the ready. For those times when you need a cold one and the right tool is not around, here are plenty of unorthodox ways to pop open a brew.<p><b>"Give me a place to stand on and I'll open any damn bottle."</b> Okay, maybe Archimedes never uttered those …

The 100 Hottest Cars of All Time

The only hard requirement for making the cut: At least one fully drivable example had to have actually been created.

Here's Why Scientists Are Shooting Rockets at an Aurora

The best way to study the Northern Lights? Travel to Alaska with a big rocket loaded with scientific instruments.<p><b>Update</b>: Success! In the wee hours of this morning, on the seventh night of the mission's second launch window, Marilla Samara's team launched their rocket into an aurora. Data coming …

7 Quick Dinners To Make This Week

Delicious weeknight recipes for February.

Cooking

31 Impossibly Fun Wedding Ideas

Add a touch of ~pizzazz~ to your special day.

Weddings

17 Feel-Good French Films You Should Definitely Stream On Netflix

Travel without leaving home. No passport required.

France

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10 Places to See Before They're Gone

10 Places to See Before They’re Gone<p>| <b>source:</b>Tripinsurance Jul 4th, 2013<p>The world has become an unpredictable place. Along with the depletion of …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: blue lava, biodegradable batteries and a self-cleaning t-shirt

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>China is facing a pollution crisis. In cities like Beijing, the smog has gotten so thick it's often difficult to see the sky - which begs the question: Does …

We All Have at Least Three Eyes—One Inside the Head

The pineal gland in the human brain has the structure of an eye. It has cells that act as light receptors, as the retina does. It has a structure …

Consciousness

27 Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Roasts, Sautés, Kimchi, Salads, and More

Here are 27 of our favorite recipes to cook Brussels sprouts—and not just as a side dish.<p>Brussels sprouts—those little cabbage-looking things—are way more than just a side-dish. You can pickle them into a spicy kimchi, bake them on top of a pizza, shred them into salads, and toss them into pasta. …

Cooking