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The 7 Microwave Hacks You Need to Know

<i>This article is part of</i> Epi Loves the Microwave, <i>our exploration (vindication?) of the appliance everybody loves to hate.</i><p>If the kitchen was a middle …

14 Healthy Halloween Recipes

Hosting a Halloween party this year? Treat friends to fun homemade goodies—these 14 recipes are a bit healthier, much cuter, and way more inventive …

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Books

7 Healthy Pancakes to Make for National Pancake Day

From delicious, fruit-packed pancakes to savory mini-pancakes, here are seven healthy recipes to make in celebration of National Pancake Day.<p>From …

Breakfast

Cooking Off the Cuff: The Only Scone Recipe You -- or Anybody Else -- Will Ever Need

Some time back in the twentieth century, Jackie and I were having afternoon tea at one of London's swanky hotels and were particularly struck by how good the scones were - even apart from the splendid jam and cream they were served with. So I asked for the recipe. The word came back from the chef: …

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Packed With Protein

Oatmeal breakfast bars packed with protein, peanut butter and chocolate. What more could you want in breakfast, really?<p>Soft-baked oatmeal breakfast bar with none of those weird ingredients that you need to Google to figure out what they are.<p>And then feel all the guilty ickies when you find out what …

Americans Are Expecting Too Much from Their Penises

People are pretty bad at guessing the average length of an erect penis.<p>People—despite personal experience, popular culture, and biting political commentary (thanks, Donald Trump)—are not too good at pinpointing the average length of an erect penis.<p>According to a survey of 2,100 men and women from …

New Mexico

Newfound 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' discovered in ancient text

A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or encouragement to people seeking help for their problems, according to a researcher who has studied the text.<p>Written in Coptic, an Egyptian language, …

Theology

The Polygraph Has Been Lying for 80 Years

Eighty years ago, Leonarde Keeler’s lie detector made its debut in court. Decades later, we’re still paying the price for his con job.<p>Eighty years …

Crime

Tag: Kitchens

Kitchen of the Week: A Hip, Low-Key Kitchen in Topanga Canyon<p>by Annie Quigley<p>Steal This Look: A Courageously Colorful Kitchen for a New York Artist<p>by …

Kitchens

13 Recipes That Make the Most of Your Muffin Tin

Chowhound<p>Who says you have to stick to baking regular old muffins in your muffin tin? We say leap over that line of ho-hum baking and walk on the …

Breakfast

Banana Bread How I Love Thee: Let Me Count the 15 Recipes

Banana bread is one of the most versatile snacks: You can have it toasted with butter for breakfast, or frost it with cream cheese and bake it in a …

Elon Musk stars on The Simpsons

Where does Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla Motors, SpaceX and PayPal, get his breakthrough ideas? Would you believe Homer Simpson?<p>That was the premise of "The Musk that Fell to Earth," the latest episode of "The Simpsons" which aired Sunday night and gave Musk a starring role.<p>In the show, Musk …

Elon Musk

The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

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Cities

Ancient planetary system with its own sun-like star found in the galaxy

The discovery of five archaic planets around one of the oldest stars in the galaxy has raised the possibility that the Milky Way might be home to extremely ancient forms of life.<p>Astronomers spotted the planets as they circled a star called Kepler 444, which lies 117 light years from Earth in the …

Universe

17 Reasons To Love Chocolate Cake

There are many great cakes baked in the world today. There's Norway’s beloved National Cake, named the World's Best Cake by the Norwegians (of course). There's the colorful Funfetti classic that graces so many of our birthdays. And, the burnt almond torte that makes Pittsburgh one of our favorite …

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Vincent Van Gogh

Small Feathers Pillow

Studies of small feathers…can you name which bird they each come from?<p>Pillow has a 95% small feather, 5% down insert. Embroidered cover on 100% linen …

Decorations

7 of the Best Cauliflower Recipes Ever

Back in the day, we used to breeze past cauliflower in the grocery aisle. Fast-forward to 2015, and our love for the versatile veggie couldn't be stronger. From spicy and roasted whole to whipped into a velvety soup, here are seven of the best cauliflower recipes guaranteed to make you fall in …

China's Remote Fortresses Lose Residents, Gain Tourists

Massive earthen structures once sheltered clans from warlords and bandits. Can they be prototypes for "green" buildings?<p>HEKENG, China—Count the <i>tulou</i>.<p>It started like a game. How many of these strange, fortress-like structures could I tally from a vehicle window? They were so big, looming like …

China

Pistachio Biscotti With Kirsch-Soaked Dried Cherries

<b>Bake dozens to give to family and friends</b><p>This biscotti recipe has been in my repertoire for years... so many years, in fact, that I can't even remember when I came up with it. And, though I have countless versions of this recipe, this one is my husband's favorite. So I end up making it more often …

Hot Deals on Drones: Black Friday Roundup

If you’ve been thinking about getting or gifting a drone for some airborne R/C action, there’s never been a time than now!<p>We’ve got some superb offers on a range of cool drones at TNW Deals, and a special Black Friday bonus too. Use the coupon code HAPPYBF10 while ordering to get an extra 10 …

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the …

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …