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The best apps of 2014 for Android, iPhone and iPad

If you’ve unwrapped a new smartphone or tablet for Christmas, here is the Guardian’s guide to the best new apps to download<p>For most people with a smartphone or tablet, their most-used apps weren’t released in 2014. Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Candy Crush Saga, Kindle, Spotify, Clash of Clans, …

Plague, the ‘Tinder for information’, is addictive and its founders are onto something

Over the weekend I spent a bit of time with Plague, an app that our own Owen Williams recently described as a gamified version of Reddit, and I’m sure the developers have hit on something noteworthy here. It looks like others agree, as its user base is growing rapidly.<p>Despite only a small amount of …

Samsung Releases Look At Me, An App For Kids With Autism

Over the past few years, technology has given educators and the parents of autistic children tools they could never have imagined before. Mobile apps and games help kids learn communication skills, while virtual reality can potentially teach them how to cope in different social situations. Many of …

11 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can't Live Without

Want to get more productive? Fast Company asked amazing female entrepreneurs–like Rachel Sklar, Whitney Johnson, Cindy Gallop, Leandra Medine, and Stacy London–to share their favorite apps.<p>When I saw this piece on apps entrepreneurs can’t live without, I was delighted.<p><b>Our Previous Story</b>: <i><br>10</i> …

Entrepreneurship

The Wonderful, Wordless World of Emojis ;-)

Best Stuff<p>GQ's Best Stuff rounds up the best of the dad sneaker trend from Dior, Asics, New Balance, and a few more.<p>By Jake Woolf24 hours agoView More<p>…

French Food

Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

A lack of dining options may have started Jewish Christmas, but now it's a full-fledged ritual.<p>If there’s a single identifiable moment when Jewish Christmas—the annual American tradition where Jews overindulge on Chinese food on December 25—transitioned from kitsch into codified custom, it was …

What to Do With Your Leftover Candy Canes - Bon Appétit

More leftover candy canes than you know what to do with? From DIY peppermint ice cream to candy truffles, here are some tasty ideas to get rid of them all.<p>Candy canes seem like such a good idea in early December. Every year, it's the same routine: You buy a big box (They're so cheap!), and hang …

Dessert

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

You're in the supermarket gathering ingredients for eggnog and a Christmas Bundt cake, and you're staring at a wall of egg cartons. They're plastered with terms that all sound pretty wonderful: All-Natural, Cage-Free, Free-Range, Farm Fresh, Organic, No Hormones, Omega-3. And so on.<p>And yet the …

The Greasy Underpan Of Restaurant Tech

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Bryan Menell is a technology entrepreneur and investor who has spoken with hundreds of tech startup CEO’s about their mobile restaurant apps.</i><p>This story is repeated hundreds of times across the country, and it goes a little bit like this. A group of tech-savvy people go out to eat at a …

16 Life-Changing New Ways to Use Coconut Oil

You'll wonder how you ever lived without these genius tips.<p><b>1. An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2. Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin cells and get rid of blackheads with a simple …

Skin Care

10 Secrets to the Perfect Pushup

We break down this staple exercise inch by inch so you can perform at your peak<p>10 Secrets to the Perfect Pushup<p>The pushup looks incredibly simple. So much so, it’s a foregone conclusion that everyone knows how to do it.<p>But while most folks get the basics—lower your body to the floor by bending your …

Lose Your Belly Fat

Using Aragon's advice, I slashed my body fat in half—down to a lifetime low of 6.8 percent—and sculpted not only the muscles of my midsection, but the ones everywhere else, too. Now it's your turn. Use Aragon's simple 5-step diet plan to finally finish off your gut for good. (And for Aragon's …

Miami's New Food Scene

It's past 9 p.m. in Miami—the fashionably late latin dinner hour.<p>A Lamborghini shimmers its way through Philippe Starck’s Easter Island–esque columns …

Cures for festive over-indulgence

Don't let hangovers stand in the way of your festive fun. We've collected our experts' tips on how to feel better after a month of eating and drinking too much<p>After a month of parties and a marathon of festive food, you're probably feeling a little bit bloated and dyspeptic right now.<p>Panic not: our …

Boxing Day