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15 Secrets of Apple Store Employees

Apple has 265 retail stores in the United States, employing roughly 100 people at each one. That’s a lot of Apple Store workers with stories to tell …

How Marvel Took Over Pop Culture in 2015

Even if you don’t enjoy comic books, it’s likely that you watched at least one of Marvel Studios’ many offerings this year. With an arsenal of television shows, blockbuster movies, video games, and, of course, comic books, Marvel launched a full-scale pop culture attack that was for the most part …

Watch This Kid Prank His Dad Back After Eight Year Xbox Grudge

When this 16-year-old was pranked by his dad on Christmas Day, he never let him forget it.<p>Eight years later and he decided to take sweet revenge, …

Siblings

15 Things You Didn’t Know Your Hair Dryer Could Do

You know a good hair dryer can fight frizz, tame cowlicks, and accentuate curls and layers. But its other functions might blow you away. You don't …

Henry David Thoreau

How do young stars deal with sudden fame?

That was him once — on your soda cup, at your newsstand, stuck on the side of your bus.<p>At 19, Hayden Christensen was still baby faced when he was handpicked by George Lucas to lead the new "Star Wars" prequels. The Canadian teen had never set foot on a major film set before shooting "Episode II" in …

Comic Books

San Francisco Strikes Back at Justin Bieber Graffiti

“Our sidewalks in San Francisco are not canvasses for corporate advertising.”<p><b>Justin Bieber</b> has been accused of irresponsibly telling “our youth that likeminded lawlessness and contempt for public property are condoned and encouraged.” But, for once, it has nothing to do with drag racing, drug use, …

This game is so addictive for 'Star Wars' fans, Disney thinks it'll be a $1 billion business

"Disney Infinity," if you don't know, is a video game that is brilliantly addicting.<p>Indeed, Disney believes that "Disney Infinity" will be a billion-dollar business before too long.<p>And I fell for it. Hook, line, and sinker, taking me from "zero" to "collector" in less than 12 parsecs.<p>The way …

UK Election Campaign Heats Up: Pictures

Prince William and Kate Still 'Talking Through' Name of the Little Princess

The little princess may be nameless a little while longer.<p>Princess Kate and Prince William are still mulling a name for their newborn daughter. The …

Avengers: Age of Ultron scores second biggest opening ever at US box office

Marvel’s latest made $187.7m over the weekend and also crossed the $600m barrier worldwide<p>Superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron scored the second highest opening of all time at the US box office over the weekend, with takings of $187.7m (£124m).<p>Joss Whedon’s return to the Marvel cinematic …

Marvel Universe

I froze embryos to have reproductive choice, but I nearly lost my reproductive autonomy | Adrienne Munsdorf

Like Sofia Vergara, my ex and I signed paperwork to give us equal rights over our frozen embryos. After we broke up, he wanted to dictate when I could parent<p>Eight years ago, I unthinkingly gave a man – who I loved at the time – the ultimate right to decide whether or not I would become a mother. I …

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

Solar-powered grill cooks your food no matter the weather

However much you may like grilling food on a warm day, you probably don't like dealing with gas tanks or other typical grill hassles... and most solar cookers won't help much if it's overcast outside. The upcoming GoSun Grill might be a smarter way to handle those backyard shindigs, however. It can …

Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot

Vaccines don't always make it into the people who need them the most. Many require a syringe and a needle to enter the bloodstream and create immunity. And that means a doctor or nurse has to do the job.<p>But with if a vaccine could be delivered by simply applying a patch?That's Mark Prausnitz's …

Public Health

Cisco Systems names Chuck Robbins next CEO

Cisco Systems appointed Chuck Robbins as its next CEO, ending the 20-year run of John Chambers, viewed by many as an icon in Silicon Valley.<p>Robbins will take over effective July 26, said Cisco in a statement released Monday. Chambers will stay on as Cisco's executive chairman and head the company …

Cisco Systems

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

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Lemon Angel Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Today's a good day! It felt like a heatwave... we made it to 20-ish degrees! I did some shoveling after I got home while my daughter played outside. …

4 Wildcard Winning Recipes

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard Winner. It's a recipe that may not have won—or even been entered in</i><i>—</i><i>a contest, but that we know, love, and can't keep to ourselves. Every other Saturday, we'll review our most recent favorites.</i><p><i>Thanks to our community, we've got four more</i> …

Chickpeas and Chard with Poached Eggs

4 Servings<p>You can cook the chickpeas a day or two in advance; pick up at the step where you sauté the onion and garlic.<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup olive oil<p>½ lemon<p>1 small onion, halved, plus 2 medium onions, chopped<p>6 garlic cloves, smashed, divided<p>2 bay leaves<p>1 cup dried …

Recipes

Watch All the Fitness Crazes of the Past 100 Years in 100 Seconds

Jazzercise is obvs the best. Fit is it!<p>Via Neatorama, here are all the fitness crazies from the past 100 years in one sweaty video. So grab your leg warmers and a hula hoop, and get ready to boogie!<p>The video is super fun but when I showed it to my mom, she said all they did in the '60s to exercise …

Our Ultimate Guide to Easter

What to eat after you've hunted for all the eggs.<p>The Big Meal<p>Whether it's brunch or dinner (with drinks!), we've got you covered.<p>Eggs, Eggs, Eggs<p>They're good for dyeing and hunting and eating.<p>And Dessert, Of Course<p>There will be rhubarb and strawberries.

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Nick Jonas Is Delivering Wine to Your Door Because Life Is Wonderful

This Jonas brother knows what time it is. (It's wine o' clock.)<p>Earlier this week, Nick Jonas rode around Los Angeles delivering liquor to random fair maidens and gentlemen. Why? Because he's the Best and also Most Handsome Man Alive. Well, that and he teamed up with new alcohol delivery app Saucey …

You Gotta See What Scott Disick Is Doing in Vegas After Springing From Rehab Early

Oh, Scott. Scott, Scott, Scott, Scott, Scott.<p>Scott Disick is supposed to still be in rehab but he busted out early to party in Vegas, TMZ reports. Scott allegedly got a big fee for hosting a Friday night shindig at hot spot 1 OAK. However, there is no evidence that he was boozing it up so let's …

7 Ways to Upgrade Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s hard to improve on a classic chocolate chip cookie, but these chefs and cookbook authors tried.<p>It’s hard to improve on a classic chocolate chip …

Rhubarb Shortcakes

8 Servings<p>Remember the color of the stalks, which can range from pale pink to deep red, will affect the color of the filling. Choose dark-red stalks for a vibrant hue.<p>April 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Roasted Rhubarb<p>2 pounds rhubarb, trimmed, sliced 1-inch thick<p>1 cup sugar<p>1/2 cup red wine<p>1 vanilla bean, …

Baking

Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders

• 1 cup vegetable oil<br>• 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips<br>• Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste<br>• 1 1/2 cups …

Perfecting the Meatball With the Chefs Behind The Meatball Shop

Never suffer dry-as-a-puck meatballs again with our secret ingredients for perfectly juicy meatballs.<p>Meatballs. Everyone loves 'em, but why is it no one under the age of 70 seems to know how to make them without turning them into golf balls in red sauce?<p>Thankfully <b>Dan Holzman and Michael Chernow</b>—of …

Cooking