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Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces …

Everything you need to know about beef cuts in one chart

Beef cuts don’t have to be intimidating.<p>Whether it’s chuck, brisket, rib, loin, round, plate, or flank, the most important thing you need to know is …

This trick will save you hours of debating what to watch on Netflix

Have you ever logged into Netflix and gone through the recommended categories looking for something new to watch only to find nothing catching your eye? Despite having gone on a Disney movie binge, maybe I want to look through something other than "Feel-good Animation" or "Children & Family …

Replace Your Lawn With These Superior Alternatives

Earlier this week, we suggested you stop mowing your lawn. American lawn care consumes almost a third of all U.S. domestic water use and produces 4% …

Gardening

This Secret Indian Hair-Growth Formula May Finally Give You a Mermaid Mane

Anyone who has unsuccessfully tried to get their hair to grow may roll their eyes at this video in which Prachi (the vlogger behind Super Wow Style) shares a family recipe for lengthier locks. Could a simple mix of natural ingredients really make hair grow up to 30-40 percent as Prachi claims? We …

Sneaky teen texting codes: what they mean, when to worry

If your teen has a smartphone, chances are they spend several hours a day on text and social media. If you ever look at what they’re actually doing on there, you’ll likely see a lot of innocent “Snapstreaking,” some funny Buzzfeed videos and a bunch of letters and numbers that look like some kind …

100 Must-Read Books That Have Been Adapted for Movies and Television

It seems like every time a new book deal is announced lately, there’s almost always news of the screen rights also being sold. When the rights to a …

Guitar basics: learn thousands of songs with the three-chord trick

The oldest trick in the book<p><b>You’ve probably heard jokes about acts such as Status Quo or Chuck Berry writing songs with three chords. Well, it’s no</b> …

Electric Guitar

Top 10 books about the apocalypse

Weaponised flu, hoax bombs that start exploding, totalitarian America and brain-thirsty zombies – here’s a flood of fictional world endings – and one that’s real<p>The apocalypse – the literal end of the world – has long captured humanity’s dark imagination. Is it because the end of life on Earth is …

15 Quotes From Wayne Dyer That Will Inspire You to Seize Every Second of Your Life

Wayne W. Dyer was one of the most influential spiritual teachers to have ever graced this Earth.<p>Over the four decades of his career, he wrote more …

Motivation

A cheat sheet to Indian restaurant menus

Let’s get the big flashing misnomer out of the way: Not every stew at an Indian restaurant is a curry. It’s understandable how it’s become shorthand …

Chicken Tikka Masala

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

With a few minutes and a few free tools, you can resurrect nearly any aging PC with a fresh, fast, Chrome-like interface.<p>Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist …

The 11 Most Important Pep Talks To Have With Your Teen

When you became a parent, little did you know you’d also landed the job of quasi-life coach. That’s right — you’re not just there to dish out food …

Parenting

A perfectly seasoned slow-roast pork tacos recipe

Salt, fat, acid, heat: this is Samin Nosrat’s secret to cooking. Today we start with salt: as important to a dish as any other ingredient, she says. Start with these slow-roasted pork tacos and salted caramel cookies.<p>My parents left Tehran for San Diego on the eve of the Iranian revolution, shortly …

Recipes

54 Facts About Disney Movies That Will Actually Blow Your Mind

♫ When you wish upon a star... ♫<p>1. The translation to the iconic "Circle of Life" at the beginning of <i>The Lion KIng</i> is "There comes a lion, oh yes, it's a lion."<p>2. Rapunzel, Princess Aurora, Princess Merida, and Mulan are the only Disney Princesses from the official princess lineup with both parents …

These are the top 100 books of the year, according to Google

The series remains among the most popular books, and the latest edition of the canon, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," nabbed the top spot, according to Google's ranking of the top books of the year.<p>The books and graphic novels were ranked based on their popularity in the Google Play store. But …

Books

13 books you absolutely HAVE to read before they become movies in 2017

Whether you are a purist or you just like to know what you are getting yourself into before you begin a film, you understand the importance of …

This Video Proves That Yes, You Can Love Those Adorable Stranger Things Kids Even More

Like the <i>Game of Thrones</i> kids before them, the <i>Stranger Things</i> kids have listened to their show’s theme song so many times that they’ve started to …

5 Pieces Of Advice For Parents Of High School Freshman

Sweaty palms and jangled nerves.<p>Anxiety about navigating a new world.<p>Intense desires to fit in.<p>Frenzied fears they won't.<p>That's the emotional terrain most teens traverse as they make their way across the wide expanse from elementary to high school.<p>It's a sizable transition by all accounts -- …

Sad 'Potter' is ending? Consider these magical books

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yes, J.K. Rowling has said "Harry Potter" is done, but take heart. There are other books that might solve your need for more magic.<p>With the London stage debut and publication of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," Rowling has said Harry Potter's story is complete.<p>"He goes on a very big …

Books

25 Tricks to Master Google Photos

Instant and unlimited image backup is just one reason you should be using Google Photos.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

How Helicopter Parents Affect Their Children’s Mental Health For A Lifetime

Helicopter parents are perhaps this generation’s worst nightmare. From stalking your internet history to calling you every five minutes when you’re …

Parenting

11 Addictive Books You Can Tear Through in a Weekend

Short, sweet, and page-turning.<p><b>1. The Girls by Emma Cline</b><p>This mesmerizing novel follows impressionable teenager Evie Boyd as she falls in with a sketchy, cult-like group inspired by the Manson Family. Come for the salacious connections to real life, stay for Cline's haunting depiction of female …

Books

The Netflix Secrets You Need To Get The Most Out Of Your Binge-Watching

As temperatures rise and we all realize going outside is terrible anyway, summer becomes the perfect time to binge on Netflix. But how many tricks do you know to improve your viewing experience? There’s a lot you can do to improve the binge-watching experience, if you know where to look.<p>Take Total …

TV

The only guacamole recipe you'll ever need

It's not a party without the guacamole, right? It seems everything from chips to chicken is improved with a little guac (or a lot). And though a store-bought version will work in a pinch, it's so easy to make a batch from scratch. All you'll need are some ripe avocados, onions, chiles, cilantro, …

Recipes

25 Years Ago, Morrissey Ruined Bill Cosby’s Appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’

The singer made his American television debut, and his fans made the show a living hell.<p>Bill Cosby was capping off the prime of his career when he appeared on <i>The Tonight Show</i> on June 14, 1991. He had just wrapped up the seventh season of <i>The Cosby Show</i>, his Emmy-winning family comedy, one of only …

Comedy

Morrissey Slams Trump and Clinton, Praises Sanders

In the recent past, Morrissey has chimed in several times to share his distaste for the Royal Family. Today, in a new letter posted on True to You, he took some time to talk about the United States presidential election. After discussing the horrific shooting in Orlando, he criticized both Donald …

8 Succulents That Make Pretty, Easy-Care Ground Covers

Brought to you by<p>Succulents, with their interesting shapes and colors, have become increasingly popular in the landscape. While larger succulents are …

Landscaping

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in May

We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, much more- there are book …

Books