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The history of Oktoberfest is much bigger than beer

Oktoberfest<p>Beer. Brats. Lederhosen.<p>1928<p>On Oct. 12, 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. A …

DIY Dim Sum: How to Make Authentic Soup Dumplings at Home

Making soup dumplings isn't hard. Okay, it kind of is. But this step-by-step video will teach you everything you need to know.<p>Soup dumplings fall in the category of "delicious things we love to order when we're out, but would never even dream of making at home." Until now, that is. This dim sum …

Food & Dining

You've Been Using Your Smartphone Wrong Your Whole Life

It's time to step up your Instagram game.

12 Must-Eat Breakfast Sandwiches Across America

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Quick! You've just woken up. You regret having a salad for dinner. Maybe you're a little hungover. You're <i>hungry</i>. So what are you craving?<p>If you're like us, it's probably a breakfast sandwich of some sort. An egg …

How easy is it to make your own bacon?

Making your own meat products at home has become all the rage. Leah Hyslop rolls up her sleeves for a bacon course in Norfolk<p>It’s 9am on a Saturday morning, and I’m thinking about bacon. Not in the usual, I’m-a-bit-hungover-and-fancy-a-bacon-sandwich way, however. No. This time, I’m face to face …

Google 'makes people think they are smarter than they are'

Searching the internet for information gives people a ‘widely inaccurate’ view of their own intelligence, Yale psychologists believe<p>Search engines like Google or Yahoo make people think they are smarter than they actually are because they have the world's knowledge at their fingertips, …

Cancer

How to Deal with Leftover Frying Oil

Yes, you can reuse fry oil. Here's our guide to doing it right.<p>In the <i>Bon Appétit</i> test kitchen, we’ve been up to our elbows in tasty fried food lately. And while we’ve got no complaints about having beignets and buffalo wings hanging around, we have been going through quite a bit of oil. Like a lot …

Cooking

ISIS closing in? Terror group seizes Iraqi town 5 miles from Marine base

Islamic State has reportedly seized al-Baghdadi, in Iraq’s Anbar Province, 5 miles from an air base staffed by U.S. Marines, as the terror group continues its push beyond its bases in Syria and Iraq in an attempt to establish militant affiliates in other countries.<p>Hundreds of Islamic State fighters …

Islam

NBC standbys, younger talent eyed to replace Brian Williams

News broke on Tuesday night that "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has been suspended without pay for six months. Williams has been surrounded in controversy since admitting he was not on board a helicopter in Iraq that had been shot down – a story he had been telling since 2003.<p>During his …

Miss Canada's Hockey-Themed Miss Universe Costume Is Totally Bonkers

O Canada.<p>The National Costume Show at the preliminaries of the 63rd Annual Miss Universe pageant was held Wednesday night in Florida. The event requires contestants to wear garb that represents their native countries, and Miss Canada Chanel Beckenlehner went all out in a hockey-themed costume with …

Canada

This Chrome extension turns YouTube into a serious music service

YouTube launched its music platform late last year to little fanfare, offering all you can eat music for $7.99/month on the site, with no ads.<p>While many of us use YouTube to listen to the occasional song, it’s no match for a real music service like Spotify or Google Music since it doesn’t offer …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

Mom of special needs daughter says United humiliated family

An online campaign started by a New Jersey mother against United Airlines after she says that she and her disabled daughter were “humiliated” on a recent flight has sparked a debate over how airlines treat special needs passengers.<p>Elit Kirschenbaum, the mother of 3-year-old Ivy, who has Spastic …

New Jersey

Ferguson Police Officers Face Gunfire Amid Burglary Arrests, Were They Targeted?

Unfortunately for officers, the fury in Ferguson doesn’t seem to over just yet.<p>On Tuesday, December 30, Ferguson police officers responded to a call …

LEGO launches their first BIONICLE game in the Play Store for free

It’s pretty clear that LEGO has made one of the most popular children’s toys in history. From simple building blocks, to models, to a full-length movie, the company is all over the place. One product that the company created in the early 2000’s was the BIONICLE toy line… remember those? They were …

Apps

This New Netflix Hack Lets You Get Even More Out Of Your Streaming

If you thought "Gilmore Girls" was the only thing awesome thing coming to Netflix this month, prepare to be left speechless.<p>Lifehacker has just unveiled a new add-on for Chrome that lets you to take your streaming to the next level. Flix Plus lets users customize their Netflix experience, providing …