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Kanye West claims to be $53m in debt, and asks Mark Zuckerberg for help

West says tech entrepreneurs Zuckerberg and Larry Page listen to hip-hop, but are more interested in opening schools in Africa than helping celebrity rappers<p>It was a busy weekend for Kanye West, what with finishing off his album The Life of Pablo – which emerged in a different form from the one …

Weak 4Q GDP: Temporary Dip or Is U.S. Recession Bound?

The U.S. economy slowed down in the fourth quarter, pressured by an array of global factors including weakening demand in emerging markets and a strong dollar that makes U.S. exports more expensive.<p>As demand eased overseas late last year, U.S. companies sought to slash bloated inventories, another …

Economics

PETER SCHIFF: We're going to have a serious recession and negative interest rates before the election

Peter Schiff begs to differ.<p>The CEO and chief global strategist for Euro Pacific Capital, and noted perma-bear, said that serious economic destruction is just a few months away.<p>"I think the Fed is going to have negative interest rates before the election because we're going to be in a serious …

Economics

Crush These 14 Canned Craft Beers on Super Bowl Sunday

Beer

Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs With Cabbage and Bacon Recipe

Some people have fallback recipes. The ones that they pull out again and again when they can't think of something new to make. I've got a couple of those, but I also have fallback techniques—basic blueprints for constructing a dish that can be infinitely variable depending on the specific …

5 Ways to Use an Entire Bottle of Old Bay Seasoning

"I remember my mother's Parker Houses being laced with salty, savory Old Bay and a mean aged cheddar," says chef Jonathan Sawyer who uses a teaspoon …

Intel shows how this button-sized chip could revolutionize live sports

The action-packed performance was done to showcase its new button-sized chip, Curie, which can be attached to a sports device or the athlete's body to trasnmit data about their performance.<p>Intel sees a future where Curie is used in all sports, for both professionals and amateurs, to enhance the …

Brian Krzanich

Hangover Food

The Best Hangover Food The jury’s still out on hair of the dog—could it alleviate a hangover better than Aspirin and coconut water? But only the most …

Guns

5 Spiced Chicken Dishes that Are Ready for Winter

There are some spices that make winter dishes, well, wintery. They're in our eggnog, gingerbread lattes, and pumpkin pies—but we thought that was the end of the story. Then last week we tested a Spiced Buttermilk Roast Chicken for a recipe contest and realized—after we'd eaten the entire chicken …

Cooking

Artist Paints Stunningly Realistic Portraits on His Hand and Stamps Them on Paper

Artist Russell Powell creates stunningly realistic portraits on an unconventional surface – his own hand. The California-based teacher merges art and the body by painting eye-catching depictions of people on his palms. Incredibly, this textured and creased surface doesn't deter him from adding …

Digital Art

The 10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players

Jimi Hendrix The greatest of all time? Maybe. No one merged the blues, rock and psychedelia with as much ease or wielded<p>... VIEW MORE<p>David …

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Pedagogy

35 Creative Pumpkin Carvings to Spice Up the Season

As the leaves turn red, temperatures start dropping, and the sharp scent of pumpkin spice fills the air, one thing is clear–the spookiest time of the year is almost here! In honor of Halloween and all things autumn, many creative souls use this month to turn ordinary pumpkins, squash, and gourds …

Decorations

Wire Animal Sculptures Look Like Life-Size Scribbled Drawings Suspended in Mid-Air

Artist David Oliveira has an insightful understanding of both the two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds. With this expert grasp of the two planes, he's able to skillfully manipulate wire to create a zoo of mind-boggling animal sculptures. Though they are technically three-dimensional, the …

Modern Art

This Is What You Need to Eat After Last Night's (Fourth) Jäger Bomb

Overdid it on the agave margs at happy hour last night? Take an aspirin, put on your sunglasses… and eat these things.

Cooking

World Beard and Moustache Championships: Pictures

Austria

'Montage of Heck'-affiliated Kurt Cobain album coming in November

More details have emerged surrounding the Kurt Cobain compilation affiliated with this year’s documentary <i>Montage of Heck</i>. Set to include unreleased …

Kurt Cobain

Tom Waits Talks NYC Surrealism, Stonehenge Moles in Animated Interview

Archival interview is part of PBS' 'Blank on Blank' series<p>Tom Waits gave a wide-ranging, bizarre interview around the release of his 1988 album <i>Big</i> …

Keith Richards

80-Year-Old Man Builds Dog Train to Take Abandoned Strays on Adventures

Eugene Bostick has a heartwarmingly unique hobby: he's a train conductor for stray dogs. "We live down on a dead-end street, where me and my brother have a horse barn," the 80-year-old told The Dodo. "People sometimes come by and dump dogs out here, leaving them to starve. So, we started feeding …

5-Mile-Long Bridge Transitions into a Tunnel That Connects Denmark with Sweden

The Øresund has made it easier than ever before to travel between countries that are separated by water. This unique passageway connects the cities of Copenhagen, Denmark with Malmö, Sweden, doing so in two ways: a cable-stayed bridge runs five miles to an artificial island, where it then …

Sweden

6 Facts Every Self-Respecting Beer Drinker Should Know

<i>By: Zach Mack</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Thomas Hawk</i><p>There was a time in (very recent) history where the depth of knowledge required to order the perfect beer for you was knowing whether you wanted it in a real bottle, or one shaped like a bowling pin. We now live in the midst of a beer renaissance, though, and …

Secret Everyday Lives of Stormtroopers Reveal That They're Just like Us

Have you ever wondered what an Imperial Stormtrooper does on their day off? Photographer Jorge Pérez Higuera has, and his series <i>The Other Side</i> takes an amusingly revealing look at what that entails. Turns out, it’s not all that different from us: they’re reading food labels at the grocery store; …

Once all powerful, Pimco is a fast fading superstar

Once the world's largest and most influential bond fund, Pimco continues to fall from that stature.<p>Its star has dramatically dimmed after its founder, the "bond king" Bill Gross, left Pimco almost a year ago.<p>Investors started taking out billions of dollars from Pimco after Gross left and continue …

Investing

A Healthy Alternative to Traditional Nachos: Zucchini Nachos!

One of the most exciting aspects of my job is learning from my clients. One of them recently inspired me to try zucchini nachos. This was definitely an "aha moment" at the office. I thought, what an incredibly nutritious nacho idea--brilliant!<p>It took me a few tries to get the zucchini crispy enough …

Meet the Presidential Hopeful Who'd Quit After Signing a Single Law

Lawrence Lessig's plan for a 'referendum' presidency is so crazy it just might work<p>Most people considering a presidential run dream of eight years in …

Middle-class

Loving Dad Builds Custom "Star Wars" Rocking Horse for Daughter's 1st Birthday

Craftsman Tez Gelmir built his daughter an incredibly detailed rocking horse that's fit for an intergalactic princess. “I have built my son lots of projects, but with my daughter's first birthday coming up I felt it was her turn to get some project love and what better way than with her own Speeder …

Star Wars

8 Secrets to the Perfect Brisket

<i>Photo by Richard Dallett.</i><p>Brisket is the <i>summum</i> of Texas barbecue and its popularity extends far beyond the Lone Star State. Food writers and pit masters like to mystify the process, making smoking a brisket sound as difficult as quantum physics.<p>Well, I'm going to let you in on a little secret: …

BBQ
Soul Music

9 Easy Italian Recipes Your Family Will Love

Everyone loves Italian. From homemade pasta sauces to homemade bread, these recipes are serious family pleasers.<p><b>1. Homemade Tomato Sauce with Basil</b><p>Jarred tomato sauce is fine in a pinch, but if you've got a little extra time, this homemade sauce is totally worth it. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Parmesan Crusted</b> …