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Shira's Cranberry Thumbprints

Orange-scented cranberries -- usually a seasonal relish -- get a spot on the dessert table in these two-bite cookies. The crunchy yellow cornmeal crust, brightened with orange zest, is a fitting match. Says Shira Bocar, "With the tart fruit, it makes a tasty little holiday package."

Dessert

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Riccardo Tisci

Who Is the Star of Marc Jacobs's Latest Campaign? His Handsome Dog Neville

The ever-inventive Marc Jacobs may have cast the world's most buzzed about models (Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, and Adriana Lima to …

Pets

How Singapore Makes Biodiversity an Important Part of Urban Life

Inside a city that works hard at keeping the jungle in "urban jungle."<p>SINGAPORE — When it comes to discovering plant and animal species, this densely packed metropolis of more than 5 million people is full of surprises.<p>A year ago, a slender woody tree known as <i>Alangium ridleyi</i>, which was believed to …

London Will Indeed Build a Skyscraper Shaped Like a 'Can of Ham'

A tower reminiscent of potted meat will complement the city's other food-shaped buildings.<p>Is there any urban skyline as hunger-inducing as London's? The city already has a tower nicknamed the Gherkin and another the Cheesegrater, and now it's planning to erect a building shaped like an immense tin …

How to use WhatsApp from your computer

Tired of only being able to access your WhatsApp conversations on your phone? Read this.<p>Typing long messages or holding multiple WhatsApp conversations on your smartphone is possible, but there are times when typing away on a full keyboard and viewing messages on a full-size computer screen would …

R.I.P. PDI, The Company That Helped Turn Computer Graphics Into Art

A mini-festival of vintage work by the pioneering studio that DreamWorks Animation is closing.<p>After a string of box-office disappointments such as <i>Mr. Peabody & Sherman</i> and <i>Penguins of Madagascar</i>, DreamWorks Animation is going through a pretty brutal downsizing. The cartoon studio, which has been …

Google Fiber Could be Coming to North Carolina

The chances of Google Fiber’s crazy-fast internet showing up in your town feel about as favorable as winning the lottery, but if you live in North Carolina, you may be in luck.<p>Google is holding events in Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte next week according to WRAL Techwire, and it’s very possible they …

Google Fiber
Phones

How I Wash My Face: Lucy Hale

If you're anything like us, then you might suffer from severe skin care product addiction. Even <i>Pretty Little Liars</i> star Lucy Hale admits that her …

7 Amazing Bathroom Makeovers You Won't Believe

Dramatic before-and-after photos.<p>Before-and-after photos of dramatic transformations. Get inspired for your next renovation project.

WhatsApp launches desktop messaging option

<b>Messaging platform WhatsApp has announced that users can now send messages from their desktop web browsers.</b><p>However, in a blog post announcing the feature, the company says that messages will still live on users' phones.<p>The desktop messaging option is also not available to users who access the app …

Microsoft finally delivers the Windows we really wanted

Over the last few years, Microsoft seems to have been flailing. Windows 8, while a step in the right direction for the company, was an utter mess and saw slow adoption along with poor developer uptake.<p>Windows 8 went too far, too fast; it was a user experience disaster. As users bemoaned Windows 8’s …

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Twitter Officially Launches Its “While You Were Away” Recap Feature

Twitter’s “While You Were Away” feature, which helps you catch up on tweets that you missed, is officially launching on iOS today (with Android and web coming soon).<p>The company previewed the feature at its analyst day last fall and started rolling it out at the end of December.<p>As described in a …

The Best Jeans Brands You Should Be Wearing But Might Not Know About

Brooke Shields famously proclaimed that "nothing" comes between her and her Calvin Klein jeans -- and we know exactly how she feels. We can't imagine life without our favorite denim. They are arguably the hardest-working and most beloved item in our wardrobe. What other piece of clothing is …

New iPhone 6S Details Hint At Radical iOS 9 Changes

What do you want from Apple’s next iPhone? It could be a larger (or smaller) screen, crazy camera, bigger battery or a finish with more grip. Either way chances are that “more RAM” is not top of your list, but it should be.<p>Breaking from Technews and the wonderful resource that is the Asian supply …

Mobile Technology

Apple Watch wins the wrist war before it starts

Ever since Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch last September, it’s been one disappointment after another as far as I’m concerned. Apple’s first wearable won’t come in the minimalist form factor of the fitness bracelets I love. Worse yet, the launch version of the fashion-forward device will lack …

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