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BlackBerry’s Android slider phone is called the Priv and will be available this year

BlackBerry has been teasing us with its plans for an Android-powered slider smartphone for months, promising in March that the device would be available sometime this year. Now, as part of the company's second quarter financial results, CEO John Chen confirmed the name of the handset — the …

Mobile Technology

Amnesty International Votes to Recommend Decriminalizing Sex Work

In a landmark decision Tuesday, Amnesty International voted to recommend the full decriminalization of sex work and prostitution in order to protect …

The 5 Recipes That Taught Me to Like Zucchini

I’ve been sneaking bites of zucchini things around the test kitchen for some weeks now, dipping my toes in, testing whether I finally like the summer squash. For forever, zucchini were, to me, too boring to bother with: mostly tasteless, with the texture of something soaking wet (I just can't get …

Food

Carrot Cake-Cheesecake

Most people would agree that the cream cheese frosting is the best part of any carrot cake, so it makes perfect sense to replace it with a thick …

14 Energy Bites Recipes that Taste Just Like Dessert

Put down the store-bought cookies — these energy bites are a better way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Though they boast decadent flavors like apple …

Healthy Eating

22 Desserts You Can Make In Five Minutes

No excuses.

Dessert

When He Lined A Pan With Bacon, I Started Drooling. Then He Flipped It Over And I Lost My Mind.

Some people say that the bacon craze is over, that all the recipes have been discovered and devoured, and that we should move on to something new. I …

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than Jo Nesbø?

The Three Switches puzzle is a classic, but most of you will not have heard of it.<p>Strangers often ask me to challenge them with mathematical brainteasers. It comes with the territory, I suppose.<p>My stock reply is to pose them Three Switches puzzle. It’s a classic that is easy to state rhetorically, …

Mathematics

You'll lose muscle if you sit for 2 weeks - Futurity

How long will it take to lose muscle strength if you go from being moderately active to being a couch potato? Probably not as long as you think.

What Happened When I Said Goodbye to Sugar, and Hello to Whole30

There's nothing like a week in Vermont, home to cheese and creemees, and a trip to meat city U.S.A: Austin, TX to kick you into health gear. For me, …

Eggs

How many calories do I need to burn to lose a pound of fat?

Think you know how many calories you need to burn to lose a pound? If you answered 3,500 calories, you’re wrong, new research shows.<p>New health data …

7 Nutrients (Besides Fiber and Protein!) That Can Help You Lose Weight

<b>Vitamin C</b><br>To turbo-charge iron's energizing superpowers pair it with some vitamin C. That vitamin helps your body use the hard-to-absorb type of iron found in fruits and veggies, says Cording. Besides that, vitamin C's an antioxidant, which means it promotes optimal cell function. "It signals to …

Why the most popular rule of weight loss is wrong

There's a popular rule you've probably heard before about losing weight: for every 3,500 calories you shed from your diet, you'll lose a pound. But just because everyone, including nutritionists with graduate degrees, keep repeating this doesn't make it true.<p>In fact, it's a total myth.<p>"I see …

Nutritionists Share the 9 Most Common Weight-Loss Mistakes Their Clients Make

<b>1. You're Not Planning Ahead</b><br>When hunger strikes and you're not prepared, that's when unhealthy decisions are made. Stephanie Clarke, R.D., says planning ahead as much as possible can help. If you can, sit down and map out your meals and snacks for the next week or two, and hit the grocery store …

The Secrets to Making the Best Shrimp Cocktail

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I'm not ashamed to admit my guilty pleasures. I enjoy listening to Katy Perry, I would rather have a margarita-fueled beach vacation than visit the world's greatest museums, and I absolutely adore shrimp cocktail. There may be no other dish in the world that makes …

'Mr. Robot' creator on the evils of Facebook and hackers in Hollywood

You'd be forgiven for being skeptical about <i>Mr. Robot,</i> USA's new hacker thriller starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater. In general, movies and TV shows haven't done a great job of portraying hackers, and really, technology of any sort. Even the king of cinematic cool, director Michael Mann, …

Making Soft Serve Ice Cream at Home Is Not as Difficult as You Think

The two magic ingredients to a creamy homemade soft serve ice cream are crushed dry ice and milk powder. Along with a few other staple ingredients in your cupboard, follow this recipe from our buddies over at ChefSteps to make this easy all-time favorite dessert in your home.