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82 Favorite Cookie Recipes

Elsa’s Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons<p>These macaroons are the most delicious we’ve ever tasted in the <i>Sunset</i> Test Kitchen. The recipe comes from Karen …

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Tove Lo

We’ve reached a point at which the once-hyperbolic term <i>overnight success</i> is literal. Catchy songs and videos find huge audiences instantly but quickly lose their adhesive; stars burn ultra-bright and ultra-fast. But we’re also in an era of quiet, slowly spreading hits—polished, anonymous-seeming …

Lily Allen Shares Baby Photos, Performs at Glastonbury in "As Long As I Got You" Video

<i>Lily Allen at Glastonbury, taken from the "As Long as I Got You" video</i><p>In her new video for <i>Sheezus</i> single "As Long as I Got You", Lily Allen takes viewers on a sentimental journey to this year's Glastonbury festival. "I've been to Glastonbury pretty much every year since I've been born," Allen …

5 Seconds of Summer

It’s been 15 years since LFO sang “I like girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch” on a smash single called “Summer Girls.” Michael Cliord, Luke …

Fresh Corn Polenta with Avocado and Tomato Salad

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: Summer's best supper, ready in less than 20 minutes.</i><p>Summer corn is truly a sign of the season, so much so that I refuse to eat it at other times of the year -- it …

8 Dipping Sauces for Fries that Are Better Than Ketchup

Switch up your fry dip selections with these eight excellent sauces.<p>Los Angeles burger lovers agree: The one at Father’s Office is incredible. No …

Huckleberry Crisps

Heat oven to 350°. Place four 6-oz. fluted ceramic ramekins on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet.<p>In a medium bowl, combine 6 tbsp. sugar, flour, …

The Most Beautiful Summer Desserts Of All Time

Everyone swoons over the beauty of spring vegetables but summer fruits may be even more glorious -- especially in dessert form. From plump blackberries to ruby raspberries to juicy peaches and nectarines, summer fruits are exceptionally exquisite.<p>While we love sneaking berries and stone fruit into …

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Kate Middleton Pregnant? Betting Suspended On Duchess Of Cambridge Expecting Another Baby

A bookmaker has suspended all bets on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announcing they’re expecting a second royal baby, following a flurry of …

Kevin Systrom Explains Why He Killed This Old Instagram Logo That Most People Have Never Seen

When you think of Instagram, the company's sleek brown-and-tan icon probably comes instantly to mind.<p>You know, this one:<p>What you might not know, however, is that Instagram's icon used to look drastically different. Here it is:<p>Instagram CEO and co-founder, Kevin Systrom, designed the original …

The Fun Never Ends On This Super Smash Bros./Adventure Time Crossover Poster

Nintendo has a deep stable of characters at its disposal for its mash-up fighting series Super Smash Bros., and <i>Adventure Time</i>'s Land of Ooo is …

Japan's Pikachu Cafe Serves Pikachu Burgers and More

Japan already has loads of Pikachu- and Pokémon-themed products, whether that's soft drinks, candy, or even curry. But typically, those simply have a …

Happy 54th Birthday, Jane Lynch!

Happy Birthday, Jane Lynch! The actress, who is best known her role as Sue Sylvester in <i>Glee</i>, turns 54 today. With a slew of TV and film appearances, …

Nickelodeon cancels Ariana Grande series 'Sam & Cat'

Nickelodeon has canceled "Sam & Cat," with last Saturday's episode serving as its series finale. The show lasted one season.<p>"Sam & Cat," a spinoff starring "iCarly's" Jennette McCurdy and "Victorious'" Ariana Grande, followed two best friends who had an after-school babysitting business. Created by …

The amazing animation software behind 'How To Train Your Dragon 2'

With franchises like <i>Shrek</i>, <i>Kung Fu Panda</i>, and <i>Madagascar</i> to its name, DreamWorks Animation has spent the last 20 years building an animation mini-empire. The studio’s movies have pulled in over $11.5 billion in global box office, and, despite some recent underperformers, it’s continued to diversify …

How did a Japanese anime film set a Twitter record?

STUDIO Ghibli is a Japanese animation studio renowned for its hugely successful anime films, the best known of which is “Spirited Away”, directed by …

Famous Animated Characters Get Genders Swapped

<i>My God I bet those are some furry boobs.</i><p>This is a series of famous animated characters (mostly Disney and Miyazaki) who have had their genders …

The top 10 animal portraits in art

Fabritius's Goldfinch, Hirst's pickled lamb, Durer's rhino ... here are the finest (and the absolute corniest) artworks of the animal kingdom in all its majesty

Men & Women Vote on the Brainiest Anime Characters

Japanese website Charapedia asked its visitors which anime character they think is the smartest. 10,000 men and women weighed in on the poll from …

10,000 Otaku Vote on Which Anime Heroine Looks Best in a Swimsuit

In honor of the season, Charapedia got 10,000 otaku to vote for which anime heroine looks best in a swimsuit. The breakdown of participants included …

Animal Murals by Fiona Tang Appear to Leap from Gallery Walls | Colossal

<p>Vancouver-based artist Fiona Tang creates large-scale murals of animals using charcoal, chalk pastel, and acrylic on paper that at first glance …

From BFFs to Frenemies: 10 Friendships Gone Sour

It's no secret that maintaining healthy relationships in Hollywood is next to impossible. Couples break up and get back together. Stars get married once, twice or three times. Unfortunately, celebrity friendships aren't immune from the drama...<p>These 10 celebrity friendships went from BBF4L to …

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 review – impressively swoopy

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic<p>First published on Sat 12 Jul 2014 19.05 EDT<p>Having already opened in Scotland and Ireland, and extensively previewed in England and Wales, this second instalment in DreamWorks' ongoing Vikings and beasties series (part three is due in 2016) barely seems to qualify …

Why I'd like to be … Nausicaä in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

When I was a prodigiously unpopular seven-year-old in Hong Kong, my favourite game to play alone was based on an animated film I'd seen on Chinese television, where the princess of a futuristic tribe saves humanity while accompanied by a cute squirrel. Every day, after school, my parents' bedroom …

Cory Monteith's Death: Lea Michele and the Cast of Glee Remember Their Costar

I'll never forget the sadness and shock I felt a year ago today. One month after interviewing Cory Monteith for what would be the last time ever, I learned that the talented actor had passed away in his Vancouver hotel room. On the anniversary of that awful day, Lea Michele and several of Cory's …

30 actors under 30 who matter

There are always those actors who rise above early on. Even when a movie implodes around them, like "Another Happy Day" did around Ezra Miller, there is something in the performance that makes them stand out, that lingers long after. The way Miller handled the nervous energy of a teen on a …

Dev Patel

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for deadly crash

Tracy Morgan got a bit of good news Saturday: His physical therapy routine following the June 7 New Jersey Turnpike crash has progressed far enough that he's been released from a rehabilitation clinic.<p>Morgan suffered a broken leg, nose and ribs in the six-vehicle crash, which killed fellow comedian …