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We've Only Got (Chicken) Thighs for You

Ready to thigh-ify your dinner? Let's talk chicken thighs and honey-soy glaze.<p>Hey baby—we've only got thighs for you. Chicken thighs, that is. Chicken with a soy, honey, garlic, and aniseed glaze. Wanna make it tonight? We'll be over at 8.<p>Get the recipe: Soy-Glazed Chicken with Asparagus and …

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R.B.I. Baseball 14 now available on Android

<i>R.B.I. Baseball 14</i>, Major League Baseball Advanced Media's modern reimagining of the classic baseball franchise, is now available for Android.<p>According to <i>R.B.I. Baseball 14</i>'s Google Play listing, the Android version is available for $4.99. It's also available for the same price in the iOS App …

Google’s Modular Ara Smartphone To Launch For The Public In January 2015

Google has been showing off its Project Ara modular smartphone in a lot more detail over the past few days, likely because it’s also hosting a developer conference for the device this week. Ara uses interchangeable modules to deliver a smartphone that can be whatever a user wants it to be, complete …

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

Senators propose 'Let Me Google That For You Act' aimed at outdated technical agency

Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla) is well known for his <i>Wastebook</i> reports, annual documents that detail the unwieldy and often absurd expenditures made by the federal government. Now, Coburn and a bipartisan group of policymakers have come together to propose a new bill aimed at a single agency, the …

Expert Advice for Parenting in the Digital Age

When Fisher Price introduced its iPad Baby Bouncy Seat late last year, many parents (and concerned citizens like myself) wondered, have we gone too far? But not long before companies were dangling iPads above babies' heads, parents were creating twitter handles for their newborns and 10-year-olds …

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The inside story of the HTC One M8

There was unfinished business with the HTC One.<p>It was critically praised, yes. In a sea of bland plastic phones, the HTC One's aluminum-clad body stood out like a Mercedes Benz flanked by Toyota Camrys. One touch, and you couldn't help but to think "premium."<p>Yet to Scott Croyle, who heads up design …

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25 Insane High Heels You Won't Believe Exist

Using the PlayStation 4's virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus (update: now with video!)

The cat's out of the bag and... uh, on our head? Okay, we can do better than that, but what we're trying to say is that we just used Sony's new PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset: Project Morpheus. You already know the specs and all that good stuff; we're here to tell you what it's like using …

Snowden: Big revelations to come, reporting them is not a crime

Edward Snowden made a surprise appearance on the TED stage in Vancouver today, by Beam telepresence robot from "somewhere in Russia".<p>Snowden, in his …

Popcorn Crunch Sundae

6 Servings<p>When adding the caramel to the popcorn and peanuts, work quickly and thoroughly to coat the other ingredients before it hardens.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Popcorn Crunch<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces, plus more for pan<p>3 cups popped popcorn<p>½ cup salted roasted peanuts<p>…

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle Recipe | Thanksgiving Recipes

For the Gingerbread:<p>2⅓ cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 teaspoon ground ginger<br>• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br>• ¾ teaspoon salt<br>• ½ cup vegetable …

25 Days Of Cookies

We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 21: Tea Cake...<p>By Dan Piepenbring<p>We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 20: White...<p>By Dan Piepenbring<p>We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 19:...<p>By Dan Piepenbring<p>We're …

The Difference Between Stress And Anxiety

It’s safe to assume that most of us have experienced stress in one form or another, whether it’s a deadline at work, a family conflict or an important decision. The constricting, chest-pressing fear can feel never ending and can put us into a state of unrest.<p>With stressful elements churning in our …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

10 Delicious Snow Day Recipes to Make With Kids

When the kids are home on a snow day, they need fun indoor activities to keep busy after sledding. Keep them happy and warm in the kitchen with these simple and delicious recipes.<p><b>1. Soft Pretzels</b><p>These soft pretzels taste just like Auntie Anne's, and they're as much fun to make as they are to eat.</b> …

Chicago Italian Beef “Stew Meat Edition” – The Deep Dish Pizza of Sandwiches

I’ve always wondered how stewed beef would work instead of the traditional sliced roast beef for Chicago’s famous Italian Beef Sandwich, which is …

Myths about how the brain works have no place in the classroom | Dr Hilary Leevers

There is a shortage of rigorous research into teaching methods, and results are poorly disseminated among teachers<p>Are you left-brained or right-brained? Are you more creative or rational? You can find out easily enough – there are myriad online tests that will help you find your dominant hemisphere.<p>…

Hot New Jailbreak Tweak Allows You To Customize iOS 7 Control Center [Jailbreak]

Jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich is one of the most esteemed in the community, having created the excellent Grabby, Liveclock, and Display Recorder tweaks.<p>Now, Petrich’s first iOS 7 tweak is here, and it’s an incredible one. Called FlipControlCenter, Petrich’s brand new jailbreak tweak lets you …

5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength

<i>The following guest post is by Amy Morin, a licensed clinical social worker in Lincoln, Maine. In addition to working as a psychotherapist, she is also an adjunct college psychology instructor and she serves as About.com’s Parenting Teens expert.</i><p>Psychology often discusses mental health — but what’s …

8 Foolproof Ways To Stay Depressed

1. Degrade Yourself And The Way You Feel<p>Make sure to put yourself and the way you’re feeling down as often as possible. Remind yourself that you’re …

Saying Goodbye Or Starting Over Again

I wonder what I would tell you before we parted again. Would I just tell you goodbye again and watch you walk away as I seethed in pits of bitter …

The New Politics of Pot: The 2014 Candidates Who Want to Legalize It

Forget decriminalization or medical marijuana. Bolstered by state ballot victories, top-tier contenders in 2014 are seeking full legalization, the …

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

Best Android smartphones of 2013

It has been another good year for Android. According to IDC, Android was on 81 percent of all the smartphones that shipped in the third quarter of 2013. The platform has driven real innovation, with new form factors, and accessibility, with affordable handsets. Google has rolled out many new …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Samsung Galaxy Round unboxing and first impressions

The company that’s always on the hunt for the <i>next big thing</i> may be responsible for the next big trend. Are curved displays the next step in the evolution of smartphones? Here’s the unboxing and first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Round!<p>Unboxing<p>The Samsung Galaxy Round comes in a large box, …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

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