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The Only Thing Better than Plain Rice Is Crispy Rice

Rice is good. Crispy rice is better.<p>If you've been wondering how to add a thin, golden crust to your fluffy white rice without burning the house down, we've got a secret to tell you: It's way easier than you think.<p>Got a pot of rice that's a couple days old? This method reintroduces moisture and …

Food & Dining

25 Musicians 'Feeling the Bern' for Bernie Sanders

Sanders has the support of everyone from Killer Mike to Jackson Browne, and Diplo to Cat Power<p>Donald Trump may have the market cornered on oddball …

Middle-class

Was Chef Benoît Violier's Suicide the Result of a Massive Wine Scam?

After the suicide of Michelin-starred chef Benoît Violier rocked the culinary world last week, many speculated as to why the acclaimed chef would choose to end his life amidst a blossoming career at one of the world's best restaurants. According to <i>The Telegraph</i>, it appears as though the chef at the …

Trump repeats crowd member's 'pussy' insult as New Hampshire votes

On the eve of the primary, Donald Trump repeated an offensive remark from a member of the crowd about Ted Cruz’s position on waterboarding<p>Donald Trump used his final rally before Tuesday’s New Hampshire presidential primary to sling a litany of insults at his rivals, raising eyebrows when he …

Streaming illegal movies is now as simple as watching Netflix

Copyright holders have been trying to put a stop to online piracy for years, yet that battle is far from being won. And the cat-and-mouse game has …

Televisions

Can Rock Bands Truly Own The Super Bowl Halftime Show Anymore?

Here’s something I never thought I’d say: I feel bad for Coldplay. Those four wonderful gents from England have gotten unjustly hammered and ridiculed on social media following their performance during halftime of Super Bowl 50, and it’s really not fair.<p>Is it fair that they shared a stage with …

Stevie Wonder

Read This: Movies have gotten scarier by learning to manipulate the brain

Director Alfred Hitchcock once dreamed of being able to play his audience “like a giant organ,” manipulating people’s emotions at will as they …

Why Beyonce’s Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show Was More Than Just A Musical Performance

Make no mistake about it: Beyonce’s Super Bowl 50 performance was pro-Black. Pro-Black as it could be and it was all done by design. As if the song and video for “Formation” weren’t strong enough statements of their own, Sunday night’s performance drove the point home.<p>See, I know that parts of our …

NFL

'This is awful': How Beyoncé turned down song from Coldplay's Chris Martin

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the band’s frontman describes a thwarted attempt to collaborate with the singer, who upstaged the group during the Super Bowl half-time show this week<p>She stole the Super Bowl half-time show from its headliners – now Beyoncé has been revealed to have let …

Marley Natural: Inside Reggae Dynasty's Splashy L.A. Cannabis Launch

"People are getting educated about this plant," Stephen Marley told us at party celebrating new family venture<p>"This is Bob's night," Stephen Marley …

Cannabis

The 39 most hilariously bad Amazon movie reviews

For the past few years Joe Grabinksi has chronicled the most hilariously bad Amazon reviews of popular movies.<p>He's good at it, too. Grabinski's Twitter account, "Amazon Movie Reviews," has amassed over 150,000 followers, and even helped him launch his own podcast where he talks to filmmakers about …

Movies

Beyoncé draws outrage and praise for Super Bowl set

Who says pop music can't incite?<p>Sunday's<p>Super Bowlhalftime show featuringColdplay, Beyoncé andBruno Marshas prompted more online comment, analysis and reaction the morning after than the football game itself. The BlackPanthers, not the Carolina Panthers, are trending across social media.<p><b>See more of</b> …

Black Lives Matter

Google will begin showing anti-ISIS ads to counter terrorism

Not all weapons have a trigger, but that doesn't make them any less effective. No, I'm not talking about bombs, but rather about Google's new strategy to use its highly targeted advertising system in the battle against ISIS. Last week, Anthony House, the senior manager for public policy and …

Nonprofits

Battlefield 4 cuts server lag in an update two years after launch

A Battlefield 4 update with a "massive impact on the second-to-second gameplay" will start rolling out on February 9 on PS4 and Xbox One, a scant 2 …

24 Recipes for a Perfect Valentine's Day Dinner at Home

As we've noted before, Valentine's Day is arguably one of the worst times to go out to dinner, precisely because it's a night when everyone wants to (or is persuaded to) go out to dinner. You can't get a reservation at your local hot spot before 9 p.m. Once you get there, the place is packed and …

Easy Yet Romantic Filet Mignon Recipe

Recipe by: chef in the making<p>"This recipe is very simple and very delicious also. I can prepare it, and I am a 14 year old boy! This recipe only …

Cooking

With crab season in limbo, fishermen line up for federal aid

Vincent Pham doesn’t need his college classes in finance to know that his latest investment was an unfortunate one.<p>In May, the 39-year-old San Jose resident sank $250,000 into the purchase of a new crab boat, the 45-foot Five Stars, and docked it in Santa Cruz. Six months later, the Dungeness crab …

Aquaculture

Red Dead Redemption added and quickly pulled from Xbox One

Over the weekend, a few lucky gamers were treated to something special. Red Dead Redemption was found to be available on the Xbox One, making it the …

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow testifies in trial of accused stalker

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow told a Los Angeles court on Monday that she feared for her safety after receiving dozens of letters from a man accused of stalking her for the past 17 years, according to media reports.<p>Paltrow, who read aloud from the letters sent by …

'Bionic spinal cord' aims to move robotic limbs with power of thought

Australian scientists hope a device about the size of a matchstick will one day help people with spinal cord injuries get back on their feet.<p>The …

Reminder: Final Fantasy Tactics Is Still Incredible

Jeb Bush calls Donald Trump a 'loser, liar and whiner'

Mr Trump responds by saying his rival is having a "nervous breakdown"<p>Jeb Bush called Donald Trump a "loser, liar and a whiner" on the eve of a key vote in the race for the Republican nomination.<p>Mr Bush who is lagging in polls behind the billionaire said he would not allow "someone try to hijack a …

Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.<p>After …

Guns

Chris Christie: Bill Clinton Beat Bernie Sanders 'Like a Rug'

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday stressed the importance of electing a Republican presidential nominee who can take on Hillary Clinton's political machine, pointing to former President Bill Clinton's scathing criticism of Democratic challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders …

FBI arrests nearly all of the top officials of Crystal City, Texas

Joel Barajas was the only Crystal City council member to show up to the office Friday.<p>That's because everyone else he works with is facing felony charges.<p>Five top officials in Crystal City, Texas, were arrested Thursday under a federal indictment accusing them of taking tens of thousands of dollars …

Adobe Launches Animate CC, Previously Known As Flash Professional

Adobe today officially launched Animate CC, the latest version of its animation tool for the web. Animate CC was previously known as Flash Professional, but the importance of Flash has (thankfully) declined over the last few years and the company decided it was time to rename the product to better …

Solo Menu

UC Berkeley researchers are testing robot roaches that could save your life one day

Researchers at UC Berkeley are building a robot designed to scamper through tight spaces with articulated movement similar to that of a cockroach. This project, partially funded by the US Army, is the first step in creating a highly effective search-and-rescue robot.<p>The robot, called CRAM, has a …

Robotics

Hacker doxed nearly 30,000 government agents while you were watching the Super Bowl

On Sunday, a day after threatening to do as much, an anonymous hacker released the names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers of over 20,000 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employees and 9,000 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), just for good measure.<p>The hacker also …

FBI

Hawaii Declares State Of Emergency To Fight Dengue Fever And Zika (UPDATE)

The state is experiencing its largest dengue outbreak in decades.<p><b>UPDATE</b>: Feb. 12 -- Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed a statewide emergency proclamation on Friday to fight mosquito-borne illnesses, including dengue fever and Zika.<p>The measure will give the state access to disaster funds and the option of …