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8 Moisturizers That Will Never, Ever Make You Look Shiny

Your T-zone awaits.<p>Moisturizing is a non-negotiable part of any skincare routine, but a downside that we run into too often—whether we're wearing makeup or not—is that pesky slick of sheen that catches light in all the wrong places. And it just gets worse as the day wears on. That's why we swear by …

Did Trump quote Tom Hardy's Batman villain in his inauguration speech?

Ever sincelast July, when parts of a speech by Melania Trump were revealed to have been lifted from an earlier speech by Michelle Obama, pundits have been on the lookout for a similar lapse on the part of Donald Trump.<p>And now, internet commentators have noticed that one part of the US President's …

The Composition Notebook Gets A Luxurious Redesign

A designer at Pentagram has redesigned the classic composition notebook to compete with the likes of Moleskine.<p>Dog-eared and covered in ballpoint doodles, the humble composition notebook has been a mainstay of teenager knapsacks for the better part of the last century. And not just students love …

Doodling

Why Merchants Are Pushing Back Against Chip Cards

It’s been only a year since chip-equipped cards have become the standard for merchants that accept credit cards. Yet small retailers are rebelling …

Credit Card Fraud

For Some Seniors Without Housing, A Parking Lot Is Home

Marge Giaimo makes her way to a picnic table under the shadow of an oak tree. Santa Barbara's trees, like its oceans and mountains, are one thing she says she never tires of here. After losing her senior housing three years ago, this table is where she does her painting these days.<p>"I feel very …

Homelessness

Stranger Things: ‘80s Americana fashion at its best

It’s a strange thing indeed, when you discover that you’re apparently out of kilter with the current collective zeitgeist. But this is exactly how a …

TV

Cat Too Scared To Move, Feels Love for the First Time, It Changes Everything

A stray cat showed up on a family's porch but was too scared to accept help. A couple worked together to save him and showed him love.<p>Meet Jedi the …

Netflix’s newest show for binge-watching is a real-time knitting marathon

Netflix has introduced addictive, thrilling television series like <i>House of Cards</i> and <i>Stranger Things</i> to audiences worldwide. But this week it will release something for people who prefer entertainment a bit more sedate.<p>Slow TV, a Norwegian TV series that documents ordinary events in real time, will …

TV
Ice Cream

Chicken Pot Pie Egg Muffins - Low Carb, Gluten Free #Recipe

<b>Ingredients</b><p>3 tbsp butter<br>1/2 cup onion, diced (about 2.5 oz)<br>1/2 cup celery, sliced (2 medium ribs)<br>1/2 cup carrots, slices (about 2.5 oz)<br>3 cloves …

'Cute' ransomware strain that hides in Google Docs could attack users from any cloud-based system

Chinese malware manipulates Google's own security to collect user information.<p>A new strain of ransomware has been discovered on GitHub that uses …

Insidious, Sinister, Jurassic Park among movies in jump scares video

Not a fan of jump scares? Then you probably shouldn’t watch this supercut of movie jump scares.<p>Andy Schneider and Jonathan Britnell from YouTube …

Tea

Exquisite Wooden Heels Hand-Carved with Ancient Vietnamese Pagoda Techniques

Designer LanVy Nguyen believes that luxury, quality, and ethics should play equal parts in the fashion industry. Her company called Fashion4Freedom represents Vietnam’s first supply chain to marry those values, creating stylish and opulent consumer goods with socially responsible and transparent …

Fashion Industry

Lovestruck Boyfriend Makes Symmetrical Meals for Breakfast with His Partner Every Day

When we first met food photographer Michael Zee in 2014, he explained that the exquisite meals he cooks each morning for himself and his boyfriend, Mark, are an act of devotion. "People wonder if I’m crazy or obsessive," he said, "but it is a declaration of love, really. I'm dedicated—both to …

Breakfast

Donald Trump accused of antisemitism for sharing image that 'originated with white supremacists'

Donald Trump is facing accusations of "dog whistle" Antisemitism after he posted an image of Hillary Clinton next to a six pointed star and set against a backdrop of dollar bills.<p>The image was posted to Twitter, and included a Star of David shape emblazoned with the words: "most corrupt candidate …

Donald Trump

The Food Lab: A Mind-Blowing Technique for Cleaning Deep-Fry Oil Using Gelatin

I get emails from readers packed with fun stories, family recipes, and interesting tips, techniques, and questions all the time, but it's rare that I get one with a technique that completely blows my mind. This is one of those occasions.<p>Here's the short of it: You can use gelatin to filter cruddy …

Secretive Alphabet division funded by Google aims to fix public transit in US

Exclusive: Documents reveal Sidewalk Labs is offering cloud software Flow to Columbus, Ohio, to upgrade bus and parking services<p>Sidewalk Labs, a secretive subsidiary of Alphabet, wants to radically overhaul public parking and transportation in American cities, emails and documents obtained by the …

Smart Cities

Thousands of credit cards, addresses, and security codes exposed by Acer online store

Security failures at online services don't come much bigger than the issue Acer has just owned up to. In a letter to customers of its online store, the Taiwanese PC maker admits it has found "unauthorized access by a third party to [information] potentially including your name, address, card …

Credit Cards

Pressure-Cooker Octopus Recipe

No ingredient has inspired as many wacky tricks to guarantee it will cook well as octopus. We're telling you now: Put away your corks and vinegar and rocks for pummeling it, because the pressure cooker is your best bet for making octopus tender rapidly. Once it's fully cooked, it's ready to be …

Octopuses

Why increasing exercise and cutting carbs is a recipe for disaster

It’s a common tale. You want to lose weight and get fit, so you decide to work out more and cut calories, in particular all those starches — breads, rice, pasta and cereal — that we keep hearing are making us fat.<p>Except it doesn’t work. What gives?<p>Weight loss doesn’t always come down to calories in …

Nutrition

Build This Beautiful Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

This Is Why You Shouldn't Swipe Your Chip Credit Card

Consider yourself warned!<p>You probably have a wallet full of credit cards with chips at this point. Banks have been rolling them out like crazy and they're supposed to be safer — as long as you use them the right way, that is. That's why the fact that some retailers — including Bed Bath & Beyond, …

Anonymous targets North Carolina over bathroom bill

North Carolina has become the latest target for Anonymous.<p>Several websites for the state have been taken down over the past few days, according to the @OperationLGBT Twitter account.<p>The attacks are acts of protest against North Carolina's so-called bathroom law, which requires people to use …

North Carolina

How to Make Rich, Flavorful Caramel Without Melting Sugar

Want to know something crazy? Sugar doesn't melt; it undergoes thermal decomposition. That may sound like a pedantic distinction, considering we've all watched sugar effectively melt into a pool of caramel atop crème brûlée, but the implications are huge—worthy of far more explanation than a mere …

Dessert

Next-Level Avocado Toast? Put an Egg On It

I heart avocado toast. It's one of my go-to breakfasts during the week. My 4-year-old daughter even digs it. But rather than just putting mashed …

Breakfast

Tesla Drivers Claim Autopilot Caused Crashes

In a preview of a type of dispute that is certain to become much more common, two drivers of Tesla’s Model S this week blamed the car’s self-driving …

Tesla

The Internet Is Not Impressed With Instagram's New Logo

A colorful icon for a black-and-white app<p>Instagram unveiled a new app icon today, and the Internet was not impressed.<p>In addition to the Instagram app, the company also revealed new icons for its other properties: Layout, Boomerang, and Hyperlapse.<p>As its icons became more colorful though, Instagram …

Watch Scientists Demonstrate the Anti-Aging Powers of a 'Second Skin’

Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s a tunable crosslinked polymer layer.<p>Aging stinks and most people hate it, which means there has never been any lack of products that claim to combat wrinkles and saggy skin. But a new "second skin," devised in part by scientists based at the Massachusetts …

Skin Care

iPhone Sales Are Down. Are We Flipping for 'Dumb' Phones Instead?

Whether you call them flip phones, feature phones, burners, or Mom phones, America bought 24 million “dumb” phones last year, an increase of 1.7 million from 2014, according to a recent study by research firm IDC.<p>As Apple reports a decline in iPhone sales for the first time ever, are "unplugged" …

Mobile