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7 Summer Crock Pot Recipes

Things you are officially permitted to do all summer long: 1. Wear black. 2. Read murder mysteries set in cold, Scandinavian countries. 3. Use your crock pot. Here, seven summer slow-cooker recipes suitable for any toasty evening.<p><b>BBQ Chicken Tostada</b><p>Lather on the slaw. <b>Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Cheesy Crab …

Netflix starts rolling out update to TV apps

Netflix is rolling out an update to its TV apps, the first major update to arrive since 2013. The company announced the upcoming change today, …

The Best 2 Player Board Games

Quick games, competitive, and co-operative.<p><i>IGN is now covering board games new and old every week! If you enjoy these articles, let us know! Note</i> …

Board Games

Revealed: The secret to how parrots talk

Key structural differences in the brains of parrots explain the birds' ability to imitate sounds and human speech<p>Scientists have discovered how parrots talk, as they believe it's down to the wiring in their brains.<p>And the same brain region controls movement which may explain why some parrots …

10 Pairs Of Animals You Won't Believe Are Related

Every living organism on Earth is in some way related to something else. This genetic web gets larger and weirder the more scientists look at it. …

Zoology

Christopher Lee, Horror Icon, Has Died at Age 93

From Dracula to Saruman to a heavy-metal career, he made a career of playing to the dark side.<p>Christopher Lee was a versatile polymath who made hundreds of movies over a 65-years-plus career and bristled at being typecast, but even he knew, when he penned his memoir, <i>Tall, Dark and Gruesome,</i> that …

Horror

30 Facts That Sound Like Total Bullsh*t But Are Actually True

Owner Pretends To Throw Ball And Captures The Exact Moment Dog Realizes He Was Betrayed

Anuko the Siberian husky was not impressed when owner Jasmine Milton tried to fool him by pretending to throw a ball. The betrayed dog’s priceless …

Pets

One of Android’s best features just quietly arrived on iPhone and iPad

There were plenty of flashy reveals at the WWDC 2015 keynote on Monday, but one of the least heralded announcements could change the way we download …

Apps

Watching This Robot Draw Patterns In The Sand Is The Most Relaxing Thing You’ll Do Today

Meditation is hard, but watching this one-minute video of a steel ball making patterns on sand is easy (and nearly as relaxing). A modern take on the ancient art of the Zen garden, Bruce Shapiro’s Sisyphus Machine consists of rolling steel balls controlled by magnets below the table, which move via …

Zen

New Mom Alert: 10 Inexcusable Opinions

My daughter recently celebrated her first birthday. It was significant for many reasons; some, of course, were very personal. When I finally took time to contemplate my own journey of motherhood, I immediately thought of all the amazing memories filled with happiness and the abundance of love, but …

Parenting

The Kids Aren't Alright

My wife edged closer to me as we stared down at the Hunter. He had just emerged from the crawl space underneath the garden hut.<p>"You've been hearing the sounds for how long?" he asked, pulling himself into a sitting position.<p>"Hard to say," I replied. "Maybe three, four weeks? Mostly it's twigs …

5 Reasons Showtime’s New Streaming Service Might Be Worth Your Hard-Earned Cash

Showtime has always been the scrappy Jan Brady to HBO’s more popular Marcia. But underdog status is not stopping Showtime from following in those giant HBO footsteps. Variety is reporting that Showtime will unveil its own stand-alone streaming service based on HBO Now.<p>HBO’s subscription …

TV

Watch Jay Leno Geek Out Over Nissan's GT-R LM NISMO

If you’ve been paying, like, any attention at all, you know the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO is one weird racer.<p>It’s a front-engine, front-wheel-drive car competing against a field full of mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive racers in the Le Mans Prototype class—the segment that Audi has nearly completely …

Jay Leno

From Depression to Happiness: The 4 Steps That Helped to Change My Life

I always thought happy people were fakers.<p>Growing up with clinical depression and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), I never knew what it was like …

The 14 Prettiest Geometric Tattoos You Ever Did See

If it isn’t obvious by now, we are kinda crushin’ on pretty tats of all styles. From friendship tats to tiny ink, and even those must-follow artists on Instagram, we’re loving all things ink-related. What’s next? Our fave tattoo trend yet: geometric shapes and patterns. Take a look at these bold …

Body Art

Your Wireless Internet Could Power Your Future Devices

As if Wi-Fi wasn’t cool enough already<p>Wi-Fi allows us to connect to the Internet by transmitting data through the air itself, but what if it could be used to power our devices wirelessly as well? Scientists at the University of Washington are currently working to make it happen.<p>PoWiFi, short for …

Wi-Fi

My Grandmother's Potato Salad

My grandmother's name was Ardath Harter, so I called her "Grama" Harter (she would write her surname with a heart!).<p>I only remember her making three foods. For me, when I visited her house, she'd make a grilled cheese with dill pickles on the side and a cup of tea in a gold teacup. For dinner, she …

Food

10 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

This has been a fantastic week so far for our lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, but we’re not slowing down just yet. Today’s post …

Apps

The founder of the Silk Road drug marketplace has been sentenced to life in prison without parole

The judge also ordered Ross Ulbricht, 31, to forfeit $184 million dollars. The website made over $187 million before it was shut down in 2013.<p>The government estimated that roughly $1.2 billion in illegal drug transactions took place on Silk Road.<p>The judge said it was a "demand expanding operation" …

Silk Road

The mystery of the headless skeleton revealed by Crossrail

Did headhunters stalk Roman Britain? Excavations for London's Crossrail project have unearthed some disturbing clues<p>Of all the discoveries an archaeologist could make, this has to be one of the more gruesome. Twenty feet beneath Liverpool Street, in the heart of the City of London, excavators …

UFO Alien ‘High Priest’ Hidden In Famous ‘Mona Lisa’ By Leonardo Da Vinci, New Video Claims

A UFO alien — and not just an alien but an alien “high priest” — was hidden by legendary artist Leonardo Da Vinci deep within his iconic masterpiece, …

Leonardo Da Vinci

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

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7 gratitude exercises you should try today

Giving thanks can take less than one minute<p>By Eli Epstein<p>Presented by<p>7 gratitude exercises you should try today<p>Giving thanks can take less than one …