Nicole Kowall

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Cinnamon Banana Coffee Cake

Ingredients<p>19 Ounce BOB'S Red Mill gluten-free vanilla cake mix<br>• 3 eggs<br>• 0.5 cup water<br>• 0.5 cup vegetable oil<br>• 1 banana, on the ripe side<br>• 2 Tbsp sugar<br>• 1 tsp cinnamon (I used Penzey’s Indonesian Cinnamon for this one)<p>Directions<p>Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.<br>• Start by preparing the cake mix as directed–beat …

Dessert

No Fork Needed: 10 Fabulous Meals You Can Eat With Your Hands

Fact: Dinner is more fun when you can dig in with your hands. From pesto pizza to grilled chicken fajitas, these recipes are perfect for getting the whole family sharing and smiling around the dinner table.<p><b>1. Pizza with Pesto, Fresh Tomatoes and Mozzarella</b><p>This pizza packs a serious pesto punch. The …

How Oranges And Grapes Could 'Defuse The Obesity Time Bomb'

'This is an incredibly exciting development.'<p>Red grapes and oranges could hold the key to combatting obesity, researchers have said.<p>Scientists …

The Best Diet for a Lifetime of Healthy Joints

There are many reasons why people might scream – they’re angry, scared, or in pain (or maybe they’re in a metal band!). Some might say that screaming …

How beer could help with weight loss

When it comes to health benefits and alcohol, antioxidant-rich red wine is usually the drink drawing all the praise.<p>But beer — carbs and calories notwithstanding — also has its upsides, with studies showing the beverage can help prevent kidney stones, strengthen bones, and aid your digestive system.<p>…

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 could have curved screen and huge battery

With the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge launched and in the running for best Android smartphone of the year, all eyes are now on Samsung's other …

Why You Should Listen To '70s Rock 'N' Roll

There’s a record player in the corner of my bedroom in my New York City apartment. Below it is a disheveled stack of records. The haphazard pile is …

Using Samsung Pay makes me feel like a rock star -- and you should be one, too

"Sorry, ma'am, you can't use NFC payments over 30 quid."<p>That from the pimply young waiter at a London restaurant too hip for its own good. I just smiled, placed the Samsung Galaxy S7 I was testing over the handheld payment card portal, and said "Let's see what happens."<p>What happened was that a …

Tips For Getting A Job At Facebook, Google, Snapchat, And More

World-changing companies are looking for very specific individuals as they grow their ranks. Here’s the scoop.<p>We’ve reported that it’s a great time to be looking for a job. Unemployment is low, many companies anticipate adding more staff this year, and over 100 occupations have more openings than …

21 Tweets Jimmy Fallon Read On "The Tonight Show" That Will Make You Pee A Little

There's a reason his hashtags always trend worldwide.

Emma Watson Opens Up About Her Struggles with Low Self-Esteem

The actress gets real about some very relatable issues.<p>Emma Watson may be the picture of female empowerment and maturity at this point in her life, but that doesn't mean she didn't stumble and struggle along the way. As most of us can attest, insecurities, body image issues and crippling self-doubt …

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9 Netflix Tricks You Can't Live Without

Movie and TV show binging just got so much easier.<p><b>1. Helium.</b><p>It's a floating, transparent browser window that allows you to watch Netflix while you work and it will revolutionize your productivity game. I don't know about you, but I get a lot more done when I'm watching <i>Fixer Upper</i> at the same time …

U.S. News & World Report lists best jobs for 2016

For the first time, being an orthodontist may be better than being a dentist, according to a list released by U.S. News & World Report of the 2016 best job rankings.<p>Dentist, which topped last year's list, came in second. Computer systems analyst was third, and nurse anesthetist took fourth place. …

How To Get More Battery Life From iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 And Other New Apple And Android Smartphones

If you have recently unwrapped an iPhone 6S or Android smartphone, you probably have spent the past couple of days discovering what you can do with …

How to Sync iTunes Music To Your Android Device

Taking your iTunes library out with you on an Android smartphone or tablet is no longer the impossible mission it used to be—there are a number of …

Google Drive is an Android themer's best friend

When developing a theme, you tend to gather a lot of elements. Wallpapers, widget configurations, sounds, custom icons, launcher layouts… they all …

5 Android smartphone makers to watch in 2016

In 2015, the smartphone or, more specifically, the Android smartphone market reached tipping point. What you can get for your money now compared to 12 months ago is pretty astounding. It started with the sub $300 Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 in March, and ended with the $100 BLU phone equipped with a …

Phones

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

2015 in review: 10 defining moments in the world of Android

Looking back at 2015, we’ve had a hell of a year. Not only have we seen quite a few impressive phones introduced over the last twelve months, but there has also been a number of big surprises, changes, and innovations in the world of Android this year, some of which could set the tone for 2016 and …

Chase, Wal-Mart Seek to Disrupt Mobile Payments Business in 2016

American consumers will have more choices in 2016 for how they make purchases with their smartphones as big banks and retailers vie for market share …

To combat app overload, Apple and Google should look to Amazon

It’s hard to believe that when the iPhone launched in 2007, Apple planned to eschew third-party native apps altogether. From that nearly missed opportunity, iOS went on to not only change course and offer the App Store, but to create a blueprint for mobile software distribution that has been …

Talk Android Staff Picks: Best Android Phone of 2015

Every year, Google is proud to see companies big and small release phones with their mobile operating system at the core. Choice is among Android’s …

Taylor Swift releases Out of the Woods music video on New Year's Eve

Taylor Swift falls into a puddle, loses her pendant and is pursued by wolves across a mountain range in her new video.<p>The clip for Out of the Woods – the sixth single from her best-selling album 1989, which has been out for more than a year – premiered on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve …

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Apple ad-blocking software scares publishers but Google is target

Apps that prevent ads making it to the screens of mobile phones topped the charts this year. What will the consequences be in 2016?<p>When Apple revealed that its new operating system for mobile phones, iOS 9, would feature what the company called “content-blocking Safari extensions”, no one really …

Ad Blocking

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your headlines for this week!<p>Nova Launcher is currently selling the prime version of their iconic launcher app for a mere $0.99 and our readers have informed us that it’s even less in other regions. We don’t know how long the sale will go for but it was …

Apps

America’s Most Dangerous Cities 2015

Photo credit: csfotoimages<p>Although Detroit’s crime statistics, like its finances, appear to be headed in the right direction, the Motor City once again tops Forbes’ list of America’s Most Dangerous Cities.<p>There were 298 murders and intentional homicides in Detroit in 2014, the lowest number in 47 …

The overlooked reason why so many people fail at losing weight

Sure, some people will lose weight, but of those who do, most will gain it back. And studies show that the greater the weight loss, the greater the chance of not keeping it off.<p>The question is, why? Why do people fail so often at losing weight and keeping it off?<p>A national survey of over 1,000 …

Fitness

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

"These cookies are the pinnacle of perfection! If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then these …

10 Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Can Help You Lose Weight

These hearty dishes will keep you full and put more pep in your step in the morning.<p>Eating soon after you wake up may give your metabolism a boost—and if you choose wisely, it could also aid in weight loss. The key ingredient? Protein, which not only decreases levels of ghrelin (a …

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