Olivier McNicoll

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Minimalist Man-Homes & How To Get The Look

You’ve heard the criticisms of minimalist homes. They’re cold. They’re sterile. They’re uninviting. They look like something out of a magazine, not a …

The Lean Muscle Diet

Ignore the trendy, complex diet plans designed to shrink your wallet and not your gut. To build the body you've always wanted, live like you already have it<p>When men set out to lose weight, they usually start at the wrong place. They pick a popular diet; <i>any</i> diet, it doesn't matter which one. Most …

13 Productivity Tips to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s a good time to evaluate your work habits (yes, in addition to your fitness routine and maybe even your haircut). Especially for you creative freelancers out there, productivity often equals money, happiness and general well-being. We found 13 tips …

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Hamburger Helper: Ideas for Weeknight Dinners with Ground Meat

Ground meat can be a weeknight dinner lifesaver—here's how to cook ground beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and turkey without a recipe.<p>Some say that boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the darling of weeknight dinners. And while that may be true, we can't help but harbor a fondness for a less-touted …

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Hackers say Xbox/Playstation attacks are over, target Tor

Christmas Day gamers ran into problems connecting their Xbox or Playstation to the internet thanks to a denial of service attack, and the hackers …

The 10 Best Books We Read All Year

<i>Believe it or not, we didn't spend all of 2014 watching dancing divas on YouTube but actually read quite a few worthwhile tomes. Below, we select our ten favorite books of 2014.</i><p><b>1. The Martian by Andy Weir</b><br>Started as a serial blog and then the hardback came out this year. A timely tale about being …

20-Minute Christmas Desserts

Here, eight holiday desserts you can whip up in less than 20 minutes—before the food coma sets in.<p>Here, eight holiday desserts you can whip up in …

By 2050, superbugs will kill 10 million people every year.

A scourge is emerging across the rich and poor worlds alike, one that will claim 10 million lives a year by mid-century. Watch out for the “superbugs”—pathogens that even antibiotics can’t kill. Between now and 2050, this plague will claim 300 million lives and drain up to $100 trillion from the …

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Islamic State shoots down 'coalition war plane' in Syria

Islamic State fighters shoot down Jordanian plane that is part of US-led coalition over Syria<p>Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) captured a Jordanian pilot on Wednesday after his warplane from the US-led coalition was reportedly shot down while on a mission against the jihadists over …

Sony streams 'The Interview' online and makes Hollywood history

A bit of Hollywood history unfolded on Wednesday. And it might be a glimpse into the future.<p>The controversial Sony Pictures comedy "The Interview" was released on YouTube, Google Play, the Microsoft Xbox video game console, and a special Web site.<p>The movie, which started streaming online around 1 …

It's Alarmingly Easy To Take North Korea's Internet Offline

But it appears likely that the country's paltry web infrastructure — which consists of a mere four networks and just over 1,000 IP addresses — was the target of a distributed denial of service attack (DDOS) conceivably motivated in some way by the events surrounding last month's Sony breach and the …

8 Reasons to Choose Travel Over Going to College

Remember what our generation was told growing up? "Go to college and get a degree, you'll then be able to get a good job." I think it's safe to say those days are over.<p>Remember what our generation was told growing up? "Go to college and get a degree, you'll then be able to get a good job." I think …

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Sony To Allow Screenings Of ‘The Interview’ On Christmas After All

Sony will be allowing select theatres to screen The Interview on Christmas Day after all, according to a tweet from Tim League, co-founder of the Alamo Drafthouse cinema chain. League says that they’ll have screening times available within the hour now that the restriction has been lifted.<p>These …

Rare Islamic State visit reveals 'brutal and strong' force

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1133000/1133648_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534436856_3b1b7b64cc43f6ca51f163d54fd9a311<p><b>A German author given rare access to territory run by Islamic State has told the BBC that the group is stronger, more brutal and harder to confront</b> …

8 Spotify Tricks That Will Change the Way You Listen to Music

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18 Perfect Gifts For The World Traveler

Getting patted down at security, dealing with flight delays, waiting in endless lines, and fighting over power outlets — sometimes it can be a bit too much to handle.<p>Whether traveling for business or pleasure, these fun gifts are sure to make any trip a bit nicer.<p>From NASA-designed products made to …

How To Make Mac & Cheese Buns For Your Burgers

This is happening. And you can make them yourself.<p>It all started with<p>this ridiculous Facebook post<p>we put up, a picture from Foodbeast reader<p>@tymbussanich<p>. The<p>photo in question<p>It was nuts, so a few days later we tested a slightly different variant, just wanted to see if it was cheesy buns that were …

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Material Question

Graphene may be the most remarkable substance ever discovered. But what’s it for?<p>Until Andre Geim, a physics professor at the University of Manchester, discovered an unusual new material called graphene, he was best known for an experiment in which he used electromagnets to levitate a frog. Geim, …

Berlin named most 'fun' city in the world

<b>Berlin</b> has pipped <b>London</b> to the title of “most fun” city in a poll of travellers.<p>The German capital was among 1,800 cities ranked according to categories such as “bars”, “clubs”, “shopping”, “adult entertainment” and “activities”. Factors such as the average price of a beer, and whether or not …

The 7 Best Spots on Earth for Stargazing

Here are seven stargazing sites, all recognized by the International Dark Sky Association for their inky-black nights, that offer stellar views of the heavens above.<p>By Teresa Bitler for ShermansTravel<p>Remember when it seemed like you could reach up and touch the Milky Way, the ribbon of stars that …

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This Holiday, Make the Roast With the Most

Making a show-stopping holiday roast is easier than it looks. This video shows you how.<p>Pulling off a show-stopping holiday roast can seem intimidating. It's an expensive cut of meat, and anxiety about serving an undercooked piece of meat to your friends and family can often lead to dry, stringy …

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50 Cheesy Parmesan Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything In-Between

We love Parmesan cheese on everything. Especially these recipes.<p><b>When it's nutty-salty-cheesy you're after</b>, only Parmesan will do. We'll eat just about anything with Parm, but these 50 recipes are particularly good.

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25 sweet hot chocolate recipes to keep your holidays cozy

As the temperatures drop and cold weather misery takes over, optimal coziness is a top priority.<p>Sweaters, scarves, mittens fireplaces, are all winter …

6 Tips for a Paleo-Friendly Christmas

Whether you or a loved one follow the diet, here are some tips for navigating the holidays from a Paleo perspective.<p>Christmas is a holiday often …

21 Pancakes That Will Make You Want Breakfast For Every Meal

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