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How to create a handwritten email signature on iPhone

In a recent post, I showed you how to create an HTML email signature on iPhone or iPad, which led some of our readers to come up with a variation of …

If You Thaw Your Steaks Before Cooking, You're Doing It Wrong

Let's defy conventional wisdom.<p>You're in the mood for steak and have some choice cuts in the freezer -- what's your first step?<p>If you answered "thaw the steaks," prepare to have your mind <i>and</i> palate blown, because you've been doing it wrong according to Dan Souza, Senior Editor of Cook's Illustrated.<p>…

Shares In One Of America's Largest Solar Operators Are Surging

The Missouri-based company also said its project pipeline increased 19%. They recently announced the acquisition of the largest solar plant in Colorado.<p>The firm posted adjusted Q2 profits of $33.7 million, or 12 cents a share for the quarter ended against an expected loss of 26 cents according to a …

10 Easy Shrimp Recipes Everyone Will Love

These shrimp tacos are perfect for a casual and fun summer dinner party. You can prepare most of the recipe ahead of time, then just fire up the grill and lay out all of the components for everyone help themselves.<p><b>1. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp</b><p>In this quick and easy recipe -- adapted from The …

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The Sunni-Shiite Divide Explained With Extremely Useful Maps And Timelines

"If we want to understand the Middle East, if we want to understand why conflicts are happening the way they are, and how these conflicts may be resolved, we cannot take our eyes of the Shiite-Sunni conflict, says Vali R. Nasr, Dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins …

Microsoft unleashes 'Settlers of Catan' on the web

Microsoft has something of an extracurricular activity: When it's not releasing Office for iPad or updating Windows, it has a habit of helping other companies build websites. Its latest project is a web version of <i>Settlers of Catan</i>, the popular board game, which it co-developed with Bontom Games. As …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Summer food is great for many reasons (ice cream! barbecues!), not the least of which is the abundance of color, vibrancy, and flavor. This weekend, …

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5 Links to Read Before Eating Avocados

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Everything you wanted to know about everyone's favorite fruit.</i><p>For those of you who believe bacon makes everything better, I'm here to remind you that …

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6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves.<p><b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of …

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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …