Patrick J. Morrow

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Powerful automation hacks for Android using Tasker, IFTTT, QPython

One of the coolest things about Android is undoubtedly just how much it lets you do without needing to root your device or otherwise modify it. Out of the box an Android phone is yours to customize, tweak and hack to your heart’s desires. If you want to use it as-is then you can, but if you’re more …

Man Outdoes His Wife’s Expectations When Asked to Take More Photos of the Kids

In early 2015, Phillip Haumesser’s wife Natasha gave him a simple request. She wanted him to take more pictures of their children. After all, the two kids were growing up fast—before you know it, they’d be graduating high school. Like many parents, Haumesser and his wife captured special moments on …

Kids

Here Are Three Simple Lightroom Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Photos (VIDEO)

Mango Street Labs is a great source of short, simple tutorials that can make a big difference in your images, even if you don’t have a lot of …

3 Common Beginner Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Photography beginners listen up, because we’re about to drop some knowledge. This quick video by Mango Street Lab covers three of the most common …

Recipe: How to Make Shanghai-Style Soup Dumplings

A few years ago, I was living in LA and taking regular trips to the San Gabriel Valley, home to hundreds of restaurants serving regional Chinese food (among other cuisines). With friends in tow, I’d drive into the parking lot of whatever dumpling house living legend/noted food writer Jonathan Gold …

19 Recipes to Make the Most Out of Your Cast Iron Skillet

I've spent my whole adult life living in apartments, which means I've never had the space to amass as many pans as I'd like. Practicality dictates that I only buy what I'm really going to use. There are just a couple pans I own that I have no trouble justifying: a carbon steel wok, an eight-inch …

Cooking

Where to Travel in Europe in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s

With so many different countries (44 to be exact) and cultures, Europe is likely to be a lifelong source of wanderlust for many travelers. So where …

Brain Scans Could Identify Depression Before Symptoms Emerge

Which could lead to more effective treatments<p>Depression is far more complex than a “chemical imbalance” in the brain—researchers have found that biology, psychology, genetics, and environmental factors all play a role in the onset and expression of the condition. Now researchers think they’ve come …

The Best Science Books Of 2016

IRA FLATOW: I’m Ira Flatow. This is Science Friday. Welcome back to our program. I want you to know that we are very happy to begin our actual book …

How to photograph cars like a pro

Do you want to take dramatic photos of the awesome exotic cars you'll find at motor shows? Or perhaps you want to get great shots of your own gorgeous car?<p>Car photography isn't always easy, but if you follow a few simple rules then you'll quickly start to improve your shots. It doesn't take much …

Landscape Photography

14 Tricks For Telling If Your Fruit And Veggies Are Ripe

Keep this handy for your next visit to the produce section.

15 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism

Don't Diet<p>1 of 16<p>The <i>Men's Health</i> Diet isn't about eating less, it's about eating more—more nutrition-dense food to crowd out the empty calories and …

Nutrition

5-Ingredient Peach Butter Made in the Slow Cooker

Cut the peaches into 1-inch chunks. Working in batches, blend the peaches in a stand blender until puréed. Pour into a 6-quart or larger slow cooker. …

52 Movies That Are So Clever They'll Have You Thinking For Days

All these films will stay with you long after they've finished playing.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Paramount Pictures

The New MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

<i>Dear Savvy Senior,</i><p>I've heard that there's a new diet that can help prevent Alzheimer's disease. What can you tell me about this? My 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer's and I want to do everything I can to protect myself.<p>--Concerned Daughter<p><i>Dear Concerned,</i><p>It's true! Research has found that a new diet …

No, Pascha does not have to be after Passover (and other Orthodox urban legends) — Roads from Emmaus

Right around this time of year, various articles and images begin circulating, giving explanations as to why the Orthodox Pascha (Easter) celebration …

Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English

Schools face relentless pressure to up their offerings in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math. Few are making the case for philosophy.<p>Maybe they should.<p>Nine- and 10-year-old children in England who participated in a philosophy class once a week over the course of a year …

Education

Lens Techniques: The Close Up Portrait

Although it’s very hard to think “stills” and “video” on the same shoot, the fact is that even though I’m shooting mostly video these days, after 35 …

Cameras

Why are so many smart people such idiots about philosophy?

There’s no doubt that Bill Nye “the Science Guy” is extremely intelligent. But it seems that, when it comes to philosophy, he’s completely in the dark. The beloved American science educator and TV personality posted a video last week where he responded to a question from a philosophy undergradabout …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

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.<p>Today: Breakfast. The most important meal of the day is also the most talked about in blogs this week.<p>This savory skillet roast is the perfect …

5 Best Healthy Holiday Soups

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

10 Duck Recipes That Definitely Fit the Bill

The best duck recipes around—for all those times you've just had enough of chicken.<p><b>Though duck may take a backseat to chicken and turkey in most homes</b>, it's a staple in Chinese cuisine, and for good reason. Since duck is mostly dark meat, it's prized by those who prefer chicken thighs and legs over …

Cooking

The 7-Minute Ab Workout

This awesome routine leaves no core muscle untouched<p>Back in the 90s, “8-Minute Abs” was all the rage for a while. It even led to a joke: “You know what’s better than 8-Minute Abs?”<p>“7-Minute Abs!”<p>No, it wasn’t funny, and of course we all know you can’t get great abs in 7 minutes. (Or 8 minutes.)<p>But …

Workouts

10 Sauces for Simple Grilled Vegetables

Make a mixed grill platter of vegetables and serve it with a sauce, and you have an impressive, party-worthy dish to serve alongside some simply …

Seafood

Smart home tech lets you control your home remotely

Thanks to advances in smart home technology, everything from your doors to your smoke detector can be programmed from your tablet or smartphone.<p>Here’s how your home can run better than ever before:<p>1. Nest® Learning Thermostat™<p><b>What it does:</b> Lets you control the temperature in your home even when …

Grilled pizza is way easier to perfect than the oven variety (and waaaay better than delivery). Preheat your grill to high. Roll out a fistful of whole wheat dough till thin. Brush w/ oil then slap over the heat and grill till puffed and blackened in spots, flipping every 2 minutes. Then pile on the toppings, lower heat to low (or bank your coals and move the pie to the cooler side), close the grill lid and cook till cheese is gooey. This pizza has mozzarella, sautéed spinach, thinly sliced red onion, and crushed red pepper flakes. Always season your pie w/ good olive oil, sea salt, and fresh torn basil. #pizza #grilling #cheese #StopEatingFrozenCrapPizza

28 Things You Should Learn To Make If You Love Chinese Food

Your taste buds deserve so much more than orange chicken and fried rice.

Heavier cutlery makes food taste better

Eating with heavier cutlery makes food taste better, with researchers for the first time finding a direct link between the weight of eating utensils …

Not Your Average (Garlic Cheddar) Biscuit Recipe

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Never say no to light, lofty, cheese-laced garlic biscuits.</i><p>Oh, what's that? You don't need another biscuit recipe? Stop that. Take it …

10 Recipes You Loved in April

From a truly epic steak to a truly amazing key lime pie, these were the 10 recipes you loved the most this month.<p><b>From a truly epic steak to an amazing bread pudding</b>, these were the 10 recipes you loved the most this month.

Cooking