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How to Buy the Best Turntable and Stereo System for Your Record Collection

In a time when filling a room with sound can be as simple as tapping your phone, getting into vinyl can be intimidating. All those wires and plugs. Picking out a turntable that will last. Not to mention the myriad cartridge, amplifier, and speaker options. And even if you've connected all of those …

It does not get more retro than a PlayStation 4 with real wood accents (update)

The folks over at Toast sent Polygon an email about their latest product, real wood veneers for the already striking PlayStation 4. Many here scoffed, but I for one deeply miss my wood-paneled Xbox 360 and, before that, my Intellivision. So yeah, I said with a pang of nostalgia, send 'em along.<p>My …

Heinz tomato sauce no longer qualifies as ketchup in Israel

The country's Health Minister has forced a re-branding of the product as 'tomato seasoning' as competitors prove that Heinz has too low a tomato content to be considered ketchup<p>The Heinz brand is very commonly associated with tomato ketchup, but officials in Israel have decided that the popular …

5 Things All Authors Must Know About Book Publishing in the Digital Age

I always knew that the book world was a tough one, but it is one that I've immersed myself in since I was a girl. I loved escaping into a good book. I always knew that I was going to be a writer. I didn't know what kind of writer, but I knew that this was the industry I belonged in. I couldn't even …

Amitav Ghosh sails into the Opium War with trilogy finale 'Flood of Fire'

Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh's work has always been concerned with the legacy of colonialism and the global connections among people of different histories and culture. In the Ibis Trilogy, Ghosh continues to explore these themes while moving away from the highly wrought style of such earlier works …

Books

9 Kick-Ass Ketchup Recipes You Can Make Yourself

Some folks are fine with humble Heinz. But for the more refined palette, nothing less than black truffle ketchup will do.<p>Good thing you don't have to blow a paycheck at Whole Foods to get gourmet ketchup.<p>This convenient guide from Rodale's Organic Life provides recipes for sweet and savory ketchup …

How to Build a PC

Roll up your sleeves and dive in!<p><i>Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that if you</i> …

United States

Elder Statesmen Declare a War on the 'War on Drugs'

What took them so long?<p>A violent organization that includes recruits with Western passports uses terrorist tactics—beheading journalists, for example—as it seizes swaths of territory. That describes ISIS, a radical Sunni militia operating in Iraq and Syria. But it also describes the transnational …

Russia and the Menace of Unreality

How Vladimir Putin is revolutionizing information warfare<p>At the NATO summit in Wales last week, General Philip Breedlove, the military alliance’s top commander, made a bold declaration. Russia, he said, is waging “the most amazing information warfare blitzkrieg we have ever seen in the history of …

9 Skyrim Secrets You Probably Didn't Find

Sneaky secrets.<p>Skyrim is a game so massive that you can explore the tundras for days and still not see everything. Even if you’ve slain every dragon, …

Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!</i><p>Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the …

Dessert

How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises | The Art of Manliness

If you’re like most men living and working in a techno-service economy, you probably spend a good deal of your day sitting down. You go from the …

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

All the biggest product brands in the world are owned by a handful of corporation. Food, cleaning products, banks, airlines, cars, media companies... …

How Racism Invented Race in America

The case for reparations: a narrative bibliography<p>As I've said before, the idea of reparations precedes this month's cover of <i>The Atlantic</i>, and the work around it—among scholars, activists, and writers—has been ongoing, even if the interest of the broader world is fickle. Following up on the autopsy …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Immune System

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

Have Compassion for Yourself

How one author breaks the cycles of self-loathing<p>If you're familiar with that ubiquitous Marianne Williamson quotation ("Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure …"), you might also have come across its slightly more reserved cousin: …

Revolutionary New Toaster Can Cook Shrimp And Steak

We've shown you a $10,000 espresso machine before and now it's time to introduce another crazy kitchen toy -- a $1,000 toaster made by Bugatti.<p>It's almost unfair to call the toaster a toy, because pretty soon it seems like the revolutionary new device is going to be a necessity in the kitchen. The …

The “Game of Thrones” emoji recap you never knew you wanted

Dragons, wolves, the Red Wedding, love beyond the Wall — it’s all there, in “Game of Phones”<p>Genius knows no limitations. Therefore it is both possible, and hilarious, to recap Season Three of "Game of Thrones" in emoji. Yes, the turbo-boosted language of smileys that got its start in Japan is now …

The Pirate Bay Bundle gets you 101 indie games you might have missed

Odditie-s , a small indie games blog curated by @moshboy , has assembled The Pirate Bay Bundle, a torrent that offers 101 indie games. As @moshboy …

The Last-Minute Party Cleaning Plan: How To Clean Up for Guests in 20 Minutes

(Image credit: Alexis Buryk)<p>I knew hosting my board game night gathering on a Friday meant that I needed some quick ideas and tricks to make my …

Living Rooms

Taco Bell Went And Got A Bunch Of Men Named Ronald McDonald To Advertise Their New Breakfast Menu

Shots fired. Your move, McDonald's.

Taco Bell

This week in science: The study of ignorance

[T]he D-K phenomenon tends to take the form of parents who think that their University of Google knowledge trumps the knowledge of physicians and …

The Illinois Republican who called dementia and severe weather “punishments” for marriage equality just won her primary

“Everybody knows that God controls weather,” Susanne Atanus explained. “God is super angry”<p>An Illinois Republican who called dementia and severe weather punishments from an "angry" God just won her primary. In Chicago. Really.<p>Susanne Atanus has two unsuccessful runs for her state's 9th …

Watch the most “amazing solve” on “Wheel of Fortune” in more than 30 years

According to host Pat Sajak, Emil’s improbable win on Wednesday night was the best he’s witnessed<p>What would you guess if you were on the "Wheel of Fortune," the clock was about to run out, and you only guessed "N" and "E" correctly? New Year-anything is out, New York-anything is out, Neo Come Fight …

House Dems go to war against Darrell Issa

After disrespecting Rep. Elijah Cummings, Issa faces Democrats’ wrath<p>Democrats in the House of Representatives offered a second resolution on Thursday to reprimand California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the Oversight Committee, for his "offensive" behavior.<p>Predictably — and as was the …

Business

Five Little-Known But History-Changing Medieval Crime Stories

Medieval scholar Eric Jager, whose new book is Blood Royal, about a true story of murder in 15th-century Paris, picks five books about medieval crime …