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15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day

Gallery15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day<p>We adore a freshly squeezed glass of OJ—especially in winter, when citrus is at its peak—but sometimes you want something a little more unusual. Ever tried to juice a kumquat? Or a sweet potato? Curious about how to make good-tasting green juice? <b>Here</b> …

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8 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps you can get free for a limited time (save $36!)

Millions of people received new iPhones and iPads last week for Christmas, and now it’s time to fill all those new iOS devices with nifty apps. We …

Getting the most out of your Chromecast this Christmas

Google's Chromecast makes it easy to stream pretty much anything to your TV. Movies, TV shows, music, games, photos -- whatever you're interested in, there are plenty of smartphone and tablet apps equipped with Google's little Cast button. So, whether you have one hooked up to the main TV in your …

Google Just Gave Photographers A Big Reason To Choose Android Over The iPhone

This means users will be able to see what photos look like before the phone's camera processes it and translates it to a JPEG file.<p>The ability to shoot in raw is common on high-end DSLR cameras, but it hasn't really been available for mobile phones until recently.<p>Nokia's Lumia 1520 and 1020, which …

5 digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Did you know that the quickest way to open a link on a Web page in a new window or tab is to click the link with the middle button on your mouse? If you're a keyboard person, in Windows, press the Control button and click the link. On a Mac, use the Command button and click the link.<p>There are …

9 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Look Like A Million Bucks

Spruce up your home decor without draining your wallet<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without …

Christmas Gifts For Weird People: The Official 2014 Guide

It's the most wonderful time of the year and, if you're lucky, it's also the weirdest.<p>If it's truly the thought that counts, then you should be thinking about some strange things for the weirdo in your life.<p>Why not get some chocolates shaped like dog or cat poop? Or an ugly Christmas sweater …

The Topics Dystopian Films Won't Touch

Movies like The Hunger Games imagine society's present problems getting worse—except for sexism and racism, which magically disappear in the future.<p>Since the release of <i>The Hunger Games</i> in 2012, dystopian cinema has enjoyed sustained interest in American culture. Popular young adult novels are being …

Our All-Time Favorite Volcano Pictures

National Geographic digs into its archives to find the most stunning and surprising photographs of volcanoes around the world.

Winter Road Salt – the Next Acid Rain? – May Threaten Adirondack “Queen of American Lakes”

Changing Planet<p>Is road salt the next acid rain? Lake George in New York’s Adirondack Mountains may hold the answer. (Image courtesy Lake George Association)<p><b>Tendrils of fog curl above the waters of the Queen of American Lakes, as Lake George in New York’s Adirondack Mountains is known. Biting winds</b> …

Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company appears to be involved in every type of new technology ranging from self-driving cars to contact lenses that can test for disease.<p>In a recent interview with the Financial Times, CEO Larry Page provided some insight as to why the company …

The truth behind America’s most famous gay-hate murder

Photograph: AP<p>Grade-A student: Matthew Shepard was just 5ft 2in and his slight frame gave him an air of vulnerability.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/10/21/1413903884515/b89a2b44-0563-4ae6-8282-80d56394b816-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: AP<p>Grade-A student: Matthew …

Donald E. Westlake Defends the Semicolon

The late crime novelist never wrote anything that looked like fussy prose, but he certainly took great pains with writing, as he demonstrates in this …

Please, Let’s Not Extend the Literary Genre Wars to Kids’ Books

Now that the furor has died down around an essay scolding adults who read children’s literature for engaging in a lowbrow and immature pursuit, the …

New Smartphone Battery Goes From Dead To 70 Percent Charged In 2 Minutes, Scientists Say

A team of scientists say they've figured out a way to supercharge the lithium-ion batteries traditionally found in smartphones and tablets. And all it takes is adding a readily available substance usually found in sunscreen.<p>The new-fangled battery, developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological …

The Revolutionary New iPad Feature Apple Didn’t Talk About

Apple unveiled a pair of new iPads during a somewhat subdued event Thursday at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters. At first, it seemed there was …

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Shave Like The Ancients Did With The Beluga Razor

As you prepare to apply your Barbasol and your hair pomade while whistling a bit of Benny Goodman, what razor to do you reach for? Do you grab a seven-bladed monstrosity, cast in bright orange plastic and chrome and made to last three shaves? No. You reach for a single blade beauty, a razor that …

The best piano apps for iPhone

Are you looking for a way to keep your young child happy, entertained, and maybe even give him or her a bit of an educational experience? Piano apps …

Carl Zeiss unveils its sub $100 virtual reality headset for iOS and Android

Carl Zeiss has just recently announced the VR One virtual reality headset for use with iOS and Android smartphones. While it still feels like a bit of stretch to get people to put these things on their heads, the typically steep price point of early contenders does’t help. The VR One is a similar …

4 Steps To Increasing Your Emotional Agility (And Why You Should)

It may be cliché but the saying that “attitude is contagious” is true. How you, your team, or your leader shows up is everything—inspiring or depressing, happy or sad, tense or terse. Managing emotions and applying them to the right situation is critical to expression, communication, and mission …

Decrypting Google: Don't be modest

AS A service, Google has become indispensable to people's interactions online. As a business worth $400 billion after 16 years, its success has been breathtaking. Yet in terms of management, it has set up radically different ways of organising itself from those of traditional businesses. Few people …

How to make Peanut Butter Fudge - Video Recipe

Smoked Gruyere Butternut Soup with Spicy Chickpeas

Smoked Gruyere Butternut Soup with Spicy Chickpeas.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 25, 2014 94<p>It’s just BARELY fall and I’m already breaking out the soup and …

Some iPhone 6 Plus Users Find An Unwanted Feature: It Bends

The consumer technology industry generally follows a few rules when it comes to developing new products: faster, thinner and (often) bigger. But the push toward increasingly svelte devices has a clear end point: No device can become thinner forever before running into the obvious challenges posed …

Inedible dinners, poor hygiene and drunks – a foreigner’s view of England

The English were only just getting over the new American ambassador spitting at British cooking – complaining of being served lamb and potatoes “180 times” to date on his tour of duty – when their most celebrated roast meat is now used as a metaphor for the dismal state of the nation.<p>In a …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris on Happiness, Spirituality Without Religion, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence

Nietzsche’s famous proclamation that “God is dead” is among modern history’s most oft-cited aphorisms, and yet as is often the case with its ilk, such quotations often miss the broader context in a way that bespeaks the lazy reductionism with which we tend to approach questions of spirituality …

Blade Runner: The Final Cut, review

Ridley Scott's Blade Runner: The Final Cut, which stars Harrison Ford, is a masterpiece of dystopian science fiction on film and will be back in cinemas in 2015<p><b>Blade Runner (1982), directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Edward James Olmos.</b><p>It's been so long …

The 100 best novels: No 52 – Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner (1926)

In prose, as much as poetry, the Great War had many consequences. A year after <i>Mrs Dalloway</i> (No 50 in this series), a startling literary voice with Bloomsbury connections appeared on the London scene with a highly original satire on postwar England. Sylvia Townsend Warner was a young poet who told …

Behind Every Good Whisky Is A Trusty Distillery Cat

<i>Editor's Note: The Glenturret distillery announced Wednesday that Peat the kitten was killed. It was found on the side of the road near the distillery and was presumably hit by a car. The accident took place on Monday, the day before this story aired and was published online, but the distillery did</i> …

Stonehenge secrets revealed by underground map

<b>Archaeologists have unveiled the most detailed map ever produced of the earth beneath Stonehenge and its surrounds.</b><p>They combined different instruments to scan the area to a depth of three metres, with unprecedented resolution.<p>Early results suggest that the iconic monument did not stand alone, but …