Sheri Oberbeck

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The True Story Behind Alice In Wonderland

The man behind <i>Alice In Wonderland</i> is much like the tales he wrote: an enigma that straddles the line between childlike innocence and darkness. Like …

Someone in France accidentally ate a fluorescent lamb with jellyfish DNA

National research institute says genetically modified lamb was sold to a slaughterhouse last year<p>A lamb that was genetically modified with jellyfish DNA was sold for consumption in France, according to a report today from French newspaper <i>Le Parisien</i>. The lamb, named "Ruby," was part of a "Green …

Google is making a medical wristband that tracks your health

Google is working on a medical-grade fitness tracking wristband, <i>according to Bloomberg</i>. Not only will it measure vitals like heart rate, pulse, and skin temperature on a "minute-by-minute" basis, it will also measure external information like sun exposure.<p>The wristband is being developed by Google …

Web Tools Update: Editing Text, Picking Images and Quick Cover Picker

Today’s Flipboard for Web update makes editing your magazines’ captions, images and covers a little easier.<p>Here’s what’s new:<p>1) <b>Edit commentary and text updates:</b> Click “Edit” on any of your magazines, then click on an item to add or edit any commentary you’ve written to accompany the article. This …

Tutorials

Hulu hooks up with Showtime to make internet TV more like cable

Showtime is following HBO's lead and launching an internet-only version of its service in July, but cutting the cable doesn't mean the bundle is going away. In a first for Hulu, it's adding the network as a premium option similar to the way it's offered with cable TV. While Showtime by itself will …

Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good

Fryman Canyon is one of those special places in the city of Los Angeles — a bit of country and canyon nestled just off the crest of Mulholland Drive, with gorgeous views of the valley and mountains.<p>It's favored by the canine set — my two dogs love it here — and on any given morning I'm sure to run …

Sixth Mass Extinction Really Started Thousands of Years Ago

Changing Planet<p>When you hear the term “sixth mass extinction,” what images come to mind? Elephants and lions being hunted down for the traditional medicine market? Sea turtle eggs being poached from the beaches of Costa Rica? Overfishing and reef destruction? The rainforest? With all of the recent …

Feeling Anxious? Have a Pickle

The Plate<p>I’m from northern Vermont, and am the descendant of a long line of uptight Puritans and taciturn ice fishermen. Chattiness is not our bag. At parties, we’re big on nail-biting reticence and we tend to have an over-developed concept of personal space. A lot of us, as kids, hid behind the …

Climate Change Is A Public Health Issue

How making the planet healthier can make people healthier, too<p>In Pakistan, nearly 700 people, many of them elderly, have succumbed to heat stroke in the midst of an awful heat wave. If climate change continues to progress along its current path, events like this might become more common in the …

Public Health

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><i>This weekend from around the web: ho-hum favorites—banana bread, roast chicken, tomato soup, sangria—get funky.</i><p>Somewhere between cream-of-tomato and …

Recipes

Andrew Zimmern’s 12 Best Asian Recipes

Today at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, travel expert and chef extraordinaire Andrew Zimmern gave an intro class to Asian hot pots. Zimmern’s …

Recipe: This Is the Best Hummus Ever

Chef Einat Admony is not well known outside New York City, where she owns and operates three restaurants — Taïm, Balaboosta, and Bar Bolonat — but she is almost single-handedly responsible for popularizing modern Israeli cuisine in downtown Manhattan. She's cooked for the Israeli army, lived a …

DDT Linked to Fourfold Increase in Breast Cancer Risk

Nearly everyone in the 1950s and 1960s was exposed to the pesticide, and its use continues in Africa. Three generations of women are involved in the research.<p>Women exposed in the womb to high levels of the pesticide DDT have a nearly fourfold increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to …

Want to catch a classic flick? Try streaming it

Want to catch the third season of the award-winning "Orange Is the New Black"? It just began streaming on Netflix.<p>Missed episodes of your favorite TV series last season? You can catch up with most of the shows before fall on Hulu.<p>But what if you'd rather stream episodes of "I Love Lucy"? Or watch a …

Chef Tim Love's 5 Tips for Perfect Steak

Here, 5 tips for perfecting your next steak from star chef Tim Love.<p><i>Texas chef Tim Love is dropping steak knowledge on us at the Food & Wine Classic</i> …

Portal Lets You Quickly Transfer Big Files From PC To Phone

Pushbullet, the company that makes a handy utility that moves notifications, links and files between devices, is out today with a new app called Portal, which focuses on file transfer alone. Launching first on Android where it’s able to more deeply integrate with the OS, Portal is designed to make …

10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

Photograph: Allen Ginsberg/Corbis<p>From left to right: Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Robert LaVinge, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti stand in front of the City Lights bookshop in 1956, owned by the latter …

Allen Ginsberg

Healthy and Frosted (!) Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies

These paleo carrot cake cookies let you enjoy all the classic flavors of the cake minus the grains, dairy and sugar in one healthy bite! You even get that cream cheese frosting flavor too.<p>I feel like we all have that <i>one</i> food we absolutely can’t pass up if it’s in front of us on the table or on the …

Dessert

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations<p>Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations …

Privacy

How Google thinks it can beat Apple Music and Spotify

The company announced on Tuesday that it will be rolling out a free version of Google Play Music.<p>It won't let you pick specific songs like the paid version, but instead will let you choose from a wide variety of human-curated and incredibly specific playlists — more like Internet radio with dozens …

Google Play Music