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The most outrageous numbers of 2017

Number inflation was rampant in 2017, as the figures that dominated news stories just got bigger and bigger. Data stored, stuff bought, years lived, the great scoreboard of human existence clicked over with digits never seen before as the world population edged ever closer to 8bn.<p>Many of the …

Space

Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018

Another year and another 365 quotes--the most inspirational things anybody has ever said.<p>Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I've gathered the best inspiring quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here's our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for …

The Best Burgers in the United States

California: In-N-Out Burger<p>In-N-Out's Cheeseburger. Photo © Jess Lander<p><b>Signature Burger:</b> Cheeseburger.<p>Even superstar chef Thomas Keller is a fan of …

Burgers

The Best Steakhouses in Every U.S. State, Mapped

We all have that one guilty pleasure when it comes to food and drink. For some, it's gooey, creamy and oh-so-delicious mac and cheese, and for …

The Most Romantic Destination in Every U.S. State, Mapped

With Christmas coming up, there's really no better time to show your loved ones how much you care about them. And you want to share a new experience …

National Parks

Have you ever tried Pecan pie Bread Pudding?

Love Pecan Pie? Pecan Pie Bread Pudding is even better! A few weeks ago we took a trip and started in Savannah. Well, technically we started in …

Baking

These Crockpot Mashed Potatoes Will Change the Way You Make Dinner

Thanks to crockpots, dinner really can cook itself. For those who dread spending hours in the kitchen, turn to the ultimate kitchen aid to make your …

Improve your spreadsheet skills and increase productivity by mastering Excel

You may think you know how to use Microsoft Excel well enough, but are you truly tapping into the full power of this classic application? There's a …

Coconut Cream Pie

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 425°.<p>Step 2<p>Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Fold edges under; flute. Line dough with …

Code2040 raises $5.6 million from The Knight Foundation and others

Code2040, founded by Laura Weidman Powers and Tristan Walker, recently raised $5.6 million to advance its diversity and inclusion efforts in technology. The latest funding comes from The Knight Foundation, The Sara and Evan Williams Foundation and others, and brings Code2040’s total funding raised …

Everything You Need to Know Before Traveling to Europe

The prospect of a trip to Europe is truly a magical thing, but don’t let those rose colored glasses blind you to the nuts and bolts of your visit or …

Easy Slab Pies For a Crowd

Your sheet pan really can do it all.<p>Jelly roll pan, sheet pan, baking sheet–no matter what you call it, we consider it the most versatile tool in the …

Baking

How to Do Kaua'i, Hawai'i, Like a Local

<b>Famous and Worth It: The Nāpali Coast</b><br>Kaua‘i’s Nāpali Coast blows your mind when it appears in <i>Jurassic Park;</i> it will blow your mind forever when you …

ScienceAlert Deal: 4 Essential Coding Languages You Should Know in 2018

Which is the best for you?<p>Coding is becoming a more and more essential and valued skill in a range of industries. Even if it isn't the core of your …

Programming

Five Places to Go in San Francisco

Bayview is a neighborhood removed in San Francisco — out toward the old Candlestick Park, in the city’s southeastern reaches. It’s been relatively untouched by the tech boom and the accompanying high rises that pepper the rest of the city. But the neighborhood, home to a tight-knit community of …

San Francisco

Your Passport Is Way More Complex Than You Think

There's more to that little book than meets the eye.<p>Since their inception, passports have come a long way. Once considered "offensive" because they placed the trustworthiness of an individual in doubt (What, you don't believe that I <i>just</i> flew into London a day ago?), passports today are essential to …

Microsoft Word's new 'Resume Assistant' uses LinkedIn to make your resume better

Microsoft and LinkedIn are teaming up to make one of the most important parts of job-hunting easier: writing your resume.<p>The companies introduced a …

Recipe: The Only Pad Thai Recipe You’ll Ever Need

<i>From Jet Tila’s book ‘101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die’</i><p>“There are kind of two types of cookbooks out there,” chef Jet Tila, frequent …

Pad Thai recipe: how to master Thailand's favourite dish

In a land as gastronomically diverse and exciting as Thailand, pad Thai is as close as it gets to a national dish. The instantly-recognisable, fragrant blend of freshly fried noodles, tamarind, garlic, chilli, peanuts and sometimes veg is, for many of us, the ideal introduction into Thai cuisine.<p>In …

How to Store Bananas So They Don't Turn Black

The first—and maybe only—rule that you need to know when it comes to storing bananas is to avoid keeping bananas in the fridge, especially before …

Oracle databases run American businesses —you can learn how to run them for over 90% off

Databases are tricky, even for the companies that make them. Assimilating and storing vast quantities of data requires databases with advanced functionality, unshakable reliability, and rock solid backup options. Because if you can’t trust your database… well, you’re in big trouble.<p>As one of the …

11 Cozy French Recipes To Warm Up Your Weekend

When we think of French food, we typically imagine fancy white tablecloth restaurants and pâtisseries with pyramids of pastel-colored macarons. But when the French cook at home, they gravitate to simple (yet incredibly delicious) comfort food. From beef bourguignon to potatoes au gratin, here are …

Cooking

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with These Delicious Recipes

Vianney Rodriguez, the South Texas food blogger behind Sweet Life, shares her favorite Day of the Dead traditions and serves up some amazing dishes …

11 Genius Recipes for Stuffed Squash

Aside from pumpkins and PSLs, the arrival of squash means fall has arrived. The produce section of every market is loaded with them, and the internet is swapping thousands of recipes that include them. (Butternut squash desserts, anyone?) Whether you’re more partial to the tender acorn squash or a …

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12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

Baker Creates Beautiful CALVIN AND HOBBES ‘Piescraper’ of our Dreams

The classic comic strip <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> will always be one of the more beloved things we keep in our hearts. It was a deliberate choice to keep the …

These Easy Paleo Crockpot Recipes Will Keep You Healthy and Full

The idea of going Paleo can seem daunting at first, especially if you're new to the clean eating movement. Known as the "caveman diet," this …

25 Slow Cooker Recipes with 10 Ingredients or Fewer

The slow cooker's charm is that it delivers meals without much effort on your part. Toss a bunch of ingredients inside and let it do its thing while …

Cooking

7 Scrumptious Gumbo Recipes

1 of 7<p>Lucy Buffett’s Winter Gumbo<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Shrimp-and-Andouille Gumbo Dip<p>3 of 7<p>Shrimp-and-Crab Gumbo Over Grits<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>Shrimp and …