Trent Engler

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Upside-Down Citrus Ombre Cake

Citrus hues truly shine in this show-stopping cake that's as beautiful as a sunrise.<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.<p>For the citrus: Slice the Meyer …

How to buy glasses online and save hundreds of dollars

There are trade-offs, of course, but it's usually the cheaper option -- sometimes a lot cheaper.<p>Sometimes we get so stuck in the old way of doing things, we don't bother to see if there's a better alternative.<p>Take eyeglasses. Old way: Go to your local optical shop, get an eye exam, choose frames …

Customer Service

14 Secret Menu Items You Should Order at Chain Restaurants

Ask and you shall receive made-to-order dishes at Starbucks, Chipotle and more

The Secret to the Best Chicken Wings

Chicken wings bring us together. Perhaps it's the silent understanding that we're all going to momentarily abandon any social grace and etiquette at …

Forget banks, in 2018 you'll pay through Amazon and Facebook

In 2018 the banks will concede customer mindshare to the GAFAMs (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft) and the BATs (Baidu, Alipay, Tencent). …

Thought Leadership

Hard Science Fiction: A Beginner’s Guide to the Genre

There exists a common misconception that all science fiction is fantastical. That all sci-fi takes place in a universe where ships can travel faster …

Science Fiction

The web is dying, but mesh networks could save it

My previous article, <i>The web began dying in 2014, here’s how</i>, raised much more awareness than I thought it would. Many people found it to be an insightful analysis of the web under the control of tech giants, but the article ended without providing anything positive to hold on to.<p>I actually have …

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

Sunny Anderson's Caribbean Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of<p>From:<p>Total:1 hr 10 minPrep:30 minCook:40 min<p>Yield:6 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>More from:

Navy Pilot Says UFO He Saw Off California Was ‘Not of This World’

A former Navy pilot has opened up about an otherworldly experience he says he experienced in 2004. His testimony comes just days after the Pentagon …

Paranormal

Rice Calories Can Be Cut in Half With This Trick

A cup of white rice has about 200 calories—not insignificant, considering it’s most often used as a small part of a larger dish. But there’s an easy, …

Nutrition

This Monte Cristo Casserole Is the Perfect Combination of Savory and Sweet

Hello, and welcome to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. Today …

Sugar Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:30 minActive:15 min<p>Yield:8 biscuits<p>Level:Intermediate<p>Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond<p>Recipe courtesy of Alton …

Molten Bananas Foster Cake

Special equipment: a 9 1/2-by-3 1/2-inch bundt pan<p>For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 1/2-by-3 1/2-inch bundt pan with …

Amazon Prime Video Finally Lands on Apple TV

While Google and Amazon continue to bicker back and forth about which company’s services will be available for what platforms, it seems Apple is …

Shrimp toast is the deep-fried dim sum staple worth making at home

Shrimp toast, which seems rather prim and Western, is actually a very Chinese thing. With origins as an appetizer in the northern Chinese province of …

Food & Dining

Sausage and Leek Savory Bread Pudding

Brioche is the secret to this savory dish: The fluffy, eggy bread soaks up the cream and broth to produce a moist, custardy interior. Sausage, leeks …

Lemon Pecan Slab Pie

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 17-by-12-inch rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.<p>Unroll the pie crusts and place them in the …

The Pumpkin Cake I Want to Eat All Year Round

By Emma Wartzman<p>This is the tastiest, easiest, most crowd-pleasing, adaptable, appropriate-at-any-time-of-day-or-night cake that exists.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the pumpkin cake recipe that editorial</i> …

Dessert

This Dietitian Specializes in Weight Loss—She Swears By This Banana Bread Recipe

We're of the opinion that you should be able to indulge in your favorite foods while still maintaining your health goals. The below banana bread …

We Tested iPhone Fast-Charging and You Should Definitely Upgrade Your Charger

Your iPhone can charge a lot faster than you thought. When Apple announced the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X, the company glossed over the fact that all …

Video: Speed and resource testing Safari, Firefox, and Chrome on the Mac

Mozilla just released their new Firefox "Quantum" browser with new features including built-in screenshots, a save-for-later feature named Pocket, …

Software

Chicken Cutlets Are Like Nuggets for Adults. Here’s How to Make Them

Chicken breasts don’t have to be bland and dry: pounding them thin into cutlet form, breading and pan frying brings renewed texture. Top it off with …

Golden Carolina BBQ Sauce

In the central and southern regions of South Carolina, mustard is king. This golden barbecue sauce is the perfect compliment to smoked pork and its …

Grandma’s Apple Pound Cake with Caramel Glaze Recipe (Simple)

I got this apple pound cake with caramel glaze recipe from my grandma’s old recipe notebook. I was searching for this kind of autumn dessert that is …

How to turn any song into a ringtone with GarageBand for iOS

There are very few iOS tasks that still require a Mac. One of those is getting your own ringtones onto your iPhone. You can buy them, but you can’t add a downloaded ringtone onto your iPhone without hooking up to iTunes. Or can you? GarageBand on iOS lets you save your own creations as ringtones, …

Music Production

Colorado Wins Hyperloop-Like Arrivo Test Track

Today, November 14, two months to the day since Hyperloop One named the Rocky Mountain Hyperloop proposal a winner of its Global Challenge to …

High-speed Rail

How to Shape a Story, According to Famous Writers

Stories have shapes. Any story you tell works best if you recognize its shape, then strengthen that shape. This applies to a story of any length, …

This Classic Southern Appetizer Starts With a Box of Bisquick

Hot appetizers don’t get much easier, or tastier, than sausage balls. All it takes is a single bowl and a few ingredients to make a homemade finger …

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Don't waste your bread on motor oil<p>Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t …

Italian Food