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4 Household Management Apps I Can't Live Without

Using technology to help manage the household can add up to a good amount of time and money saved—not to mention a significant reduction in things …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, cut into wedges<p>8 garlic …

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What techies are actually doing when they fix your computer

It’s a shocking discovery – now you can use it too<p>Just before Christmas I achieved something so totally, incredibly amazing that I think it probably ranks among the greatest things I have ever done. In terms of danger, raw physical courage and menace overcome, it was at least on a par with …

The Fat Duck: Silly food is killing us, body and soul

Heston Blumenthal is moving his Fat Duck restaurant to Australia. Good. In a Britain of food banks and obesity, says Tim Stanley, it represented bourgeois decadence.<p><b>Heston Blumenthal is closing down his Fat Duck restaurant</b> for six months and <b>moving it to Australia</b>. The Aussies salivate with …

Fungi time: your photos

With the autumnal weather in recent weeks bringing mushrooms and truffles out in great numbers, we’ve asked you to share photos of the ones you have discovered in your garden and when out walking. Here are some of our favourites<p>You can see all of them – or contribute your own – via GuardianWitness

All the tools you need for a perfect holiday meal

Whether you're heading into the kitchen, or are on the hook to bring the drinks to the big meal, these apps will help find the right recipes, cook like a pro and get the right bottle of wine this holiday season.<p>With Thanksgiving planning upon us and the rest of the holidays right around the corner, …

Secret London: 14 odd attractions you never knew were there

British Philosophy

Americans are out of step with walking for pleasure

Well done, Ben Okri. Reading your piece (King for a day: My reign will be a walk in the park, 8 November) I felt like I was listening to myself. The pleasures of walking are greater than in any other form of activity – whether brisk walking to get to a specific destination quickly, long-distance …

Walking

Beautiful Clouds Illustrations

Clouds are one of the most intriguing and amazing natural phenomenon in my opining. There's something, a sort of feeling that I can describe it with …

47 Fall Soup Recipes That Are Cozy & Warming

Fall is PSL and pretty leaves season, sure, but it's also the start of soup season—and here are 47 of our favorite recipes for autumn.

Cooking

Remarkable Latte Art Featuring Photorealistic Cats Looks Too Impressive to Sip

Japan seems to be on the cutting edge of the quirky genre known as latte art; the latest trend features sepia-toned, photorealistic drawings of cats that are captured in the foam of an espresso beverage. Twitter user @dongurinekobei is responsible for these extremely-detailed creations that …

Coffee

How to Make a Comforting Fall Soup—Without a Recipe

When the weather gets colder, we're all about these fall soup ideas—no recipe required<p>As far as we're concerned, sweater weather actually means fall soup weather. While we love a refreshing chilled gazpacho, once the mercury drops there's nothing quite like curling up with a hot bowl of homemade …

Recipes

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

War

Spider House, BBC Four, review: 'panic-inducing'

This close-up look at spider behaviour was deeply disturbing, says Anna Leszkiewicz<p>BBC Four’s Spider House, which followed Dr Alice Roberts into an artificially constructed home filled with thousands of spiders, may sound intentionally panic-inducing. But it actually promised to cure audiences of …

A New Microscope Can See Inside Moving Cells In Real Time, and There Are Videos

Erik Betzig just won a Nobel Prize for his new microscope—his follow up is even better.<p>Earlier this month, Virginia scientist Eric Betzig won a Nobel Prize for a new type of microscopy he developed. Today, he published a new paper that arguably blows that Nobel-winning research out of the water.<p>His …

Chemistry
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51 Ways to Cook Root Veggies

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21 things London letting agents say… and what they really mean – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 1:15 pm, October 20, 2014 in Property<p><b>1. ‘It’s a lively area’</b><p>There will be students yelling David Guetta outside your house at 3.30am on …

37 Roast Chicken Recipes to Learn, Make, and Master

A good roast chicken is one of the most important recipes you can master—here are some of our favorite versions of the classic.

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Google's New Android Ads Make Fragmentation Cool (Videos)

"Because everyone doing the same thing won't move us forward."<p>When talking about Android, critics of Google and fans of Apple (and there’s a bit of overlap between those groups) like to throw around the f-word: <i>Fragmentation</i>.<p>The sheer number of Android devices with different innards, different …

How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style

A chewy-crisp crust, endless topping ideas, and do-ahead ease. Pizza made in a sheet pan is the simplest, tastiest way to feed a crowd.<p><b>Those supremely thin, hearth-blistered pizzas</b> coming out of upscale pizzerias these days? We love ‘em, but trying to replicate the conditions of an 800-degree …

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How to bake the perfect flourless chocolate cake

How do you get it creamy yet fluffy, have you made the original River Café chocolate nemesis recipe, and which other gluten-free desserts are worth a go?<p>This week has been a learning curve for me. I’d naively assumed that a flourless chocolate cake was the kind of thing you might make when a …

How North Korea's airline keeps its Soviet-era fleet ready for service – despite being banned from the sky

The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …

Gear & Gadgets

Study for its own sake can lead down a glorious path - it's never useless

As Aristotle knew, the craving for knowledge is no less peculiar than the craving for food<p>In a late-night conversation some years ago, a Scottish judge expressed his regret that young entrants to the profession now went straight from school to do a law degree. In his day, it had been usual for …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Hamburger Helper: Ideas for Weeknight Dinners with Ground Meat

Ground meat can be a weeknight dinner lifesaver—here's how to cook ground beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and turkey without a recipe.<p>Some say that boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the darling of weeknight dinners. And while that may be true, we can't help but harbor a fondness for a less-touted …

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Lunch al Desko: Upgrade Your Midday Meal

With a few strategies, a bit of planning, and a little sea salt in your cubicle, weekday lunch can be as delicious and exciting as any meal of the week. Here’s how to rethink the way you brown-bag it<p><i>Imagine an office meal you’re actually excited to break for (no hard feelings, turkey</i> …

Healthy Eating

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes

Common Ice Cream Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

Whipping up homemade ice cream can be tricky. These are the common ice cream mistakes to avoid, from overfilling the machine to not being patient<p>We're big fans of the ice cream truck, but you know what's better than waiting for that maddeningly cheery tune to roll down your street? Making ice cream …

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