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Cookies, Cookies, Cookies: All the Christmas Cookie Recipes You'll Ever Need

There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.<p><b>Sometimes, you just need a cookie</b>. Scratch that. There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.

Dessert

Hot deals ending soon: ilumi LED Smartbulb, NetSpot Pro, TMA-1 Headphones, more [Deals]

The products on sale at Cult of Mac Deals are selected because of their usability, versatility, and durability. Sadly, they can’t be offered forever.<p>Today we feature four deals whose time has come to sail off into the sunset. Get on these now before you miss out.<p><b><br>ilumi LED Smartbulb</b><p>With the ilumi …

Consumer Tech

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Autodesk Sketchbook and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Autodesk's Sketchbook and More<p>Autodesk Sketchbook<p>Emojiyo<p>Microsoft Xim<p>Polyvore<p>StumbleUpon<p>Amid the news of Tesla unveiling its new …

12 Ways to Sound Smarter and Stronger At Work

Let 'em know who's boss.<p>Everett Collection<p>Plenty of things about being a woman probably make you want to shout—and not in a hands-in-the-air-like-you-just-don't-care kind of way. One of those girl-specific concerns is deciding how you want to present yourself at work, especially when you consider …

Public Speaking

Windows 10, the GoPro Hero4 and other stories you might've missed

The weekend is here, and you know what that means? It's time to catch up on all the best tech news from the last seven days -- we went hands-on with Windows 10, explored the world of vape modding, launched our own web series, and more. Oh, and be sure to subscribe to our Flipboard magazine!<p>Gallery: …

10 Books You Must Read if You Loved Gone Girl

All written by women, to boot.<p>Like every person I knew during the summer of 2012, I read <i>Gone Girl</i> as if my life depended on it. I read it at the beach, I read it while eating a salad at work, I read it past my bedtime, falling asleep with my glasses still on my face. I read it in big, hungry …

20 Steps to Kickstart Your Health

Make this your best year yet. From who you admire to what you drink—yes, including that glass of vino—these small changes will put your body and health into overdrive, and share your tips below!<p>1. Invest in an awesome water bottle to remember to stay hydrated.<p>2. Skip the subway, car, taxi, …

Wellness

Close Ties: 10 Lace-Up Ankle Boots We Want Now

Tying one's shoes can be a nuisance, but when it comes to our beloved ankle boots, laces are our favorite functional flourish. From heavy metal chains to leather strands, this season is full of kicky, lace-up styles. Shop 10 of our fall favorites, below.<p>1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Velvet Uniform Oxford …

Clothing

3 Girls Won The Google Science Fair With A Bacteria-Based Plan To Solve The Food Crisis

"By the year 2050 we actually need 50 percent more food just to feed everyone," Emer Hickey, one of the three winners, told Scientific American.<p>Hickey worked with her classmates Ciara Judge and Sophie Healy on their project. The three teenage girls, who live in Ireland, were simultaneously learning …

25 Ways to Burn 100 Calories Just Like That

You don't have to schlep to the gym to boost your health, or give your metabolism a kick. Instead, incorporate these easy, fun strategies into your day.<p>You don't have to schlep to the gym to boost your health, or give your metabolism a kick. Instead, incorporate these easy, fun strategies into your …

20 Apps You Won't Be Able to Live Without

Get ready to download! We're sharing our 20 must-have apps that will kick start your relationships, health, and career in a click.<p><b>1. KillSwitch:</b> This app discretely removes all traces of your ex from your Facebook profile.<p><b>2. Sleep Cycle:</b> This alarm clock analyzes your sleep patterns and wakes you …

Pope Francis decries 'perverted' extremists on Albania visit

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1110000/1110043_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524808056_920799542acd4f1117deec10014ca8f0<p><b>Pope Francis has denounced extremists around the world for "perverting" religion to justify violence during a visit to Albania.</b><p>Tens of thousands of …

Pope Francis denounces perversion of religion

Pope Francis spoke out Sunday against the perversion, distortion and exploitation of religion to justify violence as he visited Albania.<p>"Let no one use God as a shield while planning and carrying out acts of violence and oppression," the pontiff said in an address to Albanian President Bujar …

How Disney and 5 other Top Employers Use Twitter to Recruit

Facebook, with over 1.5 billion users, is <i>the</i> go-to place for recruitment advertising and employer brand-building, but you can’t deny the benefits of …

How to Use Google Plus to Generate Massive Exposure

Shares 9.6K<p>We live in a hyper-connected world.<p>From business communication to personal interaction, time spent connecting online continues to grow at …

Marketing

The Resume Done Right: What You Really Need to Know [Infographic]

Some consider the resume obsolete; an outdated tradition that has no place in the Social Age. And maybe that will be true… some day.<p><b>Today, however, 9</b> …

Belkin Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker review: Can WiFi make cooking easier?

Frying, baking, grilling, searing, boiling, roasting -- whatever the method, I love to cook. It's not always easy, and sometimes it's just plain hard work, but at least it's the kind of work I enjoy. Even so, I've never used a slow cooker, and have always been a little jealous of my friends who …

12 Job Facts Every College Grad Should Know

I interview many recent grads and understand how stressful the transition from college life to "the real world" can be. Here's what you need to know as you try to land your first job—straight from the mouth of a hiring manager.<p><b>1. Grades do not matter.</b><p>For the most part, your 93 in French literature …

Employment

15 Things You're Overanalyzing in Your Relationship

Our guy expert, Lodro Rinzler, lays out things you might have been afraid to say or do but are actually totally kosher.<p>WireImage<p><b>IF YOU'VE BEEN DATING FOR A FEW WEEKS</b><p><b>Saying, "I Like You."</b>Even if you're newly seeing each other saying, "I really like you" shouldn't be that scary. He might be sitting …

16 Life-Changing Make-Ahead Frozen Desserts

While floppy hats and frequent pedis are all good reasons to love summer, lets be real about the best part of the season: balmy weather finally gives us an airtight excuse to overindulge in our favorite icy treats.<p>While floppy hats and frequent pedis are all good reasons to love summer, let's be …

17 Life-Changing Makeup Hacks EVERY Woman Should Know

These aren't your average makeup tips and tricks.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder-to-apply line), under the flame for one second, let it cool for 15 …

The 65 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like Zara, without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive list of the …

How To Land A Job At Microsoft

Enhance your PC—your personal career.<p>Microsoft is the company that turned Bill Gates from a college dropout to the richest man in the world—so naturally, lots of people are clamoring to work there. And it's easy to see why: Employees laud Microsoft for their respect for work-life balance, the ease …

Employment

Polarr, an Intelligent Browser-based Photo App, Learns Your Aesthetic Preferences

There’s no shortage of online photo editors on the Web, but Polarr, which recently launched as an open beta, is targeting advanced photo enthusiasts for its upcoming service. Polarr provides high-level editing tools and techniques while at the same time evaluating your interaction with the …

Donde Aims To Make Online Product Search Far Less Frustrating

Today’s audience choice for TC’s Startup Battlefield — plucked from the packed exhibition floor of Silicon Alley to pitch on the Disrupt SF 2014 main stage — is Donde, a Silicon Valley and Israel based ecommerce startup that wants to make it easier for shoppers to search for items based on how they …

The ‘iWatch’: 7 things that will convince even non-nerds to buy it

“What would it take for you to buy an iWatch?” That’s the innocent question I asked my pharmacist friend Jon over breakfast.<p>Outside the tech media echo chamber, where Jon lives, people are pragmatic about the new watch. They’re asking questions about the use case, about the battery life, and about …

These Are the Qualities Men *Actually* Look for in Women

A relationship expert gets real.<p>We all know that men are attracted to attractive women. But we might have been wrong about what exactly they're responding to. It's not all long legs, shiny hair, hourglass curves—according to a study out of Monmouth University, personality can make a big difference …

Best Summer Trips 2014

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5 Beauty Apps to Try

From virtually trying on makeup to ordering a hairstylist to your doorstep, these are the best beauty apps to download now.<p>1. <b>L'Oreal Makeup Genius</b><br>L'Oreal's new app is a game-changer for any beauty lover. Gone are the days of visiting drugstores or makeup counters to try on countless smudges of …