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10 Best Fast Recipes of 2014

Executive food editor Tina Ujlaki reveals her favorite fast recipes that F&W published in 2014, from hearty cauliflower steaks to luscious scrambled …

The First True-Color Shot of Earth from Space

Home / PhotographyThe First True-Color Shot of Earth from Space<p>By My Modern Met on December 27, 2014<p>This remarkably detailed image is the first true-color shot taken by the Japan Meteorological Agency's <i>Himawari-8</i>satellite. While the image is not exactly how it would appear to the naked eye of a …

Meteorology

Top 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2014: Editors' Picks

From a snake virgin birth to a real-life unicorn, 2014 was a banner year for the bizarre. See our editors' picks for weirdest animal stories.

White Americans who don’t finish high school have better job prospects than black Americans who go to college

The Great Recession might be over (in the US, at least) but it has left behind widened racial inequality in unemployment and wealth.<p>The unemployment rate for white Americans over 25 who had not finished high school was 9.7% in 2013. The unemployment rate for black Americans who went to college but …

Income Inequality

The Most Evil American in History Wasn't Even a Politician

Journalist Pete Hamill liked to tell the story of the time (before he quit drinking) when he and another writer were drinking together in a New York City saloon, back in the late 1970s. After having consumed a sufficient amount of alcohol, the two of them decided to write down on a cocktail napkin …

The Best Way To Buy Stocks Is To Go All In And Wait

Unfortunately, playing the stock market is just not that easy.<p>Investors have several strategies they can employ when buying stocks.<p>But if you have a decent chunk of money just sitting around, you might be better off going all in and throwing everything into the stock market at once.<p>An …

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …

What 'The Interview' Accidentally Taught Us About Digital Film Distribution

In the end, Sony couldn’t have come up with a better marketing campaign for The Interview if they tried. The Seth Rogen/James Franco feature was originally destined to be forgotten nearly as soon as it was released, sandwiched somewhere between Pineapple Express and This is The End in terms of …

French city installs anti-homeless cages around benches

French mayor accused of a shameful lack of Christmas spirit after placing metal cages over public benches to banish homeless from city centre<p>A mayor in south-western <b>France</b> has been accused of a shameful lack of Christmas spirit after banishing homeless people from the city centre by placing metal …

Christmas Eve

2014 Was a Landmark Year for Women in Rap

**Nicki Minaj’**s debut album, released in 2010, was a hip-hop game-changer: <i>Pink Friday</i> had the second-highest first-week sales for a female rapper after 1998’s <i>The Miseducation</i> of <b>Lauryn Hill,</b> spent the most weeks of any album by a woman in rap on the Top 10 of the <i>Billboard</i> charts, and its single, …

The One-Second Trick That Could Lower Your Heating Bill

Your ceiling fan isn't just for sticky summer days. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Typically, when you flip on your ceiling fan, you're hoping to beat sweltering temps in the summer. But there's a good reason to run a fan in the wintertime, too. It just requires one extra …

30 Smart Home Tech Solutions

Everything is hands-free and Wi-Fi-enabled.<p>Technology for your house is smarter than ever. Lucky for all of us, the newest devices and apps simplify tasks, make better use of resources and transform the way we live.

These Are the Best Mascaras Of All Time

From cult classics to brand new wonders, these are our can't-live-without mascaras.<p>If there's one beauty product we rely on to keep our faces in check, it's without a doubt mascara. That all-important flick frames your face, pulling together your entire look in a few strokes. Here, the tubes we …

10 Mind-Blowing Hacks for Making Your Leftover Pizza Taste Better the Next Day

Three words: pizza grilled cheese.<p>Gone are your days of eating cold leftover pizza in your pajamas, leaning against your open refrigerator. Make pizza better the next day with these easy tricks.<p><b>1. Reheat cold pizza face down in a pan.</b> Slap your slice of pizza face down on a preheated skillet on …

Italian Food

Sony hack: growing doubts that North Korea was responsible

Experts contradict FBI assertion that North Korea hacked into Sony, as one analyst points finger at disgruntled employee<p>The FBI’s assertion that Sony’s computers were hacked by North Korea in revenge for The Interview depicting the assassination of Kim Jong-Un has been challenged by security …

New documents reveal which encryption tools the NSA couldn't crack

Thanks to Edward Snowden, we're getting a new look at which programs can successfully keep out the NSA. A report in <i>Der Spiegel</i> has shed new light on the NSA's encryption-breaking programs, and put a spotlight on the handful of programs that are still giving them trouble. The findings, based on …

AirAsia Search Resumes With No Emergency Transmitter to Be Found

Planes and ships from four nations resumed the search for an AirAsia Bhd. passenger jet that vanished off the coast of Borneo more than a day ago …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

Mae Keane, One Of The Last 'Radium Girls,' Dies At 107

<b>Editor's note, Jan. 15, 2015:</b> Mae Keane was one of the last "radium girls," but not the last one. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the full correction note.<p><i>Before turning the page on 2014,</i> All Things Considered <i>is paying tribute to some of the people who died this year whose</i> …

Vicious Hit Sends Browns Quarterback Flying Several Yards In The Air

Connor Shaw is filling in this week at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns and he is going to be sore tomorrow after taking a vicious hit that literally sent him flying.<p>With the score tied in the third quarter, Shaw stepped up to hit a receiver on a long catch-and-run pass to get the Browns inside …

Football (U.S.)

Alleged ‘Lizard Squad’ Member Reveals His Face In A TV Interview

The interview with the alleged Lizard Squad member, a Finland-based man using the alias "Ryan," was conducted via Skype. It can be viewed at the bottom of the page.<p>Here's what "Ryan" said, regarding Lizard Squad's takedown of the game networks over the holidays:<p><b>How it happened:</b> "This attack was …

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

The Brain

Military Movie Mistakes From Your Favorite Cinematic Battles

There's no way around it: battle sequences are tough to film.<p>First, just capturing the mere scale of the battles is a challenge, then you have to get all the technical aspects and military minutiae down. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. When all the hours of footage are shot, filmmakers …

How One Hip-Hop Video Punctured the US Prison System

It might seem like just another viral clip, but the WorldStar video filmed inside a cell tells us a lot about the incarceration of black men in America.<p>With 5% of the world's population, the US incarcerates 25% of the world's prisoners. In a report by the Sentencing Project on racial disparities in …