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Fresh Turmeric and Why You Should Be Eating More of It

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: The vibrant root (well technically, rhizome) you should be eating more of.</i><p>If you have a jar of ground turmeric in your spice rack, it’s probably for one of two reasons. One: You …

These 7 Men Owned The Company Linked To CIA Torture

After the release of the details of the Senate investigation, NBC News reported the company that worked to develop these techniques and received more than $80 million from the government for its work was a firm based in Spokane, Washington, called Mitchell, Jessen & Associates.<p>While much of the …

Egyptian mummy removed from coffin for first time in 2,300 years

A mummy left its coffin for the first time in 2,300 years this week after several tense moments as scientists lifted the wooden lid.<p>The body, carefully pulled from the ancient box by conservator JP Brown and three other scientists at the Chicago Field Museum, belonged to a 14-year-old Egyptian boy …

This Was Instagram's Most Liked #TBT of 2014

Every Thursday, Instagram streams are filled with pictures of your best friend’s worst childhood fashion choices. #ThrowbackThursday — often …

Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Angelina Jolie Was Called A “Minimally Talented Spoiled Brat”

The hack also includes revelations about Leonardo DiCaprio deserving an Oscar, Michael Fassbender's package, and a planned mash-up film of the Jump Street and Men in Black franchises.<p>Updated — 2 p.m., ET:<p>The emails have reportedly come about due to the group Guardians of Peace, which is demanding …

J. Cole Calls Out Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Macklemore For Snatching Hip-Hop's 'Sound' On 'Fire Squad'

J. Cole has been hosting very intimate listening sessions for his third album, <i>2014 Forest Hills Drive</i>, ahead of its official release, but …

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The iPhone Is Now the Perfect Smartphone

Big screens are finally in fashion — well, for Apple at least — after what seems like eons of rumors, leaks and predictions from the media of Apple’s shift into larger phones. As we waved goodbye to the comfortable, smaller form factor of the iPhone 5 that we’ve become accustomed to, Apple is …

How to set up and use Handoff on your iPhone and iPad

Handoff requirements<p>Handoff broadcasts activities using Bluetooth Low Energy (BT LE) and transfers them using Wi-Fi, either directly or via iCloud. …

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33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

The 25 Best Hip-Hop Instagram Pictures Of The Week

This week on Instagram, <b>Nicki Minaj</b> shared some photos from her upcoming music video, "Only," <b>Big Sean</b> linked up with <b>Chance the Rapper</b> in Chicago, and</b> …

Meizu MX4 goes Pro with '2K+' screen and 'Retina Sound'

It wasn't all that long ago when China's Meizu unveiled its latest phone, the MX4, but the real flagship is actually what the company announced today. As you can tell from the name, the new MX4 Pro is a beefed-up version of the earlier model, yet it's still priced very competitively and is almost …

Geronimo Was Cornered, Not Killed

The United States hunted Apache leader Geronimo for years during a blood-soaked era, when both sides had a lot at stake and considerable hostility towards each other. Geronimo would recede into the crevice-rich Sierra Madre Mountains to elude capture, sometimes entering caves and exiting through an …

The Week in Review: A Very ‘Vape’ Year

Per its annual tradition of picking the most significant word of the year, Oxford Dictionary chose “vape” as 2014’s winner. Originating in the 1980s, …

Can Nicki Minaj, Eminem and Wu-Tang save hip-hop's worst year?

Has 2014 been the worst year in hip-hop history, as recently claimed by A$AP Yams, co-founder and self-styled guru of A$AP Mob? No, that was 2008, when auto-tune was king and labels thought it would be funny to delay everyone’s albums as long as possible (Missy Elliott’s Block Party <i>still</i> hasn’t …

The White House Says the Law Should Be ‘Modernized’ to Make Illegal Streaming of Music a Felony

One of the nation’s top cybersecurity and intellectual property officials says he knows how to make sure artists and musicians reap all the benefits from their works – by making illegal streaming of music and movies a felony.<p>“[W]e believe that federal criminal law should be modernized to include …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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BlackPhone Co-Founder Jon Callas On Mobilizing Privacy For The Mainstream

BlackPhone co-founder Jon Callas is in London to give a talk at IP Expo — pitching the concept of a secure yet capable smartphone to IT decision makers who, wind back the clock a few years, would have unquestionably bought BlackBerry. Now there are a lot more question marks over that sort of …

The One Cocktail You Need at Your Holiday Party

Lifestyle blogger Camille Styles shares her recipe for a boozy big-batch punch that will keep you from getting stuck making drinks all night.<p>[image id='b2f71828-712a-456d-97a9-da5365b495d3' loc='C'][/image]<i>Buff Strickland</i><p>Hosting a party or holiday gathering doesn't have to mean that you spend the …

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How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

Jesus: Married...with children? (Opinion) - CNN.com

Diogo Morgado plays Jesus in the film "Son of God." Some of Jesus' most famous teachings are often misunderstood, says Amy-Jill Levine.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

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24 hours with service dog trainers - CNNMoney

About<p>Mark & Heather<p>For <b>Mark and Heather Mathis</b> of Apex, N.C., every day means a lot of coordination -- and a lot of dogs.<p>The couple runs Ry-Con Service Dogs, a nonprofit that trains service dogs for children and adults with special needs, mainly those with autism.<p>They trained their first dog in 2009 …

This is what the web looks like without ads

For about one hour today, web users noticed two odd things on most major news sites. First, the pages loaded faster. Second, there were no ads.<p>That’s because Doubleclick for Publishers (DFP), a Google advertising service, was hit by intermittent outages.<p>DFP is a service that allows publishers to …

Save $33: 8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get for free right now

We started off this week with a bang, sharing eight great paid iPhone and iPad apps that were made available for free for a limited time. Some of …

Revealed: 12 secret iPhone apps only Apple employees have access to

There are nearly 1.3 million apps currently available in Apple’s iOS App Store. Spanning from media players, music streaming apps and mobile …

12 Things You Definitely Own If You're a Homebody

More people would stay in if they had a place like yours.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>1. <b>You have a subscription to every single video streaming service.</b> Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video...how else would you keep up with everything from Orange Is the New Black to Downton Abbey to Trans?<p>2. <b>You have a</b> …

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10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …

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Big Bank Hank, hip-hop pioneer from Sugarhill Gang, dies at 57

Big Bank Hank, a member of the pioneering hip-hop group the Sugarhill Gang responsible for one of the most popular rap songs of all time, <i>Rapper's Delight</i>, has died of complications of cancer at age 57.<p>He died Tuesday at a hospital in Englewood, according to David Mallie, a business manager for two …

Kendrick Lamar Says "Creativity Is At A Stagnant Point" In Hip Hop

In the latest bit of promo for his new single “i,” Kendrick Lamar stopped by The Whoolywood Shuffle and spoke with DJ Whoo Kid about drawing …