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How to Record Calls on Your Android Phone

Have an important phone call coming up and want to save it to reference later? You can record both incoming and outgoing calls on your Android phone …

Apps

Hands Down the Best Way to Roast Potatoes

Toss potato chunks with olive oil and salt and roast at a high temperature and you'll have a pretty good side; satisfying, but nothing to write home about. The problem: it's tough to coax the potatoes to a perfect crisp-tender texture through this method. For potatoes to be both fluffy and tender …

Recipes

How to build an interactive infographic from scratch

Creating interactive infographics with plain Javascript (Part-one)<p>Introduction<p>Today’s browsers let us connect information in ways never seen before. …

Infographics

One trait can tell you who’s really trustworthy

When it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner, one of the most important factors is the anticipation of guilt, …

University of Chicago

How to Make Friends, According to Science

To begin, don’t dismiss the humble acquaintance.<p>“What are friends for?” This isn’t a rhetorical question. Friendship is one of life’s most important features, and one too often taken for granted.<p>The human desire for companionship may feel boundless, but research suggests that our social capital is …

Psychology

Best meditation apps for iOS and Android to relieve stress

(Credit: Viktoriya Legkobyt, Shutterstock / Viktoriya Legkobyt)<p>Meditation is a mind-body practice believed to provide numerous benefits. While it gets most often associated with anxiety and stress reduction, it's also believed to reduce blood pressure, as well as symptoms of IBS, depression, and …

Meditation

Google’s latest Chromebook ad highlights the worst of Windows and MacOS

• Google has released a new Chromebook ad that throws shade at Windows and macOS.<br>• The ad compares Chrome OS to its rivals by showing an increasing number of issues that occur on the other systems.<br>• The ad also demonstrates that Chrome OS is much more than just a web browser inside a computer.<p>For many …

Google

40 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

A cast-iron skillet has gotta be one of our favorite kitchen staples. You can make everything from a chicken roast to a cookie pie in the same dish. …

Cooking

How evil happens

Why some people choose to do evil remains a puzzle, but are we starting to understand how this behaviour is triggered?<i>By Noga Arikha</i>Read at Aeon

Psychology

This Is the Only Birthday Cake Recipe You Need

A favorite birthday cake recipe is a very personal thing. We all have our specific birthday cake needs and desires and if they’re not met? Well, …

Dessert

5 Megaformer moves you can do anywhere (no machine necessary)

The Megaformer’s moment in the fitness spotlight shows no signs of fading—it certainly doesn’t hurt that Meghan Markle professed her love for the …

Workouts

Tasty Chocolate Craving Cake

This Italian chocolate craving cake is ideal for all chocolate lovers! So rich, so creamy…simply delicious! Plus, really easy to prepare. Here is the …

Dessert

Oven Fries with Herbes de Provence

Tidbit: This makes a tasty picnic. Pack soup in a thermos and, rather than fries, buy a sack of olive oil and rosemary, garlic and onion or …

Cooking

6-Minute Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake is super speedy and it tastes delicious! A quick and lovely dessert that requires just a few simple ingredients. The best thing …

Dessert

Argentinian Beef Empanadas

Makes about 36<p>There are as many variations of empanadas as there are cooks in Argentina. This version was developed by BA contributor Gaby Melian, who is from Buenos Aires and was taught as a little girl by family members how to make them. After years of perfecting her method, she prefers the …

Recipes

The 12 Best Subreddits for All-Day Binge Reading

From retail worker horror stories to GIFs you can't stop watching.<p>If you’re looking for a way to unwind and laugh at strangers on the internet, …

This Is the Most Popular Chicken Thigh Recipe on Pinterest — Popular on Pinterest

As far as I am concerned, chicken thighs are the best part of the chicken. They're so flavorful and easy to cook that it's virtually impossible to …

Here Are 52 Plant-Based Recipes So You Can Celebrate Meatless Monday for a Whole Year

One of the best ways to eat healthy is to (occasionally) ditch the meat and go part-time plant-based. To get you started, we’ve planned out every …

17 Healthy Ways to Cook With Potatoes

Thanks to things like French fries and chips, potatoes have gotten a saturated, sodium-filled, not-so-healthy reputation. But the truth is, taters …

Why Doing Jumping Lunges Like Jordana Brewster Has Powerful Strength and Cardio Benefits

Actor Jordana Brewster is no newbie to the big screen—or to the gym. The <i>Fast & Furious</i> star has been working the Hollywood circuit since 1995, and …

The best thrillers and crime fiction of 2018 (so far)

Our critic rounds up the best Crime Fiction offerings of the year so far, from the latest Bernie Gunther novel to an international bestseller by South Korea's most popular Crime writer<p><b>Lullaby by Leïla Slimani (Faber) ★★★★☆</b><p>The French, having given the world the concept of the au pair, now seem …

Popular Fiction

My Lip-Smacking BBQ Ribs & the Secret Spice Blend That Makes Them Sing

Some people like to meal prep; I don't. Or rather, I don't know that I have the dexterity or mental wherewithal to plan a week's worth of groceries for myself. I'm much too disorganized, much too lazy, and—living in New York City without a car—<i>much</i> too weak to carry more than a single eggplant home.<p>…

12 Modern Books That Will Become Classics, According To People On Reddit

There are certain books that feel almost inherently "classic." <i>To Kill A Mockingbird. Catcher in the Rye. Moby</i> freaking <i>Dick.</i> But do you ever wonder …

9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Android Device

Android can do a lot more than you think. With these tips you can unlock hidden functions, make your phone faster, and record phone calls.<p><b>A version of this article was originally published on Motherboard Germany.</b><p>It's very likely that you're reading this article on an Android phone, since Android …

How to Work for a Boss Who Lacks Self-Awareness

Just as people differ in height, musical talent, and sense of humor, there are pretty consistent differences in their ability to understand how others see them. Such differences are usually attributed to their self-awareness, though a more appropriate name for this ability would be <i>other-</i>awareness: …

Self-awareness

Meg Wolitzer Asks The Big Questions In 'The Female Persuasion'

At the beginning of Meg Wolitzer's <i>The</i> <i>Female Persuasion</i>, shy, bookish Greer Kadetsky is groped at a frat party. Her best friend, "innately, bracingly political" Zee, urges her to report it, but Greer feels sick at the thought. "The idea that <i>something had been done to you</i> seemed to implicate you, …

Why nice people become mean online

On the evening of February 17, Professor Mary Beard posted on Twitter a photograph of herself crying.<p>The eminent University of Cambridge classicist, who has almost 200,000 Twitter followers, was distraught after receiving a storm of abuse online.<p>This was the reaction to a comment she had made about …

Social Media

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after news broke that 50 million Facebook profiles were passed along to UK data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and used for political profiling. CEO Mark …

How to Perfectly Cook Chicken Breasts on the Stovetop

Comforting, affordable, and incredibly versatile, chicken breast is the quintessential dinnertime staple. Cooking a crispy, pan-seared chicken breast …

When You Need to Take Time Off Work for Mental Health Reasons

Personal health should be a private matter. But when you need to take time off work due to a mental health condition, often it isn’t possible to maintain that privacy. As a board member at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and a former managing director at two global banks (UBS and …