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7 Facebook Statistics You Should Know For An Engaging Facebook Page

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of the things we focus on most at Buffer is the best time to post to Twitter and Facebook. This is because we want to help you get more engagement with your audience, which is beneficial for everyone.<p>While the best time to post is definitely …

36 Clever Gifts For Food Lovers That You'll Want To Keep For Yourself

Give me a ceramic Chihuahua to hold my tacos or give me death.

The History of Sushi in the U.S.

<i>In Food History 101, we're hitting the books -- to explore the who, what, when, where, and why of what we eat today.</i><p><i>Today: How America learned to embrace sushi.</i><p>Fifty years ago, few Americans possessed what we would now consider “refined” palates. The average American family of the 60s, if not …

13 Wholesome Recipes for the Mid-Holiday Detox

Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made in through Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-centric holiday, with hopefully minimal cooking disasters, quibbles about politics, and general family drama. But now you've got a new problem: it's called a food hangover, and it's mental as well as physical. …

Sunday Supper: Spicy Pork, Green Pepper, and Corn Soup

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>This restorative soup is big on flavor but requires minimal effort to prepare. Plus, it's a great way to use up that extra pound of pork sausage that's been …

This Chart Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Pairing Wine With Food

Wine can be an integral part of a meal. But for those who aren't sure what to serve at their next dinner party, Wine Folly has created the perfect beginners' wine chart.<p>Originally found through Visual.ly, the experts at Wine Folly made an infographic that breaks down the basics of every type of …

Infographics

Saudi Arabia: Paradigm Shift

Most prominent of these is Geely, the owner of Sweden's Volvo Cars and one of China's biggest carmakers. With four own-brand models in its portfolio (the LC Panda, GX2, EC7 & EC8), Geely sold 13,000 units in Saudi Arabia in 2012, earning a market share of 1.7%. Now with the addition of Emgrand X7 …

Saudi Arabia

Three Ways To Open A Champagne, Wine, Or Beer Bottle Without An Opener

Dave Hax is the man behind the popular YouTube channel, Life Hacks.<p>To celebrate reaching 100,000 subscribers, he shared his three favorite ways to open a bottle of wine or beer, which include with a kitchen knife, a ribbon, and even £10 note.<p>Watch the video below and learn how to impress your …

Lifehacks

10 Awesome Ski Resorts In Unexpected Places

Ski resorts in Kazakhstan or Finland offer plenty of lengthy trails, off-road exploration opportunities, and a much more reasonable price tag than you would find at Vail or Aspen.<p>Grab your passport — our friends at Find the Best have helped us round up some of the best ski resorts in unexpected …

Skiing

Gift Ideas for the Home Mixologist

Smashes, sours, slings, and toddies—there’s nothing your nearest and dearest cocktailian can’t make when properly outfitted

Shopping

The Globe’s top 10 books of 2013

<b>It will be remembered as the year of Alice Munro, of course, but 2013 also brought a bounty of exceptional new books. Here, we present excerpts of the Top 10 of the year – the works that asked important questions, garnered prizes and nominations, surprised and inspired us and, most simply, were</b> …

Books

The Hidden Art of Dive Bar Bathrooms

7 Contemporary Russian And Eastern European Artists You Should Know

Sotheby's recently had an art world revelation. It dawned upon the iconic auction house that collectors from Russia and Eastern Europe are arriving at contemporary art sales with a bit more money in their pockets than they have in recent years.<p>According to Art Daily and figures from 2013, spenders …

What the Leaked J.D. Salinger Stories Reveal About the Author

Three short stories by J.D. Salinger leaked just before Thanksgiving against the author’s wishes. But is that such a bad thing? What they reveal …

60 years in an iron lung: US polio survivor worries about new global threat

It’s a long way from central Oklahoma to Syria, but one of America’s last iron lung survivors says she’s a living reminder that an outbreak of polio anywhere in the world is a danger everywhere.<p>Martha Ann Lillard, now 65, has spent most of the past six decades inside an 800-pound machine that helps …

Public Health

North America's oldest flowering plant discovered inside a museum

The oldest flowering plant in North America may have been discovered in a fossil collection at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. Nathan Jud, a PhD student at the University of Maryland, was examining ancient plant fossils at the museum when he discovered <i>Potomacapnos apeleutheron</i>, a flowering …

PS4 And Xbox One Pose Major Problems For Internet Providers

As the Sony's Playstation 4 launched midnight today in the UK, there are some potential pitfalls that mean consumers might not get the most out of their systems unless they carefully consider their home network.<p>Consoles used to be the easy option. They were plug and play devices that worked …

Comparing next-gen games: screenshots from the Xbox One, PS4, and more

For our feature comparing next gen games, we spent a lot of time testing — playing through graphically-challenging scenes, collecting screenshots and video clips, carefully examining graphics and shaders, watching for framerate drops, and having precious little fun. Here, you can find a complete …

Black Friday 2013: Nvidia Shield for $249.99 with free carrying case

If the only thing stopping you from purchasing an Nvidia Shield was the Android gaming handheld's $300 price tag, now is the time to buy. Starting today for Black Friday, and running through Cyber Monday, you can get the powerful portable for just $249.99.<p>Newegg, Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, …

'The Act of Killing' Tops Sight & Sound 2013 Poll – /Film

End of year lists can be great for highlighting stuff you may have missed, and the annual poll from UK film magazine <b>Sight & Sound</b>, one of the first …

The DeanBeat: The Xbox One cost $471 to make. The PS4 costs $381. And why this matters in the long run

The battle between the Microsoft Xbox One and the Sony PlayStation 4 is well under way. Actual sales for the first selling season won’t be announced for a while. And it probably won’t be until next year until we find out which console is really winning the next-generation sales competition.<p>But …

A Music Player You Can Hear Through Your Skull

Here's to listening to music while staying grilled out nicely.<p>Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte may flash a diamond-studded, patriotic grill when he smiles from the winner's podium, but artist Aisen Caro Chacin can use hers to listen to Public Enemy. Play-A-Grill, a project she developed at Parsons The …

These Cookbook Photos Redefine What Fresh Seafood Looks Like

How to make dead fish look attractive? That's the challenge New York-based duo Shimon and Tammar Rothstein faced when they were hired to do the photography for famed French chef Eric Ripert's book On the Line.<p>The book has been out for a few years, but it caught our attention again when it popped up …

Microsoft’s Xbox One wins early sales battle on Black Friday

Microsoft’s Xbox One was the most popular video game console on Black Friday, according to a survey of early shoppers by shopping market research firm InfoScout.<p>The Xbox One video game console dominated the rankings at Walmart and Target, coming in No. 1 with a 31 percent share even though it had …

Who Will Buy A $500 Steam Machine?

A few days ago, we finally got a look at the hardware, price and a few performance markers of one of the many 3rd party manufactured Steam Machines being crafted at Valve’s behest to supposedly complete with Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4, or even PC gaming itself.<p>Jason Evangelho wrote up what …

How Peter Kaplan, Ultimate Creature of Habit, Starts His Day

The Fairchild Editorial Director loves him some grapefruit<p><i>Welcome to My Morning Routine, where we take a look at how people kick-start the day. And by people we mean celebrities.</i><p>In real life, Peter Kaplan is the Editorial Director of Fairchild Publications, where he oversees <i>Women's Wear Daily,</i> …

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