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Drawing Anime Style Characters Just Got Easier

Pixiv, Japan’s online art community, is rolling out new software to create anime-style 3D models for Windows and Mac.<p>Dubbed VRoid Studio, the …

Anime

The Top 10 Japanese Whiskies of 2018 (So Far)

It’s been an eventful year for Japanese whisky so far, to say the least. Several famed aged expressions are to be discontinued, while the craft distilling movement continues to rise in Japan, with new distilleries announced each month. This year has also delivered many exciting new bottlings, many …

Whiskey

How To Make Real KFC Chicken (With All 11 'Secret' Herbs And Spices)

The recipe for KFC chicken used to be a closely guarded secret. However, a former KFC employee recently leaked the alleged "11 secret herbs and …

These 1950s Films Show What it Was Like to Road Trip in the Days Before the Interstate Highway

"Road to Romance" was a series of films by Chevrolet that introduced viewers to the newest and most scenic roads of America's blossoming highway system.<p>In 1949 and 1950, Chevrolet produced a series of short films highlighting the most beautiful driving routes in the United States. Whether it was …

RVs

Mac and Cheese Recipes You’ll Want to Bookmark ASAP

We rounded up our all-time favorite recipes, because few things are better than a bowl of homemade mac and cheese.

How to Bounce Back After Hitting Rock Bottom In Your Career, According to Walt Disney and Steve Jobs

These three lessons from those who have been there can show you the best way out.<p>Like most people, I relish the feel-good stories of successful people who overcame setbacks to make it to the top. But what about when you have a complete career breakdown? I mean a time when you hit rock bottom and …

Motivation

17 insider facts about shopping at Costco only employees know

Costco deals are easy to come by.<p>The retail chain is famous for having just about everything. And certainly, some of its offerings stretch beyond what you'd expect from a big-box store — Costco sells cars, vacations, food kits for the apocalypse, cheap eats in the food court, and even caskets.<p>Given …

Best Exercises to Get Rid of Man Boobs

"Man boobs" can be one of two things: an enlargement of breast tissue due to hormone changes that result in gynecomastia—a condition that occurs most …

Nearly 100 nuns at a nursing home near the Skirball fire were evacuated. With nowhere to go, staff took them in

Mary Kowalski wasn't bothered when she was told by the nursing home staff to pack all her belongings and get ready to evacuate. It was at 5 a.m. Wednesday, and ash-filled smoke from the multimillion-dollar homes burning in the Skirball fire was all around. She got ready to leave.<p>Kowalski, 87, is …

The 11 Scariest Movies Currently Streaming on Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime

The big streaming services always have a ton of horror movies on offer, but not all of them are especially fright-inducing. In honor of Halloween, …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Yamazaki Mizunara Cask Japanese Whisky

Leave it to Japan's oldest malt distillery to produce one of the most sought-after whiskies each year. The 2017 edition of Yamazaki Mizunara Cask …

Japan

How to use the Finder’s powerful bulk renaming tools

Renaming a single file in the Finder isn’t too bad. You can click on its name and type in a new one. But what if you want to rename a whole bunch of files at once? Maybe you want to add the same text to the beginning of every file, or add a number to the end of a folder full of MP3 recording to …

Operating Systems

Relocating an iTunes Library

<b>Q.</b> <i>My computer’s hard drive is overloaded, largely because of my huge iTunes library, which is scattered all over. Instead of paying for cloud storage, I would like to move all the multimedia files to an external drive so I can delete them from my PC. What’s the best way to proceed?</i><p><b>A.</b> Before you …

The Story of the (Almost) All-American Barlow Knife

Players in the pocket knife industry are constantly trying to build a better, more durable, more versatile knife and, in the interest of fairness, we …

Drink Coffee and You May Live Longer

Two large new studies published today in <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> provide even more evidence that your daily coffee ritual is likely a very healthy …

Holistic Medicine

​​Jay Leno’s Tips For Better Car Care

​We talk to the car czar about how to keep your vehicle in pristine condition<p>At this point, Jay Leno is perhaps more synonymous with automobiles than his late night hosting career. His immense passion has become his profession, as his hit TV show <i>Jay Leno’s Garage</i> returns to CNBC tonight for a third …

The Single-Move Shredder That Torches Fat Fast

​This workout is the definition of simple but deadly.<p>I call this workout The Single-Move Shredder and it's the definition of simple but deadly.<p>Since there's nothing worse than promising a short, simple workout but taking forever to explain it, here's the quick download:<p><i>The single move is the total</i> …

UNIQLO Got Some Real Nice Nintendo Shirts

About the author<p>Luke Plunkett<p>Luke Plunkett<p>Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a …

Uniqlo

Eight Anime Films Worth Watching That Aren’t By Studio Ghibli

What are your favorite anime movies? <i>Spirited Away</i>? <i>Princess Mononoke</i>? <i>My Neighbor Totoro</i>? Eh, I could see that coming. These Studio Ghibli movies are …

Anime

Quest for a Free Zelda Pin at Barnes and Noble Bookstores

Starting next week, Barnes & Noble will run a special event across select stores to celebrate the upcoming release of Dark Horse's hardcover art book …

iPad Pro's $150 discount at Target is an insanely good deal

If you've had your eye on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro tablet but couldn't justify the $600 price tag, now's the time to take the plunge.<p>Effective today, Target is discounting the tablet by $150 at all storage capacities. That translates to:<p>32GB iPad Pro for $450 (25 percent off its $600 MSRP)<br>• 128GB iPad …

IPad Pro

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Mell Lazarus And Momma Got The Last Laugh

For nearly 35 years, Mell Lazarus knew exactly how the end would go for <i>Momma</i>. In 1982, when the cartoonist began dating Sally Mitchell, who would …

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Chewy chocolate chip cookies with crisp edges, a rich, buttery, toffee-like flavor, big chocolate chunks, and a sprinkle of sea salt.<p>Why It Works<p>Browning the butter gives the cookies a more intensely nutty, butterscotch flavor.<br>• Chopping the chocolate by hand creates large and small pieces for more …

How to Lose Your Gut, According to 6 Regular Guys

These weight loss transformations will inspire you to hit the gym today<p>The following men not only wanted to shape up, they took action and made their ambitions a reality.<p>Take a look at how they shifted their habits to improve their lives for years to come.

The Single Best Way to Cook a Steak

This beef will taste like it came from a top-notch steakhouse<p>Sure, you could just sear the steak on the grill. But if you use a cast-iron grill pan, you’ll taste the magic that happens when mushrooms, thyme, and garlic all sizzle together with steak.<p>We asked Ricardo Jarquin, the chef de cuisine of …

The Ten Commandments of Sushi

My first lunch at Yajima Sushi, in Tokyo, felt more like a kidnapping.<p>There were open spots at the counter. But the chef, Susumu Yajima, instructed …