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Make meaty Turkish dumplings this Saturday | The Star

<b>2 cups (250mL)</b> all-purpose flour<p><b>1 tsp (5 mL)</b> table salt<p><b>2</b> large eggs, beaten<p><b>1 tbsp (15 mL)</b> olive oil<p><b>1/2 cup (125 mL)</b> cold milk<p><b>For the filling:</b><p><b>1/2 lb.</b> …

Recipes

Disney Recipe: Hoisin Chili Sticky Spare Ribs from Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs

When you think of ribs, you’re probably thinking barbecue — messy, but delicious and a staple at many summertime cookouts. But today’s recipe for …

Recipes

This company has a solution to drug price gouging — and a new target

Now Baum has a new target in his sights.<p>Called Thiola, the drug also treats a rare disease and is owned by a company that hiked its price substantially — by 2000% in 2014 — without any real justification.<p>And, in fact, the architect of Thiola's price hike was none other than Shkreli.<p>He boosted the …

The man who studies the spread of ignorance

How do people or companies with vested interests spread ignorance and obfuscate knowledge? Georgina Kenyon finds there is a term which defines this phenomenon.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>In 1979, a secret memo from the tobacco …

UC Berkeley

Forget Instagram: These are the 9 photo apps you really need

Instagram is a great app, but defaulting to it at all times can seriously limit your photography.<p>As the cameras in our phones have evolved to be more and more crisp, app developers have come out with a string of innovative tools that can take your photography to all sorts of interesting …

Apps

How to Make: Spoon-Lickin’ Texas-Style Chili con Carne

Few foods nourish like a steaming bowl of chili. Warm, savory, filling — it’s all found in a caldron of the <i>good stuff</i>. But chili is more than just a …

Cooking

How to Double Your Salary in Less Than a Year--Guaranteed

Want to make more money? Here is a guide to doubling your income in the next 12 months.<p>Many people would love to double their salary but feel it is almost impossible. That's why when they come across an article with such a promising title, such as this, they disregard the information presented, …

Pixbuf public beta adds analytics to its social photo sharing service

In an effort to streamline the process of sharing photos to a variety of networks, Pixbuf, a social networking tool targeted to photographers, has launched a public beta debuting its new analytics tool.<p>Photographers can use the free Pixbuf to upload images and share them directly with a number of …

How to Fix White Balance in Photoshop by Finding a 50% Gray Point

Here’s a great 2-minute video tutorial that teaches a technique for fixing white balance in Photoshop. The basic idea is that you can locate a 50% …

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

31 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Vitamins

Dietitians Emily Haller and Keri Gans on the dead giveaways that you need to step up your nutrient intake.<p>Back in 2004, nutritionists everywhere were screaming at movie theater screens, threatening to boycott <i>Mean Girls</i> when Regina George "innocently" (you never know with Queen Plastic) asked how …

Too many independent contractors are essentially employees – without benefits

Recently, the Washington Post reported that Ariel Wilson Cetrone, who was a pregnant worker at a government agency of two and a half years, requested maternity leave. Silly woman – her workplace didn’t offer such a thing for independent contractors, and how dare she ask? They fired her. …

Unemployment

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Marinade

Ingredients<p>5 scallions (green onions)<br>• 5 sprigs of fresh thyme (about 1 tablespoon chopped)<br>• 2 teaspoons salt<br>• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper<br>• 4-5 tablespoon …

Jamaican hot pepper shrimp

Jamaican hot pepper shrimp recipe – Bringing some hot, peppery shrimp-tastic island style seafood to your house for all the family to enjoy.<p>If you’re …

Why Your 401K Is a Scam!

I hate writing about finance. The most violent, ugly people in the world work in the traditional finance industry.<p>I write something and instead of responding with a well-reasoned argument, they write things like "James Altucher is a wacko" or "James Altucher is a scumbag".<p>I've written for or …

Cardio Week 2015! Low-Impact Leanout

Send your calorie burn and heart rate through the roof—without moving your feet. And check back every day this week for a new heart-pumping workout<p>For Cardio Week 2015 at <i>Men’s Health</i>, we’ll feature a brand-new, equipment-free workout every day. These routines are fast, they’re hard, and they’re a …

How Much Fat Is Covering Your Abs? (You May Be Shocked!)

We all have some fat to lose, but you may be housing more than you think—if your goal is a six-pack<p>There are, as I see it, four classic ways to be lean:<p>1. There’s hunger-striker lean, achieved with starvation, and not recommended by any major medical organization.<p>2. There’s heroin-addict lean, …

Salted Caramel Brownie Recipe – Gluten Free

This post has been sponsored.Those of you who follow me on Instagram would have noticed some really fun photos from Boston last week. I was very …

Dear Bridezilla: A Letter From Your Photographer

<i>Author’s note: Warning: I wrote this last night when I was sleepless, sick and snarky.</i><p>Dear Bridezilla,<p>It was great to meet you yesterday! I still can …

How I Made Myself a DIY Spider Light for $40

I recently made myself a DIY Spider Light as a thrifty alternative to the Spiderlite that costs hundreds of dollars. The entire project ended up …

DIY

This new router will slow your internet speeds to a crawl – and you’ll be glad it did

When I was a kid, I didn’t have access to an Internet-connected smartphone or tablet filled with all sorts of interesting ways to help me pass the …

Routers

Surprise hit movie from Sundance was shot entirely on an iPhone

To prove how insanely dependable the iPhone 5s’ camera is, Apple shot entire commercials using the device in early 2014 before using Macs to edit the …

Film Festivals

I Took A Difficult Online Conversation About Race Offline, And Met Strangers For Dinner

How the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson changed one entrepreneur’s business–and a community.<p>It was a familiar hum. When you hear the helicopters begin to hover over Oakland, you know the people have taken to the streets. I reached for my phone. There it was: A grand jury had not indicted Darren …

The best two-dumbbell workout

11 essential pushup variations

The pushup is one of the most basic but effective moves for strength and conditioning.<p>This humble muscle-building exercise trains the muscles in your …

Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Recipes

Building the Right PC for Your (Serious) Photography Needs

First of all, I must say that I am a PC guy. Many photographers choose iMacs over PCs for the “stability” and such, but I haven't seen big difference …

How to Break Down a Chicken ( + How to Make Chicken Stock)

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Breaking down a chicken isn't as hard as it seems -- Cara is here</i> …

Recipes

What to Do After a Bad Performance Review

It can be hard to recover from a less-than-stellar performance review, especially one that you didn’t see coming. You might feel angry, embarrassed, and confused. How do you regain your professional confidence? And how do you make the best use of the critical feedback?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Negative …

Computer generated girl leads to pedophile conviction in Australia

Digital avatar used to identify 1,000 webcam predators in global sting operation<p>A global sting operation involving a virtual ten-year-old girl named Sweetie has led to the conviction of a registered sex offender in Australia, marking what is believed to be the first conviction since the avatar was …