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Fudge Brownie and Coconut Ice Cream Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with liners and lightly spray with nonstick spray.<p>In a large bowl, combine melted butter with sugar …

No-Bake S'mores Pie Recipe

4<p>4 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>20 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 30 minutes<p>An easy no-bake recipe for a fabulous s’mores pie – graham …

US scrambles to find Edward Snowden and urges Russia to co-operate

The attempt by Edward Snowden to escape the clutches of US authorities descended into farce when the 30-year-old surveillance whistleblower outpaced …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

How to Make any Galette (or Crostata) in 7 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: With these 7 steps, you won't need a recipe to make rustic, free-form fruit tarts -- through summer and</i> …

Tag: Design News

Current Obsessions: Tricoleur<p>by Gardenista Team<p>Trending on Remodelista: 5 Design Ideas to Steal from France<p>by Gardenista Team<p>Current Obsessions: …

Edward Snowden and the security state laid bare

Edward Snowden has given up almost everything in his previously comfortable life so that we could know at least some of the ways in which the US …

Through a PRISM darkly: Tracking the ongoing NSA surveillance story

It was a relatively quiet week for internet news until <i>Guardian</i> blogger Glenn Greenwald dropped a bombshell on Thursday, with a story that showed the …

Young, black and buried in debt: How for-profit colleges prey on African-American ambition

<b>(kickstand via iStock)</b><p>Useless degrees are now too-good-to-be-true tickets to the American Dream — targeted at those who can’t afford it<p>Kai Wright<p>June 9, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>There are a few dictums that have enjoyed pride of place in black American families alongside “Honor your parents” and “Do unto …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Ministers to reveal British link to US data spying scandal

Ministers will respond in parliament on Monday to claims that UK intelligence agencies have gained access to a vast reservoir of private data …

Why Does the American Media Get Big Stories Wrong?

A magazine publisher has written a provocative article raising that question. I try to offer some answers.<p>Colin Dunn/Flickr<p>1) Excessive deference to government officials is one factor that causes the news media to get important stories wrong, especially in the realms of national security, law …