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Slow-Cooker Tips Every Home Cook Should Know

Slow cookers are having a renaissance right now, as more and more busy home cooks look for simple ways to prepare healthy and delicious meals in less time. The days when the Crock-Pot would only come out a few times a year for chili or stew are long gone. As the slow cooker moves from a dusty back …

Cooking

How To Use 'I' In Your Resume

If you were raised the way I was, you are very good at following rules. You know how to stand on line and how to be quiet when the teacher is talking. You know better than to throw paper airlines in class. You get an “A” with a smiley face on every paper and piece of homework you hand in.<p>That …

Whac-A-Mole Syndrome: 'Destiny' Players Found A New 'Loot Cave'

You can’t keep a bad idea down: just one day after Bungie nerfed Destiny’s famous “Loot Cave,” where players could get reams of high-level items just by sitting on a rock and firing into a black hole for hours on end, one gamer appears to have already found what he’s calling “Loot Cave 2.0.” Sure …

Book Excerpt: In "Soda Pop Soldier," Videogames Settle Real Wars

A dispatch from the virtual trenches, where "the sound of auto-rifles and explosions is a kind of music."<p>In the upcoming science fiction novel “Soda Pop Soldier,” countries don’t fight for land or resources — instead, corporations wage war for advertising space. And instead of deploying soldiers to …

Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A Fortune

Five years ago, printing your own book was stigmatized and was seen as a mark of failure.<p>"But now," says Dana Beth Weinberg, a sociologist at Queens College who is studying the industry, "the self-published authors walk into the room, and they say, oh, well, 'I made a quarter million dollars last …

How To Get Your Confidence Back

It happens to everyone eventually – something deeply rattles your confidence. You lose a job, mess up at work, receive tough feedback, or are otherwise set back on your heels. If it’s bad enough, then your very vision of yourself gets cracked, and you can even begin to wonder what your strengths …

Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble

Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko, arrested for emailing digital template of her genitalia to supporters of her art<p>Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany. But genital art elicited a very different …

Remainders: Bad

'Cosmos' presenter: I worry aliens have already decided we're stupid

Neil DeGrasse Tyson tells MSNBC that it's possible aliens have visited and already concluded that there is no intelligent life on Earth.<p>It's haunting enough that we're now, apparently, in the post, post-PC era.<p>But could it be that we're also in the post-alien era?<p>We always assume that alien contact …

Communication Skills

Flirt Script font from type foundry Positype

Flirt Script, a playful, handwritten typeface.<p>The <b>Flirt Script</b> font was designed by Neil Summerour of Positype in 2014. Type designer Neil Summerour …

Typography

Shazam app launches second-screen experience for 20k AMC, Regal, & Cinemark theatres

NCM Media Networks, owners of the largest cinema network in the U.S., is about to roll out a new preshow program to its 20,000 theatres that will integrate with the Shazam iOS app for a unique second screen experience. That means all preview content played before films at the company’s Regal, AMC, …

New online employment center links veterans to jobs > Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort > News View

<b>Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort --</b> First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced the launch of a new integrated employment tool, the …

Employment

The One Thing Successful Presentations All Have In Common

<i>By</i> <i>M. Nora Bouchard</i><p>What do the best and most successful presentations having in common?<p>No, it’s not an entertaining and lively speaker — though that helps.<p>No, it’s not beautifully executed slides — though those help.<p>No, it’s not a clearly thought out sequence of critical points — though that helps, …

Artist shows New York City gentrification through GIFs

New York City plays host to a particularly overwhelming form of gentrification. It's constant and relentless, meaning buildings — even historic ones — can vanish and be replaced with luxury high rises before you ever realized they were there. Artist Justin Blinder captures that in his new art …

Uncle Sam must intercede in Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal

If the US government allows this acquisition to go through, it has to make the deal conditional on a spin-off of the content business.<p><b>commentary</b> Comcast proposes to take over Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion deal. It claims the merger would benefit consumers. Nonsense!<p>One perspective on this is …

Net Neutrality

Radiohead's eerie smartphone app lets you draw and explore in a 3D world

Radiohead just quietly released a new app for iOS and Android, and it's about as tripped-out as the rest of the group's recent work. It's named <i>PolyFauna</i>, and lead singer Thom Yorke took to the band's blog today to announce the app, calling it an experimental collaboration between Radiohead and …

Cool Moves

You spend your time recording video of your cat while it does everyday cat things. You Instagram your restaurant meals. You post selfies on Facebook. …

The Bird Lord Speaks: Why We Should Believe In 'Flappy Bird' Creator Dong Nguyen

Dong Nguyen has emerged from the shadows, and amazingly, he chose to speak with Forbes’ Lan Anh Nguyen exclusively. It’s his first interview since announcing he was taking down his #1 selling game Flappy Bird, and then promptly following through on the promise a day later.<p>I highly suggest you check …

RIP, Flappy Bird. You were too addictive, creator says

Dong Nguyen, the developer of the crazily popular Flappy Bird app, confesses to Forbes why he decided to put the kibosh on his little birdie.<p>Flappy Bird has flown the coop, and its developer has revealed just why the app is no more.<p>In an apparently hush-hush and exclusive interview with Forbes, …

App Store

The Gym Commandments

Like a swarm of locusts, couch-spuds descend on fitness centers across the country the first few months of the year.<p>While I would like to be happy for these fitness newbies, I am not. They disrupt my precious gym ecosystem by taking all the good lockers; using too many towels; and ignoring simple …

Text Messaging