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How to efficiently free up space and recover lost storage on your Mac

As our devices continually improve at capturing rich content like 4K video and bursts of high quality photos in a few seconds, and applications become increasingly powerful (and larger), our Macs often fill up faster than we expect.<p>There is always the option to offload your data to external drives …

Operating Systems

15 Pasta Recipes for Speedy 15-Minute Weeknight Dinners

When it comes to cooking during the week, the most time-efficient recipes are the most valuable. 30-minute meals used to be all the rage, but in this age of instant gratification, 15-minute dinners are the new standard. What’s the key to getting dinner on the table that quickly? Using quick-cooking …

Cooking

No-Deprivation Diet Plan

Try this simple menu of delicious, filling meal options that boost energy and trigger weight loss.

“Flawed individuals will victimize you”: A top FBI profiler’s lessons on extreme narcissists like Trump

There are 130 warning signs of the narcissistic personality. Trump checks off at least 90<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>I recently spoke with former FBI agent Joe Navarro about Donald Trump. Navarro was one of the FBI’s top profilers, a founding member of their elite Behavioral …

Movie Review: Arrival Is a Scifi Masterpiece You Won't Stop Thinking About

<i>Arrival</i> is the kind of science fiction film we dream of. It’s got big stars, a bigger concept, and the longer it goes, the more it demands of its …

The Maoism of Donald Trump

In February, 1957, eight years after the founding of Communist China and nine years prior to the Cultural Revolution, Chairman Mao Zedong made a speech at the eleventh meeting of the Supreme State Conference, entitled “On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People,” that defined his …

The Dark Planet Desktop

Reader tatersneggs put together this Rainmeter-powered desktop that’s flashy enough, but actually doesn’t use a lot of widgets to get a neat, …

Switchel: The Most Refreshing Drink No One Is Drinking (Yet)

<i>Switchel is like cheater's lemonade—but maybe even better. Learn how to make it at home.</i><p>I had never heard of switchel when my friend Hannah asked if I would be her bar-back at last September’s Queen Bee Cocktail Classic, a honey-driven cocktail competition put together by NYC Honey Week.<p>The whole …

What Would a World Without Language Barriers Look Like?

On the present imperfections and compelling potential of Skype's real-time translation<p>My dad has a story he likes to tell about one of his friends, a scientist. The scientist was giving a lecture in Japan, and opened with a joke that lasted a couple minutes. After delivering the joke in English, he …

Language
Public Health

Jolla Tablet returns to Indiegogo with more storage and better battery

The 7.9-inch device was originally fully-funded in December 2014<p>Finnish tech company Jolla has re-opened funding for its first ever tablet on Indiegogo with an improved 64GB device. Customers who backed the original 7.9-inch Jolla Tablet before December 11th can upgrade to the new model for $25, or …

Back-up brains: The era of digital immortality

How do you want to be remembered? As Simon Parkin discovers, we may eventually be able to preserve our entire minds for generations to come – would you?<p>A few months before she died, my grandmother made a decision.<p>Bobby, as her friends called her (theirs is a generation of nicknames), was a farmer’s …

Ray Kurzweil

The Birth of a New Civil Rights Movement

2014 was an epochal year for social justice. 2015 could be even more dramatic.<p>The shattering events of 2014, beginning with Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, did more than touch off a national debate about police behavior, criminal justice and widening inequality in America. …

The Next Big Social Idea: Unconditional Basic Income

Total Freedom Short from Tree Media on Vimeo.<p>In 2014, serious voices from Pope Francis to Thomas Piketty, in his book <i>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</i>, have lamented ever-widening inequality. Others have expressed concern that "the second machine age" of digital technologies will entail the …

Angela’s Assets

She may be the world’s most powerful woman, but German chancellor Angela Merkel has governed with the utmost caution—one of several contradictions that make her an enigma at home and abroad. After a year that forced Merkel into confrontations with Putin and Obama, Maureen Orth explores how a once …

Europe

15 EPIC Yet Easy to Make Japanese Recipes Under 10 DOLLARS!

<b>15 Simple and Affordable Japanese Recipes</b><p>The Japanese food craze in Singapore has been at it’s peak for years, with countless new Japanese …

Ice Cream

The Cough Suppressant

Be careful not to boil the tea. It will give you a cleaner flavor and be more nutrient-rich.<p>Ingredients<p>1 bunch oregano<p>1 bunch thyme<p>1 1” piece ginger, peeled, grated<p>1 1” piece turmeric, peeled, grated<p>½ teaspoon black peppercorns<p>1 small garlic clove, grated<p>¼ cup honey, preferably raw<p>¼ cup unsweetened …

Alternative Medicine

A house made with only Pallets. And the plans for it cost $75

Amazing, but true. And you can actually order one now!<p>This fantastic pallet home, built by i-beam designs, and it’s plans costs only $75. But what is …

Sustainability

Refold's Portable Cardboard Standing Desk

By popular demand Refold is establishing local manufacturing in the United States of America. Shipping cardboard halfway around the world doesn’t …

Blood Orange Digestif Recipe

1Using a vegetable peeler, remove the orange peel in wide strips, making sure to avoid the white pith.<p>2Place the peels in a 1-quart glass jar with a …

Joanne Chang's Hot and Sour Soup Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Restaurants and recipes for hot & sour soup invariably use cornstarch as a …

Soup

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests spur growth for secure messaging apps

Social media and civil unrest have long gone hand-in-hand, from coordinating revolution during the Arab Spring to repressing corruption in Turkey. Amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, locals have taken to the location-based messaging app FireChat to communicate with each other. 100,000 local …

carrot salad with tahini and crisped chickpeas

I have been gushing in the margins about David Lebovitz’s carrot salad (pardon! <i>salade de carottes râpées</i>) since I made it for the first time four …