Allison Ciesla

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Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

Consumer Tech

Summer Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

The Simple Chickpea Salad I’m Losing My Mind Over.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 23, 2014 167<p>I feel ridiculous.<p>This is so easy. But it tastes SO FAB. I’m …

10 Healthy Food Blogs That Make Eating Well Extremely Easy

For many people, eating healthy is a chore. When the world is filled with glorious pastas, the cheesiest of pizzas, and layers of cake, why in the world would we ever bother eating a salad? Well, fellow gluttons, it's because not only is it a good idea for us to eat a vegetable every now in then, …

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5 Stability Moves That Tone Your Abs and Legs

Exercise 1 Kickstand single-leg squats<p>Balance on one foot with your hovering leg bent, toe pointing toward the ground <b>(A)</b>. Lean forward slightly, then bend your standing leg as deeply as you can, but so you can still see your toes beyond your knee; the back leg can come down so your toe touches the …

Workouts

How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

The world <i>wants</i> us to make Peeps.<p>I discovered this last year on a day that began with reading an article in the local paper in which Marilyn Hagerty called a Ruby Tuesday “one of the stars in the restaurant scene” of my new town. It was a day I almost gave up on food.<p>On top of all of that, I had an …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Nanotech

Bungee jumper’s worst nightmare come true (Video)

THIS VIDEO taken in Zambia on Dec 31, 2011 doesn’t need any words from me. It speaks for itself.<p>In a recent post from <i>The Guardian’s</i> Experience …

How to Make Sushi

Last week the girls and I visited our local Japanese market, Nikka. We had planned on making sushi for dinner, but really I had no clue what I was …

Don't Buy That! 10 Foods You Should Make at Home

Some very delicious packaged foods have some seriously disgusting ingredients (who knew ice cream’s dirty little secret?). Others are ridiculously …

Homemade Vanilla

<i>If you think you’ve seen this before, you’re not wrong–I posted this last fall and it was our most popular recipe of 2013! It’s not too early (or too</i> …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

20 Deliciously Simple DIY Lip Balm Recipes

There are so many kinds of lip balm out there, but it can be hard to find just the right one. What’s the solution? Make your own, of course! It’s surprisingly simple to whip up a batch of lip balm or tinted gloss that’s perfectly customized to your…taste. All you need is a base of beeswax or …

Makeup

'Lawson's 'Team Nigella' £1.2m bill on Charles Saatchi’s card'

"Wedding reception bill of £12,500 may have been gifted by Nigella, it could have been authorised", court hears<p>Charles Saatchi paid annual credit card bills of £1.2 million run up by his ex-wife Nigella Lawson and five aides for “personal spending” on his family, a court was told on Thursday.<p>He …

Sisters held captive for two years were kept in prison-like conditions: cops

<i>By Alexander Smith, NBC News contributor</i><p>Three sisters who escaped after allegedly being held captive for two years by their mother and stepfather in Arizona were kept in filthy prison-like conditions and incarcerated using a complex system of locks and alarms, police said Wednesday.<p>The girls, aged …

Amish Girl With Leukemia, Family Flees US to Avoid Chemotherapy

A 10-year-old Amish girl with leukemia and her parents have left the country to seek alternatives to chemotherapy, according to the family's attorney.<p>…

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Gowdy: Obama deceived women

Speaking out against the contraceptive mandate, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy accused the president of winning the election by misleading women voters.<p>“The president knows he is not going to win this case. But what he did win was an election. He won election in part by deceiving women and the …

Judge rules Colorado sheriffs can't sue over state gun laws

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Colorado sheriffs suing the state over new firearm restrictions don't have standing to proceed with the case as a group, but the legal battle is far from over.<p>The ruling from U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger in Denver doesn't stop the lawsuit because 21 other …

Africa's first start-up bus hits the road

<b>Imagine a bus, jam-packed with uber-geeks from different countries, taking on a four-day brainstorming marathon across Southern Africa.</b><p>Well, imagine no more because it has just become a reality.<p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessSolving a game of hospital TetrisHow do game companies share …

South Africa

Apple Spends $578 Million On Rumored Sapphire Glass Feature For iPhone 6

Practically everyone reading this will have heard the reports about the lengths Apple will go to in order to ensure that its products are on the cutting edge of industrial design.<p>Well, to those reports you can add the one which suggests that Apple recently paid a total of $578 million — more than …

Yahoo! Names iPhone Most Searched For Tech Item Of 2013

Yahoo! has released its list of top searches for 2013 and, when it comes to tech, Apple is once again leading the way.<p>The iPhone had the most searches (the second most searched subject overall), with the iPad making it to fourth place — ahead of PS4 and XBox One — and the iPod to eighth, above the …

US government pays $50 million to settle piracy lawsuit

Company says the US Army pirated thousands of software copies without authorization<p>The US government this week agreed to pay $50 million to a Texas-based company that accused the military of pirating its software. The company, Apptricity, struck a software licensing deal with the Department of …

10 Shows to Netflix Binge On This Holiday Season

Photo: 20th Century Fox/Courtesy Everett Collection<p>This holiday season, no matter what your background is, there is almost certainly bound to be some mandatory family bonding in your very near future. So how are you coping? According to a new studyreleased by Netflix, you're watching a LOT of …

TV

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

Winter Olympics 2022 bidders include Beijing, Oslo and Stockholm

• Krakow, Lviv and Almaty also in running for the Games • IOC president says he is delighted with level of interest<p>Six cities are to bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed. The cities are: Almaty (Kazakhstan), Beijing (China), Krakow (Poland), Lviv …

The dark side of diamonds | Latin America

<b>No subject is off limits - Redi Tlhabi talks frankly to inspiring and intriguing personalities from across the world.</b><p>"A diamond is forever," claims the marketing - and yes, this precious stone has come to signify eternal, sparkling romance.<p>But diamonds also have a dark side - as a commodity that …

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Scalloped Pleated A-Line Dress in Cobalt

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