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Craftsy & The Wilton Method: Baking Basics Class

Layer cakes always look impressive when you set them out for dessert. Professional bakers make them look easy, but when you try the same recipe …

28 DIY Vases Sprouting Up as Our Faves

With spring in sight (we swear it’s coming!), it’s time to start thinking about flowers and how you are going to display those fragrant beauties once they start blooming. Get ready to daydream about warm weather: We’ve got 28 gorgeous DIY vases to display some blooms.<p><b>1. Frosted Vase</b>: Oh la la, do …

Your Facebook privacy settings will now live on after you pass

It's not a topic we discuss often here, but if you're active online, you may (or may not, ultimately) be concerned with how your data is handled after you die. On Facebook, accounts can be "memorialized" by a friend or family member, with some data remaining visible indefinitely. Previously, after …

6 Things You May Not Know About Tencent

<i>Thomas Clayton is the CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO.</i><p>China’s Internet giant, Tencent, is a dominant force in the online and mobile market across China, with a market cap above $100B.<p>The company is best known for its top social offerings:<p>QQ …

Look Ma, No Hands – AirTurn BT-105 Bluetooth Controller for iPad

On the face of it, a hands-free accessory sounds superfluous for a chic device designed for hands-on use. Not only is the iPad screen meant to be touched, along with the OS, almost all well-designed Apps have been perfected to have an intuitive UI that requires minimal sequence of gestures to get a …

Snow in Japan Causes Deaths, Snarls Traffic

Much of Japan was blanketed with heavy snow over the weekend -- with up to 10.6 inches of snow covering Tokyo, forcing the cancellation of more than 600 domestic flights on Sunday.<p>The snow storm descended on Tokyo Friday, disrupting traffic and causing blackouts as it moved north along the coast, …

How a Guy Taught Me More About Bras Than Any Other Woman Ever Has

What could a guy teach me about finding the perfect bra (more than any woman ever did)? Well, it seems a whole lot.<p>Allow me to start at the beginning. You see, I had the bra-fit revelation three years ago. Jacqueline, a lovely and brilliant department store bra fitter, transformed my life (not an …

Pennsylvania 'Craigslist killer' says she has murdered more than 20

A woman charged with her newlywed husband in the murder of a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the crime in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper, and said she has killed more than 20 others across America, claims police said they are investigating.<p>In an interview with The Daily Item in …

Mars Curiosity rover to continue roving after technical glitch

Nasa engineers have overcome a computer glitch that shut down the space agency's car-sized Mars rover, Curiosity, earlier this week.<p>The $2.5bn rover went into a precautionary "safe mode" on Sunday, when a command file failed a check by protective software on board the mobile science …

Iran launches a monkey into space – and fires warning about its ambitions

Iran joined the international dash for space in earnest on Monday when it claimed to have successfully launched a live monkey into space in an Iranian-built space capsule.<p>Iranian media reported (video) that the country's space agency had sent the creature 75 miles (120 km) above the Earth in a …

Animal astronauts: the unsung heroes of space exploration

From intrepid turtles to pioneering jellyfish, a host of animals have made their mark as the unsung heroes of space exploration.<p>Early animal astronauts were used to test the effects of zero gravity and extreme pressure on the body, and their modern-day counterparts are used in experiments on board …

Female scuba divers found alive after three days missing at sea off Bali

Five of seven divers who went missing on Friday have been found alive drifting off the coast of a small island near Bali<p>Exhausted, bloodied and burned by the Indonesian sun, five Japanese divers were on Monday pulled from the waters off Bali after they were found clinging to a coral reef three days …

Indian editor charged with rape and sexual abuse

Indian police have charged Tarun Tejpal – a high-profile editor of an investigative magazine – with sexually assaulting a female colleague in the lift of a five-star hotel in the resort state of Goa.<p>Under newly expanded Indian laws on women's safety, Tejpal was charged on Monday with rape and …

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Viber messaging app acquired by Japan’s Rakuten for $900 million

Japanese company Rakuten, the owner of Kobo e-readers and online retailer Play.com, is acquiring Viber for $900 million. Rakuten has an ambitious goal of becoming "the world’s No.1 internet services company," and acquiring the Viber messaging and video calling app will help it access a global user …

9 Ways to Improve Your Mood

Is the winter weather making you feel more stressed? Here are some healthful ways to boost your spirits--and your productivity.<p>Despite the cold weather, winter can be a difficult time to keep your cool. You don't have to have full blown Seasonal Affective Disorder to feel out of sorts during this …

Senators propose smartphone antitheft 'kill switch' bill

Lawmakers' bids to require a smartphone "kill switch" seem to be gaining momentum.<p>Following the proposal of a California bill, a handful of senators have now proposed federal legislation to require carriers to provide a security feature on all cell phones that would render the devices inoperable if …

Sobbing fisherman returns home to El Salvador after year adrift in Pacific

A fisherman who claims he spent more than a year adrift in the Pacific has returned home to El Salvador.<p>With his bushy beard gone, Jorge Salvador Alvarenga, 36, appeared fresh faced but his health remains fragile. When confronted by a throng of reporters, clearly moved, he was unable to …

Britain braced for further flood misery with more severe weather forecast

Widespread flooding across southern Britain is expected to spread with more bad weather predicted.<p>Many parts of the country have been under water for several weeks after a month of unusually heavy rainfall and storms caused rivers to burst their banks.<p>The government is coming under increasing …

Iran’s Military Chief: ‘We Are Ready for the Decisive Battle Against the U.S.’

Iran’s military chief says that his country is ready for a “decisive battle” against the U.S. and Israel if the Islamic Republic is attacked by either. He specifically threatened to “invade” adversaries’ “possessions” and to attack American military bases in the Persian Gulf.<p>“We are ready for the …

This Boy’s Heartbreaking Reason for Not Wanting a Birthday Party — the Internet’s Awesome Response

A Michigan mother was heartbroken for her son after she asked if he wanted to have a party for his upcoming birthday March. He didn’t want one.<p>“We were talking about his birthday coming up and I had mentioned it a few times and he said he didn’t want a party. And I said, ‘Why don’t you want a …

The New Smart Phone Technology You Have to Smell to Believe

Next year, instead of flowers you may be able to just send the scent.<p>A Paris laboratory has introduced a new kind of smart phone that will send scents to the person on the other end of the call – the technological breakthrough is called the oPhone.<p>The oPhone device receives messages from a …

Bone-Chilling Winter Blast Wipes Out Power in South

Emergency crews deployed for battle Wednesday with a vicious ice storm that cut off power for hundreds of thousands of people across the Southeast — and worse power failures were on the way.<p>About 400,000 customers were without power Wednesday evening in Georgia and the Carolinas, utilities …

Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon is such a bright, potent flavor that it will shine in any recipe that you use it in. It’s fun to make lemon desserts like layer cakes and lemon …