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How to eat more greens: just add mayonnaise

Doubtless you've heard the news. According to researchers at University College London, if we want to live longer, we should aim to eat not just five portions of fruit and vegetables a day as the government advises, but seven. Yes, seven. We'll all snuff it in the end, of course, but the effect of …

Beautiful Reflections of Everyday Life in Ordinary Soap Bubbles

Photographer Richard Heeks has made an art out of two rather mundane things put together. Simple reflections of everyday life and ordinary soap …

Yuja Wang interview: 'I can wear long skirts when I'm 40'

Yuja Wang's short dresses have attracted as much attention as her virtuoso performances at the piano. Ahead of London concerts, she talks to Ivan Hewett<p>Ten minutes before we’re due to meet, a tiny slender figure with spiky hair, peering at her iPhone, ambles into the foyer of the Rome hotel where …

The Valentine's Day Showstopper

<i>Every so often, we get the chance to reshoot one of our favorite recipes from the Food52 archives.</i><p><i>Today: A cake to launch a thousand ships.</i><p><i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Noritake. Noritake’s Cher Blanc is featured below.</i><p>There's a reason there's no such thing as a wedding pie. Don't …

40 Things To Say Before You Die

Before you’re sprawled on your deathbed, there are some things you really have to say. They’re not complicated. They’re not poetry.<p>They’re just short sentences with big meaning.<p>I hope they get you talking.<p><b>40</b> <b><br>“I wonder.”</b><p>Give yourself time to think so the time you spend doing things will be better …

10 incredibly simple things you should be doing to protect your privacy http://onforb.es/1mmBHHJ #forbesgreatesthits This post is for you, guy with no iPad password, and for you, girl who stays signed into Gmail on her boyfriend's computer, and for you, person walking down the street having a loud conversation on your mobile phone about your recent doctor's diagnosis of that rash thing you have. These are the really, really simple things you should be doing to keep casual intruders from invading your privacy.

Why You MUST Have a Polarizer

Snake on a Train: A Long Exposure Photo of a Train Roaring through the Canadian Rockies | Colossal

<p>After spending a week photographing various areas of the Canadian Rockies, photographer Brian Donovan decided he wanted to focus on getting some …

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

Menu for Jan. 4, Day 3 of the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

Day 3 of the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014 begins with eggs and proceeds (naturally) to chicken—and then steak for dinner, because why not?<p><b>Breakfast:</b><p>Two-Egg Omelet with Red Pepper–Walnut Spread<p><b>Lunch:</b><p>Chicken, Cabbage, and Tangerine Salad<p><b>Snack: Pear slices with chèvre and 1 teaspoon hazelnuts</b><p><b>Dinner:</b><p>Warm …

A roundup of the 20 things 20-somethings don't get about work, including "time is not a limitless commodity" and "people matter more than perks." Is there anything you'd add to this list? http://onforb.es/1gAvdUI

Does Being Soaked in Sweat Mean You Burned More Calories?

Plus, what it means if you finish your workout daisy fresh<p><b>The question:</b> Does sweating a lot mean I burned a lot of calories?<p><b>The expert:</b> Jenny Scott, MM-HR, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS, Education Advisor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine<p><b>The answer:</b> "No! Sweat is not a gauge of how hard you are …

CrunchWeek: Bitcoin’s Big Crash, The ‘Six Californias’ Plan, Dorsey Gives Back Square Stock

We might be heading into the height of the holiday season, but tech news has not slowed down just yet! So we had quite a few things to discuss in CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show that brings together three writers to talk about the hottest news stories of the past seven days.<p>In this episode, …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Selling Anything

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow James on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>I’ve never read a book on sales. They seemed corny. Like many people, I always looked …

Eating alone: there's no shame in a table for one

Even though around a third of us live alone these days, the image of the lone diner is still quite sad. Think Bridget Jones eating pickle straight from the jar with a spoon, or the business traveller on a table for two with only an iPad, or worse, paperwork, for company. It's not exactly …

Chilly Day? Make Spicy, Pan-Roasted Chicken with Chickpeas

This easy, spicy chicken thigh dinner is an ideal meal for a chilly winter night.<p><i>Hallelujah, the weekend is in sight, and you need a no-brainer dinner tonight. Quick Main Thursday has you covered.</i><p>There are so many reasons we love to make chicken thighs for weeknight dinners. First off: There are so …

There’s nowt like a sprout

Shredded and sautéed or browned with bacon and garlic, sprouts deserve a better reputation<p>If anyone has the right to complain about Brussels sprouts, it's not the people eating them but the cook. As vegetables go, they are not the easiest to prepare, even if you dispense with the needless palaver …

Is your computer slow? 10 ways to make it run faster

There's nothing more frustrating than a sluggish computer, especially when you know it still has legs in it.<p>Rather than buying a new laptop or PC, here are 10 ways of avoiding a costly new purchase by making your old computer run faster.<p>1. Uninstall unused programs<p>New PCs come with a whole load of …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid First Drive

The Little Hybrid That Could: Subaru Enters the Hybrid Game the Only Way it Knows How<p>When you see chunks of ice floating across the hood of the hybrid you’re fording across a frozen river, the typical reaction is to freak out. Water over the hood is never a good thing, and in this case if the car …

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

A knobby-tired niche wrapped in a green enigma.<p>Subaru really wanted us (and you) to know two things about its 2014 XV Crosstrek hybrid, its first gas-electric car. One: It has 8.7 inches of ground clearance (the same as the nonhybrid XV Crosstrek, by the way). And two: Toyota, Subaru’s occasional …

Subaru versus the volcano

When Subaru tapped its XV Crosstrek to spawn the company’s first hybrid, it did so with the usual goal of improving fuel economy.<p>But the Japanese automaker has more on the mind than mere miles per gallon. Being a Subaru, the gasoline-electric Crosstrek was expected to perform at least as well as …

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10 Lesser-Known Sodas Our Taste Buds Will Never Forget

The Bon Appétit staff's sweet remembrances of Moxie, Squirt, Cheerwine, and other lesser-known soft drinks.<p>Sugar junkies (read: us) were rocked this week by news that a new soda tax might force Mexican Coke to revise its recipe, swapping tasty cane sugar for, um, high-fructose corn syrup. …

First metal 3D printed gun is capable of firing 50 shots

The world’s first metal 3D printed handgun capable of accurately firing 50 rounds without breaking has been printed in the US.<p>Solid Concepts, based in Austin, Texas, USA, replicated the parts of a classic Browning 1911 pistol - standard issue for the US armed forces until 1985 - using direct metal …

This is a fleshy, naked emergency – pop stars are too sexy for our kids

The parenting website Netmums has polled its members and found that more than 80% of respondents have seen their children sing or repeat sexual lyrics without realising their meaning. A third also said their child had copied the overtly provocative dance moves they had seen pop stars perform. As …