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Why You Should Use More Spices in Your Cocktails

For years, Lior Lev Sercarz of NYC’s La Boîte has been the go-to spice guy for star chefs across the country. Now he’s being tapped by bartenders.<p>For …

Cocktails

Watch 10 Buildings Demolitions Go Horribly Wrong

Blowing things up is harder than it looks.<p>Although the process of executing a controlled demolition may appear easy, it actually takes foresight and skill. Here are 10 controlled demolitions that didn't quite go as planned.<p>(Don't worry, no one was reported injured in any of these events<i>.)</i><p>1<p>3

Skyscrapers

IBM unlocks the secret to carbon nanotube transistors

Following Moore's law is getting harder and harder, especially as existing components reach their physical size limitations. Parts like silicon transistor contacts -- the "valves" within a transistor that allow electrons to flow -- simply can't be shrunken any further. However, IBM announced a …

Snake Genomes Reveal Shared Plans for Making Legs, Penises

This is a post about penis enhancers, although not the kind that are advertised on the internet. Let me explain.<p>Penises and limbs are clearly very different (exaggerated references to third legs aside), but they develop in similar ways. They both involve long bits of tissue that grow out from a …

Scientists Capture HIV Spreading Through The Body In Real Time

Which could lead to better ways to stop it<p>Scientists know a lot about HIV—how it's transmitted, the virus' life cycle, and where it likes to hang out in the body. But they haven't had a good understanding of how it moves between cells in the body, and they have never been able to actually watch it …

'Unlimited vacation' is code for 'no vacation'

Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Grant Thornton, the nation's sixth-largest accounting firm, is planning to offer unlimited vacation days, a perk that is available at less than 1 percent of American firms. The idea seems to be to emphasize a culture of personal responsibility -- and perhaps to …

Misty-Eyed: 5 Beautiful Waterfalls to Visit Now

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Don't go chasing waterfalls. So sang TLC in 1994 in a song that cautioned against making bad life choices. Of course, if the song were referring to actual waterfalls the sentiment would've been just the opposite. After all, who doesn't derive absolute …

National Parks

What Cheating on My Boyfriend Taught Me About Monogamy

Infidelity is not human nature.<p>Rick was my first real boyfriend, my high school sweetheart, my date to four proms. He was the first guy I'd ever brought home who could look my mom in the eye. A <i>nice</i> guy. A year after Rick and I first started dating, I came home from high school one day and my father …

Relationships

Yes, You Can Make Soup Dumplings at Home

<i>Ever wondered how they get the soup inside the soup dumpling?</i><p><i>Kenny Lao, author of the brand-new book Hey There, Dumpling! pulls back the curtain on this magical food.</i><p>When I open the bamboo steamer, I smell the porky broth and the briny, sweetness of shrimp. And then, when the initial steam …

Neato: Guy Peeling Car's Paint Off In Giant Sheets

This is a video of a guy showing how easy it is to peel off Plasti Dip spray-on car coating when you're ready for a new color. It comes off in giant …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hair Gods<p>Becks gets a fade, Tyler the Creator goes leopard, and more.<p>By Megan Gustashaw2 days agoView More<p>Sneakers<p>And they're already sold out on …

The First Supermoon Eclipse In 32 Years Happens This Sunday

It's not a sign of the apocalypse (we hope)<p>As you gaze toward the sky on Sunday night, the cooling fall air around you, perhaps a few leaves crunching beneath your feet, and—WAIT the moon is giant and red! Don't worry, it's not a sign of the end times. You're witnessing a rare and exciting event.<p>On …

7 New Facts About Harry Potter's Family History, Courtesy of J.K. Rowling

Pottermore, the "Harry Potter"-centric website that allows fans of the series to celebrate their love of all things magical, is officially relaunching with loads of new features Tuesday, and to celebrate, author J.K. Rowling has shared some all-new details about her titular character's family …

Books

The New Rules of Gym Etiquette | Men's Health

But when she made noise, holy hell, did you pay attention. “Ah! Ah! Ah! Ahhhh . . . ”<p>The effect was less like a porn movie and more like Saturday night at a convention hotel: the climax that’s both appreciated and unexpected, vs. one honed through years of dedicated practice.<p>What’s most remarkable …

The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100

<i>This definitive guide to affordable Scotch explores everything you need to know about the world’s most popular single malt whisky, including</i> …

Why You Should Calibrate Your HDTV

For those easily satisfied, you’re probably a-okay with your high-def TV. After all, it sure looks a heck of a lot better than the standard-def tube …

Televisions

10 Super Mario fan theories that will make your mustache curl

One rule about pop culture: If it exists, there's probably a fan theory about it.<p><i>Super Mario Bros.</i> is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Sept. 13, …

The 2-Minute Routine That Will Make the Rest of Your Workout Seem Easy

This 3-exercise complex is shockingly tough<p>Get ready to go beast mode: This 3-exercise complex trains you like an animal to peel away fat fast.<p>Here’s how it works: Set a clock for two minutes. Do two bear crawls, two bear rows, and one donkey kick. Repeat (if you can) until the clock hits zero. …