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Abandoned architecture of Europe's forgotten frontiers - CNN Style

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Amazon launches a restaurant takeout and delivery service

Amazon's already shown that it's intent on replacing your grocery store, with same-day deliveries and its Dash scanner, but now it wants to help at those times when you don't want to be in the kitchen. As part of its latest Amazon Local expansion, the internet retailer has launched a new Takeout & …

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Your Shot Pictures: Around the World in 15 Plates of Food

Vermicelli threads drape in India, fish fry smoke fills a kitchen in Tanzania, and a small Batman tackles a slice of cake in the United States.

Man shot from behind by police, family says; prosecutors: he lunged with sword

To hear prosecutors tell it, Darrien Hunt lunged at officers with a "samurai-type sword" before he was killed.<p>To hear his family tell it, police shot the 22-year-old several times while he was running away. An independent autopsy proves he was shot from behind, his family's attorney said.<p>And while …

Feds Find Millions in Cash in Massive Money-Laundering Raid

13 Terrifying & Ugly Foods We Happily Eat

Inspired by news of a recent goblin shark capture, we rounded up the ugliest, gnarliest foods we happily eat (shark not included).<p>If you haven't yet heard about the <b>goblin shark</b>—yep, we said "goblin"—let us introduce you to the most terrifying thing we've seen this year…and we lived through the …

Charleigh Matice Finds Swastika In McDonald's Sandwich Bun

Charleigh Matice lost her appetite when she found a swastika made from butter on the bun of a chicken sandwich at McDonald's.<p>Matice says she discovered the unappetizing symbol while putting mayo on a sandwich purchased at a McDonald's in Morehead City, North Carolina.<p>"Is this a joke? Does somebody …

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18 Dinner Ideas Featuring Briny, Tangy Capers

From a pizza bianca to butter-basted salmon, here are our favorite briny, tangy caper recipes.<p><b>Capers are the silent workhorse of some of our favorite recipes</b>—they add salty, briny bite to fish dishes, sauces, salads, and pretty much whatever else you want to toss 'em in. A jar of capers will keep …

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Robin Williams, Hollywood’s Grand Jester, Is Dead at 63

The larger-than-life Oscar-winning comedian was found dead at his home of an apparent suicide. A remembrance of the zany, ad-libbing actor who made …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

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9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes | Inc.com

Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any other. Juggling takes practice, as does …

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Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

TMNT first look review – what the shell is this?

The latest relaunch of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise is overall a lazy summer popcorn-flick<p>TMNT reviews roundup: a hollow shell of a film<p>No one on the island of Manhattan eats Pizza Hut. Not just because there are so many other terrific pizza options, but because there actually are no …

From hoverboards to lightsabers: five film inventions in the works

Important as they surely are, news of most manufacturing advances passes us by, mainly on account of it being so boring that reading about it will make you want to cry. Not so for news from Daewoo's shipbuilding factory in South Korea, which has announced that it plans to equip its workers with …

Man Buys 23 Burger King Apple Pies to Spite a Small Child

Apparently, after waiting in line in front of a careless mother and her screaming small child, a man who was having a bad day (and had a headache) decided to ruin that family's day: The child was screaming "I want fucking pie!" so the man bought up every last pie — all <b>23</b> of them — and walked out of …

Philly's Zahav Defines Israeli Cuisine in America

Order hummus with salatim, small plates of salads that often begin meals in Israel, and in the mix appear carrots glazed with North African harissa and tabbouleh in the Lebanese style, heavy on the parsley. The region may face constant political strife, but on the plate unity reigns.<p>Now look more …