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Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – what digital money really means for our future

Digital currencies such as bitcoin have caused a financial frenzy. Alex Hern explains what they are – and whether this is the end of ‘real’ money<p><b>What is a cryptocurrency? Is it like bitcoin?</b><br>In a word, yes. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, and is still the biggest, but in the eight years since …

Bitcoin

The 7 Best Fantasy Books for the Holiday Season

Whether you're looking for a last minute holiday gift or want a story for yourself, here's fantasy that isn't grimdark.<p>Thanks to the popularity of</i> …

Books

So You Want to Read Epic Fantasy: Here’s Where to Start

In this unsettled world, the death of the ruler of the desert princedom becomes the catalyst for power games of magical treachery as rival factions – …

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your Life

Americans are on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie — one that is dense and chewy on the inside while crisp on the outside. I'm included in that list of seekers. I've tried all sorts of recipes — including Serious Eats' so-called best chocolate chip cookies — but I'm going to …

Dessert

This 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Actually Works

When I first saw this video for Southern Living's four-ingredient peanut butter cookies, I couldn't conceal my skepticism. How could you possibly make cookies from peanut butter, egg, sugar, and vanilla extract alone?! It seemed suspiciously <i>too</i> easy, but I had to try it out! With so many friends …

Dessert

Hands Down the Best Way to Roast Potatoes

Toss potato chunks with olive oil and salt and roast at a high temperature and you'll have a pretty good side; satisfying, but nothing to write home about. The problem: it's tough to coax the potatoes to a perfect crisp-tender texture through this method. For potatoes to be both fluffy and tender …

Side Dishes

29 Delicious Grain Bowls That Make Dinner a No-Brainer

We get it: At first, a "grain bowl" doesn’t sound like the most exciting dinner option. But if you look beyond the image of tasteless “macrobiotic …

Healthy Eating

Geek book of the week: Why time travel and booze don't mix

Time travel is having a moment.<p>Not since H.G. Wells first picked up his pen to write <i>The Time Machine</i> in 1895 has the genre inspired so many makers of …

If You've Never Made Hummingbird Cake, You're Missing Out

This Southern classic is just what your Easter feast needs.<p>A Southern dessert staple, Hummingbird Cake takes its name from the fact that it tastes so …

Dessert

The best quinoa recipes

It's quick. And it's so healthy, scientists reckon a bowl every day could save your life. But most importantly, it's delicious in everything from a salad to pilaff<p>It's not a good idea to tell me I 'must try' something. I am fashion-averse. Sarah Lund had disappeared in a hail of gunfire (and her …

Why it's much better to drink milk after a workout than water

Did you know mushrooms produce Vitamin D even after they've been picked? Professor Alice Roberts reveals some of the fascinating facts she uncovered for the programme Britain's Favourite Foods<p>After a long session pounding the treadmill in the gym, what do you tend to reach for to refresh yourself? …

Roasted butternut squash and pine nut quinoa recipe

A naturally gluten-free meal of tender squash with quinoa, mixed with crunchy broccoli and nuts<p>SERVES<p>2<p>INGREDIENTS<p>• 1 butternut squash<p>• olive oil, for drizzling<p>• mixed dried herbs (I like oregano, herbs de provence, thyme and rosemary)<p>• 1 tsp paprika<p>• 1 cup of quinoa<p>• 1 lime or lemon<p>• a large …

Game of Thrones returns in April with season 6 ... and with Jon Snow?

<i>Game of Thrones</i>' sixth season will premiere in April on HBO, the network announced today. HBO sent out a teaser poster for season 6 with the news, and the artwork features everyone's favorite man of the Night's Watch: Jon Snow.<p>[<b>Warning:</b> The following contains massive spoilers for the fifth season …

Shopping

Sonos' New Products Are A Win Against Forced Obsolescence

This past week, Sonos—makers of speakers that have become popular for their ability to play music directly from a wide variety of streaming services—made two big announcements: An evolutionary update to their Play:5 flagship speaker (out November 20), and one almost-magical software feature called …

Smart Homes

How Apple made itself crunch-proof

Apple lives on cream – the very top of the market. Researcher IDC says its larger-screened iPhone has pushed Samsung aside to hold a majority of the more expensive end of the market – devices costing more than $650. But it’s not just the phone cream that it has grabbed. After 30 years in the …

Federal Reserve

Amazon's best 100 sci-fi/fantasy books

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before "A Game of Thrones," "The Magicians" and "The Hunger Games," there were classics by Isaac Asimov, Margaret Atwood, George Orwell and more.<p>It's true we're living in a golden age of science fiction and fantasy, where new creatures, technology and entire worlds exist beyond our …

Science Fiction

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 4

Vivek Singh’s masala omelette<p>This is quite simply my kind of soul food. I remember taking masala omelette and bread in my lunch box pretty much every day of my 10-odd years of school. I don’t care if it’s cooked too much or soft, whether cold or hot, I can have a masala omelette any day of the …

Breakfast

53 Roasted Vegetable Recipes to Jazz Up Any Dinner

Dinner sides in a snap? Enter, roasted vegetables. Here are our 53 favorite recipes for dinnertime or anytime.<p><b>Sides in a snap?</b> It's practically what roasted vegetables were made for. Chop 'em up (or leave 'em whole) and get that oven roaring, because these 53 recipes are about to earn permanent …

Cooking

Illuminated Book Sculptures Form Highly Detailed Magical Worlds

Artist Su Blackwell utilizes beloved novels as an uncommon canvas and builds upward to create bewitching book sculptures. For her latest standout exhibition, she was inspired by how one's dwelling can act as an imaginative space. “The works include dwellings, such as lighthouses, wood cottages, …

Sculpture

Terry Pratchett's books are the opposite of 'ordinary potboilers'

The moral weight that Jonathan Jones says is missing from the Discworld novels is very much there – but to know this, you do actually have to read them<p>Like many people on Twitter, I felt the red mist descend as I read Guardian art columnist Jonathan Jones’s newly published article saying that life …

Books

Spice it up: fragrant curry recipes for an Indian feast

We've picked our favourite curry recipes, from chicken to vegetarian, plus fabulous sides and a sweetly spiced dessert<p>Forget the takeaway: these Indian recipes will be healthier, tastier and more flavoursome than anything you can pick up at your local curry house.<p>From a useful curry base to a fresh …

Baking SOS

Great British Bake Off 2014 finalist Luis Troyano has been mighty busy since leaving the famous tent. He has set up his own baking school, written …

Baking

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Books

This 50th Anniversary Edition of Dune Is the Most Beautiful SF Book You’ll See This Year

Happy birthday, dear <i>Dune</i>. Frank Herbert’s beloved sci-fi epic turned 50 this year, and the Folio Society has celebrated by publishing a stunning new …

The 4 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Grilling Veggies

Grilled vegetables are so easy, you could make 'em with your eyes closed…right? Wrong. Here are the most common mistakes people make when grilling veggies.<p>Grilled vegetables are one of summer's simplest pleasures. From hearty mains to simple sides, a good batch of grilled veg is the answer to …

BBQ

These Meatballs Are So Good, You’ll Never Guess What’s In Them!

We’re meat-lovers over here all right, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate (and absolutely adore) certain vegetarian dishes…especially if …