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The HTC U11 Plus was originally intended to be the Google Pixel 2 XL

Say hello to ‘muskie’, the Pixel phone that never was<p>Close observers of the Android rumor mill will know that Google made an abrupt change to its Pixel phone plans this summer, shelving its original successor to the Pixel XL, which was codenamed “muskie,” in favor of another device bearing the code …

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

YotaPhone 2 finally on sale in the U.S., via Indiegogo

Over the past few years we’ve seen a number of devices attempt to change up the standard “candy bar” layout that we’ve become accustomed to for smartphones. While devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, LG G Flex 2, and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge stir things up by offering curved screens, the …

Galaxy Note

The World’s First $9 Computer Does Everything That Your Expensive Model Can Do

Chip can do anything that you might want from a normal computer, albeit a little slower. It runs a fully-functional desktop operating system, along …

Raspberry Pi

The Weird but Totally Mind-Blowing Skin Care Powers of Turmeric

It's been under our noses all along.<p>Recently, I had one of those <i>where have you been all my life</i> moments. Not with a guy, but with a spice tucked away in my kitchen cabinet that apparently has magical powers for skin.<p>Turmeric, or "haldi," is a deep orange root from India, where it's one of the …

Around the World in Hot Sauce: An Illustrated Tour of 18 Varieties

If there's one constant in global cuisine, it's that people all over the world like spicy food. And food cultures across the world have come up with countless ways to dry, crush, smoke, pickle, brine, and confit chilies into condiments, developing hot sauces that give dishes extra dimension and …

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything

Motivation comes--and it goes. Here's how to hold onto it, even when things get tough.<p>Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. …

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

20 Awe-Inspiring Ruins From the World’s Greatest Civilizations

All over the globe, from Italy to Zimbabwe, civilizations have left behind impressive monuments and structures that attest to their former glory. …

Ireland Travel: 10 Attractions You Don't Want to Miss

There's a lot to love about Ireland. The lush green landscape, the charming small-town pubs (serving up plenty of Guinness, of course), the sheep …

Ireland

Sometimes The Best Travel Is Closest To Home

I’m not a member of the “100-countries” club, aka the Century Club<b>,</b> but I have been around. I’ve been to every continent (except Antartica), 55 countries and, closer to home, all but seven U.S. states. I’ve been known to fly halfway around the world on a few days’ notice for a week-long trip. If I …

How to eat Indian street food safely

Tucking into street food is one of the joys of travelling in India – here are some tips to help avoid tummy troubles.<p>1. Give yourself a few days to adjust to the local cuisine, especially if you’re not used to spicy food.<p>2. You know the rule about following a crowd – if the locals are avoiding a …

How to Buy, Store, & Cook Sweet Potatoes, in Season in October

Tips on choosing and buying sweet potatoes, in season in October—plus recipes!<p><i>Autumn is in the air, and root vegetables, squash, and hearty greens are coming from the ground. This week, we’ll be taking you through the seasonal ingredients you should be cooking with right now. Today: Sweet …

Salsa Verde, with Kale!

Dallas restaurant FT33 chef Matt McCallister makes kale salsa verde in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen.<p>When chef <b>Matt McCallister</b> (whose Dallas restaurant, FT33, was one of our 50 Best New Restaurants nominees) suggested combining two of our favorite foods, kale and salsa verde, into one condiment—kale …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

17 Recipes for Oktoberfest—i.e., They're Great with Beer

From schnitzel and sausages to cabbage and pretzel, 18 recipes for food that goes great with beer—for Oktoberfest or whenever you like<p>Oktoberfest: A time of beer, beer, and more beer, right? While there's a lot beer, there's also a lot you probably never even knew about this German brewfest. …

Cooking

Why We Love Tofu in All Its Many Forms

Think bean curd is hippie health food or baby mush? Think again: Tofu comes in a zillion forms and flavors, from soft and delicate to chewy and smoky<p>Sitting on my desk, right next to my keyboard, is a small Styrofoam takeout container filled with fiery chili oil, tiny nuggets of salty-crunchy …

What to Do When You've Overeaten

You didn't plan to indulge, but one primo led to a secondo, and then a dolce...and now you're full-to-bursting. Here's how to find some relief—as …

Italy

'Gravity': A Step Forward for Women Onscreen

People, including me, have written ad nauseam about how awful last summer was for women onscreen. For the uninitiated (this is my first column here) certain points bear repeating.<p>There was only one movie — <i>The Heat</i> — that starred women that opened on over 3,000 screens during the entire summer of …

10 Recipes for Apple Cocktails and Drinks

The best way to enjoy apples? Drink them. With alcohol. Here are 10 hot and cold apple cocktails for a fantastic fall happy hour<p><i>Welcome to our cocktail series, “The Happy Hour.” It’s Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>Though we love eating apples, sometimes it's more fun to drink them. With …

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

10 Great German Beers for Oktoberfest—or Any Fest

There's no better moment for German beer than Oktoberfest, but don't restrict yourself to lagers. Here are 10 intriguing styles you'll love in any month<p>As Oktoberfest winds down, so does the drinking public's infatuation with German beer. And although you may have glugged enough märzenbier—the …

Flavors

9 Almost Impossible Dreams You Can Never Give Up On

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

My Two-Day Oktoberfest Bender

Kristyn Ostman on her last-minute, 48-hour jaunt to Germany's biggest beer festival.<p>Molly may be the party drug of choice in America, but here in …

Uncover The Quiet Side Of Ibiza

I touched ground; I fell in love.<p>What I love is the energy, the vibe. Nothing I can define or analyze. It just is: an island that welcomes hippies, jet set, local farmers, German tourists. A small microcosmos where everyone lives and lets live. Ibiza is known for decadence, but it also has a …

Where To Get 7 Nutrients That Can Keep You From Going Bald

No, it's not your imagination. Your hair is thinning.<p>According to board-certified hair-restoration physician Alan Bauman, M.D., 20% of men start to lose their hair in their twenties. While genetics play a big role, you still have <i>some</i> control over your hairline—and we aren't talking plugs or …

Nutrition

The Real Armageddon: Learning how to be Alone!

V. Susan Ferguson, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>We can all see that life on planet Earth is moving towards some inexorable, perhaps unknowable massive …