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Chocolate Aplenty, but Nary a Wonka Bar to Be Found

The sign over the door of the Lunt-Fontanne Theater reads “Wonka Chocolate Factory.” But at the concession stands inside, there are no Wonka Bars to be found.<p>As a musical adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” settles in for an extended run on Broadway, the candy at the center of Roald …

The Arts

The 1-Pot Pasta Recipe You'll Make on Repeat From Ina Garten

Ina Garten, aka The Barefoot Contessa, can do no wrong. Any time I see a recipe of hers that looks promising for dinner, I pounce. Such was the case when I spotted her weeknight bolognese, a recipe that gives you al dente orecchiette topped with homemade tomato sauce in fewer than 45 minutes. This …

Video explains how electric cars work, battery and motor technology included

While many drivers generally understand the concept of an electric car, understanding generally stops there.<p>It's a car, and you plug it in to get …

IIHS Says Most Mid-Size SUVs’ Headlights Are Dim

Automotive headlamps have been around since the late 1880s, so you’d think automakers would have had time to get them right. But new cars and trucks continue to fare poorly in evaluations by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The latest segment tested by the …

Santa Fe

Recruiters Explain What The Worst LinkedIn Profiles Have In Common

Recruiters and hiring managers need to find your profile in the first place. Then they need to like what they see there.<p>Recruiters spend lots of time combing through LinkedIn profiles—possibly more than many would like. After awhile, they can start to blend together, which means that whatever you …

Here's How To Feed The Whole Family For Under $20

Feed the whole gang without breaking the bank.<p>For each recipe, you'll find a simple grocery list (plus a few basic pantry staples like olive oil, dried spices, salt, and pepper that you probably already have on hand) to help make your trip to the market painless and affordable.<p><i>*All prices were</i> …

Fried Chicken Breasts

This is an excellent choice if you're searching for a basic and great tasting fried chicken recipe for boneless or bone-in chicken breasts. Boneless …

Make These 18 One-Pot Meals Instead of Ordering Takeout

As sure as there are seven days in the week, I can count on the fact that at least one of those days, I'll come home from work feeling totally …

Cooking

Best Trips to Take After Retirement

You've got all the time in the world and all the world to see. Start planning. — Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure<p>1 of 11<p>Blue Ridge …

Japanese family life is falling apart — and the reasons why go back to World War II

Saddled with long work hours and rising expenses, young Japanese couples are opting not to have kids. Even if they have the energy to start a family, many simply don't have the time.<p>As a result, spending shrinks on the small scale and the Japanese economy contracts on the large scale. Japan has …

Japan

Mister Softee has team spying on rival ice cream truck

It’s the harder side of soft serve.<p>Mister Softee has hired a team of private eyes in its ongoing battle with upstart competitor New York Ice Cream — …

Here are the hundreds of storefronts that are sitting empty in New York City

A new site called Vacant New York highlights the city's vacancy problem in detail. Launched in 2016 by freelance software developer Justin Levinson, the site features an interactive map that shows almost every unoccupied storefront in Manhattan. Vacant spaces are highlighted in red, and users can …

Real Estate

How will maintenance change with the autonomous vehicle?

All machines eventually break down. Self-driving vehicles are no exception.<p>Autonomous vehicles pose two problems for the future of vehicles. The removal of the driver means there is no person providing feedback on how the vehicle performs over time. You are removing the point-person who says …

15 car gadgets that will improve your driving experience

Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets on the market today that can help you be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.<p>Here are 15 car gadgets that will not only improve your overall driving experience, but will also help you be ready for the unexpected.

American Experience

The Great War | Image Gallery<p>Nothing Stops These Men<p><i>Watch</i> THE GREAT WAR, <i>a three-night event, on PBS starting Monday, Apr 10 at 9/8c.</i><p>Gaining American …

Posters

10 Fast and Cheap Ways To Make a Healthy Pasta Dinner

Can a pasta dinner be fast, cheap, and healthy all at the same time? Absolutely. The key is to make wholesome swaps that won't break the bank, like …

Changes in Policing Take Hold in One of the Nation’s Most Dangerous Cities

CAMDEN, N.J. — Every few months, the police chief here asks which officers wrote the most tickets.<p>Elsewhere, this might lead to praise, but in Camden — where 40 percent of residents live below the poverty line, the murder rate compares to that of El Salvador and one of the most interesting …

Law Enforcement

Don't believe Hollywood: To be a top programmer, you need to be a team player, not a genius loner

This year, over 64,000 programmers from around the globe participated in the survey, up from 56,033 last year. The Stack Overflow survey covers every conceivable topic, from trendy technologies to demographics.<p>Here are some key results from the survey:<p>Despite what shows like "Mr. Robot" would have …

Communication Skills

Key fob, electronics drain car batteries

<b>Q: I recently heard that batteries are the most frequently replaced component in cars that are three years old. Any idea what might be the cause here? Might this have anything to do with the proliferation of automatic start-stop systems to save fuel? Or the "vampire" effect of trickle-powering</b> …

The Risks of Pre-emptive Strikes Against North Korea

A declaration by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson that the United States would consider pre-emptive military action against North Korea raises a question that has dogged American military planners for 20 years: How could this be made to work?<p>The United States has long threatened force. The …

North Korea

Which Ford Motor Company Car Had a BMW Engine?

The car world can bring together some strange bedfellows—like FoMoCo and the Ultimate Driving Machine folks.<p>Mike SpinelliView Mike Spinelli's Articles<p>…

Ford Motor Company

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as something of a risk-taker, had moved himself and his family from New Jersey to Silicon Valley, and raised some modest seed funding for his new startup focused on self-driving cars.<p>His startup, dubbed AutoX, has done its best to stay under the radar to …

The Singularity: US Navy calls on gamers to help it plan for the rise of the machines

'Technology has advanced to the point that we can see the Singularity on the horizon,' Dr. Eric Gulovsen said.<p>The US Navy is calling on gamers to …

Donald Trump's words are catching up to his presidency

<b>(CNN) —</b> During a campaign rally a little less than a year before he entered the White House, Donald Trump boasted that his supporters' loyalty was such that he "could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody" with political impunity.<p>The rhetorical flourish struck a nerve, in part …

Donald Trump

Can you solve the chess problem which holds key to human consciousness?

It might look like a simple chess problem, but this puzzle could finally help scientists uncover what makes the human mind so unique, and why it may never be matched by a computer.<p>75 years after Bletchley Park sought codebreakers in the Second World War by placing a crossword in The Telegraph, …

Artificial Intelligence

The American suburbs as we know them are dying

Look no further than the suburbs to see how American ideals of success are transforming.<p>People in US suburbs are changing the way they shop, where they eat, and what they want in their homes.<p>Malls are shutting down as e-commerce continues to take over, and the casual-dining chains that fed shoppers …

Real Estate

LinkedIn Just Rolled Out A Redesign—Here’s How To Clean Up Your Profile

Now that LinkedIn has a new look, it’s time to update your account–starting with these four cuts.<p>With its largest desktop redesign ever, LinkedIn is fighting the good fight against distraction. The 2017 updates make for less clutter across the platform and a more focused experience on every front, …

Perfect Puttanesca: The Italian Pasta Recipe You Need Right Now

The infamous theory behind the origins of pasta puttanesca ("pasta of the whores") is that the mid-20th century prostitutes of Naples used it to lure …

The most unique date ideas in NYC

Grabbing a drink might be fine for the first time you go out with someone, but second, third or fourth dates call for some much more unique date …

Staten Island

MIT’s new AI understands the hardest part of human language

Voice-based artificial intelligence assistants can understand human speech better than ever. But while AI can decipher our words and context to …

Artificial Intelligence