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9 Tips To Engage Right-Brained Online Learners

How To Engage Right-Brained Online Learners<p>Our brains are comprised of two hemispheres that control every aspect of our bodies, from recognizing …

Education Technology

How to Calibrate Apple Watch for a More Accurate Offline Workout

Apple Watch tracks your movement and heart rate. It uses that information in conjunction with your gender, height, age, and weight to estimate how many calories you burn during daily movement, including light strolls and dedicated workouts.<p>However, Apple Watch needs proper calibration to get the …

How to Make Your Own Knotted Rope Trivets

<i>As satisfying as a well-written recipe, a smart and thoughtful DIY is our kind of lunch break reading. Bonus points if it's an easy project AND teaches us how to make something beautiful.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Follow along as Laura Kaesshaefer shares how to make summery, nautical trivets—just by knotting …

Texas-Style Smoked Brisket

12 to 16 Servings<p>Beef brisket and a backyard smoker: It doesn't get any more "Texas" than that.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 10–12-pound whole beef brisket, fat trimmed to 1/4-inch thickness<p>1/3 cup kosher salt<p>1/3 cup freshly ground black pepper<p>Equipment<p>A charcoal grill and a drip tray<p>A chimney …

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Pitch Perfect Riff-Off with Anna Kendrick & The Filharmonics

28 Apple Watch tips and tricks you should know

My Apple Watch is out for delivery! I'm pretty excited to see it finally arrive — especially because I've spent awhile learning about all the cool …

This Trick Will Save You From Endless Hours Of Peeling Potatoes

Peeling potatoes can be dull and tough, especially if you're preparing a meal that requires a lot of them. Sure, there are certain methods that promise to save time -- like this power drill trick -- but they often seem to do more harm than good. But thanks to ultimate lifehacker Dave Hax, we just …

First reviews: You’ll love Apple Watch, but it’s gonna take some time

The first reactions to the Apple Watch are hot off the presses and, to be honest, they’re pretty much what I was expecting.<p>There are some nice revelations (battery life isn’t as bad as we feared), some areas to improve on (activating the screen carries a lag, although Apple promises it can fix it …

coconut tapioca pudding with mango

Look, I know it’s prime resolution time. I realize that outside the 10 percent of you who have understandably succumbed to the explicit demands of …

Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes, sleep eludes us.<p>Maybe our brains won't shut off or we find ourselves tossing and turning all night, unable to get comfortable. Whatever the reason for your lack of sleep, it takes a toll. Studies abound linking sleeplessness with increased risk of serious health problems such as …

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Cavatelli Pasta - Semolina Dough

This is one of the easiest pasta dough's to make and it doesn't need a machine or any fancy equipment - just your thumb or a pearing knife. <i>Cavatelli</i> …

This Entrepreneur Quit His Day Job To Make A Little Rubber Thing For Your Headphones

A cursory search under “headphone management” will bring up virtually hundreds of products. Spoolee’s novel contribution to the category is a twig adrift in an ocean of competition. This seems like a small and unusual product for us to cover but there are three things that make this product stand …

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James Beard's Braised Onion Pasta

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: A humble pasta you'll be skeptical of --</i> <i>and yet another recipe from James Beard that teaches us to have faith.</i><p>It took us 47 emails to figure out what we’d serve. We …

Hush Earplugs

Hush not only uses memory foam to provide passive noise cancellation. It can also play soothing background noise to block out more unwanted sound and …

How to Braise Meat Like a Professional Chef

I used to work at a restaurant in Seattle where one of my responsibilities was to get the braise going every morning before the rest of the chefs showed up. All day long, the restaurant filled with heaven-sent meat perfume. UNLIKE braising at the restaurant, I actually get to sit down and enjoy the …

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Grown Up Cherry Ice Cream Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Ice cream is a food near and dear to me, it is my favorite food. My very first job …

iOS 8 How-to: Remotely remove your credit cards from Apple Pay

People have been enjoying using Apple Pay. Apple Pay is Apple’s mobile payment system that allows you to pay for things in stores and through apps with different banks and credit cards. Using Apple Pay is more secure than swiping your credit or debit card because your card number, identity and CVV …

Cherry-Pistachio Nougat

Makes 40 Servings<p>This pistachio nougat recipe makes you realize: why have you been buying it all of these years instead of making it?<p>December 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 cup natural unsalted pistachios<p>1 1/3 cups sugar<p>1/2 cup honey<p>1 large egg white, room temperature<p>Pinch of …

Baking

Cornbread Tamale Pie Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Could cornbread tamale pie—a quick and spicy chili topped with cornbread—be the greatest recipe of all time?<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we're using this new series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them.</i> …

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Tip of the Day: See Only the Widgets You Want in the Order You Choose

Thanks to iOS 8, Apple lovers finally have access to widgets on their iPhones. But users will find some widgets more useful than others. Maximize their utility by deleting widgets you don't need to see in the Today view in Notifications and arranging the rest in the most convenient order.<p>To delete …

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Apples, Onion, and Crispy Sage

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: Sweet, fall-y, sage-y roasted vegetables, for all sorts of windy and</i> …

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NFC Tag Stickers Automatically Activate Your Smartphone Functions

These tags can’t be see to track your valuables, but allow to automatically activate your smartphone functions. If you like the idea, let’s go on …

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9 Ways to Fancy Up Your Pies

My sincere love of pie has had me experimenting in the kitchen for years. I’ve eaten my share of last slices straight from the pie plate at midnight. And many, many pies later, I’ve discovered a few surprises. The truth is, there are tons of ways to take your pie up a notch, without even straying …

The 'Crazy Russian Hacker' Shows Us How To Make Potato Chips In The Microwave

The next time a potato chip crisis strikes, do not panic. If you've got a potato on hand (which you always should) and your kitchen is equipped with a microwave, all is well. In the video above, YouTuber CrazyRussianHacker shows just how simple it is to nuke up a batch of your own crispy …

30 tips every new iOS 8 user should know

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18 hidden iOS 8 features you probably didn’t know about

iOS 8 is the biggest release from Apple ever, with hundreds of new APIs and features that will completely change the way you use your iPhone. Features like Handoff, Health and Messages will be huge draws for customers looking for something new from iOS, but Apple’s engineers have also crammed …

The 15 Most Important Apple Watch Features

Have you heard? The Apple Watch is finally here.<p>CEO Tim Cook announced the arrival of the company's first smartwatch on Tuesday (he also introduced …

Grid-It: Knoll your everyday carry

Each one has a zipper-pocket on the back (I use mine for a small notebook), and can be infinitely reconfigured. I'm especially happy to have my …