Cynthia Choi

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Cook the Best Meat for Tacos

Ground beef has nothing on slow-cooked carnitas<p>Tacos are the world’s greatest flavor delivery system. From black beans to goat tongue, you can slide pretty much any ingredient inside a warmed tortilla and create a satisfying meal.<p>That said, within the realm of taco-fillers, there stands a stratum …

What do you want in a spouse? Genetic similarity may help

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He leaves the toilet seat up, prefers old Japanese monster movies to romantic comedies and fancies mixed martial arts over ballet. So what do you have in common with your husband?<p>More than you may think.<p>People tend to choose spouses who have similar DNA, according to …

Doubling of Antarctic ice loss revealed by European satellite

Antarctica is shedding 160 billion tonnes a year of ice into the ocean, twice the amount of a few years ago, according to new satellite observations. The ice loss is adding to the rising sea levels driven by climate change and even east Antarctica is now losing ice.<p>The new revelations follows the …

Out Of Old Factory, Japanese Company Sells... High-Tech Lettuce

Not your typical product from an electronics firm<p>In an empty space in its former factory in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, electronics-maker Fujitsu is now developing an unusual product: lettuce. Grown in a clean room, the lettuce has been engineered to contain low amounts of potassium. The growing …

We know what you’re thinking: Scientists find a way to read minds

Think mind reading is science fiction?<p>Think again.<p>Scientists have used brain scanners to detect and reconstruct the faces that people are thinking of, according to a a study accepted for publication this month in the journal <i>NeuroImage.</i><p>In the study, scientists hooked participants up to an fMRI brain …

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Birchbox Launching First Permanent Store in Soho This Year

The Birchbox pop-in at Dagny & Barstow in December; Photo via Facebook/Birchbox<p>After toying around with pop-up shops for the past couple of years, including one at <b>Dagny + Barstow</b> (RIP) for the holidays and another at <b>Chelsea Market</b> in the fall, online start-up <b>Birchbox</b> is gearing up to launch a …

Japan's Major Airports Try to Cater Better to Muslim Travelers

For the most devout followers of Islam, traveling to Japan has often spelled trouble.<p>Some may recall entering clothing shops in a desperate search …

Dow posts largest weekly gain in 3 months

Jun 8, 2018<br>5:55 PM<p>Amazon.com Inc. said late Friday it plans to open a new fulfillment center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which will create 1,500 jobs. Amazon said the center adds to another one announced for South Oklahoma City. Those jobs provide “opportunities for employees to engage with robotics …

Poached Scrambled Eggs + Avocado Toast

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Improve upon perfection.</i><p>We respect the mantra "Don't mess with perfection," but we won't let it dictate our meals. So while …

Scientific Research Suggests We Unconsciously React to Events Up to 10 Seconds Before They Happen

Can your brain detect events before they even occur? That was the stunning conclusion of a 2012 meta-analysis of experiments from seven independent …

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

Cook Like a Pro: 11 Ways to Make a Restaurant-Quality Meal at Home

Ever wonder how restaurants bring that extra oomph to every dish? We asked the country's best chefs to spill their secrets. Your home cooking will never be the same again<p><b>Burnt Citrus:</b> For cocktails, char thin slices, then muddle (and garnish) as normal.• <b><br>Toasted Barley Risotto with Spinach and Herb</b> …

How Ray-Ban And Oakley Could Bring Google Glass To The Masses

Google has announced a partnership with Luxottica, makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley eyewear among others, for the future of its Google Glass platform. The partnership will milk Luxottica’s “design and manufacturing expertise,” and it will eventually bring more style choices to Glass.<p>This is important …

Google Glass

Skandinavisk Candles

The design and quality that went into creating the Copenhagen-and-Stockholm-based Skandinavisk's inaugural set of blue and white candles caught our eye last December, and their more colorful second batch signals the arrival of spring. The brand continues to share their of love of Scandinavia and …

Current Table Features Dye Synthesized Solar Cell on Its Surface

<b>Current Table</b> is more than a piece of furniture, it also a source of energy to charge your devices. The surface of this table is completed with a Dye …

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Shane Hawk's Stunning Landscapes

When 23-year-old photographer Shane Hawk turns his eye towards the sky, the results are these magical landscapes filled with glistening waters and vibrant skies that seem electric. By capturing reflections that blur the lines between sky and land, he redefines how we perceive the world. The …

12 Creative Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas

clé’s Container Tiles, designed by John Whitmarsh, are cut from actual shipping containers! Talk about eco-friendly… They’re perfect for adding an …

Interior Design

The restored Manchester Central Library - a sneak peek - in pictures

Manchester Central Library reopens on Saturday with its historic features carefully restored following a £50m revamp. Take a sneak peek at the refurbishment here

This Is the No. 1 Cause of Disability Worldwide

Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on lower back pain, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), …

Back Pain

4 Steps to Process Your Emotions So They Don't Zap Your Energy

<b>“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert</b><p>I felt zapped. Depleted. Drained. Out of …

Soft Rocker: Sculptural Solar-Powered Outdoor Lounger

Lay back and relax outdoors with your laptop, tablet or phone without any fear of losing juice. The SOFT Rocker by architecture students at MIT is a …

Furniture

Ask a Designer: How Do I Choose the Right Lampshade?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about lampshades. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future installment.<p><b>Q: How do I</b> …

Home Decorating

Fifteen Reasons We Need Friends

A new view of neuroticism shows what really makes you anxious<p>New studies show how your smile affects your relationship, if not your life<p>The details …

Why paying attention is anything but elementary

It’s surprising how much of the world we see and yet do not take in. Who better to teach us why we miss so much and what to do about it than Sherlock Holmes?<p>“The true art of memory is the art of attention,” wrote Samuel Johnson. Wise words, indeed, but what exactly is this art? Do we really know …

Mindfulness

Poll: Majority of women voters giving Hobby Lobby serious side-eye over “religious liberty” claim

<b>(AP/Tony Gutierrez)</b><p>A strong majority of women voters in the U.S. oppose letting corporations opt out of providing birth control. Duh<p>Katie McDonough<p>March 24, 2014 8:47pm (UTC)<p>A strong majority of women voters in the United States oppose letting corporations opt out of providing comprehensive …

Exploiting graphene, the wonder substance, for the UK | @guardianletters

The chancellor has stated that we are to exploit the invention of graphene in this country. In this regard it may be worth contrasting the numbers of patents held by Manchester University, where it was discovered (0), and Samsung (a lot).<p>While I agree that graphene probably is the best thing since …

10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

Intuition is challenging to define, despite the huge role it plays in our everyday lives. Steve Jobs called it, for instance, "more powerful than intellect." But however we put it into words, we all, well, <i>intuitively</i> know just what it is.<p>Pretty much everyone has experienced a gut feeling -- that …