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Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

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How to Create a Fillable Form in Word for Windows

You can create a fillable form document in almost any version of Microsoft Office Word, for free. The exceptions are Word Online (Word 365) and the …

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Over the last 2 weeks, someone in my neighborhood has been leaving socks on my windshield. It took me a minute to realize it wasn’t some sort of odd hazing ritual.

What if Canada had spent $200bn on wind energy instead of oil?

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Mad-Scientist Dad Just Won Father's Day By Building His Son a Jet-Powered Scooter

What was the best thing your parents ever built for you? A treehouse? Maybe a go-kart? I’m afraid their efforts pale in comparison to the jet-powered …

Watch This Painfully Awkward Teen Transform into a Rock God on ‘America’s Got Talent’

You are not ready for Courtney Hadwin. Howie Mandel was not ready. Simon Cowell was not ready. Heidi Klum was not ready. Tyra Banks was not ready. …

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Security threat, our butt: Here are just some of the ways Canadian technology keeps Americans safe

It’s been a week since the Trump White House slapped Canada with steel and aluminum tariffs on the ground that reliance on our imports was …

How far away was that lightning? Here's how to figure it out.

Light speed is almost instantaneous, while sound is much slower.<p>You probably do it. It might be ingrained from when you were a kid, and now it’s almost automatic. You see the flash of lightning—and you immediately start counting the seconds till it thunders.<p>But does counting really get you a good …

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This news paper from the Dominican republic used a picture of Alec Baldwin as Trump

Animal meeting at the zoo

12 Useful and Cool Gadgets You Can Make Yourself

Off-the-shelf gadgets are all well and good—easy to set up, reliable in operation, powerful and smart—but where’s the adventure? We’re living in a …

The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways to use this do-it-all material around your home and workshop.<p>Keep …

In 2000, Walkerton’s poisoned water ruined his life. He decided it was time to end it | The Star

It was a glorious, sun-warmed afternoon after a long winter. Robbie Schnurr’s blinds were closed. He was finalizing his plans to die.<p>“Pretty much …

How to transform yourself into a Rubik’s Cube ace

We ask cubing expert Robert Yau to peel back the secrets of the iconic puzzle.<p>The Rubik’s Cube has been baffling people for generations. The …

There's a Secret to Making Saltines Even Better

In a time of cracker and flatbread abundance, the pedestrian saltine gets short shrift. The grocery aisle teems with boxes of whole grain …

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer — here are the warning signs

It’s the most destructive form of skin cancer and experts say, melanoma can affect anyone regardless of sex, race or age.<p>More than 80,000 cases of …

Trevor Noah Thinks Trump's Stormy Daniels Scandal Won't Just Ruin the Country, 'It's Gonna Ruin Porn'

“The Daily Show” predicts what porn will look like thanks to Trump-era legal shenanigans<p>Trevor Noah is upset that Rudy Giuliani appeared to derail …

Lost Voice Guy: Stand-up comedian wins over audience without uttering a word

For a <i>Britain's Got Talent</i> audition, stand-up comedian Lost Voice Guy (aka Lee Ridley) performed a brilliant set without speaking a word. The …

82-year-old Alzheimer's sufferer who couldn't recognise son gets memory back after diet change

An 82-year-old sufferer of Alzheimer's couldn't recognise her own son - but now she has got her memory back after changing her diet.<p>According to our …

The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15: 2018’s list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides

Strawberries and celery sure do sound like healthy choices to munch on – but are you confident they’re free of pesticides?<p>If that has you questioning …

Rare Adam West PSA Will Make You Miss the Bright Knight Batman Even More

If you’re a fan of the 1966 <i>Batman</i> show, the first thing that will hit you as you watch Adam West in this retro PSA is a strong wave of nostalgia. …

8 Spring Superfoods You’ve Probably Never Tried—But Should

Photo: Shutterstock<p>Morel mushrooms<p>These funky-looking springtime mushrooms are a fresh take on the typical <b>white button mushrooms</b> you’d usually get …

How To: 22 Features You Probably Overlooked on Your Samsung Galaxy

TouchWiz might not be the Android skin of choice for hardcore aficionados, but the Galaxy's OS still has a ton of great features up its sleeve that …

The surprising politics of sidewalks

It takes a lot more than concrete to get a sidewalk built.<p>In Shel Silverstein’s beloved children’s poetry collection, “Where the Sidewalk Ends” is a paradisal space, free from the pressures of the city. “Let us leave this place where the smoke blows back,” he wrote, “and the dark street winds and …

MIT’s new headset reads the ‘words in your head’

There’s always been a glaring issue with voice computing: Talking to a voice assistant with other people around makes you feel like a bit of a weirdo. It’s a big part of the reason we’ve been seeing the technology start to take off in the home, where people feel a little less self-conscious talking …

Self-awareness

How to Fold Amazing Stunt Paper Airplanes

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How to Fold 5 High-Flying Stunt Paper Airplanes

John Collins knows how to make a piece of paper go the distance. In 2012, he set the world record for the farthest flight for a paper aircraft. …

This video is a beautiful reminder to look up at the Moon

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This Asian and BBQ-style beef jerky is shockingly easy to make

Beef jerky is kind of like pizza – even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. Overly salted, preserved, tough gas station jerky is one of the better …

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