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Animal rights activists are using tech to expose the horrors of factory farms

McDonald’s is testing a vegan burger, and after reading this report about the horrors of factory farms from <i>The Intercept</i>, you’re going to want to try it.<p><i>The Intercept</i>‘s story looks at the federal piglet-hunt that arose when activists from Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), decided to <b>rescue two piglets</b> …

Activism

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Darkroom: The Must-Have Photo Editing App for iPhoneographers

iPhone Life’s resident iPhoneographer and Managing Editor Rheanne Taylor has a favorite photo editing app that she uses constantly for her polishing her photos: <b>Darkroom Photo Editor (free)</b>. But it’s not just her—avid photographers will tell you their all-time favorite filter from Darkroom at the …

42 Best Quick Bread Recipes

These easy quick bread recipes are leavened with baking soda or baking powder, so they rise quickly when compared to traditional yeast breads with …

Reaping the Healthy Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric, a cousin of ginger, is one of the principal spices in curry powder. Fresh turmeric is a rhizome root, like ginger—though smaller, with a …

Finally Fall! 12 Cozy Baking Recipes To Welcome The Season

Pumpkins, apples, warm spices — fall sweets are the best! From spiced pumpkin bread to perfect apple pie, these autumn baking recipes will have you racing to the kitchen.<p>1. Pumpkin Bread<p>My grandmother clipped this recipe from a magazine over 50 years ago, and it’s still as wonderful today as it was …

"Meaty" Vegetarian Chili

This is an all-time favorite for a chilly night. The classic meaty beef chili gets a modern makeover with the combination of three hearty beans and …

Cooking

Provocative forever: Ai Weiwei turns 60

After spending years criticizing the Chinese authorities, the dissident artist keeps dealing with difficult issues by focusing on refugees. As Ai …

This hidden spy camera is so covert, it should be illegal

Disclaimer: please check the laws in your state before purchasing this device, and please don’t use it in any gross or creepy ways. With that out of …

Quick, This Sale Has Flights All Over Southeast Asia For As Little As $379

If you love to travel and regularly take advantage of cheap flight deals, you know it's not often you're crossing the Pacific on the cheap. That's …

Flying

Recreating Brandon Woelfel’s Editing Style in Lightroom and Photoshop

Photographer Brandon Woelfel has a distinctive editing style that has netted him over 1.2 million followers on Instagram. This 15-minute crash course …

You Can Get A Free Macchiato At Starbucks This Week

For most of the US, this summer has been fairly mild. But, we still have another month or more left of summer and the temperatures are starting to rise. That means soon you’re probably going to be in search of a way to quench your thirst while also keeping cool. You can chug ice cold water, but …

Coffee

Build a portable computer on a USB stick

It's a PC that you can carry anywhere.<p>Linux, the free and open-source operating system, has fewer desktop users than Windows and macOS. But it's also far more flexible. In fact, you can install many of its versions (Linux comes in several different flavors, called distributions or distros) on a USB …

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

President Trump Doesn't Understand North Korea Or China: His Ignorance Could Trigger A War

North Korea shot off another missile and Washington went mad. Kim Jong-un is at the top of the news and the White House is panic mode. The U.S. convened an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.<p>You’d think the North was the dominant superpower and America was the small, impoverished state …

North Korea

Chinese Vegetarian Cooking

There are many Chinese people who are vegetarian because they are Buddhist but in recent years there are more and more people becoming vegetarian …

Food & Dining

“Why did the fish die?”: The questions and Facebook posts that led Vietnam to imprison a mom blogger

With a blue fish painted on her cheek, a smiling Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh stares out from her Facebook page, where she writes in Vietnamese under the name <i>Mẹ Nấm</i>, or Mother [of] Mushroom. Nhu Quynh, a single mom and tour guide, began blogging over a decade ago adopting her daughter’s nickname as part …

Rights & Freedoms

Quick Tip: Refining Local Adjustments in Lightroom

Making local adjustments in Lightroom can be a great way to bring attention to a specific part of your image, but they lack an opacity slider to …

Immigrant physicians: Why are they vital for U.S. healthcare?

Approximately a quarter of the country's physicians are international medical graduates. This diverse physician community, many of whom obtained …

Health Care

See the Effects of Climate Change Across Earth (Video)

A new video from the European Space Agency explains how changes in climate are causing sea levels to rise around the world.<p>There are three main …

Global Warming

The 4-Ingredient Sauce Your Cobbler Is Missing

The Ultimate Sauce for Crisps, Crumbles, and Cobblers<p>Makes 1 cup, about 8 servings<p>1/2 cup heavy cream <br>1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds …

Justice Department anti-fraud expert resigns, disturbed by Trump's 'stunning' conduct

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lawyers at the Justice Department are typically mum on frank details surrounding an early resignation, so it's especially unusual when one directly points to the conduct of the President of the United States as the reason for quitting.<p>But Hui Chen, an anti-corruption expert who formerly …

Corruption

Finally, a way to turn your smartphone into a universal remote

What do your television, air conditioner, cable box, and ceiling fan all have in common? They can soon all be controlled through the smartphone in …

Remote Controls

Investing in These Stocks Now Could Make You a Millionaire Retiree

Investors willing to buy now and hold these two companies for decades could get rich.<p>Investing in stocks is the best way for most people to grow …

We’re eating too much meat and it’s making us sick

While Senate Republicans work to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the future of health insurance in our country remains unknown. But what we do know is that chronic diseases and conditions continue to be the leading cause of disability and death and claim 90 percent of the US health care …

Health Care

Scientists are dusting off a long-forgotten weapon to cope with modern bacteria

In 1915, British scientist Frederick Twort saw something weird happening to the bacteria that had invaded his viral cultures: They were disappearing, a sign they had been destroyed. Two years later, French-Canadian microbiologist Félix d’ Hérelle observed the same phenomenon in his own lab.<p>Both …

Microbiology

Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Is Off to a Blazing Start

WASHINGTON — In the four months since he took office as the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt has moved to undo, delay or otherwise block more than 30 environmental rules, a regulatory rollback larger in scope than any other over so short a time in the agency’s 47-year …

Turn an old monitor into a wall display with a Raspberry Pi

So you have an unused Raspberry Pi -- or five -- lying around and you don't know what to do with it. You're not alone, even if there are hundreds of projects at the ready.<p>You can turn it into a Minecraft machine, a music streamer for your living room, an Alexa speaker and many other things. But one …

Raspberry Pi

The 11 best botanical gardens in the United States

Beat the heat in these urban paradises<p>Summer is in full swing, which means there’s no better time to play outdoors. But even diehard city lovers sometimes tire of the incessant urban annoyances in the summer months: the long commutes, the endless pavement, and the oppressive heat.<p>Luckily, nearly …

Read This Book. It'll Rattle You.

A scholar-analyst makes a historical case for the threat of a U.S.-China war.<p>Before settling in for pleasurable summer books, read Graham Allison's "Destined for War: Can America and China escape Thucydides's Trap?"<p>A warning label: It's going to scare the hell out of you.<p>It starts with the Athenian …