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Reader Recs: Favorite National Parks in the U.S.

The beauty of America’s 59 national parks is hard to put into words.<p>From the crystal clear waters of Glacier to the breathtaking enormity of the Grand Tetons, it’s something you should experience firsthand—and this is the perfect time to do it. Why? It’s <b>National Park Week</b>.<p>To pay homage to the …

Speed up Chrome for Android with this simple tweak

Chrome for Android is one of the fastest and most feature-rich browsers for Android. But a persistent problem has ruined Google’s mobile browser for many users – janky scrolling. Especially since Google replaced the AOSP Browser with Chrome as the default browser on new Android devices, people have …

Comcast really, really doesn't care about you (allegedly)

Comcast has often managed to be the target of abuse and, on a good day, gallows humor.<p>It regularly features in the Consumerist's list of worst American companies. Indeed, just three years ago, Comcast encouraged its staff to vote so that it wouldn't be named Worst Company in America.<p>But, now that …

Reddit's giving away 10 percent of money made off its ads to charity this year

Reddit's turning from an entertainment and philanthropy-enabler to a philanthropist of its own. The popular social network today said it plans to take 10 percent of the revenue it makes off advertising during 2014 and give it to a charity that will be chosen by the Reddit community. "We want to …

Taco Recipes | Slideshow | Leite's Culinaria

Who needs those spice packets? There's ample zing in these slightly citrusy tacos to be both sassy and sophisticated.<p>All the messy, smoky goodness of …

Slow-Cooker Pho With Eye of Round Recipe

<b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Slow Cooker Pho With Eye of Round</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Soup:</b>2 1/2 pounds oxtails1/2 white onion3” piece fresh ginger, peeled2 cinnamon sticks2 teaspoons coriander seeds1 teaspoon fennel seeds5 whole star anise5 whole cloves1 whole cardamom pod9 cups of water1 1/2 tablespoons …

Tech companies are way too secretive for their own good

Tech companies have billions riding on the success of their products, so they have good reason to be secretive. But when it becomes a reflexive part of company culture, it can backfire.<p>Amazon makes a habit of disclosing only the numbers it’s obligated to, and it keeps a tight leash on employees. …

Tim Cook

Bacon + Low Carb + Delish = Super Bowl Snack Winner

If you Google "healthy Superbowl snacks," chances are you'll get a recipe list that sounds as bad as it tastes: <i>Quarterback Green Smoothie?</i> Not unless Tom Brady is involved. Wait -- is he even playing in this Super Bowl? (Googling again to check... OK, he's apparently not.) <i>Fruit Skewered with Yogurt</i> …

For A Twist On The Lunar New Year Dumpling, Add Green Tea

Friday is New Year's for the millions of people around the world who celebrate the Lunar New Year. This year is the Year of the Horse.<p>On <i>Morning Edition</i>, Ying Compestine, a cookbook and children's book author, talks about her favorite dish for the holiday: steamed dumplings infused with green tea. …

Watch Michael Bay’s Onstage Meltdown, How He Could Have Prevented It

The film director lost it live at CES 2014 during a Samsung presentation, reminding us all how not to handle a freeze-up.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54xGmAhr9F0<p>Whenever anyone asks me why I have anxiety about public speaking, they ultimately pose this question: “What’s the worst that could …

Public Speaking

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Mashed Potato Strategies

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>M</i><i>ashed potatoes are the glue that holds any feast together -- we'd just rather they didn't taste like glue.</i><p>People have strong opinions about mashed …

Hollywood Bar Whips Up $500 Milkshake

If this milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, they better not forget their credit cards.<p>A new glamorous nightspot called The Powder Room in …

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

Second-Act-Career Success Stories, From Those Who’ve Creatively Reinvented Themselves

Digital natives don’t have anything on these gen-Xers and Boomers who crafted new careers with social media savvy, storytelling chops and a dynamic approach to reinvention.<p>Around these parts, we like to celebrate creative people. And we stand up and cheer for (and hire!) people like Natalia …

Social Media

Infographic: The Periodic Table Of Alcohol Is The Ultimate Cocktail Primer

Inspired by the periodic table, this infographic aims to educate college students about the drinks they’re imbibing.<p>Back in 1869, the great Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev noticed periodic trends in the properties of the elements that he was studying. Mendeleev realized that by identifying these …

9 Awesome Facts About Lemons You Should Know

When we were kids, our introduction to lemons wasn't so friendly. (It went something like this.) But now that we're all grown up, we actually like the tangy flavor it adds to our recipes for chicken, cookies and, most importantly, cocktails.<p>But now our relationship with lemons has moved from the …

The 25-Hour Work Week, And Other Radical Ideas For Better Employee Productivity

“I don’t care when you work, how you work, or where you work.” In an excerpt from her upcoming book, author Rana Florida explores unconventional ideas for letting employees be their best selves.<p>When I began as CEO at the Creative Class, I told my team members that I was not their boss. Early on, I …

Ernst & Young

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …

Happiness

Once Upon A Time At The Office: 10 Storytelling Tips To Help You Be More Persuasive

Storytelling is the most effective to way to get your point across. Here are some expert tips for doing it right.<p>Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there was a salesman who traveled the countryside, peddling his wares. Everyone loved his product except the evil king, who wanted to do away with …

Public Speaking

Daniel H. Cohen: For argument's sake

Rosie's Buttermilk Biscuits

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes lets us in on her grandmother's secrets for making perfect buttermilk biscuits.</i><p>As a child, my grandparents' farm was my favorite place on …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Albert Einstein

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Simple Springtime Dishes

Move Over Nursing Homes — There's Something Different

One thing just about everyone dreads as they age is the possibility of ending up in a nursing home. We all think we know what that's like: sharing a room with strangers, sitting slumped in a wheelchair all day, rigid schedules, bad smells. And for more than 1 million Americans, this is home. But …