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The 28 best films of all time you've probably never seen

In 2017, we had "La La Land" and "Moonlight," while 2016 saw "Deadpool," "Rogue One," and "Finding Dory" take the stage.<p>With so much attention on these superstar blockbusters, it becomes far too easy for a quality movie to fall through the cracks — even with a star-studded cast and reputable …

La La Land

This guy’s Super Mario breakdowns are the best way to learn the basics of computer science

In 1982, a 20-something programmer named Shigeru Miyamoto designed his very first game. Called <i>Donkey Kong</i>, its most significant contribution to …

Aziz Ansari's Master of None is a terrific, groundbreaking, important TV show

In one of the year's best TV shows, Ansari ponders the meaning of growing up<p>The magic of <i>Master of None</i> is that it tells universal coming-of-age stories yet feels like it was crafted specifically to appeal to me.<p>Co-created by comedian Aziz Ansari and <i>Parks and Recreation</i> writer Alan Yang, the …

TV

Don't Be the Person Who Screws Up a Baked Potato—Avoid These Common Mistakes

Sour cream can't fix everything. Avoid these common mistakes, and learn how to make a better baked potato.<p>There are baked potatoes, says Rick Martinez, <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s associate food editor… and then there are <i>baked potatoes</i>. There's a crater-like gap between the revelatory and the "just okay," and …

Video: David Chang's Ultimate Egg Lesson

Want to master the art of cooking an egg? Watch this video from 2015’s Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.<p>Want to master the art of cooking an egg? Watch …

What's the best cookbook of all time? The answer may surprise you

The best cookbook in the world is a tribute to variety meats, according to one survey. At one time, the book was so hard to find in the United States that copies sold for more than $100 each.<p>A poll of more than 400 food professionals in Britain, the United States, Australia and New Zealand found …

These Are the World's 50 Best Bars, According to 'Drinks International'

Here's the just-released annual list of the World's 50 Best Bars, as decided by industry news magazine <i>Drinks International</i>.<p>For the fourth year in a row, London's <b>Artesian</b> nabbed the top spot. Located at the swanky Langham hotel in the West End, Artesian is run by Alex Kratena and Simone Caporale and …

Three Essential Tools To Make It Out Alive

Conquer the wild (or weather the End Times)<p>Kniper MultiTool<p>Throwing knives are usually made for one purpose: to be hurled end over end until they embed in a wood surface. (Thwack!) The Kniper is fun like that, but it also adds 22 important functions, including a fork, range finder, pry bar, …

First Aid

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

Apps

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Language

The Secrets to Decorating a Stylish, Personal Living Space

"If you buy everything from a West Elm catalog, your space is going to feel a little soulless."<p>Decorating a new space (or your current bromidic one) is a big deal. You want it to reflect your current taste and interests—not just be a mash-up of hand-me-downs and odd pieces you've picked up along …

‘Game of Thrones’ Re-Edited to Make Joffrey Baratheon the Hero of the Series

BloodBlitz Comedy spent over 50 hours re-editing <i>Game of Thrones</i> to make Joffrey Baratheon the hero of the series. Previously BloodBlitz Comedy …

27 movies you have to see this fall

From book adaptations and Matt Damon being left on Mars, to two movies about Steve Jobs, here are 27 titles you shouldn't miss this fall.

Movies

Waze cofounder sold his startup to Google for over $1 billion, but he still doesn't own a house

Most of the money went to the investors, he told Business Insider.<p>The gossip in Israel is that Levine didn't walk with that much cash given the total amount involved. One Israeli news site estimated his take was about $38 million, or about 3%.<p>Even so, that's still a lot of money. Enough to …

Financial Services

The Identity of the Probable Killer on True Detective Reveals This Season’s Most Fatal Flaw

<i>This post contains frank discussion of Season 2, Episode 7 of True Detective. If you don’t want any spoilers, now’s the time to leave.</i><p>Last night, amidst the underground shoot-outs, desperate love connections, and string of casino fires, Ani Bezzerides and Ray Velcoro seemed to have cracked the …

"Heroin Chicken" (Warning: Extremely Addictive)

Would it be bragging to say that I am famous among my circle of friends for this amazing chicken?<p>Would it be over the top to say that at least two vegetarians (ladies, you know who you are!) have ignored the tofu I had diligently fixed them when they saw this chicken presented to the rest of the …

Recipes

Fried Greens Meatlessballs Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe is a godsend to anyone who belongs to a CSA or tends a prolific garden. Any greens—beet, turnip, kale, chard, mustard, etc.—can be used here. I've even made these with a mix of the green tops from my CSA carrots and onions. The recipe comes from <i>Twelve Recipes</i> by Cal …

Oh my baize! New cue sport LOOP turns pool on its head

Why I built Britain’s first elliptical pool table, for the game of LOOP, which will have its inaugural championship at the Port Eliot Festival later this month.<p>When I began writing about maths I had no idea that it would lead me to the glamorous world of indoor sports.<p>But while I was researching my …

‘Edge of Stability’, Incredible Time-Lapse Videos of Tornados, Thunderstorms, The Milky Way & Aurora Borealis

“Edge of Stability” is an incredible series of time-lapse videos by photographer Jeff Boyce featuring natural phenomea including tornados, storms, …

5 Racecar Driver Secrets You Should Learn

Go faster while staying safer with five video tutorials. Practice these at the track.<p>Driving skill isn't an absolute; there are always gains to be made. As a rule, more track time is better, and there's always room to improve. The best way is to find a well-regarded performance driving school, …

I Touched All Your Stuff Trailer Is Instantly Weird, Gripping

"It all started with the hippos." You'll want to know more about this ASAP.<p>When someone begins a story with, "It all started with the hippos," it's tough to pass on the rest of the tale. Such is the case in Maíra Bühler and Matias Mariani's forthcoming doc, <i>I Touched All Your Stuff</i>. After reading …

7 Uses for Store-Bought Pizza Dough

Sometimes--well, most times--it's totally fine not to make an entire recipe from scratch. Like when a recipe calls for store-bought pizza dough: Half …

7 Spectacular Cakes That Couldn't Be Easier To Make

It's time to up your cake game, and it couldn't be easier.<p><b>Raspberry Crepe Cake</b><p>Sure, it may look like an intense project, but it couldn't be simpler to assemble. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Chocolate Dump Cake</b><p>Throw all the ingredients into one bowl, then pour the batter into a pan and bake. No frosting necessary.</b> …

Lemon Pepper Two Bean Salad. 9g Protein per cup.

My Lemon Pepper Two Bean Salad is a super easy vegan recipe that packs plenty of protein, fiber and flavor in each bean-filled bite. The flavors: …

Summer Dessert Alert: Strawberry Limeade Cake!

This strawberry limeade cake is fruity, refreshing, and gorgeous! Those lovely layers are impossible to resist.<p>Um, hi. I made you the most perfectly gorgeous summer cake.<p>You're welcome.<p>Isn't cake the most perfect dessert on the planet? It's pretty, it's versatile, it's covered in frosting. I …

Dessert

Best ever lasagne recipes

Our best ever lasagne recipes are easy to make and use clever twists to make the classic lasagne a bit different. Try one of our 14 classic recipes …

How To Make A Better Chopped Salad Than You Can Buy

Photo credit: Heather Christo<p>There's no denying the fact that salads get boring. No matter how many combinations of greens, fixings and dressing one can make, this healthy meal faces some steep competition with, well, <i>everything</i> else. But since we have to eat our veggies, we're thankful for chopped …

Food

'The Sailor's Dream' Is the Ideal Video Game for People Who Don't Like Video Games

I spoke to one of the makers about his beautiful creation.<p><i>A screenshot from</i> Year Walk<p>One of the biggest obstacles in getting newcomers into gaming is the vaunted difficulty of the most acclaimed experiences. There's no hardship in hanging on until the end of even the most nerve-shredding movie, but …

Virtual reality fans should thank Facebook, at least for now

I joked about investing in Oculus after my first demo of the hardware at QuakeCon in 2012. John Carmack was showing the prototype to the press in a private suite. He explained that the creator of the hardware was at the show and then I found myself at dinner with founder Palmer Luckey and Nate …