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Ben & Jerry's Nails It With New Core Ice Cream Flavors

We love Ben & Jerry's for almost too many reasons to count -- they're witty, they're ethical, they're responsible, they invented Half Baked, and founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are the cutest friends of all time. Now we have a new reason to swoon: four new flavors of Ben & Jerry's Cores.<p>The …

The Simple Piece Of Plastic That Teaches Kids To Tie Their Shoes

As a first grade teacher, Eileen Sloan got tired of tying students’ shoes, so she invented a plastic tool to lend a helping hand.<p>As a first grade teacher, Eileen Sloan got tired of tying shoes. Though it wasn’t something she taught in her class, she expended plenty of energy helping students tie …

Associated Press News

Arizona governor vetoes anti-LGBT discrimination bill

Bill would have allowed Arizona businesses to refuse service to gay customers by citing “religious freedom”<p>PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism …

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

Cooking

The Taliban capture a British dog of war

Video highlights the risks to hundreds of canines at work in Afghanistan, sniffing out explosives, weapons and drugs<p>The Taliban in Afghanistan have captured a British special forces dog, parading the forlorn-looking animal in a triumphant online video.<p>In footage released on a militant website on …

Afghanistan

Urban Instagram photographers you should follow

SOUTH AFRICA<p>@garethpon is an urban photographer from Johannesburg. His favourite spot to photograph in the city is Maboneng Precint. For him, photography is not so much about shooting pretty pictures, but about “being as honourable as possible to capture in a single image the story that a moment …

DNP: the return of a deadly weight-loss drug

Four deaths in the UK and up to 60 worldwide have recently been attributed to the substance 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP), an industrial chemical that has become popular among people wanting to lose weight, including bodybuilders and people with eating disorders.<p>The dangers of DNP were even raised in the …

The Best Macaroni and Cheese, 3 Ways

Written by Emily Monaco<p>Macaroni and cheese is classic comfort food, and everyone has their own favorite. While store-bought versions exist, making your own is the best option for an all-natural, tasty, cheesy dish. There are three main varieties, each of which offers its own characteristics.<p>So …

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Place semisweet chocolate and rum in a small bowl; set aside. Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer; pour over …

Dessert

All of the Satisfying Nutella GIFs You Need and Deserve

Happy World Nutella Day, everyone! Whether you love this chocolate + hazelnut spread more than anything else in the world, or you simply need …

GIF Animations

Chocolate Lips And Lipstick Are Too Bizarre To Eat (PHOTO)

Let us start by saying that we love Francois Payard. We adore his macarons. His truffles make us endlessly happy. His cakes are absolutely breathtaking. Payard's desserts are elegant, decadent and always delicious. (If you haven't tasted them yet, you're seriously missing out.) It's for this reason …

The Brunch Dish: Beachy Brunching at Summer House Santa Monica

If for no other reason than the fact that it completely transports guests to a sunny fantasyland, <b>Summer House Santa Monica</b> should be at the top of your dining list this winter. The whitewashed, beachy-chic California import beats diners over the head with SoCal verve, from the decor to the food, …

Does cutting a lemon lengthwise really give you more juice? We tried it out, and here's what happened: http://thekitc.hn/1bvMKtN

Windows 8.1 update may default to desktop on startup

An expected update to Windows 8.1 could reportedly boot directly to the traditional Windows desktop, bypassing the tiled "Metro" start screen.<p>(<b>Update:</b> ZDNet is calling the report into question, saying, "if Microsoft did make skipping the Metro Start screen a default option, the company would give …

Microsoft Windows

How Nintendo Can Save Itself

Nintendo is hemorrhaging money on a flopped product and refuses to do the one thing that’ll keep it afloat. Here are some ideas for how it could improve its bottom line, without selling out.<p>The Nintendo Wii console was a massive hit. The sequel which debuted late last year, the Wii U, was a massive …

The Neuroscience Of Superstition

With the Super Bowl in sight, we look at what makes some people accept superstitious beliefs and others reject them.<p>The Super Bowl is this Sunday, which means millions of fans and gamblers alike will spend the next 48 hours looking for signs from the universe about who’s going to win. If Seattle’s …