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Braised Short Ribs with a Pretty Great Bacon-Pineapple Situation on Top

February 2018<p>4 servings<p>Braising might sound like a fancy restaurant technique, but really it's really straightforward. You're just slow-cooking tough cuts of meat in liquid until tender, and once you've mastered this method you'll be able to braise just about anything. While a lot of recipes call …

Cooking

Rosie Birkett's quick packed lunch ideas for busy people

Egg, potato and gherkin salad (pictured above)<p>Boil 250g baby new potatoes in salted water until tender, drain. Boil another pot of water, lower in 2 eggs and cook for 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool, then peel. Chop 1 egg and halve the other. In a bowl, mix 2 tbsp mayonnaise …

Spices

Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Eurovision in spaaaaaaaaaace!<p>Many authors attempt comedy in science fiction, but few pull it off. Alongside very funny works like John Scalzi’s <i>Redshirts</i> and Terry Pratchett’s entire <i>Discworld</i> series, the pinnacle of hilarious science fiction is Douglas Adams’ <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,</i> …

Science Fiction

U.S. seeks to deport thousands of Vietnamese protected by treaty: former ambassador

HO CHI MINH CITY (Reuters) - The United States is seeking to send thousands of immigrants from Vietnam back to the communist-ruled country despite a bilateral agreement that should protect most from deportation, according to Washington's former ambassador to Hanoi.<p>A "small number" of people …

Immigration

MIT's wearable device can 'hear' the words you say in your head

If you've read any sort of science fiction, it's likely you've heard about subvocalization, the practice of silently saying words in your head. It's common when we read (though it does slow you down), but it's only recently begun to be used as a way to interact with our computers and mobile …

Wearable Tech

Homeland Security to compile database of journalists and 'media influencers'

The Department of Homeland Security wants to track the comings and goings of journalists, bloggers and other “media influencers” through a …

Public Relations

How to Make the Creamiest Polenta of Your Life

Polenta is just water and coarse-ground, usually yellow cornmeal. Or is it? There’s salt, too, right? How much? And how much water? Are other liquids okay? Do you combine, then bring to a boil? Or bring to a boil, then combine? Do you really have to stir constantly? What about soaking overnight? …

Babysitting

The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Mining

Here’s how to use Airtable, the user-friendly spreadsheet app that’s taking Silicon Valley by storm

Everyone in Silicon Valley seems to be talking about Airtable, a user-friendly spreadsheet app that makes it super easy to build custom applications — no coding experience required.<p>Airtable has achieved something of a cult following, especially among developers. Tesla uses Airtable to track …

Apps

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

Congress gives police in other countries easier access to U.S. data, raising privacy concerns

WASHINGTON – Police in other countries will be able to get emails and other electronic communication more easily from their own citizens and from Americans under a bill that Congress stuffed inside the massive $1.3 trillion spending deal passed last week.<p>Supporters said the bill, dubbed the CLOUD …

Surveillance

Remote Moderated Usability Tests: How and Why to Do Them

<b>Summary:</b> Remote unmoderated usability testing is so fast and easy that some teams make it their only evaluation method. But don’t shy away from its …

UX Design

The 5 Crucial Features of a High-Converting Landing Page

Convincing people to visit your website might be tough, but the real challenge is convincing them to convert once they get there.If your content …

Marketing

Younger at heart: Madeira’s makeover

‘Time to off-road,” says Pedro, our jeep driver and guide for the day. It’s the most enthusiastic he’s been all morning; his 4x4 Land Rover is built for it after all, and he isn’t remotely worried that we’re stuck in mud with our back wheels hanging over the edge of the track. “Are we going to fall …

Madeira

Creating A UX Strategy

Creating A UX StrategyCreating A UX StrategyChristopher Murphy 2018-03-23T11:25:01+01:00 2018-04-09T11:06:41+00:00(<i>This is a sponsored article</i>.) As …

UX Design

How the AI cloud could produce the richest companies ever - MIT Technology Review

For years, Swami Sivasubramanian’s wife has wanted to get a look at the bears that come out of the woods on summer nights to plunder the trash cans …

Machine Learning

Inside The Design Processes At Netflix, Slack, Pinterest, And More

The design platform company InVision has released an intriguing report on how some of the world’s most innovative companies approach design. The Design Genome Project is an online resource describing the processes, organizational structures, and tool stacks (predictably heavy on InVision) at …

UX Design

Cambridge Analytica Execs Caught Discussing Extortion and Fake News

In a series of undercover videos filmed over the last year, Britain's Channel 4 News caught executives at Cambridge Analytica appear to say they …

Cambridge Analytica

The spectrum of design roles in 2018

Single focus, cross discipline, or full spectrum?Recently, a colleague of mine named Mariko Sugita needed to hire a designer for a website she was …

UX Design

Port Renfrew Seaside Cottages

Port Renfrew was inaccessible except by boat until 1957. Even today, the community—home to the Pacheedaht First Nation—feels remote and undeniably …

Outdoors

Offroad Westfalia camper van follows the compass toward the dirt, rock and unknown

Westfalia has really been putting it in overdrive in 2018. Somewhere after launching the all-new Nissan Michelangelo and stretched Ford Nugget, it …

Off-roading

11 things you should know before traveling to Thailand

When traveling to another country, it's easy to overlook that place's cultural norms.<p>But being culturally sensitive will help you not only gain respect as a traveler, but it will also help you gain insight into the values of the people you're visiting.<p>For Thailand in particular, basic knowledge of …

Asia Travel

Consistent Design Systems in Sketch With Atomic Design and the Auto-Layout Plugin

Do you design digital products (or websites) and hand design files off to developers for implementation? If you answered yes, settle in! While the</i> …

Michio Kaku picks five books to help you understand the future

Science is the engine of prosperity. From the industrial revolution (powered by the steam engine), to the electric revolution (which lit up our cities), to the current computer revolution (which connects us all), science creates wealth and progress. Now, to predict the future of society, we have to …

Singularity

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