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Best chocolate advent calendars for Christmas 2014

The countdown to Christmas gains added allure when every door conceals a chocolate treat. The Telegraph's chocolate expert picks this year's best advent calendars<p>Good chocolate makers have realised that providing multiple treats is the best way to ensure that Christmas remains the season of …

Ikea Reissues Original Midcentury Furniture

If you find the Ikea catalog irresistible today, you should see what they were making 60 years ago: High-back Victorian seats, sleek papasan chairs, and, of course, plenty of the casually elegant midcentury modern stuff that we know so well from <i>Mad Men</i>.<p>Now, Ikea is reintroducing 26 different seats, …

Triclosan linked to liver damage, cancer in mice

The antimicrobial agent triclosan -- widely found in soaps, toothpastes, detergents and other cleansers beloved by germophobes, may promote scarring of the liver and the growth of cancerous liver tumors, says a new study.<p>That finding -- in male mice fed a daily dose of triclosan in their diet over …

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9 DIYs for Your Coziest Fall Living Room EVER

These little additions will help you make your living space an even comfier place.<p>It's time to curl up with a good book and some hot chocolate. These little additions will help you make your living space an even comfier place.

I'm a Liberal Democrat. I'm Voting for Rand Paul in 2016. Here Is Why.

The editor of Breitbart Unmasked, a site that I enjoy immensely and find informative, recently told me that supporting Rand Paul disqualifies a person from being labeled a progressive. My rebuttal was that he might be right. However, I also mentioned that Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia …

Google-backed SA solar farm comes online

A 96MW photovoltaic (PV) solar plant backed in part by US Internet giant Google has gone live in the Northern Cape, two months ahead of schedule, its …

Rooftop Wind Turbine, Solar-Powered Mobile Device Charger Win At VERGE

A social enterprise with stand-alone, solar-powered mobile device chargers for public spaces. Another one making compact, quiet rooftop wind generators.<p>Those were the two winners of a recent pitch contest held at the VERGE conference in San Francisco, where 15 green startups had 2 ½ minutes each to …

Cigars just as harmful to health as cigarettes, study says

Cigar smokers are thought to inhale less smoke than cigarette smokers, leading some people to believe they pose fewer health risks than cigarettes.But new research published in the Nov. 7 issue of the journal Cancer, <i>Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention</i> suggests that isn’t so.<p>In fact, among the …

10 Ways to Overhaul Your Curb Appeal

Give an exterior a whole new look is as easy as focusing on the front door.<p>Make a good first impression with a stylish front door.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> My husband's co-workers dubbed this “crack pie”, even though it is nothing like the Momofuku pie of the same name. I think it deserves its title, though. Start with a buttery graham cracker crust – it’s the only part you need to bake! Add in a rich chocolate pudding filling, then top …

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Makers Mondays: The Great Indoors

Sponsored by Shinola<p>As part of our ongoing support for Detroit-based manufacturer Shinola's Makers Monday initiative (which encourages purchasing American-made products to help create and keep jobs in the United States) Cool Hunting is highlighting and looking back on our favorite brands that make …

Made in America

Five nighttime routines of successful entrepreneurs

The fascination with entrepreneurial productivity is endless – just look at the waves of books published each year to the ongoing obsession with finding ways to wake up earlier each day. But it's not just optimizing your morning routine or the approach to structuring your work day that's important. …

Color Obsession of the Week: Deep Ocean

A rug, a pillow, a chair, and more in Deep Ocean.<p><b>This week's finds:</b><p>1. Dudley Area Rug, $549. homedecorators.com.2. Avia Embroidered Pillows, $135 for set of 2. homedecorators.com.3. Storage Bin with Handles, $42. homedecorators.com.4. Taylor Basket, $59. homedecorators.com.5. Gordon Tufted Chair, …

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This App Scans Your Proportions And Mails You A Custom-Fitted Shirt

A new app called MTailor plans to change that, however, by outsourcing the measurements to your smartphone's camera.<p>Here's how it works.<p>Shirts start at $69, but that's still cheaper than other custom shirts out there, which can cost $100 and up. Also, shipping is free.<p>First, you choose the type of …

LG to launch new phone with its own 'Odin' AP

LG Electronics is set to launch a new mid-range phone that is, for the first time, powered by the company's long-rumoured, self-made application processor.<p>LG Electronics, Korea's second largest handset vendor, will launch a new phone later this month that is, for the first time, powered by its …

Mobile Technology

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

RHD 1988 Honda Accord Aerodeck

This 1988 Honda Accord Aerodeck was imported from the UK and is a model never offered in the USA. This is the second one we have found on offer in …

Upcoming PS4 update lets you play MP3s, MP4s, and other files off of USB drives

The PlayStation 4’s impending firmware update v2.00 is now confirmed to include additional customization options for the home screen, better library …

The Dyson humidifier cleans your air with ultraviolet light

Dyson doesn't enter new product categories all that often, but today we're seeing the second in less than two months. Following the September introduction of the 360 Eye robot vacuum, Dyson is now unveiling its first humidifier, simply called the Dyson humidifier. It'll look a lot more familiar …

The Cable-TV Bundle Is Finally Starting to Unravel

It’s been a long time coming. For years, television viewers have griped about having to pay for a massive bundle of channels that they barely watch. …

Alpine’s Slick New Headphones Make You Feel Your Beats

I’ve spent the better part of today playing with the new Alpine Headphones, a $299 pair of cans that promise to make you feel your music with the company’s “Full Frequency Immersion” technology.<p>An Alpine spokesperson told me that the product is “targeted to millennials,” which I assume means that …

The Dream Machine

There’s no way this is a video game.<p>That was my immediate response to seeing Nintendo 64 and <i>Super Mario 64</i> for the first time. <i>Nintendo Power</i> had been …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Sony's tiny high-resolution audio player might be the next big thing

It's called the Walkman NWZ-A17, and this wafer-thin player has a lot going for it, says the Audiophiliac.<p>Sony's latest reboot of the Walkman -- the NWZ-A17 high-resolution music player -- brings back memories of the original Walkman analog cassette players that were all the rage in the 1980s. Sony …

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7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

You Can Stuff Just About Anything Inside A Sweet Potato. And You Should.

Ladies and gentlemen, the sweet potato is more than just a fiber-rich spud that lends itself to being baked, fried, curled and hashed. Yes, the miraculous sweet potato functions as a naturally gluten-free bowl, burrito and boat. This vibrant vegetable is engineered to be stuffed.<p>Just like the …

Are Google's 'Off The Record' Chats Really Off The Record?

Many of us with desk jobs know Gchat's "off the record" function all too well. When a conversation about the boss' weird new haircut gets a little too controversial, we switch it on, assuming nothing will be remembered by the Internet powers that be.<p>How the "off the record" chat feature appears on …