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How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Privacy

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Books

Fall of the Western Roman Empire

To many historians, the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century CE has always been viewed as the end of the ancient world and the onset …

Ancient History

Happy 98th Birthday James Doohan!

HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 2: (L to R) Actors Nichelle Nichols, William Shatner, James Doohan and Leonard Nimoy pose during the TV Land Awards 2003 at the …

Can iPhones Get Viruses? How to Detect & Remove Malware & Viruses from Your iPhone

Can iPhones get viruses? It's easy to revel in false security and believe our iPhones can't be infected by viruses; after all, the Apple ecosystem has a great track record for safety and defense against electronic invasion of all kinds. No system is completely invulnerable, however, so it's …

App Store

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

College basketball darkened again by new allegations

The first blow to college basketball came in September, when a federal investigation revealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks being funneled to influence recruits.<p>The games went on under the dark cloud hanging over the sport, the season playing out while everyone wondered …

College Basketball

Winter Olympics: Why did broadcaster show replay of exposed breast?

Why did Olympic broadcaster show replay of exposed breast?<p>Martin Rogers | USA TODAY Sports<p>Wardrobe malfunction sets stage for Olympic comeback<p>USA TODAY Sports' Martin Rogers says that the most memorable Olympic performances can sprout from the most embarrassing moments.<p>USA TODAY Sports<p>GANGNEUNG, …

Winter Olympics

11 amazing places to visit in the Czech Republic

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Czech Republic is a destination straight out of fairy tales.<p>With an array of picturesque historic cities, world-class architecture, romantic castles and charming natural wonders, this Central European country should definitely be on every travel list.<p>Covering an area of just 78,866 …

European Travel

This Is Not a Drill: Amazon’s Best-Selling Air Fryer Is Over 50 Percent Off Right Now

Sorry Instant Pot, we’re going to pause our obsession with you for <i>one</i> minute to fangirl over our newest finding: the air fryer.<p>Imagine if you could …

7 Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

Confession: When we want to whip up a flavorful meal without spending more than an hour in the kitchen, we turn to quick and easy sheet pan dinners. …

Cooking

Why You Should Definitely Pan-Sear Steak for a Weeknight Dinner

When we think of steak, we usually associate this big, hearty piece of meat with eating out, or at least, some sort of special occasion. But...why? …

Cooking

Here Are Alton Brown's Most Nerdy (And Brilliant) Cooking Hacks

From pasta to coffee to meatballs.

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

Cool stuff at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show

ORLANDO — The 2018 PGA Merchandise Show, golf's annual feast of golf products of all shapes and sizes, is upon us to showcase the latest innovations in our industry—from clubs, to swing aids, to apparel, to gadgets, to … well just about anything. Golf Digest editors are combing the floor of the …

Here’s How to Make Anthony Bourdain’s Favorite Pasta at Home

Anthony Bourdain's favorite city in the world is Tokyo, but if he's looking for pasta, he goes straight to Italy. On a famous episode of Bourdain's <i>No</i> …

Italy

10 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Whether you received a new iPhone over the holidays as a gift or treated yourself to one, chances are you’re not using your smartphone to its fullest.<p>After all, with many hundreds of embedded features, not to mention a new operating system (iOS 11), no doubt there are some things you had no idea …

File Formats

Quick and Easy Bean Soup With Sausage

This bean soup is a snap to throw together with several kinds of canned beans, some sausage, and basic seasonings. It's an excellent soup for a snow …

These cookies are the best of the best

Over the years, News & Observer readers have shared their favorite cookie and candy recipes for our annual holiday treat contest.<p>This year, we …

Want to Pamper Your Holiday Guests? Make Gougères

Caviar and truffles are all well and good, but nothing says “I’m pampering my guests” quite like a tray of hot, crisp gougères straight from the oven.<p>It isn’t because these French cheese puffs are expensive to make. They’re not. A humble mix of grated cheese, butter and flour, they’re among the …

Baking

7 Flipboard Magazines from Around the World for Holiday Inspiration

Looking for some new ideas this holiday season? Want to go beyond the “deck the halls” and glazed ham? Check out the international editions of our Holiday Central magazine, curated by our editors around the world, to find festive food ideas, home decor tips, gift guides, craft suggestions, and …

10 Must-Make Christmas Cookies - Chowhound

Christmas cookies are always a welcome addition to any holiday party, but the same old sugar cookies just won’t cut it this time around. Gingerbread …

Dessert

18 Easy Cookie Recipes You'll Make on Repeat

Most of them only require one bowl!<p>Sometimes you just need a cookie—but not the kind that you have to spend all day baking. These 18 easy cookie recipes can be thrown together for that birthday or holiday party you forgot about, or as a reward after a long week. No occasion necessary—they're just …

Dessert

How Long $1 Million Will Last in Retirement in Every State

Anywhere between 12 and 26 years, depending on the state.<p>10,000 people turn 65 in the U.S. every single day. The average American retirement age is …

Rhode Island

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The Axis Was Outmatched from the Start

Hitler and his Axis cohorts couldn’t match their enemies’ resources to begin with. That they learned all the wrong lessons from military history …

World History

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe

Really, though. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies are insane.<p>Without a doubt, the BA recipe that I make the most, (this probably speaks more to my sweet tooth than anything else) is the Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from one of our readers, Kate Davis. This is truly the …

Dessert

How Do You Even Pilot a 450 MPH RC Plane?

We’ve seen remote control airplanes powered by tiny jet engines before. But what’s mind-blowing about this particular RC craft is that it weighs just …

Travel through five countries on this Danube River cruise to the Black Sea

Explore the architectural, cultural and natural wonders of a region that once languished behind the Iron Curtain on the new 15-day Budapest to the Black Sea cruise from Riviera River Cruises.<p>The cruise, which begins in Budapest, Hungary, follows the Danube River through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, …

We Pitted Ina Garten's Mac & Cheese Recipe Against Gordon Ramsay's

Even if macaroni and cheese didn't originate in the U.S., the dish as we know it today feels distinctly American — like a ketchup-covered hotdog or …