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5 Links to Read Before Making a Salad

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master a cooking technique. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Give salad the attention it deserves.</i><p>All too often, salad is merely an afterthought. You painstakingly plan out an elaborate meal, and then (at the last minute) …

Cabbage Patch Kids wigs for babies go viral

Baby accessories seldom come cuter than this.<p>A Georgia mom-to-be has a viral hit on her hands thanks to her crocheting skills and a fondness for Cabbage Patch Kids – the dimpled dolls that sparked a craze in the 1980s.<p>“I was a huge child of the ‘80s and I had lots of Cabbage Patch Kids dolls and I …

Crocheting

Facebookers, beware: That silly update can cost you a job

Little did Ashley Payne know that the festive photo of her holding both a pint of beer and a glass of red wine would lead to her losing her high school teaching job.<p>The 24-year-old educator posted the image to her Facebook profile, and after a parent complained, school officials told Payne she'd …

Coursera partners with state universities to bring online education to millions

Coursera just announced a partnership with some of the largest state universities in a bid to bring online education to millions of students.<p>The online education provider has teamed up with 10 state university systems and public university flagships, including the State University of New York …

Gmail wages war on inbox clutter with new design for mobile and desktop

Three years after Priority Inbox, Google tries another approach at managing email overload<p>Google begins rolling out a redesigned Gmail today with an eye on removing inbox clutter, separating bulk emails from the main feed with new tabs for messages from social networks, deal sites, businesses, and …

28 Incredible Things You Never Knew About How The 'Harry Potter' Movies Were Made

The studios are massive and reveal how the movies were made using the most incredible special effects in the film industry.<p>Over the course of filming, five warehouses full of props were used. There was an Animal Department, a Creatures Department, a Visual and Special Effects Department, and more, …

Your Brain Catches Grammar Errors Even When You Don't Realize It

The pedant within<p>The brain does all kinds of amazing things while you're not paying attention (you know, like regularly remind you to breathe). But it's also engaged in less critical but equally interesting tasks, like correcting the grammar of the person sitting across from you at dinner. A …

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

Attention College-Age Film Critics: Indiewire, Locarno Film Festival and Film Society of Lincoln Center Could Send You to Switzerland (Again)

“Few people would deny that film reviewing is in crisis.” –The Guardian, 2010<p>“This is the golden age of film criticism.” –Roger Ebert, 2010<p>Film …

Film Festivals

7 Terrible Management Fads That Just Won't Die

Contrary to what you might think, management fads aren't fads because they're something new. Quite the contrary, what makes them fads is that companies glom onto these decades-old ideas as panaceas... one after the other after the other.<p>Here's how to ensure that you can still get work done and …

Viacom Asks Federal Court to Toss $1 Billion Cablevision Suit

Viacom is calling for a federal court to toss out Cablevision's $1 billion lawsuit alleging that the company's policy of bundling unpopular channels …

Can John McCain Break Up the Cable Bundle Forever? (No, Probably Not)

A la carte television sounds wonderful. But it's not happening. And it could be a big headache if it did.<p>Reuters<p>If you love television, you probably hate the television bundle. And if you hate the television bundle, your favorite person in Washington today is Sen. John McCain. His new legislation, …

Here's John McCain's Cable-Destroying Legislation

He's introducing legislation that would make it easier for consumers to pick their channels.<p>We have the actual bill embedded in this post as well as his remarks to the Senate:<p>"Mr. President, today I am introducing the Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013. This legislation has three principal …

Net Neutrality

Watch out, cable TV: YouTube’s paid channel subscription program is official

After months of speculation, it’s official: YouTube is rolling out a new program that allows some of its premium channel partners to charge a monthly subscription fee for access to its content.<p>The new paid channel subscriptions are rolling out as a pilot program that includes a handful of partners. …

AP reminds staffers not to retweet rumors in new social media guidelines

Social media has had a massive impact on news-gathering and dissemination. Major print institutions like <i>Reuters</i> and the <i>Associated Press</i> have hired social media editors, adopting new platforms as a way to get information out quickly while larger articles are in the works. But with the immediacy of a …

Letters: Media studies hit by film charity closure

I am appalled to learn that Film Education, the charity that provides curriculum-based teaching resources, teacher training and cinema-based events …

Obama to nominate venture capitalist to head FCC

Thomas Wheeler will be stepping in at a time of rapid change in the telecom world, where many rules were formulated before current wireless and Internet technologies emerged.<p>President Obama plans to nominate venture capitalist Thomas Wheeler to head the Federal Communications Commission, White …

Crunchy Creamy Cucumber Avocado Salad

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A weeknight salad so flipping delicious, it's fit for a dinner party.</i><p>I saw some Persian cucumbers in the market the other day and thought hey, something green, why not? …

How To Chop, Dice, and Mince an Onion

How Big is a Dice? How Small is a Mince?<p>How do you know how big or small something is supposed to be? If the recipe writer feels it matters, usually …

Onions

Why I Let My Students Cheat On Their Game Theory Exam

Teaching people game theory is good. Making them live it is even better, says UCLA professor Peter Nonacs.<p>On test day for my Behavioral Ecology class at UCLA, I walked into the classroom bearing an impossibly difficult exam. Rather than being neatly arranged in alternate rows with pen or pencil in …

FCC-backed bill would subsidize broadband for low-income homes

New federal legislation is looking to modernize an aging government assistance program aimed at telephones by turning it into a way for low-income consumers to access broadband internet. The Broadband Adoption Act of 2013 was introduced to the House of Representatives yesterday and would update …

“Churnalism” tracker catches journalists copying press releases, Wikipedia

Sunlight Foundation's new tool tracks copy-pasta.<p>"Churnalism" is a term for the practice of journalists publishing press releases verbatim, or almost …

With Bookselling in Deep Turmoil, Book Sales Are on the Rise

Bookstores are in crisis. Books aren't.<p>Reuters<p>With all the upheaval in bookselling over the past decade -- the surge in online ordering, the multiple challenges faced by brick and mortar booksellers, and the squabbles over e-book pricing -- you would think the book industry was in crisis. But sales …

CISPA: 4 Viewpoints You Should Hear

Citing its effort to better protect American infrastructure from foreign attacks, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Information and Security Protection Act April 26 in spite of worries that consumer data privacy will be compromised if the bill eventually becomes law.<p>In an …

Cybersecurity

What Took the AP So Long to Get Its 2 Million Twitter Followers Back?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Associated Press is back on Twitter after yesterday’s hacking incident, which roiled financial …

A.J. Clemente’s On-Air Gaffe Sparks Whirlwind Media Tour

No one probably could have guessed 48 hours ago that A.J. Clemente's dubious broadcast debut would get flipped into 15 minutes of fame. But since …