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The Kitchen Tool You Didn't Know You Needed

The humble egg coddler looks like something that might have been cast in the "Be Our Guest" scene in <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>: short and stout and sleek, with determined little legs. (The design is also Bauhaus-inspired, if you're into that sort of thing.) I admittedly was skeptical of it: Most of my …

Recipes

Listen to Donald Trump’s Response When MSNBC Host Presses Him on His Views on Islam and Violence

Donald Trump insisted on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Monday that there is a “level of hatred” in the Muslim community that many people, including President Barack Obama, don’t want to talk about.<p>Image source: MSMBC<p>Responding to comments Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation” …

Turn Halloween candy into decadent brownies for a dangerously tasty treat

The abundance of candy before and after Halloween isn’t necessarily a problem, but it can make a life of moderation problematic. Fun size candy bars creep up everywhere: in the break room at work, in little bowls at reception desks, and in various stashes at home—out of sight, out of mind, …

Netflix knows which episodes get you hooked to a series

Netflix viewers get hooked after two episodes of Breaking Bad, but it takes four doses of the show’s spin-off Better Call Saul before an audience is roped in.<p>The streaming service Netflix has analysed viewer data from 16 countries to find out at what point in several hit programmes someone is 70% …

TV

Hillary Clinton's Inner 'Val the Bartender' is Her Key to the White House

"Val the Bartender" is a wise, wise woman. She's so savvy, in fact, that she should be Hillary Clinton's new confidante who whispers in her ear when she isn't sure about issues that could dog her in a campaign, like the timing on announcing her opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline or her support …

Trump on his golf course: 'God created this'

To Donald Trump, "God is the ultimate."<p>In a recent interview with CBN News' "The Brody File," the Republican candidate marveled at his wealth and good fortune at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, outside of Los Angeles.<p>"You know, you look at this? Here we are on the …

Donald Trump Is Going to Be President

In 2008, Malcolm Gladwell wrote a best-seller entitled <i>Outliers: The Story of Success</i> One of the great take-aways from the book was the notion that if you practiced anything for 10,000 hours, you could become a world-class success at it. Practice the piano for 10,000 hours and you could be a concert …

Here are all the countries where it's still illegal to be gay

"We're the first country in the world to enshrine marriage equality in our constitution and do so by popular mandate. That makes us a beacon, a light to the rest of the world of liberty and equality. So it's a very proud day to be Irish," said Leo Varadkar, a Cabinet minister who came out as gay at …

Meet the original owner of the @POTUS Twitter account

President Obama began tweeting as @POTUS today, but he’s not the first person to use that name on Twitter.<p>That honor goes to Toronto-based Steve D’Alimonte, program director a youth-media/violence prevention organization and freelance video producer.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and …

Dufl, A Service That Packs And Ships Your Suitcase, Is A Traveler’s Dream

The absolute worst part of traveling, whether it’s for business or for pleasure, is packing and unpacking a suitcase. The work it takes to pack a bag is negligible, but having a clean inventory of clothes each time you pack takes far more planning.<p>Dufl, a service that launches today, is looking to …

Congress Schools Education Apps On Student Privacy

A new bill would provide K–12 students with robust data privacy protections.<p>As public schools scramble to answer calls for educational innovation with tablet programs and online learning systems, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are growing increasingly concerned about the privacy risks such …

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

That Time Pizza Hut Made Fun Of Hillary Clinton For Being A Carpetbagger

"How do I know so much about New York pizza? 'Cause New York, I want to be your next senator!"<p>When Hillary Clinton first ran for Senate in 2000 in New York, a state she never had residency in, critics called her a carpetbagger.<p>Enter Pizza Hut and the 1999 World Series between the New York Yankees …

Watch Hillary Clinton Sing Show Tunes With Rosie O'Donnell In 1997

Appearing as a guest on the "Rosie O'Donnell Show" in 1997, Clinton sang lines from "The Telephone Hour" in Bye Bye Birdie. The 1990s were a strange, strange time.

Robotic kitchen will be your own personal chef

Experimenting with different flavours and techniques to produce something delicious can be as satisfying as sitting down and eating it -- but if you don't have the time to cook every night, it can quickly become just another chore.<p>We're not sure that Moley Robotics' solution would be appropriate …

Robotics

John Stamos Confirms, Give Details About Full House Reboot on Kimmel

Coming in 2016.<p>Earlier this month, news leaked that Netflix was in the process of working out a 13-episode series order of a <i>Full House</i> reboot titled <i>Fuller House</i>. The multi-camera show would reportedly follow Candace Cameron Burr (DJ) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy) as they tried to keep control of their …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Obama: I’m Concerned by ‘Less Than Loving’ Comments From Christians

President Barack Obama on Tuesday used the White House Easter prayer breakfast to accuse some Christians of lacking love, then said he was “pulling back” from saying any more.<p>“On Easter, I do reflect that as a Christian, I am supposed to love,” Obama said. “I have to say that sometimes, when I …

Donald Trump: 'I am the only one who can make America truly great again!'

Trump, a Republican, said he is forming an exploratory committee. This is an essential first move that lets candidates raise money to fund the early stages of their campaigns.<p>"We must rebuild our infrastructure, control our borders, support local control of education, greatly strengthen our …

‘Your Argument Makes No Sense’: Beck’s Question for Obama After Controversial Prayer Breakfast Speech

President Barack Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday stunned Glenn Beck, who described it as a “lecture” to Americans not to “wag our fingers at [the Islamic State] for executing, crucifying, setting people on fire, because we all remember exactly what Christianity did a …

Buying a New Air Force One Is Complicated

Think it’s tough to buy a new car? Try buy­ing a plane that has all the bells and whistles fit for a pres­id­ent, in­clud­ing some that might not …

Aviation

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

This Amazing Airplane Seat Could Change Everything About Luxury Flying

Designers at Hong Kong-based PaperClipDesign have come up with a concept — called the "Butterfly Seat" — that affords passenger airlines an unprecedented level of flexibility in arranging the premium sections of their cabins.<p>Airlines in search of increased profits have been investing heavily in …

Ronald Reagan's 1983 telephone apology to Margaret Thatcher over Grenada invasion – audio

President told British leader lack of warning over invasion of Commonwealth country was because of fears of US mole<p>Published: 10 Nov 2014<p>Reagan apologises to Thatcher for keeping secret the US invasion of the Caribbean island of Grenada, a Commonwealth country<p>Podcast<p>Published: 10 Nov 2014<p><b>Geoffrey</b> …

Shuddle is an 'Uber for kids' where parents pay and strangers drive

A personal taxi service for children? That’d be parents, surely. But US startup Shuddle is hoping there’s a business in taking some of that ferrying load off parental shoulders.<p>Launching initially in San Francisco, the company charges parents a monthly subscription of $9 plus fares for individual …

This Is What It's Like Behind The Scenes When The World's Leaders Meet At The UN

Last week, the United Nations wrapped up its annual General Assembly, a meeting where the world's leaders head to Manhattan to discuss key global issues.<p>Business Insider was there and, along with the speeches, we documented what happens behind the scenes at the GA including hidden art exhibits, odd …

High-Speed Gondolas Could Take New York’s Transportation To The Sky

The East River Skyway wants to connect trendy neighborhoods to Manhattan by way of zero-emissions cable cars.<p>If you’ve ever spent half an hour judging the terroir of a stranger’s sweat stain on a commute between Brooklyn and Manhattan, you’re already familiar with the Metropolitan Transit …

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

These Are The 'Secret Menu' Items At McDonald's

"There's something for everyone to love at McDonald's." At least that's what McDonald's says (and Lebron James stands by the claim, too).<p>If you feel the promise falls a little flat, you might've missed Mickey D's "secret menu." Tired of that classic Big Mac? Why not try a McGangBang instead? Feel …