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What I’m Reading: The Splendid Table

<i>It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that Americans are obsessed with food. But it’s a recent phenomenon. Where older generations didn’t deviate far</i> …

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

A Year in the Life of Pro Photographer Forest Woodward | Outside Online

Photo: Forest Woodward<p>Forest Woodward has an enviable travel schedule. In the last year, the climber, surfer, and pro photographer has visited half a dozen countries, including Spain and Peru, and about 20 states in the U.S. Here are a few of the best shots he's taken over the past year. Don't be …

16 Calming Paint Colors That Give a Room a Relaxing Vibe

The Simple Pleasures of Taylor Swift’s New Album, 1989

In ways good and bad, the think-piece economy rewards complicated things, especially when it comes to music. Think about the women in pop whose albums have been met favorably and feverishly on the web over the past year: <b>Beyoncé</b> all but redesigned the wheel for the spectacular release of her visual …

You'll Soon Be Able to Detect Cancer Using Your Smartphone

I spoke to the people behind a device that hopes to simplify the detection of cancer and other diseases.<p><i>Left to right: Jorge Soto, Chief Technology Officer at Miroculus, Foteini Christodoulou, Chief Science Officer, and Alejandro Tocigl, CEO</i><p>The thing about cancer is that you need to catch it early. …

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Nike and Apple working on ‘stylish’ new wearable technology

Apple and Nike are working on new item of wearable technology that will have greater integration into existing gadgets, and is less obvious and more “stealth”, according to the Nike chief executive, Mark Parker.<p>Nike has long been making wearable technology, originally partnering with Apple for its …

Zuckerberg Speaks Chinese, Internet Soils Itself

Mark Zuckerberg may only own one hoodie, as far as we can tell, but he is multilingual. The Facebook founder was interviewed at business school Tsinghua University today and answered all questions in Mandarin, to the delight of the audience and the relief of Renee Zellweger, who is probably happy …

Here's Why You Probably Won't Get Hired At Google

Of the 3 million applications it receives each year, Google only hires 7,000, or about 0.2%, the company's HR boss Laszlo Bock said at LinkedIn's recent Talent Conference, according to Quartz.<p>Although many have heard about Google's unbelievably difficult brain-teasers, the company actually has a …

The Best Browser Privacy Tools (That Don’t Make Life More Difficult)

In a year when social media giants and governments alike have made headlines for tracking users online without their consent, battening down the …

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This Chrome extension will brighten your day every time you open a new tab

If you use Google Chrome as your web browser, do yourself a favor and install this extension right now. Just do it:<p>Earth View from Google Maps<p>The extension, released earlier this month by Google, displays a beautiful satellite photograph from somewhere in the world every time you open a new tab. …

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Top 20 US Cities for Tech Startup Funding

Tech startups in these 20 metro areas received the most venture capital funding so far in 2014.<p>When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around …

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New Google Calendar app seasonal backgrounds ready for download

It used to be that some of the worst looking backgrounds you could put on your device were the default images provided by app developers, your phone manufacturer or the operating system itself. When turning to third party sources for great looking imagery, Google Calendar may not have been high on …

Facebook wants to bring back the anonymous chatroom

Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.<p>Facebook wants to bring some of that community back with a fun …

9 Ways to Fancy Up Your Pies

My sincere love of pie has had me experimenting in the kitchen for years. I’ve eaten my share of last slices straight from the pie plate at midnight. And many, many pies later, I’ve discovered a few surprises. The truth is, there are tons of ways to take your pie up a notch, without even straying …

How To Seed A Pomegranate Without Getting Juice Everywhere

The pomegranate can be a little intimidating to deconstruct. The seeds' red juice is potent -- it can and will stain anything within splattering distance. Luckily, there's a simple pomegranate-seeding method that will ensure your clothes and kitchen keep clean, while you separate all the juicy …

This Hot Herbal Tea Will Soothe Your Throat and Calm Your Cough

Feeling under the weather? This herbal tonic is one of our favorite home cough remedies.<p>You know the feeling: One minute, you're happily tapping away on a TPS report at work, and the next, you're suddenly not feeling so hot. Your nose is running, you're a little tired, and…<i>uh oh</i>. There it is: a …

How to Get Smells and Stains Out of Tupperware

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: It's time to put a lid on our Tupperware woes.</i><p>Easy to store, economical, and available in a bevy of sizes and shapes, reusable plastic storage …

Bravo's Top Chef Boston Airs Tonight: Who Will Win?

Bravo unleashes its latest season, the 12th, of <i>Top Chef</i> tonight. This time, contestants will battle it out in <b>Boston</b>. Private chefs from both coasts along with executive chefs from major metropolitan areas will go head-to-head with talent like Atlanta's chef <b>Ron Eyester</b> and a Michael Voltaggio alum,</b> …

How to Convince Your Kids to Eat 'Scary' Foods

Chefs and parents share their experiences and know-how on getting kids to eat scary, intimidating foods<p>Some foods we adults love are completely intimidating to the younger set. <b>Kids, picky or not, are the ultimate food snobs.</b> Dishes that look weird, smell odd, or require special tools or preparation …

On The Menu: 7 Questions With Chef Hung Huynh

Winner of the third season of "Top Chef," chef Hung Huynh is the executive chef of trendy Manhattan restaurant Catch, popular for seafood (including a new Tasmanian sea trout dish smoked tableside), and The General, known for its modern Asian fare.<p>Chef Huynh was born in Vietnam and grew up in …

10 Asian Noodle Dishes You'll Want to Eat Every Day

<b>1.Yaki Udon</b><p>This dish is so simple yet so flavorful - Japanese udon noodles stir fried in butter and soy sauce and topped with chopped scallions, shredded nori and bonito flakes. A top choice for bar food in Tokyo, pair these thick and chewy noodles with a cold beer for the full izakaya experience.</b> …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>With fall in full swing, your blog feed is most likely inundated with hearty seasonal dishes like soup, pumpkin cheesecake, and pot pie. But if you're …

10 Asian-Inspired Salads

We have yet to meet a salad we won’t dig our forks into. Cobb, Casear, kale, we love them all. When the lunch bell rings, we cobble together bits and pieces from the fridge, searching for inspiration along the way, in an attempt to achieve salad bowl bliss.<p>But sometimes we’re all out of ideas. We …

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Plastic Wrap

Tasting Table | Jolene Bouchon<p>Plastic wrap: It isn't just for (barely) covering casseroles anymore. In fact, the stretchy stuff can be more useful when put to work in other, more unexpected ways. Try one of these tricks:<p>Controlled ripening: Some fruits, like apples, avocados, cantaloupes and …

How to Select Apples for Cooking & Baking

<i>Today: How to pick apples for cooking and baking (and snacking).</i><p>Autumn is in full swing, and we’ve been busy cooking and baking with the best of the season: apples. Whether you’re cooking them in a soup, baking them into a pie, or just snacking on them, pick the right variety for the job. And if …

How to hold your camera correctly

If you are shooting hand-held, <b>you</b> are the tripod!<p>click to tweet<p>The way you hold your camera while you’re shooting has profound effects on the quality …

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …