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How To Pick A Lock With Just A Hairpin

Editor's Blog Photo credit: NightHawkInLight/YouTubeWe’ve all seen the movies where a lock is poked around with a hairpin and the door miraculously …

Video Tutorials

The Foolproof Steps to Making a Perfect French Omelette at Home

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I've been learning about omelettes for as long as I can remember. When I was four, my family went down to Boca Raton or Fort Lauderdale or one of those chintzy Gold Coast places to visit my great-aunt Myrtle and uncle Pat. One morning, Uncle Pat, who looked …

Diana's Hummus Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Designer Alex Tatusian reminisces on his mother's short-lived hummus business, and what it taught him about cooking for himself.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Orange County

The modern slave trade is highly profitable and growing

For those concerned about the emergence of modern forms of slavery, it is a commonplace that the numbers of adults and children trafficked into sexual or labor exploitation, including domestic servitude, is huge and growing.<p>Compared with the 200 years of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, during which …

Profit

The Salty-Sweet Chocolate Candy That’s Taking Over Our Lives

We just can't help ourselves around these Canadian snacks—and now they're coming to the U.S.<p>You should see our desk drawers. They’re overflowing with so many snacks that we’ve replaced whatever official title we had on our business cards with Professional Snack Expert. But it’s not every day that …

The Most Unsung Fruit Is Sitting in Plain Sight

Banana ice cream and two-ingredient pancakes that'll take the most ignored fruit in your kitchen from sidepiece to main squeeze.<p>Peel, eat, and repeat. Eating bananas isn't all that glamorous. Sweet and self-contained, they're the quickest and easiest grab-and-go meal we know—a failsafe but never a …

Every Day Is Pancake Day with These 24 Recipes

Sweet or savory, can we all just agree that pancakes rule?<p>Name a meal more satisfying than a stack of pancakes. Nothing? Nothing? All we hear is crickets, because whether pancakes are fluffy or crusty, sweet or savory, there's really no contest. Here are our 24 favorite recipes.

Breakfast

7 Healthy Easter Egg Recipes

Balance out chocolate Easter eggs with deliciously healthy ones.<p>Easter means lots of tasty chocolate eggs, but that doesn’t mean you can't enjoy …

Breakfast

25 Best Dessert Recipes

From cookies to cakes, any of these decadent treats will end your meal on a high note. Indulge in one of these all-time favorite delicious treats, …

Dessert

The Hong Kong Street Food That’s Taking Over Instagram

A Hong Kong street food favorite is taking over the U.S., but this time—it's stuffed with ice cream.<p>It's not just endless plates of avocado toast and those 1,600-calorie milkshakes that have been clogging your Instagram feeds. You've probably also started to notice images of a puffy and incredibly …

Your Weekend Project: Our Best Fried Chicken Sandwich

You're making our crunchy, juicy, best-ever fried chicken sandwich this weekend. Here's the step-by-step.<p>We'll admit: Our double-dredged, extra-crispy fried chicken sandwich isn't exactly the kind of thing you make after work on a weeknight. This sandwich makes you work for it, but you're going to …

15 Recipes that Prove Cardamom Makes Everything Taste Better

Cardamom may be expensive, so put the spice to good use in these 15 recipes.<p>Cardamom is wonderfully strong and fragrant, and using fresh pods makes a world of difference in flavor. Just keep in mind that 10 pods equals 1½ teaspoons ground cardamom when you're out shopping, because you'll soon be …

Cooking

How to Make the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies You've Ever Eaten (in 5 Easy Steps)

The truth about sex and pizza also applies to chocolate chip cookies: There are many, many ways to make them (over 50 recipes on this site alone), …

Dessert

83-year-old math problem solved

It took more than 80 years, but a problem posed by a mathematician who delighted in concocting tricky ones has finally been solved.<p>UCLA mathematician …

Mathematics

3 Brand New Recipes from Restaurants You’re Already Obsessed With

Sean Brock's queso, April Bloomfield's grasshopper milkshake, and a fancy pizza roll-up—all of which you can make at home, safe in your PJs.<p>The fashion world nearly lost its marbles when <b>Marc Jacobs</b> sent grungy skullcaps down the runway in the early 90s. It was an omen. Trends weren't trickling from …

Oracle's finally killing its terrible Java browser plugin

Oracle is taking the final step to rid the web of its terrible Java browser plugin. While the plugin started off life back in the '90s as an innocent way to bring app-like features to browsers, in recent years it has been a headache to users and IT admins struggling to fight against its mountain of …

Software

Could Undertale actually be 2015's most violent game?

PBS takes the choice-based indie to task<p><i>Undertale</i>, Toby Fox's JRPG-style indie hit, is remarkable for many reasons, but that the player can elect to complete the game without ever attacking is one of its most interesting features. While the standard fight option is present, players can also talk …

PBS

Make *Way* Better Waffles by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Back away from the box of frozen waffles. Make crispy, fluffy, perfect waffles at home—just be sure to avoid these common mistakes.<p>We know what you're thinking: Waffles! How hard can <i>that</i> be to screw up? Well listen: There's a lot that can go wrong with these griddled and golden fluffy frisbees. We …

Breakfast

3 Delicious Ways To Drink Dark Rum This Winter

If you’re thinking of rum drinks right now, odds are you’re envisioning something tall and fruity and refreshing — a cocktail to pair with your …

Cocktails

Best Ever Cinnamon Buns Recipe

"Best Ever!"<p>Ingredients<p>2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast<p>2 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F)<p>1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix<p>6 cups …

Baking

5 Ingredients You Should Add to Your Pantry in 2016

Make 2016 the year you embrace harissa, tahini, yuzu kosho, labneh and gochujang.<p>My dream refrigerator door would have ten shallow shelves to …

Grilling

Burden of Proof: The Construction of Visual Evidence - Exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery | LensCulture

“Researchers are bringing the image to the status of evidence,” curator Diane Dufour tells us at the start of this hard-hitting exhibition, <i>Burden of Proof: The Construction of Visual Evidence</i>. Across 100 years of war, murder and other similarly pleasant human activities, these photographs …

Landscape Photography

Best Gaming Headsets for You | Polygon

Table of Contents<p>Corsair Void Wireless RGB Gaming Headset<p>The Voids are a PC exclusive wireless headset, and I like them enough to wish they worked for both the Xbox One and PS4<p>Polk Striker Pro<p>Corsair Void Stereo Gaming Headset<p>Polk Striker Zx<p>Astro Gaming A50<p>PDP Afterglow AG 9 Wireless Headset<p>Turtle …

It's National Chocolate Day! Here's A Burger With Reese's In It

We're peanut butter and jealous that we don't live in Canada.<p>So, because the world is great, The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro is introducing a confection worthy of clogging all your arteries just in time for National Chocolate Day.<p>The Canadian burger chain introduced us to the burger called the …

Nauru says it will allow asylum seekers free movement on island at all times

Government of Nauru posts notice saying that from Monday asylum seekers will be allowed to come and go from detention centre 24 hours a day<p>The Nauruan government has announced it will allow some asylum seekers to move freely outside the Nauru detention centre “24 hours per day”.<p>On Friday, the …

North Africa

How to (Safely) Transform a Butter Knife into a Steak Knife

A good set of steak knives can cost hundreds of dollars. Meanwhile, an antique set of baller butter knives from an thrift store will run a fraction of the cost. Just take them home, get intimate with a sharpening stone or a grinder, and make some DIY magic. The Seattle-based tinkerers at Chefsteps …

Thrifting

The medical abortion works — so why aren't more women using it?

And why aren't doctors more vocal about it?<p>I found out I was pregnant during a routine gynecological exam after I mentioned my period was a few days late. My doctor told me she’d need to collect a urine sample anyway, so they’d test it just to be sure. I wasn’t worried. I’d only been off hormonal …

Feminism

7 Best Cheeses for Grilled Cheese

Here, the best meltable cheeses for a grilled cheese and the sandwiches to make with them.<p>In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin …

Cooking

What The Hell Is Umami, Anyway?

Most of us were taught as children that there are four kinds of tastes: sweet (which we love), sour, salty and bitter. But there has been a gaping hole in all of our educations. One of the most important and most glorious flavors we experience daily -- the one that makes brothy soups so …

2014 science breakthroughs: no more ageing, cave art and landing on a comet

Accolade for Philae probe and its mothership, Rosetta, but top spot in journal Science’s list goes to genetic researchers<p>All three of its landing systems failed on impact and its detectors and transmitters stopped operating after only 57 hours. Yet the Philae probe that moored itself to comet …