Jacob Rafalson

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Chefs reveal the 9 most common mistakes people make when cooking pasta

Pasta is probably one of the simplest dishes you can make. It's so easy, a broke college student can do it, right?<p>As it turns out, there's a lot more nuance to whipping up a perfectly al dente plate of pasta than just throwing a box of noodles into boiling water and hoping for the best.<p>INSIDER …

Raspberry Pi retro gaming system is inside a NES cartridge

Way back in the day the video game system of choice was the NES or Nintendo Entertainment System. I had one with the little robot that moved things …

Retrogaming

Miasmata Is The Best Survival Game You've Never Played

One of <i>Minecraft</i>’s more remarkable side-effects is how it gave rise to (or, indeed, popularised) an entirely new genre: the survival game. Steam is …

You Can Now Fly to New York on a Private Jet for $250 (Yes, Really)

Everyone knows the Golden Rule of air travel: Always arrive at least an hour or two before your flight. But what if I told you there's a way to cut that time down to just 15 minutes and never break a sweat? No security lines, no hidden fees, no penalties for missing your flights. It sounds like …

You Can Use a Flat Screen TV as a Cheap and Simple Backdrop for Product Photos

As my startup gear brand Eupidere grows, we face more and more photographic challenges in shooting thrifty product photos. Recently, I had just …

Interview: Elizabeth Gadd Perfectly Captures Tranquility in Nature

Elizabeth Gadd blurs the line between portrait and landscape photography which leaves us longing for the peace of quiet solitude only nature can provide. If you ever have the opportunity to meet Lizzy, her passion for chocolate, dogs and exploring will instantly warm your heart as she whisks you …

Landscape Photography

How a refugee from Hitler's Germany became the father of the video game

"I had the misfortune of being born in a horrendous situation," Ralph Baer told the Computer History Museum, of his birth to Jewish parents in 1922 in southwestern Germany.<p>When the Nazis came to power, they threw all Jewish students out of school, forcing him to seek employment at age 14. He worked …

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

Pets

Burmese Days | Sony

On a recent assignment for National Geographic Expeditions, I got to return to Burma (also known as Myanmar) for the first time in about 15 years. …

The 10 Healthiest Beers, Ranked

<i>By Jaqueline Burt for DETAILS</i>.<p>There's no question that beer gets a bad rap when it comes to whether or not it's good for you--in fact, you've probably just come to accept the fact that knocking back a pint or two is somehow derailing your general well-being. But while it's true that a few too many …

Chef Tom Aikens: How to make the perfect mac and cheese | CNN Travel

Mac and Cheese

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

Deals: 65% Off Earjax ‘Lyrics’ Noise-Isolating Headphones

Today’s featured iPad Insight deal is on these slick looking <b>Earjax ‘Lyrics’ Noise-Isolating Headphones</b>, which promise studio quality sound. They’re on sale for just $34.95 – 65% off their standard price of $100.<p>Here’s the quick rundown on these headphones:<p>Earjax has extremely high standards for a …

The Top 10 Sights to See in Cuba

<b>By Mitchell Owens for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>(photo: Nicholas Pitt)</i><p>As travel restrictions lift and embargoes soften, AD's Mitchell Owens heads to Havana, where the mojitos are sweet, the architecture is astounding, and society is embracing a new era. Take a look at the city's unchanged architecture, …

9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the mountains of Nevada on a railway dating back 100 …

5 Reasons to Visit Myanmar in 2015

Myanmar (formerly Burma) is authentic, affordable and remarkable, and it should be added to your travel bucket list.<p>Called "The Golden Land" thanks to the thousands of gilded pagodas scattered around the country, Myanmar today is similar to what Thailand was like 25 years ago -- before shopping …

Cuba's Playa Paraiso Beach Named Among World's Best, Because Of COURSE Cuba Has A Secret Paradise

We can think of many reasons to go to Cuba -- it's not like we <i>needed</i> one of the best beaches on the planet to lure us there.<p>But hey, we'll take it if you're offering.<p>Playa Paraiso Beach, on Cuba's Cayo Largo, was recently crowned one of the top beaches in the world in TripAdvisor's annual …

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …