Jacque Eckles

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I Dip, You Dip, We Dip: Our Best Dips and Spreads

Never let your chips get lonely again.<p><b>We'll always love a good dip</b>. Here are our favorites, from spinach-and-artichoke (classic) to an herby feta number. Chips, ahoy!

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8 Awesome Salads to Bring to a BBQ

Don't know what to bring to that Memorial Day BBQ? These crowd-pleasing salads have been tested and perfected, and are bound to be the most talked-about dishes at the party.<p><b>1. Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Perfect for a summer BBQ, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead …

Healthy Eating

How To Build A Hovercraft From Styrofoam Plates

Just in time for Marty McFly's arrival in the future<p>If you believe the old Hollywood prophecies, Marty McFly will be hopping out of Doc Brown’s DeLorean on October 21st. And when he gets to the future, he’ll need a hoverboard. You can do your part to prevent a time paradox--just slap together this …

DIY

Cocktail of the week: Monkey in the Mist

This indulgent cocktail featuring cream and maple syrup is a perfect drink for Pancake Day<p>What do you do if your favourite creperie is all booked up on Shrove Tuesday, but you’ve got a serious pancake craving? Make a cocktail that tastes a little bit like one, of course.<p>At Heddon Street Kitchen, …

Breakfast

Here's How To Avoid One Of The Most Common Life Regrets

Karl Pillemer, a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University, has spent the last several years interviewing hundreds of older Americans to systematically collect their practical wisdom.<p>His first book, <i>30 Lessons for Living</i>, synthesized advice from over 1,000 elders on topics like happiness, work, and …

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

How Different Tools and Ingredients Affect the End Result When Baking the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Tessa Arias of Handle the Heat thoroughly researched how different baking pans, ingredient ratios, and amounts of dough-chilling time affected the …

Bake up early: breakfast recipes

Baking in the morning can be disorienting. While everyone sane is still asleep, you might be blearily squinting at the oven dial and pressing pastry into moulds with heavy fingers. You nap on your feet, only to be jolted awake by the oven timer. You’re soaring into the first sugar rush of the day …

6 Hearty Soups to Keep You Warm This Winter

When winter begins to blow icy Northern blasts and CNN strives to perfect their graphics for 'Polar Vortex 2015', I start craving hearty, fragrant soups to bring warmth, comfort and flavor in to the picture. Combat the cold - or re-fuel after skating at the ice rink - with these six soups that …

Thanksgiving video tips: Homemade whipped cream (and a recipe)

Homemade whipped cream. Try it just once and you'll never look at the store brands again. Nothing beats the flavor or texture, and preparation is simple. Purists are right -- using a hand whisk is one of the best ways. But here's a secret: I think the food processor method is the best.<p>Here are some …

Baking

Urban Algae Farm Gobbles Up Highway Air Pollution

A French and Dutch design firm has come up with an elegantly simple way to harness the wonderful power of nature in order to clean up the …

Shaved Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad with Bacon, Meyer Lemon, and Tart Dried Cherries

<i>Salad shouldn't be an obligation or an afterthought -- and it doesn't always have to be kale, either. Every other Thursday, Elizabeth Stark from Brooklyn Supper will help you make salads you actually</i> want <i>to eat.</i><p><i>Today: Shaving brussels sprouts takes time, but your hard work (and your palpable</i> …

Cherries

The Newberry Volcano Enhanced Geothermal Project: The Most Important Power Plant In The Country?

Right now, a project in the forests of central Oregon may hold the promise to unlocking an enormous new energy resource in the United States. On the Newbery Volcano, AltaRock Energy is engaged in a project to mine the earth’s heat two miles down and turn it into a reliable and cost-effective supply …

This Is How Wine Gets Made in the 21st Century

How winemaking went from old-school to high-tech.<p>How winemaking went from old-school to high-tech.

How to Make Japanese Milk Bread at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: You don't have to go all the way across the Pacific in search of the fluffiest, lightest, tallest bread of your life; Cynthia from Two Red Bowls</i> …

Savory Oatmeal Is Changing The Breakfast Game

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 Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a way to bake chocolate chip cookies to please everyone.<p>There is! And, no, it's not Martha Stewart's way. It's science.<p>We've taken our cues from a few spots: a bioengineering grad student named Kendra Nyberg, who co-taught a …

Smart Wallet: Locator & Charger a Fashionable Tech Accessory

Fashion season is almost here. Introducing SmartWallet.<p><b>We offer Two Types of Wallets</b><p><b>The Standard SmartWallet includes:</b><p>Bluetooth LE …

Researchers Develop Transparent Solar Concentrator That Could Cover Windows, Electronics

Scientists at Michigan State University announced this week the creation of a “transparent luminescent solar concentrator” that could turn windows and even cellphone screens into solar-power generators.<p>This technology could mean that one day entire skyscrapers might be able to generate solar power …

5 Wine Bottle DIYs

I don’t know about you, but I always feel a little twinge of guilt when a wine bottle ends up in the recycling bin. It just seems like I should be …

Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble

Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko, arrested for emailing digital template of her genitalia to supporters of her art<p>Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany. But genital art elicited a very different …

Some Genius Designed A Hamster Wheel For Cats

GIF<p>It's called One Fast Cat. At 48-inches across, the circular, cat-powered cat-treadmill is a gigantified version of the exercise wheels commonly …

Jawbone’s Up fitness band gets food tracking you may actually want to use

Even if you’re disciplined about wearing a fitness tracker every day to track your steps and sleep, there’s a good chance you haven’t gone the extra mile and started tracking your food.<p>While so much of our health tracking today is fairly automated, food tracking is still something you need to do …

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

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iWatch Will Prove Apple As A Luxury Brand And A Brand Powerhouse

Two recent developments suggest that Apple will use and extend its brand power as the primary engine of adoption for its forthcoming iWatch. The first is the launch of the first smartwatches with the new Android Wear OS highlighted at Google I/O. Although many early reviewers have complained of the …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

What Are the Best Phone Apps for My Summer Camping Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>Before you go off the grid camping and hiking, tap the latest apps that will help you plan your trip, your trails, and where to pitch your tent. Even if you don’t have service, many of these apps will remain handy.<p>AllTrails<p>(AllTrails, Inc.)<p>A catalog of hiking routes in the U.S. and Canada, …

National Parks

9 Chili Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Is there anything better than a bowl of chili?<p>Really, though -- it's spiced, warm, and hearty; it's flexible enough to endure endless variations; and, above all, it's the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Whether you're vegan, gluten-free, or the dreaded picky eater, no one can turn up their nose at a bowl …

Cooking

WATCH: A Death-Defying Climb To The Top Of Shanghai Tower

A pair of daredevils, a Russian and a Ukrainian, scales the as-yet-unfinished Shanghai Tower, the world's second-tallest building.<p>As Russia Today writes:<p>"Donning army camos, black hoodies and face masks, Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov evoke a Black Bloc aesthetic and an even more nonchalant …