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Will These Mysterious Photos Ever Be Explained ?

<b>10 Mysterious Photos That Cannot Be Explained.</b><p>A picture is said to be worth a thousand words, though fact versus fable can be difficult to determine …

How to grocery shop for one person

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly trip to his …

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Science: French Fries May Be Healthier Than Salad

A new study monitoring the rise of blood sugar levels among people who consumed identical meals suggests diets are not one-size-fits-all.

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What ‘Back to the Future II’ got right about tech in 2015

On Oct. 21, a teenager from Hill Valley, CA, will arrive in our time in a flying car, to save his family. He will use our hoverboards and our portable garbage-powered nuclear reactors, and will be there to witness the Cubs wining the World Series over Miami. OK—maybe <i>Back to the Future Part II</i> is …

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Overlapping Photos Merge Historic Scenes from the Past with the Present

Esquire's fashion director Nick Sullivan demonstrates his perfectionistic eye for patterns by overlapping photos taken in the same location, decades apart. In doing so, he merges the past and present into a single frame. While we have seen this enlightening technique before, Sullivan's work stands …

New York City

Avoid Awkward Silence at Dinner

(For thousands more tips on how to strengthen your relationship, have hotter sex, and shrink your belly, check out The Better Man Project today!)<p><b>No More “How Was Your Day?”</b><p>It’s easy to run out of conversation topics if you’re both just rehashing what you did during the day. But when you ask about …

Turn Your Pasta Into Ramen With Baking Soda

Pop quiz: You're dying for some ramen but aren't anywhere near a place that serves it—and no, the 99-cent instant stuff isn't going to cut it. You live in a neighborhood overflowing with all the ingredients you'd need for, say, Mexican food, but Japanese? Not a chance. <i>What do you do?</i><p>If you'd asked …

Motorola Moto 360 Review: Google's Biggest Apple Watch Rival

Welcome to the calm before the storm: the three month countdown to the launch of the Apple Watch. Whether you’re sold on Apple’s new wearable or not (I have significant doubts) the company’s rivals have three months to convince you your money should go elsewhere and one alternative stands head and …

Mom Approved!

May 12, 2014<p>These may not look like all that much at first glance, but let me tell you they are fantastic! They’re little lemon brownies or lemonies. …

KQED

<b>Listen to the Story</b> on Morning Edition<p>Post by Alexandra Woodruff, The Salt at NPR Food (1/21/14)<p>Traditional Japanese cuisine, known as <i>washoku</i>, is now …

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Tokyo on a budget: tips for making your yen go further

You don’t have to live off vending-machine coffee and rice to experience the grandeur and excitement of Japan’s singular capital. Here are our tips for doing Tokyo a budget.<p>Finding a place to stay<p>Shop around online months ahead for Tokyo accommodation, as rates can fluctuate dramatically. The best …

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Love trains? Revisit the golden age of trai travel on one of the most luxurious rail journeys in the world, the Venice Simplon Orient Express: http://bbc.in/19qll6x

So long, Key Lime Pie! Google announces Android 4.4 KitKat

Key Lime Pie is dead. Long live the KitKat!<p>Commentators have been referring to the next version of Android as Key Lime Pie for well over a year now, …

Alienware 14 and 17 review: Dell's new gaming laptops are fast, powerful and well-lit

Picking a gaming laptop is a difficult task these days: machines can be found in all shapes and sizes, from pricey thin-and-lights to oversized behemoths. That wide selection is a good thing, allowing buyers to pick and choose the best machine from dozens of manufacturers, possibly even finding a …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

New York City

Easy Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches

July 8, 2013<p>Okay, I almost feel silly posting this. It’s sooo so easy, but it makes me way happy when I bite into one that I can’t resist.<p>It’s the …

How to Survive a Long Flight

There’s no question about it: traveling opens our eyes and minds to new cultures, landscapes, and people. That being said, getting there isn’t always fun.<p>Most people don’t exactly look forward to long flights, but they don’t have to inspire dread, either.<p><i>If you’re like me and can’t afford to</i> …

You are the frozen one: the best ice cream parlours in London – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 1:00 pm, May 25, 2013 in Food & Drink, Fun London<p>Oh, come on sunshine. First you hide away for months, then you unexpectedly pop out and …

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

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