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7 Ways to Cook With Frozen Spinach

Whether your dinner plans look bleak, or a carefully planned menu is on the horizon, frozen spinach can be the answer to the nagging question, "What else can I put in this dish?" It's also among a few other foods touted for their frozen virtuosity: It's full of flavor, even when it's been sitting …

Welsh Rarebit

Empty Spaces: Photo Book Documents Eerie Urban Ruins

Crumbling cathedrals, decaying theaters and half-destroyed camping cabins: urban explorer Johnny Joo has seen it all, and he doesn’t just document …

11 Problems to Anticipate Before Your Next Website Redesign

A great website is the cornerstone of your business. If users can’t easily navigate it or see where you add value, you’re already losing money. But when it comes to updating your site, there are a lot of hidden pitfalls to be wary of.<p>Curious how those who have “been there, done that” and emerged …

Alabama Supreme Court Jesters Prove Discrimination is Alive and Well at the Highest Levels of Government

It's one thing to surf the net and come across stories of the haplessly ignorant doing mind-bogglingly stupid things -- like accidentally shooting themselves in a Walmart or "locking" themselves in a closet (that wasn't locked) during a three day meth binge, then asking the police to let them …

Can't We Just Throw Our Nuclear Waste Down A Deep Hole?

Um…yes, we can. It’s called Deep Borehole Disposal and is pretty easy for some nuclear waste. Especially some highly radioactive materials that have sat in some fairly small capsules for almost 40 years.<p>This was exactly the topic of discussion in Washington this week when Secretary of Energy Ernest …

The Womanizing, Decadent Los Angeles Decades Of Jack Nicholson

Besides outright admitting to being a womanizer, a 2011 interview with Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson revealed truths about the actor that were both illuminating and muddling. When asked if he had any regrets in life, he responded, “Not that I can think of. I’m sure there are some, but my mind …

Rock & Roll

From mere feet away: the motorsports photography of Louis

<i>Juan Manuel Fangio in the new Mercedes-Benz W196 streamliner at the French GP Reims July 4, 1954. All photos by Louis Klemantaski, courtesy the</i> …

You think Snapchat is for sexting, but it's actually a giant threat to Google, Facebook, and TV

The strongest cable show was AMC's "The Walking Dead." Its midseason finale, in November, reached 14.8 million people.<p>Big numbers, right?<p>Try this one: 24.79 million.<p>That is the number of people who, on the evening of Jan. 26, 2015, and over the next 24 hours, watched a video broadcast on their …

The DC Marijuana Battle: It's About More Than Weed

The battle between Congress and the District of Columbia over its new voter approved marijuana legalization initiative may seem esoteric at first blush. That is because the current debate centers on when the District law was deemed enacted in order to determine whether it has violated a …

It all started here: the dawn of photography – in pictures

Nelson’s Column being built, the pyramids of Giza, soldiers in the Crimean War and fishwives in Edinburgh ... here’s what the pioneers of a newly invented medium, from Roger Fenton to William Henry Fox Talbot, picked as their subjects in the 1840s and 50s<p>Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840-1860 …

Trafalgar Square

The Time a UFO Invaded Los Angeles: UFO Diary Recreates the Great LA Air Raid of 1942

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of The Battle of Los Angeles, also known as The Great LA Air Raid, one of the most mysterious incidents of World War II -- and one of the most colorful tales in all of UFO lore.<p>It's also a tale we couldn't resist turning into a movie.<p>Between the late evening of …

Kate Taylor: What Australia can teach us about Canadian TV

Today's forecast for Sydney, where it is already tomorrow, calls for a high of 26. That's 37 degrees warmer than it is in Ottawa right now.<p>I hesitate to mention this, in case the Senate committee on transport and communications gets any bright ideas for fancy travel plans, but still, it should …

Apple Showcases Final Cut Pro X Usage in Production of Hollywood Film 'Focus'

Just a few days before the release of the Hollywood romantic comedy film <i>Focus</i>, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, Apple has provided a behind-the-scenes look at how Final Cut Pro X was used to produce the movie. The feature page provides an in-depth profile of how Final Cut Pro X was used for …

Photoshop wizard bends reality with hundreds of photographs

These pictures are not animations or complex drawings.<p>Self-taught photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson explains on his website that "he doesn't …

Photography

Washington DC legalises marijuana possession and use

<b>Washington DC has become the latest place in the United States to legalise the possession of small amounts of marijuana.</b><p>As of midnight on Thursday (05:00 GMT), people who use the drug in private no longer face prosecution.<p>The change has created tension between the city's mayor and …

Articles about new book los angeles development iconic modernist architect quincy jones on Dwell.com - Dwell

A video takes a behind-the-scene tour of the Los Angeles architect's family home.<p>Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles, the inaugural exhibition in the A+D Architecture and Design Museum’s new downtown...<p>An ambitious, year-long civic engagement project wants Angelenos to play along their …

Architecture

Remembering Earthquake Shacks, San Francisco's Original Tiny Houses

Micro-units and tiny homes have trendiness on their side, but living small is nothing new in San Francisco. In fact, more than 100 years ago, a huge proportion of San Franciscans were living in houses under 200 square feet. After the 1906 earthquake and fire ravaged the city and left thousands …

San Francisco

European Countries Leading the Way Towards Clean Energy

February 26, 2015<p>Science has spoken, and the evidence is real. Climate change is happening, and it’s on track to spin out of control. Phasing out …

Demystifying Tempura Batter

I've gone tempura crazy! Why, because I LOVE it. Tempura is a great way of frying seafood and vegetables, without the oil that frying them would add. Both get cooked perfectly on the inside, while being encased in a crunchy, crispy outer layer, while the flavor of each vegetable is enhanced. I …

Street Artist Tags Hawaii with Yarn Graffiti

Artist HOTTEA takes over Hawaii with his colorful yarn sculptures.<p>From Hawaii’s North Shore to the beaches of Waikiki, street artist HOTTEA weaved his yarn installations into public locations across the island for this month’s POW! WOW! Festival. In addition to the simple, geometric shapes he …

10 Insane Grilled Cheese Recipes Worth Dying For

<i>By Perry Santanachote</i><p>A recipe for grilled cheese may seem unnecessary, but so are ball pits, and that doesn't make them any less awesome. And unlike ball pits, there are some simple steps and affordable ingredients that can transform a standard grilled cheese into legendary status.<p>But before you …

John Podesta: Pulling Back the Curtain on UFOs

<b>Co-authored with Ralph Blumenthal</b><p>It was the tweet heard round the world<i>s</i>. On John Podesta's last day at the White House on February 13th, the longtime Presidential counselor, who is likely to chair a 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign, dashed off a confession that lit the blogosphere with thousands of …

Winter Storm Takes Aim At Eastern U.S.

(Updates forecasts from National Weather Service, adds airport delays)<p>By Victoria Cavaliere<p>Feb 21 (Reuters) - A fresh band of winter weather that churned up the East Coast on Saturday, pummeling the storm-weary region with snow, sleet and freezing rain, was expected to gradually taper off Sunday …

These Rare Vintage NASA Photos Show the Golden Age of Space Travel

Buzz Aldrin claims to have taken the first 'space selfie' during a spacewalk in Nov. 1966. However, a few months earlier<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

After posting a great list of seven paid iPhone and iPad apps that were all on sale for free yesterday, we’re back with another solid list today. …

How to use Cut and Paste on Mac

One of the most apparent differences between Windows machines and Macs is the lack of a so-called “cut and paste” option on the Mac. On Windows …

Livable City

<b>Livable</b> | Myth | The city of Vancouver is consistently voted or otherwise lauded as one of the most “livable cities” in the world by people who don’t …

10 of the BEST Road Trips to Take From Vancouver

Sasquatch Provincial Park<p>By Vancouver Is Awesome<p>Outside of Harrison Hot Springs, this provincial park has a few lakes to visit and a ton of …

Tom Blachford's New "Midnight Modern" Photos

Debuting during Palm Springs Modernism Week 2015 (a 10-day cultural event celebrating mid-century modern design, architecture, fashion and culture), photography exhibition "Midnight Modern" captures the sublime essence of lunar illumination. Melbourne, Australia-based photographer Tom Blachford …