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41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Cooking

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko …

Dear Pregnant Celebrity: What to Eat for the Next 9 Months

Are you famous? Are you pregnant? Then we've got the slideshow for you! Here are 8 recipes you should cook and eat over the next several months<p>Man, it seems like every day we keep fielding calls from pregnant celebrities begging us for advice on what they should eat to ensure their little ones' …

Celebrity Babies

Japan’s Lawmakers Launch Campaign Against ‘Comfort Women’ Memorials

Japanese conservatives are taking the offensive in the battle over World War II sex slaves — and it seems likely to do them more harm than good.<p>Some …

How to Eat Cheese Fondue the Proper Swiss/French Way

Like most things Swiss and/or French, the classic cold-weather dish operates under its own code of politesse<p>Like all reasonable human beings, we interpret snowy weather as Mother Nature's subliminal message to do one simple thing: <b>eat cheese fondue</b>. But before you dive into a big gooey pot of, say, …

Weather

#WeekendMeditation – how I nudge myself into being mindful (and end up with dinner!): http://thekitc.hn/1mqn0DE

Report: NSA hijacks computers

LONDON — A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency’s hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft’s internal reporting system to spy on their targets.<p>Der …

Brrrr! Mercury plummets 32 degrees in just hours in Minneapolis as bitter cold lingers

Bitterly cold weather lingered in central and eastern parts of the country on Monday, with some regions experiencing wind chills as low as 25 to 35 degrees below zero.<p>"Very cold wind chills this morning," the National Weather Service said in an advisory for Wisconsin, warning about the possibility …

Most Iranian lawmakers back nuclear speedup if U.S. adds sanctions

TEHRAN — More than two-thirds of the Iranian parliament has signed on to a bill that would accelerate Iran's nuclear program if Congress adopts new sanctions legislation, official news agencies said.<p>The bill would direct Iran's nuclear agency to enrich uranium to 60%, close to the 90% needed for …

South Asia

The NSA Has A Way To Intercept Computers Mid-Shipment And Install Spyware On Them

According to the report, TAO dabbles in a lot of spying activities, but there are a few that stand out as especially invasive.<p>First, the TAO program can intercept hardware like laptops before they're shipped to a user and install malware on the devices that let spies track the owner. The process is …

Scientists Discover Surprisingly Bright Black Hole | The Takeaway | WNYC

Turns out black holes really aren't so black. A team of researchers has discovered an incredibly bright black hole located some 22 million light …

Black Holes

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

Rare Temperature Inversion Creates River of Clouds Inside the Grand Canyon | Colossal

<p>Last week on November 29th the Grand Canyon experienced a rare temperature inversion where cool air began to rise from the bottom of the canyon and …

To make these classic seven layer bars gift-worthy — and even more amazing — they are shrunk down into irresistible chocolate truffle form. RECIPE - "Seven Layer" Chocolate Truffles: http://thekitc.hn/IJsLgu

The secret to unlocking creativity at the office

Creativity happens when boundaries are crossed.<p>Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams were just small town teachers in Woodland Park, Colorado, when they came up with an idea they believed could change the way many students are taught.<p>They wanted a way to avoid boring lectures and tedious homework. So they …

Creativity

Traditional Work Hours Are a Myth: Ditch The 9-to-5 Standard

<i>Ilya Pozin is an entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of Open Me, a social greeting card company, and Ciplex, a digital marketing agency. He’s a columnist on entrepreneurship and marketing</i><p>The traditional 9-to-5 workweek has become a relic of the past. Today, the number of hours an …

Handmade Lego Inspired Wooden Art Toys by Thibaut Malet

Wooden Art Toys<p>Thibaut MALET is a French interior and furniture designer currently based in Montreal QC, Canada. He created a series of handmade …

Minimalist Movie Poster Illustrations by Alizée Lafon

Movies Hipster Kits.<p>Alizée Lafon is a French filmmaker, graphic designer and illustrator based in Paris. Her passion for movies and iconic shows get …

Apple: No, We Can’t Read Your iMessages (And We Don’t Want to, Either)

Touting its commitment to user privacy in the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal earlier this year, Apple said that the end-to-end encryption …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …