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16 Genius Tricks You Never Thought to Try in the Kitchen

Slice your ice cream? Hey, it's easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the two plates, holding the top plate securely with …

Recipes

The radical plan to destroy time zones

Last Summer, North Korea did something a little odd. On the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, the closed and authoritarian state announced it was permanently turning its clocks back half an hour. The country was creating its own time zone: Pyongyang time.<p>As a plan, it …

Daylight Savings Time

10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …

Science Says Coffee Naps Are Better Than Coffee Or Nap Alone

If you’re looking for natural ways to get healthy and you’ve ever thought about taking a supplement of some kind or eating more of a certain …

Wellness

Read the Hilarious Letter a Dad Wrote When His 6-Year-Old Asked for Money

"After reviewing your account, we have found you have insufficient funds, and a history of not doing your chores."<p>When one 6-year-old boy asked his dad for an allowance to buy a new toy, the father took it as an opportunity to give the little tyke his first lesson in finance. The dad printed out a …

11 Habits To Steal From People Who Are Never Late

Alarms aren't just for getting out of bed.<p><b>1. They plot out a week's worth of outfits.</b><p>Be honest: How much time do you waste staring into your closet in a pre-caffeine haze, wondering what to wear? Elizabeth Hill of Wonder Woman I'm Not picks out five outfits every Sunday. "I put on one hanger the …

32 Dads Whose Texting Rights Should Be Revoked

Because the only thing worse than a dad joke is a dad joke in text form.<p>1. Take this dad for example, whose sense of humor has no mercy.<p>2. Or this dad, who isn't afraid to ask the important questions.<p>Was going through my phone and found this classic text from my dad<p>3. Or perhaps this dad and his …

The “Waze left” may be coming to an end

The navigation app Waze is beloved for exploiting shortcuts, avoiding traffic, and proving that the shortest distance between two points is not always a straight line. But its sinuous directions can also be a source of annoyance for drivers, who are often asked to make treacherous left turns …

17 Foods That Aren't Worth Making At Home

Once upon a time, if there were a food you wanted to eat, you had to make it yourself. In some parts of America, this wasn't so long ago -- if you lived in the Texas Hill Country in the 1920s, for example, you probably baked all your own bread and cooked all your own food. There are still plenty of …

FDA Panel Votes to Approve Female Libido Pill Flibanserin

Experts say the Food and Drug Administration should approve a once-a-day pill to treat women who have lost their sex drive, but says the company should take care to make sure women can take it safely.<p>"I have serious, serious, serious safety concerns," said Dr. Walid Gellad of the University of …

8 Ways Pinterest Changed Parenting Forever

<b>1. Throwing a birthday party is freaking exhausting.</b> Forget playing a simple game of "pin the peg leg on the pirate" at my kid's 6th birthday. Thanks to Pinterest, I know he won't have a happy birthday unless I decorate 10 large cardboard boxes to look like 18th century pirate ships and stage a …

California Housing Boss to Build Luxury Condos Over Poor Tenants’ Homes

California affordable housing head is evicting 17 tenants from his own building to clear way for the construction of luxury condos.<p>Today, in bitter …

Driving Your Smartphone: Automakers Rev Up Connectivity

It’s becoming more difficult to walk – or drive — away from your smartphone.<p>By this time next year as many as 40 different vehicles will be equipped with the new Apple CarPlay technology. Dozens more will feature Google’s Android Auto – or come equipped with both. The technologies are designed to …

7 common tech myths busted

I know you've had the experience of sharing a "fact" you've known for years, only to have someone point out that it's actually wrong. In the fast-changing tech universe, it's very common. Here are seven myths that I hear people saying over and over, but are not exactly accurate.<p><b>1. You shouldn't</b> …

Here's what people eat for breakfast around the world

But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.<p>Inspired by a HostelBookers.com post by Victoria Philpott and a Quora post, we took a look at some classic breakfast choices from countries around the world.<p>Whether it's bread and cold cuts in Germany or baked cheese pancakes in Russia, each …

Breakfast

'Game of Thrones' star Maisie Williams speaks: The ultimate Arya interview

As Arya Stark on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, Maisie Williams is all tomboy—short dirty hair, a favorite sword, and a thirst for vengeance. In real life, the now …

TV Series

Amazon is launching an Etsy killer

Amazon is introducing Amazon Handmade, a marketplace for handmade goods, aimed directly at competing with Etsy, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.<p>The way that Amazon is recruiting sellers for Amazon Handmade is typically aggressive: Select Etsy sellers are receiving targeted emails urging them …

Why American airports are so outdated compared to the rest of the world

Aviation was born in the U.S., and very quickly, American airplanes and American-trained pilots formed the backbone of global aviation. North America remains the world's largest aviation market today, yet U.S. air transport is no longer the envy of other nations.<p>America ranks a mediocre number 30 …

Mexico's drug war is getting even worse

Formally launched in December 2006 by former President Felipe Calderon and then continued under his successor, Enrique Pena Nieto, the drug war struck a series of high profile blows against Mexican cartels. At the same time, it triggered nationwide violence without coming anywhere close to …

FTC calls Michigan’s Tesla ban ‘protectionism’ for dealers

Tesla Motors has had varied success in its efforts to fight state laws making its direct online-sales model illegal.<p>The electric-car maker lost a round in Michigan last fall, but now a government agency has weighed in on Michigan’s revision to its franchise law.<p>Let’s just say that the U.S. Federal …

The 7 Worst Airlines in America

Who doesn’t love flying? In today’s world flying on airplanes is inevitable. In 2014, 846,350,968 passengers flew over America alone. That’s 12% of …

Bigger Planes Making Some United Flights a Bit More Roomy

Coach passengers used to rubbing up against neighbors on crowded U.S. flights are about to get something unusual on a few United Airlines flights: …

History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States.<p>Abe intends to promote a free …

Is Sprint's New International Value Roaming's Free International Data A Good Deal For Travelers?

Sprint now offers International Value Roaming, which claims “unlimited international data and text”. The best part of this is there’s no additional monthly fee. You just need to enable the feature on your plan.<p>For Sprint customers, there’s certainly no risk. But is this worth switching to Sprint …

This City Has the Crappiest Weather in America

Albert Hammond says it never rains in Southern California. And what Albert Hammond says, goes. Or something like that. But just as there're places …

Distractify

The Four Seasons Of Motherhood

<b>Season 1 (aka The Rookie Season)~</b><br>You just had your first child and everything is blissfully beautiful. Although you’re only a couple weeks into this …

Amazon’s On-Demand Services Marketplace Launches Monday

Amazon’s Angie’s List competitor, called “Amazon Local Services,” has been rebranded as “Amazon Home Services” ahead of a larger launch happening Monday, sources familiar with the plans tell TechCrunch. The site, which previously featured only a limited number of service offerings in a handful of …