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Army of Amazon robots ready to help fulfill orders on Cyber Monday

This holiday season, Amazon's little helper is an orange, 320-pound robot called Kiva.<p>The robots -- more than 15,000 of them companywide -- are part of Amazon's high-tech effort to get orders to customers faster. By lifting shelves of Amazon products off the ground and speedily delivering them to …

The 15 Best Beers to Drink This Winter

By: Zach Mack<p>It's hardly been 10 minutes since you finished your last pumpkin beer of the season and already people are busting out the tinsel and lawn decorations. As you slide from the dark, spicy beers of fall into the... even <i>darker, spicier</i> beers of winter, I have a few recommendations you …

Homemade Marinara Sauce Is Easy to Make—If You Avoid These Common Mistakes

Jarred marinara sauce can't hold a candle to the homemade version. Avoid these common mistakes and whip up a batch tonight.<p>Is there any dinner that's easier to make and more satisfying than pasta and marinara sauce covered in a flurry of shredded Parmesan? We think not. But before you reach for a …

Cooking

An Introvert's Open Letter to Extroverts: 5 Things You Should Know About Me

Photo Credit: silvia sani via Compfight cc<p>Dear Extrovert,<p>First, let me start by thanking you for being in my life. You are the yang to my yin. You get me out more, meeting new people, having new experiences and stretching my comfort zone. You help color my external world with a vast richness that I …

Led Zeppelin Loses First Round in 'Stairway to Heaven' Lawsuit

For decades, Led Zeppelin has faced claims that they plagiarized their iconic 1971 hit “Stairway to Heaven” from the rock band Spirit. Now it looks …

If programming languages were vehicles

C was the great all-arounder: compact, powerful, goes everywhere, and reliable in situations where your life depends on it.<p>C++ is the new C — twice …

Shop Smarter | Couponing and Online Deals

Search printable coupons and online deals for Target, Walmart, CVS, Amazon, & Walgreens. Find coupon codes and apps, and learn how to save money and …

Things You Can Do With Instant Ramen Noodles That You May Not Have Known About

BuzzFeed shares eleven interesting things you can do with instant ramen noodles that you may not have known about in their latest video. Why eat …

The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

23 Stunning Anamorphic Artworks That Can Only Be Seen With A Mirror Cylinder

A year ago, we wrote about Jonty Hurwitz and his amazing anamorphic art that can only be seen in the reflection of a mirrored cylinder. Although the …

Delicious Apple Butter Recipe for Your Crock Pot

The county in which I live in Western North Carolina is well-known for its bountiful apple crops. We even have an entire festival dedicated to …

Food Preservation

Dizzying optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka – in pictures

Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, has spent more than a decade creating his collection of moving optical illusions. Images: Caters News Agency

The Secret To The Perfect Pizza Dough Recipe - Wine & Glue

The Secret to the Perfect Pizza Dough Recipe! Easy to follow step by step photos that will give you the perfect pizza dough! And if the pictures …

New stem cells may help in battling multiple sclerosis

The great promise of stem cells may finally be getting close for multiple sclerosis patients.<p>Stem cells, which have the power to transform into other types of cells, have been much anticipated for more than a decade as a way to treat or even cure diseases like MS, Parkinson's, blindness and spinal …

Last-Laugh Tracks: The 40 Best Cult TV Comedies Ever

It's not hard to put together a canon of great TV comedies: Everybody would agree that popular phenomenons like <i>I Love Lucy, Cheers</i> and <i>Seinfeld</i> would …

Comedy

Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30

When I was thirty, I was living my dream.<p><b>When I was thirty, I was living my dream.</b> I'd already accomplished most of what I'd set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill …

Divorce

Responsive Design Frameworks: Just Because You Can, Should You?

• A designer could write their own grid system, and they probably should if they know any HTML and CSS.<br>• Websites based on frameworks load slowly.<br>• All …

Creating A Website Data Report: Three Degrees Of Separation

<i>We’ll create a data report for our fictional Widgets website. (Large preview)</i><p>Gathering Personal Data (Qualitative Research)<p>The key to getting …

10 Awesome 100-Year-Old Crafts for Kids

At the dawn of the 20th century, middle class children were less likely than at any time in history to spend their days toiling for survival next to …

How To Apply Transformations To Responsive Web Design

In this article, we will reintroduce transformations and explore their applications to mobile and responsive design. We will not only teach the old …

13 most disturbing films

The Devils - 1971 (Ken Russell)<p>Story of sexually repressed nuns with disturbed wishes.Blood everywhere, grief and horror bound when they massacres a …

One Frightening Chart Shows What You Might Pay For Internet Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

A graphic making its rounds on the web this week offered a glimpse of what the Internet might look like if net neutrality disappears. The takeaway? Not good.<p>A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down an Federal Communications Commission order that required Internet service providers to abide by …

Best of 2013: Pig Beach, the Bahamas island where pigs and humans swim together

The shaving industry is hurting because men think stubble is cool again

The fashionability of facial hair is bad news for the razor industry.<p>The male shaving sector has slowed down in both the US and Europe this year, and that’s at least in part due to the rising popularity of stubble, according to a recent report from Euromonitor. A move away from a culture of …

Men's Fashion

8 Pieces That Will Change the Way You Hear Music

Put these masterpieces on your playlist and you'll never hear music the same way again.<p>1. “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin<p>Many musicians draw a …

9 Books to Drop Everything and Read

If you’re a passionate reader, you’re always on the hunt for the next book that will totally engross you. We’ve pinpointed some that are worth the …

Literature