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Zest Is Best: How to Make the Most of Your Lemon, Lime, and Orange Peels

Your baked goods, pastas, and more are good. But they could be better—just add citrus and lemon zest.<p>Is there anything citrus zest doesn't make better? (Answer: No.) If there's one thing we've learned after countless baked goods, simple dinners, and big cooking projects, it's this: The Microplane …

Only In China: Why A Smog Documentary Sends Chinese Stocks Soaring To Trading Limit

When journalist Chai Jing released her documentary on China’s air pollution, she probably could not have dreamed that her message would resonate so widely while boosting the share prices of so many “environmentally friendly” companies.<p>On Monday, more than a dozen stocks in the fields of pollutant …

This is an energy storage startup you need to know about

Inside a sunlit, cramped office near San Francisco’s financial district, entrepreneur and former political operative Susan Kennedy has been leading a …

Build Your Chest with Just 3 Exercises

Try this intense new way to shred your upper body<p>Want to elevate your pushup game? Try this compound progression—a combination of exercises that targets the same muscle group with a few different moves.<p>Each pushup variation in this progression will work your chest in a slightly different way. …

Crush an Insane Amount of Calories in Just 15 Minutes

Build muscle and burn fat at the same time with this quick total-body workout<p>Lack of time is probably on your list of reasons for not working out. But you can work your entire body anywhere with just two moves and 15 minutes.<p>The trick: Performing a classic lower-body move and a classic upper-body …

The best pancake recipes

There's no need to wait until Shrove Tuesday to get your pancake fix - these recipes make the perfect weekend brunch.<p>Pancakes are quick, easy and always a crowd-pleaser for breakfast (and lunch, and dinner).<p>Here, we have compiled our our favourite pancake recipes. There really is something for …

A Floating Toilet To Keep Floating Villages From Going In Their Water Supply

This mobile village, one of 200 on the lake, doesn’t have modern plumbing. And that leads to a major challenge: Nearly 100,000 people who live on or …

Lifehacker Highlights: The CES News You'll Actually Care About

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been around for years, showcasing the tech industry's coolest new vaporware. Occasionally, though, some cool …

This Floating Solar Balloon Can Power Remote Villages From Above

By Ben Schiller1 minute Read<p>When relief agencies set up refugee camps, they need to bring in power quickly. That normally means diesel generators, …

Grow Your Own Greens With The Growbot, A System Designed To Make Rooftop Farming Easy

But a startup called Cityblooms hopes to help change that. The company makes small, modular “growbots,” lightweight greenhouses that can squeeze into …

These Are the Most Ingenious Gadgets From CES 2015

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

The 9 Most Electrifying Energy Stories Of 2014

By Jessica Leber3 minute Read<p>Very soon, it could cost less to install rooftop solar panels than to pay your utility bill in many U.S. states. And so …

Smart locks: the next smart-home winner?

Nest paved the way for the smart home, showing investors that consumers would pay $249 for a next-generation thermostat. Now many are wondering what …

The Next Big Thing: Climbing WWI Metal In The Dolomites

During the world wars, Europeans built metal and wooden protection into the cliffs of the Dolomites and other mountains for quick passage by soldiers and civilians. Hundreds of routes were established, many still in existence.<p>“The climbing community outside of Europe is just beginning to discover …

How much longer can traditional estate and lettings agents survive?

With the likes of easyProperty and Emoov hot on their heels, high-charging agents could be in peril – and a good thing too<p>How much would a tenant have to pay to secure a £1,000-a-month flat through estate agents Foxtons? A total of £420, while the landlord would have to pay another £2,448 for …

A British 'Wonder Seaweed Extract' That Could Help Feed The World

It is a question that is testing the mettle of scientists, and has the rest of the world feeling concerned; how can we grow enough food to feed the nine billion or more people who will make up the global population by 2050?<p>Much of the focus is on developing new cutting edge technology to increase …

Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

McKinsey & Company recently published How Big Data Can Improve Manufacturing which provides insightful analysis of how big data and advanced analytics can streamline biopharmaceutical, chemical and discrete manufacturing.<p>The article highlights how manufacturers in process-based industries are using …

Toshiba joins other tech giants in growing super-clean vegetables

The name "Toshiba" conjures images of stacks of laptops piled high and maybe the occasional television, but the Japanese electronics giant is turning its attention to something just a little more humble: lettuce. Well, spinach too. And swiss chard. <i>Quartz's</i> Dan Frommer tells the tale of a …

The foodie traveller … in Stockholm: the new take on coffee and cake

The traditional <i>fika</i>, which means a rendezvous for a coffee and a pastry, has been part of Swedish culture since the 18th century – and has since spread outside its borders. But now the tradition is taking a more sophisticated turn, as famous Stockholm chefs move into opening bakeries.<p>The <b>Green</b> …

Jump Higher with ... an Upper Body Exercise?

This move is also an awesome calorie-crusher<p>Upper and lower body exercises aren’t church and state—they don’t have to be kept separate. In fact, doing moves that hit both your top and bottom halves at the same time is also an exercise in efficiency: you work more muscle in less time, so you’ll see …

This Is Your Brain on Magic Mushrooms

Brain scans of people injected with psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, explain what happens to connections across the brain when people take psychedelic drugs.<p><b>Brain scans of people under the influence of</b> psilocybin, the hallucinogenic ingredient in magic mushrooms, may help to …

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Subtle home security from a single Point

This smart, security-minded smoke detector will let you know if anything's amiss in your home.<p>2014 has seen a veritable glut of security-minded gadgets on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, all of them looking to add some sort of sensor tech into your living room. One of the latest examples is …

Chocolate-Oatmeal Moon Pies

Makes about 18 Servings<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cookies<p>1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour<p>3/4 teaspoon baking powder<p>1/2 teaspoon baking soda<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats<p>1 cup dried tart cherries, chopped<p>1 cup pecans, chopped<p>3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate …

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In Smart Home, Retrofit May Be The Next Big Thing

When you look around at many of the smart home systems coming to market, most require what is called in the business tech world a ”fork lift upgrade”, meaning you have to throw out your old hardware and replace it with new gear in order to get the advantages of new technology.<p>Take the Nest Protect …

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Harissa is a great shortcut ingredient to flavor, but no two jars (or tubes) are the same. Taste first—if it seems very spicy, use a bit less. You can always stir more into the chickpeas when the dish is finished. Learn how to make this recipe and more …

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Best Christmas food: Iceland for mince pies, Asda for stuffing

First taste tests for Christmas foods are in, and Good Housekeeping magazine has some surprises in this year's rankings<p>Iceland has crafted the best mince pies this year, while Asda sells delicious stuffing and Tesco is the place to buy fig puddings, the first of the Christmas taste tests for 2014 …

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Better Than Nutella (Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread)

Makes about 4 cups<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups (heaping) hazelnuts, preferably skinned (about 10 ounces)<p>1/4 cup sugar<p>1 pound semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces, room temperature<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>3/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Special …

Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 medium butternut squash, halved, seeded<p>2 garlic cloves, peeled<p>1 onion, chopped<p>2 teaspoons grated peeled ginger or 1/2 teaspoon dried ground ginger<p>2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more for seasoning<p>1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric<p>1 28-oz. can whole …

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