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12 big blockbuster movies you may not realize are on Netflix — and a few on Hulu too

While Netflix's catalog of movies has decreased dramatically in recent years to focus on television, the streaming service still offers plenty of big, blockbuster movies that users may not know is available.<p>From recent hits like "Beauty and the Beast" and "Doctor Strange" to classic …

Movies

Bob Boilen's Top 50 Songs of 2017

Despite the flood of new music in 2017, there were songs I came back to over and over again. I still star-rate my downloaded songs in iTunes (the main reason I don't care to migrate to Spotify), so when the end of the year arrived I sorted my songs by star ratings and went back over the best of the …

Coats

All The Best R&B Albums Of 2017, Ranked

<i>Editor’s note: The point of more extensive genre lists is to help give shine to albums that wouldn’t make it into the overall best albums list. So, despite the rap-specific list — where ranking is still next to godliness — we’ve opted to leave the albums that appeared on the overall best list off</i> …

Our 50 favourite albums of 2017

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Vinyl Records

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

Vinyl Records

11 Salad Dressing Recipes to Help You Kick the Bottled Stuff

Salads don't always get a lot of love. They often feel like a chore, something you force yourself to eat to feel less guilty about the more interesting food on your plate. But a salad can be just as exciting as any other part of a meal, and the easiest way to improve your salads is to lose the …

Trail Companion: 20 Best Hiking Boots For Men

Merrell Moab Ventilator<p>If desert hiking is your idea of fun, this pair of boots from Merrell are for you. Featuring an upper with breathable mesh …

Shoes

Recipe: The Easiest Chicken Pho You Will Ever Make (Really)

One of my best friends — let’s call her Lilly — is always trying to get me to go out for noodles. In the middle of July she’ll text, “Hey! Let’s hang out. I could really go for some soba...” In the dead of winter, when the sun sets on Manhattan at 4 p.m. I’ll see messages from her about a pho place …

The 100 Greatest Singer-Songwriter Songs

In a time long ago – well sometime before the early 60s – songwriters wrote songs and singers sang them. It was less often that people did both. Of …

Universal Music

Best iOS apps of 2016

It’s been a banner year for iOS apps. From smart photo-editing tools to music-generating apps, Apple and third-party developers alike brought some serious heat to the App Store. We’ve combed through our home screens to pick out the best iOS apps of 2016.<p>Check out our picks below.<p>Music Memos<p>Apple …

Apps

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to …

Music

The Best Albums of 2016

Our critic’s top picks in a year of ingenious releases<p>A year of surprising headlines was accompanied by a year of surprising music, one that saw the trend of “event releases” escalate. Instead of albums merely dropping without warning as they have in the last few years, now we get mysterious HBO …

The 50 best albums of 2016

Rihanna and Frank Ocean <i>finally</i> dropped heavily-anticipated releases; newcomers like Kaytranada and Mitski were breaths of fresh air; veterans like …

What To Eat The Day Before A Big Workout (Or Event)

If you've ever exercised hard on a completely empty stomach, you'll know how tough impossible it can be. You might feel weak, tired, lightheaded or …

The 20 Best Albums Of 2016

<i>Lemonade</i> - Beyoncé<p>Billed as a "visual concept album" with an accompanying 60 minute film, the music on Beyoncé's sixth record could easily have …

David Bowie

7 Graphic Design Resources for Non-Designers And Businesses on a Budget

While I firmly believe nothing can compete with a seasoned graphic designer and their years of experience, as someone who has worked with a lot of small and medium sized businesses I get it; budgets are tight and not every business has the luxury of putting a graphic designer on payroll despite …

Don't Get An iPhone 7: Just Replace Your iPhone 5 Or iPhone 6 Battery Instead

The iPhone 7 is controversial and maybe even polarizing and it’s anyone’s guess as to how it will do sales-wise. The headphone jack’s demise is clearly a major consideration for potential buyers and the lack of one could put many people off. Aside from this, while it’s a faster, generally better …

Mobile Technology

20 Songs That Defined the Early Seventies

20<p>By ,<p>Pondering pop history from a generation or two away, it's easy to forget what things actually sounded like from inside the zeitgeist. As …

Music

The 200 Best Songs of the 1970s

The 1970s was arguably the single decade of the 20th century when recorded music was most central to culture. There were, of course, fewer kinds of media competing for the average consumer’s time—television meant just a handful of channels, video games were the size of refrigerators and could be …

Pacific Ocean

How to transfer your Evernote notes to Apple Notes

If you ask me, there's no compelling reason for most iPhone and Mac users to pay for Evernote when Apple Notes offers a lot of the same features and costs nothing. (Apple Notes does use your iCloud account storage, but it'll take up a negligible amount of space.)<p>So, how do you make the switch if …

The healthiest ways to cook veggies and boost nutrition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you love vegetables or not, there's one thing you know for sure: Veggies are really good for you. And you can make them even more nutritious if you prepare them in ways that maximize their benefits.<p>Oddly enough, that's not likely to be raw. Studies show the process of cooking …

Nutrition

Diana's Hummus Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Designer Alex Tatusian reminisces on his mother's short-lived hummus business, and what it taught him about cooking for himself.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Orange County

How to use iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad

Keep all your documents up-to-date and accessible across all your devices with iCloud DriveiCloud Drive is Apple's solution to document and file …

16 free apps that will change the way you travel

There are some that can help you find hidden gems or even efficiently navigate through the airport.<p>In the last few years, a slew of apps have gained attention for tackling problems travelers commonly face.<p>From an app that does your packing to one that connects you to free Wi-Fi, here are 16 new …

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

7 Crispy, Crunchy And Crave-Worthy Vegetable Recipes

The reason many people (especially kids) don't like vegetables is because of their texture. Mushy, soft veggies are the worst! That's why roasting makes a world of difference. From Broccoli with Chipotle Honey Butter to Curried Carrots, you'll actually crave these dishes.<p><b>1. Roasted Broccoli With</b> …

A food scientist explains how to make the crispiest fried chicken in the world

But, according to a food scientist, one surprising ingredient could do the trick: vodka.<p>That's what J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, managing culinary director of food-enthusiast site SeriousEats.com, found after hundreds of experiments in the kitchen.<p>The reason vodka is the ideal ingredient for a fried-chicken …

Cooking

An Italian Chef Reveals The Secret To A Perfect Homemade Pizza

Italians will search for months for the place to enjoy a perfect pizza with friends. There are those who prefer them with a thick crust, Neapolitan-style, and those looking for the thin and crispy Roman-style. But they all agree on one point: it must be easy to digest, not a pleasure that is paid …