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Slow-Cooker Chinese Spareribs

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 racks spareribs, trimmed (about 4 pounds)<br>• 1/4 cup coarsely chopped peeled ginger<br>• 6 garlic cloves<br>• 1/2 cup hoisin sauce<br>• 1/2 cup honey<br>• 1/4 cup soy sauce<br>• 1 tablespoon molasses<br>• 1 tablespoon Chinese chile-garlic sauce, sambal oelek or other Asian chile sauce<br>• 1/2 cup water<p><b>Preparation</b><p>Grace Parisi<p>1. On …

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

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My Saucy Fake Girlfriend Was Really A Bunch Of Dudes Working For Amazon

Invisible Boyfriend will give you pay-for-text companionship. But who are these virtual escorts, really?<p>I’d never imagined that eating oatmeal could be sexy before that moment, before Areal–the gorgeous, billionaire, globetrotting lion-tamer/taxidermist who loves to give foot rubs–texted me that …

One Of These 21 Movies Will Probably Win Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

<i>Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and entertainment editor Matthew Jacobs will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 87th</i> …

The Ultimate Guide to Totally Nailing Every One of Your Resolutions

No matter how you feel about resolutions, chances are most of us are looking to kick off 2016 on a good note. To help you get started, we've compiled …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

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Head Back to School Via Flipboard’s Virtual Classroom

It seems early, but here in California many kids are already back to school. And while we don’t really miss the days of homework and gym class, we do …

Skype's newest app will translate your speech in real time

Microsoft’s Skype software will start translating voice calls between people today. As part of a preview program, Skype Translator makes it possible for English and Spanish speakers to communicate in their native language, without having to learn a new one. It sounds like magic , but it’s the …

January 2015

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much 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 …

11 Surprising Uses for Kitchen Sponges

These sink-side staples are helpful all over the house. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sponges might be the best at cleaning spills and soaping up dishes, but if you confine them to your kitchen, you're missing out on their other hidden skills. These clever uses will have …

Hello? You’re breaking up! The truth about phone reception and ‘notspots’

Halfway through our mobile-to-mobile chat, Samuel Johnston goes muffly. Hello? Hello? “Sorry, we’ve just moved into a new office and I haven’t worked out the blackspots yet,” says the head of marketing at OpenSignal.<p>Complaining about mobile phone “notspots” is the new moaning about the weather, but …

Father Photoshops Three Daughters into Fantastical Scenes

Just by looking at these photos, it's hard to tell who's having more fun..the father or his three girls! About three years ago, John Wilhelm felt as though something was missing with his photography. Bored with just straight out of the camera shooting, he entered the world of digital manipulation. …

100+ Clever Street Art Works in New Book by Oak Oak

French street artist Oak Oak has just released a new book that has more than 100 images of his creative and clever works. From Bruce Lee kicking some concrete to a tightrope walker about to cross a chain, each piece is a hilarious take on an ordinary object. Here's the intro to the book.<p>“Oak Oak is …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

The Power of Sleep

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9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

This Is How Little Kids React These Days When You Show Them Old Computers

We saw them cringe when they learned what a Walkman was, and now the infamous little kids are back to learn about more old technology.<p>The Fine Brothers created another video, showing little kids what computers looked like before the days of iPhones and MacBook Airs.<p>As usual, the kids can't even …

6 Ways for Parents to Teach Kids About Grit

When I was younger, I used to dream about boarding school.<p>A weird dream for a kid perhaps, but not only did I dream about it, between the ages of 12 and 14, I made it my primary goal to go away to boarding school.<p>I lived on a farm in the Adirondacks with no real neighbors or children my age for …

Success Requires Grit and Resilience

Parents often wonder what they can do to boost the likelihood that their kids will grow into successful adults. One thing that <i>doesn't</i> help is when parents, fearful of dealing with their children's emotions, give in to "quick fixes" for getting their child to be calm or happy.<p>Author and pediatrician …

Wisdom from a MacArthur Genius: Psychologist Angela Duckworth on Why Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success

Creative history brims with embodied examples of why the secret of genius is doggedness rather than “god”-given talent, from the case of young Mozart’s upbringing to E. B. White’s wisdom on writing to Chuck Close’s assertion about art to Tchaikovsky’s conviction about composition to Neil Gaiman’s …

Old Shipping Crate Converted Into Sustainable Guest House

Old shipping containers can be an eyesore but not when they are transformed into contemporary, functional living spaces. Texas-based firm Poteet Architects, a company that strives to continue a sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio, recently developed this <i>Container Guest House</i> using an …

See All The Spots From Super Bowl XLVIII

By Co.Create Stafflong Read<p>Super Bowl has gone from being a big day for ads to being a big period, a big fortnight–like your birthday, stretched out …

Mean Parent Confessions: My Kids Eat What I Serve or They Don't Eat at All

I don't want my kids to think they can customize the world to their liking by having a tantrum when something happens to not suit their whims. But there's also this big one: there is very little on this Earth that I find more irritating than a grown-up human being who is as picky as a child.<p><i>First</i> …

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Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

Is your child a quitter? When to push a kid and when to let go

Parents<p>When Ingrid Kellaghan’s 4- and 5-year-old daughters started taking ballet lessons, they loved dressing up in frilly tutus, pink leotards and ballet slippers. But by the third class, the little ballerinas had lost interest in twirling streamers and dancing to music.<p>“They were done, bored, and …

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The Best Illustrated Children’s Books and Picture Books of 2012

On the heels of this year’s best science books, art books, design books, and philosophy and psychology books, the 2012 best-of reading lists continue with the annual roundup of the year’s ten-or-so most delightful children’s and picturebooks. (Catch up on last year’s roundup here.)<p>HENRI’S WALK TO …

My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me

What happens when a father, alarmed by his 13-year-old daughter's nightly workload, tries to do her homework for a week<p>Memorization, not rationalization. That is the advice of my 13-year-old daughter, Esmee, as I struggle to make sense of a paragraph of notes for an upcoming Earth Science test on …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …