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This Friends Star Once Beat Up Justin Trudeau

Have you heard about "The One Where Chandler Bing Nearly Took Out Canada's Greatest National Treasure (No Offense, Ryans)"?<p>Matthew Perry has a …

Beginner Photography Tip: Advanced Controls That Will Take Your Photos to the Next Level

Tell me if this sounds familiar...You've been dabbling in photography for awhile now, but find yourself wanting to learn more.You have a good handle …

How To Make Brussels Sprouts Taste Way Better

Please, whatever you do, just don't boil them.<p>Brussels sprouts have a wretched reputation. Their reputation is so bad that my own mother never served them to us as kids ― and she still won’t touch them to this day ― because her own childhood memories of eating them boiled, stinking of feet, has so …

The Best Homemade Ramen Soup Recipes

Chicken noodle soup has got nothing on these ramen recipes.<p>Traditional Japanese ramen ― the broth-y noodle soup loaded with umami flavors and often times topped with a soft boiled egg ― can take a long time to perfect. Ramen masters spend years honing their craft. But most of us living stateside …

27 Oscar-Winning Movies You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

Netflix is full of classics, if you only know where to look...

7 Easy Dinners That Basically Make Themselves

Minimum effort, maximum payoff.

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO Settings<p>Learn to Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings for Every Occasion<p>In this clip …

Bacon Wrapped BBQ Salmon

SEASON the salmon with salt and pepper on both sides of each fillet.<p>TIGHTLY wrap each fillet with 3 strips of bacon.<p>INSERT toothpicks from both sides …

Meet the ‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician who helped send Americans into space

Before they were machines based on silicon, "computers" were actually women — though their colleagues would often refer to them as "girls."<p>The film "Hidden Figures," which opened to wide release Friday and picked up two Golden Globe nominations, tells the story of three black computers who dealt …

Race & Ethnicity

5 Quick Tips to Instantly Up Your Photo Game

After sharing his 8 camera hacks in 90 seconds, Toronto-based photographer Peter McKinnon is back again with another helpful video for beginners. In …

Thirty-five years of Nintendo controllers. In a single animated GIF. Christ...

Thirty-five years of Nintendo controllers. In a single animated GIF. Christian Taylor's Nintendo Controller Evolution: http://bit.ly/1rmmMzd - Brevin …

Packed with pop tunes, 'Sing' discovers the simple fun in putting on a show

Illumination Entertainment, the team behind the Minions, branches out into the world of all talking-dancing-singing creatures great-and-small, mashing that up with the wildly popular phenomenon of singing competition reality shows. The result, "Sing," is an amusing riff on genres, a "Zootopia …

Pearl Harbor, 75 Years Ago: Pictures

Military History

The 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Pictures

Pikachu

DIY These Last-Minute Costumes With What’s in Your Closet

It’s Halloween time and you *still* don’t have a costume! Don’t fret — these looks will take you no time and little effort to pull together.<p>1. Party Animals:<p><b>What You Need:</b><p>– black tie attire<p>– Champagne<p>– vintage-style animal masks<p>2. Bank Robber:<p><b>What You Need:</b><p>– striped shirt<p>– black jeans<p>– black boots<p>– …

Crafting

These Angry Birds Photobombing a Couple's Wedding Photos Is Kinda Our Worst Nightmare

Getting your wedding pictures taken comes with its own set of hurdles, including (but not limited to) finding a photographer that fits your overall aesthetic, actually being able to <i>afford</i> said photographer, coordinating the wedding-day timeline to fit in hundreds of shots of you, the hubs, and …

Weddings

How London's Chocolate Week And Show Have Improved Cocoa Farmers' Lives

Cocoa was, for most farmers, a poverty crop. Twelve years ago when the first Chocolate Week was unveiled, the plight of most cocoa farmers was …

16 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes Perfect for Dinner Tonight + Lunch Tomorrow

If there are two things that just about everyone hates, it’s doing anything but binge watching Netflix on a Sunday and worrying about what to pack for your impressive make-ahead lunch for Monday. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to both of those things: slow cooker chicken. Sure, you’ve been …

Cooking

6 Foods to Eat When You’re Trying to Score a Six Pack

And 3 that you’ll want to avoid<p>Even if you hit the gym daily, you have to pay attention to what you eat to get the definition you want.<p>The right foods power tough workouts, build muscle, and can help you torch any belly fat that might be stopping your six-pack from emerging, says board-certified …

Nutrition

6 Fruit-Infused Detox Water Recipes

A delicious detox water should be on your personal drink menu if you’re looking to get in shape or adapt a healthier diet.<p>My detox water recipes are …

The Top 7 Fat Burning Foods to Reduce Weight Effectively

Some people may wonder why, after a lot of exercise, they do not see the results they want. They are still maintaining their unwanted weight and …

Three tools to rule them all: How to fix anything in Photoshop with three basic tools

I know – that title sounds a little bit like clickbait-ish. But! It’s not! (well not this time). You don’t need a lot of fancy tools to fix most …

Tutorials

20 Rock Albums Turning 20 in 2016

20<p>By<p>This year marks the 20th anniversary of 1996 — a year when alternative bands were finding their way after the post-Nirvana boom times, metal …

Bands

24 Cool Tech Startups You Should Know About This Year

Here is a list of some of the innovative technology startups that I met at the TechCrunch Disrupt startup conference in New York earlier this month.<p>Earlier this month, I attended TechCrunch Disrupt NY, an annual startup conference at which many tech-related startups showcase their offerings, …

Backyard Built: 10 Outdoor Furniture DIYs

Many of us have spent the last six months daydreaming about warm weather, so let's spend these last few cool, rainy—snowy?—weeks preparing for all …

DIY

The Best Diet for a Lifetime of Healthy Joints

Joints are an amazing part of your body – they allow you to run, paint a picture, ride a bicycle or do housework. And most people don’t think about …

Is your favorite TV show canceled? A guide to what’s renewed and what’s in trouble.

Next week marks the 2016 broadcast upfronts, where executives from NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS and the CW will officially unveil their primetime schedules for the fall and announce which pilots they have ordered to series. This means that some current shows must die to make room for new ones.<p><i>[NBC’s new fall</i> …

TV

Opera’s ad-blocker graduates ‘beta’ on its desktop browser and launches on Android

Opera Software today launches a stable version of its desktop browser with a native ad blocker built directly in. But for those tethered to mobile, there’s even better news — the Norway-based company is also bringing the technology to smartphones via its Opera Mini browser for Android.<p>Today’s news …

One photographer captured a decade of surreal 1930s car crashes

Boston car accidents<p>One man's record of a time before seatbelts.<p>Leslie Jones was born in Boston in 1886, and developed an interest in photography …

Photography