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How to make perfect fried rice (and I mean perfect)

I make really great fried rice. Before you silently judge me for this arrogance, know this: Behind this hubris lies the wisdom of my Chinese in-laws. …

Food & Dining

Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

25 cool family vacation spots across the USA

Yellowstone National Park: It's hard not to be impressed by all of the incredible natural wonders the world's first national park has to offer. Because an active volcano lies beneath Yellowstone National Park, the site has more than 10,000 hydrothermal features such as mudpots, hot springs and …

National Parks

10 ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems

When Wi-Fi slows down, so does our entire life. Our email and browsers stop loading. Our streaming movies freeze. Alexa stops responding. Our phones revert to data plans. Everything buffers at the same time, ruining the momentum of your routine.<p>There are plenty of reasons your Wi-Fi keeps slowing …

Wi-Fi

The most popular movie that came out the year you were born

Every year brings its own set of pop culture obsessions. Looking at the most popular movie from each year can tell you a lot about what people were talking about at the time, and how people's tastes have changed. It's fun to look at the most popular one from when you were born and see what everyone …

12 things successful people don't waste their money on

People have struck it rich by launching social media startups, inspiring wildly successful crowdfunding campaigns and writing wizard-themed best-selling books. But, most successful people have far more boring backstories of accumulating wealth through savvy spending and smart saving …

Less is more with Whirlpool's clever connected fridge

The Whirlpool WRFA94CIHN comes in "sunset bronze" and offers a number of useful features on its tiny touchscreen, including virtual Amazon Dash buttons.<p>It wouldn't be CES without at least a couple of new connected refrigerators -- this year, that includes the WRFA94CIHN, a new $4,400 smart fridge …

Smart Homes

Top 20 Essential Anime

Here's a list of anime — both shows and movies — that make up the "core curriculum" for an anime watcher. Some are newer than others, some …

The Cheapest Month to Visit Disney World

If you’ve never visited Disney World before (or have somehow been living under Pride Rock for most of your life), we have some bad news for you: …

The best Bluetooth audio receiver for your home stereo or speakers

<i>By R. Matthew Ward</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After doing 13 hours of research and …

Audiophile

I’ve been baking for years—and this is my secret to perfect cookies

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>You don’t know this …

Dessert

Linksys has a new tri-band range extender to eliminate WiFi dead spots

If you're not shopping for a new router but still need something to cover far-flung areas of your home (have you tried aluminum foil yet? Seriously.) check out the latest hardware from Linksys. This "Max-Stream Tri-Band AC3000 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE9000)" brings all the bells and whistles needed …

24 Things You Never Knew About Disney's 'Aladdin'

Hard to imagine now, but when "Aladdin" came out 25 years ago (on Nov. 25, 1992), Disney brass saw the movie as a big risk.<p>They'd never done a cartoon feature based on a non-Western folk tale, with a male lead who was more than just a reactive handsome prince -- and with a female lead who chafed at …

Nine nasty truths about car rental insurance

No matter how often I cover the problems that come with collision damage under car rental insurance, consumers continue to share their frustrations. A reader recently emailed me:<p>“I’m interested in finding a complete bumper-to-bumper, ‘drop off the keys at the counter’ car rental coverage when I …

Personal Finance

47 Incredible Movies You Need To Watch If You Want To Be A Film Buff

You'll never be bored again.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Universal Pictures

The 35 best science-fiction movies since Blade Runner

The most widely admired science-fiction film to come out of the 1980s, <i>Blade Runner</i> <i></i>reimagined the nocturnal, seductive, and pessimistic qualities of …

A mini version of the Commodore 64 is coming in 2018

It's hard to deny the popularity of Nintendo's retro mini systems. After all, demand far outstripped supply for the mini version of the original console, and the same is expected to happen for today's SNES release. It's not a surprise, then, that other companies are getting in on the action. Retro …

These are the 10 'Star Trek' episodes people watch the most on Netflix

Netflix looked at data from over 100 million subscribers, in 190 different countries, to see which episodes of "Star Trek" were the most popular.<p>The streaming site has all six iterations of the "Star Trek" series, but only two contained the most-watched episodes in the franchise: "Voyager" and "The …

15 Shows You Always Scroll Past That You Should Sit And Watch

Just watch these dang shows!

TV

Teens need to learn persistence and how to ask for help

Sophomore chemistry was kicking our son’s butt, and he didn’t want to get help from the teacher. He was stuck in a mindset of, “If I can’t figure it …

Sony brings price of 4K projectors under $5K

The Sony VPL-VW285ES is the company's first true Ultra HD projector for under five grand and boasts compatibility with HDR content.<p>Sony has announced its least expensive 4K projector yet, the VPL-VW285ES, which boasts a "full" 3,840x2,160 resolution and HDR compatibility.<p>The $5,000 projector …

Televisions

Lego Millennium Falcon: Feast your eyes on 17 gorgeous photos

Lego

31 Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

When you're a Las Vegas local, the clanging of slot machines in the McCarran Airport arrivals area signals you're home, but for everyone else it's a …

Why I’m still obsessed with magic tricks

The most astounding thing I ever witnessed on television involved not swords, dragons, or mother nature in HD widescreen, but a pencil. It happened …

Fall asleep to your favorite video game music

From Chrono Trigger to Skyrim<p>Lately, while I lie in bed reading before I fall asleep, I've been listening to a chill jazz album. Its songs have soft saxophone solos with a lovely piano playing in the background, making them perfect to doze off to. Strangely, it's also an album made up of covers of …

Step back and behold the explosive chemistry that gives fireworks their color

Whether you’ve been celebrating in Canada (Canada Day, July 1), the US (Independence Day, July 4), France (Bastille Day, July 14), or anywhere else in the world, you can surely appreciate the fact that fireworks are a display of chemistry at its finest.<p>Generally, fireworks have two main components: …

Fireworks

How fireworks exploded into history – and became an American symbol

Fireworks are as American as apple pie — but humanity’s fascination with pyrotechnics predates our young country by nearly 2,000 years.<p>China first …

The 10 Most Delish Foods at Disneyland Resort

Disney World's Grey Stuff has nothin' on Disneyland's version. There, we said it.<p>Here's what you need to try, whether you're headed to Disneyland or …

Walt Disney Company

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Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

Mobile Photography

James Gunn endorses Yondu version of EW's Mary Poppins Returns cover

<b>To read more on Mary Poppins Returns, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here now. Don’t forget to subscribe</b> …