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The One Router Setting Everyone Should Change (But No One Does)

The vast majority of home Wi-Fi users don't know the first thing about keeping their routers secure, a new survey finds.<p>Eighty-two percent of 2,205 …

Wi-Fi

7 Colors that SHOULD Have Been the Pantone Color of the Year

Dear hunter green: you're the color of MY year. Check out this beautiful hallway makeover from Around the Houses.<p>(Image credit: Around the …

Facebook Messenger adds group payments to make sure your shady friends pay up

We’ve all been there before: you go out to eat with a group of people and pay the bill, only to have someone ‘forget’ to pay you back. Facebook Messenger’s new group payment feature could go a long way to solve that.<p>Previously, you could only pay or request money from one person at a time on …

Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park

The higher we climbed the more nervous I got. I held the chain as I peered over the edge and thought to myself, “What in the world did we get …

Hiking

9 Packing Hacks That Will Lighten Your Suitcase

Originally published by Money<p>These days, it’s pretty expensive to check your bags. The median fee is $25 for your first bag and $35 for your second. …

Hacking

27 Classic Christmas Movies You Need to Watch This Year

Best enjoyed with hot cocoa and a cozy blanket.<p>If we're living in the Golden Age of television today, you could argue that the 1940s made up the Golden Age of Christmas movies. From Jimmy Stewart's Academy Award-winning performance in <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i>, to Judy Garland's 1944-year debut of "Have …

Upgraded Thanksgiving Sides

<i>Courtesy Stephanie Izard, executive chef/partner, Girl & The Goat, Little Goat and Duck Duck Goat, Chicago</i><p>This whimsical version of the Thanksgiving …

Recipes

People around the world are obsessed with this household decluttering method

If you haven't heard of Marie Kondo by now, you've been living under a rock — or at least a very large pile of things you should throw away.<p>Kondo is a Japanese lifestyle celebrity known for helping people decrease clutter and straighten up their homes for good. Her book — "The Life-Changing Magic …

Minimalism

Vacuum Seal Your Plastic Bags With Nothing More Than A Bowl Of Water

Ally is a born-and-bred Jersey Girl who studied English and Journalism at Rutgers University. In her free time, she spends too much money on food, …

3 healthy (and super delicious) marinades and BBQ sauces for a clean cookout

Sure, burgers and brats aren't the most waistline-friendly grilled foods, but did you know that even grilled chicken breasts can come with a side of health risks?<p>When food chars on the grill, the cooking process makes the food taste extra smoky and delicious, but it also produces carcinogens. Corn …

BBQ

These Are The Foods We'd Lose If Honeybees Die Off

Honeybees are responsible for about a third of all the food we eat.<p>They arrive in the morning, having traveled miles to work all day. They move from one workstation to the next to gather supplies for their commute back to the office and repeat the trip 40 times a day. The newest staff members often …

Honey Bees

Betty Crocker’s Absurd, Gorgeous Atomic-Age Creations

It is a dish hard to make sense of: a shimmering vermilion ring of canned tomato sauce, held motionless by gelatin, concealing a <i>coeur caché</i> of canned asparagus and artichoke hearts, the hole at its middle filled to bulging with mayonnaise and sour cream. Called ‘‘Tangy Tomato Aspic,’’ the dish …

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Fall is supposedly here in Santa Barbara, but with temperatures in the triple digits, one would never guess Autumn is technically in full swing. Never-the-less, it's my husband's birthday today and every year for his birthday, he requests one of three desserts: carrot cake, strawberry shortcake or …

Dessert

Etsy's mobile apps now let you find local sellers and events

Etsy may be an online marketplace first and foremost, but the company has long had a "shop local" feature to let you find craftspeople and products made near you. Strangely, though, this feature only existed on the desktop -- Etsy's mobile app didn't have its local feature, despite the fact that …

How To Keep Tomatoes Fresh For Longer

By Leslie Stephens<p>This trick -- which only takes 5 minutes -- may be the answer to avoiding refrigerator-chilled, flavorless tomatoes.<p>More: How to keep tomatoes fresh for longer<p>A few weeks ago, when our Test Kitchen Manager Derek was doling out tomatoes that wouldn't survive the weekend in the …

Tomatoes

17 Clues to What Porn Is Really Like Behind the Scenes

You will never see icing sugar the same way again<p>A Reddit thread has asked people in the porn industry, "What is something the viewers <i>really</i> don't know?" and the answers are … enlightening.<p>We can't vouch for the experience of the writers, but all claim to have worked in the porn industry or to have …

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Yakuza Apocalypse review - berserk mess of a gangster-vampire hybrid

Japanese genre master Takashi Miike comes to Cannes with a yakuza-meets-vampires-meets-monsters movie; no wonder, perhaps, that it’s just a mish-mash<p>For all its berserk energy, you will need a very particular sense of humour not to lose patience with the prolific Takashi Miike’s latest, which goes …

‘Memory Sticks’ are Classic Gadgets with New Functionality

Gear & Gadgets

Etiquette Rules for the Smartphone Era: Handwritten vs. Digital

When to send a good old-fashioned note instead of relying on your phone.<p>In the age of smartphones, social media and all-things digital, it's easy to forget the power of good, old-fashioned pen and paper. With the incredibly fast speed and instant gratification of sending out a "thank you" email or …

Mile High Cream Puff Cake

Cream puff cake is layers and layers of pure magic. Chocolate and vanilla pudding cream, oh my!<p>Cream puffs just don't get enough attention. Who makes them? No one that I know. I have literally never gone to someone's house and been offered a cream puff. It's just not a thing that happens.<p>Honestly, …

Dessert

8 Ways to Handle a Narcissist

A tendency toward narcissism is present in everyone, to more or less of a degree. Sometimes you don’t know if someone’s particularly high in this …

Psychology

The Flir FX is a security camera with bigger ambitions

That’s a pretty great take on how our electronics should serve us, though it comes with several major caveats — mostly that you end up having to spend more money on accessories to live that dream. Also, that removing your home security camera from your house means it’s no longer doing what you …

Netflix says piracy service Popcorn Time is a real competitor

Netflix isn't just worried about HBO — it's worried about pirates, too. In a letter to shareholders yesterday, Netflix says that piracy is one of its "biggest competitors," and notably, it specifically points to one piracy service that's caught its attention: Popcorn Time. Popcorn Time's app is …

Popcorn Time

Twitter encourages popular users to stop posting photos with Instagram

Users of Twitter's official apps haven't been able to actually <i>see</i> Instagram photos since 2012. That was when Instagram decided to abruptly remove support for "cards" that showed photos right in the Twitter timeline; ever since, users have had to click a link to see that content or use a third-party …

Regret apps: The undo button for instant messaging

<b>How many times have you messaged someone on the spur of the moment only to wish you could take it back seconds later?</b><p>Well, as they say… there's an app for that.<p>US-based company Strings has launched an instant messaging app that lets you "share what you want with who you want and take it back, if …

Apps

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …