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Digital Mobile Banking Apps Threatening Branches

<i>BI Intelligence</i><p><i>The BI Intelligence Content Marketing Team covers news & research we think you would find valuable.</i><p>More millennials are moving toward digital banking, and as a result, they're walking into their banks' traditional brick-and-mortar branches less often than ever before.<p>This generation …

You're Not Prepared for This Video Exposing Everything Wrong With Star Wars: The Force Awakens

They have some good points...<p>The men and women who made the above 19-minute video ripping apart <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> are some truly brave individuals. Maybe they know exactly what they're getting into and are just trolling the legions of fans prepared to take up arms against many of these …

10 Things You Won't Learn While Backpacking

Backpacking is the budgeting traveler's salvation: the freedom of the journey with no extraneous ties to hefty luggage or cemented itineraries. Now I do love a good night's rest in a fancy hotel or touring a high-ticket site, but I believe every trip can benefit from at least a little backpacking …

Broken breakthroughs: the strange curse of Wolfgang Pauli - in pictures

Why did scientists ban pioneering quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli from their labs? David Fathi’s photos explore his catastrophic Pauli Effect

Physics

Worth It or Not Worth It: Making Your Own Buttermilk

On Christmas morning, I made buttermilk biscuits at my grandma's house. It is now the middle of February, and when I called her to ask about the leftover buttermilk, she confirmed that it is, indeed, still in her fridge.<p><b>Too often, this is buttermilk's fate: purchased for a single use, forgotten</b> …

Photographers and audiophiles, two of a kind?

I first became aware of the photographer/audiophile connection when I was a high-end audio salesman in the 1980s. I couldn't help but notice a significant percentage of my customers were professional photographers. At first I had no idea why, but both groups share a fascination with capturing …

Dad accidentally captures moment he delivers his baby on camera

Photographer Martin Boyce, 35, set up his camera thinking he was capturing the early moments of his fiancee Holly Dawson, 24, going into labour.<p>But they soon realised they were not going to get to hospital on time.<p>Which is meant Martin's camera captured the whole birth, including the incredible …

Gloria's Black Bean Soup

1. Place the beans in a nonreactive pan. Cover with three quarts water, add the bay leaves and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the beans …

The Complete Menu for the Final Day of the Food Lover's Cleanse

The complete menu for the final day of the Food Lover's Cleanse.<p>Hello from the other side, Food Lovers! It’s the last day of our plan, and I’m feeling a little wistful. Though I’m looking forward to a little more improvisation in my cooking life, I feel so grateful to have once again done the Food …

Food

The Restaurant Essential That Beats All Your Tupperware

These rugged containers are the best thing for your leftovers<p>There is, and it’s those big, boxy hard-plastic food service containers with colorful …

Flavors

5 Kitchen Gadgets We’re Eyeing for 2016

We all know preparing great food is about technique and practice, but a few nifty gadgets can’t hurt.<p>Committing to a kitchen gadget can be tough, …

Your Coffee Grounds Have a Much Better Fate Than the Compost

It's true: My coffee grounds—and your coffee grounds—are very happy in the compost, which is where I dump them every day, brown paper filter and all. (And then, thanks to the New York City greenmarket compost system, they go on to fertilize green spaces all over the city. It's a pretty good life …

Easy Crock-Pot Recipes

Sure, you want dinner to be delicious and satisfying to whomever you're serving, but wouldn't it be great if it were simple too? Using your slow …

22 Supermarket Items You Should Leave on the Shelf (and What to Get Instead)

The best life advice I've ever gotten was from my high school physics teacher. His philosophy? It's <i>okay</i> to be lazy. Good, in fact. You should <i>want</i> to do things the easiest way possible, as that's what's going to drive you toward finding ever-more efficient ways to do them. Of course, the unspoken …

Cooking

If The Posters For This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Movies Were Honest

<i>The Revenant</i> [via The Shiznit]<p>This year’s Oscar nominations are in, which means we have a good excuse to talk about Leonardo DiCaprio’s harrowing bear experience, point out how <i>Straight Outta Compton</i> got robbed, and imagine what would happen if movie posters were brutally honest. Every year, awesome …

How to Make Stovetop Mac and Cheese That's Better Than Boxed

There’s a time and a place for boxed macaroni and cheese: 2:00 in the morning on the couch. But when it comes to dinner, you can do better than a …

The Best DIY Detox Juices

It's easy to get your juice fix at home (and way less expensive than a trip to your local juicery).<p>Whether you've resolved to get healthier or just …

Crispy and Delicious: 17 Recipes to Get Your Pan-Fry On

More delicious than roasting, easier than deep-frying. Presenting: 16 excellent recipes for pan-fried everything.<p>Tastier than roasting, easier than deep-frying, pan-frying is here to make things golden-brown and very, very crispy.

Cooking

The Best New Spirits of 2015

It can be hard to see the big picture when you're an inch away from the canvas, so it's tricky to tell what 2015 will be remembered for while we're still at the tail end of the year. Will it be known as the year that Scotch lost its luster and American whiskey ascended the brown spirits throne? The …

Whiskey

7 Highly Effective Ways to Overcome Fear

Margee Kerr is a sociologist and professor specializing in the science of fears. Here's what she can tell you about overcoming yours.<p>Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor.<p>That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary …

Self-improvement

Say Hello to the First New U.S. Nuclear Plant in Almost 20 Years

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar 2 reactor just got approval to operate. What does this mean for the future of American nuclear energy?<p>Remember the last time a new nuclear power plant opened up in the U.S.? If not, that’s excusable. It wasn’t in this century. It was Watts Bar in …

How to cook with turmeric, the super healthy trendy root

Long used in Indian and Caribbean cooking, turmeric is starting to show up in everything from bottled smoothies to beauty products. Turmeric is getting lots of attention because the active ingredient in it, curcumin, has potent anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to be beneficial in …

Recipes

Oxford Dictionaries Adds 'Fat-Shame,' 'Butthurt' and 'Redditor'

Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post/Getty Images<p>Brian Harkin—MCT/Getty Images<p>Lucas Jackson—Reuters/Corbis<p>Ulf Andersen—Getty Images<p>Tina Fineberg—AP<p>Haraz …

Books

When it Rains, it Pours: 50 More Picture Books From a Stellar 2015

(FLOAT by Daniel Miyares from Simon & Schuster)<p>As far as I'm concerned, 2015 could have closed up shop months ago and it still would have been a landmark year for picture books. Back in February, I said that this year may well prove to be a high water mark for picture books. However, there was no …

The Best Breakfasts for Every Back to School Occasion

Getting back into the school routine doesn’t have to mean returning to a breakfast rut. You’ve got your weeknight meal routine on lockdown and nobody can rival your portable lunches. Now it’s time to up your morning game. We’ve put together a list of our favorite breakfasts for every occasion and …

12 All-American Islands to Visit This Summer

Who needs the Caribbean?<p>Who needs the Caribbean? The United States boasts some of the most stunning getaways in any ocean (or lake!).

Savory Muffins Will Make You Question Your Usual Breakfast Pastry

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Falling for savory muffins, one cheesy, herby bite at a time.</i><p>This week, I had a rather steamy encounter …

A Simple Way To Retrieve Info You Lost In A Black Hole

Just an easy quantum procedure<p>Black holes are full of conundrums. Like, what would happen if you threw a book inside one of these gravity wells? The theory of general relativity (the physics laws that govern really big things in the universe) predicts that the book would disappear forever. But …

The founder of Google's top secret project lab has a new plan to double the world's GDP

His efforts turned into Google X, the secretive "moonshot factory" that has produced some of Google's most technically ambitious projects like self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, Google Glass and internet bearing balloons.<p>But after guiding Google X through its early years, Thrun relinquished …

How Ford Models Changed the Face of Beauty

The little-known story behind a pair of young newlyweds in post–World War II Manhattan who launched the era of the supermodel.<p>When Eileen Otte and Jerry Ford eloped to San Francisco in November 1944, in the midst of World War II, it was hardly surprising that Jerry should declare his profession as …

High Fashion