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Tamago Kake Gohan (Japanese-Style Rice With Egg) Recipe

<i>Tamago gohan</i> (literally "egg rice")—rice mixed with a raw egg—is Japanese comfort food at its simplest. Start with a bowl of hot rice, then break an egg into it. Season it with a little bit of soy sauce, a pinch of salt, and a shake of Aji-no-moto, a Japanese brand of pure powdered MSG. (Like most …

Recipes

Stephen King Used These 8 Writing Strategies to Sell 350 Million Books

The best-selling novelist shares his secrets to selling so many books.<p>Stephen King is one of the most prolific and commercially successful authors of the past half century, with more than 70 books of horror, science fiction, and fantasy to his name. Estimates put the total sales of his books at …

This top-rated online course will help you create your own Android apps

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>For any Android users hoping to get their app on the market, or for any iPhone coders that want to expand outside of the Apple Store, …

10 Google apps and services you had no idea you needed

Google is a search company. It’s an advertising company. It’s a mobile company, a futuristic R&D lab and even, perhaps, an automaker. Google is a lot …

Apps

Apple says government lost access to shooter's iPhone backup by changing passcode

Apple and the government are battling over whether the company must help the FBI extract data from an encrypted iPhone.<p>Apple is saying that the iPhone in question, used by shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, had its passcode changed within 24 hours of it coming into government possession.<p>If that hadn't …

Apple

FBI Admits It Urged Change Of Apple ID Password For Terrorist's iPhone

The Apple ID password linked to the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino terrorists was changed soon after the government took possession of the device, Apple, San Bernardino County, and federal officials have acknowledged over the past 48 hours. If that password change hadn’t happened, …

Privacy

Microsoft Launches Plumbago, A Paper App Competitor That Lets You Sketch & Handwrite Notes

Microsoft’s Office suite already has a popular note-taking app with OneNote, but today the company is turning its attention to how note-taking should work on tablets that support stylus and touch-based input. The company has now released Plumbago, a digital notebook application for Windows 8.1 and …

10 coolest toys at the 2016 Toy Fair (so far)

NEW YORK — Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, you can never be too old for toys.<p>With the 2016 International Toy Fair in town this weekend,</i> …

Lego

2016 February 8 - Light Pillars over Alaska

<b>Light Pillars over Alaska</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Allisha Libby<p><b>Explanation:</b> What's happening behind those houses? Pictured here are not auroras but …

Juan F. Thompson on his memoir of growing up gonzo

Hunter S. Thompson was a terrifying father, his family life was volatile and he killed himself with a gun to the head while his grown son was in the next room, but a memoir from Juan F. Thompson is not <i>Mommie Dearest</i>, or even Daddy Weirdest.<p>We spoke to Thompson about <i>Stories I Tell Myself</i>, a …

Literature

The Stories Sons Tell

Like many people, Juan Thompson had a father who was frequently drunk, occasionally violent, and clearly ill-prepared to set his own childish …

The Converse Andy Warhol Collection Is Here

Andy Warhol once said, "I want to die with my blue jeans on." Add to that some Chucks and the same goes for us—perhaps even a pair from the third season of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Andy Warhol collection, out in late January. Featuring footwear and apparel adorned with the artist’s iconic …

Andy Warhol

Peyton Manning’s adorable son may hijack Super Bowl 50

By Cindy Boren<p>Cindy Boren<p>Reporter covering sports, with an emphasis on politics and national stories<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Unlike Riley Curry, whose adorable antics took the NBA playoffs by storm last spring, Marshall Manning didn’t so much burst on the scene after the Denver Broncos won the AFC …

NFL

LG G5 will feature dual displays and camera lenses, hardware expansion

LG’s next flagship smartphone, the 2016 LG G5, will be its most premium handset to date, according to a person briefed on the company’s plans.<p>The all-metal handset will borrow elements from past G-series devices as well as LG’s most recent flagship, the V10, while also bringing several new features …

Scientists Have Discovered That Your Brain Logs A Timestamp At The Moment Of Your Death

Scientists researching circadian rhythms and the brain’s internal clock have stumbled on a fascinating, if morbid discovery. It turns out that when you die, your brain logs a timestamp of sorts for your passing.<p>Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, following up on a 2013 study, looked at the …

5 Android Productivity Apps to Help You in 2016

New year, new you? The power to supercharge your 2016 is already in your hands! These apps will make you a force to be reckoned with come January, so invest some time to make sure you're ready to hit the ground running.<p><b>SwiftKey</b><p>SwiftKey is a free app which is probably the best third party keyboard …

Here’s The Story Of How Hunter S. Thompson Lit His Christmas Tree On Fire And Sparked Disaster

Hunter S. Thompson never lived an ordinary life, and his special spin on the holiday season does not disappoint. Thompson’s notorious Owl Farm cabin in Colorado was ground central for a special post-Christmas ritual. His secretary, Deborah Fuller, knew damn well that the annual tree should not be …

What the stars wore on the red carpet at the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' world premiere

Monday night in Los Angeles was the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Not many movie premieres have been this anticipated in a long time, or ever. And everyone wanted to be there.<p>Let's check the stars of the movie on the red carpet along with the lucky regular folks who got the …

Verizon rolls out Wi-Fi calling this week

Verizon will bring Wi-Fi calling this week to some customers with Android smartphones, making it the last major US carrier to offer the wireless network feature.<p>Verizon said Friday it would push out a software update on December 8 that will allow owners of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to make …

45 free online classes you can take (and finish) by the end of this year

No matter where you're at in your career, learning something new can only help you. Looking for a new job? A unique skill could easily set you apart …

University of California

University marching band performs mind-blowing cover of Adele's Hello

A university marching band have blasted out a powerful rendition of Adele’s number one single Hello<p>At a nationally televised college football match in America, the Southern University marching band have performed a mind (and ear drum)-blowing version of Adele’s hit Hello.<p>The band, known as The …

Morrissey wins bad sex award for love scenes in debut novel List of the Lost

Singer’s description of a ‘giggling snowball of full-figured copulation’ helped him gain dubious victory<p>The Bad Sex Award reached its climax on Tuesday night with singer Morrissey’s reference to a “bulbous salutation” in his debut novel helping him win the bad sex award.<p>Sex scenes in his book List …

Meet the new smartphone that runs Windows 10 Desktop and Android | On MSFT

A group of tech enthusiasts have put their heads together and designed a new smartphone that runs the full version of Windows 10 (not Windows 10 …

Windows 10

Google adds a bookmarking system for images in search so you can easily find them later

Google said on Monday that users in the U.S. on both iOS and Android are now able to star and bookmark images that they come across in mobile search — and then easily find them again later.<p>The company is trying to solve the problem of users having to screenshot or download images directly to their …

Snap for Android lets you access your widgets from any app

I’m a big fan of Android apps that let you add shortcuts to commonly used functions and settings, because they help you save time and make it easy to multitask on your device.<p>Snap is another tool that fits the bill: it adds widgets to a special drawer in your Notifications bar so you can access …

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili {Paleo}

<i>Crock Pot Paleo Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili! This chipotle Chili recipe is healthy but hearty, and has a kick of spice! Made with simple ingredients</i> …

5 sleek new compact crossovers that are more than just a pretty face

LOS ANGELES — Carmakers care a lot about millennials — customers who may prioritize style, status and connectivity over driving itself. That means …

Los Angeles

Watch: The Hilarious Zoolander 2 Trailer, With Barely Recognizable Kristen Wiig, Benedict Cumberbatch

We've been waiting for this one, and yes, it was totally worth the wait. The <i>Zoolander 2</i>* *trailer was released this morning—and it's EVERYTHING. Derek Zoolander and Hansel teased us with an actual real-life appearance on the Valentino runway in Paris last March and now, they're cinematically ready …

Product Camera is a Camera App That Creates Photos of Objects on White Backdrops

The developers behind the popular Android camera app Camera51 have just announced a new app for helping people shoot the photos they need. This time …