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Four Columbia House insiders explain the shady math behind “8 CDs for a penny”

<i>In entertainment, an awful lot of stuff happens behind closed doors, from canceling TV shows to organizing music festival lineups. While the public</i> …

Samantha Cristoforetti: Six things to do when bored in space

<b>Three astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS) have returned to Earth.</b><p>One of the astronauts, Samantha Cristoforetti from Italy, has even set a world record.<p>She has spent the longest time in space than any other woman on a single mission.<p>Here's a list of six things Samantha has been …

Space Science

Meet the Islamic Fanatic Who Wants to Kill ISIS

In an exclusive interview, the leader of one of Libya’s most notorious Islamist militias says it’s time to take on the shock troops of the so-called …

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

Breakfast

Rumer Willis on Body Confidence and Her Dancing With the Stars Win

<b>Rumer Willis—the 26-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore—won Dancing With the Stars, but she gained something more valuable: killer confidence. As told to Shaun Dreisbach.</b><p>"Comparison is the thief of joy." I read that quote the other day, and it is so true. When you grow up in the public …

Homestyle Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings.<p>The quintessential winter comfort food.<p>And formerly one of our favorite meals to dine on back in the day when we used to eat at …

Broiled Lemon-Garlic Chicken

Recipe courtesy of<p>From:<p>Total:40 minPrep:15 minCook:25 min<p>Yield:4 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories453Total Fat29 …

Food

Celery Root and Scallion Soup with Fried Parsley

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: A simple soup for the early days of spring.</i><p>I am always singing the praises of a simple soup -- specifically, that it can be dinner if that’s what suits your schedule …

Food Preservation

Foodily Blog

In war and peace, Britain can be proud

When plans were made for the commemoration of the First World War, it seemed like an exercise in history – a necessary and salutary process of remembrance, but not one that could have much resonance in an age where consumerism appeared to have replaced patriotism as society’s animating force.<p>Yet …

History

Ebola Outbreaks Visualized In 5 Charts

The Ebola virus is one of the most virulent microbes known to man, killing up to 90% of those infected.<p>According to the World Health Organization, there have been 25 disease outbreaks in recorded history. The current epidemic in West Africa is the largest to date and has now killed over 1000 people.<p>…

Fighting rages in Ukraine town; 2 children among 13 dead

More death and violence were reported in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, as some investigators stood ready but were unable to go to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, downed more than a week ago.<p>At least 13 people, including two children, were killed in fighting on Sunday between pro-Russian …

Sand fire destroys 10 homes, is 35% contained

A 3,800-acre blaze in Northern California has forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents, destroyed 10 homes and may not be fully contained until the first week of August, officials said.<p>As of 9:30 a.m. Sunday, the Sand fire east of Sacramento was 35% contained, said Lynne Tolmachoff, …

Northern California

On The Importance Of Forgetting

The ongoing debate about Europe’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten‘ ruling on search engines has shone a light onto a key pressure point between technology and society. Simply put the ability of digital technology to remember clashes with the human societal need to forgive and forget.<p>Our technology …

Interns Tell Us What They Would Change At Silicon Valley's Top Companies

<b>I saw the massive line of interns long before I could see the venue.</b> The <b></b>young crowd waiting outside Broadway Studios in San Francisco on Tuesday chatted with friends and checked their phones, eagerly awaiting to get inside.<p>Approximately 2,000 interns from around the Bay Area signed up to attend …

Plastic Permanence: Our litter is now part of the geologic record

From a human perspective, the earth’s geography changes pretty slowly — it takes thousands of years for a glacier to carve out a valley, for plate …

Things To Do In London: Monday 28 July 2014

<i>If you’ve not already done so, you can subscribe to these daily listings and have them delivered to your inbox at 7pm each evening, so you have</i> …

Neon signs are dying, but our appreciation isn't | CNN Travel

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

National Parks

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Chicken Dinners: Chicken in a Pot (Poule au Pot) With Potatoes and Squash

This classic French dish has all the makings of a carefree winter evening spent warming yourself up with a good, flavorful chicken and a bottle (or two) of full bodied wine. <i>Poule au Pot</i> (chicken in a pot) is all about keeping it rustic and making it easy on the cook. Tuck the bird, seasonings, and …

Here's @rapo4, demonstrating why olive oil-fried eggs are the best eggs.

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Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

Everything You've Wanted to Know About Airplane Food

There is an undeniable excitement in the air when the airplane meal service begins. What will this glorified TV dinner bring? Will I get a white bun or whole wheat? Call it boredom, call it what you will, but the blissful moment when the oversized trolley parks in front of you is a sacred …

The Most Disgusting Airline Omelette Ever - Frequently Flying

The omelettes United Airlines serves on domestic and international flights catered here in the U.S. are actually pretty tasty. It can vary slightly …