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A Shreddy, Saucy Ropa Vieja Recipe to Make This Weekend

Cancel your plans, make this instead.<p>Every few weeks we sit around a room and shout out recipe names.<p>Crepe cake!<p>Portuguese egg tarts!<p>Chicken Scarpariello!<p><b>Ropa Vieja!</b><p>Dream recipes, classics that deserve a revamp, random ingredients we're craving. We're searching for recipes we'll make again and …

I Don't Even Like Pasta and I'm Obsessed with This Tomato Pasta Recipe

By Amanda Shapiro<p>The never-fail, no-cook tomato pasta recipe that turned a noodle-skeptic into a spaghetti craving fiend.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the no-cook tomato pasta recipe that Healthyish editor</i> …

Generation Shaq: Catching up with the kids named after a larger-than-life NBA superstar

The young woman wandered through the bookstore near the neighborhood mosque, up and down the aisles, searching for a name. She was almost 18 years …

This Uncomfortable Video Of A Clam Will Irreversibly Change You

We feel forever unclean.<p>“A video of a clam?” you might be asking if you clicked and made it this far. “How exciting can that <i>possibly</i> be? Do those bivalves even move?”<p>Yes. God yes, they do. More than most non-clam-diggers can ever guess, based on this viral video of a clam uploaded by Oregon fly …

Is Your City Being Sold Off to Global Elites?

"See the little pair of shoes?" Kerry Starchuk brings her minivan to a halt before a sprawling manse with antebellum columns and a cast-iron fence …

Real Estate

How I Recreate the Rituals & Recipes of Norooz in Rome

I used to absolutely hate fish as a child. While I was typically a good eater, I would not so much as touch fish. On ordinary days, it was not much of a problem: Not so many Iranian dishes are based on seafood, since only two small parts of the cat-shaped country at the north and south touch the …

The Stir-Fried Tomatoes and Eggs My Chinese Mother Made

Over the past two years of writing this column about immigrants and their food, I’ve cooked with a Filipina nurse who used scalpels to debone chicken; a Senegalese family that eats out of the same dish to emphasize everyone’s responsibility to one another; a Mexican Popsicle maker who tried to heal …

Someone built a 60-hour 'Pokémon' game into 'Minecraft' and it's beautiful

There's a <i>Pokémon</i> game on PC now. Sort of.<p>For all the ways that <i>Minecraft</i> has been twisted and transformed over the years, <i>Pokémon: Cobalt and Amethyst</i> …

Alberta man’s rant over $465 ticket for having cracked driver’s licence a Facebook hit

CAMROSE, Alta. — An easy-going dude from Camrose, Alta., is racking up impressive views on Facebook with his good-natured rant against the young …

Traffic Safety

All Stories | Spectacular Northwest Territories

Sponsored<p>Five Reasons to Visit Fort SmithFive Reasons to Visit Fort Smith<p>Sponsored<p>Inuvik Celebrates SummerInuvik Celebrates Summer: 5 Events & …

Hiking

Is This the Greatest Trick Shot of All Time?

Wonder how many takes went into this.<p>A ridiculous trick shot that took eight hours to prepare and covers golf and snooker (think British pool) has gone viral because, well, just take a look for yourself.<p>Make sure you watch it until the end... it's worth it.<p>Filmed at the the Allstars Sport Bar in …

Eddie Vedder Gave Obama the Farewell Performance He Deserved

You won't see this again for at least four years.<p>There's a reason Barack Obama held a farewell party that brought Solange, John Legend, Usher, and Chance the Rapper on Friday. And there's a reason Eddie Vedder, one of Chicago's prized alt-rock singer songwriters, was there last night to play Obama …

Music

An Almost-Flourless Cookie That's Basically a Brownie

Certain recipe names promise a lot. If you call your pasta “four-cheese,” I’ll be expecting serious cheese flavor. A cracker called “crispy flatbreads” better measure up. And a cookie recipe titled “chocolate truffle cookies” whispers of gooey, rich, lusciousness ahead.<p>I am happy to announce that …

How an Apple ID & Facebook led to KickassTorrents' downfall

Sometimes, you don’t want to know how the sausage is made — but sometimes you do. When KickassTorrents went down, the assumption was that it was an elaborate sting operation. Nope; it was email and iTunes purchases.<p>The US government’s complaint, which Gizmodo dove into with some zeal, details how …

Pokémon GO and 10 More Apps That Make You Exercise

July 2016 might as well be renamed, "The Month of Pokémon GO." Released to iOS and Android on July 5th, within two weeks the nostalgic 90s game that …

Apps

Baby Bears All

Yesterday I offered to buy John some nipple pasties, but before you judge, it wasn't for anything "weird." It was <i>just to cover his nipples.</i> You know, …

Your Best Bet for Revitalizing an Unhappy Houseplant

No matter how many gardening tips you read up on, or how tune with your inner Mother Nature you might be, caring for a houseplant is not an <i>if-then</i> kind of undertaking. What we know: Watering is good (with restraint), and sunlight is good (depending on what kind of world your plant's ancestors grew …

Pearl Jam – 10 of the best

We look back at the Seattle grunge-rockers’ finest tracks, from soulful ballads to political rants with riffs that could awaken the dead<p>Among the first groups from Seattle’s underground rock scene to sign to a major label, glam-rockers Mother Love Bone were poised for success until their flamboyant …

Almonte, Ont., reeling after violent deaths of 2 prominent citizens

A small eastern Ontario community is struggling to understand how two of its prominent citizens could have died in separate violent incidents on the …

Canada

A Thai Chicken for Sauce Lovers

When our Managing Editor Kenzi and I visited Portland, Oregon for the Feast Food Festival, we fell <i>hard</i>. For the city, of course. But also for an unassuming chicken dish (and its broth and dipping sauce) served out of a truck called Nong's Khao Man Gai.<p>The chicken had been boiled in water spiced …

How Successful People Beat Stress

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their own hands, and they wouldn't have it any other way.<p>The second …

Self-help

Head to Seattle for the Dreamiest Long Weekend

<i>All the reasons you need to get thee to the Pacific Northwest, stat.</i><p>Ballard on a clear, blue day; photo courtesy of the author.<p>Pacific North Westerners have this long-running and very real joke: <b>No matter when you go, the first time you visit Seattle it’s always beautiful, sunny, and completely</b> …

The 17 Most Memorable VMA Moments of All Time

From Madonna's scandalous "Like a Virgin" performance to "I'mma let you finish...," these are the highlights that stuck with us through 31 years of awards. We can only imagine what this year's ceremony and host Miley Cyrus have in store...<p><b>1) Madonna performs "Like a Virgin" as a less-than-virginal</b> …

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

YouTube viewers flock to 8-bit movie remakes

<b>A team which recreates popular movies as 8-bit video games is attracting millions of views on YouTube.</b><p>David Dutton from California makes the "old school" arcade-style films for film collective Cinefix.<p>His four minute version of 2001 Japanese anime movie Spirited Away has attracted nearly 1m views …

Photoshop

Vancouver Is Awesome

Kid-friendly hikes around Vancouver

When the sun comes out in full force like it has in Vancouver lately, I want to maximize the time I’m outdoors with my kids. If we’re not off on a …

Miito can heat tea directly in your cup

Miito's Kickstarter page says it was designed to prevent people from wasting water and energy, which happens when heating liquids in kettles. But we'll bet it's the lazy tea drinkers who'll truly have a place for it in their homes. The device heats not just water, but also milk, soups and other …

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school …

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Apps