Michael Crouch

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16 Homemade Trail Mixes For Very Happy Snacking

After realizing how easy it is to make your own trail mix, you'll ditch the store-bought kind for good. Infinitely tastier and healthier, DIY trail mix allows you to precisely measure everything that goes into it and customize it to your preference. These trail mixes make for the perfect desk-side …

Healthy Eating

Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

7 Reasons Why I Refuse To Stop Eating Meat

Almost all my major characteristics suggest I would choose a meat-free lifestyle. I'm a single woman. Unmarried adults and females are way more likely to become vegetarians, according to a recent Gallop poll. I'm also liberal. I'm an animal-lover and fairly interested in being healthy. But I will …

Flesh of Your Flesh

Should you eat meat?<p>Americans love animals. Forty-six million families in the United States own at least one dog, and thirty-eight million keep cats. Thirteen million maintain freshwater aquariums in which swim a total of more than a hundred and seventy million fish. Collectively, these creatures …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

America’s Top 10 Lakes to Visit This Fall (Photos)

Take a Dip<p>Lake trips offer the perfect mix of relaxation and water action, plus the chance for some moonlit skinny-dipping.<p>09.02.13 4:45 AM ET

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

LinkedIn thinks your 14-year-old needs a professional resume, and it’s right

When should kids start branding themselves for getting into college and, by extension, a job? At 14, apparently. LinkedIn announced yesterday that its new University Pages feature—which allows colleges some of the same networking and recruiting powers that employers hold on the site—will usher in …

College & University

Some 2013 Nexus 7 users report buggy multitouch, Google is investigating

A muddled sense of direction isn't the only problem affecting the new generation of Nexus 7 slates, it seems, as some users are also reporting issues with multitouch on the 1,920 x 1,200 display. The clip below the fold demonstrates the bug, and shows the touchscreen registering phantom inputs …

GOOGLE: If You Send To Gmail, You Have 'No Legitimate Expectation Of Privacy'

In a motion filed last month by Google to have a class action complaint dismissed, Google's lawyers reference a 1979 ruling, holding that people who turn over information to third parties shouldn't expect that information to remain private.<p>From the filing (emphasis added):<p>Just as a sender of a …

Privacy

How Android Grew To Be More Popular Than The iPhone

Google's smartphone operating system now powers a whopping 80% of devices worldwide. Apple's iOS operating system for iPhones only powers 13% of smartphones. iOS controlled about 16% of the worldwide smartphone market a year ago, according to IDC.<p>Apple should be freaking out, Jay Yarow says. (So …

Mobile

The truth stings: Still no answers for collapsing bee colonies

<b>(Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel)</b><p>The honeybee die-off crisis is jeopardizing America’s food supply, yet we’re still no closer to solving the problem<p>Scott Dodd<p>August 18, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on OnEarth.org.<p>In 2006, long before I worked at this magazine, <i>OnEarth</i> contributing …

15 Of The Most Expensive Domains Of All Time

A website can be a simple thing to set up, but picking a name for your page or for your business can be tricky if you’re doing it based on web addresses that haven’t been claimed already.<p>It’s no surprise then that all of the best, usually single word, domains are already taken – but how much do …

Caramelized Onion, Gruyere + Pepper Bacon Whole Wheat Pizza

In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add in 2 cups flour and …

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

Rosie's Buttermilk Biscuits

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes lets us in on her grandmother's secrets for making perfect buttermilk biscuits.</i><p>As a child, my grandparents' farm was my favorite place on …

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the deal: If you can find most of the apps you need on Google's Play Store and would like a small …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Google announces thinner, lighter Nexus 7 with higher-res screen, arrives July 30th for $230

When we reviewed the Nexus 7 last summer, we said it was the best tablet $200 could buy. A year later, that still might be true if it weren't for the fact that there's a <i>new</i> Nexus 7 in town. One that's a bit better specced and a bit more expensive than the OG model. Today Google took the wraps off …

Suzanne Goin's Grilled Pork Burgers

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: When rethinking the perfect burger, it's what's inside that counts.</i><p>There are perfect burgers made of beef, salt, and pepper. This is not one of those burgers. …

Amazing and Realistic Examples of 3D Street Painting

<b>Street painting</b>, also known as pavement art, street art and sidewalk art, is thought to have originated in Britain, and in 1890 it was estimated that …

Google brings new full-screen compose window to Gmail

It looks like those not satisfied with the recent Gmail redesign will soon have a new option to make things operate in a slightly more familiar manner. Google announced today that it's begun rolling out a new full-screen compose window that gives you more room to work with than the current option …

Nexus 7 leaked photo may reveal more details on new tablet

The next edition of Google's Nexus 7 tablet will outdo the current model with a speedier processor and two cameras, at least according to a photo served up by Engadget.<p>An image showing alleged product details for the much-rumored new Nexus 7 spills more than a few beans. Manufactured by Asus, the …

A brief history of app pricing, and why most apps are free

We had a look at some of the app purchasing habits and statistics regarding the Google Play Store and Apple’s Appstore the other day, so to continuing in that vein, Flurry Analytics has done a little more digging into just why mobile apps are priced so low, often to the point of being free.<p>For this …

One of the latest artificial intelligence systems from MIT is as smart as a 4-year-old

When kids eat glue, they’re exhibiting a lack of common sense. Computers equipped with artificial intelligence, it turns out, suffer from a similar …

Salesforce.com Takes $300M Loan For ExactTarget Acquisition, Cash Resources Getting Tight

Salesforce .com has taken a $300 million loan from Bank of America to pay for its acquisition of ExactTarget which it acquired in June. The loan, when considered in the context of other debt, is reducing the company’s cash resources, signaling a potential cooling in its acquisitions.<p>According to an …