Michael Roney

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How to Book the Cheapest Flights (Based on Recent Travel Trends)

There’s a lot of conflicting travel advice online for finding the cheapest flights, and a lot of advice which is repeated so often it’s now general …

Airplanes

You’ll Never Order Pizza Again After Trying This Recipe

It’s easy to make—and ten times more delicious<p>Some pizza chains cover up bland crust with sugary sauce, crummy cheese, and cheap meats. This pie is based on a recipe from Pasquale Cozzolino, head chef at Ribalta in New York City. It uses fresh ingredients—and you can inhale half of it for a mere …

5 superfoods you’re probably not eating

One in three Americans will be suffering from type 2 diabetes by 2050. The solution? More moringa and mung beans<p>By some estimates, the state of American health looks pretty grim. And much of it is directly tied to poor diets.<p>Based on current trends, one in three American adults—about 146 million …

Science Reveals the Benefits of Prayer

Back in 2014 I posted a story that you can see here about the scientifically-tested benefits of prayer. I have recently received requests to provide …

Facebook is looking to break into this untapped market

"The potential is greater in Asia-Pacific than it is in any other region because we've got two thirds of the world's population, and it's all mobile," said Facebook vice president for Asia Pacific Dan Neary in a recent interview with <i>WSJ</i>.<p>While Asia-Pacific may not account for the significant portion …

Internet

Heading to Disney World for the First Time? Here’s What No One Tells You

<b>This piece originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.</b><p>As you’ve likely just learned, it takes a ton of time and hundreds of Google searches to plan a …

A Simple Trick to Boost Your Motivation by 50 Percent, Courtesy of Science

A simple change to how you frame an incentive can increase your chances of making healthy changes by half.<p>Say you're really determined to start going to the gym. So determined, in fact, that you're willing to follow oft-repeated expert advice and bribe yourself.<p>"If I go three times a week for the …

These Earbuds Will Give You Bionic Super-Hearing

<b>Correction appended Wednesday, March 2</b><p>The world is a prison. As I close my front gate, it slams like a heavy cell door securing itself shut. My …

Consumer Tech

Here’s EXACTLY When to Book Your Flight to Get the Cheapest Price

Finding the exact right time to book plane tickets is basically like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Everyone has their opinion, and they’re all over the map. If you’re looking for a definite, no-nonsense answer, CheapAir might finally have one for you.<p>As part of their annual airfare study, …

Flying

Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi Says Young People Should Study Computer Science, Even if They Won't Become Programmers

"How does the Internet work? How does cyber security work? How is data encrypted? These are all part of computer science."<p>It’s easy to mistake computer science for programming, and Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi says that even the kids who will never work for Google or Microsoft should be educated in …

Gavin Newsom

7 Ways to Make Mac and Cheese in a Crock-Pot

1 of 7<p>Four-Cheese Macaroni<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Bacon Mac and Cheese<p>3 of 7<p>Cheesy Tortellini<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>Beer and Mac and Cheese<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

A food scientist explains how to make the crispiest fried chicken in the world

But, according to a food scientist, one surprising ingredient could do the trick: vodka.<p>That's what J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, managing culinary director of food-enthusiast site SeriousEats.com, found after hundreds of experiments in the kitchen.<p>The reason vodka is the ideal ingredient for a fried-chicken …

Fried Chicken

Watch This Animation to Learn One Secret From Neuroscience for a Happy Marriage

There are all sorts of tips out there on how to make sure a happy relationship stays a happy one; usually, they have something to do with “date …

Neuroscience
Sodium Citrate

7 Scientifically Proven Ways To Increase Your Influence

I got a chance to interview Udemy.com Instructor and Lead Human Behavioral Investigator Vanessa Van Edwards. Her mission in life is to help you …

Self-improvement

How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie, According to Science

No one is complaining about a warm-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie, right? Except, well, maybe it would be even better if it were crispier? Or …

Meet the Man Who Predicted the Chinese Economic Collapse

Back in 2012, when oil prices were above $100 per barrel and the Chinese economy was growing at over 10% per year you’d be hard pressed to convince …

Best Quesadilla Recipes

Quesadillas have been a staple of Mexican cuisine since colonial times. Cooks take pliant corn tortillas made from masa flour and fill them with a …

12 science-backed tricks for appearing smarter than you are

But that doesn't mean you can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein.<p>We rounded up 12 of them, so you can impress everyone from your beau to your boss with your seeming brainpower.

Psychology

The Top 10 Family Vacation Destinations For the Ultimate Getaway

Planning a family vacation can be overwhelming, from finding dates that work with everyone's busy schedules to settling on a destination that the entire crew can agree on. Just working out the details can leave parents wishing for a break. But thanks to the travel experts at Kayak, you can discover …

Crispy Roasted Chicken Recipe

Recipe by: Doc Simonson<p>"This oven-roasted chicken is inspired by the Brathaehnchen served commonly in Bavarian Biergartens, small shops, and food …

Macaroni and Cheese Southern Style Recipe

Recipe by: Chris<p>"I got this great dish from my Mother, who in turn got it from my Grandmother. This is a staple in our family throughout the year and …

Cooking

The Best Pizza Dough

Active Time<p>N/A<p>Total Time<p>N/A<p>Yield<p>Serves :<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a bowl, combine the yeast, 1/4 cup lukewarm water and 1/4 cup flour in a small bowl. …

This One Simple Change Can Boost Your Motivation, According To Science

Simply having fun plays a big role in motivating your behavior.<p>Got motivation?<p>If you're already having a tough time keeping your new year's resolution, try this scientific approach to motivating yourself to do better, according to a new video (above) released by the YouTube series ASAPScience on …

LEGO's little bot teaches kids about science and coding

Earlier today, LEGO revealed WeDo 2.0, a new robotics kit that's designed for elementary school kids. The 280-piece set enables the creation of motorized forms, okay, <i>robots</i>, that will help students learn the basics of engineering, science and coding. For instance, you can build Milo, the adorable …

Lego

The Most Popular Trader Joe's Products in 2015 (Yes, There's Cookie Butter)

The people have spoken—and they love soy chorizo.<p>If you’re the sort of person who has an entire pantry shelf dedicated to cookie butter and peanut butter-filled pretzels and Joe’s O's, the Trader Joe’s Customer Choice Awards are basically your Oscars. And this week, we have winners!<p>TJ’s announced …

Dessert

Netgear transforms your power plug into a fast WiFi hotspot

2016 is here, and the flying cars and hoverboards are disappointing, to say the least. Worse yet, we still can't get a decent internet connection in our man cave, but Netgear is at least trying to solve that problem with a string of new devices for CES 2016. The most interesting is the PowerLine …

Friends of Eater Name Austin’s Biggest Dining Surprises of 2015

<i>Since the end of 2015 is near, Eater asked a group of friends, industry types, and local bloggers for their takes on the past year. The annual survey spans eight questions from dining surprises, best dining neighborhoods, to restaurant grievances. All answers will be revealed as the week rolls</i> …

The Best Wine We Drank in 2015

The best wines I drink are rarely drunk alone. They're drunk at dinner, with friends, who often bring their own favorites to share. We rarely drink …

Wine & Spirits

How to Clean a Keurig

<i>This post originally appeared on PureWow</i><p>Colombian…French roast…Sumatran…hot chocolate…You’ll run just about anything through your beloved Keurig. But …