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Texas law now permits guns in college classrooms. Protesters came armed with sex toys instead.

The toys came in different colors and sizes, all 4,500, with optional zip ties for security.<p>They were handed out for free, waved around for crowd control and dangled from homework-filled backpacks. Some were even juggled.<p>And on Wednesday, the first day of classes at the University of Texas at …

Guns

Cruz gets booed after he declines to endorse Trump

The Texas firebrand urges Republicans to vote their conscience in prime-time address.<p>Ted Cruz got a prime speaking slot at Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention on Wednesday, but he came and went from the stage without endorsing the party's newly minted nominee.<p>The Texas senator not only …

Republicans

Campaign denies Melania Trump's speech plagiarizes parts of Michelle Obama's

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's presidential campaign doesn't plan to fire anybody or to take disciplinary action over the controversy surrounding Melania Trump's plagiarism of Michelle Obama, CNN learned Tuesday.<p>Trump's campaign hopes to simply move on without further addressing questions about the …

Can John Oliver Get Americans to Care About Encryption?

On last night’s episode, the late-night host took Apple’s side in its legal case against the FBI.<p><i>Updated March 14, 2016</i><p>It’s not every day that cryptography comes up during one of the U.S.’s most popular late-night shows. But last night, the “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver devoted the majority …

Privacy

This Chili Is Why Super Bowl Sunday Exists

Get outta here, beans—our best beef chili gets it right with three cuts of meat and tons of smoky chiles.<p>Because Super Bowl Sunday is nothing without a bowl of chili by your side, we took it upon ourselves to come up with what we consider the best version out there. A purée of three kinds of chiles …

Cooking

27 Recipes for Toast, Crostini, Bruschetta, and Toppings

A deep archive of Bon Appétit's recipes for toast, crostini, bruschetta, and toppings for a slice of bread<p><b>We'll admit it:</b> Sometimes we refer to <i>Bon Appétit</i> as "Stuff on Toast Magazine." But that's just because toast—or crostini or bruschetta or whatever—is the perfect vehicle for almost every kind …

Cooking

10 Decadent Stuffed Potato Recipes

A baked potato is good, but a stuffed potato is so much better.<p>Stuffed potatoes are fluffier, they're usually cheesier, and they're more flavorful …

Salmon Teriyaki

January 2016<p>4 servings<p>Stuck in a salmon rut? We got you. You'll never believe how easy it is to make your own sweet-salty teriyaki sauce at home, and there's no better application for it than this beyond-simple weeknight favorite.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup sake<p>¼ cup mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)<p>¼ cup …

Recipes

Make This Egg-in-a-Hole Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon Immediately

Turn your egg-in-a-hole into a grilled cheese sandwich. With bacon.<p>We just <i>know</i> some recipes are going to be good before we even try them. Like this Egg-in-a-Hole Sandwich with Bacon and Cheddar. What could possibly be anything less than outstanding about a sandwich with a name like that? We could …

Breakfast

5 planes wrote 'Trump is disgusting' in the air over California's annual Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - Five planes flew over the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on Friday writing messages in the sky that included "America is great! Trump is disgusting. Anybody but Trump, US," as onlookers craned their necks for a view.<p>It was not immediately clear who was …

Fried Food Recipes Worth a Lunchtime Salad

French fries are just the beginnings—we love these fried food recipes so much, we're willing to eat a salad for lunch all week.<p><b>Lettuce is great and all, but we'll always be suckers for a good French fry</b>. And we can't say no to crispy chicken. Or tempura. Heck, we'll admit it: We love fried food. …

3 Reasons to French Toast Every Pastry in the Basket

Move over challah and brioche. The French toasts capturing our imaginations these days are all about the most decadent pastries in the basket.<p>Move over challah and brioche. The French toasts that have captured our imaginations recently don't just go doughy, airy, and big on the toppings and …

Be Your Own Barista: Your Guide to 4 Pour Over Coffee Methods

You've mastered the French press and your push-button coffee machine. But can you make pour over coffee like your favorite barista?<p>You've seen the fleet of cones perched above soon-to-be exquisite single cups of coffee, and you've noticed the barista at the specialty coffee shop pouring water …

Coffee

15 Kombucha Cocktail Creations You’ll Feel Good About Sipping

Just because you’re on a post-holiday health kick starting tomorrow doesn’t mean you can’t treat yo’self before NYE resolutions *actually* go into effect. Pop some bottles, mix up your favorite cocktail and add the secret ingredient that’s known for its energy-boosting abilities + health benefits: …

Cocktails

Ireland Will Decriminalize Weed, Cocaine, and Heroin

Ireland Will Decriminalize Weed, Cocaine, and HeroinGetty Images/Universal Images GroupAs part of a self-described “radical cultural shift,” Ireland …

Try the ‘Humane Burpee’ for a Ridiculously Good Workout

You’ll pack more work into 4 minutes than most people do in 30<p>One of my favorite exercises to do when I’m time crunched: the humane burpee. (Those are two words I bet you never thought you’d see together.)<p>Created by my good friend Dan Martin, a powerlifter and former firefighter, the exercise works …

Workouts

23 Blackberry Recipes to Convince You It's the King of Berries

All of our best recipes that feature show-stopping blackberries.<p><b>These gorgeous berries of dark red or black—perfect for desserts</b>, salads, syrups, even cocktails—are stunning show-stoppers as either a main ingredient or simple garnish. They're also a "superfood" packed with nutrients. Despite their …

Ice Cream

Tactical Experts Destroy the NRA’s Heroic Gunslinger Fantasy

EDITOR’S NOTE: The original story identified a source as a combat veteran and former Navy SEAL. A records search has since revealed that he …

14 Queso Recipes Just in Time for Football Season

Fall means changing leaves, sweaters, apple cider and mouthwatering pumpkin treats. More importantly, it means football season and <i>most</i> importantly it means (drumroll please) insanely decadent tailgating snacks. While there’s nothing like a giant plate of nachos or juicy chicken wings, there’s just …

Cooking

Maryland Debacle Shows Why We Must Get Football Out Of Our Universities

It’s happening again. It looks like the University of Maryland is about to pay millions of dollars to its football coach so they can fire him a year early, and proceed to hire a new football coach and pay <i>him</i> millions of dollars. All this at a time when the university is desperately strapped for …

College & University

Supreme Court justices at Red Mass, and Pope Francis’ address.

For anyone who was counting along at home when Pope Francis gave the first address by a leader of the Catholic Church to a joint meeting of the U.S. …

SanDisk's wireless flash drive gives your phone more storage

For all the advances we've made in mobile computing, transferring files between your phone and your desktop is still kind of a pain in the ass. We've tried using dongles, adapters and even double-sided USB thumb drives, but none of them <i>really</i> solved the problem. Today, Sandisk announced a new …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Make 20 of Your Favorite Candies at Home

Whether you’re spending this Halloween trick-or-treating or not, there’s one thing that’ll be on everyone’s mind come the night of October 31st: candy! While we might not be able to score a pillowcase full of it anymore (at least not for free), we can bust out our apron and make grown-up versions …

Dessert

After They Skipped Her Wedding, an Angry Bride Sent This Couple a Bill for Their Meal at the Reception Dinner

And TBH, good for her?<p>After her planned babysitter (her mom) canceled "at the last minute," would-be guest Jessica Baker, of Golden Valley, Minnesota, along with her husband, skipped a wedding they'd previously planned to attend — and RSVP'd for. The wedding invitation specified no children so, as …

Weddings

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How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

20 Year Old Oral Agreement To Split Lottery Winnings Is Upheld

Winning the lottery would be great. And if you can’t win it yourself, having someone close to you win may be second best–even if the person <i>forgets</i> they were close to you. That could be the advice from Howard Browning of Florida, who says the $1 million jackpot his ex-girlfriend Lynn Poirier …