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Home Improvements That Cost Under $1,000 and Can Make Your Home More Liveable

You don’t have to spend a lot of money upgrading your home. If you’ve got $1,000—or even less—you can revamp your home to make it more aesthetically …

Microsoft says it faces 'difficult' challenges in AI design after chat bot Tay turned into a genocidal racist

Microsoft issued an apology in a blog post on Friday explaining it was "deeply sorry" after its artificially intelligent chat bot turned into a genocidal racist on Twitter.<p>In the blog post, Peter Lee, Microsoft's vice president of research, wrote: "Looking ahead, we face some difficult - and yet …

Chatbots

Baked Ziti Recipes and Beyond

Try this classic Italian noodle in a variety of ways—from the familiar baked ziti recipes to the more inventive casserole dishes. We promise these …

Cooking

7 Unusual Citrus Fruits and How to Use Them

Brighten your cooking repertoire during these chilly winter months by taking advantage of the abundance of unusual citrus fruits that show up in the …

Shortbread

Drink Your Veggies: 13 Delicious Vegetable Juice and Smoothie Recipes

It took me a long time to understand green juice. It always seemed like a silly health food fad to me, and I'm not interested in detox—I just want delicious food. But then I got a high-end blender and started making smoothies with a little spinach, a little kale, a bell pepper, just to experiment. …

Juice

A Best Kept Secret to Losing Weight

Introduction: A Best Kept Secret to Losing Weight<p>Hello,<p>I was struggling to lose weight for more than 10 years.<p>I do bodybuilding, and a bit of cardio, …

Fitness

Chicken Breasts

The chicken breast is America's favorite part of its favorite bird, and Food & Wine has the best recipes for this staple weeknight dinner ingredient. …

Cooking

Slow Cooker Meals

The appeal of a slow cooker is obvious: throw some ingredients into your pot in the morning and come home at night to a hot, ready-to-eat meal. <b><br>How</b> …

Cooking

Is This The House That Will Turn Millennials Into Homeowners?

Millennials are having a hard time entering the real estate market (because the generations before them destroyed it). This affordable, sustainable house is trying to change that.<p>If you were born after 1980, there’s a pretty good chance you don’t own a house. Thanks in part to massive student loans …

David Bowie changed the very meaning of being a rock star

NEW YORK (AP) — David Bowie made clear, in a way that was exhilarating and sometimes frightening, what every rock star since Elvis Presley and Little Richard had been telling us all along — that anything was possible.<p>With his unpredictable range of styles, his melding of European jadedness with …

David Bowie

The first 14 apps you should download on your new Android phone

You can do anything with your new Android phone. So many apps. So many possibilities. But where to begin?<p>Here's a list of 15 apps that should get you started:

Apps

Researchers find another Android exploit that can hijack a phone - in OEM installed software

Things are not going very well for Android, with the past two weeks revealing at least two particularly dangerous exploits that could allow for a …

Information Security

How to disable Android bloatware without root

Every single time I get a new phone, my first mission is to get rid of that pesky software manufacturers and carriers insist on pushing down our throats. Yes, I am talking about bloatware, those apps which come pre-installed in your new handsets, but you will likely never use and can’t truly …

Apps

Researchers have found a new texting vulnerability in Android

This morning, researchers at Zimperium Mobile Security announced a new vulnerability in Android, targeting the multimedia messaging system. Dubbed "Stagefright," the vulnerability affects roughly 950 million Android devices worldwide, according to researcher estimates, although the most vulnerable …

Information Security

Letter from Kenya: Dreaming of Obama

The Kenyan-American president inspires the land of his father to extremes of devotion.<p>NAIROBI — The woman danced on the sidewalk by herself, singing, her right hand clutching a flag with President Barack Obama’s picture and the day’s newspaper with him on the front page. Her left hand moved to her …

Africa

The Motorcycle Gang Behind Philly’s Biggest Pill Mill

How a Philadelphia doctor and a notoriously violent motorcycle gang joined forces to sell mass quantities of prescription pills.<p>Before building a …

PSA: Many Film Processing Services No Longer Return Your Original Film

If you’re a film photographer, here’s something you should be aware of: many film processing services at major drug and retail stores will no longer …

Archives

If You're Not Happy, Stop Complaining and Make a Change

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many times have you seen an, “Ugh, I hate Mondays” post on social media? Or how about the classic “FML” status update? F**k your life? Seriously?<p>Those who are completely happy have put themselves in that position because anything …

Happiness

12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Everyone Should Be Eating (and Drinking!)

Try these natural ways to combat inflammation.<p>Most of us have searched for the 'diet' that will help us age with grace, prevent disease, lose weight, and optimize our overall health and wellness. But there could be a hidden problem that we are not addressing. A problem that could be causing …

6 surprisingly easy ways to be happier

Here are the 6 best hacks from books on happiness that we've ever found.<p>You're probably well aware of Google's smashing employee benefits package, and in a moment of incredulous jealousy you might even have scoffed at the pampering.<p>Among the boons to Googlers are: massages, a bountiful and …

Happiness

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

Conde Nast Traveler reveals 2015 hottest hotel list | CNN Travel

Travel

The best money saving travel apps

<i>Chris Guillebeau is a writer, world traveler, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner. To learn more travel hacking tips and tricks,</i> <i>watch Chris’ workshop on creativeLIVE</i><i>. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisGuillebeau.</i><p>You don’t make it to every country in the world without learning a thing or two about how to …

Slow fashion brands work to put the brakes on disposable fast fashion

Fast fashion is getting its comeuppance with a surge of interest in its opposite, slow fashion.<p>Fast fashion is the promotion of high-volume, low-quality, super-trendy clothes meant to be purchased and worn just a few times, while the cycle quickly repeats. In contrast, the slow fashion ethos reacts …

Minimalist Living: When a Lot Less Is More

The first thing you need to know about Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus is that they like to hug.<p>“Bring it in, man!” Nicodemus says as he …

Minimalism

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Has the Most Ferocious Lawyer in America Defending Him

Judy Clarke, the publicity-shy anti-death-penalty attorney, has defended the Unabomber, Susan Smith, and Jared Loughner, and successfully spared them capital punishment. Mark Bowden provides an in-depth portrait of her startling career.<p>We do not often think of a defense lawyer as someone who wars …

Boston Marathon Bombing

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity