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25 things you might not know about the web on its 25th birthday

It sprang from the brain of one man, Tim Berners-Lee, and is the fastest-growing communication medium of all time. A quarter-century on, we examine how the web has transformed our lives<p>The thing that is most extraordinary about the internet is the way it enables <i>permissionless</i> innovation. This stems …

Homemade Upgrade: How to Make Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo

Each month your favorite dishes get a healthy and delectable do-over with tips from Keri Glassman, R.D.<p>1 head cauliflower (2 lbs), cut into florets and steamed2 cloves garlic1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans1/2 cup vegetable stock1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese1/2 tsp black pepper1/4 lb whole-wheat …

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

Trend Alert! The Prettiest Necklines You’ve Ever Seen

Get ready for the next big wedding dress trend: the jeweled neckline! There are so many reasons to love this look — a crystal-encrusted yoke means …

Report: Half of all supermarket chicken harbors drug-resistant bacteria

A Consumer Reports investigation found potentially dangerous pathogens in nearly all of the chicken it tested<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 19, 2013 2:08pm (UTC)<p>Dangerous bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," lurk in nearly all supermarket chicken, an investigation by Consumer Reports …

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Get Serious With An Older Guy

The age gap could affect your relationship more than you think<p>Mary-Kate Olsen, 27, was spotted today shopping for engagement rings at the Neil Lane boutique in Los Angeles with her boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy, who’s 44. We’re happy for them, don’t get us wrong, but also <i>verrry</i> aware of the fact that …

5 Moves that Make You Stronger, FAST

Hold it right there! These isometric moves only LOOK easy<p>Isometric exercises, in which you hold a position perfectly still for a few seconds, trigger a ton of activity in your muscles—a real boon to boosting strength and endurance. (Just think how quickly you feel it in your biceps when carrying a …

These Coconut Pancakes Are Everything (& Easy To Make!)

<i>Have a minute? That’s all it took us to get hooked on Leaf.tv, an addictive new YouTube series from content queens Erin Falconer and Geri Hirsch.</i> …

Cyber Monday 2013 Sales On Clothing And Beauty Products Are Fairly Epic

Plan on skipping Black Friday for the much saner option of Cyber Monday? We (and millions more) are with you. So we've rounded up the best deals for online shopping on this new, wonderful holiday -- start bookmarking these websites for the feeding frenzy next week.<p><b>AllSaints:</b> Take 20 percent off …

Why You Should Care About GMO Legislation

In Hawaii, legislation is moving forward that bans spraying pesticides and growing GMOs. But Hawaii isn't alone: Twenty-eight states have introduced bills relating to genetically modified crops this year.<p>HONOLULU — Last week, the Kauai County Council moved forward a bill that requires biotech …

7 Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted back<p>Pilates is probably best known for its abs-sculpting power, but it can tone every part of your body, including your back. Try these seven moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> and people will be begging you for the secret to your …

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9 Pilates Moves For A Flatter Stomach

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted waistline<p>Pretty much every move in Pilates targets your core, but if flat abs are your goal then there’s definitely a way to step things up. Case in point: These 9 belly-sculpting exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>. Learn the …

7 Major Pilates Moves for All-Over Toning

Brooke Siler, author of The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates, created this genius do-anywhere routine<p>Brooke Siler, renowned instructor and author of <i>The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates</i>, created this genius Pilates-at-home routine using workout bands to mimic machines found in top studios. The …

5 Yoga Poses for Amazing Arms

Do these moves for arms you can’t WAIT to show off<p>Yoga helps to calm the mind and spirit, but it also creates absolutely gorgeous arms! These 5 moves from the <i>Women’s Health</i> Big Book of Yoga by Kathryn Budig will help build strength in your upper back and shoulders without adding bulk. The result: …

Take the Pilates Hundred Challenge… We Dare You!

Are your abs tough enough? They will be after this 10-days-to-a-flat-belly team dare!<p><b>The challenge to you:</b> Complete the Pilates Hundred mat exercise every day for 10 days straight. Use the hashtag #10x100 to share your progress with your friends. <b>The reward:</b> A bulletproof core, and a new …

Body-Changing Tips From Tracy Anderson

Tracy Anderson is well known for her take-no-excuses personality and her superhuman-toned bod. Her workout philosophy relies on the science of how …

Pok Pok's Phat Si Ew

<i>This week's guest editor is JJ Goode, the writer behind Andy Ricker's new cookbook, Pok Pok. All week, he'll be sharing some of his favorite recipes from the book, interviewing Andy about Thai cooking, and convincing us all to pick up a book and get in the kitchen.</i><p><i>Today: Sure, you've ordered pretty</i> …

How to Handle That Super-Expensive Truffle You Bought

When you spend a buck or two on a white truffle, it's best to come prepared with how to take care of it.<p>Has this ever happened to you? You wander into your local specialty-foods shop, glance around at the raw-milk cheeses and cured haunches of ham, and figure, <i>What the heck, I'll just drop several</i> …

Top Reviewers On Amazon Get Tons Of Free Stuff

You're on Amazon.com. You're buying, say, a toaster, and you're checking out the customer reviews. You assume the people writing these reviews are people like you — people who wanted a toaster, went online and bought one. As it turns out, a lot of reviews on Amazon are written by people who are …

Is the kitchen the most important room of the home?

I wrote two articles recently Are Dining Rooms Becoming Obsolete and How Science, Art and Technology Are Creating the Kitchen of the Future, which …

Robin Thicke Is Red Hot

Thanks to his number-one single, a cheeky NSFW music video, and that now-infamous VMA performance with Miley Cyrus (a.k.a. twerk-gate), this summer's boiling point comes courtesy of R&B's newest hitmaker. Here, he opens up about his "manhood" and being "that guy" in a relationship.<p>After Robin …

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try

Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, try these 7 squat variations from …

How-To: Silly Spider Halloween Hairdo

Usually finding a spider in your hair is a pretty harrowing experience, luckily the folks at Simple As That have conjured up a way to make finding a spider in your hair a much nicer experience with this delightful Silly Spider Halloween Hairdo tutorial.<p>[via knitted bunny]

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How-To: 8-foot Giant Squid Pillow

Add some giant squid to your abode with this excellent 8-foot Giant Squid Pillow tutorial from Philadelphia Weekly.<p>[via Laughing Squid]

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Roast Turkey Baby Costume

I can barely keep a straight face posting this adorable and hilarious roast turkey baby costume that I saw on Martha Stewart. What a perfectly funny costume to force upon the young this Halloween.

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Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake

<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: Your new go-to birthday cake, bake sale cake, dinner party cake, late night snack cake -- for when the fridge is at its barest and you need chocolate cake now.</i> …

8 DIY Escort Card Projects

Escort cards are often the first elements of the reception that your guests see and they'll most likely remain out on the table through the evening. …

Have Super Sex All Month Long

Your menstrual cycle can affect your libido in incredibly hot ways. Follow these tips for more pleasure every day of the month.<p>You might hate your hormones for causing mood swings, cramps, and sporadic breakouts. But there’s a new reason to give them a break: Scientists are discovering that your …

Sour Cream Pie Crust, No Fail, Flaky Pastry Crust

Move aside food processor! Be gone tough pie crusts! I hath found the holy grail of pastry doughs.<p>It is flaky, it is buttery, it is un-fussy, and it …