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Bye-Bye Browsers: Why Facebook's New App Links Are a Big Deal

Facebook announced a slew of new programs and initiatives for developers at its F8 Conference, but the most exciting might just be App Links.<p>App …

Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it’s a shame more people don’t learn to do it.<p>For years now, that’s been a hugely popular …

60 Summer Cocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home

Let happy hour be every hour with these warm-weather concoctions.<p>Let's be honest, there's almost nothing better in summer than the supreme chill of a tall cocktail on a hot day. To get you in the spirit of summer, try one of these zesty drinks that only require a few steps to whip up at home.

Tropical Chia Smoothie

27 Shares<p><i>Tropical chia smoothies taste like pina coladas, but are a whole lot healthier.</i><p>There’s something about summer that always makes me crave …

This Is How You Make Perfect Steak in the Oven

<b>Let the steak come to room temperature:</b> Open the package and blot the steak dry with paper towels. Let the steak come to room temperature for about …

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Try one of our 20 steamy soup slow cooker recipes to warm your belly on a frosty day.<p>Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy …

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16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

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11 Game-Changing Chips and Dips

Game day is fast approaching. Yes, we're talking about football. But, we're <i></i>also <i>not talking about football</i>. This is about the other playing field; this is about your kitchen. Most of us will watch to see who reigns victorious on that fateful Sunday (whether in sport, advertising, or cuteness), but …

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47 Meaty Super Bowl Snacks You'll Want on Game Day

From chicken wings to meatballs to fajitas, here are 47 satisfyingly meaty snacks for your Super Bowl party.<p>Chicken wings are just the beginning of finger-friendly meaty Super Bowl snacks. Sure, there's the old standby, ribs, and the dip-able pigs in a blanket. But expand your horizon, football …

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LA style is odd – why wear metallic heels and skinny jeans in that heat?

<b>Dressing for this horrible weather completely depresses me, but dressing in nice clothes and being cold and wet depresses me, too. What's the answer?</b><p><i>Carrie, by email</i><p>Ah, Carrie, careful how you go there, for you are in danger of resurrecting one of the oldest questions in the fashion canon. No, not …

Spanx And Other Shapewear Are Literally Squeezing Your Organs

"I hate Spanx because even though they look so good under your clothes, sometimes mid-wedding I'll be like, 'I feel so nauseous,'" actress Jennifer Coolidge once said. "They're so tight, who knows what you're cutting off?"<p>Turns out, that star was on to something. While we can all relate to the …

Maria Shriver's Report, 'A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink,' Reveals The Financial Struggles Of American Women

One-third of American women are living at or near the brink of poverty.<p>That's one of the key findings from <i>The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink</i>, a new report coauthored by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress. The report features extensive research on women's …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Allow us to state the obvious: It's cold out there. So cold, in fact, that you're probably having trouble mustering the will to pull out your …

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