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Mini-review: Lockscreen Wallpaper Designer, the simple iPhone app for creating prettier lockscreens

You’d think choosing a photo to use on your iPhone lockscreen would be a pretty simple task. Scroll through your Camera Roll, choose a photo you like, hit Set and you’re done.<p>The reality is a little different. Half the time the photo you really want to use is landscape format (horizontal) and you …

Star Wars: Episode VII filming begins

Filming has begun on the eagerly anticipated new Star Wars movie, which will reunite many of the original stars.<p>The director JJ Abrams' production company, Bad Robot, tweeted the hashtag #dayone and a photo of the film's clapperboard.<p>Bad Robot (@bad_robot)#dayone pic.twitter.com/18jtSH7xYMMay 16, …

Charting the Many Varieties of Whiskey on One Giant Poster

Over 200 kinds of whiskey are mapped by origin and style in this striking new poster from Pop Chart Lab. The levels of complexity inherent in the …

11 Old Timey Criminal Slang Terms for the Police

Criminals have been referring to police as pigs since at least 1811. But just as they came up with many creative names for the people who ratted them …

27 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Unsolved Mysteries

Join me. Perhaps you will learn some things you didn't know about the wonderfully spooky <i>Unsolved Mysteries</i>, a show that aired is finale 15 years ago, …

Do Bees Really Die After They Sting You?

<b>Short answer</b> for the overwhelmed readers with little time on their hands: Yes, some do.<p><b>Longer answer:</b><p>The process of stinging and dying is called …

15 Ways to Cure Hiccups

After suffering from the same case of hiccups for over a month, you might be desperate for a solution. You might—as 21-year-old Anna Mayer did in …

AC/DC retirement rumors swirl amid health concerns

Uh oh.<p>The rumor mill is in high gear, saying that AC/DC may not be back at all this year, or any year, reports <i>Billboard</i>.<p>Currently, the rockers are back home in Australia and founding member Malcolm Young, 61, is with his family. "He is believed to be unable to continue playing, although there has …

Parenting In The Age Of Apps: Is That iPad Help Or Harm?

When it comes to media, parents all want to know: How much is too much for my child?<p>Dr. Dimitri Christakis, a pediatrician, professor and father of two, has spent a lot of time thinking about the effects of media on young children.Christakis tells NPR's Arun Rath that not all TV is bad.<p>Some …

O.J. Murder Evidence In Kardashian Homes?!

<b>B</b>URGLARIES at the homes of KHLOE and KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN may be linked to a crucial piece of evidence in the 1994 murders of O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife …

Here's How to Fix Your iPhone's Goofy Autocorrect

I don't know about you, but sometimes my iPhone's autocorrect drives me ducking crazy.<p>Take, for example, my cat's name: Leeloo. Despite typing the …

Sugar rush

The Government needs to do more to encourage people to cut sugar from their diet<p>We are constantly being barraged with messages about what foods to eat and avoid – and, as Tom Chivers notes in these pages, one pronouncement sometimes contradicts another. But expert opinion is coalescing against …

10 Spicy, Chile-Spiked Beers We Love

Ten fiery beers that we can get behind... at least in small doses.<p>Spite is a cruel sentiment, a calculated desire to insult, annoy, or hurt. But human beings are strange creatures. Some readily seek out pain, finding pleasure where others experience tears. And then there are those who delight in …

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16 Hours in the Cactus League: A Guide to Arizona Between Baseball Games

In 1946, Bill Veeck, baseball's maverick owner, had a bold idea that changed the national pastime forever. Disgusted with the racial segregation of …

14 Healthy Breakfast Recipes for More Energetic Mornings

Breakfast

This Is The Best Matthew McConaughey In 'True Detective' Impression, Everyone Else Can Stop

No time for a thorough explanation as we have to get back to watching this video over and over again. Suffice it to say, this "True Detective" spoof contains our all-time favorite McConaughey impression. So stop what you're doing and take a look above right now.<p><i>Via Jon Rudnitsky</i>

5 Simple Juices and Smoothies to Help You Detox

On a daily basis, your body is bombarded with huge amounts of toxins. From your beauty products, environmental toxins, processed foods, cigarette smoke, cleaning products, bus fumes, alcohol -- you get the point. The good news is you can reduce the toxic buildup in your body by simply detoxing a …

The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean

I have to admit, I melt at the creaminess of full-fat yogurt.<p>It's an indulgence that we're told to resist. And I try to abide. (Stealing a bite of my daughter's YoBaby doesn't count, does it?)<p>The reason we're told to limit dairy fat seems pretty straightforward. The extra calories packed into the …

Bobby Flay's Tips for Building the Perfect Burger

From patty size and fat content to "crunchification," Bobby Flay's advice on cooking the perfect hamburger<p><i>For a guy so obsessed with flavor, Bobby Flay is remarkably restrained when it comes to burgers: He likes ’em beefy, juicy, and crunchy. Here’s what he tells his line cooks at his 18 Bobby’s</i> …

The Best Tips for Grilling Skirt Steak

There are times when you splurge for big-ticket steak, like porterhouse or filet mignon. And there are also times when you crave the sanguine satisfaction of beef—without straining your credit card. You've got a craving; I have your fix; and it comes from the steer's underbelly. I speak, of course, …

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Potato and Chorizo Tacos

A common sight in Mexico, chorizo sausage infuses potatoes with its salty, spicy flavor for a hearty taco filler.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>1 pound red-skinned or …

Slow Pot-Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables

Chicken roasted with vegetables—nothing is more delicious, or easier, but pulling off this classic as a slow roast is bit more complicated. It is …

Cooking

Almond Turmeric Potatoes

If you cook no other potato recipe in your lifetime, you must try this one. A small amount of turmeric brings out the earthiness and somehow the …

Seriously, folks, you need to stop refrigerating your tomatoes

A fresh tomato is a delight — until it's spent a few days in the refrigerator. Then it transforms into a mushy, tasteless mess. Here's the scientific …

Green Apple, Cheese and Chard Oven Omelet

Call them frittatas or oven omelets, baking eggs with a sauté or filling is much easier than fussing with a traditional omelet. Instead of the …

Recipes

9 things you should know about your caffeine habit

Georges Guetary, Oscar Levant, and Gene Kelly in the 1951 film "American in Paris"SNAP/ZUMA Press<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free …

Ripe Tomato Stack with Pine Nuts and Mozzarella

Garlic and pine nuts, currants and onion take the ubiquitous tomato-mozzarella salad into new territory.<p>For me, this dish is all Sicily, but not in …

Tips And Hacks To Get Better Z's

Because everyone can use a little advice<p>Ready to sleep like a baby and start feeling well-rested? We've got you covered.<p>For the most important things anyone can do for improved shuteye, we contacted Bernie Miller, supervisor at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. But because …

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11 of the Most Extreme Junk Foods Ever Created

Before we dive into a calendar of daily celebrations, let's consider some of March's month-long events. It is Optimism Month and National Umbrella …

Deep Frying