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How Scientists Study Food Addiction

"Their egg rolls are addictive." "That ice cream is <b>like crack</b>." "I need my chocolate fix." Food as a drug is a common trope in the ongoing cultural conversation about health, nutrition, and eating habits: It's apparent in advertising, with Frito-Lay's potato chip slogan "Betcha can't eat just one," …

20 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Were Gluten-Free

German Potato Salad

German potato salad has haunted me a good portion of my life. My very first boyfriend, of German decent, used to talk about this wonder of the world all the time. Why a teenager would wax poetic about potato salad is beyond me, but I swear this was a frequent topic of discussion. Every time I …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

7 New Ways to Get Your Avocado Fix

Avocados are, like, <b>so hot right now</b>. They've been sweeping breakfasts across the country with <b>avocado toast</b> while holding up its reputation as the <b>crowd-pleasing guac</b>. But it's time to really put this bad boy to work. Check out these different ways to eat the most-Instagrammed food of our time.<p><b>1.</b> …

What Your Favorite Fast-Food Chain Says About You

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Matt Lynch</i><p>Though you may not know it, the fast-food chain you love the most is actually a gateway into your soul. And since one of us very nearly majored in sociology, we feel confident that we can tell everything we need to know about you from that choice. Check it out, and …

Anish Kapoor's Swirling Vortex of Black Water

Famed artist Anish Kapoor is back and this time he's showing a never-ending, swirling vortex of black water. At the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India's first biennale for contemporary art, Kapoor has created an intriguing installation called <i>Descension</i>. Surrounded by a circular gate, the black water …

Blogs | Food & Wine

Jet Tila joins the upcoming season as the show returns to its original format.<p>Dogfish Head, Cigar City, and Funky Buddha have all donated bottles to …

6 Simple and Satisfying Puréed Soups

Get out your blender! Puréed soups are simple, silky and satisfying -- and a great way to enjoy your vegetables.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you basically throw everything in a …

Mardi Gras 2015: 10 Ways to Get Your Bananas Foster On

It's Carnival season in New Orleans: a period of celebration, indulgence, and debauchery leading up to the big throwdown—Mardi Gras—all in …

Bananas and the Best Ways to Use Them (While You Still Can)

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: There's a bunch to know about your favorite fruit.</i><p>We Americans eat <i>a lot</i> of bananas -- more than 26 pounds of them per person every year. That's more than any other type of fresh …

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A Belgian Chocolatier Wants You to Snort Chocolate Like Cocaine

A Belgian chocolatier is banking on chocolate lovers' desire to get their fix by any means necessary. Dominique Persoone owns a shop called The Chocolate Line in Bruges, Belgium, and right alongside the bacon-quinoa bonbons and chocolate bars he sells a device for <b>snorting chocolate</b>.<p>According to a …

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Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’

Google’s hiring chief says he doesn’t give much credit to college degrees in the hiring process. So it should come as no surprise that other Google executives also regard staples of traditional business school training at the nation’s elite colleges as downright “stupid.”<p>Former senior vice …

Earth: A Primer Is an Interactive Geology Textbook

Preparing textbooks that are both educational and stimulating can sometimes prove difficult, especially in today's society. But the exploratory terrain found in Earth: A Primer <b>($9.99)</b> makes learning about geology much more digestable.<p>The idea comes from Chaim Gingold, who already had plenty of …

The 21 Best Bacon Dishes in America

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>If there's one thing that America proves time and time again, it's that there will always be a market for the wacky antics of cartoon sponges. But if it proves two things, the other one is that bacon is the best, most versatile food ever. We've got more of it here than most …

The man who grew eyes

The train line from mainland Kobe is a marvel of urban transportation. Opened in 1981, Japan’s first driverless, fully automated train pulls out of Sannomiya station, guided smoothly along elevated tracks that stand precariously over the bustling city streets below, across the bay to the Port …

Innovative Bluetooth Speaker Floats in Mid-Air to Prevent Audio Distortion

It's common to see audio speakers that are sitting on a desk or attached to a wall for surround sound. OM Audio's OM/ONE breaks away from such conventions, however, and looks positively futuristic. It has a very distinctive attribute – it floats! The innovative product features a 3.6 inch …

Q&A: The First-Ever Expedition to Turkmenistan's "Door to Hell"

Explorer George Kourounis describes his descent into a fiery, gas-fueled crater.<p>More than four decades ago, a gaping, fiery crater opened up in the desert of northern Turkmenistan (map), likely the result of a drilling mishap.<p>The Darvaza Crater, more commonly known as the Door to Hell, still burns …

People in Techie Cities Favor Apple Devices Over Android, Study Says

People in tech hubs like San Francisco, New York tend to favor iPhones, study says.<p>People who live in tech hubs such as the Bay Area or New York tend to prefer Apple mobile devices over those running Google’s Android operating system, according to new data from Crittercism, a mobile application …

Bouncing Neutrons Aid Search For Dark Matter, Dark Energy

Neutrons bouncing in Earth's gravity are helping to shed light on two of the greatest mysteries in the universe, dark matter and dark energy, researchers say.<p>Dark matter is an invisible substance thought to make up five-sixths of all matter in the universe. The strength of its gravitational pull …

Google Tried And Failed To Build A Jetpack

But the lab ultimately had to shelve the idea.<p>"We try to have our failures as early as possible," Teller said. In fact, Google X shuts down over 100 projects a year.<p>It turns out that there is a way to build a jetpack that won't kill you, Teller said, but the real problem was that it'd be incredibly …

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Thomas Lamadieu Blurs the Line Between Photography and Illustration in 'Skyart'

While some may call a clear, blue sky art enough, French artist Thomas Lamadieu might say otherwise. In fact, he might call it a blank canvas. His …

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Angel Bolign's Sentimental Illustrations

This collection of work by Cuban artist Angel Bolign is a blend of beautifully illustrated stories filled with a touch of melancholy. The strong narratives often give way to sad moments of loneliness, despair, or heartache. However, the artist also finds ways to touch on real life moments with a …

Tactus working to bring physical buttons that rise out of touchscreen

The smartphone industry has come along way in the last few years, and during that time mobile device form factors have evolved quite a bit. While Blackberry still continues to cling on to the physical keyboard approach, finding an Android device with a physical QWERTY keyboard is becoming harder …