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Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

Major LastPass security bug puts millions of accounts at risk

Millions of users of cloud-based password store LastPass could be at risk from hackers after a huge security hole was revealed.<p>The so-called …

Spotify Wants to Go Public Despite a History of Losses

Spotify, one of the world’s biggest streaming music services, wants to go public next year.<p>The company, which has not reported a profit in the past …

WhatsApp now has Windows and Mac desktop apps

You don’t get to a billion active users by ignoring platforms. (Except BB10, even WhatsApp can’t be bothered with BB10 anymore).<p>Joining the Android, Apple, Windows Phone, Symbian and Nokia S40 (yes, really) apps, WhatsApp now has desktop apps for Windows and Mac OS.<p>The apps are very similar to …

U.S. Poultry Workers Don't Get Enough Time To Pee: Report

So they hold it in, or wear diapers, Oxfam America says.<p>The U.S. workers who process the poultry we eat work under such pressure that many don't have sufficient time to use the bathroom, according to a new report from the humanitarian group Oxfam America.<p>The report, entitled, "No Relief: Denial of …

Oxfam

Hyperloop One Announces Key Partnerships, $80 Million Investment As It Prepares First Public Test

Elon Musk’s futuristic dream of shooting people 700-mph through steel vacuum tubes — called Hyperloop – still feels mostly like a pipe dream. But Hyperloop’s leading startup, the recently renamed Hyperloop One (formerly Hyperloop Technologies), is getting ready to show off that it’s not just all …

Dear travelers to Myanmar: Please don’t come visit until you’ve understood these 7 things

The southeast Asian country, formally known as Burma, is now officially open to tourists and ready to welcome the world. However, as visitors, we …

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U.S. Infrastructure Can Be Hacked With Google, Simple Passwords

Authorities say the Iranian computer hack of a New York dam is the symptom of a huge weakness in the U.S. infrastructure –- dams, stadiums, traffic controls and power grids that can be accessed by anyone, including hostile nations or terrorists –- with simple passwords or no passwords at all.<p>New …

Cybersecurity

US by rail: Take the slow train down the West Coast

The usual way to do the US West Coast is to drive Route 101 – which is fine, if a bit obvious, perhaps a touch unadventurous. There is another way which is neither obvious nor bland, but a great adventure. And – as Billy Connolly reveals in his current television series – it is brilliant. It is the …

Everyone Else’s Lunch Is Jealous of Your Harissa Chicken Salad Lunch

A little weekend planning is the key to a workday lunch you'll actually be excited to eat.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>My weekday lunch …

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Best Beaches in Mexico

This island off the Yucatan Peninsula may be tiny, but it’s slowly gaining traction. The entire island is essentially one unnamed beach, with hotels …

What’s Up With the Bacteria In Your Gut?

We’ve known for decades that that the lush collection of bacteria that populate our guts plays a part in digestion. The famous after-effects of bean-eating—tactfully known in the 16th century as “windinesse”— are due to our resident microbes, chomping up an assortment of bean oligosaccharides …

This Could Kill Voicemail Once and for All

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

German Beer Bread With Rosemary Butter

This German Beer Bread is "knock-your-socks-off" delicious and is the perfect companion for almost any meal. Made with organic ingredients, this German Pilsner made by Pinkus, is cool light and crisp, the perfect base for this divine bread. Over the years I have found, the lighter the beer (in …

Infographic: The ultimate English grammar cheat sheet

Whether you’re learning English as a second language or even it is your native tongue, English grammar can be seriously confusing. Come on, at least …

Language Learning

Why Cakes Crack (& How to Prevent It)

Today in the test kitchen, we made a cake we'd been eyeing ever since Yossy Arefi wrote about it: All-Natural Red Velvet Cake.<p>When it came out of the oven, the color was on point (thanks to the fresh beet purée that gets added into the batter), but the top was cracked. Really cracked.<p>According to …

The Best Beaches in Cuba

Travel + Leisure’s Destination of the Year offers a unique cultural experience–delicious cuisine, infinite salsa music, and endless stretches of …

Stew Science: What's the Best Way to Brown Beef?

Most recipes for beef stew start with cutting meat into cubes, then browning the cubes in a big pot. The idea is that browning builds flavor through the Maillard reaction, which will then get spread around through the whole pot as the meat and vegetables slowly braise in liquid. I think most people …

How To Make A Vanilla Latte In A Slow Cooker, Because Yes, You Can

YUM.<p>Ordering a latte at a coffee shop usually means you get to enjoy just one latte, which is fine and all, but always disappears way too quickly. Whipping up a big batch in your slow cooker, however, <i>guarantees</i> as many lattes as your caffeinated body can handle. And not just any kind of latte, but …

7 Healthier French Toast Recipes

Full disclosure: We just found out about savory French toast (topped with everything from feta to spinach to Parmesan), and we may not ever be the …

Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level?

The enormous demand for WiFi and transmissions of mass quantities of data is putting a strain on the current technologies. With the predicted exponential growth of mobile devices, by 2019 more than ten billion mobile devices will exchange 35 quintillion (1018) bytes of information each month — and …

Internet of Things

5 Ways to Eat Pizza Without Eating Pizza

All the flavors of pizza without the actual pizza.<p>This week, mathematicians developed new, innovative ways to slice a pizza into crazy, curvy, …

John McAfee Is Selling a Master Key for Everything

Using Bluetooth low energy networking, EveryKey allows users to simultaneously unlock mobile devices, laptops, web applications and car doors.<p>If you’re like most, you’ve got dozens of online accounts and login credentials, and are constantly forgetting and resetting the passwords. That’s what Chris …

Mobile Devices

10 best messenger apps and chat apps for Android

Slowly but surely, the world is moving away from SMS and MMS as the default way to text message people. It started years ago with apps like AOL Instant Messenger and has evolved into a plethora of options that all work really well. The evolution definitely kicked it up a notch over the last few …

How to Season (and Clean!) Your Cast Iron Skillet for Real

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Food sticking to your skillet? We thought so. Here's how to season cast iron right, once and for all.<p>No piece of kitchen equipment incites such feelings of fear and anxiety (but also love and obsession) as the cast iron pan. If you haven’t mastered the art of cooking with—and …

World’s Worst Airlines for In-Flight Service 2015

Score 72.558<p>The low-cost carrier based in Germany typically gives travelers what they expect—affordable tickets paired with basic service. But …

Wine (and Beer) to Pair with Gumbo

Gumbo brings together so many different flavors—dark, rich roux; vegetal okra and green peppers; tangy tomatoes. And that’s not to mention spicy …

The World's Easiest Edible Gift is Infused Honey

If I were on an episode of MTV’s <i>True Life</i>, it’d be “I’m a Mike’s Hot Honey Addict.”<p>It started, like many things do, innocently enough: a drizzle here, a drop there. But, soon, I found myself using Hot Honey on pizza (with soppresata, of course), all sorts of sweet and savory toasts, roasted …