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Pasta Salad With Asparagus, Corn and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs; drain and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a large …

'I fell out of bed laughing': writers on their favourite funny book

Nina Stibbe, David Nicholls, Bridget Christie and others reveal the books that made them laugh the most<p>Jonathan Coe: Will satire save us in the age of Trump?<p><b>At Freddie’s</b> <b>by</b> <b>Penelope Fitzgerald</b><p><b>Chosen by David Nicholls</b><p>So many of my early reading memories involve hysterical laughter. There was Adrian …

The Lost Girls of Panama: The Full Story

The mysterious deaths of two young tourists in Panama puzzled examiners and shocked nations on both sides of the Atlantic; now secretly leaked …

Crime

“Hey Siri” on you iPad is capable of so much more than you thought

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Siri? A dictation assistant? A way to get help with directions? Someone to talk to and ask all sorts of ridiculous questions? Well, turns out, she is all that and so much more. When Apple introduced the “Hey Siri” feature in iOS 9 it …

These are Amazon’s picks for best books this August

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for something to keep you occupied before bed or on your commute to work this August, we suggest checking out …

Books

The 10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2016 So Far

From silkpunk to Big Data dystopia, the year's best SF/F (so far).<p>Four magical Londons or four women who meet during a violent rebellion? Sleeping …

Science Fiction

Chill DJ Will Blow Your Mind With Turntable Wizardry

This is DJ Brace, and this is the video he made to compete in the 2016 DMC Online DJ Championships. He’s made it to the final round where on …

Turntables

It's Been 10 Years Since the Wrong Guy Analyzed the Internet for the BBC

In a development that’s likely to make you feel older than MySpace, what may be one of the watershed moments early in the era of the viral Internet …

Sharpen Smarter in Photoshop – How to Make Any Sharpening Tool Non-Destructive

In this video tutorial, I am going to show you how to use any sharpening method (including your own favorite one) and make it non-destructive so that …

Tutorials

Best mobile games of February 2016

I Keep Having This Dream<p>Thumb Drift<p>The Swords<p>Lost Portal CCG<p>_PRISM<p>Final Fantasy IX/Adventures of Mana/Ys Chronicles II<p>Tomb of the Mask<p>Forbidden Desert<p>A Short Tale<p>Tsuro<p>Fran Bow<p>All is Lost<p>Blackbox<p>Love You to Bits<p>Out last month for Android

25 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track in 2016

Preparing meals just for yourself can seem like a ton of work, but there’s always one kitchen gadget you can lean on when you want your meal to be as easy as ordering takeout or hitting up the nearest drive-thru, but <i>way</i> healthier: the slow cooker. When you’re looking for a fuss-free way to stick to …

Cooking

Idea generation

For the research, thinking and planning behind your next great piece of work.<p>Too many awesome ideas die in lost notes and cleaned up whiteboards. …

A Sommelier Chooses His 10 Favorite Wines For $16 Or Less

So we asked an expert: Sommelier Jörn Kleinhans, the owner of the Wine Elite Sommelier Company.<p>"We've found that appreciation of wine usually comes with deeper knowledge, which you can gain when a specific wine is a good representation of its grape varietal," Kleinhans says. He explains that such a …

Wine

US citizens protest Border Patrol checkpoints, refuse questioning, post videos online

A growing number of Americans is protesting invasive Border Patrol checkpoints deep inside US territory by refusing to answer questions, and posting …

Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

Babies at high risk for becoming allergic to peanuts are much less likely to develop the allergy if they are regularly fed foods containing the legumes starting in their first year of life.<p>That's according to a big new study released Monday involving hundreds of British babies. The researchers …

Biomedicine

9 Women Attempt To Read Their Favourite Books Whilst Having An Orgasm

In an era when many of us filter, crop, adjust, enhance and curate ourselves, those candid moments are becoming less and less frequent. We're rapidly …

Peruvian soccer player survives lightning strike during cup match

In this harrowing video, Joao Contreras Fuentes, a player for Sport Aguila, is struck by lightning right at the start of a Copa Peru match.<p>Peruvian media initially reported that Contreras died from the strike, but he is very much alive. A Peruvian website quoted him as saying <i>“Gracias a Dios, he</i> …

Soccer

Your Take Today

Yes, these stunning Rainbow Eucalyptus trees are real and Your Take contributor John Knopf waited years for the perfect shot.<p>John, a professional photographer, heard that if you hiked deep into the Hana, one could find these beautiful trees.<p>So, he took numerous trips to Maui and used his Canon 5D …

National Parks