Stephen Comma

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What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

The Rise Of The Crypto Phone

Cell phones just got a whole lot more secure.<p>Between revelations of NSA spying and a sense that marketers and hackers are picking our digital pockets, we’re all getting a little edgy about cellular security. Hence the rapid growth of the cryptophone industry. Most of the handsets run on “hardened” …

Privacy

How to Make Your Own Iced Coffee Concentrate at Home

So cheap, so good<p>Shutterstock<p>What's better than grabbing a cool, refreshing iced coffee on a hot afternoon? Making yourself a delicious iced coffee at home for way less.<p>We tapped coffee genius Grady Laird, of Grady's Cold Brew, who showed us how to whip up a batch of cold brew concentrate. While …

HabitRPG helps you win at life and zombie cactuses

If you want to make some life changes but tend to care more about your health bar than your actual health, gamifying your goals with an app like this one can help.<p>Browser-based HabitRPG makes a good pitch: "A free habit-building app that treats your life like a game." Other key words on the page: …

Productivity

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being

As Olympians go for the gold in Vancouver, even the steeliest are likely to experience that familiar feeling of "butterflies" in the stomach. …

Neuroscience

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

5 things you need to know before upgrading your living room with a next-gen streaming device

Welcome to the new era of streaming media devices, most of which are being made by giant corporations with their own agendas.<p>The upside is the consumer audience gets a slew of shiny new gadgets for streaming media, such as the new Roku Stick, Google’s Chromecast, Microsoft’s Xbox One, Amazon’s Fire …

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Stinging Nettles and the Best Ways to Eat Them

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Cardoons aren’t the only vegetable with built-in armor. Meet a green that can put up a fight.</i><p>Like some of our other vegetal friends, stinging nettles are considered a weed, and in …

Botany

ICYMI this week's new recipes include a flawless grilled cheese sandwich, a freekah grain salad, and pita pockets: http://thekitc.hn/1fXTHaq

Now THIS is the best way to keep chopped fruit from turning brown: http://thekitc.hn/1a9MFsE Do you know have any other tips?

How to Eat Well on a Budget

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Ideas for cooking good meals without breaking the bank.</i><p>Cooking on the cheap …

Kitchens

A Chinese Mother's Fix-All Herbal Remedy

Everyone seems to have gone through an <i>ewww-I-don't-wanna-eat-my-vegetables</i> phase at some point during their childhood. Everyone, that is, except me. Growing up, it was my mother's fix-all magical herbal soup that elicited the chastising line, "You're not leaving the table until you finish."<p>Eyes …

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part II: The Dilemma of Coaching Yourself

What separates those who accomplish outstanding feats from those who don’t? According to author and researcher Joshua Foer, it’s the dedication and …

Self-improvement

Easiest Way to Actually Like Being Productive | Inc.com

If you’re looking to get through more tasks per day, there is no shortage of schemes, systems, and tools out there to help you. From to-do list apps to productivity hacks, there are a million gurus selling a million ways to get more done.<p>But what if the problem isn’t how you arrange and track your …

Mary Poppins

9 Ways to Improve Your Mood | Inc.com

Despite the cold weather, winter can be a difficult time to keep your cool. You don't have to have full blown Seasonal Affective Disorder to feel out of sorts during this time of the year. Running a successful business can be challenging enough, but many entrepreneurs say they feel even more …

Wellness

Tea Party senator levels bizarre extortion threat in auto fight

After Volkswagen agrees not to intimidate workers, Sen. Corker decides to do it for them. Here’s the awful story<p>Right-wing efforts to avert a precedent-setting union victory escalated dramatically Wednesday and Thursday, with U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R- Tenn., announcing that if Chattanooga Volkswagen …

Classic Chicken Salad from 'The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home'

A good chicken salad can be the backbone of many meals, and it's conveniently built from just a few pantry staples. <b>Nick Zukin</b> and <b>Michael C. Zusman</b>'s version from <i>The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home</i> is a simple version, but made with deliberate care. Tender white meat chicken is poached in an onion broth …

Gifts from the Kitchen: 22 Edible Holiday Presents You Can Make at Home

From spicy mustard to chocolate bark, make your holiday gifts for family and friends right in your own kitchen<p>If the thought of going to a crowded mall and picking out the perfect present for everyone on your list is stressing you out, just don't do it. Make your friends and family thoughtful gifts …

Dessert

Kingsoft Office Suite Pro is now 40 percent off

If you're tired of paying for pricey office suites, but find that free word processors lack the tools to get real work done, Kingsoft can meet you in the middle with just the right balance of price and utility. Kingsoft Office Suite Pro is a reliable word and data processor that can help people …

MS Office

TOTD: Should the Mitsubishi Evo Successor Get a Different Name?

We’ve heard previously that the current Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (known colloquially as the Evo) would be the last of its kind, with its replacement ditching the traditional turbocharged all-wheel-drive formula in favor of a hybrid drivetrain. Now, new details from a source close to Mitsubishi …

Toyota fears supplier pressure in Australia with GM pull out

With Ford and General Motors both announcing an end to production in Australia, the country's auto industry is in a bad way. With the exit of two big players, there's increased concern that a third Australian manufacturer, Toyota, will be forced out, as well.<p>"We are saddened to learn of GM Holden's …

Isometric Workout for Women

Exercise 1 Wall Seat<p>Get your thigh muscles firing (and burning). Place your feet about 18 inches from a wall, hip width apart <b>(A)</b>. Sit back and down so your back is flat against the wall, and your upper legs are parallel to the ground. Raise your arms, dumbbells in hand, so they’re also parallel to …

Thanksgiving Leftovers Flowchart

It's the day after Thanksgiving, and enough time has passed that you're beginning to develop an appetite again. Should you make the obligatory turkey-and-stuffing sandwich? Whip up some cranberry French toast? Binge on pie? Order Chinese? To help with these important decisions, F&W offers a handy …

Download the new Hangouts, the Google Launcher, and Nexus 5 goodies!

Today was an exciting day in the world of Android. The Nexus 5 was released and Google fanatics everywhere dropped what they were doing to buy it, talk about it, or both. The day is nearly over and if you think the excitement is dying down then guess again. Now that the initial frenzy of the Nexus …

Android News

6 Brilliant Uses for an Ice Cube Tray

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Our favorite ways to get the most out of our ice cube trays.</i><p>Freezer storage is an essential tool for any cook: It makes your kitchen (and your freezer) …

Grilled Turkey Cuban Sandwiches

Makes 6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup mayonnaise, divided<p>1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (such as Sriracha)<p>1/3 cup (packed) finely chopped fresh mint<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>2 tablespoons minced shallot<p>1 teaspoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon ground cumin<p>1<p>1 1-pound loaf ciabatta bread, ends trimmed, bread cut …

Sandwiches