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Eat—Er, Meet—Our Recipe Contest’s Five Finalists!

One month ago, we brought back <b>recipe contests</b> and asked you to submit your best hands-off dish. The crowd went wild, and the recipes poured in—almost 130 of them. Now, we have our five finalists. (Go, finalists, go!)<p>But first, let’s talk about the theme. Our past contests have focused on many …

Cooking

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

Productivity

U.S. history, as taught by Devin Nunes

Wouldn’t it be great to be Devin Nunes?<p>Not only does the California Republican get to be chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, but he simultaneously gets to serve President Trump by making public tidbits of classified information given to him by the White House. He is recused from the …

Donald Trump

UniMatrix

Python script to simulate the display from "The Matrix" in terminal. Uses half-width katakana unicode characters by default, but can use custom …

Linux

Crispy, Speedy Chicken Dinner, All in a Sheet Pan's Work

Many sheet pan chicken recipes are deceptively alluring. They breezily suggest you fill your trusty sheet pan full of chicken and assorted ingredients, put it in the oven, go do whatever you need to do (laundry, exercise, you name it!), and come back later to a perfectly cooked, wholesome dinner. …

Cooking

The Simple, Do-It-All Cake Noma Alums Bake At Home

Do-it-all recipes rank up there with “The Best” or its iterations: ultimate, easiest, fastest. How can a single recipe truly fit your million and one needs? Call me jaded, but I typically eye those dishes with suspicion and move on to humbler-titled recipes.<p>But sometimes I’m wrong. And the …

Dessert

15 reasons why people deny themselves happiness

I've been on a Brene Brown kick recently, and I'm not fighting it.<p>While reading Dr. Brown's book, The Gifts of Imperfection some time ago, I was struck by her, "Worthiness Prerequisite List." The worthiness list is basically a list of stuff in your head that you think needs to happen before you can …

Bridget Jones

The secret to being a top developer is building things! Here’s a list of fun apps to build!

You can only become a great developer by putting the effort in. Imagine for a moment — You can’t become fit physically by reading a lot about …

Ginger Scallion Ramen Noodles

The noodles are just a vessel for this savory, gingery, simple weeknight sauce. Double the batch, and you’ll always have a way to brighten up simple grilled or pan-roasted chops, roasted veggies, or grain bowls.<p>Ingredients<p>1 5-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely chopped (about ⅓ cup)<p>1 small shallot, …

Recipes
Recipes

An Easy Sweet & Sour Cabbage Dish for Your Holiday Table

<i>Every so often, we scour the site for cool recipes from our community that we then test, photograph, and feature. This one comes from community member Stockout, who shares a one-pot cabbage side dish just right for all of your holiday meals.</i><p>When it comes to special holiday dinners, normally it’s a …

Recipes

Turn Gravy Up a Notch With a Touch of Umami (And No Pan Drippings)

Thanksgiving is a gravy lover’s dream. If it weren’t already a national holiday, people like us could easily declare it National Gravy Day. Whether your gravy is used to top turkey, drown mashed potatoes, or drench stuffing, it’s pretty safe to say that no Thanksgiving meal is complete without …

Cooking

Status Board review

The Status Board from Pi Hut is one of the most fundamentally simple ideas we’ve seen. It has five dry-wipe strips sitting next to controllable LEDs. …

Microcontroller

ScienceAlert Deal: 8 Insanely Cool Things You Can Do With Raspberry Pi

Mine for Bitcoins.<p>If you've been living under a rock these last few years, you might have missed the huge interest in the tiny computers called …

Raspberry Pi

uBar 4 | Cult of Mac Deals

Never liked the Mac dock? You can change that with uBar, a dock replacement that can be set up as a dock or a taskbar, and will open a world of customization. With powerful tab grouping options, window previews, in-dock reminders, and many more features, uBar will help you get the most out of your …

Apps

10 ways to fix your résumé when you're not entry-level anymore

It may not feel like it, but once you've got a few years of job experience under your belt, you're not an entry-level employee anymore — you're mid-level.<p>Your approach to finding a job will need to change accordingly.<p>No longer can you rely on what you did in college to impress potential employers — …

Employment

Foodies Call This the "Most Fantastic Cooking Gadget Ever"—Here's Why

If you've been toying with the idea of investing in a crockpot, pause. Apparently, there's a new device that's gathering a serious cult following and …

Using better CLIs

For people who spend half of their lives in a terminal user experience and functionality is highly important. Making you a happier person.<p>Here are …

Python Programming

Top 10 websites for Programmers to learn coding

September 2, 2017<p>In every industry, there are at least a handful of experts considered authorities on the subject. Most have a blog or website, …

Fluffy Japanese Pancakes

These thick pancakes are like little souffles: custardy on the inside and golden and crispy on the outside.<p>Special equipment: four 3-inch-wide-by-2 …

Breakfast

11 habits to break to be happier every day

Nobody is free of bad habits.<p>From junk food to cigars, from being late to constantly being on our phones, there are things we know we should give up.<p>Bad habits come at a cost — in health, in reputation, in money. But some are worse than others.<p>Here are 11 habits tha we pay for with reduced …

Happiness

Super-swanky midcentury modern on the market for $1.4 million in San Rafael

A San Rafael charmer on the market for $1.4 million has views of oak-studded hills, a sparkling backyard swimming pool and loads of midcentury-modern swank.<p>The four-bedroom, two-bath home on a large lot at 14 Mount Whitney Dr. was designed by postwar developer Joseph Eichler known for bringing …

Building a realtime dashboard powered by Laravel and Vue (2017 edition)

At Spatie we have a tv screen against the wall that displays a dashboard. This dashboard displays the tasks our team should be working on, important …

These 10 Great Online Specialty Food Stores Have Everything

From saffron to heirloom corn tortillas and really, really good grits—we've got just the place.<p>Once upon a time in a pre-kale era, before we were mixing miso into our pastas and topping our toast with kimchi, iceberg was the standard lettuce and fresh ginger was nowhere to be seen (or so says my …

Recipes

America’s real red scare

The slow-motion collapse of the American Empire<p>Jump into your time machine and let me transport you back to another age.<p>It’s May 2001 and the Atlantic Monthly has just arrived in the mail. I’m tantalized by the cover article. “Russia is finished,” the magazine announces. The subtitle minces no …

Just starting out with Git and GitHub? It gets easier, honest!

No doubt you have heard of Git or GitHub for source control, but what is source control?<p>This is a basic overview of source code control and the …

Intel's $399 Euclid computer has a depth camera and everything else you need to build a robot

Intel's Euclid development kit was announced last year, and now it's finally ready. First spotted by <i>Liliputing</i>, it's full of last year’s specs, like a RealSense ZR300 depth camera, an Atom x7-8700 quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of built-in storage. In addition to the camera, the system …

Robotics

38 things you should remove from your résumé before it ends up in the 'no' pile

If you want to pass that test, you need to have some solid qualifications — and the perfect résumé to highlight them.<p>Here are 38 things you should strike from your résumé right now.

Employment

Introducing Mavo: Create Web Apps Entirely By Writing HTML!

Have you ever wanted to make a website that non-technical folks can edit right in the browser? Or have you ever wanted to make a website that …

Web Development

Jekyll For WordPress Developers

Jekyll is gaining popularity as a lightweight alternative to WordPress. It often gets pigeonholed as a tool developers use to build their personal …

Web Design