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Trump's courtiers bring chaotic and capricious style to White House

After 15 days of chaotic activity when he made heads spin around the world, President Donald Trump flew from Washington on Friday for the Florida mansion he calls the Winter White House, leaving behind a faintly traumatised US capital.<p>The exhausting first two weeks of the Trump presidency were …

The White House

Black Tea Cardamom Cookies with Black Tea Icing

2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour<p>1 tsp. baking soda<p>1/2 tsp. baking powder<p>1/2 tsp. salt<p>3 bags Lipton Daring English Breakfast Tea<p>1 1/2 c. sugar<p>2 1/2 tsp. …

Recipes

How to make your own Sriracha

Homemade hot sauce? It's easier than you think. Puree a handful of ingredients, then simmer them for a few minutes to marry the flavors. Strain the mixture and bottle it, and you're good to go. Vary the chiles or spices to suit your tastes — it's really that easy. Then store the good stuff in the …

Tesla’s bioweapon mode is a stroke of genius for developing markets

Tesla today shared details of how effective its particulate filters are. Spoiler alert: They are so good, not only do they clean up the air inside the car, they make the world <i>outside</i> the car cleaner, too. It may not be obvious why this matters: The company is aiming squarely at a very specific type …

UK's oldest tree is undergoing sex change, botanists say

The Fortingall Yew in Perthshire has always been recorded as male but has started sprouting berries – something only female yew trees do<p>The UK’s oldest tree, thought to be up to 5,000 years old, is undergoing a “sex change”.<p>Records have always noted the Fortingall Yew in Perthshire as a male tree …

Former prep school student faces prison after being found guilty of sexual assault

A former New Hampshire prep school senior was found not guilty of raping a 15-year-old freshman days before graduation during an unofficial tradition at the elite school known as a “senior salute”.<p>The jury found Owen Labrie, 19, not guilty on three counts of aggravated rape, guilty of three counts …

Greek Recipe: Homemade Puffy Pita Bread

Pita bread is a Greek staple that is basically a gift from the gods. Light and fluffy bread that goes excellently with hummus and tastes amazing on …

Is This The Next Big Name In Crowdfunding?

By David Lumb6 minute Read<p>Hardware projects aren’t just capital intensive–they take manufacturing experience. Unfortunately for most Kickstarter or …

Homemade Larabars

Jump to the recipe<p><i>Here’s how to make your own homemade larabars with cashew, date, and all your fave ingredients and variations—including chocolate,</i> …

20 Things Nobody Told You While Growing Up

Amanda Bradbury<p>Read full profile<p>There are so many things I wish I had known while growing up. No one ever tells you the hard truths of life. Maybe …

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

This Fall's Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

If you want to read your eyeballs out this fall, you are in luck. Here are some of the science fiction and fantasy books we're most excited about …

Five Things Entrepreneurs Should Never Do

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>I’m breaking all the rules.<p>I’m at a silent retreat for the week. No …

Why Founders Fail: The Product CEO Paradox

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ben Horowitz is co-founder and partner of Andreessen Horowitz. He was co-founder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by HP, and ran several product divisions at Netscape. He serves on the board of companies such as Capriza, Foursquare, Jawbone, Lytro, Magnet,</i> …

500 startups later: Dave McClure rates his own startup and the “genius emerges slowly” theory

When you come to a 500 Startups demo day event, you’d be hard-pressed to miss Dave McClure. Clad in his black 500 Startups t-shirt, jeans and …

8 Millennial-Friendly Subscription Box Gifts for Your Entire Bridal Party

8 Beauty Brands Created by Women of Color, for Women of Color 9 Berry Lipsticks to Cool Down Your Look for Fall 10 Clogs You’ll Actually Want to Wear This Fall

Women of Color

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Tale Of A Top-10 App, Part 2: Marketing And Launch

19 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

7 Steps To Outstanding Sales Growth For Your Startup

“If you build it, they will come.” It’s a line from an old movie “Field of Dreams” which is still leading to the demise of too many startups, led by entrepreneurs who really started their business to build an exciting new product or service. Most struggle with the idea and practice of marketing and …

The Most Important Decision You Have To Make, If You Want To Be Successful

Let me give you three different real world examples, involving three separate (slightly disguised) entrepreneurs, and see if you can find the one common solution.<p>Barbara returned to her hometown in the upper Midwest following a messy divorce. A wonderful cook with an outgoing personality, she …

Do Things that Don't Scale

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>July 2013<p>One of the most common types of advice we give at Y Combinator is to do things that …

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Summer Wedding Centerpieces

<b>Summer wedding centerpieces</b> are fun to make, bring a piece of nature to your <i>wedding table arrangements</i>. DIY ideas are fun to implement and do not …

A Gallery of Creative Wedding Photo Ideas

There was a time when nearly everyone's wedding album had the same selection of posed shots, but no longer. Now that weddings have become so …

Alice in Wonderland Wedding Inspiration Photo Shoot at the Newhall Mansion