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How to smoke brisket, the Texas crutch way

Outside of competition barbecue circles, try telling people that you're going to crutch brisket, and then look at their faces. Blank stares. Even folks at the near-frantic heights of food obsession don't know about this. But the assault on barbecue, implied by the name, turns out to be practiced by …

Michael Kinsley Comes Out Against Journalism

With the release of Glenn Greenwald's new book about Edward Snowden, it is once again time to fire up the bizarre parade of media pundits condemning …

Working at VA Is "the Epitome of Bureaucratic Bullshit"

Yesterday, we asked you to share your experiences dealing with the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs—the good and the bad. The response was …

Health Care

Infamous Mother Who Murdered Rich People With Her Son Dies in Prison

Sante Kimes, a con artist and murderer who teamed up with her son to kill at least two wealthy socialites in one of the most lurid true crime stories …

Crime

Paranoid Android 4.3 Beta 6 takes all the awesome features and improves them

The Paranoid Android ROM keeps surprising us with amazing features, but today’s update is a little different. The team has taken features like Peek, Hover, and Floating Window, and improved them further. These functions had some security holes that needed patching. There’s also support for new …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active unique features detailed

We’ve been hearing bits and pieces about the Galaxy S5 Active over the past couple of weeks. Now, <i>TK Tech News</i> has managed to nab a developer version of the smartphone, and has uploaded a few videos detailing its unique features and how it compares with the original Galaxy S5. Here’s everything that …

Apple partially fixed the issue that was making life hard for Android switchers

Last week, a lawsuit filed by a former iPhone user against Apple brought back to light an issue that has long tormented users switching from Apple to competing platforms.<p>The issue, which surfaced as early as 2011, prevents text messages sent to some former iOS users from reaching their intended …

OnePlus, Motorola, Xiaomi… why is it so hard to buy their phones?

More phones that buck traditional pricing models are hitting the market. Xiaomi, Motorola, and OnePlus are all aiming to give more people access to a level of technology that would have been out of their reach in the past. This is, of course, a wonderful thing.<p>However, limited availability has been …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …