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Myths and realities of mental health

The Germanwings tragedy got us talking about mental illness. Shame the talk is so narrow<p>A friend tells me that well-meaning people often ask her what the special talent of her son with autism is. She tends to answers: “Gabriel’s special talent is having a meltdown in the supermarket because the …

Mental Health

Gay Rights Will Continue to Split Republicans

Gay rights won't fade as a political issue. The Republican base won’t let it.<p>Prominent Republicans calculated that if the Supreme Court ruled that …

Pharrell shows off Apple Watch on The Voice as Tim Cook wears it to national championship game

Last week we noticed that Apple had started seeding Apple Watch review units to the media, and this evening the device is getting more promotion. On popular TV show “The Voice,” coach Pharrell Williams can clearly be seen wearing the Apple Watch. Likewise, Apple CEO Tim Cook is attending the NCCA …

Tim Cook: The genius behind Steve Jobs - Aug. 24, 2011

(Fortune Magazine) -- <i>In 2008, Fortune writer Adam Lashinsky profiled then-COO Tim Cook, the man Apple has tapped to take over as CEO in the wake of Steve Jobs' resignation. From our archives, here's his look at the executive who was then Apple's leader-in-waiting.</i><p>Let's start with some uncomfortable …

The reason that dare not speak its name

Today’s Macworld column looks at why Apple might not want to sell a cheap iPhone. Hmm, why could that be?

The Macalope Weekly: Stating the obvious

Almost anything is possible in the wacky world of technology. Leaders rise and fall, some products succeed, others don’t. But stating that Apple doom …

The Macalope: The reason that dare not speak its name

It turns out that Apple did not make a super-cheap phone in a grab for market share. Why would the company not?<p><i>No one knows.</i><p>Writing for <i>The Times of</i> …

50 States, 50 Burgers

Earl Grey Lemon Muffins Recipe

These muffins are infused with a mix of Earl Grey tea and lemon.<p><b>Note:</b> To get the best results, use quality Earl Grey tea with a pronounced bergamot flavor. I find that loose leaf tea yields better results than bagged. The other trick is to make sure that your milk stays hot enough to really let the …

Crispy Kale, Brussels Sprouts, and Potato Hash Recipe

Fall flavors come together in this super quick and easy vegetarian hash made with kale, brussels sprouts, and crispy Yukon gold potatoes.<p><b>Read more: Crispy Kale, Brussels Sprouts, and Potato Hash</b><p>Ingredients3/4 pound Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 3/4-inch chunksKosher salt and freshly ground black …

Recipe: Colombian Ajiaco (Chicken and Potato Soup)

Place the chicken in a glass or ceramic dish. Top with the onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate for 8 to 24 hours.<p>Heat the olive …

ChargeCard iPhone 5 Charger Fits in a Wallet

The ChargeCard began as a Kickstarter project that was funded last summer. At the time, the product only offered support for Apple's 30-pin connector and Micro USB as Apple's new Lightning connector had yet to be introduced, but a new version for the iPhone 5 that supports Lightning is now …

How Hackers Tapped Into My Cellphone For Less Than $300

In the wake of the National Security Agency cyber-spying revelations, you may be worrying about the government keeping track of your digital life. But, for less than $300, a group of ordinary hackers found a way to tap right into Verizon cellphones.<p>This is a group of good-guy, or "white hat", …

How To Make The Best Grilled Cheese Ever

Yum yum yum yum yuhummmmmm.<p>Recipe by Izy Hossack<p>Serves 1<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 slices of white bread<p>1/3 cup grated Cheddar cheese<p>1/4 cup grated, or finely chopped mozzarella<p>2 to 3 tbsp soft butter<p>1/2 tsp Dijon mustard (optional)<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>1. Grate and slice the cheese.<p>2. Mix 2 tbsp of the cheddar with the …

Grilled Cheese With Guacamole Recipe

This grilled cheese has creamy guacamole in the center that bursts out as you bite into it.<p><b>Note:</b> I like to add tomato to my basic guacamole recipe for this application. Grilled cheese and tomato is just classic. If you want to go one step further, add some crispy bacon to the sandwich.<p><b>Read more:</b> …

Grilled Cheese With Guacamole Might Be The Best Thing Ever

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I admit it: I was a hot avocado snob. Look around you, I'm sure you know one. I'm talking about people who scoff at the idea of serving avocado at any temperature other than cool. People who hear of tempura-fried …

Carrot Muffins Recipe on Food52

• 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 3/4 cup whole wheat flour<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon<br>• 2 teaspoons baking soda<br>• 1 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 3/4 cup sugar<br>• 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar<br>• 3/4 cup vegetable oil<br>• 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>• 3 large eggs<br>• 3 cups grated carrots<br>• 1 cup …

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Burgers Recipe

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 1 hour<br>• Cook Time: 20 mins<br>• Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes<br>• Yield: 8 burger patties<br>• Category: Main<p>★★★★★<p>4.9 from 91 …

Spoon Fork Bacon -

It’s National S’mores Day today! I mentioned earlier this week that I’m not huge on these fake ‘national food holidays’, but I still geek out at a …

Skillet Egg-in-a-Hole with Avocado, Asparagus, and Feta Recipe

You can use either a biscuit cutter or a glass to make the round in the bread, and you can really use any bread you like, so long as it's wide enough to cut the round while leaving enough remaining surface to soak up the yolk (you can use the cut-out center for dipping, as well). I opted for feta …

Barbecue Shrimp – So Good, and So Not Barbecued

No one’s really sure why this magnificent dish is called barbecue shrimp, but since it was invented in New Orleans, let’s just assume they had a …

PayPal Executive Looks for Apple to Adopt Fingerprint Sensors, Lead Charge Away From Passwords

<i>CIO</i> reports on an Interop keynote presentation yesterday by PayPal chief information security officer Michael Barrett in which he discussed the future of account security and suggested that passwords and PINs will soon be a thing of the past. Barrett currently serves as president of the Fast …

An Emotional Bill Gates Talks About Steve Jobs on '60 Minutes'

Microsoft founder Bill Gates was interviewed by Charlie Rose on this week's edition of the long-running television news program <i>60 Minutes</i>, and part of the interview focused on Gates' relationship with Steve Jobs, including a few details of their final conversation before Jobs passed away in …

New York Attorney General Presses Apple and Google on Smartphone Thefts

With New York City seeing significant increases in the theft of Apple products in recent years -- up 40 percent in 2012 from the prior year -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has written to a number of smartphone manufacturers to ask what the companies are doing to combat the thefts of …