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The Secrets of Cantonese Cooking, America's First Chinese Cuisine

"Chicken," the dim sum lady said to my father when he gestured at the steamed-up, inverted glass bowl atop a white plate. He nodded and she handed over the chicken and stamped our ticket. He lifted the bowl and my brothers and I gasped as we beheld a tangle of gnarled chicken feet in a dark sauce …

4D Printing: Programmable Robotic Self-Assembling Materials

Imagine a shelter that unfolds itself in the rain, flat-pack furniture that deploys without instructions or tools when exposed to water or a …

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Going to Hawaii? 10 Must-Eat Local Specialties

The Mike Myers line about Scottish food is all too easily applied to Hawaiian cuisine: on first look, much of it seems to be based on a dare. Canned meat, a purplish-gray mush that is most often compared to wallpaper paste, and lunches that are customarily served with mayonnaise-laden noodles …

在东京生活是怎样的一番体验?(多图)

1.“地元”<p>在繁华区住了两年之后,我搬到了东京偏西中央线上一个不大的车站附近。<p>和都心的繁华热闹、一眼望去处处都是商店处处都有人的状况不同,这里的商业活动主要集中在车站附近。在车站的南北两个出口外各自停着四五辆出租车排队候客,再往外看是高高低低的几层小楼,小楼之间夹着能并排通过两辆卡车宽度的小路。三四十家世界各国口味餐厅、居酒屋、便当外卖、咖啡馆、便利店、买衣服日用品的小商店、一两家药妆店,一两个美容理发店,一两个牙科诊所,一家网吧,一两个或三井住友或三菱东京 UFJ 或 MIZUHO 银行的 ATM 机,两三家主攻食品的超市,一两个小神龛,一两个停车场,一两家 KTV,一个古着二手商品店,附近 …

How to write about sex: tips from an erotic fiction author

Avoid the phrase “throbbing manhood” and tone down the metaphors, says erotic romance author Lily Harlem<p>The standard advice for all aspiring authors is to write about what you know – but judging from this year’s Bad Sex awards, many of our greatest writers have enjoyed a prudent life of …

How to write sex scenes, by a thriller writer

With the threat of a Bad Sex Award nomination hanging over them, authors feel rightly terrified of sitting down to pen a racy scene, says Jon Stock<p>I’m still not sure how I came to write my one successful sex scene. Sexual encounters are a nightmare to write and rarely work. If you don’t believe me, …

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How to Make Queso Fresco, the World's Easiest Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Let's face it, there are some skills that are just cool to have. Being able to weld things, very cool. Ability to moonwalk? Always cool. And being able to turn everyday milk into wicked good cheese definitely belongs …

Three business models for self-publishing your books in print

There are more options than ever for authors to self-publish print books. But which is right for you? They really boil down to three business models, …

27 Pre-Written Templates for Your Toughest Work Emails

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by …

9 writers on the inspiring books that shaped them

There are books that stay with you during important times in your life. A great book can get you through a bad breakup or a bad high school (though, …

The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away

If you haven't noticed, I'm a big fan of the cast iron. When I packed up my apartment last spring and had to live for a full month with only two pans in my kitchen, you can bet your butt that the first one I grabbed was my trusty cast iron skillet. I use it for the crispest potato hash and for …

The Alarming Reason Why We May Be Alone in the Universe - Unbound Worlds

Lee Billings, author of <i>Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars</i>, has bad news: We’re almost out of time in which to make …

The 10 best short story collections

Elizabeth Day chooses the sharpest and smartest of small but perfectly formed works of fiction<p>Elizabeth Day co-founded Pin Drop, which presents authors and actors reading short stories in inspiring locations; pindropstudio.com<p><b>This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You</b><br>Jon McGregor …

21 Of The Best Nature Photo Entries To The 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic’s annual Photo Contest is under way, which means it’s once again time to see some of the best travel photos that both amateur and …

The Top 100 Star Trek Episodes Of All Time!

<i>Star Trek</i> gave us six TV series, spanning over 700 episodes, because it's such a rich universe. And a Federation starship is the perfect vehicle to …

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

These Medieval-Style Tolkien Illustrations Are Like Nothing We've Seen

At first glance, these may look like Russian Orthodox iconography from the Middle ages. But they are actually striking illustrations of the works of …

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The Most Astounding Must-Read Science Fiction And Fantasy Books In June

There's never been a greater time to be a fan of science fiction and fantasy books — the sheer number of great reads coming out every month can be …

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Chart: 25 Classic Books' Opening Lines Diagrammed

<b>The folks over at Pop Chart Lab</b> have a new print that diagrams famous opening lines of novels. The sentences are diagrammed using the classic Reed-Kellogg system, breaking up parts of speech. Above is what <i>The Road</i> looks like to an attentive English teacher. You can see the whole chart, including</i> …

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cheet.js

easy easter eggs in the browser<p>Demo<p>My personal site uses cheet.js (Try the Konami Code)<p>Install<p>Easy CDN<p>(Awesome free OSS hosting provided by @rgrove …

Korg's tinyPIANO is your plinky childhood keyboard 2.0

In nursery rooms across the world, there's a very specific form factor of instrument that's been repeated by scores of manufacturers for decades. The idea is always the same: a sturdy little two-octave piano with a super-distinctive, detuned <i>plink</i> sound, perfectly proportioned for toddlers and built …

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Use a Google Spreadsheet as your JSON backend (Example)

When writing a simple web app or prototyping something, you may want a quick and simple way to store, edit and retrieve data.<p>Let's say you write a …

9 Awesome SSH Tricks

Typically we think of ssh as a way to run a command or get a prompt on a remote machine. But SSH can do a lot more than that, and the OpenSSH package …

Level Up Your Shell Game

The Viget dev team was recently relaxing by the fireplace, sipping a fine cognac out of those fancy little glasses, when the conversation turned (as …