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10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

Breakfast

Trattorie in Rome: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Da Lucia, Trastevere<p>A Sunday stroll through the Porta Portese flea market should be rewarded with a hearty Roman lunch at Da Lucia. This old-school neighbourhood trattoria is justifiably popular despite being hidden on a backstreet. Everything is good here but I recommend the <i>antipasto</i> …

The ‘Total Divas’ Season 3 Trailer Is Here Because Christmas Is Actually In The Fall

The birds are chirping. The sun is out. Children are playing. The sun is 50 shades brighter. All because we’ve been blessed with a trailer for Season 3 of <i>Total Divas</i> because God loves each and every one of you equally.<p>Now, this is usually Burnsy’s territory, but I’ve been a huge fan of the show …

12 Gluten-Free Beers That Actually Taste Good

Gluten-free beer doesn’t have to be bland—it can even be good! Here are 12 brews, from coffee ales to golden ales to IPAs, that are tasty enough for anyone<p>Whether for diet or health concerns, giving up gluten used to mean missing out on the wildly flavorful new craft beers. The few gluten-free …

Gluten-Free

Around the world in 32 beers

A pair of Londoners have until Sunday night to locate the 12 beers required to complete their ultimate World Cup drinking challenge.<p>Since the tournament began last month, Adam Eldin, 33, and Johnny Hammond, 29, both teachers, have attempted to drink at least one beer from each of the 32 nations …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Paraplegic Man Kicks World Cup Opening Kick Thanks To Robotic Exoskeleton Suit

In arguably the only respectable use of robotics, 29-year old paraplegic Juliano Pinto used a full-body robotic suit to kick the first kick at the …

Expert guide to Florence

Essential Information<p><b>British embassy in Rome</b>: 00 39 06 4220 0001; gov.uk<br>Tourist office and information: the main tourist information office is at Via Cavour 1r (00 39 055 290 832, firenzeturismo.it). Open Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm. There are also branches at the train station and the airport<p><b>Emergency</b> …

Emergency Medicine

6 Sex Tips You'll Only Hear From a Porn Star

Come on, you know you're curious.<p>We know, we know: Porn is <i>not</i> real life. Because really, when is the pizza delivery guy ever on the same hotness scale as say, Joe Manganiello? But behind all the stereotypes, people who perform in adult films really do know a ton about sex—it <i>is</i> their job, after all. …

RPGs

This Self-Folding Lamp Definitely Paves the Way For Real Transformers

With countless wires protruding from the side, as a lamp, this creation from researchers at Harvard is a disappointment at best. But as a …

Robotics

Please Enjoy This Supercut Of The Best Ever Television Catchphrases

The people over at Tastefully Offensive put together this supercut featuring some of the best and most famous catchphrases in television history, capturing everything from UPROXX favorites <i>Breaking Bad</i>, <i>Arrested Development</i> <i>Seinfeld</i> and <i>The Office</i> to the less popular <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>, as well as …

Top 10 open-air cinemas in Europe: readers' travel tips

Winning tip: Sala Montjuïc, Barcelona<p>The Sala Montjuïc is an open-air cinema festival that takes place each summer in the gardens of Barcelona's Montjuïc Castle. There's a mix of classics and new films. Last year I saw Blancanieves, the silent film version of Snow White, backed by a live band. You …

George RR Martin's LiveJournal: from Star Wars to threesomes

<i>Game of Thrones</i> creator George R. R. Martin is an old-school kinda guy. Not only does he compose his beloved fantasy novels on a DOS word processor, …

Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

A perfect summer's day in Amsterdam

Summertime in Amsterdam – if you’re blessed with the requisite dose of Dutch sun – makes for the perfect combination of canals, coffee, cocktails, and a generous splash of the great outdoors in the form of the city’s parks and Pleins (squares). Spend your time doing as the real Amsterdammers do …

Lonely Planet's top 10 best value stays for 2014

Amazing experiences aren’t reserved for unlimited budgets. These characterful places to stay around the world offer comfort and charm in superlative settings - all of them are well under US$100 per night, and plenty have dorm beds for only a few dollars. Here are our top 10 wallet-friendly hotels …

So, you & your friends are headed to a desert festival. This ‘no wi-fi required’ chat app has you covered

Internet connections are overrated, says Open Garden. In fact, it’s even made an anonymous chat app that works both on and off the proverbial grid.<p>Today, the company announced it has released a new version of its FireChat app, which now helps users create group discussions around topics and …

Gaming apps that help you learn another language

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Let’s face it: Not everybody has hundreds of dollars to spend on an expensive set of Rosetta Stone software levels one through five, or can pay to download the …

Top 10 reasons to love Copenhagen

Surprising, artistic, experimental and cosmopolitan, the Danish capital overflows with cafés, culture and history. Here are 10 reasons to love the city.<p>1. The Danes know how to play<p>In contrast to the commercial clutter of most theme parks, Tivoli (tivoli.dk) has clung on to much of its 19th-century …

Europe’s best summer festivals for 2014

Europe has all the best tunes over the coming months, whether you want to shake your skirts, bang your head or dance until dawn. Experience sensory overload at these European festivals - sun, sounds and jaw-dropping locations guaranteed.<p>Sónar Festival, Barcelona, Spain<p>Sónar is Barcelona’s massive …

Where to find the best bird's-eye views of London

Hold on to your hats - these are the most awe-inspiring places from which to check out London from on high.<p>1. The Shard<p>London’s latest icon offers the capital’s highest viewing platform. From the first viewpoint at The View from The Shard (www.theviewfromtheshard.com), at dizzying level 69, you’ll …

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm from Segway inventor gets FDA approval

Nearly eight years ago, DARPA, the US Defense Department's advanced research agency, set out to find a better solution for amputees than the metal hooks still widely used today. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its approval to one of the projects that came from that effort: a …

Women A-Z

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Living in: Great university towns

Usually liberal and forward thinking, these five cities have culturally vibrant, well-educated populations and are often ranked as some of the most sought after places to live.<p>Close to major metropolitan centres but inclusive enough to exert their own sphere of influence, university towns and the …

Has Barcelona been spoilt by tourism?

A film, entitled Bye Bye Barcelona, is causing a stir on YouTube as it features residents who complain about the negative impact of tourism on the city.<p>The documentary, shot by Barcelona artist Eduardo Chibas (byebyebarcelona.com), shows locals being interviewed who, for example, claim that there …

The world’s most extreme road trips

Whether you are revving your car’s engine to clear a narrow pass or grinding through sand in a 4X4, these five roads have a reputation for being among the most brutal in the world.

Ten of the world's best destinations for drinkers

Instead of cracking a can at home, why not search out one of these boozy hotspots? Whether you fancy guzzling a pint, sipping a cocktail or knocking back a dram or two, we can help you quench your thirst in style.<p>Pivni Lazne Bernard, Prague, Czech Republic<p>Sure, a pint of pilsner wouldn’t go amiss - …