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Top 10 Essential iPhone 6 Apps

<b>For an updated list, check out the video above.</b><p>Attempting to get to grips with the sheer volume of apps on Apple's iOS App store can be bewildering at best. Fortunately I’ve been putting together guides that break down the essential and latest apps available on both iOS and Android. You can read my …

America's Best Fried Chicken Spots

We know, we know. You think your mom makes the best fried chicken period. Nostalgia and hometown bias aside, though, many of us are also very opinionated about our favorite fried chicken joints outside of our own childhood kitchens.<p>Fried chicken is a quintessential American dish, along with …

Cooking

Spicy Pork and Mustard Green Soup

4 Servings<p>It might look like a lot when the greens are raw, but add them all anyway. They’ll quickly wilt down to a silky texture.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ pound ground pork<p>2 cloves garlic finely chopped<p>2 teaspoons finely grated peeled ginger<p>1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns, crushed<p>¾ teaspoon …

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How Short Ribs Make You A Better Cook

If you're looking for a restaurant-quality meal you can make with ease in your own kitchen, short ribs are the answer. This flavorful cut of meat slowly cooks down into a dish so tender you could eat it with a spoon. (Bonus: for a meal with so much flavor, short ribs are perfectly affordable, too.) …

How to Make Perfect Paella Every Time

<b>By Martha Rose Shulman</b><p>I was so saddened by the recent death of food writer Penelope Casas. I never met her, but I've long depended on her work for my own research. Her first cookbook, <i>The Foods & Wines of Spain</i>, was published in 1979 and was for decades the only act in town if you wanted to know …

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The Best Kitchen Tools for Chopping and Slicing

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: It's time to tackle what kitchen tools you need in your</i> <i>arsenal.</i><p>A mortar and …

Google 'Hummingbird' algorithm to elevate niche websites

Google's new Hummingbird algorithm could create a more even playing field for ‘the long tail’ of website publishers, and help Google to rival Apple Siri in voice search, says Ovum analyst Gerry Brown.<p>Last week, Google announced a brand new algorithm for its search engine, called Hummingbird. …

Dell out-retinas Apple with high-resolution XPS 15 laptop

The Dell XPS 15, with its record-resolution screen.<p>If you're a Windows user but still covet Apple's ultra-sharp "Retina display" screens, Dell has introduced a new laptop with a display that beats those on Apple's MacBooks.<p>The new Dell XPS 15 has a 15.6-inch display with 3200x1800 pixels — which …

24 Hours in the Food Life of the Bellagio, Las Vegas

Behind the scenes at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, where food service is a 24-hours-a-day operation involving 950 employees<p>Feeding the guests at a major Las Vegas hotel-casino-resort is not a simple task. You can't just put a couple of celebrity chefs on retainer and call it a day. You have to …

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Is Tipping an Outdated Custom?

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For Better Lemonade, Use a Pinch of Salt

Summer is winding down, but lemonade (and limeade) are still very much of the moment on these sunny afternoons. I just discovered the best tip for …

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BlackBerry reportedly wants to sell itself by November

BlackBerry wants to cut a deal to sell itself to a prospective suitor before November rolls around, according to the Wall Street Journal.<p>Citing "people familiar with the matter," the Journal reported late Wednesday that the Canadian phone maker has already been chatting with parties interested in …

Friction in the gears of Samsung's Galaxy Gear

Enter the Galaxy Gear. Samsung is raising the bar for what a smartwatch can be, aiming for functionality closer to that of Google Glass. You can answer phone calls, control Galaxy Gear with your voice, take pictures, and share content -- just like you would on a smartphone, but you don't have to …

Vegetable Chow Mein

This is my favorite home-style Vegetable Chow Mein or fried noodles recipe. Delicious stir-fry noodles with cabbage and bean sprouts, tossed with some seasonings. All ready to be enjoyed in less than 20 minutes! Another simple fried noodles dish that's just a perfect, quick, lunch-time</b> …

Food & Dining

Organic Wine: What to Buy, What to Avoid

"Do you offer organic wine?" It's a question I hear frequently while on the wine trail.<p>Wine retailers, once cautious about the idea are suddenly eager to stock organic wine. A smattering of selections has burgeoned in recent years, crowding store displays. Once on the fringe, brands featuring words …