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How To: We Tested the Best Burner Phone Apps for iPhone & Android — Here's Our Top 4

A burner number isn't just for criminals and cheating spouses. In this digital world, with many of our interactions being conducted online, a …

Apps

How Quitting Weed Changed My Life

Following reports that a third of weed smokers have tried and failed to quit, we spoke to four former stoners about how their lives improved when they did.<p>For many people, weed is a godsend. It can help them numb pain, manage mental health issues, inspire creativity or just aid them in their …

Mental Health

John Mulaney makes everything better, even Avengers: Infinity War

Ever watch <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> and think to yourself that these characters relate to John Mulaney jokes? No? Well, someone on Tumblr did!<p>When a …

Marvel Universe

If Trump Is Laundering Russian Money, Here’s How It Works

For Donald Trump, there was the purchase of the $12.6 million Scottish estate and the $79.7 million for golf courses in the United Kingdom, not to …

Corruption

The Burger Master is here to make your summer BBQ easier

We’ve all been there before. You’re having a BBQ for friends or family which usually means making lots and lots of burgers. Making all of those …

BBQ

Researchers hide information in plain text

Computer scientists have invented FontCode, a way to embed hidden information in ordinary text by imperceptibly changing the shapes of fonts in text. …

Columbia University

15 grilling tools with a cult following—and why they’re worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Once the weather …

BBQ

White Evangelicals Are The Most Fragile Of All White People

I once attended a missions conference run by a predominately white evangelical organization where, for one night, black styles of worship, preaching and spirituality were the focus. The worship team wore Black Lives Matter shirts and the preacher exhorted the thousands present to repent of the ways …

Race & Ethnicity

The Legend of NBA Street Vol. 2, the Greatest Basketball Video Game of All Time

Here’s the story of the unlikely people who made Vol. 2—and why nothing has come close since.<p>It’s been a decade and a half since Electronic Arts released <i>NBA Street Vol. 2</i>, the last truly great basketball video game. Even 15 years later, the game’s sense of style and spirit (and not to mention its …

Blake Griffin

Disconnected Design

The Reverse clock is aptly named for its literal form reversal in which what would otherwise be the floating pieces in a traditional design become …

Industrial Design

Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd

<b>Competition in the</b> employment market can be tough. Thanks to this list of 17 free résumé templates by Creative Bloq, you can choose from a variety of …

Graphic Design

Chewiest Brownies Recipe

"Rich chocolate chewy brownies, not cakey at all!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1/2 cup melted butter<p>2 cups white sugar<p>2 eggs<p>1/4 teaspoon …

Cleverly-Designed Universal Typeface Lets Sighted People Understand Braille

Image via Kosuke Takahashi<br>Most people don’t understand Braille—the tactile writing system used by the visually impaired. As such, majority of sighted …

Braille

Psychology Behind Typography Of Your Favorite Netflix Shows Might Astound You

Video screenshot via Mashable<br>The next time you’re lost in Netflix’s deep sea of programs and are unsure of what to watch next, here’s a little trick: …

Typography

Netflix Created a Clean, Custom Font That Could Save the Company Millions

Netflix has developed a new bespoke font called Netflix Sans that is clean, functional, subtly inspired by the brand’s famous logo—and perhaps most …

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s what he found.<p>It is November 2, 1930, and <i>National Geographic</i> has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of …

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

The Best-Ever Crab Cakes Recipe

You probably have most of the ingredients on hand for these simple, elegant crab cakes; just make a quick run to the seafood market for fresh lump …

Country Lifestyle

Facebook Really Is Spying on You, Just Not Through Your Mic

“Can I try the Cole Haans in a size 8?” Later that night on Facebook: An advertisement for Cole Haan pumps.<p>OK, maybe a coincidence.<p>“What’s the best high-tech scale?” my wife asks aloud. Five minutes later on Instagram: An ad for scales.<p>Wait, are they listening?<p>“Get the little red Sudafed pills,” my …

Privacy

A Look Back At The Total War Franchise

The Total War series continues to go strong after nearly 20 years, but it didn't start out as a no-brainer success story. The debut title, Shogun: Total War, was released in 2000 by Creative Assembly, a developer that was not exactly known for its experience with the strategy genre.<p>Prior to …

Gaming Industry

Step inside this mind-bending studio where every painting is an optical illusion

Patrick Hughes is an artist like no other – he doesn't do 'normal' and presides over all conventions to create insanely mind-bending paintings that …

A Series of Ordinary Humans and Creatures Trapped Within Their Pop Culture Depictions | Colossal

<p>Netherlands-based artist Super A (previously here and here) has a new series of painting and sculpture that explores the truth behind fantasy, …

Art

Fudgy Dark Chocolate Cake ( 1 Bowl Recipe)

This fudgy dark chocolate cake is the best fudge cake recipe ever! So decadent, so fudgy and fluffy – the ideal one-bowl dessert! It is so easy and …

Dessert

Fabulous Fudgy Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe

This fabulous fudgy chocolate layer cake is so rich, creamy, and chocolatey, which makes it a dream dessert for all chocoholics out there! It …

Dessert

Egg Fried Rice

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a medium saucepan, bring 2 1/4 cups of water to a boil. Add the rice and a generous pinch of salt, and return to a boil. Stir …

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Comcast changed its website and net neutrality fans may not like it

So it begins. The Federal Communications Commission voted on Dec. 14 to repeal the net neutrality rules that prevent US telecoms from blocking, slowing, or charging more for certain content. Those protections are gone. What’s left is an assurance that the Federal Trade Commission will enforce the …

Net Neutrality

50 iOS Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Delete <i>Words With Friends</i>. Forget <i>Flappy Bird</i>. And for goodness' sake, get rid of <i>Candy Crush</i>. These are the mobile games you want on your phone

Mobile Gaming