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Weekend news roundup: 14-16 December

Is Wikipedia in trouble? There's no way to know just yet, but Google has announced that it is in the process of creating a user-generated online …

Top 5 Blog Posts of the Week:Winter Wreaths, Home Office Organizing Tips, and More

From winter wreaths to organizing tips for your home office, here's our weekly roundup of the shelter blogosphere.<p><b>This week's favorite links:</b><p>Beautiful Wreaths You Can Hang All Winter. POPSUGAR Home<p>Two Styles, One Room: Classic and Edgy Living Room. La Dolce Vita<p>Art Pieces Featuring Winter Trees. …

10 Tips to Help You Save Money and Stop Wasting Food

There is nothing worse than having to toss out food because it went bad too quickly or wasn't properly stored — not only is it a waste of money, it …

Savemoney

World's Most Popular Film Industry Turns 100

Bright colors, intricate dance sequences, melodramatic plots and great music are hallmarks of India's movie industry, which got its start 100 years ago. NPR's Scott Simon explores the Indian cinema with Rajinder Dudrah, aka Doc. Bollywood.<p><b>Listen · 8:02</b><p><b>Toggle more …

After leaking album, Angel Haze’s Dirty Gold gets new release date

Angel Haze’s premature leakage of <i>Dirty Gold</i> was online for no less than 30 minutes, but it was long enough to convince her label to bump up the …

How to Make Buche de Noel

<i>Every other Friday</i> <i>on Food52, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co.</i> <i>shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Welcome in the holiday season with this traditional French cake.</i><p>There are just about a million ways to make the …

Dessert

Tools

Even if you don't think the egg came first, these are the best tools for cooking them.<p>By Zoë Sessums<p>KitchenAid stand mixers, Vitamix blenders, and all that good stuff.<p>By Bon Appétit<p>All the little things that keep our test kitchen running smoothly.<p>By The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen<p>Flat, thin sheet pans …

Sous

Rich People Things

A luxury retailer has tapped <b>the Savoy</b>'s former pastry chef <b>Martin Chiffers</b> to create what's probably the world's most expensive Christmas pudding: A mound of the stuff will set buyers back <b>£23,500</b>. According to its VeryFirstTo listing, the indulgence will include a 200-year-old Cognac (retail …

Stonyfield Gets Win In Whole Foods' Decision To Drop Chobani Next Year

Organic yogurt-maker Stonyfield Farm just started distributing an exclusive Greek yogurt line at Whole Foods two weeks ago. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier today that Whole Foods will stop selling Chobani yogurt by early 2014 to make room for more organic and GMO-free brands.<p>One major …

An Easy, Ingenious Way to Decorate Sugar Cookies

<b>Clear some counter space.</b> Iced cookies need at least 24 hours to dry, so clear a good amount of counter space or table space where you can ice the …

Dessert

What Went Wrong For Olive Garden And Red Lobster

The hedge fund Barington Capital Group is mounting a campaign to break up the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, Darden Restaurants, in part because of the abysmal performance of those two chains. Here's a look at how they fell so far so fast.<p>Not even the breadsticks, it appears, can …

Recipe: Chewy Almond Spice Cookies (Gluten-Free and Vegan!)

Chewy Almond Spice Cookies<p>Makes about 32 cookies<p>2 tablespoons finely ground chia seeds <br>1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water <br>2 1/2 cups finely ground …

Dessert

Gourmet

How to select the best water temperature for brewing tea

<b>Dear Lynne,</b><p><b>Green tea is my new antioxidant. Then I saw on the package: “Use 170ºF water.” Come on, how do I know if the water is 170 degrees</b> …

Tea

Teaching being turned into a 'service industry', says Eton head

The headmaster of Eton College warns that a love of teaching is being lost in the drive to professionalise classrooms and ensure pupils hit national examination targets<p>A generation of teachers risks being turned into “functionaries in a service industry” because of a relentless focus on exam …

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Swastikas and safety pins: London punks strike a pose

Photographers Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon's posed portraits from 1977 may not capture the chaos of London's nascent punk scene, but what they do show is way more fascinating<p>The swastika, the school tie, the Union Jack, Karl Marx and the razor blade – these are just some of the motifs of punk …

Reinventing The Condom With Easy-On Tabs And Beef Tendon

When you hear the term "next-generation condom," beef tendon probably isn't the first thing that pops into your mind.<p>But a condom made from the cow part is one of 11 ideas to win $100,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in its reinvent-the-condom competition.<p>Another winning proposal uses a …

31 Flawless Photos Of Jackie Kennedy

The first lady was a fashion icon.

Amazon Black Friday 2013 deals

In the frantic leadup to Black Friday, every retailer is looking for a way to differentiate its sale from the competition. Amazon's trick is to go all out with daily deals. Starting Sunday November 24th, the retail giant will begin offering deals with deep discounts. They'll come thick and fast — …

How JP Morgan’s record settlement could hurt struggling homeowners in Detroit

JP Morgan agreed earlier this week to pay out some $13 billion after it, and two banks it bought, sold investors nearly $1 trillion-worth of the dubious securities at the heart of the financial crisis. While the settlement is record-breaking, it’s in some ways less than meets the eye—and it might …

Finance

Climate-change activists are playing a dangerous game with their 'enemy' narrative

The argument between the British political parties over energy prices appears, on the face of it, to be another tedious, media-fuelled battle of words shaped by focus groups. Yet it is more interesting than that: it is proof of the power of cognitive frames and shows how easily the real and …