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The Secret to Making the Ultimate Chocolate Gelato

<b>By Caroline J. Beck</b><p>This past summer, I was overcome by the latest trend to turn just about anything into a frozen edible. From Bloody Mary popsicles at brunch to Saffron Courvoisier granita for a dinner finale, sassy sorbets were all intriguingly laced with herbs, spices or hip new libations. But …

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How to Eat Cheese Fondue the Proper Swiss/French Way

Like most things Swiss and/or French, the classic cold-weather dish operates under its own code of politesse<p>Like all reasonable human beings, we interpret snowy weather as Mother Nature's subliminal message to do one simple thing: <b>eat cheese fondue</b>. But before you dive into a big gooey pot of, say, …

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The five and a half hour version of Lars Von Trier's already-infamous film will be screened at the Berlin film festival<p>The cinema version of Lars Von Trier's new film Nymphomaniac may be a draining four hours long, and split into two halves for its release, but the full uncut film extends to a …

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Avoiding Sticky Situations with Toffee, Praline, and Caramel

<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: Avoid sticky situations when cooking sugar with these surprisingly sweet tips</i> …

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The New Politics of Pot: The 2014 Candidates Who Want to Legalize It

Forget decriminalization or medical marijuana. Bolstered by state ballot victories, top-tier contenders in 2014 are seeking full legalization, the …

YouTube Reveals Its Top 10 Videos of 2013

There are more than 6 billion hours of videos watched on YouTube each month so it’s certainly a barometer of what may be viral or popular in the mainstream. With that, the Google-owned video site is once again releasing its annual list of the top videos and channels of 2013.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, …

Can women get sex whenever they like?

It's Christmas – the season for making merry, going out and, if you're single, trying to snog people under the mistletoe before the pubs close. So I thought it would be a good time to look at one of the oldest assumptions in the Men vs Women book: can women get sex whenever they want, while men are …

This Awesome Stop-Motion Video Was Shot Using 1,000 Pictures Entirely On Google Glass

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The killer voice feature Google Now needs next

One of the Nexus 5 smartphone's best new features is the always-listening, touchless control over Google Now, the name by which the platform's personal assistant is known.<p>By saying the words "OK, Google" when the phone is unlocked, you can launch any of Google Now's actions -- like searching the …

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Goodbye, cheap Strip buffet: Today’s diners are more concerned with quality than price

Wicked Spoon Buffet<p>Launch slideshow »<p>In Las Vegas' older days, a "good" buffet meant a cheap buffet.<p>The judging criteria was simple: the cheaper, the …

Creative Succulent Planter Ideas

As soon as November hits, I can’t help but go into gifting mode. I’m constantly on the hunt for little treasures I can make and buy to give as …

Battle of the plug-in hybrids: Accord, Volt and Fusion Energi

The Honda Accord covered my 11-mile morning commute to downtown Los Angeles, downhill on the 110 Freeway, without burning a single drop of gas. In the evening, I made it halfway back before the gasoline engine tapped the tank.<p>In all, the plug-in hybrid version of one of America's favorite sedans …

How farmers are ripping off American taxpayers

Federal crop insurance sure has changed since the Dust Bowl<p>Federal crop insurance was a really good idea during the 1930s Dust Bowl, when many farmers' livelihoods were destroyed by a combination of severe drought and wind erosion. But now, according to Bloomberg News, the program's become "a …

Easy Brownie-Ice Cream Cake Anyone Can Make

Everything in life should include a layer of brownie pieces.<p>The first thing you might be tempted to buy to save time are the ice creams, but that Ghirardelli brownie mix is pretty darn good, so don't discount it. If you only make one thing from scratch, let it be the chocolate sauce — this Magic …

How to Buy, Store & Cook Cauliflower, In Season in September

Buying and storage tips—plus 7 recipes— for cauliflower, which is in season in September<p>There's an old corny insult that goes "you have a face like a flower—a cauliflower!" It's true: this white, bulbous veggie isn't the prettiest in the produce aisle. But when it comes to versatility and flavor, …

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10 Easy Jams & Pickles for Beginners

We have reached the tipping point of summer when we stop longing for our favorite fruits and vegetables to <i>finally</i> arrive and start wondering what the …

The Best Ice Cream in Los Angeles

<b>Helados Pops</b><p>Helados Pops specializes in fruit-based ice cream, using products found at local farmers markets whenever possible. Obviously, the …

Actress Leah Remini has reportedly quit the Church of Scientology over its treatment of her and of members who stray from the party line, and in the …

NASA Successfully Tests First 3-D Printed Rocket Engine Injector

Another step toward the day when 3-D printers spit out entire spacecraft.<p>We've seen 3-D printed aircraft and drone parts, and even plans for a printable private jet. Now NASA has demonstrated another 3-D printing first: The agency has just finished successful tests of a 3-D printed rocket engine …

Has the 1 percent committed treason?

A small group of extremely wealthy people are systematically destroying the US government<p>Permit me an impertinent question (or three).<p>Suppose a small group of extremely wealthy people sought to systematically destroy the U.S. government by (1) finding and bankrolling new candidates pledged to …

How to Convert a Recipe to Gluten Free

Every week on Food52, Shauna Ahern of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef -- and Gluten-Free Girl Everyday -- shares smart tips and smarter recipes that please even the most devout gluten-eaters among us. Come one, come all -- we're going flourless.<p>Today: To adapt a recipe to be gluten-free, there's a …

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How An Engineering Toy For Girls Went From Kickstarter To Bestseller

Less than a year ago, Debbie Sterling’s concept of a toy that would teach engineering skills to little girls was nothing more than a prototype on Kickstarter.<p>Today, GoldieBlox holds the distinction as one of Amazon’s top 100 toys (top 20 as of this writing). The toy, which teaches engineering …

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