Valerie Ramirez

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Chopped Chicken Taco Salads with Cheese Quesadilla Strips

The night before (or a few hours before) combine cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add chicken to a large ziplock bag or …

Grilled Peach Whiskey Sour Recipe

Tangy tamarind soda adds a surprise twist to this grilled peach and bourbon drink. The soda and peaches are just sweet enough that no extra sugar is needed.<p><b>Read more: 3 Summer Cocktails Straight Off the Grill</b><p>Ingredients2 medium peaches, halved, pits removed1 teaspoon neutral oil, such as canola2 …

A Simple Summer Strawberry Salad

Best free sewing patterns online

You're new to sewing, but don't want to spend a fortune on patterns, so, what do you do? Trawling the internet is a good start. There is a wealth of …

The Energy Fix: Wind Power Blades Get Bigger, Turbines Get Smarter

A look at tomorrow’s turbines<p>In 2012, wind power added more new electricity production in the U.S. than any other single source. But even with 60 gigawatts powering 15 million homes, wind supplants just 1.8 percent of the nation's carbon emissions. Tomorrow's turbines will have to be more …

Baby apes and humans teach lessons about evolution of language

When it comes to communication, a human infant starts out with hand gestures, much as baby chimps and bonobos do, and all three of those species shift to using more symbols as they grow up. But the shift to symbols is more pronounced for the human and relies more on vocalization. That pattern may …

Worst-Dressed List: Mary-Kate Olsen & Linda Evangelista Fail At Volume (PHOTOS)

The reason that most stars landed on this week's worst-dressed list was because of bad proportions. Specifically, wearing ensembles that were too long, too loose and too voluminous. Celebs like Mary-Kate Olsen and Linda Evangelista were lost in their dresses, proving that even designers and models …

4 Brilliant Ways to Embellish a Clutch

Yesterday we scoured the web for all the creative ways our fellow makers and shakers create their own classy clutches, and now we’re here to show you a couple tricks of our own. Read on to see how we turned a couple basic zip clutches into statement bags using nothing but fabric trim, statement …

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A year after Google acquisition, Meebo bar will be killed, as team settles in with Google+

The Meebo bar will be shutting down Thursday, the company announced in a blog post. The company’s ad-supported social media toolbar will disapear …

Chinese Smartphone Xiaomi Is Really Not A Knock-Off Of The iPhone

It’s interesting to see news reports about the hot-selling Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi describing it as a lot like the Apple iPhone.<p>But actually, Xiaomi has customizable features that make the smartphone more advanced in some ways. For sure, this made-in-China smartphone maker is an example of …

New study finds gaming helps children learn 'ethical decision making'

A new study out of the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, suggests that those who spend time playing video games lay some of the ground work for socially responsible, good citizens in later life. Conducted by Dr. Kathy Sanford, the study examined children between the ages of 13 and …

Google Glass in casinos? Don't bet on it

It's looking like gamblers aren't going to be able to use Google Glass to enhance their poker face.<p>Even though the high-tech eyewear has not yet been released to the general public, casinos across the U.S. are banning Google Glass, according to the Associated Press.<p>Taking photos or videos is …

N.Y. Post sued for libel for Boston bombing 'Bag Men' story

Two men whom the New York Post labeled as "Bag Men" in a front-page photo shortly after April's fatal Boston Marathon bomb attack have sued the newspaper for libel.<p>The Post reported three days after the bombing that federal investigators were seeking the pair, 16-year-old Salaheddin Barhoum and …

Ball Park Nachos From "Ultimate Nachos"

Those of us who have spent time at sporting events, movie theaters, or amusement parks have probably eaten our fair share of sad concession nachos. You know, the stale round chips topped with "beef" and neon cheese served from a pump. And while these will certainly fill your belly, they're a far …

Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper Salad With Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette Recipe

This is the ultimate summer salad, and it's perfect for entertaining. Not only is it festive and colorful, but you can make it ahead of time—in fact, you should, because it gets better and better the longer it sits.<p><b>Read more: Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper Salad with Lime Cilantro …

Your Ultimate Swimwear Guide

From crocheted bikinis to body-baring one-pieces, this season's swimwear has gotten a serious update. MC has put together 40 of our favorite picks in four of the summer's hottest trends.<p>From crocheted bikinis to body-baring one-pieces, this season's swimwear has gotten a serious update. <i>MC</i> has put …

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