Vicky Pelaez

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Teaching kids about money is child’s play

"You have to pay for that!," yelled my three-year-old while pointing at the groceries in my shopping cart. You'd think stepping out of the checkout line to grab a forgotten tub of ice cream would have thrilled my daughter.<p>But rather than scream for ice cream, the kid called for my arrest. The …

What Do You Do When ISIS Steals Your Photo?

The Internet is teeming with copyright infringement these days, and there are various ways for photographers to get stolen photos taken down and paid …

Your Fingerprints Are About to Reveal a Lot More About You

A new technology will allow authorities to tell whether you used drugs recently, if you're a smoker, even what sex you are—all from your fingerprints.<p>In 2010, a North Carolina woman was found on the side of a roadway, brutally murdered. At first the Guilford County Sheriff's Department had no …

18 Maps That Will Change How You See The World

Including some disturbing news for America.<p>BuzzFeed is attempting to track down and embed all the original creators featured in this article. Please contact tom.chivers@buzzfeed.com.

What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

11 Healthy Grilled Chicken Recipes in Under 30 Minutes

<i>Header image: Grilled Chicken with Nectarine Barbecue Sauce from CHOW</i>Grilled chicken is an easy and versatile protein that you can eat alone or serve …

How to Choose the Best Cucumbers for Pickling ('Cause Yep, It Matters)

Faster, faster! Learn how to make quick pickles from market-fresh cucumbers. And nope, you don't even have to can them.<p><i>One of the best parts about our test kitchen manager, Brad Leone's, job is his weekly trip to the farmers' market. It's his responsibility to supply the kitchen with ripe produce,</i> …

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The Cookbooks We Wish Existed

<i>Yes, we're excited about the cookbooks coming out this fall, but here are other books we'd like to see. Publishers, take note!</i><p>A Girl and Her Boat, Whale & Walrus<br>• Mastering the Art of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives<br>• Plenty More Vegetable Literacy in a River Cottage<br>• How to Cook Everything (oh wait, that …

The Trick To Making Flank Steak As Tender As New York Strip

In this case, the way you slice it matters.<p>There's a big price difference when it comes to a fancy cut of meat like New York strip and a less luxurious one, like flank. Strip makes its way into the poshest metropolitan restaurants, while flank sees more backyard barbecues. The reason is that the …

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Here's Some Fruit-spiration, Because We Want Summer to Last Forever

Here is some fruit-spiration for your summer weekend. You're welcome.<p>You just picked up a gorgeous watermelon at the farmers' market—now what? You'll need to break that thing down—and we don't mean hack away at it with a cleaver. There's an art to cutting watermelon quickly and easily. As there is …

A Spicy Thai Salad that Deserves Your Time & Attention

<i>Today: A rainbow-colored salad with raw, steamed, and tempura-fried vegetables—plus jam (trust us here).</i><p>Somewhere along the way, salad became the part of the meal that wasn’t given as much thought as, say, the main course—or even dessert. Put some lettuce in a bowl, put whatever seems salady on …

Drunken Noodles

Chef Alfred Portale is best known for the elegant New American cuisine he crafts at Gotham Bar and Grill. But after he's thrown back a few, he looks …

50 Herb Recipes to Help You Use Up All That Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Mint, and More

From sage and thyme to cilantro and parsley, these recipes let our favorite herbs shine.<p><b>Have more herbs than you know what to do with?</b> Put your parsley, mint, cilantro, and basil front-and-center with these recipes, for everything from salad to vinaigrettes and even pie.

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In Its Latest Act of Desperation, McDonald's Changes the Quarter Pounder

The Quarter Pounder is no longer a quarter pound.<p>Next time you order a Quarter Pounder at McDonald's, you might get more for your money. CNBC reports that the burger is more like a 27 percent pounder, since the fast food chain increased the pre-cooking weight of its patties.<p>Now, instead of 4 …

10 Best Fruit Cutting Hacks Because Life Is Hard

Enjoy the fruits of your labor.<p>We owe a lot to many of our ancestors, but whoever discovered how to cut a watermelon and bag it in thirty seconds was a real pioneer.<p>We don't know why the best-tasting, most nutritious fruits have to be the hardest to get into, but we no longer have the right to …

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7 New Ways to Use Coconut

<i>The results are in—here are the recipes our community loved from Your Best Recipe with Coconut.</i><p>Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the winning …

3 easy no-cook summer dips that aren't guacamole

Tired of serving the usual chips and guac at your summer barbecue? Bored with the standard picnic fare of store-bought hummus and baby carrots? These three inventive, no-cook dips make the most of fresh summer produce and are a snap to whip up on a hot day. And they’re much more impressive than …

More than 150 crocodiles and alligators rescued from Toronto home

More than 150 crocodiles and alligators have been rescued from a Toronto home and taken to a reptile sanctuary.<p>The Indian River Reptile Zoo, located east of Peterborough, Ont., said the homeowners approached the sanctuary about a year ago when the reptiles began outgrowing the enclosures in which …

Police make arrests in shooting death of 14-year-old Toronto girl

Toronto police have made multiple arrests in the death of 14-year-old Lecent Ross.<p>Police wouldn't release further details, saying those answers will come at a news conference Friday morning, but various media reports say two people have been arrested.<p>Police have previously said the teen died at a …

Ontario elementary teachers’ union to resume bargaining

Hope appeared Thursday for Ontarians worried about an elementary-school strike, but they won't learn more until nearly the first day of school.<p>The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario is heading back to the bargaining table on Sept. 1 for the first time since early May, with more talks …

Pan Am Games manager sues David Peterson, alleging harassment

A female manager with the Pan and Parapan American Games alleges in a newly commenced lawsuit she was sexually harassed by former Ontario premier and TO2015 chair David Peterson and that when she complained to human resources and senior officials, she was first told to "let it roll off your back" …

See the Most Dazzling Photos of the Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower at Bamburgh in Northumberland in August 2015.<br>Peter Greig—REX/Shutterstock

Stephen Colbert Shares Why He Thinks Women Should Be in Charge of Everything

<i>Brand-new Late Show host Stephen Colbert comes clean: He loves women. Can't get enough of 'em. Thinks they should be in charge of everything. Hear him out.</i><p>First off, it's an honor to be writing for <i>Glamour</i>, a magazine so sophisticated it has an extra u in the title. All the finest publications do, …

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Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Popeye Vásquez admitted to killing about 300 people as a righthand man to Pablo Escobar. Now he’s out of prison, on Facebook and Univisión, and …

Pope Francis' longtime friend opens up

<b>Quito, Ecuador (CNN) —</b> To the 1 billion Catholics in the world, Pope Francis is their Holy Father. But longtime friend and fellow Jesuit priest Hernan Paredes still calls him "Jorge."<p>And, the Pope, who's known for breaking with tradition, is fine with that.<p>Father Paredes has known Francis for 30 …

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Here’s Why You May Be Aging Faster Than Your Friends

We all have friends who were born in the same year but look years younger (or older) than we do. Now researchers say that such perceptions aren’t …

How Charlie Hebdo Became A Top Terrorist Target

At least 12 people were shot dead at the Charlie Hebdo office on Wednesday.<p>Depictions of Muhammad are strictly taboo in Islam. The French Council of Muslim Faith (CFCM) and the Grand Mosques of Paris and Lyon had unsuccessfully attempted to sue Charlie Hebdo to prevent publication of the images on …

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My Daughter Is Not a Princess

My 6-year-old son, Tristan, had soccer practice at the high school. I always brought Norah, my 4-year-old daughter, to practice so she could play with her friend Jill (they went to church together), and a little boy named James, who was the younger brother of one of Tristan's teammates. Jill was a …