Wendy Crouch

537 Flips | 2 Magazines | 11 Following | 88 Followers | @wmfcrouch | Journalist & New Media Professional | Founder & Director, W Media Services Ltd (www.wmediaservices.com), ex-Yahoo! Editor, ex-Reuters reporter

This No-Cook Fudge Tastes Just Like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

<i>This ridiculously easy recipe from SugarSpunRun is a great way to get your cookie fix without heating up the kitchen.</i><p>This easy cookie-dough-flavored fudge requires no stove top, no candy thermometer, no eggs, and no hassle. Enjoy the delicious taste of raw cookie dough without having to worry about …

6 Excellent Film Rangefinders For The Beginning Photographer

Getting into analog photography can be an exciting proposition; maybe you find the medium more delightful, or you just want to learn more about the …

Dry Drowning: Know the Signs

It sounds scary: A child can seem fine after getting out of a pool or body of water but then start to have trouble breathing an hour—or up to 24 hours—later. You'll worry a whole lot less once you know the signs and symptoms of submersion injuries, and how to prevent them.<p>Chances are you've read …

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Replete with ambushes, betrayals, double agents, espionage, freedom fighters, refugees, and taboo sex, Viet Nguyen’s debut novel <i>The Sympathizer</i> has …

Peanut butter fudge | Recipes

Serves: 64 (3-cm) pieces<p>1) Microwave butter and peanut butter for 2 minutes on high. Stir and microwave on high for 2 more minutes.<p>2) Add vanilla and …

Yorky's Hot Chicken Curry

A very spicy chicken curry prepared from a previously prepared curry sauce.(http://www.food.com/recipe/yorky-s-hot-chicken-curry-sauce-522215)Yorky's …

Recipes

U.S. defense chief to China: End South China Sea expansion

<b>(CNN) —</b> As China rapidly builds new artificial islands in the South China Sea to expand its territory claim there, Washington is adamantly refusing to recognize those claims.<p>On Saturday, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called for "an immediate and lasting halt" to the practice.<p>"The United States …

China

The Myth of More (Not Just Another Fuji X100T Review)

I’ll say this right up front: what you’re about to read is not a review of the Fujifilm X100T. That’s a good thing, because I’m a lousy camera …

Beef Empanadas

1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.<p>2. In a medium sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and …

Curry-and-Coconut-Milk-Grilled Pork Skewers

4 Servings<p>The little bits of fatback add an extra layer of deliciousness.<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 13.5-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk<p>2 tablespoons fish sauce<p>2 tablespoons Thai thin soy sauce<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>¾ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper<p>½ teaspoon curry powder<p>½ …

Budae jjigae

Nutrition Facts<p>Serving Size<p>555g<p>Servings<p>4<p>Amount Per Serving<p>Calories 300<p>Calories from Fat 82<p>% Daily Value *<p>Total Fat 9g<p>14%<p>Saturated Fat 3g<p>16%<p>Trans Fat …

The 33 Best Donut Shops in America

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p>If the donut was becoming newly hip again last year during our first compendium of the best donut shops across the country, it is a full-blown trend now, as artisanal donut shops have risen up like those magical yeasty treats all across America. And though, at …

Chocolate Cake Recipes That Are Easy to Make From Scratch

Is it possible to turn down a slice of chocolate cake? From birthday parties to moments of weakness as you pass a bakery window, that first bite of a …

Google Is About to Make Your Wireless Carrier a Lot Less Relevant

Google's new wireless phone service, Project Fi, offers a long list of modern day perks. It automatically moves phones between traditional cellular …

You can't 'outrun' obesity: Study says exercise doesn't help weight loss

LONDON — A team of British cardiologists have said it's time to "bust the myth" that regular exercise tackles obesity.<p>The strongly-worded editorial …

Jet makes emergency landing in New York after three passengers pass out

A SkyWest airlines flight to Connecticut was diverted, descended steeply and made an emergency landing in New York state on Wednesday after three passengers lost consciousness.<p>The flight, carrying 75 passengers, departed from O’Hare international airport in Chicago and had been bound for Bradley …

Beijing to limit Hong Kong visits by mainland Chinese

China will limit visits by residents of the city of Shenzhen to neighbouring Hong Kong, a politician and the media said on Sunday, following recent tension in the former British colony over growing numbers of mainland visitors.<p>Hong Kong has seen a groundswell of discontent over the number of …

‘Photography Woes’ Meme Shares the Cringeworthy Things Photographers Hear

There’s a new set of photography memes that have generated quite a bit of attention over the past week. “Photography Woes” is a set of meme images …

The Best Lemon Bars Recipe

"Tart, rich and perfection, all rolled into one! Wow your friends with this simple recipe. Hint: No Substitutions!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup butter, …

How your face betrays your personality and health

We are more than just a pretty face. It turns out the shape, size and even colour of our looks can relay some very important information about our personalities, health and sexuality. David Robson investigates.<p>You might expect a great philosopher to look past our surface into the depths of the soul …

New LG smartwatch rocks an LTE radio and autonomous mobile payments

LG just couldn’t wait to get to Mobile World Congress to break the news that it’s coming out with a new smartwatch that can connect to LTE networks and do mobile payments without the need of a smartphone. The new watch, LG says, is the first in the world to show up with an LTE radio.<p>The watch is …

Mobile Payments

Stop telling me how my life will change because I have a child

There are many horrible lies you tell yourself when you become a parent. The first, if you’re a writer, is: “I will not write about being a parent.” What a pathetic charade. The second is this: “I will never stop listening to advice.” <i>Riiiiight</i>. After a few months, some older parent starts talking, …

A Homeless Man Read His Only Book Over And Over, So A Compassionate Stranger Gave Him A Kindle

A homeless man is pursuing his love of reading thanks to a good Samaritan.<p>Last week, a San Diego man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was on a business trip in Las Vegas when he frequently passed a homeless man named Paul on the street. The man noticed that Paul had been reading an old, worn book …

Empathy

The Leatherman Tread Moves Your Multi-Tool Out of Your Camera Bag and Onto Your Wrist

Depending on the type of photography you’re involved in, a multi-tool may be one of the invaluable items found inside your camera bag. If so, …

The Sunny 16 Rule - how to take photos without the use of a light-meter

<i>On a sunny day, from spring to autumn, from mid morning to mid afternoon, the correct exposure for any subject is f/16; the according shutter speed</i> …

16 (Delicious, Unexpected) Reasons You Should Pick Up A Box Of Cake Mix

Forget sticking to the directions on the box.<p>Yes, cake mixes are great for making cake, but that's not all they're capable of. In fact, you won't believe all the awesome things cake mix can do. These 16 recipes use cake mix in unexpected yet delicious ways!<p><b>1. No-Bake Funfetti Cheesecake Cups</b><p>This …

Dessert

The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …