Zeid Rifai

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Name Your Own Price for a Plane Seat With This Brilliant New App

<i>by Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Around 30 international airlines, ranging from Austrian to Virgin Atlantic, have signed on with Plusgrade.<p>How much would you pay to upgrade your next flight? Online auction system Plusgrade lets you bid against other passengers for a better seat. But it's not …

Dish brings over 200 international channels to Sling TV

As of today, Dish Network's on-demand international service has a new name: Sling International. Formerly known as DishWorld, it consists of more than 200 international channels spanning 18 languages. Packages start at $15, and not surprisingly, you'll be able to access it through the Sling TV …

The Saudi Princess and the Multi-Million Dollar Shopping Spree

Saudi princess Maha bint Mohammed bin Ahmad al-Sudairi reportedly tried to stiff some of Paris’s most exclusive boutiques for $20 million and skip out on a $7 million dollar hotel bill. James Reginato follows her trail.<p>It’s an old gambit—slipping out of a hotel in the dead of night to dodge the …

Thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion kills MRSA superbug

<b>London (CNN) —</b> It might sound like a <i>really</i> old wives' tale, but a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the modern-day superbug MRSA, according to new research.<p>The 10th-century "eyesalve" remedy was discovered at the British Library in a …

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Why Indian Cuisine Breaks All The Flavor Science Rules

Everything we Westerners thought we knew about flavor pairing was recently turned on its ear by a study of the delicious and contradictory jumble of sensation known as Indian cuisine.<p>But let’s step back a minute and look at how we decide what tastes good. Why do we choose certain flavor combos and …

Chilli Chicken With Ginger & Coriander - Gordon Ramsay

The 10 Best Apps for College Students

Cheap beer and discount books are just a finger swipe away<p>People called us lazy in college when we ordered delivery pizza four nights in a row. These days, the act of simply calling would be considered hard laborwith dozens of apps now available to do everything from taking notes in class to …

Argos now lets customers order 3D-printed jewellery online

Argos is under relentless pressure from Amazon in the UK, so it's looking to personalised services as a way to stand apart from its online-only competition. Today, the company is launching a new site for 3D-printed jewellery, which includes rings, bracelets and cufflinks. Customers can tweak the …

This Is A Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, Because Sometimes It's Just Necessary

Some days we just need a cookie. Like, bad. And not just any cookie, but a freshly baked, homemade cookie that's soft, chewy, warm and loaded with melted chocolate chips.<p>We could whip up our favorite chocolate chip cookies, but that usually spells trouble with a capital T. A fresh-baked batch in …

The 5 Best iPhone Apps of the Week

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Mac-and-Cheese Cups

Featured Ingredient: Broccoli<p>I thought I would share another recipe from my “Cupcakes for Dinner” article that recently appeared in <i>Family Fun</i> …

Braised chicken with olives and pine nuts recipe

This is Sicilian inspired chicken is braised in white wine, with sweet raisins, pine nuts and a lively garlic and orange-zest finish<p>This is Sicilian inspired and can be sweet-sour (in which case add the raisins) or simply savoury (in which case leave them out). Apart from a quick browning on the …

20 Hearty Fall Recipes That'll Warm You Up

When you need comforting, these are the only things that'll do.<p>Comfort food season has arrived, so skip the summer salads and opt for hearty soups, casseroles, and roasts. These autumn dishes are filling, easy to make, and perfect for a cold fall day. We also threw some baked goods in here, too, …

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Browned Butter Brown Sugar Double Chocolate Cookie Cups

Wow, that title is a mouthful! But so are these cookie cups- a mouthful of delicious, decadent, divine chocolate indulgence! (You like my …

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Moist and Delicious Banana Bread - Oh My! Sugar High

This is another recipe that my mother has been making for years. It took her a long time to find the perfect Banana Bread recipe and THIS IS IT. …

iMacompanion Adds An Accessible USB 3.0 Port To Your iMac

iMacompanion already ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of their USB extender for iMacs, which brings a port to the front where it’s useful instead of hidden around back where it’s beautiful but not exactly accessible. Now, they’re going back to the crowdfunding well to fund …

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

Here's a Wireless Charger That's as Thin as Your Phone

If you're fortunate enough to use one of the handful of smartphones that natively support the Qi wireless charging standard—or have even opted for a …

The Only Thing These Superman Coins Will Rescue Is Canada's Economy

As if Canadian currency wasn't already colorful enough, to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of Superman—which was co-created by Canuck Joe …

Inside the Inception-Style City Audi Built to Sell Cars

Visitors to this year's Frankfurt Motor Show will walk through an inverted forest, over an Inception'd city, and under a massive floating track just …

Video: Firefighting Helicopter Grabs Water From A Pool

Splish splash, stopping fire in its path<p>This specially configured firefighting 747 supertanker can dump 20,500 gallons of water at once on a fire, before landing to refuel and reload. Helicopters can't carry as much (they drop anywhere from 100 to 3,000 gallons of water in a single load), but they …

How To Cut a Glass Bottle In Two Using Fire and Water

You might not be able to envision a time when you're lathe-less and need to cut a glass bottle in two, but when it does happen, you'll be quite happy …

2015 Volkswagen GTD

<i>The Waiting Is The Hardest Part</i><p>Back in 2010, we attended the launch for the sixth-generation Volkswagen Golf GTD, an event set on the scenic roads of the cult car's natural habitat – southern Bavarian curving two-lanes complete with shocking views of the majestic Alps. We've now returned to the …