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How autocratic governments use Facebook against their own citizens

New reports about Libya and the Philippines highlight a different kind of influence campaign<p>Last month, Facebook discovered evidence of a coordinated influence campaign on its platform led by groups in Iran. On Tuesday, a pair of investigations cast new light on other ways that autocratic …

Social Media

More caffeine, please: Keurig is buying Dr Pepper Snapple

NEW YORK (AP) — Keurig is buying Dr Pepper Snapple Group, bringing together the make-at-home coffee brand with the company behind Dr Pepper soda, …

FBI Deputy Chief Steps Down After Trump Criticism

WASHINGTON—Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe left his post on Monday after his bosses urged him to step aside, people familiar with the matter said, following weeks of criticism from President Donald Trump and other Republicans.<p>Mr. McCabe will take leftover vacation time until he is technically …

A Mysterious Filament Is Stretching Towards Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole

Wha??<p>Astronomers have produced a clear snapshot of a 2.3 light-year long 'thread' snaking around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the …

Japan puts military on alert to shoot down North Korean rocket

Defence minister deploys warships in Sea of Japan and Patriot interceptors on land, saying missile will be destroyed if it threatens Japanese territory<p>Japan has threatened to shoot down any North Korean missile that threatens its territory and has deployed ballistic missile defence units in …

13 Toast Recipes Good Enough To Call Dinner

Warm weather is here, and with that the need to keep the kitchen cool. Sometimes, the fact that we can't turn on our ovens feels absolutely liberating -- there are so many salads to finally be enjoyed -- but other times it makes it hard to figure out what to prepare for dinner. We have a solution: …

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20 Basic Cooking Hacks Everyone Should Know

Wise old women will tell you that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but any experienced man will also tell you that one of the best …

The complicated simplicity of spaghetti carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara is one of the simplest dishes to make — it takes only five ingredients, not including seasoning, and is done in less time than it takes for the noodles to cook. But sometimes the simplest dishes are the hardest to get right, and spaghetti carbonara is definitely one of those.<p>Fry …

Old-Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes

4 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing<p>3 cloves garlic, finely chopped<p>1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced<p>1⁄4 cup flour<p>1 1⁄2 cups heavy …

Grilling Classics: BBQ Chicken with Homemade Sauce

Summer time is grilling time so you’ve got to make the most of warm, sunny days by grilling outside. Keep it simple with barbecue chicken, smothered …

The Amazing New Way to Eat Avocados

We'll always love toast — but stuffing your avocado is some next-level sh*t.<p>Smashed, sliced, toasted, diced. Anyone in their right mind is obsessed with avocados. Sure, it's great as a garnish, but what about as a vessel to deliver even more goodies to my mouth? That seems like a no-brainer.<p>By …

15 Creative Ways to Use Brownie Batter

Pop Quiz: What’s even better than regular brownies? Answer: Brownie batter, of course! We are definitely guilty of licking the bowl clean. You too? That’s what we thought ;) When your next chocolate craving strikes, check out the brownie-inspired treats on this list. From smoothies to cheesecake, …

Dessert

6 Ways to Bring More Pork Awesomeness Into Your Life

Pork provides so much more joy than just bacon and barbecue. Chef Kevin Gillespie shares 6 awesome new ways to cook it.<p>We love bacon. We love barbecue. But even we, unabashed lovers of pork product can admit: It's easy to fall into a rut when cooking it at home. Luckily, chef <b>Kevin Gillespie</b> of the …

BBQ

Thai-Style Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang) Recipe

Thai-style grilled chicken, coated in a marinade flavored with cilantro, white pepper, and fish sauce, is one of the tastiest things you'll ever pull off your grill. There's a reason you can't walk more than a few blocks in Bangkok without catching a whiff of its intense aroma. Here's how to make …

Recipes

10 Mouth-Watering Recipes to Kick Off Grilling Season

Fire up the grill this weekend and impress your friends with these crowd-pleasing, easy recipes. They're sure to become your go-to favorites of the summer!<p>Fire up the grill this weekend and impress your friends with these crowd-pleasing, easy recipes. They're sure to become your go-to favorites of …

Recipes

17 Juicy Grilled and Smoked Pork Recipes for Your Memorial Day Table

From juicy chops to fatty belly to fall-apart-tender ribs, versatile pork is the perfect "other meat" for your grilling menu. Handled properly, it's moist and flavorful, and picks up the smoke and char from the grill like nobody's business. It also takes well to being brined, rubbed, sauced, …

Recipes

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

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Tom Colicchio's Pan-Roasted Sea Scallops with Scallop Jus

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>How to get more out of seared scallops -- and cook them perfectly every time. Adapted slightly from Craft of Cooking: Notes and Recipes from a Restaurant Kitchen <b></b>(Clarkson Potter, 2003).<p><b>Serves: 8</b><p>2 1/2 pounds large sea scallops<br>• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 1 small white onion, …

Recipes

Grill One of These Awe-Inspiring Hunks of Meat This Summer, Because You Can

These huge, juicy cuts of meat for the grill all serve a crowd, have really good rubs, and happen to be idiot-proof.<p>Want to make an impression? Do like <b>Chad Colby</b> at L.A.’s <b>Chi Spacca</b> and grill up huge, Flintstonian cuts of meat—we’re talking a triple-cut pork chop and a beefy <i>bistecca</i>—cooked to …

BBQ

These Are The Most Terrifying, Ghostly GIFs On The Internet

Kevin Weir made these imaginative GIFs using historical photos and they are creeeeepy.

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Complete Beginners Morning Yoga Workout For Energy, Sun Salutations Flow & Flexibility Stretches

Apple iWatch rumors: Two sizes, more than $1K, flexible display

Apple's rumored iWatch could be as much of a high-end fashion accessory as a high-tech gadget.<p>AppleInsider got its hands on a research note from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is known for successful predictions on Apple products, that says two sizes of the device could be on consumers' wrists by …

What M&M's have to do with dog food

Amazing Body Paint Optical Illusion

There are some amazing things that people can accomplish with body paint. As a matter of fact, there’s a new show out right now that involves body …

Camouflaged Chameleon Optical Illusion

Nature photographers are known for some of the amazing images that they are able to capture while they are out in the wild. As a matter of fact, …

Girl With Credit Card Afterimage Optical Illusion

<b>Afterimage optical illusions</b> freak a lot of people out and I kind of don’t blame them. I mean, you stare at an image for a certain period of time and …