Heidi Klum was only half correct on Project Runway. It's true that one day you're in and the next day, you're out. But a few years after that? You could be in again. That pendulum swing applies not just in fashion -- though I refuse to believe that pleated pants deserve a comeback -- but also in technology. Consider the rumor that ground through the mill yesterday that Palm (yes, that Palm) will strike a much-needed blow against the scourge of Hindenburg-size phones with a 3.3-inch Android phone possibly coming to Verizon.With a display almost half the size of Samsung's new and massive Galaxy Note 9, the Palm Pepito (its rumored name) would take us to a simpler time when phones could squarely fit in your hand and even get lost in your bag. Forget big is the new small. No… small is the new big.Whoa, if trueGranted, one small phone, and an unofficial one at that, does not mark a new trend. But at some point, a backlash to big was bound to happen. Phones the size of a football field … [Read more...] about Why a tiny Palm phone comeback makes sense in a Note 9 world
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Adding solar panels to your roof is an environmentally-conscious move ... but can you make your landlord do it? See more pictures of green living. © iStockphoto/JestersCap These days, it seems like you can't go more than a few hours without hearing the word "green" thrown around. "Going green" is shorthand for a person or organization taking steps to help out the environment. There are hundreds of ways a household or company can go green, and some are less expensive than others. Using sustainable building materials is a great way a developer or homeowner can help reduce their environmental footprint. Changing out old appliances for more efficient models or beefing up the insulation is another way. Switching to solar or wind power or choosing from a number of alternative heating and cooling sources are more expensive options. These methods generally cost some serious up-front money and pay off financially in the long term. But going green doesn't have to … [Read more...] about Can I make my landlord green my home?
It's polar vortex season across the US and temperatures have plunged to -60 degrees Fahrenheit (-50 Celcius) in some areas. In conditions as extreme as those, it's important to know how to stay safe and get help. If you're traveling or have lost power during the polar vortex, you should always keep your smartphone with you. But you should also be aware of how long your phone will last in the bitter cold.Here are a few things to know. Now playing: Watch this: Keep your phone warm this winter 0:56 iPhonesiPhones don't do well in extreme temperatures -- anything colder than 32 degrees Fahrenheit (or anything hotter than 95 degrees Fahrenheit), according to Apple. The company suggests shutting the phone off if it's colder than four degrees.The phone's lithium-ion battery can stop discharging electricity at extremely cold temperatures. The iPhone X, for example, can become unresponsive in frigid air. Getting the device warm, by getting inside or keeping it close to your body, and … [Read more...] about How long can your phone survive in a polar vortex?
How Do You Take Yours? In How Do You Take Yours?, The Takeout solicits staff and outside expertise for secret tips on improving one dish. With two of The Takeout’s editors on a sourdough bread baking kick, there are a lot of carbs—and crumbs—in our lives. So many carbs, in fact, that we sometimes feel up to our eyeballs in bread of varying stages of freshness. It seems a pity to waste even part of a loaf we spent so much time and attention on, so we turned to chefs to ask their fresh uses for stale bread. Fellow gluten lovers, we want to hear your suggestions, too. Romesco sauce Probably the most interesting use from my perspective is in the few sauces that call for bread directly, like Romesco, a Spanish sauce that’s a blend of roasted red peppers, nuts, bread and olive oil. Typically you will see this served with grilled foods such as steak. —Ryan Brosseau, chef at Le Sud (opening this summer), Chicago Grilled cheese balls We created our famous … [Read more...] about What can I make with leftover bread?
How People Change People who are successful at changing their behavior go through five distinct stages. Each has its own set of behaviors and tasks. The stages are: precontemplationcontemplationpreparationactionmaintenance The stages have been compared to stepping on stones to cross a stream - you can't skip any. You have to step on each one to make it to the other side. Precontemplation. You don't think anything you're doing is wrong, so why change it? You can move out of this stage by examining yourself honestly to see how you feel physically and emotionally about having high cholesterol. Is it really okay for you to continue ignoring your condition? Next, you should start to educate yourself about what could happen if you don't do anything about your cholesterol levels. Contemplation. You think that perhaps you might have a problem, so you consider changing your way of thinking, feeling, or behaving. You can move along from this stage by admitting that you are at high risk, but … [Read more...] about How Can I Make the Changes I Need to Lower My Cholesterol?