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Chefs share biggest mistakes people make when cooking mashed potatoes

Mashed potato is arguably one of the hardest dishes to perfect – because there’s so much that can go wrong. Although it’s a simple side dish with few ingredients, it’s the details that can make or break this classic. Undercooking your spuds leads to lumps and cooking them for too long, causes them to disintegrate […]

Sport

Former Chargers, Rams defensive tackle Charles DeJurnett dies at 68

Former Chargers defensive tackle Charles DeJurnett died this week, the team announced Friday. He was 68. DeJurnett died after a battle with cancer, former Chargers coach Hank Bauer announced on Twitter. The Chargers selected DeJurnett in the 17th round of the 1974 draft. But he played his first two seasons in the WFL for the […]

Lifestyle

Two engineers design and donate a technique to make N95 masks reusable

In the spring of 2020, as the pandemic created a worldwide shortage of N95 masks, two Stanford engineers working out of their homes designed and demonstrated an effective yet inexpensive way to disinfect personal protective equipment (PPE). In two papers recently published in the journal Applied Optics, they described how they used ultraviolet light (UV) […]

Business

Thanksgiving in a pandemic means smaller birds, fewer leftovers

This year’s Thanksgiving celebrations are shaping up to be a little more fancy, a little more pricey and a lot smaller than usual. Many people are planning to avoid travel and to gather in smaller numbers as Covid-19 cases climb to new heights. Grocers are gearing up to sell smaller turkeys and less-hefty quantities of […]

Technology

Zoom has settled with the FTC over ‘deceptive’ security practices

The Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with videoconferencing platform Zoom over “misleading claims” about its security. The agency said in a statement that when Zoom incorrectly claimed its video calls were protected by end-to-end encryption, the company engaged in “deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users.” Zoom said in March […]

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Man’s doorbell camera catches delivery driver’s sweet reaction to sleeping baby

A pizza delivery driver’s emotional apology to a family after almost waking up a sleeping baby has gone viral. Footage taken from Joey Cadwallader’s doorbell security camera shows the driver covering his mouth in horror and profusely apologising immediately. He can be heard saying “I’m sorry” before clutching at his head and walking away from […]