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Can you really have “idiot-proof” kitchen appliances?

People who struggle with frozen pizza and microwaveable food instructions will be happy to know that Whirlpool unveiled a selection of kitchen appliances able to cook your food without pressing any buttons.<p>Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, the appliances include a …

Kitchens

Organizing Ideas for Entryways & Foyers Without Closets

Between jackets, purses, mail and an ever-growing mountain of shoes, the entryway is a tough spot to keep under control—and less square footage …

Wall Art

Here are the home improvements with the best payoff

They're not what you might expect<p>We love stunning renovations and exquisite remodels as much as anyone, but even Chip and Joanna would know that money put into a reno isn’t a 1:1 investment in your home’s future price tag. Every year, researchers with Remodeling magazine study the most popular home …

The Surprising Winter Plants Backyard Birds Absolutely Love

Turns out, your feathered friends are big fans of evergreens.<p>When you think of evergreens, you probably picture familiar needled shrubs and trees …

Gardening

30 Of The World’s Most Breathtaking Hiking Trails You Must Visit

Hikers brave the harshest climates, the highest peaks and most forbidding terrains to experience the Earth like no others possible could. Whether …

Hiking

15 Surreal Places In Texas You Need To Visit Before You Die

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National Parks

'Firefall' mesmerizing at Yosemite Park in California | CNN Travel

National Parks

Why California’s Ancient Sequoia ‘Tunnel Tree’ Toppled

The drive-through giant was part of a group of trees estimated to be over 1,000 years old.<p>An iconic living tree with a tunnel so big that visitors could once drive through it toppled on Sunday during a winter storm.<p>The sequoia, nicknamed the Pioneer Cabin, was located in Calaveras Big Trees State …

Look Inside Russia's Wildest Nature Reserves—Now Turning 100

Russia is celebrating the centennial of its system of nature protection—including reserves so strict that few people have ever visited them.<p>Russia’s tumultuous history includes one legacy little known outside its borders—a vast system of protected lands that conservationists have fought for decades …

Stunning 360 Pictures Reveal Tops of Giant Sequoias

The massive, 250-foot tall trees are faring better than other species through the California drought, scientists also discovered.<p>Harnessing up and climbing to the top of a giant sequoia is a "magical, life-changing experience," says canopy biologist Anthony R. Ambrose of the University of …

6 Unexpected Cities for the Food Lover

Get a taste for each corner of the world.<p>Move over, Milan. Get a taste for some surprising food destinations with this neighborhood guide to the best eats on (almost) every continent.<p>EUROPE <b><br>Budapest, Hungary</b><p>This European capital straddles the Danube River—Buda on one side and Pest on the other—and …

The Cake Everyone Was Obsessed With The Year You Were Born

Like all great culinary innovations of our day — <a …

This lynx absolutely loves getting brushed and it's the cutest thing ever

We have no idea what it’s like to take care of a wild cat, but watching this lynx enjoying its morning brush makes it look like a pretty cool gig.</i> …

Dream Landscapes: 10 Perennial Gardens Inspired by Piet Oudolf

Considered “the most influential garden designer of the past 25 years,” Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf has done for perennial gardening what artist …

Landscaping

A thirsty Pasadena lawn morphs into a stunning, drought-tolerant habitat for hummingbirds

We're asking Southern California readers to share photos of their lawn-to-drought-garden makeovers. Here's how one Pasadena homeowner did it:<p>Thirst is a relative term when it comes to David Rose's Pasadena yard, as he exchanged water-hungry St. Augustine grass for a hummingbird habitat filled with …

5 Reasons Why You Should Explore Jasper National Park This Winter

An excursion north to Jasper National Park is a must-do for anybody looking to escape the routine and get into the mountains this winter. With …

Spectacularity—While it lasts

Human Journey<p>The high Arctic is—well, it’s cold. It’s the Arctic after all. And we are very far north. Far north of Iceland, way up at 78º N and way north of Norway, in the waters around an astonishing group of rock-and-ice islands known as Svalbard.<p>Greenpeace has invited me to join them for a …

Nature

1,000 Birds and 1,000 Butterflies: the Madidi Expedition Continues

Changing Planet<p><i>[Note: this is the fifth in a series of reports from</i> <i>WCS</i> <i>(Wildlife Conservation Society) on the</i> <i>Identidad Madidi</i> <i>expedition currently taking place in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park]</i><p><b>By Rob Wallace</b><p>After a five month break during the wet season, the <i>Identidad Madidi</i> field team is reunited on …

National Parks

Melissa McCarthy supports Jennifer Aniston, agrees we need to stop body-shaming women

ICYMI, Jennifer Aniston wrote a powerful letter to the world for the Huffington Post called “For the Record” on Tuesday. She spoke candidly about …

Blueberry Torte

There are few things are more delicious than juicy berries in the height of summer. So this month, we’ll be featuring our favorite berry desserts, …

Dessert

4 Ingredient Creamy Lemon Popsicles.

No lie, these taste like straight up lemon ice cream.I don’t think I’ve ever actually had lemon ice cream before but if I had to guess– this on-point …

Ice Cream

Vegan Chocolate Birthday Cake With Super-Fluffy Frosting

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Disappointed by vegan buttercreams, Anita Shepherd consulted the back of a Cool …

This popular 'Game of Thrones' actor showed up to his audition with a black eye

Jon Snow has taken some pretty gnarly hits in the past and turns out, the actor who plays him is no stranger to being in a fight.<p>In 2010, Kit Harington showed up to the audition of a lifetime for HBO's "Game of Thrones" with a shiner.<p>At the time, Harington was virtually unknown in Hollywood. The …

TV Series

This Two Minute Chocolate Cake Will Cure All of Your Sugar Cravings

I am SO sorry for sharing this recipe with you. Big mistake. Because now you know you will always be two minutes away from warm chocolate cake. And …

Dessert
Dessert

Spring baking recipe: Triple chocolate and toffee bird’s nest brownies

Intensely fudgy dark chocolate brownie with hidden mini eggs, a layer of toffee sauce and a milk chocolate bird’s nest filled with chocolate crispy …

15 Hilarious Beauty Fails Every Girl Can Relate To

The relationship between you and your beauty routine is probably one filled with a healthy mixture of love and hate. Most days, you can rely on it to …

Beauty

6 Weekend Makeup Essentials Under $15

Just like *that* we’re about halfway through April — WTF?! I swear I <i>just</i> figured out my winter makeup routine. But it’s already time to swap out our vampy lipsticks in favor of lilac makeup, floral print and all things vibrant + sunny. Here are six under-$15 weekend makeup essentials that’ll have …

Makeup

This Mosaic Made With Nail Polish Bottles Brings New Meaning to #BeautyGoals

One of the biggest challenges the beauty industry faces each year is how to reduce the amount of waste it produces in terms of packaging. Just think …

Glass Art