Alyssa Kurtz

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For beginners, a guide to cooking all types of meat

As with many parents of teens, I am on a mission to teach my boys life skills. They are incredibly capable of catching a baseball, landing a flip on a trampoline and riding a bike without hands, but in five and six years, when they head off to college, will they have the broader skills they need to …

BBQ

National park tips: Here's the site of the worst home-front disaster of WWII

Getting to <b>Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial</b> takes some doing. It's on a military base 30 miles north of San Francisco, surrounded by ho-hum scenery. So it's no surprise that the place had fewer than 1,000 visitors in 2015. But it must be remembered.<p>It's where the worst home-front …

National Parks

15 Hearty Recipes That Kids Can Make Dad on Father's Day

Dad has enough ties, so make Father's Day special with his favorite food instead. Check out these simple recipes that kids can create with …

Chocolate Brownie Breakfast Bars

<i>Wholesome breakfast bars packed with nutritious ingredients & chocolatey goodness!</i>I’ve been eating chocolate for breakfast as long as I can …

Dessert

Four Popular Coffee Myths, Debunked by Science

You crave it in the morning, you wait in long lines for it, and I’m drinking it while I write this: coffee is everywhere. But that means …

Awkward. embraces the bad as things come to an end

After five seasons, MTV’s <i>Awkward.</i> has finally come to an end. It probably comes as surprising news that the show was even still on––let alone that …

14 amazing wildlife encounters captured on camera

A couple camping in Botswana woke up to find lions licking water off the outside of their tent, refreshing themselves with pools of the rainwater that had fallen overnight. "What a privilege," said Ms Lubbe of the rather alarming wake-up call. If that video (above) whets your appetite, here are …

Melanesia

The 8 Most Breathtaking National Parks in America

1 of 8<p>Yellowstone<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 8<p>Acadia<p>3 of 8<p>Kenai Fjords<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 8<p>Channel Islands<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 8<p>Yosemite<p>Advertisement<p>6 of 8<p>Hawai'i …

A photographer has spent 3 years taking pictures of women to see how beauty is defined around the world

Since then, she has visited every continent except for Antarctica and a total of about 50 countries, photographing hundreds of women along the way for her project, dubbed Atlas of Beauty.<p>And she's still going.<p>"More than ever, I think our world needs an Atlas of Beauty to show that diversity is …

Humanities

10 Delicious and Creative Marshmallow Treats

10 Marshmallow Treats Mash-Ups<p>We've given our favorite dessert a twist with 10 fun flavor combinations. Simply melt, mix, and press. It doesn't get …

18 Spring Slow Cooker Recipes You Need Right Now

Slow cookers aren't for winter! These 18 delicious slow cooker recipes are perfect for spring and summer meals!

Why It’s Hard to Recognize the Unlikely - Facts So Romantic

Whenever I fly, I like to talk to the person sitting next to me. Once in a while, I find that we know at least one person in common. If you are like …

Lake Michigan

Tiny dwarf planet Makemake has a mysterious dark moon

Nasa has found a small, dark moon orbiting, the dwarf icy planet Makemake at the edge of the solar system.<p>The new moon – nicknamed MK2, but given an …

This site lets you find all the songs in your favorite movies

It’s relatively easy to find soundtracks or independent film scores nowadays, as long as you know exactly what you’re looking for. But there’s a new …

13 celebrities you had no idea were in TV commercials as kids

These celebs sold anything from BBQ sauce, to Porsche sports cars, and video games.<p>Scroll below to see 13 of the most surprising celebrities who began their careers playing roles in commercials they would probably never agree to now.

Advertising

New York Man Punched in the Face on Subway Because He 'Looks Exactly Like Shia LaBeouf'

A New York man is tending to a black eye after he was allegedly punched on the subway because he looks like Shia LaBeouf, PEOPLE confirms.<p>Mario …

Crime

6 Signs You Have Found The Right Partner

Love is true bliss. It puts a spring in our step, a song in our heart and a whisper in our soul. We all want love, but having true love, real love …

Love

Depending on the country, today I broke 8 laws just for being a woman. How many did you?

CAN YOU IMAGINE GETTING 40 LASHES for wearing pants in public? Just by driving my car, requesting to vote or leaving my house without reporting my …

21 Non-Disney Animated Movies You Have To See ASAP

You know you loved the hell out of The Land Before Time.

19 Seriously Scary Documentaries That’ll Scare The Hell Out Of You

You'll never relax again.<p><b>WARNING: Many of the films on this list are incredibly disturbing. Please continue and watch each film with discretion.</b>

Astronaut Scott Kelly retires from NASA, but is he done with space for good?

Little more than a week after he arrived in Houston, fresh from his 340-day stay on the International Space Station,<p>NASAastronaut Scott Kelly says he is retiring from the agency, effective April 1.<p>The astronaut landed in Kazakhstan on March 1 after participating, together with Russian cosmonaut …

Space Science

Six in ten grieving people 'see or hear dead loved ones'

Researchers say the hallucinations are strikingly common, but many fear they are going mad and don't mention them to friends<p>Up to six in ten grieving people have “seen” or “heard” their dead loved one, but many never mention it out of fear people will think they’re mentally ill.<p>Among widowed …

Girl Scouts Say They Haven't Seen a Dime From Oscars Appearance With Chris Rock

The biggest story from this year's Academy Awards was that Leonardo DiCaprio finally got his Oscar, but a close runner-up were the Girl Scouts. Host Chris Rock brought in a green-clad troop of girls to solicit cookie sales from Hollywood elite in the audience, and stars from Tina Fey to Christian …

Girl Scouts

13 Photos of Mars That Even Matt Damon Can Appreciate

Andy Weir's 2011 space-survival story <i>The Martian</i> became a best-seller and was made into a 2015 film of the same name. The movie, in turn, was such a hit with critics and fans alike that it's a 2015 best picture nominee. And while <i>The Martian</i> has been praised for its scientific accuracy and realism, …

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Chicago

Whether you’re heading to the downtown Loop or ultra hip Wicker Park, you won’t have any trouble deciding what to do in Chicago. After all, the city …

Is 29 February a capitalist conspiracy?

The leap day is a women-hating, salary-stealing, birthday-wrecking, interest-hungry excuse for 24 hours<p><b>Name:</b> 29 February.<p><b>Age:</b> Four times younger than every other date.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Hands down the worst day of the year.<p><b>The worst day? But it’s magical.</b> No, it isn’t. 29 February is a dirty, capitalist …

Mathematics

Titanic II! Replica of doomed ship to set sail

Ever heard the story of the RMS Titanic and thought: "Wish I'd been there"?<p>Well, now you can be. Sort of: A replica of the ship, which infamously was declared "unsinkable" and promptly sank on its maiden voyage after hitting an iceberg in 1912, killing 1,503 people, is being built for a whole new …

Volcanos, lakebeds and possible Mars life

Scientists are traveling to Tibet this summer to explore places that might be possible earthly analogs to regions on Mars once suitable for life.<p>For …

The Biggest Giraffe of All Time

“Palaeontology, in truth, is based on a narrow but solid foundation of fact, propped up by much that is uncertain or unstable, which future time must test, try—or reject.” So said anatomist James Murie to his peers at a meeting of the British Association, Edinburgh in 1871, and the inspiration for …

Dinosaurs