Barbara Stratton

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What proper table etiquette looks like around the world

Food is what brings us together, but each country has a unique set of customs for how to act before, during and after a meal.<p>Whether you're planning …

@NatGeoTravel Staff Bucket List: 2016

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p>Here’s where we want to go in 2016 and why:<p><b>Iceland:</b> “It’s winter, so I’m dreaming of Iceland’s frozen ice-scapes, …

Natural Beauty

25 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track in 2016

Preparing meals just for yourself can seem like a ton of work, but there’s always one kitchen gadget you can lean on when you want your meal to be as easy as ordering takeout or hitting up the nearest drive-thru, but <i>way</i> healthier: the slow cooker. When you’re looking for a fuss-free way to stick to …

Cooking

How Champion-Pony Clones Have Transformed the Game of Polo

Perhaps the greatest polo player ever, Adolfo Cambiaso is planning to compete on a pony that died nearly a decade ago—a clone of his beloved stallion Aiken Cura. With more than 25 replicas of champion horses now in existence, Haley Cohen explores how the science came to polo.<p>When the world’s most …

Biotechnology

How to Brew DIY Hard Cider in Time for December Dinner Parties

You can make hard cider at home in as little as four weeks. Here's how.<p>If you want to impress your friends this fall with DIY booze, there’s a good …

Cider

A Cotswolds tour on horseback - with Fiona Bruce

'A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence,” wrote the author Pam Brown.<p>After two idyllic days on horseback, making my way through a landscape unchanged since the mid-18th …

Probables

8 Foods These Experts Avoid At All Costs

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Not If These Equine Innovators Can Help It

Four years ago, Phil Yarbrough’s horse Mercedes broke her leg and ripped apart her knee while running in her pasture outside Atlanta.<p>"She went over a hill, and she did not come back up," Yarbrough said.<p>Conventional wisdom suggests that horses with broken legs can't be saved. Hundreds of racehorses …

Horse Racing

how to monogram a pumpkin + video • The Celebration Shoppe

<b>Ever carve a fabulous pumpkin or make an adorable pumpkin craft only to have the darn thing whither up on you?! I have!</b> But, not this year. Instead …

Carve a Coastal Pumpkin!

1 of 13<p>Choose Your Template: Compass, Fish, Shells & Starfish<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Choose Your Template: Fish, Lobster, Waves & More!<p>3 of 13<p>Gather the …

Decorations

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

Shares 155K<p>Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Mini Cheesecakes are sure to be a new favorite!<p>Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are enveloped in a rich, luscious mini …

Halloween Basics: 4 Ways to Carve a Pumpkin (Free Printables Included!)

We dug right into the Halloween spirit last week with some no-carve pumpkins, high-tech pumpkins, pumpkin seed recipes, and more. Now we’re ready to get our hands slimy with an art that dates back to 17th century Ireland and Scotland, where carved vegetables were used to light the way in the dark …

Decorations

30+ Tips for Decorating Your Halloween Pumpkins

1 of 32<p>Pumpkin Bonfire<p>Set your pumpkins on fire with this cool pumpkin decorating idea. Mimic a bonfire by carving flames into pumpkins, then …

halloween hot chocolate spoons

I put together these little treats as favors for friends on Halloween because in Chicago, you never know what kind of trick or treat weather we're …

Pooch Selfie: A Tennis Ball Smartphone Attachment for Better Dog Photos

There are a number of products out there, from grid patterns to cute creatures, that are designed to make babies look at your camera while you’re …

Mobile Photography

Training the Human for the Dog Walk

I believe that the walk is the most important daily feature of our relationship with our dogs. It is not just about the physical exercise. It is also the best way to affirm your place as Pack Leader. Done right, it's the perfect time to let go and really connect with your dog.<p>It might seem like the …

Pets

If You CC This Robot, It Will Schedule Meetings For You

Clara may be the first artificial intelligence built around you and your email.<p>Cortana. Siri. Google Now. Facebook M. This quartet of artificial intelligence platforms, made by Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Facebook, respectively, can find you a place to eat dinner, look up the score of the …

Artificial Intelligence

A Smart Menstrual Cup That Tracks Your Period And Makes Sure You’re Healthy

The menstrual cup is starting to gain traction as an alternative to sanitary pads and tampons, and for good reason: it’s cheaper, more environmentally friendly and there’s no risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome, like there is with tampons. Now, Loon Lab adds one more perk with its “smart” menstrual cup …

Menstruation

Northern Lights dazzle over Britain as Earth aligns with Sun - and there could be more displays to come

Look up into the night sky over the next few weeks and the Aurora Borealis may be visible<p>Parts of Britain were treated to a dazzling display when the Northern Lights appeared in 'near-perfect' viewing conditions.<p>Clear skies across northern parts of the UK meant stargazers got an uncommon glimpse of …

Northern Lights

Gear To Help You Meet Your Goals

Don’t let this year’s resolutions slip away; these five products will help you stay on track

Cycling