Benn Welch

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Boozy Balls Are the Season's Classy Answer to the Jell-O Shot

The holidays give us carte blanche to consume both alcohol and sugar with reckless abandon—bonus points if you can streamline the process. Gelatinous …

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies Recipe on Food52

• 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temp<br>• 2/3 cup powdered sugar<br>• 1/2 lemon, zested<br>• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from the zested lemon half)<br>• 1/2 teaspoon ground lavender<br>• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>• 2 cups flour<p>In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and …

Dessert

25 Ways to Use Oats When You've Had Enough Oatmeal

Even though there are endless ways to jazz up your morning oatmeal, sometimes it’s hard to stomach the thought of boiling up and forcing down yet …

Nine health benefits of turmeric tea

Turmeric is a popular spice made from the rhizome or root of the <i>Curcuma longa</i> plant.<p>Turmeric is native to Southeast Asia and is a member of the</i> …

Medical Research

Vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what America looked like before pollution was regulated

As the story goes, on June 22, 1969, the chemical-filled Cuyahoga River in Cleveland burst into flames, possibly ignited by a spark from a passing train.<p>That had happened at least dozen times before on the Cuyahoga. Additional fires were known to blaze up on rivers in Detroit, Baltimore, Buffalo, …

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Operating Systems

Food-producing reACT home sustainably and intelligently adapts to your needs

The homes of the future will be smart, responsive, and even save us money. University of Maryland students let us take a peek into what the future …

1880s stone barn gets a modern makeover

19th-century stone, 1980s brick, and fresh concrete all come together in this time-traveling design<p>The Swiss firm of Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes are adept at making old architecture new again, whether it’s giving a 1920s alpine hut the glitter treatment or transforming dozens of used shipping …

Architecture

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More Of

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered …

For Your Bucket List: The Peruvian Gem That's The Next Machu Picchu

I didn’t expect to see a kangaroo in Peru, but that’s exactly what greets me in the Andean pueblo of Huamachuco. Admittedly, the marsupial is …

Growing Your Own Organic Produce Just Got Super Easy

Be honest: How many times have you eyed the organic berries at the grocery store, seen the price tag, and then opted for the regular ones? Obviously, no one wants to put pesticide-ridden produce on their plates, but the cost of buying organic can easily add up. GROW, an innovative gardening company …

Gardening

Sarreyer Cabin

Occupying a small hilltop in the Swiss Alps, Sarreyer Cabin is a modern mountain chalet hidden inside a rustic shell. Rough-cut logs and a rusty …

6 scientific tricks for falling asleep

6 scientific tricks to fall asleep.<p>If you can't sleep, get out of bed. Experts say if you stress out in bed you'll associate negative feelings toward where you sleep. So go read a book on the couch.<p>Turn off your phone! The blue light can trick your mind into thinking it's daytime. Give yourself 30 …

9 Stunning Examples of Homes Built on and Around Cliffs

Although not for the faint of heart, a cliffside home can offer the excitement of living on the edge, as well as unparalleled panoramic views.<p>However, hillside or clifftop properties can also present building challenges that require creative problem solving and the help of professionals. Take a …

“Mindful resistance” is the key to defeating Trump

Outrage and disdain waste mental energy — and feed into a narrative that sustains the president.<p>The day after Donald Trump was elected president, the meditation app Headspace had a burst in traffic. It was a very specific burst — a growth of 44 percent in the use of a feature called SOS, which is …

11 Ancient Cities You (Probably) Don't Know About

The term "ancient city" likely calls to mind well known ruins like Athens, Machu Picchu, and Pompeii but there are many more around the world. Some …

Couple builds tiny A-frame cabin in three weeks for only $700

If you’ve ever dreamed of building your own affordable tiny house you’ve gotta check out this cozy solar-powered cabin in Missoula, Montana that cost …

Roofing

What every American needs to know about Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria disaster - Vox

Nine essential things to know about Puerto Rico's humanitarian crisis.<p>Early on Wednesday, September 20, Hurricane Maria — a powerful Category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds — made direct landfall on Puerto Rico, bisecting the entire island and drenching it with feet of rain. What’s happened since …

Lost City of Alexander The Great Thought to Be Found After 2,000 Years

It was first revealed by 1960s spies.<p>An ancient city thought to have been founded in the era of Alexander the Great has been discovered after being …

A Portable Solar Water Heater - Renewable Energy

Most of us have — at one time or another — longed for the luxury of a hot shower while on the road or trail. Well, there's no need to yearn any …

These Simple Words inspired Eckhart Tolle’s Awakening.

Resistance to life is the cause of much suffering.<p>The more we try to resist the present moment, move against what is happening in the now, the more …

Spirituality

How to Meditate Anywhere

We spoke to ABC anchor and journalist Dan Harris about how regular old humans (read: us) can use meditation to become a little less crazed.<p>Few people know stress management quite as well as ABC anchor and journalist Dan Harris (ABC News, Nightline, and Good Morning America), who, after an anxious, …

Newly unearthed ancient tomb with mummies unveiled in Egypt

<b>Luxor, Egypt (CNN) —</b> Egyptian authorities unveiled a previously undiscovered ancient tomb belonging to a goldsmith and his wife near Luxor in southern Egypt on Saturday.<p>The tomb, at the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, contains "mummies, sarcophagi, statuettes, pots and other artifacts," according to …

Archaeology

Why You Should Stop Saying Sorry, According to Science

New research shows that apologies can have negative effects.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After you hurt someone’s feelings or do something wrong, it turns out that saying sorry might not be the best solution. In fact, an apology might just add fuel to the fire, a …

Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work

Mindfulness has become the corporate fad <i>du jour</i>, a practice widely touted as a fast-track to better leadership. But we suspect that not all the benefits laid at its feet actually belong there. Our research and analysis has revealed a complicated relationship between mindfulness and executive …

9 Incredible Countries Where You Can Live for Under $1,000 a Month

Travel widely enough, and you'll notice something about the Americans you encounter abroad. While the people I know in the States are too often …

West Indies