Fiona McCormick

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Bill Nye's LightSail spacecraft has lost contact with Earth

'There’s nobody in outer space to push that reset button.'<p>Bill Nye's solar particle-powered spacecraft, LightSail, has lost communication with Earth. The spacecraft launched a week ago, but a software glitch has removed the craft's ability to send data back to Earth. So far, efforts to remotely …

How to Tell When Your 5-Year-Old Likes His Lunch

<i>If you like reading what Amanda feeds her kids, you'll love taking a look into what other people—both in the food world and the world at large—prepare for their own children (and occasionally their significant others and maybe even their pets). Prepare to be either resentful or appreciative of your</i> …

Avoid These Common Mistakes to Make Bakery-Level Cheesecake at Home

A great cheesecake is the stuff dreams are made of. Make it a reality by avoiding these cheesecake common mistakes.<p>A sweet and creamy cheesecake is the stuff dreams are made of, but this classic baked good can be intimidating for home cooks. With so many things that can go wrong (cracked top! …

6 Things Every Reading Nook Needs

The coziest spot in your home isn't complete without these.<p><b>1. Some privacy</b><p>How can you squirrel away with your favorite page-turner if the kids won't stop bothering you? Keep your reading nook separate from the rest of the house by installing a curtain — like in this relaxing red Houston space — or …

15 Kitchen Pantry Ideas With Form And Function

By definition, a pantry is “a small room or closet in which food, dishes, and utensils are kept.” While the definition (or, frankly, the very idea) …

18 Organizing Ideas That Make the Most Out of Your Cabinets

Get ready to put those doors to work.<p>No matter how much storage space you have (or don't have) in your kitchen, these ideas will help your cabinets live up to their potential — and then some.

IKEA Plans to Start Hacking Its Own Furniture

New kits will help intrepid DIYers do what they've been doing all along.<p>Our love of building things — and then rebuilding them — starts early. As young kids, we make towers out of Lincoln Logs. Turn LEGO spaceships into cars, tossing the directions aside. So when IKEA first introduced their …


8 Smart Solutions If You Don't Have a Dining Room

Say goodbye to TV trays, or worse, eating on your bed.<p>Say goodbye to TV trays, or worse, eating on your bed.

These Modern Campers Will Make You Want to Hit the Road