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Amazing Benefits of Aloe Vera (+5 Beauty Recipes)

Are you suffering with acne, sunburns or ready to go on a cleanse to kickstart your diet? Maybe you just want to boost your immune system. I have …

Alternative Medicine

Argentinian Brisket With Chimichurri From 'Joy of Kosher'

It should come as little surprise that there are multiple brisket recipes in Jamie Geller's new cookbook, <i>Joy of Kosher</i>. It's one of the first dishes that comes to mind when I think of kosher meals, and the forgiving cut of beef is one of Geller's favorites to cook. While there were more traditional …

My 9 Favourite Healthy Breakfast Ideas - Stonesoup

Once upon a time I worked for a multinational breakfast cereal company as a young food scientist developing new breakfast and snack products.<p>One of …

A super-hot super-Earth spotted 40 light-years away

Sientists have found an extreme planet where the atmospheric temperature appears to swing wildly from 1,800 to 4,900 degrees Fahrenheit over the course of a two-year period.<p>Astronomers cannot yet say for certain what might be responsible for these drastic shifts in temperature, but in a new study, …

Universe

30+ Unbelievable Places That Look Like They’re From Another Planet

These out-of-this-world photos will make you feel like you're on another planet. Why spend years training to be an astronaut when you explore strange …

What Are the Largest Things in the Universe?

What's the largest thing... in the universe? The question is answered by basic philosophy - the universe itself. We do not know how large the …

Astrophysics

​How To Find The Perfect Tent

Is there anything more synonymous with camping than the tent? Whether you're just getting started or looking to upgrade, the shear number of options …

Baking 1-2-3: How to Make the Silkiest, Smoothest Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is an iconic dessert—learn how to make three versions of it, from no-bake lemon bars to a stunning pie.<p><i>Welcome to Baking 1-2-3, by associate food editor Claire Saffitz. Each month, she'll guide you through a three-step baking process. The first recipe is for the beginners out there, the</i> …

Baking

How to cook the perfect corned beef hash

Best of British or school-dinner stodge? Is tinned beef unbeatable, or do you make your own? And are fried eggs mandatory – or just greedy?<p>Count this column as a victory for the common man, a two fingers up at the powers that be – an achievement akin to the scrapping of the proposed pasty tax. Not …

This Is What A Cup Of Tea Looks Like In 22 Different Countries

How do you take it?

Shark vs. whale: Mother Nature's ultimate title fight

A pod of killer whales has taken on a great white shark in "the title fight of all title fights."<p>Crew on a charter boat spotted the intense meal time …

This video shows how SpaceX plans to land largest rocket in the world

You know what's cooler than a gigantic rocket? A gigantic rocket that can land itself. Elon Musk's SpaceX released a new video this week demonstrating just what it plans to do with its upcoming Falcon Heavy rocket, which is set to launch for the first time later this year.<p>In essence, the rocket is …

Tribute to Style and Environmental Responsibility: Vina’s Tiny House in California

With a desire to live lightly and simply, <b>Vina Lustado</b> set out to design and build a tiny house for herself. Vina completed a 140 square foot …

Tiny House Movement

A Tree-Shaped Table Clamp for Clearing Clutter

Looking for a way to keep your work surfaces clutter free? Connecticut design firm Layer x Layer proposes going vertical with its tree-shaped, …

Woodworking

Here's How To Make Delicious, Personalized Beer At Home

It's not easy, but it's also not hard.<p>A few months ago, a home brewing kit arrived at BuzzFeed as part of a promotional campaign by the America's Homebrewer's Association. We have a beer club at BuzzFeed (!!) and when its organizer Regis Courtemanche saw the kit sitting near my desk he got excited. …

Autumn - Lake Quebec

Philippine eagle, amazing shot!

Katskhi pillar, nice view...

Bárðarbunga volcano Photo by Baldur Sveinsson

National Geographic Travel

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Arapaima Conservation—It’s Happening at the Local Level in Guyana

Changing Planet<p>The largest arapaima caught on record for many years in Guyana at 8 feet long. It has become increasingly rare to find arapaima reaching 8 feet or greater in the wild.<i><br>Guest post by Lesley de Souza, postdoctoral research associate, Shedd Aquarium</i><p>The blazing sun of the tropics beats …

Conservation

Strawberry Shortcakes: Your New Show-Stopping Spring Dessert

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>An impressive, four-layer cake to make the most of strawberry season.</i><p>Spring is birthday season at my house, and I am always …

Dessert

A Lesson in Lamb Chops: 3 Cuts, 3 Tips

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: We're talking lamb chops -- 3 different kinds, to be exact, and the</i> …

BBQ

The Best Ways to Use Bread Loaf Heels

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: The bookends of bread can be put to good use.</i><p>It's a vicious cycle: We take a …

Recipes

Vegan Hoppin' John + Sweet Tea

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Southern food, vegan style.</i><p>There's no point denying it: There are a lot of meat- and seafood-heavy Southern specialities. But that …

Recipes