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5 Great Ways to "Weather" or Distress Furniture

Sometimes, old furniture just has more character. And well, we can pretend new furniture does too, after we weather it!<p>There are a few different …

Stenciled Concrete Pavers - Thistlewood Farm

<b>Until about a month ago we were a non-jumping household.</b><p>To get from place to place….we walked everywhere.<p><i>Well</i>…..most of the time we walked.<p>Sometimes …

Coffee Can Replace Plant Fertilizer, Deodorizer And More

It's safe to say the morning doesn't start until we've had our cup of coffee. And we imagine this is true for most of you. But this little treat can do a lot more than just perk up your day. You can actually use grounds in place of quite an array of household products. So before you toss them in …

Homemade Apricot Sugar Scrub

<i>Homemade apricot oil sugar scrub recipe. This three ingredient sugar scrub recipe is easy to make and makes a great last minute handmade gift.</i><p>Hey …

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Top 25 Black Friday tech deals 2013

Every year the Black Friday online circulars hit the Web and lots of sites round up every tech deal under the sun. That's great, but it's always hard to tell the real deals from all the crap that's being advertised to lure you into the stores. The truth is that a lot of the so-called superbargains …

George Clooney Through the Ages

Because this man did not just appear on this earth with silver hair and celebrity. As he told us in our new profile, he "came from somewhere."<p><b>As ubiquitous and universally beloved</b> as his face is now, it's easy to forget sometimes that Clooney's actually gone through plenty of different faces, in …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Roasted Italian Sausage, Pepper, and Mushroom Sandwich Recipe

<b>Read more: Dinner Tonight: Roasted Italian Sausage, Pepper, and Mushroom Sandwich</b><p>Ingredients4 tablespoons olive oil, divided4 (6-inch) Italian sausage links (preferably hot)kosher salt8 ounces cremini mushrooms, ends removed, caps quartered2 medium red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, cut into …

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

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Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 143<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale

Maranello smothers the 458 Italia with some very special sauce.<p>We’re of the mind that all Ferraris are <i>speciale.</i> Yes, even the California. We take this observation to be self-evident and universal, a fact of life that even Lamborghini owners, Red Bull Racing fans, and Prius drivers accept and …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

Whether these shots boast out-of-this-world views or simply ooze elegance and indulgence, they never fail to amaze or inspire. Here are our top 10 picks for extraordinary hotel photos.<p>By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring …

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The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

Slow Cooker Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

Crockpot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 13, 2013 152<p>It’s Friday. Let’s do this thang.<p>This crockpot …

Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook

<b>Poulet à l’Estragon</b><p>Rice pilaf and yellow wax beans<p>Serves 6 to 8<p><b>Poulet à l’Estragon</b><p>Salt<p>15 golf ball–size tomatoes<p>1 tablespoon (14g) butter<p>2 …

What Lies Beneath

Deep below the streets of New York City lie its vital organs—a water system, subways, railroads, tunnels, sewers, drains, and power and cable lines—in a vast, three-dimensional tangle. Penetrating this centuries-old underworld of caverns, squatters, and unmarked doors, William Langewiesche follows …

The 9 Greatest Pumpkin Recipes

You spot a flash of orange out of the corner of your eye. There it is again! Either you really wanta Fanta, you're being followed by a rogue basketball team or...it's fall! You're finally allowed to buy the tiny, adorable day-glo-orange pumpkins from the grocery store and arrange them on your …

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Angry Gourds! | Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!

| boys, decorating, geek, Halloween, holiday |<p>I know it isn’t even October yet, but Halloween has been in full swing around here since the end of …

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Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …