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Slow-cooker sweets! 5 easy dessert recipe you can make in a Crock-Pot

We know why you love slow cookers. It’s the hands-off, set-it-and-forget-it ease that makes it a cook’s best friend when it comes to preparing dinner. Those same qualities make it a baker’s buddy, too. Yes, it’s true: You can make cakes, puddings, brownies and more in your slow cooker. That means …

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

He Asked 1500+ Elders For Advice On Living And Loving. Here's What They Told Him.

Karl Pillemer has spent the last several years systematically interviewing hundreds of older Americans to collect their lessons for living.<p>Pillemer admits he's an advice junkie. He's also a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University.<p>Some years ago, after turning 50, he wondered whether there is …

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

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This Genius Idea Will Make Wine Lovers Want to Cut a Hole in Their Floor

When it's wine o'clock, easy access to your favorite bottles is key.<p>Installing a window or door in the floor might seem ridiculous, but if that window or door leads to wine? Brilliant. So if your collections of reds and whites mean infinitely more to you than your shoes and handbags, maybe you …

LA To Chicago: This Timelapse Takes You Across America In A Minute

For a bite-size taste of the most beautiful views, stunning landmarks, and incredible natural features, we sent out adventure timelapser Joel Schat from La to Chicago to capture the sights of Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, Crater Lake, to the The Willis Tower (Sears Tower) and …

Intricately-Detailed Paper Cut Animals Mimic Ink-Drawn Lines

Berlin-based artist Max Gärtner produces intricate paper cutouts that have the quality of ink-drawn lines. Heads of jaguars, lionesses, and the wings of birds are all crafted using curvy bold marks that create contour, add visual weight, and define form. Large groups of lines wrap around each to …

These Are The Countries That Could Lose Internet Easily

North Korea was taken offline for 9 1/2 hours earlier this week, possibly as the result of a distributed denial of service attack. It wouldn't take much to DDOS the entirety of North Korea: the country has only one pathway to the internet, through a connection with a "backbone" network hosted by a …

Ex-Graffiti Artist Cuts Paper Into Delicate Art

“Paper is a noble material,” says Aurel Rubbish, a former electronic musician and graffiti artist. For the past four years, this 33-year-old Frenchman has dedicated himself to the delicate art of paper-cutting. Inspired by street art, tattoo design and the American Pop Surrealism movement, Rubbish …

Panasonic Creates A Cool Sustainable City Near Tokyo

How to build a city that uses resources — water, fuel, electricity — efficiently presents a big challenge and opportunity for tech companies. Panasonic just inaugurated a town near Tokyo that is experimenting with sustainable designs, and it’s worth taking a look at what’s been done.<p>Called Fujisawa …

One year to save the planet from climate change disaster, Ed Davey warns

Agreeing global deal to cut carbon emissions next year is only way to protect "way of life we take for granted", energy secretary says, ahead of UN climate change summit in Lima<p>World leaders must agree a deal to tackle global warming within the next year or risk losing our way of life as we know …

Amazon to begin testing same-day delivery drones in Cambridge

Amazon is planning to test drones in Cambridge, England, as the battle to offer consumers same-day deliveries heats up.<p>The US company announced with considerable fanfare late last year that it was considering using drones as a way of dramatically reducing the time it takes to deliver orders to …

20 amazing cliffside beaches around the world | CNN Travel

Dining discount: Restaurant offers 15 percent off if you pray

Mary’s Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is dishing out 15 percent discounts to patrons who pray before chowing down.

10 Beautiful Historic Houses for Sale Under $100,000

Ssnag the old house of your dreams.<p>You don't have to pay a fortune to snag the old house of your dreams. These 10 historical homes are loaded with vintage charm, and are all on sale for under $100,000! This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

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What Somebody's Mummy Can Teach You About Heart Disease

We think of heart disease as a modern scourge, brought on by our sedentary lifestyles and our affinity for fast food.<p>But a few years ago, a team of researchers discovered something puzzling — CT scans of Egyptian mummies showed signs of hardened, narrow arteries. Further scans of mummies from other …

Pictures of the Week 7.10.14

25 of the best World Cup photos ever – in pictures

Our sports picture editor, Jonny Weeks, has trawled the archives to pick out some of the best World Cup images ever taken. From the iconic shot of Diego Maradona taking on six Belgium players in 1982 – the real story of which can be read here – to the moment John Aldridge went berserk on the …

Rich and Poor: America's great social divide – in pictures

Jim Goldberg's photographs show both sides of the wealth gap in 1970s and 80s San Francisco, from lonely countesses to three poverty-stricken musketeers

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

How to survive a winter in Antarctica – in pictures

Photographer and explorer Dr Alexander Kumar spent nine months at Concordia Station, where temperatures drop to -80C and your nearest neighbours are astronauts orbiting the Earth. Follow his journey through the worst winter in the world<p>• White Mars, Living on Planet Concordia is on at the Royal …

10 Fun Facts About The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter's New Diagon Alley

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is about to get a little bigger. And while Diagon Alley, the park's new addition, won't open until July 8, perhaps some fun facts will tide you over until then.<p>First, some basics. Harry's world spans two parks: Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. …

10 Amazing Free Museums in the U.S.

<i>National Museum of Natural History (Photo: Smithsonian Institution)</i><p>Cultural discovery doesn't always come cheap. While admission fees support and sustain museums, they can add up for tourists looking for artistic experiences on a budget. To help you save a few bucks while on the road, we've rounded …

Someone Beat 'Super Mario Bros' In Under 5 Minutes

A video gamer who goes by "Blubbler" online just set a new world record for beating 1985's "Super Mario Bros." -- aka the original "Mario" game -- by completing it in 4 minutes and 57.69 seconds. That blows the previous record out of the water by a full two-fifths of a second.<p>It almost goes without …

World's 15 Best Waterfront Cities

In most large cities around the world, waterways are the norm, not the exception--but some places capitalize on their location more than others. These 15 cities all have unique personalities centered around their waterfronts, where visitors can stroll along bustling harbors, sample the catch of the …

This Town Has Been Living Under a Rock for Thousands of Years -- Literally

We've all been asked once or twice if we've spent our lives living under a rock (hey, I spent a solid decade without cable television), but the residents of a very strange town in Spain have the luxury of truthfully answering "yes" to that question.<p>Setenil de las Bodegas, a town with about three …

10 Epic Shots Of Kamchatka, Russia's Land Of Volcanoes

At first summertime glance, the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka appears to be surrounded by a lot of very beautiful mountains. But these are no ordinary "mountains" -- in fact, Kamchatka has many volcanoes, some of which have been extremely active in recent years.<p>The many wonders of Kamchatka are …

5 extreme acts of greed that screw the American people

Most egregious? U.S. wealth grew by $25 trillion in the recovery, but 90 percent of us got absolutely none of it<p>Examples of extreme inequality are becoming easier to find. Americans - especially young Americans - need to know the facts, and they need to know how they're getting cheated, and they …

Relive Robin van Persie's World Cup Header Through a Flipbook

One of the highlights of the Spain vs. Netherlands World Cup game Friday was when Robin van Persie scored a diving header, contributing to the Dutch …