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11 Last-Minute Appetizers to Feed Your Last Minute Guests

It is a truth universally acknowledged that, in the days preceding and following the holidays, as you're bumming around the house in your Christmas jammies, someone will drop by for an unannounced, extended hello, catching you completely off-guard (though perhaps we all should have known, since …

World’s Best Islands for Food 2015

“This is a foodie paradise and beach paradise rolled into one,” observed one voter in our WBA survey. The small British isle has a prolific food …

Café

15 Recipes We Made Over and Over (and Over) Again This Year

It comes as no surprise that we all have many, many recipes bookmarked in "to make" lists—we learn about new ones each day, we try some on photo shoots, and they get us all excited. Some we deem a fun romp, and some stick—like, permanently.<p>Here are some of the recipes you could very well find on …

Christmas Brunch Recipes You Can Make Ahead Of Time

Christmas is almost upon us and that means there is a lot that has to be done. No matter how joyful the holidays are, there is always a certain amount of stress that goes into hosting Christmas. The presents have to be bought, wrapped and quietly placed under the tree. The cards have to be written …

Breakfast

How to Spend Less Money on Your Favorite Ingredients

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: This New Year, resolve to hack your way to a better, fancier ingredients -- without</i> …

Personal Finance

Owner Creates A Bucket List For Her Dog With Terminal Cancer (And It Will Make You Tear Up)

When Lauren Fern Watt found out that her English Mastiff, Gizelle, was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, she was absolutely devastated.<p>Watt's …

New York City

Photographer Shoots a Portrait of Every Book Reader Spotted on the Subway

“The Last Book” is an interesting series of images collected by Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen, who spent 13 weeks over 3 years scouring the …

Why Bill Nye Calls Evolution 'Undeniable' and Creationism 'Inane'

Darwin's theory explains so much of the world, from bumblebees to human origins, says the Science Guy.<p>With a jaunty bow tie and boyish enthusiasm, Bill Nye the Science Guy has spent decades decoding scientific topics, from germs to volcanoes, for television audiences. Last February, the former …

50 things to do before you die

<b>1. Set foot on each of the seven continents.</b> Antarctica might seem like a tough one, but here’s how. Once you’ve reached all seven you can truly call …

Breaking The Molds: See Microbes As Art

Two California exhibits are showcasing art derived from these unlikely muses to draw attention to scientific research and interaction with nature.<p>For most folks, microbes and mold conjure unsavory images of outbreaks and dirty bathrooms. But two Southern California exhibits are proving that one …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Human Journey<p><b>“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he …

5 Health Myths That Aren't True

<b>The truth:</b> Digestion and exercise both need your blood, but as long as you’re not gunning it like Michael Phelps after chowing down, you’re fine. “As with any exercise immediately after eating, you might feel somewhat uncomfortable after a big meal, but it’s very unlikely you’d be completely …

7 Ways Marvel Studios Rewarded Comicbook Fans’ Loyalty

Marvel Studios has rewarded the loyalty of its fans in a lot of ways (chief among them the simple fact that they produce consistent, quality …

Comics

What to Do With Leftover Roasted Vegetables

Roasting is the easiest and fastest way to make any vegetable delicious. Seasonal root vegetables like carrots, turnips, and sweet potatoes take to roasting especially well, as they sweeten and caramelize in the high heat. They make a perfect accompaniment for slow roasted meats (just throw them in …

9 Ways to Fancy Up Your Pies

My sincere love of pie has had me experimenting in the kitchen for years. I’ve eaten my share of last slices straight from the pie plate at midnight. And many, many pies later, I’ve discovered a few surprises. The truth is, there are tons of ways to take your pie up a notch, without even straying …

How to hold your camera correctly

If you are shooting hand-held, <b>you</b> are the tripod!<p>click to tweet<p>The way you hold your camera while you’re shooting has profound effects on the quality …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

GMO Facts: 10 Common GMO Claims Debunked

Learn About These GMO Facts<p>Later this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture may approve the Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden, the first genetically modified apples to hit the market. Although it will probably be another two years before the non-browning fruits appears in stores, at least one …

Agriculture

B.C. teacher had to fight to restore shattered reputation after student falsely accused him of sadistic crimes

Accused by a student of sadistic crimes and facing the prospect of never stepping in a classroom again, a veteran B.C. high school teacher with a …

If This Dog Can't Stop You From Drinking And Driving, What Can? (VIDEO)

Never let it be said that Budweiser doesn't know how to tug at the heartstrings.<p>The beer producer has tapped into puppy love for "Friends Are …

Chimps are naturally violent, study suggests

For years, anthropologists have watched wild chimpanzees "go ape" and attack each other in coordinated assaults. But until now, scientists were unsure whether interactions with humans had brought on this violent behavior or if it was part of the apes' basic nature.<p>A new, 54-year study suggests this …

Are you smarter than a 6th Grader? Take their EQAO math quiz

Here's a selection of questions from the Ontario's 2013-2014 Education Quality and Accountability Office math test given to 6th Grade students last spring.<p>School-by-school results released Wednesday morning revealed that Toronto's public and Catholic boards have seen reading and writing scores …

Education

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

These Incredible Images of Smoke Took Three Months and 100,000 Photos to Capture

You probably wouldn’t think it, but capturing shapes in smoke is an incredibly difficult task. In fact, it took photographer Thomas Herbrich a full …

George Takei captivates Jesse Thorn with World War II and Gay Rights

<i>In Podmass, The A.V. Club sifts through the ever-expanding world of podcasts and recommends 10–15 of the previous week’s best episodes. Have your own</i> …

Science Fiction