Jed Nord

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Thousands of people were tricked by this common optical illusion that looks like a floating city in the sky

The images and grainy video footage appear to show towering skyscrapers poking out of the clouds and looming over the ground below.<p>Of course, the news has got people's imaginations turned up to overdrive when trying to figure out what was going on.<p>Explanations for the event have ranged from a …

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How Not to Cross the Atlantic: Part 1

Day 1: Friday July 11<p>At 0800, fuel tanks topped off, on a favorable ebb flowing out of Maine’s ­Penobscot Bay, we were off to Scotland. Away we went. …

Clever Illustrations Playfully Reveal the "True" Meanings of Idioms

Idioms are a clever way to convey emotions and make comparisons, but what if you aren't sure of what they're supposed to mean? Keren Rosen imagines the literal, true definitions of idioms in a playful ongoing project. The simple, cartoonish images break down the meaning of each word and illustrate …

The Alley - Cooper Chapman

Russian plane crashes in Sinai, killing all 224 people on board

<b>Cairo (CNN) —</b> A Russian passenger plane crashed early Saturday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people aboard, officials said.<p>Russian state media reported that many of the 217 passengers on Kogalymavia Flight 9268 were Russians returning from vacation. The passenger manifest included 17 …

Shark Attack on Oahu

Lifeguards posted signs at Lanikai beach following today’s attack.<p>Last night, it was initially reported that two men were injured in separate shark …

Emergency Medicine

The Deadly Cargo Inside MH370: How Exploding Batteries Explain the Mystery

Exclusive insight from inside Boeing and urgent new warnings from the FAA make a compelling case—based on fact, not conspiracy—about what …

The Mind-Bending History Of Buddhism And Psychedelics

Do substances like LSD and psilocybin have a place in a dharma practice?<p>The history of Buddhism and of psychedelics in American culture follow a surprisingly similar trajectory from the 1950s through the present-day.<p>But perhaps this shouldn't come as a surprise, given that they share a common aim: …

Artist Ai Weiwei finds 'listening devices' in studio - CNN Style

Written by By Tiffany Ap, for CNN<p>Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says he found "listening devices" hidden around in his Beijing studio.<p>"They are listening devices or 'bugs'," Ai told CNN Monday. "They were found in my studio and living room.<p>"(It's) a professional job. It is easy to identify: a …

10 Proposed Solutions To The Problems Of Interstellar Travel

Right now, interstellar travel and colonization is pretty unlikely. Basic laws of physics suggest that it just can’t be done, and for many people, …

Plant And Grow Garlic

When to Plant : Plant in fall, about 6 weeks before hard frost. Set large, firm individual cloves point up in well-prepared soil, burying cloves an …

Gardening

Surfing has never looked as spectacular as it does in this stunning video

What you’re about to watch is one of the most beautiful videos of people on surfboards ever recorded. Filmed by Eric Sterman & Brent Bielmann for …

THIS IS MEXICO

Bear Grylls on Britain's biggest adventures

1. Up, up and away in Wales<p>“What a privilege it is to be flying here. This has to be one of the most spectacular places on the planet!”<p>Bear Grylls is doing roughly what you’d expect him to be doing on a weekday afternoon. He is strapped into a paramotor – its canopy billowing above him, its …

20 Non-Awkward Ways to Meet People While Traveling Solo

Solo travel can be invigorating, enlightening -- and terribly lonely.<p>Why not just "be friendly" and "say hi" to new people that you meet? Here's why: because introducing yourself to a total stranger in a café (or bar, or party, or at a tourist attraction, or on public transport) can feel creepy, …

15 reasons why sailing around the world may not be for you

Selling up and sailing to the far-flung corners of the globe may sound romantic, but Aimee Nance reveals the practicalities you should consider …

Swimwear

The Best Way To Cook Frozen Steak

Giovanna was born in Rome, Italy and currently resides in South Salem, New York. In her free time, she likes to cook with her children and …

Food

We Love Ozuké's Umeboshi, a New Take on Traditional Japanese Fermented Plums

What if we told you there was a sweet-salty condiment that required no refrigeration, and would taste great any time of day, at any meal, and even with cocktails? Meet Ozuké's umeboshi.<p>Sweet, sour, and supremely salty, umeboshi (fermented plums) are a staple of Japanese diets. Whether eaten whole …

Six reasons why you should drink organic milk

Ever since we were weaned from the bottle and onto flat whites, our love of milk has gone hand in hand with our appreciation for its calcium-rich …

38 nutrition experts tell us what they eat for breakfast

Study after study shows that breakfast boosts brainpower and helps to control cravings later in the day. Lots of highly successful make sure to fuel up before they face the world.<p>But some breakfasts are more well-rounded than others.<p>To see what a healthy breakfast looks like, we asked dozens of …

Breakfast

Everything You Can Do With a Can of Chipotles in Adobo

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Take away my fancy olive oil, my spices, the peppers I've been air-drying in my fridge. Take my copper-lined sauciers and vintage cast iron. You can have it all, as long as I get to keep my chipotles in adobo.<p>Because …

Cooking

The Breakfast Smash Burger: Hangover Killer for the Gods

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Brunch. It's the saving grace of Sundays—a few hours dedicated to nursing ourselves out of our hangovers. And while getting completely smashed all over again may be the last thing we want at that point (most of …

16 Classic Foods We Miss

Before we go on this nostalgic journey featuring the staple dishes our parents served, I must admit that there are foods I do <i>not</i> miss. Those include …

Garlic Confit Is the Magic Secret to Loving Any Vegetable

Garlic confit is my secret ingredient, my special sauce, one of my all-time favorite tricks to give any vegetable a makeover. It's a play on an old …

U.S. Open 2015: Rafael Nadal exits Flushing Meadows after humbling defeat

<b>(CNN) —</b> It just hasn't been Rafael Nadal's year.<p>The Spaniard crashed out of the U.S. Open in the third round after losing a five-set thriller to Italian Fabio Fognini at Flushing Meadows, ensuring Nadal will be without a grand slam win in a calendar year for the first time since 2004.<p>"The only …

Upgrade your anti-inflammatory breakfast

Let’s face it. Who has time on a weekday morning to sit down and make themselves a big breakfast? Not many people. If you find yourself bored with your stale toast or cardboard-like breakfast bars, take a mini vacation from your lousy breakfast and start of your morning with a balanced, …

This Unsettling Animation Shows What Earth Would Look Like if All The Ice Melted

It's not just coastal regions that will be affected.<p>In 2015, NASA revealed that Earth's oceans are rising faster than expected, and the space agency …

Climate Change