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A Drone For Dangerous Missions

The Ares drone lands like a chopper, so it can enter and exit a dangerous spot quickly<p>As early as next year, the Depart­ment of Defense will test-fly an entirely new type of combat drone. The craft is called Ares, for Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System, and it’s designed to take off and land …

Something Old, Something New: Wedding Traditions Explained

The British Royal Mint reveals the truth behind "Something Old, Something New..."<p>We're all familiar with the rhyme "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue", but did you know that the original ending was "and a silver sixpence for your shoe"? And what exactly does it all …

Weddings

ModCloth + Nicolette Mason’s Collab Will Look Good on Girls of All Sizes

Some of our favorite sartorial players are those who realize that fashion doesn’t fit just one size. Among those bookmarked brands championing the clothing-for-all model is ModCloth, the e-tailer that last year expanded its size range up to 4X (or size 28/30) and is now adding to that slow …

9 Fun DIY Projects for Backyard Movie Nights

I don't know about you, but I'd say that we see our friends and family about 100 times more in the summer than we do in the colder months of the …

The Easiest Focaccia You'll Ever Make

Lidia Bastianich shares a recipe for an easy onion and tomato focaccia.<p><b>Onion-Tomato Focaccia (Focaccia d'Altamura</b>)<p><i>Makes a large round focaccia, serving 10 or more</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 packets active dry yeast<p>¼ cup warm water<p>5 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for handling the dough<p>2 teaspoons salt<p>2 cups …

Recipes

The Only Move You Need for Instant Stress Relief

Calmness and clarity from one simple yoga pose? Yes, please!<p>Welcome to one of my favorite yoga poses! Legs-up-the-Wall is an amazing cure-all posture. It relieves stress, combats insomnia, soothes tired legs, and brings all-over relief to an overworked body and mind. Use this posture anytime you …

Yoga

Make Your Own Cement Planters and Garden Globes

Cement planters and garden décor are a big trend right now, but can be very expensive when buying from a retail store. However, they can all be made …

6 Upcycled Patio Furniture Tutorials

We are spending more and more time outside now that the weather is warming, so why not make your outdoor space more beautiful and more enjoyable? A …

Free pattern: Gathered Summer Skirt

Free pattern: Gathered Summer Skirt<p>Deby from So Sew Easy shares a free pattern for Gathered Summer Skirt, a knee-length tiered skirt perfect for …

Always Ready Pie Crust Mix

This will be a time saver to try.<p>Goodeness Gracious found a recipe in the Gooseberry Patch recipe book that she has shared on her blog. Pie Crust mix …

How-To: Postage Stamp Quilt

Strip piecing is a great way to turn out multiple quilt blocks both quickly and precisely, and it’s also a wonderful way to use up some of your larger fabric scraps. Want to give it a try? Learn tips and tricks for a making a classic quilt with neat squares and perfectly matched seams with this …

Shake it up! Refreshing smoothie recipes for summer

Smoothies are a quick, easy way to pack lots of fruit and vegetables into one nutritious glass. They make a great snack or meal replacement whenever you want to get outside and enjoy the sun. An energizing way to start the day, smoothies are also satisfying as a light lunch, as a nutrient-dense …

How to Make Pancakes Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Dads have monopolized pancakes long enough. Reclaim pancakes as your own, and then customize them however</i> …

Breakfast

8 Things You May Not Know About Nutella

<b>1. Napoleon and Hitler are responsible for the world's Nutella addiction.</b><p>Back in 1806, Napoleon tried to freeze out British commerce as a means to …

Pancakes vs. Waffles: 6 Dishes to Make for the USA-Belgium Game

‪They didn’t originate in the US, but there’s hardly a more all-American breakfast staple than pancakes. Put them up against Belgian waffles when the …

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How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: With Amber Wilson from For the Love of the South's step by step instructions, making pizza dough no longer has to be reserved for special</i> …

Baking

5 Links to Read Before Making Pasta Salad

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Perfect pasta salads for picnics and potlucks.</i><p>The return of warm weather and sunshine means a significant increase in outdoor meals and human contact. …

Cooking

How to Make Beer Can Chicken

<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: It may look a little silly, but the flavor of this beer can chicken</i> …

June Favorites: Beauty.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 29, 2014 32<p>Hi hi! Time to talk about all of my makeup hoarding tendencies. And it’s summmmmer!<p>Fall is probably my favorite time of …

Homemade Peanut Butter-Bacon Dog Treats {Happy 1st Birthday, Duke!}

Home > Recipes by Category > Dog Treats > Homemade Peanut Butter-Bacon Dog Treats {Happy 1st Birthday, Duke!}<p>June 30, 2014 // 41 <i>Comments »</i><p>Today is …

10 Ways To Reduce Chemicals In Your Life with Coconut Oil | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Coconut oil might have been the most-talked-about-oil in 2013, and newsflash: it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Are you trying to reduce harsh …

Coconut

Disney plans Enchanted sequel

Disney is planning a sequel to the hit 2007 fantasy romance Enchanted seven years after the original film hit cinemas, reports Deadline.<p>The Proposal's Anne Fletcher will direct the followup from a screenplay by Shrek 2's J David Stem and David N Weiss. The original Enchanted saw Amy Adams pick up a …