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Israeli archaeological finds that uncover 500,000 years of Jewish history

University of Haifa and Stanford University researchers discovered the earliest evidence of alcohol production, from 13,000 years ago, in the Rakefet …

National Parks

Whiskey Marinade Recipe

"This marinade is so flavorful there is no need for steak sauce! Use your favorite brand of whiskey. I use Jack Daniels."<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup …

Recipes

10 Quick and Easy Chili Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

<i>What do we want? CHILI! When do we want it? NOW!</i><p>It's 45 degrees and raining. You just pulled in the driveway after work, and Monday Night Football is …

Recipes

Pancetta-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin & Whipped Horseradish Cream Recipe | Southern Living

Pancetta-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Whipped Horseradish Cream<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 425°. Sprinkle tenderloin with salt and pepper. …

Recipes

Recipe: Homemade sesame chicken

budgetbytes.comOne of the great joys of the impending sweatpants season is sitting on the couch in your coziest pair of jammies, binge watching …

Recipes

35 Hilarious And Adorable Quotes From Little Kids

Here are some gems from the LittleHoots app.<p>It’s no secret kids say some truly original and priceless things. Naturally, parents want to document these golden moments.<p>That’s why Lacey Ellis created the LittleHoots app that gives parents the ability to easily document and archive their children’s …

Parenting

This picture of a ‘disappearing’ black car has baffled the internet

This car is moving like the Predator.<p>Just like the alien in the hit movie franchise, the vehicle seems to have developed the ability to camouflage …

Mystery Gadget: What's This Yellow Plastic Squeezer-Thing?

A few years ago we received several boxes of plates, pots, cutlery and gadgets from a family member who was downsizing their kitchen. Ever since …

Kitchens

This Butterscotch Apple Spice Cake Gives You a Delicious Jump-Start on Autumn

Fall is just around the corner, but you don't have to wait for the leaves to change to enjoy this delicious apple spice cake. It's packed with yummy …

Dessert

Kahlúa Coffee Brownie Cheesecake

This Kahlúa coffee brownie cheesecake is a very delicious and unique dessert with coffee and chocolate flavor. So, if you like the flavor of coffee …

Dessert

How the Hogwarts Express was saved from a Welsh scrapyard

<b>Emerging from the clouds of steam engulfing platform nine and three-quarters, the gleaming Hogwarts Express commands a special place in the hearts of Harry Potter fans.</b><p>Yet there was a time when the only place this engine could call home, was a south Wales scrapyard where it lay rotting among the …

Harry Potter

Quick and Easy Cauliflower Crust Personal Pizza Recipe

"A convenient, quick, low-cost way to whip up a yummy cauliflower pizza (or flatbread) for one. Buy inexpensive frozen cauliflower when on sale and …

Recipes

Root Beer Barbecued Spareribs

Cookbook author and cooking teacher Rick Rodgers’s immediate family isn’t too large (he has two brothers, also excellent cooks), but his extended …

Cooking

The virtual land selling for millions

Investors are spending real money to buy land in a new city that only exists in virtual reality. Buyers can build whatever they want on their plots in Decentraland. Many hope to make a profit trading goods and services in the virtual world's own crypto currency. But will Decentraland be an online …

Virtual Reality

Simple Chicken and Bean Soup

This one-pot soup comes together quickly for a simple weeknight dinner.<p>Directions<p>Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium. Add the onion, carrots, and garlic, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the broth, chicken, and beans. Bring to a boil, turn the heat to low and simmer, covered, …

Vietnamese Chicken with Ginger

Recipe<p>Servings: six.<p>This dish uses the classic Vietnamese braising method that uses caramelized sugar as the base for the braising liquid. If you can …

The poachers and the treasures of the deep: diving for abalone in South Africa

A muscular, bald man moved through the kelp, hunting forbidden shellfish. His scuba rig bubbled and hissed. He was nearly 100 metres from the seashore and 20 metres below the surface, which was grey and flat like a lake. The water was clear, giving far range of sight. Below him the seafloor spread …

Food (UK)

Aretha Franklin's A Natural Woman: Why the song still moves us, 50 years on

<b>When Aretha Franklin died, the clip that was shared most widely - the most potent reminder of her raw, soul-stirring emotional force - was a 2015 performance of her 1967 hit (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.</b><p>The rendition at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony brought a tear to Barack Obama's …

How to make béarnaise, the king of steak sauces

Steak

Warm Potato Salad with Lemon and Fresh Herbs

Recipe<p>Servings: 4 to 6<p>This simple side dish is a refreshing departure from mayonnaise-based potato salads. The warm potatoes soften the raw garlic’s …

This Brick Wall Optical Illusion Will Make You Go INSANE

This may look like an ordinary brick wall, but it's not . . . When Manchester, UK, Facebook user Arron Bevin posted this photo, the internet flipped out. There's an optical illusion in this picture that some people see right away, while others find it totally impossible to figure out. Are you able …

WATCH: Dramatic ice falls of Argentina’s growing glaciers in Austral Andes

In a nation, such as Argentina, filled with great outdoor and urban adventures and activities to enjoy, it's often quite challenging to locate a …

Watch: This R93 million mansion outside London is up for grabs in a raffle — one ticket costs about R245

• <b>A 696 square metre mansion north of London is on the market via a raffle.</b>• <b><br>One ticket for the R93 million house costs a meagre R245.</b>• <b><br>The house boasts</b> …

Puff Pastry Summer Fruit Slab Pie

This show-stopper is easy to assemble, but so impressive. The only component of this effortlessly elegant tart that needs to bake is the puff pastry …

This Lasagna Has a Zucchini Lattice (and It's Stunning)

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i> <i>column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

23 People Who Should Never, Ever Be Allowed To Make Design Decisions

C'mon guys, you had one job. H/T r/CrappyDesign

Honey Ginger Shrimp Recipe

"This quick and easy, sweet and spicy dish combines honey, ginger, shrimp and garlic, and can be served over steamed vegetables or …

Thai Beef Salad Recipe

"A colorful, tangy salad that brings out the best in Thai cuisine and spices."<p>Ingredients<p>2 green onions, chopped<p>1 lemon grass, cut into 1 inch …

Last Call: Let's make baguettes at home

Baguette tutorial<p>My <i>Takeout</i> colleague Kate Bernot and I both a bit obsessed with baking breads at the moment. Having started with Jim Lahey’s …

The New 'Golden Bridge' In Vietnam Is Hands-Down The Coolest Bridge Ever

The unusual structure is located in Ba Na Hills.<p>Visitors to Ba Na Hills in Central Vietnam near Da Nang this summer have been enjoying some hands-on time with a beautiful new bridge that opened in June.<p>The footbridge, named Cau Vang or “Golden Bridge,” is nearly 500 feet long and sits 3,200 feet …