Kelly Erickson

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Here's How We'll Touch Down On A Comet This Week (We Hope)

The Rosetta mission is about to land where no spacecraft has ever landed before.<p>About 31 million miles away from Earth, the Rosetta spacecraft is circling a rubber ducky-shaped comet and getting reading for touchdown. On November 12 at around 4 a.m. EST, the orbiter will release the Philae lander, …

Space

Rosetta comet landing on course despite wake-up glitch

Rosetta’s Philae lander did not wake up properly at the first attempt but everything is back on course now<p>On Wednesday the European Space Agency will attempt a risky landing on a comet, and it seems the Philae lander wanted to catch a few extra winks of sleep before its big day.<p>Overnight, the …

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A Brief Guide to Overcoming Instant Gratification

It’s no secret that we live in the Age of Instant gratification.<p>That’s not news. But Paul Roberts has written an excellent essay at The American …

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

Interior Design

Print, Assemble, Drive: The 3-D Printed Plastic Car

Its makers are hoping to have it assembled and ready to roll by the end of the week.<p>In a convention center in Chicago, there's a living-room-sized 3-D printer that's just finished printing the parts for a driveable plastic car. The engineers working on the car -- including those involved in …

3D

Bedtime for the Twins

(YouTube link)<p>Henriette Jonassen has twin toddler boys. That in itself is a circus, and getting them to bed is a farce of Benny Hill proportions. In …

Talking Twin Babies

Taste Test: The 8 Most Popular Full-Calorie Beers in the USA

Our Favorites!<p>Yuengling Pabst Blue Ribbon Corona<p>More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Truth be told, our office has a mixed bunch of beer drinkers. During our Friday happy hours, the IPAs are always the first to disappear from their growlers, but during …

The Food Lab: 11 Essential Tips for Better Pizza

Making pizza is a year-round activity for me, whether it's a No-knead, no-stretch pan pizza in the winter, a grilled pizza party in the summer, or a Neapolitan pie baked in my Baking Steel/Kettle Pizza kit.<p>Pizza can be as simple or as difficult as you'd like it to be, but here are 11 good, …

'5 Ways That Quitting Sugar Changed My Life'

Quitting sugar isn't just helpful if you have a disease, though. Here are some of the other ways that eliminating the sweet stuff from my diet has changed my life for the better:<p><b>My Skin Changed Almost Overnight</b><br>The first thing I—and everyone around me—noticed was my skin. It softened and evened out …

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Spotlight On: The Many Facets of Brazil

Whenever I say I am from Brazil, I usually get a big smile and comments about soccer and the country’s beautiful beaches. The friendly attitude of …

Recipe: Raspberry Lemonade Bars

Raspberry Lemonade Bars<p>Makes 12 bars<p><i>For the shortbread base:</i> <br>1/2 cup butter, softened <br>1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar <br>1 cup all-purpose flour <br>1/2 …

Dessert

How To Refresh Your Living Room In 9 Steps

Ever tempted to snoop around your neighbors' house and change a few things up? Well... Dolley Levan Frearson had this rare opportunity when a family on her block called upon her (and her colleagues at Houston-based decor mecca High Fashion Home) to revamp the entry and front living room of their …

Home Decorating

Quick Tip #20: How to Keep Fabric Colors from Fading

To help protect your fabrics, try tossing your linens and clothes into the wash with a tablespoon of <b>SALT</b>. The chloride will help seal the color in …

Salt

How to Read a Cheese Wheel

Cheesemaking is a millennia-old industry, full of straightforward food science as well as dark corners of tradition and biological happenstance. …

How to Mix and Match Patterns

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about mixing and matching patterns. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future …

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7 rainy day games to play with your dog

When it's too nasty outside to get exercise, these games will keep your dog's mind and body engaged.<p>A rainy day doesn't mean you and your dog have to …

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Proof That One Change Can Completely Transform A Room

You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look!<p>You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look! These 11 rooms prove that one tiny thing can have an enormous impact.

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26 Stunning Designer Rooms Made Even Better With Pets

Inspiring rooms and cute furry friends.<p>Sure, the interiors are inspiring and the decor, drop-dead gorgeous. But in these room designs, it's the cute pets that really steal the spotlight.

Interior Design