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TLC's 'Honey Boo Boo' Cancellation Shows Dangers of Exploitative TV

It's easy to slip into gloating mode, now that cable channel TLC has finally canceled a show so many of us critics have hated for so long: <i>Here Comes Honey Boo Boo</i>.<p>Unfortunately, the cancellation comes following a horrifying moment: Gossip site TMZ reported Thursday that June "Mama June" Shannon, …

'The Hobbit' turns 10: Find that rewrote human history

The discovery of a tiny species of human 10 years ago has transformed theories of human evolution.<p>The claim is made by Prof Richard Roberts who was among those to have published details of the "Hobbit".<p>The early human was thought to have lived as recently as 20,000 years ago and so walked the Earth …

Anthropology

How To Make Your Own Lush-Inspired Bath Bombs

I love making my own beauty products, especially ones for pampering myself like this body scrub and this foot mask. It’s so nice to relax with the …

How-To: Crochet Letters

Tumblr user Handy Kitty shared patterns for crocheting every letter of the alphabet!<p>Use your left-over yarns of assorted colors to make these colorful alphabets, they are quick, easy – and fun, be creative and play with the letters to make up your own message :)<p>[via Starry Night Cat]<p><b>More:</b><p>Crochet …

Use Crayons to Create Color Block Candles

We know that July was the month of color block, but we can’t help ourselves when it comes to a good hack. Consider this a late but worthwhile entry into our color block category. Introducing <b>Color Block Crayon Candles</b>!<p>While we’ve seen crayons used to create candles before, most of the projects we …

How-To: Crocheted Hanging Mason Jar Cozy

Rustic up your autumn evenings by suspending some candles with this great crocheted mason jar cozy tutorial from What Would Jen Do?<p>[via Knitted Bunny]

How-To: Tinted Lip Balm Locket

Venomous Slow Loris May Have Evolved To Mimic Cobras

Don't be fooled by those big brown eyes.<p>What’s slow, fuzzy, and deadly like a cobra? The slow loris, of course! Researchers are arguing that these endangered Asian primates evolved to mimic venomous snakes.<p>An article published in the <i>Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases</i> …

Zoology

Answering Your Questions About Ebola Treatments And Vaccines

This week, <i>All Things Considered</i> asked listeners to send in their questions about Ebola treatment, drugs and vaccines. Here's a lightly edited summary of the conversation about the results, with questions posed by host Melissa Block and answers from NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris.<p><b>Andrea</b> …

Watch Nat Geo’s Roundup of Best Octopus Videos

Changing Planet<p><b>Octopuses can change their appearance at the drop of a hat, stuff themselves into discarded soda cans, and figure out how to unscrew jar lids to get at tasty treats. Although many octopus species shun the limelight, preferring to hide in cracks and crevices instead, today is all</b> …

Toothy Sharks, Snake Robots, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

White Shark

Today Was The First Day Without Saturday Morning Cartoons In Over 50 Years

Bye, childhood.<p>The CW became the final network to cut cartoons from their Saturday morning lineup last Saturday, replacing their programming block called "The Vortexx" with five hours of family-oriented, non-animated TV called "One Magnificent Morning."<p>Though cartoons dominated the morning time …

Living Rooms

Steve McQueen: a lot of people didn’t want 12 Years A Slave to be made

The British film-maker Steve McQueen has said a lot of people did not want his award-winning movie 12 Years A Slave to be made.<p>McQueen, who has said previously that becoming the first black director to win a best picture Oscar was “of no consequence”, said people “want to close their eyes” on …

How 15 Designers Decorated Their Kids' Rooms

These spaces are fun and functional.<p>Whether you have a toddler or a teen, you want your child's bedroom to be a place they can enjoy and also get some much-needed rest every night. These designers share how they transformed their children's rooms and their decorating ideas are sure to inspire you.

Your Guide to the Best Fall Flower Arrangement

What better way to celebrate the changing season than with a fresh and beautiful autumn-inspired flower arrangement? We got some expert tips from Eric Buterbaugh, Chief Floral Designer of TheBouqs.com, an online flower delivery service that brings farm fresh flowers to your door for a $40 flat rate.<p>…

How to Take Your Halloween Pumpkins to the Next Level

10 sophisticated ways to incorporate pumpkins into your autumn decorating this October. This article originally appeared on townandcountry.com.<p><b>1. Carve your favorite Picasso into your pumpkin! Your art collector friends will be impressed.</b><p><b>2. Decorate with rows of mini pumpkins on windowsills and</b> …

Decorations

IKEA's Newest Mirror Will Give You Compliments

It's the perfect pick-me-up when you have nothing to wear.<p>IKEA furniture is affordable and functional, but also ridiculously frustrating. (How can one Allen wrench cause so much emotional stress?) Luckily, the retailer has come up with just the solution: furniture that gives you a pep talk. Yes, …

Plumen Unveils Gorgeous Glowing Oak Installation at the London Design Festival

As part of London Design Festival’s Designersblock, British brand Plumen debuted the Glowing Oak, a gorgeous lighting installation that toes the line …

Danish Design in Copenhagen Micro-Neighborhood Paper Island

Norm Architects retrofitted an old warehouse in an up-and-coming enclave of the Copenhagen harbor for Danish furniture company &Tradition.<p>Most Copenhagen residents, if they've visited a harborside area called Papirøen, went over the summer to snack on street food and eat outide along the quai …

Design

Design-y West Village Townhouse Wants $13.85 Million

21 Perry Street<p>The late author and New York Times writer <b>Mary Cantwell</b> wrote about her time in <b>21 Perry Street</b> in the second volume of her memoirs, published in 1995. When Cantwell moved in, the house was a three-unit multi-family and the kitchen in her apartment "stank of cats." Things are much …

French Fries and Other Foods You Should Never Order to Go

It's a fact of life: certain foods travel much better than others. It's never fun to realize that the meal you ordered for delivery simply didn't hold up in transit and is beyond repair, so we've gathered 11 foods that you should think twice before ordering to go.<p>There are plenty of foods that hold …

11 Weeknight Dinners You Can Make 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: Be bold and go recipe-less tonight for dinner -- it's much easier than you think.</i><p>Some weeknight evenings, …

Cooking

Apple Pie Recipe

When the nights start getting cooler after a long hot summer, and the leaves show glimpses of turning color, that’s when apple season starts around …

Take A Tour Of The Enchanting Castle That Just Hit The Market

Multimillionaire Chris Mack puts palatial home in Woodstock, Connecticut on the market—mansion staff not included.<p>Living in a castle has always seemed like the stuff of dreams, but now it could become a reality for one lucky (and very rich) person. A 35,000 square foot mansion fashioned to look …

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