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Birds Sleep in Giraffe Armpits, New Photos Reveal

Nighttime camera trap images from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania reveal giraffes acting as "bed and breakfasts," scientists say.<p>The best way to guarantee breakfast in bed for some small African birds is falling asleep on your dinner plate—even if it's a giraffe's armpit.<p>Scientists have long …

Nature

You’d Never Know These Black Bean Brownies Were Healthy

Decadent, delicious, and so easy to make.<p>I have a bit of an obsession with finding recipes that sneakily swap in good-for-you ingredients. Chocolate …

Dessert

Heavenly Key Lime Pie Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together condensed milk and next 3 ingredients until well blended. Pour mixture into piecrust.<p>Step …

Baking

Companion Vegetable and Herb Planting in Raised Rows - Organic Gardening

<i>“Raised Row Gardening” by Jim and Mary Competti, invites readers to try a new method of gardening. Jim and Mary Competti, created the Raised Row</i> …

National Parks

I Tried Lush’s Magical ‘Sleepy’ Lotion and It Knocked Me Out in 15 Minutes

My arch nemesis? Sleep. I’ve tried melatonin chews, magnesium drinks, magnetic bracelets, white noise machines, eating less before bed, eating <i>more</i> …

Fried Okra, Fried Green Tomatoes, & Fried Pickle Chips

The best ways to fry up your favorite Southern vegetables<p>Walk around any state fair and it becomes pretty clear folks will figure out how to fry just about anything. Snicker bars? Coke? Why not? But frying vegetables is more than just a stunt. It’s an act of culinary genius. (Exhibit A: the French …

Food & Dining

Chinese Vegetable Spring Rolls Recipe

This Chinese spring roll appetizer recipe stuffed with vegetables is easier to prepare than you might think and is vegetarian/vegan if vegetarian …

Food & Dining

Sweet Potato Jook (Rice Porridge) Recipe

Koreans love sweet potatoes and they love their rice, and jook (juk) is one of the ultimate Korean comfort foods. This is a whole bunch of goodness …

Breakfast

7 Perennials That Will Bloom Multiple Times This Summer

With a little extra care, these flowers will bloom two times or more.<p>We put up with perennials — and their fleeting blooms — because we love the way they reappear, year after year. But with a bit of extra effort — namely, judicious pruning — the perennials here will offer a repeat performance. (If …

Bowe Bergdahl

Perfect Spinach Lasagna

This delicious spinach lasagna recipe is a tried-and-true classic no-meat lasagna with layers of ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, your favorite …

Beef and asparagus pizza with horseradish cream - Recipes

1<p>Preheat the oven to 180°C.<p>2<p>Place the onion on a baking tray, drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and season. Roast for 20 minutes or until soft and …

Similar to Morphine: The Best Natural Painkiller that Grows in Your Backyard

From injury to disease, pain is a very common ailment or symptom that can take down the toughest of the tough. It’s so prevalent that we are seeing a …

Amazing Pickled and Marinated Vegetables

Pickled vegetables taste totally delicious. I'm going to give you my personal favorite vegetables and herb combinations - damn simple and they make …

Jamie Oliver

Eggplant Bacon Is Here For Vegans Who Still Want Their Bacon Fix

Whatever reason you have for keeping meat out of your diet ― veganism, a vegetarian lifestyle, or taking on a healthy diet of some sort ― abstaining from bacon can be one of the trickiest challenges. No matter how much you don’t <i>want</i> to eat the porky, fatty meat, one smell of this breakfast staple …

Eggplant

Sweet Corn Bread Pudding

Now Playing<p>A Cake Fit for a Gold Medalist 00:57<p>Cinderella Cakes makes a big splash with their underwater fantasy cake.<p>Now Playing<p>Deep-Fried Scotch …

Gardening

26 Plants You Should Always Grow Side-By-Side

Companion planting uses one species' advantages to help another.<p>Organic gardeners know that a diverse mix of plants makes for a healthy and beautiful …

Plant Pest Remedies From Your Kitchen

You would be surprised how many household items (like cinnamon) can come to your aid when plants find themselves under attack from pests and disease. …

Alternative Medicine

How to prune your fruit trees now for a summer bumper crop

The edible garden is serene and quiet in winter. Fallen leaves have been gathered and composted, plants are resting quietly, and it's too cold to …

Gardening

Las Vegas: Flier hits $933,080 jackpot at airport slot machine

Chicago O’Hare has its signature neon tunnel walkway. Los Angeles International has its signature “LAX” welcome sign and Theme Building that inspires thoughts of flying saucers.<p>At Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport, it’s the rows and rows of slot machines that are among the airport’s most …

Aviation

Brilliantly Simple Tower Collects Safe Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

The Warka Water tower literally pulls clean drinking water straight from thin air. First debuted in rural Ethiopia, and conceived as a way to help communities in the area that lack access to safe drinking water, the innovative design recently took home the World Design Impact Prize in Taipei. Each …

Drinking Water

Tips for growing bigger tomatoes #vegetable_gardening

Gardening<p><b>1.</b> Don’t crowd your tomato plants. They need plenty of room to grow. Stake them about 6 feet high. This will sustain them when they are …

Google is giving a big boost to Gmail security

Google is amping up security and protections for Gmail users, giving people a more noticeable warning if there’s a chance the government is trying to …

Watch Snoop Dogg Narrate a Battle Between Squirrel and Snake (Video)

Rapper offers blunt observations on wildlife in his new nature documentary series<p>Marlin Perkins is probably rolling in his grave right now. Or …

Snoop Dogg

Do you know what is your birthstone? It says secrets about your personality

<b>Pearl (June)</b><p>Those born with pearl as their birthstone are unique people. Pearls are treasured jewels, and historically, they are associated with …

Stash Box: Introducing Blends Can Bring Out the Best in Your Bud

Smoking blends are a time-honored tradition. The reasons for making them are almost as varied as the number of plants that you can roll into your …

Seattle