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Midwest greenhouse heated with geothermal energy produces citrus year-round for $1 per day

Those who live in the Midwest United States understand how difficult it can be to eat local during winter. But for Russ Finch and his community, the …

Magic

For Perfectly Braised Chicken Thighs, Memorize This Technique

When it comes to chicken, some cooks are beholden to the breast, but I’m a thigh girl—no ifs, ands, or buts.<p>I get the appeal of breasts. They’re easy on the eyes, unfussy, and dependable—the food equivalent of having a crush on the pretty-boy next door. Thighs, on the other hand, are rougher around …

An Avocado Sandwich With Triple The Flavor (Thanks, Mayo)

In college, I was a member of the Peruvian Student Forum. We had gathered one day to plan an upcoming event, and the discussion quickly turned to food. The group reacted enthusiastically as each member announced the dish he or she was going to bring to this function, until someone mentioned the …

7 Songs That Prove Prince’s Genius Wasn’t Confined to His Own Work

From Sinead O’Connor, Stevie Nicks, and more.<p>Since the news broke that Prince died Thursday at the age of 57, the tributes have started pouring in from every corner of show business: obituaries have honored his skill as both a musician and as a performer; his fellow artists have honored him with a …

Concerts

On-Demand Interior Design Anyone Can Afford | Inc.com

Meet Bobby. He just graduated from college and moved into his first real adult apartment. The problem is, his neon beer signs and thrift store furniture hurt the professional image he's trying to create for himself. Bobby would like to hire someone to design the apartment for him, but knows he …

Outdoor Spaces

This 'Matilda'-Inspired Chocolate Fudge Cake Will Bring Out Your Inner Bruce Bogtrotter

You don't have to eat it all in one sitting, but you probably will anyway.<p>Despite the fantastical characters in Roald Dahl's <i>Matilda</i>—a story about a young girl who discovers telekinetic powers, which help her cope with her rotten family and equally offensive principal, Miss Trunchbull—one scene …

A Tiny Apartment's Jaw-Dropping Micro Interior Design

Here, the secret behind fitting a large kitchen, home theater, gym facilities, and cat-friendly areas into a 300-square-foot flat.<p>Like many large cities, Hong Kong is a pricey place to live. Because of that, it's no surprise residents looking for property in the expensive urban center of the 7 …

Interior Design

Bathed in Golden Hour - 1055

20 Of The Dreamiest Guest Rooms We've Ever Seen

These stunners put hotels to shame.<p>The perfect way to welcome guests? With a space that is both stylishly appointed <i>and</i> features all the comforts of home.

Why You Should Plant Milkweed Right Now

I don't usually tell people what to do (probably because very few people would do what I say anyway), but I'm going to tell you what to do... plant some milkweed! Spring is here, and it's time to plant milkweed (if you haven't already). If you're planting your garden... plant some milkweed too. If …

Southern California

The Foolproof Steps to Making a Perfect French Omelette at Home

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I've been learning about omelettes for as long as I can remember. When I was four, my family went down to Boca Raton or Fort Lauderdale or one of those chintzy Gold Coast places to visit my great-aunt Myrtle and uncle Pat. One morning, Uncle Pat, who looked …

18 top bartenders tell us their favorite cocktails to order

An American bartender, a Turkish bartender and a Chinese bartender walk into a bar….What do they order? That’s what we sought to find out when we …

This double-chocolate espresso cookie recipe is a must-make for any chocolate lover

When you're craving a little — or a lot — of chocolate, it's hard to turn down a double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie from Julienne in San Marino. The cookie recipe, which combines melted semisweet chocolate with chunks of bittersweet chocolate folded in at the last minute, makes for a cookie …

This Swedish Scientist’s Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture

A new material design innovation has made wood practically invisible. Just watch for splinters.<p>You don’t have to shop at Ikea to see that Sweden is obsessed with wood. Over 57% of the country is covered in upwards of 51 billion trees, and lumber and paper products are one of the country’s biggest …

Architecture

This is what you're doing wrong with produce

Many of my clients assume they should be eating fresh, raw produce to reap the most health perks possible. But the reality is, several studies have debunked conventional wisdom about the best ways to store, prep, and cook fruits and veggies. Check out these science-backed tips for getting the most …

Nutrition

Dying art of Chinese cormorant fishing - in pictures

Photographs show insight into a dying 1,000-year-old tradition. Sailing peacefully across the river Li in Guilin, men fish without the aid of a rod, hook or bait, instead using a method which was first practised in 960AD

Wildlife

Cheese cake: recipe an easy dessert - Legendary Recipes

Cheese cake: recipe an easy dessert<p>Ingredients<p>200 g of cottage cheese<br>• 1 Cup flour<br>• 1 Cup sugar<br>• 3 eggs<br>• 2 tablespoons sour cream<br>• 1/2 teaspoon soda<br>• 2 …

President has constitutional power to appoint, not just nominate, successor to Scalia

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Republican senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, …

Cop Who Filmed Himself Raping Children and Having Sex with a Dog Gets Measly Sentence

Shrewsbury, ENG — Officer Derren Tomlinson, 44, with the West Mercia Police department was sentenced to 11 years in prison this week for unspeakable …

These Pancake Cups Are The Perfect Treat For Breakfast

So easy to eat.<p>Yields: 12 pancake cups<p>1/2 cup flour<p>1/2 cup milk<p>3 eggs<p>2 Tbsp. butter, melted<p>1/2 tsp vanilla<p>Blend all ingredients in a blender until completely combined. Divide among all the cups of a greased muffin tin (cups will be about 1/3 full. Bake at 400°F/200°C for 13-15 minutes. Pancakes …

15 Useful Hacks Every Egg Lover Should Know

Egg-cellent.<p><i>Original article by Lily Lou for Spoon University.</i><p><b>For more, check out Spoon University.</b>

Breakfast

19 Healthy Fruit Desserts That Are As Pretty As They Are Sweet

If your idea of a fruit dessert is a sad-looking loaf of fruit cake, back away from the canned fruit ~ very ~ slowly ~ and prepare to take some notes.<p>Fruits are perfection in a pie; they're the fresh and juicy crunch tucked away in a creamy layer cake, and the tangy, tasty topping of a graham …

Healthy Eating

Delicious Gluten Free Muffins Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Erika Wassall, the Jersey Farm Scribe, here with a delicious gluten free muffins recipe. Man, these peanut butter chocolate chip muffins are good… I …

Breakfast

Shepherd's Pie with Champ Mash

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 tablespoons olive oil, divided<br>• 1 tablespoon sunflower oil<br>• 1 large onion, chopped<br>• 2-3 medium carrots, chopped<br>• 1½ pounds minced lamb<br>• 2 tablespoons tomato puree<br>• 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce<br>• 1½ cups (400 ml) beef stock<br>• 2 tablespoons thyme and parsley, roughly chopped<br>• 1¾ pounds potatoes, peeled …

Onions

This Isn't Oatmeal — It's Actually . . .

You looked at this photo and thought it was a bowl of oatmeal, right? Hee-hee. Well, it's not. It's actually — get ready for this — cauliflower. It sounds a little weird, but trust me. It tastes delicious. Sometimes called cauli-oats, this version of the classic morning fave is lower in calories, …

The light and springy cheesecake you’ve been waiting for

While you might think Easter’s all about colored eggs and chocolate, lamb, bunnies and baskets full of sweet things, I think it’s about cheesecake.<p>I have no idea when the association came to me and why it stuck. But really, does anyone need a reason for cheesecake? And certainly, no one needs an …

Dessert

A man’s discovery of bones under his pub could forever change what we know about the Irish

Ten years ago, an Irish pub owner was clearing land for a driveway when his digging exposed an unusually large flat stone. The stone obscured a dark gap underneath. He grabbed a flashlight to peer in.<p>"I shot the torch in and saw the gentleman, well, his skull and bones," Bertie Currie, the pub …

Anthropology