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Earwigs’ beauty forever in a dark cavity

It’s not unusual for earwigs to be active on mild days mid winter but they are, by nature, nocturnal. This one, a male, was grazing on algae from the fence post in broad daylight. He would be easy prey for a passing bird.<p>No matter. His biological destiny was fulfilled. Somewhere, probably concealed …

Dental Care

The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

With stunning scenery and majestic fortresses, these are the cold-weather climes we actually wouldn't mind visiting.

European Travel

100 Things To Be Grateful For

Thankfulness isn't just for Thanksgiving.<p>We take stock of the monumental moments -- that promotion at work, spending another holiday with our loved ones -- but what about the tiny treasures?<p>There's something to be said for the rare moments throughout the day that make you smile. Research shows …

Happiness

8 Food Blog Links We Love

We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.<p>Today: Not a single pumpkin, turkey, or mashed potato in sight. You're welcome.<p>Ever reached for a cookie and wished it were a cracker? Us neither, but …

New Albums

The Best Way to Drink Coffee That Could Help You Live Longer

If that first cup of coffee in the morning feels like a lifesaver, you’ll be pleased to find out that it actually could literally be keeping you …

A World Class English Muffin

Beware of the Model Bakery and its English muffin. It's an item so delicious that it could make you move to St. Helena, California, or fall in love with the baker...or start a territorial war over the last one left. Quite literally it's an English muffin you would change your life for; it will make …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

New Zealand

Mark Bittman Joins The Purple Carrot, Makes It Easier For You To Eat Your Vegetables

The former New York Times food writer and sustainability advocate is chief innovation officer at the vegan boxed-meal startup.<p>Food writer Mark Bittman, one of America’s most vocal proponents for part-time veganism, has joined The Purple Carrot, a plant-based meal-kit startup.<p>Bittman becomes a …

How to Transform Your Wok into a Smoker

No smoker? No problem. If you own a wok, you can prepare deliciously aromatic smoked dishes at home.<p>To jerry-rig a stovetop smoker, line a wok with …

Why You Should Be Cooking With Animal Heads At Home

Food Republic's column Ask Your Butcher seeks to answer FAQs in the world of butchery. Ethically minded butcher Bryan Mayer founded Philadelphia's Kensington Quarters and helped develop a renowned butcher-training program at Brooklyn's Fleisher's. Today, he consults with farmers, chefs, butchers …

BBQ

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

The Brain

14 Things Successful People Do First Thing in the Morning | Inc.com

"If it has to happen, then it has to happen first," writes Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of <i>What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast</i>.<p>Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set …

Time Management

There’s a Mystery Machine That Sculpts the Human Genome

Geneticists can’t see this machine, but they can see its works—and they say it might be the key to reshaping the genome.<p>Genomes are so regularly represented as strings of letters—As, Gs, Cs, and Ts—that it’s easy to forget that they aren’t just abstract collections of data. They exist in three …

How To Eat Sea Lamprey, The Most Hideous Fish In The World

"Take a living lamprey, and let him bleed at the navel, and let him bleed in an earthen pot."<p>If you're looking for something truly gruesome to serve at your Halloween potluck, we give you the humble sea lamprey.<p>It might not be a hit, but people will surely remember it.<p>Eating sea lampreys has been a …

Fish

5 Hearty Salads That Are Outrageously Delicious

Salads don't always need to be starters or sides. These crave-worthy salads will take center stage at meal time -- and no one will leave the table hungry, I assure you.<p><b>1. French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese</b><p>Earthy French green lentils, creamy goat cheese, and crunchy vegetables make a hearty and …

The Strange and Sexual History of the Graham Cracker

<i>by Kimberly Kohatsu, Managing Editor for the Menuism Restaurant Blog</i><p>Graham crackers are one of those foods so innocuous that you've probably never given them much thought. But there was indeed a Graham who lent his name to the Graham cracker, and his story will surely change the way you see the …

Man Spends 6 Months, $1,500 To Make ONE Sandwich From Scratch

Start growing those veggies.<p>When we say "expensive sandwich," you might think truffle-encrusted filet mignon on a bun dusted with gold. But not this time!<p>Here's a sandwich that will force you to think about where your food comes from. In the video above, How To Make Everything's Andy George goes to …

grilled cheese

12 Types Of Seafood That Are Utterly Terrifying Before Being Cooked

So grateful for fishermen.<p>If the old saying "you are what you eat" held any truth, we would be some scary looking mother fu**ers.<p>We apologize for the crass language, but when taking a look at what some of the most common types of seafood <i>actually</i> look like when living in their natural habitat -- …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

7 Steps to Freedom Camping, Kiwi Style

Want to go to New Zealand? That’s cool – so does nearly everyone else in the world. The country of four million is now flooded with about 2.5 million …

7 New Ways to Get Your Avocado Fix

Avocados are, like, <b>so hot right now</b>. They've been sweeping breakfasts across the country with <b>avocado toast</b> while holding up its reputation as the <b>crowd-pleasing guac</b>. But it's time to really put this bad boy to work. Check out these different ways to eat the most-Instagrammed food of our time.<p><b>1.</b> …

5 Sexy Steak Wines

Whether it's a first date or your 50th anniversary, few things are more romantic than a candlelit steak dinner with a bottle of decadent red wine. From tongue-tingling rosé to silky Syrah to bold and robust Cabernet Sauvignon, GAYOT's top sexy wines excite the senses and set the mood for an …

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Vincent Van Gogh

Where to Travel This Year, According to Your Astrological Sign

Photo by Thomas O’Brien<p>Like me, you may have made a habit of checking your weekly (or daily) horoscope. Sure, it’s fun to see when Mercury is in …

Travel

New Fascinating Macro Photos of Bees by the United States Geological Survey

The United States Geological Survey has released another fascinating batch of macro photos offering intimate portraits of bees. The often-feared insects are photographed against black backgrounds in great detail, revealing large, shimmering eyes and rainbow-colored wings. One bee is even seen …

Nature

5 Tricks That Make Your Slow Cooker Even More Useful, If That's Even Possible

The slow cooker is a magical device. Put a couple ingredients in it, turn it on, leave for work and return to a fully cooked, flavorful and tender meal. You can make everything from French onion soup to carne asada nachos in your slow cooker, but its almost mystical powers don't stop at dinner. You …

Cooking

Blizzard Blankets Buffalo: In Pictures