Amelia Anaya

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13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Fantastic fudge! Make this foolproof holiday favorite in 3 easy steps

For many of us, it just doesn't feel like the holidays until we have a few squares of fudge — it's an irresistible edible gift that we're happy to both give and receive. And fudge is the perfect family treat to make and share together, especially with this simple three-step recipe. Just heat, stir …

How to Make More Beautiful Cookies

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today:</i> …

The Best Kind of Gift: 17 Edible Gifts Recipes

The excitement of opening a beautifully wrapped present during the holiday season is great. But what if, when you were to peel back the last of the wrapping paper, a nice homemade treat were waiting for you? Now <i>that</i> would be a memorable gift. This holiday season, why not make your gifts from …

Dessert

20 Cookies to Move to the Top of Your List

It's time to prioritize. You're up to your ears in holiday recipes and the harsh truth is that it's not all going to happen. But before you break out the red pen and start slashing, promise us you'll spare at least one or two of these cookie recipes, each of which surprised us and brought silly …

Dessert

Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake: The Ultimate Holiday Dessert

Cranberry eggnog cheesecake really couldn't get more festive. It's got everything that screams holiday, all in one creamy dessert!<p>You know how there are those years you’re just not feeling all the holiday prep? The cooking and the <i>cleaning</i>, the shopping and entertaining. Well this year isn't one of …

Make Homemade Candy Cane Fudge Like a Boss

Candy cane fudge will be beautiful on your dessert table this year. Sweet peppermint fudge is all decked out for the holidays!<p>Well, here I am as the candy contributor FINALLY bringing you a holiday treat. I say it all year long, that fudge can be enjoyed any time of year.<p>But, if you’ve been waiting …

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen from Helsinki, Finland, is one such artist. With experience in both photography and painting, he uses long camera exposures and a variety of lights to create images that straddle …

Art

Watch 'Game of Thrones' mysteries explained (or disproved) with science

Sure, works of fiction are hardly subject to the rules of science, but the folks behind <i>It's OK To Be Smart</i> set out to explain many of the enigmas surrounding <i>Game of Thrones.</i> In the PBS digital short that awaits after the break, topics like the plausibility of Daenerys' dragons, winters that last a …

The Best GIFF You'll See Today

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

Amazing Facts To Blow Your Mind Pt. 3

Seth Rogen and James Franco Bang on a Motorcycle in a Shot-for-Shot Remake of Kanye’s Bound 2 Video

Last week, Kanye West continued to troll the entire world with his video for “Bound 2,” a cheesy green-screen affair featuring school library wallpaper backgrounds that was basically a remake of David Hasselhoff’s “I Can’t Stop This Feeling” video, only with Kanye f*cking a naked Kim Kardashian on …

Wind energy firm pleads guilty to eagle deaths

Duke Energy's renewables arm to pay $1 million fine for killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The government for the first time has enforced environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities, winning a $1 million settlement from a power company that pleaded guilty …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography

In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran is a notoriously closed society, so this was an unusual milestone: It was recently the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based magazine <i>FSHN</i>.<p>Iranian-Canadian photographer Afra Pourdad took photos of model Shabnam Molavi posing in public spaces — in bazaars, on …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

Papua New Guinea

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

21 Cooking Tips That Will Change Your Life

And save you lots of time. Time that you can spend eating!

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

Jimmy Fallon's Funny Breaking Bad Parody, JOKING BAD

In pictures: Street art of Sao Paulo

More and more housing estates, tube stations and even cemeteries are being covered with colourful spray paint.

Guinness World Records 2014 – in pictures

From the fastest sprinter in high heels to the world's smallest donkey, the 2014 Guinness Book of Records presents the latest weird and wacky record breaking events

Objects & Figures Form Human Faces in Optical Illusion Paintings

Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak cleverly arranges objects, figures, and other elements in his paintings so that they suggest the form of a person’s …

The 10 Most Touching Episodes in the Surprisingly Poignant Seven-Season Run of ‘Futurama’

The 10 Most Touching Episodes in the Surprisingly Poignant Seven-Season Run of 'Futurama'<p>Over its erratic seven-season lifetime, one that’s spanned …

Microsoft and Google Will Sue U.S. Government Over FISA Order Data

In their ongoing wrangle to win the right to disclose more information about government requests for user data, Microsoft and Google said they will …