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Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Strong Women in Seattle Woodlands

Enter Kindra Nikole's wild imagination in her dreamy photographs.<p>Inspired by creepy films, fantasy novels, and greats like Neil Gaiman, Hayao Miyazaki, Kurt Vonnegut, and Lewis Carroll, Seattle-based photographer Kindra Nikole takes empowering images of women imbued with Photoshop magic. She turns …

The World's First Computer Program: A Rare Copy of Ada Lovelace's Algorithm Sells for $125,000

Ada Lovelace is widely considered to be the first computer programmer. She worked with Charles Babbage on his proto-computer designs, and translated …

Mathematics

Artist Perfectly Captures The Daily Struggles Of Being A Woman

Cartoonist’s illustrations capture the struggles of womanhood perfectly<p>Cassandra Calin’s illustrations capture the struggles of womanhood so …

Genius, 5-Ingredient Fried Chicken—Without the Frying

Judy Hesser doesn’t mince words. “I used to pan-fry chicken, but it's a pain in the neck to clean up all that grease.”<p>She’s right! So she doesn’t do it anymore—because decades ago, Judy (you might know her as Amanda’s mom) learned a better way, though it came without measurements, through word of …

10 Memorable Thanksgiving Day Desserts

There's a reason people always save room for dessert: it's usually the most memorable part of the meal. This year, ditch the plain ole pumpkin pie for some sweets with a little more pizazz.<p><b>1. Double Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone Cream and Raspberries</b><p>A pavlova is a cake-shaped meringue with a …

Dessert

Are any foods safe to eat anymore? Here’s the truth

Is bacon really as bad for you as cigarettes? Will coffee give you a heart attack? Do wheat-eaters suffer “brain fog”? BBC Future examines the foods, the fears – and the facts.<p>Food was once seen as a source of sustenance and pleasure. Today, the dinner table can instead begin to feel like a …

Nutrition

This 1 Pot Chili Mac N’ Cheese Is Gonna Be Your New Fave Dinner

Okay, we admit it: We’ve fallen into the “let’s do something a little bit different with our favorite comfort food” trap. But now that we’re here, we don’t ever want to leave. In this amazing dish, piles of pasta and cheese are taken to a whole new level with ground beef, spices, kidney beans and …

This 16-year-old artist uses fallen leaves to create stunning paintings.

Meet 16-year-old Joanna Wirażka, part of a new generation of artists who use the Earth as their canvas.<p>Traditional art techniques are beautiful, but …

Art

21 Watermelon Sculptures That Are Too Skillfully Crafted to Eat

Artists across the globe have utilized watermelons as an unexpected canvas for their imaginative creations. For centuries, fruit carving has been a respected art in Thailand and was used solely for decorating royal tables. Now, this uncommon skill has been adopted by others who see watermelons as …

Sculpture

15 Lightened-Up Pasta Recipes for Summer That Aren’t Pasta Salad

Summer is in full swing. And when the temperature rises and your clothes get lighter, your meals should lighten up too. The last thing you want to do when lounging by the pool is devour a meal that’s going to leave you feeling bloated and tired. We scoured the depths of the Internet and found 15 …

The Greatest Bars In The World

<i>by Amy Plitt and the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy The Freehand Miami<p>What makes a bar truly great? We tapped mixologists, bartenders, cocktail kingpins, and professional drinkers to find out -- and their picks include upscale drinking dens and gritty dive bars, places with world-class …

Photographer creates magical window into children's minds

The imagination of a child is like nothing else. Their little heads are filled with infinite possibilities, new worlds and a whole different reality …

Fourth of July Ice-Cream Cake

1. Place a 12-inch springform pan on a parchment-lined baking sheet.<p>2. Start with the red (raspberry sorbet). Soften the pint at room temperature for …

Whimsical Illustrations of Delicious Food Pairings As Best Friends

Bacon and eggs, coffee and doughnuts, macaroni and cheese–each pair is a perfect culinary combination that our taste buds can't deny, and neither can illustrator Philip Tseng. That's why the talented graphic designer has created an adorable series, aptly titled <i>Taste Buds</i>, showing us a cute …

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Wikimedia

Artist Christoph Niemann Transforms Everyday Items into Whimsical Sketches

Christoph Niemann incorporates everyday items into clever sketches that offer a dizzying sense of depth and whimsical perspective. The New York native can take an avocado and make it look like a catcher's mitt; he can transform a comb into a fancy Rolls Royce; he can even turn a poppy-seed bagel …

Christoph Niemann

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

Everyone has their dream bucket list of travel destinations, but what about dream hotels?<p>Since summer is right around the corner and we're dreaming about vacations in far off places, we've come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world.<p>From private overwater bungalow …

Costa Rica

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

Drawing

31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Will Promote Weight Loss All Month Long

Time to kick your boring healthy breakfast routine to the curb—with these breakfast ideas, you'll be set for the whole month.<p>By now, you probably have that one healthy breakfast staple that gets you through the day—but who says you have to settle for the same bowl of oatmeal or egg white omelet …

Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

Photography

How to Eat Well When You're Totally Broke

Tips for getting healthy on a budget.<p>One dollar will buy you 1 cup of grapes — or 10 packages of ramen. Unfortunately, the cheapest food is usually the worst for you. But it is possible to be healthy on a budget, says chef Ellen Damaschino of No Kid Hungry's Cooking Matters program. We gave her $30 …

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Breakfast

Treat Your Guests to 8 Unique Holiday Drinks

From the House Beautiful archives: eight unique and colorful '60s-style cocktails and after-dinner drinks for all kinds of holiday entertaining.<p>Christmas Snow<p>1 oz. light Puerto Rican rum<p>1/2 oz. Galliano<p>1/4 oz. Rose's unsweetened lime juice<p>1 oz. heavy cream<p>Shake well with ice cubes. Serve in claret …

Recipes

15 Thanksgiving Cocktails Because 1 Is Never Enough

Thanksgiving isn't just a marathon day of eating at my house—it's also a marathon day of drinking. My family always celebrates the holiday with plenty of beer, wine, and especially cocktails. We're always mixing up what we drink—one year someone is really excited about individually mixed drinks, …