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DIY Toasted Almond Fortune Cookies

<i>Every other week, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: A nutty take on fortune cookies that you can make at home and fill with your own fortunes.</i><p>Everybody should spend at least one week of their lives making dumplings. Over …

Your Fat Has a Brain. Seriously. And It's Trying to Kill You.

Phil Bruno was super-sizing again. It was just past 5:30 on a spring evening in 2004, and he was driving home from work. He pulled into a White Castle, one of many fast-food outlets lining Route 100 in his hometown of Manchester, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. He was only a mile from his house, …

An Old-Fashioned Farmhouse Kitchen

Simplicity is key in this space.<p>Simple blue-green cabinets and an old pine farm table recapture the spirit of a childhood kitchen. For kitchen design tips, read the interview with designer Young Huh.

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The Positive Effects Games Have on Your Brain

Games level up your spacial orientation and memory formation, among other qualities.<p>The Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Charité …

Happier at Home: Top 5 Books for Homebodies

I have a confession to make: I am an introvert, and therefore, a "homebody." While it may not be <i>completely</i> shocking to you that a freelance writer …

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The mystery of the missing skills shortage

Anecdotal evidence has long said that many Canadian employers can’t find enough workers with the skills they need.<p>But a new report this week from the Toronto-Dominion Bank makes a persuasive case that, overall, Canada is not suffering skills shortage. If it were true, it would show up in fierce …

B.C. Construction Shortage Forces Industry To Fill Jobs In Ireland

VANCOUVER - The current shortage of skilled tradespeople in Western Canada is so dire that the B.C. Construction Association is returning to Ireland …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

5 Surprising Facts About Nikola Tesla

The brilliant inventor gets a new statue in Long Island.<p><b>A new statue of Nikola Tesla now graces New York's Long Island, the latest homage to the celebrated visionary. At the statue's unveiling last week, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic told the dedication crowd at Tesla's former Wardenclyffe</b> …

Tesla Model S Catches Fire, Stock Price Sinks -- Updated

A Tesla Model S all-electric luxury sedan caught fire outside of Seattle after a collision with an unknown metallic object on Tuesday, the first such incident recorded to our knowledge. The Associated Press reports that the fire began in the vehicle’s battery pack, mounted beneath the passenger …

Commercial jams are the sickly sweet sisters of homemade jam, but a grasp of the science will help you get yours just right<p>The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday – but never jam today. <i>Lewis Carroll</i><p>Jam-making conjures up images of domestic idylls, an escape to the mountains to live on your …

Talk about "fast food" - amazing shot of a leopard catching its meal mid-air! Photo by Matt Prophet: http://dailym.ai/17lF6Q5

Why owning a home is bad for you

Home ownership has troubling side effects, distorting the economy and taking a toll on our minds and bodies<p>Saying no wasn’t easy. Harpreet Pandher …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Look Closely, Photographer at Work in Norway

A lot of times, landscape photography means waking up well before the sun does and going on a wilderness adventure in the pre-dawn darkness all in …

Ontario climate plan to offer subsidies for energy retrofits, electric cars

Environment Minister Glen Murray is pledging to give every building in Ontario an energy retrofit and offer more subsidies for electric cars as the province ramps up its battle against climate change.<p>In a wide-ranging speech to business leaders at the Empire Club in Toronto on Thursday, Mr. Murray …

2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winners

The Marvin Windows and Doors’ Architect’s Challenge winners have been announced and this year, there are some really beautiful winning modern houses. …

10 Credible Mermaid Sightings? (+Videos)

Mermaids have been a subject of fascination for centuries. Cultures from all over the world, that had no contact with each other, have mermaids in …

Shh . . . the plants are thinking

Groundbreaking research shows that plants keep time, count and know themselves<p>Political revolutions come and go with the seasons, but in science, …

What Created This Mysterious “Picket Fence” in the Amazon?

<b>It’s probably the only picket fence in the Amazon, but scientists have no idea what made it or what its purpose might be.</b><p>Georgia Tech doctoral student Troy Alexander stumbled upon these two-centimeter-long white structures growing on trees in Peru on June 7. (Also see “What’s This Mysterious Circle …

Articles about 5 creative modern porches and decks on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>A Vancouver design studio created in collaboration with Battersby Howat Architects.<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>When it comes to outdoor adventure, …

The curse of small families

Baby Boomers may soon find they have no one to look after them. Brian Bethune reports on the next generational crisis<p>We all know what’s coming. …

Talk To Your Son About His Body

I loved this post on how to talk to your daughter about her body, and I wanted to create something similar for parents of boys. My friend Nathan and …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

Fairy Tale Cottages

Okay here is something different. Cottages houses like what we feature today have been romanticized since the early fairy tales of Little Red Riding …

Best Salmon Recipe: The Only One You'll Ever Need

There are a lot of different ways to prepare salmon -- many of them good too -- but there's only one best way to cook this fish and we're going to share it with you.<p>When we talk about the best, we don't mean a fancy 12-hour preparation of a dinner that you'll finish in 20 under minutes. While we're …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Unexpected death leaves wife to plot course for future

After losing her husband, Jim, to cancer a few years ago, Eileen finds herself facing some difficult decisions, as well as many mixed emotions. The two were happily married for more than three decades, but the end came quickly: Once Jim was diagnosed, he lived just another three months.<p>Eileen, 58, …