Julia Thompson

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24+ Brilliant New Words We Should Add To A Dictionary

When languages evolve, it's important that scholars and dictionaries keep up. The internet has spawned a new crop of words for stuff, and while you …

Chelsea Physic Garden: what botany does for us

An updated Chelsea Physic Garden reminds us of the many ways in which we depend on plants.<p>In the wake of Chernobyl, help came from a surprising quarter. Sunflowers, it was found, had the power to break down pollutants in the soil.<p>It is just one of the plants celebrated in a new area of the Chelsea …

14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss resolutions.<p>“Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose …

25+ Extremely Beautiful Minerals And Stones

”Mineral” is not the first thing to come to mind when you hear the word “beauty,” and that‘s a pity because they look so, so pretty. This selection …

Love a duck? Promiscuous birds make genetic mistakes

Promiscuity could put species in danger of potentially damaging genetic changes, according to new research from UCL<p>Some believe that flowers, chocolate or a freshly cooked bacon sandwich are the way to woo members of the opposite sex. But many members of the animal kingdom have different ideas on …

Biology

14 DIY wall art projects for people who can't paint

You don't have to be Rembrandt to be an artist. Everyone has a creative side, even if you're not a master painter.<p>Anyone can find a pretty piece of …

Watch What Happens When A Cheap Print From Ikea Gets Displayed In An Art Museum

"If you could buy this for 2.5 million euros, I'd do it."

The 42 Definitively Cutest DIY Projects Of All Time

There's a reason why kawaii rhymes with DIY.

Cute

I Photographed Women From 37 Countries To Show That Beauty Is Everywhere

I’m a photographer from Romania that quit her job and started a new life. Two years ago I took my backpack, my camera and begun to travel around the …

How Do School Lunches Around The World Look?

It’s important that growing children eat healthy, but judging by the appearances of some school lunches out there, it doesn’t seem like schools like …

22+ Of The Best Comebacks In The History Of Burns

Comebacks are a rare and fleeting thing, as most of us will only think of the perfect retort to someone hours after they've actually insulted us. …

Social Media

I Reimagined 9 Disney Princesses As Indian Brides

I am a wedding photographer, based in Vancouver, BC. I was approached by Wellgroomed (Indian bridal clothing store) to do a photo shoot for their …

Walt Disney Company

25+ Nerdy Valentine’s Day Cards For Nerds Who Aren’t Afraid To Show It

There's this bizarre idea that geeks and nerds have a hard time communicating with their love interests, but that might just be because not everyone …

Quick And Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes

Chocolate lava cakes are a fabulous dessert with an oozing dark chocolate inside and a crispy brownie outside that melts in your mouth. Plus, you …

Dessert

8 Ways to Upgrade Your Cake Skills...And Win Friends

<i>This piece originaly appeared as 8 Ways to Up Your Cake Game on PureWow.com.</i><p>Hooray, you went a month without sweets! Phew, that was hard. Let’s face …

Dessert

21+ Honest Valentine’s Day Cards For Unconventional Romantics

Most of us have had enough of the typical Hallmark-style Valentine's Day card (not that there's anything wrong with them). For couples and romantic …

Relationships

33 Ways Spray Paint Can Make Your Stuff Look More Expensive

It's basically the Midas touch in a can.

Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are some of the best chocolate cookies I’ve ever made.<p>When you’re really craving chocolate and nothing else will do, make these.<p>I’ve made …

Dessert

3 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

Now that your sweet tooth has had ample time to recover from the holidays, let’s do something fun with those leftover peppermint candies you have.Get …

Dessert

Recipes

Russian Monday: "Prazskiy Tort" - Cake "Prague"

I loved this cake when I was a child. It is not too sweet and has perfect amount of chocolate. It was very difficult to buy in store, people used to …

These Cute Dogs Will Make You Forget That Life Is Pointless

Cute dogs! Look at the cute dogs! Try not to think about the futility of human existence!

Pets

Illustrator Turns People’s Deepest And Darkest Fears Into Comics

Illustrator Fran Krause asked people to tell him their weirdest and most irrational fears to turn them into witty comics. Sometimes these irrational …

26 Foods You Should Learn To Cook In Your Twenties

And the recipes to use to learn the best versions.<p>This is the most common way restaurants cook vegetables; it can be done to nearly any vegetable. Do not be scared by this. It is easy and awesome. To blanch means to put a vegetable in rapidly boiling salted water until it's <i>just</i> cooked, usually only …

Enrico Biscotti

If you prefer to try making your own, Enrico Biscotti Co.'s Larry Lagattuta shared this recipe:<p><b>15 cups all-purpose flour<br>1 tablespoon baking powder<br>1</b> …

Asian Grilled Chicken Recipe

"Quick and easy Asian marinated chicken thighs! Also great with chicken breast or flank steak. Marinate overnight for best flavor."<p>Ingredients<p>1/3 cup …

Grilling

Twix Cookies - Chef in Training

After making my <b>Twix Truffle Brownies</b> (which by the way, are amazing and you definitely need to try those out if you haven’t already!), I knew a Twix …

5 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes Just in Time For the Holidays

<b>1. Perfect Pumpkin Bread</b><p>I've tried many pumpkin bread recipes over the years, but none as good as this one. It's easy -- just a bit of mixing and stirring, pop it in the oven, and, in about an hour, you'll have a house smelling of sweet autumn spices and two scrumptious, pumpkiny loaves. <b>GET THE</b> …

Breakfast

Sunday Sweets: Gothic Elegance

Who says dark has to be dreary? These gorgeous Gothic cakes will have you cheering:<p>Sweet Lake seems to specialize in Gothic designs, and I couldn't …

Orphaned Wombat Goes Global After Falling Asleep On His Back

Turns out wombats sleep on their backs.