Carmen McKinley

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Cookies with Dark Chocolate, Mango & Coconut

Sometimes I time my Costco trips to coincide with the best chances of the highest number of samples. Last week was one of those days and I was …

Weekend Project: A Crazy Pom Pom Rug

22 Comments<p>Pip Lincolne has a fun and crazy (and I bet soft) pom pom rug project in the latest issue of Frankie Magazine - that I'm loving! She says …

How Cellphone Photos of Hotel Rooms Can Combat Sex Trafficking

The photographs on a popular online site advertising “escort” services showed three young women selling their bodies, posed against floor-to-ceiling …

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies in history, it still lags behind other developed nations in many important indicators of human …

Demographics

Tips And Hacks To Get Better Z's

Because everyone can use a little advice<p>Ready to sleep like a baby and start feeling well-rested? We've got you covered.<p>For the most important things anyone can do for improved shuteye, we contacted Bernie Miller, supervisor at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. But because …

Sleep

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

Ireland

dip-dyed shoes

Winter isn't quite here, but already folks are starting to revert back to their dreary cold weather wardrobes. Ugh. How boring! We're not ready to …

New in the Shop: Janne Parviainen's Lively Streaks of Light

Helsinki-based artistic photographer Janne Parviainen gives life to light through his incredible light paintings, which are all created entirely in-camera. Without the use of any digital manipulation, Parviainen manages to transform streaks of multicolored lights into three-dimensional, figurative …

Art

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

Dogs align their bodies along a North-South axis when they poop

Ever wonder why dogs need to get themselves into just the right position to do their business? As it turns out, dogs align their body axis according …

Magnetism

On the Ark in Kenya

The baby rhino is losing. I think.<p>It’s a little hard to figure the rules for sure, but the baby African buffalo does seem to have the upper hand. Hoof. The two stand a couple feet apart, staring at each other. Behind them, their mothers look on with the kind of indifference of mothers everywhere …

Will a Taser Work on a Cougar?

In short, yes. And, maybe, no. Tasers can be an effective method of non-lethal defense against cougars, ignoring other vital factors. But we’ll get to that. Before you head into the backcountry packing high voltage, you’ll want to know a few things about America’s misunderstood lion.<p>Cougars once …

Wildlife

A Toy Kit For Little Architects And Engineers

The Strawbees kit lets kids use low-tech, inexpensive modular parts to turn plastic straws and cardboard into forts and toy robots.<p>Strawbees, a simple building tool for kids, has been years in the making. It started when founder Erik Thorstensson was growing up in Sweden, and he realized how …

Articles about great britain 7 amazing abodes united kingdom on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell.com is never short of informative, inspiring, and engaging articles and slideshows for your viewing pleasure, but with 50...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>As Friday winds down and we await the three …

United Kingdom

Old Shipping Crate Converted Into Sustainable Guest House

Old shipping containers can be an eyesore but not when they are transformed into contemporary, functional living spaces. Texas-based firm Poteet Architects, a company that strives to continue a sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio, recently developed this <i>Container Guest House</i> using an …

Green Roofs

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Animals take a swim – in pictures

From huge elephants to tiny harvest mice – and lucky pigs that swim in the clear waters of the Bahamas – take a look at these creatures enjoying the water

Play It Where It Lies

Yes, a golf ball landed on an alligator. Golfers at Myakka Pines golf course in Englewood, Florida, saw an alligator with a golf ball on its head. At …

This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

Incredible Award-Winning Aquatic Designs Inspired By Nature

<b>Serkan etinkol, Turkey: 2013 IAPLC Top 27</b><p>Every year, the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) receives design concepts from aquarium hobbyists throughout the world. Designers propose a wide range of concepts set within various tank sizes that are intended to function as …

Hong Kong

Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Last week, I reported that scientists are working their way toward a consensus that sugar is addictive. While some researchers are still hesitant to liken sweet stuff to drugs or alcohol, the evidence is accumulating to explain why some of us really struggle to resist or moderate our sugar intake. …

In Jahi McMath saga, science and religion clash

It will take more than doctors, judges and medical records to convince Nailah Winkfield that her child is dead.<p>Winkfield's 13-year-old daughter, Jahi McMath, entered an Oakland hospital for tonsil surgery three weeks ago and wound up on life support.<p>Now Jahi is hooked to a ventilator that handles …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

More Than 300 Sharks In Australia Are Now On Twitter

Sharks in Western Australia are now tweeting out where they are — in a way.<p>Government researchers have tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that monitor where the animals are. When a tagged shark is about half a mile away from a beach, it triggers a computer alert, which tweets out a …

Whill Type-A Motorized Wheelchair To Make Disabled People Live More Independently

<b>WHILL Type-A Motorized Wheelchair</b> will be launched in the US, early next year, it is created by keeping real hundreds of mobility device users in …

Disability

Winners of the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest

<b>Grand Prize and Nature Winner</b><p>The winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2013 have just been announced! Taking home the grand prize is an image you probably remember spotting on a blog post right here on My Modern Met just over a week ago. Seattle-based photographer Paul Souders took the …

Nature Photography

Brothers Grimm Homeland – Photography by Kilian Schönberger

Fairytale Landscape Photography.<p>The selected images are part of a landscape photo series called ‘Brothers Grimm Homeland’ by German photographer …

Photography