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Christmas Cactus: Tips for Growing, Care & Propagating

If you mention the Christmas cactus to friends, you're likely to hear stories of people who've had them for decades, but have never been able to get …

Back Up And Sync Your Files Inside A Mason Jar With Raspberry Preserve

Do you like the concept of backup services like Dropbox or Box but don’t want to relinquish control of your data? Well now you can keep your files safely stored in your own pantry, right next to your jars of fruits and vegetables.<p>An innovative DIYer has figured out a way to skillfully merge a …

Raspberry Pi

How I Fish: Richard Stanczyk

When I was 10, my parents bought a home on a canal in Miami. I had a 9-foot pram with a little 31⁄2-hp Evinrude motor. I used to put-put out of there …

Fishing

The Man in the Van

He throws 96. He's the Jays' No. 1 prospect. He signed for millions. And he lives in a VW camper. Meet Daniel Norris, the most interesting pitcher in …

Toronto Blue Jays

The Time John F. Kennedy Decided to Pass on Smoking That Fourth Joint

An exclusive excerpt from Party Like a President, a new book chronicling White House debauchery, from Washington to Obama.<p><i>Despite what we may learn from popular history, presidents are human beings just like the rest of us. The like to drink, they like to smoke, they like to have sex, and they like</i> …

Watch John Oliver Detail the Disturbing Ways Pharmaceutical Companies Market to Doctors

Last Week Tonight is back.<p><b>John Oliver has made clear</b> that in the second season of <i>Last Week Tonight</i> he's going to continue to tailor the show's format around each episode's subject. This was immediately evident in last night's season premiere, when he devoted over 17 minutes to exposing the lengths …

Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski Played Video Games with Conan and It Was Incredible

Plus: A nuanced crotch-grab tutorial from Beast Mode himself.<p><b>You wanted more from Marshawn Lynch?</b> You got it. In an extended segment from last night's <i>Conan</i>, the controversially soft-spoken Seahawks running back joined Conan and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to play <i>Mortal Kombat X</i> in the Navajo …

4 Ways to Eat Your Placenta

Placenta…it’s what’s for dinner!<p>Recently, the Internet went nuts about Kourtney Kardashian’s Insta-tribute to the placenta pill. (In case you missed it, she posted a picture of two placenta pills she was about to take on Instagram and hashtagged it "#benefits #lookitup.") Well, we did look it up. …

In Defense of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, 10 Years Later

Why you should re-watch the Wes Anderson/Bill Murray movie.<p><b>In his two decades of filmmaking,</b> Wes Anderson has developed a style so idiosyncratic, it's easily identifiable by a freeze frame or sound byte—the warm color schemes, the extended zooms, the deadpan dialogue, the stuffy narration, the …

Odell Beckham Jr. Makes Ridiculous 1-Handed TD Catch While Being Dragged Down

Forget about the catch of the year. This grab by New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is one of the best you will ever see.<p>On the first play of the second quarter of Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium, Beckham connected on a pass from quarterback Eli Manning …

Watch Three WA State Grandmas Smoke Weed For the First Time

Now that weed is legal in the Evergreen State, three amazing older ladies by the name of Paula, Dorothea and Deirdre agreed to let the folks at Cut …

6. "Jeremy (Linsanity)" as Eddie Vedder

Last night he donned Bono's purple-tinted shades. It wasn't the first time he's inhabited the persona of a rock legend.<p><b>First the door flew off Bono's private plane</b> on the way from Dublin to Berlin. Then, less than a week later, the glaucoma-suffering U2 frontman fell off his bike in Central Park. …

If Famous Superheroes and Villains Appeared in 16th-Century Flemish Paintings

Batman looks a little... different.<p><b>Superheroes don't typically sit for portraits</b>. Nor do villains or sci-fi stars. It's probably the whole gotta-save-or-destroy-the-world thing. But with his new series, <i>Super Flemish</i>, photographer Sacha Goldberger imagines how these famous characters would have …

Sriracha Somehow Just Got Even More Useful for Any Situation

Now you can literally take it anywhere, thanks to a new tiny bottle.<p><b>Purely for the discreet instant gratification</b> of every stir-fry-crazy mad Srirachaholic out there, they have just made a teeny-tiny flask you can fill up with the stuff. You can now take your Sriracha 2 Go, meaning no corner of …

Exclusive: Listen to Blackberry Smoke's 'Rock and Roll Again'

Putting the classic back in rock.<p><b>Atlanta's Blackberry Smoke is here</b> to bring Southern rock back to what it's meant to be. This song, "Rock and Roll Again," from their forthcoming album <i>Holding All the Roses</i>, out February 10, 2015, is everything a great Southern rock song should be: jamming, vaguely …

Shia LaBeouf's Story of His Cabaret Arrest Is Even More Insane Than We Could Have Ever Imagined

All's well that ends with a McDonald's egg sandwich<p><b>In June, Shia LaBeouf was arrested</b> at a Broadway performance of <i>Cabaret</i>. It was in the news. He was drunk. He was "loud and disruptive." He was smoking. He was crying. There were pictures of him running around midtown Manhattan in a tattered shirt. …

I don't watch Baseball often, but this pitch is spectacular.

Jimmy Kimmel Proves Fashion Week Really Is A Lot Like Zoolander

Please make it stop.<p><b>In what is quickly becoming a tradition</b>, <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i> dispatched his "Lie Witness News" team to New York Fashion Week to "test" the knowledge of Lincoln Center's lurkers, wannabes, and hangers-on. And the results ain't pretty, as interviewees repeatedly confirm their …

30 Family Secrets Hiding in English Surnames

Long before Lorde, Adele, or even Cher, one name was all a person needed. In Britain before the Norman Conquest of 1066, people went by single names. …

Your National Park Pictures

See beautiful photos of U.S. national parks—taken by fans like you—in the National Parks by National Geographic app.

This dog has a heart of gold: desperately tries to save fish by splashing water on it

en_US<p>article<p>This all happened on a pavement in the city of Phetchaburi, Thailand, where a particularly nurturing dog came across an unconscious …

Dr. John: Dreaming of Louis Armstrong

The legendary New Orleans pianist discusses the inspiration behind his tribute album to the legendary New Orleans trumpeter<p><b>Malcolm "Mac" Rebennack, the musician most commonly known as Dr. John</b>, is sitting in Louis Armstrong's living room. We're in Corona, Queens, where the legendary trumpeter's …

Music

5 Things That Have Died and May or May Not Be Missed

A few recent obits<p><i>Published in the August 2014 issue, on sale now</i><p>A LITTLE PART OF ME, 46, DIES<p><b>A little part of me</b> died Sunday when I read an article about the successful funding of Whistle, a start-up described as "Fitbit for dogs." It followed the recent death of another little part of me when I …

Airdog auto-follow quadcopter for GoPro camera - first look

Imagine having your own aerial videographer to record your every move while you're out on your next ride. Now imagine that same videographer wouldn't …

The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

It sounds like something out of Dr. Seuss, but artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that blooms in pink, fuchsia, purple and red in the spring — and that is capable of bearing 40 different kinds of fruit.<p>No, it's not genetic engineering. Van Aken, an associate professor in Syracuse University's …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Orlando Bloom Defends Mankind, Swings at Justin Bieber

Crowd cheers. (And so did Leo!)<p><i>UPDATE: As more eyewitness accounts leak out, it appears that amongst the cheering crowd was none other than Leo DiCaprio, who added one more notch to his snub spree belt by raising his voice, and likely a glass, to Bloom's heroic swing. And how is Bieber handling the</i> …

The Last Stand for the Middle Class Is Taking Place in a Parking Lot in Massachusetts

One supermarket proved it can provide employees with a livable wage, annual bonuses, and a retirement plan. They can beat Walmart's prices. They can turn a profit, too. So why was its CEO just forced out?<p><b>Americans have grown to accept that corporations</b> will invariably take advantage of their low …

The Mild-Mannered Gas Station Clerk Who Went Full MMA on 3 Thieves

DC Comics doesn't own the rights to this superhero ... yet.<p><b>Mayura Dissanayake was working</b> his job as a gas station clerk in Houston, Texas on July 10th when some thieves picked the wrong victim. His coworker returned from a trip to the bank when three lowlifes jumped him in front of the store. …

Deco is still super awesome and scoring great goals

Deco will even score awesome goals in his own testimonial.<p>This was Deco's testimonial -- and it's 2004 Porto vs. 2006 Barcelona, so it's a really great testimonial -- so he is the god of the day no matter what he does, and yet he managed to out-awesome the awesomeness of it all with this peach. He …