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Russia denies involvement in Aleppo attack that wounded boy

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian defense ministry has denied responsibility for an attack on a neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo which wounded a …

DIY Air Freshener (How to scent wood)

This is one of those happy accidents based on a messy office and the fact that I am trapped in my house under mountains of snowbanks that have turned …

16 Brazilian Snacks That Will Make Your Sweet Tooth Go Crazy

Stay away from these if you're on a diet. Although you'll probably regret it.

The Secret To Better Teeth Found In Beer Breweries

On St. Patrick’s Day, millions of people worldwide will raise their beer glasses and offer a cheer to the patron saint of Ireland in hopes of better fortunes in the future. While the majority of toasts will involve personal happiness, friendship and wealth, there is another blessing that could come …

A History of Vegetable Metaphors, from Cool Cukes to Couch Potatoes

Since when did TV addicts become boob-tube tubers? We look at the origins of "couch potato" and other vegtastic metaphors<p>When journalist <b>Ezra Klein</b> announced that his new online publication, Vox, will report political news without the obligatory "eat your vegetables" mindset of most popular news …

Extracts 101: Vanilla, Mint, Lemon, Almond

This fall was a busy one for me. I started grad school and by the end of September, I was buried under a mountain of research, homework, and paper …

Cotton Candy

Today is Epiphany or the 12th night of Christmas and the French celebrate with a King Cake, galette des rois. According to this Christian tradition, the galette des rois was to “draw the kings” to the Epiphany. And inside is baked a lucky charm, la féve, ranging from plastic figurines to a bean or a whole almond. The crust is usually puff pastry and fillings vary from a mascarpone cream to custard to frangipane. And in New Orleans, today is the start of Carnival Season with its King Cake, a yeast cake-roll with icing and colored sugars on top. David Lebovitz’s galette des rois recipe: http://bit.ly/1aBu87u La Tartine Gourmande’s recipe: http://bit.ly/1aBu3Rg

From DIY fashion statement to the ‘new yoga’ – why knitting is hot again

Knitting – once considered a necessary cost-saving domestic chore, a sign of sedentary dotage (something only for grannies) and an activity to keep women's hands busy lest their pretty heads entertain too many revolutionary thoughts – is casting off its cultural baggage.<p>These days, knitting has …

The Best Gluten-Free Pastas

Gluten-free pasta doesn't have to feel like a sacrifice. To prove it, a panel of Bon Appétit editors gathered in the Test Kitchen for a blind taste test.<p>Gluten-free pasta doesn't have to feel like a sacrifice. To prove it, we procured 35 types (in five different shapes) from over a dozen producers: …

Italian Food

What Went Wrong For Olive Garden And Red Lobster

The hedge fund Barington Capital Group is mounting a campaign to break up the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, Darden Restaurants, in part because of the abysmal performance of those two chains. Here's a look at how they fell so far so fast.<p>Not even the breadsticks, it appears, can …

The Remarkable History of the Wool Knit Cap

The Remarkable History of the Wool Knit Cap

Online Knitting Community Receives Take Down Notice for 'Ravelympics'

<i>The website Ravelry has gotten a take-down request from the US Olympic Committee, which says that "Ravelympic" events "denigrate the true nature of the Olympic Games."</i><p>Every two years around the Olympics, knitters around the world band together to push themselves beyond their comfortable knitting …

Braided Scarf Knitting Pattern

Fabled King Arthur ‘was a Scottish warlord’

WELCOME to MacCamelot. King Arthur was a Scottish, pre-Christian warlord whose remains are buried on Iona, according to a new book by a Scots …

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What is the difference between women and men?

There are many funny differences between women and men. You can see them in everyday situations. Next time, when you have a fight with your couple, …

Bitcoin gets ready for the government

As Bitcoin gets an increasing amount of attention from the government, the entrepreneurs and advocates behind the digital currency are getting ready for their close-up.<p>They are hiring lawyers skilled in navigating the regulatory gauntlet, political operatives who can deal with the curiosities and …

Fossil Find Clears Up Big Cat Origins

Asian bones fill a big gap in the fossil record.<p><b>Don't miss our Google+ Hangout to Cause an Uproar with big cat experts, conservationists, and photographers on Tuesday, December 3 at 12:30 p.m. ET.</b><p><b>Paleontologists have long sought the answer to where and when big cats—mighty predators like lions,</b> …

The very last Sewing Machine Needle Guide you'll ever need. Based on fabric weight, type, and by task, this needle chart will direct you to most ideal needle for your sewing project. http://bit.ly/HSFw81

Cake Batter Chocolate Bark - Cake Batter Bark Recipe

Cake Batter Chocolate Bark.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> December 3, 2010 461<p>I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to share a recipe with you. I mean, cake batter …

How to Restart a DIY Project: 6 No-Fail Steps to Get Yourself Going Again

(Image credit: Alexis Buryk)<p>So many DIY undertakings start out with grand dreams, but at some point the enthusiasm peters away to nothing and one …

Scientists Estimate 20 Billion Earth-Like Planets In Our Galaxy

A new study suggests there could be far more Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars than once thought, some of which might even harbor life.<p>A team of astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, used the Kepler space telescope to survey …

The Lady Gaga Scandal: How Contractors Make the Navy Vulnerable

A weird scandal involving bribes, Lady Gaga tickets, and civilian contractors engulfed the Navy over the weekend.<p><b>A scandal is claiming the careers of some of</b> the brightest officers in the Navy.<p>The story centers on alleged bribes to Navy officers by a civilian contractor, Glenn Defense Marine Asia …

Military

STAR TREK Vs. STAR WARS Jack-O-Lantern

Beautifully Animated CALVIN & HOBBES Dance Sequence