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DIY: KOOB (The Best Lawn Game. Ever.)

Every once in a while, you discover one of those things that changes how you have fun. That’s probably about to happen for you.<p>This is one of those …

La Dolce Vita of 1960s Rome – in pictures

It was one of the most fertile periods in contemporary Italian cinema and saw the explosion of celebrity culture. This summer the Estorick Collection in London presents The Years of La Dolce Vita – 80 photographs capturing the <i>dolce vita</i> (literally ‘sweet life’) enjoyed by Italian film stars and …

How Kanye's Vocabulary Stacks Up to Shakespeare's

Plenty of hip-hop artists out-rhyme the Bard.<p>"I’ll teach you how to flow," Antonio tells Sebastian in <i>The Tempest</i>.<p>Almost as long as hip-hop has existed, scholars both professional and less so have made efforts to compare its lyrics to the work of Shakespeare. The Folger Shakespeare Library offered a …

Japanese Water Fountain

In Japanese, <i>shishi odoshi</i> means “deer scarer.” These water fountains slowly fill with water and then suddenly tip. The resulting noise when the fountain falls back will scare away any critters eating in your garden. Many Zen gardens have also used these fountains as a meditation aid.<p>Now you can …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Western Australia

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

A whole bunch of handy tips on how to store stuff in your freezer the RIGHT way. Watch: http://bit.ly/18qiVXR

Pinch by Sawdust Bureau

The Melbourne-based Sawdust Bureau (great name, by the way!) crafts handmade, limited edition pieces of furniture with a stellar attention to the …

Furniture

He Was a Crook

A scathing obituary of Richard Nixon, originally published in Rolling Stone on June 16, 1994<p>MEMO FROM THE NATIONAL AFFAIRS DESK<p>DATE: MAY 1, 1994<p><i>"And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every</i> …

How a Photographer Created Images of Fireworks Unlike Any You've Ever Seen

<i>A photographer's experiment puts explosions in new light.</i>

Shed of the Year 2013 entrants - Telegraph

Shed of the Year: boat-roofed creation sails to victory

It was a fierce competition with almost 2,000 entrants, but a clear winner has finally sailed to victory in the 2013 Shed of the Year competition.<p>The Boat Roofed shed beat entrants such as the Tardis, The Teppanyaki Disco Shed, the Formaldershed, and the Doghouse to be crowned the overall winner of …

Bodyguard

Tiny Mechanical Insects Made of Watch Parts

Chicago-based artist Justin Gershenson-Gates, aka A Mechanical Mind, creates tiny steampunk insects by carefully soldering together gears, springs, and other watch parts. The mechanical bugs, many of which Gershenson-Gates can balance on just his pinky finger, are miniature, multi-legged creatures …

Sculpture

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

The Most Fabulous Flight Attendant Fashions In History - PAPER

Is there anything more jet-set fabulous than a chicly turned-out flight attendant? In honor of Pedro Almodóvar's new ultra-gay romp <i>I'm So Excited</i>, which takes place on a Madrid to Mexico City flight and features some fabulous flight attendant fashion, we've rounded up our favorite moments of …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Mexican Chocolate Slice-and-Bake Cookies. Get the recipe: http://bit.ly/126vYLg

Deborah Madison's Peas with Baked Ricotta and Bread Crumbs

Shucking fresh peas is not a quick task, I'll admit. But if you can get your hands on some fresh peas in their pods at a farmers' market in the next couple of weeks, grab them and commit to an extra half hour of meal prep. <b>Deborah Madison's</b> unassuming <b>Peas with Baked Ricotta</b> from her new book</i> …

Green Living Walls for Modern Homes

Each year, many among us pause for a moment and worry about the state of the planet’s health on each Earth Day. Some of us tend to make minor changes …

Serious Salads: Springtime Carrot, Pea, and Mint Salad

Carrots and peas are often served together hot, so why not try them together cold in this springtime salad?<p>Recipe inspired by Susie Kauck, Return to Sunday Supper<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes …

This version of Enchiladas Suizas comes together in 30 minutes. Get the recipe: http://goo.gl/UXDfc

Serve this French green lentil salad warm with your Easter lamb. Here's the recipe: http://goo.gl/f5CXJ

Italian Jam Crostata is a great dessert for early spring! Here's the recipe: http://goo.gl/O3rKN

Angel Hair Pasta with Green Garlic Cream Sauce. Here's the recipe: http://bit.ly/Y8LdzM

Classic Sloppy Joes. Get the recipe: http://bit.ly/YZW8ji

Mexican Turkey Meatball Soup. Get the recipe: http://bit.ly/11cV4p5

The Basics: Lentil Soup. Here's the recipe: http://bit.ly/13qvvnb