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The 15 most jaw-dropping images of Earth from space in 2015

The Earth Observations team at NASA's Johnson Space Center selected the 15 best photographs, which we've republished here.<p>Check them out, then head over to NASA to view their full image gallery.

Epic Flooding in Midwest: Pictures

Mississippi

Photo of the Day: Best of 2015

Nature

How to shoot the Perseid meteor shower with your phone

Stargazers are on the lookout for Perseid meteors streaking through the sky this week.<p>The meteor shower should peak tonight and into the wee hours of …

Too Bad People Couldn’t Photograph Meteor Showers Back in 1833

If you’d like to try your hand at capturing a shooting star on camera, tonight would be a good night to do so. This year’s Perseid meteor shower is …

Here's How You Build an Altoids Tin Survival Kit to EDC (+Contents List)

We’ve got a really straightforward reader question to be answered for today that comes from one of our long-time Twitter followers, …

Paracord Braiding: DIY Instructions + Basic Paracord Projects

As times get tougher, people around the country have begun to do what they can to lead simpler, more efficient lives, as we in the survival community …

Sewing

10 Meals To Make When You're Broke, Without Beelining To The Ramen Aisle

Sometimes we like to go on insane shopping benders and end up emptying out our bank accounts save for a few $20 bills. Other times, our cars break …

Keyless Lock Box

A wave of your finger opens this magic treasure chest.<p>That piggy bank is looking mighty low-tech these days, and you have to bash it open to get your cash. One piggy, one withdrawal. And then there are those cheesy, tin ”Wild West” lock boxes with the red combination dial. Not only do they lack wow …

St. Patrick's Day Headquarters

24 Irish Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

Gallery24 Irish Recipes for St. Patrick's Day<p>No matter the nature of your St. Patrick's day traditions, great food is an absolute must. From classic (and not so classic) soda breads to stout-battered onion rings and corned beef galore, we've gathered 24 of our favorite Irish-inflected dishes and …

5 Links to Read Before Making Corned Beef and Cabbage

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Perfect your corned beef and cabbage -- just in time for St. Patrick's Day.</i><p>While novelty items like Shamrock Shakes, Baileys-infused desserts, and …

Cooking

Mashed potato makeover: 5 easy new recipes for this Thanksgiving favorite

Turkey may be the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving feast, but for many it’s the side dishes that hold the real appeal. And while green beans, stuffing and cranberry sauce are more than worthy of their place at the table, it’s the mashed potatoes we deeply crave — and it's the mashed potatoes we want …

Prosciutto, Watercress, and Fontina Toasties

8 Servings<p>The keys to achieving razor-edged triangles: Let the sandwiches cool slightly, then slice with a serrated knife.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 slices thin prosciutto (about 3 oz.)<p>8 slices ½”-thick Pullman bread<p>8 ounces Fontina cheese, thinly sliced<p>¾ cup trimmed chopped watercress<p>¼ cup …

Sandwiches

What Are the Best Phone Apps for My Summer Camping Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>Before you go off the grid camping and hiking, tap the latest apps that will help you plan your trip, your trails, and where to pitch your tent. Even if you don’t have service, many of these apps will remain handy.<p>AllTrails<p>(AllTrails, Inc.)<p>A catalog of hiking routes in the U.S. and Canada, …

National Parks

6 Apps That Make Mornings More Manageable

I'm not a morning person. I'm a perpetual snoozer, and I'm usually running late. But with the help of the technology in the palm of my hand, I tend …

June 2014

The 14 Creepiest Things Kids Have Said About Their "Imaginary Friends"

The parents of Reddit have spoken.

Creative Commons

Google Chrome’s little helpers are offering hackers a backdoor to hijack your web browsing

Extensions are useful little programs written by independent developers to customize your browser experience, whether its by blocking advertisements, aggregating your newsfeed, or keeping you on task. But they may also offer a way for malicious coders to get past Google Chrome’s notoriously tight …

Google

No pain, no gain? Getting the most out of exercise

Staying in shape has all sorts of benefits, from maintaining heart health to warding off dementia and cancer<p><b>I</b>nactivity – fuelled by cars and a sedentary work life – has been dubbed the biggest public health problem of the 21st century, a global pandemic with dramatic impact on peoples wellbeing. …

Go Deep Into the Amazon With Scientists Unraveling a Creepy Mystery

<i>Editor’s note: This is the second of three posts describing our reporting trip to a remote research station in the Amazon rainforest. Read the …

Rosie's Buttermilk Biscuits

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes lets us in on her grandmother's secrets for making perfect buttermilk biscuits.</i><p>As a child, my grandparents' farm was my favorite place on …

Breakfast

The Three-Ingredient Breakfast

<b>If you're a fan</b> of televised cooking competitions, you probably remember Ilan Hall as the winner of the second season of Bravo's <i>Top Chef. Knife Fight,</i> Hall's new show on the Esquire Network, takes the basic conceit of programs like <i>Top Chef</i> and <i>Iron Chef</i> and adds a drunken, heckling audience: "It's …

Top Chef

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes!

Temperatures are rising and no one wants to turn on their oven these days. The solution for your next summer soiree? No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes! Just assemble, chill, top with berries, and serve. Cool and easy.<p><b>Ingredients</b> (makes 16 cheesecakes):<p>– 15 graham crackers (8 ounces)<p>– 1 stick …