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Half-Off Wreckage!

<i>Sometimes the stories you guys send in with your wrecks are so perfect they don't need anything more from me. So, Steph S., take it away!</i><p>It was my …

Eye Candy: 10 Inspiring Kids Playrooms

For anyone with a young family, the playroom is probably one of the most popular rooms in the house. Does yours need a little help? Or maybe a …

Kids

Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

Japan

S’MOreos, A Variant on S’Mores

In 2012, Marigold of the blog Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! toasted marshmallows over her gas burner, “smooshed” them in-between Oreo cookies and then …

Phobias: The rationale behind irrational fears

Recently, this section featured an article about the tarantula <i>Typhochlaena costae</i>. While the piece was very interesting, this was likely lost on some …

Cutlery 'can influence food taste'

<b>Our perception of how food tastes is influenced by cutlery, research suggests.</b><p>Size, weight, shape and colour all have an effect on flavour, says a University of Oxford team.<p>Cheese tastes saltier when eaten from a knife rather than a fork; while white spoons make yoghurt taste better, experiments …

University of Oxford

A floating pool has inspired the world, but will it sink before you can swim?

After going viral on Kickstarter and then disappearing, New York's +POOL is back<p>In the summer of 2010, prominent designers, architects, and environmentalists around New York City received a small paper booklet in the mail filled with realistic renderings of a cross-shaped swimming pool floating …

Yoghurt from a silver spoon tastes best

Eating with a solid silver spoon really can make your food taste better, according to researchers.<p>Psychologists have found that the weight, type and even the colour of cutlery can change the way people perceive the taste of food.<p>Yoghurt eaten with a silver spoon tastes more expensive and creamier …

Geometry bake-off: sconic sections, toast tangrams and the Möbius bagel

When you slice a cone the surface produced is either a circle, an ellipse, a parabola or a hyperbola.<p>These curves are known as the conic sections.<p>And …

The One-Minute Microwave Omelet

My husband has been in hot pursuit of the flawless French omelet for months, studying our stove's quirks and calibrating the ratio of butter to pan …

Breakfast

66 Impossibly Beautiful Instagram Breakfasts

The crushing heartbreak of not being a person who eats breakfast like this.

Hello, Hemp Seeds! 5 Great Recipes to Get You Started

Hemp seeds are on my permanent grocery list these days. But when my mom came to visit from California a few weeks ago, she turned her nose up at them …

Food Huggers: An Easy Way to Keep Leftover Fruits & Veggies Fresh

What do you do with leftover lemon and onion halves or chunks of cut cucumber and zucchini when you're done cooking? Storing them in plastic food …

Kitchens

Turn Summer Fruits into Refreshing, Cool Sodas & Ice Pops!

There are few things that sound as crisp and refreshing as a light sparkling fruit soda, and few things as cool and nostalgic as ice cold popsicles. …

Scrambled egg gelato? London shop makes breakfast-flavored iced treats

A London restaurant is serving up a full English breakfast with a twist. While the dishes sound rather commonplace - bacon, scrambled eggs, pancakes with maple syrup, toast with whipped butter - the novelty is that they are gelato flavors. Yes, gelato, the Italian version of ice cream.<p>“We wanted to …

15 Sure-Fire Ways to Guarantee You'll Get Food Poisoning This Summer, Probably

My best friend has a saying: "What's life without a little risk?" This is usually applied to a select few scenarios, most often involving the possibility of death and/or a very good story. But when it comes to summer grilling, more than a couple "what ifs" come to mind that make taking the …

Iced-Tea Battle Brews for Burger Chains

This is the first week of summer, when temperatures and iced-tea consumption rise sharply. But with the noisy introductions of such recent entrees as Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger, Sonic's Pretzel Dogs and McDonald's new Quarter Pounders it's been easy to overlook the quiet race for iced-tea …

The vaccine that may bring an end to norovirus-induced cruise ship vomiting

As a new strain of stomach flu leaves a trail of stomach-clenching illness from Sydney to San Diego, scientists are moving closer to thwarting it for …

Mark Bittman's Chicken and Rice

<i>This week,</i> <i>Mark Bittman</i> <i>is serving as a Guest Editor at Food52. He'll be choosing a Wildcard winner, answering your questions in a Twitter chat, and sharing recipes from his new Cooking Basics app.</i><p>Chicken and Rice is one of the world's great one?pot dishes. Don't be intimidated by cooking chicken and …

Everyday Foods Transformed Into Appealing Sculptures

Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees the potential for art in all of the foods around him. In his work, he transforms the most basic of nourishment–fruits and vegetables, sunflower seeds, and even slices of salami–into elaborate food art. Since he began his work in this type of sculpture, even just the …

Sculpture

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Woman Drinks Coke Instead Of Water For 16 Years

A real-life Super Size Me, only for 16 years instead of a month. Want to take a guess what happens to your body?<p>A 31-year-old Monaco woman was recently admitted to the hospital after suffering arrhythmia and fainting spells. Her potassium levels were found to be absurdly, dangerously low. These are …

Introducing The Sweetest Tapir In Town

The Franklin Zoo just announced the birth of its newest addition and boy can she smile!

This 9-year-old Cancer Survivor Is Taking Back the Term 'Bucket List' (PHOTO)

This 9-year-old cancer survivor is on a mission to take back the term "bucket list." One game of "messy twister" at a time.<p>Maya, a third grader from Ohio who is battling a rare form of leukemia, wants to share her "bucket list for summer 2013" (below) to inspire others -- healthy or sick, old or …

2 Raw, Clean Recipes That Are Perfect for Summer

As much as you might love cooking, there's something about doing it in the summer that gets—well, it gets awfully <i>hot</i>. Plus, eating foods made with lighter ingredients just feels better during the hot months, you know? That's why whipping up raw, clean recipes is so appealing.<p>Pure Food and Wine is a …