Leanne Jacobs

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20 uses for leftover fruit and vegetable peels

The skins of fruit and vegetables are full of flavor and vitamins — and they've got a lot to give.<p>Don’t throw your kitchen scraps away; put them to …

Afghanistan: The Making of a Narco State

Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan is named for the wide river that runs through its provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, a low-slung city of …

The Quiet German

The astonishing rise of Angela Merkel, the most powerful woman in the world.<p>A summer afternoon at the Reichstag. Soft Berlin light filters down through the great glass dome, past tourists ascending the spiral ramp, and into the main hall of parliament. Half the members’ seats are empty. At the …

10 Totally Unexpected Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

Put down the pie and pick up the waffles: This nutritional powerhouse and quintessential fall and winter ingredient can be a star at breakfast, …

Breakfast

You’re 16. You’re a Pedophile. You Don’t Want to Hurt Anyone. What Do You Do Now?

There’s no helpline for pedophiles who want treatment before they act. So a teen with a terrible secret had to find his own way to save himself and …

‘This Story Isn’t For Everyone’

Today, Matter published a story by reporter Luke Malone about a group of young men struggling with the realization that they are pedophiles and seek …

​This Language Learning Method Ensures You Never Forget What You Learn

We all like the idea of learning a new language, but the time and effort involved can be off-putting. Gabriel Wyner, who wrote our previous post on …

DIY Basics: Make Modern Mosaic Wall Art

Painter’s tape (or even masking tape!) is the only tool you need to create this beyond colorful piece of wall art.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Masking tape<br>• canvas<br>• Acrylic paints<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onShop Sweet Things

The 27 Most Gorgeous “Glamping” Locations Around the World

Not totally sure what glamping is? Don’t take it from the Real Housewives: OC, we got you covered. Glamping, aka “glamorous camping,” is the great outdoors minus the inconveniences (ie the lack of bathroom) + a few more amenities (ie HOT TUB). From Santa Barbara to Fiji, here are 27 of the best …

20 Creative Recipes to Spice Up Your Next Bowl of Spaghetti

Like Converse, Coca-Cola and Elvis — spaghetti is a classic. But how’s this for some real talk: As much as we love the stuff, spaghetti tends to fall on the boring side. Those plain old noodles in plain old marinara. Well, before you go confining it to nights of desperation when you can’t think of …

A guide to making cleaning products without the chemicals

Ever wanted to make your own cleaning products but didn’t know where to start?<p>Ever wanted to make these products without using all those harsh …

Cleaning

How I finally got clear skin

Turns out the key to a clear complexion (for me) was diet.<p>I've long been a pretty healthy eater: I never ate junk food or fast food growing up, so …

50 things you can make at home and not buy!

On a limited budget and struggling to feed a family? Then you should try this list of 50 things that you can actually make at home and not spend …

Savemoney

18 Clever Hacks for Easier Home Cleaning

With warmer temps comes the urge to clean (and travel, but that’s another post). The mission: To find the mother of all homemade cleaning solutions. Or to discover the secret to organizing the closet to dear Martha’s standards. Here are 18 tips to at least help you get there and get your homestead …

The Untold Story Of Larry Page's Incredible Comeback

One day in July 2001, Larry Page decided to fire Google's project managers. All of them.<p>It was just five years since Page, then a 22-year-old graduate student at Stanford, was struck in the middle of the night with a vision. In it, he somehow managed to download the entire Web and by examining the …

Silicon Valley

'It Will Change the Way We Think About Society and the Way We Do Economics'

Paul Krugman, in the New York Review of Books, on <i>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</i>, the new book from Thomas Piketty, professor at the Paris School …

Mid Century Modern Style Before + After

16 Comments<p>Last week I found a cabinet for free and saw that it had some potential under the beat up ugly white paint job. From the inside I could …

Meet the Women Leading a New Movement In R&B - PAPER

If there's one trend in music we've been consistently impressed with, it's indie's R&B moment. (Or maybe that's R&B's indie moment.) Guys like The Weeknd, Frank Ocean and How to Dress Well and DJs and producers like Sango, Kaytranada and Ta-Ku are bringing '90s sounds back to the future with …

Stairway to Heaven: 20 Stunning Mile-High Layer Cakes

We love cake, and we know you love it too — especially tall towers of it, piled high with layers and layers of rich, sugary frosting. A good layer cake is confectionary stratigraphy — an archaeology of sugar and flour and butter and love. Here we’ve gone to some trouble to round up the best of the …

Saku Hana pattern by Monika Sirna

Soft, delicate and elegant, Saku Hana <i>(blooming flowers)</i> mitts feature a sophisticated panel of stitches reminiscent of a Japanese flower garden.<br>The …

Meyer Lemon Bars | Foodie Crush

I love any lemon based dessert, especially lemon bars! They are so easy to make and doesn’t require a ton of ingredients to make - in fact you’ve probably already got most of them in your kitchen!

Golden Meaning: 55 graphic artists reveal the maths of the golden ratio

Pictured above are two self-portraits of the British designer Oli Kellett.<p>Which one is most attractive?<p>The left one is untouched. The right one is retouched so that the features of his face conform to the golden ratio.<p>The golden ratio – or golden mean - is a number that is said to provide the …

blackberry and almond coffee cake

The holiday season has reached its end, but we're not quite ready to let go of the excuse to spend our days noshing down on delicious tidbits. Thus, …

The 10 Stories We Couldn't Stop Thinking About

For four years now, the Longreads community has celebrated the best storytelling on the web. Thanks for all of your contributions, and special thanks …

Journalism

Knitted Christmas Stocking Pattern

For those with needles poised for one last holiday project here is a wonderfully simple Christmas stocking pattern from Wool and the Gang (with a sign-up for their newsletter).

Knitting

Associated Press News

Your Top 10 Recipe Websites

Last week we put the call out for your favorite sites for recipe inspiration. You shared a mix of blogs, video sites, and magazines. Here’s the top 10 sites. Thanks to you all, we now know what’s for dinner tonight! Once you’ve found a few new favorite recipes, be sure to check our tips for …

Top 10

Five Apple Desserts To Try This Weekend

Summer came and went, and now Autumn is upon us. It's now perfectly acceptable to break out the pumpkin and apple treats. Here are five apple …

Dessert