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Watch: a steak being cooked by molten lava

A team at an American university have used lava to fire up their barbecue<p>When it comes to the barbecue, everyone has their own idea of how to cook the perfect meat - whether it's a secret family marinade or a certain type of coal.<p>We can now confidently say, however, that the way to success is …

Sea turtle given a 3D-printed jaw implant after boat accident

Human activity almost killed this loggerhead sea turtle in Turkey, but a group of doctors and researchers are looking to right that wrong with a 3D-printed prosthetic. The turtle, which is marked as an endangered species, was struck by a boat propeller while swimming in its natural habitat. The …

10 Unconventional Weight Loss Tactics that Actually Work

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Global Warming

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Wedding Details 101: 25 Things You Forget When Planning a Wedding

There are a million and one things to plan when it comes to a wedding. So is it any surprise that one or two or even twenty-five wedding details might fall through the cracks? "Planning a wedding — whether big or small — can be extremely overwhelming, especially when juggling full-time job," …

5 Things You're Doing Wrong With Food

These quick and easy fixes can make a big difference in your health.<p><b>1) You're peeling kiwis.</b> Kiwis are an excellent source of vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, and DNA-repairing antioxidants, but if you're still peeling the skin off, you're missing out on a lot of the nutrition value. Recent studies …

This Is How You Make Avocado Taste Like Chocolate

There are few things better in life than a perfectly ripe avocado. You can make toast with it. You can turn it into guacamole. You can even bake an egg into it -- if you're into that kind of thing. But did you know that you can also make dessert with avocados? And not just any dessert, but the most …

How to Grow Your Own Ginger and Garlic

Food and gardening just naturally go hand-in-hand. We need healthy, hopefully delicious food to eat since all of us Green Monsters are out there …

12 Scary Facts Your Skin Can Reveal About Your Health

Tune in to these complexion clues.<p><i>This article was written by Aly Walansky and repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover.</i><p>Visiting your dermatologist regularly is definitely a smart habit to establish: They're experts that can look out for inconspicuous signs of underlying health concerns. If …

Skin Care

A Beautiful Bohemian Engagement Shoot in the Woods

Today we have a beautiful, bohemian engagement shoot, from the fabulous Kristen Booth Photography.<p>We’ve featured some of Kristen’s work before, and …

How-To: Macaroni and Cheese Waffles

Photo: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt<p>You should definitely make way too much mac n’ cheese for dinner so that you can make these amazing Macaroni and Cheese Waffles concocted by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats!<p>This really might be the best way to eat macaroni and cheese ever. The center stays gooey and …

Cooking

How-To: DIY Paper Gift Bows

Make your own cool custom gift toppers with your favorite decorative wrapping paper and this easy-to-follow DIY paper gift bow tutorial that Allison from Dream a Little Bigger shared on Mom Spark!<p>Ready to give it a try? Click here to see how it’s done.

Crafting

12 Must-Eat Breakfast Sandwiches Across America

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Quick! You've just woken up. You regret having a salad for dinner. Maybe you're a little hungover. You're <i>hungry</i>. So what are you craving?<p>If you're like us, it's probably a breakfast sandwich of some sort. An egg …

How-Tuesday: Our Favorite DIY Pet Projects

Your artwork is original, your furniture is handmade — so why should all your dog’s chew toys come from the big-box store? Charming pet-centric DIY projects abound on the web (including here on the Etsy Blog) and some of them require very little technical skill — if you can tie a knot and wield a …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Trust us on this: This is a workout you should seriously get behind<p>Blast unwanted fat and create a knockout butt with this two-phase program from Perkins. First, the "Wake 'Em Up" body-weight exercises are designed to light up your central nervous system and get your glutes primed and ready. …

sweep me up (Sweetcorn, zucchini and fresh mozzarella pizza)

<b>Hi. I'm Danelle. I'm a photographer { A Couple of Night Owls } and graphic designer based in Melbourne, Australia.</b><p>These pages will be full of awesome …

67 (Yes, 67!) Ways to Lose More Weight

PROOF that there's more than one way to downsize<p><i>This article was written by Nicole McDermott and repurposed with permission from Greatist.</i><p>Losing weight is no easy task, and doing it the healthy way can be even harder. But instead of drastically changing your lifestyle with unsustainable habits, try …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

Atmospheric Photos Capture Stark and Otherworldly Beauty of the Far North

Alaska-born photographer Acacia Johnson's <i>Polaris</i> depicts the northern lands of Alaska and Iceland in a series of exquisitely atmospheric photos. With a profound connection to the Far North's otherworldly terrains, Johnson–who describes her photographic process as “expeditionary in nature”–captures …

Photography

Old World Style for Modern Wedding Inspiration

Celebrate tanto amore Italian style at the grand Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello, Italy with some of the best in the wedding biz. Joy Proctor Design …

Fall Al Fresco Wedding at Beaulieu Gardens

From The Bride...<i>I had no idea Morgan was going to propose. It was the morning of my grandmothers birthday and we got up early to take our bulldog,</i> …

sweep me up (White peach and green tea bellini)

Fairytale Rock and Roll Love Shoot

<i>April & Andrew</i><p>It’s not often we feature love stories on Polka Dot Bride without there being an engagement involved, but these photos grabbed me and …

Steal This Look: Cinderblock Chic in Toronto

This urban patio was created by landscape designers Earth Inc. for Toronto’s annual Interior Design Show. The firm focuses on sustainability, so they …

The Right Flowers For Every Occasion (And Feeling)

The perfect blooms.<p>Our friends at The Salonniere recently shared the secret language of flowers, which got us thinking: Who wouldn't want to know the perfect bloom for every emotion and occasion? PLUS: Don't miss their history on the topic

Inside 10 Tastemakers' Fabulous Closets

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Liz & Zach - Sweet Serendipity

It’s the first of August and we have a very special treat for you. We are actually very excited to feature today’s wedding. Indulge yourselves into …