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19 Pieces Of Street Art That Will Take You Literally Out Of This World

Some of these will make you question everything.

Art

The Difference Between an Instant Pot and a Slow Cooker

I am asked on a regular basis how an Instant Pot is different from a pressure cooker or a slow cooker, and I am mildly offended on behalf of my …

9 Decorating Ideas to Steal from Joanna Gaines

We've heard a lot of haters complain that Joanna Gaines (the decorator half of Fixer Upper, HGTV's hit home renovation show based in Waco, Texas) …

Clever Ways to Use Awkward Spaces in Your Kitchen

If you've ever priced a kitchen renovation, you probably know that custom cabinets are very, very expensive. Which leaves most people working with …

Home Depot

Barack Obama to make historic trip to Cuba in coming weeks

• First sitting US president to visit the island in nearly nine decades<br>• White House is planning to make the announcement on Thursday<p>Barack Obama will travel to Cuba in the coming weeks, becoming the first sitting US president to make a state visit to the island in nearly nine decades.<p>The White House …

150,000 penguins die after giant iceberg renders colony landlocked

Penguins of Cape Denison in Antarctica effectively trapped by iceberg the size of Rome and face 120km round trip to feed<p>An estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins living in Antarctica have died after an iceberg the size of Rome became grounded near their colony, forcing them to trek 60km to the sea for …

Here's the Right Way to Make Stuffed French Toast

Plus, three ways to stuff it.<p>When it comes to off-the-charts-amazing weekend breakfasts, pancakes get all the glory. They're the first thing many people think of making, largely because they're so easy to make, but that does a <i>colossal</i> disservice to the wonder that is stuffed French toast.<p>It may …

You Can Rent This Private Island in Belize for Just $350 Per Night

Prepare to feel like royalty for the duration of your trip.<p>If you think the only people who vacation on private islands are the Brangelinas and Clooneys of the world, think again: The remote and gorgeous Bird Island near Placencia, Belize will make you feel like an A-list celebrity — even if just …

US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.<p>U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is scheduled …

Cuba

Artist Stephen Lund Rides His Bike to Create GPS Doodles – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Strava is a popular GPS program used by runners and cyclists to track their workouts. Victoria, British Columbia-based artist Stephen Lund uses the …

Tommy Hilfiger Is Asking Almost $70 Million For His Plaza Penthouse

The beloved designer is parting ways with his fashionable home.<p>Eloise isn't the only famous character to call New York City's famed Plaza Hotel home.<p>In fact, a celebrity actually rooted in reality has lived in the hotel's penthouse since 2008 — fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger.<p>But he won't be there …

Tommy Hilfiger

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza, Where Have You Been All Our Lives?

Thanks to a store-bought dough and a screaming-hot cast-iron skillet, weeknight pizza just got a whole lot better.<p>What if we told you there existed a pizza recipe that was so easy, so fast, and so insanely delicious it would change your life? It's true! It'll <i>at least</i> change your weeknight-cooking …

Healthy Fish

From superstar chef Rick Bayless's tuna ceviche with avocado to perfect barbecued salmon, here are delicious healthy fish recipes.

Maya Angelou's Former Harlem Home Was Just Listed For $5.1 Million

The 20-room brownstone is an important piece of the author's legacy.<p>Imagine walking through the doors of a beautiful brownstone in New York City, looking around at the custom stained-glass windows and original wood detailing, and being able to call the space home. Now imagine that the space was …

Masa Will End Tipping; Dinner for Two Will Cost More Than a MacBook

Masa, the priciest restaurant in America, is about to get a bit more expensive, a development that will likely have a larger impact on the people who work there than the well-heeled folks who can afford to dine there.<p>Masa Takayama's three Michelin-starred establishment, located in Manhattan's Time …

Black Tap Milkshakes Are New York's Latest Line-Inducing Novelty Sweets

Congratulations to the proprietors of 10-month-old comfort food restaurant Black Tap Burgers & Beer, because they've single-handedly launched New York's latest dessert craze. The people in this photo are lining up for the restaurant's elaborately garnished milkshakes. The menu has 12 varieties, …

1.6 Million People Have Watched This Video Of A Beautiful Cheesecake Made With Only 3 Ingredients

So fancy it looks like it's from a bakery.<p>Three-ingredient soufflé cheesecake, also known as Japanese cotton cheesecake, is a magical thing. It's blowing the minds of people on the Internet right now (myself included). With just three ingredients — eggs, dark or white chocolate, and cream cheese — …

Outpouring of support allows gravely ill Phelicity Sneesby, 13, to come home

For the past two months, Phelicity has been in intensive care in an Ohio hospital, after her parents took her to the US for an emergency life-saving …

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Earth was created by two planets colliding, scientists conclude

It means that the collision between Theia and the early Earth was so violent that the two planets effectively melded together to form a new planet, a …

15 Homemade Pancakes That Will Make You Skip Diner Brunch

It may seem <i>totally</i> necessary to hit up brunch every Sunday, right when that mad pancake craving hits you like clockwork. But before you know it, you’ve had too many mimosas, your bill is up to $40 and somehow it’s 3PM and you’re wondering where the heck the day has gone. The simple solution to this …

Your Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Dried Beans

If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when you think about beans, this primer will change your tune. Whether tumbled with citrus, roasted with sausage, or stewed with all that is bright and green, these are winter’s stealth powerhouses.<p>If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when …

This glorious NYC storm photo has been compared to an impressionist painting

Photographer Michele Palazzo woke up extra early to capture this stunning image of the Flatiron building in New York during Storm Jonas<p>As Storm Jonas battered the US east coast with heavy snow and high winds, one plucky photographer went out in search of the perfect photo.<p>Michele Palazzo’s …

Ingenious Couple Wrapped Their House in a Giant Greenhouse to Keep It Warm

Homeowners Charles Sacilotto and Marie Granmar have an ingenious strategy for energy conservation–they've encased their entire dwelling within a greenhouse. While certainly an unconventional approach to heating, the idea is effective. The natural solar power provides warmth to their Stockholm-based …

What The 25 Most-Followed Instagram Accounts Show Us About The Platform

Social media is the intersection of tech and culture, and Instagram happens to be the fastest-growing social media site at the moment with more than 400 million users.<p>Most of those users, like me, don’t have 50 million followers and post pretty sporadically. What follows is a list of the most …

UNESCO World Heritage Sites under threat around the world

Luang Prabang (AP) — A number of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites face major challenges, including the following:<p>MACHU PICCHU, PERU<p>This magnificent "lost city of the Incas" is cited by UNESCO as beset by logging, poor waste management and agricultural incursion but hasn't been placed on its list of …

First look at record-breaking glass-bottom bridge | CNN Travel

Wake up early to see 5 planets align for the first time since 2005

Early morning risers will be treated to a celestial surprise for the next couple weeks, weather permitting.<p>Starting on Jan. 20, five bright planets — …

Airbnb removes New York igloo charging $200 a night

But snow house was 'very well constructed'<p>New York City is an expensive place to stay — even its igloos charge $200 a night. Patrick Horton, an enterprising advertising art director who lives in Brooklyn, took advantage of the heavy snowfall last weekend to build a snow structure, before listing it …

Alicia Keys is Eating Nothing But Greens for 40 Days

Could you eat only green for 40 days?<p>As Kermit the Frog told us, it’s not easy being green. But Alicia Keys is going for it anyway—at least for the …