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900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

West Coast apocalypse: How “earthquake storms” could devastate California

<b>The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, in the vicinity of Post St. and Grant Ave. (Wikimedia/photo tinting by Salon)</b><p>A major earthquake wouldn’t just be disastrous in its own right — it could trigger an even deadlier chain reaction<p>John Dvorak<p>February 15, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Earthquake …

Nordic Pancake Cake From Josephine of A Tasty Love Story

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The holidays that are near and dear to my heart are the ones that celebrate with a feast (and booze). St. Patrick’s Day definitely falls into this category. Like like most holidays, I steer clear of crowded restaurants and bars and opt to celebrate at home. It’s easy enough. All you need is a plate …

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I’ll admit, I’m not a huge summer-lover. I flourish wearing cozy sweaters, curling up with a cup of tea, and cuddling with my pup when it’s cold out. But seeing as seasons change with no regard to my preferences (how dare they!), I’ve decided to be super-excited about putting summer’s delicious …

Crumbly Goat Cheese and Creamy Chevre- D.I.Y. Cheese Kit- 8 batches (goat milk)

You don't have to just dream about farm life in the French countryside, you can make your own delicious goat cheese at home!<p>KIT INCLUDES:<br>- Instructions with Tips and Variations<br>- Unlimited Email Support as Needed<br>- 2 Small French Cheese Molds<br>- Fine Mesh, 100% Cotton Cheesecloth also known as Butter …

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I’m three months away from submitting the manuscript for my first cookbook, which is about color, and being inspired by color creatively when cooking. I had thought that I’d horde any inspiration around colorful food for my book, but instead I find that I notice color everywhere. Perhaps because I …

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It seems there are two types of people in the kitchen: those who adhere to recipes and follow instructions to the letter, and those who take liberties, questioning the authority of the recipe writer, adjusting, improvising. I have always been in the latter category. But this loose approach to …

The Ultimate Clutter-Busting Drawers

<i>Lisa Higgins, Houzz Contributor</i><p>For many years drawers knew their place in the home. They were filled with a jumble of junk in the kitchen, stocked with sweaters and shirts in the bedroom, and crammed with pens and rubber bands in the office. But designers have begun to recognize the flexibility of …

14 Terrifying Japanese Monsters, Myths and Spirits

The Japanese are very much into their spirits. There are hundreds of them, many harmless, many tragic, and more than a few just mischievous. There …

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Grains Of Sand Magnified x300 Reveal Dazzling Images

A grain of sand is so small and finite that our eyes are unable to render any significant detail.<p>It often just looks like a shiny or dark grain of …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We're often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

Build DIY Floating Shelves With Ana White

We could not be more thrilled to introduce Ana from Ana-White.com who’s swinging by with an amazing build-it-yourself project for anyone who’s ever …

Elsie’s dream (DIY) light fixture

I'm so excited to finally share one of my favorite DIY adventures in our current home! If you're a crazy detail person you might remember that we …

DIY Pipe Bar Cart

Look what I made! My first piece of furniture that I designed and built all by my lonesome!<p>Life Designed<p>When my friend said she needed a bar cart for …

Make It: DIY Hidden Bookshelf Storage

A secret, perfectly concealed, spy-like storage spot: how awesome is that?! I would have <i>loved</i> something like this as a kid--it was always a battle to …

DIY Idea: Make a Balanced Bookshelf

My friend Jaime recently shared this super cool decor installation piece from Cush Design Studio on her always excellent site, Design Milk. Entitled …

No-Knead Pizza Dough

Makes six 10"–12" pizzas Servings<p>Active Time: 90 min<p>This pizza dough recipe is by no-knead king Jim Lahey. It's only 3 ingredients—you've got this.<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (1000 grams) plus more for shaping dough<p>4 teaspoons fine sea salt<p>1/2 teaspoon active dry …

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