Kara McBrayer

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Six Random Travel Tips You’ll Love

<b>1. Plan your flights, not your schedule –</b> Everyone always seems to want to find the best last minute deal, confident that they’ll discover the sale …

White Gazpacho: The Cold Cucumber Soup We Can't Stop Eating

Another summer, another obsession with a Lee Bros. recipe. Before all of you hispanophiles get ready to throw stuff at me, let me clarify: the white gazpacho I am currently obsessed with is not an authentic, Spanish white gazpacho. It contains no almonds or grapes. It commits the grave sin of …

PigIt helps students pay for college via ‘educational piggy bank’

Piglt is one of the many startups trying to rescue students from the burden of student loans.<p>Cofounder Casey Wallace described the site as “education’s entrepreneurial piggy bank.” Piglt is an incentive-based crowdfunding platform for higher education expenses and student loan debt. Students offer …

TECH NOW: Best new gadgets for women

Take a look at this gear thoughtfully designed with women in mind, from fashionable earbuds to handy charging devices and totes.<p>When it comes to great gadgets for gals, tech companies have been slow to realize they can't just make the same old gadgets and slap some pink paint on them.<p>According to …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of …

What the Moto X promised to be, what it will be, what it won't be and why

The Moto X was unveiled this Thursday to what can only be described as a mediocre response. The Moto X was the most hyped, and most leaked smartphone of the year so far, and no matter how good the smartphone turned out to be, it couldn’t live up to the hype.<p>So why has the Moto X failed to inspire …

10 Benefits of Green Smoothies

You can barely move on the Internet without bumping into a drinker of green smoothies. They’re everywhere, and they talk about it a <i>lot</i>.<p>What’s the big …

Adirondack Coffee Roasters

Welcome<p>Your local choice for the freshest coffee<p>Adirondack Coffee Roasters chooses only the best coffee beans and cocoa from around the world. We …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

Oh, Hydrogen Peroxide. You do...

Oh, <b>Hydrogen Peroxide</b>. You do so many things. You deserve more attention.<p>Here’s a list of the many benefits of <b>Hydrogen Peroxide</b>!<p><i>1. Take one capful</i> …

4 Myths About Fat and How to Lose It

At a recent get-together, I overheard a few friends talking about their weight loss woes. One said, "My problem is I have a gym membership and I …

more-u-know: Round 4!! Here is another list...

Round 4!!<p>Here is another list of health recipes. I got HERE if you want to check out the last 3 rounds I did here are links below. <br>Round 2<br>Round 3<p>A …

Black Girl Slimm | fitness-addicts: Green Smoothie - 1 cup baby...

<b>Green Smoothie</b> - 1 cup baby spinach, 1 cup kale, 1 pear, 1 ½ cup of orange juice, and 1 frozen banana.<p><b>Chocolate Peanut Butter</b> – 2 TBL unsweetened …

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The Cheap Vegan Pantry: What You Need...

<b>The Cheap Vegan Pantry</b>: <i>What You Need and What Must Go</i><p>So you decided to start eating healthy and maybe even vegan but you’re worried about staying on …

Our Once And Future Oceans: Taking Lessons From Earth's Past

One of the most powerful ways to figure out how the Earth will respond to all the carbon dioxide we're putting into the atmosphere is to look back into the planet's history.<p>Paleontologists have spent a lot of time trying to understand a time, more than 50 million years ago, when the planet was much …

Chromecast: Google's second attempt to take over your TV

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Chromecast: Google's second attempt to take over your TV<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Announced July 24th 2013, the Google Chromecast is a tiny streaming device that lets you push content from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop straight to your TV. …

12 Luxurious Outdoor Showers

Anyone can rig a nozzle up on the side of the shed, controlled by the garden hose spigot. And then there are the simple rinse off spots for a beach …

When is the best time to visit US and Canada's National Parks?

When is the best time to visit the National Parks of the US and Canada? You might think the answer would be one of the summer months. But when we looked at the 'best time to go' picks by Lonely Planet guidebook authors for the most visited and best-known parks in the US and Canada and stacked them …

16 Foods You Can Regrow from Kitchen Scraps

(Image credit: Faith Durand)<p>We already know you can regrow celery and scallions from their scraps. But leeks, lemongrass, and ginger, too? Yes indeed!<p>…

10 Free Things You Can Get at Airports

Airports have some pretty amazing amenities nowadays, like golf courses and full-service spas. But for cash-strapped travelers, some of the very best airport perks are the ones you can get for the price of showing up. The secret to bagging many of these freebies is being in-the-know. Here's a …

How to make your donation form better

« Make your nonprofit website usable for seniors | Main | Try this useful tool for keeping fundraising copy simple »<p>18 June 2013<p>How to make your …

I can’t thank you enough! (Or can I?)

I wrote (ok, ranted) about the things I wish we fundraisers wouldn’t do.<p>A commenter asked a question I know I’ve asked myself over the years. I …

My Secret to Reading a Lot of Books

My girlfriend says I have a thing for books. I probably spend more money on books than any other expense, aside from food. Walking into a bookstore …

Cover Your RSS: Be Ready for the Google Reader Shutdown

Inside Flipboard / June 17, 2013<p>In about two weeks, Google will retire Google Reader, but there are steps you can take now to ensure that your Google …

The Top Majors For The Class Of 2022

Greetings, class of 2022! I realize that right now you’re not even thinking about your careers, or even college. After all, you’re eight, and there are video games to play, cooties to avoid, and homework to do. But in a world where there are competitive preschools, it’s never too early to start …

Google Glass - Are You The Killer App?

Google Glass needs applications that create engaging new experiences, not just old experiences transposed to our eyeline. Dekko is a team of augmented reality specialists who believe their combined expertise has created just the right app for that.<p>And they believe it will help to make Google Glass …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

Turning waste into building blocks of the future city

Modern cities create vast quantities of waste. But rather than causing a crisis, could these overflowing landfills help create urban landscapes of the future? In the third of Building Tomorrow’s expert viewpoints, urban designer Mitchell Joachim looks at ways our trash can be turned into …