Kathleen DeMars

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13 News Organizations Sent A Letter To Syrian Rebels Asking Them To Stop Kidnapping Journalists

The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and others asked the Syrian rebels to free an estimated 30 journalists being held in the country.<p>Thirteen major news organizations including <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>Washington Post</i>, <i>BBC</i>, <i>The Economist</i> and <i>The Guardian</i>, have signed a letter asking …

16 Profound Literary Quotes About Getting Older

Age ain't nothin' but a page number.

The 19 Most Persian Things We Did In 2013

Mashalla cheghadr bozorg shodeem.

How To Make Lavender Shortbread And Be So Fancy

Let's eat some flowers.<p>Lavender shortbread is surprisingly easy to make. Plus, you get to feel real fancy. "Care for a lavender shortbread?" you ask. "What is this, 'Downton Abbey'?" reply all your friends just before their brains explode with fanciness.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 sticks unsalted butter, softened …

21 Ways To Keep Santa Real For Your Kids

Because everyone deserves to enjoy the magic as long as possible.

Cookie-Baking Chemistry: How To Engineer Your Perfect Sweet Treat

In a time-lapse video, a baking cookie almost looks like a creature coming alive as it spreads out and then rises up. Credit: B.W.F/Vimeo.com<p>Baking cookies is almost magical. You put little balls of wet, white dough into the oven and out pop brown, crispy, tasty biscuits.<p>"In a time-lapse video, it …

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

As Olympics Debate Rages Over LGBT Questions, Athletes Will Have Final Say

The International Olympic Committee tried to end the debate Thursday over the impact of Russia's anti-LGBT laws at Sochi. Their clumsy effort, though, only raised more questions.<p>NEW YORK CITY — The International Olympic Committee spent Thursday attempting to explain that it was not endorsing …

9 Heartfelt Condolence Letters Jackie Kennedy Received From Famous People

An outpouring of sympathy for the widowed-First Lady.

Puerto Rico's Beloved Glowing Bay Goes Dark, Baffling Officials

Possible reasons for the bioluminescent bay losing its light range from an increase in construction runoff, inclement weather, and people clearing mangroves to allow larger boats into the area.

29 Notebooks That Will Absolutely Inspire You

Can't you just feel your ideas bubbling away already?

17 Least Majestic Wolves

"I AM THE NIGHT," said a wolf slipping over a bag of Doritos.

Every Year Of Your Twenties, Ranked From Worst To Best

Twenty-three is the worst year. If you're 23, I'm sorry. You'll make it.

"Invisible Girlfriend" App Aims To Make Your Friends And Family Think Your Life Is Slightly Less Depressing

The app will give users (fake) proof that they're off the market.<p>"Our audience might come from a variety of situations: maybe they're in a same-sex relationship they're hiding from disapproving relatives, are trying to avoid the unwelcome advances from a coworker, or have chosen to focus on their …

26 Truths Of Being Raised In A Big City

You somehow managed to stay alive with 0 street cred.

The 21 Most Joe Biden-Est Things Joe Biden Has Ever Joe Bidened

The VP that keeps on giving.

Six Minutes Of Corgi Puppies Running At A Camera In Slow Motion

This is all I need in life. Plus carbs.

6 Of The World's Cheapest Destinations To Travel To On A Budget

If you want to see the world -- especially while you're young -- but don't exactly have the funds to do so, you're not alone.<p>Between flights, accommodations, food and activities traveling can be <i>really</i> expensive. But a trip doesn't have to leave you totally broke.<p>Some of the world's most beautiful …

Take This State And Shove It: The New Secession Movement

There's a big race right now to become the 51st state.<p>Forget traditional contenders like Puerto Rico. In several existing states, residents of less populous areas are hoping to create new states of their own.<p>Citizens in 11 mostly northeastern Colorado counties are among them. They'll vote on Nov. 5 …

Pauly D FIRST BABY PIC My Kid's Already Fist Pumping!

Meet the new princess of Jersey ... <b>Pauly D</b>'s 5-month-old baby girl, <b>Amabella</b>.<p>We broke the story ... <b>Pauly D hooked up with a chick</b> he met in Vegas in …

Kim Kardashian’s Engagement Rings From Kanye West, Kris Humphries Compared!

She knows how to flaunt it! <b>Kanye West</b> put a ring on it and proposed to girlfriend <b>Kim Kardashian</b> on her 33rd birthday Monday, Oct. 21. Surprisingly …

71 Fictional Beers You Wish You Could Drink

Consumers of brew and media, today is your lucky day.<p>In their newest print, the cultural cartographers over at Pop Chart Lab have laid out fictional beers from movies, tv shows, and books.<p>An 18" x 24" is $28.<p>See more Pop Chart Lab prints here.

How to Taste Chocolate

Now that the Accidental Locavore has her tasting partner, Julie Flanders, we've moved on from croissants to everyone's favorite -- chocolate. Spurred on by a wonderful selection sent to me from Kallari and a lesson in chocolate tasting at the recent Taste Trekkers conference (more about that soon), …

Chicago's Ultimate Halloween Guide

These are the most adorable Halloween-related food plates on #Instagram: http://thekitc.hn/1fSUBUU

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …