Karen E Giles

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Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

More laws are needed as religion declines, top judge says

One of Britain's most senior judges said the rapid rise in the number of laws in recent years had been necessary as other modes of social control such as religion and old fashioned morality declined<p>One of Britain’s most senior judges has blamed a decline in religion and traditional moral values for …

Law

These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

Pets

On the Red Couch with Rancher Bill Niman

Inside Flipboard / November 26, 2013<p><i>Bill Niman never thought he was going to be a rancher—never mind one who’d take the food industry by storm. But</i> …

Joshua Tree's Hypnotically Reflective Desert Shack

<i>Lucid Stead</i> is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an …

Modern Art

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Innovative And Functional Apartment Divided Into Nine Boxes

If you don’t live on your own then you are likely to hear the phrase “I just need my own space” on more than one occasion. As much as you love the …

The Vatican's Journey From Anti-Communism to Anti-Capitalism

The pope's strong condemnation of income inequality and free markets shows how much has changed in the Catholic Church since the Cold War.<p>Reuters<p>Pope Francis is once again shaking things up in the Catholic Church. On Tuesday, he issued his first “apostolic exhortation,” declaring a new enemy for …

10 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Guests Feel At Home

So you’re having overnight guests for the holiday, are you? What a wonderful opportunity to get to spend time with them! You’ll likely want to make …

Decorations

Approval is not electability: Why Rob Ford is ‘dead mayor walking’

Bill Clinton's chief strategist James Carville said after his first presidential win that the campaign was based on a simple and overarching message: 'It's the Economy, Stupid.' What he meant with the blunt talk was clear – whatever anyone thought of "slick Willie," the voter wave that sent him to …

Haitians die in bid to reach USA

At least 30 Haitian migrants have died within sight of one of the playgrounds of the world’s wealthy, the Bahamas.<p>Another 110 people were rescued from the overloaded wooden sloop which capsized near Staniel Cay.<p>US coastguard and Royal Bahamas Defence Force units dropped inflatable dinghys to take …

Why There Are No Atheists at the Grand Canyon

Any fool can feel religious around the holidays. When the entire Judeo-Christian world is lit up — literally — with celebrations of faith, family and …

'The Knockout Game': An Old Phenomenon With Fresh Branding

There are a few variations, but this is generally how "the knockout game" works: A teenager, or a bunch of teenagers, bored and looking for something to get into, spies some unsuspecting mark on the street. They size up the person, then walk up close to their target and — BLAM — punch him or her as …

For Canada's remote towns, living with polar bears is growing more risky

Melting sea ice is forcing polar bears on to dry land – and, increasingly, into contact with humans<p>It was just a few days after a polar bear had mauled two people in the centre of town that the patrol officer pulled up by the school and scanned his binoculars along the rocky shoreline of Hudson Bay …

Sweet Potato Biscuit Pillows with Honey and Coconut Oil

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Biscuits that live up to their name. (Seriously.)</i><p>WHO: TheWimpyVegetarian is a blogger, food writer, and cooking teacher …

Recipes

Flaky and Crisp Gluten-Free Pie Crust Recipe

This buttery dough bakes up tender and golden brown—perfect for all your favorite pies. The trick is xanthan gum, which adds strength and elasticity to the dough. Just take your time and work in stages, and your patience will be rewarded with a dough that's flaky, crisp, and beautiful to behold.<p>Why …

Cranberry Sauce with Red Wine and Figs

254<p>11<p>1<p>Shares 266<p>People often ask me what Parisians do for Thanksgiving. And while many French holidays are celebrated in America, Thanksgiving is one …

DIY Chevron Cut-Out Placecards

<i>Every other week,</i> <i>Anna Hezel</i> <i>talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: A simple, modern DIY place setting for all the holidays coming your way this month.</i><p>The season for holiday party panic is upon us, but take a deep breath. We're going to …

Crafting

Cranberry Challah Recipe

The traditional loaf gets an autumnal upgrade with cranberries.<p>Note: I found this tutorial from The Shiksa in the Kitchen to be very helpful with creating a 6 strand braid and have used her method here.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 1/4-ounce (7 gram) package active dry yeast1/4 cup plus 3 …

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Cake Recipe

A standard sour cream coffeecake, dense and rich, is crusted with a cookie-like covering of almonds, and scented with orange zest. In the middle, dollops of rescued cranberry sauce.<p><b>Notes:</b> To toast almonds: Arrange in single layer on baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven until fragrant and …

Australian family sets new world record with over half a million Christmas lights

An Australian family has reclaimed their Guinness World Record by stringing up more than half a million Christmas lights around their suburban home.<p>Guinness World Records official Chris Sheedy confirmed Monday that the Richards family of Canberra set the record for Christmas lights on a residential …

A Barn-Style House in Sun Valley

This family home in Idaho is the ideal place for gathering.<p>Designer Chipper Joseph's family home in Idaho combines patterns, colors, and Americana details to create a warm place for gathering friends and family.

National Geographic Travel

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Easy Appetizer: Seafood Spread

Julia Berger, founder of Julia B. linens, shares her Seafood Spread recipe. See her fall tablescape.<p>• 1/2 cup crab meat<p>• 1/2 cup lobster meat<p>• 1 package whipped cream cheese<p>• salt and pepper to taste<p>• dash of garlic powder<p>• 1 tablespoon lemon<p>In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, salt, pepper and garlic …

JFK: A Look Back

Inside Flipboard / November 21, 2013<p>Fifty years ago, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was slain by a madman’s bullet. The assassination of the popular and …