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9 German-style Christmas markets in North America

<b>(CNN) —</b> Christmas trees. Gingerbread houses. Advent calendars. Christmas as we know it is made up of traditions popularized in Germany, and anyone who's been to one of that country's Christmas markets knows that a German Yule is hard to beat.<p>Happily, over the past two decades or so, many towns and …

CNN

This Video of How Medieval People Walked Is Oddly Compelling 

I cannot believe how soothing I’m finding this video of a German man in full Medieval costume explaining how people used to walk in the Middle Ages, …

Medieval

Get Lost in Mega-Tunnels Dug by South American Megafauna

It was in 2010 that Amilcar Adamy first investigated rumors of an impressive cave in southern Brazil. A geologist with the Brazilian Geological …

Paleontology

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.<p>In the past, my family and friends would've typically described me as pleasant but hurried. My baseline restlessness and edginess, however, …

Dalai Lama

New Investigation Finds Some Hotels Don't Wash Sheets Between Guests

Here's how to avoid sleeping on those second-day sheets.<p>It's not unreasonable to expect a freshly washed set of sheets on your hotel room's bed — but according to a new report from <i>Inside Edition</i>, some hotel room sheets might not be as clean as you'd hope they'd be.<p>On a visit to a Residence Inn by …

Drone camera captures photographer's risky race to reach drowning eagle

<b>Trends</b>Viral<p>The Polish man’s heroic crawl through the muddy marsh was captured on camera, showing the avid photographer risking his life to save the …

Birds Captured in Bursts Make for Some Great Photos

Xavi Bou shoots image-bursts of birds and then compiles them in Photoshop to form the working project called "Ornitographies." It almost looks like …

Powdery Mildew: Gardener's Supply

Powdery mildew.<p>A powdery white growth on leaves is the first evidence of this fungal disease, which affects beans, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, …

Gardening

An All Natural Japanese Beetle Spray – Recipe Included!

Japanese Beetles can certainly cause a lot of damage to plants in a short amount of time. For us, I’m not sure if it was the warmer than normal …

Gardening

11 Reasons Aurora, New York, is America's Best Kept Secret

The creator of the American Girl dolls helped revitalize this charming village.<p>Nestled on the banks of Cayuga Lake in upstate New York, Aurora looks like it could have been ripped from the pages of a storybook. The small town has historic homes, wineries and pottery — what's not to love?

Call the Nurse

• <b>Author:</b> Mary J. MacLeod<p>Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon …

This Quirky Outdoor Swing Is the Ultimate Way to Relax This Summer

You've never seen a porch swing like this before.<p>Of all the simple pleasures in life, there's nothing quite like the relaxing sensation of a swing.<p>Porch swings, tire swings, upcycled pallet swings — they're all wonderful, but none are quite as unique as this new hanging swing called the "Zome."<p>The …

Here's What "Game of Thrones" Characters Actually Look Like, According to the Books

We used Photoshop to make the characters a bit more accurate.<p>So far, <i>Game of Thrones'</i>s makers have done an amazing job of casting, and in nearly every case, the actor embodies the role exactly as described by George R. R. Martin in his books.<p>Now and again, though, they deviate slightly. Mostly …

Perry Name Meaning & Perry Family History at Ancestry.com

CNN

Whole-wheat bread and other 'healthy' foods diet experts avoid

<b>(CNN) —</b> We know nutrition pros load up on wild salmon, ancient grains, and kale, but what virtuous-seeming fare will you never find on their plates? Here are the health-halo items they leave right on the shelves.<p>No-Sugar-Added Ice Cream<p>"I never buy no-sugar-added or light ice creams. The …

Nutrition

A Man Called Ove

• <b>Author:</b> Fredrik Backman<p><b>Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!</b><p>Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People …

Books

Easy Breakfast for a Crowd: Spring Strata With Asparagus and Mushrooms

I have some good friends who hate going out to brunch. This has always perplexed me. Brunch at a restaurant gives my dazed morning brain everything it could possibly want—as a customer, that is, because for restaurant staff, brunch is hell on earth. (By "morning," of course, I mean mid-afternoon, …

Board Games That Are Super Fun to Play Solo

There’s something about the sound of dice rolling, the feeling of moving pieces around a board, and the feel of cards in your hand that make board …

Board Games

#Recipe : Flourless Chocolate Cake

Recipes<p>Flourless Chocolate Cake with just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time. Perfect for Passover, Easter or anytime you want the richest, …

ARE DIAMOND-SHAPED UFOS OVER NEW YORK STATE?

The old saying goes “Diamond are a girl’s best friend” but the question is, what’s with the Diamond UFOs over New York?<p>It was a little after 9 p.m. …

Paranormal

22 Things That Happen When You Get Into Knitting

I can listen while I knit, I swear!!

Episode 86 : Finding Athena

Episode 86<p><b>Shownotes:</b><p>Cradle Cardigan<p>Garter Ear Flap Hat<p>The Purl Bee<p>Foxy & Wolfie Pattern<p>My Finished Fox Hat<p>Yoked Cardigan Pattern<p>My Finished Yoked …

How-To: Custom ABC Book for Kids

My sister recently mentioned to me that her two and a half year old daughter loves to look at photos of people’s faces, and that a photo book of our family would be a great Christmas gift.<p>I just so happened to stumble upon this perfect example of how to do it right! An ABC book starring your family …

Kids

Weaving In Ends: Invisible vs. Visible Methods

Finishing up some knitted gifts? Make sure that you weave those ends in properly with this thorough tutorial by Jane Richmond for Very Shannon.<p>Not only does this tutorial show you how to use both invisible and visible methods of weaving in ends, it explains when it makes the most sense to use them!

Weaving