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Translated Letter Gives Firsthand Account of Titanic's Sinking

The <i>Titanic</i> sank 103 years ago Wednesday, and this might be the most riveting account of the ship’s sinking since James Cameron’s epic film.<p>New – …

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<i>Animated Digital Watercolor Render Test</i><p>I took a break from the clean up pass to try some animated watercolor render tests.<p>I tried to match the look of the watercolor concept I painted a few weeks ago.<p>It’s one thing to paint a still image in digital watercolor but a different challenge doing it with sequential images and keeping it consistent.<p>This test was fun and I think I can get a better result when I render this for real. Okay, back to the clean up pass. :)

7 Big Bundt Cake Recipes to Make You Quote Sir Mix-A-Lot

Here are seven awesome recipes that will make people be all like, "Oh my God, Becky, look at her bundt."<p><b>We like big bundts and we cannot lie</b>. Seriously—these round, gorgeously shaped cakes are a pretty sight on a dessert table. Their crevices and that big hole in the middle of them allows for a …

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breakfast slab pie

I suspect by now that most of you are on your way to where you’re headed, physically and possibly proverbially. Maybe you have a tree to cut down or …

homemade dulce de leche

Guess what, guys?! This weekend, we’re going to make dulce de leche. Or maybe cajeta. Or maybe both.<p>Step away from the cupboard; I don’t mean like …

How-To: Arm Knitting a Scarf In 20 Minutes

If you need a scarf in a hurry and you’ve got a few skeins of chunky yarn handy, then treat yourself to this hypnotic arm knitting tutorial video from Wool And The Gang, which gracefully demonstrates the making of an entire arm knit scarf in 20 minutes.

Before & After: Former Firehouse Gets a Massive Facelift

Who hasn't dreamed of living in an old, converted firehouse? Aaron and Heather took on just such a massive building in St. Louis (complete with a …

DIY Home Decor: How To Make a Sliding Door for Under $40

Do you know what kind of looks you get when you go to the hardware store and tell the clerk you want to DIY a sliding door? When they point in the …

Doctor Who Cross-Stitch with All of the Doctors

If you’re a crafty Whovian, chances are good that you’ve already seen at least one version of this Doctor Who-inspired cross-stitch design from weelittlestitches. But, did you know that they’ve updated the pattern to include the latest Doctor(s)?<p>Ready to get geeky? Check out this post on the …

They Were Who They Weren’t: 6 Audacious Impostors

Throughout history, people have changed their identities and become someone completely different. Sometimes it was to avoid consequences in their …

15 DIY Shirt Hacks That Are Totally Tee-rrific

With how quickly styles change, it’s not all that enticing to spend $100 on a new top. If you are nodding your head in agreement, we have just the thing for you. Grab some boozy donuts and a cup of hot cocoa and prepare to be dazzled with these 15 T-shirt hacks that are totally T-errific.<p>1. …

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Jar Lantern

Introduction: Jar Lantern<p>About: My name is Randy and I am a Community Manager in these here parts. In a previous life I had founded and run the …

Seven Things You Can Make for Anyone on Valentine's Day (or Any Time, Really)

Make a Mustache Mug: Sassy coffee-drinkers, this one is for you. Give those hipsters and/or Tom Selleck admirers a mug that says it all.<p>Duct Tape …

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Goose Grease began as custom-painted wooden families and dolls for children. Then a few brides requested custom doll portraits for their wedding cakes. With that, the idea of the peg doll cake topper was born. It has caught on as a creative way to add a personal touch to your wedding decorations …

Father’s Day Tie

As you may remember we posted a Little Boy’s Tie around Easter and it got a great response. Many of you were interested in making a larger version …

Office Inspiration: Building a Standing Desk

As a person who works from home, I definitely understand the importance of having a versatile workspace, and have long loved the idea of building myself a custom standing desk. (I’m short, so this would solve both the counters-are-too-high problem <i>and</i> the ow-my-back-hurts-from-leaning-over problem …

2014 Olympic Uniforms from Around the World

Last week we looked at what the U.S. Olympic team will be wearing during the Winter Games in Sochi, which open this Friday. Now we have some team …

15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

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How-To: Cut Fabric While Leaving the Pattern Intact

To get the right proportions for my body, I often need to combine characteristics from multiple sizes of the same sewing pattern, so cutting out one size and destroying the rest of the sizes in the process is never a good option for me. (It also seems like such a waste!) Sound familiar? Luckily, …

Everything You Need to Know About Dragon Fruit

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We're taking a tropical staycation in our kitchen and exploring exotic fruits. Next up, pitayas.</i><p>Good things come from prickly plants -- like tequila, nopales, and dragon fruit. …

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Almost Instant Chai

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Megan Scott of The Joy Kitchen shares the key to a perfect cup of chai.</i><p>We probably have coffee shops to thank for the widespread consumption of …

Robicelli's Cinnamon Bun Cupcakes

<i>All this week, our friends Allison and Matt from Robicelli's will be sharing recipes from their cookbook Robicell's: A Love Story, with Cupcakes, hosting a Twitter chat today, answering our questions, and giving away a book every day.</i><p><i>Today: Thanks to the Robicell's, cupcakes are now officially</i> …

French Baguette - How to Make Baguettes at Home - No-Knead French Bread Recipe

The Case for White Chocolate (+ Alice's 3 Rules for Success)

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: White chocolate can be just as good as its darker cousins -- if you know how to use it. Alice teaches us how to find the good stuff, and bake with it like pros.</i><p>White …

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Salted Maple Honeycomb Candy

<i>In Cooking from Every Angle, we hear from our fearless leaders: Food52 co-founders Amanda & Merrill.</i><p><i>Today: Merrill shows us how to make maple candy.</i><p>A few weeks ago, Amanda and I were tasked with a tough assignment: we were asked to be judges for an ice cream contest hosted by Just Food at their …

Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Fluffy, light pumpkin spice cookies sandwiched over gooey dulce de leche.<p><b>Notes:</b> The dough is somewhat unlikely on these cookies. It includes cream cheese instead of the more commonly used butter, and yields a fluffy, light cookie which becomes absolutely captivating when combined with a grounding …

Chocolate Turtle Pumpkin Torte

Sometimes I'll fall in love with a song and listen to it on repeat for hours. It satisfies some longing in the soul. That's kind of how I feel right …