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A rare sighting of the Milky Way

Due to increased amounts of light pollution, Iceland is one of the few countries left in Europe where it can still easily be seen.<p>In the late 1800s, an Icelandic poet and entrepreneur is fabled to have tried to sell the Northern Lights to a group of businessmen from Switzerland.<p>Although Einar …

German Potato Salad

German potato salad has haunted me a good portion of my life. My very first boyfriend, of German decent, used to talk about this wonder of the world all the time. Why a teenager would wax poetic about potato salad is beyond me, but I swear this was a frequent topic of discussion. Every time I …

Roast Chicken Recipes For The Easiest Dinner Ever

How Sweet It Is, Cafe Johnsonia, Feasting at Home, Adventures in Cooking, Foodie Crush<p>Nigella Lawson said it best: "You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?"<p>If you don't wholeheartedly agree with Lawson's sentiment, we're …

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Russia Plans to Build ‘Noah’s Ark’

Moscow State University announced it has received Russia’s largest scientific grant ever to help it realize its ambition of collecting genetic material for every living – and extinct – creature that has ever traversed the Earth, a project it is calling “Noah’s Ark.”<p>Russia’s English-language network …

french onion soup

I’m firmly of the belief that no matter what ails you in the realm of the kitchen, onion soup can cure it. Never cooked before? Don’t think you’ll be …

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

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The Easiest Healthy Dinner Recipe EVER

Kitchen-phobic? We promise you can make this!<p>If the last dinner you made came with microwave instructions, it’s time to step it up. <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Jessica Seinfeld (Jerry Seinfield’s wife) serves up yummy recipes with simple instructions in her new book <i>The Can’t Cook Book: Recipes</i> …

The Most Amazing Farmhouse Renovation We've Ever Seen

One industrious couple did a top-to-bottom restoration of this 106-year-old home in just a year — prepare to be amazed.<p>In a year, Lisa and Mark Hellman did a top-to-bottom restoration of this 106-year-old home in upstate New York — and the results are breathtaking.

The Week in Review: Apple Watch Revealed

Apple unveiled details of the long-awaited Apple Watch, along with other product announcements and updates, during an event on Monday.<p>The watch, which will ship on April 24, will come in three different versions. The Apple Watch Sport is the least expensive and comes with a plastic band, while the …

First Photographs Emerge of New Pacific Island off Tonga

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Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

<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: Shelly from Vegetarian 'Ventures shows us how we can have the delicacy that is mascarpone cheese in 10 minutes, using just 2 ingredients.</i><p>I didn't …

Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes To Keep On Hand

Do yourself a favor and put down the bottled salad dressing. It's time to start making it from scratch. Homemade salad dressing isn't only easy, it's also cost-effective. If you play your cards right, it can also be healthier and more delicious than the store-bought kind. Finally, you're almost …

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The 12 Most Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

Let's face it -- all-inclusive vacations really take the worries out of travel. No matter the destination where you're heading on your all-inclusive getaway, it's nice to know that once you get there, everything will already be taken care of; that is, as long as you pick a top-notch spot that won't …

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20 of Apple’s Favorite Photos Shot with the iPhone 6

Apple tells us that it’s launching a new global advertising campaign called “Shot on iPhone 6.” Starting this week, billboards in 70 cities in 24 …

We asked a bunch of fitness experts about the Apple Watch — here's what they had to say

Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel flaunted the watch on the cover of Self magazine's March issue , in which she talked about how the Apple Watch could help her stay in shape.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook also recently called sitting "the new cancer," referring to the detrimental effects sitting for …

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The latest Mac mini is low-priced, but doesn't skimp on power

Mac mini (2014) review<p>Smallest Mac, big power<p>Machined perfection<p>Plenty of ports<p>Upgradeable no more<p>Retina-ready<p>Travel buddy<p>Desktop computers aren’t …

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JFK and me: pictures of the president

<b>Thomasina Lowe, summer 1958: 'Jack was quite a bon vivant and my dad appreciated that'</b><p><b>Thomasina Lowe is the daughter of the late Jacques Lowe, a photographer who met Kennedy in 1958. Lowe's intimate access to the Kennedys created some of the most iconic images of JFK's presidential and family …

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Banana Bread: The Easiest Recipe Ever

<b>Heat the oven and prep the pan.</b> Arrange a rack in the bottom third of the oven and heat to 350°F. Line an 8x5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, …

Manila’s yummiest chocolate fudge cakes

If you're having a dilemma about what to serve for dessert, may we suggest a course of chocolate fudge cakes?<p>The overwhelmingly cocoa-rich chocolate …

Spicy Sardine and Cream Cheese Spread

Preparation time: 5 minutes<p>Serves: 4-6<p>This is one of the easiest appetizers you can make, and it is always well received. It’s especially perfect for …

Sandra Lee's Mini Chicken Potpies

"Relax. Have fun with it. Don't get stressed out," says the cook, TV host, and author. "With a little planning, entertaining can be an easy pleasure." Try her recipe for potpies — they make perfect hors d'oeuvres.<p>[image id='43360b98-f90d-4201-a2f5-4600aa8c076c' loc='C'][/image]<b>Makes 12 …

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Broccoli Strascinati Recipe on Food52

• 1 head of broccoli (about 1 pound)<br>• 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil<br>• 1 pinch salt<br>• 3 cloves of garlic, sliced finely<br>• 1 chili pepper, chopped (or ½ teaspoon of dried chili flakes) – optional<br>• 1/4 cup dry white wine<p>Chop the broccoli into pieces, using florets and any nice leaves. Part of the stalk can be used …

Living in: Brussels

Drawing a diverse international population, the often-called Capital of Europe is a multinational gem where bureaucracy and culture live side by side.<p>Brussels is many cities in one. It is the bilingual capital of Belgium, where the official languages are French and Dutch; it calls itself the …