Melissa Crosby

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National Geographic Travel

Not Your Typical Travelogue: A Photographer’s Train-Hopping Adventures

The first time Swampy hopped a freight train, he was 18. He was traveling north of his native California when he ran into a train-hopping friend in Portland, Oregon, who suggested they hitch a ride back down south. He was broke, so the idea was appealing. “It was pouring, and we were hiding under …

Amazing

Galatians 2 Benson Commentary

Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with <i>me</i> also.<p>Galatians 2:1. Then fourteen years after my …

Mushroom + Chicken Noodle Soup with Poached Eggs

Mushroom + Chicken Noodle Soup with Poached Eggs.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 23, 2013 58<p>How weird can soup get?<p>Pretty weird today, with an egg in it and …

Amazing

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Pallet Christmas Tree • Recyclart

If you are fed up with real Christmas trees, here is a nice DIY idea. The image is self-explanatory, but …

In Search of Lost Time

creating and improvising stories for children.

<b>Creating and Improvising Stories for Children</b><p>There are lots of easy ways to improvise and create stories for children. This is something that most of …

Creative Writing

Free Online Articles on Health, Science, Education More.

How To Use The Semicolon Properly<p>Common-sense, easy to understand rules for using the semicolon, including information on when NOT to use it.<p>Read More<p>…

Review: Fitbug Orb Activity Tracker

Nike+ FuelBand SE, Withings Pulse, Jawbone UP, Fitbit Force. You can take your pick from the myriad of activity-trackers permeating the fitness sphere, each offering broadly similar feature sets, but with their own nuances to cater for different tastes.<p>With such a saturated market, is there really …

Kim Dotcom's Mega cloud storage exits beta, secure messaging and video chat due next year

The feds may have taken Megaupload to the big cloud storage facility in the sky, but Kim Dotcom's followup Mega is going strong and now out of beta. That official launch includes a new web UI with tweaks focused on making everything faster and more efficient, including local caching that only syncs …

Lenovo profits lifted by smartphone and tablet sales

<b>China's Lenovo has reported a 36% jump in profits, boosted by a surge in sales of smartphones and tablet PCs.</b><p>It made a net profit of $220m (£137m) in the July-to-September quarter, as sales of mobile devices more than doubled from a year ago.<p>Lenovo, the world's biggest PC maker, has been focusing …

Mobile

Twitter Prices IPO Above Estimates At $26 Per Share, Raising $1.82B At Valuation Of Up To $18B

Twitter will start trading at $26 when it goes on sale, according to an announcement made today by the company on Twitter. That’s on the low side of expected pricing but still above the new official range that Twitter released yesterday.<p>At $26 the proceeds of the sales of 70 million shares of …

Nook GlowLight e-ink e-reader review

MSRP: $99.00<p><b>The Good</b> Barnes & Noble's second-generation <b>Nook GlowLight</b> improves on an already good e-reader, with a lighter design than the Kindle Paperwhite, improved lighting scheme, sharper text, and other enhancements, including the elimination of page flashing. You get 4GB of internal memory …

Gear & Gadgets

How To Make Coconut Butter (and Chocolate Chip Coconut Butter!)

Chocolate Chip Coconut Butter.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 24, 2013 91<p>We’re doing something embarrassingly easy today.<p>Go buy some coconut.<p>Unsweetened, fat …

Dessert

10 DIY Burlap Fall Decorations

I know it, you know it, we all know it. There is simply not a better resource than burlap when it comes to Fall-time DIY craft and decoration …

Chemicals

Ask LH: Are DIY Projects Possible In A Small Living Space?

Dear Lifehacker, I love DIY projects -- both household and electronic -- but I live in an apartment in the city, and I don't have much space to work. …

Decor Q&A: Choosing Where to Wallpaper? - Painting & DIY - Decor Tricks

Q:<p>A:<p>For first-time wallpaper DIY-ers, the best place to put it up first is a small space, like a guest bathroom. Why? You'll be more likely to take a …

Home Decorating

25 Genius DIY Couples Costumes

Drumroll please, it’s time for our second official installment of your favorite thing ever: Couples Costumes!<p>COMPLETE BRIT+CO GUIDE:<p>Last year we served up 25 of the best, and this year we’ve got a whole new crop of DIY goodness to share with you.<p>1. Doritos: I mean, Doritos? Nacho Cheese? Cool …

Black Swans

DIY Halloween Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Decor, Crafts & Kids Costumes

Our first big stop on the Holiday Trail is almost here. Are you ready? If not, don't worry, we've got you covered. In case you missed them the first …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

KUTH/RANIERI Architects of San Francisco is among an emerging group of innovative designers at the forefront of green building practices. The firm …

Cowgirl Creamery's Sue Conley + Peggy Smith on All Things Dairy

<i>We're sitting down with our favorite writers and cooks to talk about their upcoming cookbooks, their best food memories, and just about anything else.</i><p><i>Today: We chat with the Cowgirls about their Wild West life. Prepare for cheese, cheese, and more cheese.</i><p>Sue Conley and Peggy Smith go way back. All …

Farm-to-table

7 Fall Salads

Salad has come a long, long way since its 1960s-era nadir. (Iceberg lettuce topped with cherry tomatoes, a couple of thick cuke slices, and bottled French dressing, anyone?)<p>Luckily, we are in the squarely in the the era of eating local, seasonal, and with wonderful diversity. Even average …

Healthy Eating

Homemade Twix Candy Bars

<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: It's Halloween come early! Kristin Rosenau of Pastry Affair shows us how to make homemade Twix bars, just in time for trick-or-treaters.</i><p>These …

Dessert

The World's Best Garlic Press? - Stonesoup

There’s something I’ve been meaning to share with you for a while. It’s about my policy when it comes to freebies.<p>You see, as my blog readership has …

Tuesday Things.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 22, 2013 75<p>1. I will never stop eating my desserts like a five year old. Meaning, color overload. That being said, I usually …