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Perfect Pack Essentials

Get pumped and prepared for your overnight backpacking excursion!<p>As the weather warms up, there’s no better time to get outside and take on an invigorating backpacking trip. Adventuring on tough trails is a surefire way to get your body working and can be an amazing change of pace from your regular …

Incredible Technology: NASA's Wild Airship Idea for Cloud Cities on Venus

Astronauts could start exploring Venus in the not-too-distant future — as long as they stay high up in the planet's acid-laced skies.<p>NASA researchers …

Astronomy

Shooting Free Portraits on the Streets of SF for Twelve Hours Straight

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, I stood on Valencia Street in San Francisco for 12 hours and offered free portraits to anyone that passed by. I’ll share …

Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

Citizens of one of the happiest countries on Earth are surprisingly comfortable contemplating a topic many prefer to avoid. Is that the key to joy?<p>On a visit to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, I found myself sitting across from a man named Karma Ura, spilling my guts. Maybe it was the fact that he …

Happiness

Women's Make-Up Throughout History: What Will Be The Next Trend Revival?

Beauty trends are cyclical: In the 1980s Brooke Shields brought bold eyebrows into fashion; in the nineties Kate Moss set a trend for wearing them …

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps was a terrific one, and a few of the apps on that list can still be downloaded for free if you hurry. …

How Chefs Teach Their Kids to Cook (and Eat Their Vegetables)

You and the kids have the weekend cookie routine down—so here's what and how to cook next.<p>There's nothing like the promise of a warm batch of chocolate chip cookies to get your kids running into the kitchen ready to bake on a weekend afternoon. But when it comes to cooking the everyday …

Kids

The best chocolate cream cheese cupcakes

Bake your way through the rest of winter starting with these cream cheese chocolate cupcakes. Or choose another favorite dessert from the list …

Crock Pot Girl

Crafty Easter Tabletop Ideas

It doesn't take much to give a festive, springtime look to your Easter table.<p>This sweet bird will make a precious decoration for your Easter table.<p>What you'll need:<br>• Eggs<br>• Craft paper<br>• Craft paint<br>• Hot glue<br>• Small vine nest<br>• Specked egg candies<p>Easy steps:<br>1. Hollow out your eggs and wash gently.<br>2. …

Crafting

12 of the Most Over-the-Top Flower Arrangements We've Seen This Week

These arrangements from Preston Bailey's Designing with Flowers book are incredible and perfect for any fantasy wedding.<p><b>1. Life-size floral elephant.</b><p><b>2.</b> <b>All white everything.</b><p><b>3. Gigantic peach, purple, and pink centerpieces.</b><p><b>4. An orchid canopy.</b><p><b>5.</b> <b>White roses dripping with crystals.</b><p><b>6.</b> <b>An entire</b> …

Taylor Swift's Beauty Transformation

See Taylor Swift's beauty looks throughout the years.<p>Taylor Swift is undeniably a girl's girl — from her sweet melodies about love and breakups to her feminine frocks. In just a few years Swift has transformed from tween superstar to a sophisticated chanteuse.<p>2006<p>2008<p>2009<p>2010<p>2011<p>2012<p>2013<p>2014

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Burj Al Arab

Devils Food Cake Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 734

The Old Fashioned

<i>Some things just go together -- and the obvious accompaniment to food is drink. Welcome to Booze52, in which we explore all manner of libations that do much more than just wash down a meal.</i><p><i>Today: A drink with a name that lies -- walk through our step-by-step photos to make a cocktail has never gone</i> …

Bitters

Drinking in Season: Blood Orange Cocktails

I remember the first drink I had with juice from a blood orange. It was in Sydney circa 2000, and it was mixed by the sure hands of my friend Ben …

Citrus moscato sangria recipe

Citrus moscato sangria<p>Rate this recipe<p>104 ratings<p>Author: Layla Pujol<p><b>OUR LATEST RECIPES</b><p>Yield: For 6-8 people<p>Refreshing citrus moscato sangria recipe …

Liqueurs

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Weddings

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Weddings

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Weddings

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Snow Leopard Cubs a Sign of Hope

Camera trap images of two snow leopard cubs tussling and tumbling in eastern Russia indicate a potential resurgence of a once-decimated …

Wildlife

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Place corned beef with fat side up in the slow cooker insert. Sprinkle spice mix on the top. Pour in 2 cups (480ml) water. Cover and cook on low for …

Tag, I'm It. For Now.

Last week, I was driving the 11-year-old to what felt like her 500th dance class of the day while simultaneously leaving a voicemail for a friend.<p>Because I'm awesomely multi-talented like that.<p>"Hey it's me. Freaking phone tag. Call me."<p>Short and sweet.<p>But then.<p>From the backseat.<p>I hear the …

Parenting

Portraits and Love Stories of Couples that Have Survived Fifty Years of Marriage

<i>Everyday my wife expresses her love for me. She says, did I tell you how much I love you today? Everyday. Everyday she says that. —Moses Rubenstein,</i> …