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Deal: Fourth-graders and their families receive free pass to national parks

Fourth-graders may now be able to call the shots on the next family vacation. They're the ones being given a free pass for an entire year to visit national parks and other federal lands that charge fees.<p>The deal<p>Every Kid in a Park was announced by the White House and went into effect Tuesday. The …

National Parks

16 Reasons We've Got the Blues(berries)

"Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb," Robert Frost's poem, "Blueberries," begins. "Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum." We here at Food52, though, are accepting of all blueberries: small, medium, and thumb tip-sized. Size doesn't matter when they're all covered in crumble, put …

Breakfast

Intricately Folded Pages Transform Hardcover Books into Standing Sculptures

Japanese artist Yuto Yamaguchi transforms hardcover books into sculptures by simply folding their pages. Without using scissors, he crafts the bold designs by intricately creasing each page so that together, they appear as one cohesive form. Yamaguchi's excellent craftsmanship produces smooth …

Sculpture

27 must-have travel apps for every step of your journey

Travel is one of the industries that has completely transformed by the smartphone evolution and as a result, there is an abundance of ingenious apps designed to make your trips easy to plan, cheaper, well-informed and more enjoyable.<p>Short of literally packing your bags and rooting out your …

Apps

The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

You could be making better hummus.<p>If it strikes you as a little weird that hummus received top billing as our 2015 Dish of the Year, then, well, you haven’t had chef Michael Solomonov’s. The incredibly rich, ineffably smooth version that he dishes up at Dizengoff, his bustling Philadelphia …

Vegan

10 Easy Pieces: Lawn Games

Let’s be real: What do you really need for outdoor summer fun? Not much—a lawn and some sun. But in case you’re in the mood to get active after your …

Here's what your food would look like if it weren't genetically modified over millennia

Genetically modified foods, or GMOs, inspire strong reactions nowadays, but humans have been tweaking the genetics of our favorite produce for millennia.<p>While GMOs may involve splicing genes from other organisms (such as bacteria) to give plants desired traits — like resistance to pests, selective …

These 10 work apps have gone bonkers in the last few months

Cloud security company Okta works with 4,000 of them, helping big companies manage employee passwords for them.<p>By analyzing the data from its 2,500 enterprise customers in 185 countries, it discovered the 10 apps that are growing the fastest among business users last quarter, from April 2015 to …

Grandparent Power: Bonds With Seniors Help Stabilize Teens

Study surveyed more than 1,400 adolescents<p>Teens who form close, loving relationships with a grandparent are more likely to have fewer behavioral and emotional problems than less-attached teens, says a study published online in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.<p>The benefits to the teens were …

Teens

20 places for fall travel | CNN Travel

Travel

350+ Best Educational Apps For Kids

Looking for best educational apps for kids? We have compiled a huge list of useful educational software for kids and learning.<br>This list includes wide …

Apps

How To Make A Gallon Of Iced Coffee In Just 15 Minutes

Photo credit: Foodess<p>There are a few different ways to get your hands on a glass of iced coffee, the official caffeinated beverage of summer. You can go out and buy one, but everyone knows it's priced way too high. Another option is to have the foresight to make a batch of cold brew at home, but …

DIY: Learn How to Make a Knotted String Hanging Planter from Recycled Materials

1/15<p>Final Knotted String Recycled Jar Planter with Succulent<p>Instead of lugging your recyclables outside for collection this week, why not rummage …

Samsung’s iPhone nightmare is far from over, and now it’s affecting Google

One of the factors that contributed to Samsung’s weak quarters last year is the iPhone 6 family of smartphones. Apple sold a record-breaking number …

How to crochet the grit stitch

Spring Time Decor: 3D Paper Flower Garland

There’s nothing like brightly colored flowers to create that happy spring time feeling in the air. If keeping fresh flowers indoors is more of a hassle than you are prepared to deal with, then give this lovely faux flower garland a try.<p>Of course this will take an initial time investment to cut out …

Top 10 Breakfast Smoothies for Quick Weight Loss

Here are the best Smoothies collection to cut down the fat. Over Weight is the serious health problem , that so many persons are suffering with. …

5 Amazing Chocolate Dessert Recipes

01 of 05<p>All you need for this dessert is some graham crackers, pudding mix, milk, cream, and some rich chocolate frosting. You know, now that I think …

Dessert

The Best Backpacking Food

Extended time in the backcountry often equates to a dry diet. Learning how to cook well in the wilderness is an art that doesn't come quickly but can …

Start Your Own Simple, Super-Productive Backyard Farm - Gardening

Yearning for a more self-sufficient lifestyle? The solution might be as close as your own backyard. Whether you have an acre outside of town or a …

Gardening

DIY Orange Creamsicle Sugar Scrub with FREE printable label - Smashed Peas & Carrots

Did you just love the Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub I shared with you last week? Sooo good, right? Well, if you liked that scrub you are going to love …

Skin Care

How to Make Organic Ginger Beer - One Green Planet

This is not a knock on drinking water, something that we should all adopt as our go-to beverage to accompany meals, to quench thirst, hydrate, help …

13 Cool Vintage-Inspired DIY Crafts From Doilies

doily dreamcatcher (via fancypantsweddings)<p>I’m sure that everyone has a couple of doilies that were made by you, your mom or grandma. You turn your …

Build Yourself A Pair Of Battery-Testing Tweezers This Weekend

Sure, you can check how well a battery bounces to test how full it is, but when it comes to lithium or "button" cells, there's a more gentle approach …

8 Ways to Reuse Old Wood Crates and Pallets

By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com<p>From your backyard to your local home improvement store, wood crates, containers, and pallets can be found. (You may even have some leftover scraps from a past project!) Don't let these unwanted pieces get left behind, turn your wood crates and …

29 Magical DIY Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide

Here are 29 Magical DIY Uses For hydrogen peroxide never shared elsewhere that will convince you that you need a bottle in your home.

The Perfect DIY Wire Crochet Jewelry [Free Pattern] - The Perfect DIY

Those happy to spend many hours crocheting away are always looking for new designs and patterns to try out, which challenge their creativity and hone …

Make your own Old Signs!

Welcome to Party Junk 277 -old signs<p>Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific<p>Hello friends!<p>Welcome to one of my alltime fav topics… old …

Crafting