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The Best Slow Cooker Meatballs for Supper

Though I can still hardly believe it, I am already in my third trimester of pregnancy. I'm only counting down the weeks and days now and the big day is approaching quickly. With the impending arrival of a fourth baby to my already busy house, I am taking meal planning very seriously these days. …

Metropolis II: A Kinetic Sculpture That Circulates 100,000 Miniature Cars Every Hour | Colossal

<p>This is a lovely video about Metropolis II, an impressive kinetic installation that circulates 100,000 toy cars every hour through a vast network of …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

An Interactive Map Of The Brain

Time to play "name that cortex."<p>Can you point out the small squiggle of gray matter that makes up the brain's motor cortex? Or how about the eye fields, which control visual attention and eye movements? No? Take a look at this handy interactive infographic created by Open Colleges, an Australian …

Maps

How Long Do Things in Your Fridge Stay Good AFTER Their Expiration Dates?

You know that awful feeling you get when you throw away bacon, just because somebody named Oscar printed numbers on the package saying it was expired? No? You've never thrown away bacon, under any circumstances? Good man. You're hired. For something.<p>But people who are less fantastic than you toss …

‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner Explains How He Created Don Draper And Other Behind-the-Scenes Secrets At New Museum Event

'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Explains How He Created Don Draper And Other Behind-the-Scenes Secrets At New Museum Event<p>On Friday evening at New …

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

You're Doing It Right

<b>Sometimes there is</b> an example of what I stand for that is so clear and so simple that it says in a few short seconds far more than I can with all of my thousands of words.<p>Watch the first 1:10 of this clip from ABC's "What Would You Do?" so that you get an idea about the scenario…then skip forward …

Vocabulary

10 Annoying Lies That Movies And TV Shows Tell You

Reddit user julestheteacher recently posted this question to the AskReddit community: "Hello, what 'lies' do you see on TV shows that annoy you the most?"<p>Redditers unleashed their fury.<p>Here are the best answers:<p>1. Extracting people's identities from security camera footage is easy<p>"Enhance. Enhance. …

TV shows

Narrow Ultra-Modern, Concrete Home Measuring 13 ft. Wide by 115 ft. Deep

Narrow lots definitely make building very difficult, impossible even. But Japanese people are experts in making the most out of every little …

Architecture

Banned Rodeo Clown Who Mocked Obama Is Invited By Congressman To Perform In Texas

"I’m sure any rodeo in Texas would be proud to have performers."

A Java Escape

Biodegradable Utensils That Let You Eat (With) Your Vegetables

They may be compostable, but you’ll have a hard time throwing them out.<p>We’ve known for ages that our sense of taste is inextricably linked with olfactory cues. More recently, we learned that the size and weight, even the color, of the utensils we eat with influences our perceptions of food. Now …