Monique Howell

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Keystone opponents vow civil disobedience, vigils starting Monday

Environmentalists and other opponents of the Keystone XL Pipeline are ramping up their opposition to the project following the release Friday of a largely favorable State Department report -- vowing to hold vigils, jump into the November elections and even perform acts of civil disobedience.<p>The …

Homemade Caramel Made Right Every Time

<i>Dawn Perry, photos by Zach DeSart</i><p>A salted caramel always makes for the ideal winter fix. With a few tips from the BA Prep School, you can have homemade caramel candies in your dessert arsenal.<p><b>SEE MORE:</b><b>Ingredients We Can't Cook Without</b><p>Undercook your caramel mixture and you'll end up with a stiff …

Sugar Plum Fruitcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Many of you know that I've spent 2013 baking for Betty. It's been a lively year of fun minion cakes, candy bar creations and snickerdoodle skillets. …

Paul Walker Secretly Paid For Engagement Ring That Iraq Veteran Couldn’t Afford

Paul Walker is being remembered as one of Hollywood’s true “good guys,” and in the days after his tragic death it’s becoming clear that it’s more …

Engagement Rings

Storm's 1-2-3 punch: Frigid, snowy and icy

Yes, it happens every year: the snow and the cold.<p>After all, it <i>is</i> winter, or least late pre-winter.<p>But how's this for a change in the weather?<p>Wednesday's official high in Dallas was 80. Thursday night brings freezing rain, sleet and a low in the 20s, according to the National Weather Service.<p>Yikes, …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

School bans Christmas trees, the colors red & green

An elementary school in Frisco, Texas is believed to be the first in the state to violate “The Merry Christmas Law” after they banned Christmas trees and the colors red & green from an upcoming “winter” party.<p>Boys and girls who attend the Nichols Elementary School “Winter Party” will not be able to …

Minimal Timbre Speakers by Running Farm Labs

Three Stanford mechanical engineering grad students found their love for crafting cool speakers just two weeks after moving into their new apartment. …

The TSA Is No Match For This Mad Scientist And His Gun Made With Junk From Airport Stores

The deadly weapons these ingredients become arise from a combination of “MacGyver-esque” creative thinking and good old-fashioned research. To figure …

Device uses light to split water into clean hydrogen

Scientists have developed an inexpensive device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen.<p>The water splitter is a silicon …

An Argentine car mechanic invents birthing tool inspired by wine corks

It all started with wine: Jorge Odón, a car mechanic in Argentina, was inspired by a YouTube video demonstrating the removal of a sunken bottle cork to invent — of all things — a new birthing device that's been enthusiastically endorsed by doctors, donors, and the World Health Organization.<p>Called …