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Volcano Erupts in Chile: Pictures

San Francisco Bay Area

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Product Design

How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten

Jerrie Mock was a 38-year-old housewife from Columbus, Ohio, when, 50 years ago this week, she accomplished what Amelia Earhart is famous for having failed to do. But in the decades since, as Mock's life began to unravel, history all but forgot the pilot who made it.<p>Just before the coast …

Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez: 'His Work Is Immortal'

<i>Chilean writer Isabel Allende, whose novels incorporate the magical realist style perfected by fellow Latin American writer Gabriel García Márquez,</i> …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

5 gorgeous iPhone apps you need to check out right now

The perfect app. It serves its purpose and does its job well, but it also features a user interface that it unique, intuitive and beautiful. Too many …

sweep me up (Vegan s’mores pancakes)

Pete Seeger and the American Soul

The folk singer, who has died at 94, had one defining feature: selflessness.<p>The singer-songwriter-folk hero Pete Seeger, who died Monday at the age of 94, always reminded me of Henry Fonda playing Tom Joad in John Steinbeck's immortal <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. Not just Fonda's character, although surely …

FREEDOM SUMMER IN MERIDIAN

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders’ attempts at integration of transportation and amenities across the south. The arrival of …

Grains Of Sand Magnified x300 Reveal Dazzling Images

A grain of sand is so small and finite that our eyes are unable to render any significant detail.<p>It often just looks like a shiny or dark grain of …

The great pinhole camera comeback

What, no phone attached? Meet the £35 cardboard camera that's making the Instagram generation think again<p>You can do a lot with a cardboard box. Make a fort. Make a Halloween costume. Or how about turning it into a camera? Designer Kelly Angood did just that, and ended up creating a pinhole camera …

10 Last-Minute Snacks and Appetizers

We like to think of appetizers and snacks as the magic glue that holds us together. Snacks keep hungry, wandering guests out of the kitchen. They offer condolences to the picky eaters who aren’t looking forward to the brussels sprouts but love all things small and snack-like. Plus, they hit the …

Recipes

The Week in Review: Get Crafty for Fall

Inside Flipboard / September 13, 2013<p>With fall breathing down on us, the season of stay-at-home, DIY goodness isn’t far behind. Why not assign …

155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope | Colossal

<p>Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the …

Easter Island

If They Could Only Talk<p>“The statues walked,” Easter Islanders say. Archaeologists are still trying to figure out how—and whether their story is a cautionary tale of environmental disaster or a celebration of human ingenuity.<p>By Hannah Bloch<p>Video Animation by Hans Weise, Spencer Millsap, Fernando G. …

South America

Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Your new go-to birthday cake, bake sale cake, dinner party cake, late night snack cake -- for when the fridge is at its barest and you need chocolate cake now.</i> …

Dessert

Diy

HALLOWEEN: Chocolate Covered Orange Peel | THE NIBBLE Blog - Adventures In The World Of Fine Food

For a sophisticated Halloween treat, consider dark chocolate covered orange peels from Lake Champlain Chocolates of Vermont.<p>Chocolate-covered orange …

Roundup: 11 Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

If you're the type to wait until the last minute to come up with a Halloween costume (guilty as charged), here are a few homemade options that won't …