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Rose Prince's Baking Club: Oreo-nos

Our weekly column shows you the way to beautiful bread and consummate cake. Today: Oreo-nos.<p>In a few years’ time I am sure there will be discussions with my adult children about deprivation in their childhood. Game consoles that were never allowed through the door of our house; no family trips to …

11 Spectacular Sunset Views Around The Globe

The sunset and the sunrise are basically very simple and very common phenomena. However, they have always impressed us with their colors. The sunset …

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Eclairs in Paris

19<p>2<p>8<p>Shares 29<p>I’m often asked about upcoming trends and each time it happens, I am sorely tempted to respond, “If I could see the future, I’d be …

Red Velvet Bundt Cake Royale

Happy July 4th, friends!<p>It's shaping up to be a rainy holiday, so our fireworks-watching will have to wait. No matter. We'll save the barbecuing for …

The Quiet Man: At Home with a NY Designer

I got to know one of my favorite designers, British-born, NYC-based Richard Ostell, on the internet. He left a comment on Remodelista a while back, …

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Hello my name is Victoria. I’m obsessed with your blog. I just moved to Pittsburgh, PA. I have a new loft and refer to your blog several times a day …

A Glamorous Home In Edinburgh

Roséline Lohr, founder and editor in chief of This is Glamorous, truly views the world through rose colored glasses. As a longtime follower of her …

Charming 26 Sqm Apartment in Sweden Offering the Best of Two Eras

This small 26 square meter apartment located in Gothenburg, Sweden, offers the best of two eras: original parquet, solid ceilings and built-in …

Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 4 to 6 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>1 hour<p><b>Cook:</b><p>50 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>5 hours<p>Loaded Baked Potato Salad combines all the best flavors of an …

'Legume' of the Week - Stonesoup

I‘m not a huge fan of celebrity chefs. Although I do love a bit of Heston and Jamie and of course Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, I find the whole chef …

Understanding Exposure: An Introduction to Photography

Mastering photography is like playing a musical instrument. Anyone can make noise on a piano, but to really make music, it is important to read …

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Ancient Embrace: Amphibian, Mammal Ancestor Buried Together

Wildlife<p><b>An injured amphibian and a sleeping cynodont, a mammal-like reptile, shared a home before being trapped by a flash flood 250 million years ago, a new study says.</b><p>The unlikely cohabitants were found in a fossilized burrow in South Africa‘s Karoo Basin, an international team of scientists …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #12

Wildlife<p>Explore the wilderness with us… Edward O. Wilson was awarded the Hubbard Medal at the 125th Anniversary Gala of the National Geographic Society last week. Here we share some of his quotes from a 5 decade long career that revolutionized our thinking on the natural world. Within the next …

Bumpy-Headed Reptile Fossils Discovered

<b>New fossils of an ancient reptile called Bunostegos akokanensis indicate that it probably wasn’t winning any prehistoric beauty contests.</b><p>“Imagine a cow-sized, plant-eating reptile with a knobby skull and bony armor down its back,” Linda Tsuji, leader of a new study on the critter, said in a …

First Unlooted Royal Tomb of Its Kind Unearthed in Peru

Three queens were buried with golden treasures, human sacrifices.<p><b>It was a stunning discovery: the first unlooted imperial tomb of the Wari, the ancient civilization that built South America's earliest empire between 700 and 1000 A.D. Yet it wasn't happiness that Milosz Giersz felt when he first</b> …

Mysterious Martian Grooves Carved by Dry Ice Chunks?

<b>It appears Mars may one day become a premier extreme snowboarding destination.</b><p>NASA research released this week indicates that mysterious, long narrow grooves carved into the slopes of giant Martian sand dunes may in fact be generated by gliding chunks of dry ice. Scientists have observed the …

Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

How To Quit Your Job And Travel

Me in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.<p>In April 2012 I was sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon idly researching living in Mexico. I'd been looking to …

Emperor of the Image

Changing Planet<p><b>He didn’t speak, he growled in a low-level rumble like the sound of distant thunder or the scrape of boots over gravel. For many, his was the voice of God itself, a standing reinforced by the needlepoint panel that hung above his office door. “Wipe your knees before entering,” it</b> …

White Nights and warm days: summer in St Petersburg

The few brief weeks of the White Nights – those incredible, luminous northern midsummer eves when the high latitudes are bathed in a pearlescent all-night glow – and sun-filled summer days in St Petersburg are an intoxicating time. By day, locals revel in the heat and the outdoors; by night, there …

Backpackers diaries: Mongolia here we come!

As the train chunters from Xanadu to Hohhot, capital of Inner Mongolia (but part of China) grassland gives way to scrub, cattle to sheep and old …

Fewer Chimpanzees Will Be Used in U.S. Research

Government cites ethics, new technologies as reasons for shift.<p><b>The number of chimpanzees in U.S. government-funded research will be substantially reduced under a new set of principles and criteria, the</b> <b>National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today.</b><p>Francis Collins, director of the NIH, cited …

The Myth of the Komodo Dragon’s Dirty Mouth

In 1969, an American biologist named Walter Auffenberg moved to the Indonesia island of Komodo to study its most famous resident—the Komodo dragon. This huge lizard—the largest in the world—grows to lengths of 3 metres, and can take down large prey like deer and water buffalo. Auffenberg watched …

Do You Know these 15 Key Features of your DSLR?

Got a new DSLR? Still trying to work out where to start? Check out this free video by Jeff Cable that runs you through 15 features of that DSLR that …

Traditional Braised Daikon from 'Hiroko's American Kitchen'

<b>Hiroko Shimbo</b>'s braised daikon recipe is one of the few strictly Japanese recipes in her new cookbook, <i>Hiroko's American Kitchen</i>. The dish is a simple appetizer of daikon "slowly bathed" in kelp stock and topped with Shimbo's spicy miso sauce. The sauce—a blend of aged miso, sugar, mirin, sake, …

The Dark Knight Cake (Triple Chocolate Layer Cake) Recipe

I've dubbed this gorgeously rich, moist cake The Dark Knight, as it's a tall, glowering tower of chocolate intensity. A generous blast of dark roast coffee and a touch of milk makes for a gently bitter tone, while a smidge of cayenne adds mystique without turning up the heat. Packed with dates for …

Peanut Butter Bourbon-Filled Doughnuts

If you ask me, there's a good bit of subject matter that Dale Carnegie neglected to cover in his book <i>"How to Win Friends & Influence People"</i>. I think …