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Best of CH 2014: Travel

Travel serves as one of the greatest sources of new ideas, perspectives and creative inspiration. Over 2014, the CH team was lucky to have ventured around the world to renowned and remote destinations alike. Adventure remained a constant theme throughout the year, which saw us taking in a tiny …

Costa Rica

Splendid Illustrations by Megan Lara

Yet another weekend is here and to celebrate it nothing better than checking out some super beautiful illustrations like these by American artist …

Spectacular Aerial Landscapes of Vibrant Salt Ponds in San Francisco

Aerial landscape photography offers a fresh perspective of our world. While some photographers choose to rent a helicopter or an airplane to capture these unique angles from high above, photographer Cris Benton has chosen another route to gain access to the sky. He secures a radio-controlled camera …

San Francisco

Eye-Catching Geometric Tape Murals Seen on the Streets of Los Angeles

It can be hard for a street artist to stand out in a bustling city like Los Angeles that's filled with amazing graffiti, but 20-year-old Gustavo Fuentes (a.k.a. Flkz) manages to shine with his incredibly unique, eye-catching murals made out of painter's tape. Without the aid of straightedges, …

Art

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Drones

Extraordinary 3D Artworks

Another week has ended and a great way to start this weekend is by checking some extraordinary 3D artworks, because it's just something too good not …

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he …

TV Series

BluClik remote helps keep hands on wheel, not phone

Control your digital media in the car without fumbling with your phone thanks to iSimple's Bluetooth remote.<p>For many older cars, plugging your phone into the auxiliary audio input is one of the easiest, most universal ways to bring your digital audio library and a wide range of streaming media apps …

Gear & Gadgets

5 Reasons Why You'll Get Better Sleep With The Casper Mattress (list)

Getting a good night’s sleep is super important to your health. If you don’t get enough good zzz’s your whole day is out of whack and your body will …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

What Is Love (cover)

Join the Conversation with The Takeaway on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / November 26, 2013<p>The Takeaway is kind of a hybrid of everything that’s great about drive-time radio: it’s thoughtful and in-depth, …

Faces of Models Transformed Into 2D Images with Face Paint | Colossal

<p>In this ongoing collaboration between make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan and Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov, the faces of models are seemingly …

The Best Thanksgiving Sides Ever

We've tracked down 13 can't-miss recipes for dishes that will threaten to upstage the main event at your Thanksgiving table.<p>Photo: William …

Cooking

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Stir Fried Snow Peas with Chinese Sausage Recipe

This stir fry takes five minutes from prep to plate, even less if you choose to forgo the Chinese sausage. Cook the snow peas until they just begin to blister—they should still be plenty crisp. I find it best to add the sesame oil tableside rather than in the wok; there's so much residual heat in …

35 Hearty Fall Recipes That'll Warm You Right Up

Autumn weather calls for serious comfort food.<p>These autumn dishes check off every box. They're filling, easy to make and perfect for a chilly fall day.

Your Corpse Will Never Look This Good

Contemporary burial practices suck. They put a suit or dress on you, throw you in a box, and stick you in the ground, doomed to an eternity of looking boring. It wasn't always like that, and art history scholar Dr. Paul Koudounaris's photos of...<p><i>Saint Valerius, still stylish after all these …

Intimate Portraits of Wild Lions and Elephants

Wildlife photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols has been capturing intimate portraits of African lions and elephants for years, giving insight into their daily lives. The dedicated photographer manages to get in close to the wild creatures through a variety of methods including the use of a rover, …

Wildlife

Cut Feather Shadowboxes by Chris Maynard | Colossal

<p>Using feathers acquired from zoos and private aviaries, artist Chris Maynard creates delicately constructed shadowboxes that play with aspects of …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Pizza Lab: How to Make Ramen Crust Pizza

It looks like pizza, smells like pizza, it even <i>tastes</i> a little like pizza, but it's not pizza. At least, not inasmuch as pizza is defined by its bread-based crust. The slice you are looking at shares much in common with pizza. It's got gooey melted cheese. It's got a robust tomato sauce that …

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

On the Red Couch with Global Explorers Justin Lewis and Michelle Stauffer

Inside Flipboard / August 28, 2013<p>For documentarians Justin Lewis and Michelle Stauffer, the meridian at 70 degree west is more than just a line on …