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This Video Of Soldiers Surprising Their Families For Christmas Will Make You Cry

The very best gift. (via Hooplaha)

Umm...Cat, What Are You Doing Here...

The Most Awkward Cats of 2013

Life Before Dogs Vs. Life After Dogs

Getting a dog can be ruff but it's always worth it.

Know Your Enemies

By Unknown

21 Cats Celebrating Boxing Day

This is what today's about, right?

14 Animals Who Melted Our Hearts In 2013

The most squee-worthy animals of 2013.


Kimberly Jones Purveys the Best Affordable Wines From France

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in Chief LuxEcoLiving and co-founder Healthy Child Healthy World<p><i>Queribus Castle and the Cru overlooking Maury France</i><p>If you had to choose between Santa Barbara County or Maury France where would you like to buy an affordable bottle of wine?<p><i>My favorite Kimberly Jones</i> …

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)

<b>Can't afford a glass greenhouse? Check out how to build your own underground greenhouse for cheaper and for growing veggies 365 days a year, even in</b> …

Coconut Milk Couscous with Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place squash and apples in baking dish, and add 2 1/2 Tbs. water. Roast 
15 minutes.<p>2. Melt 3 Tbs. butter with brown sugar …


Farmers' Market Find: Romanesco Broccoli

To paraphrase a popular weekly: Food editors! They’re just like us! And contrary to what you might think we (well, I) haven’t eaten everywhere, …

Farmers' Markets

Persian Yogurt Soup Recipe

This soup is a test of patience and restraint. If you're easily distracted, skip it. If you can mind a pot, stirring, singularly-focused, for a half …

Jalapeño-Orange Cranberry Sauce or Salsa

I’ve learned over the years not to tamper with a family favorite recipe if I want our daughter to eat it. She wants her lasagna to taste like lasagna</i> …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Finally! A Human-Powered Helicopter Wins the $250,000 Sikorsky Prize

After more than 30 years without a winner, the Sikorsky Prize has a champion. Today aeronautical startup Aerovelo confirmed that its human-powered helo, Atlas, has won the competition. (Take a closer look at the aircraft in our photo gallery.)<p><b>A quixotic Kickstarter-funded project</b> has won the …

Birding at the Museum: Artists Behind the Dioramas

Birding at the Museum: A Tour with Stephen C. Quinn

Megapixels: Monkeys Take A Ride On The World's Largest Rodent

Wheeeeeeee!<p>In the rainforests of South America, squirrel monkeys and capybaras would never meet. While squirrel monkeys live in trees up to 60 feet high, capybaras—the world's largest rodents—dwell along river banks. But at the Beekse Bergen Safari Park in the Netherlands, the two species have …

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