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How to make croissants (a step-by-step guide with .gifs) - Izy Hossack

Croissants are just one of those things where you will never fully appreciate one when you eat it, until you’ve put in the hours making them yourself.<p>…

CDC: “We Will Soon Be In A Post-Antibiotic Era”

In a highly unusual new report, the Centers for Disease Control warned that America is threatened by a wave of new antibiotic-proof germs that could threaten public health, and that overuse of antibiotics in health care and industrial agriculture bears much of the blame.<p>The 112-page report on …

The USA's best regional desserts

Apple pie gets a lot of glory for being the embodiment of American desserts – ‘As American as apple pie’ as the saying goes, flatly ignoring the fact that apple pie isn’t an American invention. That said, American apple pie truly shines when prepared with regional flare — such as being made with …

When is the best time to visit US and Canada's National Parks?

When is the best time to visit the National Parks of the US and Canada? You might think the answer would be one of the summer months. But when we looked at the 'best time to go' picks by Lonely Planet guidebook authors for the most visited and best-known parks in the US and Canada and stacked them …

The Masters of Nature Photography book – in pictures

Wild horses of the Netherlands, red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, the plight of a tortured chimpanzee and a polar panorama feature in the collection of wildlife images in the book published by the Natural History Museum<p>• Masters of Nature Photography by Rosamund Kidmane Cox - Guardian Bookshop

10 Online Courses For An Introduction To Typography

Typography is important no matter what the medium, and good design can be quickly lost with poor typography. You can get up to speed in typography …

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.<p>Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage bin marked "Calcusoft." Inside were piles of notebooks filled with sketches, storyboards, and …

Two Beautiful Timelapse Videos of the 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower

We’re still swooning over the great images and videos coming in from this year’s Perseid Meteor Shower. Here are a couple of timelapse videos just in …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

Klavika by Eric Olson 

Have you ever wondered what is the name of the font used on Facebook’s logo, well the “facebook font” is Klavika created by Eric Olson. Klavika is a flexible family of sans serifs for editorial and identity design.<p>Features such as small caps, true italics, extended language support and multiple numeral styles make Klavika an ideal workhorse typeface. <b>You can buy it by clicking here.</b>

Why one of the biggest indie gaming developers just “quit”

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>A short list of the video games that have helped shape the industry and bring it to the mainstream (and to center stage at …

Eerie plane wrecks contain forgotten stories of survival

At first glance, "Happy End" may not seem like the most natural title for pictures of wrecked planes in forbidding landscapes, but German photographer Dietmar Eckell has a very positive outlook on what these photos represent. As described by Eckell, these pictures document 'miracles' in aviation …

Leap Motion Controller is a great toy, but not yet the future of interaction

Reach out and touch nothing<p>I got my first look at the Leap Motion Controller in an outdoor tent adjacent to the South by Southwest convention center months before it arrived on my desk. I found an empty computer and played a quick round of a Jenga-like game called <i>Block54</i>, hovering my thumb and …

Eight common travel tech disasters

We’ve all been there are some point. You’re 500 miles from civilisation, trekking in the mountains, when you spot a rare beast or gorgeous vista. You pull out your digital camera for the shot of a lifetime, press the ‘on’ button and… nothing. Dead battery and the nearest wall outlet is three days …

Best places to shop for travel gear and gadgets

Gadgets. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they're rapidly becoming part of the traveller's arsenal. But that doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune: next time you’re planning a trip overseas, consider taking along your travel tech shopping list. You can save plenty of cash if you know where to shop - and …

Chicago's best homegrown junk food

'Junk food' is often used as an insult, but in Chicago it's a celebrated art form. Known the world over for its gorgeous architecture, impressive museums, legendary sports teams, barely tolerable winters and cutting-edge cuisine, The Windy City is also home to some of the best guilty pleasure food …

Salar de Uyuni: a journey across Bolivia’s remarkable salt flats

The world's largest salt flat - Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni - is a surreal realm of mirages, where the bone-dry landscape reflects the sky like a mirror. Lonely Planet's Greg Benchwick explored this eerie and unique place.<p>Exploring the desolation of the Salar de Uyuni. Image by Greg Benchwick / Lonely …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

The world's most unusual beaches

Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls - if life's a beach, these are its strangest days. These 10 beaches from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Sights</i> might not all be swimmable, but they are all extraordinary.<p>1. Bowling Ball Beach, California<p>Compared to green sand or vanishing tides, …

Supersized natural wonders of US National Parks

Superlative natural wonders appear wherever you turn in the USA's national parks. Whether you're working on your bucket list - 'Climb North America's highest mountain!' - or just wanting to hug the world's largest living tree, you can explore nature's extreme outer limits at these record-setting US …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

It rains in the tropics, and other travel buzz-kills

Travel buzz-kills are a singular kind of torture, born out of impossibly high expectations for a destination. The considerable time and money invested in getting to a place only intensifies the ensuing melancholia.<p>Florence, in all its multifaceted, Italian wonderfulness, was one of the biggest …

The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …