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9 Ways to Celebrate the Birth of the Royal Baby

At 8:30 AM yesterday morning, the newest addition to the British royal family made her way into the world, weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces. While we wait for the Queen to meet the young princess before the palace can officially announce the baby's name, we'll be celebrating her arrival the best way we …

Royal Babies

Not Your Average (Garlic Cheddar) Biscuit Recipe

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Never say no to light, lofty, cheese-laced garlic biscuits.</i><p>Oh, what's that? You don't need another biscuit recipe? Stop that. Take it …

The 15 Goofiest Animals Who Make The World A Happier Place

Better than cartoons, because these lil buddies are fo real.

Archaeology

Downton Abbey Recap: The Merriest of Marriage Proposals

Even though <i>Downton Abbey</i>’s fifth season got off to a shaky start, it ended up being so eventful that the estate’s fearless leader suffered a cardiac scare tonight from all of the activity. Among the year’s high and lowlights inside our favorite Yorkshire household: Mary got a haircut, a weirdly …

How Designers Built The World Of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” By Hand

Anderson’s avoidance of CGI and freakish devotion to handmade, old-fashioned production design lends his latest epic its fantastical charm.<p>In his Oscar-nominated 2014 film <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel,</i> Wes Anderson didn’t just tell a story-within-a-story about murder, purple-suited lobby boys, and …

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

BFFs: Kitten & Hamster Cuddles

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What are the world's safest airlines?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Aviation website AirlineRatings.com has just released its annual list of the world's 10 safest airlines.<p>Once again, Australian airline Qantas grabs the top spot.<p>"Qantas continues to lead the industry with safety innovations and its fleet is now the youngest -- 7.9 years -- it has been since …

Airplanes

Projection Mapping Turns Forest Into Twinkling Bioluminescent Wonderland

Fascinated by the silence and organic phenomena found in nature, especially bioluminescence, animator Friedrich van Schoor and photographer Tarek Mawad spent six weeks deep in the woods in order to create <i>Bioluminescent Forest</i>. Using a computer and a projector, the duo imagined what different …

In Konya, Turkey Automobile Parts and Sufism Go Hand in Hand

Since most of the time here I write about automobiles and travel, on a recent trip to Konya, Turkey I searched for the perfect auto angle since I was originally invited there to experience a Sufi festival. I didn't drive while in Turkey, not that I wouldn't have been fine driving, but the Turkish …

Our Downton Abbey Season 5 Wishlist

The Titanic, the Teapot Dome scandal, a British prince with a wandering eye: <i>Downton Abbey</i> is fond of weaving real historical events into its plots and scripts. Season 5, which premieres tonight and spans most of 1924 and 1925, promises to be no different.<p>Even so, a surfeit of fascinating events …

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

Project info<p>Constructing Worlds brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us.<p>From the first skyscrapers in New York and decaying colonial structures in the Congo, to the glamorous …

Man Quits Job to Convert Old Van into Mobile Home to Travel the World

Like many others, Mike Hudson longed to exchange the monotony of work and everyday routines for a life filled with adventure and travel. He made that dream a reality in 2013, when he quit his job as a systems engineer, gave away most of his worldly possessions, and began the enormous project of …

19 global events worth traveling for in 2015

How Daniel Boulud, America's Greatest French Chef, Grills a Hot Dog

Fourth of July hot dog grilling tips from Daniel Boulud, America's greatest French chef<p><b>We're always looking for ways to make our hot dogs even better.</b> So we caught up with America's greatest French chef, <b>Daniel Boulud</b>, at his sausage-centric DBGB in New York City, to see how he does his dogs. We …

Vote for the Best Living/Dining Space in the Remodelista Considered Design Awards 2014: Professional Category

Our judges have selected the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for the finalists in each of 17 Considered Design Awards categories, on …

How to Use Stone Fruit Pits

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: When it comes to stone fruit, it's what's on the inside that counts.</i><p>Around …

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Artificial Intelligence

Tyler Perry Trademarks 'What Would Jesus Do?'

Editor's Note: Tyler Perry nabs an inspiring phrase, Terry Pratchett pulls out of an upcoming convention, and more in our weekend roundup.<p>The phrase …

Architizer

Know Your DSLR Camera: What Do All the Controls Mean?

If you are a new DSLR owner or if you’re seriously considering moving up from a simpler camera to a DSLR, the very sight of a more complex camera …

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 …

9 Ways to Make Photoshop’s Adjustment Layers Easier to Use

<i>This is a guest post by photographer Glenn Orion</i><p>There are far more photographers – from the amateur to the professional – who have embraced the need …