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The Schmoopiest Social Network Is All About P.D.A.

From the creators of Avocado comes Pears, a social network all about exploring a romantic couple’s shared identity.<p>The creators of Avocado–an iPhone app that functions like a digital toolkit for two people in a relationship–announced that they are launching a social network. Called Pears, it’s like …

Social Media

Citrus Sculpture Festival Inspired by 20,000 Leagues under the Sea

Imagine how wonderful it must smell! Menton, France's annual Lemon Festival (or Fete du Citron) is now underway where giant sculptures are created with thousands of oranges and lemons, carefully fixed one by one by hand onto wire frames. It's the 81st edition of the festival and it brings together …

Sculpture

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

Home Decorating

Sugar Plum Fruitcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Many of you know that I've spent 2013 baking for Betty. It's been a lively year of fun minion cakes, candy bar creations and snickerdoodle skillets. …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in …

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, …

Pets

10 Best French Fashion Blogs

Valentine Vanesse is a tea drinker, bicycle rider, the definition of Parisian chic. Her blog could be described in few words as “pure delight in …

Buying booze gifts? 12 bottles to consider

Slide 1 of 14<p>It’s the time of year when everyone is searching for the perfect bottle to give as a holiday gift. But the choice depends a lot on the …

Single Malt Whisky

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

Judge orders life support for 13-year-old girl declared brain dead

A judge has ordered an Oakland hospital to keep a girl declared brain dead on life support following what was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy.<p>At a hearing Friday, both sides in the case agreed to get together and choose a neurologist to further examine 13-year-old Jahi McMath and determine …

The Definitive Top 10 IPAs, as Chosen by a Hopped-up Panel of Beer Writers

Stouts and sours and Scotch ales are all gifts from the beer god named "God, But The One Who Works On The Beer", but the IPA is the once and current king of craft brews. So we felt it was our duty, as people who drink stuff, to ask nine illustrious beer scribes to pick their 10 favorites, and …

Top 10

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

Gluten Free popcorn seasonings gift set - 8 flavored popcorn spices, spice kit for movie night party, gluten free spices, GF allergy free

The best popcorn gift for gluten-free foodies: Dell Cove Spice Co.'s popcorn seasonings.<p>Our gourmet gift set of 8 tins of flavored gluten-free spices will make your movie night party a hit. Flavor your popcorn at home and create bowls of tasty snacks that will wow friends and family - and work with …

Gifts from the Kitchen: 22 Edible Holiday Presents You Can Make at Home

From spicy mustard to chocolate bark, make your holiday gifts for family and friends right in your own kitchen<p>If the thought of going to a crowded mall and picking out the perfect present for everyone on your list is stressing you out, just don't do it. Make your friends and family thoughtful gifts …

Dessert

The 50 Worst Food Gifts in the World

From bacon mugs and fat magnets to pizza forks and motorized ice-cream cones, 50 food-related gifts no one should be giving this holiday season<p>One hazard of being a so-called food person—or “foodie,” if you must—is that everyone buys you food-themed presents. Some of them are great; most of them …

Ice Cream