Rachel Hall

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Gorgeously Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Sculptures

Toronto-based artist Christine Kim cuts and layers paper together into beautifully intricate geometric sculptures. Through cutting, Kim feels as though she “liberates the work from the confines of the original surface.” Her artwork is delicate and complex, and she is constantly finding new ways to …

Surreal Tree Branches Sprout Out from Indoor Support Beams

<i>Baitogogo</i> is a half-sculptural, half-architectural installation by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira that presents a surreal growth of tree branches out of white columns. The So Paulo-based artist's piece offers a unique perspective of indoor design while reminding viewers of the materials used …

Architecture

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Adorable Italian Zonkey is Half Zebra, Half Donkey

About four months ago, an adorable half-zebra, half-donkey was born in Italy named Ippo. The rare crossbreed, known as a zonkey, is the offspring of a male zebra and female donkey. There are a variety of zebroids (a hybrid of zebra and any other member of the horse family) in the world, though …

Animals

Tutankhamun's body spontaneously combusted after botched embalming, researchers say

The life and death of Tutankhamun have intrigued researchers ever since the treasure trove of the boy king's tomb was first discovered in 1922 -- and a fresh examination of the famous pharaoh’s remains is only likely to add to the fascination after two sensational findings were revealed.<p>The first: …

Identical Twins’ Faces Reveal the Aging Effects of Smoking

Researchers from the Department of Plastic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio conducted a study (<i>Facial Changes Caused by Smoking: A Comparison between Smoking and Nonsmoking Identical Twins</i>) that analyzes the physical differences between identical twins, one of whom has smoked …

6 Of The World's Cheapest Destinations To Travel To On A Budget

If you want to see the world -- especially while you're young -- but don't exactly have the funds to do so, you're not alone.<p>Between flights, accommodations, food and activities traveling can be <i>really</i> expensive. But a trip doesn't have to leave you totally broke.<p>Some of the world's most beautiful …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

This Is What It Looks Like to Give Up Everything

<i>Photo courtesy of Allison Vesterfelt</i><p>This is my real couch.<p>The actual one. The one sitting in my living room (and by living room, I mean the small "not-the-kitchen, not-the-bedroom, not-the-bathroom" room where my husband and I eat food, read, play games and generally hang out). It hasn't been …

Social Media

STARPATH: An Electricity-Free Alternative to Streetlights

UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a spray-on solution to create a trail of illuminating stars aptly known as <i>STARPATH</i>. The innovative product boasts an anti-slip and water-resistant surface, not to mention an energy-free alternative to streetlights, that is ideal for pedestrians at night. It is …

Coats

The voices behind Disney's best characters through history

Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Your new go-to birthday cake, bake sale cake, dinner party cake, late night snack cake -- for when the fridge is at its barest and you need chocolate cake now.</i> …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …

4 Ways to Live a More Meaningful and Simple Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us read tons of information on how to live a more simple and happier life… finding happiness and connecting with our higher self to uncover …

10 Truths You Will Learn Before You Find Happiness

<i>“Happiness is when what you think, what you say,<br>and what you do are in harmony.”<br>―Mahatma Gandhi</i><p>We are all beautiful human beings here in this world …

Stop Assuming the Worst: Your Thoughts Shape Your Reality

<b>“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” ~Buddha</b><p>My morning bicycle ride had been uneventful until I spotted a small …

Shutdown Shows Republican Party More Splintered Than Ever

Robert Siegel speaks with author Sam Tanenhaus of <i>The New York Times</i> about the status and state of the GOP after the government shutdown, debt ceiling battle and fiscal crisis.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>And I'm …

Fossil Find Points To A Streamlined Human Lineage

Fossils of human ancestors are rare. You could pile all the ones that scientists have found in the back of a pickup truck.<p>But a remarkable site in Georgia, in the former Soviet Union, has produced a rich group of bones dating back almost 2 million years — and the discovery is shaking the family …

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America's 10 worst man-made environmental disasters

Love Canal<p>Love Canal is a neighborhood in Niagara Falls, N.Y., that gained environmental notoriety when it was discovered that 21,000 tons of toxic …

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1964, is an annual international showcase of the very best in nature photography. Owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the contest includes 18 individual categories, ranging from birds and mammals to "Creative Visions" …

These Incredible Hotels Will Leave You Feeling Like A Completely New Person

Healing Hotels of the World strives to change the way you think about vacation.<p>The hotel collection offers a unique take on travel, one that emphasizes health and wellness, rather than the more taxing vacation habits some have formed, like drinking heavily, over-eating and not getting enough …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …