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How technology is changing childhood

Gadgets are top of the list for today’s tech-savvy children<p>Christmas has finally arrived, and this year’s Christmas lists have been filled with the latest must-have gadgets for children. According to a recent report by uSwitch, parents will collectively splash out over £3 billion on tech gifts for …

Wacky Texas Laws: Guess Which of These 4 Are Real

A team of librarians is busy separating truth from myth in the Lone Star State.<p>Librarians at the Legislative Reference Library of Texas are laying down the law—and doing their best to remove some odd ones that have lingered on the books for a long time, sometimes to relatively little notice.<p>The 12 …

National Geographic Travel

Which is the perfect South American country for you?

Fancy a trip to ​South America? Chris Moss provides an expert guide to the most fun-loving continent on Earth.<p>I am writing this in Lo de Roberto, one of my favourite old café-bars in Buenos Aires. I’m here on a pilgrimage to honour the memory of Carlos Gardel, sometimes called the Bing Crosby of …

Canada: meet the grizzly bears of Yukon

Winter comes early to Bear Cave Mountain. On the Fishing Branch River where the salmon spawn it is -14C (7F). The ground I am sitting on is iron hard and I’m face-to-face with an apex predator – a mother grizzly bear with a yearling cub trundling behind her like a child’s outsized teddy.<p>Her broad …

20 unmissable extreme sports (and where to try them)

Ready to feel your pulse racing? From zorbing to volcano boarding, we’ve rounded up 20 adrenaline-packed but accessible activities to tick off your bucket list – and the most stunning destinations to try them in.<p><b>Volcano boarding</b><p><b>The gist:</b> pioneered by an Australian traveller in León, Nicaragua, …

Adventure Travel

The Big Picture photography competition: round 289

Into the Wild Islands of Alaska

Grizzly Man<p>Has anyone seen “Grizzly Man” — that documentary about that crazy dude that lives with the grizzly bears in Alaska? It was the first …

1,000+ Rhinos Poached in 2013: Highest in Modern History

Increasing demand for the animals' horns drove the slaughter, report says.<p>For South Africa's white rhinos, 2013 was perhaps the worst year in modern history.<p><b>One thousand and four animals were killed by poachers, the highest since record keeping began in the early 1900s, according to the South</b> …

Anthropologie Tangerine Flicker Dress DIY - Life is Beautiful

Hello readers from Buzz Feed! I am so excited to have you here! I take thrifted finds or old clothes in my closet and make them new again, or …

DIY: iPad Case From Cork + T-Shirt

Dress up your tablet with a custom handmade sleeve! I love the natural look of cork and I've been seeing more and more fashion accessories (including …

How to make your own deodorant

My weekend of celebrating with the folks was excellent. And sure enough, my mom (known to many of you as Grandma G) embarked on a DIY deodorant …

Simple leather bag tutorial

I just finished another leather bag this afternoon and I love it.<br>As a matter of fact, I just put it to the test and I find it perfect - very basic - …

Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

Backyard chickens are all the rage right now and laundry detergent is totally next on he list, in my opinion. I see it being made left and right. I …

Fair Trade

No-Sew Market Tote Bag

This no-sew bag can be stowed in your purse for a quick trip to the market and is strong enough to carry fruits and vegetables.