Laura Finefrock

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Grains Of Sand Magnified x300 Reveal Dazzling Images

A grain of sand is so small and finite that our eyes are unable to render any significant detail.<p>It often just looks like a shiny or dark grain of …

Pasta e Ceci (Pasta with Chickpeas)

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>As with many of the best, home cooked favourites, there are many different ways to prepare pasta e ceci, tweaked to perfection over generations according to regional or family preferences. There are those who like it without (or with very little) tomato, those who like it stained …

Swiss Chard and Lemon Ricotta Pasta

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>This is an easy, last minute dinner since you might have many of the ingredients on hand. If you don't have any swiss chard, kale, spinach and arugula also work great. If you use kale, I recommend removing the tough central stem. If you use either arugula or baby spinach leaves, you …

Heartwarming Elephant Photography

A couple of weeks ago we've featured a fantastic set of giraffe photographs, and people really liked it. Nature is fulfilled with lovely animals, so …

Emma Christensen tried Mark Bittman's #VB6 Diet, and here's how It went - http://bit.ly/14SjcA0

9 Amazing Cave Villages You Can Still Visit

Since the dawn of time, caves have held a special attraction for people the world over. From desert cities from 300 B.C. to thriving subterranean neighborhoods in modern Europe, here are nine amazing cave towns you can still visit.<p>Since the dawn of time, caves have held a special attraction for …

What are you drinking this long weekend? This sparkling cojito cocktial (read: mint, rum, seltzer) is both refreshing and easy to make for large groups - http://bit.ly/1dXiisM

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

By Charles Day9 minute Read<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are …

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The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.

31 Truly Beautiful Ice Cream Cakes

The day they legalize dessert marriage, you'll find me at City Hall.

The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …

Perseid meteor shower: All you need to know

Peak mornings – August 11, 12 and 13 – are moon-free.<p><i>In honor of this weekend’s meteor shower: EarthSky’s meteor shower stuff is 15% OFF! Shop …

Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

When blueberries are in season, you don't need to turn on the oven to make a delicious dessert. Valerie Erwin says it takes just 15 minutes to make one of her favorite summer dishes, Blueberry Dumplings. She shared the recipe for <i>All Things Considered</i>'s Found Recipes series.<p>Erwin is the chef and …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …