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How to Assemble a Layer Cake

With the proper tools and techniques, you can master the assembly of a gorgeous layer cake. Read on for our full set of instructions.<p>Seen here: Tender Lemon Cake and Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Derek Jeter Receives Standing Ovation Before 1st At-Bat in Boston's Fenway Park

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter's final career games will wrap up in Boston's Fenway Park, and so far Red Sox Nation has shown nothing but class toward the Captain.<p>In his second-to-last game, the Boston crowd gave Jeter a standing ovation on his way to the plate for his first at-bat.<p>Link to …

Baseball

ESPN College GameDay Selects Alabama vs. Ole Miss in First Ever Trip to Oxford

The Ole Miss Rebels have burst into the national spotlight this season with a perfect 4-0 start. Now that spotlight will grow even bigger as Oxford, Mississippi will get the College Gameday treatment when they look to move to 5-0 against No. 4 Alabama next week.<p>GameDay tweeted the news:<p>According to …

College Football

White Sox's Paul Konerko exits to chants of 'Paulie'

Chants of “Paulie! Paulie!” rang out at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday afternoon as Paul Konerko exited the field for the final time in his 18-year major league career.<p>He hugged Andy Wilkins, his replacement at first base in the sixth inning, took off his baseball cap and waved it to the crowd and …

Baseball

Jeter makes Yanks and Red Sox one

BOSTON -- As grand exits go, this was not in the same ballpark with Thursday night in the Bronx. In the middle of a football Sunday, Derek Jeter was …

Baseball

9 Amazing Photos of Rome's Best Street Food

At Pizzarium, Gabriele Bonci and his team serve incredible pizza-by-the-slice.<p>At Pizzarium, Gabriele Bonci and his team serve incredible …

Fig and Manchego Salad with Herbed Croutons

<i>Salad shouldn't be an obligation or an afterthought -- and it doesn't always have to be kale, either. Every other Thursday, Elizabeth Stark from Brooklyn Supper will help you make salads you actually</i> want <i>to eat.</i><p><i>Today: Figs won't be here for long, so embrace them with open arms. Seek out the ripest</i> …

16 International Takes On The Mighty Pancake

The world of pancakes is vast, and not just in the chocolate chip to Double Stuf Oreo way. We're talking about international pancakes (not to be confused with IHOP), because pancakes are popular in almost every country across the globe. Of course, they're all made differently; in France, for …

Charred Romaine with Tomatillo Dressing

4 Servings<p>Charred to a crisp: Not a statement usually associated with salads, but delicious nonetheless in this Mexican-inspired romaine number from Rose's Luxury.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>tomatillo dressing<p>¼ medium white onion, quartered<p>1 small tomatillo, husk removed<p>1 jalapeño, sliced, seeds …

Seafood

These Majestic Photographs of African Animals Were All Shot During Visits to Zoos

Photographer Manuela Kulpa has a portfolio full of gorgeous wildlife photographs. Unlike other wildlife photographers, however, she doesn’t have the …

Yogurt Sandwich Recipe by Manjula

Marina Cano's Stunning Photos Capture the Majestic Beauty of Wildlife

Spanish photographer Marina Cano is known for her stunning photos of nature and and its wildlife. Although she lives in Cantabria in northern Spain, the photographer frequently travels to faraway locations such as South Africa and Kenya to capture spectacular shots of exotic beasts. What sets …

Wildlife

This invasive plant is swallowing the U.S. at the rate of 50,000 baseball fields per year

Choking ecosystems, releasing carbon from the soil...<p>In the dictionary next to the definition of "invasive species", they could show a photo of …

Ecology

Woman Leaves City Life Behind To Photograph Australia’s Remotest Landscapes

Imagine leaving it all behind – leaving your boring city job and failed relationship behind to escape into the wild Australian outback and embrace …

Australia

Only 3,200 tigers left in the wild | Indo-Canadian Voice

<b>Geneva, July 30 (IANS/EFE)</b> Of the 100,000 tigers that once roamed in the wild a century ago, only 3,200 are left behind, the World Wide Fund (WWF) …

Wildlife

How animals deal with infection

Other species evolved clever ways to protect themselves from catching illness long before we developed treatments. What do they do?<p>Humans are constantly at war with disease. We lob antibiotic missiles at bacteria and toss vaccine-shaped grenades at viruses. We drop bombs made of antibacterial soap …

Microbiology

The Majestic Beauty Of Wild Animals Captured By Marina Cano

Marina Cano is a talented and internationally-renowned nature photographer that takes stunning photographs of wild animals. Her adventures have taken …

Wildlife

Tiny flying robots are being built to pollinate crops instead of real bees

Honeybees, which pollinate nearly one-third of the food we eat, have been dying at unprecedented rates because of a mysterious phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder (CCD). The situation is so dire that in late June the White House gave a new task force just 180 days to devise a coping …

Manatees could lose their endangered species status

About 2,500 manatees have perished in Florida over the last four years, heightening tension between conservationists and property owners as federal officials prepare to decide whether to down-list the creature to threatened status.<p>Conservationists say the deaths are evidence of the vulnerability of …

More African elephants are dying than being born, study shows

Study estimates that 100,000 elephants have been killed by poachers in the last three years alone<p>Africa's fragile elephant population may be declining even faster than previously estimated, according to a major study published this week. The paper, published Monday in the Proceedings of the …

The Green Mile

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen King<p>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling dramatic serial novel and inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film of the same name starring Tom Hanks, the “literary event” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>) of <i>The Green Mile</i> is now available in its entirety.<p>When <i>The Green Mile</i> first appeared, serialized as …

When It Happens to You

• <b>Author:</b> Molly Ringwald<p>Tales of love, loss, and betrayal are at the heart of When It Happens to You, the debut story collection from actress and author Molly Ringwald.<p>A Hollywood icon, Ringwald defined the teenage experience in the eighties in such classic films as Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast …

East of Eden

• <b>Author:</b> John Steinbeck<p><b>A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition</b> <br>In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called <i>East of Eden</i> "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of …

Left Behind

• <b>Author:</b> Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins<p>An airborne Boeing 747 is headed to London when, without any warning, passengers mysteriously disappear from their seats. Terror and chaos slowly spread not only through the plane but also worldwide as unusual events continue to unfold. For those who have been …

Life of Pi

• <b>Author:</b> Yann Martel<p>MORE THAN SEVEN MILLION COPIES SOLD<p>The beloved and bestselling novel and winner of the Booker Prize, <i>Life of Pi</i>.<p><i>New York Times</i> Bestseller * <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Bestseller * <i>Washington Post</i> Bestseller * <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> Bestseller * <i>Chicago Tribune</i> Bestseller<p>"A story to make you …

World War Z

• <b>Author:</b> Max Brooks<p>We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, <i>World War Z</i>, a #1 <i>New</i> …

The Help

• <b>Author:</b> Kathryn Stockett<p><b>The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film.</b><p>Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but …