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Incredible 3D Illusion Anamorphic Street Murals of Insects That Appear to Be Popping Off the Walls

In April 2015, we wrote about Portuguese artist Sergio Odeith who creates remarkable anamorphic murals that appear to pop out of the walls on which …

Murals

36 Old-Fashioned Soups, Stews & Chili Recipes

Nothing beats the comforting nature of a good bowl of soup, stew or chili. These old-fashioned recipes are classics for good reason!<p>Classic French …

Cooking

40 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

A cast-iron skillet has gotta be one of our favorite kitchen staples. You can make everything from a chicken roast to a cookie pie in the same dish. …

Cooking

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I Love This Sandwich at Least as Much as My Actual Children

A weekly dispatch from Bon Appétit food director Carla Lalli Music.<p><i>Every Wednesday night,</i> Bon Appétit <i>food director Carla Lalli Music takes over our newsletter with a sleeper-hit recipe from the Test Kitchen vault. It gets better: If you sign up for our newsletter, you’ll get this letter before</i> …

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Cast Iron Care

So you're the proud new owner of a cast iron skillet. Whether you bought it new, scored it at a yard sale, or are finally getting your family's …

The love for a Muskoka family cottage

6 generations later, many members of the extended family are still there, writes Mary E. Hughes<p>CommunityJun 26, 2018 by Mary E. HughesBracebridge …

How sweet it is — pick up your cottage treats at a Muskoka bakery

Who knew that healthy desserts could be delicious too? Just about everyone who has ever tried the sweet treats at Well Fed Inc. in Gravenhurst. The …

14 Brilliant Pieces of Literature You Can Read in the Time it Takes to Eat Lunch

It's mighty easy to feel like you don't have time to read — especially quality literature. Life is hectic, jobs are busy and it's much easier to …

Benefits Of Amazon Prime Membership: Here's Everything You Need To Know

Amazon Prime is only getting better. While Amazon recently raised the price of the much-loved service, it has also been slowly adding awesome new features to help make the increased price worth it. In fact, there are currently a ton of benefits to Amazon Prime — and you might find many of them …

Tech Trends

Funniest Wild Animal Photos Of The 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Some seem to be having a whale of a time. Others, grinning for the camera, or caught in “gotcha” embarrassing moment. Yet, although they all seem so “human,” they are wild animals immortalized in photos for the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>A demure lemur covering its mouth in surprise, a …

Wildlife

This $6 Item from Chip and Joanna Gaines Can Make Your Yard a Hummingbird Oasis

If attracting hummingbirds to our yard were as easy as snapping our fingers, you can bet we'd be snapping our fingers all day. That's why we were …

15 grilling tools with a cult following—and why they’re worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Once the weather …

BBQ

27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.<p>If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:<p><b>1.</b> Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it, but …

How to customize iPhone camera settings for a smoother experience

Depending on how you use your iPhone camera, you might find yourself changing modes and settings every time you open the iOS Camera app. Follow along for how to customize your camera for a more efficient and seamless workflow.<p>The default for iOS’ Camera app is to always launch with the standard …

Defend your house against ants—with science

No thanks, ants. No thants.<p>We’re finally starting to move away from that awful transition period when the weather can’t quite decide if it’s winter or spring. Now that warmer days have arrived, we can look forward to budding flowers...and an onslaught of ants.<p>These little crawlers are lying in wait …

Insects

Anthony Bourdain’s Journey Deep Into the Heart of Trump Country: ‘I Was Utterly Disarmed’

The ‘Parts Unknown’ host discusses his upcoming West Virginia episode, why he won’t be filming in Russia and Turkey anymore, and how Trump is going …

Homework assignment asks students to list positive aspects of slavery

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Texas charter school is apologizing after a teacher gave an assignment to an eighth grade American History class, asking students to list the positive aspects of slavery.<p>"When I first read it, I thought, this was b.s.," said Great Hearts Monte Vista eighth-grade student Manu …

Teaching

Marni Soupcoff: If you’re terrified of mice, you’re not alone. And for good reason

Musophobes — people with a phobic fear of mice or rats — deserve more credit, and less ridicule.So maybe I’m biased because I happen to be one of …

Seven Types of Atheism by John Gray review – fascinating study of disbelief

The British philosopher has produced a thought-provoking account of the tradition of atheism and the problems with it<p>There is an old story of two atheists in Northern Ireland who expressed relief that they had risen above the religious rivalry of their contemporaries. Then one defined himself as a …

Religion

20 Sunday Dinner Ideas With Ground Beef

Your kids and your wallet will thank you for these.<p>Sunday dinner is one of the best times for families to come together and share a meal. Before …

10 endlessly fascinating websites to waste your time on

The internet is a vast, wonderful trove of information. There's so much to learn from a seemingly endless supply of resources. From video lectures …

How to Cook Mussels Like Some Kind of Professional Mussel-Cooker

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Mussels are quick-cooking, inexpensive, and party-friendly. Avoid these common mistakes, and get them right, every time.<p>Quick—name a dish that's inexpensive, quick-cooking, fancy enough for a party, but easy enough to make on a weeknight. If you said mussels, we're on the same …

Mussels

My Trick for Always Having Homemade Breakfast in the Freezer

While I am a self-proclaimed morning person, I am not immune to the frenzied morning rush that happens on weekdays. If it wasn't for my freezer, I'm …

Breakfast

This Creamy Rosemary Chicken Is a Work of Art

It's truly magical when a dish comes out looking restaurant-worthy, but was a cinch to throw together. That's the case with this creamy rosemary …

Cooking

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

17 Easy Stir Fry Recipes That'll Be on the Dinner Table in No Time

Put down that packet of premade stir-fry sauce, and prepare to give the classic quick-and-easy dinner a healthy and tasty update. Stir-fries are the …

Food

10 Popular Pork Chop Recipes to Make Right Now

Pork chops can sometimes get a bad rap for being dry and bland, but that ends today. With these 10 popular recipes, you'll be cooking up juicy, …

Cooking

Stuffed Peppers Are Old School, But This Recipe Is Forever

The old school was cool as hell. These aren't going out of style any time soon.<p>If you happen to be an Italian American, there is an undeniable dose of nostalgia served alongside a stuffed peppers recipe. If you’re not, it’s just some tasty stuff inside a pepper. But test kitchen manager <b>Brad Leone</b> …