Susan Merelie

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Fall Is in the Air

It's my favorite time of year once again - yesterday was the autumnal equinox, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. And 2014 appears to be the year we reach peak pumpkin spice. Autumn is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, …

London Art Exhibit Made Out of Lego

Art

The Tastes You'll Crave...

2013 has been a year full of cupcakes, sriracha, and pretzel buns. What's coming next? Forecasts from the National Restaurant Association, restaurant trade magazines, and restaurant-research firms map the food trends that will have diners salivating in 2014.

Food

Deadly U.S. ice storm turns Atlanta into parking lot, strands thousands

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A rare ice storm turned Atlanta into a slippery mess on Wednesday, stranding thousands for hours on frozen roadways and raising questions about how city leaders prepared for and handled the cold snap that slammed the U.S. South.<p>The Atlanta southbound connector is clogged with …

The Telegraph

US polar vortex: the best pictures

The most extreme weather in decades has swept across North America, sending the mercury plummeting and causing chaos – but also creating stunning pictures

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

Stock Markets

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement

So my mushy head is 'hardwired' for girly things, is it? If this is science, I am Richard Dawkins

If you cut my head in half, out would spill sugar and spice and all things nice, obviously. The part of the brain that does parking would be small, but the part that organises cupcakes and friendship would fizz like sparkling rose. Because I am a girl whose mushy head is "hardwired" for girly …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Unexpected snowfall causes chaos in the Alps

Early snowfall in the Alps has caused chaos for farmers and other locals.<p>Some medium-altitude areas have seen up to 30 centimetres of snowfall, which is unusual for this time of year. Many farmers are choosing to bring their livestock down from the mountains and under shelter.<p>One cattle farmer in …

Warm weather brings jellyfish bloom to UK seas

Jellyfish blooms are on the rise following recent warm weather after the cold spring delayed their appearance, marine experts have said.<p>The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is urging people to report their sightings of jellyfish, which act as a barometer of the seas, as part of its annual national …

High winds and flood alerts as autumn weather hits UK

Autumn has finally arrived in Britain, bringing with it high winds that battered the east of the country.<p>Temperatures fell across the UK on Thursday and the Met Office issued warnings of winds of up to 55mph from Newcastle to Norfolk. Flood alerts were put in place in Norfolk, North Yorkshire and …

RoboCop statue to guard Detroit after successful Kickstarter campaign

A giant bronze statue of RoboCop is to be erected in Detroit after fans of Paul Verhoeven's iconic cyborg crimefighter raised funds for the project via Kickstarter.<p>The 10ft tall statue will be unveiled next summer after the project, which has the backing of original RoboCop star Peter Weller, …

Merlin Entertainments Acquires Turkuazoo Aquarium, Istanbul Blooloop

All Brands Museums Play Technology Theme Parks Water Parks Zoos and Aquariums<p>All Brands Museums Play Technology Theme Parks Water Parks Zoos and …

Amusement Parks

Amsterdam attractions: what to see and do in autumn

Forget what the songs tell you about tulips and spring – autumn is the time that <b>Amsterdam</b> really blossoms. As the trees shed their leaves, historical gables emerge from behind the foliage, and the canal views surpass those of summer. Amsterdammers really like to savour any last moments of warm …

British tourist attraction visitors figures: who's up and who's down? | News | theguardian.com

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

25 Ways To Live Differently

If your goal is to live a boring life and be like everyone else, you are probably well on your way. However, if your life goal is to make your own …

Bill Gates admits Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake, blames IBM

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has finally admitted that forcing users to press the Control-Alt-Delete key combination to log into a PC was a mistake. In an interview at a Harvard fundraising campaign, Gates discusses his early days building Microsoft and the all-important Control-Alt-Delete …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Amalfi Coast