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National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

Apple & Bourbon Punch

Instructions<p>1.<p>In a stockpot combine and heat apple cider concentrate, water, and mulling spices.<p>2.<p>Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

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District poised to be next to decriminalize pot, with legalization on horizon

The nation’s capital is poised to decriminalize marijuana -- with some activists pushing for the city to legalize, tax and regulating the drug as Colorado and Washington state have recently done.<p>The Democrat-controlled City Council appears ready to approve a bill that would decriminalize the …

Does a full moon make people mad?

Belief in the Moon’s power over us is widespread, and the basis of the word lunacy. Claudia Hammond examines whether science can shed any light on the ancient myth.<p>We all know a full moon is supposed to bring werewolves and vampires out into the open. Belief in its power to drive us mere mortals a …

Astronomy

Make Bleeding Brain Cupcakes for Halloween - A Cupcake Addiction How To Tutorial

A Wedding Dead End

Halloween is the <i>perfect</i> time to dig up some creepy-but-elegant wedding cake designs, don't you think?<p>Like this bony beauty:<p><i>Creeeeepy</i>. But …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

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Is it crazy that I haven’t made any homemade ice cream this summer? I mean it’s hot enough for it, so I have no idea why I didn’t fork out the …

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Southside

Simple, delicious, dangerous: The Southside. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.<p>Mint is still in full flourish here and, having just had two splendid …

Mixology Monday: The Royal Affliction

When one hosts a month of Mixology Monday, I think there is a knee-jerk reaction to do as much as you can. You’re the host; you need to show off a …

Cocktail Recipe: The Pinkerton by AOC's Christiaan Rollich

The Pinkerton by Christiaan Rollich<p>For Saturday’s LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade (one of my fave food fests) which raises funds to fight childhood cancer, …

The Smoked Cocktail

In case you couldn’t tell, I love a good smokey cocktail. Something about the flavor just does it for me, whether on a cool day, to warm up with some …

Takeoff

<i>Ingredients</i><p>2oz Peanut Butter washed Bourbon<p>1.5oz Aperol<p>1.5oz Cocchi Americano<p>.5oz Absinthe<p>3oz Seltzer<p>.5oz Rich Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup (2:1)<p>2 …

Friday Cocktail: The Old-Fashionedw/Homemade Bitters

Ingredients for homemade bitters: the woody shreds are Angelica root, the bitter component, along with aromatics, star anise, pepper, cloves, …

paneer kofta recipe, how to make paneer kofta recipe for snack or gravy

preparation for paneer kofta recipe:<p>mix all the ingredients in a bowl, except the dry fruits.<p>check the seasoning and add more salt or spice powders …

Apple finally finds new Head of Retail: Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts. Will begin in Spring 2014, run Online Stores too

Apple today announced that it has <i>finally</i> filled the role of Senior Vice President of Retail: the Cupertino tech giant has hired Angela Ahrendts. Ahrendts is leaving her role as CEO of fashion retailer Burberry to take the top Apple retail job. Ahrendts will also lead Apple’s online stores. She will …

17 Essential Items Every Guy Should Own

We know that many men find shopping challenging, which is why we've whipped up clothing guides for everything from pants to suits to shoes to shorts (yes, we're OK with guys wearing shorts -- sometimes). But at the end of the day, it's easiest to just have a simple, go-to list: What does a guy need …

18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are <i>tons</i> of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve …

Decorations

Nordic Pancake Cake From Josephine of A Tasty Love Story

The Masters of Nature Photography book – in pictures

Wild horses of the Netherlands, red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, the plight of a tortured chimpanzee and a polar panorama feature in the collection of wildlife images in the book published by the Natural History Museum<p>• Masters of Nature Photography by Rosamund Kidmane Cox - Guardian Bookshop

Friction in the gears of Samsung's Galaxy Gear

analysis The Galaxy Gear, with a $299 price tag and a day of battery life, isn't going to be the iPhone or iPad of smartwatches. But you can be sure Apple, Google, and others will be watching closely.<p>Enter the Galaxy Gear. Samsung is raising the bar for what a smartwatch can be, aiming for …

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