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14 Terrifying Japanese Monsters, Myths and Spirits

The Japanese are very much into their spirits. There are hundreds of them, many harmless, many tragic, and more than a few just mischievous. There …

Our 12 Favorite First-Date Movies

The best romances begin by taking a step into the dark together. So the best first date often involves watching a really great science fiction or …

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2013

This was a banner year for science fiction and fantasy books — and choosing the year's best titles was harder than usual. From time-slashing serial …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

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How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Infographic of the Day: The Most Comprehensive Size Comparison of Science-Fictional Spaceships Yet

Click through the image for a closer look at this awesome chart of science-fictional spaceships compiled by DeviantART user DirkLoechel.

How To Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent

<b>You’re going to need borax.</b><p>I make no bones about my love of making items from scratch whenever possible. Food, household cleaners, detergents – nothing is safe from my frugal tendencies. Recently, I set my sights on making something so unnatural, most people have never thought about what it’s made …

The 25 Best Nerd Road Trips

Twenty-five curious, mysterious, or otherwise beguiling destinations to satisfy your inner science-history geek<p>In the past 16 months, writers Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley have toured 150 of the built, natural, and virtual landscapes of the United States, collecting images and interviews. They …

Scooped: The Most Lemony Lemon Ice Cream

If you've only ever had lemon sorbet, give lemon ice cream a chance. Sweet and tart, light and creamy, more than a little like lemon meringue pie, it's a beautiful expression of citrus with greater substance than a watery sorbet. This ice cream gets its lemon flavor from three sources: zest steeped …

8 amazing works you may not have seen from anime's greatest directors

Hayao Miyazaki. Osamu Tezuka. Hideaki Anno. You know these names, and if you don’t, you know their work (<i>Spirited Away, Astro Boy</i> and <i>Evangelion</i>, …

Previously Unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ Illustrations By Mary GrandPré

<b>Redditor</b> jrs_ has uploaded an awesome collection of previously unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ illustrations by Mary GrandPré—the illustrator behind the …

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Clark Gardens, an oasis near Mineral Wells, is well worth the drive from Dallas

MINERAL WELLS — Clark Gardens Botanical Park is a hidden beauty that should be better known.<p>Gravel trails wind through 35 acres of blooms accented by …

10 Places in Dallas to Get Your Club Sandwich On

To conclude <b>Club Sandwich Power Hour</b>, we offer a map of ten Dallas restaurants serving up respectable versions of this time-honored creation. We've eschewed some of the city's fancier versions involving things like lobster in favor of the more approachable (and affordable) versions; though they may …

Jonathon Erdeljac on the Perfect Club Sandwich

Cozy and welcoming, <b>Jonathon's</b> in Oak Cliff is known for putting out top-notch versions of indulgent comfort food classics like chicken and waffles and chicken-fried steak. Owner <b>Jonathon Erdeljac</b> admits he has a tendency to gild the lily a bit, and that's part of what keeps his loyal customers …

Recipe Of The Day: Caramel Ice Cream

We've long had a thing for caramel, especially when ice cream is involved. It's pretty awesome served on top of sundaes, and even better when mixed right in. But these days, regular caramel just won't do. We want our caramel salted. And we still want it on (or in) our ice cream. Salted caramel ice …

How to Make Energy Bars

1 ½ lbs chopped dates<p>3 tbsp maple syrup<br>1 tsp vanilla<br>2 tsp fresh orange zest or Grand Marnier, or<br>¼ tsp orange extract<br>½ tsp sea salt<br>¼ tsp allspice<br>› tsp cardamom<br>½ c dried currants or other dried fruit<br>½ c chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds<br>½ c of your favorite<br>granola or toasted oats<p><b>1.</b> Chop the dates …