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These apple-flavored caramels really evoke the essence of the fall season. You’ll love how fast the candy cooks up, and they make a sweet homespun gift for friends and neighbors. Boiled cider is the secret ingredient that gives them warm, baked apple flavor. Add cinnamon and nutmeg, and you’ve got …

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Are you looking for an alternative to the traditional floral wedding bouquet?<p>Take advantage of the holiday season and create your own bouquet with glass holiday bulbs! It’s a great nod to the time of year while making a fun (yet elegant) statement.<p>With the right colors, your bouquet need not be too …

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<i>This season, make every gathering a memorable occasion with a little handmade creativity. Eight Etsy sellers teamed up with Whole Foods Market to create a series of DIY craft tutorials aimed to make your holiday entertaining a bit sweeter.</i> <i>Emily Horak is the owner and lead designer for Potter +</i> …

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Creating handmade ornaments is such a fun, fulfilling thing to do around the holidays. This easy and completely customizable star ornament is a great project to do with kids. Let them pick their own paint color, or buy solid-colored straws if you prefer a paint-free project. I’m even thinking about …

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The Sensational Style Icon understands that accessories are the key to any well-conceived ensemble. This is someone who uses phrases like “creating a silhouette” and can effortlessly pull off a hat — or even a poncho. When you know a gift-giver with these enviable fashion skills, their presents …

Aw, this dad made his kids a DIY tooth fairy delivery system

Cha-ching<p>A father made this sweet DIY project for his kids: it's a set of pneumatic tubes, as seen in drive-up bank windows, where teeth can be inserted and launched to the tooth fairy. (The video begins: "The population of earth has risen continuously since the Great Famine and Black Death of …

Surviving Whole Foods

Whole Foods is like Vegas. You go there to feel good but you leave broke, disoriented, and with the newfound knowledge that you have a vaginal disease.<p>Unlike Vegas, Whole Foods' clientele are all about mindfulness and compassion... until they get to the parking lot. Then it's war. As I pull up this …

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35 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat of …

Artist Uses Calligraphy in Handwritten Text Messages

Cristina Vanko calls her project "Modern Day Snail Mail." It began when she acquired her father's old gold-tipped calligraphy pen. She experimented …

Late Night 'Thank You Notes' From Jimmy Fallon

<i>This interview was originally broadcast on May 23, 2011.</i><p>Every single day of Jimmy Fallon's life is like Thanksgiving. The comedian and host of <i>Late Night</i> tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that he is appreciative of the word moist — for being the "worst word ever." He's thankful, too, for taco shells that …

Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

When blueberries are in season, you don't need to turn on the oven to make a delicious dessert. Valerie Erwin says it takes just 15 minutes to make one of her favorite summer dishes, Blueberry Dumplings. She shared the recipe for <i>All Things Considered</i>'s Found Recipes series.<p>Erwin is the chef and …

Perfectly Placed Stencil by ABOVE is Best Viewed at Night | Colossal

<p>Street artist ABOVE tells me via email that it took nearly seven months of searching around London to find the perfect location for his latest …

More Adorable Dog Portraits by Young Jessica Trinh

We have yet to see more adorable dog portraits than those shot by Jessica Trinh. The now 18-year-old photographer first caught our attention last September when photos of her two dogs emerged onto the web. Her Golden Retriever Chuppy and her Australian Shepherd Daisy were the happiest dogs we had …

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An Artist Turns Books Into Stunning Crystallized Sculptures

Artist Alexis Arnold uses a bit of science to freeze–and immortalize–a small library of classics.<p>When was the last time you revisited your high school copy of, say, <i>Catcher in the Rye</i> or <i>Crime and Punishment</i>? (That long, huh?) However meaningful they’ve been to you, they’re likely shelved, blanketed …

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Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The top 250 finalists have just been selected in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The contest invites photographers to submit images of the world of action and adventure sports in one of 10 categories, including Energy, Illumination, Sequence, and Experimental …

MATT Pen Holders

What a beautiful way to organize your desk with these playful pen and paper holders. Designed by <b>Sylvain Willenz</b> for <b>Objekten</b>, the <b>Matt collection</b> is …

Liquid Jewels: High Speed Photos of Paint on Popped Balloons by Fabian Oefner | Colossal

<p>Liquid Jewel is a new project by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner (previously) as part of his ongoing exploration of manipulating paint with natural …

Complex Graffiti Machine Produces Vibrant Rainbows

In 2010, Swedish street artist Akay created <i>Tool No. 10: Robo-Rainbow</i> in an ongoing series of <i>Instruments of Mass Destruction</i>, which he further describes as “complicated technical solutions to aid in simple acts of vandalism.” Obviously, the words ‘mass destruction' are used lightly here, considering …

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Outstanding Art By 9 of the Best Street Artists

The term <b>street-art</b>, or post-graffiti is used to distinguish public space artwork from territorial graffiti, and/or vandalism, and street-art usually …

The Most Beautifully Terrifying Spiders You Never Knew Existed | Colossal

<p>Wow! Ick. Oooh. Whaaaaaaat. No. <i>No</i>. NOPE. That pretty much summarizes my reactions while looking at these incredible macro shots of spiders …

8 Waterproof Mascaras Makeup Artists Love

These wonder formulas repel H20 without wearing out your lashes.<p>Is there anything more annoying than a mascara meltdown on a steamy day or after a dip in the pool? This is the moment when you realize water-resistant mascara is not optional but essential. To find out which formulas won't break down …

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Spectacular Animal Portraits as Electrifying Bursts of Color

<i>Fractals</i> is a digital illustration series by Canadian artist minimoo64 that transforms ordinary portraits of animals into visually spectacular streaks of color. Using Fractalius, a Photoshop plugin, and her additional editing skills, she is able to manipulate each image and render an eye-catching …

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Amazing Sequential Photography, Courtesy of Red Bull Illume Contest

<i>Photographer: Scott Serfas Athlete: John Jackson Location: Aniak, AK, USA</i><p>The physical design of the GoPro camera changed videography, as its small, …

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I’ll admit, I’m not a huge summer-lover. I flourish wearing cozy sweaters, curling up with a cup of tea, and cuddling with my pup when it’s cold out. But seeing as seasons change with no regard to my preferences (how dare they!), I’ve decided to be super-excited about putting summer’s delicious …

Photos by Michael Shainblum

Photos by Michael Shainblum<p>Beautiful astrophotography. You can see more of his work at his website.<p>SHARE:

15 Images Of What Morning Looks Like Around The World

Rise and shine. There’s a whole new way to start your day. Wake up and watch New Day on CNN for all the latest news stories. Weekday Mornings 6-9am ET on CNN.

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