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Dog Saved Puppies From Burning House

Photo: J. Monsalve As firefighters in Chile battled a house fire, photographer J. Monsalve noticed a dog going back and forth rescuing her puppies. The dog, named Amanda, dragged her 10-day old puppies one [...]

DIY The Avengers Bookmark Craft Project

Here’s a cute idea from the blog Crafts by Amanda: a DIY Avengers bookmark using a bit of paint and jumbo craft sticks. I’m partial to the Hulk one: he just looks so irasicbly cute! Link [...]

Mario And Princess Peach Aren’t Looking So Good These Days

Artist Amanda Dockery shows us what Mario and Princess Peach would look like if they were preparing to guest star on the TV show The Walking Dead. Now, instead of clearing drains, Mario will be clogging them up with piles of his own rotting flesh, and yet Princess Peach is still the rotten apple of his [...]

Candy Heart Hats

Amanda Joyner makes fascinators and pillbox hats that she sells at her Etsy store. Several are modeled after candy message hearts that would be perfect for Valentines Day! Order yours early enough and you might be able to specify the color or message. Link

11 Stunning Cakes That Look Exactly Like Other Foods

Sometimes there is more to a dinner plate than meets the eye. In some cases, what looks like a regular meal is actually a cake with some clever, camouflaging decoration. Here are ten cakes that look like something much more nutritious… or at least like something different. 1. A Frosty Bucket of Beer When cake decorator Rouvelee [...]

Our Readers’ Best Halloween Costumes

At the beginning of the month, we asked for photos of your best Halloween costumes — the geeky ones, the nerdy ones, the ones of which you’re particularly proud. After sifting through all the e-mails, we’re proud to present our readers’ best Halloween costumes. Enjoy! (40 photos is a lot for one post, so we’ve paginated [...]

Air Force Academy Graduates Four Sisters

The admission standards for the US service academies are incredibly demanding, to say nothing of the task of graduating. But success runs in the Robillard family. The four children of the family, who form two sets of twins, are all graduates of the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado: As twins, and soon-to-be 2nd [...]

Baby named after entire football team

Amanda and Stephen Preston decided to name their son after the names of an entire football team. The Burnley supporters decided to name their son Jens…

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wallis Simpson

It takes quite a woman to get a man to give up the English throne just to marry her, but twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson pulled off the trick in 1936 when she married King Edward VIII. Here are five things you might not know about the woman for whom Edward abdicated the throne. 1. She [...]

Friday Happy Hour: 5 Questions From the Archives

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. Very casual. I’m a little out of it this morning; it’s day five of what I hope is a five-day cold. So rather than try any original [...]