Instructable was featured but never appeared on the home page Answered
I published an instructable yesterday (https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-earbuds-that-have-lost-their-rubber/) and received an email saying that it had been featured. It has the little "featured!" Banner over the icon, too. But it never appeared on the home page. I checked "explore --> featured", and found five or so instructables that were featured around the time mine was that never appeared on the home page, either.
I don't know if is is an actual bug, or if things are just done differently now. I just thought I would mention it. :p