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10 Luxurious Cabins That Are Well Worth the Trip

These far-flung resorts bring new meaning to getting away.<p>When you <i>need</i> to get away, a trip outside town isn't going to cut it. You need remote, you need relaxation, and you need luxury. We've picked out the world's most luxurious cabins, all of which are a flight and a bumpy Jeep ride away.

Travel

How to Make Your Own Italian Grandma-Style Pasta Without a Recipe

<i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, in an effort for you to create your own spin. Today…roasted eggplant gemelli!</i><p>It's a Wednesday night and our October issue is closing. Editors, …

Cooking

Preview of Empire: Uprising #1

The IDW / Thrillbent partnership gets underway with the release of <b>Empire: Uprising #1</b> this week from Mark Waid and Barry Kitson, and you can take a …

Daag curry base: the most useful curry recipe you'll ever read

Simple curry base daag is one of Britain’s most-searched-for recipes according to Google - make a big batch to freeze and use later for a huge array of dishes<p>Just reading an <b>Indian cookery book</b> makes me want to go and have a lie-down. The yard-long list of ingredients, most of which need a special …

Curries

French Macarons

Macarons are light-as-a-feather French confections that can be assembled pulling from a mix-and-match palette of sweet fillings and bases. Our recipe for this sophisticated French treat offers variations for vanilla bean, chocolate, peanut, coconut, raspberry and pistachio macarons.

Dessert

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Art

How to Make Proper Scottish Shortbread at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: You may be used to the Scottish shortbread from the red box, but</i> <i>Kathryn from London Bakes can help you to make your own proper tea time cookies</i> …

Dessert

5 Diet Fads, Debunked

Do all the diets your friends swear by actually make a difference on the scale? We asked the experts.<p><b>1) Paleo</b><p><b>The Hype:</b> Eating like a caveman—that is, yes to meats and organs (!), seafood, game, nuts, seeds, seasonal fruits and leafy greens, no to grains, legumes, dairy, and processed foods—is the …

Nutrition

5 Fruits and Veggies You've Been Eating Wrong

<b>Mandarin Oranges</b><br>"I love how peeling an orange gives me sticky hands," said no one, ever. Which is why we're obsessed with this mess-free method from JewelPie. Just use a paring knife to slice off either end, cut a slit in the orange peel, and roll the whole thing out in a strip. We can't say for …

Celebrities Stuck in Traffic (Lauren O'Brien Impressions)

51 Quick and Healthy 3-Ingredient Meals

A common barrier to cooking is seeing a mouthwatering recipe, only to click and discover it requires double-digit ingredients, two of which you’ve …

Breakfast

Rosemary and Toasted-Caraway Shortbread

Makes 1½ to 2 dozen<p>Though always delicious in its simple, unadulterated state, shortbread is also ripe for innovation, like this slightly savory version with rosemary and toasted-caraway.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon caraway seeds<p>1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into ½” pieces<p>…

Shortbread

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There is more to salted chocolate than those caramels

The Telegraph's chocolate expert joins the judges testing their palates at the Great British Salted Chocolate Challenge<p>It is never easy to identify the precise moment when a foodstuff reaches the tipping point between “popular” and “tiresome”, but I would like to suggest that the recent appearance …

I've Got Issues: Why You Should Watch Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Give this one a chance.<p><b>Warning: spoilers for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and Captain America: The Winter Soldier are contained within this article!</b><p>I …

The Dark Knight: my most overrated film

Christopher Nolan wows audiences with verve, but multiple plots packed like sardines in a tin and a humourless superhero make this Batman film leaden viewing, writes Alex Hess<p>How Peter Bradshaw reviewed The Dark Knight in 2008 More most overrated films<p>You certainly can’t fault Christopher Nolan for …

It's Time We Recognize How Perfect Emily Blunt Is

Let's be blunt here: Emily is incredible. (Sorry.)

Emily Blunt

Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Olives

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Chicken legs, potatoes, and briny Kalamata olives star in this easy one-pan dish.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 bay leaf, crushed<p>1 teaspoon fennel seeds<p>½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes; plus more for serving (optional)<p>1½ pound fingerling potatoes, …

Bay Leaf

Leave the Food Truck Behind: Make Korean Tacos at Home

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Ditch the long lines for tacos.</i><p>Transport yourself to Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Los Angeles. It’s the first Friday of the month, and the gourmet food trucks have come out to play. In this land …

Tacos

Greek Fries Are the Best Fries

How many bad fries have you had in your life (I’m not even finishing that with a question mark because you know the answer—it’s a lot). Fries used to …

French Fries

Revealed: The secret menu items you didn’t know you could order at McDonald's

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

Cooking

The truth about coffee and tea: Which is really better for your health?

<b>(Maksim Shmeljov via Shutterstock)</b><p>The age-old question is finally answered<p>Larry Schwartz<p>November 10, 2014 9:37pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It’s an age-old question: What’s better for you, coffee or tea? Even back in the 18th century, inquiring minds wanted to know. King …

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Hot Comics to Buy This Week: 11/10/14

New Thor, new witches, new Captain America, new Mask, new mobsters.<p>We all want the best of the best, so let us point out the hottest comics and …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

'Interstellar' director Christopher Nolan doesn't have an email address

...And other fascinating facts about the director of 'Interstellar' and 'The Dark Knight' trilogy<p>Director Christopher Nolan has a new movie coming out soon: <i>Interstellar</i>, a big budget, original sci-fi film (original, as in, not adapted from any pre-existing novel or comic book property), which hits …