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Popcorn, Four Ways | how to make the perfect popcorn

Learn how to make the perfect popcorn every time, four ways including herb and cheez, matcha dark chocolate, turmeric spiced, and cinnamon sea salt. …

Our Most Delectable Egg Dishes for Easter Brunch

This New Orleans invention traditionally consists of poached eggs atop a bed of creamed greens (we used collards) and artichoke bottoms. It's named for the French playwright Victorien Sardou, who was one of the first people lucky enough to taste the dish,

13 Best Books to Read on Love Before You Get Married

2 of 14<p>“Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez<p>3 of 14<p>“The Princess Bride” by William Goldman<p>4 of 14<p>“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen<p>5 of 14<p>“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare<p>Swipe here for next slide<p>6 of 14<p>“Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon<p>7 of 14<p>“The Lover’s …

January 2015 Heart Home Mag

5 Epic Day Trips to Take in Europe

<i>Pug Girl / Flickr</i><p>Planning a trip to Europe is much more of an undertaking than say, planning a beach vacation. First of all, you'll need to get a passport if you don't already have one. Once you do, you'll have to make peace with the high price of international flights and hotels. Meanwhile, you'll …

10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Tucked away in Colorado’s southwestern corner, the sheer scale of this 48-mile-long canyon takes most visitors by surprise. Sculpted by the Gunnison …

10 Mediterranean Recipes to Promote Graceful Aging

Yes, the fountain of youth just might be gushing olive oil. A recent study published in the medical journal "BMJ" showed that the Mediterranean diet (lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, whole grains, olive oil, and fish; very little dairy, meat, and saturated fats; and a regular glass of …

How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

7 Hawaii Destinations The Obamas Should Escape To

Dear Obama family,<p>By now, we know you have your annual holiday vacation down to a science. After all, you've stayed in the same neighborhood for the past seven years -- and we don't blame you. Those digs in Kailua aren't too shabby.<p>But Mr. President, we think you should mix it up a little. That's …

Beautiful Brazilian House Built Up and Around a Tree

• 1 |<p>The house was created for dentist and art collector Rodrigo Quadrado, a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. When first discussing the undertaking …

Top 10 Things You Must Do in Amsterdam

You know how you have that long list of the top places you want to travel? Well, Amsterdam was never on my list and now I'm kicking myself wondering why it wasn't! I still haven't figured out why, but I sure am glad our paths crossed because I am now in love with it. Love may not be strong enough …

US Best Value Cities for 2015

Whether you're planning a much-needed vacation or a spontaneous weekend away, these 50 bargain hotspots complied by hotel search trivago.com are not to be missed in the coming year. Based on the annual average price of a standard double room, combined with the city's overall hotel rating (based on …

This Charming Tiny House Has Everything You Need (And It Travels With You!)

The interior looks surprisingly comfortable.<p>The tiny house trend is still going strong, but even though these homes help families minimize living costs and are often dolled up in bright colors, most of us remain skeptical about how long we could actually stay in one (even if it tries to entice us …

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Short Division: Tips for Establishing Household Responsibilities

Marriage isn't all lovey-dovey fun. There's a good dose of that, sure, but there's also the part where you have to take care of life's often mundane tasks like paying the bills, keeping up the house, and grocery shopping. Couples usually choose to divide and conquer, but sometimes things slip …

18 Wedding Ideas That Will Only Appeal To The Most Awesome Of Couples

There's a good chance that your wedding will be the biggest and best party you'll ever throw. When you think about it that way, it only makes sense to inject as much fun into the big day as humanly possible.<p>Below are 18 wedding ideas that will help transform your wedding from stuffy occasion to …

Vacations You Can Take With Other Couples

Sometimes all you want is a romantic escape with the main man in your life — and other times, you crave the company of others when you travel, whether you'd like shopping partner or someone else for your guy to take golfing. Either way, experts agree that it's becoming more common for couples to …

Darkest Chocolate Crepe Cake

The decorative nuts are dipped in caramelized sugar and hung in bat fashion -- upside down -- so the sugar streams and hardens into the best candy on the block.

Maple Cheesecake with Roasted Pears

Maple syrup not only flavors this luscious cheesecake, but it also is brushed on thinly sliced pears that are broiled to create a very unique decoration atop this festive dessert.

Top Destinations for Autumn Travel

Autumn tourism is on the rise. Those unchained to the restrictions of a school calendar are capitalizing on the appeal of the fall shoulder season perks such as hotel and airfare deals, fewer crowds and milder weather.<p>Myrtle Beach, South Carolina just launched their fall campaign titled "The …

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Lenny Kravitz: ‘I don’t see myself as cool. Generally I’m goofy and ridiculous’

The musician, 50, on losing a balloon, missing his dreadlocks, and the power of sex<p><b>Growing up, I had no knowledge of prejudice.</b> My father is Russian Jewish, my mother is from the Bahamas. I was raised in both the Brooklyn hood and the Upper East Side, in Christianity and Judaism. It was the road …

Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana

Glamping may take the fun out of actual camping for some, but that's not the case at The Ranch at Rock Creek. This Montana retreat combines the best from both worlds—unrivaled pampering when you want it and the freedom to go wild and explore.<p>Located 75 miles southeast of Missoula, Montana, this …

Drinkable Wedding Favors Guests Will Love

Sending guests home with something delicious to drink is a wedding favor everyone will appreciate. Plus, with so many creative beverage options out there, you'll have no problem choosing a drink that perfectly complements your wedding theme or season (perhaps something icy cold if you're marrying …

The Ultimate Backyard Guest Retreat, Sixties Camper Edition

J. Wes Yoder usually refers to the 1962 Shasta camper that sits in his leafy -86.759721 backyard as “the camper,” but he says that when he’s feeling …

Tactics for Communicating About Difficult Relationship Topics

It's the rare person who actually <i>likes</i> to tackle hard emotional topics with their significant other. But, doing so — in a healthy way — is essential for the strength of your union.<p>The most common sources of tension in marriages are money, sex and affection, family members (from in-laws to kids), …

Best Ice Cream Sandwich Parlors in the U.S.

Sweet Republic's assortment of ice cream sandwiches in Scottsdale (Photo Credit: Sweet Republic)<p>Ice cream is arguably the one dessert that everybody, adults and kids alike, cannot help but love - maybe it's because not only does it cool you down on hot summer days, it's also very comforting. Or …

Why You and Your Guy Need to Start Sleeping Naked

When you slip into bed beside your spouse, what are you wearing? This may sound like our attempt at a cheesy come-on, but there's a reason we're asking: Apparently couples who sleep together in the buff are happier than couples who sleep together clothed.<p>A recent study by Cotton USA asked 1,000 …

5 Ways to Turn Your Husband On

Did you instantly think this post was all about sex? Think again! Turning your man on isn't something that needs to be contained to the bedroom. Now, obviously men love sex, but let's give them credit for being a bit more deep. Here are five ways to seduce your fiancé or husband without hitting the …

3 Things That Make Husbands Happy in Marriage

Curious about what will really make your groom a happy husband? We have the answers!<p>We recently asked Marriage and Family Counselor Aaron Anderson from Denver's Marriage and Family Clinic what makes men happy in marriage. How do men want to feel loved and what can wives do to show their husbands …