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3 New Books You *Need* to Read With Your BFF

With cuffing season long gone, summer is a time for flings and romance… right? While that <i>may</i> or may not be true, there’s one undisputed fact: The pool boy may be for now, but the lady telling you to go for it is forever. This summer, BFFs and sisters rule fiction, from the lightest beach reads to …

Books

6 Ways To Properly Arrange Furniture And Make Your Room Look More Expensive

Decorating your home can be a daunting task, so you head on over to Pinterest with a cup of tea, and approximately 18 hours later, you are on the 12th cup of coffee, your hair is disheveled, your life is in shambles, your husband has left you, but you have seven new perfectly curated Pinterest …

Man v Fat: The male weight loss regime that works

Man v Fat is a weightloss club specifically tailored to men. Alan Manley, who weighed 17st at the age of 30, tells his success story<p>It was when his wife Una, looking at last year’s holiday snaps, exclaimed in horror at the sight of his overweight body in swimming shorts that Alan Manley knew it was …

The Easy Weeknight Recipes Our Top 50 Chefs Actually Make at Home

We asked five chefs plucked from our 50 Best New Restaurants of the year to share the simple recipes they actually make at home.<p>We asked five chefs—all plucked from our 50 Best New Restaurant nominees—to share the simple but stellar recipes they actually make at home. In the mix: the easiest energy …

Cooking

How to Keep Your Feet from Slipping and Sliding in the Summer Heat

Nothing says summer quite like sweating profusely in record-breaking high temps. To help you beat the sweltering heat, we’ve pieced together a …

Children With Mental Health Problems Are Also at Risk as Adults

Having psychiatric problems in childhood is challenging enough, but new evidence suggests that these problems can lead to issues as an adult—even if …

Are you guilty of these top 10 home decorating mistakes?

Sometimes knowing what not to do is easier than trying to figure out all the right things you should be doing. Let these design experts help you save …

Home Decorating

Italy: Cooking classes are the highlight of fall culinary tour in Tuscany

Fall is an ideal time to visit Tuscany, with fewer crowds and cooler temperatures. It's also a good time to enjoy this nine-night tour that combines cooking classes with visits to local food markets and artisan craft producers.<p>Guests will visit Modena to see the production of Parmesan, prosciutto …

Travel + Leisure's world's best islands

Bioluminescent plankton create stunning glowing colors in the Maldives.Shutterstock/PawelG Photo<p>Travel + Leisure just released its World's Best Awards, ranking the top hotels, airports, airlines, cities, and islands from around the world.<p>To create their list of the world's best islands, the company …

6 Life-Changing Decisions Successful and Happy People Make | Inc.com

While luck certainly plays a part, success is usually the result of making a number of smart choices.<p>And so is happiness.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful self-employed careers. (His online courses "Launching a Business …

Motivation

3 Remarkably Effective Habits for a Happier, More Successful You | Inc.com

To be happy, you have to want to be happy. It is a personal choice. You can define your own happiness; it is OK. Going through life is easier when you embrace happiness and when you see life through a more positive lens. Not only that, but you will be more successful. It <i>is</i> possible--all you have to …

Happiness

5 Daily Habits to Improve Brain Growth

Forget crossword puzzles and brain-training apps. Try these daily practices to truly grow your brain.<p>We’d all love our brains to process information faster and have better memory recall. While you might think doing crossword puzzles, math puzzles like Sudoku, or brain-training apps will keep your …

12 Things Happy People Do Differently

8 Simple Ways To Eat Less Sugar

Eating too much sugar is bad for your health. You've heard it before. Excessive consumption can increase your risk for obesity, heart disease and a host of other health complications.<p>The World Health Organization recommends the average adult consume no more than 25 grams of sugar a day, but …

Stylish Dinner Parties Made Easy With mrs.peasy

Wanna know how to get that Instagram-worthy dinner party, complete with modern decor and plates from Heath Ceramics? Easy-peasy with mrs.peasy, a new party-box rental service serving San Francisco, created by Jennine Jacob.<p>Jacob, a former style blogger with The Coveted and founder of Independent …

Elegant Bedroom

Isabel Marant - Natacha fringed woven silk wrap mini skirt

• - Ecru silk<br>• - Concealed snap fastenings along front<br>• - 100% silk; trim1: 100% rayon; trim2: 72% cotton, 28% rayon; trim3: 100% rayon; trim4: 85% rayon, …

The 5 Items Every Woman Should Have on Her Shopping List This Month

In case you need a friendly reminder, summer is <i>right</i> around the corner. To help you prepare for the season of fun and sun, we thought it would be …

Shopping

30 Summer Must-Haves You Need to Shop Now

With summer just around the corner, it’s hard not to think about a dreamy getaway. To feed your wanderlust—and help inspire a summer vacay—get on …

Santa Cruz

Crisp Hoi An Pancakes

4 Servings<p>These hot and crunchy filled crepes are known as banh xeo in Vietnam.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>batter<p>1 cup rice flour<p>½ teaspoon ground turmeric<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>Assembly<p>5 tablespoons (or more) vegetable oil, divided<p>4 oz. small shrimp, peeled, deveined<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

No-Cook Blackberry

<b>Author Notes:</b> A very simple ice cream (from the can of Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk) that showcases summer fruit. Creamy and rich with sweetened condensed milk, tart and bright with lemon juice, it's the perfect summer dessert. —Posie (Harwood) Brien<p><b>Makes: 2 quarts</b><p>2 cups puréed …

Baking

Pixie Hair: Styles We Love Right Now

01<p>of 13<p>Find Out What Face Shapes & Hair Textures Work With a Pixie Haircut<p>The pixie is becoming more and more popular as more women get their hair …

5 Delicious Make-Ahead Breakfasts to Make Your Morning Easier

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10 Recipes You Loved in May

From Yotam Ottolenghi's Vacation-by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella to the ultimate breakfast sandwich, these were the 10 recipes you loved most this month.<p><b>From Yotam Ottolenghi's Vacation-by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella</b> to the ultimate breakfast sandwich, these were the 10 recipes you loved most this month.

Cream Cheese

New York-Style Crumb Cake

12 Servings<p>This recipe was originally developed in 2010 but when re-tested in 2015, we realized not only was it great, but it also warranted inclusion in our "BA's Best" series.<p>April 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>topping<p>1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon<p>1/2 teaspoon …

Dessert

Pasta alla Gricia

2 Servings<p>Both guanciale and Pecorino are quite salty; Leonardo Vignoli, the chef at Da Cesare al Casaletto, recommends undersalting the pasta water to give you more control.<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil<p>6 ounces guanciale (salt-cured pork jowl), cut into ¾-inch pieces<p>8 …

Recipes