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50 incredibly beautiful small towns in Italy

Small Italian towns and villages get under your skin.<p>From north to south, bustling market towns and picturesque villages are capable of capturing …

Everyone is buying DNA kits—here's what you need to know

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>This past Christmas, …

Genealogy

Ultimate Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Make the vinaigrette: Combine olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small glass jar. Shake well with lid on to combine …

Food

Lemon (or Lime) Curd Is Better Without Sugar—Seriously

The inspiration for Honey Lemon Curd came from (blogger and friend) Letty Flatt’s recipe for the same. I loved the idea of exchanging honey for sugar in a recipe where I knew that the honey would be a welcome flavor—in addition to being the sweetener. I decided a make-over of my own lemon curd …

I Just Made Copycat Trader Joe’s Tottins (Tater Tot Muffins), and They’re the Best Thing Ever

When Trader Joe’s posted a recipe for tottins, I knew I had to make my own version. The result is an entirely new way to enjoy potatoes and eggs, …

The 7 Best Family Vacations to Take Before the Kids Are Grown

When you’re a kid, summer seems endless, with epic sun-soaked afternoons that feel like full days unto themselves. But parents know how fleeting time …

Grand Canyon

The Most Underrated Places to Go in 2018

Browse most travel-focused Instagram feeds or peruse popular where-to-travel lists, and you’ll likely be presented with the usual suspects: Paris, …

European Travel

7 European cities where it's cheaper to stay in a hotel than an Airbnb

But with money after Christmas still being a little tight, this emergency vacation needs to be cost-effective if it's going to work with your bank balance and savings plan for the year ahead.<p>Voucher website VoucherCloud has looked into the average cost for one person to stay in an Airbnb vs. a …

Hospitality

If You're Going to One Caribbean Island, Make it the Home of Hamilton

Disappointingly, admission to the Alexander Hamilton museum was only $5.<p>“You know this would be a lot cooler if you charged $10,” I told the lady …

Visit a Country That Doesn't Exist

Here's why bold travelers should visit Transnistria, a mysterious land in limbo.<p>Imagine a normal country with borders, a democratically-elected government, sealed passports for the population, a president, and a flag flying—yet nobody recognizes its existence. Welcome to Transnistria.<p>A small piece …

Russian Military

Summer holiday on a shoestring? It has to be Bulgaria

The cheapest holiday destination for 2018? According to the Post Office’s annual survey of on-the-ground costs, it’s offbeat Bulgaria.<p>After comparing prices in 42 destinations, for typical travel purchases such as drinks in local bars and restaurant meals, the Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach …

Black Sea

10 of the Most Exciting Book Releases for 2018

It’s hard to get excited in January, that darkest, coldest month when the hard work of resolutions begins and the best movies, shows, and midterm …

Books

10 March New Releases To Put On Hold at the Library Right Now

Live your best bookish life with our New Release Index. It’s a fantastically functional way to keep track of your most anticipated new releases. It’s …

Books

Children's Book Review: Vacation by Blexbolex. Enchanted Lion (Consortium, dist.), $24.95 (128p) ISBN 978-1-59270-246-6

Vacation<p>Blexbolex. Enchanted Lion (Consortium, dist.), $24.95 (128p) ISBN 978-1-59270-246-6<p>The enigmatic visual storytelling of French artist …

19 Netflix original shows that both critics and audiences agree are amazing

Recent Netflix original series "The End of the F***ing World" is one such program.<p>Acclaimed by both critics and fans, the British dark comedy recently won an enthusiastic endorsement from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who called it the "most engaging addictive original" in a long time.<p>To figure out …

The Google Versus Alexa War Is On at CES 2018

It's been a while since Google showed up in a big way at CES. The company's always in Vegas, of course: execs hold meetings with carriers and …

huy pham has created a set of transparent cooking pots made from technical glass

<b>huy pham’s ‘fority cookings pots’ project consists of three different-sized containers made entirely from durable heat-resistant borosilicate glass,</b> …

Kitchens

Making the perfect, decadent pumpkin pie: Ricardo | Toronto Star

<b>2 tbsp</b> sugar<p><b>1/4 tsp</b> salt<p><b>1/2 cup (115 g)</b> unsalted butter, cubed and chilled<p><b>1/4 cup (60 mL)</b> plain yogurt<p>Filling:<p><b>1 tsp</b> cornstarch<p><b>1/2 tsp</b> ground</b> …

Raspberry Almond Bars

<i>Raspberry Almond Bars are the perfect baking project for kids or beginner bakers. Melt-in-your-mouth crust and sweet raspberry almond filling are</i> …

Dessert

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These Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas Don't Look DIY at All

When it comes to gift giving, sometimes the most thoughtful gifts are the ones we make ourselves. Putting forth effort into a homemade Christmas gift …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s slow-cooked chicken recipes

I can almost see readers’ eyebrows raising whenever I suggest leaving a pot on the stove to cook slowly for an hour or two. I think I’m expected to justify the time involved, even though I’m not asking anyone actually to <i>do</i> anything in the kitchen while it’s bubbling away. Much of the work is done …

Spices

Rich Cream Cheese Butter Cake

(1278)<p>1 hour 50 minutes<p>This recipes makes a heavy, dense, extremely good pound cake. The secret is to make sure the butter, cream cheese and sugar …

Dessert

Elizabeth Blackburn on the telomere effect: ‘It’s about keeping healthier for longer’

<b>You won your Nobel prize for medicine for your discoveries concerning telomeres, found at the ends of chromosomes. What are telomeres and what happens to them as we age?</b><br>If you think of your chromosomes – which carry your genetic material – as shoelaces, telomeres are the little protective tips at …

Telomere

Dishing the dirt on detox

Sunday afternoon in the darkest days of early January and I am sitting on the sofa, my face caked in a mixture of clay mined from deep below the Atlas mountains and organic rosewater from the Dades Valley. My cheeks and brows are a mess of coagulating geography. I am giving myself a home facial, …

Detox

Gardening 101: Pole Beans

Pole Beans, <i>Phaseolus vulgaris:</i> “The Beanstalk”<p>Pole beans are simply a vining cultivar of edible beans. Both bush and pole beans have several options …

Why Everyone's Obsessing Over This New Magical Purple Primer

No more bad face days.<p>Over the past year, color-changing (all hail, green blush) and color-correcting innovations have been shaking up the beauty aisles. A new launch that teams both of these phenomenons together is Becca's new First Light Priming Filter, which just happens to be a dawn-inspired …

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Three Coffee Treats in Rome - Chowhound

Yes, you know the coffee is going to be better when you get to Italy. And you’ve done enough research to assure yourself that you’ll be able to order …

Coffee