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66 Things to Do and See in Paris

From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most entertaining, most exquisite, and most quintessentially Parisian attractions and activities the city has to offer.<p>From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most …

15 Things To Know About Visiting Cinque Terre In Italy

Cinque Terre is many a traveller’s dream location (especially in Italy) and with summer just around the corner, promising with it oddles of sunshine, …

Italy

The Simple Pleasure of Everyday, 5-Ingredient Italian Bread

My grandfather Nonno Corrado's bread is simple: simple to make, simple to eat (with anything really.) It's five ingredients and hardly any work. And he taught it to me, so when I make it, I get to think about him.<p>A mischievous and headstrong kid, he grew up in a small town called Oliveto, in the …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

One of the world's most innovative architects just released these free designs for affordable homes

AP<p>In January, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won a Pritzker Prize, architecture's equivalent to the Nobel Prize, for his commitment to designing …

Housing

Intimate Photos of Tender Moments Shared Between Couples in Love

Photographer Natalia Mindru Photomicona captures the raw, unabashed love between couples in a series titled <i>Iubiri Urbane</i> (translated, it means <i>Urban Love</i>). The emotional images showcase relationships that are passionate and caring, without appearing excessively sweet. Presented in mostly a black and …

Interview: Photographer Builds Elaborate Sets to Capture Surreal Portraits In-Camera

Even as a child, Lara Zankoul was interested in photography, finding inspiration in the photos she came across in fashion magazines. Despite her fascination, she opted to study economics for a more secure career. At 21 years old, Zankoul couldn't deny creative yearning and made a life-changing …

Celebrate Your Inner Artist With 16 Watercolor DIYs

Looking for weekend or staycation plans? We’re big fans of a stellar DIY, and one of our favorite decor trends at the moment is dreamy, ethereal watercolor. The technique can be applied to pretty much every and any project. Case in point? The 16 we’ve just brought your way. So strap on a smock and …

Stunning Vintage Photos of Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and More

Throughout his storied career, photographer Terry O'Neill has mingled with some of the biggest names in show business. It was his comfortable, easy-going attitude that earned the now 76-year-old such incredible access to his famous subjects. "Getting to know my subjects and [forming a level of] …

What to Do With Leftover Roasted Vegetables

Roasting is the easiest and fastest way to make any vegetable delicious. Seasonal root vegetables like carrots, turnips, and sweet potatoes take to roasting especially well, as they sweeten and caramelize in the high heat. They make a perfect accompaniment for slow roasted meats (just throw them in …

Cooking

The Top 10 Indoor Gardening Tips

Small-space gardening expert Isabelle Palmer shares her guidelines for growing the best plants indoors.<p>If bringing some much-needed green into your home has been a challenge, follow these guidelines from indoor-gardening expert and Isabelle Palmer, whose recent book <i>The House Gardener</i> offers …

10 Totally Unexpected Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

Put down the pie and pick up the waffles: This nutritional powerhouse and quintessential fall and winter ingredient can be a star at breakfast, …

Breakfast

Everything You Need to Know to Make Tofu That Tastes AMAZING

<b>Silken/Soft Tofu:</b> This type of tofu is perfect for dips, spreads, desserts, smoothies, or even soups. In dessert recipes, you can replace the dairy or eggs typically called for with tofu (one egg = 1/2 cup silken tofu). To replace milk, blend silken tofu with water until it has the consistency of …

A Mixologist’s Ultimate Rosh Hashanah Punch

You don’t have to prepare a full Seder—or even be Jewish—to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. Instead, use the holiday as an excuse to make a fantastic bowl …

How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte

Make the season's most coveted drink all year long.<p>There will, in the not-so-distant future, be a day when pumpkin spice latte is no more.<p>Gone will be the days of sweet cinnamon and nutmeg gently greeting you as baristas intentionally misspell your name. Replacing PSLs with the delicious, though …

Coffee