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12 Steps to Successly Promote your Photography on Instagram

If you’re reading this and are interested in digital photography, chances are you’re a user of Instagram, the current goliath of social media in …

17 Gorgeous Marble Looks for Your Dream Kitchen

Move aside, granite. There’s a new stone in town. With its crisp white hue, marble offers a bright and welcoming look that’s both chic and modern. Whether you dream of a simple update to a traditional space with marble backsplash or the ultimate sophisticated kitchen with marble and copper …

Interior Design

13 Eggs Benedict Recipes Bound to Cure Boring Breakfasts

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Eggs Benedict. One of those dishes that we all love but are a little too intimidated to make at home. Poaching the perfect eggs and …

I Dip, You Dip, We Dip: Our Best Dips and Spreads

Never let your chips get lonely again.<p><b>We'll always love a good dip</b>. Here are our favorites, from spinach-and-artichoke (classic) to an herby feta number. Chips, ahoy!


15 Delish Salsa Recipes to Celebrate National Salsa Month

You may have been under the impression that National Salsa Month is every month, but it is actually in May. Maybe it’s got a little something to do with Cinco de Mayo? ;) No doubt at this stage in the game you’ve got your drinks and decor on lockdown for the holiday, so let’s get some food inspo …

18 things I learned from my Mexican mother

<b>1. No sacar los trapitos en el sol.</b><p>The number one thing every child of a Mexican mother should never do is publicize the family’s business. So, this …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.


Jawbone Up2 Review

“Fitbit, Apple Watch, or Jawbone. What should I get?”<p>This question, a real one my mom asked me a couple weeks ago, nearly made me launch into an hour-long conversation about wearables. I haven’t felt that way about a tech question since the iPhone first came out. In two short sentences, she …

Wearable Tech

Facebook’s secret plan to kill Google — and become the second trillion-dollar company in the process

Facebook is out to kill Google. There, I said it. You probably think I’m crazy, but there are a bunch of macro-trends coming together, as well as several moves that Facebook got right. that support this. But first, a disclaimer: I’m the cofounder of AdEspresso, a Facebook partner that manages …

Social Media

9 Real-Life 'Game of Thrones' Settings

Fans rejoice. There's another way to experience your favorite show.<p>For the HBO series, George R.R. Martin's fictional seven kingdoms were actually filmed in these nine real destinations around the world. Maybe it's time to book a <i>GOT</i> getaway.<p><b>Dubrovnik, Croatia</b><p>King's Landing looks a whole lot more …

Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Japan: Pictures


Feast on Our Favorite New Cookbooks for Spring

Our favorite titles this spring are mouthwatering, chic, and—oh, yeah—healthy.<p>As spring creeps in, so do new crops of delicious things like peas, ramps—and new cookbooks. These eight stunning tomes, which all debut this spring, are filled with mouth-watering recipes. And, oh yeah—they're kinda …

4 of the Remotest Vacation Spots on the Planet

<i>By Adam Lapetina</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Chris Zielecki</i><p>Remember when you vacationed in Cape Cod and ran into Bob from accounting? And then, next year, when you vacationed in Myrtle Beach and ran into him again? Well, you might have a more serious problem, but you also might want to try going somewhere a …

Gulf Stream

When Is the Cheapest Time to Fly Internationally?

Whether you're heading to the romantic cobblestone towns of Europe, the bustling cityscapes of Asia, the wild backcountry of Africa or somewhere else entirely, this breakdown of the most important points to remember when booking international flights from the United States is a must read. It's been …

United States

Inside Tokyo's Cutest Theme Restaurants and Shops

If there was an award for "cutest city on Earth," it would go to the birthplace of Hello Kitty: Tokyo, Japan. Every time I visit, I discover yet another store or cafe where you can interact with round, big-eyed characters.<p>Last month, my La Carmina travel series filmed at three new attractions in …