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The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Extreme Sports

Bruschetta with Quick-Roasted Beets and Garlic-Wilted Beet Greens

1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line two large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove greens from beets, discard stems, and tear leaves into …

What to pack? Gear for every situation

Okay, not <i>every</i> situation. But we've carefully pondered various scenarios travellers might encounter on the road and come up with some suggestions and tips. What's the ultimate set of accessories for a bar crawl? What should you take if you're visiting somewhere prone to four-seasons-in-a-day …

South-east Asia

Cappadocia from the ground and from the sky

From above, the curvaceous landscape of Cappadocia spools out to the horizon in rippling waves of rock tinged shades of blushing pink. Hot air ballooning may be big business in this geological wonderland, but don't make the mistake of thinking this is the only way to view it.<p>Ballooning companies …


A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>'Auberge' by Ludo29880. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> …


National Geographic Travel

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …


A guide to the eateries of Turkey

<i>A guide to the various types of eating places you'll find in Turkey.</i><p>One of the joys of eating out in Turkey is that there’s no need to order your whole meal at once. It’s perfectly acceptable to order one or two small dishes, see how you go, and order more later if you’re still hungry or tempted. …

Creative Commons

Amsterdam's most unique bars

While Amsterdam's pulsating Red Light District and party hubs like Leidseplein need no introduction, the Dutch capital has some wonderfully diverse bars away from the raucous stag parties and tourist crowds.<p>Many offer dining too, although just stopping by for a drink is fine. Here are 10 of the …

European Travel

From skulls to sewers: the darker side of Paris

Paris basks in its reputation as a glittering capital of fashion, art and culture – but it also has the power to bewitch visitors with more macabre sights.<p>Peer behind the glamour of the French capital to discover the best of its underground wonders and grisly history.<p>Les Catacombes<p>Beneath Paris’ …


18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …


Eastern Promises: The Mystery Behind Asian Skin

Covetable Asian skin is fabled to be impervious to aging, and the stereotype has some truth: in a 2005 study of French versus Chinese women, wrinkles …

Foodily Blog

Apple Walnut Flax Seed Bread

1 cup all-purpose flour<p>3/4 cup whole wheat flour<p>3/4 cup brown sugar, packed<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon baking soda<p>1/2 teaspoon salt<p>1 teaspoon …

Whole Wheat Garlic Knots

1 package active dry yeast, about 2 1/2 teaspoons<p>1 cup warm water (just warmer than body temperature)<p>1 cup whole wheat flour<p>1 1/2 cup all-purpose …

Foodily Blog

Small Space Decorating Dos and Don'ts

Fix your decorating mistakes.<p>What's the biggest mistake people make with a small space? Six designers share their decorating tips and design ideas.

Home Decorating

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …


Campaign Inspired Dresser Hack

<b>Materials:</b> Hemnes dresser, sand paper, white semi-gloss paint, flat corner braces, screws, knobs/pulls<p><b>Description:</b> This super easy hack involved …

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

Home Decorating