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100 Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter

You might need a minute to pick your jaw up off of the floor after seeing these seriously cool home tech products.<p>Moen’s Magnetix showerhead …

Smart Homes

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

Composting At Home Doesn't Have To Be Hard (Or Smelly), Thanks To This Painless Guide

This year, there's been a lot of talk about the importance of beating plastic pollution so it doesn't end up in our oceans. And it’s about time. But …

Lose Up to 14 Pounds in One Week on the French Soup Diet

When diet researchers in Paris recently began tracking the food choices of locals, they quickly learned that French women eat a lot of soup. And …

Akron Street: Affordable, Simple, Solid Wood Furniture

Akron Street furniture is one of the old guards among an ever-expanding roster of flat-pack, direct-to-consumer furniture companies, and the brand …

50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far

Janelle Monae, ‘Dirty Computer’<p>We Say: Released in tandem with a film of the same name (like <i>Purple Rain</i>) and with music that engages with apocalyptic …

13 of The Easiest, Yet Transformative IKEA Hacks of All Time

The best IKEA hacks are the ones that: a) don't take too much time; and b) don't look like IKEA hacks. Here are 13 genius IKEA hacks we found on the …

12 No-Cook Dinners to Make All Summer Long

Instead of using the stove or oven on a sweltering July evening, opt for these super-satisfying summer recipes that don’t require sweating to make. …

Small-Space Storage Tips from People Who Live in Tiny Homes

In any home, large or small, storage issues tend to be among the top gripes. There's a good chance that your basement — if you even <i>have</i> a basement — …

Where to Stay in Paris: The Best Neighborhoods and Hotels for Every Type of Traveler

Whether a long-planned holiday or spontaneous weekend trip, your first time or fifteenth, an important question before traveling to Paris is: where …

France

7 Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips

Foam roller stretches and hip flexor stretches can help to relieve tightness in the hips.<p>1. Foam roller stretch<p>You can use a foam roller to loosen up …

gabriella cohen’s music is an ode to heartbreak and defiance

How being miserably in love with someone on the other side of the world lead to a new album.<p>Melbourne-based musician Gabriella Cohen’s dreamy, fuzz-soaked popscapes have slayed the hearts of audiences world-wide. Her latest release <i>Pink is the Colour of Unconditional Love</i> was written in Australia …

10 classic European islands on a budget

<b>Santorini, Greece</b><p>Even the epic photos don’t quite prepare you for Santorini, with its encircling black cliffs. The island was formed by an enormous volcanic eruption in 1600 BC, and the subsequently collapsing caldera formed these sheer faces. Its extraordinary landscapes justly attract hordes of …

European Travel

I Bring This Salsa to Every Party, Then Eat It Alone in a Corner

It's 157% better than the jarred stuff, and it's always a party sensation—when I share.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade salsa recipe that BA.com senior editor Alex Beggs couldn’t live …

Cooking

6 of The Best Day Trips to Take From Budapest

​While there's lots to explore in Budapest, there are tons of destinations within easy reach of the city that are perfect for day trips, from castles …

6 Old-School Travel Hacks That Still Work

The way we travel has undergone a dramatic transformation over the last couple of decades: Thanks to technology, everything from booking a flight to …

Our Most Popular Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes of 2017

There really is nothing the slow cooker can't do. This year it became my go-to for working even more meatless recipes into my meal plan. It's a …

Bandcamping: The 25 Best Underground Albums Of 2017

Just like in 2016, I spent 2017 digging through the figurative crates of Bandcamp to find the best music that’s not getting the media coverage it …

A Dark, Demented Satire of the Disgustingly Rich

Master filmmaker Michael Haneke (‘Amour,’ ‘The White Ribbon’) returns with ‘Happy End,’ another scathing cinematic critique of the upper crust.<p>Anyone …

32 trips around Europe everyone should take in their lifetime, according to the world's top travel experts

But with so many cultures, countries, and landscapes to explore, it's hard to prioritise one dream destination over another.<p>Business Insider UK asked top travel bloggers and writers/editors from the likes of Lonely Planet, Suitcase, and Airbnb for the best European destinations they've ever visited …

European Travel

Hidden gems of 2017: great albums you may have missed

Michael Cragg, Kitty Empire, Leander Hobbs, Tara Joshi, Nicholas Kenyon, Fiona Maddocks, Paul Mardles, Phil Mongredien, Damien Morris, Stephen Pritchard, Laura Snapes, Neil Spencer

Albums

18 Fast, Healthy Breakfast Ideas

These nutritious morning meals are quick to prepare. Enjoy them at home—or as you’re sprinting out the door.<p>Mustard, Avocado, and Dill on a …

Exclusive: Here's The Full 10-Page Anti-Diversity Screed Circulating Internally at Google [Updated]

<i>Update 8/5/17 7:25pm ET: Google’s new Vice President of Diversity, Integrity & Governance Danielle Brown has issued her own memo to Google employees</i> …

Bag Hag: How to Make Upcycled Grocery Totes with Old T-Shirts (in 5 Minutes)

Last weekend, Jeff and I cleaned out our dresser and when we got to the pajama drawers, I realized that the pjs section is starting to consist almost …

Sewing

Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Just Might Turn You Into a Morning Person

It's easy to come up with a million excuses to skip breakfast in the morning. You might feel like you're too busy to cook anything, or maybe you …

Make-Ahead Egg Muffin Recipes for Busy Weekday Mornings

You're not crazy if you feel like you've been seeing more egg muffin recipes on the internet than usual. According to data from Pinterest, searches …

5 Salad Bases That Last All Week in the Refrigerator

<i>This article originally appeared on TheKitchn.com.</i><p>If you’ve ever bought a big bag of mesclun greens with the hope that it will last all week in your …

What Highly Creative People Do Differently

Here's what research shows about the everyday behaviors and traits of brilliant artists, entrepreneurs, and writers.<p>The legendary writers Truman Capote, William Carlos Williams, and Frank O'Connor walked into a frat house.<p>No, it's not the beginning of a joke but the (incredible) description of a …

An Animated Introduction to the Feminist Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir

How influential are the writings of Simone de Beauvoir? So influential that even the rushed, by all accounts shoddy first English translation …

Philosophy

Macaroni Au Gratin Recipe

<i>This macaroni au gratin is no ordinary macaroni and cheese. Not at all. It’s still pasta in cheese sauce but blanketed with a layer of ooey, gooey</i> …

Recipes