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6 Secrets of Happy Entrepreneurs

Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people choose to become entrepreneurs because they seek more fulfilling work. They might be unhappy with the traditional daily grind of office work and desperate for more control over their daily tasks, …

Entrepreneurship

Essential Tools for Your First Kitchen (& Every Kitchen Thereafter)

<i>As home cooks, we rely on our instincts, our knowledge, and our curiosities -- but we also have to rely on our tools. Which is why we're asking the experts about the essential tools we need to make our favorite foods attainable in our own kitchens.</i><p><i>Today: Cal Peternell, the chef at Alice Waters’s</i> …

11 Easy Alternatives to the Hated 'Going Out Shirt'

Gentlemen, it's time to retire the club button-up.<p>Gentlemen, it's time to retire the club button-up.

Men's Fashion

National Geographic Travel

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

6 Easy Hacks for the Best Homemade Fries

Homemade fries are worth the effort. Make 'em even better with these DIY fry hacks.<p>If it's comfort food you're after, there's nothing quite like a pile of hot, fresh, salty French fries. It also happens to be just the sort of cooking project we love: Easier than it looks, and more satisfying than …

Cooking

Coconut Oil Recipes For Those New To This Versatile Ingredient

Congratulations. You took the leap. You've heard about coconut oil. You've wondered about its taste and cooking prowess. And now, you finally bought a jar. (Or maybe you did months ago, but have yet to crack it open.) Now what? Introducing a new ingredient into your kitchen, no matter how simple or …

World's Most Romantic Hotels (PHOTOS)

A good hotel, much like a good relationship, has that perfect alchemy of comfort and excitement, intrigue and indulgence. The trick is in finding your match.<p>Fancy a heart-pounding hike followed by a hot mud bath? California's Calistoga Ranch may be your hotel soul mate. If frozen margaritas in a …

9 Amazing Romantic Weekend Getaways Near Los Angeles

<b>How far from L.A.:</b> A solid two hours, the second of which is spent gaining altitude on a windy road.<b><br>Where to stay:</b> The Strawberry Creek Bunkhouse, …

How to Make Pav Bhaji (Spicy Indian Vegetables with Buttery Bread Rolls)

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: There's no reason to venture through the cold to your local Indian restaurant for pav bhaji. Aysha</i> <i>of The Malabar Tea Room shows us how to make</i> …

Chaat

The Best Donuts In Los Angeles

<i>From the unique Chinese/donut shop hybrids that came out of the influx of Cambodian immigrants in the 1970s to the Googie architecture that graces</i> …

California

Our Best Nachos Recipes for Game Day and Anytime

Pre-shredded cheese and a jar of salsa? You can do better than that! Try one of our best nachos recipes.<p>From game day to weekend snacking to, um, weeknight dinners, we support any excuse to eat nachos. But pre-shredded cheese and a jar of watery tomato salsa? You can do better than that.<p>That's why …

Cooking

7 Outfit Ideas For Your Next Vacation

We're a few weeks into January and vacation is on everyone's mind. Because, winter. The cold weather has a way of inspiring our most exotic …

The Ultimate Carry-On Packing List

Carry-on travel is the ultimate way to travel.<p>It makes everything so much easier. You don't need to worry about lost luggage because you'll have all …

Brazil

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

L.A.'s Filipino Food Scene Comes Alive at Rice & Shine

November 14 at 6:56 a.m.<p>October 24 at 6:55 a.m.<p>October 16 at 10:52 a.m.<p>October 10 at 6:49 a.m.<p>October 9 at 4:54 p.m.<p>October 7 at 3:14 p.m.

Recipes

5 rad adventures 2 hours (or less) from LA

Los Angeles is a metropolis of millions, but it’s also basecamp for multitudes of rad adventures. Here are my five favorite, go-to spots for outdoor …

Hiking

How Bread, Beer, And Soy Sauce Changed The Human Microbiome

Digesting yeast is no mean feat<p>Something funny happened when people began consuming beer and wine. That something funny—perhaps there are others, but we will not comment—was that the little critters that live inside healthy human guts seem to have adapted. Certain bacteria species that commonly …

Women Dressed as Cops Robbed a Dude on a Bike, L.A. Authorities Say

The one alleged crime for which cops have distributed solid information happened about 12:45 a.m. on Jan. 9 in the 18000 block of Susana Road in …

Crime

5 FRUITS AND VEGGIES, WHICH ARE SUPERFOODS

<b>Next time you hit the grocery store, don’t skip over these underrated winners—they’re a lot healthier than you think.</b> <b><br>Which super foods are the</b> …

PJ Harvey Is Recording Her New Album in Public, and You Can Watch

<i>Photo via Somerset House</i><p>PJ Harvey will record her ninth album live as part of an art installation at London's Somerset House. The exhibition, which is called <i>Recording in Progress</i>, runs from January 16 to February 14 and will give attendees a chance to watch Harvey create the album through one-way …

Art

7 Skin Savers That Aren't Vaseline

Every winter we always hear about a magical product that seems to be the key to everyone's dry skin -- and no, it isn't coconut oil. At this point, you already know what we're talking about, but we might as well name it: Vaseline.<p>From head to toe, the petroleum-based formula helps our skin recover …

Set the Mood: 12 Paint Colors That Are Perfect By Candlelight

Set the mood with these hues.<p>Rich hues that capture all the enchanting qualities of shifting, flickering light — just what you need as the nights grow long.

10 Fun Facts about SPACEBALLS

Cómo nació el coctel Margarita

<b>En junio de 1928 se abría en Tijuana la primera etapa del hipódromo de Agua Caliente</b>, un proyecto que incluyó un hotel de 500 habitaciones, casino, …

Unplugged Tropical Retreats Where You Can REALLY Escape in 2015

When you've reached the point of needing a true escape, these nine unplugged tropical retreats are just the spots to escape to.<p><i>-- Alex Creange, Oyster.com</i><p><b>Strawberry Hill, Jamaica</b><p>Nestled among the steep, winding hills of Jamaica's Blue Mountain, this former coffee plantation might just be the …

Extreme Body Painting Turns Humans into Animals

While at first glance you think you're seeing ordinary paintings of animals on canvas, look a little closer and you'll notice that the canvases are actually naked human beings. Shannon Holt is a body painter based in Florida who has the incredible ability to transform the human body into a canvas …

Art

The L.A. Art We Want to See in 2015

It's better to have high hopes than low ones, and better to be disappointed that some performance or exhibition didn't meet those hopes than …

15 Things to Do in L.A. If You're Having a Bad Day

The Last Bookstore<p>Voice Places<p><b>15. Wander a labyrinth of books</b><p>The Last Bookstore is more than a store, it is a labyrinth. You don't walk in here with …

Los Angeles