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The Stars of The 1,000 Page Club

While we live in an era where a large portion of the population likely dedicates a vast majority of their leisurely reading time glossing over 140 character snippets from friends, family, and celebrities via Twitter, there is an alternative for brave individuals, the novel. The debate of whether …

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An interior designer in Portland updates a 1950s home by a celebrated local architect.<p>Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.<p>Architect Risa Boyer deftly redesigns the interior of this 1950 home to ensure it still feels original.<p>A …

Architecture

Hidden Gems to Visit in Amsterdam

By College Tourist; Author: Marilyn La Jeunesse, New York University<p><b>Take a break from the coffee shops and famous museums and explore another side of this beautiful city.</b><p>Amsterdam is a vibrant, colorful city that plays host of a variety of slanted Renaissance-era residences that align the city's …

European Travel

14 incredibly preserved historic villages and towns around the world

The rich historical context they give us has led to their recognition by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites of cultural significance.<p>From Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia's oldest mining town, to South Korea's Yangdong and Hahoe villages, whose stunning landscape inspired 17th- and 18th-century poets, here …

This Recipe Will Make Weekday Breakfast Feel like Weekend Brunch

Three words: candied. edible. flowers. If you’re looking for an easy way to impress your guests this summer, try your hand at baking these simple lemon loaves with sugared flowers. Both beautiful and scrumptious, these treats will make everyone think you’ve opened your own own patisserie!<p><b>Lemon Loaf</b> …

10 of the best ways to enjoy Paris … on a budget

Take advantage of the water<p>Every summer the city creates “fake” beaches with huge plots of sand around the Seine and the Bassin de la Villette. Dubbed “Paris Plages”, this year it begins on 20 July and is open every day, free of charge, from 9am to midnight. Activities (some of which you have to …

France

Living in: The world’s safest cities

In these five cities, residents can rest easy walking home late at night and leaving their laptop unguarded. But they also know that safe doesn’t have to be boring.<p>Leaving your wallet or laptop unguarded in a cafe may not be recommended for most, but residents in the world’s safest cities could …

European Travel

28 Animes To Watch If You've Never Seen Anime

If you've been looking for an introduction to anime, these are your way in.

You have to try these 11 absurdly good foods next time you're in NYC

It's hard to figure out where to eat when you're in a new city — especially in New York, which is full of restaurants and food trucks.<p>But there's one unlikely place where the most unique and bizarre food samplings in any city can be found: Instagram. It's the perfect platform for figuring out where …

We: The Novel That Inspired George Orwell’s 1984

In January 1946, George Orwell published a review of a fairly obscure Russian novel titled <i>We</i>, by Yevgeny Zamyatin, in the <i>Tribune</i>. Originally released …

Literature

24 photos that will make you want to visit Japan

From its tranquil and picturesque Mount Fuji to cutting-edge robot restaurants in Tokyo, here are some of the country's most magnificent sites.

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

Breakfast

A famous chef went on a 6-month scientific mission to create the perfect hamburger — here's what he came up with

But Heston Blumenthal, the chef behind London's Michelin three-star restaurant The Fat Duck, took a scientific approach to creating the ultimate burger back in 2007 for an episode of the short-lived BBC show "In Search of Perfection."<p>As Wallace notes in New York, "Blumenthal and his team spent six …

10 Recipes You Loved in May

From Yotam Ottolenghi's Vacation-by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella to the ultimate breakfast sandwich, these were the 10 recipes you loved most this month.<p><b>From Yotam Ottolenghi's Vacation-by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella</b> to the ultimate breakfast sandwich, these were the 10 recipes you loved most this month.

New York Style

The 15 best hiking trails in the world

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally!<p>Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a lot of money. And a hike isn't just something to do on a summer afternoon. There are many trails that are best …

9 Mouthwatering Sandwiches to Eat Like a Local, No Matter Where in the World You Are

To truly eat like a local no matter where you are in the world, you’ve got to try their version of stuff stuffed into other stuff—yes, we mean sandwiches.<p><b>As much as Chileans are different from Canadians,</b> and Jamaicans from Japanese, there’s one thing everyone has in common: We all love our …

Cooking

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

What $100/Night Will Get You in 10 Cities Around the World

The costs of a budget motel and a five-pearl luxury resort may not be as drastically different as you think. Actually, they might not be different at all: It all depends on where you are. So, using sample dates August 18 through 21, we searched the globe for hotels that have rates at just …

Classic Dessert Recipes to Help You Become a Master Baker

Delving into the world of baking can often seem overwhelming. With an endless slew of delicious desserts just dying to be made, the task of …

One Girl Cookies' Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Makes 12 assembled whoopie pies<p>If you don't have a large pastry tip, simply cut off the tip of the pastry bag and pipe through the opening. The finished pies might not be quite as perfect, but they'll still taste good.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Whoopie Pies<p>1¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus more<p>½ cup cocoa powder<p>…

Dessert

Eight Travel Itineraries for English-Lit Lovers

Even if Dublin’s only literary son was James Joyce, the Irish capital would still deserve a spot on this list. Once a year on June 16, fans of …

18 Cookbooks Every Newlywed Should Own

Whether you’re a bona fide foodie or you don’t know your mortar from your mandolin, a good cookbook can make all the difference in the kitchen. And there’s no better occasion to expand your cookbook collection than your wedding. For tips on everything from cooking for two to hosting your first …

Japanese Fans Name the Anime They'd Watch If They Had One Day Left to Live

Here's a bit of a morbid thought. It's the last day of your life. Going into the last moment, what anime do you want to watch? Something suitably …

Anime

28 DIYs You Need for Your First Apartment

May is here and that means it’s time for graduation, moving on and possibly moving into your first apartment. As a recent grad (congrats, Huskies 2015!), I picked up my stuff, moved across the country and started a job at Brit + Co (ahem, we are hiring!). It was a bit intimidating but also …

Everything coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video in June

...and what is going away<p>Sure, we all might buy movies from time to time still, but if you're trying to find something to watch on the fly there's a good chance you're going to be streaming it. Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video have announced what new movies and shows are going to be joining …

14 DIY Vegan Cheeses That Taste Awesome

If you’re newly vegan or allergic to dairy, you may fantasize about eating a giant wheel of brie and feel hopeless that you’ll ever get to taste that wonderful buttery cheese again. Have no fear. You can either buy yourself mountains of awesome vegan cheeses (Really! They don’t taste like plastic!) …

A Japanese lifestyle guru explains how to organize your home once — and then never again

Marie Kondo is the queen of organization. Her book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," reveals her instructions for organizing your space in one sitting, and then never having to do it again.<p>Her methods have garnered a significant social media …

Watch The Trailer For 'Between,' The Un-Bingeable New Netflix Show

You may have recently spent your weekends binge-watching Netflix's "Daredevil," "Grace and Frankie" or "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," but you'll have to learn patience for the streaming service's latest series.<p>Netflix's new thriller "Between" premieres on Thursday, May 21, but you won't be able …

Luxury Pre-Fabricated Concept House Rising in Australia

Living in a modern dream home might seem like something reserved for a handful of lucky people. There’s always somewhere else you’d like added to you …