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25 Breathtaking Beaches You Must Visit Before You Die

We're dreaming of warm sand and crystal-blue water. That's right — it's time for a vacation along the coast. Trip Advisor put together a list of the best beaches in the world. Check out all the incredible locations, and plan your getaway now.

National Parks

15 Products That Are the Closest Thing to Botox in a Bottle

In the quest for smoothing wrinkles and plumping lax skin, going under the needle (whether for neuromodulator or filler) reigns supreme. That said, if you wince at the thought of sharp objects or don't have hundreds (thousands!) to drop on in-office treatments, there are pain-free, subtle, and …

30 Easy Breakfasts Fit for a Crowd

These irresistible breakfast recipes will make your crowd go wild.<p>Cooking for a crowd? We’ve got the best big breakfasts for your bulk baking. We’ve …

Breakfast

Healthy, Easy Lunches That Are Begging to Be Taken to Work

The office can be a stressful enough place as it is, so it's important to plan ahead as much as you can to try to make your workday anxiety-free. One way to do that is to bring a healthy lunch with you, which will prevent you from reaching for packaged snacks or fast food when you're hit with a …

From fishing to climbing: The best California state parks for all types

Nearly 300 state park units dot the varied landscape of California – that translates to about 1.6 million acres of protected land and the wildlife contained therein.<p>From the granite spires of Castle Crags to the pink and purple hills of Anza-Borrego, each state park offers unique natural delights, …

National Parks

20 Essential Slow Cooker Recipes for When You're Feeling Lazy — Recipes from The Kitchn

We all have days when we feel so lazy that even calling for takeout seems like a chore. It's on those days that the slow cooker's abilities shine the …

Slow Cookers

This Tangy Carrot Slaw Goes with Whatever's for Dinner

Tangy Carrot Slaw<p>Serves 6 as a side dish<p>1/4 cup Dijon mustard <br>1/4 cup olive oil <br>3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice <br>1 …

Seafood

Vegan Pesto You'll Want to Put on Everything

If basil is bursting from your garden and you've always wanted to make homemade pesto, but don't love that it can be high in calories (one-quarter-cup serving is 276 calories), here's a lower-cal recipe that delivers all that fresh, sweet basil flavor, but with fewer calories and no …

Food

Add a Mexican Twist to Your Traditional Quinoa Bowl With This Recipe

Mexican Quinoa Bowl<p>The Vegan Year<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup quinoa<br>• 2 cups stock<br>• 1 red bell pepper<br>• 1 zucchini, chopped into small pieces<br>• 1 brown onion, cut in half and finely sliced<br>• 1 can black beans<br>• 1 lime<br>• Guacamole<br>• Salsa roja<br>• 1 red onion, finely chopped<br>• 4 spring onions, finely sliced<br>• 2 jalapeños, finely …

Food

Individual Chicken Pot Pies for the Freezer | The Complete Make-Ahead Cookbook

Chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food, so we sought a way to streamline this classic dish and make individual pot pies that we could pull out …

6 Easy Pasta Recipes Even A Dummy Could Make

Drop the cup noodles.<p>July 30, 2017<p>I'm a firm believer in eating carbs as often as possible. Whether that be in the form of potatoes, bread, rice, or …

Apparently We've All Just Been Cooking Mashed Potatoes Wrong

...according to Food Network chef Tyler Florence.

What the Beach Does to Your Brain

Science says the surf and sand does the mind (and body) good. Here’s how to reap the benefits of all that 'vitamin sea.'<p>There’s nothing quite as synonymous with summer as the beach — and we’ve got good news for those who flock to the surf and sand as soon as work lets out on Friday …

Brainwaves

Vegan Fried "Chicken" Recipe with Seitan

Vegan fried "chicken" made with seitan. This fried seitan "chicken" dish is deep fried, so it isn't particularly healthy, though it is …

Cooking

12 Refrigerator Pickle Recipes to Get the Most Out of Your Vegetables

I've never gotten into canning—I don't grow my own produce, I'm worried about botulism, and, most of all, I'm lazy and bad with delayed gratification. Quick pickles don't have the long lifespans of canned foods, but they can be just as tasty. As the name implies, they're also fast—some can be ready …

Cooking

Here are the 10 best plants for shady corners

Few words elicit more fear for novice gardeners than this one: shade. But knowing what will thrive in low light will ensure your garden in the …

Flowers

19 Delcious Reminders To Eat Cake For Breakfast

Who needs caffeine when you have a sugar high?<p><i>For more breakfast recipes, head over to Food52.</i>

23 Thai dishes you can make at home

1 /23: Shrimp pad thai<p>1/23 :Shrimp pad thai<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>This popular stir-fried noodle dish is a favorite for a reason. Try it for yourself.<p>2 /23: …

Thailand

White Sauce for Pasta Recipe

"My husband lived in Italy for 3 years, so he's really picky about his Italian cuisine! I needed a great meal that was super-quick one night for his …

Spices

Fried Chicken Sandwich with Umami Mayo: Get the Recipe - Great Ideas : People.com

<i>The Institute of Culinary Education is one of the largest culinary schools in the world, offering both professional and recreational programs in New</i> …

Marijuana recipe of the week: Go on a detox juice cleanse with cannabis coffee

Trying to detoxify the THC out of your system? Some health experts say you should actually cleanse with the help of cannabis.<p>While most juice cleanses aim to rid your body of pot, cannabis lifestyle curator Jane West and author Kristen Williams insist why cannabis should be incorporated into your …

Cannabis

I Dip, You Dip, We Dip -- 7 Delicious Ways to Make Your Game Day Incredible

Just admit it -- you're here for the food. Sure, two amazing teams are going to play some great ball. And we'd be lying if we said we weren't stoked for Peyton Manning to get one last shot at a ring. But we're also here for the delicious, delicious food. And commercials.<p>When it comes to game day …

Cooking

The most popular Super Bowl recipes, according to the Internet

To find out exactly which recipes will be most popular for game day, the data scientists at software company Clarabridge looked at Super Bowl food trends on Pinterest from the past five years. They then ranked the recipes that people have re-pinned the most to predict what recipes are trending this …

Cooking

45 Best Mother-Daughter Getaways

If you could take a mother-daughter getaway anywhere in the world, where would it be? We posed this question to our audience, and their answers, as …

Affordable Greece

Think Greece and conjure up images of white-washed villages cascading down hillsides, azure seas sparkling in bright sunshine and powder-soft white sand beaches. A visit to this special country is a lifelong dream for many, as it delivers an astounding array of breathtaking landscapes, ancient …

Hit the Top

Jalapeno Popper Spread Recipe

"This will definitely be the biggest hit at the party! This is such an easy appetizer to make and it tastes just like the jalapeno poppers you wish …

Bread

10 Genius Ways to Use Pastrami Rub

Pastrami isn't just the best thing you can shove between two pieces of bread—it's a flavor, a philosophy, and a rub that you need in your kitchen, stat.<p>You don't need to wait in line at Katz's to get your pastrami fix. If you make your own jar of the peppery rub that gives the meat its flavor, you …

BBQ

17 French Fry Creations That Are Better Than A Boyfriend

Make every day Fryday.

How to Make Your Own Homemade Jerky | Men's Health

All you need is an oven, a hunk of fresh animal flesh, and a few secret seasoning blends. From there, it’s easy if you follow O’Sullivan’s 5 steps.<p><b>1. Go Shopping</b><br>Buy a 2-pound piece of top round steak, and ask the person behind the counter to trim off any visible fat and silver skin. The leaner the …