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Taste Beyond The Tongue

How to Blend Exposures in Photoshop

When presented with an ethereal sunset or sunrise we tend to get lost in the myriad of camera settings and options. By the time we figure out what …

Beginner Photography Tip: Crucial Mistakes You Need to Avoid

It's been awhile since I was a beginning photographer...But I remember the trials and tribulations very well!Photography is such a rewarding …

Want to get off the diet merry-go-round? Maybe it's time to try 'mindful eating'

We're told again and again that "diets don't work."<p>So what are we supposed to do?<p>Many people are turning to mindfulness – noticing the here and now without judgment – in hopes of breaking bad eating habits.<p>"It's about creating a new lasting relationship with your eating. It's not deciding I'm going …

Mindfulness

Kitty Mrache’s ‘geodesic dome loft’ has appeared on the site for seven years and is so busy her own children have to wait in line<p>It started life as DIY kit assembled in a spare patch of land for a newly homeless friend. Now this tiny wooden cabin sheltering in the oaks and redwoods of Aptos, …

San Francisco

Mitt Romney fried Donald Trump in an epic speech

"Let me put it plainly," he said. "If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished."<p>Romney's speech came as the Republican establishment grows increasingly worried about the growing possibility of a Trump nomination. It was …

Don't Make These Common Mistakes When Cooking (or Baking!) with Butter

Butter makes everything better—unless you make these common mistakes.<p>It's a trope, but it's also true: Butter makes everything better. French pastries would just be sad crackers without it. Leave it out and silky pan sauces become nothing but meat juice. While a knob of butter can add richness and …

Recipes

6 Things You Should Do to Take Care of Your Knives

If you cook, you own a knife and you know, more or less, what to do with it. But do you know how to keep it sharp and strong as the day you bought it? If you answered "honing steel" to this—close, but no cigar.<p>"<b>You might think your knife is invincible but it's not</b>," Mari Sugai of Korin, a New York …

10 Ways to Squeeze Furniture Into Small Spaces

These crafty homeowners made the most of what they had.<p>These crafty homeowners made the most of what they had.

Living Rooms

Trump refuses to promise his clothing line will be "Made in America"

Tweets from https://twitter.com/politico/lists/team-politico<p>Donald Trump declined to make a firm commitment on moving manufacturing of his clothing line out of China and Mexico to the United States, saying currency devaluation was to blame.<p>“They devalue their currencies. I will do that, and by the …

Donald Trump

Beyond Fuller House: 9 Classic TV Shows That Could Come Back (and How We Imagine Them Happening)

“Hey, what other old shows could we bring back?”<p>That’s a question being asked all over Hollywood, now that <i>Fuller House</i> worked America up into a …

Leaked images suggest Sling TV is coming for Apple TV

A set of leaked images suggest Sling TV is set to debut on the Apple TV.<p>One lucky Mac Rumors reader saw Sling TV pop up in the tvOS App Store this morning, and quickly downloaded it. He reports he was able to use it successfully for some time, but the app disappeared a short time later.<p>The arrival …

The 100 Most Iconic Dresses of All Time

These gowns are almost as famous as the stars who wore them.<p>These gowns are almost as famous as the stars who wore them.

Audrey Hepburn

5 Modern Paint Colors That Work Surprisingly Well in Old Houses

These vibrant colors are anything but old fashioned.<p>White-washing is all the rage these days, so we can't help but breathe a sigh of relief when we spot an interior painted in bright, bold colors. Brilliant hues aren't just for newer homes, though — used correctly, they can make a historical home …

Home Decorating

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza, Where Have You Been All Our Lives?

Thanks to a store-bought dough and a screaming-hot cast-iron skillet, weeknight pizza just got a whole lot better.<p>What if we told you there existed a pizza recipe that was so easy, so fast, and so insanely delicious it would change your life? It's true! It'll <i>at least</i> change your weeknight-cooking …

Recipes

10 Organization Essentials to Keep Clutter at Bay

Now that the holidays are way, <i>way</i> over, we’re squarely back in everyday life (womp womp). That means organizing your clutter that accumulated during the whirlwind of dinners, parties and present exchanges. If you’ve <i>got</i> to do an organization overhaul (hey, we all have to at one time or another), …

Writing

7 Easy Organizing Tricks You'll Actually Want To Try

In just ten minutes, you can be so much more organized.

9 Minor Tweaks That Make Your Kitchen Feel Remodeled

When you can't afford a total gut job, focus on these specific changes instead.<p>Want a new kitchen but don't want to spend the money or time necessary on a major renovation? Forget the idea of the "right" kitchen and improve your space with some "right now" partial remodeling ideas. In her new …

Home Improvement

Think a 65in TV and a vast DVD collection will impress your friends? You’re wrong. With the help of The Great Interior Design Challenge, ditch the DIY fails and follow these tips for a first-rate home makeover<p>For the past few years, I’ve been traipsing up and down the UK having a good old nose into …

Bruce Lee

The 25 fintech 'unicorns' worth over $1 billion ranked by value

Valuations in the sector are also sky-rocketing as more money floods in. Many companies are now reaching the fabled "unicorn" status — the term in the tech industry for companies worth $1 billion (£640 million) or more.<p>Earlier this year conference organiser Finovate pulled together a list of all …

Taylor Swift 'Suffered for Her Art' While Making Out of the Woods Music Video, Director Says

After the release of Taylor Swift’s “Out of the Woods” music video, director Joseph Kahn revealed behind-the-scenes photos from her icy shoot.<p>“Taylor …

This Kickstarter Jacket Will Keep Your Stuff Safe While Traveling

Ladies and gents, your travel wardrobe woes are about to be solved — in the form of a jacket. This Kickstarter campaign is sourcing funding to bring their super sweet travel jacket to market. Based in Minneapolis, MN, Anywhere Apparel was started by a group of young wanderers who realized during …

Acquainted

Why it's hard to use the bathroom on vacation

More than 100 million people in the U.S. are expected to travel at some point between this Christmas and New Year's Day—and each and every one of them will take roughly 100 trillion intestinal microbes along for the ride.<p>Among the various other things influenced by these gut bacteria—like eating …

13 Way to Pack More Efficiently

HGTV star David Bromstad helps us break them down.<p>Whether you're going home for the holidays or taking a much-needed vacation, there is travel—and thus the <i>ever-daunting</i> task of packing—in your future.<p>Because every last inch of suitcase real estate counts, and you don't want to wrinkle your …

Clothing

Hilarious 1-star Amazon reviews by people who hated 2015’s most successful movies

Even the most well-respected movies, books, and albums get ripped to shreds by semi-anonymous commenters. It can be truly wonderful to behold.<p>Earlier this week, my colleague Alex Morrell put together a comprehensive list of the most successful movies of 2015. He ranked them based on global …

These are the 10 smartest countries in the world when it comes to science

That's partly why the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) tracks new college degrees in 40 of the world's most advanced countries.<p>Now the group has released its 2015 Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard report, which includes data up to 2012.<p>The ranking is based on …

Demographics

8 Things You Can Make In A Rice Cooker That Aren't Rice

We are all master chefs thanks to the rice cooker.<p>Rice cookers are much more versatile than the name lets on.<p>Whether you're a rogue chef experimenting with new kitchen tools or a college student looking for a be-all and end-all appliance, this gadget might be everything you need and more.<p>Basic …

These Are The Recipes That Won 2015

Here's what our editors and readers loved this year.