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20 great lake and mountain holidays in Europe

Summer holidays don’t have to mean sea and sand. We pick breaks amid mountains and by tranquil lakes to suit lovers of long hikes, high-energy activity – or just dreamy upland vistas<p><b>Trail running,</b> <b>Dolomites, Italy</b><p><b>Stay</b> Mountain huts<b><br>Suits</b> Hardened runners<br>It sounds easy: “Cruising over rocky passes and …

European Travel

Top 10 affordable hotels, hostels and B&Bs in Amsterdam

As Eurostar’s direct London-Amsterdam service launches, we pick great-value accommodation in this popular city-break destination<p>Max Brown Canal District<p>This three-star hotel is actually a trio of listed buildings and is in a quiet, picturesque spot where the Herengracht and Brouwersgracht canals …

Travel

11 Interesting Facts About the Kingdom of Bhutan

In addition to a hefty tourism fee and excessively spicy food, Bhutan has other interesting things you should know about. Here are 11 facts about …

Dog Breed Guide Is a Hilariously Accurate Representation of 20+ Different Pups

Choosing a canine companion can be a challenge. Different dog breeds each have their own personalities that might mesh perfectly with yours, or the two of you might drive each other crazy. Luckily, illustrator Grace Gogarty, aka Little Tunny, has created a hilariously helpful guide to distinguish …

All the Things We've Learned About the Instant Pot

We've been using and writing about the Instant Pot for years now (since 2015!) and man have we learned a lot. Aside from just general usage (<i>what's</i> …

Instant Pot

10 of the hottest interior trends for Spring Summer 2018

Transform your home with these key looks...<p><b>Yes, it's still dark and dingy, but we have so much colour and texture to look forward to this spring and</b> …

They Took On the Food Giants — and Won

In this era of alternative “facts” and rising industrial sway in Washington, the well-being of Americans depends more than ever on financially and politically independent organizations that inform consumers and advocate for policy changes that help to keep all of us healthy.<p>One of the most …

Nutrition

Here's Why Doing A Juice Cleanse Is A Bad Idea

There's no such thing as cleansing your body with juice.<p>Especially because it's kind of impossible to ignore all the messages that are around us in the new year that it's time to lose weight and start your diet. So, when you see the way juice cleanses are marketed — that they can rid you of those …

Wellness

Enter to Win a Step2 StoneFront Patio Collection Cooler & Storage | SAHM, plus...

The warmer weather is coming and it’s time to start thinking about outdoor living spaces. We’re so excited to share this backyard storage giveaway …

9 Holiday Sweets That Will Help You Feel Good

Trying to eat healthfully during the holidays is tough, but it's not impossible. We don't have to deprive ourselves over the holidays, but we don't …

Dessert

Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

<b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p><b>Alaska</b><p><i>The Call of the</i> …

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for parsnip and carrot mulligatawny soup

The first time I ate mulligatawny, I was being watched by a man called Rudolph who was wearing stockings. In fairness to him, he was meant to be waiting the whole dining room at the hotel Windamere in Darjeeling, but I happened to be the only diner in it and the stockings were part of his “heritage …

Curries

Every Day Is Thanksgiving When You Have Stuffing Butter

You can wax rhapsodic about your sweet potatoes, or glory in the sweet-tart pop of cranberries, or even try and tell me that the almighty burnished …

Where to Get the Best Removable Wallpapers

Renters have spoken: removable wallpaper is one of the best, most inclusive inventions we've ever been handed. We can now let our freak flag fly and …

Inventions

Declutter Every Room in Your Home With These Affordable Organizers

We've all heard the saying "organization is key" before, and they're more than just words to live by! These three simple words can easily be used as …

Minimalism

9 things bosses do that make great employees quit

It's pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about — few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.<p>Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the …

The Workplace

4 elbow-friendly moves for bigger triceps

I can’t tell you how many times I see people at the gym machining through skullcrushers, only to stand up between sets and rub their elbows. Other …

What the heck is a Swineapple?

Move over, Turducken — it's all about the "Swineapple" now.<p>But what exactly is a Swineapple and how the heck do you make it?<p>The ultimate Frankenstein mashup dish of summer barbecues has taken Pinterest and Instagram by storm, thanks to home cooks who have been trying their hand at making it, and …

Food

The best summer vacation spot in every state

You don't need to go far to have an epic summer vacation.<p>Sure, Europe is nice, but travelers often forget how many wonderful places are located right here in the United States.<p>From local gems to world-famous spots, we've found the best summer vacation destination in every state.

National Parks

This Upside-Down Peanut Butter Banana Toast Is Gonna Change Your Life

FRENCH. TOAST. FORVER.<p>1 stale baguette<p>4 eggs<p>½ cup heavy cream<p>1 teaspoon vanilla<p>1 teaspoon cinnamon<p>¼ cup unsalted butter<p>1 cup brown sugar<p>½ cup heavy cream<p>⅓ cup peanut butter<p>1 large banana, sliced<p>1. Preheat oven to 375˚F/190˚C.<p>2. On a cutting board, cut the baguette in half lengthwise, and slice into …

Breakfast

This 3-Ingredient Fudge 4 Ways Is Gonna Change The Way You Think About Dessert

So easy!<p>Makes: 25 pieces<p>INGREDIENTS<p>18 ounces white chocolate<p>14 ounces sweetened condensed milk<p>12 chopped sandwich cookies<p>PREPARATION<p>1. In a mixing bowl, combine chocolate with sweetened condensed milk and melt in the microwave in 15-second increments.<p>2. Once chocolate is fully melted, add in …

Dessert
Food Preservation

Eleven Myths and Facts About How the Body Burns Fat

Nutrition Articles<p>Eleven Myths and Facts About How the Body Burns Fat<p>A common myth in the casual fitness world is that there is a “fat-burning” zone …

Exercise

How to give your home an energetic makeover

You know those places that just make you want to <i>linger</i>? The nook in your local coffee shop where you somehow always end up having deep, heartfelt, …

Manhattan

Everyone Will Love This One-Pan Chili-Lime Chicken and Rice

This 30-minute one-pan meal comes together with minimal ingredients but packs big flavor. It's wholesome and filling and everyone in your family is …

12 Pink Kitchens That Knock It Out of the Park

Love it or hate it (we love it!), it is no secret that pink has been <b>the</b> color of the moment. You may have tried it out on your throw pillows in your …

Home Decorating

21 Of The Healthiest Summer Snack Recipes On Pinterest

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WATCH: Every Cut of Steak, Explained

From filet to brisket to Denver steak, this is how to butcher a cow to get to the cuts you love.<p>Have you ever broken down a cow? Right. Probably not. After all, we're not all butchers. But that beef we love throwing on the grill, griddle, or cast iron doesn't just fall off the bone as a beautifully …

10 Best Airbnbs In Paris

Bienvenue à Paris – a city that receives more than 30 million visitors each year, yet never loses its eternal appeal for tourists.<p>Paris is home to a …