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30 Composition Styles for Taking Good Pictures

Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of …

Landscape Photography

Never Too Late To Start Reading! 16 Books To Choose From If You’re A Beginner

Reading is that one activity that helps you escape reality and immerse yourself into another universe. The books we read help us understand the world …

Books

Great Books About War by Authors Who Have Been in It

Here are some of the best novels and short stories about conflict by veterans and others who served.<p>This Memorial Day, while lying on a beach, flipping some 'burgs with your buds, remembering the troops, or all of the above, consider picking up a book written by a vet. If you need suggestions, …

Books

The HIIT Yoga Workout Will Satisfy All Your Calorie-Blasting and De-Stressing Needs

Rev those endorphins when you’re stressed AF.<p>The struggle is real: You crave the calorie-crushing results you get from high-intensity interval workouts, but you also love getting down with downward-facing dog. Enter Insta-famous trainer Alexis Novak, of Los Angeles, who created a solution for those …

The 10 Sexiest Books That Are Also Really Well Written

It’s lit<p>Most sex writing is notoriously terrible. For the most part, the reason we blush when reading a sex scene is not because we’re getting all hot and bothered, but rather because we’re embarrassed—for the author, for ourselves, for, like, <i>literature</i>.<p>And yet, when sex writing is good, there is …

The Drugstore Hair Products You Need, According to InStyle's Beauty Team

Salon-styled hair on the regular doesn’t have to cost you salon prices. Expensive doesn’t always equal the results you want, and the key to great …

A former chef at the 'world's best restaurant' created these gourmet school lunches that cost under $4 to make

Daniel Giusti, a former chef at Noma — a Copenhagen restaurant consistently deemed the "world's best"— has left the world of fine dining. Now, he's taken on an even more daunting task: redesigning the public school lunch.<p>In January, Giusti launched Brigaid, a startup that aims to put professional …

Copenhagen

Vietnamese Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Make - Pictures - Chowhound

Several Vietnamese dishes have exploded into the mainstream diet of restaurant-goers nationwide. Banh Mi sandwiches and pho soup lovers don't have to …

Recipes

How To Make Slow-Cooker Breakfast Casserole Kits — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn - Hifow - Quick & Easy Recipes

Serves 8 to 10<p>What You Need<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>2 cups frozen diced hash brown potatoes<p>8 ounces cooked ham, cubed<p>1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese<p>1/2 cup finely …

Teriyaki Salmon with Roast Vegetables

RECIPE OVERVIEW<p>Tasty, filling and easy to make, this is an ideal dinner option that contains lots of fibre, protein and healthy omega-3</b> …

Mozzarella and Tomato Skillet Pita Pizzas - Hifow - Quick & Easy Recipes

<i>Please welcome guest contributor Sheryl Julian who shares this drop-dead easy way of making pizza in a skillet with pita bread! ~Elise</i><p>Rather than …

My 5 go-to dishes when I only had $150 a month to spend on food

Living in New York required me to quickly adapt to several big changes at the same time: the lack of living space, noise, and the subway system that always seems to break down when you can't afford a delay.<p>One of the biggest adjustments I had to make, however, was around money.<p>Naturally, my …

Healthy Eating

31 Potluck Recipes That Will Blow Guests' Minds (and Only Take You 15 Minutes)

Problem: You’ve signed yourself up for a potluck get-together but your cooking expertise extends to boiling eggs and slapping together PB&Js. There's …

Decadent 90-second Nutella mile high mug cake - Recipes

1<p>Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa and baking powder in a bowl.<p>2<p>Make a well in the centre and add the egg, milk and oil. Use electric beaters to beat …

What Beyoncé, Gisele, and More Celebrities Put in Their Salads

Because of course you want to know what makes them look like that.<p>Ask any celebrity what she eats and, guaranteed, you'll hear the word "salad." Those leafy, healthy dishes are the lifeblood of Hollywood's beautiful people and come in an infinite number of combos. From kale and seaweed for Beyoncé …

The Perfect Three-Day Weekend in Seattle

As part of a new series, Travel + Leisure is exploring America one three-day weekend at a time. Here’s what to do on a short trip to Seattle.<p>Heading …

22 Life-Saving Beauty Hacks to Use When You're Already Late

You're about to be on time(-ish) to brunch for once!<p>MAKEUP<p><b>1. Fix smudged makeup in a flash by using concealer to hide your mistake.</b> Don’t have a makeup wipe handy? If you color outside of your lip line and the shade stains your skin, use concealer to cover up your mistake. Try Vert Concealer</b> …

Hair

5 Cocktails Made with Limoncello: The Ultimate Summer Liqueur

From margaritas to martinis (yes, it's possible).<p>Limoncello, the traditional Italian vodka, is a staple in the Mediterranean region for<p>goodgreat reason. It's sourced from the zest of lemons but combined with simple syrup for a sugary sweet kick that's perfect for dessert. It's essentially all you …

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading-- a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Models and their balanced breakfasts

Models on the go make sure they get the nutrients they need from a healthy breakfast, packed with energy to take them through marathon days spent …

Breakfast

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

12 books to read if you want to understand the Dutch

Newer offerings<p><b>Amsterdam</b> (1) by Russell Shorto (Little, Brown) is a beautifully written narrative history of the city from medieval times to the present, with a much broader remit – focusing on the Netherlands as the fount of liberalism.<p><b>The Dinner</b> (2) by Herman Koch (Atlantic Books) has not only …

Books

12 Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas Under 300 Calories

<b>Cut carbs without cutting flavor.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Audrey Bruno.</i><p>Photo: Karina Carrel via cafedelites.com<p>Breakfast is more than just a meal -- it's a way of life. The right recipe will help keep you feeling happy and full straight on through to lunchtime. And having something tasty planned for your …

This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

All the state capitols in the lower 48, in one trip.<p>Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a …

These Gorgeous Photos Will Make You Get Into Vegan Meal Planning

8 Pictures That Prove You Should Be Meal-Planning Right Now<p>Meal planning and preparing your meals ahead of time guarantees a fuss-free week and …

Go Ahead and Lick the Bowl! 12 Egg-Free Cookie Dough Recipes

A lot of us probably have fond memories of baking cookies. Or, really, we have fond memories of cookie dough. Moments before you dipped your spoon …