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Inside A Contemporary L.A. Home — Hancock Park

For interior designer Georgia Tapert Howe and her husband, the perfect house in the historic L.A. enclave of Hancock Park was all it took to call the West Coast home.<p>If home ownership is like an engagement ring, signaling one’s commitment to a particular locale, then interior designer Georgia …

Interior Design

On-ice chemistry between Virtue and Moir inspires romantic fan fiction

In the minds of many fans, five-time Olympic medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are a perfect match both on and off the ice.<p>The ice-dancing …

Scott Moir

Classical Music's Greatest Love Stories, On And Offstage

Classical music has plenty of infamous fictional couples: Dido and Aeneas, Mimì and Rodolfo, and of course, Romeo and Juliet.<p>"The thing about fictional love stories in music is that, especially in opera, most of them end very badly, you know, with the lovers singing heartrending arias just before …

Piano

Chloe Kim, Shaun White Crush It on Day 4 at the Olympics: Pictures

Winter Olympics

Unseen 1960s Photos of London’s East End

A hidden archive of glorious Kodachrome, rediscovered.<p>We don’t know a whole lot about the life of the amateur photographer David Granick.<p>We know he …

England

Antique Maps Highlight Korea’s Rich Cultural Heritage

While the Olympic spotlight is on Korea, see the intriguing ways that mapmakers have depicted the peninsula over centuries.<p>This year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, trains a spotlight on a peninsula that is increasingly the source of geopolitical attention. From firework-filled …

Maps

7 Campsites You'll Have Entirely to Yourself

You’ve planned a stellar camping trip—packed all the essentials, booked the site, brought your closest pals. Then you show up and it turns out you’re sleeping in a small, crowded outdoor city, with neighbors literally a few feet and a couple nylon walls away. That’s no way to sleep beneath the …

Hiking

Colorful Paper-Cut Sculpture Captures the Diversity of a Coral Reef

French paper designer and illustrator Mlle Hipolyte creates colorful sculptures out of intricately cut paper shapes. Previously mentioned for her three-dimensional animal masks, the artist’s latest piece of paper art is a magnificent, three-dimensional representation of a vibrant coral reef. Titled</i> …

Art

22 Cottage Decorating Ideas

1 of 22<p>Earn Your Stripes<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 22<p>Love Island Life<p>3 of 22<p>Go Retro<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 22<p>Line It Up<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 22<p>Be Bold in a Small …

Small Spaces

This Man's Drawings Of Life With His Wife And Kids Are So Relatable And Sweet

These are getting all up in my feels.

Digital Art

Hand-painted illustrations from New York Fashion Week autumn/winter 2018

As we did in the fall, <i>Mic</i> has once again teamed up with our go-to fashion illustrator James Skarbek to hand paint some of our favorite looks from the …

Prabal Gurung

Traveling Couple Embroiders All the Charming Architecture They Come Across

Partners in both life and art, French-Swedish textile artists Charles Henry and Elin Petronella create embroidery designs inspired by architecture. Together known as Le Kadre, their aim is to “inspire and motivate people to create.” Each embroidered cityscape illustrates the couple’s travels, …

Copenhagen

3 Kitchen Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know According to This Chef

Down in the heart of Mississippi lives a James Beard Award-winning chef who is a lover of simple, Southern food and everyday staples. Although the collective imagination often attributes lots of grease and basic flavors to Southern food, John Currence clarifies that there’s nothing “basic” about …

Cooking

A Chicken Potpie Fit for a Party

Everyone falls for the homey appeal of chicken potpie. And why not? The aromatic filling of chicken in gravy, the nicely browned pastry lid, the ritual of piercing the crust: The whole experience is memorable.<p>For most, it is a fond childhood memory — but not necessarily of a homemade treat made by …

Baking

If You Want to Diminish Belly Fat, Eat Any of These 32 Delicious Dinners

If you're one of those people who tend to carry weight in their belly, you can do something about it! While hundreds of crunches aren't exactly the answer, what you put in your mouth is. Certain foods are proven to diminish belly fat, like whole grains, MUFAs like avocado, nuts, seeds, and olive …

Vegan

Ginger-scallion magic sauce is 100 percent boss

Photo: Kevin Pang<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i> This is …

Food & Dining

A dermatologist shares her 6 go-to anti-aging products to stop wrinkles before they appear

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>This face mask is packed with antioxidants that help firm your skin. Nordstrom<p>While most of us will skate through our 20s with little to no …

Skin Care

The first woman to earn a medical degree in the US got into school because men thought it was a joke

In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the US to earn a medical degree when she graduated from Geneva Medical College, a small school in western New York. She only got in because the male students thought her application was part of a hoax.<p>By the time Blackwell applied to Geneva, …

Women in Science

Rare Sight of Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse: Pictures

Burma

Quick and Easy Fat-Burning Recipes

From turkey burgers to banana smoothies, these simple calorie-burning recipes will help you lose weight fast.

20 Sunday Dinner Ideas With Easy Recipes

Serve up these comforting Sunday suppers.<p>Sunday suppers are about as Southern as it gets, and many of our fondest memories are made with the family …

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Harvard Medical School

Citrus Pull-Apart Bread

Citrus Pull-Apart Bread<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine first 3 ingredients in a 1-cup glass measuring cup, and let stand 5 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Beat 1/2 cup …

Here Are The 20 Netflix Documentaries That Are Definitely Worth Your Time To Watch

Say goodbye to aimless browsing this weekend.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Golden Globes 2018: Red Carpet Style We Can't Stop Talking About

Elisabeth Moss<p>The embellished Peter Pan collar was the perfect accessory.<p>Margot Robbie<p>The silver embroidery and detailing on Margot's Gucci gown was …

Reporting From 92 Degrees Below Zero

When writing about bad weather in New England, my colleague Jess Bidgood and I — who both work in The Times’s Boston bureau — routinely check in with the meteorologists at the observatory atop Mount Washington, the highest point in the Northeast, known chiefly for bad weather in extremis<i>.</i><p>But even …

Weather

International Kite Festival in India: Pictures

Gujarat

Life lessons from Tadahisa Sakai, the last descendant of a Japanese samurai clan

About 150 years ago, at the end of Japan’s Edo period, a civil war resulted in the end of the samurai culture and the birth of modern Japan. One …

18 Spider-Killing Spiders Discovered—And They Look Like Pelicans

The brutally effective assassins live in the rain forests of Madagascar, a new study says.<p>There's a spider killer on the loose in the rain forests of Madagascar.<p>It’s quiet as an owl, quick as a cobra, small as a grain of rice, and when it strikes, it impales its victims on one of its jaws, which is …

Travel Photography

Notable Lives They Lived: Pictures

United Kingdom