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12 places to find delicious doughnuts in Metro Vancouver

Soft and fluffy treats that never fail to disappoint. Tammy KwanIt can be argued that local foodies have sidelined doughnuts in favour of lighter and …

You Could Save Lives By Packing an Extra Suitcase

The reason might surprise you.<p>Passengers who travel “carry-on only” may have a new, charitable reason to reconsider their preferences.<p>Travelers …

Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie

The food processor and Instant Pot make this chicken pot pie a snap to prepare and bake. The filling is made with chicken breasts, but part or all …

Recipes

A Visual Tour Of All The Amazing Food Bourdain Ate On This Week’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Finale

Season nine of Anthony Bourdain’s eclectic travel and food show ‘Parts Unknown‘ came to an end last night. Bourdain found himself in Porto, Portugal with his former boss from his Les Halles days, José de Meirelles. It was a show that exposed the beauty of Porto while also offering catharsis, as …

Eight views of Canada's water woes

A comprehensive review of Canada's freshwater ecosystems reveals rising threats from pollution, overuse, invasive species and climate change among other problems. Yet, the biggest threat of all may be a lack of information that hinders effective regulation, Ivan Semeniuk reports<p>With a mere 0.5 per …

To really bring out the best, make your own mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is almost identical to vinaigrette, except that mayo has raw egg (which some people must avoid). Most cooks who make everything else from …

23 Mouthwatering Ways To Upgrade Scrambled Eggs

Quite eggsquisite.

11 Drool-Worthy Desserts to Make in Your Instant Pot

Unless you’ve been hiding underneath a pile of take-out containers, you know the latest must-have for the kitchen is the Instant Pot. That’s because …

61 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Portugal - Atlas Obscura

Tweet<p>The Atlas Obscura Guide To<p>Hidden<br>Portugal<p>Discover 61 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Portugal<p>Cities<p>Unusual<br>Attractions<br>in Portugal<p>Added by …

European Travel

Obidos Portugal: A Medieval Town with a Padlocked Entrance

Portugal is a treasure trove of small, picturesque medieval towns like Obidos. It’s a charming walled city whose highlights can be seen in just a few …

European Travel

High Fidelity captured the snob’s—and the soundtrack’s—waning powers

“What really matters is <i>what</i> you like, not what you <i>are</i> like,” John Cusack’s Rob Gordon declares midway through <i>High Fidelity</i>, an admission the …

The best coffee shop in every state, according to Yelp

A coffee shop is the perfect place to cozy up with a book, meet a date, or grab a mid-afternoon pick me up.<p>Thanks to huge companies like Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, there is a coffee shop on every block, but if you aren't in the mood to wait in a long line or battle the crowds at those chains, …

This Is The First Underwater Footage of One of The Rarest Whales on Earth

Most whale experts have never seen one.<p>Researchers have for the first time filmed rare True's beaked whales underwater. The deep-diving mammal is so …

The American suburbs as we know them are dying

Look no further than the suburbs to see how American ideals of success are transforming.<p>People in US suburbs are changing the way they shop, where they eat, and what they want in their homes.<p>Malls are shutting down as e-commerce continues to take over, and the casual-dining chains that fed shoppers …

The most controversial Oscar snubs of all time

Hollywood's biggest night is quickly approaching, and movie lovers everywhere are debating which films from 2016 will take home trophies. Before …

Stephen King

Tiptoeing around the Trump in the room

Justin Trudeau’s visit was choreographed to flatter—and avoid offending—America’s intemperate president<p>In 1969, Pierre Elliot Trudeau boldly and …

Canada

The 38 Essential Vancouver Restaurants

Ringed by soaring mountains, with gleaming glass skyscrapers reflected in the still waters that surround its downtown core, Vancouver is easy to love, says local food writer Nikki Bayley. Over 40 percent of Vancouver’s residents were born outside of Canada, and the city is home to robust Chinese, …

Dining Rooms

Fly For Free to See Canada's Northern Lights in 2017

If you've always dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights (and who hasn't?) then 2017 might just be your lucky year. Canada is partying hard for its …

Lasting Memories From My Trip to Ireland: These Highlights Will Probably Be Yours Too

<b>Authored by Pitor Nowak</b><p>I was always under the impression that Irish landscapes were too beautiful to be true. Being an outdoors person with a love of …

Churro Pancakes with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Crispy at the edges and coated with cinnamon-sugar, these pancakes highlight the best qualities of Mexican churros, complete with a warm chocolate …

Recipes

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under a sky full of stars on this train.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, …

Trump speech perfectly fitting — for 1944: Mallick | The Star

“This is the end, my only friend, the end.” Yes, that could work.<p>But here’s the weird part: Trump and his current wife, Melania, were set to dance at …

The 14 Most Popular Trader Joe's Products of 2016

We love everything about Trader Joe's, TBH—but there are certain TJ products that hold a special place in our hearts (and our stomachs). And if you count dark chocolate peanut butter cups and mandarin orange chicken as two of those beloved items, well, you're not alone. Trader Joe's just released …

The 50 best breakfast places in the UK

Felicity Cloake, Phil Daoust, Bob Granleese, Tony Naylor, Marina O'Loughlin, Molly Tait-Hyland and Zoe Williams

Breakfast

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Cooking

Harry Potter Fans, This Boozy Butterbeer Fudge Recipe Is About To Make Your Life

Just in time for Fantastic Beasts and Where to FInd Them.<p>It’s time to live your best wizard life with <i>Harry Potter</i>-inspired bOoZy Butterbeer and bOoZy Butterbeer fudge.<p>If you’re not familiar with Butterbeer, it’s a popular drink for wizards in <i>Harry Potter</i> and it has a strong butterscotch flavor …