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The Colorful Wonders of Seattle's Chihuly Garden and Glass

<i>Chihuly Garden and Glass Mille Fiori room; a true garden of glass in Seattle, Washington (photo by Sheila Scarborough)</i><p>There is a temple in Seattle …


The first step to better grilled cheese is losing the butter. Trust us

Grilled cheese, is it ever <i>really</i> the wrong choice? No, it is not. Is your version the best it can be? Are you sure? A swipe of mayonnaise is a surefire way to up your grilled cheese game.<p>What? Yes. I learned this trick by watching the Gabrielle Hamilton season of <i>Mind of a Chef</i>. If the food-bro …


Midcentury Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA - Dwell

A must-have guide to one of the most fertile regions for the development of Mid-Century Modern architecture. This handbook - the first ever to focus on the architectural wonders of the West Coast of the USA - provides visitors with an expertly curated list of 250 must-see destinations. Discover the …

Mid-Century modern

5 Epic Road Trips Across America

No mode of travel is more American than the road trip. It’s basically a national rite of passage. Dating back to Model T days, folks have been …

National Parks

Six months after Hurricane Irma, Florida Keys residents still scrambling for affordable housing

KEY WEST – After Hurricane Irma tore through the Florida Keys, T.J. Reynolds was told he had to leave the house he was renting because of damage from the storm.<p>He spent several months staying with friends in this island city as he looked for a new place to rent. Because the storm destroyed much of …


The Great Eight Road Trip: 2 essential national parks, 3 epic monuments, and one super quirky small town

South Dakota's location right in the heart of America has historically made the state a road-tripping crossroads. The fact that so many area …

National Parks

Las Vegas to Arizona: It May Just Be the Best American Road Trip

Crested buttes, spiritual Navajo lands and even an ostrich.

National Parks

The Most Iconic Celebrity Wedding Dresses

The world has seen a <i>lot</i> of wild wedding dresses.

Wedding Dresses

Anti-inflammatory diet may guard against cancer

<i>Leslie Beck, a Toronto-based private practice dietitian, is Director of Food and Nutrition at Medcan.</i><p>It’s increasingly recognized that chronic inflammation is a major contributor to illnesses including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, asthma, arthritis, depression and Alzheimer’s …


Beyond the dazzle: behind the scenes at Cartier

More than 300 stunning jewels from the French house are on show at the NGA. But it’s the journey they took from fanciful notion to sparkling creation that’s just as interesting<p>It’s easy to be dazzled at the National Gallery of Australia’s blockbuster Cartier exhibition, but there’s one section that …


The 10 Best Perennials to Plant This Spring (According to the Experts)

<i>This is the year,</i> guys—the year we get that gorgeous garden growing and become our cut bouquet-cultivating true selves. Since we need a little help …


A medic's testimony: The horrifying reality of working in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

I don’t know whether writing this is a good idea. I’m not sure whether anything I say will ever be heard – and even if my words do reach the outside world, I have no reason to believe that anything will change. But I will share my story anyway, for it is the story of every man, woman and child who …

Middle East

20 Best 'Portlandia' Sketches

From binge-watching panic to bird-improved accessories, here are the funniest, most far-out bits from IFC's hit show<p>NOW PLAYING<p>20 Best 'Portlandia' …


12 Home Projects Designers Say Pay For Themselves Over Time

You don't have to spend big bucks to make a big impact on your space.<p>It's normal to get the itch to update your home, <i>especially</i> when new trends are cropping up every day. But, sadly, even DIY renovations aren't free. So we asked some of our go-to designers which projects are worth the investment.

Home Improvement

Cherry Blossom Season Blooms Early in Asia: Pictures

Cherry Blossom

14 Recipes To Celebrate The Spring Equinox

You can finally say goodbye to the long, cold night of winter and get ready to see the sun again. The spring equinox officially marks the start of …


This Ain’t Your Mama’s Pressure Cooker

ARKTIS is the latest in a trend of modern appliances that are taking on smaller forms while providing more functionality. Created for compact living …

Industrial Design

5 Vegan Soup Recipes So Good Staunch Carnivores Will Lick Their Bowls Clean

Although the calendar says it's officially spring, the weather certainly indicates otherwise. Our colleagues on the East Coast are enduring a …


Day Trips from Las Vegas

Take a short drive from the bright lights and smoke filled casinos and enjoy some of Southern Nevada's wonders. These day trips remove you from what …

It’s a Dog’s Life at the Crufts Show: Pictures


David Chase to make Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark

The Emmy-winning creator of the hit crime drama series will revive the franchise with a 60s-set film featuring some familiar characters<p>David Chase is set to return to the universe of The Sopranos with a big screen-prequel.<p>The script, with the working title of The Many Saints of Newark, has been …

The Sopranos

A Treat for Lemon Lovers and Beyond

There are chocolate people, and there are vanilla people. I am a lemon person.<p>Show me a dessert menu, and I’ll choose whatever is flavored with puckery lemon or any of her citrus sisters — lime, tangerine, kumquat, yuzu. Even as a kid, I went for lemon sorbet over the mint chocolate-chip ice cream. …


WATCH: The Real Reason Brown Eggs Are More Expensive Than White Eggs

Brown vs. white; cage-free vs. free-range; jumbo vs. extra-large; cheap vs. expensive—for something so simple, these days shopping for eggs can feel …


Six of the best birthday cake recipes

<b>Grandma Ptak’s red velvet cake (main picture)</b><p>Prep: 30 min<br>Cook: 1 hr<br>Serves: 8-10<p>For the sponge<b><br>600g caster sugar</b><b><br>1 tsp fine salt</b><b><br>5 eggs</b><b><br>250g vegetable oil</b><b><br>5 tbsp red food colouring</b> <b><br>2 tsp vanilla extract</b><b><br>50g cocoa powder</b><b><br>560g plain flour</b><b><br>100g cornflour</b><b><br>500g buttermilk</b> or plain yoghurt<b><br>2 tsp bicarbonate of soda</b> <b><br>2</b> …


16 Traditional Cuban Foods to Try Before You Die

¡Qué delicioso!<p>February 20, 2018<p>The most important thing I ever learned from my Cuban Abuela is that food is powerful. The right dish can lighten …

I Just Hacked a Box of Bisquick and Made the Best Biscuits Ever

I just baked a batch of tender, fluffy, soft-as-a-pillow biscuits, and I didn’t even break a sweat. That’s because I tried a new biscuit-making …


The Secret Side of Siena

Go deep inside the medieval city following the plot twists of Christina Lynch’s debut novel, The Italian Party.<p>“I think there’s a temptation to dismiss Tuscany—and Siena in particular—because images of that landscape have become ubiquitous,” not to mention co-opted by makers of everything from …


The Unwritten Rules of Driving in Italy

How to make that dream of an Italian road trip a reality.<p>Renting a car in the country can be terrifying (like when F1 wannabes creep on your bumper) but also liberating, says Christina Lynch, author of <i>The Italian Party</i> (St. Martin’s Press), who spent four years living in (and driving around) …


Jerónimos, Madrid, Looks to Benefit From the City’s Strong Market

The small neighborhood is centrally located and highly coveted<p>Madrid’s Jerónimos, sandwiched between Retiro Park and the tree-lined boulevard of …

Real Estate

Use This Magical Bottle to Get Pesky Stickers Off New Dishes

My mother has a strict policy against specialty cleaning products in her house. I have no idea how she keeps the place so clean without the help of a …

Dining Rooms