Lauren McKay

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21 Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Just Soup and Curry

Lentils may not be the most attractive ingredient in town, but that doesn’t mean they should be avoided. Full of protein and fiber, easy to prepare, …

Healthy Eating

Thousands Of Vintage Sewing Patterns From 1847 To The Present From McCall, Butterick And Vogue Are Put Online

For those who yearn to find an online catalog filled with ten of thousands of online vintage sewing patterns, you are in luck. Autumn is a time that …


The best sticky toffee pudding - delicious. magazine

INGREDIENTS<p>160g whole dates, stoned and roughly chopped<br>• 150ml boiling water<br>• 1 tsp vanilla extract<br>• 90g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing<br>• 150g …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for autumn bakes

There’s something about a bake, be it sweet or savoury, that brings comfort to a cold day – and saves on the washing-up, too<p>It’s a good time of the year for a bake, a great user-upper of all that super-ripe, tail-end-of-the-season produce. A bake, for me, is also a delightful catch-all, because it …

18 Color-Dipped IKEA Hacks to Brighten Up Your Home

When you’re refurbishing your home, a little bit of paint goes a long way, so a DIY paint project is ideal for penny-pinchers and renters alike. If you’re into reinventing basic furniture items as chic modern essentials, try using a color-dipping technique to bring this classic interior design …

House Design

Signature Cocktail Ideas for a Fall Wedding

Let the crisp fall season inspire a seasonal signature cocktail for your wedding reception. Here are six of our favorite fall-themed ideas:<p><b>Apple Cider-Bourbon Cocktail (above):</b> This tasty cocktail combines classic fall flavors like cinnamon, apple cider, and rosemary. Get the recipe here.<p><b>Pear-Thyme</b> …

The Closest to Candy You'll Ever Get in a Cookie

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day—on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: Welcome to the land of adult-friendly desserts—meet the cookie that will make you want to stay.</i><p>In the beginning of this column, there were no …


15 IKEA Hacks to Improve Your Morning Routine

Did you know that IKEA recently did a study on morning routines and discovered that the way you spend the first 59 minutes of your day can drastically affect how the rest of your day goes? They found that 55% of people do not consider themselves morning people, and that homes with children report …

Time Management

National Geographic Travel

15 Chicken Nugget Recipes for Grown-Up Taste Buds

There’s just something about little pieces of chicken that appeal to kids of all ages. Like wings and tenders, they’re crispy, savory and comforting, and their size makes them a perfect vehicle for hot sauce and dips (OMG the dips!). It’s enough to make us want to order off the kids’ menu well into …


National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

23 Bakeries Around The World You Need To Eat At Before You Die

The ultimate bucket list.

The Ultimate Canadian Road Trip, As Determined By An Algorithm

Now <i>this</i> is a road trip.<p>Behold the ultimate cross-Canada journey according to an algorithm devised by Randy Olson, a computer science PhD candidate at …


Top 10 national parks in Europe: readers' travel tips

Our article on Europe’s less-well-known national parks caught your attention and prompted hundreds of you to submit tips for more areas to explore in the article’s comments section. Here is a selection of what you liked best<p>10 of the best ancient ruins … that you’ve probably never heard of The best …

National Geographic Travel

12 Reasons Visiting South Africa Is The Vacation Of Your Dreams

Looking for the ultimate combo of nature, wildlife, culture, and adventure? Meet South Africa — it's the vacation you've been looking for. ;)

Fast Bags: The 8 Best Daypacks for Outdoor Adventures | HiConsumption

The daypack is quintessential to the life of every thrill seeker, hiker, climber, mountain bike rider, and anyone else who gets their excitement out …


10 Backpacking Gear Myths

It’s amazing how some backpacking gear myths persist, even when there’s ample evidence to the contrary. Here are my favorites.<p>1. Two people can fit …


How science aims to feed seven billion people

With seven billion people on the planet, traditional farming struggles to put enough food on everyone’s table. But a host of hi-tech tools aim to save the day.<p>As birth announcements go, it was a pretty big one. Sometime around the end of October last year, the world’s population officially reached …


Best outdoor activities in Seattle

In most US metropolises, you have to venture miles outside the city limits to enjoy anything remotely resembling an ‘outdoor’ experience. But, in Seattle, the urban-rural juxtaposition is a little less demarcated. Here are our top picks for outdoor activities in Seattle.<p>Mt Rainier and Lake …

An Excellent Short Story About How Love Blossoms And Then Fades

A short love story created by Jack Tew sees an interesting depiction of how a relationship blossoms and then inevitably fades.

Short Stories

Clean Your Plate: Getting a Handle on Food Waste

The food-saving ideas of the past may not be so quaint, considering that we waste about 30 percent of the food we produce on this planet.<p>The Clean Plate Club is a suspiciously elusive organization once cited by mothers urging unhappy kids to spoon up their pea soup or polish off their broccoli. And …


19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.


How to Choose a Tent

An Oregon Road Trip That Has Everything

Up in the air about your next vacation? Here’s a little secret: You can’t go wrong with a southern Oregon road trip. It’s literally got a little bit …


24 of Our Readers’ Best Camper Vans

We asked and you delivered. Searching for the best outdoor rigs and a little inspiration to hit the road, we asked our followers to share their adventure vehicles on Instagram using #OutsideMobile. Here are 24 of our favorite setups.<p><i>Photo</i>: Our winning shot! Courtesy of …


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