Laurian Knop

17 Flips | 2 Magazines | 8 Likes | @LaurianKnop | Keep up with Laurian Knop on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Laurian Knop”

The Best Wintery Oatmeal Toppings

We’ve got so much love for a steaming bowl of oatmeal. Cook up a batch and in no time you’ve got the ultimate blank canvas for a filling, healthy breakfast (or lunch...or dinner...) for the entire week ahead. The best part is that you can choose your own cast of characters—there are no limits! …

11 Things You Need to Do to Make Your Baked Goods Better

Even the most seasoned baker can use a refresher course now and then—these baking tips will make for better cookies, cakes, pies, and more<p>We'll admit it: Sometimes, we fudge things when we cook. After all, who needs a recipe for simple weeknight pasta? Off-the-cuff roasted chicken is a snap. We're …

33 Braised Meat Recipes to Turn a House Into a Home

Nothing beats a tender braise on a cold day<p>When the temperatures drop and snow starts to fall, we're in full-on braise mode. We'll braise anything, …

How to Cook Chicken Even Quicker

Quick chicken recipes, from spatchcocking to stir-frying to grilling.<p><b>Chicken, by nature, is quick</b>. Even when it comes to slow-cooking methods like braising, chicken is much faster to cook relative to a meat cut like, say, brisket. But we want to help you cook your chicken <i>even quicker</i>. We chatted …

Cooking

Why flatbreads are worth making from scratch

Baking bread for a low-histamine diet led Bee Wilson to try her hand at chapati. Pittas and parathas quickly followed...<p>It’s strange how we cooks divide food into things that we make and things that we buy, often quite arbitrarily. It isn’t to do with the actual trouble involved, but some kind of …

14 Smart Ways to Use Stale Bread

14 ways to use stale bread, from homemade croutons to breadcrumbs to stuffing.<p>Finding stale bread in your pantry is inevitable. But that's not a bad thing! From breadcrumbs to croutons to bread pudding, there are plenty of awesome ways to give new life to your hard-as-a-rock loaf. Here are 14 of …

How to Get the Benefits of a Cleanse Without Actually Doing One

The word "detox" makes us think restriction, hunger, and mood swings. We asked health experts how to skip all that and get straight to the good stuff.<p><b>1. Start your mornings with a glass of room-temperature lemon water.</b> (Room temperature is important, since cold foods and drinks can shock your …

Wellness

The Shipping Container-Constructed "Casa Incubo" by Maria Jose Trejos

Architect Maria Jose Trejos has successfully designed a home constructed from eight large shipping<p>Architect Maria Jose Trejos has successfully designed a home constructed from eight large shipping containers, which she has named, “Casa Incubo.” A central, two-story component serves as a home base …

The best new tourist attractions on earth, according to Lonely Planet

If globe-trotting is on your bucket list this year, travel guide company Lonely Planet wants to tell you where to go. Its list of the world’s best travel experiences of 2015, part of its latest ebook, “New in Travel,” will take you off the beaten track from Ireland to Panama to South Africa. Here’s …

Street style tip of the day: Baggy jeans

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Minimalism

8 Simple Ways To Save Money

Life<p>by Holly Peacock | 03 12 2014<p>[Getty]<p>Sometimes when it comes to cash we need to give ourselves a stern talking to. Those spending habits we’ve …

The DASH Diet Ranked Number 1 for 2015

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the top 10 diets of 2015 have just been announced.<p>Still hanging on to that New Year's resolution to lose weight? The most effective (and healthiest) way to lose pounds isn't Atkins, Paleo, or even the South Beach Diet.<p><i>U.S. News and World Report</i> convened a panel …

Holistic Medicine

These Pedal-Powered Pod Cars Travel Above City Streets, So You Can Avoid Traffic

They’ve already been installed in an amusement park. Next up: Google’s main campus.<p>Why drive to work when you can arrive in your own pedal-powered pod car, far above traffic? That’s the vision of a Canadian company called Shweeb, which hopes to soon begin installing what it calls the “most …

Lara Gasparotto's Ecstatic Kaleidoscope

Here are some of her photographs of women, nature, and women in nature.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Netherlands</i><p>Twenty five-year-old Lara Gasparotto comes from the city of Liège in Belgium and has an eye for beautiful things. Fortunately for us, she is also a photographer so she can share …

Paul Revere's time capsule unearthed in Boston - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Paul Revere hasn't stirred up this much anticipation in Boston since his midnight ride from Charlestown to Lexington.<p>More than two centuries later, a recently unearthed time capsule he buried with fellow revolutionary Samuel Adams -- the man whom Revere was riding to see that night to warn …