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Barcelona tiptoes (gingerly) around the tourist trap

As foreign tourists flood in, the iconic city takes steps to limit activities and preserve its past.<p>Barcelona, Spain — It is the height of summer and …

City Halls

Quick and Easy Chocolate Pie Recipe

"A dessert pie recipe with a filling of Reddi-wip and chocolate pudding topped with mini chocolate morsels in a graham cracker crust."<p>Ingredients<p>1 …

Peanut Butter Pound Cake Recipe

Peanut Butter Pound Cake Recipe<p>Updated on September 25, 2014<p>Sometimes there is nothing better than a glass of milk and a slice of pound cake. A pound …

Top 12 free things to do in Dublin: Lonely Planet's city cheat sheet

'High culture and light-hearted craic'<p>The best things in life are free, says Lonely Planet's newest publication, and who can argue with that?<p>From the …

7 Truths About Vienna

<b>1. The Danube in Vienna is neither blue...</b><p>I know Johann Strauss says so but he must have been color blind.<p><b>2. nor beautifu ...</b><p>Honestly: does it "merry your heart"? Do you feel that "happy wishes pour from your full chest" as Franz von Gernerth's lyrics to Strauss's most famous waltz have it?<p>3. …

How To Make Candy Sushi

<i>For</i> <i>Teen Vogue</i><i>, by Amanda Chan</i>.<p>Now here is some sushi that even people who don’t like fish will love to eat!<p>In this <i>Teen Vogue</i> “Sweet Tooth” baking tutorial, Amirah Kassem of Flour Shop shows how to make Swedish Fish Nigiri and Gummy Worm Sushi — which are made entirely with Rice Krispies treats and …

Seven alternative wonders of London

Who hasn’t marveled at the interweaving roads of the M25? The unspoken beauty of Westfield? Okay, maybe it's just us. But next time you're stuck in …

Outfits for summer: 15 easy looks to copy

Searching for the perfect summer outfit?<p>We've all been there. That feeling when you wake up, look in your wardrobe and decide you have nothing to …

Brilliant buys for curvy girls

From workwear chic to off-duty cool, fashion blogger Callie Thorpe is pleased to see plus-size fashion is at the top of its game<p><b>This is a Marie</b> …

Fashion (UK)

10 of the best alternative city tours in Europe

PolaWalks, Warsaw<p>Instagram has fuelled our lust for instant travel photos, but this tour draws on actual cameras, arming walkers with a vintage Polaroid camera and a pack of film as you snap away in the Polish capital. The three-hour tour starts by meeting in the old town square and makes its way …

European Travel

Matcha Cake

Step 1<p>Make The Cake Batter<p>Preheat an oven to 175 degrees C. Whisk or beat the softened butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Separate the …

Dessert

34 great things to do in London this weekend

Spend your weekend looking through lovely artworks at open studios in Bow and Hackney, working your way through cocktails at a festival in Bedford …

England

Oreo Doughnut Holes

Step 1<p>Make The Dough<p>Measure the flour, yeast, sugar and salt into a bowl and mix well. Add the milk, vanilla extract, melted butter and egg to the …

7 Cocktails To Enjoy Before Summer Ends

Summer might be coming to an end but that doesn't mean you don't deserve some last minute fun. So have one last barbecue and sip on one or all (no one's judging) these tasty cocktails!<p><b>Orange Creamsicle Cocktail</b><p><b>Moscow Mule</b><p><b>Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita</b><p><b>Beer Limeade</b><p><b>Cucumber Kiwi Mojito</b><p><b>Blended Summer</b> …

Ceviche Casita Andina

Leche de tigre, or tiger’s milk, is the Peruvian name for the citrusy marinade that cures the raw fish in our ceviches.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the tiger’s milk</b>:<p>5mm piece fresh root ginger, peeled<br>• 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved<br>• 4 coriander sprigs, scrunched up slightly in your hands<br>• Juice of 16 limes<br>• 5 …

Recipes

I Left My Heart (And Phone/Wallet/Camera) In Barcelona

I've been going to Barcelona for more than 10 years, and every time I go the city gets more appealing. Public spaces look better, the beaches are cleaner, and the subways and public transportation keep getting more efficient. Not to mention that the collapse of the euro/U.S. dollar exchange rate …

Foods to Eat For Fat Burning

My advice regarding eating for maximum fat burning could not be simpler. Whole, natural foods; this way you will get the best fitness levels, best …

Five bedtime drinks to help you sleep better

We’ve all been there – tossing and turning all night, unable to switch off no matter how tired we are. Then anxiety hits as you worry about how on …

Here's The One Foolproof Thing That Makes You Better At Sex

5.5K<p>SHARES<p>We have good news, and we have bad news.<p>Bad news first: According to scientist Nicole Prause, nobody is actually "good at sex" as a blanket …

World's Cheapest Travel Destinations

Traveling the world can be expensive, but don’t worry, Nothing Familiar has you covered! If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that even in the …

5 Tricks for Eating Healthy—Without Depriving Yourself—On Vacation

Possibly the best part of vacation is experiencing the most delicious meals your destination has to offer—crispy wontons in Hong Kong, creamy gouda in Amsterdam, and a scoop (or two) of stracciatella gelato in Portofino. But a solid week of gluttony can leave even the most ambitious sightseer …

Nutrition

18 Midi Skirts That Prove It's the Most Versatile Length

The best of the not-too-short, not-too-long hemline.<p>Summer weather creates a major divide in your wardrobe. Your closet ends up sectioned off into things that are comfortable to wear in the heat and things that are appropriate to wear in non-beach settings. Few pieces exist in the small overlap …

Clothing

12 Summer Must-Haves No Matter Your Budget

In a perfect world, we'd be able to splurge on every cool new trend that catches on each season. But, since we don't sleep on $1 million in cash at night, shopping has to become more of a science, deciding which pieces are worth investing in (think silhouettes and It items that have staying power) …

Hot Looks: Going Nude

Here is a roundup of lightweight foundations and tinted moisturizers that won’t melt off of your face, and, therefore, that we love.<p><b>Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation</b>: Just as its name suggests, this product is truly magical. Ingredients include a concentrated mushroom extract (which firms and …

13 Of The Most Instagrammable Restaurants In Dublin Right Now

Oh you may laugh – but <i>we know who you are</i>.<p>Every lunch, brunch and cocktail is documented via Snapchat story and Instagram account.<p>You love nothing …

Murals