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Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

For this holiday tart I took inspiration from one of the best desserts out there: a spoonful of Nutella. This tart features a hazelnut crust, …

The world's best coffee shops

For a very long time, the PS4 sold like gangbusters on the back of a staggeringly weak selection of exclusives. And while this lack of titles didn't …

Santa Monica

How JFK Taught America to Dress

John Kennedy’s casual-but-classy cool look, the very embodiment of what was once widely known as ‘Ivy League’ style, is as hot as ever. But then …

Men's Fashion

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

The Best Free Attractions in 16 Major European Cities

By: <i>Barbara Woolsey</i><p>@barbarawoolsey<p><i>Credit: JAN KRANENDONK/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM</i><p>Traveling in Europe is not cheap. A night of debauchery in Amsterdam, a few too many pints in Dublin, getting pickpocketed in the Louvre, before you know it there are no Euros left in your new European carry-all.<p>But not to …

European Travel

Five of the best meditation apps

Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection<p>The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can …

Meditation

City Guide: Top 5 Things to do in Krakow

Krakow in Lesser Poland is fast becoming one of Europe's top city break destinations. With its cruel history, beautiful churches and some of the …

European Travel

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Quora

The 35 Best Ideas for Your Most Organized Kitchen Ever

#10 is a total game-changer.<p>Take heart, there's hope for your biggest (and smallest) problem spots. Plus, get our best cabinet and pantry organization ideas!

Spices

Insider's Prague: Tourist Traps to Avoid, What to Do, Where to Eat

<b>While we lived in Prague, we were simultaneously awed by its beauty and frustrated by the rapacious tourism development that had swamped its old</b> …

European Travel

50 things to do in PRAGUE, Czech Republic!

Are you visiting the Czech Republic and looking for things to do in Prague? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Prague is a city that sure knows …

How to Start Beekeeping: What's All the Buzz About? - Homesteading and Livestock

No wonder more and more folks are making a beeline for beekeeping — a single hive of these tiny, social pollinators can provide 40 to 60 pounds of …

10 of the best festivals in Europe ... that you’ve probably never heard of

From a rave in an abandoned Polish coalmine to bonfires and bunting in the Bulgarian mountains, these under-the-radar festivals are an excuse to explore new musical landscapes<p>Compare the costs of festivals around the world<p>Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria<p>With a wild camping vibe – bonfires, small …

Festivals

The Best of Brain Pickings 2014 – Brain Pickings

After the annual reading list of the year’s best books overall, it’s time for the annual summation of the best <i>Brain Pickings</i> articles of the year — “best” meaning those most read and shared by you, as well as those I took the most pleasure in writing. Please (re)enjoy and have an inspired, …

13 Productivity Tips to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s a good time to evaluate your work habits (yes, in addition to your fitness routine and maybe even your haircut). Especially for you creative freelancers out there, productivity often equals money, happiness and general well-being. We found 13 tips …

Productivity

12 Amazing Holiday Getaways Under $100

Get some R&R this winter.<p>Get some R&R this holiday season and stay at one of these budget-friendly accommodations.

Our 20 Most Popular Grilling Recipes of All Time

From chicken tacos to barbecued ribs, here are our 20 most popular grilling recipes of all time.<p><b>It's grill time.</b> Though we love our charred kale salads and grilled squid, you love some of our grilling recipes way more than the others. Here are our 20 most popular grilling recipes of all time.

Cooking

Recipe: Bakerella's Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Bars - Great Ideas : People.com

<i>Angie Dudley, a.k.a Bakerella, is the author of the</i> New York Times <i>best-selling book</i> Cake Pops <i>and creator of Bakerella.com. Visit PEOPLE.com on</i> …

A DIY Lip Balm Perfect for Winter

Brrrr! Cold weather means chapped lips. Whether you’re looking to make your gifts at home this year or just want to try out an easy, new …

Makeup

Total Lockdown

What’s worse than a stolen bike? Finding out that you don’t have enough fare to get home! The Transit Bicycle Lock and Carrier system will ensure …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

How to make a folding camp stool

Here's the guest tutorial I mentioned yesterday: a DIY folding stool made from scratch! This project uses more of my new Arrow fabric and makes a …

National Geographic Travel

Bike Washing Machine : Wash Your Clothes While Riding The Stationary Bike

<b>Bike Washing Machine</b>, from the name of this project you would already know what it is. This project combines 2 activities into one. Riding a bike is …

Washing Machines

Dirt Bombs

Makes 12 Servings<p>Like a cinnamon-sugar doughnut in muffin form. You’ve been warned.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>muffins<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>¾ cup sugar<p>1 …

Baking

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Public Speaking