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This Diet Has Been Linked to a Longer Life—Again

It’s no coincidence that some of the world’s populations with the longest lifespans live along the Mediterranean coast. The climate there ensures …

Holistic Medicine

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Bulgaria’s historic highlights: adventure through the ages

Who needs a DeLorean when you’ve got Bulgaria? Billed as the oldest country in Europe, this Balkan beauty is a living time machine, littered with countless reminders of its rich history; stories abound of locals planting gardens only to have them ripped up by excited archaeologists after a casual …

Archaeology

This Kind of Tea Lowers Blood Pressure Naturally

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You Can Pretend To Be An Oxford Student For $158 Per Night

Have you ever dreamed of attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?<p>We all know the magical school doesn't <i>really</i> exist, but if you want to have a Hogwarts-esque experience, the University of Oxford is the next best thing. And you can now rent rooms there for an affordable $158 a …

10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.

Super-Easy Father's Day Brunch Recipes

Here, fast and simple dishes to make to celebrate Dad this weekend.<p>1 of 6<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 6<p>3 of 6<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 6<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

It’s Tartt—But Is It Art?

No one denies that Donna Tartt has written the “It novel” of the year, a runaway best-seller that won her the Pulitzer Prize. But some of the self-appointed high priests of literary criticism—at The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Paris Review—are deeply dismayed by The Goldfinch …

Salted Caramel Cake from Alex Hitz

Alex's twist on an old-fashioned favorite results in a delicious — and amazing looking! — treat that's perfect for any occasion.<p>Trends are trends and traditions are traditions, and rarely do the two mix, but this cake is a hybrid. It's my favorite kind of thing — a classic with a twist. These days, …

5 Sugar Alternatives to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

5 tips to help satisfy your sweet tooth without adding to your waistline<p>Excess sugar is one of the three primary drivers behind weight gain and a number of common health issues (processed foods and "bad" fats are the two others). Throughout our lives most of us have been programmed to believe a few …

Nutrition

Avocado Shrimp Spring Rolls For Warm, Spring Days Ahead

Photo: Courtesy of What's Gaby Cooking.<p><i>The moment we found out Gaby Dalkin — author of the addictive food site, What's Gaby Cooking — is just as</i> …

7 Essential Lessons to Feel More Happiness in Your Life

The key to creating more happiness is to release the fears that hold us back. How do you do that? A great place to start is with this exercise from my new book, <i>Miracles Now</i>. Every time you feel your thoughts go into fearful attack mode, say out loud 'Happiness is a choice I make.' Make that your …

Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar, Gender Stereotypes, With Face-Melting Metal Solo

Just because she's nearly the same size as her instrument doesn't mean this Japanese girl's metal solo won't melt your face clean off.<p>Known on YouTube only as Li-sa-x, the 8-year-old shared this video last December in which she covers "Scarified" by Racer X. Despite her diminutive stature, she …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

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The Struggles of Benjamin Franklin’s Sister Jane

Jill Lepore’s ‘Book of Ages’ about Benjamin Franklin’s sister Jane didn’t win the National Book Award last night, but it reveals profound truths …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

10 Dazzling Debut Novels To Pick Up Right Now

<i>Amazed by the abundance of high-quality first-time fiction, we share our instant favorites.</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>10 Dazzling Debut Novels To Pick Up Right Now<p><i>Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter</i> .

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of famous people, but sometimes you need to feel your heart pound and catch a lump in your throat. For the latter type of experience, head to the mountains: The rivers are calling.<p>Whitewater rafting can spice …

Hiking

Simple Springtime Dishes

How to Make the Perfect Lobster Roll

<b>I have to credit Dr. Claw</b> for teaching me how good a lobster roll can be. The infamous Brooklyn "lobster pusher"—the guy who won fame and no small degree of notoriety for illegally selling lobster rolls out of his apartment—gave me the first one I ever liked: A warm, garlicky tube of soft, delicate …

New England

Skillet Peach Cobbler

8 Servings<p>When peaches are in season, there's nothing that tops a classic peach cobbler recipe crisped to perfection in a cast-iron pan. And this recipe garners some bonus points with whipped cream doctored with crème fraîche. Decadent and delicious.<p>August 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose …

Dessert for Breakfast: Maple Bacon Ice Cream with Waffles

We’ve stirred up the ultimate breakfast treat just in time for the weekend! Maple syrup ice cream with bits of real bacon all over fluffy waffles, we’d even get up extra early for this one. No ice cream maker? No problem. We hacked this ice cream recipe!<p><b>Ingredients:</b> <br>– 1 1/2 cups whole milk<p>– 1 1/2 …

Breakfast

Strawberry Lemonade Cake Recipe

<b>Serves 12</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature<br>• 1 3/4 cups sugar<br>• 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon zest<br>• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 tsp. …

Dessert