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New Thoughts on Ireland’s Book of Kells

DUBLIN, IRELAND—According to a report in <i>The Independent</i>, Bernard Meehan of Trinity College, Dublin, has examined the <i>Book of Kells</i>, a 1,200-year-old …

Archaeology

New Museum in Southern France Will House More Than a Thousand Works by Pablo Picasso

Most artists would be honored to have one museum dedicated to their work. But when you're Pablo Picasso you have several, including museums in …

The Surprising Reason Women Say 'Text Me When You Get Home'

A new book delves into the power of modern female friendships, and what makes them so unique.<p>"Text me when you get home." We've all said it at the …

Relationships

Guide to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence

The Uffizi Gallery, or Galleria degli Uffizi, of Florence, is among the most visited museums in Italy, second only to the Vatican Museums of Rome, …

Art

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The Best British Shows You Should Be Watching

The British are coming — and you're de-freaking-lighted.<p>Tell us if this sounds familiar: Sunday nights are reserved not for football or the latest</i> …

9 Secrets Only Contractors Know

Before you even think of working with a renovation pro, consider this insider intel from our panel of expert contractors.<p>Q: What are the most common …

This Stunning Country Is Like a Tiny Italy That Americans Overlook

So there I was, driving up the Adriatic coast in a beat-up white panel van. My friend’s band had broken up midway through a European tour, and she …

European Travel

Color Cheat Sheet: The 21 Most Perfect Blue Paint Colors

Picking our favorite blues gave us the blues. There are <i>way.too.many.</i> amazing blues out there. After all, blue is one of the most popular colors in …

Home Decorating

Before You Operate a Sewing Machine

Operating a sewing machine for the first time can be intimidating. Take the time to learn the parts of a sewing machine and find out about choices …

Sewing

Why You Should Choose Drawers Over Cabinets in Your Kitchen

The typical American kitchen (as of this writing) has a row of upper cabinets, with another, deeper row of cabinets below. The lower cabinets will …

Martha Stewart

This Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Is Better than Takeout

When a craving for cashew chicken hits, you probably call for takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant. But ordering in all the time can get …

Cooking

7 websites that will inspire your next DIY apartment makeover

Sometimes our apartments just need a little…<i>something</i>. Like, they’re fine, but need a refresh. But it can be hard to figure out exactly what you want …

Porto city guide: How to spend two days in Portugal's second city

Why go now?<p>Porto is a city on the rise, tempting travellers with its pretty old town, excellent wine bars and golden rooftops. This isn’t a …

European Travel

Stone wall construction

Add a decorative hardscape to your landscape<p>Stone walls have something of a magical quality—when looking at one, you can rarely tell if the …

What to Do If Your Passport Is Lost or Stolen

Ben Ooi is a seasoned traveler, having visited 34 countries in his lifetime. But all that experience didn't stop him from going through the worst …

How a coat of paint can determine your home's sale price

From the time of year to the neighborhood, a lot of factors come into play when you’re selling a home. But here’s one variable you might not have considered — color.<p>During open houses and online searches, the colors of your home are constantly working for or against you. That’s according to Zillow, …

Real Estate

Europe Travel: 10 Charming Villages for a Romantic Getaway

Europe’s most charming villages are at the heart of a fairytale story—gorgeous views, colorful scenery, and port-side, romantic stays against a …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The Most Important Rooms to Renovate to Increase the Value of Your Home

Spend a little now for a big payoff later.<p>A fresh lick of paint and some new furniture isn't always enough to transform a living spaces. Sometimes, you need to think bigger, bolder and deeper.<p>Adding space by renovating doesn't just add financial value to your house; it adds real value to how you …

Dear men, this is what the women in your life want you to know

I used to be married to a wonderful yet complicated man named Rob. He worked as a science journalist, we had a house and a dog, and one day we planned to have children. He also suffered from depression since he was a child, and developed a formidable opiate addiction as a means, I believe, to …

Mental Health

How To Make Classic Spanakopita

<b>Make the filling:</b> Heat the oil in a large saucepan set over high heat until it shimmers. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until they are soft and …

Baking

A Poignant Portrait of Survivors of the Holocaust

<i>I set out to do something with meaning. Being fortunate enough to have met and photographed these remarkable people has certainly felt meaningful to</i> …

Historical Photography

How to Hit Europe's Greatest Cities for Under $500 in One Trip

Remember when the dollar was worth about four cents on the euro and American tourists were paying, like, $14 for ketchup? Trying to visit more than …

European Travel

The Cheapest Times to Book a Summer Hotel in 2017, According to TripAdvisor

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>For those planning to take a summer getaway this year, travel site TripAdvisor has just released …

Buenos Aires

47 Books You Should Add To Your Shelf, According To Poet Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur has vision beyond her years.<p>At 24, the Indian-Canadian artist and poet decided to create a menstruation-themed photo series for a college project. She posted one now-famous photograph to Instagram, showing herself lying on a bed facing the wall, period blood staining her sweatpants and …

Books

3 Days in Amsterdam – The Best Winter Itinerary

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31 of the Most Famous Photographers of All Time

<b><br>Ansel Adams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons</b>Famous photographers is a topic that a lot of us agree on, but ask a group of photographers what …

Street Photography

4 Tips for a Gorgeous Bathroom Remodel That Won't Leave You Broke

Know when to splurge and when to save.<p>A full-scale bathroom remodel—even a midrange one—recoups only about 55% to 65% of its cost at resale, so it …

Home Improvement

Are these the 10 greatest city breaks on Earth?

Opposites attract, especially when it comes to holidays. If you live a stressful city life, a week or two in the countryside probably seems like an ideal antidote to the pressures of everyday life – the best way to slow down, unwind and refresh the soul. If you are retired and living a rural idyll, …