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13 things you need to know before traveling to Iceland

If your Instagram feed looks like a giant ad for Iceland, you're not alone.<p>Yes, the island country is having a moment, and, yes, everyone you know is going.<p>From volcanic deserts and steamy springs to icy glaciers and black sand beaches, the stunningly beautiful country is the perfect long weekend …

Scientists identify parts of brain involved in dreaming

Experts say findings are ‘astounding’ and could help understand the purpose of dreams and predict whether people are dreaming<p>Scientists have unpicked the regions of the brain involved in dreaming, in a study with significant implications for our understanding of the purpose of dreams and of …

Sleep

This solar panel produces up to 5 liters of drinking water per day from the air

<b>Zero Mass Water's Source device is a rooftop solar device that produces water instead of just electricity.</b><p>With the virtual explosion of rooftop solar …

Marijuana and Sleep: How weed can help insomnia or disturb your healthy slumber

It is a universally acknowledged truth that marijuana can make you sleepy. Smokers everywhere have long sought to learn exactly why — and figure out …

Sleep

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9 Fluffy Facts About the Shih Tzu

The shih tzu, known for its humorous-sounding name (the real pronunciation is actually “sheed-zoo,” thank you very much), has a lot to offer. Loyal …

Hardscaping 101: Ground Covers to Plant Between Pavers

Too often pathway gaps are neglected and become a home for weeds. But where some may see awkward spaces between stepping stones, I see potential. …

How to Use Flipboard to Make Your 2017 Blog Bucket List

Blogging can sometimes feel like an insatiable multi-mouthed beast. No matter how hard you work or how much you do, there’s always going to be another area—marketing, writing, researching, developing—where you could be doing more to further your efforts.<p>The start of the year is the ideal time to …

Productivity

14 Tips For Incorporating Shiplap Into your Home

Farmhouse style decorating has been on the rise ever since the beginning of HGTV’s show Fixer Upper. Hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines, take houses from …

How to make the perfect lemon curd

Bring a golden glow to January with a Victorian classic, and, no matter if you’re looking to be eased into the day or hit with a full-on acid trip, there’s a variation for you<p>A ray of sunshine in one of the darkest months of the year, lighter and zingier than marmalade (and considerably quicker to …

Victorian Era

The beginner's guide to layering your skincare

Most of us are familiar with the cleanse, tone, moisturise approach to skincare, and have followed it since we started investing in our faces. With the introduction of serums and lotions, the last step has evolved quite considerably over the past few years. Yet while there’s nothing new about the …

Gardening 101: Strawberry

Strawberry, <i>Fragaria × ananassa:</i> “Garden Venus”<p>In our mind, fresh strawberries qualify as a different species from the store-bought, long-traveling …

Gardening

13 Pics of Frozen Hot Chocolate to Inspire Your Sweet Tooth

If you’re craving hot chocolate recipes (don’t worry; you’re not alone), you’ll be happy to hear that there’s a fresh, new take on the beverage. And it’s <i>all over</i> Instagram, in fact. We’re not talking about spiked hot chocolate recipes — we’re talking about FROZEN hot chocolate. This delicious …

Kenji's Favorite Recipes of 2016

It's been another great year of recipes at Serious Eats, both at my home kitchen here in San Mateo, and back at Serious Eats World Headquarters in New York, where Daniel and Stella have been cooking and baking up a storm. Can I just stop for a second and mention how awesome it is that we now have a …

30 Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We tend to associate winter with bleak, gray skies and runny noses, but there's a beautiful side to the season that often gets overlooked. We're talking about Italian mountains covered with snow, pristine frozen lakes, and English cottages that put Norman Rockwell paintings to shame. And while we …

Best Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe, How to Make Bolognese Sauce

Spaghetti Bolognese<p>Spaghetti Bolognese is one of the most classic dishes which originated in the region of Emilia Romagna. It is made up of bold veal and pork mince sauce which simmers for hours in sweet tomato paste and best served with egg pasta cooked al dente. It really is, the taste of Italy. …

Gardening 101: Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea, <i>Bougainvillea glabra:</i> “Paper Flower”<p>Like a beautiful girl who shows up at a party wearing too much makeup and a loud, revealing dress, …

Cape Town

The winter solstice is today: 7 things to know about the shortest day of the year

The winter solstice is upon us: Thursday, December 21, will be the shortest day of 2017 for anyone living in the Northern Hemisphere. If pagan rituals are your thing, this is probably a big moment for you. If not, the official first day of winter is neat for other reasons too.<p>Technically speaking, …

Earth Science

7 Easy Recipes for Your Holiday Cookie Exchange

A tray full of dozens of different kinds of cookies is sure to make the holidays a bit brighter, but unless you’re Martha Stewart, who has time to do …

Dessert

Does the coffee cake you make look (and taste) this good?

When I’m visiting, especially for an overnight stay, there’s one hosting gift I turn to every time: coffee cake. Specifically, a familiar-tasting, cinnamon-swirl treat that can hold up for a few days — not that it ever hangs around for that long.<p>Yum Yum Coffee Cake was my grandmother’s secret …

Dessert

How Wacky Are Thy Branches: The World’s Strangest Christmas Trees

If you deck the halls with sand or antlers, these trees may be for you.<p>If we’re being honest, the history of the Christmas tree is murky, pre-dating …

Christmas Trees

10 easy ways to create your dream garden

Planning a dream garden really isn't as hard you might think, and, though an experienced landscape architect would certainly take all the pain away …

Landscaping

Nigel Slater’s beef brisket recipes

It’s one of the cheapest cuts of beef, but spend an afternoon slow-cooking a brisket and you’ll reap the dividends<p>You’ll need a spoon. The broth surrounding the beef has been in the oven for four hours, along with a handful of caramelised shallots, black peppercorns, thyme sprigs and bay leaves. I …

Food

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15 Tried And True Recipes You'll Make Again And Again

From my personal recipe files to yours!<p>I have been cooking for the majority of the past six years, and while I enjoy trying new recipes, there are some recipes that I return to again and again. I love them because they are wholesome, delicious, relatively fast/simple, don't require a lot of fancy …

Magical Christmas Markets of Europe

Every year leading up to December large squares throughout Europe transform into Christmas wonderlands. From the small villages tucked high in the …

7 Hacks Guaranteed to get you Killer deals on Airfare

Shares 559<p>Buying flights at full fare is a thing of the past. Now-a-days with so many error fares, booking engines which let you search for months …

Holiday Cookie Contest winners prove every recipe tells a story

A near-miss, an underdog and a bit of cookie controversy were among the many behind-the-scenes stories during judging of the 2016 Chicago Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest.<p>In the annual contest in which we invite readers to submit their favorite cookie recipes, we again received earnest entries — some …