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The 30 most beautiful towns in Europe

These are the 30 prettiest towns in Europe, according to the fine people at the Japanese Association of Travel Agents (JATA).<p>It was challenged to come up with 30 smaller destinations to promote to holidaymakers. This is what they came up with (and there's only one in Britain).<p>1. Kilkenny, Ireland<p>On …

Chefs Are Going Crazy for Black Garlic (and You Will, Too)

Funky black garlic has chefs practicing the dark arts.<p>Sure, it might look like garlic gone bad, but really it’s an ingredient we’re seeing at restaurants across the country. <b>Black garlic is made when heads of (regular ol’) garlic are aged under specialized conditions until the cloves turn inky black</b> …

Sleepless Fruit Flies Could Hold The Secret To Curing Insomnia

Research on fruit flies with insomnia is revealing the pathways in the brain that can cause people to have trouble sleeping. <i>This story originally aired on Sept. 18 on</i> Morning Edition.<p>Transcript<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:<p>Insomnia is not just a problem for people, it also affects animals, even insects. …

Sleep

Broccoli Stem Marrow: Start Treating Vegetable Stalks like Bones

<i>These are broccoli stalks like you've never seen them before.</i><p>Pick up a bag of broccoli from your grocer’s freezer aisle and the picture on the package will promise you beautiful bright green broccoli tops. Open the bag, though, and you’re almost certainly setting yourself up for disappointment: …

Refugee crisis: EU in crunch talks as queues form at German border

Interior ministers to discuss refugee quotas as reintroduction of border controls leads to long queues on roads<p>EU interior ministers meet in Brussels on Monday to discuss Europe’s worsening refugee crisis, as long traffic queues formed on the Austrian-German border following Berlin’s decision to …

North Africa

Loosen up: exercises to keep backache at bay

Improve your posture with this back-strengthening workout<p>There is a common misconception that core strength is all about sit-ups and a six-pack. “In fact, it’s the deeper muscles in your core that support your lower back,” says Fiona Troup, clinic director at Six Physio in London. “These are best …

Yoga

Saudi Arabia hated the latest issue of National Geographic so much, it banned it

Sorry Saudis, but you won’t get your copy of National Geographic this month. The magazine put Pope Francis on the cover, flagging a big story inside about his “silent revolution” at the Vatican. In Saudi Arabia, the issue has been banned for “cultural reasons.”<p>There’s no official statement from the …

Saudi Arabia

Should you install thermodynamic panels on your home?

They are touted as a free source of clean, unlimited energy to heat your water but the first independent test suggests they are not as efficient as thought<p>Thermodynamic panels have been touted as “a free source of natural, clean and inexhaustible energy providing 100% of your hot water needs, 365 …

Clean Energy

The Delicious Secret Behind Your Favorite Whiskey: The Best Spirits from MGP

Midwest Grain Products has long been one of the liquor industry's best kept secrets. This Indiana-based distillery sells its spirits to dozens of brands—many of which are highly regarded by the whiskey hipsterati and general public alike—who then bottle it and sell it as their own. The practice was …

Whiskey

23 of Our Favorite Recipes Made with 3 Ingredients or Fewer

Meals should not be brief. We like to linger at the table, sneaking cold potatoes with our fingers and refilling our wine glasses and talking and talking and talking. But recipes? Those can be brief—and maybe they should be, letting the ingredients or the technique speak the loudest. Thick, buttery …

South African team may have solved solar puzzle even Google couldn't crack

Pioneering technology to deliver the cheapest, small-scale concentrated solar power plants in the world could revolutionise the renewable energy market<p>It is a problem that has so far stumped even Google’s brainy engineers – how to generate cheap solar electricity using a small-scale array of …

Clean Energy

By Reader Request: Recipes from Gato, Uchiko, and More

A heavenly apple pie and a meaty pork sugo are among the restaurant recipes our readers want to cook at home this month.<p></head>+++inset-image-right

Recipes

Lemon and lavender yogurt cake

This is one of my favourite cakes. We make it at home often – partly because the recipe is foolproof, and partly because the soft yogurt-sponge lends itself well to all manner of adaptations: fennel seed, raisins and candied peel in the winter, for example, or delicate flavours – such as these – in …

The Most Beautiful French Islands

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>From Corsica to Porquerolles and Belle-Île-en-mer, we do a sweeping tour of the most idyllic islands off the coast of France.

France

The Best American Beauty Brands From Coast to Coast

United States

This 2,000 trillion watt laser could re-create the Big Bang–and make clean energy

The most powerful laser beam ever created has been recently fired at Osaka University in Japan, where the Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments(LFEX) has been boosted to produce a beam with a peak power of 2,000 trillion watts—two petawatts—for an incredibly short duration, approximately a trillionth …

Physics

The Best Pre-Workout Foods

The Best<p>We've covered what you should eat after working out. But what about beforehand? You need to fuel up properly, because exercising on an empty …

5 Tips For Styling Your Hair After a Workout

Teddi Cranford, hairstylist and owner of the White Rose Collective, a salon in New York City, knows it's not always possible to do a full shampoo and blowout right after a gym session. "I do SoulCycle, so I know what it's like to have your workout destroy your hair," says Cranford. "But it is …

Hair

Pimento Cheese Sandwich with Homemade Pickles

6 oz. grated sharp cheddar cheese<p>6 tbsp. garlic aïoli<p>2 tsp. sriracha<p>1 tsp. apple cider vinegar<p>3⁄4 tsp. paprika<p>3⁄4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce<p>2 …

Cooking

11 Cream Pies That Have Got It Going On

Baking

Plum Blush, For When You're Over Pink

Two things. First, an amendment to a previous article pulished by Into The Gloss: Earlier this season, Emily Ferber penned a heartfelt letter to …

Just Be Cool: 11 Iced Coffee Recipes to Make All Season Long

When it starts to warm up outside, these iced coffee recipes are all we want to drink.<p><b>It's finally time:</b> Picnics, outdoor movies, and beach trips are all within reach, and so should a tall glass of iced coffee. Hang onto your sunglasses: These recipes (some boozy!) will keep you buzzing straight …

Coffee

Grilled salmon with ginger

This simple, easy dish is a staple in the Detox Kitchen. It was created when I was cooking with our friend Archie, and we still argue over who came up with the recipe. It is the perfect heart-healthy dish as it’s high in omega-3 fatty acids and also offers anticoagulant properties from the ginger …

Seafood

Step Inside The 10 Best Green Buildings of 2015

A few solar panels don’t impress anyone anymore.<p>When the American Institute of Architects first started handing out annual awards for sustainable architecture 19 years ago, green buildings were still somewhat rare.<p>Now, the opposite is true: Most new architecture contains at least some sustainable …

2015 Blog Awards: Baking & Desserts Finalists

Each year we've hosted the SAVEUR Blog Awards, we're astounded at the depth, variety, creativity, and ingenuity of the blogs nominated, and this year …

A New Source of Energy In Maryland: Chicken Manure

Turning waste into power<p>Maryland has a big, stinking problem. Every year, the poultry industry produces about 650 million pounds of manure within that state alone. Chicken manure is a great fertilizer, but in Maryland, there is so much of it that what once was seen as a resource has become the …

Chesapeake Bay

Beef Rib and Meatball Stew (T'fina Pkaila)

Make the meatballs: Heat oil in a 6-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted …

Look! You Could Live in a Treehouse (& It's in Italy)

(Image credit: DesignBoom)<p>If you, like me, still harbor some Swiss Family Robinson fantasies, you'll love this. In Turin, Italy, 25 Verde is about as …

Treehouses

Our 15 Best Spring Soup Recipes, Because Winter Shouldn't Have all the Fun

SAVEUR<p>https://www.saveur.com/best-spring-soup-recipes<p>article<p>Send the hearty winter stews into hibernation and embrace the bounty of fresh vegetables …