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Articles about dull stucco home becomes modern california oasis on Dwell.com - Dwell

Christian Rice Architects transformed a Spanish-style dud into a lofty, contemporary gem.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Southern California often conjures up visions of sun, sand, and surf—but for the …

Architecture

USFDA Bans Imports From 2 Plants Of Indian Drugmaker IPCA Laboratories

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) issued an import alert against two plants of Indian drugmaker IPCA Laboratories Ltd on Tuesday, stating …

China’s latest corruption probe could spell trouble for the global banking industry

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>The abrupt resignation of the head of China’s Minsheng Bank amid a corruption probe could send a chill through some of the world’s largest financial institutions. Minsheng’s president, Mao Xiaofeng, resigned over the weekend citing “personal reasons” while Chinese media …

The Sunday Morning Detox: 6 Skin Care Products for Wiping the Slate Clean in 2015

Arriving on the heels of the champagne-fueled party season, a three-day juice cleanse or week’s worth of sweat-drenched cardio sessions may provide just the toxin-flushing you need to press reset on your health. When it comes to your skin, however, an additional detox strategy may be in order. From …

Top 15 International Destinations for 2015

Every New Year's resolution involves three key ingredients -- the commitment to better one's self, the passion to try something new, and the inevitable promise to venture beyond one's comfort zone -- and no one act accomplishes those goals more than international travel.<p>With 2015 on the horizon, …

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations for American Travelers

Ah, those tried-and-true getaways...<p>Looking for gambling and a good time? Vegas it is. A tropical paradise? Off to Hawaii. While we love 'em for obvious reasons, our favorite vacation spots can come with crowds - and you might be hard pressed to find that "hidden gem" feel while you're there.<p>A new …

Undiscovered

The Four-Week Workout to Thigh-High Skirt Worthy Legs

Photo: IMAXtree<p>It all started with Angelina Jolie's infamous thigh-baring 2012 Oscar gown (and the memes that followed). Now high-slit skirts and dresses have flooded the market and we're all about showing off some leg (sorry crop tops, your moment is up).<p><i>Related: The Four Week Workout to Crop Top</i> …

10 Places To Put On Your Budget Bucket List In 2015

So you want to know where to go but don't want to spend hours researching? We get it. And so does Lonely Planet.<p>The travel pros have published their 10th annual "best in" travel compilation book, complete with round ups of the best cities and countries to visit next year, as well as lists of …

A Peek At New York's $95 Million Apartment

After three years of construction, the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere is finally complete (and it's higher than the Empire State Building).<p>One can only dream what it's like to wake up in a bed made of clouds at 1,396 feet in the air, surrounded by sprawling 10x10-feet …

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

Mobile Photography

#theLIST: Falling for Fall's Best Bags

Consider it the opposite of "it's what's inside that counts." Shop the clutches, totes, carry-alls, cross-bodies, buckets, backpacks and beyond that define the season.<p>Consider it the opposite of "it's what's inside that counts." Shop the clutches, totes, carry-alls, cross-bodies, buckets, backpacks …

So You Want to Quit Your Job and Travel the World?

I quit the cubicle life to travel the world. You can too, but is that the life you really want?<p>My post-college life started off just the way my advisor told me it was supposed to -- working an awesome job in the coolest city in the world. Right?<p><b>Wrong.</b> The truth is, three years later, I'm sitting in …

Hotels With Spectacular Views (PHOTOS)

“A room with a view” isn’t always as advertised (and no, a peek at the Grand Canal in Venice or London’s Big Ben in the distance doesn’t qualify). The most memorable hotel rooms offer views you can’t find on the ground, and access to unique vantage points is the reason to check in.<p>From Tokyo to New …

New York City

9 Hacks For Using Your Phone Abroad Without Racking Up A Giant Phone Bill

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we travel. From staying in touch with folks back home to apps of all sorts, our phones play a big role in 21st-century travel... but they also can be <i>really</i> expensive.<p>But they don't have to be. These nine hacks will save you money and improve your mobile …

DIY: 7 Best Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

I’m a romantic, and so at the risk of facing commenter-wrath, I’m going to say it: The season’s first mosquito bite isn’t such a bad thing. It’s how …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

Think You Know Your Scotch Whisky? Think Again

Last weekend, we celebrated National Scotch Day, which is a perfect excuse to brush up on the basics and get to know the manliest thing to sip.<p><b>Meet Scotch Whisky</b><p>Scotch is one of those special spirits that manages to distill the essence of a place into a bottle. A combination of Scottish barley, …

5 Tricks to Making a Mind-Blowing Burger

<i>Each week this summer on Food52, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>From cuts to fat content to seasoning, Cara is teaching</i> …

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Recipe Roundup: 5 Easy Summer Desserts

Some days it’s too hot to think about food. By all means, skip dinner. But dessert? Never. Here are five of our favorite recipes for garden-to-table …

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

Cooking

How Madonna Became Madonna: An Oral History

Thirty years ago this past week, Sire Records released Madonna‘s debut album. Although it only created one pop icon, <i>Madonna</i> the album was the …

The Down And Dirty History Of TMZ

How a lawyer from the San Fernando Valley created a gossip empire and transformed himself into the most feared man in Hollywood, all by breaking a few long-held rules and, as rumor has it, lording over a notorious vault full of secrets.<p>For just $53, you can purchase a guaranteed front-of-the-bus …

8 Easy Thai-Style Dishes You Can Make at Home

Believe it or not, you don't need a kitchen full of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients to make delicious Thai food at home. Most large supermarkets carry all of the Thai pantry staples -- like fish sauce, coconut milk, sweet red chili sauce and curry paste -- in the Asian foods aisle. Fresh …

Recipes

Lemongrass Miso Soup Recipe

One thing I've most enjoyed experimenting with over the past year is broth. I suppose the style of broth I'm interested in would technically be …

50 Places In Europe You Need To Visit In Your Lifetime

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to tasting Chianti in Italy's Tuscany region, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

European Travel

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …