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Nana's Chocolate Vinegar Cake Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

A thrifty Depression-era hack just happens to make one of the fluffiest cakes around.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax poetic about them. Today, senior designer</i> …

A startup that finds discount flight tickets 'hidden' on airline websites just launched in the US

So when Oliver Dlouhý and Lucie Brešová told me their startup, Skypicker, helps people find flights that cost as much as 90% lower than those booked via a regular flight ticket, I was skeptical, but definitely interested.<p>If you're like me, you probably use a flight aggregation service to buy your …

Flying

Attention, Screenwriters: Read This and Stop Procrastinating

<i>This blog post originally appeared on Film Independent’s</i> <i>blog</i> <i>and appears here with the permission of the author.</i><br>One of the main differences that …

10 No-Good, Very Bad Habits That Are Secretly Causing You to Gain Weight

<i>With Summer here, it's natural to want to look and feel our best — right? YourTango shares with us 10 habits that are secretly packing on the pounds. From eating sugary fruits to vegging on the couch, these habits might be your downfall.</i><p>With Summer here, we're trying more than ever to fit into our …

Nutrition

The 20 Highest-Grossing Movies of All Time

Between <i>Black Panther</i>'s many box office triumphs, and <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>'s record-breaking opening weekend, 2018 has been a very good year at the …

Summer Fashion: 30 Looks to Add to Your Closet 2018

Adding any one of these looks to your summer fashion closet will take your outfit to new heights. Trust me, you are not alone looking for new designs …

Clothing

DNA Reveals These Red-Haired Chinese Mummies Come From Europe And Asia

Within a nondescript Bronze Age cemetery first discovered by Swedish archaeologists in 1934 and rediscovered by the Xinjiang Archaeological Institute in 2000, researchers have found the oldest and best-preserved mummies in the Tarim Basin area of China. Their skeletal remains, along with …

Kate Middleton High-Heels Hack: Alice Bow Insoles

Kate Middleton may love her Stuart Weitzman wedges with all of her heart, but sadly, the Queen does not. So, how does the Duchess of Cambridge stay comfortable on those days she <i>has</i> to swap out her trusty shoes for a pair of pumps instead? $20 Alice Bow sheepskin insoles designed by Rachel</i> …

High Heels

Secret Teacher: Elizabeth is 12 and homework is stealing her childhood

The girl I tutor seems more like a busy business executive than a child. But her gruelling schedule of work and extracurricular activities is taking its toll<p>I received a phone call from one of my tutees, Elizabeth, at 10pm one night last week. She was crying, panicking about an end-of-year …

The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Marc Jacobs, Tom Brady, and More

Summer is the time for fun in the sun, for floral prints, and for taking your bucket hat and your wee babe out to relax on the sixth hole of some very scenic course, as <b>Gisele</b> and <b>Tom Brady</b> did. And really, hats off to this week’s most stylish Instagrammers, whether they were hatted in black leather …

Tom Brady

10 Final Paintings By Artists Who Committed Suicide

Many artists have passed away and left a final masterpiece tantalizingly unfinished. Even more interesting, albeit in a slightly morbid fashion, are …

20 Classics You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” – John Green<p>Nothing could be more fulfilling, exhilarating, or reassuring than …

Literature

Ten famous paintings of sheep[1]

Have you ever read the novel <i>The Little Prince</i> by Antoine de Saint-Exup茅ry? If you did, you won鈥檛 forget the classic line uttered by the little prince …

Jack Kerouac on How to Meditate

An intoxicating homage to the ancient practice that milks the brain’s “good glad fluid.”<p>Centuries after Montaigne contemplated the double meaning of meditation and decades before Western science confirmed what Eastern philosophy has known for millennia — that meditation is our greatest gateway to …

'I Didn't Know My Mother Was Audrey Hepburn': Her Son Reveals the Star's Private Side

For the first six years of his life, Audrey Hepburn’s youngest son didn’t realize his mom was a world-famous movie star.<p>“To me, my mother was Audrey …

These intimate portraits of same-sex couples were taken nearly 30 years before gay marriage was legalized across the US

But in the late 1980s, it was a different story. The gay community was not widely accepted, and couples had to keep their relationships mostly secret.<p>It was during this period that photographer Sage Sohier set out across America with her Fuji camera to capture gay couples in their homes.<p>"Viewers …

LGBTQI

The Manipulated Female Body Explored by Taiwanese Photographer 3cm

Yung Cheng Lin's images are the photographic equivalent of how you feel about the word “moist.”<p>It’s a widely-told tale that it takes a great amount of discomfort to bring about change. Yung Cheng Lin, under the name 3cm, is a Taiwanese artist who puts this concept behind his portraits of women, …

America’s 20 Most Charming Cities 2015

The town that dubbed itself Charm City—granted, as a long-ago marketing strategy—clearly has planted its flag in the charming top 20. (That flag may …

How To Tie A Headwrap In Four Fabulous Ways

Headwraps have gradually started to take over the space in our closets once occupied by wide brim hats. It's hard not to gravitate towards these accessories, especially in the summer when they help to keep our hair and scalp stylishly protected from the sun.<p>Celebrities such as Solange Knowles, …

Hairstyling

Shark Tank Fashion Brands and Companies: Where Are They Now?

<i>Shark Tank</i> has served as the world's quickest MBA for many couch-surfers—it's nothing if not a crash course in what it takes to develop a product, build a brand, and pitch potential investors. And while show fans will know that all sorts enter the tank (<i>all</i> sorts), plenty of fashion brands have …

Entrepreneurship

Earth has entered sixth mass extinction, warn scientists

Humans are responsible for so many species dying out that we are now in a sixth mass extinction, Stanford University has warned<p>Earth has entered its sixth mass extinction with animals now dying out at 100 times the normal rate, scientists have warned.<p>Humans have created a toxic mix of habitat loss, …

These Are The 20 Best Cities For Biking In The World, And A U.S. City Actually Made The List

Minneapolis squeezed into 18th place. “We are finally seeing American cities get their game face on and embrace protected bike lanes and complete …

Why Jackson Pollock gave up painting

With their sooty pools and block structures, the ‘black pour’ paintings of Pollock’s late period mark his rejection of sex and the erotic aspects of his drip techniques. A new exhibition shows how the artist formerly known as ‘Jack the Dripper’ reached the end of the line<p>After Late Matisse, Late …

Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Karlie Kloss: 15 Style Icons In Flats

Next time you're thinking of reaching for a pair of heels, consider opting for flats instead. Style icons including Coco Chanel and Karlie Kloss have been choosing party-worthy ballerinas, loafers, and slippers over stilettos for years. Take a look at these for inspiration.<p>Coco Chanel's simple …

Coco Chanel

Vincent Van Gogh Found in a Photo from 1887

This group photo from 1887 is reportedly the first photo ever found of Vincent Van Gogh after he became an artist. If experts are correct, then the …

Overlooked Cities in Europe to Add to Your Travel List

By College Tourist, Author: Ben Rissler<p><b>Include one of these 7 European hidden gems in your travel plans.</b><p>We've all dreamed of going to the most photographed cities in Europe like Paris, London, Prague, Venice, and Rome (guilty as charged), but the truth is that the European continent has so many …

European Travel

Sasha and Malia Obama's Style Evolution

Charting the former first daughters' best looks, from the White House and beyond.<p>Since moving into the White House eight years ago, Sasha and Malia Obama's style has transformed along the way—and it continues to even after their father's presidency. Now as grown young women, the Obama sisters come …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

Sunday #FoodPorn: Avocado Toast

The craze for avo toast shows no sign of letting up. Fork-mashed or blended, sprinkled with sesame or topped with egg, the creamy green avocado—known as butter fruit in India—has formed a seemingly unbreakable alliance with crusty bread. Here, fifteen variations of the healthy, snackable treat.

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Happiness