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Weed Weddings Are Now a Thing

In the post-legalization West, some ceremonies feature smokable boutonnieres and marijuana toasts.<p>Once Bec Koop had finished passing out joints to every wedding guest who wanted one, she waited until the bride and groom were ready to join the reception and then made her announcement: “Okay, are you …

Cannabis

California Orange and Olive Oil Cake

Baking with olive oil has been a way of life for Mediterranean cooks, and it is gaining steam in America now. In California, where olive oil is …

Our Most-Saved Holiday Cookies

With the holiday season in full swing, there is no better time to fire up the oven for a batch (or three) of freshly baked cookies. This is the time …

These are 5 questions you should ask on a first date if you want a serious relationship

You know what is a big barrel of <i>not that fun</i>? Dating. Between the constant ebb and flow of dating apps, the never-ending mixed signals, and the fact …

Relationships

Genius Wine Bottles Have Labels With Short Stories To Read While You Sip

A good read and a bottle of wine go together like movies and popcorn. That’s why Italian winery Matteo Correggia and design agency Reverse Innovation …

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

Recipes

Mario Batali's Butterscotch Pie Is the New Dessert Tradition You'll Want to Start

<i>POPSUGAR is excited to present the first online look at this butterscotch pie recipe from Mario Batali's Big American Cookbook.</i><p>A staple in the Amish kitchen, this pie has a list of ingredients similar to the Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie, with egg replacing most of the cornstarch. It would be typical to …

Baking

The 20 best cake recipes: part 3

Nigel Slater’s carrot cake with a frosting of mascarpone and orange<p>You could measure my life in health-food shops. It is to them I turn for the bulk of my store-cupboard shopping, from parchment-coloured figs and organic almonds to sea salt and cubes of fresh yeast. Their shelves are a constant …

Dessert

Guest Post: 8 of the Best Road Trips in America

Good morning everyone. Today’s blog post is written by my friend Matthew. He is a car enthusiast and loves going on road trips. Here are some of his …

How to Create an Author Brand | Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onOctober 9, 2016 in Book Promotion & Marketing<p>Jessica Bell – author of “beautiful ugly words”<p>Communicating an author’s brand is especially …

11 Stunning Wedding Bands No One Will Believe You Bought From Etsy

Unless your engagement ring comes as a set, the search for a wedding band is just another thing on your checklist before the big day. But luckily, future brides — and grooms! — won't have to look too far: Mila Kunis just tipped us off that Etsy is actually a gold mine when it comes to affordable …

A True Tale of Falling in Love in Cuba

Photo by Michael Hanson<p>On a trip to Cuba, I fell in love with the old cars, the crumbling backdrops—and a man named Raul.<p>On my first trip to Havana I …

Cuba

The 12 best adults only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico

One way to ensure a stress-free vacation is to head to an all-inclusive resort where you don't have to reach for your credit card every time you want a cocktail or burger with fries.<p>And if you really want to up the relaxing vibe of a vacation, limit the possibility of kids running around the …

10 Best Hotel Restaurants in L.A.

Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian's latest restaurant, housed within the Montage Beverly Hills, serves up Middle Eastern– and Mediterranean-infused modern …

Your Total-Body Bikini Workout!

Summer is just around the corner. Try this fat-blasting, total-body circuit workout to get ready for bikini season in no time at all!<p>Bikini season is …

The Hardest Bodyweight Workout You’ll Ever Do

This routine’s 2:1 work-to-rest ratio optimizes both your workout and post-workout calorie burn, says the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Last week, <i>Men’s Health</i> published a story called “The Workout That Burns 346 Calories In 13 Minutes.”<p>The article was based on new research from North Dakota State …

Workouts

The ‘Big Muscle’ Barbell Complex Every Man Needs In His Life

And it’s only 6 exercises<p>You don’t need hundreds of exercises to build more muscle and greater power—just six.<p>This barbell complex from <i>Men’s Health</i> Training Advisor David Jack includes a combination of classic strength movements and simplified Olympic lifts.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED—a …

Fitness

11 Vacation Spots Where You Won't See Another Tourist

Want to clock some quality alone time this summer? These remote destinations have you covered.<p>Sometimes, you go on vacation to spend time socializing with friends, family and that fun couple you met on your snorkel excursion. Other times, though, all you want from a good summer getaway is to …

Snorkel

The Lunchtime Workout That Will Torch Fat For the Rest Of the Day

Follow along to this bodyweight workout led the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>This “1-2 Punch” protocol is one of my favorite bodyweight workout formats.<p>Here’s how it works: Just like boxing, this workout is broken up into all-out 3-minute rounds.<p>Each round features 1 minute of upper-body work …

Fitness

Ditch Your Wheels This Summer: 5 Magical Vacation Destinations That Don’t Allow Cars

On May 8, the Champs-Élysées in Paris officially became a grand open pedestrian walkway—at least, it will be once a month. The city has made the famous eight-lane avenue car-free on the first Sunday of every month in an effort to reduce pollution. The 1.2-mile-long stretch that leads to the Arc de …

Best NYC Bakeries for Wedding Cake Alternatives

When it comes to wedding desserts, not all brides want to be traditional. Luckily enough for the New York City bride, there are an abundance of bakeries that cater to a variety of sweet tooth requests. These deliciously creative sweet alternatives to the traditional wedding cake will 'wow' your …

Vacation Rentals, Homes, Experiences & Places - Airbnb

Unforgettable trips start with Airbnb. Find adventures nearby or in faraway places and access unique homes, experiences, and places around the world.

12 Easy Ideas For One-Pot Chicken Dinners

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Here's How To Make The World's Greatest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Real talk: These cookies are what dreams are made of.<p>Makes about 24 cookies<p><i>Recipe by Lindsay Hunt</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature (8 oz/226g)<p>1¼ cups packed light brown sugar (9 oz/250g)<p>¾ cup granulated sugar (6 oz/175g)<p>2½ cups all-purpose flour, …

5 Standout Sausage Recipes You Have to Try

Tired of serving chicken every night? Give sausage a go! You can use it in everything from lasagna to turkey burgers.<p><b>1. Orecchiette with Sausage & Broccoli</b><p>This pasta dish is adapted from <i>Lidia's Italian Table</i> by Lidia Bastianich. Not only is it quick and easy to make -- 25 minutes tops -- the whole …

14 Open-Air Chapels That Will Rival Jason Mraz’s Outdoor Wedding Venue

When it comes to wedding venues, there’s just something about an airy space that takes your breath away. Maybe it’s Mother Nature’s way of adding her own romantic flair to your big day, or maybe it’s that jaw-dropping moment when the guests arrive and are totally floored. Whatever it is, …

Tip: Do These Dumbbell Complexes

Two quick workouts to blast off body fat and improve all-around athleticism. Easy to do in a busy gym too. Check 'em out.<p>A complex is a series of …

Workouts

Care Packages 101: What to Send to Your Long Distance Bestie

What’s a friend to do when her bestie is halfway across the state, country or world? As someone who has a lot of experience with big international moves and long distance friendships, I can confidently say that care packages are THE way to tell your far away BFF how much you love them. Trust me, …

Crafting

Meet the Woman Behind the Coolest New Way to Travel

Kiss that selfie stick goodbye.<p>Vacation—you know, that thing that's supposed to be fun and relaxing? But with the task of planning, making sure you have an "authentic" experience, and keeping everyone updated via social media, sometimes it's just another thing to stress about.<p>Enter: El Camino …

Guatemala City

No-Churn Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

No Churn Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream<p>Prep time<p>30 mins<p>Total time<p>30 mins<p>5-ingredient no-churn vegan chocolate ice cream that has all the creaminess, …