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The New Rule of Ratatouille: Forget the Rules

I've been religious about my ratatouille for years, telling anyone who would listen that the <i>only</i> way to make it well was by first cooking each vegetable separately, then combining them for a short simmer to briefly meld their flavors. It's a method promoted by many trusted cooks, from Julia Child …

Definitive Proof That Beyoncé Is Obsessed with J.Lo's Style

Imitation is Beyoncé's realest form of flattery.<p>In fashion, as in life, everyone needs someone they can look up to. For some people, that person is Beyoncé. For Beyoncé, that person would appear to be Jennifer Lopez. Just look at all the outfits they have in common!<p><b>1. Distressed denim shorts suit</b> …

Here's How To Make Bacon Shot Glasses

These days, it's not enough to just eat bacon for breakfast. Bacon appears on your cupcakes, in your cookies and even mixed around in your milkshakes. But there is no doubt we have reached peak bacon with this all-meat shot glass:<p><i>(Photo: Oh Bite It!)</i><p>This itty bitty beauty can be crafted in a matter …

Bartesian Is The Keurig Of Cocktails

Cocktails are a saving grace at the end of a long workday, but some people feel that having to shake up your own takes all the fun out of it. Well, <i>those people</i> -- the ones who want to take the work out of making cocktails -- have come up with a Keurig-like machine for alcoholic drinks called the …

10 Party-Ready Ways to Upgrade Lemonade

Some simple mix-ins turn this summer staple into a truly impressive drink.<p>Some simple mix-ins turn this summer staple into a truly impressive drink.

6 Smarter Ways to Make the Most of a Garage

Believe it or not, this cave-like space has potential.<p>Your garage might be a scary, junk-filled spot that you'd rather forget about. But, you're missing out on some prime room real estate there. To up its appeal — and its utility — consider these ideas.<p><b>1. Paint It a Cheerful Color</b><p>Designer Annie …

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This couple sold all their possessions to fund a sailboat journey around the world

But that's exactly what Matt and Jessica Johnson did when they realized they were spending too much time in front of the TV, reports the Daily Mail.<p>Instead of taking up yoga or going on a run, the change they opted for was radical. They sold their house, learned to sail, and began an epic adventure …

10 tourist traps you should avoid in Italy — and where to go instead

But Italy is big, and it can be overwhelming for first timers, who inevitably, bowled over by choice, fall into overpriced tourist traps.<p>Here are the places you should avoid, and the often cheaper, always more authentic alternatives you should hit instead.<p>If we told you to go see a tilting old …

6 Magical Ways to Top Grilled Corn

Butter and salt are great, but these upgrades are even better.<p>Grilled corn is one of my favorite summer foods. It's delicious even at its simplest, topped with a pat of butter and seasoned with salt. But change things up, and you'll have a revelatory experience at your next cookout. Can't you just …

9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One Takes

There isn't a more exciting time to get away with your special someone than post nuptials. If your wedding is coming up, maybe you're dreaming about escaping to the flawless, white-sand beaches of the Caribbean, Thailand or even Greece. We understand; we love the idea of a sunny, tropical, relaxing …

8 Moroccan Recipes That'll Have You Saying "M'smmen"

If you need an excuse to head to the spice aisle, look to Moroccan food. Cumin, paprika, and cinnamon can round out humble carrots, while preserved lemon—in all its citrusy, salty-sour splendor—pulls its weight as both a garnish and ingredient.<p><i>The Vintage Aluminum Moroccan Platter, new (and</i> …

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The Greek Islands Are Calling You. Here's Where To Go.

So you want to take a trip to the good ole Greek islands, and we can't fault you. But there are nearly 6,000 of them scattered around so finding what's right for you can be tricky.<p>But hark! We've done some organizing for you to help whittle down the choices based on the type of vacation you're …

5 Places to Relive the Roaring Twenties in New York City

There’s a reason we use the term “Roaring Twenties” to describe the decade between World War I and the Great Depression: Among other firsts, it was …

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …