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11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

28 Delicious Things To Cook In February

Bring up your mood with some good food.

20 Award-Winning Healthy Appetizer Recipes

Cooking

10 Great Breakfasts for Building Easy Muscle

Following on from last Thursday's column, which was all about developing muscle to get toned up for both summer and life. In keeping with my core …

Breakfast

Cook Like a Pro 2017

The ripest fruit, the hottest grills, the chillest drinks. Summertime cooking requires different instincts. So we asked chefs for the techinques and tricks they use when they're making dinner in their own backyards.

Cooking

How Racism And Homophobia Are Used For Comedy In "Get Hard"

Director Etan Cohen explains to BuzzFeed News why his film, starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, deliberately pushes the envelope on issues of sexuality, class, and race. “And you know, since Selma couldn't get them, we're going to do it.”<p>AUSTIN, Texas — "I'm always interested in the worst things …

The 2015 Way to Travel on the Cheap

You'll be a jetsetter in no time.<p>The digital age is bittersweet for those of us with wanderlust. On one hand, your Instagram feed is filled with idyllic snaps from exotic locales that are merely pipe dreams due to your lack of funds. On the other, you have a million sites and apps at your finger …

Apps

China for beginners: 7 first-timer fails to avoid on your trip to Beijing

Beijing's contradictions create a rip-roaring adventure for first-time visitors. Neon lights flash alongside swaying lanterns. Enormous squares yawn next to labyrinthine <i>hútòng</i> (alleyways). Catcalling market sellers and car horns provide a constant soundtrack.<p>In a city as deafening as it is …

Loneliness

31 Healthy Recipes That Require Zero Cooking

Making creative and healthy meals at home doesn’t have to mean slaving over a hot stove for hours—or even turning on the stove at all! With a handful …

Healthy Eating

Spring 2015 Guide to Paris

There's more than love in the air this spring in Paris, as the city's top museums and cultural spaces unveil a scintillating roster of new events and …

Pompeii restoration: Villa of Mysteries gets a makeover

National Geographic Travel

Classic Cocktails Gone Tropical

What makes a cocktail a "classic?" Beyond its age and the quality of techniques and spirits, a true classic has flavors that will outlast the passage of time. A cocktail of this caliber provides the basis for new interpretations that lead to exciting new tasting experiences. As the saying goes: …

Flavors

5 Lessons in Wearing Spring's Best Lipsticks from Parisienne Jeanne Damas

Few things welcome spring’s return like fresh skin and a swipe of colorful lipstick. It’s a look that Parisian girl of the moment <b>Jeanne Damas</b>—and her tens of thousands of Instagram followers—has come to love, often going foundation-free in favor of brightening up her complexion with a bold wash of …

The modelling agency that’s changing the game

When it comes to diversity in fashion, there’s still a long way to go. Despite the likes of Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing taking a stand against majority white casting decisions (“What the fuck, you put just one black girl in to make sure you’ve ticked a box?” he told us last year) …

Red Carpet Forecast: 36 Stunning Fall 2015 Looks We Hope to See at This Year's Met Gala

This May, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center and Asian Art galleries will host the gala in honor of the upcoming exhibit “China: Through the Looking Glass.” It’s a party of such epic proportions that sartorial situations tend to get planned months, if not a year, in …

Ralph Lauren

Your Dream Oscars Party Menu Is Here

We'd like to thank the Academy for this dream Oscars party menu.<p>For the 87th Academy Awards, plain old crudité with some crackers and cheese just won’t do. If everybody else gets to look their best on Oscar night, so should our snacks. We dressed up our favorite party platters for the gala event. …

Deep Frying

The Most Iconic Backless Gowns to Hit the Red Carpet

On a white-tie red carpet full of princess gowns and cascading trains, sometimes, less really is more.<p>On a white-tie red carpet full of princess gowns and cascading trains, sometimes, less really is more. Enter the backless gown; it's provocative without the overt sexiness of a low-cut gown or …