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How to Make Hummus Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: All you need to turn a can of chickpeas into the most versatile dip around is a food processor and a little</i> …

Go-To Seed Bars

<i>by guest blogger Patricia Helding, owner of</i> <i>Fat Witch Bakery</i> <i>and author of</i> <i>Fat Witch Bake Sale</i><p>Even a couple of days after watching the Super Bowl, you're probably still saying to yourself, "<i>What was</i> <i>I doing, dipping that many taco chips into that multi-layered dip that many times?"</i><p>Forgive yourself the …

A Homeless Man Read His Only Book Over And Over, So A Compassionate Stranger Gave Him A Kindle

A homeless man is pursuing his love of reading thanks to a good Samaritan.<p>Last week, a San Diego man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was on a business trip in Las Vegas when he frequently passed a homeless man named Paul on the street. The man noticed that Paul had been reading an old, worn book …

8 Valentine’s Day gifts for activists

Want to really spread the love this Valentine’s Day?<p>Find the perfect token of affection for your loved ones—and make a positive impact in the …

How We Traveled The World On $40 A Day, And You Can Too

When we tell people that we traveled to 302 cities in 33 countries across 6 continents for our honeymoon, they generally assume we are millionaires--far from it. We just decided that life was too short, the world was too big, and the value of travel too great to wait until retirement, so we made it …

10 Things Every Woman Should Know by 21

Kelly Williams Brown, the blogger and author of the newly released guidebook <i>Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps</i>, along with her boyfriend and a male friend, recently penned a list of 10 things every man should know before he turns 21 for <i>Esquire</i> (eyeball it here). Here's my …

Tex-Mex Crockpot Quinoa

Crockpot quinoa with a Mexican twist. This delicious meal comes together in a snap and cooks low and slow all day.<p>You know that saying “a dog is a man’s best friend?”<p>Well, I think that’s false.<p>After much ponder-age, I have decided that a slow cooker really is a man’s best friend.<p>Let’s look at the …

19 Healthy Crock Pot Recipes You Need In Your Life

You can cook just about anything in a Crock Pot. Slow cookers can whip up something appropriate for any type of meal: think meaty stews and savory sides, fiber-packed oatmeals and breakfasts that are prepared overnight and even chocolatey baked goods and thick Greek yogurt.<p>Yep, it's a pretty …

20 Must-Try Street Foods Around the World

Can you imagine visiting Paris without having a crêpe? Strolling through Hong Kong and not eating an egg waffle? Passing up authentic jerk chicken in Jamaica? Trying street food is an integral of traveling to new places, and it's a delicious window into new cultures, a taste of human history. In …

The Easy 4-Day Detox: Grooming & Health

World Cup<p>The least red-white-and-blue (if you don’t count Russia!) major sporting event in our time will be the most chaotic, entertaining, and …

Photo of Woman Glued to Her Phone Wins the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

This photograph of a woman glued to her smartphone has been selected as the Grand Prize winner of the 2014 National Geographic Photography Contest. …

8 Photos that tell the real story of poverty around the world

<i>This piece is excerpted from an article by TakePart.</i><p>If Instagram followers were currency, street photographer Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York, …

Articles about 8 tips maximizing bookshelf space on Dwell.com - Dwell

Living in a large home has a lot of advantages.<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective (or...<p>This time of year, we're all gearing up for spring and are eager to freshen up our outdoor spaces.<p>Kerrie Kelly, ASID, shares her takeaways from building a loft to add more square footage to her office …

7 Trips To Take If You Want To Enjoy Traveling Slowly

Yes, high-tech hotel rooms can be fun but they can also be distracting from the real reason we often travel: To connect with our new surroundings and the local culture and to take time to savor the moment.<p>There are numerous ways to slow down while you travel -- leave the phone behind or visit some …

13 Ways to Keep Busy in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Founded over 700 years ago, Chiang Mai nestles in the mountains of Northern Thailand, on the banks of the Ping River and the good climate has acted …

7 Things You Absolutely Must Try in a National Park

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>President Franklin Roosevelt once said, "There is nothing so American as our national parks.... The fundamental idea behind the parks...is that the country belongs to the people." If you have yet to explore "your" parks -- there are 401 of them -- then …

35 Can’t Miss Things to Do and See in Thailand

<b>By Tess Murphy,</b> <b>Kiva</b> <b>marketing intern</b><p><b>Warning:</b> Reading this may result in wanderlust, impulsivity, restlessness, booking a flight to Thailand and/or …

How to Make Orange Soda at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Recreate the preferred beverage of your childhood -- orange soda -- in just ten minutes. Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest shows us how.</i><p>I am …

Are you a Traveler or a Tourist?

If you dream of setting foot on distant shores, of strolling beneath foreign stars or if you can't wait to pack a bag and leave behind the familiar and the comfortable, then you, kindred soul, are a traveler.<p>There are bits of me all over the world; nail clippings in Taiwan, hair in Oman and skin …