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The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Canada's Magical Ice Hotel Inspired by Jules Verne

Canada's Htel de Glace, the unique ice hotel, is back this season for its 13th annual reconstruction. The magical castle-like lodge is built each year with a new themed design out of hundred of thousands of tons of ice and snow. We got a glimpse of last year's wondrous icy architecture featuring …

Hotels

quiet night of quiet stars, so many stars

Sebastio Salgado's Amazing Captures of the World Around Us

In his ongoing series, <i>Genesis</i>, Brazilian photographer Sebastio Salgado takes us on an exciting journey to see the world from new perspectives. His elegant black and white images focus on shadows, lights, textures, shapes, and patterns found in the harmonious and peaceful compositions of a world …

Photography

Mother's Heartwarming Photos of Sons with Farm Animals

Russian photographer and mother of two boys Elena Shumilova captures heartwarming images of her sons interacting with various animals on their farm, including dogs, rabbits, cats, and ducklings. She manages to transport the viewer into a fairy tale-like world with her photos of these little guys …

Farm Animals

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It seems there are two types of people in the kitchen: those who adhere to recipes and follow instructions to the letter, and those who take liberties, questioning the authority of the recipe writer, adjusting, improvising. I have always been in the latter category. But this loose approach to …

Chilled Corn and Golden Beet Soup

Wash the beets thoroughly, trimming any stems or roots off the top and bottom. Wrap tightly in foil and put on a baking sheet in the oven. Turn the …

Food Preservation

SAVORY CHICKPEA PANCAKES WITH SMOKY ROASTED CARROTS // INDIAN SUMMER

Every year, at some point during the months of September and October, San Francisco cycles through a few warm periods. <i>It’s our summer!</i>, we like to …

Garlic And Thyme Quinoa Patties

Cooking quinoa is one of the easiest, most rewarding exercise you can indulge in your kitchen. It practically cooks itself and freezes well. Not to …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer