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How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …


10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences.<p>While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van …

Public Speaking

I Heart My National Park: Yosemite

Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been a ranger at the …

National Parks

The internet is full of gorgeous, thought-out recipes, and we like to feature as many bloggers and ideas as we can on our Delicious Links section of the site. Here's 15 recipes from our Delicious Links section that lured you in this year: http://thekitc.hn/18FAlnz

Chocolate Crostini with Olive Oil and Salt

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Your new</i> <i>4-ingredient appetizer, snack, and all-purpose holiday pick-me-up.</i><p>Too simple for words, these crostini can go sweet or savory. The basic version is simply crunchy …


Essential recipes become our bread and butter, the dishes and meals we make again and again, season after season. 15 essential recipes for home cooks: http://thekitc.hn/1c1yV1I

11 Ways to Cook Short Ribs


31 Days of Cookies: Sleeping Almond Meringue Cookies

This year, we're celebrating the season with a month of nonstop cookies. For the 24th day of cookies, 'twas the night before Christmas, when all …

Our 43 Best Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

One of our favorite things about Christmas morning is the feast that follows (or precedes) gift opening. If you're wondering what should fill your …

Here are 15 simple desserts for a midweek treat from this past year, including a delicious baked apple stuffed with oats and brown sugar: http://thekitc.hn/1fCQU2F

The Foodist Predicts the Next Big Ingredients in 2014


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Wild-Mushroom Bread Pudding >> http://bit.ly/19fY4eT Going beyond the customary side dishes for beef (mushrooms and a gratin), we’ve combined all the luxurious flavor of wild mushrooms sautéed in cream with good buttered toast for these single-serving puddings, giving every guest a perfect mix of crisp, golden surface and warm, melting interior.

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How to Declutter a Small Space

You don't have to fill a small room with everything you own. Experts share their tips for decluttering and prioritizing when they're working with a tiny space. See more ways to make the most of a small space.<p><b>1. On New Things</b><p><b>2. On Furniture</b><p>Any space feels bigger when you leave some things out. …

A Layered California House Designed by Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn's Monica Bhargava

Monica Bhargava of Williams-Sonoma gives us a tour.<p>The Executive Vice President of Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma brands, Monica Bhargava, takes us inside her globally-inspired California home and shows us how to layer personality into a room.

The 35 Best Ideas for Your Most Organized Kitchen Ever

#10 is a total game-changer.<p>Take heart, there's hope for your biggest (and smallest) problem spots. Plus, get our best cabinet and pantry organization ideas!

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Top 10 Kitchen Pins of 2013

Kitchens worth a repin.<p>The year's most coveted kitchens from us, <i>Veranda</i>, and <i>Elle Decor</i>, which garnered hundreds of your repins. Seeking fresh ideas for 2014? Peruse our Pinterest board devoted to inspiring spaces.

Every home has at least one annoying thing that drives you nuts, so here are clever, simple ways to finally deal. We'll say it now: You are so welcome. http://apttherapy.com/1gSCOy4

Barefoot Contessa's Eton Mess Dessert Recipe

Try this elegant, easy, and no-bake recipe for Eton Mess from Ina Garten. Perfect for holiday dinners, all it takes is berries, whipped cream, and crushed meringues.<p><b>Serves 5 to 6</b><p>"Eton Mess incorporates several of my favorite things all smooshed together. If you make it with raspberries and serve it …

30 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Want to Lounge in All Day

Welcome to the ultimate snuggle zone.<p>Steal these ideas to create a comfortable getaway in your bedroom. You'll never want to leave.

20 Best DIY Kitchen Upgrades

Research shows that the kitchen is the number one place where upgrades will be noticed and will reward you – either in the sale of your home or in …

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A Cozy House With a Scandinavian Aesthetic

An upstate N.Y house with a Scandinavian influence.<p>In upstate New York, rooms saturated in cozy colors fill a house with warmth and charm. Designer Charles O. Schwarz III created a comfortable home with a touch of Scandinavian design that reflects the owner's heritage. For more decorating ideas and …


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The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop in jewel tones …