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Before & After: A boring backyard is transformed with outdoor 'rooms' for entertaining and play

When landscape designer Becky Bourdeau first visited Miriam Yoo and Ryan Cooper’s Mid-City backyard, it was like an empty void.<p>With its swath of dead lawn and concrete pads, the barren yard was at odds with the warmth and charm of the 1928 Spanish bungalow.<p>“You walked out there and there was no …

Landscaping

How to Clean Your Entire Kitchen, Whether You Have 15 Minutes or All Weekend

The kitchen is one of those spaces where the cleaning battle never seems to end. But there's one thing that makes the process more manageable: …

Cleaning

How to master cacio e pepe, the deceptively difficult paragon of pasta

The first time I attempted to make cacio e pepe, I thought it had to be just about the easiest pasta dish to make, outside of the un-sauced spaghetti …

Italy

12 Epic Hotels That Take Glamping to the Next Level

When you really want to go camping, but you really don’t have a clue.<p>Have you ever wanted to go on a camping trip but (a) you have no gear, and (b) you’d have no idea what to do with it even if you did? It’s a dilemma faced by many urbanites. The idea of camping sounds utterly magical: beans for …

National Parks

IKEA for Grownups: 5 Next-Level Scandinavian Shops

Although we would never want to put an age limit on shopping at everyone's favorite Swedish superstore, a new study by the lending company Earnest …

Inside the Arctic Circle, Golden Hour Has Nothing on Golden Day

The light in Reuben Wu’s <i>Love is Metaphysical Gravity</i>, shot at the Svalbard Satellite Station in Norway, is breathtaking. Everything—the data center, …

Many Doctors Feel They Have to Hide Their Suicidal Thoughts

"I think physicians want to see themselves as strong and being able to fix things on their own, and not needing too much help."<p>In the early 2010s, John* showed up at the office of Michael Brog, a psychiatrist in private practice in St. Louis. John was a young physician nearing the end of his …

This Gorgeous New Glamping Site Is the Best Way to See Mount Rushmore

Our new series, Reasons to Travel Now, highlights the news, events, and openings that have us scoping out plane tickets each day.<p>Each year, 3 million …

The Best Natural Deodorants Are Kind to Your Skin and Your Clothes. Plus, They Actually Work.

You don't need a bunch of harsh chemicals to smell good.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>I am well aware of the stereotypes about smelly dudes who blather on about natural deodorants and how your …

The Most Popular Perfumes of 2018 So Far

The ultra-feminine lineup that's making a splash this year<p>If you're looking for a univerally flattering fragrance, consider it found. Perfume …

Going to a sauna can lower your risk of stroke by 60%

We already know that getting healthy means eating more greens, sleeping longer, and working out more, but a new study found that there’s one …

Wellness

This Sex Position Reliably Gets Women Off

Sex therapists give us all the NSFW details on making the position work.<p>All good things in life could use some improvements, including your go-to bedroom moves.<p>Case in point? The missionary position. You and your partner may count this classic sex position as a favorite because of the intimacy it …

Relationships

These Are the 25 Most Breathtaking Hikes in US National Parks

From hikes across ancient glaciers to lush rainforest treks, these are the 25 most beautiful U.S. national park hikes.<p>Sure, with 60 National Parks …

These Chic Cat Beds Will Give Your Pet the Fanciest Room

(Image credit: Meyou Paris)<p>If your cat lives a fancier life than you do, then they deserve a bed from Meyou Paris to match their style. These beds …

Cute

How to Cook Steel-Cut Oats Like a Pro (and Eat Them Beyond Breakfast)

You may have had rolled or instant oats, but have you ever trying making steel-cut oats? The healthy, versatile whole grain is nuttier and heartier to make for a filling meal than the instant counterpart. Because they’re so sturdy, steel-cut oats take a little longer to cook than the more processed …

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

You can sleep in the best northern lights viewing platform in Iceland

Many people visit Iceland for two reasons: the amazing landscapes and the northern lights. Problem is, tourists in Iceland have taken on the terrible …

Clever van conversion is pet-friendly home to two dogs

We don't often think of vehicles as homes, but a growing number of people are converting various vans, cars and even buses into surprisingly …

20 Best ‘Portlandia’ Sketches

[vimeo 115585199 w=640 h=276] The Celery Incident from Bryce Fortner on Vimeo.

The Best Hiking Shoes of 2018

These pairs can handle any conditions nature dreams up.You've got trail running shoes for your light-and-fast days, and boots for slogging through …

Backpacking

We Need to Talk About This $3 Dior Lip Glow Dupe

I’m a sucker for products that have an element of personalization. Whether it’s a customizable shampoo or a BB cream that magically adjusts to my coloring, I like beauty products that feel like they were made just for me. I have been a loyal fan of Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm ($34) for that …

Before & After: An All-Beige Bathroom Becomes a Scandinavian-Inspired Sanctuary

When Kai Price and his partner, Joe Brothwell, first started planning the gutting of the bathroom in their 600-square-foot Victorian apartment in …

Before & After: A Home Gets a Charming Overhaul in Portland, OR

It’s not often that you can find an older home on the market that’s only had one owner. But that was exactly the case for Portland, OR couple David …

14 Kitchen Upgrades That Are Totally Worth the Money

10 Breathtaking Accommodations in National Parks

You don’t have to travel internationally to get enviously stunning destination photos: The national parks of America are one of the most incredible places to spend a vacation. You get to disconnect, explore nature, and often still get the amenities you’re used to. Whether you’re traveling solo or …

6 Desserts That Won’t Ruin Your Diet - Chowhound

Let’s get real for a second. For your grand plans and well-meaning intentions to start the year off on a healthy, clean-eating foot, sooner or later …

Ice Cream

38 Kitchen Products On Amazon Our Readers Loved In 2017

A two-in-one food chopper, slow cooker liners, and 36 other favorite products from our posts this year.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of</i> …

The Best Pizza Places in the United States

Top chefs and legendary bakers are among the new breed of pizzaiolo who are just as fanatical about the temperature of their ovens as they are about …

San Francisco

35 Hidden Bars Around the World and How to Find Them

Some of the world's most intriguing bars are in locations you might not expect, hidden in taco joints and noodle shops, or disguised as everything …

Stonefruit

Questioning A Doctor's Prescription For A Sore Knee: 90 Percocets

I recently hobbled to the drugstore to pick up painkillers after minor outpatient knee surgery, only to discover that the pharmacist hadn't yet filled the prescription. My doctor's order of 90 generic Percocet exceeded the number my insurer would approve, he said. I left a short time later with a …