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Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Your new go-to birthday cake, bake sale cake, dinner party cake, late night snack cake -- for when the fridge is at its barest and you need chocolate cake now.</i> …

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8 Things Not to Miss in Istanbul

Rome may be The Eternal City, but Istanbul can make a pretty good case for immortality too. The cities are about the same age, both over two-and-a-half millennia, and for much of that time the larger, wealthier, and more influential of the two was not the one in Italy. In fact Istanbul, known as …

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Prefabricated Passive House by ecoDESIGNfinca

This Mallorcan paradise should be mine (a girl can dream, can’t she?) but since it’s not, I thought I’d share. Stephen Nickel of ecoDESIGNfinca …

Pollution-Killing Material: Smog-Eating Cement

Remember that crazy CO2 Scraper Concept? It called for a towering structure filled with trees, to scrub the surrounding air of carbon dioxide. Well, …

BIOBU by EKOBO: Eco-chic Kid’s Dishware

If all of that cheap plastic dishware you have in your cabinets for your kids gives your design-loving self hives, take note. Product designer at …

Chicago welcomed 46.2 million visitors in 2012 led by leisure travel

Chicago hosted a near-record 46.2 million visitors last year, with growth in overnight leisure travel driving the city back to pre-recession …

Chicago's best homegrown junk food

'Junk food' is often used as an insult, but in Chicago it's a celebrated art form. Known the world over for its gorgeous architecture, impressive museums, legendary sports teams, barely tolerable winters and cutting-edge cuisine, The Windy City is also home to some of the best guilty pleasure food …

Parisians can pay for clothes by kilo

PARIS — I was at a dinner party when one of those wonderfully chic French women cooed a compliment.<p>"I love your scarf," she said, as all eyes followed her to the slim blonde she was addressing. "Ah," the blonde said. "It was pas cher (inexpensive). I bought it at a new shop in the Marais where you …

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Secret Spaces: An Illegal NYC Watertower Nightclub

In New York City there are plenty of places to get drunk, starting with my kitchen. But most crave a more glamorous experience, and in a city of …

International Traveler of Mystery: Istanbul

<i>Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Go undercover with us to a series of exotic, daring locales worthy of the most stylish, seductive</i> …

Surprising Places to See Public Art in Chicago

Where to spot public art projects and sculptures in Chicago—without having to deal with the Millennium Park crowds.<p>Sure, staring at your funhouse reflection in Anish Kapoor's shiny <i>Cloud Gate</i> (affectionately known as "the Bean") or sliding down the Picasso in Daley Plaza are pretty much obligatory …

Top 15 music acts at Chicago summer fests

New York's latest must-try spot

NEW YORK — Your $400 date at Carbone doesn't begin with anything fancy. No caviar, no foie gras.<p>Instead, your waiter appears in a red Zac Posen tuxedo, looking and sounding like Joe Pesci in "My Cousin Vinny." He pierces a chunk of Parmesan with a blade and lays it on your plate. Then come …

MISIR ÇARŞISI

LIKE<p>4 Likes<p>MISIR ÇARŞISI<p>Istanbul<p>Copyright: Tunay Kanis <br>Type: Spherical <br>Resolution: 12000x6000 <br>Taken: 30/04/2013 <br>Uploaded: 14/05/2013 <br>Updated: …

This Timelapse Will Spin You 360º Around The Empire State Building

While it is not the tallest building in New York, the Empire State Building is one of the most recognizable in the city's skyline, and its nightly light show can be spotted around the city and even in New Jersey.<p>We used this 360º building capture photo technique to create a timelapse video of what …

9 Popular (Mis)Conceptions About Istanbul

You can love it or hate it but Istanbul probably won't leave you indifferent.<p>It's one of the most visited cities on earth and there are nearly as many opinions about it as there are visitors. It has been called everything: exotic, historic, unsafe (a claim buttressed by the death of photographer …

Best Hotels in New York City for Mixing Business with Pleasure (PHOTOS)

Plenty of business people find themselves traveling to New York City for work. And while New York has plenty to offer all kinds of travelers, it can be tough for business travelers to find some time to enjoy the city's many perks. Fortunately, we've gone through our database and have found the top …

In Search of Pura Vida: The Magic of Costa Rica

<i>A simple breakfast and stunning view at Nayara Hotel.</i><p><i>Pura</i> <i>vida</i> is a simple phrase that means "pure life." It is a greeting heard as frequently as "hello" -- on every street corner, restaurant and even home in Costa Rica. At the beginning of my travels to La Fortuna de San Carlos in the La Ajuela …