Annie Calaoagan Cooper

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Our 5 Favorite Ways to Eat Butternut Squash

Of all the marvelous varieties of winter squash out there, butternut would win the popularity contest by a landslide. It's the people's squash, which …

Food

A Brilliant Way To Cook Sweet Potatoes In Half The Time

So simple, yet so good.<p>The great taste of a perfectly roasted sweet potato is hard to beat. It’s sweet, it’s hearty and it doesn’t even need any seasoning to taste great (though it is always welcome). The problem is, sweet potatoes take a long time to cook. Sometimes, we don’t have the hour it …

Sweet Potatoes

The best islands in the world

When Condé Nast Traveller first appeared in 1997, Ibiza was trancing out many of you - so much so that it utterly failed to make the top 20 in our …

The Best Places to Learn an Adventure Sport

Head to class in one of these stunning destinations for the world’s best adventure lessons.<p>Our favorite outdoor obsessions can take years to master, but everybody has to start somewhere. If you've always wanted to surf, dive, or climb and aren’t sure how to start, try going back to school. A week …

Costa Rica

Epic Trails Across the Globe

Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.<p>Original reporting by

Hiking

Richard Blais Made The Yummiest Spaghetti And Meatballs Ever

Home cookin' at it's finest.<p>1 yellow onion, diced (about 1 cup)<p>4 cloves garlic, minced<p>1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes<p>2 tablespoons tomato paste<p>1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes and their juices<p>¼ cup red wine<p>1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese<p>8 ounces ground pork<p>8 ounces ground beef<p>3 tablespoons …

Italian Food

Everything You Need To See & Do In Marrakesh

Overwhelming in every sense of the word, Marrakesh is a city of sensory indulgence. The city's sights, sounds, and smells are alluring — vibrant …

The Ritz-Carlton just debuted a luxury cruise line for the '1% of global travelers' and it looks insane

With larger rooms, more dining options, and common space for guests to relax onboard, the new The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has been designed in an attempt to defy all cruise ship stereotypes.<p>"This unique combination of yachting and cruising will usher in a new way of luxury travel for guests …

Hospitality

12 Under-Recognized, Badass Women Who Changed the World

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” The phrase probably makes you think of Marilyn Monroe or Eleanor Roosevelt, both of whom have been credited with the words (usually written in calligraphy across a coffee shop wall or posted on Instagram when their birthdays roll around). It has become a …

Hundreds of Vintage Posters Are Now Available to Download and Print 100% Free

Soviet propaganda, old liqueurs, and advertisements for 60s airlines— start your printers!<p>If the posters of today still had the look of those of yesteryear, would they still get tagged and trolled as often? Much work today, it seems, lacks the graphic audacity of yore, opting instead for forms and …

Posters

Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis

It's hard not to get excited about news of a potentially effective treatment for sepsis, a condition that leads to multiple organ failure and kills more people in the hospital than any other disease.<p>But there have been so many false promises about this condition over the years, it's also wise to …

Medicine

110 Happiness Quotes To Inspire Your Life

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.If …

An Eater’s Guide to Manhattan Date Spots

Picking the perfect venue for a date is tricky. There are countless factors to consider, like neighborhood, price, and the ever-elusive <i>vibe</i>. Basically, the location should be an extension of the impression a person would like to convey — and that’s a tall order. Since Manhattan is filled with …

Things To Do In Manila | 2 Days In Manila Itinerary 2018

If someone tells you about the Philippines, you most probably associate it first with remote, white sandy beaches with coconut palms bending towards …

Interior Designers Share Their Game-Changing Shopping Secrets

When you're a home editor, you become a magnet for decorating inquiries of all sorts, but the most common question I get is about where to shop for blank (pretty much every household decorative item you can imagine). To deviate from my usual list, I turned to another group of professionals: …

Mushroom Pasta Recipe, How to Make the Best Mushroom Pasta in the World

Mushroom Pasta with Italian Sausage<p>Mushroom pasta mixed with sausage mince is a hearty dish full of rich flavours and country aromas. The intensity of porcini mushrooms will take you direct to Italy and when mixed with tasty sausage and a drizzle of truffle oil, no one will be able to resist.<p>This …

5 Ways To Stop Settling For Less Than You Deserve

A person becomes an accomplice in their own dissatisfaction when they constantly settle for less than what they want. As you begin to make decisions that reflect what you desire from your life and your relationships, you will start to feel better about yourself. The better you feel, the easier it …

Why self-care is an important part of parenting, and how to make time for it

In traditional ground-fought wars, the command post behind the lines would often have hot coffee, good food and dry clothes. Was this because the generals were selfish? Or because they deserved it for having made the highest ranks in the military?<p>No, it was because if the command fell or …

Parenting

How To Make French Toast: The Video

<b>Dry out the bread:</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 285°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a wire rack on …

If You Want Kale to Taste Good, Treat It Like Pasta

Have you ever tried treating kale, collards, and other leafy greens like pasta when you cook them? Yes, I know. Sounds romantic, huh? The culinary technique is called <i>blanching</i>, and it will completely transform your tough, fibrous, bitter greens into something sweet, tender, and totally worth …

50 Profound Buddha Quotes That Will Crack Your Idea of Reality Wide Open

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.<br>I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out …

Spirituality

19 Natural Home Cleaners People Actually Swear By

All of the cleaning power with none of the scary ingredients!

Divorced Parents: A Child or Teen's Letter to Santa

Many children this time of year are writing to Santa and asking for their favorite toys. Working with many teens and listening to the pain they feel especially at this time of year, I feel compelled to write a "Dear Santa" letter to parents from their teens and perhaps children younger than …

Top 5 Best Luxury Wilderness Lodges In The World

Continuing our series of the best places to travel in 2017, I am now looking at the top 5 best luxury wilderness lodges and resorts in the world. If …

National Parks

10 Profound Quotes From a Zen Buddhist Master on the Secret of Reaching Enlightenment

Do you also find that Zen Buddhist thought holds some fascinating insights that are relevant to the modern age?<p>You don’t need to be a practicing …

Women are less happy than men in marriage, but society pretends it isn't true

To Post Secret, a project that collects personal secrets written artistically onto postcards, someone recently sent in the following bombshell: "Ever since we started getting married and buying houses," she writes, "my girlfriends and I don't laugh much anymore."<p>Her personal secret is, in fact, a …

The runaway who travelled the world

Despite having little money, he’s the second most travelled person on the planet<p>Although he’s ranked the world’s #2 on The Best Traveled website, 62-year-old Barcelona native Jorge Sanchez insists that he is nothing like the other competitive travellers. He comes from a poor background, dropped out …

Travel

Napa Valley Travel Guide: Best Restaurants, Wineries, Hotels

The New Way to Spend a Three-Day Weekend in Napa<p>America’s most famous wine region feels fresh again, thanks to pioneering hoteliers, distillers, and …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

These Flower Portraits Will Leave You Breathless

Prepare yourself to be awestruck by Vicki Rawlins's flower portraits; using rose petals for lips and twigs for cheekbones, the Chicago-based artist collects pieces of mother nature in a bag and then painstakingly lays them out in her studio to create masterpieces. "Nothing taped, nothing glued, …