Bijoy Nair

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10 of the Best Trees for Any Backyard

Trees add much-needed shade, privacy, color, and value to your backyard. Check out this list of longstanding favorites that you can easily …

Plants

France Cities Map and Travel Guide

International tourists visit France to the tune of about 85 million per year, making France the top tourist destination in the world, even though it …

France

Beef bulgogi - Caroline's Cooking

I'd recommend cooking your sides first as the beef cooks quickly. Set the rice to cook, according to package instructions.<p>Sprinkle salt over the …

Recipes

The Instant Pot Beef Ragu Recipe We've Already Bookmarked for Fall

Despite the 90-degree temperatures outside, we can't help but think of fall once August arrives. Toward the end of summer, we find ourselves craving …

Cooking

5 killer cardio workouts for men to get a muscular body

Superb cardio workouts for men.

Exercise

How the South Does Sous Vide

Immersion cooking has long been a staple in restaurant kitchens. Now, it’s easier than ever to do at home—and it’s the perfect technique for hot, steamy summer days. Here, eight Southern chefs share their favorite ways to sous vide<p>A large pot of water might not strike most people as the right …

Sous-vide Cooking

Everything you need to know about your iPhone camera’s shutter speed

Your iPhone camera is pretty good at taking photos automatically. You just point it, shoot, and the camera works out all the tricky stuff. But what is actually going on in there? How does it take the light that you see and render it as an image on the screen?<p>In this short series, we’ll look at the …

Mobile Photography

How to Spend a Day in Lucca, Tuscany

Lucca is one of the most charming cities in Tuscany but it is often overlooked by tourists attracted by more famous destinations, such as Florence or …

Italy

7 adorable French villages that will make you skip Paris completely

Everyone should see Paris at least once in his or her life, but as French tourism goes, it’s only the beginning. One of the cardinal sins of travel …

France

Lemon Cake with Fruit

12 servings<p>Whatever you don’t finish for dessert, you should eat for breakfast. This cake was inspired by New York Times writer Marian Burros’s famous plum torte recipe that ran in the newspaper every September from 1983 until 1989. Her original recipe calls for small plums that sink into the …

Dessert

The delicious recipes India kept back from the English and other foreign visitors

A little bit of every invader's cuisine entered Indian kitchens over the years , and remained on our menus and in our kitchen cupboards. Here are …

Four Chutneys That Must Be Paired With South Indian Food

Be it kids or adults, south Indian food is an all-time favourite of many. Not only is it healthy and nutritious, but light on the stomach as well. …

South India

These strawberry hand pies are as adorable as they are delicious

We’re halfway through August, which means peak strawberry season is over – a sign that the swan song of summer is just around the corner. Womp womp. …

Dessert

9 Reasons To Check Out Genoa, One Of Italy's Most Underrated Gems

The megawatt attractions of Rome, Florence and Venice mean that many remarkable Italian cities don’t make it onto a visitor’s must-see list. But for anyone looking for a deeply layered, often unvarnished and boldly authentic travel experience, head to Genoa (which like Venice was once a powerful …

Italy

The Best Way To Make Pound Cake

Many Southerners are certain they know the “right” way to make a pound cake, so we decided to test and compare four very different recipes for this …

Dessert

Nigel Slater’s grilled bavette recipe

The bavette, that long, slender steak from the lower end of the belly, sounds less than promising. No rim of creamy-yellow fat to frame its flesh; no thick bone at its side to enrich it as it cooks; a piece of meat that is cut thinner than I usually prefer. And yet, briefly marinated with thyme, …

Recipes

The Best Places to Visit in California for Major West Coast Wanderlust

Start ticking these Golden State stars off your list.<p>California has a mind-numbing amount of places to visit and incredible attractions to see. From …

California

A Trainer Shares a 4-Move Lower-Body Workout to Burn Fat and Build Muscle

Weightlifting is a great training method to implement into your workout routine if you want to burn fat and build muscle. A few of the benefits of weightlifting for both men and women are an increase in bone mass and lean muscle mass, improvements in body composition (because of a decrease in fat …

Workouts

10 Best Yoga Poses for Fast Weight Loss & Flat Stomach

1. Crescent<p>Stand straight and keep feet together, arms at sides and toes forward. Breathe in and raise both arms overhead. Reach all fingertips in …

Yoga

Chinese Garlic Chive “Boxes”

Are you, like me, looking for recipes to use up the abundant chives in your garden? We already have recipes like our Chinese Chive & Egg Stir-Fry and …

Food & Dining

Travel Guide To Prague

The bohemian city of Prague, with its skyline of gothic spires and narrow cobbled streets, is perfect for a romantic city break. It also offers many …

European Travel

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Wings Are Better than Actual Wings

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.<p>…

Recipes

Houseplants 101: How to Propagate Plants

As a garden designer who also loves making homemade gifts, I often propagate my houseplants. Giving away or swapping the plant babies is a rewarding …

Plants

The Skirt Steak Recipe I Can Cook Even on My Old, Cheap Gas Grill

By Carey Polis<p>I used to have an irrational fear of grilling steak and messing it up—and then I met the no-fail skirt steak recipe of my dreams.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down.</i><p>For many years, I refused to grill steak. I lacked …

BBQ

Celebrities are flocking to these Italian destinations this summer

When people imagine what a quintessential vacation might look like, the chances are they are imagining Italy. Nothing shouts ‘summer’ louder than an Italian holiday, with the country’s blue waters, beaches, art cities, and <i>gelato</i>.<p>More and more celebrities seem to think that as well because quite a …

Liam Payne

8 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Coming to Japan

The more you read, watch videos, and talk to people who have already been to Japan, the more you can familiarize yourself with things that at first …

Japan

Luxury homes, live-in housekeeper and a balmy tropical climate: The three overseas destinations where Aussies can live the 'good life' for just $40,000 a year

Many of us have dreamed about relocating to tropical and exotic climes to escape the stresses and strains of big city life and the associated …

Chiang Mai

Crème Caramel

Preparation<p>Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 350°F. Bring a large kettle of water to a boil.<br>• Have ready eight 6-oz. …

Baking

Why You Really Should See the Incredible Mountains and Beaches of This Under-visited Part of India

A world away from the usual circuit of New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, a different tour of the subcontinent is emerging. With the underappreciated city …

West Bengal

A trip by train between Los Angeles and Seattle is an eye-opener

<b>By Laura Randall | Special to The Washington Post</b><p>We were nearly 300 miles into our 1,400-mile trip on Amtrak's Coast Starlight when it dawned on me …

Los Angeles