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‘The Great British Bake Off’ Changes the Way the British Bake

LONDON — In a big white tent nestled in the green fields of the English countryside, six bakers were putting their signature spin on dinner rolls.<p>They fretted over rising times and knelt, prayerlike, in front of their portable ovens, hoping to avoid the dreaded soggy bottoms the judges disdained. …

6 Tips For Traveling The World — Even When You're Totally Broke

I slung my first travel backpack over my shoulder the summer of 2003. That backpack later became a suitcase that has gotten smaller and smaller with …

Flying

The Queen at 90: The most important photo from every single year of her remarkable life

1/<p>1926: The Queen was born at 2:40 a.m. on April 21, 1926, at 17 Bruton Street in London. This photo shows the newly-born Princess Elizabeth with her …

Queen Elizabeth II

10 Low Cost Business Ideas for Beginners

Shortage of funding always hinders the aspiring Entrepreneurs to start a business. Now, it becomes a myth that finance is mandatory to start a …

Real Talk About How Much It Actually Costs To Travel The World

Everyone these days seem to be telling you to travel. Quit the grind. Meet people. Enrich your life. See the world. But no one ever likes to talk about money. They expect you to figure that bit out on your own.<p>Travel isn’t free and it’s not always easy, either. Sometimes it’s expensive and hard at …

This Copycat DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Is Spot-On

Bake a batch and pretend you're on vacation (minus the sunburn and noisy neighbors).<p>When you check in to a DoubleTree Hotel, you're immediately handed a paper envelope with a gooey, chewy, chocolate-and-walnut-studded cookie. We're not talking the regular Otis Spunkmeyers every apartment leasing …

12 Financial Moves to Make When a Loved One Dies

There are few things more challenging than a loved one's passing. In addition to being emotionally difficult, there is an enormous amount of work …

Retirement

Top Ten Films of 2015

When you read other Top Ten Film lists, consider that the journalists do not give equal weight to docs, animation and dramatic features, nor foreign versus American indies and studio pictures. Perhaps, they should call their lists "Top Ten Films That We All Generally Write About."<p>1. <i>Wild Tales</i> (dir. …

Top 10

Easy Corn Casserole

<i>by Maria Luci, editor at Maria's Farm Country Kitchen and Rodale's</i><p>When I got married, my mother gave me a little booklet bound with a ribbon that was simply titled, "Recipes from Your Mother."<p>Inside the booklet, as you probably guessed, were my mother's (and a few of my grandmother's) signature …

Recipes

The Good Soldier: Why a Suicidal Officer Had to Go AWOL to Save His Life

That Sunday night, March 29th, 2009, after the dinner dishes were done and put away, Lawrence Franks took out a bottle of Jameson and turned to his …

How Oliver Sacks Helped Introduce The World To Autism

Autism and its many forms may be widely discussed today, but it wasn't until the famed neurologist and writer told the story of identical twins George and Charles Fin in his book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Sacks died Sunday from cancer. He was 82.<p>In 1966, a young neurologist began …

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

Hiking

Make this Delicious-Looking Ice Cream in Just Two Steps

Most ice cream recipes require cooking a custard base, a fussy and time-consuming process. But this Blackberry-Lemon Ice Cream recipe from Food52 …

5 Places Not To Miss in Estonia

If you’re planning a trip to Europe, and are looking for something a little off the beaten track, yet still interesting to see, visiting Estonia is a …

Winter wonder guide: ten things to do in Tallinn, Estonia

<p>There's no better time to visit Estonia than in winter, when a fresh powdering of snow has swept over the cobblestoned streets of the capital's Old …

European Travel

Healthy and Frosted (!) Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies

These paleo carrot cake cookies let you enjoy all the classic flavors of the cake minus the grains, dairy and sugar in one healthy bite! You even get that cream cheese frosting flavor too.<p>I feel like we all have that <i>one</i> food we absolutely can’t pass up if it’s in front of us on the table or on the …

Dessert

12 Cheap Smoker Hacks for Your Summer Cookouts

For penny pinchers, apartment dwellers and, well, everyone else, smoking food at home is now within reach more than ever before. With hacks to transform even gas grills into wood-fire-infusing devices, inexpensive oven <i>and</i> stovetop solutions, plus handheld toys that can manage to smoke ice <i>without</i> …

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

Cooking

World Baking Day: Make Kid-friendly Dessert in Minutes

Happy World Baking Day! There’s one simple way to get your kiddos involved in the kitchen: a microwave. Forget the boxed mix or the tediousness of …

Dessert

Never Mess Up a Pie Crust Again

Never mess up pie dough again.<p><i>We all make cooking mistakes. Which is why digital food editor Dawn Perry is here to help. Welcome to Effed It Up</i>.<p>Recently we asked on Facebook, "Hey, what have you effed up in the kitchen lately?" The good news is you're all messing up the same stuff: rice, eggs of …

You Want To Go To Nepal And Help Out. Is That A Good Idea?

A thousand people have already signed up to go to Nepal on the website for All Hands – a U.S. group that sends volunteers to help out after a disaster. Indeed, people around the world are eager to assist on the ground.<p>But will your presence hinder more than it will help?<p><b>Life Changer:</b> A volunteer …

Rise of progressive policies signals Democrats' embrace of Bernie Sanders' ideals

Nothing highlights Washington’s sceptical view of the political left like the arrival of Bernie Sanders into the presidential race.<p>The independent senator from Vermont is typically dismissed as a “self-described socialist” by those who doubt America’s appetite for policies seen as mainstream in …

Trailer park millionaires: how to get rich on housing for the poor - video

Some of the richest people in the US, including billionaires Warren Buffett and Sam Zell, have made millions from trailer parks at the expense of the country's poorest people. Seeing their success, ordinary people from across the country are now trying to follow in their footsteps and become …

This Cooking School Will Forever Change the Way You Think About Irish Food

Let's just say if Alice Waters went to cooking school, she'd go to Ballymaloe.<p>The first time I visited Ireland, I subsisted on charmless pub stews, dull dark bread, and supermarket cheese—all the while wondering, Where, in this greener-than-green land where dairy cows roam the cliffsides, is the …