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20 Best 'Portlandia' Sketches

From binge-watching panic to bird-improved accessories, here are the funniest, most far-out bits from IFC's hit show<p>NOW PLAYING<p>20 Best 'Portlandia' …

Comedy

10 Tips How to Make More Art

Dear friend,<p>I just learned something interesting today— to be a ‘poet’ means just to be a ‘maker.’<p>1. What is poetry?<p>So the etymology (the root of the …

New Stunning Japanese Lollipops Are Edible Works of Art

At a Tokyo shop called Ameshin, 27-year-old Shinri Tezuka practices the art of amezaiku. Dating back to the 8th century, the Japanese craft uses tiny tools like tweezers and scissors to create intricate edible sculptures out of taffy. We were first mesmerized by Tezuka’s lickable masterpieces last …

Japan

Amusing Drawings Illustrate an Easily Relatable Deep Love of Sleep

Is your favorite place your bed? Do you hit the snooze button for as long as possible to squeeze in every last minute of slumber? If so, these whimsical doodles will certainly speak to you–the amusing scenes illustrate an eternal love of sleep. They're illustrated by Lingvistov, a collaboration …

Drawing

50 Amazingly Clever Cheat Sheets To Simplify Home Decorating Projects - Page...

21. What type of flooring is best for your home?<p>Trying to decide between ceramic and wood? Bamboo or vinyl? There are a lot of different factors to …

Home Decorating

Joel McHale Texts His Butcher, Grills Every Night, Loves Rosé

Former Community star Joel McHale talks grilling, local beers, and Cap'n Crunch.<p><i>The star of</i> Community <i>and host of</i> The Soup <i>is tall and good-looking and seriously knows how to grill. We chat with him about steak, marinades, beer, and more.</i><p><b>You Tweeted a picture of some nice beer on top of a grill the</b> …

BBQ

50 Herb Recipes to Help You Use Up All That Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Mint, and More

From sage and thyme to cilantro and parsley, these recipes let our favorite herbs shine.<p><b>Have more herbs than you know what to do with?</b> Put your parsley, mint, cilantro, and basil front-and-center with these recipes, for everything from salad to vinaigrettes and even pie.

Cooking

The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

Cooking

The Vitamin You Didn’t Know You Need During Pregnancy

You're loading up on folic acid, vitamin C, and calcium, but a vitamin crucial to baby's brain development may be completely off your radar.<p>We're …

6 Edible ground cover plants for backyards and gardens

Our modern love affair with grass lawns is somewhat at odds with many of our efforts to conserve water and energy in our yards, along with our desire …

Cannes Cannes: The Best Film Festival Fashion 2014

As celebs flock to the South of France to fête the biggest films of the season, see every fabulous look from the chic photocalls to the glamorous red carpet.<p>As celebs flock to the South of France to fête the biggest films of the season, see every fabulous look from the chic photocalls to the …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Cozy Studio Apartment Seamlessly Mixes Old And New

Marrying two very different styles, elements of old and new is not uncommon but not easy either. So every time we find such a space we love to just …

Create An Unforgettable Air Plant Terrarium

We at Decoist love air plants! Not only do they have the power to make a big difference (no matter how small), they can be displayed in a variety of …

Quinta Da Regaleira In Portugal Is The Castle Of Our Dreams

If you're ever in the neighborhood, you have to stop by.<p>The neighborhood, of course, being Sintra, Portugal. And the attraction? An estate called The Quinta da Regaleira (or Regaleira Estate) which seems like something out of a fairytale.<p>This breathtaking estate was built by Antonio Augusto …

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Breathtaking Pool Waterfall Design Ideas

Sitting lazily next to the beautiful pool and sipping away at your favorite beverage is one of the first images that comes to mind when one thinks …

Asian-Style Dumpling Soup To Keep You Warm This Winter

Photo: Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen.<p><i>America's Test Kitchen — a real, 2,500-square-foot test kitchen just outside of Boston — is home to more</i> …

10 Tips To Create An Asian-Inspired Interior

<b>Asian-style interiors</b> instantly evoke an image of serenity and tranquil calm. With most of us engrossed in a fast-paced urban lifestyle, it helps …

Lahmacun

4 Servings<p>This thin, crisp Turkish flatbread is typically rolled into a cone before eating.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Tomato Sauce<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>½ small onion, chopped<p>1 garlic clove, chopped<p>½ serrano chile, seeded, chopped<p>1 14-oz. can whole peeled tomatoes<p>¼ cup canned piquillo peppers, …

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cover the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the …

21 Majestic Photos of Lions

The mighty lion. It is ferocious, majestic, and powerful. It’s the king of the jungle for a good reason. Despite the high intimidation factor …

Outdoor Inspiration: Stunning Design Ideas For Fireplaces By The Pool

Modern design is as much about the outdoors as it is about the interiors. A stunning contemporary home often brings along with it a fabulous patio or …

Jewels and Jill Elmore's Chicken-Lettuce Cups

Jewels and Jill Elmore share a healthy Asian-inspired recipe from their cookbook, The Family Chef.<p><b>Serves 8–10</b><p>Ingredients<p><b>For the filling</b><p>2 tablespoons peanut oil<p>2 teaspoons sesame oil<p>24 shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped<p>2 large carrots, peeled and very finely chopped<p>4 scallions, very finely chopped<p>2 …

Samsung tips: 10 Galaxy S4 “hidden” features and tricks

In a new blog post, Samsung describes ten “hidden” or “semi-secret” features of the Galaxy S4, which some of you may not be aware of.<p>Coincidentally or not, the Samsung post went live on the same day Verizon and Motorola unveiled new Droid smartphones, and a day ahead of the upcoming Nexus 7 …

Galaxy S4

55 Charming Morocco-Style Patio Designs

Morocco is an exotic country in the Northern Africa which is distinct in its peculiar Eastern style. Moroccan style is very popular thanks to its …

DIY Stone Bathmat: Create a Luxurious Shower Experience

It is a sensation we associate with luxury resorts and remote beaches – stepping out of the water and onto smooth pebbles. It is also remarkably easy …

Jamaica's top 10 travel experiences

Jamaica’s lovely landscape – with its crystalline waters, lush banana groves, and sheer mountains – combined with its confident, yet cool reggae demeanor, makes Jamaica an ideal destination for those looking for stunning scenery and a big dose of local culture. Pack your bag and head down to this …

Caribbean