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15 fascinating destinations for travel photography – as chosen by top photographers

1: India by Richard I’Anson<p>"India is a truly exhilarating place for a travel photographer. It is one of the most exotic, colourful, exciting, …

Millennials are narcissistic? The evidence is not so simple

Rising social media use has sparked a passionate debate among psychologists: are today’s young people more “Generation Me”, or “Generation We”?<p>At the next table in the cafe where I was working this morning, a young woman spent a whole hour talking excitedly to her older companion about herself, her …

Psychology

Chocolate brownie cookies Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Like what it says on the magazine, if a fudgy brownie and chewy chocolate chip …

Why You Should Put Olive Oil in Your Cookies

<i>A letter, a reminder to have an open mind, and a reason to put olive oil in your dessert.</i><p>Dear Dash,<p>You know when you looked me up and down last week and said <i>Mom. What happened to your face. Is that lipstick?</i> And then you laid into me about my chipped black fingernail polish and faux-ripped black …

Dusty Bliss Chocolate-Espresso Cookies

Heat the oven to 375°. In a large bowl, beat the sugar with the espresso powder and butter on medium speed of a hand mixer until fluffy, about 3 …

Dessert

Salted Caramel Double Choc Cookies

Step 1<p>Cream Fat & Sugar<p>Beat together butter, sugar and golden syrup<p>Step 2<p>Sieve In Flour & Cocoa Powder<p>Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and fold …

Dessert

10 of the best no-fly holidays from the UK

Put off air travel in these days of cancellations and bankruptcies? Why not take the train? From quick hops across the channel to journeys that become part of the holiday, we pick trips that cut out the airlines completely<p>• 10 of the best no-fly holidays from the UK<p>Dublin<p>Virgin Trains’ Rail & Sail …

Trains

The best biscuit recipes to wrap you in a warm, buttery hug

A basket full of warm, buttery, flaky biscuits is within your reach this weekend. Try a few, freeze some pre-cut dough for later, or bake them all and take comfort in cracking open a steaming hot mound of bread.<p><i>[You should really make a batch or two of meatballs this weekend]</i><p>Buttermilk Biscuits …

Breakfast

Yorkshire Pudding Recipe in Cups

Yorkshire puddings are a traditional British dish for sure; they are also loved all around the world. They come under other names (Popovers are just …

Gooey Turtle Brownie Sticky Buns

<i>Gooey Turtle Brownie Sticky Buns</i><p>Sometimes you know you’ve gone too far.<p>Sometimes you’re unwrapping another stick of butter and cracking another …

This simple daily habit will raise your IQ by 23 percent, according to neuroscience

In less than the time it takes you to have breakfast, you could be raising your intelligence. Sound too good to be true? You might want to read …

17 Profound Quotes From an Ancient Zen Master That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life | HelloCare

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master …

15 Soothing Mindfulness Quotes That Will Calm Your Anxious Feelings

Anxiety is becoming a big problem for people in America. According to most recent estimates, anxiety Disorders affect 18.1 percent of adults in the …

A Zen Master Explains a Little Known Technique That Will Help You Calm Your Mind

When anxiety and stress hits, it can be hard not to let overthinking get the better of you. However, I came across a great piece of advice from Zen …

All Extremely Happy and Healthy People Use These Habits | Inc.com

Happiness is and will always be one of the most cherished, yet elusive of human desires. Day in and day out, many search for happiness, but often end up disappointed in their search.<p>The thing is, happiness isn't something that is given to us, nor is it something that you need permission for, or …

Happiness

This Film Takes Timelapses and Camera Techniques to the Next Level

Want to see some jaw-dropping camera work? Check out this 3-minute trailer for the upcoming feature film <i>Awaken</i>, by renowned time-lapse photographer …

Trail Mix Cookies Worth Hiking For

Trail Mix Cookies<p>Makes about 40 (3-inch) cookies<p>2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, divided <br>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour <br>1 teaspoon baking powder …

Dessert

Sea bass baked with potato and fennel

If you prefer to roast the fish in fillets (i.e. boned), ask your fishmonger to do this for you.<p>SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 whole sea bass, approx 2.5-3kg, gutted and cleaned<br>• 3 large Désirée or other<br>• roasting potatoes<br>• 2 fennel bulbs<br>• 1 tbsp fennel seeds<br>• 60ml olive oil, plus extra for drizzling<br>• 4 bay …

Tahini Blondies

• Calories 455.25<br>• Fat 20.51g<br>• Sat fat 5.54g<br>• Protein 8.22g<br>• Carbohydrate 63.25g<br>• Fiber 1.80g<br>• Sugar 41.75g<br>• Cholesterol 54.90mg<br>• Iron 5.14mg<br>• Sodium 339.85mg<br>• Calcium …

Food

How to Make the Perfect Bloody Mary

It's brunch season, and you can't have a proper brunch without one.<p>For a traditional Blood Mary, you're always going to have Worcestershire, lemon juice, salt, pepper, celery, tomato juice, horseradish—probably tabasco. But if you're feeling adventurous, it's a drink that can benefit from a little …

Sriracha Sauce

Pea, spinach and lamb soup

An easily digestible version of a Sunday roast, with the valuable benefits of bone broth to repair your gut lining.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 garlic head, whole, unpeeled<br>• extra-virgin olive oil for roasting<br>• 2 tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil or 1 tbsp ghee<br>• 1 onion, diced<br>• 3 thyme sprigs, leaves picked<br>• 300g lamb …

This Creamy Mango Pudding Has 2 Ingredients

As the weather warms up and outdoor entertaining season approaches, it's good to have some easy, crowd-pleasing recipes in your back pocket. This …

Pudding

Shanghai red-braised pork with eggs

Red-braised pork, in which chunks of belly pork are simmered with soy sauce, rice wine and sugar, is beloved across China, and there are many regional variations. In Jiangnan, and especially Shanghai, they like theirs dark, sleek and seductively sweet.<p>INGREDIENTS<p>6 eggs, small if possible<br>• 20g fresh …

Food & Dining

Chocolate bark with hazelnuts, orange and dried cranberries

SERVES<p>10<p>INGREDIENTS<p>400g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)<br>• 100g blanched hazelnuts<br>• 150g crystallised orange rind<br>• 75g dried cranberries (or a mixture of dried fruit – raisins and sour cherries are just as good)<p>METHOD<p>Start this a day in advance. Line a baking pan (mine is 18cm x 32cm) with baking …

White-pepper and sultana cake

Judging Most Imaginative Cake in the Fodder Show at last summer’s Port Eliot Festival revealed this wonderful idea. The addition of white pepper to a treacly fruit cake has the lovely effect, when you eat a slice, of turning on the body’s central heating. This is my version – the winner will …

Dessert

The only 10 curry recipes you'll ever need

<b>National Curry Week</b> begins today with events taking place across the country to celebrate one of <b>Britain's most popular dishes</b>.<p>In order to inspire us, the chef and food writer <b></b><b>Maunika Gowardhan</b> has shared her top 10 recipes for the perfect Indian feast. She has included classics such as Tandoori and …

Curries

Expert Advice: 10 Tips To Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

Waiting for spring can make you as antsy as waiting for Christmas when you were a kid. Will it ever get here? And then it arrives suddenly…and …

Lamb chops with honey and walnut salsa verde

Not at all authentic, but there is an Italian sauce based on pounded nuts, honey, olive oil and stock. I combined this idea with a regular salsa verde. This is a lovely sauce – good with roast lamb as well, and grilled aubergines – which is hot, herbal and slightly sweet.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 fat …

10-minute chocolate and peanut butter cups

In this video, expert baker Harpreet Baura shows you how to make simple yet delicious no-bake chocolate and peanut butter cups.<p>This is the seventh video in a series showcasing a range of desserts that you can whip up in just 10 minutes.<p>Last week we shared a recipe for 10-minute Nutella and banana …

Dessert