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Students: recipes to impress your housemates with

Awkward introductions, painfully dull lectures, endless hangovers – freshers is tough, particularly when you realise that mum’s shepherds pie won’t be waiting for you on the dinner table when you get home.<p>At university, cooking is no longer something you smell, but something you have to actually …

A Sweet Celebration of Connection and Inner Softness in a Culture That Encourages Hard Individualism and Prickly Exteriors

A hug is such a simple act. But how anguishing when one is denied this basic exchange of human goodwill and kindness. Surely, one doesn’t even have to be human to feel the anguish of that denial. At first glance, this seems to be the premise behind <b>Hug Me</b> (<i>public library</i> | <i>IndieBound</i>) by …

Petunia, I Love You: A Forgotten 1965 Children’s Book Treasure

Given my inexhaustible affection for vintage children’s books, I was instantly smitten by the 1965 gem <b>Petunia, I Love You</b> (<i>public library</i>) by <b>Roger Duvoisin</b>, part of his altogether delightful Petunia series — the story of the conniving Raccoon, who sets out to make Petunia the goose, “so handsome …

Rosie Revere, Engineer: A Stereotype-Defying Children’s Book Celebrating the Value of Failure

A few decades ago, it was a commendable feat for a children’s book to imagine such stereotype-defying notions as a man who does housework instead of his wife (<i>Gone Is Gone</i>, 1936), a black woman astronaut (<i>Blast Off</i>, 1973), a female architect (<i>Need A House? Call Ms. Mouse</i>, 1981), a same-sex family</i> …

Great Train Rides: Run Away on the Rails

Taking the train from London to the tip of Scotland beats a plane any day<p>IT'S MIDNIGHT, AND I'VE GOT two options. Maureen, a conductor on the Caledonian Sleeper train from London to Edinburgh, lays them out in stern, Scottish tones. There is a "microwavable" breakfast of "beans, tomato and a …

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16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods

Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods<p>As a nutritionist, I always suggest that my clients get a jump-start on weight loss and a new way of eating with a short "cleanse," to help eliminate cravings, wake up the digestive system, and prepare the body for a new …

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Barbara Walters on the Art of Conversation, How to Talk to Bores, and What Truman Capote Teaches Us About Being Interesting

What <i>The Paris Review</i> has done for the art of the interview in print, <b>Barbara Walters</b> has done for it on television. By the time she was forty, Walters was seen by more people than any other woman on TV and had grown famous for her ability not only to land interviews with seemingly unapproachable …

Caroline Shearing on Twitter: "Greece is the word: the best places to stay in the Greek Islands http://t.co/T8qxbj3FLW #hotels http://t.co/RkrdqoZ5oY"

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Sliding Door Made from Old Pallets

Who doesn’t love turning trash into treasure?<p>Pallets are typically found in warehouses for the compact-support and easy transport of goods. Anyone can pick up pallets possibly for free or less than a dollar. A family from Malaysia had the idea of connecting two pallets to create an interior sliding …

How to Make Scrap Fabric Twine

Whenever I work on a sewing or quilting project, I always end up with leftover bits and pieces of fabric that I simply can’t bear to throw away. (I mean, it might be useful someday!) As a result, I have almost as much scrap fabric in my stash as actual useful yardage. And, it would seem that I’m …

Granita di Caffé

<i>From</i> Sicily <i>(April 2013, $39.95), by Phaidon Press</i><p><i>A daily series of some of the best that Sicilian — the original Italian fusion cuisine — has to offer. Check back to Eat Like a Man for a new recipe every day</i><p><b>The obvious choice</b> for dessert is cannoli, as local a desert in Italy as the unheralded …

Hotels, Motels & Accommodations Tips | Stay Here

Stay<p>Here<p>Whether you want room service or a home of your own<p>Never miss a deal again<p>Get travel deals, travel tips and hacks<p>Will be used in accordance …

The Modern POD Hotel Featuring Stunning Views And Lots Of Open Space

When building a hotel, the location is extremely important. It can decide the popularity and success of the project right from the start. Then …

The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

Hipmunk App Now Lets You Search For Last-Minute Hotel Deals

Hipmunk is expanding its hotel listings with the introduction of a new feature Thursday that lets users search for last-minute deals on lodging. The …

You do what for a living? 7 strange hotel jobs - TODAY.com

Today<p>As Duckmaster, Anthony Petrina is responsible for all aspects of the ducks’ care at The Peabody Memphis, including feeding, training and protection.<p>With more than 52,000 properties, the U.S. hotel industry is a veritable job-creating behemoth that employs roughly 1.8 million people. That’s a …

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Caravan Hotel lets guests live tiny even while on the road

Are you a fan of tiny house living, but reside in a more conventionally-sized home? Now is your chance to try the small space movement on for size by …

SONTE Film Q&A: Everything You Need to Know about the Film that Turns Glass into a Shade

High end boutiques and ritzy clubs have long enjoyed glass that goes from see through to opaque at the push of a button. However, this tech has long …

Light Your Home The Way You Want It With The WeMo Light Switch

Have you ever left your house wondering if you turned off the lights? I know I have…lots of times! I couldn’t do anything knowing that the thought …

Just for fun: EA unwraps Sims travel game

It’s a summer Friday, so it’s time for some lighter news.<p>Gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA) has released a vacation-themed game for its virtual …

The most popular mobile OTA and metasearch apps so far in 2013

Which travel apps were the most popular in the first half of 2013 for the United States and the United Kingdom?<p>That question was answered this month …

Expedia admits that TripAdvisor and Booking.com are hurting it hard

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was somewhat on the defensive today in answering investor questions on a call for second quarter 2013 for Expedia, the world’s …

Lecture on 'The Future of Hospitality' at the International Institute of Hotel Management

Lecture on ‘The Future of Hospitality’ at the International Institute of Hotel Management<p>A few days back, I gave a lecture on ‘The Future of …

Research Shows that Airbnb Is, In Fact, Cheaper than a Hotel...Usually

One of our favorite travel tips is to use a service like Airbnb to rent apartmenta instead of book hotel rooms. You get more for your money, can stay …

Summer Goddess Sun Tea with Chamomile Syrup

Making sun tea is kind of like cheating. In the best way. It sounds fancy and tastes delicious, but requires less effort than you’d think. Our Summer …

What's so super about chia?

The health benefits of chia seeds had better be spectacular to justify the price.<p>Chia seeds are not new – this plant in the mint family (<i>Salvia hispanica</i>) was grown as a crop by the Aztecs. The difference is that the Aztecs never put them in a plastic pouch with the word 'antioxidants' on the …

How to make Madeleines French cakes recipe Lemon Cake

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