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Italy’s overlooked ‘heel’ has a wealth of food, wine and unique architecture

Pretty seaside views and idiosyncratic architecture are just two of the reasons the country’s southern region of Puglia is so underrated.<p>Pretty seaside views and idiosyncratic architecture are just two of the reasons the country’s southern region of Puglia is so underrated.<p>Like many opinionated …

Italy

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

Breakfast

For 2016, 5 Small Businesses Women Can Start Fast

<i>By Benjamin Pimentel</i><p>It's tough to start a small business. But some are easier to start than others -- those that are less about who you know, and more about what you know.<p>As you're considering a fresh start for 2016, think about turning skills you already have into a new business. Using this …

Small Business

Chocolate Ice Cream

Makes about 4 cups<p>June 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 ounces dark chocolate (70% to 75% cacao), finely chopped<p>2 cups plus 2 tablespoons whole milk<p>1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>6 large egg yolks<p>13 tablespoons sugar, divided<p>1/4 cup heavy whipping cream<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place chocolate in a medium metal …

Ice Cream

Why You *Need* This Best-Selling Stays-Put-Forever Japanese Mascara

Droopy lashes don't stand a chance.<p>If there's a Japanese equivalent to beloved drugstore go-to Maybelline's Great Lash Mascara: Kiss Me Heroine Long & Curl—it even comes in a pink, albeit muuuch more tongue-in-cheek tube. Wildly popular among Asian women as the holy grail mascara for thin lashes, …

Makeup

Andy Ward & Jenny Rosenstrach's Pork Shoulder Ragu 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> On their blog Dinner: A Love Story, Andy Ward & Jenny Rosenstrach call this …

How to Make All of Your Holiday Gifts with $100

Start making a list in your head of all the gifts you need to give this holiday season: Christmas gifts, New Year's gifts, thanks-for-having-me-to-your-holiday-party-sorry-I-drank-all-the-wine gifts.<p>You should probably get something for your colleagues, even the ones you don't like that much, since …

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Self-help

Malaysia's top 40 foods | CNN Travel

(CNN) — In an age when the term "underrated" gets tossed about with impunity, it may be difficult to take us seriously when we say Malaysian food isn't getting the global recognition it deserves.<p>But the fact is, this stuff is good.<p>The sum of many delicious parts, Malaysian cuisine's influences …

Chinese New Year

What NOT to do in Japan

Pachinko is one of the few ways to legally gamble in Japan, but don’t be lured into a parlor thinking you’ll see attractions like those of Vegas. The …

Travel Guides

An Instagram star with more than 150,000 followers quit his office job to travel around the world

A man plays a guitar in Lisbon, Portugal — one of Hinton's many travel stops.Allan Edward Hinton<p>Allan Edward Hinton has always been fueled by wanderlust. He traveled far and wide in his late teens and early 20s, but after an eight-year stint in London, he was ready to start exploring again.<p>Hinton …

Travel

'Star Wars'-Themed Dodge Muscle Cars Hit Streets of L.A.

A pair of Fiat's Hellcat muscle cars, painted in the black-and-white uniform of the First Order of Stormtrooper and a Kylo Ren-themed Viper ACR, will …

Star Wars

Korean girl group Oh My Girl misidentified as sex workers by customs agents, detained at Los Angeles International Airport

Anyone who frequently travels and goes through customs and immigration at airports probably has a not-so-pleasant experience to share, especially if …

Los Angeles

How to Build a Rock Star Marketing Team | Inc.com

Marketing is a core element of any successful business. The ability to effective gain clients, partners, while increasing your market share is critical for a business to grow and succeed. In order to gain press and build reputation while increasing a pipeline of leads and broadening a dedicated …

Marketing

'Amazing Race' host Phil Keoghan's top 10 places | CNN Travel

Top 10

The Italian town with an ancient secret

Made in the Sicilian town of Modica, this Aztec-inspired chocolate is one of the world’s best-kept secrets.<p>One hot day in May, I opened the door of a tiny Sicilian café and found a lone elderly woman sitting in the dark. Not realising the café was closed, I told her – in poor Italian – of my quest …

Italy

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of …

The 7 Most Common Bootstrapping Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make During Their First Year | Inc.com

What’s the number one reason why startups fail? They run out of money. When you’re bootstrapping your business, cash is king. You need to make sure your runway extends as long as possible before the revenue starts rolling in.<p>Even if you’re an entrepreneur who wants to eventually seek external …

Entrepreneurship

Why This New York Agency Is Taking All 42 of Its Employees to Japan for the Holidays

New York agency Chandelier Creative is known for many things: its ads for retailers like Target and Old Navy; its founder and creative director …

Employment

A woman who quit her job as an investment banker built a new life traveling the world on her own

Before she left, she'd been earning six figures a year, including her commission. However, she remembers, she wasn't happy with her lifestyle.<p>"It was hard for me when our paid time off was only 14 days per year," she tells Business Insider. "We'd go to the office puking our guts out because we …

Northern Ireland

Crazy Good Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes

No Bake Cranberry Orange Cheesecakes are perfect for any holiday gathering. Bright flavors of the Fall and Winter seasons meld together into terrific bites of bliss.<p>Here I go again with the mini desserts. I just can't help myself! There's something just SO elegant about rows of petite serving cups, …

Dessert

National Geographic Travel

7 Secrets for Tackling Your 'To-Do' List Everyday

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to productivity, most of us start each day with the best intentions. We plan on plowing through every task that comes our way with maximum energy and creativity -- and minimal distractions. And, occasionally, things actually …

Time Management

The Recipe for Patti LaBelle's Famous Sweet Potato Pie

It was Christmas come early at the <i>Vogue</i> offices—Patti LaBelle’s nearly sold-out Sweet Potato Pie arrived, and the excitement was palpable. Several editors gathered around the eight-inch pie, ripped open the box, and dug in. “That is pretty damn good for $3.48,” one exclaimed. “Like, …

Cheese – Fodors Travel Guide

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7 Big Ways Cities Have Transformed Themselves for Bikes

The number of bikes in our cities is increasing, and with that increase we're also seeing some major changes in the way cities are designed. …