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29 Amazing Holiday Cookie Recipes That Every 20-Something NEEDS

Raise your hand if you love cookies. That's what I thought: EVERYONE LOVES COOKIES. And at Refinery29, we're no exception. A few months ago, I sent …

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Zecc Architects and Roel van Norel show just what can happen when great minds work together.<p>Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Recently I've been on a kick of watching behind-the-scenes videos.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram …

San Francisco

Growing Healthy Basil: Not So Easy to Do!

The way basil <i>should</i> look!<p>Basil or sweet basil (<i>Ocimum basilicum</i>) is one of the most popular herbs in our summer gardens, but in recent years, …

Gardening

Lost Sherlock Holmes story found in an attic in Scotland

LONDON — A Scottish historian has discovered a lost Sherlock Holmes story in his attic, over 80 years after it was written by Sir Arthur Conan …

Down and dirty fairy tales: How this rediscovered stash of darker-than-Grimm stories destroys our Prince Charming myths

The translator of a newly discovered trove of 150-year-old tales on the gender-bending surprises found there<p>In 2012, readers around the world were intrigued to learn that a researcher in northern Bavaria had discovered hundreds of never-published fairy- and folktales collected by the 19th-century …

Literature

Articles about renovated garage ultimate modern party space on Dwell.com - Dwell

A vacation home’s renovated garage fuses art and architecture.<p>It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural...<p>A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, overhaul …

Made in America

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

What a Landscape Architect Wants You to Know About What They Do

Landscape architects do many things. We design parks, plazas, green roofs, gardens, public art, fountains … and the list goes on. It is a broad and …

Architecture

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33 Insanely Clever Products That Came Out In 2014

Take a look at what the gods of gadgetry gave us this year...

Right-To-Carry Gun Laws Linked To Rise In Violent Crimes: Study

Laws in all 50 states permitting people to carry concealed firearms in public have been connected to a rise in violent crimes, according to a new report from researchers at Stanford and Johns Hopkins universities.<p>The report, published in September and issued as a National Bureau of Economic …

“The Homesman”: Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank are unforgettable in a ruthless, classic western

Both leads are stunning in a bleak, transformative fable about the madness and loneliness of the American frontier<p>When the character played by Tommy Lee Jones in “The Homesman,” who calls himself George Briggs but may not be the most trustworthy source, tells Mary Bee Cuddy, the plucky …

Stage Door: Lypsinka! The Trilogy, Billy & Ray, Mozart's The Magic Flute

Part camp, part social commentary, the always-entertaining Lypsinka is back with three shows. The revivals of the acclaimed Lypsinka! The Boxed Set and The Passion of the Crawford are coupled with the premiere of John Epperson: Show Trash, playing the piano and sharing his life.<p>All are running in …

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

12 Complete Thanksgiving Menus

SAVEUR<p>https://www.saveur.com/gallery2/Thanksgiving-Menus<p>article<p>More than any other holiday, Thanksgiving is a day built on culinary ritual. Turkey, …

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How Broadway's Curious Incident Is Putting One of Literature's Most Fascinating Minds Onstage

When it comes to theatrical adaptations, set designers rarely have to deal with the same audience pressures that writers and directors are accustomed …

Olivier Awards

DVDs/BluRays: I Wanna Live at Pee-wee's Playhouse!

Lots of fun stuff this week, starting with <i>Pee-wee's Playhouse</i>, collected in a new boxed set and looking better than ever. It's not just one of the best kid's shows of all time. I consider it one of the best TV shows of all time, full stop. (It's at #21, actually, and only <i>The Muppet Show</i> ranks …

I Don’t Wanna ‘Tock About It

Spread the Cute:<p>[A terrible day. AWFUL. Started off by going to the Vet. When that’s at the top of the agenda, the day is going straight into the …

Required Reading: The English Country House Garden

How to get the English country house look if you don’t happen to own an English country house? It’s easier than it sounds. The best gardens move with …

Outbuilding of the Week: Black and White Orangery, Scandi Style

I have a soft spot for spaces covered in windows and filled with plants; in a perfect world, I’d live in a home that closely resembles a greenhouse, …

Uber Teams Up With United Airlines, And Your Ride To The Airport Will Never Be The Same

Uber just found a way to curb the guilt of asking friends for a late-night airport pickup -- and also a way to make us loyal to their company until the end. of. time.<p>The taxi, car and rideshare app has teamed up with United Airlines, so now you can book an Uber car right from the United Airlines …

Best self-seeding plants: sow once, enjoy forever

Self-seeding plants are a cheap and easy way to bring life, colour and a touch of wildness to any plot, says John Walker<p>Which plants can you depend on for the following? Non-stop colour from spring to autumn; hardy and easy to grow; need sowing just once; help boost populations of beneficial, …

Sweet and Hot Curried Zucchini Pickles

Summer squash is also excellent in this recipe, although the coloring of the final product is not quite as distinctive. If you're one of those …

Food Preservation

What to Do with an Overload of Chard

<i>It's the season of overflowing market bags, heavy CSA boxes, and gardens run amok. Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Cooks is showing us how to store, prep, and make the most of the bounty, without wasting a scrap.</i><p><i>Today: Learn how to prep and use (lots of) Swiss chard -- a savory slab galette with</i> …

Amanda and Merrill Make Zucchini Pancakes

In June, we continued our partnership with Panna, a subscription cooking app and website dedicated to sharing recipes from master chefs in HD video -- and we showed a preview of our fourth video series with them, in which Amanda made thechocolatefig's Smashed Pea Guacamole with Cilantro, Ginger, …

Pasta with Eggplant, Feta, and Mint Recipe

Usually if an eggplant and pasta are in the same room together, there’s tomato sauce involved. Here’s a recipe that bucks this convention and …

Vote for the Best Garden Shed or Outbuilding in the Gardenista Considered Design Awards

Our judges have selected the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for the finalists in each of 17 Considered Design Awards categories, on both …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from France

Ah, <i>le jardin í la française.</i> No need to add the word <i>formal</i> to that phrase, because when it comes to French gardens, formal is a given. We’ve all seen …

Landscaping

SOUND OFF: 13 Things To Love About Michael Mott's WHERE THE SKY ENDS

<b>Today we are turning our attention to an overwhelmingly praise-worthy new compilation celebrating up-and-coming composer Michael Mott, WHERE THE SKY</b> …

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