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New GPS website will help you find off-the-beaten-path trails in US national parks

More and more people are heading to America’s national parks to enjoy the incredible nature found around the US. But if you’re hoping to break from fellow travellers and get away from the crowds, a GPS company is aiming to help get hikers off-the-beaten-path.<p>TomTom – a GPS, traffic and navigation …

National Parks

Lilac Drive

Montecito, California<p>The 3,500 square-foot Lilac Drive Residence is located on a lush lot in the foothills of Montecito, California. The two-story home is comprised of three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the second story devoted to the master suite.<p>The property is densely covered in oak trees …

VDB House

Built along the banks of the Leie river just downstream from the Belgium city of Ghent, the VDB House is designed around the needs and wants of its …

An Excellent, One-pan, Protein-packed Power Pasta

One-pot meals are the savior of weeknight cooking, and this pasta is one of my go-tos. It's pasta and lentils simmered in crushed tomatoes, finished …

Pasta

Fried Chicken with Crunch

An unconventional secret to perfectly crispy fried chicken<p>You have to hand it to Todd Ginsberg, a Jewish guy from New Jersey who moved south and decided he could reinvent fried chicken. He only makes it Friday nights at <b>the General Muir</b> in Atlanta, a smart mashup of a New York deli and a …

Recipes

An Australian Beach Home with Stunning Ocean Views

Eco-friendly features like solar panels and rainwater catchments keep this retreat's environmental footprint small.<p>Characterized by a balmy, temperate climate, the seaside Australian town Mount Martha couldn’t be a better site for this oceanfront home that opens itself to the sea breeze. OLA …

A Modified A-Frame Overlooking Los Angeles Starts at $699K

On the market for the first time since 1976, a cozy and compact home with a dramatically pitched roofline is ready to welcome a new owner to one of the city’s most charming neighborhoods.<p>Those eyeing the Los Angeles real estate market will have the chance to bid on a 1963 A-frame in Eagle Rock …

A Lovely, Low-Maintenance Alternative to Tile Backsplashes

Tile backsplashes, of course, are lovely, but if you don't fancy cleaning all those grout lines, or you're just looking for something a little more …

5 Workout Moves That Will Ease Anxiety Almost Instantly

<b>Best For: Alleviating Anxiety, Feelings of Imbalance, and an Unsettled Mind</b><p>"This is one of my favorite morning postures, as it's an incredible way to …

A Faux Beef Pho for Your Whole30

A few of our editors are doing Whole30 this month, and I'm helping them out a bit by finding some of the best Whole30-compliant recipes on the …

Top-Rated Takes on Our Favorite Winter Soups

Winter won't feel half as dreary when you have one of these classic soups from Food Network simmering away on your stove.<p>Armando Rafael<p>Tyler Florence …

These Are the Absolute Best Places to Get Doughnuts for Your Wedding

From stacked tiers to displayed in trays to hung on hooks in an epic dessert display, doughnuts are a sweet treat that are making the rounds (rounds… get it?!), and won't be going out of style any time soon. After all, they're portable, come in nearly endless flavors, and inject a dose of …

Weddings

Slow-Roasted Salmon with Tarragon and Citrus

Top Chef Masters winner Floyd Cardoz reveals his secrets to slow-roasting salmon to keep it moist and the flavor mild. Here, Cardoz flavors the rich …

Hot cross bun brownies - delicious. magazine

INGREDIENTS<p>175g salted butter<br>• 80g golden syrup<br>• 280g golden caster sugar<br>• 1 tbsp ground cinnamon<br>• 1 tbsp freshly grated nutmeg<br>• 320g dark chocolate (70% …

A Sandwich a Day

• <b>A Sandwich a Day</b><p>A Sandwich a Day A Sandwich a Day: The Dudewich at Terra Cole in SeattleJay Friedman<p>A Sandwich a Day A Sandwich a Day: Cinnamon Roll Sandwich From Sea & Smoke in San DiegoErin Jackson<p>A Sandwich a Day Sliders Worth the Hype at District in New OrleansRemy Robert<p>A Sandwich a Day Meet …

Breakfast

You Can Embrace Green Building Without Breaking the Bank

Tenants can affect real change by making the most of existing spaces. Smart retrofits could be as simple as installing energy-efficient lighting and upgrading to functional furniture solutions.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sustainable buildings appeal to …

Green Living

17 So-Good Slow Cooker Recipes You Need to Try Before Winter Ends

It’s January, the coldest, darkest, SAD-dest month of the year, and I’m looking for anything that will make it a little cozier, brighter, and …

Mask House

Overlooking the lake where the owner lost his younger brother, the Mask House is a solemn space of contemplation. The entry is placed at the end of a …

Architecture

How to Brown Meat So It's Actually, You Know, Brown

By Claire Saffitz<p>No matter what your mom told you, gray taco meat does not count as "browned." Here's how to brown meat so it's crispy and delicious.<p>For the record, when you brown ground meat in a pan, it should be, well, brown and crispy. If it's gray and mealy like mom’s taco meat used to be, …

Should You Take Acid (a Very Small Amount) Before Work?

Micro-dosing is illegal. It's also really good for work flow.<p>There could be some benefit to dropping LSD during work, according to an article in the December issue of <i>Marie Claire</i>. Fair warning, though: Despite the growing interest in ingesting small doses of the psychedelic—known as …

Lessons From 200 Years Of Failed New York City Megaprojects

History’s biggest failures offer a few hints for the present.<p>Our infrastructural report card isn’t good. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the country a D+ grade and estimated that $3.6 trillion of investment is needed by 2020. We’re already seeing the escalating consequences from …

Urbanism

Kickass Alternatives to Traditional Upper Kitchen Cabinets

Home trends have moved towards a more open kitchen, and away from traditional closed cabinets that often feel bulky. We've noticed many other types …

Paddleboard Through the Canyons of the Colorado River (No Permit Required)

The 15-mile stretch of the Colorado River in Arizona between Glen Canyon Dam and Lees Ferry serves up much of the same 1,000-foot sandstone canyon …

John Pawson offers a look inside his minimalist home and studio

These new photographs reveal the London home and workplace of architectural designer John Pawson.<p>Commissioned for the latest issue of Port Magazine, …

Prefab home in Japan makes surprising use of windows

A lot of geometries here<p>This cool, minimalist prefab home in Kyoto, Japan makes surprising use of windows. Designed by EXH and Anoffice, it features an exterior made from same materials as the other houses in the neighborhood, but to stand out from the crowd, it is finished in a darker hue and …

Washable vinyl wallpaper SEA By GLAMORA

Home Decorating

The best fried chicken in America

American cuisine is a mutt through-and-through, with the best Italian restaurants in America and the best Mexican restaurants defining the genre as …

Cooking

Here are the airlines and routes you'll soon be able to fly to Havana | Adventure Sports Network

On Thursday the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the eight airlines it would tentatively be allowing to operate between 10 …

Cuba

Travel photo of the week: Hiking the Laugavegur Trail, Iceland

This trek across hills and lava fields east of Reykjavik is hard, and subject to extreme weather, but that’s what makes it one of the most rewarding hikes in the world

Design Tricks that Can Make Your Home Look Cooler this Summer

If your under-air-conditioned (or not-at-all-air-conditioned) home has you feeling the heat, there are some small visual changes you can make to help …