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Lady Mary Quite Contrary—and Also Cursed? ‘Downton Abbey’ S6E7 Recap

A car crash also sent a relationship up in flames in this week’s Downton. Plus, Mrs. Carson gave her husband an overdue cooking lesson.<p>The ill …

20 Home Decor Cheat Sheets That Will Have You Decorate Like a Pro

Decorating your home can sometimes become a daunting task because you can get lost in measurements, styles and other decor choices. Then you can …

Home Decorating

Are Adult Coloring Books Really a Thing?

Several months ago I was trolling Instagram when I noticed a post by a good friend who works in publishing (let’s call her B). B’s photo depicted the kind of scene you might associate with elementary school: a box of colored pencils, a bowl of baby carrots, and several coloring books flipped open …

Books

William on Prince George’s ‘Bouncy’ Christmas

Prince William opens up about Prince George’s Christmas—and reveals that an ancient royal tradition has been abandoned.<p>Prince William has confirmed …

Princess Charlotte

Eagles of Death Metal Make Powerful Comeback at U2’s Paris Concert

Less than a month after their Paris concert became the target of a terrorist massacre, Eagles of Death Metal made a triumphant return to the City of …

Congress: Bowe Bergdahl Swap Was FUBAR

The Pentagon insists trading an American captive for five Taliban was the ‘best deal we could get.’ An unreleased congressional report says that’s …

7 DIY Summer Canning Recipes

Canning at home is a surprisingly simple and easy way to preserve summer produce. Here are seven recipes to get you started:<p>Canning at home is a …

Late-night dining survival guide: 11 places to eat after last call

Eating after you've had a drink or two is one the finer pleasures in life. That is, after all, why before-dinner cocktails were invented and why so many restaurants direct you to the bar before you're seated. And while a five-course dinner is perfectly lovely after an aperitif, let us also consider …

California

Great shrimp and grits in South Pasadena? Head to the new Communal

<b>Name:</b> Communal.<p><b>Concept:</b> This is a new restaurant by Steve and Ashley Ahn, the couple who own Mike and Anne's, also in South Pasadena. The restaurant is making good use of previous tenant Firefly's patio area with cappellini lights and cozy tables. As for the menu, there's a little bit of …

Seafood

Buy This Now: Bell peppers, with 12 recipes

Roast red and yellow peppers over an open fire. Rub away the charred peppery skin and pull the flesh apart. Season with a little minced garlic, good olive oil and salt and pepper. Serve on a platter with fresh cheese — it really doesn't matter which one: ricotta, goat, mozzarella or, of course, …

Recipes

10 great places for food lovers in Los Feliz

Los Feliz, the quaint neighborhood wedged between Hollywood and Silver Lake, is a mix of glamour villas in the hills, Arts and Crafts cottages and mid-century apartment buildings. Eminently walkable, the main drags — Vermont, Hollywood Boulevard and Hillhurst — are filled with a grab bag of quirky …

California

8 great recipes for quinoa

Fan of quinoa? Perhaps not very familiar with it but curious? If you're looking for a great wheat-free alternative this Gluten-Free Wednesday, quinoa is a great choice.<p>A South American grain-like crop, quinoa has come to be recognized as a nutrient-dense superfood. The seeds, or "grains" — quinoa …

Recipes

Surreal Hybrid Drawings Bloom and Burst Across Sketchbook Pages

Self-taught artist and graphic designer Joseph Catimbang (aka @pentasticarts) creates visually complex doodles using only black pens and a sketchbook. The surreal, sprawling compositions seamlessly combine subject matters and artistic styles, ranging from realistic depictions of animals to small, …

Drawing

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World Record Set for Solving a 7×7 Rubik’s Cube

Melbourne, Australia Rubik’s Cube champion Feliks Zemdegs has set the world record for solving a 7×7 Rubik’s Cube, finishing it in an impressive …

Cool Stuff

Quick dinner ideas: 6 recipes, 7 ingredients or less, 30 minutes or less

Looking to fix dinner fast tonight? Each of these ideas uses seven or fewer ingredients and can be made in 30 minutes or less. Think of it as a kind of quick dinner matrix. Fix the recipes as they are, mix and match, or use them as templates to create your own dishes, adding additional flavorings …

Recipes

Hatch green chile fever ready to heat up in Southern California

It's almost time for Southern California to once again be blanketed with the perfume of roasting green chiles — Hatch chiles, to be specific.<p>Grown in a small, hot, dry valley in an out-of-the-way corner of southwest New Mexico, Hatch green chiles are becoming a treasured regional ingredient in …

California

28 Things You Should Learn To Make If You Love Chinese Food

Your taste buds deserve so much more than orange chicken and fried rice.

Impossible Bottle 1

Getty to show exact replicas of art-filled Buddhist caves in China

Showing replicas of artworks instead of the real thing is usually anathema to an art museum, but the J. Paul Getty Trust on Tuesday showed why that rule has its exceptions.<p>The Getty Trust fleshed out details of its 2016 exhibition "Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road," which …

Replicas

Intricate Pen Drawings Beautifully Combine Animals with Nature

Using fine-tipped pens, Muthahari Insani (also known as @sweeneypen) creates intricate drawings of animals that are often cloaked in beautiful blooms. Silhouettes of bears, birds, and rabbits are shaped with winding branches, layers of petals, and growing toadstools. It's a fantastical take on the …

Drawing

From Japan, a Brilliant Notebook Hack for Organizing Your Notes

A simple trick to easily index and find the information you need<p>My notes are a mess. I desperately wish I could carry just one notebook, but every …

How to Wash Your Face Without Using Water

Here’s a bit of a life-changer: You can wash your face without using a drop of water. While we wouldn’t suggest breaking up with your traditional …

20 Painters to Follow on Instagram Right Now

We love Instagram for many reasons (exhibit A: adorable pups), but especially because it brings incredible visual art to our fingertips. In fact, when looking for makers to collaborate with, Instagram is often our first stop. And as we’re on a painting kick around here, it’s a great time to …

Art

10 Things You Didn't Realize Were Draining Your Phone Battery

Some of these might surprise you...<p><b>1) Having your screen brightness up high</b><br>The more light your phone is emitting, the more battery life it's zapping. Either turn the brightness down in your settings, or switch on 'Auto-Brightness' if your phone has it, it'll naturally adjust your screen brightness …

In Praise of Fraise

You're walking through a field of grass dotted with wild strawberries. The ground is damp and uneven, a shifting carpet. You try not to tread on the …

Transform fruits, vegetables and herbs into homemade liqueurs

The next time you get home from the farmers market with bagfuls of strawberries, bell peppers and fennel, head straight to the liquor cabinet instead …

Airfare: From LAX, Virgin offers $217 fare to Chicago until next spring

Here’s a round-trip<p>Virgin Americafare that puts Chicago within easy reach: The ticket is just $217, including all taxes and fees.<p>It is subject to availability, and at this price, tickets will go fast.<p>There is no minimum stay. It is for travel any day of the week from Aug. 29 through May. Note that …

Virgin America

Indie Treasure Hunters! The Renegade Craft Fair Returns to DTLA Next Month

As seen here, here, here, and here, Angelenos loves an artisanal marketplace. We really can't have enough, which is why next month's Renegade Craft Fair is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Just like last year, the FREE outdoor showcase will be located at DTLA's Grand Park, offering a well-curated …

Outdoors