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Hong Kong’s urban jungle is real, not a metaphor for concrete and steel

This is exactly what I imagine hiking in Scotland or Wales to be like. Every so often, a piece of a craggy mountain breaks through the fog, so thick it feels like I’m walking through cotton balls. On a high point, a hole opens and my friend Jeremy and I glimpse the roiling ocean a couple thousand …

Hong Kong

How to Make Okonomiyaki: Japanese Comfort, Any Way You Like It

You know how sometimes you meet someone for the first time, and it's like you've known each other your whole lives? That's how it was for me and <i>okonomiyaki</i>. The first time I ate one was when a Japanese friend whipped one up to fill the hole in our bellies after an afternoon of day-drinking in the …

The 10 best TRX exercises for men

TRX bottom up squat<p><b>Prescription:</b> Repeat as many times as necessary to feel the movement has become efficient and your body feels fired up.<p><b>How to do</b> …

Suspension Training

A 30 Minute Treadmill Workout That’ll Burn Fat In Overdrive

When you hop on the treadmill at the gym, you want to make sure your run is as efficient as possible. Consider this 30 minute treadmill workout …

Exercise

How to Make Tart, Extra-Silky Lemon Bars

Lemon bars occupy a quirky piece of culinary real estate, a sun-drenched lot on Lemon Lane, right between meringue pie and a fancy <i>tarte au citron</i>. It's a great part of town, where the rent is cheap and the neighbors friendly, quick to loan a cup of sugar to those in need.<p>Good thing, too, because …

IKEA launches indoor garden that can grow food all year-round

If you’ve always wanted to grow your own veggies and herbs, but don’t have a yard where you can set up a garden, IKEA has the perfect product for …

Gardening

Wedding Vendor Tipping: How Much Cash You Should Have on Hand

After you've walked down the aisle and said your "I do's," after you've partied the night away and dug your fork and knife into the delicious food, and after all of your guests have enjoyed a slice of wedding cake, you'll start the process of closing out your wedding. But before you head home, you …

What to Tell Wedding Guests Before the Wedding Ceremony

You've spent months planning every detail of your wedding, and when the day comes, you and your soon-to-be spouse will know exactly what's going on. But your guests? They know you're engaged, got their save the dates, and are waiting for the eight-week mark to get your invitations. But beyond what …

10 exercises that work your legs to exhaustion

Know those guys who only work their upper body—pumping out bench presses set after set, EZ-barring curl after curl—with a puny lower body to show for …

Bodyweight Exercise

8 Ways to Avoid Wedding Registry Remorse

You know those cute couples in romantic comedies that head to a home store together and start clicking away, registering for a bunch of things with no plan in mind? Yeah, don't be like them, unless you want to wind up pouting post-wedding about all the useless clutter that's piled up in your place …

What Shoes Should Bridesmaids Pack for the Wedding | Brides

As a bridesmaid, a lot of focus and attention goes into the dress. You try it on, you get it fitted and you find the most perfect, and bride-approved accessories for it. But one thing that should earn a little more attention, before the wedding rolls around, is the type of shoes you should pack …

Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas

Wedding welcome bags are the very first way you'll greet your out of town guests when they arrive to celebrate your wedding with you and your fiancé. No matter how near or far they traveled to make it to your wedding, they'll latch on to that welcome bag, appreciating and enjoying every single …

Aglio e Olio: The One Pasta Sauce You Absolutely Must Know

If there were a pasta bible, the first line would read, "In the beginning, God created <i>aglio e olio</i>." Historically, that line wouldn't really be accurate, since the evidence doesn't support the idea that garlic (<i>aglio</i>) and oil (<i>olio</i>) were the original accompaniments to pasta. But <i>structurally</i>—and by …

What to do and what to see in Los Angeles

There are so many things to do in Los Angeles that it would be impossible to cover them all in a single blog post (shopping, eating and drinking are …

California

The best beer bars in Los Angeles

L.A.'s cocktail game is still on the up and up, but with new breweries pouring into town, craft beer is having a serious moment. Beer-centric …

Culver City

A guide to wedding planning in Los Angeles

Wedding planning, it can be the best of times or the worst of times. But we're here to help. Whether you're scrambling last minute or haven't even …

Weddings

5 touristy LA spots that your out-of-town friends (and you) will actually enjoy

It’s finally happening, your friends are flying in to visit! Whether you’re a native or a transplant, we’ve all experienced that moment that occurs …

Barcelona

14 Foods you shouldn't buy - make your own!

Want to cut your weekly shopping bill in half and eat healthier too? There are some foods you just shouldn't bother buying at the supermarket. You …

Healthy Eating

The Only 7 Gym Machines Worth Using

Despite the fact that kettlebells and bodyweight workouts might win the gym popularity contest right now, fitness pros agree: Not only are exercise …

Bodyweight Exercise

Chamomile and Tangerine Sparkling Cocktail for Two Recipe

Many floral cocktails can be unappealingly perfumy, but this one offers just a touch of chamomile brightened by tangy tangerine juice and white balsamic vinegar. The base for this cocktail gets premixed in a bottle that can be packed away for a surprise picnic or easy pre-dinner drink. Just pop …

Rustic DIY farm wedding: Cara + Jayson

Cara + Jayson’s venue was so fitting for their romantic day, you’d figure it must’ve took them months to find it. But it was actually the farm Cara …

Weddings

DIY Seedling Greenhouses

DIY Seedling GreenhousesGet a Jump Start on Your Garden This YearWinter will be on its way out soon and spring will be here before you know it!If …

Gardening

How to Make Uovo in Raviolo: Showstopping Runny Egg Yolk Ravioli

Let me begin by saying, <i>you can do this</i>. I know it for a fact because the first time I made <i>uovo in raviolo</i> was also the first time I made fresh pasta. And it was years before I went to culinary school or started working at Serious Eats. At the time, I was your totally average …

Chicken Parmesan Recipes

Fried, slathered in sauce and dripping with melty mozzarella, there truly is nothing more comforting than a plate of chicken parmesan. The classic …

21 Recipes We're Bookmarking Just for the Marinades

Cooking

Santa Barbara Weekend Itinerary

California has a wealth of destinations begging to be explored, and Santa Barbara is one of its most accessible, laid-back, beautiful, and diverse. There, life— and a long-weekend getaway, mini honeymoon or girl's weekend— revolves around great beaches, delicious wine, locally grown food, and …

The best Irish pubs in Los Angeles to raise a pint

When it comes to authentic Irish pubs, what could matter more than the availability of Guinness? A lot, as it turns out, from great Irish cuisine to …

Alcohol