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7 Airbnb listings that are perfect for culture buffs

For many jet-setting off on a vacation is more than just sitting by the pool and relaxing. It’s about exploring a new city, discovering the unknown, …

The Best Dim Sum in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a destination famous for many things. There’s that iconic skyline, deserted islands, and the ‘sheer variety of products in Hong Kong’s …

The 25 cheapest cities in Europe for a weekend break

The study looked at the total amount of 12 holiday items, such as a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for two, two nights' accommodation in a three-star hotel, travel and sightseeing costs, a cup of coffee, and a bottle of beer.<p>The Post Office crunched numbers for each city using currency …

How to Make Pan Con Tomate, the Easiest Spanish Tapa Around

<b>Edit:</b> It has been quite rightfully brought to my attention that I should mention that pan con tomate in its original for is actually a Catalonian dish, not Spanish, and that in fact, <i>pa amb tomàquet</i> is a more geo-culinarily appropriate name for the dish. Here's to the Catalan and their incredible …

Recipes

10 Fun Foods for Football Season

Football fans, rejoice! Your time has come. Make your house the season's headquarters with these delicious game-day recipes.<p><b>1. Grilled Buffalo Wings with Seasoned Buffalo Sauce</b><p>Classic Buffalo wings are fried but I love the flavor and ease of cooking them on the grill -- they are truly no fuss, no …

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12 Baking Tricks That Make Food Prep So Much Easier

These are sure to make you seem like the best pastry chef around. (Because you are.)<p>1. Make your own buttermilk using regular milk and lemon juice.<p>Never buy buttermilk again with this trick! Using a 1-cup measuring cup, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Fill the remainder of the cup with …

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The Complete Guide to Where to Put Your Eye Makeup

Finally, an easy way to decode those complicated tutorials.<p>Eyeliner, eye shadow, blending brushes — oh my! Learning to use eye makeup is no easy task, even for seasoned beauty buffs. If you have a tough time decoding all those tricky makeup tutorials, I have an easy guide to each part of the eye so …

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7 New Ways To Use Essential Oils In Your Beauty Routine

<i>Photo credit: Paul Delmont, Thrive Market</i><p><i>By Meagan Morris for Thrive Market</i><p>Sure, some creams and lotions developed by dermatologists and hair professionals work, but take a quick look at the contents on your favorite jar of $100 miracle potion -- chances are, at least of the few "magical" …

Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create …

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Why You Trust the Internet More Than Your Doctor

Doctors were once the most trusted members of the community, but now it’s the opposite. Why are we so desperate for our doctors to be wrong?<p>I don’t …

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The best apps of 2014 for Android, iPhone and iPad

For most people with a smartphone or tablet, their most-used apps weren’t released in 2014. Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Candy Crush Saga, Kindle, Spotify, Clash of Clans, YouTube... these apps have been out for years, albeit regularly updated since their original releases.<p>Does that mean there …

Pecan Cream Cake

Make the cake: Heat oven to 350°. Butter and flour three 8" cake pans; set aside. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Whisk buttermilk and …

Dessert

20 Concealer Hacks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, life-changing ways to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and more.<p><b>1) If you use foundation, apply it first, and then apply your concealer.</b><p>If you apply your foundation first, you'll find that you don't need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer …

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No Barista Needed: How To Brew Your Own Coffee At Home

Emily Dullea of Toby's Estate Coffee shows us the easiest and best ways to make the perfect cup of coffee at home—in under five minutes.<p>Why start off your morning waiting in line at your local coffee shop when you can relax with your own perfect, homemade cup of coffee at home? While brewing your …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Easy Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Today I’m going to share my <i>secret</i> super quick and easy carrot cupcake recipe. I’ve been making these cupcakes for years and they have never failed …

Carrot Apple Bread

<i>posted on</i> November 9, 2014 <i>by</i> Averie Sunshine<p>This is carrot cake that’s been infused with apples and baked as a loaf.<p>So it’s not cake anymore. It’s …

Cinnamon & Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

I saw this on Pinterest and got the recipe from Mandy's Recipe Box blog** and had to try them out! I'm so glad that I did. The recipe is pretty …

Apple Streusel Muffins

A couple weeks ago, in the beginning stages of November, I had a strong hankering for apple muffins. I was reading a book where one of the main …

Glazed Apple Crumb Muffins

<i>Big, buttery cinnamon apple muffins with a brown sugar crumb topping and sweet vanilla glaze. Better than a bakery, trust me!</i><p>These giant, …

14 Baking Lessons from Exceptional Cookbooks

Get baking tips and find the perfect holiday present from this list of exceptional cookbooks on baking.<p><i>This season’s list of exceptional cookbooks is</i> …

12 Baking Hacks That Will Seriously Improve Your Cookies

Shutterstock More cookies, please.<p>It's the happiest time of the year — cookie-baking season.<p>Due to sheer amount of office holiday parties, family …

The Baking Essentials You Should Always Keep in Your Fridge, Freezer, Pantry, and Spice Rack

Whether you're an occasional or an everyday baker, these are the baking pantry essentials you should never be without.<p>Here's some great news: Being a great baker is not really about artistic flair or a prodigy-like ability to whip out sugar roses. It's actually about precision, patience, and …

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23 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Ride-or-Die Work Wives

How would we go on without them? 🙏<p>Even though you see them every day, it's always a tough call on what to gift the people you spend most of your week with—AKA your colleagues. Here, we've rounded up the very best, office-appropriate gifts to show your appreciation for the work wives who make the …