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14 Scrumptious Summer Crock Pot Recipes

There’s seriously nothing better coming home to the sweet smell of dinner waiting for you. No, you don’t have to hire a butler to make this a reality. We’re talking crock pots, the ultimate kitchen appliance when it comes to stress-free meals. If you can chop an onion and open a few cans, you can …

Cooking

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

the coolest guide to cape town

<i>When it comes to discovering new places, everyone knows that traditional sightseeing is only part of the equation. The other half? Exploring the</i> …

Career / Ann-Sofie Johansson

Here is our interview with Ann-Sofie Johansson, the Head of Design at H&M. I met her on my trip to Stockholm and immediately liked her simplicity, …

The Quickest Fried-Rice Recipe Ever

PHOTO: COURTESY OF ERIN PHRANER.<p>We’re calling it: Highbrow riffs on takeout Chinese favorites will be the hot (must-order) food items of 2014. Just …

New York City

Retail trends and predictions for 2014

A panel of retail, e-commerce and customer service pros share what they think will be the big talking points in retail next year<p>Mike Coupe, group commercial director, Sainsbury's<p><b>More savvy customers with better values:</b> You don't need a crystal ball to see that many households will continue to …

3 Major Retail Predictions for 2014

This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESS<p>A revolution is playing out in the retail industry and small businesses have the upper hand, according to one industry insider.<p>According to Shopify Chief Platform Officer Harley Finkelstein, the future of retail belongs to the entrepreneur and the …

eCommerce

50 Best Albums of 2013

Vampire Weekend cut the cute and raised the stakes, Kanye assaulted our ears, Bowie shocked the world and Miley tossed a dance-pop party grenade<p>50<p>The …

Thailand: readers' tips

<b>This week's winning tip</b><p><b>UNFORGETTABLE</b><p>Dramatic limestone cliffs towering above powdery-white sands and lush green vegetation – the Koh Petra Marine Park in Thailand’s Trang Province must be one of the most picturesque environments Thailand has to offer. For an unforgettable outdoors experience, you …

Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe

Julia Berger, founder of Julia B. linens, shares her Carrot Ginger Soup recipe. See her fall tablescape.<p><b>Makes about 4 servings</b><p>- 1 Sweet yellow onion, chopped<p>- 6 carrots, peeled and chopped<p>- 1 garlic clove, chopped<p>- 3 sprigs of thyme<p>- 3 TBS grated ginger<p>- 3 TBS olive oil<p>- 1 TBS salted butter<p>- ground …

Food Preservation

11 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business

<i>“A lot of people like to fool you and say that you’re not smart if you never went to college, but common sense rules over everything.<br>That’s what I</i> …

Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season

This season, brands embraced strong scripts, serious acting talent and heavy-hitting directors like never before, resulting in a crop of winning …

Party Ideas - Birthday, Halloween, Bachelorette Tips

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

10 Party Pretties

4 Comments<p>I've been looking for a few party decor ideas for an upcoming event; something pretty and sparkly, and not too difficult to pull off. And …

Running and Breathing

"Looking great!" prod course volunteers (another lie) as I pause at an aid station to shake out the knots rippling through my quads and hamstrings. After pounding the pavement for 2 1/2 hours, every bunny hill feels like an Everest and every mile seems longer than the last. I've hit the wall. …

10 Ways Diana Nyad Can Be Your Spirit Guide

Photo: Courtesy of DianaNyad.com<p>Let's face it: You will probably never do anything as wholly mind-blowing as what Diana Nyad just accomplished. For …

Healthy Lunch Idea: Grilled Cheese, Basil, and Pear Sandwiches

1. Lay four slices of bread on a flat surface. Using a knife, spread honey onto two slices to cover the surface.<p>2. Lay two slices of cheese on two slices of bread, then lay pear slices and basil on top.<p>3. Top the cheese and pear halves with remaining bread slices.<p>4. Heat one tablespoon of butter in …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

21 Reasons Ikea Is Heaven On Earth

I want to live there.

Best Drinks For Your Health

<b>All these cocktail recipes start with a master plan:</b><br>Use this recipe for each cocktail--just swap in a different liquor and spice.<p><b>Step 1:</b> Make a spice-infused simple syrup. In a pan over medium heat, combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and 2 tablespoons of your ground spice of choice. Once the sugar …

Come As You Are

A Different Sort of Egg Salad

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Sometimes, a girl's just gotta feel French.</i><p>It’s one of those facts of life – sometimes a girl’s just …

15 Tasty Tomato Recipes for Summer

15 easy dishes to show off peak flavor.<p>Delicious and packed with healthy antioxidants, fresh tomatoes are at their peak in late summer. Whether they're stewed, grilled, or baked in a tart, here are 15 new ways to try them.

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Eat your way around Madagascar

Madagascar conjures up images of leaping lemurs, primeval rainforest and idyllic shores. But few people think of the island as a gastronomic destination.<p>Madagascar was populated by waves of migrants from around the Indian Ocean, who each brought their food staples and recipes with them. …

Plantations

Four days in Ubud: Beyond Eat, Pray, Love

It’s impossible these days to think about Ubud - Bali's cultural heart - without also considering the enormous success of Elizabeth Gilbert’s <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>. While you’ll find no shortage of local travel companies promoting EPL ‘experiences’, there’s more to Ubud than spirituality, rice paddies and …

Asia Travel

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How To Not Be A Slave To Technology

The way we work just isn't working. Perhaps nobody knows this better than Tony Schwartz, CEO of The Energy Project and author of Be Excellent At Anything, who has built his career around transforming the way we live, work and use our energy.<p>In our "culture of distraction," many of us live and work …