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Single-Origin Hot Chocolate Is Taking Off, and We're Into It

Just when you finally figured out the coffee scene, hot chocolate gets the single-origin treatment too.<p>Hardcore chocolatiers are taking a cue from third-wave coffee geeks to create some of the country's most complex hot chocolate. The result? A few remarkable mugs that prove single-origin is the …

Coffee

See What It's Like to "Paint" With LEGO

Artist, animator, and filmmaker Jon Rolph is just 19 years old, which seems like the perfect age to marry the playful instincts of childhood with the …

A Stroll Through France's Most Beautiful Gardens

These impressive landscapes celebrate a French penchant for greenery and blooms.<p>These impressive landscapes celebrate a French penchant for greenery and blooms.

How to Use an Entire Jar of Biscoff in One Dessert

Raspberry Biscoff crumb bars are beyond epic. You really couldn't ask for more in a bar dessert!<p>You all know how we moved (again) at the beginning of May?<p>Yes. Well, we now live on a golf course. I did not think I would like it nearly as much as I do. I mean, I knew I loved the house and the view …

Best hotels on the Italian Lakes

Salo, Lake Garda, Italy<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>Located in a former convent, this welcoming four-star hotel is set on a hillside amid olive grove...<p>Lake Garda, Italy<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>Set in eight-acre grounds on the western shore of Lake Garda, this exclusive hotel is located in ...<p>Garda, …

10 Recipes You Loved in May

From Yotam Ottolenghi's Vacation-by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella to the ultimate breakfast sandwich, these were the 10 recipes you loved most this month.<p><b>From Yotam Ottolenghi's Vacation-by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella</b> to the ultimate breakfast sandwich, these were the 10 recipes you loved most this month.

New York Style

'The Witcher 3' May Be The Best Open-World Game Ever

<i>This is part of my ongoing review of ‘The Witcher 3.’</i><p>There’s something truly brilliant about the way <i>The Witcher 3</i> handles its quests.<p>There’s a few different types of quests in the game. Primary, Secondary, and Witcher Contracts. But these three divisions are nowhere near as distinct as they may …

The Witcher

Photographer Takes Incredible Self Portraits Posed in Vast Landscapes

Photographer Nicholas Roemmelt reminds us just how big and beautiful our world is with his ongoing series of breathtaking self portraits. Based in Austria, the 40-year-old is lucky enough to have nature that's easily accessible from his backyard. He'll hike the nearby mountain and insert himself …

Photography

How to Have the Best Sex of Your Life with Someone New

"You can be nervous, and you don't know what the other person will be into," says sex therapist Ian Kerner, Ph.D. Which is why, although you might have great conversation and kissing chemistry, taking the next step can get a little awkward. Here are a few ways you can make that first night as …

How to Make the Best Part of Any Coffee Cake, a Perfect Crumb Topping

Everyone knows the best part of any coffee cake is the buttery, sugary topping. Here's our test kitchen's formula for making a perfect crumb topping—for any cake.<p>You know the saying: Never trust anyone who doesn't like a good crumb topping. Okay…that's not actually a saying. But as far as we're …

Baking

The ability to balance on one leg for 20 seconds is a sign of a healthy brain

A lot has been written about the debilitating and potentially deadly after-effects of stroke. That’s why many of us try (or at least attempt) to steer clear of junk food, exercise regularly, keep an eye on the scales, and sit on the yoga mat once in a while. But what about standing on one leg for …

The Brain

Cook once, make four meals with smashed peas

Most of us have a bag of frozen peas lurking in our freezer, but it’s rare that we ever let them be the star of the show. It’s a shame, because there is nothing better than the earthy sweetness of peas, and they absolutely love being combined with other flavours, whether it’s zingy lemon zest or …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Sensorial Self-Portraits - Photographs by Edu Monteiro | LensCulture

Perhaps some of the most profound, memorable and haunting works of art emerge when an artist directly confronts his or her own fears, and pushes himself or herself to move way outside the “comfort zone” in an effort to experience heightened feelings, increased awareness and new insights. Brazilian …

Art

National Geographic Travel

Travel

17 Android-only apps that will make your iPhone friends jealous

Some of the most interesting Android apps are exclusive to Android because they do something Apple wouldn't allow.<p>With apps like the one that lets you message your friends while still watching Netflix or one that lets you hack your smartphone's LED lights for custom notifications, you're guaranteed …

Finding Tigelle: The Best Italian Bread You’ve Never Heard Of

When an American chef went searching for a special bread that would stand up to his meat-centric menu, he didn’t know it would take him four years and include schlepping heavy iron molds in his suitcase across Italy.<p>“I was told: ‘It’s impossible,’” recalls chef Nathan Anda, the brains and the brawn …

Italian Food

Boeing 787 software problem could lead planes to fall out of the sky if they’re left turned on for too long

Boeing’s huge 787 Dreamliner could see its engines shut down if it is left running for too long, because of a software glitch.<p>If the plane is left …

Three Table Manners Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Mastering dining etiquette is the most efficient life hack. It would improve society’s functioning the most, for the least amount of time. Of all the restaurant world’s fast-casual casualties, the decline in dining etiquette is among the most lamentable. Funny that table manners diminish as public …

Food & Dining

Top 10 museum cafes and restaurants in Paris

The Louvre has 15 eateries. You can have a cocktail on the roof of the Centre Pompidou. And well-known chefs are getting in on the act too, with Michelin-starred Jean-Louis Nomicos opening a restaurant in the city’s latest cultural hotspot, Fondation Louis Vuitton, while one of the greatest French …

France

Water Mystically Flows from the Peak of this Lush Patagonia Lodge

If you're a fan of fantasy, especially <i>Lord of the Rings</i>, then the Magic Mountain Lodge is the perfect destination for you. It's a 13-room hotel that looks like it could be from Middle-earth! Located in the private Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve in northern Chile, this lodge has its visitors enter …

Natural Beauty

15 Foods You Should Never Eat

The foods to eliminate from your diet now.<p>We know we should stay clear of hard-and-fast food but some foods can seriously mess with your health.<p>"It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once," says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental …

8 German Travel Tips for Visiting America

Though there are plenty of German blog entries and forum posts that describe America as a lovely place filled with genuinely kind people, on the …

Germany

Startups: Let’s Talk About Depression

<i>Erik Torenberg is Product Hunt’s first hire. This article originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>Anxiety. Depression. Burnout.<p>We don’t really talk about it. Many people go through it, but most people suffer alone.<p>We want to kickstart a conversation in tech around stress and mental health, and to create a …

Mental Health

How Not to Look Like a Tourist In Milan

<i>by J.J. Martin</i><p>Milan is more than Italy's business or fashion capital -- it's a city as stubbornly passionate about maintaining its sense of tradition as it is dedicated to innovation. Just make sure to follow these rules on your next visit.<p>A busy coffee bar in Milan | Photo: Courtesy Alamy<p><b>Don't</b> …

The Only Carrot Recipe You'll Ever Need

Guys. Forget everything you know about cooked carrots. Forget cutting them into little pieces. Forget boiling them. Because from now on, this is the only carrot recipe you'll ever need.<p>We keep the carrots whole, season them with a dash of red-wine vinegar and a sprinkle of cumin, and then roast …

Everything You Need to Know About the New Eurail Pass

Seeing Europe's famed countryside just got a lot easier.<p>Anyone who has spent time traversing Europe knows: The continent's countryside is the kind of charming that feels like it was plucked from a storybook. Since 1959, the Eurail Pass has treated travelers between Europe's biggest urban …

European Travel

A Chef's Guide to the Best Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, and Vegan Snacks in Paris

Paris is known for many things—romance, art, incredible hair, inexplicably lithe women who would sooner saunter than sprint as a form of exercise—but, until recently, the city of baguettes and brie hasn’t earned much of a reputation as an epicenter of healthful cuisine. Thanks to a few directional …

4 Cocktails to Get Your Oscars on With

The Academy Awards honor the pinnacle of filmmaking, and while the nominees may suffer jitters walking and talking on the red carpet, you can celebrate the glitz and glam by getting together with your friends and raising a glass at home. Here are a few fun and festive Oscar Worthy Cocktails:<p><b>Grand</b> …

Double the Cleanser, Double the Fun: The Best Skincare Products That Melt Into Oil

Transformative skin care products are always on our radar, especially when we stumble on those that <i>literally</i> transform before our eyes. We’re talking …

Chicken and Onion Tagine (Djej Besla)

1 tbsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste<p>6 cloves garlic, roughly chopped<p>2 tsp. cumin seeds, crushed<p>1 tsp. paprika<p>1 tsp. ground turmeric<p>5 tbsp. olive …

Onions