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Istanbul’s top 10 historic shopping arcades

Architecture and shopping go hand in hand at these characterful arcades, which also offer a glimpse into the city’s rich past<p>Among the 5,000 French words absorbed into Ottoman Turkish before 1914, one of the most recognisable is <i>pasaj</i>. Half a century after their emergence in Paris, these covered …

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Free Things to Do in Madrid

Spain's capital city since 1561, Madrid is now its bustling heart, in the geographic center of the Iberian peninsula, and home to over three million souls. Cradle of Spain's social and cultural renaissance, the <i>movída</i> in the first decade of democracy after Franco's death in 1975, Madrid boasts some …

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Free Things to Do in Paris

Traipsing around pricey Paris might sound like serious damage to your wallet, but that's only if you don't know where to look (and when to go). Indulge in some of the City of Light's sweetest luxuries <i>gratuit</i>—from hidden nooks of authenticity to world-class museums and sights.<p><b>Art</b><p>Admission is waived …

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

For great-value city breaks, look past the capitals and big names; some of Europe’s liveliest cultural scenes are in its smaller cities<p>Ghent, Belgium<p><b>Why go?</b><br>While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture …

European Travel

Everything you need to know about visiting the Tower of London

Blood. That’s what gives the Tower of London its infamous reputation. It mesmerised the Victorians and it mesmerises us today – especially as we read the names on the glass memorial on Tower Green, trying to imagine the last moments of three young queens.<p>Little matter that Henry VIII had only four …

How to eat healthily, be mindful and simplify your life: new year's resolutions made easy

Struggling with your new year’s resolutions? Our team advises you how to stick to your goals<p>Part 1: getting off Facebook and more Part 2: getting fit and being a more present parent<p>In the third part of our series about how to make those new year resolutions work, we look at how to eat well, be more …

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Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

12 Genius Holiday Party Makeup Hacks

How to get glowing skin, apply the perfect cat eye, make your lipstick last all night, and more.<p>During the holiday season, we all take our makeup routine up a notch. We wear false eyelashes and sport bright red lips as we deck the halls and ring in the New Year. Since we are putting in the extra …

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DIY: Giant Origami Cranes as Holiday Decor

A few days ago, when the two creative 10-year-olds who live next door came home with a giant paper swan, it immediately gave me an idea: paper cranes …

The Right Flowers For Every Occasion (And Feeling)

The perfect blooms.<p>Our friends at The Salonniere recently shared the secret language of flowers, which got us thinking: Who wouldn't want to know the perfect bloom for every emotion and occasion? PLUS: Don't miss their history on the topic

12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples

It really is the little things.<p>Getty Images<p>You know those couples who are so darn cute all the time? Those people who are so in love and just seem to have it all figured out? <i>What</i> is their secret? Well, it might be simpler than you think. We asked real women and relationship experts to share some of …

10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography

Have you ever tried shooting food? If you have, then you know how hard this can be. There are so many things you have to think about while making …

I’m Back From Vacation. Now What?

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Vacation time’s almost over! Your phone and camera are filled with photos from all your fun trips…what now?<p>You …

A Neurologist (and Dad of Two!) Shares Tips for How Parents Can Promote Brain Health

More by Erin<p>Now that summer is finally here, kids are bursting with energy to get outside. And although parents love to keep their kids healthy and …

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How-To: Edible Fruit Kabob Place Cards

Planning a little summer soirée? Why not help your guests find their seats and have a little snack in one fell swoop with this splendidly simple Edible Fruit Kabob Place Cards tutorial that Brittni Mehlhoff put together for Creativelive.

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10 All-Natural Art Activities for Kids

When we’re stuck inside, one of the things my little one loves to do is create art. She could draw, paint, and paste all day long!<p>Art not only builds …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

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The Secrets to Keeping Your Houseplants Alive

Choosing a houseplant for your space can be a daunting task if you've killed your fair share of plants in the past. But don't fret — just follow these simple tips from The Sill and you'll be a certified green thumb in no time. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.<p>According to the …

The Best Markets Around The World

Anthropologie's buyer-at-large's favorites.<p>Anthropologie's buyer-at-large and former star of Man Shops Globe, Keith Johnson, shares his favorite world markets. This piece originally appeared on <i>HarpersBAZAAR.com</i>.

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

Insightful Tipi Modular Shelving System Evoking the Spirit of Traveling

Designer <b>Assaf Israel</b> envisioned a lovely modular shelving system for studio <b>Joynout</b>. Tipi was born following a year-long round the world trip. It …

The Top 10 Indoor Gardening Tips

Small-space gardening expert Isabelle Palmer shares her guidelines for growing the best plants indoors.<p>If bringing some much-needed green into your home has been a challenge, follow these guidelines from indoor-gardening expert and Isabelle Palmer, whose recent book <i>The House Gardener</i> offers …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

Analyzing Baby Cries For Signs Of Serious Disease

The earliest signs of certain ailments or development problems can be heard in the exact tone and cadence of newborn’s wail. Soon there could be an app for new parents and hospitals to get a hint of what’s the trouble.<p>When babies have certain health or development problems, they cry differently …

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The art of the vintage party

A London tearoom owner has written a book on the art of hosting vintage events, from a 1920s cocktail soirée to a Forties picnic<p>Catch a tube in London on any Friday night, and you’ll see a curious thing. There'll be all the usual characters headed out for a night on the town – women in miniskirts …

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9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

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Root Beer Ribs Recipe - Spicy Lamb Ribs Glazed with Root Beer and Sesame