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Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

Nutrition

The Box

The Box is a 960-square-foot residence inspired by the owner’s desire for a small house overlooking an untouched wetland. Conceived as a series of boxes nestled into the hillside, the house gently engages the site offering varied views of the landscape. To set the house into the site, the main …

Architecture

How To Grow The Most Vibrant Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas give you so many choices for brilliant color when the days grow long and hot.<p>When you think of hydrangeas, low-growing shrubs with big, …

Gardening

12 of the best plants for kids' bedrooms

'Choose plants that have something quirky about them, even verging on the macabre.'<p>Houseplants shouldn't just be limited to the living room. When it …

The 5 best honeymoon destinations for surfers

For many, packing the surfboard for a honeymoon might be the quickest possible way to divorce. Yet here are five honeymoon destinations so perfect …

Surfing

20 Red Room Ideas That Prove A Statement Color Never Goes Out Of Style

The red lipstick of interior design: classic but undeniably sexy.<p>Red is a hue that can evoke a number of emotions: It can be energizing and glossy in a living room, spicy and appetizing in a kitchen, and just sensual enough in a bedroom. However, choosing the right red can be tricky. (Remember when …

Easy Roasted Tomato Soup

<b>Easy Roasted Tomato Soup is about as simple, and delicious, as you can get. It’s light, flavorful and quick to make so you can spend less time</b> …

Bangna House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Set on the 10 x 40 metres piece of land the entrance of Bangna House confronts a narrow lane. With a …

How to Make (Creamy, Cheesy, Fluffy) Quiche That Exceeds Your Expectations

I find that the word "quiche" is usually said one of two ways. The first is like a verbal eye roll—“Oh…quiche…”—and probably refers to a seriously bad quiche experience—one made up of spongy custard, soggy crust, and/or too few fillings.<p>The second sounds a little more like someone crawling into a …

Once Your Home Goes Italian, It Won't Ever Go Back

You only have to take one look at a Bialetti Moka Pot (or a Maserati, for that matter), to understand why Italian design is so sought after and timeless: suggestive curves and playful angles give it more personality than some people have, and there's a technical simplicity—the kind of thing we like …

17 Treats to Celebrate Making It to Tax Day

<i>We originally ran this article on 2016's Tax Day, but it's that time of year again. Welcome back, gold leaf-garnished cake.</i><p>Now that you've spent enough quality time with your online tax program, accountant, or—power to you!—paper forms to last you until next April, <b>it's time to celebrate</b>! Why? …

The Ultimate Devil's Food Cake

I dreamt about chocolate cake the other night.<p>Chocolate cake plagues me unlike any other baking project. There are so many versions, from buttermilk to cocoa to flourless. Until now I’ve been sticking with my go-to recipe (from the back of the Hershey’s box), but can one person ever be satisfied …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

22 of the Best Motivational Speeches of All Time

It was halftime during one of my 7th grade football games. And we were losing 14 - 0. With our knees planted in the grass, my team was quietly …

Motivation

The Magic of the 3-Ingredient Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte, As Told By Rose Levy Beranbaum

This flourless chocolate torte is a better and purer vehicle for chocolate than chocolate itself (scientifically speaking).<p>It's made from just 3 ingredients: chocolate, butter, eggs. It takes less time to mix together than your average cookie, and it only bakes for <i>15 minutes</i>.<p>So why did it at first …

Dinner Tonight: Eggs in Spicy Minted Tomato Sauce

Quick? Relatively cheap? Super flavorful? Suitable for consumption at any time of day? Check check check check.<p>This riff on shashuka, a classic Israeli dish, really does tick all those boxes and then some. <b>It's empowering</b>, because it proves you can whip up a nutritious and satisfying meal with a …

Your Favorite Malted Chocolate Drink, DIY'd and Good as Ever

I have my father to thank for so many of my tastes (muted colors, NPR, pie), and Ovaltine is no different: The man loves Ovaltine, as, now, do I. (He even put it in buttermilk once—a pairing he would not, in fact, recommend.) We <i>always</i> had it in the pantry for hot chocolate and chocolate milk, and I …

Beautiful Black Tattoos of Flora and Fauna

La tatoueuse Pony Reinhardt réalise de superbe tatouages rendant hommage à la faune et la flore. Elle insère dans ses créations des animaux, des …

Art

Chocolate Swirl Brioche

When it comes to baking with yeast, people generally fall into one category or the other: confident regulars or total abstainers.<p>If you are a bread baker, then I think I merely need to whisper the words “chocolate swirl brioche” and you’ll be off and running.<p>If you aren’t, here’s a little secret:</b> …

Why Breakfast is Better in the U.K.

The full English breakfast is one of my great passions.<p>Breakfast in general is one of my great passions, but “the full English” (as it’s often called over there, to be a little snappier) is by far my favorite iteration.<p>I am the hugest fan of a savory breakfast, and <b>the full English is nothing but</b> …

This Slab Grilled Cheese Is The New Party Sub

<i>We paired up with Cabot Creamery to share a large-format grilled cheese recipe that you and yours (and maybe 10 others) can snag a piece from.</i><p>Grilled cheese is a sufficient meal for one, yes—more than satisfying even, straight off the pan, all crisp-crunchy from a little butter (or mayo!) and …

20 Weekend Baking Projects to Conquer This Winter (and Spring!)

Saturday afternoon baking can be a sacred ritual. <b>For the first time all week, you're cooking just for you</b>—not rushing to the store and throwing a meal together for a family that needs to be fed half an hour ago. Or, maybe, you're cooking <i>not</i> just for you for a change; you're hosting a dinner party …

Memorize This One-Bowl Cake Recipe (Then Make It Your Own)

Who doesn’t need an easy little cake to nibble with a cup of tea?<p>You can frost this one with chocolate or use it to make an easy layer cake, shortcake, or trifle... or splash with juice, syrup, or liqueurs and top with whipped cream and fruit. Or simply add flavorful seeds—poppy, toasted sesame, …

What Would You Cook in Julia Child's Kitchen?

Julia Child's Provence house—which she called "La Pitchoune" (meaning "the little one")—was recently up for sale, and, unfortunately, none of us bought it. I'm not sure why not.<p>We all have very formed ideas of what we'd cook in her kitchen—because that homey kitchen is a dreamy fairyland-amusement …

9 Oral Sex Essentials Every Couple Needs [NSFW]

Oral sex is a staple of every rocking bedroom. Use these positions as foreplay or as the main event.<p>Oral sex is a staple of every rocking bedroom. Use these positions as foreplay or as the main event.

Handsfree

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: With Amber Wilson from For the Love of the South's step by step instructions, making pizza dough no longer has to be reserved for special</i> …

How to Make Bubble Tea at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Molly Yeh from My Name is Yeh makes iced tea fun again with the addition of boba.</i><p>Let me tell you about my relationship with textures: Since the …

How to Make Street-Style Chinese Tea Eggs at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p>I went through a phase in school when I was obsessed with making tea eggs. The pungent aroma must have made me really popular with my roommates. You …

How to Make Alcoholic Ginger Beer from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's Community Manager Catherine Lamb shows you how to make alcoholic ginger beer with everyday kitchen staples. Cheers to you!</i><p>There are two …

Everything You Need to Know to Make Mousse

Mousse, for me, is the ultimate fancy-pants dessert—at least ever since someone explained to me the difference between moose and mousse (both are impressive, but one is decidedly more delicious).<p>There are lots of different kinds (including tons of wonderfully simple versions with only a few …