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48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

Our 12 Best Thanksgiving Cranberry Recipes To Make The Most Of This Seasonal Fruit

It's not just cranberry sauce (although that, too)<p>Cranberries are a distinctive red fruit with a sour taste that's often sweetened to balance other …

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13 Recipes for a No-Fuss Vegan Thanksgiving

It might seem counterintuitive, but Thanksgiving is actually the perfect time to broaden your collection of easy vegan recipes. Whether you're a vegan yourself or you're cooking for a wide range of dietary needs, these 13 no-fuss recipes will serve you well on Thanksgiving -- and all winter long, …

crispy sweet potato roast

I have a <i>complicated</i> relationship with sweet potatoes. I think they’re one of these wonder vegetables — impossible to mess up cooking, pretty …

A Cranberry Ginger Upside-Down Cake to Steal the Show

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: A cranberry cake that's ready to be front and center at your Thanksgiving dinner.</i><p>If there's anything you need to know about me, …

12 Recipes for Feeding Your Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Guests

You’re to host a crowd of people you love over a beautifully set table and a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal. The goal: for guests to leave full and satisfied. But you also know a few gluten-free friends will be attending, and you want them to experience the post-Thanksgiving food coma just as much …

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The Best of All Worlds: A Creamy, Chunky, Vegetarian Chowder

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: You shouldn't have to decide between creamy soup and chunky soup.</i> …

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Harissa is a great shortcut ingredient to flavor, but no two jars (or tubes) are the same. Taste first—if it seems very spicy, use a bit less. You can always stir more into the chickpeas when the dish is finished. Learn how to make this recipe and more …

Recipes

Indonesian-Style Collard Greens Curry (Gulai Sayur)

1 1⁄2 tsp. ground turmeric<p>7 shallots, roughly chopped<p>4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped<p>2 red or green Thai chiles, minced<p>1 (3") piece ginger, peeled …

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Escabeche de Verduras

Makes about 2 1/2 cups Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 small carrots, thinly sliced on a diagonal<p>Kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced<p>1/2 green bell pepper, thinly sliced<p>1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced<p>1/2 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced<p>1/2 white onion, thinly sliced<p>2 …

Roasted Chickpea and Broccoli Burritos to Swear By

<i>Ever heard of</i> <i>Thug Kitchen</i><i>? It's a super-popular vegan cooking blog that uses dirty words to promote clean eating. The following recipe is from the site's authors' debut book,</i> <i>Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook</i><i>, and is a delicious vegan take on burritos. However, proceed with caution--it contains an</i> …

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Strengthen your core with these key poses.<p>A regular yoga practice can prep your tummy for bikini season faster than banging out a million crunches.<p>In general, yoga is full of core-strengthening moves, but these stomach toners take top honors. They challenge your balance and stability and force your …

These Coastal Towns Will Make You Want To Visit England This Summer

Spring is here and if you're not already dreaming about your idyllic seaside retreat this summer, you will be now.<p>We found 10 English resort towns that are known for their beautiful beaches, cultural activities and family-friendly retreats. Whether you're a Brit looking for a quick escape or a …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

1 word every traveler should know

I LISTENED to Isa Lei again. The Fijian farewell song is still stuck in my head, and my heart, since my first time visiting in 2007.<p>When three …

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

The 5 Coolest Distilleries in the World

The art of alcohol distillation dates back to some of the earliest civilizations. The ancient Chinese were known for distilling a beverage from rice beer, Greek philosophers were known for distilling wine, and arrack was being distilled in the East Indies by 800 BC. Today, the practice continues …

Celebrities as Neoclassical Paintings

With his Replace Face project, an artist has decided to draw his inspiration from English painter George Dawe who painted 329 portraits of Russian …

A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

Five destinations you should know more about

These countries might not be on traveller’s bucket lists – but according to the people that live there, they should be.<p>Whether it is the notion that Brits only drink tea or that all Argentineans dance tango, cultural stereotypes can overshadow a country’s true nuances.<p>For a more authentic take on …

22 epic images of the Pacific Crest Trail we’re excited to see on the big screen in Wild

LIKE MANY PEOPLE, I’m sure, the Pacific Crest Trail entered my radar screen after reading the bestseller <i>Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest</i> …

Best Places To Go Barefoot

Over winter and ready to hit the beach? Us too.<p>As a coping mechanism, we've compiled a list of the best places to beat the heat. Here are a few spots where shirts and shoes are definitely not required:<p><b>Anse Source d’Argent, Seychelles, Africa</b><p>With its ideal snorkling conditions and shallow waters, …

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Extremely Rare Star Wars Movie Posters You've Never Seen

The original Star Wars trilogy was (and remains) a worldwide phenomenon, George Lucas's interstellar tale of good vs evil captured the imagination of …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Books

The 10-Minute Workout Is REAL

Photographed By Geordy Pearson.<p>We have a million excuses for cutting a workout off the calendar: too much work, too far from home, holiday travel, …

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11 New Ways to Use Leftovers

You're probably a little full right now. You convinced yourself the annual post-meal nap was due to tryptohphan (it's not!), and you gave plenty of thanks. But it's not time write off Thanksgiving just yet -- your Tupperware is stuffed to the brim. Why not transform your leftovers into dishes that …

7 Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted back<p>Pilates is probably best known for its abs-sculpting power, but it can tone every part of your body, including your back. Try these seven moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> and people will be begging you for the secret to your …