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NYC's cheese experts reveal how to make the perfect cheese plate

We asked the Caitlin Bower, a cheesemonger at Murray's Cheese, how to make the perfect cheese plate. Her secret is pretty straightforward: Use cheeses with different textures and tastes.<p><i>Story by Sarah Schmalbruch and editing by Andrew Fowler</i>

Food

This Mason Jar Cocktail Is the Best Stocking Stuffer Idea for Adults

Whether you’re going to a fancy holiday party or snuggling close with friends on the couch, a good cocktail is a requirement for the holiday season. We decided to give the classic hot apple cider an alcoholic twist: We’ve spiked the winter staple with cinnamon whiskey and honey whiskey. In this …

Chemicals

How Not to Screw Up Sangria, So You Can Make Fruit & Booze Magic at Home

There's no shame in sangria. Unless it's bad sangria.<p>There's no shame in sangria. Unless it's bad sangria.<p>Unfortunately, there's a lot of subpar sangria out there these days. It's easy to fall victim to a syrupy glass (or four) of "sugar wine," and wake up the next day with a splitting headache. …

Subpar

14 Rooms That Will Make You Rethink Your Gallery Wall

These rooms prove the power of decorating with just one piece of high-impact art.<p>A museum-like display of multiple photos, paintings and drawings isn't the only way to make a statement with art. Here, 14 rooms prove the power of decorating with just one piece of high-impact art.

Interior Design

The Ultimate Salad for Beet Lovers

Seamus Mullen’s Tertulia in NYC is about as close as you can get to eating in Spain without actually getting on a plane. While Mullen’s giant, …

Flavors

How to Hang Photos

Follow these step-by-step instructions to display your artwork with style.<p>How to Hang Pictures and Mirrors<p>One way of hanging pictures is from a picture rail. However, if you would rather hang the pictures and mirrors individually, there are certain steps you can take to avoid marking your walls …

DIY

24 Hanukkah Dinner Recipes That’ll Light Up the Night

We’ve gathered up 24 delicious, distinct dinner recipes perfect for every night of the Hanukkah festival. Beyond just the usual brisket, we’ve included recipes for everything from poultry to fish to a few veggie-friendly options. Each, despite the amount of effort required, is just as scrumptious …

Cooking

Strawberry Sufganiyot

Makes about 16 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 3 min<p>The best thing about Hanukkah? Pillowy, deep-fried sufganiyot filled with strawberry jelly.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>dough<p>1 1/4-oz. envelope active dry yeast (about 2 1/4 tsp.)<p>3-4 cups all-purpose flour, divided, plus more for surface<p>1 …

Baking

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

Northern Ireland

Ask a Designer: How Do I Create a Gallery Wall?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future installment.<p><b>Q: "I love a good gallery wall. What are your top</b> …

The Algarve's wild western coast

Portugal's least developed region, the western Algarve has nationally protected nature reserves, pristine beaches, wild coastlines, jagged cliffs, and is home to Europe’s southwestern most point, Cabo de São Vicente (Cape St Vincent).<p>From fresh seafood caught daily by local fishermen and the best …

Loneliness

Parents, grab these healthy make-ahead breakfast recipes: Blueberry bars, overnight oatmeal

Is your morning time in the kitchen in the limited? Tired of serving your family cold cereal or Pop-Tarts as you rush out of the house? Jenna Helwig, food editor at Parents magazine, has healthy breakfast ideas that are nutritious and can be made ahead. Get ready to sleep in and serve your family …

Breakfast

The One Cocktail You Need at Your Holiday Party

Lifestyle blogger Camille Styles shares her recipe for a boozy big-batch punch that will keep you from getting stuck making drinks all night.<p>[image id='b2f71828-712a-456d-97a9-da5365b495d3' loc='C'][/image]<i>Buff Strickland</i><p>Hosting a party or holiday gathering doesn't have to mean that you spend the …

First time Montréal: what to do in the City of Saints

Bold, brazen and beautiful, Montréal is a tantalizing tale of two worlds: new-world energy and excitement meets old-world glamour and grace. Take in the best of both while sipping a creamy <i>café au lait</i> on a Parisian-style sidewalk <i>terrasse</i>. <i>Canadienne</i> to the core, with its pristine urban streets and …

Travel

How to Beat Online Price Discrimination

A new study found that major e-commerce retailers show some users different prices or a different set of results.<p>Do you think you can find the lowest …

eCommerce

How to secure your iPhone with iOS 8 password managers and Touch ID

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>There are two enhanced features of iOS 8 that can change how users manage their secure information. The first is Apple’s …

Amazing Black and White Lightroom Tutorials

Processing black and white photos is a skill of its own. <br>Learn how it’s done – in less than 2 hours!<p>As a photographer, you know it’s super-important …

Traveling Light: Putting Together a Photography Kit for Travel

Taking photographs on holiday or whilst traveling for any other reason is one of the things many of us look forward to. The problem is travel, and in …

7 Reasons Why Prime Lenses are Better Than Zoom Lenses to Improve Your Photography

Debates in the photography community are quite common, ranging from topics on photographic gear to brands and much more. One such never-ending debate …

Cameras

How to Capture Amazing Photos of Piers Using 3 Key Elements of Composition

Ahh, the romance of piers in photographs, novels and movies. They evoke many memories – of storms, sunsets, family vacations, loneliness and the …

Tutorial: An Effective Method for Fixing Uneven Skin Tones in Photoshop

There are times when capturing portraits that you’ll notice the skin tone of the subject varies between their face and their body. It’s a rather …

6 Commonly Used and Confused Tools in Photoshop Explained

There are lots of tools in Photoshop that are sometimes a bit confusing due to the similar nature of their functionality. With subtle differences, …

How to Make Skewers for Pork, Chicken, Steak, and More

Skewers are quick, use few ingredients, and are so versatile you'll never get bored. Here's how to make skewers right every time<p>Kebabs are quick, use few ingredients, and are so versatile you'll never get bored. Here's how to make skewers right every time.<p><b>1. Give 'em a soak.</b><p>If you’re using bamboo …

Cooking

Elke Vogelsang's dog portraiture

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Trails

Top 5 alternative New Zealand road trips

<i>Who can resist the urge to hit the open (and almost empty) road in New Zealand? Certainly not us...but don't forget that the country has urban adventures aplenty, too. Check out our selection of lesser known (but no less wonderful) road trips, then head over to BBC Travel to find out about the</i> …

Travel

Five tips to get more out of your iPhone or iPad in the new year

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Usually a New Year’s resolution happens when a person makes a promise to improve themselves. Despite our best …