Jessi Leary

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The best quotes from 2015 celebrity commencement speeches

Graduating college is an exciting achievement, but the four-hour ceremonies can be a bit of a buzzkill—that is, unless a famous person is on hand to …

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

Cooking

17 Cobblers, Crumbles, Crisps, and Buckles That Make Us Want to Eat All the Berries and Crumbs

With so many berries to choose from, why not make a cobbler, crisp, crumble, or buckle? Here are 18 so good you'll want to dig well below the crumbly top layer and polish off the whole thing.<p><b>When someone shows up to a party with a truly beautiful berry cobbler,</b> crumble, buckle, or crisp, our jaws …

Baking

Your Creative Calendar: 91 Things To Do, See, And Hear This June

• <i>Entourage: The Movie,</i> opens June 3rd. Will Vinnie Chase finally get his Oscar? Did Lloyd ever sue Ari? Does Turtle still smoke pot now that he lost a …

Entertainment

Teacher Asks Students To Write Her Notes And The Outcome Is Eye-Opening

Third grade teacher Kyle Schwartz wanted to better understand her students' lives, so she asked them directly. In her Doull Elementary class in Denver, CO, she had students write down what they wish Schwartz knew, and they openly shared pieces of their home and school life.<p>"As a new teacher, I …

Teaching

The 30 Movies Worth Going to the Theater for This Summer

Get ready for The Dark Tower, lifeguards running in slo-mo, and—sigh–more Minions.<p>The weather is beginning to change, the sun is starting to peek out more, the days are longer, the nights perfect for grilling on the patio. All that can only mean one thing: Summer movie season is here! Sure, we've …

The 6 Game of Thrones Characters Whose Stories Are Totally Different in the Books

As beloved as some of these book plots may be, they don't make for very good television.<p>We’ve known for a while now that Season 5 of <i>Game of Thrones</i> would go even further off-book than ever before. But some show watchers might be surprised at exactly <i>how</i> far away from the book’s plot many of the main …

How Kristen Wiig Became Hollywood’s Most Interesting Actress

She could’ve been the female Will Ferrell. Instead, she capitalized on 'Bridesmaids' to carve out an unexpected career, leading to her best turn yet …

The only way to see this incredible museum in Mexico is by scuba diving

The Museo Subacuático de Arte , located off the coast of Isla Mujeres in Mexico's Riviera Maya, is the world's largest underwater museum.<p>Composed of over 500 life-sized sculptures, MUSA offers incredible displays hidden 28 feet below the ocean's surface. That means that the only way it can be …

Sculpture

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

<i>by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

National Parks

5 Sex Moves To Achieve An Amazing Orgasm

If I told you that your elusive orgasm is within reach, would you do just about anything to experience the toe-curling, back-arching pleasure? You should. Aside from its health benefits, orgasms feel too damn good to live without. Our lady parts, specifically the clitoris, are designed to …

Muscle

The Top 5 U.S. Travel Spots of 2015

Luxe travel consortiumVirtuoso has unveiled its annual Luxury Travel Report for 2015, highlighting the hottest vacations to book now. Here, we're spotlighting America's top vacation spots to travel to this year—and the chicest hotels to stay at.<p><b>1) New York, New York</b><p>For the second year in a row, The …

10 Underrated National Parks In America

<i>By Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar American parks deserve a spot on your bucket list.<p><b>1. North Cascades National Park, Washington</b><p>© Terry Donnelly / Alamy<p>If you want to see glaciers and temperate …

National Parks

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

Eva Green

Baked Potatoes Stuffed with Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese

<i>In Cooking from Every Angle, we hear from our fearless leaders: Food52 co-founders Amanda & Merrill.</i><p><i>Today: An easy retro favorite you'd do well to bring back, stat.</i><p>I've been on a baked sweet potato kick for a while now. They make an excellent base for leftover bolognese or lamb stew, and I can't …

Short Rib Pot Pie

8 Servings<p>Shortening is the secret to extra-flaky pie crust, but nothing compares to the flavor of butter. Use both, as in this super-luxe beef pie, and you’re golden.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>crust<p>3 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons kosher salt<p>½ cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into …

Dave Grohl: The ‘Sonic Highways’ Exit Interview

“I haven’t had too many reflective moments in the past eight months,” Dave Grohl tells <i>Rolling Stone</i> a day before the finale of his musical travelogue …

The Cool Trick for Making Grease-Free Hot Buttered Rum

Too often hot buttered rum arrives topped with an unappetizing, shimmering oil slick. Bartender Duane Sylvestre of Bourbon Steak DC has a fix: …

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, you have to care for the muscles that heave all of those heavy weights, too<p>When you think of flexibility, it's likely that the first things that come to mind are touching your toes, or stretching your hamstrings. Unfortunately, those are often …

11 Crazy-Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails

Here are 11 super-easy Thanksgiving cocktails that you can make in no time.<p>Between roasting a turkey, mashing potatoes, making gravy and generally …

7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Way Better Than Pie

<b>1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust & Caramel Sauce</b><p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but why not shake things up and make a pumpkin cheesecake instead? This 5-star recipe is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast -- and no one will miss that tired ol' pumpkin …

Dessert

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

18 Camping Tips Everyone Should Know

<b>Anyone that goes camping knows that it's always good to be well prepared so it makes things a lot easier and more enjoyable. So the next time you go</b> …

Pecan, Bourbon, and Butterscotch Bread Pudding

10 Servings<p>As if the butterscotch wasn't enough, we packed this bread pudding recipe with pecan and bourbon. Yep. Bourbon.<p>November 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Butterscotch Sauce<p>1 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup light corn syrup<p>3 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt<p>1/2 cup heavy cream<p>…

5 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes Just in Time For the Holidays

<b>1. Perfect Pumpkin Bread</b><p>I've tried many pumpkin bread recipes over the years, but none as good as this one. It's easy -- just a bit of mixing and stirring, pop it in the oven, and, in about an hour, you'll have a house smelling of sweet autumn spices and two scrumptious, pumpkiny loaves. <b>GET THE</b> …

Breakfast

24 Essential Kitchen Tricks and Tips

What Kitchen Short Cuts Am I Missing?<p>I have owned a food processor for almost a decade but only recently tried out the cheese grater attachment - and instantly felt like a complete idiot for wasting countless hours of my life grating cheese by hand. I am sure there must be many other techniques i …

The 6 Golden Rules Of A Healthy Grocery Cart

<i>By Kristin Kirkpatrick for U.S. News</i><p>I like to think of myself as a fairly non-judgmental kind of girl. The problem is, when I'm waiting in the grocery store checkout line, that persona goes out the store's sliding doors. As I wait for my turn, I find myself examining the contents of others' carts, …

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

Nature Photography