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The 10 best independent bookshops in the world – readers recommend

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Wherever you are in the world, visiting a bookshop is always a treat – but with their numbers dwindling, independent stores that offer something unique are increasingly becoming a destination in themselves. Last year we rounded up some of the world’s most weird and …

Books

Direction of Light for Food Photography

When photographing food, the direction of your light is very important. Certain angles of light will help shape the scene and can also be the …

Workouts You Can Do in 5 Minutes or Less That Are Actually Effective

We've got awesome moves for when you have very little time to exercise.<p>Best news ever: Even quickie workouts have plenty of benefits. (Science says so!) Knock out one—or all—of these drills faster than you can think of an excuse not to.<p>For more quick workouts, check out our Shape-Up Shortcuts …

Pink Lady Food Photographer Of The Year 2016

Photo by David Griffen. Winner of the Phillip Harben Award for Food in Action category, Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2015<p><b>The Competition:</b> …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>May is always such a mix—busy weekends, slow weekends, days that feel like March, days that feel like July. Check out the links below for recipes that …

British Cuisine

13 Toast Recipes Good Enough To Call Dinner

Warm weather is here, and with that the need to keep the kitchen cool. Sometimes, the fact that we can't turn on our ovens feels absolutely liberating -- there are so many salads to finally be enjoyed -- but other times it makes it hard to figure out what to prepare for dinner. We have a solution: …

Here's How Long Wine Really Lasts Once It's Been Opened

Every once in a while, an opened bottle of wine goes unfinished. (It's rare, but it happens.) This is good news, because it means that wine will be there for you on another evening. But how long will it last uncorked before it turns to vinegar? That, friends, all depends on the type of wine you …

Liven Up Your Tabletop Photoshoots

Tabletops are great for elbow leaning, finger drumming and they make pretty good photo backdrops too!<p>You can set anything down on ’em, from baked …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>We've talked about what our moms made us, but now let's talk about what we can make for mom. Whether you're spending time with her this Mother's Day, …

Breakfast

This is What Photographers Need to Know About Basic Filter Types And Their Uses

Filters have been around since the beginning of photography. Most of them were used in film and analogue photography because different materials have …

Landscape Photography

The Gradual Move Towards Fujifilm: An Interview with Patrick La Roque

Welcome to our <b>series of 100 interviews</b> <b>we will be holding with professional photographers who use mirrorless cameras</b> for work! “Switching to a smaller …

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Breakfast

How to Take Pictures of a Sunrise

Waking up to photograph the sunrise isn’t the only hard thing about capturing the sun, there are plenty of technical details that photographers must …

Street Photography Tips for Beginners

It is a very natural urge for photographers to document the swirling life around them. We often find ourselves drawn into, as observers, a number of …

Street Photography

Publish and be spammed: a new way of thinking about email

Something weird has happened to email. For the past decade, if you wanted to share short, personal writing via the internet, you started a blog. Websites such as Blogger and Movable Type were the first steps to personal publishing; the blog, although frequently maligned, the starting place for a …

Writing

14 Charts That'll Help You Look Like A Bona Fide Wine Expert

We've heard wine experts toss around phrases like "oaky with a bit of a banana aroma" or "jammy," as if the rest of us could also distinguish those flavors. The film "Sideways" was filled with that type of annoying bravado as it followed two friends across California's wine country. "A little …

15 Things NOT To Do In Paris

It's impossible to see and do everything when visiting Paris, so why waste time doing anything that isn't worthy of your hard-earned vacation hours? The next time you're in the City of Light, don't fight with crowds in tourist traps, eat at the wrong restaurants, or wait in line at the Eiffel …

7 Simple Yoga Poses You Should Do Every Day

It's not always easy to get to yoga class. Whether it's a late night at work or something else, we get it; sometimes that hour of downward dogging just doesn't happen.<p>There's no reason not to strike a few poses throughout the day, though. In fact, you can reap most of the same benefits of a class …

Watch a baby hummingbird grow up

Spring is springing! Already, a few of my Seattle birding pals have spotted hummingbird nests. Thus, since today is “Caturday”, I was inspired to share a video of a mother rufous hummingbird as she raises her son from hatching to fledging. In this video, you will see how fast the chick grows …

Birds

Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

Imagine a sprawling villa in the heart of California wine country, a Hawaii home overlooking a 19-foot waterfall and swimming grotto, or a rustic Alaska cabin with nighttime views of the northern lights. These aren't fantasies; they're actual rental properties on Airbnb and they're among the site's …

New Jersey

21 Places Every Photographer Should Visit Before They Die

<i>Elia Locardi is an internationally-recognized professional travel photographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador and X-Photographer, writer, public</i> …

European Travel

You Won't Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

At Oyster, we're known for our honest, undoctored hotel photography, and in our Photo Fakeout series we've shown just how different from reality some marketing images can be. But we've also encountered plenty of hotels that were truly as beautiful as advertised. These photos we took at various …

8 Extraordinary Places to go Whale Watching in Latin America

<b>Get up close to the whales and their calves as they migrate to the warm waters of Latin America.</b><p><b>1. ARGENTINA</b><p><b>From Wild Patagonian Shores</b><p>Head to the coastal town of Puerto Madryn on Patagonia's rugged Peninsula Valdes, where from June to December southern right whales can be seen within just feet of …

5 Absolutely Magical Places to Visit in Iceland

I started off my Euro trip on an island, but warm weather and coconut cocktails weren't on the menu. I was in search of adventure, majestic sights -- I wanted to change my perspective on the world, and come back a new person.<p><b>Iceland did just that. It changed my life forever.</b><p>Touring the South Coast …

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

8 Mobile Apps that Will Make You Love Your Next Layover

Prayitno / Flickr<p>Flight delays are impossible to avoid and even more frustrating to deal with. But there are a few smartphone apps that will make your next delay less of a headache. Whether you want to find the nearest airport lounge or yoga room, or just need help getting rebooked, you'll find …

Pasta e Fagioli

5 stars based on 181 votes<p><i>Pasta e fagioli</i> — literally “pasta and beans” — is a heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. There are …

Food

Smoky Chickpea, Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup

5 stars based on 170 votes<p>If you’re in need of a little pick-me-up, this soul-satisfying soup is just the ticket. Here’s what I love about it: you …

Slow Cooker Spinach and Mozzarella Frittata

Shares 50K<p>If you’ve yet to try our mouth-watering Spinach and Mozzarella Frittata, you don’t know what you’re missing! This slow cooker recipe …

Cooking