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The Science Of The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Plenty of baristas have fine-tuned the process of making espresso, but really there are only a handful of variables they can control:<p>1. Coarseness of the grind<p>2. Temperature of the extraction<p>3. Extraction time<p>4. The all-important coffee-to-water ratio<p>Coffee roasters and barista schools have …

Quick Budget-Friendly Recipes

Your taste buds and wallet will achieve perfect harmony with our selection of quick meals, including stovetop mac and cheese, braised pork chops, meatballs, and roasted chicken tacos.

Revealed: The cheapest way from London to Paris

It’s been a difficult year for Paris’s tourism industry, but with its ever-diversifying food and nightlife scene, and a big push from the mayor's office to keep visitors happy, it’s well worth planning a trip.<p>Herein lies our guide to getting from the city of London to the City of Lights without …

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

Asian street food fight: Singapore vs Taipei

Many Asian cities claim to be the one true king of street food. Thais boast that Bangkok’s endless alleyways filled with tasty dishes make their capital tops, while Hong Kongers swear their <i>dai pai dongs</i> (street stalls) offering Cantonese fare put their city in street-food slot number one. When it …

Peruvian chicken soup recipe

A wholesome bowl of chicken, potatoes and hard-boiled eggs in a herby, chilli-flecked broth.<p><i>Serves six</i><p>2.2kg (5lb) chicken<br>2 leeks, roughly chopped<br>2 sticks celery, roughly chopped<br>2 carrots, roughly chopped<br>1 cube ginger root, 2.5cm (1in) square, peeled and sliced<br>1 head garlic, halved horizontally<br>9 …

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Fourteen stocks for 2014

ELM GROVE, Wisc. (MarketWatch) — At the start of 2013, I gave you four stocks to buy. Those picks did well. Wells Fargo has run from $35 to $45; …

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses for Photographing Couples

Posing Guide for Photographing Couples: Couple photography is about connection, interaction and feelings between two people. Here are some poses to …

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Slow-Motion Photo Booths: The Next Big Thing in Wedding Photography?

Here’s something that could very well be the “next big thing” in wedding photography: slow motion photo booths. Check out the hilarious video above …

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

Best Salmon Recipe: The Only One You'll Ever Need

There are a lot of different ways to prepare salmon -- many of them good too -- but there's only one best way to cook this fish and we're going to share it with you.<p>When we talk about the best, we don't mean a fancy 12-hour preparation of a dinner that you'll finish in 20 under minutes. While we're …

Before & After: A Yorkshire Bedroom Goes from Beige to Beautiful

IKEA, as a store and a concept, can be pretty divisive. On one hand, there are those IKEA zealots who hold the low-priced furniture retailer in the …

in the kitchen with: whip + click’s tomato tatin

I promise this is the last recipe with tomatoes as protagonist for this summer! I was all ready to explore other ingredients, when I was wooed by …

OMG, I Want This House: Fabulous Homes From Paris to Sao Paulo (PHOTOS)

Home Envy<p>A lap pool? Pollock-themed bedroom? Yes, please! See envy-inspiring designs from Interiors Now.<p>08.23.13 1:36 PM ET<p>Richard Powers; Courtesy …

Articles about art meets design 7 modern homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The owners of this 1910 farmhouse wanted to create the ideal living space where their extensive furniture collection from the 50s...<p>We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>You still can’t have your modern art and …

Urban Loft by Nordes Design

• 1 |<p>A neutral palette in the living room is amped with a textured rug and dynamic artwork and photography.<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>A bold-themed black and white …

Apartment in Ukraine [Visualized]

Modern Apartment Design Maximizes Space, Minimizes Distraction

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>4 |<p>5 |<p>This two-bedroom space focuses on a few core concepts of modern design and does so in a way that really enhances the overall feel of …

Apartment Living for the Modern Minimalist

• 1 |<p>The design of this apartment space is ideal for anyone trying to make their home clean, modern and fresh. The white paint, straight lines and …