Lauren Minnie

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Heston Blumenthal's Cinnamon roll monkey bread recipe

Watch Heston Blumenthal make his take on classic American monkey bread: soft, rich dough, hints of cinnamon and vanilla and a crisp, caramelised crust, sprinkled with crunchy nuts.<p><b>Video by Waitrose</b><p><b>Vegetarian</b><p><b>Makes: 3</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p><b>For the dough</b><p><i>120g warm, whole milk</i><p><i>25g white caster sugar</i><p><i>1 tsp dry</i> …

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

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Boiling Down That French Sense of Je Ne Sais Quoi

Of all the beauty ideals in the world, this one continues to inspire. Is it something in the water?<p>I'M A FRENCH WOMAN. This can be an intimidating idea—to me. You know, so many things are said about us: that we're stylish, beautiful, skinny, and great mothers. There is a whole category of books …

Kefir, Oats, Nuts, and Maple Breakfast Jar

2 Servings<p>Kefir, a slightly looser, tangier version of yogurt is worth including in your breakfast rotation. Perfect blended in smoothies, with granola, or here in this breakfast jar.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups plain low-fat kefir (fermented milk brew)<p>1/2 cup old-fashioned oats<p>1/4 cup pure maple …

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Savory Scones

Variations<p><b>Gruyere Scones With Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions</b><br>Stir in 6 oz. grated gruyere cheese, ½ cup finely chopped caramelized onions and ½ cup …

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

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5:2 diet: healthy fasting recipes 250 calories or less

<b>Read our comprehensive guide to the 5:2 diet</b><p>All recipes serve one, but can be multiplied up.<p><b>1. Scallops with pancetta and leeks</b><p>Scallops are good news for fasters, with relatively few calories but lots of flavour.<p><b>Boys’ perk:</b> add an extra slice of pancetta<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>2 paper-thin 8g slices of pancetta …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

When it comes to dating, why can’t American men compete with Europeans?

It was three years ago that I went on my first date with a French girl. She was from Brittany and thus had one of those terribly sexy accents that …

Worst Tourist Habits According To Hawaii Locals

It's holiday season in Hawaii, which means the islands are beginning to feel a bit crowded.<p>Tourists come in droves, looking to trade in frigid winters for the chance to sip a cocktail under the tropical Hawaiian sun. It's also the time of year when thousands of surfers cram a mere seven miles on …

Martin Adolfsson: Suburbia Gone Wild examines the worldwide phenomenon of the McMansion (PHOTOS).

For six years, photographer Martin Adolfsson traveled to 44 model homes in eight countries on five continents photographing McMansions as found in …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

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Minimalist Posters Depict The Architecture Of 13 Classic Films

An Italian artist illustrates the iconic buildings of your favorite movies from The Big Lebowski‘s Malibu bachelor pad to The Incredibles‘ futuristic suburban home.<p>Sometimes, even more than wanting to be a film’s beautiful heroine or superhero protagonist, viewers are swept away by a desire to …

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Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in December

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in December:</b><p>Ring in 2014 with thousands of your closest friends for <i>three days</i> at <b>Edinburgh</b>‘s <b>Hogmanay</b> (December 30-January 1). Scotland’s biggest New Year’s party features music, dancing, …

Articles about 5 unique houses austin texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and …

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Photography's golden age

<b>John Chillingworth is a photographer that few have heard of, even among those who have some knowledge of the genre. Yet, his work featured in the UK's best known illustrated magazine, Picture Post, which first hit the presses 75 years ago and ran for almost 20 years until 1957.</b><p>A new book looks to …

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TIME's Best Photojournalism of 2013

Jan. 21, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama places his hand on two bibles as held by first lady Michelle Obama as his rec<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Brooks …

James Bond’s love of martinis would have left him both shaken and stirred: doctors have found that he consumed four times the weekly recommended alcohol limit. http://fw.to/ifXQRQm

John Whaite's Christmas gingerbread house masterclass

Great British Bake Off Winner, John Whaite demonstrates how to assemble and decorate a gingerbread house for Christmas<p><b>Makes 1 house</b><p>700g plain flour<br>1 tsp bicarbonate of soda<br>2 tsp ground ginger<br>1 tsp ground cinnamon<br>180g salted butter, softened<br>250g light brown muscovado sugar<br>1 medium egg<br>3 tbsp golden …

Artist pranks LA Best Buy stores with 'useless' gadget

Five Best Buy stores unknowingly played host to a thought-provoking art exhibit that questions our obsession with gadgets.<p>Consumers visiting five select Los Angeles-area Best Buy stores last Friday encountered a "useless" gadget unlike any other.<p>Intending to inspire people to think twice about …

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U.N. decries 'slow, uneven' use of law protecting Afghan women | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan is failing to use a law designed to protect women from violence in a country regularly voted one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman, the United Nations said on Sunday.<p>An Afghan woman wearing a burqa holds her child as she walks along a street on …

Why I won't be buying my daughter a Barbie at Christmas

Rebecca Atkinson's parents wouldn't buy her a Barbie but never did quite explain why. Now that her own daughter wants one for Christmas, she understands – and is unimpressed by how the classic blonde doll has changed since her childhood<p>All kids have a friend their parents don't approve of. Mine had …

Why I ditched God for good

My Give Just One Thing campaign was born out of the desire for my daughter to grow up a good person in a kinder world<p>Five years after my atheist bus campaign went global, I'm launching a very different kind of campaign. One night this year, as my two-year-old daughter was curled up next to me, I …

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

How to Saber a Champagne Bottle

Open your favorite bottle of bubbly in the most dramatic way possible<p>There is no way to open a bottle of Champagne that's more fun or dramatic than sabering, the act of taking a large blade (or, you know, a chef's knife) and, though the magic of physics, popping off the cork with one smooth motion. …

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The 10 most shocking performance artworks ever

Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky's nailing of his scrotum to Red Square isn't as unique as you might think: artists have shot, burned, disfigured, and eaten themselves<p>Artist Pyotr Pavlensky has made eyes water all over the world with his protest against Russia's descent into authoritarianism – …

How cosmetic surgery is changing the shape of Venezuela's mannequins

Shop-window dummies with enlarged breasts, tiny waists and unnaturally sculpted rears are catering for the national obsession with implants and plastic surgery<p>They do things differently in South America. While women's clothes stores in Scandinavia are earning widespread praise for using …

Why your heart is broken twice in the age of being dumped on Facebook

Changing your Facebook status to single is the privilege of the dumpee, but not everyone knows this<p>Even if you have broken up face-to-face, you might have a dilemma: who ends the relationship on Facebook – is it the dumper or the person who is dumped? I asked this in class one day. "Oh, I know the …

Do Pilates at Home

Exercise 1 Hug<p>Grab both handles, stand facing away from the anchor point, and step forward until there is enough tension on the band to hold you when you lean forward; raise your arms out to the sides, in line with your shoulders (not behind them). Keep your heels together, toes facing outward, and …

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