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12 things I wish I knew before visiting Paris

Paris draws over 80 million visitors every year. In order to be able to enjoy and experience Paris to the fullest, without becoming overwhelmed by …

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

TED Talks

36 Hours in Victoria, British Columbia

This compact, eminently walkable city, set amid the breathtaking beauty and bounty of Vancouver Island, is lauded as one of the world’s top small urban destinations. Beyond the picture-perfect downtown waterfront, British Columbia’s capital is an exhilarating blend of cultures, from Canadian and …

British Columbia

Nick Chater picks five books to explore the mysteries of the mind

Confabulator, storyteller, illusionist … psychology and neuroscience suggest that everything we thought we knew about the inner world is false<p>Since Plato, philosophers have had doubts about how our senses provide knowledge of the external world. But surely we are the ultimate arbiters of the …

Consciousness

The 50 Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

In March of 2017, we recommended 50 of the best podcasts for your listening pleasure. Many of those shows continue to do great work, including</i> …

10 Tips for Better Sheet-Pan Dinners

By Anna Stockwell<p>If your sheet-pan dinners consist of a jumble of random ingredients, you need to read this.<p>A sheet-pan dinner—where everything is roasted all together on one rimmed baking sheet—is a weeknight go-to for us, and not just because it means less dishes to wash. The best sheet-pan …

Cooking

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

Literature

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Job Interviews

Secret symbols in still-life painting

Did you know that cherries and strawberries represented the souls of men? Or that a dragonfly could be the devil? These beautiful works say much more than you think, writes Cath Pound.<p>Still-life painting has existed since time immemorial and offered us some of the most sublimely beautiful painting …

Art

I Gave Cream Cheese Frosting a Makeover and Now I’ll Never Go Back to the Original

It all started with Giada di Laurentiis' "Marry-Me" banana muffins—muffins so good, apparently, that if you make them for your partner it just may …

This Creamy Miso Dressing Will Have You Licking Your Bowl in Front of All Your Coworkers

By Emily Schultz<p>With very little shame.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the miso dressing recipe that associate social media manager Emily Schultz just couldn't live without.</i><p>A couple of months ago my coworker, Alex …

Cooking

Introverts are Natural Disruptors—Here’s Why | Heleo

“Introverts are uniquely suited to disruption because they’re comfortable playing where other people aren’t.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>The creative power</i> …

Self-improvement

Eat Up on Pi Day With ‘Top Chef’ Champ Stephanie Izard’s Banana Cream Pie

Get your tastebuds ready to celebrate! March 14 marks Pi Day, and what better way to enjoy it than with a pie? <i>Us Weekly</i> spoke to <i>Top Chef</i> season 4 …

Seven Magic Sauces you Should Know About

What is a magic sauce? It's a simple sauce you can use a hundred different ways. And you should absolutely have one or two in your repertoire! Here …

How to Make a Perfect Key Lime Pie

It's easy as pie. Truly.<p>Fact: When asked, “What’s your favorite type of pie” approximately 80% of all humans will respond: <b>Key. Lime. Pie.</b><p>OK, this may …

Could this planting scheme transform urban gardens?

As the editor of Gardens Illustrated, Lucy Bellamy is no stranger to providing gardeners with aspirational planting advice. But as someone with a small garden behind a terraced house in a Lincolnshire town, she is all too aware of the limits of a more humble plot. Her book, Brilliant and Wild: A …

This perfect road trip keeps you in 70 degree weather all year

Americans love road trips, and we should! With tens of thousands of miles of US highways capable of whisking us between 58 national parks and …

Cassoulet Is the Most Epic Dish You Will Ever Make

Our classic version takes no shortcuts and requires a little planning, but every step is totally doable, even if you’re not a pro.<p>I have made cassoulet more times than is advisable—first in culinary school, once with a friend for a dinner party, and at least half a dozen times in the BA Test …

Cooking

Here's How to Bake Crusty Bread (From Scratch) In About An Hour

Yes, it can be done.

Microwaves

There's just something about Adriene: How Yoga with Adriene dominates YouTube

Adriene Mishler exudes plenty of mushy-gushy spiritual thinking, but the yoga evangelist embraces something else, too: self-deprecating humor.<p>That's …

97 Affordable Gifts for Readers

In his famous memoir, <i>On Writing,</i> Stephen King said: “Books are a uniquely portable magic,” and he was right. A powerful novel has the ability to …

These 14 Instant Pot Recipes Will Knock Your Family's Socks Off — and Won't Cost You More Than $20

Let's be honest, the Instant Pot is a busy parent's BFF. You can make pretty much anything your little heart desires — from rice to seafood to yogurt and beyond — and you don't have to sit around waiting for water to boil or an oven to preheat. So what could be better for moms and dads who have to …

Here’s Korean Barbecue for the Home Cook: Beef Bulgogi Meatballs

Beef bulgogi meatballs take the traditional flavors of a famous Korean dish and translate them into an easy, recreate-able form — meatballs — for home cooks. “Bulgogi, one of Korea’s most popular beef dishes made of very thin slices marinated and then grilled at a very hot tableside grill, is often …

Genius Korean-Style Chicken Wings

<i>Every week, Food52"s Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A genius trick for oven-crisped chicken wings that might be even better than fried (plus a magic dipping sauce you're going to use on lots more than wings).</i><p>A supply of great snacks is …

These Honey-Sriracha Meatballs Make Meal Prep Easy

There are two types of people who do weekly meal prep. The first is the health-conscious person who's counting something (calories, protein, sugar) …

Food

Top 10 Flowers To Grow For Weddings

Catherine Duncan lives in Peebles in the Scottish Borders where she grows seasonal, scented cut flowers in her garden to sell for local customers and …

These homemade Twix bars taste like the real thing—but are super low-sugar

No matter how committed you are to keto, Paleo, Whole30, or whatever your eating plan of choice is, sometimes, you just can’t shake a craving for a …

Homemade Hoisin Sauce Is the King of Condiments

By Christina Chaey<p>With apologies to mayo, ketchup, and Sriracha.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade hoisin sauce recipe associate editor Christina Chaey makes in triple-batches and puts on</i> …

Cooking

Gold Medal Recipes

Good morning. These are hard commutes some of us are taking these days, after long nights watching the Olympics, cheering the giant slalom, trying to understand curling, digging the slopestyle, eating a lot of fried chicken on the couch. The hard slap of the newspaper hitting the front door awakens …

Onions

Winter Weekend Escape: 30 Hours in Victoria, BC

<i>Originally published January 19, 2017 | Updated February 1, 2018</i> <i>“Final check. Buckle up! We’re ready to roll!” calls the pilot.</i>It’s a chilly, foggy …

Travel