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Herb & Mustard Roast Beef - Video Recipe

Colorful Hand-Woven Walls Create a Clever Optical Illusion

When looking at this piece by artist Wies Preijde, you might not realize that it's actually a site-specific installation. The flattened space and combination of lines and colors make it look like a drawing. It's only when we see a person standing in the room that we're assured that Predijde's work …

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Red Velvet Birthday Brownies - Stonesoup

Can you believe it’s September already?<p>I know!<p>I really love this time of year. Spring is just beginning to make an appearance both in the weather and …

Easy Poached Eggs

Poaching eggs couldn’t be easier. It’s also a great low-calorie way to prepare eggs—you don’t need to use added fat to cook them, as you would with …

Breakfast

Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle of Mexico

In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …

Middle Eastern Grilling Recipes, from Lamb Chops and Tabbouleh to Pickles and Dips

Middle Eastern grilling recipes, from lamb chops and tabbouleh to pickles and dips, from cookbook author Anissa Helou

Cooking

The 11 Untold Secrets of Menu Design

<i>Credit: Flickr/Basheer Tome</i><p>Restaurants think about more than just whether to add pretty pictures when they're designing a menu. Except at Denny's, where the primary focus is Photoshopping Grand Slams to look less like strike-outs.<p>To give a better understanding of how restaurateurs craft their menus …

Classic Hummus Is Good: This Version Might Be Even Better

<i>Rochelle Bilow, recipe by Anissa Helou, photo by Peden + Munk</i><p>We know you love hummus. We love it too. And you know what else we love? Pomegranate molasses and the slow, sweet heat of harissa paste. Put ‘em all together and you’ve got one of the best dips we’ve seen this year.<p><b>SEE MORE: 8 Common</b> …

Our 20 Most Popular Grilling Recipes of All Time

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41 Thai Recipes to Make at Home

Cooking

The Best Thing To Eat In 35 Countries Around The World

Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. We added in some of our own selections.<p>From wiener schnitzel in Austria to feijoada in Brazil to katsudon in Japan, don't miss these 35 …

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Design Is About Intent

The most admired companies of each age are often associated with a certain core competency. Ford popularized assembly line manufacturing in the …

5 Ways Volunteering With Your Coworkers Will Make You Happier (And Help Your Career)

Your company volunteer event isn’t an obligation. It’s an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, and even improve your health.<p>“My company is holding a volunteer event . . . do I have to go?”<p>Volunteering isn’t just a win-win for your company. By taking part in your company’s corporate …

Here’s How To Create A Workspace That Empowers Your People And Business

You can’t just throw some plants around the office and move some desks–designing an inspiring workplace takes research and care.<p>Amidst the constant debate about workplace design and the merits of cubicles and open-office layouts, it’s imperative we don’t lose sight of the fact that there are proven …

The Best Way to Eat Avocados: Avocado Pasta

Quick and easy avocado pasta recipe is great for date night, girlfriend night, or any weeknight at all.<p>There is at least one night a week in which I need a fast, hearty dinner. We do a lot of activities and events after work, and sometimes I have an hour from the time I walk in the door to when we …

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

Avocado Citrus Crunch Salad with Oat Croutons and Buttermilk Drizzle

Avocado Citrus Crunch Salad with Oat Croutons and a Buttermilk Drizzle.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> March 31, 2014 80<p>Lessons by salad, first edition.<p>Lesson one: it’s …

Recipes

Amazing Almond Flour Biscuits (Gluten Free)

Making up our own gluten-free recipes has certainly been an amazing journey and a life-changing experience, all very similar to how it must feel to …

A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

The Expanse

14 Recipes to Gorge On This Mardi Gras

<i>Holidays based around eating are ones we would never dream of skipping. Number one on our list this month is Mardi Gras. Here is an updated version of last year's celebratory round-up, with a few tantalizing additions that will really make you hungry:</i><p>You wouldn't know it from the sloppy tourists …

Mardi Gras

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree?<p>A team of American scientists, including Lorena Barba of George Washington University and Jake Socha of Virginia Tech, has been studying the small flying snake – about a …

English Muffin Bread

A few years ago I told my friend Sandra that I thought she should be selling toast, that it would be the Next Big Thing. I like to think that I was …

Breakfast

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Cabbage Pancakes) Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Dashi can be made by combining 1 quart of water with a 6-inch piece of <i>kombu</i> (sea kelp) and bringing it to a simmer over high heat. Remove from heat and add 1 cup of loosely packed <i>katsuobushi</i> flakes. Alternatively, dashi can be purchased in powdered form.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients2 cups …

The Most Beautiful Places In The World [PICTURES]

The book showcases 200 photos taken by travelers everywhere from Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah to terraced rice fields in China.<p>You can see a selection of photos here, and purchase the book for $39.33 at Lonely Planet.

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41 Salmon Recipes for All Your Roasting, Grilling, and Pan-Searing Needs

Salmon just never seems to get old. Here are our best easy salmon recipes to make with our favorite weeknight dinner protein.

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Can Twitter Predict Major Events? A New Study Says Yes

MIT student Nathan Kallus claims big data can be used to accurately predict crowd behavior, like the 2013 coup d’etat in Egypt.<p>Twitter is great for things like spoiling the Olympics. But can the social network’s data-gathering ways be used to predict big, potentially world-shaking events, like mass …

The Best Cheeses for Every Kind of Romantic Situation

Different types of dates require different types of cheese; let the cheese you serve do the talking.

Breakfast

68 Chocolate Desserts for Valentine's Day (or Any Day, Really)

From cookies to cakes to mousse, these rich, melty, chocolaty desserts are way better than anything from a box.

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