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Raymond J. de Souza: If Europe’s elites think Trump’s defence of Western liberty is ‘racist, they’d have hated Churchill

KRAKÓW, POLAND –<p>President Donald Trump’s improbable speech in Poland last week — and the reaction to it — may be a signal moment in his presidency, …

Donald Trump

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Canadian snowbirds: Rules you need to know

There could soon be changes to the rules that affect U.S.-bound Canadian snowbirds.<p>A Canada-U.S. agreement is in the works to share information on …

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

You can make upside-down cakes with all kinds of fruit, but you just can’t beat our take on the classic. We make it in a cast-iron skillet and add …

Dessert

Cucumber Salad With Feta Recipe

"On very sunny and warm days, my mother used to make a similar dish," says Dominique Crenn, chef and owner of Atelier Crenn in San Francisco. "It …

Recipes

12 Paint Color Ideas for Bedrooms

Designer-tested hues.<p>With just the right hue, you won't lose any sleep — and you'll wake up ready to go. Designers choose the best bedroom paint colors.

20 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

<i>Robert Couse-Baker / Flickr</i><p>More than "middle seat," "lost reservation" or "canceled flight," the two words that have the power to rattle even the most intrepid traveler are, "Stop, thief!"<p>Tamara Tennant, a globetrotter and owner of an interior design firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recalls how …

Credit Cards

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

Google Flights

Living Life to The Fullest in Italy

If there is one characteristic that describes Italians, it's their ability to enjoy life.<p>If you are looking for ways to enjoy the sweet life, la dolce vita, take tips from the Italians, or better yet, head to Italy.<p>Photo courtesy of Katja Presnal<p>One of the best things about Italy is actually the …

11 Great Pre-Trip Prep Tips to Start Your Travels off Right

Alexander Graham Bell once said, "Before anything else, preparation is the key to success." I'm pretty sure he wasn't talking about travel but it's apropos nonetheless. It's the little things that you do up front that pave the way to a stress-free experience. While I can't guarantee you won't hit …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.<p>There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found …

Understanding doctors' language and hospital code

Photo, Ocean Photography/Veer Images.<p>I walked into my home in midtown Toronto following a night shift in the ER. It was noon on an autumn Saturday …

Best Places to Shop For Affordable Art: IXXI, Snapbox, LIFE & Four More

I was reminded yesterday of how cool IXXI wall graphics are when I walked into a friend's home and saw them covering the walls in a number of rooms. …

Wall Art

38 Things I've Learned to Let Go of in 38 Years

Last year, to celebrate another trip around the sun, I wrote a birthday blog called "37 Life Lessons in 37 Years." It was reminiscent of my life's biggest successes, "failures," learning experiences, and opportunities for growth condensed into little life-lesson nuggets. To my humble surprise, it …

With a Conscience -- 'Our Mother's Daughters'

"The relationship between parents and children, but especially between mothers and daughters, is tremendously powerful, scarcely to be comprehended in any rational way." -- Joyce Carol Oates<p>I was 4. My mother, "Ma," was fighting a cold and was lying down in her bedroom, nearly asleep. I felt so …

Red Wine-Braised Beef Shanks Recipe

Hefty beef shanks are braised in an ample amount of red wine with carrots and onions until the meat is tender and falling off the bone. The braising liquid and aromatic vegetables are then blended into a rich sauce.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>The aromatics and braising liquid blend together to form a …

What I'm Drinking Now

The blasts of winter make the choice of full-bodied wines a little too easy, and, as always, I pick my wines to go with my food. Here are a number I've been enjoying recently.<p>Tenuta Santa Maria alla Pieve Amarone della Valpolicella 2007 ($75-$85)--If you want a really big red, amarones are bred to …

Wine Cellars

Bucatini Carbonara

Italian carbonara is famously rich, combining pancetta or <i>guanciale</i> (cured pork jowl), egg yolks and cheese. At Holeman and Finch, Linton Hopkins adds …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

Limoncello

• 6 organic lemons<br>• 1 1/4 cups superfine sugar<br>• 1/3 cup water<br>• 1 25-fl oz (750ml) bottle of good-quality vodka<p><b>Instructions</b><p>Wash and dry the lemons and remove …

Food

The Quick Fix: Overnight Oats

Instructions Per 250 ml Mason jar.<p>In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup rolled oats (not instant) and a scant 1/2 cup milk – the ratio should be 1:1 but you can use almond milk or soy milk (even juice) if you prefer.<p>Stir in 1 tablespoon vanilla yogurt, 1 teaspoon liquid honey (or maple syrup), 3 …

DIY Hand Dyed Ribbon

Make your own pretty, silk, hand dyed ribbon to wrap your bouquets with (or make bows, packaging, etc!)<p>276<p>1197

Hokey Pokey

I was going to say that this isn't as fun as it sounds, but then I reconsidered. Hokey Pokey is the Cornish term for honeycomb, and is wonderful …

Recipes

Pesto alla Genovese

• 1 large bunch of fresh basil leaves<br>• 4 cloves garlic, peeled<br>• 1 teaspoon pine nuts<br>• 5 to 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (preferably Ligurian)<br>• 3/4 cup …

RECIPE: Peppe’s Sangria from Via Tribunali

On a sleepy block at the corner of Ludlow and Rivington, you’ll find Via Tribunali, a cozy Italian restaurant currently being helmed by Giuseppe …

9 New York City Food Trucks You Need To Try This Summer

Though New York City loses to Orlando as the best city for food trucks, it does offer an amazing selection of grub-on-the-go.<p>With options like vegetarian, Mexican, Chinese, grilled cheese, and everything in between, the city's roaming food trucks are as diverse as its population.<p>Even so, many …

Food Trucks

15 Sweet Treats You Should Bake Instead of Cupcakes

Look, we're fine with cupcakes, but the world of baking is so much bigger. Here are 15 other sweet treats we'd rather bake than cupcakes<p>It's not that we're anti-cupcake, it's just that…okay. We are a <i>teensy bit</i> anti-cupcake. But wait! Hear us out! It's not that cupcakes are bad in and of themselves. …

Alive and Kicking

Makes 4 Servings<p>Orangerie is a Scotch whisky that’s been infused with orange peel, clove, and cassia; it can be sourced online.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>demerara simple syrup<p>1 tablespoon demerara sugar<p>cocktail<p>4 oz. strong cold-brew coffee<p>4 oz. fernet (preferably Contratto)<p>3 oz. amaro (preferably …