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Pakistani spicy potatoes (aloo bhujia) recipe

Parboil the potatoes for a few minutes, then drain well.<p>Heat the oil and ghee in a saucepan with a lid, until hot. Add the cumin, nigella and coriander seeds and allow to splutter.<p>Turn the heat to low and add the ginger and garlic. Stir, ensuring they don’t burn or stick to the bottom of the …

Recipes

5 science-backed strategies for being more likable to employers, romantic partners, and everyone in-between

One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that someone likes you. Are you likable?<p>It doesn't matter if it's your crush, your boss, a new friend or your favorite barista.<p>It's possible that these three words are some of the most powerful in the English language:<p><i>I like you.</i><p>Okay, okay, I …

Body Language

The Affordable Drugstore Retinol Product Every Women Over 40 Should Be Using For Wrinkle-Free Skin

Retinol is one of the best anti-aging ingredients available, especially if you’re a woman over 40. It has the power to improve the cellular function …

Skin Care

Portugal's Convento de Cristo: The Complete Guide

The Convento de Cristo (Convent of Christ) in Tomar is one of the architectural highlights of Portugal, and should be on the itinerary of anyone with …

European Travel

11 German Fairytale Villages You Need to Visit At Least Once

Those of you who have Germany on their travel bucket list probably dream about enchanting castles, alpine views, the wild Berlin nightlife and …

The Top 14 Gorgeous Towns and Cities to Visit in France

Who hasn’t heard the famous Audrey Hepburn quote, “Paris is always a good idea”? Well, let’s go a bit further with this and say France, as a whole, …

The 6 Sexy Fragrances to Wear If You Want to Get Laid This Summer

I left a recent POPSUGAR brainstorm meeting with one very intrepid assignment: pull a handful of new Summer perfumes out of our over-stuffed beauty closet, wear a new one each day, and see which scents get me laid. (It's a perk of the job I'm sure my SO appreciates more than my dental plan or …

How to Lose 30 Pounds in 9 Weeks With No Diet Pills

If you want to lose a significant amount of weight, you need a specialized plan of attack. Weight loss requires creating a calorie deficit, or …

25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

These Portuguese Libraries Are Infested With Bats — and They Like It That Way

They actually serve a very specific purpose.<p>At the University of Coimbra in central Portugal, there are bats in the <i>biblioteca</i>. They swoop through the …

18 Beautiful Villages And Towns In Spain To Visit

Spain is one of those countries that’s totally different depending on which region you visit. I mean, it’s pretty vast (by European standards, at …

Buying Property in Portugal as a Non-Resident

From taxes to average prices and down payments., here’s what you need to know<p>By Ariel Ramchandani<p>Recently, the sun has been shining brightly on …

How to Boost Collagen Under the Eyes

Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that maintains the structure, smoothness and elasticity of your skin. As you get older, collagen naturally …

5 Tricks for Learning a New Language as an Adult

Children can pick up new languages like it’s no big deal, but adults have to really work to get even the basics. While it may seem daunting, it’s not …

Gluten-Free Lower-Carb Lemon Bar Recipe

There are two kinds of lemon bars in this world. First are the bright yellow ones that usually have a lot of lemon and a lot of sugar (as much as 3 …

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

48 hours in Porto Travel Guide

Best Things to Do in Porto <i>Penned under our expert traveler series, this guest post is written by traveler and expat, Claudi, who blogs for CoupleRTW.</i> …

European Travel

10 of the best UNESCO world heritage sites in France

France boasts a staggering number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites – 43 of them, which is more than almost any other country in Europe (only Italy and …

Make the Most of Your Airport Layover with Free City Tours

Long airport layovers are usually associated with expensive Wi-Fi, reheated sandwiches, and people crowded onto uncomfortable metal chairs. But these eight airports have turned that whole idea on its head, offering mini city tours so that travelers can make the most of their time between flights …

102 Drugstore Beauty Products That Are Absolutely Worth the Hype

Every true beauty junkie knows that there are certain drugstore products that are incredible. There are so many affordable brands out there that deliver high-quality cosmetics. I am always on the hunt for the very best formulas that are easily accessible, so I test items on the regular. If you want …

Byrdie Editors Agree: These Fragrances Attract Mega Compliments

As far as Team Byrdie is concerned, a spritz of perfume is as crucial to our daily routine as moisturizer. It's the <i>pièce de résistance</i>, the final …

Everything You Can Do With Everything Bagel Seasoning

Are you a member of the cult of Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel seasoning blend? Look on Instagram and Pinterest and you'll quickly realize …

Breakfast

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

Why Tbilisi's One of My Favorite Cities in the World

Travel<p>Georgia’s capital is anything but orderly. Despite this—or because of it—it's one of the best, most strikingly original cities in the world.<p>There are cities that make sense. The streets glide along straight, clean lines, their names uniform from start to finish. Bridges are crossable. Signs …

5 of the Most Useful Apps To Organize and Store Travel Photos

You’ve arrived home from an epic trip and it’s back to the daily grind. If you’re anything like us here at <i>TPG</i>, dealing with the 3,751 photos taken …

The Best Tour Companies for Single Travelers

You don't need a travel partner to take a memorable vacation. In fact, traveling solo can be a rich and rewarding experience in its own right. Solo …

The most underrated coastal towns in Europe to go to before they become touristy

The vertiginous houses of Positano, the white settlements of Santorini and the poetic villages of Cinque Terre might still be some of the most …

Netherlands Itinerary for One Week - Top Places to Visit

Are you planning to visit Europe this summer and not sure which country to spend most of your time in? We highly recommend the Netherlands. It is the …

The Most Romantic Small Towns in Europe

We know you love Paris, Venice, and Florence. Problem is, so does every other couple in the world. This Valentine’s Day—or on a romantic weekend away—seek out the quiet romance of these secluded small towns across Europe instead. This article was originally published in February, 2017. It has been …

Ten brilliant day trips from Madrid

<i>The Monastery of El Escorial. Photo: Daniel Lázaro Fernandez/Flickr.</i><p>Just an hour away from Madrid is the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, …