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52 Tech Products You Didn't Know You Needed (Until Now)

Get your life in gear with these high tech gadgets.<p>Find the perfect gadget for your unique lifestyle amongst these great picks including a nearly invincible action camera, waterproof bluetooth speakers, a mobile printer, a lipstick-sized phone charger, and more.

Lonely Planet's Best in Europe 2014

Are you packing your bags for Europe this summer, or still just fantasizing about it? Either way, you’ll be spoiled for choice when you cast your eyes over our irresistible expert picks.<p>While our Best in Travel 2014 already touted Paris’ urban renaissance, Scotland’s many events, and Yorkshire’s …

European Travel

Crossroads City: Phnom Penh

“Mama, do you see that echo?” my daughter asked. “On the wall there, looking at me.” She was three years old, and it was her first visit to <b>Phnom Penh</b>, the city of my birth. “Why are there so many in Cambodia?”<p>I followed her gaze, where she had spied a gecko clinging to a high corner. In her …

5 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special. …

San Francisco Food Tours | SF Culinary Walking Food Tours

Same Day Reservations!<p>Call Us (888) 358-8687 - Available 24/7<p>Meet Your Tour Guide<p>Tom has been in North Beach and Chinatown for so long that when he …

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

California

7 Bucket List Sights You Didn't Know You Could Cruise To

"<p>A cruise can take you to inland wonders, too, including the Great Wall of China. - Photo by Simon Harris / eStockPhoto<p>Cruises are a great way to tick boxes off your bucket list. You can get to some of the world's most historic and significant places, including lots of UNESCO World Heritage sites, …

A Cruise for Non-Cruisers: Five Pleasant Surprises in Norway

Last year I was walking with a friend along the water in my hometown of San Francisco and I stopped mid-conversation, gobsmacked to see a towering behemoth of a ship docked near Pier 39. At 10 stories high and hundreds of feet long, it looked more like a horizontal skyscraper than a seaworthy …

Your European Vacation Just Got Cheaper: 8 Ways to Explore a Now-Cheaper Europe

<i>Enjoy Europe for less now!</i><p>You know what's the best thing when you're a budget-conscious traveler? When something happens that makes your entire trip cheaper, without you having to change a single thing on your itinerary. That something, in this case, is a steep drop in the value of the euro, making …

How to Save Money When Booking a Cruise

Cruising is one of the best vacation values out there, with your room, several free restaurant choices and oodles of daytime and evening entertainment included in the cruise fare. But that doesn't mean the per-person ticket price is always cheap. If you're a bargain hunter, there's always room to …

10 incredible day trips from Vancouver

There's so much to see and do in Vancouver that you might forget to check out what the surrounding area has to offer. A transport hub with great access to the rest of BC, Vancouver is the perfect jumping-off point for day trips into the region. Here are our top 10 escapes from the city.<p>Steveston<p>An …

Western Canada

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

The Science of Melting Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Have you ever gotten all excited to make a grilled cheese and then...your cheese just doesn't melt? Or maybe it breaks, separating into a tough, stringy mass surrounded by a pool of oil? Yup, it's a crappy feeling. …

grilled cheese

Everyone's Been Making French Fries Wrong: Here's the Easy Method

Traditional French fries are cooked twice, and not so healthy. Imagine my surprise when I learned that frying only <i>once</i> with <i>very little hands-on …

Master Hot Sauce

Makes about 2 1/2 cups Servings<p>This hot sauce recipe is made with just three ingredients: chiles, vinegar, and salt.<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound stemmed fresh chiles (such as jalapeño, serrano, Fresno, or habanero; use one variety or mix and match)<p>2 tablespoons kosher salt<p>1 1/2 cups distilled …

Dai Due's Master Brined Chicken

Makes enough brine for two 2½-lb. chickens Servings<p>This brine will add both moisture and flavor to your birds.<p>September 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 ounces kosher salt (1 cup Diamond Crystal or ½ cup Morton)<p>¼ cup sugar<p>1 teaspoon black peppercorns<p>1 lemon, halved<p>1–2 2½-pound chickens<p>Recipe …

Food & Dining

20 Free Things That Perfectly Capture San Francisco's Spirit

San Francisco may be notorious for its sky-high rent and fine-dining options, but many overlook the abundance of free things to do in this …

San Francisco

Yogurt Has Been Around Forever, But Do We Really Know What It Is?

It all starts with fermentation.<p>Some of us eat yogurt every morning, and most of us are aware that it's a dairy product, but how many of us <i>really</i> know what yogurt is? Not many. That ends today, right here, with everything you ever needed to know about this healthy breakfast option.<p>Yogurt is a …

Perfect French Toast: A Classic Recipe | The Art of Manliness

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” –John Gunther<p>I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Gunther. Some of my favorite moments at home are spent …

Breakfast

Skip the Beaches and Hit the Streets: A Crawl of Da Nang's Amazing Street Food

The first stop of the night doesn't look like much.<p>Summer and I are on the side of the road in Da Nang, and like many of the narrow, motorbike-clogged back streets of the city, the cacophony of sights and sounds near-indecipherable to foreigners all blur together. But good food is to come, I'm …

Not Your Traditional Korean Tacos Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Let's face it: Korean tacos were about the least traditional tacos you could get, until the Kogi truck rolled out in LA. Now they're a food-fusion staple. These Korean tacos, however, were inspired by a food truck on my college campus and cobbled together by my roommate who was …

Chinese Fried Rice Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok; add chopped onions and stir-fry until onions turn a nice brown color, about 8-10 minutes; remove from wok.<p>Allow wok to cool …

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

European Travel

Dinner For Mom: 5 Easy Recipes Even the Kids Can Make

Let mom kick back while you make an amazing meal tonight. These recipes are so easy, even the kids can make them (with a little help from dad).<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste. Serve with …

5 travel experts reveal the best places they've ever visited

These are the people we count on to tell us what places are worth a trip and what places aren't, along with other essential travel tips.<p>We asked five of these experienced travelers what their favorite destinations are.<p>Here's what they said:<p>Anne Banas, executive editor of Smarter Travel: The Azores, …

Rich and Creamy Tonkotsu Ramen Broth Recipe

<b>NOTE:</b> This broth takes a full day or at least overnight to make. Plan accordingly. Unused broth can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days or frozen for up to three months. This recipe is for the broth only. For a full meal, you will also need ramen-style …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying …

Self-improvement

37 Tragically Mispronounced Pop Culture Things

Prabal, jicama, HAIM.<p>Okay, so maybe John Travolta didn't so much "mispronounce" Idina Menzel's name as he said an entirely <i>different</i> name, but we can't really judge him that much when there are so many words (fashion designers, indie bands, GOOP-y foods) we here at ELLE.com mumble through because …

21 Ooey Gooey Ways to Devour Chocolate

The only thing better than dessert is chocolate dessert. Here are our all time favorite chocolate recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.<p><b>Chocolate Dump Cake</b><p>This simple confection doesn't require frosting, but a drizzle of chocolate sauce is highly encouraged. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Cheesecake Bars with Melted</b> …