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Caramelised Onion & Butternut Pumpkin Crostata

Begin by making the pastry. Place the flour and butter in a food processor and process until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add the egg yolk and …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

Sleep

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Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

Cooking

A KIND OF HUSH // PHO FOR WINTER DAYS

I had grand intentions for my January first. There would be a fire in the fireplace, a copy of the Sunday NYT to peruse. I would make pho, slowly, …

El Cosmico - Marfa, TX, USA

Although it may not be your usual 5-star experience, El Cosmico has its quirks and eccentricities that make it unique.<p>Beautifully restored vintage …

The Best Looks from Couture Spring 2014

As glamorous haute couture creations take to the runway in Paris, we're compiling the top one-of-a-kind looks to note. Follow our edit here.<p>As glamorous haute couture creations take to the runway in Paris, we're compiling the top one-of-a-kind looks to note. Follow our edit here.

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."<p>That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of …

Roadmap

Photographer Gets Animals’ Trust By Following Them Throughout The Year

They say that “the harder you practice, the luckier you get” and the Netherlands-based wildlife photographer Edwin Kats is a living proof of this. …

Nikon D-series

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Pets

At 77, Robert Redford Goes Back To His Roots

Robert Redford isn't merely the star of the movie <i>All Is Lost</i> — he plays the only character. He plays a man stranded alone on a small yacht in the Indian Ocean, and <i>New York Times</i> film critic A.O. Scott says it's "the performance of a lifetime."<p>We don't know the man's name, why he's there, or …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Microsoft Windows

Arthur Fields: the man on O'Connell bridge

The self-taught photographer who stood on Dublin's principal bridge every day for 50 years, capturing ordinary passers-by – and the odd film star – has left a fascinating social record<p>For more than 50 years, Arthur Fields was known in Dublin as the man with the camera on O'Connell bridge. From the …

The Ends of the Road

Inspired in part by the great geography game GeoGuessr, I spent some time recently in Google Maps, finding the edges of their Street View image coverage. I've always been drawn to the end of the road, to the edges of where one might be allowed to travel, whether blocked by geographic features, …

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

BBQ

10 Best Places to See From Above

For the ultimate bird's eye view of your destination there's no more thrilling way to get your bearings than zooming over the landscape in a helicopter. Whether hovering over a kaleidoscope of corals at the Great Barrier Reef or soaring around the Statue of Liberty in New York, here are 10 of the …

Grand Canyon

In pictures: Sea angels and other amazing undersea creatures

For centuries we've looked to the stars, dreaming of the weird and alien worlds that exist beyond the confines of Earth. But beneath the sea live …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Hiking

The Great Barrier Reef we stand to lose – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/19/great-barrier-reef-in-pictures<p>720<p>As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, …

The World’s Most Iconic Lighthouses

Source: Messer Smith<p>Madang Lighthouse, Papua New Guinea<p>Source: Peace On Earth<p>Also known as the Coastwatchers’ Memorial, this imposing lighthouse was …

Lighthouses

Portraits of Angelina Jolie Captured by Brad Pitt

It is a little known fact that Brad Pitt can hold his own behind a camera. Not just any camera, mind you, but an old school film model. A November …

How Does a Baby Giraffe Sleep?

Duh! With its eyes closed, of course! Take a look at these cute photos of baby giraffes sleeping, using their own bodies as pillows for their heads, …