Laura Mayer

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8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

The world's best luxury boot camps

At these wellness retreats, the staff will kick your butt – and then spoil you silly.<p>Pure Kauai, Hawaii, USA<p>Woman on a mountain top looking out to the ocean surrounding Kauai, Hawaii. Image by Chad Riley / OJO Images / Getty Images.<p>Use the island’s stunning nature as a gym – surf lessons, kayak …

Fitness

Wonderful Paintings Of Superheroes Made With Colorful Watercolor Splashes

<b>French industrial designer</b> turned illustrator Clémentine, who works under the name of Blule—last featured here—has created a new wonderful series of …

Comic Books

Dreamy Black and White Watercolors by Artist Elicia Edijanto | Colossal

<p>There’s an innate relationship between children and the animal kingdom. Our children sing songs about animals, the have toy animals, they have books …

Art

Intricately-Detailed Landscape Drawings are Smaller Than a Pencil

Michigan-based artist Taylor Mazer recently crafted incredibly small drawings that are no larger than your average pencil. In December 2014, he used a fine-tipped Micron pen, straight-edge, and mechanical pencil to create intriguing monochromatic landscapes. They often feature urban structures like …

9 Art Therapy Techniques To Help You De-Stress In 2015

Welcome to the New Year! Whether you're already hard at work making your fresh batch of New Year's resolutions a reality, or still nursing your hangover and breaking all of them at once, we're here to ease you into equilibrium with a little dose of calmness and creativity. The following art therapy …

Diet Weight Loss, Nutrition Tips and More

Ex-Graffiti Artist Cuts Paper Into Delicate Art

“Paper is a noble material,” says Aurel Rubbish, a former electronic musician and graffiti artist. For the past four years, this 33-year-old Frenchman has dedicated himself to the delicate art of paper-cutting. Inspired by street art, tattoo design and the American Pop Surrealism movement, Rubbish …

Butterfly Sculptures Made From Recycled Paper

Rebecca J Coles is a paper artist based in the United Kingdom who creates three-dimensional sculptures from a hand drawn and cut assemblage of …

PAM® Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie Recipe

"Puffy layers of crescent dough with a cream cheese filling are topped with cinnamon sugar for an easy, elegant dessert."<p>Ingredients<p>PAM® Original …

Coconut Gooey Chocolate Crunch Bars

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish* with parchment paper allowing the side to hang over the dish.<p>In a large mixing bowl …

Dessert

Lemon loaf

Simple, easy, tangy, well there are many things you can think of when you see this recipe ^^.<p>I'm always in love with the taste and smell of the …

Browned Butter Brown Sugar Double Chocolate Cookie Cups

Wow, that title is a mouthful! But so are these cookie cups- a mouthful of delicious, decadent, divine chocolate indulgence! (You like my …

Dessert

Spicy Roasted Squash with Feta and Herbs

Spicy Roasted Squash with Feta and Herbs.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 16, 2014 93<p><i>[I’m signing books in Richmond at Southern Seasons today at 4PM! Please note</i> …

Farro with Swiss Chard and Radicchio Recipe

Do you ever eat farro? It’s an ancient grain related to wheat. It has a wonderfully nutty, rich flavor and works beautifully as a side dish to …

Baked Goat Cheese with Roasted Garlic and Pull Apart Baguettes

Baked Goat Cheese with Roasted Garlic and Pull Apart Baguettes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 10, 2014 54<p>Apparently it’s a week of cheese!<p>Not complaining, not …

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Banksy mural Art Buff vandalised

A Banksy mural has been vandalised just two weeks after it appeared on a wall in a seaside town.<p>The piece, called Art Buff, depicts an older woman staring at an empty plinth while wearing headphones with her hands clasped behind her back.<p>On Sunday evening, a spray-painted penis was added to the …

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Beautifully Crafted Insects Made Out of Recycled Paper

Beautiful paper art can take on many forms, including incredible 3D drawings, stretchable stone-like busts, and elaborate hand-cut illustrations. Recently, Belgium-based ad agency Soon used paper as the medium for yet another unexpected product–playful little insects. Each sculpture was handcrafted …

Insanity Burger From 'Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food'

There are those of you who might be wondering why you need yet another burger recipe, and then there are those who just can't get enough. This burger from <i>Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food</i> is for both of you: it delivers classic flavor all juiced up and a little weird, in a wonderful way. Oliver takes the …

Paolo Nutini Returns to Music After Years of Self-Discovery

Photo: Courtesy of Shamil Tanna<p>In 2010, following the release of his sophomore album <i>Sunny Side Up</i>, 23-year-old Paolo Nutini took stock of his life. Since age 16, he'd been writing music, touring, building his own celebrity...and pretty much nothing else. "There was a real sense of self-absorbance," …

Lighter Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Don't get me wrong—I'm not a health nut or a calorie counter. But let's face it: The feeling you get after downing a bowl of creamy, cheesy fettuccine Alfredo ain't the best. Wouldn't it be great to have a quick and easy version that's just as good as the typical cream-packed rendition, but has a …

Shredded Kale Salad with Fried Chicken

Chili Garlic Shredded Kale Salad… with Fried Chicken. Yep.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 22, 2014 65<p><i>{pittsburgh friends! i’m signing books tomorrow, 9/23, at</i> …

Honeycrisp Salad with Crispy Sage and Maple Vinaigrette

Honeycrisp Salad with Crispy Sage and Maple Vinaigrette.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 18, 2014 61<p>I swear this isn’t the most boring salad that it appears to …

Hearty Soups and Stews Perfect for Chilly Days

There's a recipe in here with your name on it.<p><b>There's nothing like a bowl of hearty, hot soup or stew</b> to warm you up from the inside-out. Whether you go vegetarian (Italian veggie soup) or meaty (hello, braised oxtail), there's a recipe here with your name on it.

BBQ Chicken French Breads

BBQ Chicken French Breads.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 19, 2014 49<p>This is what I like to call “eating color.”<p>I mean there is a good bit of green here. In a …

Watercolour Wallpaper

Black Crow Studios makes wonderful wallpapers by using watercolors and doing abstract patterns with degrading colors or a beautiful mix of vivid …