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It's Official: These Are the 10 Most Vegan-Friendly Cities In The World

Whether it is for ethical or health reasons, the number of vegans around the world continues to grow by leaps and bounds. And while nowadays vegan …

Doing This 1 Thing Could Help Your Intelligence, Focus, and Creativity

Evidence shows that keeping an analog journal can help with productivity and creativity. Here are three simple tips to get started.<p>While our lives continue to be consumed by digital technologies, lost is the art of journaling. Keeping a written journal, however, can have remarkable benefits.<p>Studies …

South of France Tomato Soup with Young Chevre

This soup tastes like it comes from Provence's culinary central casting. All the usual (and lovable) characters are here: the tomatoes, the garlic, …

Get Psyched for Spring With These 12 Stunning Pics of Edible Flower Dishes

Spring is just around the corner, and we’re all about starting fresh. From spring cleaning our kitchens to making healthy detoxifying recipes, we’re doing away with the old and ringing in the new. And what could *possibly* be more apropos for a fresh spring outlook than pretty edible flowers …

Baby Showers

Yotam Ottolenghi’s dumpling recipes

Few foods are as comforting as a proper dumpling<p>The brilliant Marina O’Loughlin, in a recent review of a dumpling restaurant, wrote that, “As the world inches closer to chaos, we focus hard on what we put into our faces.” In such times, it’s comfort and safety we seek, and dumplings (or “bite-sized …

10 Best Cities to Visit in Europe (Truly Beautiful and Affordable)

Scrolling down your Instagram and you see your friends swimming at the beautiful beaches in Spain, visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris or sipping …

Europe

10 romantic sleeper trains that still survive

This travel blogger visited every country in the world and only spent $20 a day — here's how

Henrik Jeppesen is a 28-year-old Danish travel blogger who's visited every country in the world.<p>Despite being a full-time traveler, Jeppesen says he has only spent an average of $20 a day for his trips so far — in large part by being economical and getting sponsorships from airlines and hotels.<p>"The …

I Practiced Hygge and It's Kind of the Best Thing Ever

“Do Hot Pockets count as hygge?” I ask my husband on our first night of practicing the Danish way-of-life-turned-phenomenon pronounced <i>HOO-gah</i>, and …

We Travel Not To Escape Life, But For Life Not To Escape Us

You want to be attractive, incredibly attractive.<p>You know, Pierce Bronson or Liv Tyler kind.<p>But then you look into the mirror and…let’s just say, any …

Relationships

A 5-Minute Method for Cleaning Your Toughest Kitchen Tool

Keeping the microwave clean isn't always easy (especially if you have roommates) and it's usually the last chore anyone wants to tackle. It's a time …

45 Most Beautiful Places in the World

<b>E</b>ach and every day professional photographer discovers new and amazing places fully loaded with nature. Most of you had never seen everything what …

Map Reveals Every Country’s Tourism Slogan

Countries do a lot of things to market themselves to tourists and one of them is using slogans. Holiday deals website Family Break Finder has …

How to Make Matcha Gingerbread Cookies

Bright-green, fresh and spicy matcha-coated gingerbread cookies will add intrigue to any cookie swap this season. Although they may not resemble a …

19 Healthier Takes on Risotto That Won't Have You Stirring for Hours

Risotto is often one of those dishes we save for restaurants, under the assumption that it takes way too long to make at home. While the extra arm …

These Buddhist principles can help you stop ruining your diet at work—and chill out, too

Two thousand and five hundred years ago, Buddha suggested some basic guidelines for eating to his monks. He recommended that they limit their eating to certain hours rather than grazing throughout the day. When they did eat, he said, they should give their food the attention it deserved.<p>Today, as …

23 holy places with a deep connection to nature

Engulfed by nature<p>From Hawaii to India, these temples, monasteries and spiritual sites are situated right in the midst of breathtaking natural …

Monasteries

Animals don't have Mondays (except for these photo contest winners)

What we all need right about now is something to make us smile, giggle, guffaw or just laugh outright. The 2016 winners of the Comedy Wildlife …

This House Is Designed With Various Levels Cascading Down A Forested Hillside

Sebastián Irarrazaval has designed a home in Chile that cascades down the hillside so it can take full advantage of the water views without …

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

17 unexpected ingredients everyone should have in their kitchen

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>But there are also some lesser-known ingredients that are so versatile and delicious they'll prove to be invaluable additions to your …

20 Amazing Places In China To Take Pictures

Not all of China is factory’s and pollution; it’s vast and diverse territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on …

Buying cinnamon at a store? Watch out for its dangerous lookalike, cassia

This might seem like a simple instance of adulteration, but cassia can be quite harmful<p>For quite a few years now, Leonard John, a cinnamon planter …

A Cautious Man’s Guide to Hot Peppers

For thousands of years, Native Americans cultivated capsicum, a member of the nightshade family best known for its spiciness. The Aztecs called it</i> …

How to Make Zhug, the Yemenite Hot Sauce You'll Want to Put on Everything

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>Last week, when I wrote about my recipe for <i>phat phrik khing</i>, I tried my absolute darnedest to convince you that a good mortar and pestle belongs in the arsenal of any home cook. It will actually extract more flavor from …

Recipes

20 Best Cities For Summer Travel

Finding the destination that perfectly balances fun and affordability can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are many places throughout North America that are perfect for younger travelers.<p>FORBES consulted travel experts at Lonely Planet to find the 20 best destinations in Canada, Mexico, the U.S. …

How To Make A Relationship Last 25 Years And Longer

A happy relationship can be the most rewarding thing in the world. As anybody who’s ever been in one knows however, they aren’t always (or ever) …

These Beaches Look Even More Beautiful From the Sky

Have you ever seen the world from a doorless helicopter? (We've tried it, and highly recommend it.) Photographer Gray Malin captures beaches around the world—and the essence of summer—from this precarious angle, showcased in his new book, Beaches. See some of his best aerial photography here, …

Stuff No One Told Me (20+ Pics)

In 2010, illustrator Alex Noriega was having some problems at work and so he started a blog as a way to figure out where he was going wrong. "I …

The Most Romantic Beaches in the World

<i>What’s your dream vacation?</i> Glamour <i>asked 1,000 women that question—and then had 13 top travel bloggers plan your most-wanted trips, all for under $1,000! This week, we present everything you need to know about planning your best getaway ever. Here, travel experts reveal the most picturesque—and</i> …