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The Triple Chocolate Mousse That Took 100+ Weddings By Storm

When in France, other people might bring an extra suitcase for their shopping needs. I always bring a notebook.<p>In the mid-1980s, I spent two nights a few kilometers outside of Avignon at the gorgeous Auberge de Noves. I remember an elegant room filled with antiques, a grand four-poster bed, and a …

One Doctor's Innovative Alternative to Assisted Living

Dr. Bill Thomas has spent the majority of his career trying to improve nursing homes, but now hopes to make it so that people no longer need them, …

The Instant, Genius Way to Make Any Fish Dinner More Delicious

I'm about to give you a magic wand to make any mild-mannered fish delicious (and it doesn’t involve beer-battering and dousing in malt vinegar).<p>Because, with a few all-star pantry staples and virtually no time at all, you can take any fish dinner and make a brothy-delicious sauce or stew for it. …

Cooking

5 No-Frills Bread Recipes to Help You Unwind

<i>Bread is the closest thing to culinary meditation.</i><p>Bread baking is not technically a religion, no—but when you're in the kitchen, knuckle-deep in a pile of dough, and aren't able to reach for your phone when you get a text, there's a certain serenity that you can allow yourself, even if for just 30 …

Greek Fava Dip Is Addictive & Satisfying (But Isn't Made with Fava Beans)

Greece can be a tricky place to visit as a vegetarian. It is, after all, famous for juicy lamb gyros and meaty moussaka and grilled, lemony fish. So when I visited the Greek island of Crete last year I subsisted chiefly on the wealth of dips: tzatziki, tirokafteri (spicy feta cheese spread), and, …

How Do You Make the Perfect Scrambled Eggs?

Scrambled eggs are like the learners permit of the kitchen. They require—at the least—just one ingredient and no more than a warm pan. But for all their apparent simplicity, preparing the perfect plate of scrambled eggs is actually an art in and of itself. Everyone swears by their own preferred …

When a Therapist Puts Buddhism Into Practice

The psychotherapist Mark Epstein is known for lucidly mapping the ways in which Buddhism can enrich Western approaches to psychology. In his books, starting with the publication of “Thoughts Without a Thinker” in 1995, the philosophies and practices of those worlds are in fruitful conversation.<p>In …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Self-improvement

A Quicker-Than-Quick Bread Way to Use Up Bananas

When there are bunches of browning bananas sitting in my fruit bowl, my first instinct is banana bread. Not a bad choice any day of the week, but sometimes I don’t have time to make a banana bread during the week. It’s easy enough to freeze old bananas and save them for the weekend when I have more …

This Chapel-Turned-Office in Belgium Is Unbelievably Cool

Klaarchitectuur fashions an office space for their firm that balances the building's communal past with modern workplace needs.<p>Klaarchitectuur, helmed by architect Gregory Nijs and located in Truiden, Belgium, writes of the project to transform an historic chapel, "One of the most important …

25 Roasted Vegetable Dinners to Save your Weeknights

Whenever I'm cold and hangry and at a loss for what to make for dinner, I turn to roasted vegetables. I roughly chop whatever I have in my crisper or pantry, be it cauliflower, turnips, or winter squash, crank up my oven, get out a sheet pan—and boom, I'm already halfway to dinner.<p>Roasting turns …

The Downtown New York photographer that you should know

During the 1970s and 80s, “underground legend”, Peter Hujar, spent his days capturing the reality of living in New York City. Closely linked to sociocultural scenes, his images were real, raw, and showcased a “deep understanding of his subject's true nature through his lens”. After beginning his …

Why Laminate Countertops Are Making a Big Comeback

Laminate is making a comeback! While some of us may cringe when we think of this countertop choice for the kitchen, it's changed a lot over the …

We need designers, not scientists, to show us how to change the world, says Babette Porcelijn

Designers have the power to solve the world's problems, but it may mean creating more systems and less stuff, says Dutch designer and …

This restaurant in London has a gorgeous living wall that purifies air and absorbs noise

This restaurant in London has a daylit greenhouse at its heart with a beautiful living wall made of terracotta cells. Architecture studio Fusion DNA …

One Bitcoin transaction takes more energy than a household uses in a week

Although Bitcoin has suffered a dramatic fall in value over the past several days, 2017 has seen Bitcoin’s value reach new heights – and the …

16 Filling Meals For Vegetable Cravings

Fall might mean tucking into slow-cooked, comforting carbs willy nilly, but after bowls of hearty stews and creamy casseroles, it’s the thought of vegetables that makes my mouth salivate. I dream of crispy carrots, spicy arugula, and tender beets; of kale salads piled high with nutty squash and …

Food

Groundbreaking Passivhaus development features ultra-green homes that you can actually afford

UK-based architectural firm Hamson Barron Smith have built a ground-breaking Passivhaus development in Greater Norwich, UK. The Carrowbreck Meadow …

This Material is the Undisputed King of Beauty on a Budget

One of the most important decisions you'll make when remodeling your kitchen is what material to choose for the countertops. This is a choice that …

Small Vanities & Sinks for Even the Tiniest Bathrooms

When it comes to bathrooms, there are some things that you can't do without, you know, like a sink. If you're trying to fit a bathroom or powder room …

This 100-Year-Old Kitchen Design Looks Better than Ever

Almost 100 years ago, in 1926, a team of architects set out to design the home of the future. In the wake of the first World War, Frankfurt, Germany …

Antony Gibbon's Lucent House is a serene minimalist retreat made of glass and stone

UK-based designer Antony Gibbon never ceases to amaze with his spectacular designs inspired by nature. His latest work, the Lucent House, combines …

The Four Best Paint Colors For Bedrooms

As a child, decorating our bedrooms was usually a source of enjoyment and creativity. It was the only place where we could reflect our inner selves …

The First Thing You Need to Do When Starting a Blog

<i>So you want to start a blog? I’m Kristen Ritchie of High End Hippie, and today I’m sharing the other side of blogging—the “unglamorous” but important</i> …

Marketing

Futuristic solar home hidden inside 18th-century stone ruins

The stone ruins of an 18th-century Scottish farmhouse have been brought back to life as the envelope for a surprisingly modern solar-powered home. …

Architecture

Our Favorite Twists on Traditional Subway Tile

Subway tile: it's classic, it's versatile, it's beautiful — and it's everywhere. If you love the idea of a lean, minimal tile but the ubiquitousness …

A Genius Method for Never Cooking Boring Lentils Again

Lentils don’t usually elicit flashes of anticipation in the way that, say, a molten, just-baked skillet cookie or a summer-perfect tomato sandwich do. But I humbly submit for your consideration a lentil recipe from vegetable whisperer Anna Jones, which—as practical as it may be—will hereby rank as …

Food

Styrmansgatan Apartment

The timeless pairing of old and new is impeccably displayed in the Styrmansgatan Apartment. Housed in a 19th-century building, the Stockholm …

Interior Design

Beautiful Blue Kitchen Design Ideas

01 of 30<p>Beautiful Blue Kitchens<p>From classic cobalt to dreamy turquoise nothing refreshes a dull kitchen like a livable hue. To help you find the …

What's Better Than Tender, Raspberry-Strewn Ricotta Cake?

Berries are one of my favorite parts of summer. When they're ripe and sweet, there's nothing nicer than eating them plain, ideally sprawled on the grass in the sunshine. I'm endlessly inspired by the flavors of summer, and always want to bake as much as possible. Yes, it is sometimes too hot to …