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Caramel Walnut Chocolate Tart (16-Minute, No-bake Dessert)

It’s never too late, no matter if is spring or summer – with a nice caramel and nut dessert like this one! If you like creamy-chocolatey-caramel …

A Beginner's Guide to The Ordinary Skin Care

The Ordinary has taken the skincare world by storm due to its very affordable prices and focus on ingredients. But as miraculous as the fancy science names sounds, getting a grip on what those ingredients do can be pretty confusing if you don't have a chemistry degree. Luckily, The Ordinary is so …

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

European Travel

21 Holiday Bread Recipes That Put Fruitcake to Shame

Serious question: Why does fruitcake still exist? Crammed with the rejects of the dried fruit world, roughly the weight of a small truck, and filled …

The Sexiest Books You'll Ever Have The Pleasure Of Reading

A few years ago, people around the world were completely incapacitated by a literary phenomenon. I saw rows of mothers reading the book in chaise …

How to Do Your Own Wedding Makeup—The Definitive Guide

If there’s one common misconception about beauty editors, it’s that we’re also makeup artists. And hair stylists. And board-certified dermatologists. The times I have been asked to consult on wrinkles and dark spots are too numerous to recount here. The second most common request: wedding beauty.<p>I …

Target Black Friday 2017 Beauty Deals: What to Expect

Black Friday always brings us tons of deals, but few can compare to Target's. In just a handful of days, those deep cuts will be sweeping the retailer's aisles, and if you're not out there grabbing the deals, you're truly missing out. Last year Black Friday sales rose to $3.34 billion, up 21.6 …

Why you should travel to Tromsø

When the light is just right, Tromsø looks like something from an animated film. In the midst of an unpeopled hinterland of Arctic wilderness lies …

Sri Lankan Chicken Biriyani

Lessons from a tropical island in the Indian Ocean where exuberantly spiced dishes have been influenced by centuries of colonization, migration, and …

26 Delicious Gifts from Your Kitchen

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark<p>Melt chocolate, spread it out, and add your favorite toppings—that’s almost all there is to making bark. We added one …

5 Cheap Natural Products For Under-Eye Circles Dermatologists Swear By

Whether they're caused by bad genes or simply a poor night's sleep, under eye circles are never a good look. In fact, they can even add years onto …

25 Ways to Use Oats When You've Had Enough Oatmeal

Even though there are endless ways to jazz up your morning oatmeal, sometimes it’s hard to stomach the thought of boiling up and forcing down yet …

The Bloody History of Bible Translators

LET ME BEGIN with my own heresy. I recently published a book called <i>Poets of the Bible: From Solomon’s Song of Songs to John’s Revelation</i>. There are …

5 of the Best Make-and-Take Thanksgiving Sides

Growing up, nearly all Thanksgiving dinners were spent at my grandma's house, and in classic potluck style; everyone brought the sides and desserts …

Cooking

Do This 15-Move Yoga Flow Before Bed for the "Best Night's Sleep of Your Life"

Nothing de-stresses the mind and body quite like yoga—and one wellness editor's 15-move flow is a perfect example. "The one thing I do every single …

5 houseplants that will help you beat the winter blues

Invite houseplants into your home this season<p>The days are getting colder and darker, and the short bursts of summer we enjoyed seems like a long, …

Fast Weekday Meals

Weeknight dinners can sometimes be a challenge, but not with these ultrafast recipes: Filling and nourishing, they all hit the table in 30 minutes or …

Cooking

Yotam Ottolenghi’s mushroom recipes

Talk of “earthy flavours” is pretty common at this time of the year, but it really bears repeating in the case of mushrooms, because they taste so very much of the soil from which they grow. Mushrooms don’t have any chlorophyll, so are unable to harvest energy from sunlight, which means they have …

Mushrooms

7 Cult Favorite Beauty Products You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Buy At Target

<b>Target</b> is our go-to store for just about everything. From fashion to everyday toiletries, and random home decor, the super-retailer has everything we …

The 20 best hotels in Asia 2017

Topping the list of best hotels in Asia this year is the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, with its renovated Garden Wing and Author's Lounge, and the most …

Travelers

How to make Mediterranean baked chicken and rice

"My mum would make numerous versions of this recipe for suppers, family gatherings or when we were on Mediterranean holidays while I was growing …

5 Fall Dessert Recipes We Want to Bake Immediately

At the first sign of fall, we're turning on our ovens to make alllllll the baked goods.<p>Our fall bucket list includes jumping in a pile of leaves, carving pumpkins, and trying out so many dessert recipes that we are forced to go into hibernation. The first one we'll check off is a weekend-long sugar …

Dessert

The Fast, Fancy Dinners Your Fall Nights Need

With the arrival of cooler fall days comes the desire to make dinner a bit more of an event. Gone is the need for quick, no-cook salads and …

Cooking

These lost type symbols need to make a comeback

Where would we be without punctuation marks? In a land of grammatical misunderstandings, that's where! (See, we're only three sentences into this …

Typography

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

Why Expecting Women Should Make This 1 Major Beauty Change For a Toxic-Free Pregnancy

Do pregnant women have to add perfume to the list of things they cannot touch for nine months? Not necessarily — which is good news, since giving up wine is hard enough! Even so, you should give the ingredient list on your signature scent a hard look once you get a positive pregnancy test. You may …

Breast Feeding

5 Weeknight Dinners Anyone Can Make in Under 30 Minutes

Quick and easy dinners are the bread and butter of my meal plan, week in and week out. From Monday through Friday you won't find recipes with a …

Cooking