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How to Easily Maintain a Water Heater

Get more hot water and extend the life of your water heater by following these tips.<p>A well-functioning water heater keeps a household running smoothly. When the water cools or runs out, everyone will notice the next time they want a nice, hot shower. Here are a few steps you can take to maximize …

6 Genuinely Cool German Cities That Aren’t Berlin

For travelers, Germany has two personas: the kitschy quaint towns filled with gable roofed houses, and the edgy underground. From the outside it can …

Dutch babies 101: What they are and how to cook them, plus recipes

When it comes to pancakes, I usually go Dutch.<p>A Dutch baby — also known as a German pancake, David Eyre's pancake or a Bismarck — is the preferred …

Breakfast

Cheese Souffle

Seriously, whip up one of these bad boys the next time you have friends over and prepare thyself for some serious oohs and ahhs. You can play around …

Gruyere

You Will Be Able to Fly to Europe for Less Than $100 Very Soon

Just in time for summer vacation!<p>It's been well over a year since Norwegian Airlines dangled $69 flights from the U.S. to Europe in front of our noses, but we didn't know exactly when it would happen or where those flights would go.<p>But now it's time to get ready to start planning your summer …

The perfect ski resort for someone who doesn't like skiing

Two confessions: I am a terrible skier, and I am a terrified skier. The two do not always go hand in hand – I used to be a terrible but excited skier, quite gung-ho and free from nerves, until I had a catastrophic fall one unseasonably warm spring while shooting down a slope covered with something …

Skiing

Stef's Slow Cooker Creme Brulee Recipe

"Creme brulee cooked in the slow cooker is an easy way to prepare this creamy dessert and you only need 5 simple ingredients. These can be baked and …

13 Healthy Hygge Foods for the Coziest Day Ever

By now you've probably heard of hygge. The word describing a Danish way of life—pronounced <i>hoo-gah,</i> by the way—is one of those that isn't easy to …

Matcha 101: How to Make the Best Tea

Are you craving a calming, healthful cup of matcha to get you through the depths of winter? This week tea experts Emily Erb and Anna Morton of Leaves …

19 Make-Ahead Casseroles That Are Perfect for a Quick Dinner or Sharing With a Friend

There’s definitely a reason that people were obsessed with casseroles in the ’50s. They’re portable, comforting and can almost always be made before you need them. Lucky for us, they’re making a comeback and in a *big* way. And there are plenty of modern vegetarian casseroles and make-ahead …

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

Landscape Photography

Tahini Blondies

• Calories 455.25<br>• Fat 20.51g<br>• Sat fat 5.54g<br>• Protein 8.22g<br>• Carbohydrate 63.25g<br>• Fiber 1.80g<br>• Sugar 41.75g<br>• Cholesterol 54.90mg<br>• Iron 5.14mg<br>• Sodium 339.85mg<br>• Calcium …

Claire Ptak’s pancake recipes for Dutch babies and American popovers

Batter is a wonderful thing. Baked, griddled or fried, it can be transformed into dramatically different forms. From crepes and pancakes to Yorkshire puddings and American popovers, the ingredients change very little, but the methods of cooking, and the order in which you incorporate the …

Baking

7 Easy Veggie Chili Recipes That Prove You Don't Need Meat to Make It Hearty

Chili is one of those cozy dinners we make once a week come wintertime. We’re pretty much always craving a spicy, warm bowlful. Bonus: It’s one of …

Urban Craftsman tiny house offers luxurious living in a little package

The Urban Craftsman sits on a 26 ft (4.87 m) double-axle trailer and comprises a total of 290 sq ft (27 sq m) of usable floorspace. The exterior is a …

30 Indulgent Vegan Desserts That Will Be the Star of Your Next Celebration

It can be daunting to those who have taken up a vegan lifestyle to find recipes that are as equally tasty as they are wholesome. Especially when it comes to dessert, a staple among parties and celebrations, but also perhaps the trickiest dish to find a vegan-alternative recipe. These egg-free, …

Dessert

The Barn

"The Barn" is an exceptional conversion by Carney Logan Burke Architects, it combines both rustic and modern details to complement the beautiful and …

14 Buddha Bowl Recipes That Will Satisfy Every Craving

Tahini sauce over everything.

Food

Corn Chowder

These corn chowder recipes combine the vegetable with a variety of eclectic ingredients. Some of our favorites include a corn-and-cod chowder, a corn …

Slow-Cooker Vegetable Minestrone

Make the soup:<p>Place all the ingredients except the zucchini in a 5-quart or larger slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook on the LOW setting …

Slow Cookers

7 Ways to Use Your Slow Cooker to Make More Wholesome Meals

If one of your goals for the new year is to focus on eating a more wholesome diet, the slow cooker is one of the most helpful tools in the kitchen to …

Cooking

HSBC: Countries where expats have the best lifestyle and make friends easily

Italy makes the list.Pixabay<p>HSBC annual expat explorer report looks at one its like to be a foreigner living and working in countries around the world.<p>The bank asked YouGov to survey nearly 27,000 expats from 190 countries and territories for the report, asking them about how easy it was for them …

French Onion Soup

In a large heavy-bottom pot, melt the butter over low heat. Add the sliced onions, thyme, salt, and pepper and continue to cook, stirring …

Onions

Gardening 101: Raspberry

Raspberry, <i>Rubus strigosus:</i> “The Welcome Rambler”<p>Raspberries should be re-classified as one of the seven wonders of the world. Native species of the …

Gardening

Roost wants to keep you from laying pipe all night long

Smart home supplier Roost has confirmed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 that its Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector is now available for pre-order.<p>The appliance aims to improve home safety by sending “up-to-the-minute” alerts to a homeowner’s smartphone on any water damages. Roost …

Writing Tips: The Importance of Character When Plotting Your Novel

It’s impossible to talk about plotting your novel without discussing character as the two are inevitably intertwined throughout your book. I also …

Writing

16 Vegan Soup and Stew Recipes to Warm You Up

As much as I love a bowl of beef stew or broccoli cheese soup, you don't need meat or dairy to make a fantastic pot of soup. Limiting yourself to plant-based ingredients is one of the best ways to give seasonal produce the respect they deserve. That means Italian <i>ribollita</i> packed with kale and …

You Can Fly to Europe for $69, So You Have No Excuse Not to Travel This Year

You may remember a while back when we shared the news that $69 flights to Europe were going to be a thing come 2017.<p>Good news: We've got an update, …

New York City

Those $69 Flights to Europe Are Coming in June

Norwegian Airlines has been teasing $69 flights to Europe from select spots in the United States for almost a full year now.<p>And while they promised …

Air Travel

This Map Reveals the Ultimate Cross-U.S. Train Trip for Under $250

Travel across the U.S. in style.<p>Want to see the sights of the continental United States, but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg to do it? You’re in …