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Gardening Without a Yard

You need zero square feet to grow food.<p>I frequently nag friends, family, and strangers to start gardening. “I’d love to have a garden, but I don’t have a yard” is by far the most common excuse I hear. No more! Here are some of my favorite DIY designs for growing food that require not even an inch …

A Spice Buyer On Why Pepper Is Dirty, And How It Gets Clean

This week's news that the Food and Drug Administration found that 12 percent of spices imported to the U.S. are contaminated was a little disheartening.<p>As the FDA reported, all kinds of nasty stuff hitch a ride with spices into the country — from insects to animal excrement to pathogens. The agency …

Cake Batter Cookies With Sprinkles

Kate babbles about all things food on her own blog, Food Babbles, and about feeding her girls the best way. Here on Food Fanatic, she wows us with her commitment to homemade, fresh baking, week after week.<p>It's the little things in life, the simple pleasures. A warm cookie, freshly baked from the …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

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10 Greatest Travel Books of All Time

<i>Photo Courtesy Michael Mohr. Article by Ian Crouch, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Just what is travel writing? Sometimes it tells the story of a journey -- the initial excitement of a ship leaving port or the joy of watching the sun rise in a brand-new place. Often it celebrates the act of …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

Lou Reed: 20 Essential Tracks

After leaving the Velvet Underground in 1970, Lou Reed went to work for his dad’s accounting firm as a typist. If he had never played a note of music …

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10 Must-Do’s in Yangon, Myanmar

At long last, the floodgates of Myanmar, a country of 55 million, are open to the outside world. Most visitors flock to Yangon (formerly Rangoon), …

40 Recipes for the Fall Harvest Season

40 recipes for fall produce, from butternut squash and brussels sprouts to apples and pomegranate.<p>The mercury's dropping, the leaves are turning orange, and the nights are growing longer.<p>And you know what that means.<p>Your dad's going to pull out that pumpkin-colored wool sweater with the "falling …

How to House-Sit Your Way Around the World

Photo Courtesy of Bart Speelman/Flickr. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.<p>You've heard about pet-sitting, but what about house-sitting to save money while traveling? Dalene and Peter Heck are one Canadian couple who did just that: four years ago, they sold everything for the sake of …

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Roundup: Clever DIYable Ways to Store and Organize Cookware and Utensils

There's a lot of unruly stuff in the kitchen, when you think about it. Pots and pans, baking sheets, glass dishes, bulky utensils . . . They all take …

30 Delicious Things To Cook In September

Cool enough to turn on the oven, but still warm enough for ice cream. September, you're the best.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>(This will vary depending on time of the month and where you …

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Don't Look Down!<p>Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.<p>06.30.13 4:45 AM ET

19 Exotic Pictures of Spice Markets

Whether you’re in rainy Seattle or the middle of Marrakesh, spice markets always feel exotic and opulent, as if you’re looking at sacks of fragrant …

To Cut The Risk Of A High-Fat Meal, Add Spice

No need to be stingy with spices. Research from Penn State finds heavily spiced meals — think chicken curry with lots of turmeric, or desserts rich in cinnamon and cloves — may do the heart good.<p>"Elevated triglycerides are a risk factor for heart disease," explains researcher Sheila West.<p>Her study …

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Herbs In Cute Bags [Udine - 10 June 2012]

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10 Mind-Bending Discoveries In Physics

The study of physics is the study of the universe—and more specifically, just how the hell the universe works. It is without a doubt the most …

How to Make any Galette (or Crostata) in 7 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: With these 7 steps, you won't need a recipe to make rustic, free-form fruit tarts -- through summer and</i> …

Water Landscapes Around the World Showcase Nature's Beauty

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.