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Best Places to Stay to See the Northern Lights

These eight hotels offer comfort and luxury in addition to prime sightings of the aurora borealis.<p>The aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, occurs …

Amazing Facial Hair Designs from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships

It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, “From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles …

Men's Fashion

This Is What Your WiFi Looks Like

Amazing photographs bring the WiFi spectrum to life.<p>(All photos by Luis Hernan)<p><b>The air around us is alive.</b> Radio waves, WiFi signals, all manner of frequencies are zipping about, unseen and unheard yet bringing life to our phones, computers, radios, and more. Sometimes it almost seems if you squint …

Wi-Fi

If You Love To Work, This Illustrated Poster Is For You!

Aside from being a real tongue-twister for non-Scandinavians, ‘Arbejdsglæde’ is a wonderful word that literally means ‘work-love’ or more literally …

35 Things Only Real Angelenos Know About L.A.

There are observations any outsider can make about Los Angeles, such as: every waiter or waitress you meet is secretly an actor or actress waiting …

50 Fun Date Ideas (For When You’re Sick Of Just Going Out To Eat)

1. Poetry reading under a waterfall: Write your own poem, read classic poems or even song lyrics to your beloved. They probably won’t even be able to …

we're going to have a good day, yes?

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Hiking

49 Locals Tell You What You Absolutely Must Not Do In Their Home Countries

If I ever go to Sweden, I’ll be sure to keep quiet and keep away from people. Found on r/AskReddit.<p>1. Danger_kitten<p>Denmark: Do not stand on or walk …

Got A Great Story About Senior Year? We Wanna Hear It!

Hey people,<p>As we all know, senior year of college is a very #rare time. There’s a very particular mood that comes with the final year of school — …

10 Great Movies On Netflix You Might Have Missed

1. The Rules Of Attraction (2002)<p>After he co-wrote <i>Pulp Fiction</i> and before he went to jail for vehicular manslaughter/DUI, Roger Avary directed a …

30 Weird Facts Most People Don’t Know

If you’re like me, you like to know things like the number of assholes an abalone snail has (read on!). I went over to r/AskReddit to find more …

Pistachio Milk is Awesome, and You Should Make Some at Home

If you've never tried homemade nut milks, you're missing out: creamy and luscious-tasting, these beverages—whether they're made from almonds, cashews, hazelnuts or pecans—are a far cry from their pasteurized grocery store counterparts, which are fine in your morning cereal but usually not quite …

Los Angeles: 10 Great Vegetarian Options Under $10

GalleryLos Angeles: 10 Great Vegetarian Options Under $10<p>In the grand expanse of Los Angeles, vegetarian and vegan options are easy to come by, but the truly great ones aren't always readily apparent. Bored of veggie burgers and a neverending array of side dishes, I'm constantly on the hunt for …

Dinner Tonight: Pasta With Brown Butter, Cinnamon, Almonds, and Goat Cheese

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>When I moved to the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago five years ago, the area had yet to be completely and totally saturated with bars and restaurants and breweries and distilleries. But it had Lula Cafe, and even after all these years, the …

A Beginner's Guide to Belgian Beer Styles

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>How can you not love a country known for its love of waffles, chocolate, French fries, and beer? Belgium is my version of Guns 'n' Roses' Paradise City, where the grass is green and the beers are plenty.<p>And not only are …

Chicago Drinking Guide: The Best Spots for Cocktails Right Now

GalleryChicago Drinking Guide: The Best Spots for Cocktails Right Now<p>Looking at the pedigree of Chicago's newest craft cocktail bars is like playing a quick game of Six Degrees of Separation. Many of the new school bars are helmed by alumni of the city's original classics, like the Drawing Room, …

Chocoholic: Double Chocolate Magic Bars

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>We all know that there's little need to fuss with the classic magic bar. The combination of buttery graham crumbs, coconut, walnuts, and chocolate chips all bound together by condensed milk is perfection in and of itself—not to …

Old Fries + Waffle Iron = Awesome Pull-Apart Waffle Fries

It's a rare occurrence 'round these parts that a pile of french fries will go unfinished, but what happens when they do? There's nothing much more depressing than discovering that what once was a heap of crisp-on-the-outside-fluffy-in-the-middle, potatoey treats has become a uniformly mushy, …

Can't Get Into Balthazar? Where to Eat Instead

<b>Balthazar</b>, Keith McNally's brasserie and bakery, is one of New York's most New Yorkish restaurants. 17 years into its life as Nolita's all-day food destination, it hasn't changed a bit—not the food, the scene, or the crowds.<p>Where should you go when a visit is stymied by a long wait? Well, take your …

Lavender, Lemon, and Honey Spatchcocked Roast Chicken

I think there is something superlatively romantic about a roast chicken. It may not have the sex appeal of an oyster, but it has romance. You know that that scene at the end of <i>The Great Gatsby</i> when Daisy and Tom sit, plotting over a plate of cold chicken? That's when you knew she loves him. There …

Got an Empty Peanut Butter Jar? Use It for Overnight Oats

Between my daily breakfast of toast and almond butter and my husband's post-workout peanut butter smoothies, we go through a lot of nut butter in my …

Breakfast

14 Breathtaking Places You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Do you ever feel like you've seen it all? Do you crave those breathtaking moments of your first travel adventures?<p>The world is full of wonders, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to find them. These 14 spots are lesser-known but equally (if not more) breathtaking.<p><b>1. Whitehaven Beach</b><p>The …

The Valentine's Day Showstopper

<i>Every so often, we get the chance to reshoot one of our favorite recipes from the Food52 archives.</i><p><i>Today: A cake to launch a thousand ships.</i><p><i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Noritake. Noritake’s Cher Blanc is featured below.</i><p>There's a reason there's no such thing as a wedding pie. Don't …

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A cookie with the perfect combination of fat, flavor, and comfort. Who needs detox?</i><p>Year round, …

A Giant Twisting Serpent Skeleton Emerges from the Loire River in France | Colossal

<p>Completed in 2012, Serpent d’océan is a giant aluminum sea serpent skeleton by artist Huang Yong Ping (previously) situated off the shore of the …

Hovering Tree Illusion by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying this rural intervention (?) created earlier this week by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany. The duo wrapped a …

31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.