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Man’oushe: Za’atar Flatbread

2K<p>92<p>Shares 2K<p>I’ve been thinking about <b>man’oushe</b> for years, ever since I went to Lebanon and someone handed me a warm flatbread right out of the …

Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes, sleep eludes us.<p>Maybe our brains won't shut off or we find ourselves tossing and turning all night, unable to get comfortable. Whatever the reason for your lack of sleep, it takes a toll. Studies abound linking sleeplessness with increased risk of serious health problems such as …

Yoga

How A Tiny, Family-Run Headphone Maker Became A Cult Favorite Of Neil Young, Aerosmith, And Spike Jonze

Grado Labs in South Brooklyn has been hand-building headphones and other audio gear since 1953.<p>Since 1953, the Grado family has been making headphones and phonograph cartridges by hand in a South Brooklyn brownstone converted into a factory, which they’ve owned for nearly a century. The 18-person …

Audiophile

Mobile Design - Article Pages

Yesterday I posted some navigation examples for the new Abduzeedo Android App. We will be following the Material Design style guide provided by …

The Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Beltane Ranch's ripe raspberries serve as both a base for the fruity syrup and as a garnish for the pancakes. Fresh raspberries are the pride of the …

5 Ways To Add More Relaxation Into Your Routine

<i>For the next 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stress tips here.</i><p>We all need a little reminder to slow down and enjoy life every now and then. For our first week of tips, we brought you tiny …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Exclusive Interview: The Beautiful Textile Insects and Animals by Mister Finch

Enter the world of Mister Finch and get ready to be dazzled by his textile creations. Using recycled materials, like velvet curtains from old hotels or a vintage wedding dress, the artist transforms this cloth into overgrown mushrooms, insects and birds. Fascinated by their life cycles and …

The Untold Story Of Shake Shack’s $1.6 Billion Branding

For the first time, Pentagram tells the story of building Shake Shack’s branding from the ground up.<p>Last week, Shake Shack went public in an IPO that ballooned to $1.6 billion–cementing the brand’s journey from a one-off boutique stand in New York’s Madison Square Park to a multinational burger …

Graphic Design

Grohs Visual Identity

I have seen quite a few good visual identity guidelines, from small to big companies. The main difference is for SMBs it's important to create more …

Graphic Design

Enchanting European Landscapes Inspired by Brothers Grimm Folk Tales Photographed by Kilian Schönberger | Colossal

<p>Brothers Grimm’s Wanderings is the second in a series of European landscape photographs by Kilian Schönberger (previously) intended to reflect the …

Central Europe

Wedding Photographer Re-Imagines Disney Princesses as Stunning Indian Brides

Amrit Grewal, a Vancouver-based wedding photographer, re-imagines Disney princesses as Indian brides in this enchanting photo series. The high-budget photo shoot showcases nine iconic princesses in gorgeous portraits that draw on elements of Indian culture to re-create the looks. For example, …

Beyond the Textbook: How to Find World-Class Compositions

If you are no stranger to photography or other visual arts, then it is likely that you are no stranger to the “rules” of composition. There have been …

6 Toxic People Who May Be Sabotaging Your Happiness

I once read a quote by motivational speaker Jim Rohn that blatantly stated, "You're the average of the five people you spend the most time with." It's an alarming thought -- shouldn't you be your <i>own</i> person, and not the sum of those around you?<p>However, if you think about it, Rohn's theory kind of …

50 Creative Ways to DIY Your Own Wall Art

Let’s face it: Unique art will cost you a pretty penny… unless <i>you’re</i> the artist! Rather than splurge on fancy art or leave your walls empty and sad, we think it’s time you channel your inner Van Gough and make your own art. You don’t need to be Picasso to create these simple DIY projects. We’ve got …

Western Fairy Tales Envisioned in Korean Illustration Style by Nayoung Wooh

What would the classic fairy tales such as <i>Snow White</i> and <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> look like if they weren’t conceived in the Western hemisphere? South Korean illustrator Nayoung Wooh shows us, by giving iconic characters complete makeovers and drawing them in the “manhwa” style. The beautiful, soft …

Want Clear, Healthy Skin? Avoid These 17 Foods

Is your skin breakout city, population: one? Skin creams, cleansers and enzyme peels aren’t the only things you need in your beauty arsenal to maintain radiant and glowing skin. It’s not only what you put <i>on</i> your body that keeps it healthy — it’s also what you put <i>in</i> it. If you want to keep your skin …

11 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes: You Be the Judge

Chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate classic, but the debate between soft and chewy or crisp and crunchy rages on. Everyone has their own favorite …

11 Hot Cocktails to Warm Up Winter

The arctic chill has already set in, and we have the cure for the next polar vortex: a hot cocktail. It’s never frowned upon to pour a little booze …

Recipes

London Penthouse By Boscolo Interior Design

Boscolo Interior Design have created this vibrant East London Penthouse filled with summer tropical vibes.

11 Reasons Why Savory Yogurt Recipes Rock

Strained yogurt, what we refer to as Greek yogurt, has long been eaten as a savory component of meals throughout the Middle East. There, it’s called …

How to Make the Best Swedish Meatballs

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>What is a Swedish meatball?<p>That might sound like a stupid question, because most of us have a pretty clear idea: They tend to be small, flavored with warm spices, coated in gravy, and sometimes stabbed with toothpicks. You know, plus lingonberries and IKEA and …

40+ Christmas Wreaths to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Deck the halls, doors and everywhere else.<p>A little Christmas crafting goes a long way. Start now and you'll have a holiday wreath for every door in your house.

Decorations

6 Foods That Boost Your Mood AND Help You Lose Weight

Stop diet-induced hanger dead in its tracks with these feel-good foods.

Nutrition

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Design education is "tragic" says Jonathan Ive

<b>News:</b> Apple's head designer Jonathan Ive says he struggles to hire young staff as schools are failing to teach them how to make products.<p>Speaking at …

7 Foods I Prep Each Week to Make Sure I Eat as Healthy as Possible

Keri Glassman, R.D., shares the 30-minute routine that helps her make more nutritious choices all week long.

Photos Bring Creepy Renaissance Paintings To Life

The work of legendary Renaissance painter Florentine Agnolo di Cosimo, better known as Bronzino, is remarkable for the juxtaposition between the painter’s realistic attention to detail and his choice of otherworldly seeming subjects. In <i>1503</i>, artist Christian Tagliavini takes Bronzino’s paintings …

Art