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Breath Counting Meditation: How to Build Mental Power

You know what's funny? Nearly everything we buy or use comes with instructions. Not just cellphones and computers, but even something as simple as a hammer will usually have at least a drawing that tells you how to use it.<p>But people are not products. We're all born with a brain and body, but at …

Meditation

The 10 Most Shocking Upsets in Final Four History

If No. 9-seeded Wichita State wins Saturday's NCAA tournament semifinal game against Louisville, the No. 1 overall seed, it will go down as one of the biggest upsets in Final Four history.<p>That's a big "if," however.<p>Several teams that faced similar challenges in the Final Four did pull off stunning …

College Sports

32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

European Travel

Berliner Dom

Berlin Wall: Thousands of balloons released to mark fall

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1122000/1122732_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522397791_b28542543be82f3691eea52af538acfb<p><b>Some 8,000 helium balloons have been released into the night sky over Germany's capital at the culmination of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the</b> …

Europe

The Berlin Wall Is Going Back Up

But it’ll be made of balloons, not barbed wire.<p>When the Berlin Wall was built back in 1961, it literally went up overnight. Constructed first out of just barbed wire, then supplemented with concrete walls, landmines, and watch towers, the <i>mauer</i> split Berlin in half for nearly 30 years, until it one …

Germany

The airport that won’t close down

Several flights are delayed and passengers crowd the terminal, scowling at the departure screens and tapping away at their smartphones in frustration.<p>…

Cook This Easy One-Skillet Pasta with Mushrooms, Pancetta, and Wilted Greens

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>The word "greens" in the title of this dish may sound a little vague. What exactly does that mean, and why can't I be more specific? Honestly, because I see no reason to limit you since any leafy, semi-sturdy vegetable will work really well here. …

The Science of Baking Bread (And How to Do it Right)

Welcome back to Breadmaking 101. For those of you just tuning in, this column is all about bread, and how to make it yourself in your own home.<p>If you haven't read our previous posts, you can check out the recipe for the workhorse loaf here. Earlier, we discussed how to mix dough with confidence and …

Portland Essentials: 10 Must-Visit Food Carts

I'd argue that the best way to eat in Portland, Oregon is by visiting the city's many food carts. For chef-owners, carts offer freedom from the headaches of a traditional restaurant—like staffing and restrictive overhead—breaking down the whole idea of food service to its essential elements: hungry …

Pie dream: A star pizza chef's tips for making awesome cheese pizza at home

Is there a more irresistible snack — or lunch, or dinner — than a piping-hot cheese pizza? Luckily it doesn’t take a boatload of inventive ingredients to make an excellent cheese pie — especially when it's made with perfect (and perfectly simple) ingredients.<p>For tips on how to make the best-ever …

Spices

I Heart My City: Ariel’s Portland (Oregon)

<b>Ariel Bloomer</b> was born and raised in Portland but took a hiatus from Stumptown to go college and teach English in Bulgaria. “The travel bug comes as a bit of a curse,” she says. “I’m privileged and doomed to travel around the world knowing the best place I can imagine lies in my wake.” There are …

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The real ragù: 10 things you didn't know about authentic spaghetti bolognese

Slurping an authentic spaghetti bolognese in the city of its origin, Bologna, is on every gourmet traveller’s bucket list. But there are many misunderstandings about this world-famous Italian dish.<p>1. It’s not served on spaghetti<p>The true vehicle for bolognese sauce is tagliatelle, a ribbon-like …

Italian Food

These Beautiful Objects Are Made Of Human Hair

Made by Studio Swine, Hair Highway is a collection of exquisitely polished vessels that look like they are made of wood and bone.<p>As the brains behind Studio Swine, Azusa Murkakmi and Alexander Groves specialize in figuring out ways to transform trash into beautiful design treasures. Previously, …

Hair

Berlin as a canvas

In a city that once bent to the state's will, individual expression is now a freedom to be prized for some of the world’s most talented artists.<p>The streets of Berlin – and the art that adorns them – have long had a story to tell. From murals that depict the trials of German reunification to …

Streetwear

Wanderu's Best Travel Blogs of 2013

In order to inspire your next trip, Wanderu asked our dedicated readers to nominate their favorite travel blogs. After a great deal of parsing and …

Paris Breakfasts: Carol Gillott Pens a Blog in Paris

Photo Credit: Carol Gillott<p>There is only one blog I subscribe to and it's Paris Breakfasts by watercolor artist Carol Gillott. Gillott, a Francophile at heart, moved to Paris over a year ago, where she opens the door to her daily quintessential Parisian experience. Each photo-laden post instantly …

France

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

The Magic of Mitered Knitting

In this example, we will cast on an even number of stitches to make a 4 x 4-inch square. This requires that you cast on 32 stitches. In order to …

Knit Pie Crust

Ravelry member KnitsForLife made <b>this unique crust</b> for her Thanksgiving apple pie. She took a semi-frozen Trader Joe’s pie crust, sliced it into …

Photos

Quilt Date for April

Now that taxes are over with, it’s time for fun – the April quilt date! You will recall that I promised to introduce you every month to a new concept …

25 Greatest Travel Books of All Time

From the bustling streets of Brooklyn to the empty expanse of the Sahara, our guide to the best travel reads of all time will inspire you to add a …

Berlin: the good, the bad and the ugly | Boutique Travel Blog

<i>This is a guest post by the lovely Sofia von Porat from</i> <i>AsWeTravel</i><i>, a travel blog sharing travel tips, videos, guides and inspiration from around the</i> …

13 Popular Things To Do In Prague Travel Guide

Prague is a lovely city full of history, architecture and that grittiness that can only be described as charming – it’s perfect for a weekend getaway …