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An Actually Useful Guide to Downtown Austin, Texas

We're going to downtown Austin, Texas—and Houndstooth's Paul Henry is showing us the ropes. This is Spilling the Beans.<p><i>This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on where to go, what to do, and what to eat (and drink) in their hometown. In this installment, Paul Henry</i> …

Super-Simple, Super-Spicy Mongolian Beef Recipe

"This is a great-tasting recipe that is easy to prepare ahead and takes minutes to actually cook it! Serve with rice and veggie side for a nice …

Jennifer Lawrence is EW's Entertainer of the Year

At just 25, Jennifer Lawrence is already an Oscar winner and Hollywood’s most bankable actress. Since 2010’s gritty breakthrough Oscar nominated role …

Movies

Sole Meunière with Rice Pilaf

4 Servings<p>Cooking a whole Dover sole like they do at Petit Trois is no easy task (and can turn into an expensive mistake). We modified their sole meunière recipe using fillets instead; equally delicious—and no tears.<p>September 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pilaf<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>½ small onion, finely …

The 30 best hotels in the world

Luxury comes at a price, but when you're staying at one of the best hotels in the world, that price is worth it.<p>We've created the ultimate list of the 30 best hotels in the world.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + …

10 Ways Mason Jars Make Cookouts Better

Cookouts are great all on their own. They usually involve lots of grilled fare, lazy days and a group of people you enjoy -- all spending time together in the warm weather. With summer here, it's important to take advantage and have as many cookouts as you possible can. And to make sure that those …

The Most Popular Swimsuits of the Year Are Mindy Kaling + Taylor Swift Faves

If you’re still unsure of what swimsuit to buy for your epic summer vacay, weekends away or backyard staycation, then this news might finally help you suit up. Online shopping search engine Lyst has rounded up its most searched for swimsuits for 2015, and the two most popular styles are a little …

Clothing

Fine Art Nude Maternity Posing Guide

A maternity session is a very special moment and gift in a woman's life. It a way for her to appreciate her body and the miracle of life.<p>Your job is …

Maternity

Cucumber and Avocado Salad

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 50 min<p>May 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>24 sprigs cilantro plus 1/4 cup coarsely chopped leaves<p>1/4 cup chopped peeled ginger<p>6 garlic cloves, lightly crushed<p>2 dried chiles de árbol<p>2 English hothouse cucumbers (about 2 pounds total), cut into 1/2-inch pieces<p>1 teaspoon (or …

Recipes

Best Hotel Bars

Who can resist the allure of a hotel bar? The mood lighting, the people-watching, and of course, the cocktails, which keep getting better and better. Jetsetter.com gives you the rundown of the latest and greatest around the globe, from NYC to Berlin.<p><b>The Bar, Baccarat Hotel, New York</b><p>The crimson-hued …

Mint and Cumin-Spiced Lamb Chops

8 Servings<p>With lamb rib chops, we insist you leave the fat on the bone.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 medium onions, peeled, quartered<p>1 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems<p>1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves with tender stems<p>1 cup fresh mint leaves<p>1 tablespoon ground cumin<p>1 tablespoon paprika<p>2 …

Insider’s Guide to Drôme Provençale

The lavender harvest in the <b>Drôme Provençale</b> section of the Rhône-Alpes region rivals that of the more famous—and crowded—fields of the Luberon in Provence to the south.<p>Harvest dates vary, generally beginning at lower elevations around Grignan and Valréas in late June and continuing into August in …

France

The Best French Countryside Resorts (PHOTOS)

Rolling fields of Provençal lavender, hundred-year-old wineries in Beaujolais, the striking Alpine backdrops of Avoriaz: no matter where you look, the French countryside is spectacular come springtime, and at these idyllic retreats, the magic is on full display.<p><i>--By Nikki Ekstein</i><p>See All of The Best …

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

Everyone has their dream bucket list of travel destinations, but what about dream hotels?<p>Since summer is right around the corner and we're dreaming about vacations in far off places, we've come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world.<p>From private overwater bungalow …

Wes Anderson Designed a Bar in Milan and It’s Pretty Much Perfect

This weekend, **Wes Anderson’**s Bar Luce opened its mid-century Milanese doors in the new art and culture complex Fondazione Prada. The café is, unsurprisingly, very Anderson-esque: color-blocked Formica tables, whimsical wallpaper, a perfectly modish WC, and there’s even a Steve Zissou–themed …

These Are All the TV Shows That Have Been Renewed and Canceled So Far

Networks are announcing their new lineups at TV upfronts this week—and that means some old favorites are getting the ax to make room for ne. Here’s …

TV

Neri&Hu's design for a Shanghai punch bar references the city's old alleyways

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has added bamboo-lined booths and green glass lampshades to a Shanghai bar that specialises in one drink – punch (+ slideshow).<p>…

Architecture

How Much Does a Food Truck Cost?

How much does a food truck cost?<p>The short answer: about $50,000 on the low end, at least in California. The long answer: it can cost much, much more to actually get a food truck business off the ground -- depending on who you are, where you are, and what your goals may be.<p>Food trucks have been a …

5 Homemade Chow Mein Recipes That Are Better Than Takeout

Here, five excellent recipes for everyone's favorite Chinese noodle dish that are way better than takeout and almost as fast.<p>Chow mein is a delivery …

How to Make Madras Curry Powder from (Mostly) Whole Spices

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Michelle Peters-Jones of The Tiffin Box shows you how to mix your own curry powder and customized spice blends to lend the boost that your</i> …

Travel Guide: Buenos Aires

There's more to Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital than beef and malbec.<p>Rib eye, short ribs, tenderloin, skirt steak, choripan. Smoked at a …

13 Reasons To Get To Nicaragua Before Everyone Discovers It

Ahh, Central America. While most travelers spend their time plotting escapes to Europe or Southeast Asia, this little nugget sits unassumingly right under their noses (literally -- it's pretty much directly south, and a shorter flight than you'd think).<p>And Nicaragua may just be the best nation in …

The 6 Best Mexican Islands That Aren't Cozumel

By: Meagan Drillinger<p>There's a decent chance if you went to college, you ventured to Mexico for spring break and made enough bad decisions to fill up a carry-on bag. That's what a place like Cozumel is for, after all. It's like an oasis of irresponsibility.<p>But believe it or not, there's more to …

The 25 coolest new businesses in Chicago

From a nerdtastic bar in Wicker Park to an art gallery for carpentry lovers (or a carpentry store for art lovers) in Pilsen, these are the 25 coolest new businesses in Chicago.<p>We defined "new" as a business that opened in the past five years or so.<p>Know a cool small business we missed? Tell us in …

Tokyo's Champs Elysee: Harajuku, in an Hour, Part 2

<i>The sidewalk cafe, Harajuku version.</i><p>If you think Harajuku is defined by posing teens and pop culture, think again. The district is just as well known among locals for high-end luxury as low-end grunge. Part one of this walking tour (see Huffington Post) was about teen fantasies, this time it's the …

These Sheets Help You Sleep Better By Regulating Temperature

Fabric makers 37.5 have been licensing their product to makers of activewear for years, and their first namesake line of bedding claims to help you …

The Simple Life: Malibu Farm Cafe

Is Helene Henderson the original earth child? She migrated to LA from Sweden, married American actor/director John Stockwell, and wrote a cookbook</i> …