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Where to Go in Ireland: A Cheat Sheet to the Top Destinations

Ireland is made up of castles, quiet inlets, warm people, wild and windswept beaches, vibrant cities, quaint towns, hole-in-the-wall pubs, trad …

This Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad Is the Perfect Lunch

The bringing-your-lunch-to-work struggle is real. But easy salads like this one — with quinoa, crunchy veggies, and a flavorful peanut sauce — will …

Healthy Eating

Siem Reap city guide: How to spend a sustainable weekend in north west Cambodia

Why go now?<p>Beneath the dusty streets of Siem Reap, green things are growing. Several social enterprises have recently sprung up, offering travellers …

Asia Travel

The confusing way Mexicans tell time

Understanding this word takes not a fluency in the language but rather a fluency in Mexican culture.<p>When I first stepped foot on Mexican soil, I spoke relatively good Spanish. I was by no means fluent, but I could hold a conversation. So when I asked a local ice-cream seller in downtown Guadalajara …

Language

10+ Of The Most Hilarious Reactions To Ed Sheeran’s Cameo In Game Of Thrones

Yesterday saw the season seven premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones, and a record-breaking 16.1 million viewers tuned in to follow the fates of their …

TV Series

5 High-Protein Meals From Pinterest That Can Help You Lose Weight | Women's Health

3. Deli Snack Box<p>This snack box will feel like a throwback to your elementary Lunchables—in the best way possible. And it packs a 23-gram protein punch, knocking out half of your daily value.<p>That doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement, though. This dish is rich in protein, but light on …

33 Designer-Worthy DIYs For a Polished Home

There are few things that are as satisfying as pulling off a successful DIY project, especially when a guest asks where you purchased it. We've rounded up 50+ of our favorite tutorials that show you how to organize, entertain, and decorate with style, without spending a fortune. So, roll up your …

Decorations

14 Recipes for a Picture-Perfect Picnic Dinner

If you think of picnics simply as a cute weekend lunch, <i>think again</i>. The meal-in-a-stylish basket is made for a group dinner or the ultimate date night. To up your picnic spread game, we’ve selected 14 recipes, with shareable desserts included! Thank us later.<p><b>1. Spinach and Feta Spirals:</b> There’s …

Cooking

6 Secrets Real Estate Agents Know About Kitchen Remodels

So you're finally ready to renovate your dated kitchen, but unsure what upgrades will see a return when it comes time to sell. Katharine Tuckerman, a seasoned real estate agent in Manhattan's Upper East Side with Brown Harris Stevens, says that this room can make or break a deal, because buyers …

Real Estate

Here's How To Feed The Whole Family For Under $20

Feed the whole gang without breaking the bank.<p>For each recipe, you'll find a simple grocery list (plus a few basic pantry staples like olive oil, dried spices, salt, and pepper that you probably already have on hand) to help make your trip to the market painless and affordable.<p><i>*All prices were</i> …

Lauren Graham On Closure, Why ‘Gilmore Girls’ Got The Perfect Ending, and How She’s Writing The Next Chapter Of Her Life

"I kind of got what I wanted out of being an actor, and now I’m just as interested in helping somebody else have that."<p>“A giant pretzel covered in …

TV

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Kyoto

No traveler’s stay in Japan is complete without a stop in Kyoto. World-famous for its many shrines and temples built during the 1,000 years it served …

Japan

9 top tips for seeing a different side of Barcelona

Barcelona. Everyone thinks they know everything about you, but you have so much more to offer, besides all the typical attractions. Here you can see …

Barcelona

tall, fluffy buttermilk pancakes

Heat oven to 225 degrees F and place a large baking sheet inside.<p>Melt butter halfway in the bottom of a large bowl then whisk in sugar. This should …

A Little Love Goes a Long Way: Basic French Macarons

Perhaps it's the rainbow of cheerful hues, the adorable two-bite size, or — most likely — the perfect crisp-chewy texture, but I just can't get enough of French macarons. Even when I'm stuffed to the gills, I can always make room for these tiny, delicate pastries.<p>True, macarons can be temperamental …

Dessert

Taste Beyond The Tongue

13 Copycat Cheesecake Factory Recipes For When You're on a Budget

If The Cheesecake Factory tops your list of go-to restaurants for special occasions, you'll be glad you found this roundup of copycat recipes. The next time you've got a serious craving for the avocado egg rolls or Reese's cheesecake, try staying in and making them for yourself instead of going …

Your 2017 guide to great Los Angeles bakeries

The bread scene in Los Angeles, unlike in the bakery towns of San Francisco and Paris, tends to be inconstant, to go in waves — or rises, if you will. If the first rise was centered in Culver City's Helms Bakery, whose bread trucks ran from 1931 to the late '60s, then the second was Nancy …

The Top 15 *Most-Pinned* Brownie Recipes on Pinterest

Whether you prefer ’em old style, packed with newfangled flavors like pumpkin or potato chips, or even spiked with red wine, brownies have got to be THE treat that tops all others. So when it’s time to indulge, you want the most over-the-top brownie recipe you can find, amiright? Here’s where …

Dessert

Your First Stop in Austin? Breakfast -- and Here's the Best Austin Restaurants

Wake up like a champion with the pancakes from Kerbey Lane Cafe. (Photo: Courtesy of Kerbey Lane Cafe)<p>The morning after an Austin night of music and …

Texas

Perfect Lemon Bars

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

A Perfect 10-Day Southwest Road Trip Itinerary

If you ask me about the best way to explore the United States, I won't hesitate to say a road trip. Road tripping is by...The post A Perfect 10-Day …

Road Trips

17 Tweets About Shakespeare Guaranteed To Make You Laugh

"The balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet except it's my parents yelling at each other because my dad's been taking a shit for over an hour."

Macbeth

Top 5 Road Trips From Vancouver

Vancouver is a city that makes room for nature—Stanley Park alone makes it feel different from other urban centers. And there's more environmental …

I've Traveled to 70 Countries Solo—This Is the One Everyone Should Visit

Packing up your possessions, booking a ticket, and venturing to a foreign country on your own is one of the most daunting but liberating things you …

The Best of Glacier National Park and Whitefish Montana

Today I’m excited to welcome guest authors Logan and Morgan Greenhaw from Trail Mix for Newlyweds. Logan and Morgan have taken a little break from …

5 Reasons Foodies Should Visit Richmond BC

If you love Asian cuisine, then you definitely need to visit Richmond, British Columbia. Located just outside the city of Vancouver and only a 25 …

Foodies

12 of the Best Bars in Amsterdam

Quench your thirst in the city that invented Heineken.<p>Hop on a bike in Amsterdam and pedal in any direction, and you’ll probably wind up at a bar. There are over a thousand of them, tucked into cozy streets, floating on canals, and overflowing into alleyways, each one serving your favorite adult …

Cocktails

This Is Us creator on Jack's death, Kate's breakthrough

<b>[SPOILER ALERT: This story contains plot details from Tuesday night’s episode of This Is Us, “Three Sentences”]</b><p>Tuesday’s episode of <i>This Is Us</i> …