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Breakfast for a Crowd

These delicious recipes include gooey pecan-honey buns and star chef Thomas Keller's amazing mushroom quiche.

A Park Ranger's Guide to Olympic

Encompassing 1,441 square miles of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, <b>Olympic National Park</b> invites visitors to explore three distinct ecosystems: subalpine forest and wildflower meadow; temperate forest; and the rugged Pacific shore. Because of the park’s relatively unspoiled condition and outstanding …

5 Biggest Myths About Booking Airfare

Some people stand on one leg while they press the "buy" button, others attach mummified fox paws to a bowler's hat and hum a ditty, while the <i>real</i> winners mix alchemical potions of potpourri and pineapple juice before they go searching for their bargain airfare. Hey, you never know: It may just save …

9 western habits I lost when I moved to Taiwan

1. I stopped inviting friends out for drinks and started inviting them to a hotpot.<p>It’s a curious invention from the mainland that involves going to …

This Artist Uses Banana Peels To Create Eye-Catching Art

It's pretty un-peel-lievable.

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

Take an Epic Road Trip Through the Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland's Ring Road is steeped in natural wonder and mythical lore.<p>Iceland is one of the warmest cold countries you’ll find—especially so toward children. It seems everywhere you look there are pram-pushing moms and blond-haired kids swarming the capital of Reykjavik. The big hit for children (and …

Charlotte Church goes off-grid in Iceland

I am sat deep under the ground in a 2,000-year-old lava tube, a cave-like tunnel, in total darkness. If you stay down here long enough, I am told by our guide, Oskar, your eyes adjust to the pitch black and you are eventually able to see your hand in front of your face.<p>This is the penultimate stop …

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

World's Only Drop-In Volcano, Thrihnukagigur, Opens For Third Season Of Tours

Ever wondered what's inside a volcano?<p>Thrihnukagigur, just outside the Icelandic capital of Rejkavik, is preparing to open for its third season of public tours. On a voyage with Inside the Volcano, visitors will drop 400 feet into one of dormant Thrihnukagigur's three magma chambers through an …

5 Incredible Treehouses You Can Actually Rent Around the World

Hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, and even tents -- these are all places you would probably consider acceptable accommodations for your next vacation.<p>Well, what about a tree? Would you mind sleeping amidst birds and their fellow canopy dwellers as part of your next getaway?<p>OK, we're not talking …

At the opulent Château de Versailles, palace of the French kings

You know you're getting near Château de Versailles, palace of the French kings, when the roads become quieter, more trees line the roads, …

Top 10 free things to do in Paris

Make the most of free first Sundays<p>If you get your timing right, you can visit some of the most popular museums and monuments in Paris for free, thanks to the free first Sundays programme. Among those included are tourist magnets such as the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay, as well smaller quirky spots …

The dangerous, beautiful life of a Lego minifig photographer

Presidential Assassins in LEGO, From Lincoln and JFK to Ford (Photos)

Block by Block<p>Brendan Powell Smith brings to life the shocking episodes that forever altered U.S. history—in intricately detailed LEGO brick form. A …

Ten great ghost towns in the West

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

<b>27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding</b><p>Checking for understanding is the foundation of teaching.<p>Whether you’re using formative assessment for data …

8 Must See TED Talks for Teachers

Today we have selected for you some very inspiring and informative TED talks. Check them out below.<p>When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself …

KQED

<i>By Brent Warner</i><p>Many of us in the ESL world are regularly watching well-to-do schools getting the latest and greatest in smartboard technology while …

10 Tools Every Teacher Should Master This Summer - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - EdTech, Innovation, Teaching

According to Common Sense Media, 95% of teachers agree that using technology increases student engagement and 92% of teachers want to add more …

Bird Study Finds Key Information About Human Speech-Language Development

<b>A study led by Xiaoching Li, PhD, at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence, has shown for the first time how</b> …

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

In defence of campsite cooking: great recipes to make on a camping stove

A recent survey published by the Post Office indicates that almost half (44%) of Britons setting off on a camping holiday will be dining out when they're away. Around 28% say they're bored with cooking on a camping stove.<p>If this is true, it jars with the rising popularity of camping cookbooks in …

Paris With Kids: Where to Take Les Enfants

Jetsetter.com explores the City of Light, family in tow, and rounds up the 10 best places to take <i>les enfants</i>.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Paris With Kids: Where to Take Les Enfants<p>Follow Jetsetter.com on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jetsetterdotcom

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32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

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Ten of the world’s toughest bike rides

Cycling’s toughest competitors will line up their bikes in the Corsican town of Porto-Vecchio on 29 June for the centenary edition of the Tour de France. Three weeks of extreme climbs and lightning-fast time trials await. So if their exploits leave you feeling inspired, why not try one of these …