Rachel Jeong

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Can Canada teach the rest of us to be nicer?

Life is hard enough, with plenty of jagged edges and pointy bits. Why not coat it with a glaze of politeness and humility?<p>Every August my family embarks on that great American ritual: the road trip. And we always head north. Canada may not be the most exotic of destinations, but sometimes, exotic …

Luxe for Less: How to Visit 5 Big Cities On a Budget

<i>Alan Light / Flickr</i><p>The biggest cities in the United States can often be the most alluring for travelers. These sprawling metropolises offer art, culture, renowned sports teams, trendy restaurants and swanky nightlife venues. Still, even as these cities widen your horizons and expand your worldview, …

Travel

The 10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved This Month

You've spent most of July outside, grilling everything from flank steak to stone fruit -- but you miss your kitchen. So, you've slowly made your way back inside to prepare simple one-pan dishes that don't require too much time over an open flame. You've even managed to open your oven and pop in a …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Toronto Restaurant Openings: North of Brooklyn, Tavern by Trevor, Southern Accent, Hole-E-Burger

<i>Toronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us</i> …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

A Small Brooklyn Townhouse with Exotic Details and Luscious Colors

Miles Redd uses rich hues and exotic details.<p>This is decorating with a capital D. Miles Redd transforms a small, two-rooms-per-floor townhouse in Brooklyn into with rich color, exotic accents, and gorgeous wallpapers.

18 Questions To Ask Yourself When You Need Some Inspiration

<b>2.</b><b>Is what you are doing something that you should be doing?</b>— You have to decide what's right for you. And deep down you know if you're on course or just wasting your time.<p><b>3.</b><b>Do you currently have the skills required to fulfill your goals?</b>— There is always something new to learn. The truth is that …

Enchanting Vintage Pictures Show National Parks When They Were Young

When Congress created the National Park Service in 1916, Americans were just beginning to discover what writer Wallace Stegner called "the best idea we ever had."

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

Interior Design

Let’s Appreciate The Planet – Graphic Poster Series by jDstyle

Let’s Appreciate The Planet.<p>This graphic poster series by Ukrainian graphic designer Yevgeniya Glova aka jDstyle is a tribute to mother nature. Each …

Graphic Design

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Bob Hardy photographs in hotel rooms – in pictures

As the bassist in art pop band Franz Ferdinand, Bob Hardy has stayed in quite a few hotels in his time. Since 2005 that number is 325, to be precise – and he's photographed himself in the same pose, face covered by his current reading material, in each of them. "Some of the shots have a lot of …

27 Most Epic Food Stacks Of 2013

AKA staXXX. Prepare to die of drooling.

Vendor Queens is Toronto's newest pop-up market

At Vendor Queens, the small business is king. The "pop-up market", featuring all manner of handmade and vintage goods, will be taking over part of a …

Puppies Learning To Howl Is The Supercut You Need Today

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7 Least Helpful Cat Habits

Comics by Cat Versus Human.<p>Follow Yasmine's comics at Cat Versus Human, or in our new ComicsFeed syndication series.

The Style Has Spoken: See the Top Trends

See the prevailing looks captured by Diego Zuko.<p>Like a well-preserved eco-system, the world of fashion can work like a machine. See a stellar trend on the runway one season and watch it come to life outside the shows the next. See which catwalk styles were embraced by the finest on the street and …

Landscapes have and always will be a staple of photography. 

Landscapes have and always will be a staple of photography.<p>Texas-based artist Irby Pace asked himself, how can I use the landscape model but also add a unique twist? The answer: Puffs of colored smoke.

Private Quest University makes case for intensive learning

Quest University in Squamish, B.C. has developed a unique program that it says is designed to foster life-long innovative thinkers.<p>The private …

What is Rob Ford going to say next?

Scott Feschuk looks ahead to the mayor’s next newser<p><i>Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto, addresses the media.</i><p>Good morning. Yep, it’s me again. I’ve got …

The Most Beautiful Photo: Pope Francis Kissing a Disfigured Man

Claudio Peri / ANSA / ZUMAPRESS.com<p>This morning Pope Francis kissed and blessed a man suffering from severe facial disfigurement during his audience …

Banksy's Top 10 Most Creative and Controversial NYC Works

For the whole month of October, Banksy took over the streets of New York City with his <i>Better Out Than In</i> project, leaving his mark in different areas every single day. Though some of his graffiti has been painted over and his installations taken down, we're lucky enough to live in an age where …

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

Eye-Opening Portraits of Living Conditions for Animals in Zoos

<i>Captive</i> is a powerful series by Washington D.C.-based Canadian photographer Gaston Lacombe that takes a look at animals in zoos and their living environments. Shooting his images from the perspective of any regular visitor, Lacombe manages to capture portraits of creatures, big and small, confined …

Heartwarming Animal Video Of The Day: Elephant Family Reunion (VIDEO)

In which a baby elephant in the Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa, recognises its dad - and the family all gather together.<p>That's right. The …

Five amazing places to eat and drink in Toronto's Kensington Market

I was telling a friend about a new café in Kensington Market the other week. The vibe of the place was new-Nordic, I said – bright, clean lines, pale wood floors and crafty, modernist touches, so that it felt like something out of Dwell magazine or Kinfolk. They had butter tarts from the pastry …