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An Irresistible, Oat-y, Nutty, Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie

I’m quite sure that most of us will eat more plant-based dishes in the years to come whether or not it’s part of a belief system. One reason is that chefs and experts are creating more delicious dishes, including desserts and baked goods, without meat or dairy. This is becoming a requirement to …

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

I Stopped Putting Toxic Chemicals On My Skin, Here’s What Happened

Just say no to propylparabens.<p>Take a look in your medicine cabinet, and think about it—can you name a single ingredient in any of the products you …

Skin Care

Rice Calories Can Be Cut in Half With This Trick

A cup of white rice has about 200 calories—not insignificant, considering it’s most often used as a small part of a larger dish. But there’s an easy, …

17 Cool Things to Do in Tokyo

Tokyo is a city like no other. Sure, you can visit museums, temples, and eat at one of the thousands of delicious restaurants, but you can also do …

Japan

13 Reasons Why Japan Is the World’s Most Unique Country

21 Iconic Japanese Landmarks to Add to Your Bucket List

This Is the Only Sheet Brand I'll Ever Buy Again—Here's Why

About a year ago, I was a woman on a mission. I was going to find nice white sheets for my family that felt great, would last, and that wouldn't feel …

Bookstore Employees Share The Fall Books They’re Most Excited For

It’s lit<p>Summer's known for its great beach reads, but fall might be an even better time for books. After all, there's something inherently satisfying about cozying up with a good read when the weather drops.<p>To help spread that special feeling around, we've enlisted the help of bookstore employees …

Books

Read These 13 Books and You'll Be a Better Person

Books

The Best Beach Reads Of 2017

Some of us are beach people. Others are beach <i>reads</i> people. While your friends play frisbee or thrash about in the waves, you're happiest sprawled out …

Books

10 Unique & Wacky Things To Experience in Tokyo

Everyone has heard that Japan is full of crazy and weird things. Tokyo is the mecca of all things unique and wacky. Every time my sister and I visit Japan, there’s always something new to check out. That’s why we, along with millions of other visitors, love this country so much. Here is our top 10 …

Japan

The 11 Best Books To Read This June

Read me!<p>Yes, finally: It's June. This means it's summer. This means it's Gemini season. And Geminis, as we all know, are super verbally adept and intellectual (well, with one notable exception), so that means they're big readers. (We repeat, with one notable exception.) So it's in honor of the …

Books

Why You Should Visit Montreal This Winter

Canadian winter is nothing to joke about—there’s a reason that the majority of the population lives in the southern section of Canada, near the country’s southernmost border—but that doesn’t mean that all things come to a screeching halt once the snow comes. On the contrary, wintertime is when …

Readers’ recipe swap: Tofu

It’s a shame, I feel, that for many people tofu is a flavourless meat substitute, to be overloaded with all the flavour it doesn’t naturally come with. Of course, if you only encounter it in long-life Tetra Paks, I understand why you’d want to amp up the aromatics. Tofu, traditionally, isn’t meant …

Food & Dining

Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …

Harvard

These Are the 10 Best Books of 2016

Just when we need it most, the American novel has never felt more relevant and important. Our picks for the best books of 2016 include masterly debuts, unforgettable female characters, and empathy-enlarging themes. Explore them all below.<p><b>The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead</b><br>Whitehead’s …

Anthony Bourdain’s Top 5 New York City Restaurants

Where to eat like Bourdain in the Big Apple.<p>There are a lot of people we'd take a restaurant recommendation from, but Anthony Bourdain tops the …

Anthony Bourdain

15 Castles in Portugal to Add to Your Bucket List

You could plan an entire vacation around visiting these castles.<p>There’s something romantic about castles that perfectly embodies the idea of …

Castles

14 spots that prove Montreal is as multicultural as you think it is

Montreal is the multicultural epicentre of Quebec, and one of the most diverse cities in the world. You can walk from one neighborhood to another and …

10 Must-Visit Tourist Attractions Around the World

As a traveler, few things are more annoying than filling your bucket list with destinations that look divine on your Instagram feed, only to arrive …

European Travel

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

Books

12 Great Authors Pick Their Essential American Book

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Writing

Pizza, pizza! 23 of our favorite Chicago pies to try

50 don't-miss new restaurants to try this summer in Chicago

Inspired by the summer reading lists that burdened my childhood summers, I present my annual Summer Eating List, a compilation of recently opened, soon-to-open and hoping-to-open restaurants that will brighten Chicago's dining scene in the coming months.<p>Your assignment: Visit at as many of these …

Ten overlooked parts of Chicago that Anthony Bourdain completely missed

On Sunday, the latest episode of CNN's <i>Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown</i> debuted with Chicago as its subject. The chef-turned-author-turned-TV …

Anthony Bourdain

The 13 most amazing views in Chicago

Chicagoans aren't humble when it comes to bragging about how beautiful their city looks. Our skyline's architecture is among the best in the country, …

10 Unbelievably Delicious Sugarless Treats

Sugar has been the subject of a heated health debate for the last couple of years with experts, doctors, governments and even chefs urging us to …

How to Write Your Own Wedding Vows

If you're writing your own vows, you've chosen an incredible and meaningful way to personalize your wedding ceremony. It's a chance to tell your story, give guests a peek into what makes your relationship tick, and to share meaningful, sweet words with the person you love. It can also be a pretty …

Weddings