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The 65 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like Zara, without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive list of the …

The Only French Toast Recipe You'll Ever Need

We're firm believers that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but not for the reasons that usually inspire this saying. No, breakfast is the most important meal simply because it's the best. Think about it, breakfast is the time when pancakes, bacon, cinnamon rolls, sausage, eggs and …

15 Ways To Make Raw Vegetables Taste Amazing

Oh yes, it CAN be done.<p>Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow it at Food52.com and on Twitter @Food52. And check out its new shop, Provisions.

Quick & Easy Paella - Oven Baked Sausage & Shrimp Paella Recipe

Slow Cooker Recipes for Hot Summer Days

Who wants to sweat in front of the steamy stove (or even the grill?!) when the sun’s beating us down? We’re already slow-cooking outside — on the …

Cooking

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

39 Salads To Make On The Grill

Vegetables deserve grill marks, too.

Healthy Eating

Strawberry-Mascarpone Tart

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: The show-stopping dessert you need to make, right now.</i><p>WHO: eeshani is a graduate student from Champaign, Illinois.<p>WHAT: …

Why You Should Still Make the Salad Dressing from Scratch

Making salad dressing from scratch is nearly as fast and easy as shaking up a store-bought bottle, and the taste is <i>exponentially</i> better than even the …

Healthy Eating

5 DIY Photography Projects to Save You Money

Professionals and hobbyists alike realize that photography equipment is expensive. The high costs of gear and accessories is a fact of life for pros …

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

New York City

Top 8 Most Tradable Currencies

Although the foreign exchange market is often billed as a banker’s game, currencies can sometimes be great diversification for a portfolio that might have hit a bit of a rut. It’s a market that can also offer tremendous opportunity when other global forums enter the doldrums. As a result, knowing a …

Sunday Supper: Grilled Halibut with Spicy Red Onion Relish, Avocados, Asparagus and Chipotle Vinaigrette

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>Thick, flaky halibut fillets are a great choice for the grill, especially when accompanied by grilled limes, avocados, and asparagus, the latter two …

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Beaches

the top destinations of 2013, part 2

It’s no easy task deciding on your favourite countries to travel to. We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree to tell us where they have travelled and then we asked them to rate those destinations by 16 criteria (for example, which was the best ‘Value for money’ destination). …

The Best Potato Salad Recipe You've Ever Tasted

<i>Written by Nicole Fabian-Weber on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.</i><p>Now that the weather's (finally) heated up, we can have barbecues. And picnics. And picnics where we can barbecue! Yay! So. What are you going to bring to the table? Your sister-in-law is bringing dessert. Your cousin is bringing the …

The 20 Best New Bars of 2013 (Photos)

Check out the 20 hottest new bars around the world—and the tasty concoctions they’re whipping up.

Why I Love the Upper East Side

I’ll just say it: I love the Upper East Side.<p>I’ve heard grumbles and witnessed eye-rolls from people who see it as the land of <i>Gossip Girl</i> and old-money families — and those who think the far East Side is for recent college grads sharing studio apartments.<p>While there’s truth to every stereotype, the …

Ultimate Europe Road Trip: France, Italy, Switzerland

The sun-splashed coasts of the French Riviera attract tourists like flies to honey. The Cote d’Azur’s picturesque seaside and azure waters draw …

The Top 10 Biggest Summer Fashion and Beauty Dos

Summer may have the potential to be the Don't-iest season of all (hey, we've seen some crazy cover-ups in our day), but it allows for some seriously stylish Dos too. We rounded...

The 9 Toughest Ultramarathons

The Toughest Ultras/Marathon des Sables 2011<p>Used to be that running a 50- or 100-mile race earned you bragging rights for life. No more. Today, the word “ultra” has been slapped on laundry detergent, lite beer, and any marathon that takes a step beyond 26.2 miles. It seems like every endurance …

Adventure Travel

18 Best U.S. Summer Music Festivals: From Bonnaroo to EDC (PHOTOS)

Jean Trinh rounds up the best music festivals in the U.S., with artists like Beyoncé and Nine Inch Nails.<p>Julie Jacobson/AP, Brian Spady/Spady …

How to Make Mozzarella at Home

Mozzarella

France's 10 Most Enchanting Towns

It's no surprise that France has long held the title as the world's most-visited country. From the artistic legacy of Paris and the glamour of the Riviera to the legendary cuisine of Provence, France's historic and cultural treasures have made it a perennial favorite among international travelers. …

European Travel

The simple way to let consumers judge a product before it even hits the market

The best companies focus on product and in today’s startup world, we focus a lot on product. Steve Jobs built products doing zero market research. Henry Ford famously (and controversially) said that his customers, if asked, would have wanted a faster horse. There are many visionaries out there that …

Fail-Fast

The Two Ways to Drink

<i>Published in the June/July 2013 issue</i><p><b>PLUS: More from this year's Best Bars in America >></b><p><b>For as long as I can remember,</b> I have been binary in my outlook — either you share my feelings and beliefs and therefore are correct, or you do not share them and therefore are wrong. I'm trying to fix this. I'm …

Alcohol

The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)

Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and hike one of the world’s best trails.

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Vietnam War

50 Drives You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Ranging from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to a breathtaking salt flat in Bolivia, the drives aren't to miss.

Hiking