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This genius cooking system will help you plan ahead to eat well all week long

In the new year, many of us resolve to cook more often—a habit that’s healthier, cheaper, and often more enjoyable than eating out or ordering Seamless. Yet it can be hard to find the time to devote to meal preparation, much less creative menu-planning.<p>It’s little wonder, then, that meal kits like …

75 under-the-radar places everyone should visit in Europe

Did you know there's a natural cave in Croatia that's so blue it looks fake? Or an amusement park in Copenhagen that rivals Disneyland Paris?<p>Probably not.<p>We've compiled a comprehensive list of little-known — yet spectacular — places worth visiting in Europe.<p>From quiet cities and tiny villages to …

European Travel

The Man Who Got Rid of Everything

Following a bad break-up, Finnish man Petri Luukkainen began his one-year human experiment: put everything he owns into storage and live without any material goods. Here's his story.<p>In October 2010, Petri Luukkainen's long-term relationship fell apart. The Finnish commercials director and …

Minimalism

20 great UK walks with pubs, chosen by nature writers

1 Grassington, Yorkshire dales<p><b>Length: 11miles<br>Time: 5</b>½ <b>hours<br>Start/finish: Grassington National Park Centre (Google</b><b>map</b><b>/OS Explorer OL2)<br>Grade: Moderate<br>Refuel: Craven Arms, Appletreewick</b><p>Anyone who grows up in or around the Yorkshire dales ends up carrying it with them. There’s something about the …

Scotland

7 surprising ways to become a better runner (beyond just running)

When you’re training for a race, it’s tempting to just lace up and run as much as possible. But while logging mileage is definitely key, there are …

Marathons

Health Improvements and Benefits of Low-Carb Diets

There are a lot of potential benefits to reduced-carbohydrate diets. Some of them have been intensely studied, while others have been commonly …

What you should eat before and after you exercise to lose weight, according to a celebrity trainer

However, if you're looking to shed some pounds, certain foods promote weight loss more than others.<p>We spoke to Russell Bateman, a trainer and the creator of the Skinny Bitch Collective— a workout regimen followed by models and celebrities like Ellie Goulding and Suki Waterhouse — to find out the …

Nutrition

5 Reasons to Shoot With Small Apertures.

Size Matters With Big Numbers and Small Holes<p>Small apertures (or big f-numbers) have a bad name. We are conditioned to constantly be chasing huge …

The 14 Best European Cities for Solo Travelers

Europe is one of the best places to go for a solo trip—the flight isn’t too long, there’s great tourist infrastructure, and the people are friendly. …

European Travel

5 Secrets Every Photographer Should Learn

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of advice is for</i> …

Landscape Photography

How to Get Better Sleep

Basically everyone I know is knackered, me included. But I didn’t imagine that there could be health problems associated with not getting a good …

Wellness

18 foods you've been making wrong your whole life

You might be disappointed or even surprised to learn there is no actual cream in authentic pasta carbonara. Instead, this dish takes on its signature …

The 10 best views on the South Island

Mitre Peak in Milford Sound.<p>If you're anything like me, picking a starting point can be a fairly daunting prospect. Over the years and after many …

New Zealand

9 science-backed ways to immediately boost your mood

And as it turns out, there are a bunch of healthy things you can do to lift your spirits.<p>We've scoured the research to find some of the best ways to improve your mood — no pill or special elixir required.<p>Here are a few:

Wellness

5 Ways to Train for an Endurance Run (Besides Actually Running)

Shutterstock<p>The Secrets of Endurance Training<p>"You can definitely build running endurance without running every day," says Bill Pierce, professor and …

Marathons

Better than a Boyfriend Brownies

Better than a Boyfriend Brownies<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>32 mins<p>Total time<p>42 mins<p>This rich and fudgy brownie will satisfy all your chocolate cravings.<p>…

Dessert

8 Things You Need to Experience in Lisbon, Portugal

Traveling to Portugal?!? If so, I’m sure Lisbon is on your list! With so much to do in this classic European city we were able to narrow it down to …

How to Make the Scones That Your Brunch Is Missing

Cake, chocolate, cream and caffeine. What more could you ask for in a breakfast? These triple chocolate scones are huge, sinful and completely delicious. They’re perfect for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast with a large mug of coffee. Chilling out on the sofa in those comfy yoga pants that you have …

Baking

Slow Cooker Sunday: Mexican stuffed peppers take just 10 minutes to prep

Enter the slow cooker. This thing is actually the perfect stuffed pepper cooking vessel there is. When cooking low and slow like things do in slow …

Cooking

Eggs: easy and inventive breakfast recipes

British families are shunning cereal and are instead opting for eggs for a more quick and healthy breakfast according to new research.<p>In a report commissioned by the British Egg Industry Council it was revealed egg consumption at breakfast is up by 18 per cent over the past two years while sales of …

Top 10 independent coffee shops in London

Not a chain in sight, these guys know their beans – and what to do with them.<p>1. Coffee Island<p>A post shared by Chloe L A Burton (@chloelaburton) on …

Hiking

Ultimate Cheat Sheets for Photoshop and Lightroom

Want an ultimate single-page cheat sheet for looking up keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC? The design team over at setupablogtoday …

Tutorials

How To Use Lightroom Filters For Better Editing

At some point in your journey into learning post-production, you are almost certainly going to come across the filter options in Adobe Lightroom. …

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

Nutrition

Exploring London's secrets: five great walking tours

You’ve taken a spin on the London Eye, explored the Tower of London and made funny faces at the Queen’s Guards. Been there, done that? Well, not quite. There’s more to London than its iconic landmarks. Whether you’ve lived here all your life or are just visiting, these five walking tours, which …

England