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How movies embraced Hinduism (without you even noticing)

From Interstellar to Batman and Star Wars the venerable religion has been the driving philosophy behind many hit movies. Why?<p>Interstellar’s box office total is $622,932,412 and counting. It is the eighth highest-grossing film of the year and has spawned an endless raft of thinkpieces testing the …

Diwali recipe: grilled chickpea seekh kebab wraps

Diwali, the biggest celebration in the Indian calendar, is here. Anjum Anand shares a traditional vegetarian recipe to celebrate<p>Normally seekh kebabs are made with lamb mince cooked on skewers and served as they are or wrapped in thin flatbreads with some crunchy bits. This protein packed version …

The World's Best Hotel Beds

From safaris to ski chalets, the most luxurious places to rest your stylish head.<p>From safaris to ski chalets, the most luxurious places to rest your stylish head.

Must-Watch Films 2014: The Ones To See Before The Year Is Out

There have been some cracking movies so far in 2014 and the barrage of must-watch films isn't over yet. Here's our guide to the flicks you should …

Matthew McConaughey

Triple Garlic Pasta With Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Olives, and Breadcrumbs Recipe

A flavor-packed pasta dish made with oven-dried tomatoes, garlic, olives, and crispy seasoned breadcrumbs.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 quart cherry or plum tomatoes, split in half10 cloves garlic (4 thinly sliced, 2 minced, 2 smashed), divided6 sprigs fresh thymeKosher salt and freshly ground …

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Plum and Mascarpone Pie

Finally, a plum pie recipe that gives the stone fruit its due. Use plums that hold their shape when cooked, such as black or red (avoid soft-fleshed Santa Rosas). If you prefer a taller pie, use all 5 pounds of fruit.<p>Ingredients<p>1 pie crust, homemade or store-bought (click for homemade crust …

Baking

10 of the best vegetarian restaurants in France: readers' tips

It's not all meat and creamy sauces. Readers share their favourite restaurants for delicious veggie meals in France<p><b>• To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning a £200</b> <b>Hotels.com</b> <b>voucher, go to</b> <b>GuardianWitness</b><p>WINNING TIP: Loving Hut, Menton, Côte d'Azur<p>This was an unexpected find, …

15 of nature's most awesome, must-see shows | CNN Travel

Starck and Axor Dematerialize the Sink Faucet

We thought the PermaFLOW transparent sink trap was a pretty brilliant innovation, allowing you to see and clear those pesky under-basin clogs. But …

How to Pronounce Designer Names 101

Bazaar's A-Z cheat sheet to help you tackle Moschino, Hermes, Miu Miu and more. Plus, see round two.<p>Ever found yourself stuck for words when trying to pronounce some of the trickier names in the fashion lexicon? Us too. And, we figured, if we find it hard, then pity the poor woman who has a normal …

16 incredible Maldives hotels with overwater villas

Snooze in a floating hammock; watch the sunset from a glass-bottom outdoor bath tub; or paddle in a private infinity pool that seems to flow into the sea. It seems a shame to visit the Maldives and not go the whole hog by splashing out on an overwater villa. Here is Telegraph Travel's selection of …

Scuba Diving

12 Things They Don’t Teach You In School About Being A Designer

So you embarked on a freelance design career. Congrats! Here’s what you need to know to stay productive, profitable, and sane.<p>My wife Andy and I started Paper Leaf in 2009. We were not bad at design (I think we’re pretty damn good now), but we were really green at business. In some ways, our …

New Releases from MASHstudios’ LAXseries Line

Venice, California design firm MASHstudios, led by Bernard Brucha, designs two gorgeous lines of modern furniture, the LAXseries and the PCHseries. …

Burlesque baking: the art of high teas(e)

Baker Charlotte White's spectacular cakes have an unusual story behind them - they are inspired by the decadent world of burlesque<p>Burlesque and baking don’t really seem natural bedfellows. The first conjures up images of glamour, glitter and women wearing more red lipstick than clothing. The second …

Burlesque

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NBA FIT Live Week: Red Beet Ravioli Recipe

<i>This week,</i> Men's Fitness <i>is teaming up with the NBA to celebrate NBA FIT Live Healthy Week. While all-star athletes will be promoting fitness and</i> …

Recipes

12 Modern Indoor Pools

If you live in a northern climate, chances are you’re craving sunshine right about now. But what if you had an indoor pool, so you could at least …

Architecture

5 Inspiring Websites That Will Make You Smarter

If you're one of those people who's on an endless quest for knowledge, you look for reliable sources where you can learn something new every day. Today, we bring you five websites about learning and curiosity. These websites aren't known for their beautiful photography or their amazing art. Rather, …

Amazing

Claire Kelsey's recipe for blackberry and star-anise sorbet

Claire Kelsey sells marmalade gelato and absinthe ice cream from her van in Manchester. Here, she shares a seasonal favourite – spiced blackberry sorbet<p>Until she started her ice-cream business in 2009, selling it at festivals and around her home city of Manchester from a van called <b>Ginger's Comfort</b> …

Ice Cream

39 Thanksgiving Potato Recipes: Mashed, Baked & More

Mashed, roasted, or baked into a cheesy gratin—one of these 37 recipes for the potato is sure to grace your holiday table.

Cooking

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

Butterscotch Apple Mini Galettes

November 4, 2013<p>We’re talking personal pies. Flat little freeform pies that are full of charm. They’re casual and fancy at the same time. And you can …

Baking

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

World's Most Idyllic Pools To Pamper Your Senses

Nothing is more relaxing than taking a dip in a refreshing pool or basking on its deck as you take in an amazing holiday in a far off, exotic …

Ritz-Carlton

10 Top Interior Designers Share Their Best Advice

Favorite decorating tips, products, & more.<p>Master class designers tell us their favorite decorating tips, products, and more.

Make & Do | Laura Ashley

As the leaves change colour and begin to fall, you may think it’s time to put away your trowel and pruners, but this is the time our gardens need us …

dip-dyed shoes

Winter isn't quite here, but already folks are starting to revert back to their dreary cold weather wardrobes. Ugh. How boring! We're not ready to …

Marathons

Fruit Salad Recipes That Aren't Boring

Here's the thing about fruit salad: it usually sucks. Watery melon, over-ripe berries, potentially canned pineapple and, in the worst cases, gummy bananas. We have all had this fruit salad. For some of us, it has ruined fruit salad. Today, we want to heal our wounds with a few fruit salad recipes …