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23 Must-Do Hikes in the National Parks

Photo: Michael Matti<p>You can't see all the beauty of the National Parks from your car or the visitor center. You need to hit the trail and get into the wild to really capture all that the parks have to offer. Take a look at this list, lace up your hiking boots, and start planning your next hiking …

National Parks

Upcycled Old Leggings Into Beautiful Lampshades • Recyclart

If you are fun of creative recycling, you will love this unusual DIY idea found at Vintage Revivals website, that …

Recycling

Arashi Will Bring Ramen to Ballard This Fall

Rejoice, Ballard: Southcenter-based <b>Arashi Ramen</b> is planning to open a second outpost in the former Uma Thai (5401 20th Ave NW) space this fall. According to owner <b>Sonny Ho</b>, the new Arashi will offer a similar menu to the Tukwila store which opened last August, and Ho, his business partner <b>Andy Tsang</b>, …

rosanne cash’s all-american potato salad

<b>A few hours before serving or, even better, the day before:</b> Place potatoes in medium-sized pot and cover with a few inches of salted water. Bring to …

A Visit to the Le Creuset Factory

284<p>307<p>I’m a random collector of <b>Le Creuset</b>. When rifling through a random box at a flea market in France, a hint of one of their trademark colors may …

15 Need-to-Know French Designers for Cool Girl Style

Achieving French-style status — i.e. dressing impeccably and carrying yourself with confidence — is something many of us have on our to-do lists. But curating your wardrobe to truly reflect your sartorial sensibilities and lifestyle takes time. So if you want to snag a little of said French style …

Human Rights

Eating Around Queens

One of the things about discovering new places to eat in an unknown city is that you spend a lot of time getting around, figuring out how to get from …

How To Not Raise Spoiled Children: 7 Crucial Money Lessons

When fellow Forbes contributor Vanessa McGrady was checking out at Trader Joe’s, her three-year-old daughter requested jellybeans. Upon hearing the response “No, not today,” the toddler shouted, “But we have enough money!” prompting laughs from the other customers.<p>Even at that age, children make …

15 Easy Projects to Refresh Your Kitchen in Under 30 Minutes

Regardless of your skill level in the kitchen, at the end of the day we’re all home chefs who create, gather and laugh around food. With so much time spent in the kitchen day in and day out, it needs to be a place you actually enjoy hanging around. And even if you can’t have your dream kitchen, …

5 Pioneering Ways to Reuse All Those Empty Bottles You Have

The next time you think about throwing out that empty tequila bottle, stop. That bottle may be your ticket to a snazzier house.<p>Some people may not see the correlation between alcohol consumption and home decor, but empty liquor bottles can kill two birds with one stone for anyone who wants to get …

The Best Books of 2014, According to Slate Staff

<b>Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious, by Dan Pashman <br>Recommended by L.V. Anderson, assistant editor</b><p>Dan Pashman is a friend of …

Don't Cook a Turkey If It's Tamales You're Thankful For

My dad was not Italian, but grew up with Italian kids in San Francisco and just south of there. Every year at Thanksgiving he’d recite the memory of …

Whole-Wheat Sunflower Seed Rye Bread

189<p>10<p>I had a phone interview the other day, and the journalist was so nice and interesting that we ended up talking about a whole bunch of other …

How to Scale and Gut a Fish

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're showing you how to prep a whole fish at home, so you can impress friends, family, and yourself.</i><p>You may be wondering: Why should I learn how to gut …

How to Be Eco-Friendly When You're Dead

Standard burial and cremation take tons of energy and resources. So what's the most environmentally sound way to deal with a dead person?<p>When Phil Olson was 20, he earned money in the family business by draining the blood from corpses. Using a long metal instrument, he sucked the fluid out of the …

9 Washington Breweries Win Great American Beer Festival Medals | Seattle Bars

The Great American Beer Festival is like the Olympics and Academy Awards of brewing, wrapped up in one beer-fueled, costume-wearing weekend. …

The 8 Best Things You Can Say to Someone Who Is Grieving

When someone close to you dies, you initially receive a good deal of advice and support. Some of it is helpful. Some, not so much. I recently posted an article titled "The 8 Worst Things You Can Say to Someone Who is Grieving." This is the companion piece that offers suggestions for helpful things …

Grieving

Peter Cole’s Vintage Key Hooks and Necklaces

Having trouble keeping track of your keys? Maybe you need one of these wall hooks made from keys by artist and World Maker Faire Alum Peter Cole on which to hang them. Cole was back at World Maker Faire this year, but instead of showing off his curious sculptures, he’s exhibiting a different series …

Potato & Cheese Pizza Recipe

Ingredients (9)<p>Basic Pizza Dough<br>• 1 1/2 cups shredded smoked mozzarella cheese<br>• 2 medium red or other waxy potatoes, such as fingerlings, sliced thin<br>• 2 …

Why mosquitoes bite some people and not others

Science explains one of life’s great mysteries. Plus! A natural remedy to keep you insect-free all summer<p>Jill Richardson<p>July 1, 2014 11:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Why are some people so much more attractive to mosquitoes than others? And what can you do about the pesky …

Long Exposure Photos Turn Trains into Electric Ghosts

Public transportation in Budapest just gets lot more spectacular.<p><b>This article was originally published on June 16, 2014 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Hungarian public transportation doesn't mess around. Since 2009, the Budapest Transport Company (BKV) has decorated the city’s trams with over 30,000 …

Matt Freedman’s Extraordinary Graphic Journal of His Cancer Treatment

I’m a cancer survivor—now 10 years out from mantle cell lymphoma—and I confess to anyone who asks that I mostly handled it badly. During my treatment …

Announcing the Art21 Book Club

The Art21 Book Club, a new initiative of the <i>Art21 Magazine,</i> invites avid readers to participate in semi-intimate conversations about fiction and …

Sesame Noodle Salad with Tofu Recipe

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

Hero Street Artist Puts Clown Noses On All Those Ads You Absolutely Hate

There's nothing commuters hate more than aggressively positioned advertisements. (Well, save for other commuters.) There's just something so visually assaulting about the overly airbrushed, blindingly vibrant, hilariously dramatic marketing ploys that decorate the walls of subway stations and …

broccoli, cheddar and wild rice casserole

Although my parents <i>claim</i> to have loved us, there were all sorts of delicious foods that my sister and I knew our friends got to eat in their homes …

Swiss Chard and Lemon Ricotta Pasta Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is an easy, last minute dinner since you might have many of the ingredients on hand. If you don't have any swiss chard, kale, spinach and arugula also work great. If you use kale, I recommend removing the tough central stem. If you use either arugula or baby spinach leaves, you …

Bulgogi - My Korean Grandmother's Family Bulgogi Recipe

Shares 18K<p><i>Bulgogi – My Korean grandmother’s family beef bulgogi recipe is made of thinly sliced beef (usually rib-eye), pre-soaked in bulgogi</i> …

Crisp Baked Tofu

411<p>56<p>Someday, someone is going set up a camera in my place. At least I hope so. Because over the last three years, I can safely say that the craziest …